Wednesday, January 27, 2010
My favorite thing about this outfit is that every piece was under $20.
Scarf: H&M, $15
Top: Zara, $18
Skirt: Gap, $11
Tights: Ann Taylor Loft, $15
Boots: Consignment, $12
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
One of my favorite pieces of jewelry is my Black hills gold ring from South Dakota. The gold comes in this light green and red, which makes it very unique. (Anniversary gift from the beau.) Also there is an investment piece in this outfit that costs more than I usually tend to spend. Can you guess which item it is?
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
To wear this cute little dress from summer, which was purchased for $15 at Marshalls, I needed some layering. I thought my denim jacket would create a good Americana look with the pattern of this dress, and I knew I needed reinforcements with the cardigan because denim freezes in the winter. I also enlisted the help of my good friends leggings, knee socks and boots, and an “undershirt”.
Did anyone’s mom make them wear a so called “undershirt” under literally every item of clothing when they were younger? Am I the only one?
And tada! Summer outfit remixed for winter! Woah!
(P.S. did anyone know that Mayim Bialik was on What Not to Wear?!?)
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Oh my gosh, they are bright blue Margarita socks from J.Crew!!!! (Birthday gift)
Wow, just when I thought I couldn't make myself stand out anymore. I think I took it a step too far with these socks, as a coworker pointed out to me today, but I do have to say after all of this dreary winter weather, it did brighten my mood.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
I don't wear pink. It's not that I have anything against it, but it's a little too girly for me. That also goes for anything with flowers or pastels. Maybe my aversion comes from the fact that I used to dress up in fatigues and play G.I. Joe with my brother when I was little, or perhaps it's because I also played He-Man. Either way, pairing this sweatshirt blazer with a light pink shirt was a big step.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Layering clothes reaches a whole new dimension when you live in Cleveland. You have to be tricky if you want to escape the wrath of cold winds blowing up your skirt. Why would I even be wearing a skirt or dress in the middle of winter?—because I am THAT girl. No, not puking in the bathroom of a bar girl who is wearing a dress that is too tight for her and her control top is showing, I mean the kind of girl who sacrifices her comfort in the name of outfit elitism.
So the trick here is to layer an opaque color like red or blue under a more sheer pair of tights like this polka dot pair. I tried it with a maroon pair of tights and the color is a little too dark to notice. So if you really want it to pop out I would recommend using a bright red. So if you have a pair of really sheer tights that you want to wear in the winter you can with this easy method. (P.S. I was still freezing!)
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
This enormous fish on a chain is a true "Shop My Closet" find, it just so happens that it wasn't MY closet. It was given to my grandmother in the 70s (she gave it to me for Xmas!), which means it has seen more polyester, Bee Gees and bellbottoms than I can imagine. Even so, I will not let that intimidate me. I like to think I have the style prowess to pull off this aquatic gem, but, I will admit, it has an ocean of 70s glam. And I have more like... a fish tank full.