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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Lumo jewelry $100 gift card giveaway!

If you have not yet heard of Lumo, and you are as in love with delicate, elegant jewelry pieces as I am, then you should be prepared to get excited. If you have heard of Lumo, then you are probably already really excited, and can feel free to skip right to the end and enter the giveaway.

Handcrafted and designed in California, Lumo's offerings include page after page of gorgeous stacking rings with semi-precious stones, just look at the splash on their homepage and be careful not to drool on your keyboard. If rings aren't your thing, not to worry, dozens of necklaces, earrings and bracelets are available.

If I hadn't been so smitten with the gold rings I chose, I might have gone for this quartz necklace and one of their initial bracelets, but you should really browse around for yourself and decide, since Lumo is offering one lucky reader $100 to spend at their site!

As for today's outfit, I really love the simplicity of it, and it shows off my handy-work - both the trench and the jeans were altered by me. The hem of the jeans was deliberately left unfinished. I feel like there is a lot of uncertainty with denim lengths these days; if I change my mind and want them shorter, I just have to cut.

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The Rundown
White Silk Shirt J.Crew similar
Jeans Max Studio via TJMaxx similar
Trench Coat London Fog thrifted similar
Toe Cap Pumps Me Too via TJMaxx similar
Leopard Clutch Gap similar
Gold Twisted Bracelet The Cavernous Jewerly Box similar
Evil Eye Bracelet C.Wonder
Gold Framed Monogram Ring c/o Onecklace
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Gold Herkimer Diamond Ring c/o Lumo
Gold Open Ring c/o Lumo
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Wallis" Butter London




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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Nearly casual

Even on days that require jeans, a sweatshirt and a messy bun, I still feel like I need to throw on a pair of heels to pull it all together. And this pair of heels is one I've been wanting for quite some time. I first saw them on Aylson in the rose gold back in the spring, and thus the obsession began.

I could only find them in the black/pewter mix at DSW and even then, they were $80. Not going to work for me. So I waited all summer for them to finally get clearanced, but it was only a 30% markdown. When a $10 reward came my way, I was ready to make a purchase, only I couldn't find them.

DSW's website claimed they were in the store, so I searched every single clearance rack until I finally found them in a box labeled with the incorrect size, and took them home for just under $49.  

The thought of tagging this post with #BloggerProblems crossed my mind, but somehow I feel like #LydiaProblems would be more appropriate.

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The Rundown
Creme de la Creme Sweatshirt Tobi
Distressed Jeans Old Navy similar
Heels "Reverse" Charles by Charles David via DSW
Willis Bag Vintage Coach thrifted
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Spike Bracelet "Baby B" c/o Marrin Costello
Snake Ring Brilliant Imports
Thin Gold Rings Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Deep Blue Red" Mode


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

In it for the headwear

One of the upsides of fall is getting to wear my wool hats. From fedoras, to floppy brim, to the baseball cap, I have quite the collection.

During the summer months, my panama hat is my go-to for any situation. Dressy, casual, it magically goes with everything. For the fall and winter, I'm still searching for my 'magic' hat. I was hoping this black fedora would be it, but the jury is still out.

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The Rundown
Navy Blouse Thrifted similar
Grey Jeans c/o Max Jeans
Black Loafer Pumps Ferragamo via Roundabout similar
Willis Bag Vintage Coach thrifted
Wool Fedora H&M similar
Necklace c/o A Jewelry Crush
Gold Ivy Bracelet c/o Kendra Scott
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Steel Grey" Rimmel London


Monday, October 27, 2014

A change in color

While many of the trees in my area are reluctant to transition, slowly but surely the yellows, oranges, and reds emerge. I've noticed a change in my color pallet as well, reaching now for greys and blacks over the more brilliant shades. At least I've taken one cue from the autumnal color shift and brought out the red Coach bag.

I'm trying not to fall into the habit of always reaching for darker neutrals come fall, but if my recent purchases are any indication, I'm clearly not doing well. I think ultimately, there is no point in trying to force something, I want to wear what makes me feel the most comfortable and happy on any given day. Somedays that might be chiffon pleats, others a cozy grey sweatshirt.

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The Rundown
Sweatshirt Dress Gap similar
Black Cardigan Gap similar
Black Loafer Pumps Ferragamo via Roundabout similar
Red Willis Bag Vintage Coach via ebay
Leopard Belt c/o TJMaxx similar
Evil Eye Necklace c/o Belcho
Chain Link Bracelet Thrifted similar
Gold Framed Monogram Ring c/o Onecklace
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Cat Eye Combination" Cole Haan via TJMaxx
Nail Color "Deep Blue Red" Mode



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Friday, October 24, 2014

Joggers

I'm just going to say it, I love these pants. I feel so devious, dressing up what are essentially sweatpants with heels and a blazer and not feeling like I am committing a fashion faux pas.

I love my black pair of knit pants from East & Lo so much, that when they offered to send me over their new fall style, I simply could not resist. If you are feeling even the slightest bit tempted, East & Lo's price points are hard to resist as well! This pair of joggers is only $34, and they have lots of other affordable and cozy fall knits, in fact, nothing on the site is over $100. Plus you can shop worry free as they offer free returns (always very important in my book).

I only have one, tiny compliant with the pants - the image on the site shows them with black cuffs, which the pair I received do not feature. However I might just be too comfortable to mind.


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The Rundown
Kiss Tee J.Crew similar
Black Blazer Kohl's similar
Knit Joggers c/o East & Lo
Pumps "Gennie" Coach thrifted similar
Red Willis Bag Vintage Coach via ebay
Gold Twisted Bracelet The Cavernous Jewerly Box similar
Mini Punk Princess Bracelet CC Skye c/o Linger Rose
Spike Bracelet "Baby B" c/o Marrin Costello
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Pearl and Rhinestone Ring Forever 21
Sunglasses "Cat Eye Combination" Cole Haan via TJMaxx
Nail Color "Deep Blue Red" Mode




Thank you to East & Lo for providing me with these joggers. My views and opinions as always, are completely my own.