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Friday, March 27, 2015

Oui Oui

I love personalized jewelry, so when PersJewel invited me to review one of their pieces, of course I said yes.

PersJewel has a wide variety of name necklaces in all sorts of fonts and styles, along with bracelets, earrings, rings, and options for both sterling sliver and gold plated pieces.

I decided to choose the gold plated necklace with Swarovski stone accent. Taking a cue from the cute word necklaces Kate Spade is currently offering and the Dior 'Oui Ring' I've long admired, I had a 'oui' necklace created.

The necklace did not take too long to ship and arrive at my door, though unfortunately the crystal became dislodged during the journey. While a bit disappointing, I know these things happen and my trusty bottle of 'Mighty Gemit' set things right in no time at all.

Other than needing to reattach the crystal, I'm quite pleased with the necklace. The possibilities for name necklaces are so much more than just your name, and I appreciated the wide array of options and creative freedom PersJewel offered. I was also able to specify a chain length, and chose the shortest option so that this necklace becomes something I can easily wear with others - and I will certainly be wearing it often!

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The Rundown
Little Black Dress Old Navy similar
Grey Fur Vest c/o Choies similar
Over the Knee Boots "Atilla" Ivanka Trump via DSW
Bag "Alexa" Danielle Nicole c/o Serendipity and Grace
Vintage Belt Gift similar
Vintage Bracelet Gift
Oui Necklace c/o PersJewel
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Gold Open Ring c/o Lumo
Nail Color "Bikini So Teeny" Essie

PersJewel provided me with this necklace for the purpose of this post. My views and opinions are my own.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hats and bad hair days

You know when you see magazine photos of women with this insanely sexy, perfectly messy hair? That is not real. They did not wake up like that, and no one ever has or ever will. (If you do, keep your mouth shut. I don't need to hear about your perfect hair when I spend so much of my life strategically coaxing mine into something I'm confident leaving the house with.)

This was a day when I left the house without running a flat iron over my hair and though it looked okay, until I realized I did not like how it looked at all. Thankfully this hat was in the car to save the day and the outfit photos.

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The Rundown
Chambray Shirt Tommy Hilfiger via TJMaxx similar
Jeans J Brand thrifted similar
Trench Coat London Fog thrifted similar
Booties "Calixta" Cole Haan
White Mini Satchel Tignanello via TJMaxx similar
Wool Fedora H&M similar
Watch "Classic Sheffield" c/o Daniel Wellington
Evil Eye Bracelet C.Wonder similar
Gold Twisted Bracelet The Cavernous Jewerly Box similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Turquoise and Caicos" Essie


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Simple black and white

It would appear that I have been living in these black jeans. I suppose that goes beyond appearances; I have been living in these black jeans.

They've been my savior these past few weeks. I love paring them with lots of black and white and feeling vaguely Parisian and a bit nautical. My go-to splash of color for an otherwise black and white look is often a red lip.
Jeans are always such a trial, and while I realize different brands and cuts work for different people, I'm so happy to have discovered that Old Navy's Rockstar jeans, in the short length, are perfection on me. They don't stretch out after hours, or even days of wear, and can be had quite cheaply if you pick them up on sale. As far as how well they hold up, the last pair I got is nearly a year old and going strong.

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The Rundown
Striped Shirt LL.Bean thrifted
Black Jeans Old Navy
Grey Wool Coat Thrifted similar
Black Loafer Pumps Ferragamo via Roundabout similar
White Mini Satchel Tignanello via TJMaxx similar
Pearl Earrings Gift similar
Double Pearl Bracelet Thrifted similar
Knot Ring c/o Emitations similar
Sunglasses Halston thrifted similar
Nail Color "Turquoise and Caicos" Essie

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Chambray and Plaid

Hopefully soon I will be introducing more color back into my wardrobe, and transitioning my workwear from jeans, boots, and a sweater into what I feel more comfortable in, skirts, dresses, blazers, and heels.

This outfit was a good start, though I must confess that I wore boots to work, and it was only as I was leaving in the afternoon that it had subsequently warmed up enough for me to throw on heels for photos and my errands.

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The Rundown
Plaid Shirt J.Crew similar
Chambray Blazer J.Crew similar
Jeans Joe's Jeans via Saks off Fifth
Red Suede Pumps Nine West thrifted similar
Willis Bag Vintage Coach thrifted
Red Tassels Etsy via RinartsAtelier
Bling Earrings c/o JoJo Loves You
Gold Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box similar
Horse Bit Bracelet c/o Marrin Costello
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Chevron Ring Etsy via Silver Canyon Jewelry
Gold Open Ring c/o Lumo
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx

Monday, March 23, 2015


True to form, this New England weather has been all over the place. Just when it seemed like it might actually start to feel like spring, we got another douse of snow. But as an official spring snow, almost as soon as it stopped, it started to melt and it's as if it never happened. Which isn't to say that all the snow is gone, just the most recent.

It seems like our record colds are going to be following us around for a bit longer, and the roaring winds of March are still going strong, which has been making for some interesting hair photos.

Rather than post my outfits in proper sequential order, I felt like getting these snowy ones, and all my boring discussion of the weather out of the way. It's hard not to talk about it, because I'm out in it, it is directly affecting what I'm wearing, and how much faking is involved in my smile. Here, no faking involved. It was snowing, but it was actually pretty warm.

I was wondering, does anyone know of a style blogger who is also a meteorologist? Because that would actually be pretty interesting.

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The Rundown
Black Merino Wool Sweater Gap
Black Jeans Old Navy
Leopard Fur Coat JCP similar
Booties "Calixta" Cole Haan
Willis Bag Vintage Coach thrifted
Necklace Heidi Daus via The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Gold Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box similar
Green Ring Taken for Granite similar
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade similar
Nail Color "Turquoise and Caicos" Essie