Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cozy in a Sweater and Full Skirt

Because of the unusually gorgeous weather earlier this week, I happily wore a skirt without tights. That's a distant memory now as hail came down two days later. Oh weather, it'd be much appreciated if you stop toying with us humans.
gray cowlneck sweater, navy plaid shirt, navy full skirt, orange clutch, leopard flats
gray cowlneck sweater, navy plaid shirt, navy full skirt, orange clutch
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar) 
lips: MAKE silk lipstick cream in taffy (sold here)
shirt: Gap fitted boyfriend plaid oxford (sold here - 40% off w/code CYBER; similar - 40% off w/code CYBER)
ring: Elizabeth and James Windrose (sold at Shopbop / Zappos; similar - 30% off w/code TGIBF)
shoes: Nine West Shindig (sold here - on sale; similar - on sale)

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Greige

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrates!
chunky knit scarf, trench coat, ruffled sweatshirt
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar) 
lips: MAKE silk lipstick cream in taffy (sold here)
top: Clu Too ruffled sweatshirt (sold here)
ring: Elizabeth and James Windrose (sold at Shopbop / Zappos; similar)
pants: Ann Taylor ponte skinny ankle (sold here - 50% off w/code THANKS)
bag: Longchamp large Le Pliage (sold at Bloomingdale's / Nordstrom / NM)
shoes: Sam Edelman Felicia ballet flats (sold at Nordstrom / Shopbop / Zappos / Lord & Taylor - 20% off w/code THANKS)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Booted + Caped

pink trench cape, gray sweater, navy plaid shirt, brown suede over the knee boots
pink trench cape, gray sweater, navy plaid shirt
pink trench cape, gray sweater, navy plaid shirt, brown suede over the knee boots
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: TOUS Colors in 04
shirt: Gap fitted boyfriend plaid oxford (sold here - 30% off w/code HAPPY)
bag: Longchamp large Le Pliage (sold at Bloomingdale's / Nordstrom / NM)

Monday, November 24, 2014

Seasonal Colors

The purse completes the outfit is a saying that does not apply for today's look. The chocolate brown tote is the best option from my wardrobe, but something looks a bit off -- the nylon material? The pink/tan trim? Both? This is one of those days where I should've just gone without.
sage green swing trench jacket, chambray shirt, fuchsia pants
sage green swing trench jacket, chambray shirt, fuchsia pants, brown loafers
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Chantecaille lipstick in milky way
necklace: Forever 21 chain (similar - on sale)
shoes: Tory Burch Ludlow driver (similar; similar)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Greyscale

When people stumble upon me taking photos, they usually fit into one of three categories: 1) ones who politely smile, perhaps say hi, then go about their merry way; 2) ones who give me a weird look and may linger around to see what I'm up to; 3) ones who straight up ask what I'm doing/taking photos of. 1 and 2 I'm used to (if the roles were reversed, I'd probably fit somewhere here), 3 still catches me off guard (gotta get better at thinking on my feet.) None of the above fit the description of the brisk walking couple who caught me in action taking today's photos. They didn't slow down one step, just walked right in front of my camera and called out, "Don't mind us, just a couple exercising and photobombing your nature shot!" Haha, thank you for not making me feel self-conscious!

Have a great weekend, everyone!
gray and white wide striped scarf, gray toggled coat, colorblocked crossbody bag, black riding boots
gray and white wide striped scarf, gray toggled coat, colorblocked crossbody bag, black riding boots
gray and white wide striped scarf, gray toggled coat, colorblocked crossbody bag, black riding boots
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: NYX round case lipstick in NYX (sold here)
scarf: Forever 21 nautical striped (similar; similar)
jeans: LOFT knit denim leggings (similar - $25)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Fall Wedding

I seem to switch between two dresses when it comes to wedding guest wear: a By Malene Birger embellished dress or a Lanvin x H&M black ruffled dress. The Malene B. dress has an open back and feels more summer-y to me (though the sparkly embellishments would fit well for NYE.) So I crossed that dress off my potentials list when I saw the mid-November date for my friend L's wedding. That left the Lanvin x H&M black ruffled dress. Black is always a safe choice and I figured the thicker material could help keep me somewhat warm (random justification on my part because any warmth is probably negated by the one-shoulder design?)

