Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Outfit // Winter Return

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Woah. It's been a long time! A lot has changed-my hair being one of them. After over two years of being platinum blonde I decided to switch to something that would be a little easier to maintain (and cheaper…). I went for more of an ombre-style blonde and I am really loving it. I think I'll probably keep it for quite some time.
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Some things never change. I still love black and white clothes with red lipstick. I've been really into being comfortable this winter-ha! It seems all I want to wear are leggings or jeans with a big, billowy top and boots. I don't care if it's seems slightly lazy, I dig it. :)
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Here in the Baltimore area we have experiences quite a bit of snow. I'm probably in the minority around here when I say this but…I love snow. This has been such a great winter. Not to mention I love taking outfit photos in the snow. Something about the white snow, with the bare trees…it's a little magical. 
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Anyway, I'm going to be sticking to this blogging thing for a while now. So tune in for more outfits and posts! Thank you for still following me! Also, bear with me. My blog looks like a hot mess right now. Updates to come soon :)
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Shirt // Urban Outfitters
Sweatshirt // Urban Outfitters
Jeans // Lucky Brand
Boots // Lucky Brand
Necklace // Ebay

Monday, September 30, 2013

Trend Report // Fall 2013 Fashion

A couple weeks ago my friend Tina over at Colorful Cravings mentioned how she had no idea what was in style this Fall. She thought it would be helpful for her if I did a blog post about this topic. I thought this was a really fun idea!

During my browsing and gathering I realized I had way too much information for one post. So, I decided to do two posts. This is Part 1, the fashion report. And it is by no means all inclusive, but it does provide some basics and ideas to get you started. Part 2 will include beauty and hair and will be up within the next week or two!

I hope you find this helpful! Enjoy :)

1. Color Report
Looking at Pantone's seasonal color report is a really great start to understanding what's in style. Pantone picks a "color of the year" every January and then features that color in both their Spring and Fall color reports. This year's color is Emerald.
2. Boots
Over-the-knee boots and super low ankle boots. One extreme to the other-both in style. Personally, I don't know how big of an over-the-knee-boots fan I am. But, I also have never even tried a pair of these on before, so who knows! Don't knock it 'til ya try it, right?
3. The 90's
The 90's are back in a HUGE way and I could not be happier. I mean have you noticed all the crop tops and overalls? I love 90's fashion but I really didn't get to participate in it. I mean I participated in 90's children "fashion" but, um, that was nothing to write home about. 90's style is so big right now that I decided to break it down into subcategories. 
a. Schoon Uniforms
Think Clueless and you are headed in the right direction. Fitted blazers, knee-high athletic socks, pleated skirts, and patches/lettering galore.
b. Beanies
Woah! These are kinda everywhere right now. Especially those ones with the writing on them. You know, the ones that say "TROUBLED" or "DOPE". Those are not what I'm talking about. Gross. I'm talking about regular ol' beanies like this super cute red one or this one.
c. Camo
Camo jackets, camo jeggings, camo...chiffon button-ups. I dunno. All I know is camo is everywhere. 90's grunge is making a huge comeback. I love this jacket and these skinny jeans.
d. Plaid
Like a said, 90's grunge. Yes. Plaid, leather boots, beanies...sounds like the wardrobe of characters from Empire Records. But, I'm totally diggin' it. This skirt is a personal fav and this top is cute, too!
4. Winter White
So, that "No white after Labor Day" rule is completely out the window this year. Winter whites are really more of ivories though, not stark whites. Keep that in mind when shopping and you'll be good to go. This dress and this coat are gawgeous.
5. Classy Comfort
Maybe you havent noticed, but fancy sweatshirts are making a big appearance. Embellishments, funky designs, any reason you had to buy an expensive sweater you now can get from a sweatshirt. Somehow the sweatshirt has become elegant. This one with a dog print is adorable. And I love this black, studded one.
6. Huge Coats
And, I mean HUGE. Seriously, don't you feel like two people could fit inside these? I don't care! I want one. Both (1 and 2) of these coats scream coziness.
7. Backpacks
Backpacks (1 and 2) are gettin' super cute you guys. Adorable patterns, cool fabrics, you name it, it's probably out there. 
8. Leather
Boots, dresses, jackets, little touches on shirts, peplums, leggings, EVERYTHING.
9. Slouchy Pants
DUDE. These are so adorable and look super comfy. I'm so glad they are in style and I will definitely be grabbing a pair soon! These green moto ones are adorable and these black ones could look super sophisticated paired with a blazer.
10. Pastels
Kind of counterintuitive right? Pastels are supposed to belong to Spring. Well, not this season! Pastels were all up and down the runways. The key is to pick one pastel color and then pair it with all warm color. This pink coat would look adorable with shades of caramels and browns. And this mint colored dress is just so crisp and sophisticated.

