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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Purple mini skirt remix

Today I'm featuring my first ever reader request. The style challenge: a bright purple jewel tone mini skirt to be worn with sheer tights on the weekend.

I put together a couple looks for both evening and daytime, and while I chose a lot of neutrals, I also picked pieces with tons of texture. A blazer with leather panels, color blocked bags, bejeweled chambray, polka dot mesh, and so forth.

While solid sheer tights would work with every look, I think it would also be fun to try a pattern like mini checks or swiss dots, especially for the evening looks.



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Date Night One:
Leopard Top, $50 at Zara
Leather Paneled Blazer, $30 at H&M
Aldo Envelope Clutch, $40 at Zappos
Necklace, $36 at Bauble Bar
Black Pumps, $30 at Forever 21

Date Night Two:
Black Mesh Top, $25 at Dorothy Perkins
Jessica Simpson Cutout Booties, $50 at TJMaxx
Quilted Haircalf Bag, $125 at Banana Republic
Skyscraper Cuff, $34 at C.Wonder
Rings, $3.90 at Forever 21

Daytime Look One:
Graphic Tee, $50 at J.Crew
Denim Jacket, $70 at Gap
Colorblock Tote, $40 at DSW
Black Booties, $35 at Old Navy
Starburst Necklace, $17 at Kohls

Daytime Look Two:
Embellished Chambray Shirt, $35 at H&M
Houndstooth Quilted Vest, $50 at Uniqlo
Corso Como Riding Boots, $100 at TJMaxx
Ann Taylor Sunglasses, $17 at TJMaxx

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Leopard tunic

What goes around, comes back around in the consignment store two to three years later. The J.Crew wildcat blouse was I piece I'd wanted years ago, but never got. Of course when I spied it at Village Vogue I knew it was coming home with me.

I frequently keep an eye out for pieces on my 'lust list' filed away in the back of my mind when I shop secondhand, and have been strangely successful in finding many of them, especially those from J.Crew.

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The Rundown
Leopard Tunic J.Crew via Village Vogue similar
Grey Jeans c/o Max Jeans
Pumps "Gennie" Coach thrifted similar
Bag "Alexa" Danielle Nicole c/o Loving Lemons
Hexagon Earrings c/o Metrix Jewelry
Arrow Bracelet Furbish Studio similar
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Naomi Druzy Ring c/o Kendra Scott
Sunglasses "Emma" Ray-Ban
Nail Color "Big Spender" Essie


Monday, September 29, 2014

Leather and leopard

I've just finished writing all of my posts for this week, and if it were to have an accidental theme, it would be leopard and neutrals. I suppose it's simply a sign of the changing seasons, permission to start wearing black has been granted, and outerwear is being brought forth from the depths of the closet.

With September nearly behind us and along with it my first month of attempting the French Wardrobe Challenge, I'm staring to think more about what direction I want to take my style in this season. In my perfect world, it would be 'What I would wear if I were on vacation in Paris.' However, not everyday is filled with restaurant openings, blogger events, and day trips to new places. The real challenge lies in finding a style that works for grocery shopping and still lets me feel fabulous.

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The Rundown
New York Tee Old Navy similar
Black Pencil Skirt NY&Co. thrifted similar
Leopard Pumps "Okala" Sam Edelman similar $
Black Leather Moto Jacket Express similar
Bag "Alexa" Danielle Nicole c/o Loving Lemons
Earrings c/o Lucky Fabb
Necklace Kohl's similar
Mini Punk Princess Bracelet CC Skye c/o Linger Rose
Chain Link Bracelet Thrifted similar
Spike Bracelet "Baby B" c/o Marrin Costello
Snake Ring Brilliant Imports
Chevron Ring Etsy via Silver Canyon Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx



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Friday, September 26, 2014

Transitioning into fall

Last Friday's outfit was decidedly summer, while this week it could not be more clear that Fall has arrived. I need to enjoy the grace of the good Fall weather as much as possible, because all too soon it will be getting cold.

In an effort to get my cost per wear down on these $90 leopard Edelman heels, you will be seeing a lot of them, and likely a lot more of the utility jacket and plaid shirt as well. If it has to be Fall, I might as well get out all my favorites, and wear them together.


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The Rundown
Plaid Shirt J.Crew similar
Jeans Max Studio via TJMaxx similar
Utility Jacket Old Navy similar, similar
Leopard Pumps "Okala" Sam Edelman similar $
Bag Coach thrifted similar
Chain Link Bracelet Thrifted similar
Spike Bracelet "Baby B" c/o Marrin Costello
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
iPhone Case Rifle Paper Co.
Nail Color "Big Spender" Essie


Thursday, September 25, 2014

White lace skirt

I picked up this lace skirt at Coco's on the Green in June when they were having their annual half off sale. That was the weekend I got my fabulous Ferragamo slides, and while I also tried this Miguelina skirt on, I put it back, deciding to just get the shoes. I left feeling good that I'd resisted.

The following weekend I got an email saying the sale had been extended. The next day I walked straight in, bought the skirt, did not look at anything else, and left. It was only $15, new with $200 tags, I could have done worse, right?

As for why it took me nearly three months to finally wear it, that I can not say.


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The Rundown
Gingham Shirt J.Crew similar
White Lace Skirt Miguelina via Coco's similar
Cherry Pumps Oh...Deer!
White Mini Satchel Tignanello via TJMaxx similar
Earrings c/o Lucky Fabb
Pearl Cluster Necklace thrifted
Knot Bracelet Banana Republic
Gold Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Gold Framed Monogram Ring c/o Onecklace
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses Ralph c/o Sunglasses Shop similar
Nail Color "No Place Like Chrome" Essie