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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

In trenched

This post is brought to you by my iPhone - I would really, really love to have my power back on now. After last years outages with Irene, and the millions of dollars spent by CT Light and Power I did not think I'd be suffering for days without power again.

But I'm here and I have outfit photos, so I'm blogging. Hope all of you stayed safe through the storm and are better off than I!

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The Rundown
Dress - Calvin Klein via TJMaxx
Trench - London Fog thrifted
Pumps - Me Too via TJMaxx
Cuff - Furbish Studio
Bracelet - Simply Vera for Kohls
Bag - Tahari c/o TJMaxx
Necklace - c/o LydellNYC
Sunnies - Ray-Ban Emma

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Leaves fall

Everywhere you look the bright leaves are falling quickly to the ground. Almost all traces of green are gone - it's hard to believe how quickly this month has gone by, and how quickly winter will arrive. It's also pretty funny how I think 63° is 'warm' out and therefore am wearing sandals.

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The Rundown
Chevron Dress c/o London Times
Denim Jacket NY&Co.
Sandals Nine West
Brown Bag Tahari c/o TJMaxx
Antler Ring House of Harlow
Gold Ring Thrifted similar
Pave Link Bracelet c/o LydellNYC 
Stud Bracelet Vera Wang for Kohls
 Necklace Belonged to my Grandma

Monday, October 29, 2012

New girl in town

This weekend I was lucky enough to get to spend some time with a couple of my favorite bloggers - Meg of course is a pretty familiar face around here, but this time I also got to meet Annie! When I found out that she recently moved literally two towns away from me I was anxious to plan a meetup.

I'm really hoping I didn't completely terrify Annie with my total lack of driving and directional skills. (50 minutes to get somewhere I've been many times before, that should take 15 minutes, while using a GPS.) But when we did eventually get to our destination, we had fun taking goofy outfit photos, then going shopping, (I bought a chevron urn at Target and leopard luggage at Marshalls) then having dinner at Plan B Burger (which was delish), then shopping more! (Because we do it so darn well.) No one left empty handed, and it was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon and evening.

I hope next time we meet up we can get all the CT bloggers together!

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The Rundown
Min Shirt Dress Boundry & Co. via Piperlime
Perforated Booties Chinese Laundry similar
Bag Tahari c/o TJMaxx
Leopard Belt Ellen Tracy c/o TJMaxx similar
Twisted Glamor Bracelet c/o Swarovski Elements
Arrow Bracelet Furbish Studio via Dallas Shaw giveaway
Blue Ring c/o TJMaxx
Antler Ring House of Harlow
Necklace Macy's similar

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Fall maxi perfection

I might be completely in love with the maxi skirt this fall. They are easy, elegant, and I can avoid wearing tights. I adore this outfit, it is bound to be remixed and repeated many, many times.

Perhaps there is hope for me yet this fall, and I'm making room for more maxies in my closet: Wine and Alabaster, $30 at Old Navy, added to cart.

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The Rundown
White Button Down Loft similar
Navy Maxi Skirt Max Studio via TJMaxx similar
Boots Madden Girl
Brown Bag Tahari c/o TJMaxx
Leopard Belt Ellen Tracy c/o TJMaxx similar
Grey Fedora Market in Italy similar
Monogram Necklace Amazon similar
Chain & Rhinestone Bracelet c/o AmyO
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade similar  
Twisted Glamor Bracelet c/o Swarovski Elements
Spike Bracelet Ebay similar
Crystal Spike Bracelet c/o t+j via LuckyFabb

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Autumnal pastels

One thing I've noticed this fall is that pastels are still quite prevalent in the look books, especially in J.Crew's. While it almost seems traitorous to the spring to be donning its designated color pallet as the leaves fall, I must admit, mixed in with rusts and browns, pale pink seems right at home in October.

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The Rundown
Rust Top Loft Thrifted similar
Pink Jeans TJMaxx similar
Trench London Fog Thrifted similar
Shoes Seychelles Gypsy
Bag Lucky Brand via TJMaxx similar
Leopard scarf TJMaxx similar
Earrings Macy's
Watch c/o Caravelle by Bulova via LuckyFabb
Chain & Rhinestone Bracelet c/o AmyO
Blue Ring c/o TJMaxx
Antler Ring House of Harlow
Monogram Necklace Amazon similar
Sunglasses Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
 Nail Color Butter London Wallis

And

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

$100 Shopbop Gift Card Giveaway!

Every Fall it's the same old story, no matter how many coats I have in my closet, or how much I loved them last year, I am suddenly desperate for something new. The hunt begins. This year I'm craving a camel leather moto jacket, a classic black pea coat, and I don't know, something with a furry hood.  You know, because this winter promises to be a cold one.

I have been pouring over the coats at Shopbop; do I like the 10 Crosby by Derek Lam coats, the T by Alexander Wang coats? Perhaps the La Fee Verte coats? Oh yes, now that is a perfect camel motojacket.


Whatever it is you suddenly need this fall, you are bound to find it at Shopbop, and $100 will get you a little bit closer to buying it.

Don't forget to Fan Shopbop on facebook!

***Now Closed - Congrats Tashia!***

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Autumn sandals

Any day above 65° is sandal weather as far as I'm concerned. I will fight against this Fall thing tooth and nail. The weather has been more or less accommodating to my plight.

It isn't even so much that I dislike boots and closed toe shoes, it's the more the fact that I don't own any comfortable pairs. I must have over a dozen options, with varying degrees of wearability, but none to rival the comfort of the simple leather sandal.

And speaking of shoes, the three pairs I recently bought are all going back on reasons of too long, too narrow, and too stiff - would potentially cause ankle chafing. I'm really disappointed. I was hoping at least one would have worked out! I need to stop online shoe shopping, it rarely ends with me having new shoes.

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The Rundown
Striped Top Gap
Red Jeans Urban Outfitters
Sandals Nine West
Bag Lucky Brand via TJMaxx similar
Belt Gap
Link Bracelet Kohls
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Watch c/o Caravelle by Bulova via LuckyFabb
Topaz Necklace c/o Fleur De Lis Le Chic
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade similar

Monday, October 22, 2012

Elements

Have you embraced online magazines? While they may never be quite the same as their paper counterparts, I do love the convenience - you can view them on your iPad and can take as many issues as you'd like; you can take a screen shot and add it immediately to your inspiration folder or Pin it to Pinterest (despite my best intentions I almost never get around to scanning my paper mags). You never have to worry about an over flowing magazine rack either.

When they are completely free, like the Swarovski Elements magazine, you have nothing to lose.
Swarovski Elements just launched a new iPad app, which will download new issues the instant they come out. Of course if you don't have iPad, you can still enjoy the magazine on their website.

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In the current issue I was drawn to the "Rock Chic" and "Think Big, Bold and Beautiful" segments, so I put together this look, incorporating the spikes and crystals with the mixture of jewel tones and pastels.


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The Rundown
Cloudburst Dress Joie via TJMaxx
Knit Moto Jacket c/o Maurices
Shoes Me Too via TJMaxx
Willis Bag Coach Thrifted
Spike Necklace TJMaxx similar
Pave Link Bracelet c/o LydellNYC
Stud Bracelet Vera Wang for Kohls
Spike Bracelet Ebay similar
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade similar
Twisted Glamor Bracelet c/o Swarovski Elements
Sunglasses Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx

This post was sponsored by Swarovski Elements, my views and opinions are my own.

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