Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Little place in my heart

I've recently made an executive decision that I should probably not buy any more clothing unless I absolutely can't live without it (and believe me, I have my spring trend wishlist). I don't know that it will be that difficult seeing as how how badly I'm in the mood to update my accessories. I've been interested in buying a shorter, simple, but interesting necklace and there are definitely a few that have caught my eye.

Top row: Moth House; Bottom row: Need Supply (Garnett Jewelry, and In God We Trust)

I just love the simplicity of a small everyday necklace. As much as I love sweet and feminine styles, I love little hints of badass - aka that In God We Trust necklace that I've been obsessed with for what seems like forever. At $40, I guess I should just bite the bullet and buy it already (I just wish it were on a 20" chain).

From left to right: MaryJohn, SD Marie Jewelry, Monkeys Always Look, RootsJewelry, Jorgensen Studio, RootsJewelry, Handmade Division, Michelle Chang, Indigo Silver Studio

More than anything, though, I've been wanting to update my ring collection. I actually only have a couple because as you may have read in previous posts, I have the fattest fingers ever. All of the rings I have posted are from sellers that offer custom ring sizes. I'm saving up to buy most of them, but I'll probably start with the customized word ring, which will be "1987", the year I was born. I found a lot of affordable layering options for the word ring, so now it's just up to me to figure out which ring will be on what finger.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Here comes the sun

Dress, Belt: H&M
Scarf: Art Effect
Tights: Nordstrom Rack
Bag, Shoes: Thrift
Bracelet: Verameat

As much as I hate losing an hour of sleep for daylight savings time, I love that it means we are getting closer to spring! Most of my wardrobe is transitional, which means I get really bored of my clothes since I'm constantly making them work for all seasons. In the photo I'm wearing a somewhat thicker cotton dress that's essentially a shapeless sack and looks terrible on its own. I knew I could make it work, and at $15, I figured why not give it a go. I wore this last summer with sandals and flats and when it turned into fall, I wore it with boots, and now that it's winter transitioning into spring, I'm wearing it with tights and ankle boots that I thrifted. I'm kind of over it, but it works, and everyday is a new day... so here's to giving an old piece in your closet some new light!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Shades of light

Lately I've been seeing little hints of spring and the anticipation of warm weather is killing me. I'm actually embarrassed to admit that I've lost sleep thinking about spring outfits! I decided to put a little bit of my day dreaming to rest and bought these sunglasses with a gift card to Nordstrom, but ended up returning them because I wasn't 100% in love with them. Even though I really tried to talk myself into getting a nice pair of sunglasses, I'm still not completely sold on the idea. With so many affordable options out there and so many styles coming in and out of style, I'm wondering is it really worth the investment? (Probably so, but I'm trying to get real here!)

House of Harlow 1960 - $125 // Urban Outfitters - $18
Cat eye sunglasses look best on me, and I really love both of these. I wish the UO pair were a little classier like the House of Harlow pair, but the look is so similar that I'd be okay settling for the cheaper option.

Karen Walker - $170 // Anthropologie - $24
I think this is such a fun style! The Anthropologie pair actually has four different color options... even more fun! I chose the dark green in the photo, but I'm loving them in dark orange.

Karen Walker - $180 // Need Supply - $18
Obsessed with all things coral. The pair from Need supply are peachier, but I'm obsessed with that too so whatevs.

Super - $161 // Nastygal - $40
Can we say identical? Obviously, the Super version has darker lenses, but honestly, you couldn't get closer to the original version! I noticed that 80's purple sells these copycats for $10 but are sold out in tortoise (black is still available).

Illesteva - $160 // ASOS - $25
I love a wacky color, but these would make me crazy in tortoise. I think this style is so adorable, though!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A sparkle a day

As this product review comes to a close, it seems as though today's Sejour item is sold out! It's definitely a highly coveted blazer as I've only worn it once and got a ton of compliments on it. I really can't wait to wear this with white skinny jeans in the summer and heels (baby heels, since I'm a wimp in anything higher than 2")!

Blazer: Sejour
Tee: Crossroads
Shorts, Bag: Thrift
Necklace: Free People
Shoes: Seychelles

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Lady bird

This lovely beaded tunic is made of the softest fabric. It seriously feels so good, I never want to take it off. I've paired this with a black blazer with my hair tousled up in a ponytail and I've worn it just like this, plain and simple and off the shoulder with my Sejour leggings (that are the-best-leggings).

Tunic, leggings: Sejour
Cuff: Nakamol, from Art Effect
Bag: Thrift
Boots: Evans

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The modern age

Today's outfit consists of two of the most amazing pieces that I own! I've worn the faux suede shawl collar jacket many times in so many different ways. It's hard to find a blazer that's great with jeans, pants, dresses, and skirts. I find that it's usually one or other other. It's definitely one of the most versatile pieces in my closet.

The pants may seem like just an average pair of wide leg pants, but it's the fit that really blows me away. So many plus size retailers only design for the "curvy" plus size woman, but I've always had a hard time finding "straight" plus size pants for my short legs. Not every plus size woman has a defined waist, so these straight petite trousers will be my go-to pants when the occasion arrives.

Blazer, Pants: Sejour
Blouse: Anthropologie
Clutch: Vintage
Shoes: Seychelles