Falling for Fall Colors

by - Sunday, September 29, 2013
Fall is officially upon us (as of one week ago). As much as I'm looking forward to wearing layers, it's hard to completely let go of summer. To compromise, I've been experimenting with wearing fall-like colors of burgundy and dark green as the weather fluctuates between slightly cool and slightly warm.
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burgundy sweater, olive pants
burgundy sweater, denim shorts
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
sweater: H&M (similar; similar)
top: [outfit 1] Gap Pure longline tunic (similar)
rings: [outfit 1] H&M (similar)
bracelet: [outfit 2] Madewell braided friendship (sold here)
pants: [outfit 1] Zara TRF skinny trousers (similar; similar)
belt: [outfit 2] crewcuts camo (similar; similar)
shorts: Hollister Hobson (similar)
shoes: [outfit 1] YSL Charlotte pumps in Millennium print (sold here; similar; similar)
[outfit 2] Sperry Top-Sider Bluefish (sold here)

Photos for outfit #2 thanks to DH!

Point the Way

by - Friday, September 27, 2013
A quick post on this beautiful Friday. Have a good weekend ahead!
red trench, blue oxford shirt
red trench, blue oxford shirt
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in wink for pink (sold here)
jacket: Coffee Shop (sold here)
shirt: American Eagle favorite oxford (this season's sold here)
belt: J.Crew (similar)
bag: Longchamp large Le Pliage (sold at Nordstrom / Bloomingdale's / NM)
shoes: YSL Charlotte pumps in Millennium print (sold here; similar)

15 Ways to Wear Neon Pink

by - Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Neon pink is a color that I jumped on board with two summers ago. I figured it'd be a fun trend to try, but I'd quickly tire and move on to the next fad. For the most part, this was true. However, when summer rolls around the years since, I find myself reaching for this bright color time and time again.

Pink colors in general work well with blue shades. Like with my fuchsia pants, I wore neon pink quite often with navy. I also wasn't afraid to pair this bright pink with another bright color, but do make a conscious effort to balance out the rest of the outfit with neutrals.

For neon pink tees currently on the market, try: one, two, three. For neon pink gingham shirts currently on the market, try: one, two, three.
15 ways to wear neon pink
Outfit details...
Row 1: one, two, three, four, five
Row 2: one, two, three, four, five
Row 3: one, two, three, four, five

Stripes/Green/Red

by - Monday, September 23, 2013
I can't get enough of these red loafers! I tend to play it safe with my shoe choices, but these have been surprisingly easy (not to mention, comfortable) to pair with casual or dressy items in varying colors and patterns (also see previous two posts). So much so that I'm seriously considering breaking my no-duplicates-rule and buying a backup pair.
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sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
jacket: American Eagle (similar)
bracelet: Madewell knot cuff (similar; similar)
jeans: Blank NYC spray-on (sold at Piperlime / Shopbop / NM)
shoes: Gap driving moccasins (sold here / other colors; similar)

Elbow Patched

by - Friday, September 20, 2013
Sale alert: Take 40% off everything at LOFT through 9/21 with code STYLEEVENT.

- Pleated tie neck shell - $29.70 with code (TTS - I'm wearing sz XXS / outfit below; also here, here, here)
- Pamela scalloped Mary Jane pumps - $53.70 with code (I'm wearing size 6 - review / outfits: here, here, here)

Also at Banana Republic, take 40% off women's styles through 9/21 with code BR48HOUR.

- Leopard haircalf skinny belt - $29.70 with code (TTS if worn at waist, size up if worn at hips / outfits: here, here)


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The sun glare was way too bright when I took photos for today's outfit, so I figured I'll color correct in Lightroom later. Unfortunately my skills aren't up to par =/ However, I did manage to capture the details via my iPod later on in the day.