Things that are still in:
animal prints, denim everything, chunky heels, wedge sneakers

Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday I'm In Love // No. 12

This Nutella cereal recipe from A Beautiful Mess. Yum!
These maps of Brooklyn. Super cute!
This print from Oh Gosh, Cindy! on Etsy. All of her prints are amazing.
This webisode series called Hipsterhood. The second season just came out and with each episode being 5 minutes long you can zoom through it pretty quickly!
This incredible potted plant wall done by Larritt-Evans design.
This other recipe from A Beautiful Mess. I know, another recipe from the same blog. But, guys, I've tried this one and it is DELICIOUS. It's super healthy and super yummy
This months issue of Lonny Magazine featuring one of my favorite interior designers, Jonathan Adler.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Outfit // Garden Girl

So I'm not really in a garden. Ha! But, this outfit made me feel like a bohemian fairy (cause fairies can be that, right?). I broke out my Fall skirt and wore my Summer lace crop top with it. I wasn't sure how the crop-top-over-a-maxi-skirt look would go but I ended up really liking it. It has a super relaxed look and feel to it while still looking put together. It was the perfect choice for my first day at my internship (more on that another day!).
I've been trying to wear my sandals as much as possible lately. I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm excited to wear boots. But I know I will have a long time to do all that stuff. For now I'll be soaking in as much no sock weather as I can. It also doesn't hurt that my most favorite boots have been lost for good. Like, seriously I will never find them. I have no idea how one loses combat boots, but I've managed to do just that. So everytime I think about boot season I get really sad D: ::tear::
I also started curling my short hair recently. I thought curly, short hair would be CRAY. But, I don't hate it ;) If I had the time and energy I'm pretty sure I'd do it everyday. 
shirt // target
skirt // romwe
necklace // need supply
sandals // target

P.S. Did you get your pumpkin spice latte on yet? What are you waiting for??

Welcome Fall! 

Monday, September 2, 2013

The Look // Hot But Not

September: The month where you have to start strategizing how to combine summer and Fall looks. The skirt I chose is a good pick because the leather is nice and heavy for cooler temperatures but it's short, leaving your legs exposed. With the blouse I chose a slightly sheer, breezy fabric but in a Fall-ish color-mustard yellow. See? It's all about taking a little bit from each season. The boots are a nice nod to Fall, while the flower headband is a Spring/Summer throwback. And, denim? Well denim works all year round :) Add some jewelry and you're all set to chill out reading the last issue of Zooey Magazine featuring some of my favorite bloggers-Elsie and Emma of A Beautiful Mess
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P.S. Happy Labor Day, everyone! 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Outfit // Park Day

Recently I spent some time at Centennial Park in Ellicott City. Grabbed some food, took it to a picnic table, tried to keep baby caterpillars out of my salad, you know, the norm. My friend and I took our iced coffee and walked around the park which was so great! I love those moments where you just get to relax in nature and have good conversation...with coffee (duh.). For those of you that don't know, I think the trail around the lake is about 3 miles long. So, um, lets just say I was regretting the shoe choice I had made.
Gorgeous, huh? I don't appreciate Centennial Park nearly as much as I should. 
So with this outfit I wanted to try playing with proportions a little. I chose a long flowy top and short, tight shorts. Between the long sleeve top and the boots I was wearing, I felt like it was a really great Summer to Fall transition outfit. And again, I wore black and white. I really need to mix it up, don't I? Eh, I don't think I'll ever get enough of it :)

shirt // stylemint
shorts // h&m
purse // target
boots // shoemint
necklace // need supply
sunnies // target

Friday, August 23, 2013

Friday I'm In Love // No. 11

Okay folks, here are some things that I'm diggin' this week. Enjoy :)
These historic black and white photos that have been colorized.
The Magic School Bus. One of my favorite childhood shows that I still love to watch to this day. Ever wonder what some of them would look like nowadays? Check it out here.
Superman. Can't get enough. Here is some Superman inspired make-up.
One of my favorite designers and personalities is Nate Berkus. Here is one of my favorite pillows he designed for Target.
These vintage schedulers. They are so adorable, as is everything on this site. Definitely worth exploring.
These rubber barber erasers. So dang cute.
These quotes and words of wisdom from my favorite tv gals. Why can't Mad Men be back already?
These maps that show how Americans speak English completely differently from each other.
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