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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

All about the layering

My approach to layering is that less is more. I would love to pile it on and still look like a J.Crew model, but that is never going to happen. I try not to bring in too much bulk and stick to a limited color pallet.

I hate it when my sweaters bunch in the middle over a button down, so by choosing a thinner knit I can fold it under, thus giving the sweater a more cropped appearance that allows the button down to show and the bunchiness to be eliminated.

What are your layering tips?

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The Rundown
Jeweled Sweater Kohls similar
Chambray Shirt Tommy Hilfiger via TJMaxx similar
Herringbone Vest "Whatever You Like Vest" c/o Mint Julep Boutique
Jeans Joe's Jeans via Saks off Fifth
Boots Migliorini via TJMaxx buy on ebay similar
Bag Linea Pelle "Astor" c/o Serendipity and Grace
Black Leather Gloves J.Crew similar
Watch "Classic Sheffield" c/o Daniel Wellington
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx



Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Camel coat

When thrift shopping, sometimes you just get a feeling.

This winter I'd been obsessing over getting a camel coat. Every other person in the world who had one was only making me want one more. I felt like all my 'outfit block' would just melt away if I only had a camel coat.

I never shop at Goodwill. I prefer the smaller, local charity shops, however as I drove by the Goodwill a couple weeks ago, I had a feeling I should stop. I walked in and made a beeline to the outerwear. I didn't have to spend much time searching before I found this J.Crew camel peacoat, size petite small. Wool/Nylon/Cashmere blend, $16.

The smart thing to do would have been to leave immediately, but of course I shopped more. I found this striped L.L.Bean tee for $10, and a funky vintage sweater for $6.

Fun fact: last month was the coldest February on record. No wonder I was so fixated on having a new coat.

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The Rundown
Leopard Sweater Calvin Klein via TJMaxx similar
Black Coated Jeans Joe's via TJMaxx
Camel Coat J.Crew via Goodwill similar
Booties "Calixta" Cole Haan
Bag Linea Pelle "Astor" c/o Serendipity and Grace
Black Leather Gloves J.Crew similar
Pave Hexagon Earrings Thrifted similar
Necklace Banana Republic similar
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx



Monday, March 2, 2015

Marching through winter

Even though these photos were taken in February, I thought it befitting to post them today, as the first of March greeted us with yet another snow storm.

My weekend in Boston was fun, though only a further confirmation of the fact that I am not a creature built to withstand the cold, even indoors I did not wish to be far from my coat.

My new Cole Haan booties, the ones which took me four months to find, were put to the test this weekend, and I'm pleased to say that after a day (approximately 18 hours of wear and walking) my feet were not in any severe pain or discomfort. This is kind of amazing for me.

I purchased them for $95, which is about half off their list price of $198, though last I looked they were down to $83, which is frustrating, but what can I do? (From what I understand the price adjustment window with Amazon is seven days after shipping.) I'll I can say is that I'm happy I had them to wear over the weekend, and for the comfort and what I assume to be high quality of the boots, I'm confident I will get my cost per wear way down.

March is a new month, and a new chance to stick to my budget, right?

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The Rundown
Houndstooth Coat Kohl's similar
Jeans Joe's Jeans via Saks off Fifth
Booties "Calixta" Cole Haan
Bag Linea Pelle "Astor" c/o Serendipity and Grace
Pom Pom Beanie Amazon
Plaid Scarf Borrowed from my Mom similar
Black Leather Gloves J.Crew similar




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Friday, February 27, 2015

Last of February

There aren't too many months where I greet their ends with more excitement than sorrow of their passing.

Yes, we are already two months into the year, but we are two months closer to spring, and I feel creatively spent when it comes to dressing warm enough to survive this winter. This resulted in more shopping than I would have liked this month, but it did yield some good purchases. More on that next week.

This weekend I'm looking forward to heading up to Boston and celebrating my baby sister's 21st Birthday. She makes me feel so old! What are you up to?


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The Rundown
Blue High-Low Plaid Shirt c/o JACHS
Grey Fur Vest c/o Choies similar
Jeans Joe's Jeans via Saks off Fifth
Boots Crown Vintage via DSW similar
 Coach Bag Thrifted
Bling Earrings c/o JoJo Loves You
Spike Bracelet "Baby B" c/o Marrin Costello
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Antler Ring House of Harlow
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Spots and dots

It's strange to say, but I don't think it was until I actually looked at these photos that I realized I was having an insanely good hair day.


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The Rundown
Polka Dot Chambray Shirt c/o JACHS
Jeans Max Studio via TJMaxx similar
Leopard Fur Coat JCP similar
Boots Migliorini via TJMaxx buy on ebay similar
Huntley Tote c/o Joie similar
Black Leather Gloves J.Crew
Bling Earrings c/o JoJo Loves You
Tassel Necklace Thrifted similar





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