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Showing posts with label Joie. Show all posts
Happy Valentine's Day!! I've never been a huge celebrator of the holiday apart from eating some chocolate with heart designs on the packaging since I was chronically single my whole life. Now that I'm married it hasn't changed too much. I got a dorky card for Christian and one of those Oreo dunking sets because he is obsessed with Oreos. We'll go out to lunch tomorrow but nothing super fancy, just a normal weekend meal out. I'm not even making anything fancy for dinner tonight because I'm lazy.

Looks like it's Madewell sweater week on the blog, this is another one I've had for quite some time (since 2011!) I keep it around for occasions where I need a punch of red. These jeans are getting closer to being out of my closet, there is a small hole on the butt area that I'm having my mom put a patch behind but not sure how much longer they'll last. That's why I bought a similar pair by J Brand last month. I still want another pair of this cut from FRAME because they fit like a dream!

Sweater: Madewell (more Madewell sweaters),  Jeans: FRAME 'Le Skinny de Jeanne' (Shopbop), Leopard Loafers c/o Joie 'Dylan' leopard loafer (more Joie shoes)

My best friend got married a couple weekends ago so Christian and I drove the 8 hours down to Virginia to celebrate! The wedding was held at a cidery in Charlottesville. The building looked like a Winter wonderland with string lights on the ceiling and snow covered trees around the hall. There was even a hot chocolate booth so you could make your own drink and one of the favors was ingredients for s'mores (fire pits were lit in the evening!)

Luckily for her, the weather was BEAUTIFUL! It had been rainy/foggy the evening before but on the day it was unseasonably warm and partly cloudy (perfect for outdoor photos.) It only rained a teeny bit during the reception, but everyone was safely inside.

I bought this black Joie dress back in August for a steal ($40) at Marshalls and was waiting for the perfect occasion to wear it. My mom talked me out of wearing it to my cousin's wedding in October because no one wears black to weddings (but they do, haha.) A couple weeks before the wedding I sent my friend a couple dress options and she liked them all so I decided to finally wear this! In anticipation of it being cold I topped it with a teal velvet blazer to add some color and make it dressier.

Dress: Joie 'Johnesha' black polka dot tiered dress (Marshalls, shop more Joie dresses), Velvet Blazer: Darjoni (Good Will, shop more blazers), Heels: Dolce & Gabbana suede Mary Jane Pump (Uptown Consignment, similar pair), Simple Pearl Necklace c/o AURate (shop delicate necklaces), Earrings: Mejuri 'Loop' (designed by my friend Jamie-Lee!),

Posting my wardrobe update a little early this month because I have a special post to share later in the week (a little hint in this post!)  Fingers crossed I don't make any new purchases between now and then!

I went to Marshalls earlier in the month not looking to buy anything but randomly stumbled upon a really cute black tiered polka dot dress by Joie. I tried it on "just for fun" and had to buy it because it was 90% off the retail price of $398! My mom thinks it's too dark to wear to my cousin's wedding in October, but I think I might to bring it on my honeymoon next month and dress it down with some flat sandals. I also didn't realize until after I got home that it's like a little black dress version of my wedding dress, so funny! What do we think, should I keep it?

I was able to resist buying things in Roundabout's flash sale where clothes and shoes were 80% off.  It wasn't for lack of trying, though. They had this pair of Mary Katrantzou pants NWT for $46 but they were slightly too tight on me, UGH! And they had the Dior J'adore slingback flats but they were only 10% off, one of the few items not on major sale...OF COURSE. I got all the way to checkout with them only to find out they weren't $120 like I thought but $535.

THE (modified) RULES
  1. Be mindful of purchases 
  2. Quality over quantity
  3. Basics are best

