8.31.2012

*The inevitable breakup

[Top: Zara (similar), Necklaces: Kate Spade, Banana Republic (similar), Jeans: Gap (similar), Shoes: Marc Fisher (similar)] 

If you didn't catch my guest post on Katie's Bliss on Wednesday, here are a few more takes from that outfit. And yes, the cows in the background WERE essential to the picture. 
In my last post, I gave a short analysis of the contradictory pieces I put together for that ensemble. The last moments of summer, the oncoming fall, yadda yadda. Well, if that outfit could talk it would have said, "Seasons, cut the crap. Stop messin' around with me being all 'in limbo' and move on to the next one." However, this outfit, a little more forgiving to the past summer months, gently says, "Summer, I think we need to break up. It's not you, it's me. But it's time for our last goodbyes." 
I know, it pulls on the heart strings, this inevitable breakup. I thought the most proper way to bid adieu to summer was to wear my favorite Marc Fisher heels I bought a few years back. Paired with this bright Zara top, I'd say this outfit does a good job paying its respects to summer. 
But now, onto bigger and better things. I have some big plans for fall (and a metallic jacket is included...so get excited people). 

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8.29.2012

*My english teacher would be proud

[Top: J.Crew (similar), Necklace: Kate Spade, Belt: Kohl's (similar), Skirt: J.Crew (similar), Shoes: Macy's (cute ones here)]

Though the juxtaposition of the winter sweater and spring skirt might alarm the conservative dresser, I chose to create this season-ambiguous look to symbolize my feelings toward the current weather. Pretty deep, huh? Let me break it down for you Senior IB Engligh-style. On one hand - I'm clinging on to the last remnants of the spring and summer past through a structured pencil skirt, but on the other hand I'm welcoming and embracing the cool weather that is (hopefully) approaching by wearing a cozy sweater on top. And I just threw the leopard belt in there for fun. 
Care to share an in-depth analysis of your outfit today? 
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8.23.2012

*Playing dress-up

[Lips: Lancome, Blazer: F21 (similar), Top: F21 (similar), Necklace: Kate Spade (similar) Shorts: H&M (similar), Bag: Kate Spade (similar), Shoes: J.Crew (similar)]

Though my engrossment with all things having to do with fashion might contradict what I am about to tell you, I was never a typified "girly girl" during my adolescent years. Barbies, makeup, dress-up...they were not exactly the first thing on my mind when it was time to play, yet they were always a substitute form of entertainment that I could peruse if playing "House" was not a possibility. So now, after 19 years of femininity, I feel deprived of the days where "playing dress-up" and "destroy your mom's makeup collection by putting everything on your face at once" was a suitable way to spend the afternoon. That is why, when I was in the makeup section of Macy's the other day, I decided that now would be a good time to give myself the makeovers I was never inclined to give when I was seven. Insert, my new purchases from Lancome. It didn't even take any pleading for my mom to suggest I start buying some big-girl makeup, considering I've been buying everything from Wal-Mart up until now. My choice of lipstick is Lancome's new line of Rouge in Love in Deep Berry Wine. Sounds yummy. I love all my new makeup and can't wait to keep playing with all of it!! 

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8.21.2012

*Caffeine overdose

[Top: J.Crew (similar), Scarf: from my Aunt's attic, Watch: Guess, Skirt: F21 (similar), Shoes: Macy's (similar)]

Sorry for the short post but there are only three days left at home before I leave for college and my mind is too stuffed with To-Do lists and leftover projects (that I managed to only finish 90% of) to come up with anything even remotely witty/creative/interesting to discuss. I just drank a cup of coffee (can you tell by the run-on sentence?) and due to my extreme response to caffeine I am about ready to jump out of my chair right now. But before that leap, I want to give a shout-out to my Aunt Kim for giving me this beautiful scarf! I just spent a weekend at her house for a family reunion and was given permission to scavenge her attic. You know what they say...one (wo)man's trash is another (wo)man's newest accessory! 

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8.17.2012

*Training Wheels

[Jacket: Banana Republic (similar), Necklace: J.Crew (similar), Kate Spade, Tank: Express (similar), Jeans: Gap (similar), Bag: Zara (cute one here), Watch: Guess, Shoes: H&M (similar)

Well, I did it. I took off the metaphorical training wheels on the bike that is my hairstyle and went for the whole shabang: (shaBANG, get it?) After months of consideration (I will just apologize right now to all of you who had to listen to me talk relentlessly about it) I finally had my bangs cut and hair colored.  I'll tell ya, there's no nerves-killer like waiting hours at a time for something to happen. Like when we went skydiving a few weeks back we had to wait five hours to get up there, and by that point I was like JUST THROW ME OUT OF THIS GOSH DARN PLANE SO I CAN GO HOME AND TAKE A SHOWER. Same goes for getting my hair cut....after three hours in the hair salon (I'm used to a 20-minute trim) I was so ready to see my new hair I practically pleaded the hairdresser to turn my seat around. And, lucky for me, Susan complied and voila! Training wheels GONE! 
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8.15.2012

*Stewardess

[Scarf: thrifted (similar), Shirt: J.Crew (similar), Belt: J.Crew (similar), Skirt: Banana Republic (similar), Watch: Guess, Shoes: Candies (similar)]

I thought I would keep it simple with this outfit (I clearly was not in a heel-wearing mood) so I opted for my favorite white tee with a navy blue skirt, then added a few touches to add some color. I've been seeing scarves styled like this for awhile now and thought I would try it out...I know, first time I tried it I looked in the mirror and thought "peanuts or pretzels?", but I just shrugged and thought what the heck-maybe I could pull a Leonardo DiCaprio and get a free flight by impersonating a stewardess.

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8.11.2012

*Transition

  
 
 
 
[Sunglasses: Charlotte Russe (similar), Shirt: J.Crew (similar), Belt: Mom's (similar), Skirt: F21, Shoes: H&M (similar)]

Hey everyone! Sorry for the lack of posts in the past few days...been busy getting things together for my new apartment! I stole this skirt from my sister's closet and chose the perfect windy evening to take pictures of it...it's the perfect piece for transitioning to fall. It's the perfect balance of a summery style and a wintery print. I plan on using items from my summer wardrobe in the fall by layering them and adding fall trends to the outfits. Hope you are having a great weekend! 

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