Tuesday, December 18, 2012

How I Wore It: Pinterest Inspiration

I'm just going to put this right out there, I freakin LOVE pinterest.  The End. 

Here is an Inspiration board I pinned last night:

Mint and Coral - Great combination!! So I decided to pull out something *similar* from my closet for today:

Skirt - JCrew No.2, Mint Shell - JCrew, Cardi - BR, Belt - Forever21, Necklace - The Limited, Tights - JCrew, Shoes - Enzo

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Vacation Wear 2013

Vacation!!! The word alone is enough to make most people get all tingly with anticipation.  If you are anything like me, you spend months planning your activities, reading reviews, and more importantly shopping for all of the great vacation things you "NEED" for your upcoming adventure! 

Because our vacations are regularly scheduled for January, I stalk retailer's websites for that exciting moment when "Resort 201XXX" is released, then for about a week after Christmas I go nuts. You know how you walk into a store to return a Christmas sweater for another fuzzy sweater (in the NE anyway) and you look around at all the shorts and swimsuits and think "jeeez all this summer stuff ALREADY?!, who is buying this?!"  ME that's who!!! 

Here is a list of my favorite (so far) Resort 2013 items!!

Lilly Pulitzer:

DVF Yasmine Dress $425

DVF Jamie Dress $398

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

How I Wore It: Knee high boots, Tweed, and the Ann Taylor Keyhold Peplum Shell

I LOVE me some knee high boots, but I am always afraid of what they actually look like on me, and how the office environment will accept them.  The funny thing is I see women in knee boots of all kinds (heeled, pointed toe, flat, riding boots) in my office (and many others) every day.  And they always look amazing.  Me, I feel like the second I put them on I look a little "street walker". 

But I couldn't keep these in my closet in their box anymore damnit!  I wanted to wear my boots!!!  So I figured I would pair my knee high, camel leather, pointy toe boots with JCrew tweed.  Because Tweed makes everything classier right?!

Skirt - JCrew, Shell - Ann Taylor Keyhold Peplum Shell (new - here) Mine is Rose Taffy, Cardigan - Banana Republic, Belt - JCrew, Necklace - The Limited

Close up of top:  (This is much more pink in real life)

Boots/Tights/Skirt: Boots are Via Spiga Tights are Nordstrom

Bracelet selection for today: (a host of Kate Spades)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

How I Wore It: Pearls & Lace

I love this skirt (JCrew No. 2 pencil in double serge wool) I've mentioned them a few times in the blog and I really just can't tell you enough how much I love them!  This is a tricky color for me it's a beautiful royal blue but sometimes the matching of tops can be difficult for me.  Today's pairing is with an intricate lace top from Banana Republic and a white Cardigan from Banana Republic as well. 

I'm pretty happy with this combo, plus it allows me to wear my super fabulous nude Christian Loubotin's, which quite frankly I never want to take off my feet!

Close up of top and necklace detail:

And just because my CL's!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Ann Taylor pocketed cowl neck sweater

You might remember my "great sweater" post from the other day, as promised I'm reviewing as they arrive so here you go!

I purchased the Ann Taylor Pocketed Cowl Neck sweater in "sun deck", to start I LOVE this color it's a really nice light brown that went well with both my cognac riding boots and a pair of chocolate brown booties.

The fabric is great, it has a great fit - boxy without being baggy and still manages to hug you properly!, I am a huge fan of the length (hemmed and the sleeves), and the cowl is a great cozy cowl without being huge and overpowering!  I got this in an XS and feel like it fits true to size. 

Overall, this is a win for me!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Great Sweater

I usually don't discriminate when it comes to buying myself new things.  I also tend to hone in on something that I "NEED" (i.e. don't really need at all, but somehow have gotten it into my head that I clearly don't have a high enough volume of an item to sustain me through a season.)

This past couple of weeks it has been sweaters.  Maybe it's because my office is cold, maybe it's because I haven't even bothered to unpack my winter clothes from last year and it looks like I don't have many sweaters, or maybe it's just because this seasons smattering of sweaters is freakin adorable. 

In any case, here are some of my recent favorites for your viewing pleasure!!

JCrew Bling Cardigan (on sale for $59.50)

JCrew Tippi in Stripe (on sale for $79.50)

JCrew Buttoned Boat Neck (on sale for $59.50)

Ann Taylor Pocketed Cowl Neck $88

Ann Taylor Merino V-Neck $78 (I got mine in Berry)

Ann Taylor Merino Cardigan $78

Neither of these two would transfer well in photos sorry!

Be on the lookout for reviews of all the above in the near future!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Bracelet Stacking

I have to tell you I am a HUGE fan of the bracelet stacking trend.  Although, being as accessory challenged as I am, this one is a struggle for me! 

I highly encourage all of you to grab some bracelets and jump on board the trend!

Here are some photos of actual people that can bracelet stack:

Here are some of my attempts: