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?

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