Have a good weekend, everyone!
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sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in wink for pink (sold here)
necklace: Gorjana - gift from Sydney (sold here)
blazer: Zara checked blazer with elbow patches (sold here)
top: LOFT pleated tie neck shell (sold here)
bag: Longchamp large Le Pliage (sold at Nordstrom / Bloomingdale's / NM)
shoes: Gap driving moccasins (sold here / other colors; similar)

A Little Bit Red, A Little Bit Wild

by - Thursday, September 19, 2013
A quick post on this beautiful Thursday morning. Have a good one!
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sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in wink for pink (sold here)
necklace: Forever 21 (similar)
top: Gap chambray tailored shirt (similar)
belt: Banana Republic leopard haircalf skinny (sold here)
bag: Longchamp large Le Pliage (sold at Nordstrom / Bloomingdale's / NM)
shoes: Gap driving moccasins (sold here / other colors; similar)

New 'Do

by - Tuesday, September 17, 2013
I got a haircut over the weekend. This is news because my hair hasn't been this short since... I was a toddler? I hadn't considered anything besides my usual trim of ~3" until my stylist asked if I want my hair just long enough so I can tie it back. Nahh, let's go shorter this time, I spontaneously decided. I couldn't bring myself to get bangs, so this is the next best drastic change.

I think I look more mature post-haircut because I've always (unreasonably) associated short hair with adults. More older people have short hair compared to younger people, therefore I must look older now. You know, correlation equals causation and all that. Wrong. DH jokingly said, "Will you go to prom with me?" upon seeing my new haircut. My stylist remarked that I looked younger than before. Older, younger... neither is a bad thing to embrace. I'm just happy to cut down the amount of time it takes to wash, blow dry, and straighten my hair.
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sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in wink for pink (sold here)
top: Zara sheer lace backless - gift from Elle (similar)
tank: H&M - gift from Elle (similar)
rings: H&M (similar)
belt: Banana Republic leopard haircalf skinny (sold here)
shorts: Old Navy perfect khaki (this season's sold here)
clutch: H&M (similar)
shoes: Valentino bow ballerina (similar)

Simple

by - Monday, September 16, 2013
Today's outfit is a casual look comprised of my favs: stripes, blue & orange, and flats. Happy Monday!
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sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
top: Saint James three-quarter sleeve tee (sold here)
bracelet: Madewell knot cuff (similar; similar)
belt: Old Navy grosgrain (similar)
shorts: LOFT cotton shorts w/4" inseam (similar; similar)

Laid Back

by - Sunday, September 15, 2013
Red/white/blue is a favorite color combo of mine, but one which I haven't worn much of lately. To remedy that, here's a version in darker shades that's appropriate for the fall-like weather we've having.
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sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in wink for pink (sold here)
necklace: Forever 21 (similar)
sweater: H&M (similar; similar)
bracelet: Madewell braided friendship (sold here)
jeans: Blank NYC spray-on (sold at Piperlime / Shopbop / NM)

Maxi

by - Saturday, September 14, 2013
Today we have another maxi and scarf pairing, though in a different color combo. Have a good weekend, everyone!
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sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in wink for pink (sold here)
scarf: Esprit (similar)
bracelet: Madewell knot cuff (similar; similar)
nail polish on toes: OPI South Beach Paint My Moji-toes Red
shoes: Old Navy faux-leather capri sandals (similar)

Yellow/Blue

by - Thursday, September 12, 2013
Today's look is yet another office appropriate outfit. That increases the tally for this week to a whopping two (a first for me in a long time). No worries, I'll be back to wearing casual outfits the rest of my weekend... which starts now.
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sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
necklace: stone pendant via eBay (seller's shop for stone, chain)
top: LOFT pleated tie neck shell (sold here)
bracelet: Forever 21 (similar)
pants: Express Editor (this season's sold here)
bag: Marc Jacobs large Single - gift from aunt (sold here)

Black/Brown

by - Wednesday, September 11, 2013
There are some color combinations that I instantly associate with random things. Black and red remind me of checkers (which I don't particularly have fond memories of), so I prefer not to wear just the two together. Brown and red on the other hand, I love, which makes brown an easy choice as the third color option for today's outfit.
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sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
necklace: Forever 21 curved bar (sold here)
sweater: Banana Republic piped open cardigan (sold here)
top: Ann Taylor asymmetrical drape (similar)
rings: H&M (similar)
skirt: Gap (similar)
shoes: Jones New York Harlem (similar; similar)

