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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Midi

There are a lot of things I love about this dress; the color, the print, the fabric that won't wrinkle on matter how much you try. But the length, is where my praise stops.

I do not consider the midi trend to work for me, anything hitting me just below the knee is too long. However the material made me reluctant to hem it, and so in the past I've always gotten creative with safety pins and belts.

But I wanted to try it at it's natural lenght. So I put on my highest heels and went with it.

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The Rundown
Dress Max Studio via TJ Maxx
Sandals MRKT
Willis Bag Coach Thrifted
Chain Bracelet Macy's similar
Gold Ring Thrifted similar
Bracelet Cinderella's Attic
Sunnies Aldo
Nail Color Essie Turquoise and Caicos

Monday, July 30, 2012

Costal

I did not have much shopping success at the outlets this weekend; my striped J.Crew skirt was sold out so I returned it and could not get a replacement, and there was nothing worth buying in Banana Republic or Gap.

But I did pick up a few things at my favorite thrift store, and spent a whole three dollars and fifty cents.  One of those things is a skirt from J.Crew. Another is a dress from Banana Republic. (That doesn't make up for it though, I really wanted that striped skirt.)

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The Rundown
Striped Dress Gap Thrifted similar
White Blazer Cynthia Rowley via TJ Maxx similar
Sandals MRKT
Starfish Cuff St. Thomas via TJ Maxx Similar (mid), Similar (cheap)
Necklace Thrifted
Ring Thrifted similar
Sunnies Aldo
Nail Color Essie Turquoise and Caicos

Friday, July 27, 2012

The right equipment

It's the last weekend in July. Remember that list I wrote at the beginning of the month, filled with what I wanted to do this summer? Haven't done a single one of them. Not good.

I'm keeping my to-do list for this weekend pretty simple though: First, get a hair cut since it's been over a year and I can no longer deal with my super thick hair that fluffs out to three feet wide at the mere mention of humidity.

Second, go to the outlets and exchange the striped skirt I got at J.Crew for the next size up. A four seemed perfect when I was standing in the dressing room, but when I later attempted to sit in it, the non stretchy fabric and my hips did not agree.

And while I'm at the outlets, maybe I can spend my $60 credit to Banana Republic which has been burning a hole in my pocket...

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The Rundown
Neon Green Blouse Equipment Thrifted
Printed Pencil Skirt c/o JC Penney
Sandals Onex Joann2
Bracelets Thrifted
Earrings and Ring The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Sunnies Aldo
Nail Color Essie Turquoise and Caicos

Thursday, July 26, 2012

all of my clothes feel like somebodys old throw aways

It finally happened. Everything I'm wearing (except for the shoes, becuase I don't have any at the moment) is secondhand. And I didn't even plan it, just realized when I started typing the rundown.

Of course I've had the post title picked out for such an occasion for years. It's from that Frou Frou song.

Also, yesterday I bought tickets to the Lucky FABB conference! I'll be in NYC for part of fashion week for the very first time this year! Who else is going?

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The Rundown
White Top J.Crew Thrifted
Black and white Skirt Cynthia Steffi via Coco's on the Green
Willis Bag Coach Thrifted
Sandals Onex Joann2
Black Bracelet Thrifted
Striped Bracelet Coco's on the Green
Ring Home D'Jour Consignment
Gold Ring Thrifted similar
Earrings Aldo
iPhone Case Kate Spade
Nail Color Essie Turquoise and Caicos
 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Summer scarf

Sometimes a scarf is just what you need to turn a couple of plain closet staples like a navy maxi skirt and a white tee into an outfit.

The summer scarf is an often neglected accessory, since even in a light cotton, it's mostly too hot to want anything at all around your neck during the summer months.

Still, I rather like this striped one I stole it from my Sister my Sister gave me. There will always be some cool summer evenings when it is just the perfect thing.

