Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hard to be soft, tough to be tender

Lace blazer, bag, belt: Thrifted
Tank: Target
Bralette: Sonia Rykiel for H&M
Skirt: Old Navy
Shoes: Evans
Jewelry: Thrifted/Forever 21


So much hair and never enough time to mess with it. Story of my life! My heart practically skipped a beat when I found this lace blazer at Unique last Monday. I tried it on and was slightly underwhelmed... it basically screamed Grandma in the summer, haha. But I bought it anyway (which is a bad habit, I suppose... my closet is filled with "what if's") - I knew deep down it had potential. So I decided to play dress up a bit and ended up running errands around town in this little number. I'd deem it a success as it was perfect for the in-between weather in Chicago.




  1. Woow that is such a cute outfit, I was still a bit sceptic about lace blazer, they looked kind of granny style to me, but you rock it, it looks awesome on you!!I wish I would have some good possibilities to thrift.

  2. Lace is hot ;)
    so Im loving this blazer, looks great on you! and the whole outfit is really sofisticated & cute! Love the ring too. me want! :P

  3. Katrin - Thank you! I have to admit, I am still a bit skeptical about the blazer. I think I have to play around with it more or something. I wonder why there aren't good thrift stores in your part of town??

    Jennifer - You're so sweet! I think the bag always adds a little sophistication. I love it so :)

  4. a lace blazer? wow thats a great find if u ask me, the cut and style r in right now, u just never see it in lace! maybe thats what the boyfriend blazer will do next! u look so cute!


  5. i think that blazer is definitely a good 'what-if' item. the ring is cute too btw!

  6. I think it's adorable! Good find.

  7. ure so adorable my dear! i love this outfit on you and ure hair is perfect. that blazer is a great thrift find!

  8. I have such a hard time pulling off that skinny-belt look, but you make it work beautifully.

    As to the hair: flat iron. Takes seven minutes if you do it right, super easy - or just go wild and curly, it still works.

  9. So cute! I love the lace blazer! Seriously fab and fancy!


  10. I love the outfit, I really like how you styled it :)

  11. Girrrl. 7 minutes with a flat iron? In my dreams! This mane is 30 minutes of blowdrying and flat ironing if I want it straight. My hair is naturally wavy and in order to get the most out of my natural curls, I twist my hair into sections and try to diffuse it. I haven't really bothered with hair product to make the curls more defined, but I think I'm going to invest in some kind of product sometime soon.

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  13. I love this lace blazer on you! I wasn't sure how I felt about this trend, but it looks fab on you!
    <3 Case

  14. I love the blazer its gorgeous and love the bag too, gorgeous!!! http://lifeofacurvychic.blogspot.com/