Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Non-Accessorized

Today's look required accessorizing only in the practical sense. A denim jacket to stay warm from AC blasts, a handbag to tote around necessities, and shoes because I can't go around barefoot.

Have a great Tuesday, everyone!
denim jacket, jeweled tweed dress, colorblock bag
denim jacket, jeweled tweed dress, colorblock bag, striped flats
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
dress: Ann Taylor jeweled neck tweed (similar; similar)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Fields of Color

The day before my school's football season opener, I unwittingly wore UCLA colors. Oh the horror! Good thing I snuck in a little orange and navy to go with the blue and yellow.

On game day, I was a little apprehensive about turning on the TV, fearing a beat down. The days leading up to the game, DH was telling me that some of his friends (all UVA alums, nonetheless) were so sure of a UCLA win that many took the bet -- and this is with a 3 touchdown spread! So with one eye half closed, I turned on the TV. They're #7 in the nation?? ...and we're only down by 11! Yes, this is the reaction of someone who's never known what it's like to cheer for a winning football program. We can pray for a win, but making it respectable is all we can ask for. We kept it fairly close throughout and lost by 8. DH's friends aren't so lucky and lost quite a bit of money. Love sports. That's why they play the game.
coral necklace, blue striped shirt, yellow shorts
coral necklace, blue striped shirt, yellow shorts
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)
tank: Old Navy (this season's sold here - $4.80)
shorts: J.Crew 4" chino short (sold here - extra 40% off w/code WEEKEND)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Patterned + Ruffled

I first became conscious of Isabel Marant through Kelly, but really aware while in Europe when SIL was considering purchasing their ankle boots. While she was looking for other items around the store, I saw and liked a ruffled maxi skirt (dress version) on the racks. Only larger sizes remained, so I didn't give it another thought.

Through a combination of mental digging and Google, I found Clara wearing the blouse version in the same print. Of course I'm always one step behind, so most sizes were sold out when sales hit, but I did manage to snag one off eBay. Fist pump!

I think given the colors of the top, it was natural to gravitate towards white + black color pairings. Of course, it wasn't after I took photos and started writing this entry did I realize Clara had already worn the white jeans + black purse combo. D'oh! No worries, because for future outfits I can see this top also working well with denim shorts, green/tan military jacket, ankle boots, peasant/eyelet skirt in a longer length, etc.
ruffled silk top, black crossbody bag, white jeans
ruffled silk top, black crossbody bag, white jeans
ruffled silk top, black crossbody bag, white jeans, bow ballet flats
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
top: Isabel Marant Adriana (sold here)
ring: Elizabeth and James Windrose (sold at Zappos / Revolve Clothing / Shopbop; similar)
jeans: Blank NYC spray-on (sold at Shopbop / 6pm - on sale)
bag: Chanel reissue in 226 (buy pre-owned; similar - 40% off)
shoes: Valentino bow ballerina flats (similar; similar)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Lace / Leather

A few sales that have already begun in anticipation of the long weekend ahead:

Take 40% off everything at Express through Mon. 9/1:
- 2 1/2 inch pleated cuffed soft shorts - $29.94 (TTS - wearing sz 00 / outfit: here)
- Editor pants - $41.94 - $52.80 (TTS - wearing sz 00 - review here / outfits: below, here, here)
* I'm contemplating the ultimate double weave columnist ankle pants ($41.94) but hoping to try on in stores first.

Items with recent discounts:
- Sperry x J.Crew authentic original bow boat shoes - $52.49 w/code ALMOSTFALL (TTS - wearing sz 6 / outfits: here, here, here)
- J.Crew Majesty peacoat - $223.50 w/code ALMOSTFALL (I can't speak to this season's sizing, but mine from 2 years ago was TTS - wearing sz 00 / outfits: here)

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I was in a hurry, so today's photos turned out a bit blurry =/ I used the "sharpen" filter in Photoshop, but unfortunately that turned the photo more "grainy" than I'd like.
pearl necklace, black faux leather yoke top, gray trousers, lace printed clutch
pearl necklace, black faux leather yoke top, gray trousers, lace printed clutch
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
necklace: gift from aunt (similar)
top: Ann Taylor faux leather yoke (this season's sold here; similar)
ring: Elizabeth and James Windrose (sold at Zappos / Revolve Clothing / Shopbop / Bloomingdale's; similar)
pants: Express Editor (this season's sold here - 40% off)
clutch: Tory Burch Kerrington carryall
shoes: Zara court shoe with snakeskin toe (similar; similar - on sale)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Waist-Tied

baseball tee, chambray shirt, cargo pants
baseball tee, chambray shirt, cargo pants, wooden heeled pumps
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: NYX round case lipstick in NYX (sold here)
top: J.Crew Factory stripe baseball tee (similar - on sale; similar - extra 25% off w/code ALMOSTFALL)
shirt: Gap chambray tailored shirt (similar - 45% off w/code DEAL1)
pants: Zara (similar - on sale)
bag: Longchamp large Le Pliage (sold at Nordstrom / Bloomingdale's / NM)
shoes: YSL Charlotte pumps in Millennium print (similar; similar; similar)
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