Pattern on Pattern

by - Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Posts on the blog have been sporadic as of late. Shrugs. Life happens. At the start of this week, I vowed to try my hardest to blog everyday. It's only Tuesday and I'm slacking. Well, the day isn't technically over until midnight, right? So with 2.5 hrs to go, a new outfit post!
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sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in wink for pink (sold here)
top: Saint James three-quarter sleeve tee (sold here)
shirt: J.Crew Factory printed silk blouse (sold here)
bracelet: Madewell braided friendship (sold here)
pants: LOFT Julie linen trousers (similar; similar)
nail polish on toes: OPI South Beach Paint My Moji-toes Red
shoes: Old Navy faux-leather capri sandals (similar)

Neon/Chambray

by - Monday, September 09, 2013
Today isn't my typical caffeine-guzzling-while-running-out-the-door-because-I'm-late-again Monday. Today I had no problems waking up early because I know after putting in my usual hours at the office, I can run home and park my behind on the couch for the rest of the night. Nadal/Djokovic. Redskins/Eagles. Ahh... I hope the two do not overlap. Otherwise I'll have one eye glued to the TV while the other focuses on the live stream on my laptop.

Happy Monday!
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sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
necklace: Forever 21 curved bar (sold here)
shirt: Gap chambray tailored shirt (similar)
tee: American Eagle (similar)
bracelets: Madewell knot cuff (similar; similar);
Madewell braided friendship (sold here)
belt: J.Crew (similar)
pants: Gap broken-in straight khakis (sold here)
bag: agnes b (similar)

Transitional

by - Sunday, September 08, 2013
Summer... fall... the weather's been pretty fickle lately. I'd be wearing jeans and booties in the morning but changing to shorts by the afternoon. Hey, if this is the extent of my problems, I sure can't be complaining.
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sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: [outfit 1] Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in wink for pink (sold here)
jacket: American Eagle (similar)
top: LOFT pleated tie neck shell (sold here)
rings: H&M (similar)
jeans: [outfit 1] Blank NYC spray-on (sold at Piperlime / Shopbop / NM)
shorts: [outfit 2] Hollister Hobson (similar)
clutch: H&M (similar)
nail polish on toes: [outfit 2] OPI South Beach Paint My Moji-toes Red
shoes: [outfit 1] Ann Taylor covered platform bootie (similar)
[outfit 2] LOFT Vaughn t-strap sandals (dupe sold here)

Leather Trimmed

by - Friday, September 06, 2013
Today's look is inspired by an outfit from the DSquared2 Resort 2012 campaign. I love the camel/pink/orange combo on the model and wanted to try my hand using pieces from my closet. I do like how my outfit turned out but think there may be too much color on top? DSquared2 got it right by separating out camel and pink into top and bottom pieces.

Have a good weekend!
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sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in wink for pink (sold here)
sweater: Banana Republic piped open cardigan (sold here)
tee: American Eagle (similar)
rings: Forever 21 feather (similar); H&M (similar)
jeans: Blank NYC spray-on (sold at Piperlime / Shopbop / NM)
clutch: H&M (similar)
shoes: Via Spiga Missy wedges (similar)

Mustard/Floral

by - Tuesday, September 03, 2013
For today's look, I'm branching out of the blues and reds that I've worn much too often as of late. This golden mustard colored top should be an easy transition piece as summer turns into fall. It's perfect as a standalone piece now, or as the weather cools, layered with sweaters/cardigans/blazers in assorted colors.
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sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in wink for pink (sold here)
necklace: gift from aunt (similar)
top: LOFT pleated tie neck shell (sold here - 30% off w/code TOPS30)
rings: H&M (similar)
clutch: H&M (similar)

Skirtin'

by - Monday, September 02, 2013
It's been quite the eventful long weekend for me. Spent time with out-of-town visitors (cousins and Elle), outlet shopping, celebrating my dad and grandmother-in-law's birthdays, and about to squeeze in a few episodes of Grey's Anatomy. Hope you had a great weekend!
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sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
tee: H&M (similar)
rings: H&M (similar)
skirt: pleated skirt by SewPetiteGal (custom order from her Etsy store)
shoes: Valentino Rockstud (sold at Nordstrom / NM / BG / Saks; similar)

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