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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A Long Awaited Unveiling

From On February 2, 2011

I wore this out during my shopping trip to Annapolis last weekend (see previous blog, here). As you can see we got several inches of snow a few days ago and it’s still lingering around. I guess now was the perfect time to unveil this coat that I’ve had for at least a year. I rarely shop at The Limited, but the day I decided to go in there I ended up walking out with an amazing deal. It has batwing sleeves, a shawl collar and a zigzag print in brown, black and white that I love. Looks like something I could have gotten out of my great grandmother’s closet. I wore it with my Blank skinny jeans, Modern Vintage boots, and scarf from J.Crew. Let’s not forget my Tierney City Andrea Brueckner bag!

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In The Leaves, Under The Shadows

From On January 13, 2011

These photos were taken before it got too cold. Back on that secluded path that is visited by very few. That day it was covered in leaves and a bit windy, but we managed. I love how quiet it is back there. It’s so relaxing. The sun just made it through the trees which is the reason for all the shadows.

I saw this knit skirt in H&M and thought it would be too cute with this leather bomber I got from Nordstrom some years back. The ALDO boots I’m wearing I’ve also had for years and I love them. The almond toe makes them so comfortable. Not to mention, they’re perfectly broken-in from all the years of wear. Paired them with a light turtleneck from J.Crew and a wool scarf from my huge scarf collection. I just can’t seem to get enough of them and it doesn’t even matter what time of year it is. If I see and love it, it’s mine!

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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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