Before I fully committed to the Lanvin x H&M dress, I couldn't help but give in to the idea of shopping for a new dress to wear for a special occasion. I gave the Ann Taylor feathered hem dress a shot (runs large, tried on 00P), but sided with the majority and went with the Lanvin x H&M dress as the final pick.
black ruffled one shoulder dress, trench coat, lace printed clutch, blue suede pumps
The wedding was held at DAR Memorial Continental Hall, the smaller and older sister of the more famous Constitution Hall. Parts of the building were undergoing renovations when we were there (see random ladder in last pic), but that didn't detract from the beautiful architecture and elegant detailing found throughout. Case in point: the Pennsylvania foyer for the couple's first dance [photo below].
first dance at DAR Memorial Continental Hall
I loved L's entire look for her wedding day. The hair, the makeup, the dress (!) She looked gorgeous. The dress very much reminded me of old Hollywood glamour, which also complemented the venue perfectly. After I uploaded a couple photos to social media, one of my male coworkers (who doesn't strike me as someone who cares about fashion at all) made it a point to tell me that my "friend who got married looked so pretty. Some girls pick dresses that aren't flattering, but hers was perfect for her." What a nice thing to say :) Congrats L+S!
black ruffled one shoulder dress, lace printed clutch, blue suede pumps
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
necklace: gift from aunt (similar; similar)
dress: Lanvin x H&M via eBay (similar; similar)
clutch: Tory Burch Kerrington carryall (similar; similar)
shoes: Sole Society Desirae almond toe pump (similar; similar)

Outfit photos thanks to DH!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tweed / Gray / Leather

tweed jacket, mixed metal necklace, black faux leather pants, pink metallic clutch
tweed jacket, mixed metal necklace, black faux leather pants, pink metallic clutch
tweed jacket, mixed metal necklace, pink metallic clutch
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar) 
lips: MAKE silk lipstick cream in taffy (sold here)
necklace: Ann Taylor pearlized stone statement (similar; similar)
jacket: UniQUEEN Malang tweed (similar; similar - both on sale)
ring: Elizabeth and James Windrose (sold at Shopbop / Zappos / Revolve Clothing; similar)
pants: Blank NYC faux leather skinny (sold here)
shoes: Sam Edelman Felicia ballet flats (sold at Nordstrom / Shopbop / Zappos / Lord & Taylor)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Cap On

red cap, pink trench cape coat, striped shirt, striped turtleneck, black faux leather pants
red cap, pink trench cape coat, striped shirt, striped turtleneck, black faux leather pants
red cap, pink trench cape coat, striped shirt, black faux leather pants
hat: MLB Washington Nationals cap with 2014 postseason patch (sold here)
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: MAKE silk lipstick cream in taffy (sold here)
coat: Stella McCartney trench cape (great dupe at Shopbop - 30% off / Nordstrom - 40% off / NM - on sale)
shirt: Polo Factory slim style button up (tag info; similar)
turtleneck: J.Crew tissue turtleneck tee in heather stripe (this season's sold here - 25% off w/code SHOPNOW)
pants: Blank NYC faux leather skinny (sold here)
bag: Balenciaga city (this season's sold at NM / Barneys)
shoes: Sperry x J.Crew authentic original bow boat (similar - on sale)

Friday, November 14, 2014

Swing + Suede

Sale alerts:

1) Take 40% off at Ann Taylor's F&F event with code FRIENDS40 through Mon. 11/17.

