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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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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Periwinkle & Ruffles

From On September 8, 2010

Today was definitely a day for a skirt. I had nothing out of the ordinary planned, but I felt like putting on more than just denim cut-offs and a t-shirt. I decided to go with this periwinkle-colored, lightweight sweater I got from Martin & Osa last year. I never thought of wearing it with a bralette to be seen in clear view. But to take on the current trend of bearing intimate apparel, in comes the Eberjey bralette I got from Shopbop. They have the best selection of bralettes! I paired the two with this vertically ruffled Beckerman skirt (that I also got from Shopbop, go figure). It’s highwaisted and is a perfect length (not too long) since I’m only five feet tall.

As for the shoes, I went with these Loeffler Randall sandals that I rarely ever wear. I absolutely LOVE this brand! This shoe in particular is so dainty with the criss-cross straps across the foot and the strap around the ankle. The pyramid studs give them just enough edge. I accessorized my look with simple gold studs, a large cocktail ring from J.Crew, and a fringe necklace from Madewell. I literally thought this look up a couple of days ago. I’m so glad that I took the chance to try it.

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The End of a Chapter

From On May 31, 2010

A cousin of mine graduated from high school the other day. A high school where my sister and I went. A high school where my mom and her two sisters also went. Can you believe that? As I was sitting there watching the Processional I realized that I was in that same place eight years ago. Eight years?! So much has happened in those eight years since I graduated from high school. I ran into a couple of my old teachers and couldn’t help but think about those times. It was also nice having some relatives in town that I don’t usually have the pleasure of seeing. It was a great time. I also managed not to shed any tears. Go me!



My cousin Britnie & I

My cousin Britnie & I

Congratulations to my cousin Britnie! She’ll be heading off to college in the fall! 🙂

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Lumberjack Chic

From On April 16, 2010

Another day with Kenny and he captured some more amazing photographs. I was never one that was big on plaid. I like it, but every time I went to try it I hated it on me. This shirt from the Gap I found on sale and thought it would be so versatile. Bottom line, I made myself get it. So with the whole plaid and ripped denim look and all the trekking through the wilderness, I felt like I was either about to milk a cow or chop down a tree. All in my 4.5 inch wedges. I ordered them a couple of months ago from Revolve Clothing, but had never worn them until now. After realizing how comfortable they were I immediately went home and ordered another pair of sandals by the same brand.

Now I know the shorts are ridiculously short and I used to be so against wearing short denim shorts. I loooove being in skirts and dresses in warm weather, but sometimes there are those days when you just want to throw on shorts with a tank and go. These shorts hit my leg at such an awkward spot that I cut them shorter and frayed the edges until strings were hanging.

Overall, I love this look and the fact that I tried something that I wouldn’t have normally chosen. Not to mention the background! The fungus-decorated trees and the random patches of grass. Hope you guys enjoy it as well!

I’m wearing a shirt and belt from the Gap, Free People shorts, Pelle Moda Yaritza wedges, J.Crew bracelet and ring.

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