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The Rundown
Navy Maxi Skirt Max Studio via TJ Maxx
White Tee TJ Maxx
Striped Scarf Gap
Red Bag Big Buddha
Sandals Onex
Sunnies Aldo
Chain Bracelet Macy's similar
Shell Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Earrings Taken for Granite
Gold Ring Thrifted similar
Nail Color Essie Turquoise and Caicos
Dog Chloe
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Button down

If I had to choose one piece to describe my summer style, it would be the button down shirt. Cuffed, knotted, a little bit slouchy.
White is definitely my favorite for summer, and I wont be happy until I've paired it with everything in my closet.

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The Rundown
White Button Down Loft
Pink Skirt Made by Me
Sandals Frye
Necklace Aldo
Studded Bracelets Towne & Reese
Gold Bracelets and Ring The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Earrings Take for Granite
Nail Color Essie Turquoise and Caicos

Monday, July 23, 2012

Anchor Belt

Quite often the things that I wear and the things that I buy are a direct result of things I have seen other bloggers buying and wearing, because honestly, if it weren't for them, I'd never have known such things even existed.

This anchor belt is due to having seen the lovely Ali wearing one. It was a month long quest, that finally ended when this one from ASOS came back in stock; but it's not quite as cute as Ail's, perhaps because it's actually from the mens department.

But I'm happy because it was $20, made in England - not China, and fills the anchor belt void - which clearly needed to be filled before it was too late.

I wouldn't want a repeat of last year, how I'm still wishing I'd gotten that Elizabeth and James Anchor ring.

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The Rundown
Striped Top Gap
White Shorts Banana Republic
Sandals Nine West
Anchor Belt ASOS
Bag Thrifted Coach City Bag
Panama Hat Gap similar
Chain Bracelet Macys similar
Bracelets Thrifted
Starfish Ring c/o LuShae Jewelry similar, similar 
Anchor Earrings Made by Me
Nail Color Essie Turquoise and Caicos

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Friday, July 20, 2012

To mrkt

Last weekend I was out walking around New Haven, getting brunch at The Pantry, trying not to buy things at Ann Taylor even though their sales were really good (my July budget is completely depleted), and enjoying the warm summer air; when my damn sandal breaks. Of course I am at the farthest possible point from the car at that moment. Needless to say, it was a long walk back.

I'm pretty miffed that these broke, I only got them last summer and they were $70, which as far as I'm concerned, is pretty damn expensive. I've definitely been trying to get my cost per wear down, but I guess now I'll have to add on another 10 wears to compensate for the $10 it cost to get the shoe fixed...

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The Rundown
Ikat Dress c/o JC Penney
Sandals MRKT
Bag Otis Thrifted
Belt Thrifted
Earrings Wendy Mink
Ring Thrifted similar
Starfish Ring c/o LuShae Jewelry similar, similar 
Orange Bracelet Kohls similar  
Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Sunnies Old Navy

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sequined ikat

Having air conditioning at home and air conditioning at work gave me the false sense that I could actually wear jeans.
No.
It was far too hot and humid for something crazy like that.
But this color combo, and my new sequined ikat top, I adore.

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The Rundown
Sequined Ikat Top J.Crew
Mint Skinny Jeans LC for Khols similar at Target, Gap, and Urban Outfitters
Mint Sandals Frye
Yellow Belt TJ Maxx
Necklace Kohls
Ring Home D'Jour Consignment
Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Nail Color Essie Aruba Blue
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Little yellow dress

I've had this dress since the beginning of the blog and some of the very first outfit posts (which I wont link to because you don't need to see how bad it was). It's from Forever 21, and has worn pretty well considering, though lately I've been thinking I want to update it with something that offers a bit more polish.

Of course I can still keep this one to throw on to go to the beach in.

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The Rundown
Yellow Dress Forever 21
Leopard Sandals Target
Bag Otis Thrifted
Belt Thrifted
Ring c/o Poshlocket
Ring Thrifted similar
Spike Bracelet Ebay similar
Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Earrings Taken for Granite
Sunnies Old Navy
Nail Color Essie Aruba Blue
 
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