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!


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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A Blouse & Bubble Hem

From On September 1, 2010

I wasn’t very sure as to how I wanted to wear this silk top from Anthropologie (by Dolan). I definitely knew I didn’t want to wear it with jeans, although it would look great with skinnies to balance out the looseness of the blouse. Wide-leg jeans that are fitted through the thigh would be great for a more boho look. So ignoring the obvious I went with a white, gauzy BCBG Max Azria skirt and bubblegum pink lips (that you can barely see). The bubble hem was a risk because the blousiness of the top already added enough volume. A fitted skirt would have been ideal, but why not add more volume?! Since I added the waist belt from Martin & Osa it gave me the hour-glass shape I needed to tame the two together. Perfection! I loved the outcome! Oh yea, the sunglasses are also from Anthropologie. I love that store.

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In The Thick Of Things

From On March 10, 2010

I happen to live right near a lake, so it’s perfect for photograph-taking. Especially with this 60 degree weather (yay!). I just bought these pumps the other day from ALDO and decided to give them a test run. I’ve been somewhat obsessed with cream or nude colored shoes lately. I wore them with a pair of ankle length Citizens Of Humanity skinny jeans and a Beyond Vintage top from Piperlime. It’s my favorite silhouette; skinny on the bottom, big on the top. The detailing on the top is beautiful. The embroidery and the scalloped edges on the sleeves give it a vintage look. Not to mention, the fabric is extremely light and airy. You can’t see it too well in the photos, but it is a muted pink.

The leather crossbody bag I got a couple years back from Anthropologie.

These peeptoe pumps have a 5 inch heel and sit on a 1.25 inch platform. I must say that they are pretty comfortable. They don’t feel as high as they look. ALDO has some pretty cute shoes coming out this season. Check out the spring collection here.

Cortnie’s Take On The Boyfriend Trend

From On November 25, 2009

C in BF Trend

The boyfriend trend is not something I incorporate into my wardrobe everyday. I love the boyfriend tee (seen in all photos) and the boyfriend cardigan illustrated in photo 3. I managed to grab each of them in at least 6 different colors apiece. Yes, it’s that serious. However, I am not a big fan of the boyfriend jean (at least not on me). As you can see the trend definitely involves oversized clothing. Pieces that are masculine, but are feminine at the same time. So here I am demonstrating how simple the trend is to wear.

In each photo I have on a boyfriend tissue tee from J.Crew, 7 For All Mankind jeans, and Pour La Victoire pumps. The layering piece is the only thing that changes.

In photo 1 I added a Cartonnier blazer from Anthropologie and a necklace from Forever 21. I love the grey and the 3-quarter length sleeve of the blazer. Notice how it also covers my butt, making it great for leggings and sky-high pumps or maybe flat boots to dress it down for a more casual look.

In photo 2 I simply just added a Chan Luu scarf. Scarves are a great layering piece and they happen to be another obsession of mine. I can’t get enough of them and probably own over 20.

Lastly, In photo 3 I added a boyfriend cardigan that I got from Martin & Osa. They have the softest cashmere cardigans I have ever felt! They’re so warm and the colors are great. I couldn’t help but to make sure that I had several.

I wouldn’t be surprised if this trend stuck around for a while. So ladies go out and grab some male-inspired clothing and make it your own!