  1. Autumn Cashmere Landscape Intarsia Cashmere Crew ($240, retail $440, used Christmas + ad money)
  2. Sandro burgundy double breasted blazer ($36 via Roundabout Resale, retail ~$500)
  3. Massimo Dutti white wool blazer ($19 via Roundabout Resale, retail $130-$250)
  4. Rag & Bone 'Jackie' purple leather trimmed wool jacket ($32 via Roundabout Resale, retail $495)
  5. eight sixty floral camisole dress ($7 via eBay, used ad money)
  6. *NEW* Joie 'Johnesha' black polka dot tiered dress ($39.99 via Marshalls, $398 retail)
  1. J.Crew Tissue Turtleneck ($5, retail $30, used gift card)
  2. J.Crew Ribbed flare-sleeve turtleneck ($8, retail $45, used gift card)
  3. J.Crew Midrise skinny jean in velvet ($10, retail $80, used gift card)
  4. AG Jeans 'The Evan' pleated linen pant in Sulfur Harvest Olive - also here ($39 via Marshalls, $178 retail) 
  5. Splendid Arabesque Cargo Short in Antique Military Olive ($29.99 via Marshalls, $108 retail)
  1. Lanvin Studded Suede 'City' Sandals ($60 via The RealReal, $790 retail, used ad money) 
  2. Lanvin Studded Leather 'City' Sandals ($60 via The RealReal, $790 retail, used ad money) 
  1.  None Yet
Gifted from Brands:
  1. *NEW!* Simple Pearl Necklace c/o AUrate
Total spent in August: $39.99

Total spent in 2019: $195.49
For those of you that don't pay attention to every single detail of my blog and Instagram posts, aka everyone ;), it is important to note the significance of Wall-E in my life.  It is the first movie Christian and I watched together and was technically our first date.  We watched it while at a Game of Thrones convention his brother was running.

Since then, Wall-E has cemented itself as one of my favorite Pixar movies - it was already in my top. So now, Wall-E and Eve represent our relationship - see our Wall-E shelf (which is missing a few pieces that were in another room in the house that I've since relocated here.) When I went to Disney back in May I just had to get this cute necklace so I could always have Wall-E/Christian with me.

For some weird reason this is the first time this sweater is appearing on the blog this season. I've worn it at least 6 times since the start of Fall so not sure how that happened!

Sweater: Everlane Wool-Cashmere Oversized Cable Turtleneck, Snakeskin Texture Jeans: Jolt (Marshalls), Flats c/o Joie 'Dylan' leopard loafer, Wall-E Necklace: Disney World, Sunglasses: Chanel, Bag: Louis Vuitton Epi Leather Sac D'Epaule (HauteTrader)

I am still immensely proud of this shirt that I DIYed. It was inspired by Burberry Prorsum's Pre-Fall and Fall 2012 collection. I still want the adorable fox sweater from the same collection (it remains on my eBay search list.) Also, remember the first time I wore these Everlane jeans and said they would look better with no socks? I was right! Soooo much better this time.  Next time I might roll up the hem a bit too, we'll see!

Vest: Simply Vera Wang c/o Kohl's, Top: made by me (inspired by Burberry), Jeans: Everlane mid-rise skinny jean, Flats c/o Joie 'Dylan' leopard loafer, Bag: Louis Vuitton Epi Leather Sac D'Epaule (HauteTrader)

I decided to go blue on blue on blue with a hint of purple and leopard print for a lunch and shopping date with friends. You can never have too much monochrome, right?

Tee: Everlane, Corduroys: Abercrombie, Leopard Loafers c/o Joie 'Dylan', Necklace: House of Harlow 1960 'Station' c/o South Moon Under, Sunglasses: Gucci, Eyeglasses chain: Tinksky (Amazon), Bag: Chloé Faye (eBay)

 I wore this to work AND a NYFW even back in September 2013. Leather in Summer isn't so bad when its a nice breezy skirt paired with a linen tee. I wore this over the weekend to do some shopping with my mom and finally decided to get my haircut. I went to Supercuts since we had a $4 off coupon and I am SUPER cheap when it comes to my hair. The last haircut I got was June 2016....oopsie!  So now it's a little shorter than my hair in the throwback outfit picture. The new hair will start showing up in posts next week!

Tee: Madewell, Skirt: Siena Style (Coco's $10 sale), Loafers c/o Joie 'Dylan' Leopard Print, Sunglasses: Gucci

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I also couldn't decide if I should wear my BCBGeneration mules instead so here are a few photos including those:

It's animal print overload in today's throwback outfit. Ha ha. Snakeskin on my sweater and jeans plus leopard print on my shoes. Luckily the jeans are subtle so the total look isn't insanity. 

Sweater: T. Babaton c/o Aritzia, Pants: Jolt (Marshalls), Flats c/o Joie


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