Monday, December 26, 2011

The Hours Go By Like Sips of Water

Outfit details:
Velvet dress (worn under skirt)- H&M
Burgundy skirt- AE
Tights- UO
Shoes- Target
Hair wreath- made it myself!
So I guess this has almost turned into more of a photography post than an outfit one? I just really loved the colors and textures of the pictures I took today though, so I'm taking the opportunity to spam my own blog. The colors of my outfit are just so pleasing to me: the soft, dusky purple paired with the deep burgundy, and the vibrant red of my hair wreath.

I've posted about my hair wreaths before... But this is a new one that I made specially for Christmas. It has holly leaves, red berries, and delicate red roses. So cheery!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Ulyana Sergeenko 2011 Lookbook

I'm just so in love with the construction, fabrics, and colors of this collection. Pioneer clothing has never looked so glamorous. It does make me very sad that I'm really too short to look good in floor-length dresses.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Scaredy Cat

Happy Halloween!!! It's the best time of the year, when we have three lovely holidays in a row to look forward to. Now the first, and best, is over (sadly) but at least I have lots of pictures to keep track of all our fun times! This is the outfit I wore on Halloween, since it is very important to me to be highly festive at all moments of my life. The lovely dress was a gift from my mom for my birthday (that is, I picked it out and she bought it for me.) It has little scared kitties on it! I don't know how much more Halloween-appropriate you can get. I'm even wearing themed eyeshadow- orange and black. Plus, all day to class I wore this great pair of clip-on vampire fangs. They were a big hit.

Outfit details:
Modcloth kitty dress
Hue tights
Ribboned shoes from DSW

Monday, August 29, 2011

Getting Way Ahead of Myself, As Per Usual

I just can't help it! All my favorite stores are finally starting to carry fall-ish clothes! Because my favorite season is fall (couldn't you guess?) this is pretty much the routine I go through every year: start looking for fall clothes as soon as we're out of spring, wait all summer, and finally they're here. And my goodness are things looking delightful this year. I'm really loving all the colors- especially the mustard. Can you tell?

All from Modcloth!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Cool Colors for a Hot Day

I call this my "wannabe Free People" look. I like to do that often; design outfits based on the clothes I see in catalogs but could never afford. The dress was one of those things you see and fall in love with instantly. It has all sorts of fun little details (you know I love my details!) and is the most lovely shade of blue! Plus there's the assymetrical lace at the bottom- for a girl who's obsessed with symmetry, it's something that is a little out of my comfort zone. I do wish it didn't hang so low in the front but the bandeau was a nice compromise. Add a sparkly ring and necklace, wedge sandals, and you're ready to go!

Outfit details:
dress from a random boutique
UO lace bandeau
target belt & heels
pendant from a trip to Mexico
grandmother's ring

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Strawberry Fields

I know I'm always apologizing for this, but I really am sorry that it's taken me so long to have a new post. I'd like to blame it on something other than myself, but I'm afraid that would be a lie. It's completely my own fault I haven't posted for almost two months. To be fair, we have been doing some major on our house- all the floors have been ripped out and replaced, we've had to repaint most of the rooms. So that has been occupying most of my time. And there's something about having to spend weeks on end in nasty old painting clothes that will make you forget how much you love clothes.

Okay so back to our main topic of interest: today's outfit. Sadly I've owned both of these pieces for several months and have only worn the shirt once. This has contributed to my current resolution to make sure that every item in my closet gets the love and attention it deserves. For instance, this darling bright red skirt, which is both darling and slightly daring at the same time (how could I resist?). I'm also in love with the shirt because of the cutesy strawberry print- I'd been on the hunt for anything strawberry print for a while. My friends say I'm offensively girly and cutesy, but I shan't reign in my cutesy-obsessed self for them.

Eyeshadow close-ups:

Outfit details:
UO strawberry shirt
UO red floral skirt
Modcloth strappy sandal heels
Lightning bolt ring from Modcloth

Make-up details:
Covergirl four shadow set
Almay black liquid eyeliner
Loreal mascara

Anthropologie August 2011

Anthropologie's August 2011 catalog was like something out of a Hitchcock-inspired dream. The colors, shapes, and of course, shoes, were appealingly reminiscent of Grace Kelly in Rear Window. And really, how can you go wrong with Grace Kelly?

Friday, July 1, 2011

Snow White?

California is certainly not the place one would expect a summer storm. And yet, here we are at the end of June and a thunderstorm is upon us. Thankfully now the rain is done and the weather back to its normal blistering temperatures, but that small bout of rain did create a strange few days of winter weather. It is easy to see in the pictures how threatening the clouds are on the horizon; in fact, my shoot for this post was cut rather short by the arrival of rain (by the time we took that last picture haha). Anywho, this extremely unseasonable weather was nevertheless fortunate because it allowed a tights-lover such as myself to indulge in an outfit like this in the middle of summer, when tights are usually banished to the back of closets and drawers.

Another rather amusing tidbit to mention: a friend noted when she saw these pictures posted on my facebook my extreme resemblance to Snow White, and I must say that I agree! It was completely unintentional of course, but it did seem appropriate considering that I already had an outfit that I considered to be something out of Beauty and the Beast. So now we have Snow White to add to the list. Perhaps sometime in the future I can add another fairytale to the list!

Outfit details:
Urban Outfitters blouse
Urban Outfitters skirt
Hue tights
Target shoes
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