Friday, May 30, 2014

Black Out

I'm back from abroad! The days sure did fly by, but at the same time, I'm also glad to be back home. Nothing beats sleeping in my own bed... and a Chick-fil-A peach milkshake (the first meal we ate since landing). I took close to 1000 photos on the trip, so hopefully I'll finish weeding through them in the next couple of weeks, then write up an accompanying post. For now, back to our usual programming -- outfit posts!
wrap top, faux leather pants, black ballet flats
wrap top, faux leather pants
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: NYX round case lipstick in NYX (sold here)
necklace: Gorjana anchor - gift from Sydney (sold here)
top: lucy uplifting wrap (sold here - on sale)
pants: Blank NYC faux leather skinny (sold at Zappos / Revolve Clothing)
bag: Balenciaga city (this season's sold at NM / Barneys)
shoes: Sam Edelman Felicia ballet flats (sold at Nordstrom / Shopbop / Zappos / Lord & Taylor)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

BRB

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I'm taking a blogging break until the end of the month because the oft-wished about EuroTrip is actually happening. We're off to London -> Paris -> Venice -> Rome for the next 17 days. Words can't describe how excited I am. There's so much to see, to experience, to eat, to buy...!

I'll be offline for the duration of the trip, so any questions/comments will be answered upon my return. Now I'm off to brush up on my bebe-level Francais and add to my non-existent Italian. See you in a couple of weeks!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Dress Up / Dress Down Stripes

Simple and extravagant outfits alike, I find inspiration from all over. Today's comes from Pinterest (yet again). The first outfit below is pretty much a dupe of the model's, while the second is a casual variation of the first. I'd say the second is more "me," but the first doesn't lag too far behind.
trench coat, stripe button up shirt, light wash jeans
stripe button up shirt, light wash jeans, red loafers
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in softsilver rose (sold here)
necklaces: Heirloom Finds (similar); J.Crew Factory brass-plated crystal (sold here)
jacket: [outfit 1] Burberry Marystow trench coat (sold at Bloomingdale's / BG)
shirt: J.Crew Factory printed classic button-down (sold here - extra 30% off w/code SALE30)
ring: Elizabeth and James Windrose (sold at Shopbop / Zappos / Revolve Clothing; similar)
jeans: LOFT super skinny jeans in deconstructed garden blue (sold here)
bag: Sole Society Shay textured vegan satchel (sold here)
shoes: [outfit 1] YSL Charlotte pumps in Millennium print (similar; similar; similar)
[outfit 2] Gap driving moccasins (similar; similar)

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Play Ball

Just trying to stay comfy and cool during this mini-heatwave the last couple of days. Oh DC, once again you've bypassed spring and went straight towards the infamous summers. After awhile I honestly don't mind the humidity (as do my pasty legs), but it does take some getting used to in the beginning.
baseball tee, olive chino shorts, colorblock crossbody bag
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
top: J.Crew Factory stripe baseball tee (sold here - extra 30% off w/code SALE30)
bracelets: Madewell knot cuff (similar; similar); Madewell friendship (similar)
shorts: J.Crew Factory boyfriend short in broken-in chino (sold here - extra 30% off w/code SALE30)
bag: Coach mini Borough bag in retro colorblock (sold at Coach / Lord & Taylor - 20% off w/code EXTRA)
shoes: Sperry Top-Sider Bluefish (sold here)

Friday, May 9, 2014

Colorblock Peplum

Peplum is a trend I've stayed away from until recently. While everyone else raved about its figure-flattering-ness (a word I just made up), I didn't think my hips need the extra attention peplum brings. Well, all it takes is the perfect top for me to do a complete 180. I love, love the soft colors and drapey-ness of this tee.

