Thursday, April 17, 2014

Pencil Midi & A Bomber

Today's post was inspired by Angie's post on midi pencil skirts & bombers on You Look Fab the other day.  I think I was most inspired by this idea because I actually own a pencil midi and a bomber jacket and I figured I may as well wear them together.  So I did:

As you can see, my bomber "jacket" is actually a cardigan:

But that put this look more into my comfort zone.  I can't image I'd get as much use from, say, a satin or leather bomber jacket.  And, I honestly think the silhouette is what matters with this look, not the fabrication.

And I think I got the silhouette right:

The shoes might be a bit heavy, but I'm obsessed with these darned Splendid boots and plan on wearing them whenever possible until it gets up to about 80.  You've been warned.

Happy Thursday, All!


Get the Look
Topshop pencil midi skirt
Similar bomber jacket (here or here)
Similar star print tee
Exact Splendid ankle boots

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Styling a Maxi Skirt

Maxi skirts are pieces that I often have a hard time styling.  They appeal to me because they're comfortable like pajamas, but I never know what to pair them with.  I mean, probably not a pajama top and slippers, so what then?

Well, today, I thought I'd pair my maxi with a plaid shirt and flat ankle boots:

Shirt: c/o Foxcroft  Skirt: LOFT  Boots: Nine West

As it turns out, plaid was the answer.  In fact, I think plaid maybe the the answer to most things.  Okay, maybe not, but it was certainly the answer to what to wear with this maxi skirt:

And although the combination of the plaid and the boots is a little more cowboy-adjacent than I'd like (the fringe necklace doesn't help matters), I think the boots were part of the answer as well:

So, there you go, folks; my solution to what to wear with a maxi.

Happy Wednesday, All!


Get the Look
Foxcroft plaid shirt (exact, similar on sale)
Lou & Grey maxi (exact, similar for less)
Similar ankle boots (save, splurge)
Similar fringe necklace

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Getting Waisted: We Have A Winner

And that winner is...

Melanie, from Bag and a Beret!

Congratulations, Melanie!  I hope you love Monica's book as much as I did.  I will provide your contact info and you should get your book soon.

For those of you who didn't win, I do hope you'll consider picking up the book on your own.  You can find it here.

Thank you to everyone who entered and congrats again, Melanie!



Monday, April 14, 2014

Prim and Proper and Bright

At it's core, this outfit is prim and proper.  It's a pleated skirt, a sweater and cap-toe shoes.  But, that sweater?  Yeah, it's bright chartreuse:

I think it's fun to wear brights in an outfit like this.  Adding unexpected color to an otherwise classic silhouette is a good way to keep it feeling like me.

I did the same thing with my jewelry, wearing studs and a chunky necklace, but, once again, the studs are a bright chartreuse:

Necklace: LOFT   Earrings: Kate Spade NY

So, yes, this look is a bit prim and proper, but it's also bright, just the way I like it:

Sweater: Old Navy   Skirt: thrifted vintage  Shoes: Bandolio

Happy Monday, All!


Get the Look
Chartreuse sweater (exact, similar)
Similar skirt
Similar cap-toe wedges (save, splurge)
Similar necklace
Exact Kate Spade NY studs

Friday, April 11, 2014

Coral, Olive & Taupe-A-Dots

My new FRAAS scarf is taupe, with polka dots:

FRAAS "Dottie" Scarf

Of course, I immediately began referring to it as my "taupe-a-dot" scarf.  Because I am ridiculous.

But, this scarf isn't.  For a color that really isn't much of a color, I find that taupe is working well in my wardrobe.  Like this outfit, with coral and olive:

Scarf: c/o FRAAS  Jacket: thrifted  Tee & Jeans: Gap  Flats: Old Navy

Of course, if taupe polka dots aren't your thing, the scarf is available in bright, spring-y colors too, such as turquoise, yellow and pink.  I'm a bit surprised that I didn't pick one of the brighter colors when I was offered a sample, but I really do love the taupe so far.

Happy Friday, All!


Get the Look
FRAAS "Dottie" scarf (call 212-575-0191 to order)
Similar coral skinny jeans
Similar Gap tee
Similar olive jacket
Similar pewter flats