Recent purchases + closet favorites:
- Modern classic twisted cuff - $29.70 (great for smaller wrists / outfit: here)
- Ponte skinny ankle pants - $58.80 (TTS - I'm wearing sz 00 / outfits: below, here, here)
- Feathered hem dress - $148.80 (runs large - I'm trying on sz 00P)
- Jewel neck long sleeve tee - $19.50 (TTS - I own sz XS in the pretty midnight plum color, but haven't worn it for the blog yet)
- Modern classic skinny hinge bangle - $16.80 (outfits: here, here)
- Pave cabochon stretch bracelet - $17.70 (outfits: here, here)

Other picks: $32.99 faux leather yoke ponte top (short-sleeve version of mine); $47.70 stripe perfect shirt (love mine from last season); $65.40 faux leather pencil skirt (TTS at the waist, length runs long - regular hits below my knees, petite hits at my knees).

2) Take 40% off at LOFT's F&F event with code SHAREIT.

I haven't shopped here recently, so the only items I can recommend are jeans:
- Modern skinny jeans - $38.99 - $47.70 (old review here / outfit: here)
- Modern straight jeans - $38.99 - $50.99 (believe it used to be called the modern slim / outfits: here, here, here)
- Super skinny jeans - $41.70 (usual size felt fine, but I went up one size so it's not skin-tight - I'm wearing sz 25 / outfits: here, here, here)

Other picks: $23.70 double plaid infinity scarf (love the color and pattern); $26.70 pearlized multi strand necklace (looks similar to my AT version).

Happy shopping and have a great weekend!
animal print scarf, sage green swing jacket, blue suede pumps
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: TOUS Colors in 02
scarf: gift from friend (similar - on sale)
top: Ann Taylor faux leather yoke (similar; similar - both extra 40% off)
pants: Ann Taylor ponte skinny ankle (sold here - 40% off w/code FRIENDS40)
bag: Longchamp large Le Pliage (sold at Bloomingdale's - 20% off w/code HOLIDAY / Nordstrom - 20% off / NM)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Layers Upon Layers

taupe chunky scarf, dark red jacket, plaid shirt, striped tee, suede ankle boots
taupe chunky scarf, dark red jacket, plaid shirt, striped tee
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: TOUS Colors in 04
jacket: Burberry lightweight belted parka (this season's sold here; similar)
shirt: J.Crew perfect shirt in ivory tartan (similar - 25% off w/code SHOPNOW; similar; similar)
top: Gap stripe luxe boatneck tee (sold here - 30% off w/code FESTIVE)
bag: Longchamp large Le Pliage (sold at Bloomingdale's - 20% off w/code HOLIDAY / Nordstrom - 20% off / NM)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Black / Camel / Gold

The title says it all -- keeping it simple and classic in black, camel, and gold tones for an outfit to run errands in recently. Along with all the other "fall" favorites (colorful leaves, pumpkin flavors -- only in donuts, football season, wearing layers), I'm so happy to also add (faux) leather pants to the list!

Have a good Monday, everyone!
black scarf, camel sweater, black leather pants, gold jewelry
black scarf, camel sweater, black leather pants, gold jewelry
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
scarf: Cuyana alpaca infinity (sold here) - thanks to ShopSense
sweater: Tory Burch Deanna (similar - 40% off w/code FFSALE; similar - extra 30% off w/code GETWARM)
cuff: Ann Taylor modern classic twisted (sold here - 40% off)
ring: Elizabeth and James Windrose (sold at Shopbop / Zappos / Revolve Clothing; similar)
pants: Blank NYC faux leather skinny (sold at Nordstrom - 33% off / Shopbop)
bag: Chanel reissue in 226 (buy pre-owned; similar - 30% off)
shoes: Sam Edelman Felicia ballet flats (sold at Nordstrom / Shopbop / Zappos / Lord & Taylor)

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Loose Ends

I've been so busy taking turns wearing my myriad of jackets/coats that my blazers are being neglected. Coupled with a few items that are currently in constant rotation -- orange clutch, poppy printed scarf (scroll through the last few posts and you can see their multiple guest appearances) -- and today's outfit is a resulting mix of preppy, color, and comfort.
navy blazer, pink striped button up shirt, floral scarf, orange clutch
navy blazer, pink striped button up shirt, floral scarf, orange clutch, brown loafers
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
necklace: Dogeared "Key to Success" - thanks to ShopStyle (sold at Zappos / Amazon)
shirt: Polo Factory slim style button up (tag info; similar)
ring: Elizabeth and James Windrose (sold at Shopbop / Zappos / Revolve Clothing; similar)
jeans: LOFT super skinny jeans in deconstructed garden blue (this season's sold here)
shoes: Tory Burch Ludlow driver (similar; similar)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Wrapped (+ Gap's F&F Sale)

Sale alert: Take 40% off at Gap's F&F event with code FFSALE through Mon. 11/10 (some exclusions apply).

