A Trip To Georgetown

From On November 1, 2010

Halloween weekend was lots of fun. It didn’t involve getting dressed up in a costume or spending time at festive parties. I basically hung out with my sister the entire time. Eating Halloween-inspired cookies and watching scary movies is just as much of a good time to me. We took a trip to Georgetown in hopes of not overspending. I think we made out ok. I saw a lot of things I’d love to have, but I’ve put my impulse shopping in check. So I ended up bringing home a scarf and a belt from Anthropologie. Sounds pretty simple, but they were both things I’ve been dying to have.

Striking Encounter Scarf

Striking Encounter Scarf

We all know that I’m a scarf fanatic (see here). For whatever reason, I’ve really been into black and white printed scarves. I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s the contrast in colors that’s got me hooked. I first saw this online and immediately knew that at some point I would be buying it. I also LOVED that it’s 100% wool. I’m a lucky girl in the sense that wool scarves do not make me itch. The fringe-detailing on each end, another great characteristic. Can’t wait to wear this!

Windmill Bow Belt

Windmill Bow Belt

I also found the Windmill Bow Belt online. I thought it was so chic with the black on navy coloring. And how feminine is the grosgrain bow? Ugh! I pictured this with an all black outfit and this belt to accentuate the waist. Can’t wait to test it out.

I was sooo lucky to find both of these in the Anthropologie at the Georgetown location. They usually never let me down, anyway. Expect to see them in future posts!

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Cut-Offs & Crackled Leather

From On October 27, 2010

Another windy autumn day. Leaves are steadily falling and the tempurature was around 65 degrees. Perfect for a slouchy sweater. Wearing shorts (Free People) and tights together is not usually my kind of thing, but I went for it today. This cashmere BCBG Max Azria sweater I bought when it was still all too warm outside. Almost talked myself out of buying it, but glad I didn’t. The mix of color, softness in texture and loose fit had me sold on it for a long time. The polka dotted tights from Express got tied in with the black Chan Luu scarf. Now what really added character to the overall look was the Prada slingbacks. Oh how I love them! The crackled leather and the studs? Heaven.

Being my(silly)self. Laugh often and smile hard.

Being my(silly)self. Laugh often and smile hard.

I took this photo...and scuffed the hell out of my heel in the process. So pissed!

I took this photo...and scuffed the hell out of my heel in the process. So pissed!

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In Summer, Again In Autumn

From On October 21, 2010

OMG, Autumn is finally here and I couldn’t be more excited. I definitely needed some relief from the aggravating heat summer brings.

Remember this Free People skirt (from Summer Days & High Heels)? I took more pics to show how I would wear it when the heat begins to fade. I paired it with a Free People sweater, BCBG belt, thigh highs and again, the Aldo booties. I’ve never paired a slouchy sweater with a full skirt, but I liked the results. It gave me no shape whatsoever so I added the waist belt. I adore the sweater! How slouchy and loosely knit it is makes it ideal for me. Reminds me of something from the Rebecca Taylor Spring ’10 collection.

The photos at the top came out really muted, but I loved how they looked kind of strange. It was pretty bright outside and I didn’t change the settings on my camera. I moved inside to take some pics so you guys could see a little better and those are the photos on the bottom.

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Brown, Black & A Bit of Western

From On October 4, 2010
Photos Taken By Laurie

Photos Taken By Laurie

When I see these photos I can only wonder what was going through my head when I put this together. I remembering walking by this Ralph Lauren button-up in a store and thinking it was awful, but for some strange reason was very intrigued by it. The ruffles at the neck brought together by a huge bowtie. Let’s not skip over the fact that it’s this Western-looking plaid print. I thought it may look amazing with these pleat-front trousers from H&M. You might remember them from Two Yellow Lines.

I wanted simple accessories due to the plaid. I have no idea what made me think of this woven leather, mocha brown colored belt (by Linea Pelle) I got a while ago from Anthropologie and matching leather clutch (by Jacqueline Jarrot) from Martin & Osa. Years ago I despised the idea of the colors brown and black being worn together. But here I am wearing exactly that. And with plaid! I just recently (and barely) jumped on the plaid bandwagon this summer. So all three of them together is surprising. With sky-high pumps, I couldn’t be more thrilled about how this look turned out. Wow.

Thanks again to Laurie for taking these pics for me!

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Last Taste of Summer

From On September 27, 2010


Right when we thought summer was gone it comes back to give us a last taste of that miserable 90 degree weather. So a couple of days ago I thought to throw on a knee-length tank dress from BCBG Max Azria Runway, a DIY cut-off denim jacket from the Gap and my Sam Edelman gladiator sandals. It was a little warm for the jacket, but I figured it would look great with the collar turned up for the photos.

I went overboard with the necklaces, 3 necklaces to be exact, and loved it. All of them are from Express and all of them I got yeeeears ago. Back when I actually loved to shop there. It’s changed SO much since then and I’ve pretty much lost most if not all interest. They all have this tribal-esque looking vibe and are made of natural materials. Pretty refreshing if you ask me.

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