Thursday, February 9, 2012


I have moved this blog to a domain so that I could take advantaged of the powers of Wordpress. I hope you'll continue to read and follow me over there! If you subscribe via RSS, your subscription should not be affected.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Look :: lemon + jade

shirt: Free People // skirt: J.Crew (old; similar) // booties: Report // sunglasses: Ray Ban // nail polish: Essie, Turks and Caicos

I feel the need to preface this post by saying that my cousin made fun of my color descriptions when I posted a preview of this outfit on Instagram earlier today. In the caption I listed the colors of my outfit as 'lemon, turquoise, and jade,' and he commented and asked, "You mean yellow, blue, and green?" Oh, the life of a fashion girl. Colors are far more nuanced than the primaries and different hues can dramatically alter a look. Regardless, I was in love with this outfit today and the colors were lifting my spirits and garnered several compliments. Because I chose to mix two bold colors, I kept the accessories minimal (though they appear non-existant in these photos). My favorite part? My turquoise nails which added an extra dash of whimsy.

I want to thank you all so very much for all of your comments on my last post. I'm still working to get Wordpress set up, but I hope to be able to unveil the new site soon so that I can respond to each and every one of you. I have been visiting every blog that is linked to a comment and I must say, I am astounded at the size of this Internet community and all of the incredible style everyone possesses.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Look :: leopard + fatigue

jacket: Victoria's Secret (old; similar) // skirt: J.Crew (old; similar) // belt: Target (similar) // pumps: Ivanka Trump (similar)

I shot these photos in 15 minutes yesterday before I had to go to work. I finally broke down and ordered a remote for my Nikon so I can shoot my own outfit photos on a much more consistent basis for you guys. There's nothing worse than a good outfit not getting enough exposure and going to waste now, is there?

These leopard pumps are a favorite of mine, though I confess, they're probably the most uncomfortable heels I own. While the style is perfection and I searched high and low to find a pair of leopard pumps that was just so, I can't last more than three hours on my feet in these. That said, I love how they instantly glam up a very monochromatic look. Though I didn't get a decent shot with the jacket open, I had on a mustard yellow tee (last seen here) paired with my ochre pencil skirt (last seen here). The colors are very similar to give the illusion of a dress, but I added the leopard belt to break up the look and tie in the shoes. The military jacket is a favorite of mine though I haven't worn it much this season. I love the cropped length as it pairs perfectly with high-waisted pencil skirts and adds a much-needed edge to an otherwise safe wear-to-work look.

I am spending today transitioning this blog over to Wordpress. When I decided to start this blog I wanted something quick and easy, but I'm now realizing Blogger isn't quite as functional as I'm accustomed to with Wordpress. I want the ability to interact with you guys in the comments and Blogger's reply feature refuses to cooperate. I can't wait to unveil the results on Wednesday!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Current Obsession :: Rafe New York Minaudières

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Once again it seems that I am left to pine over beautiful things that are not within my budget to afford, but oh, a girl can dream can't she? These minaudières by Rafe New York are perfection. The architectural form and geometric shape would instantly make this an outfit conversation piece. And when it wasn't in my hand everywhere I went, wouldn't it look stunning sitting on top of some coffee table books in my den? It is items like this that remind me of why I'd much rather save up to invest in a piece of original art than an attempted knock-off by a more budget-friendly retailer.