This past week I indulged in some much needed R&R with my family (and Barney of course) in Northern California, where we spent time taking long walks along the water, tasting amazing wine, eating fresh, home-cooked meals, and lounging around reading and play solitaire (on my new iPhone!) It was such a wonderful vacation and I definitely took advantage of the lovely scenery for some outfit shots, which you will see all this week, so stay tuned! xoxo
RayBan Wayfarers / Emma Stine “Leigh Sky Necklace” (gift – coming soon) / Joie Striped Top (gift) / F21 Shorts (last worn here) / Coach Watch, and bag (gift) / Seychelles Heels (gift from ModCloth)
Currently loving my new Joie top, which is so silky and lightweight. These yellow shorts, even though they wrinkle incessantly. My go-to Seychelles heels with their subtle touch of yellow on the straps. This creamy colored Coach bag that feels so feminine and pretty. And last but not least, my new Emma Stine necklace that arrived in the mail just in time to be paired with this outfit.
When I was younger, yellow used to be my favorite color, but I stopped wearing it for a long time. So, I am really loving that as of late, I seem to wearing and accenting with it more and more. It’s so cheerful, don’t you think?
What’s your favorite color?
J.Crew Panama Hat / RayBan Aviators / The Limited Scarf (gifted) / F21 Sweatshirt / Levi Jeans (gifted) / Coach Boyfriend Bracelet (gifted) /H&M Tote / J.Crew Socks / Seychelles Boots
I have come to the sad realization that I haven’t taken any outdoor shots in a while. Between traveling, getting sick, freezing cold weather and fashion week, there just hasn’t been time to do so, but don’t worry, there will be a resurgence soon! In the meantime, I am going to shoot mostly studio shots because otherwise all you would see is me outside in a big winter coat instead of actually seeing what I’m wearing underneath. Seriously, it is that cold! Hopefully that changes soon. Okay, enough about the weather and onto the outfit.
I wore this simple ensemble to run errands today in the late afternoon. What I like about this mixture is that the bones of the outfit are very basic and simple, and it’s the accessories that really tie it all together. To create a similar look, start by taking away all the accents. What you are left with is a plain sweatshirt and jeans. But by simply adding your favorite hat, a vibrant scarf, a trusty tote and comfy ankle boots, you can zip zap your ensemble from casual to casual-chic in no time! (I also wore cheeky striped socks, which sadly you can’t see, but are still a fun addition that I highly recommend.) xoxo
I was talking to Krystal via gchat last night and was telling her how I’ve realized that, although I may be a chameleon when it comes to all the different types of styles I wear, I mainly bounce between preppy, classic, edgy and back again. This trifecta allows me a lot of freedom to wear many various items and feel creative when putting together an ensemble. Case in point, this outfit is extremely different than… this, this, this, this or even this oldie but goodie, but I’m comfortable in each look and they all feel like my style. I guess I just like variety when it comes to my clothes.
What style would you say defines you? I would love to know! xoxo
P.S. I wanted to share a quick note behind each item (you can see where everything is from under the first photo), because I am particularly fond of all of these pieces separately and together:
Beanie: Makes me feel cozy and I love the shade of gray.
Earrings: Made by the very talented designer, Emma Stine, who I love to support.
Shirt: My bat-wing gray top (worn here) is uber comfortable and an easy layering piece.
Blazer: Brand new and twice on sale and has a removable collar. Have been eyeing it for a while and was able to get it with some Christmas money from my Godmother…thanks P!
Skirt: Thrifted for about $7, which, on top of loving the skirt, the pricetag is pretty awesome in itself. (Excuse the wrinkly pleats!)
Shoes: Not only are they Seychelles, one of my favorite shoe brands, but they are in a rust color that I have been searching for over the past few months.
Yesterday was like Christmas had come early. I received a ton of boxes on our front stoop and among the goods were a pair of Seychelle booties from Gilt Groupe and some lovely goodies from APART style, including this dress (worn as a top) and this reversible vest. So, with the final day of the remix challenge upon me, it was only natural to want to incorporate a few of these fantastic pieces into my overall look. And let me tell you, this outfit was a whole lot of fun to wear and traipse around in. I felt very glamourous and demure.
However, after reading this cheeky blog written up in the New York Times yesterday, I learned that apparently my drapey/eclectic ensemble was actually a “Man Repeller” outfit. Ha! Pretty funny actually. I mean, if you think about it, most styles and outfits that we gals like, our boys are not always in favor of. Because let’s be honest, I have all the fixings here for an outfit that my guy might not appreciate so much, i.e. loose fitting clothing, long sleeves and multiple layers, plus nerd chic glasses and a hipster chic headpiece. A, are you reading? What do you think of this look? (Actually, I am really lucky, because he appreciates my style, and wants me to wear what makes me happy, even if it’s not his favorite thing.) Personally, I sort of love this outfit. It makes me feel like I belong on a a boat in the 1920’s floating down the Nile River.
As for the turban look, it’s new for me, but I have been wanting to try it for a while now. I knew it was time when Laney gifted me this chic Mike Gonzalez head-wrap the day I left for Seattle, and I think I’m diggin’ it. Thoughts? Don’t forget to head on over to Krystal’s blog to check out her version of this maxi dress remix!
***Special announcement…I will be posting more on the weekends while in Seattle, so make sure to check back on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the rest of December!***