Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Outfit log: Merry Christmas! (if you celebrate...)

I'm not what you'd call a believer, however there's nothing like spending the holiday with my mom, cozy in front of the fireplace... watching movies, eating chocolate, reading, and listening to countless Christmas carols. 
Occasion: Christmas Eve dinner with the step family
Xmas eve outfit
Outfit details:
french connection sweater tunic via tjmaxx
joe's "visionaire" green denim via tjmaxx
born "bitsy" boots via ch.com
thrifted necklace
lookmatic "dane" frames
Yesterday we ventured out to my step family's small town for a Christmas Eve feast, and I wore the ensemble above. I love dressing for a theme! The pants are a lovely forest green color, and are seriously the most comfortable skinny denim pants I've tried. They have a higher rise, which is more accommodating of the tuchus, and are nice and stretchy. Annnnd I scored 'em at TJMaxx for a fraction of the price. Booyah!

Hope your holidays are filled with warmth, love, and peace!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Outfit log: Sundress... Winterized!

Ohhh yeah you can wear sundresses in Winter even if you don't live somewhere balmy. Just slap a sweater on top and cover up those legs!
Occasion: Workin' it, October
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Outfit details:
thrifted sundress (as skirt)
thrifted white house black market sweater
born "bitsy" boots
goody headband
lookmatic "dane" glasses
This look could have been made warmer with tights and a wool sweater (this one's cotton), however at the time it wasn't cold enough. Also, another tip from Captain Obvious regarding dark roots coverage: slap a headband on it!

Now I'm just feeling slap happy. Also I'm a bit sleep deprived. And in a fantastic mood because:

  1. I submitted my grad school application on Sunday. Cross those fingers for me! 
  2. I'm seeing my Mom tomorrow! Hooray for freezing ass Christmas in the Midwest! No, but really... holiday time with Mom is really wonderful.
  3. My dating life just got better. Fingers crossed on that one too, eh?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Outfit log: Burgundy Cords, 2 Ways

Life has been verrrry exciting and nerve-wracking lately, partly due to the fact that I am in the throes of applying to grad school... once again. The application deadline is looming (Sunday, duhn-duhn-DAAAAA), and I haven't had the wherewithall to post. But! I'm still here. And wearing pants apparently.
Occasion: Workin' it, September 26th
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Outfit details:
vintage sweater
jcrew outlet cami
banana republic cords
minnetonka mocs
lookmatic "dane" glasses
Here are two looks that are quite different featuring the same burgundy slim-fitting cords. Or oxblood? That's a really weird name for a color. Do oxes bleed a deeper red than other animals? I don't get it.
Occasion: Workin' it, September 28th
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Outfit details:
french connection via tjmaxx
gifted necklace
banana republic burgundy cords
minnetonka moccasins
lookmatic "dane" glasses
So there you have it! Happy Hannukah to all my jewish friends, and happy December to everyone else. I hear there's some other holiday coming up soon, too? I couldn't be sure.