Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wearing: Dotted collar

In every effort to utilize my spring/summer clothes for winter, I re-purposed this dotted top, which is so cute standalone, to be the 'pop' of my outfit today. It also prevented me from looking like a black blob (as my boyfriend called me).

Sweater: Zara
Flats: Urban Outfitters (similar and on sale!)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Wearing: Lady in red

I usually wear this shade in the lipstick form, not in the blouse form but I quite like color for a change. Plus it's versatile. Great casually (lighter jeans, neutral boots) or dressy (leather pants and leopard heels). And it may be just me but I have a tough time finding cool long sleeved blouses for fall.

Top: Forever21 (similar)
Jeans: Urban Outfitters (similar)
Boots: Thrifted (similar)
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Friday, November 8, 2013

Kim Kardashian

A+ for Kim, whose style is certainly elevated post-North. Mixing neutrals, soft make-up, and classic silhouettes are all tenets of my personal style so I've enjoyed seeing what she's been wearing. Die for the oversized camel coat.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Wearing: Studly lavendar

This coat is an absolute treasure I found at H&M a few years ago. And while its studs are trendy, the coat has been a classic staple that I could never part with. I could never part with the endless compliments I get on it either. Wink.

Today is sort of a mish mash of neutrals (again) and I'm finally showing you my favorite beige booties I wrote about last week.  Happy Thursday, kids! Almost there!

Coat: H&M (old, love this and this)
Sweater: H&M (also old, similar)
Necklace: Forever 21 (love this)
Sunglasses: H&M (similar here and here)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wearing: Fall nuetrals

Sigh. These pants. They are a great color and appear to be a great fit but they are seriously uncomfortable. No stretch. No give. They are Gap legging jeans, appropriately named "Always Skinny" and trust me, they are always. skinny.

The sweater was a Crossroads find and I absolutely love the chunky cowl neck. Some cowl necks lay limp and useless but this one is big and structured (similar to this Zara sweater I have).

Sweater: Loft (similar here and here)
Pants: Gap (would love the cords)
Flats: Old Navy
Watch: Target
Bracelet: H&M

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Wearing: Camel coat

My boyfriend calls it a clown coat. The lapels are big but the price tag wasn't so I picked it up and took it home. Reminds me of Kim Kardashian's beloved (and over-photographed) Max Mara coat she's been seen in lately.

Coat: Zara
Flats: Old Navy
Sunglasses: Vintage (similar)
Watch: Target

Friday, November 1, 2013

Wearing: Thriftwear knitwear

Oops! Forgotten post.

The best places to get chunky funky sweaters are thrift stores (for example, this one). They're perfectly oversized, just the right amount of worn in, and come in unique colors that are often hard to find. And just like denim, the best sweater is someone else's sweater. If that doesn't gross you out.

I sometimes double this one as a jacket but this time I wore it with classic stripes, light jeans, and classic black flats. And I just looooove this color (three sweaters and counting). 

Sweater: Thrifted (similar)
Top: Gap (similar)
Flats: Urban Outfitters (really want these)
Sunglasses: Free People (similar)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wearing: Leather...

...ish. Yup, breaking out the pleather pants at the office. Inappropriate for the corporate world? You be the judge. But really don't be, please. Speaking of judges, gotta love the true test of trying on a pair of pants and they still fit AFTER A YEAR. Forever Yogurt moving in a block away hasn't been too big of a problem (although I might celebrate with a 10 dollar yogurt).

Anyway, back to the outfit and my love for these pants. They're the perfect faux leather that doesn't make the cheap swish sound when you walk. They're also somewhat comfortable, which is always a plus. And I sort of look like a floating head in this turtle neck but it's whatever.

Sweater: H&M
Pants: Forever 21 (similar)
Coat: H&M
Hat: Urban Outfitters
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Bag: Zara
Flats: Old Navy

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


I've been wanting these Isabel Marant booties for a while but as per god damn usual they are way out of my budget. The closest I've found is this pair from Urban Outfitters. They've got the same dusty desert color, higher ankle, perfect toe and easy all-day heel.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Wearing: Fall dress

Fall dresses are not easy to come by. You need long sleeves, easy patterns, not too much chunk. This one is great (and very Isabel Marant-y, no?) and cheap. I definitely recommend picking it up from H&M (there are also a lot of cute options at Forever 21) as it can easily translate from fall to spring, from casual to dressy. I wore this to a friend's bridal shower at Little Goat with a leather jacket over it and felt mighty fine. And yes I chopped my hair off.

Dress: H&M (similar here and here)
Boots: Lucky Brand (similar)
Clutch: Zara (similar)

Friday, October 25, 2013

Wearing: H&M Sweater

I love this sweater. I saw it in the window of H&M and with a giant sign next to it that read $9.95, I knew I had to have it (no such thing as too many sweaters when it's the dead of winter in October). I didn't even try it on. Had I done that, I would have realized the itch-factor. I think the problem can be solved by a tight tee or a tank underneath but nonetheless it's a gorgeous chunky, cream sweater that's great for fall. I mean winter.

Sweater: H&M
Jeans: Loft (similar)
Flats: Urban Outfitters (love these)

Monday, October 14, 2013

Wearing: Maroon coat

Let me tell you about this coat and its major plastic surgery, which was nearly too much for my dinky drug store sewing kit. Nevertheless, I went to work to RESTORE THE LINING. I know. Almost not worth getting the damn thing but a cute maroon coat for 13 dollars (thank you Crossroads for the endless good deals) wasn't something I could pass up. So while this simple Sunday outfit seems effortless, it's not.

Coat: Thrifted (similar)
Top: Gap (similar)
Bag: H&M (similar)
Sunglasses: H&M (love these)
Flats: Old Navy

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wearing: Polka pants

I'm realize the lighting may be hindering your view but yes, these are polka dotted jeans and yes, that is me wearing them. These pants are definitely the most funky thing I own so I'm sad the pictures didn't turn out well for proof (check my Instagram pic for a better shot).

The subtle color combination of oxblood and black helps soften the blow of your typical printed pant. Subtlety is key if you're dipping your toes in the printed pool. And if subtle isn't an option, simplicity always is. No need to get crazy.

Sweater: Urban Outfitters (similar)
Pants: Forever 21 (cool options here, here and here)
Flats: Urban Outfitters (similar)
Bag: Zara (love this)
Sunglasses: Free People (similar)