This outfit was an homage to my favorite foul-mouthed hobbit, Martin Freeman, in honor of seeing the movie (in IMAX 3-D, no less) today. Martin always dresses quite sharp, with lots of classic layers and a good command of pattern/color mixing.
I'll admit that this outfit is a fairly literal interpretation of 40s fashion, but I can't help it - I'm a sucker for a good wartime frock! This is the first time I've worn this bobble cardigan, which I picked up on super-sale this summer at Anthro knowing that it would be perfect for Edge of Love inspired fall outfits. This dress is a brand-new addition from my favorite shopping addiction eshakti. The print is of tiny watercolor birds!
With the advent of fall, I had been in search of a perfect wool blazer, and mentioned my search to my mom. Imagine my surprise when she showed up one day at work with lunch and this lovely hacking jacket! It's somehow not exactly what I was looking for and yet absolutely perfect. I want to wear it, and these penny loafers, with everything this fall!
I have had this skirt stashed in my closet since I bought it in Ireland in July. July, folks. Just because of the glorious mustard color in it that just screamed autumn. So of course, once I bought tights that matched I had to pair them together now that the weather's turned.
So, I finally have a good place to take pictures again - in my brand-new apartment! By brand-new, of course, I mean new to me, because the house was build in 1898. As a solitary sort of person, I am completely in love with living alone and have been enjoying making the most of my new small space. Expect more outfit posts in the future!
I love this dress and the way it hugs every bit of my curves. Plus, I'm a sucker for anything with strong shoulders. It was warm enough to go bare-legged today, but I doubt that will last long! I paired it with heeled penny loafers and my favorite trench-cape.
This outfit was completely inspired by a browse through my pins this morning. I came across this image and decided I needed to double up on check shirts and add some bangles to my watch. I also topped it with my new favorite jacket, a hunting-inspired piece from Banana Republic.
We had the first gorgeous day in a long time, but it was still chill enough to wear my new blanket-weight plaid skirt. I also broke out my brand-new gorgeous watch, Michael Kors' Runway watch, a lovely men's oversize piece in rose gold. I've never actually fallen in love with a watch before; they've always been a bit utilitarian and unnecessary. But this one I saw back in January and couldn't stop thinking about, so I bought it as a congrats-new-job present to myself!
This outfit was a real crowd-pleaser at SFMoMA, where the typist for one of the interactive pieces of art described it as 'a sunny outfit for a spring day in San Francisco' and later called me 'the girl in the fabulous skirt'. I love interactive art!
Skirt: Jason Wu for Target (sensing a pattern here)
I didn't get many outfit pictures while on vacation - I blame my mom, who's hopeless at taking full-body shots. I had a great time, wore a few new pieces, and maintained a serious emphasis on color. This outfit in particular owes a lot to my recent obsession with It's a Brad, Brad World.
So, my dear darling sister is getting married this June and I have the honor of being her maid of honor. Besides meaning I get to plan the wedding shower and the bachelorette party (and you better believe they'll be amazing) it also means I have to make sure I look fab as the second most important lady there. Erin's as far from bridezilla as one can be, and has picked out our dresses and letting us all pick the rest of our accessories.
We'll be wearing the now-classic convertible infinity dresses in a lovely blue teal. I can't wait to play around with all the shapes you can do with them. I'm thinking of doing mine in a grecian one-shoulder look and play up the vintage feeling of it with my accessories.
I've been dying for an excuse to get one of these gorgeous star headbands, and this is absolutely the perfect reason. A bit of sparkle is the perfect thing to jazz up short hair, which can be difficult to give a fancy feeling.
The search for shoes has been ongoing, but I fell absolutely in love with these Seychelles t-straps. Very vintage and I absolutely will wear them again. Plus, we'll be on grass, and the heel's not too thin or tall to manage.
Finally, I've my eye out for some earrings - I'm thinking studs but with a bit of sparkle, not too much to compete with the crown, though. I might add a necklace depending on how I wear the dress, we'll see.
These are my other favorite new wintery shoes - furry grey boots! They can be worn folded down, like this, or up to keep your calves a bit warm. I've also been wearing the hell out of this wee necklace, a lovely and surprising Christmas gift from my sister. I told her I was looking for a tiny gold disc necklace and she hunted this one up on etsy and put it in my stocking! What a dear. Also, Vegas clearly decided halfway through that he absolutely must help me. I usually don't mind but he does shed like a beast; not good on a sweaterdress!
Just a quick drop-in since it was a gorgeous day out. I wanted to show off my new favorite cold-weather heels: black suede lace-up wedges. Not perfect for the remaining bits of snow, but they have a great grippy rubber soul that's good when it's a bit slick out. Also, I had to show off my new haircut - I love trying out new things!
I did a little gay gasp when I saw this first dress. I do not need to be shopping while unemployed, but at least one of these items will be mine, no bones about it. To Target on Feb 5th! See the whole line on TLo.