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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Washed out

Have I mentioned white is my favorite color? Aside from being seasonless and looking good on, and with everything, white makes me feel pretty, and even a little bold, as so many people seem to 'fear' wearing it.

The bright white skirt paired with the washed out chambray shirt was the perfect look for a stroll around downtown New Canaan on a day so warm it could have been mistaken for summer. Wish I could have done a bit more shopping, but the store fronts of downtown New Canaan can only be my reality in outlet form, with a big sale going on.

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The Rundown
Chambray Shirt Tommy Hilfiger via TJMaxx similar
White Skirt Jolly Chic via Pink Sole's Giveaway
Sandals Franco Sarto via TJMaxx similar
Brown Leather Tote Hobo via ebay similar
Red Tassels Etsy via RinartsAtelier
Hexagon Cuff Bracelet Line and Label
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Crystal Bar Ring Upper Metal Class
Sunglasses Ray-Ban "Meteor" c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "No Place Like Chrome" Essie

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Dressing 'simply'

I often find the outfit I have in my head does not translate into real life. I wanted to wear boyfriend jeans, but I wasn't sure about how they looked with the ankle strap on the pump. So I tried every other shoe in my closet, but ended up changing the jeans instead.

I wanted to wear my red blazer, but the sleeves are three quarter and the lace sleeves of the blouse can't be cuffed so they looked silly sticking out. I tried a few other blouses, but then went back to this one and changed to the leather jacket.

Now if only I could have thought of this outfit first.

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The Rundown
Lace Blouse c/o Choies
Jeans Max Studio via TJMaxx
Leather Jacket Gap similar
Leopard Pumps "Okala" Sam Edelman similar $
Red Willis Bag Vintage Coach via ebay
Gold Hoop Earrings Amazon
Bottle Necklace The Cavernous Jewerly Box
Crystal Bar Ring Upper Metal Class
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Nail Color "No Place Like Chrome" Essie

Monday, April 21, 2014

Pop of mint

No sooner than I brought home this vintage purse, the strap broke. One of the metal clasps just snapped. But after a bit of googling a new set is on it's way to me and I will attempt a repair. Until then I can still carry the bag as a clutch, and navy and grey are still my two favorite colors to pair with mint.

Hope everyone who celebrated had a wonderful Easter weekend! I certainly did, I baked up a storm with my Mother, making our traditional cookies, cream pie, ricotta pie, and even French macarons with some help from Meg. Sugar overload? Yes, but in such a good way.

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Jeweled Sweater Elle for Kohl's
Navy Skirt Gap similar
Pumps BCBGeneration via TJMaxx similar
Mint Clutch Village Vogue similar
Necklace Gift from a friend
Pave Stone Link Bracelet Target
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses Halston via Coco's similar


Friday, April 18, 2014

Tossled

Some days the wind works in your favor, and you can channel your inner 'model workin' it in front of a wind machine' vibe. Other days it turns your hair into a giant shapeless pile of frizz.

At least it's Friday, and for many of you, a long weekend! Don't forget you have until the end of today to enter to win a pair of Converse shoes, and until the end of the weekend to win a Mi-Pac Leopard Duffle Bag!

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The Rundown
Black Silk Button Down JCP similar
White Jeans Old Navy
Denim Jacket Gap similar
Pumps "Gennie" Coach thrifted similar
Red Willis Bag Vintage Coach via ebay
Sunburst Pendant House of Harlow
Mini Punk Princess Bracelet CC Skye c/o Linger Rose
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Cat Eye Combination" Cole Haan via TJMaxx
Nail Color "Lion Around" Essie

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Denim Pencil

Being the shorty that I am, I generally try to avoid hemlines below my knee. With the recent trend of midi skirts they are becoming more prevalent and of course I find myself tempted to try them out.

This Lux denim pencil skirt was found at a consignment store called the label exchange, and just when I thought I was going to leave empty handed, I spied this on the $5 rack and had to try it on. With visions of how fabulous Meg, E, and Jenny look in their denim pencil skirts, all the ways I could style it started racing through my brain; graphic tee and a blazer, chunky knit sweater and booties, white blouse with leopard pumps! 

Sure, it's a little long, and maybe has the slightest bit of a waistband gap in the back, but I fully intend on wearing the heck out of this skirt and getting my five dollars worth. Then I can decide definitively if I can pull off this length.
or

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The Rundown
Silk Button Down Gap via ThredUP similar
Denim Pencil Skirt Lux via The Label Exchange similar
Printed Jacket Skirtin' Around via Coco's
Pumps "Gennie" Coach thrifted similar
Bag Tahari c/o TJMaxx similar
Tassel Necklace Thrifted similar
Watch "Stella" Fossil via ebay
Snake Ring Brilliant Imports via Bedknobs and Baubles Giveaway