Thursday, November 29, 2012

All in a Day's Work

Unfortunately I didn't participate in this month's PFC due to lack of a fascinator (and the fact I'm all thumbs when it comes to real DIYs). If you have time, be sure to check out the challenge hosted by KT and all the entries here.

Have a great Thursday!
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
necklace: Ann Taylor oval pearlized (similar)
sweater: Ann Taylor cotton blend tie front wrap cardigan (similar)
ring: Forever 21 (similar)
pants: Express Editor (this season's sold here)
bag: Marc Jacobs large Single - gift from aunt (sold here)

Monday, November 26, 2012

Checkmate

A few weeks back, I saw a J.Crew store mannequin wearing a navy peacoat with lilac pants (looked to be these two items). I immediately fell in love with the color combo and mentally added the items to my wishlist (even though I wasn't sure how many wears I'd get out of lilac pants).

Then while rummaging through my closet for a scarf, I re-discovered this lilac colored one hidden in the back. Two things immediately came to mind: (1) you know your closet's too big if you can't keep track of all the items in it :( and (2) even knowing the first point, I'm still itching to find a navy peacoat (with gold buttons). Perhaps this will be the perfect opportunity to donate the beige peacoat in my possession.

In the meantime, here's today's outfit featuring the navy + lilac color combo that's been on my mind far too long.
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
top: Uniqlo heattech tee (sold here)
rings: Forever 21 textured horse shoe (similar);
Forever 21 braid & chain stack ring set (similar)
belt: Old Navy (similar)
jeans: Hollister boot destroyed (sold here)

Friday, November 23, 2012

Boot Up

To Black Friday or to sleep in? I've stayed home the last few years, and this year was no different. I couldn't resist the sales though and did place one order for a two-tone military jacket from American Eagle (40% off sitewide + free shipping). I sized up because my usual size (XS) sold out much too quickly. I'm hoping the jacket runs small or I'll be able to exchange it in stores later down the road. Fingers crossed. Update: jacket is now sold out.

Today's outfit may look familiar (heck, all my recent outfits are essentially copycats of one another). I rewore all the same base layers but switched up the accessorizing to better suit the cooler weather. A little update on the boots: they're still holding their shape nicely (sigh of relief that the leather's retained its stiffness). The only discomfort is the side of the boots rubbing against my ankle bones. Wearing thicker socks help somewhat.

Have fun shopping, everyone!
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor in coral crush (sold here)
scarf: gift from friend (similar)
blazer: H&M boyfriend (similar)
top: Gap Pure longline tunic (sold here - now $17.92 with code GAPGIFT - exp 11/23)
bracelets: Forever 21 swirled pearlescent bead cuff (similar; similar);
leggings: H&M

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Repeated

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! Gobble gobble.
shirt: Hollister white oxford (similar)
sweater: H&M (similar)
bracelets: Forever 21 swirled pearlescent bead cuff (similar);
belt: Old Navy (similar)
jeans: LOFT denim leggings (sold here - 40% off with code ENJOY)
bag: Marc Jacobs large Single - gift from aunt (sold here)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Festive

With the upcoming holiday season on my brain, I picked up this top in a tartan pattern (30% off with code MERRYDAY until 11/19). The festive colors were what initially caught my eyes, but it was the extra ruffle detailing around the collar and down the front that cinched the deal. A masculine style shirt with feminine touches? Yes please. With this contrast in mind, I styled the outfit with pants but accessorized with girly elements (red bag, heels, pearls). Here's to the holidays!
necklace: gift from aunt (similar)
turtleneck: H&M (similar)
top: Gap fitted boyfriend flannel ruffle shirt (sold here - 30% off with code MERRYDAY exp. 11/19)
cuff: Madewell nautical knot (similar)
belt: Express (similar)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Stripe a Pose

It's just my luck to have the camera capture me mid-shot looking like I forgot how to stand/walk/pose in flats after wearing heels for consecutive days *facepalm* On the upside, the awkwardness inspired the perfect pun for today's blog post title.

