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Thursday, October 30, 2014

{recap} French Wardrobe Challenge - October

This month started off with some free clothes thanks to my Mom taking me birthday shopping! For the rest of the month I tried to resist buying clothes but, as we all know, I'm a shopaholic so I did a bit more shopping. I bought a purple leopard sweater, how could I resist two of my favorite things?! 

I also splurged on a Lo & Sons bag after seeing one featured on Jessica's blog. I have a few vacations planned for next year and it will definitely come in handy for those as well as weekend trips! I've already used it a couple times since buying it, so handy!



THE RULES
  1. Just five seven standout pieces per season.
  2. Quality over quantity.
  3. Basics don’t count.
  4. Accessories don’t count, unless you’re spending a lot more than usual.
  5. Socks and underwear don’t count.
  6. Shoes do count.
MY PROGRESS

Part of my Seven:
  1. Altuzarra for Target Embroidered Pleated Georgette Dress ($54.99)
Basics: 
  1. Ella Moss Vest in gray via Marshalls ($79.99, paid with gift card)
  2. Altuzarra for Target Python long sleeve shirt ($19.99)
  3. *NEW!* August Silk Sweater via Marshalls (birthday gift)
  4. *NEW!* Midnight by Carole Hochman pajamas (also available here) via Marshalls (birthday gift)
  5. *NEW!* Banana Republic ($19.50 at the Factory Store
  6. *NEW!* Elie Tahari for Design Nation jacket c/o Kohl's

Shoes:
  1. Coach 'Nacie' pump via Marshalls ($69, paid with gift card)
  2. Cole Haan 'Minetta' Sandal via Amazon ($74, paid with gift card)
  3. *NEW!* Vince Camuto Ankle Boot via Marshalls (birthday gift)

Accessories:
  1. Movado Bold Watch c/o Lucky & Movado
  2. Kendra Scott Naomi Double Ring (c/o)
  3. Marrin Costello Pearl Crescent Necklace [$66 after coupon, not available online yet] 
  4. *NEW!* Lo & Sons "O.G. Bag" ($236 after coupon code)

Exempt items:  [gifted items from brands or family members that would normally fall under my standout pieces]
  • Philosophy Top c/o Marshalls ($19.99)
  • For Cynthia Sweater c/o Marshalls ($16.99) 
  • *NEW!* Tory Burch Cardigan via TJ Maxx (birthday gift)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

{outfit} Edun Tiered Dress

This is what I wore to my Aunt's house this past weekend for my cousin's birthday party.  It was an unseasonably warm day so I could have done without the vest, but I wanted to add some more dimension to the outfit. The dress is actually a little big on me and used to be longer, but I had my mom shorten it for me since the previous length hit the middle of my calves. Not a good look for a short girl.  

Dress: Edun (ThredUp),  Faux Fur Vest: Ella Moss (Marshalls), Boots: vintage (eBay), Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Gilt), Rings: thrifted & mom's


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

{closet-worthy} True Religion Jeans

Those of you that read my blog regularly will know I have a slight obsession with designer jeans. I have almost 20 pairs and always want more, not a lot considering some people have hundreds, but still a large number. Right now, True Religion is having a 25% off sale on many of their womens jeans. They have everything from ripped jeans, bootcut jeans and skinny jeans for women. I'm most partial to skinny jeans but I've created a few looks using different pairs available on their site.


Look #1: First up is a fun outfit with the 'Casey Vintage Coated Dark No Flap Womens Jean' that features an ombre effect. Ombre tops, skirts and dresses have been a trend for the past few seasons so why not take it to the next level and apply it to your jeans. These are definitely a statement piece, so I've styled them to be the centerpiece of the outfit.
True Religion Jeans

Look #2: Coated jeans are another style that I see sticking around for quite a while. They come in all different colors and styles, but I prefer skinny jeans, surprise, surprise. This style, the 'Halle Super Skinny Womens Jean' has a great worn-in feeling and is in the maroon hue that everyone has been into lately (especially me, but I've loved burgundy for years.) I paired this with a printed tank top and a leather jacket, but you could also top it off with a cute cardigan instead if double leather frightens you. When wearing jeans like this I think it's important to embrace the uniqueness and just go for it! Pretend they're just plain denim jeans and go crazy!
True Religion Jeans


Look #3: I promised I wouldn't just feature skinny jeans, so here we have a nice flare, my second favorite style! The 'Charlie Flare Womens Jean' is a really fun 70s style jean in a super light wash. With this style of jean it's really fun to go all out with 70s style, bold graphics or aztec designs to give off that nature-loving vibe. For this look I paired it with a pretty epic knitted coat. Since this is a long coat and the pants are wide legged, you want to be careful about proportions so I would style it with super tall heels to get the length back into your legs. A pointed toe will also help in this instance, although you will only be able to see a peek of it through the jeans. You'll also notice I broke a "rule" and paired navy with brown - but I say anything goes!
* This post was sponsored by SiriusSEO on behalf of True Religion, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Monday, October 27, 2014

{outfit} Experiment in Layering

I've been trying to experiment more with layering my clothes. So to get more wear out of this peplum top I decided to wear a matching long sleeve top underneath. I also wanted to wear these Cole Haan sandals at least once before it gets too cold for wearing sandals without socks or tights.

Tank: J Cooper (Lord & Taylor, gift), Silk Top: thrifted, Jeans: Michael Kors (Marshalls, gift), Sandals: Cole Haan 'Minetta' (Amazon), Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Shopbop), Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Gilt), Bracelets c/o 31 Bits

Friday, October 24, 2014

{outfit} Always a Wedding Guest

I've been going to a lot of weddings this year. I went to my third last Saturday, another cousin got married! It was a beautiful Fall day and I decided to wear the brown Edun dress I bought at The Outnet a couple years ago. I've worn it twice before, during LuckyFabb 2012 and at the Grand Opening of the Harry Potter Studio Tour in London. It definitely deserves to be worn more than that, I don't know why I always pass it by on dressier occasions! Too many options, I suppose.

Dress: Edun (The Outnet), Heels: Coach 'Nacie' (Marshalls), Bag: Wink and Winn (giveaway), Watch c/o Movado