Street Stroll

From On November 30, 2010

It’s been a while since I did a blog. With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas quickly approaching, now is the time to do one. I took these photos a little while ago. I guess it is safe to say that it was a lazy day and comfort was a major deciding factor in what I wore. These True Religions I got from an Urban Chic sample sale. They are way too long for me, but I didn’t want to get them hemmed only because I knew they would look great sweeping the floor over some sky-high heels. I was right. I love this look. The knit vest I got from Anthropologie months and months ago, but never wore it. I wasn’t exactly sure on how I wanted to wear it to be honest. I just had to have it because I loved the contrasting silk tie in the front. Very different from what you usually find in a store. I put a J.Crew boyfriend tissue tee under it and called it a day. The shoes you can’t even see, but they’re these crazy tall chocolate brown platforms from ALDO. You’ll definitely be seeing them in future posts. I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday and enjoy the ones to come!

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Double Clutch

From On November 12, 2010

I’ve been looking for a vintage clutch for a long time now. Wasn’t sure what kind I was looking for, but I knew I’d know it when I found it. I was on Ebay and came across the both of these and thought they were perfect. Thank goodness they both had the option to buy them immediately instead of waiting for the bidding period to end. One was purchased from an antique store and the other from an estate sale. Only one mentioned that it was from the 1930s, but I think they’re both from the same time period based on their similarities. Wooden handles, silk lining, wool exteriors, and the detailing is made with thin yarn in different colors. They’re beautiful.

I was all too excited for them to finally arrive. It had been a while since I’ve purchased anything vintage, so when I ripped open each of the boxes I completely forgot about the smell. All I could think about was how these clutches probably belonged to a little old (or deceased, hate to say it) lady some where. Sweet-smelling, but also that old, dusty smell at the same time. Not sure how I should clean them with the wooden handles and all. Any suggestions?

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Cable Knits, Silky Prints & Love

From On November 10, 2010

I recently ordered this silky, draped skirt from J.Crew and couldn’t wait to get it. I had seen it earlier in the season, but didn’t think it was worth $138. So I figured I’d keep my eye on it and snatch it up when it went on sale. Luckily it was still available in my size when it did. It arrived on my doorstep the other day and I couldn’t wait to wear it, but with what? I figured a light colored top and brown belt would be great. So I decided on this ivory colored sweater I got from Club Monaco when I was in Miami earlier this year. I actually have it on backwards. The deep V should actually be in the front, but I love an open back.

The soft leather belt (Pellemelle) I got years ago from Anthropologie, along with the cable knit tights. The big brass buckle on the belt is so big and really makes the belt unique. The brown color and the print on the skirt remind me of the colors I’m currently seeing outside. They go perfect together. Add my newest shoes from ALDO and it’s a done deal. While I’d much rather have worn no tights at all, it’s a little too brisk for bare legs at this point. Brown tights just wouldn’t have done it for me.

Oh! I can’t forget this gorgeous LOVE necklace I ordered on Etsy. It’s by a local designer and it’s my second piece from her. Check out her line of jewelry, Lanyapi Designs, here. The ring is also from J.Crew. It’s a great piece. Something else I think is great is this OPI nail polish in Do You Lilac It? Has to be one of my favorite colors that they’ve come out with.

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Hello, Malandrino

From On November 8, 2010
Photos Courtesy of Style.com

Photos Courtesy of Style.com

I saw one look from this collection and immediately had to see the rest. Catherine Malandrino’s Fall 2010 RTW collection is pretty nomadic. Maybe even a bit dramatic. I’m loving the black, chunky wrap sweater from the first look and the print of the jacket from the third look. Let’s not forget the animal prints, tweedy pants and the whole tribal vibe. Very inspirational for fall.

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I Fancy Heathered

From On November 5, 2010

I’ve been seeing a lot of heathered everything, but when I think about it it’s not just sweaters with the heathered look. I’ve been seeing it on a lot of loungewear. Sweatshirts, t-shirts, leggings and even slouchy socks. I’ve noticed that I’ve been favoring this type of loungewear. The leggings if you want to be specific. I first noticed a pair in the Urban Outfitters catalog and ripped the page out. I pinned it to my wall as a reminder. It wasn’t until later that the Skinny Ultra-Lounge Pant from J.Crew made it’s debut on the website. I immediately ordered them, and in both colors. I didn’t have to wait long before they were shipped to me. Thank goodness their warehouse is located in Virginia, which isn’t too far from me since I’m in Maryland.

I tried on one pair and knew they were both keepers. Modeled them for both my mom and sister and they both wanted each pair for themselves too. We just love how they have the material of a hefty legging, but look like a skinny pant. They have back pockets and a drawstring at the top. Such a great pant and for such a good deal!

I didn’t mention that they were the first pair in the picture above, but I assumed you figured it out already. The second pair from Tobi (Agnes Heather Leggings) are just like your basic legging. The pair from Urban Outfitters (Sparkle & Fade Melange legging) is more like a trouser. A little more dressy than the first too. The pair from Anthropologie (In-The-Heather Crops) below almost made the cut, but the thermal or waffle-knit look wasn’t really what I was looking for. Still great pants though!

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