Have a great weekend, everyone!
denim jacket, colorblock peplum top, lace printed clutch
colorblock peplum top, lace printed clutch, suede mary jane pumps
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in softsilver rose (sold here)
jacket: Abercrombie & Fitch denim (similar - 30% off w/code MAYSTYLE)
top: LOFT colorblock modern peplum tee (sold here; same style here, here - extra 40% off)
ring: Elizabeth and James Windrose (sold at Shopbop / Zappos / Revolve Clothing; similar)
clutch: Tory Burch Kerrington carryall (recent - may still be in stores)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Two for One

Same outfit, different days, swapped accessories. If there is one thing I'm consistent with, it's my gazing-with-fascination-at-the-ground pose... which apparently I overuse without thinking twice about. Time to pick up a new "acting natural" pose?
black cowlneck sweater, striped top, light wash jeans
black cowlneck sweater, striped top, red crossbody bag
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in softsilver rose (sold here)
sweater: Gap cowlneck (sold here - $19.97)
bracelet: Forever 21 cuff (similar; similar)
jeans: LOFT super skinny jeans in deconstructed garden blue (sold here - 40% off)
bag: [outfit 1] Longchamp large Le Pliage (sold at Nordstrom / Bloomingdale's / NM)
[outfit 2] Chanel camellia WOC (buy pre-owned)
shoes: [outfit 1] YSL Charlotte pumps in Millennium print (similar; similar; similar)
[outfit 2] Sam Edelman Felicia ballet flats (sold at Nordstrom / Shopbop / Lord & Taylor / Zappos)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Swing

** 9/15/2014 update: see here for a review on the Everlane swing trench **

Keeping it short and sweet on the blog today with one photo and one sentence that wasted 10 secs that you'll never get back ;) Have a good one!
sage swing trench, striped top, light wash jeans
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in softsilver rose (sold here)
jacket: Everlane swing trench (sold here)
ring: Elizabeth and James Windrose (sold at Shopbop / Zappos / Revolve Clothing; similar)
jeans: LOFT super skinny jeans in deconstructed garden blue (sold here)
shoes: Sam Edelman Felicia ballet flats (sold at Nordstrom / Shopbop / Lord & Taylor / Zappos)

Monday, May 5, 2014

Leather / Leopard

I first wore this outfit last year but never took proper photos. So when I finally got around to it four months later, I'm ecstatic to find a gorgeous backdrop with the last of the spring blooms. A "pretty" outfit deserves a pretty setting, don't you think?
nude blouse, pearl necklace, faux leather pants, leopard pumps
nude blouse, pearl necklace, faux leather pants
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in softsilver rose (sold here)
necklace: gift from aunt (similar)
topEverlane silk round collar blouse (sold here; similar)
ring: Elizabeth and James Windrose (sold at Shopbop / Zappos / Bloomingdale's / Revolve Clothing; similar)
pants: Blank NYC faux leather skinny (sold at Zappos / Revolve Clothing)
bag: Chanel M/L flap (buy pre-owned)
shoes: Jones New York Harlem (similar; similar)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Mixed Prints

There's something about the style and print of the dress that brings out the preppy side of me. As if the dress isn't enough, I continued the theme with colorful loafers and a bright scarf. For once I can walk down M Street in Georgetown and actually blend in... which I'm not sure is necessarily a good thing.
patterned dress, blue chain scarf
patterned dress, blue chain scarf, red loafers
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
ring: Elizabeth and James Windrose (sold at Shopbop / Zappos / Bloomingdale's / Revolve Clothing; similar)
bracelet: Ann Taylor pave cabochon (sold here)
scarf on bag: C. Wonder silk chain link printed (similar)
shoes: Gap driving moccasins (similar; similar)

Friday, May 2, 2014

Red / Gray / White

I don't say this often, but it's been a longgg week at work, and sadly, will be for the foreseeable future. I'm definitely looking forward to doing nothing all weekend... starting now. Hope you have a good one!
red jacket, gray tee, jeweled necklaces, white jeans
red jacket, gray tee, jeweled necklaces, white jeans
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in softsilver rose (sold here)
necklaces: Heirloom Finds (sold here); J.Crew Factory brass-plated crystal (sold here)
jacket: Burberry lightweight belted parka (similar; similar; similar - 50% off w/code SALESALE)
top: LOFT sunwashed tee (sold here - $10)
jeans: Blank NYC spray-on (sold at Shopbop / NM)
shoes: Tory Burch Ludlow driver (similar; similar; similar)
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