Have a good weekend!
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
sweater: Old Navy (similar)
top: Saint James Galathee tee (other colors sold here)
belt: Old Navy (similar)
bracelets: Forever 21 swirled pearlescent bead cuff (similar);
pants: Gap broken-in straight khakis (sold here)
bag: agnes b - gift from cousin (similar)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fall Colors

It took me awhile to warm up to brown/gold (prefer black/silver), but over time, I've accumulated variations of both colors in my wardrobe. To date, I still think this olive-brown cardigan I'm wearing under the blazer is one of the hardest colors to pair. As the main color, it sometimes reminds me of vomit, but as an accent color, no such thoughts cross my mind. I suppose for some things, less is more.
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
top: Gap raw edge henley blouse (similar)
necklace: Forever 21 oval chain (similar)
ring: Forever 21 (similar)
belt: J.Crew (similar)
bag: agnes b - gift from cousin (similar)
shoes: Jones New York Harlem (sold here)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Jeggings... Finally

I'm often late to the game when it comes to fashion choices. The most recent example? Jeggings. I've tried on many over the years (the latest being Old Navy rockstars) but haven't come across one that felt right, until now.

Having had luck with LOFT jeans in the past, I figured I'd give their jeggings a try. I went with my usual size, 24R, and really liked how I pulled them over my ankles with ease without having to hop up and down. The next issue I usually have is the comfort level. Most jeggings make me feel like a stuffed sausage, but this pair was so comfortable, both sitting and standing.

I washed the jeans once before wearing them for the first time, but there was still some denim transfer. I should've known better than to wear it with a light colored trench (!) Sigh. At least it happened on the inside lining.

The LOFT denim jeggings are currently on sale for $41.70 (40% off from $69.50) with code FRIENDS until tonight 11/12.
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor in coral crush (sold here)
top: Gap Pure longline tunic (sold here - 30% off with code GETSTARTED - exp. 11/14)
bracelets: Forever 21 swirled pearlescent bead cuff (similar);
jeans: LOFT denim leggings (sold here - 40% off with code FRIENDS - exp. 11/12)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Weekend Casual

Another weekend post, another casual outfit. Have a great weekend, everyone!
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
scarf: J.Crew (similar)
jacket: American Eagle (similar)
cardigan: Old Navy cardigan (this season's sold here)
top: Gap Pure longline tunic (sold here)
cuffs: Madewell tree-twig (sold here); Madewell nautical knot (similar)
jeans: Hollister boot destroyed (sold here)
bag: agnes b (similar) - gift from cousin

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Black and Blue

Colors that could be mistaken for others are pairings that I tend to stay away from. However, my options were limited if I wanted to wear a dark, tailored blazer with a turtleneck. So instead of wearing navy directly on black, I broke it up with a middle layer in gingham. Blue is now in the forefront, with black not as noticeable in the background.
necklace: gift from aunt (similar)
top: H&M turtleneck (similar)
belt: J.Crew (similar)
pants: Zara TRF cargo trousers (similar)
bag: Marc Jacobs large Single - gift from aunt (sold here)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Color Crush

I had planned on leaving home in just this green top with fuchsia pants... until I started feeling a little bit self-conscious. I added an extra navy blazer for its dark neutral color (which helps tone down the overall brightness), and because the blue matches the stripes on the tee. Then did I feel more like myself.

Happy Election Day, voters!
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
necklace: gift from aunt (similar)
top: Saint James Galathee tee (sold here)
cuff: Forever 21 swirled pearlescent bead (similar)
ring: Forever 21 textured horse shoe (similar)
pants: Ann Taylor Chelsea cropped (similar)
bag: agnes b (similar) - gift from cousin
shoes: Via Spiga Missy (similar)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Weekend

It's been the best kind of weekend, one of no commitments, bumming around, and watching all the TV my eyes can handle. Hope y'all have a good one!
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
scarf: gift from SewPetiteGal (custom order from her Etsy shop)
sweater: H&M (similar)
top: Gap Pure longline tunic (sold here)
bracelet: gift from SewPetiteGal (custom order from her Etsy shop)
jeans: Hollister boot destroyed (sold here)
bag: agnes b (similar) - gift from cousin

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Boots Season

Cooler weather is finally here to stay! The novelty hasn't worn off yet (for this year) so bear with me. I'm sure in a few weeks' time, I'll be cursing the cold and darkness in the mornings. Until then, boots + sweater + jacket will be on repeat.

PS - My boots are now $331.65 (33% off) in both black and sienna with many sizes still available (review here).
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
sweater: H&M
jeans: LOFT denim leggings (sold here)
rings: Forever 21 braid & chain stack ring set (similar)
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