Closet favorites include:
- Stripe luxe boatneck tee - $16.17 - (TTS - wearing sz XS / outfit: here)
- Broken-in straight khakis - $29.97 - (TTS - wearing sz 00 / outfits: here, here, here)
- Essential rugby crew tee - $10.19 (TTS - wearing sz XS / outfit: below)

Other picks:
- $10.80 fluid pocket tee (very similar to my Vince tee for a fraction of the cost)
- $32.97 fitted boyfriend plaid oxford shirt in navy plaid (ordered to try and compare against J.Crew flannel shirt in buffalo check)
- $57 ribbed cashmere scarf (similar to my Zara scarf worn below)
- $17.97 cozy stripe scarf (similar to my Forever 21 striped scarf)
- $11.97 maximum heat tights (ordered to try)

Happy shopping!
chunky knit scarf, rugby striped tee, orange clutch, leopard flats
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: NYX round case lipstick in NYX (sold here)
top: Gap essential rugby crew tee (sold here - extra 40% off w/code FFSALE; similar - BOGO 50% off)
belt: J.Crew Factory (similar - 40% off w/code FFSALE)
ring: Elizabeth and James Windrose (sold at Shopbop / Zappos / Revolve Clothing; similar)
shoes: Nine West Shindig (sold at NW / Amazon; similar - on sale)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Toggled

gray toggle duffle coat, navy gingham shirt, white tee, distressed jeans
gray toggle duffle coat, navy gingham shirt, white tee, distressed jeans
gray toggle duffle coat, navy gingham shirt, white tee, distressed jeans
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: NYX round case lipstick in NYX (sold here)
shirt: Banana Republic Factory gingham (similar - 35% off w/code BRSAVEBIG; similar - on sale)
tee: Everlane the women's V (sold here)
jeans: LOFT super skinny jeans in deconstructed garden blue (this season's sold here)
bag: Longchamp large Le Pliage (sold at Nordstrom / Bloomingdale's / NM)

Monday, November 3, 2014

Green / Orange

This pier with a view is one of my favorite locations to take outfit photos. During the warmer months, many others also flock to this spot for fishing, taking a break from their day, or any other number of reasons. So I usually stay away until the weather turns cooler. The time is now, so expect lots of repetitive backgrounds in the near future ;)

Have a great Monday!
plaid patterned trench jacket, green blouse, orange clutch
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[photo above] Autumn in the East coast is a glorious sight
plaid patterned trench jacket, green blouse, orange clutch
plaid patterned trench jacket, green blouse, orange clutch
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
jacket: Coach Tattersall short trench (tag info - may be avail at the outlets; this season's sold here; similar)
belt: J.Crew Factory (similar - on sale)
ring: Elizabeth and James Windrose (sold at Shopbop / Zappos / Revolve Clothing; similar)
jeans: LOFT super skinny jeans in deconstructed garden blue (this season's sold here)
shoes: Tory Burch Ludlow driver (similar; similar)

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Red / Green / Blue

floral scarf, blue striped button up shirt, green tie belt, navy khakis, pink boat shoes
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
shirt: J.Crew Factory printed classic button-down (sold here - on sale)
belt: Old Navy tie (similar)
pants: Gap broken-in straight khakis (sold here - 30% off w/code JOY)
bag: Longchamp large Le Pliage (sold at Nordstrom / Bloomingdale's / NM)
shoes: Sperry x J.Crew authentic original bow boat (may still be available in stores; similar - on sale)
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