Platforms & Big Toys

From On April 4, 2011

Kenny and I went riding around looking for an unusual backdrop for an unusual look. I think we accomplished what we set out for, and was it fun. It was kind of a rush, thinking we could get in trouble. I ordered these House of Holland tights from Urban Outfitters and I think they are too cute. I wanted to wear them with something short so I wore them with my Free People cut-offs and a basic long-sleeved tee. I fought myself over this I.N.C. vest. I’m so not into any kind of fur, or faux fur, for that matter. Obviously, I lost the fight and ended up getting it anyway. The Marc By Marc Jacobs bag in bright pink was just for a pop of color. Pop!

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Flowered Ruffles

From On March 27, 2011

I saw this silky ruffled top in a store and automatically pictured how I wanted to wear it. So then and there I decided that it needed to come home with me. I was definitely enticed by the fact that it had detachable straps, the perfect amount of ruffle detailing and a small floral print. How nice. I got it home and figured I’d pair it with a super bright cashmere cardi out of one of many that I stocked up on from Martin & Osa. I thought that since it already had pink in it, it was the color I would go with. Add the shredded Citizens of Humanity skinnies and high peep-toe platforms from ALDO and I was set. The little blue coinpurse is Marc by Marc Jacobs, if you were wondering.

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Wooded Vintage

From On March 21, 2011

This corduroy skirt is my mom’s and was also a find in our storage closet. The cords are pretty thick. Definitely a well-made skirt, that I can now call vintage since it’s decades old. I thought the style was so unique, so what better way to display it than on my blog, right? It has very deep pockets and a high waist. The button detailing in the back takes the cake though. So adorable. I pictured this skirt with a button-up shirt. You may remember it from here. Wore it with my dark brown ALDO knee boots and a leather belt from J.Crew. The buttery leather crossbody bag by Nest was a spur-of-the- moment buy at Anthropologie a few years back. Boy, am I glad I decided to get it.

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70’s Redux

From On March 14, 2011

Thank goodness the weather is starting to warm up! I’m so ready to take on the new spring trends and flip them into my own personal style. The first one I tried is the whole 70’s look. It’s got a modern take on it this time around. I got these Level 99 wide leg jeans years ago from Anthropologie. I actually had them folded up and tucked away since I crossed over to the side of skinny denim. I paired them with this Dolce Vita cropped sweater. Love how it dips lower in the back, not to mention, the slits at the elbows. Unique.

The accessories I wore kind of had an old feel to them. The oversized sunglasses I got from Forever 21 and the brass locket necklace is from J.Crew. Had to have it. Now the bucket bag is (or was, lol) my mom’s. We found it cleaning out one of our storage closets. It’s woven cotton with cognac-colored leather trim and brass hardware. Not sure what decade it’s from. If not the 80’s than definitely the early 90’s. Even though you can’t see my shoes, they are a pair of heels I always forget I own from ALDO.

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Self Reflection

From On March 7, 2011

It all started with this coat. I saw it in Macy’s (I.N.C.) one day and thought it was hideous. After days of thinking about it, my thoughts of it began to change. I went from hating it to kind of loving it. The volume on this thing was so over-the-top. It looks like the actual wool from a sheep (an entire sheep, at that), but it’s definitely faux fur. The shawl collar really makes the difference too. Imagine if it had a mandarin collar or was collarless. Wouldn’t be the same. I thought it would be so cute for a blog post paired with a mini skirt. So here we are!

I decided I would pull out my Michael Kors boots that havent seen daylight since college. That was at least four or five years ago. They’re pretty amazing and it’s funny how trends move in circles. Shearling detailing, studs around the bottom, a wooden platform, a mix of leather and suede AND they resemble clogs. But enough about the boots. The mini skirt is from H&M and I wore it with a basic black tee. The tights are from BCBG Max Azria. Love the black line going down the back of them. Unexpected and sexy. The knee socks and the leather Tano bag are both from Anthropologie. For a pop of instant color, I’m wearing Essie’s Punchy Pink nail polish.

Thank you to my sister, Ashleigh, for taking these photos for me!

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