black & tan.

forever 21 blouse and blazer | gap 1969 always skinny jeans | madewell zipcode boot | vintage gucci bag | michael kors watch | j.crew classic link bracelet | ray ban wayfarer sunglasses

there’s nothing like a blazer to make me (and my day) feel more put together. it’s been one of those days. hell, it’s been one of those weeks! and this outfit has me wishing i was sipping on a black & tan instead of merely wearing it. sheeesh, this girl needs a break. i’m so ready for the three day weekend and i’m hoping it’s filled with biking, cooking, listening to records, taking photographs, and above all, sleeping in. a museum day and/or visit to the botanical gardens will definitely be thrown into the mix as well. ah, we’re almost there. enjoy!

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eternally striped.

j.crew sweater-dress-tights | vintage coach city bag | madewell wedges | michael kors watch | sunglasses via ebay | onyx ring- gift from brian

i know you might be thinking “enough with the stripes already, girl!” but i can’t help it… i have a sea of stripes in my closet and i love them all.  i decided to take a spring/summer dress and remix it for the sunny yet chilly weather. all the dress needed was a bright sweater and my favorite grey tights and i was on my way. get ready to see more remixing on the blog. brian and i are going to nyc in march and i would like to stop (or majorly cut back) on shopping so that i can do some there. can’t wait for that! tons of beautiful clothes and fashionable new yorkers… sign me up!

stripes | peplum.

j.crew peplum top | madewell zipcode boots | anthropologie denim | ray ban wayfarers | vintage coach city bag | j.crew sweater

what a shocker! i’m wearing stripes, bf jeans, and booties. hopefully my outfit predictability isn’t making you snore. what can i say? i’m an eternal stripe lover. however, this is the first time i have worn peplum (can’t wait to wear this top with shorts and wedges in the spring/summer). doesn’t that count for something? haha. time to finish my coffee and run out the door. have a good day!

edgy sophistication.

outfit1outfit8madewell skirt and boots | f21 striped tee and pj blouse | j.crew tights | ray ban sunnies | michael kors watch | thrifted charm | vintage coach city bag | onyx ring

hi everyone! it’s been awhile. getting outfits shot has proven to be extremely difficult lately. i’m looking forward to longer days! about this outfit, i really enjoyed wearing it since the fabric and ease made me feel like i was walking around in pajamas all day. also, the details of stripes and polka dot tights, black and copper, finished with a top knot and red lips gave the look an edgy yet sophisticated feel. i have to note that this blog has helped me refine my style and learn, even more so, what works for me and what doesn’t. i feel most confident in classic looks (ahem, stripes, black, navy, seas of booties, high waist skirts) so i gravitate toward them. hey it’s always nice to have tried and true go-to looks, right?

p.s. i’ve gone on a monthly shopping budget that i’m really trying to stick to. but i had to tell you all that j.crew and madewell are having an extra 40% off sale. and yes i ordered something. damn it! went over budget by 30 bucks. fail.

stapled.

madewell sweatshirt dress // anthropologie sweater tights // forever 21 cardigan // vintage coach willis bag // ray ban clubmaster sunglasses // f21 oxfords

here i am on saturday sans makeup, sporting helmet head, and really hiding behind my sunglasses. sometimes it’s nice to just throw on some moisturizer/sunglasses and walk out the door. so that’s exactly what i did for our leisurely saturday afternoon bike ride. brian, amy, and i rode around the neigborhood, grabbed lunch at the american, and then enjoyed a couple of beers at shotwell’s. it was a really relaxing day followed by a healthy homemade dinner and a movie. ah, so nice. 

i’m so excited about my newest staple- a sweatshirt dress! seriously, it doesn’t get any better. the color, super soft fabric, and fit are perfect (work appropriate length too). also, i was able to snag it for about half off… so i guess it does get better. score!


downtown girls.

ski lodge

madewell sweater  // madewell zipcode boot // j. crew chevron scarf // vintage coach city bag // forever 21 denim and hat // ray ban aviators

this outfit makes me feel like i should be sitting in a ski lodge somewhere sipping on hot coco. but since i’m not headed to a ski lodge any time soon i wore this downtown. i really like the combination of stripes and chevron. about the chevron scarf… i bought it over ten years ago on super sale at j.crew. it’s practically vintage, or will be soon enough! my vacation has been so relaxing. i’ve been hanging out in the apartment (possibly verging on hermit status) watching music documentaries on joy division, the smiths, and the “importance of being morrissey” (brian asked me if that was really the name of the documentary. haha! freakin’ morrissey). so yeah i’m a real snore these days unless it comes to eating and watching documentaries on brit bands. then i’m glad to make some food and obsess over cute brit boys (i.e. ian curtis).  i’ve actually been cooking quite a bit and its been nice to have a couple of friends over to eat some home cooked meals.

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however, i did get out of the apartment today to do some shopping downtown with anne. the parking lot was so packed that we had to park on the top floor of the parking structure, but it was pretty awesome because we got to snap some cool photos. anne took the outfit photos of yours truly and i took the rest (her outfit is so cute!). i love taking out my little point and shoot out and about! it’s so convenient and i can capture moments in the sky like these. happy new year! DSCN3927

j.crew sweater // american apparel dress // hue tights // lucky brand booties // vintage bag // michael kors watch

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