Awkward Moments

October 24, 2011 in Balenciaga

I set up my camera and took the first picture. I looked up and saw a girl staring at me about 10 feet away. I hadn’t even noticed her walk up. “For my blog,” I said. She looked at me a little confused. “What’s a blog?” I replied, “um, its on the internet. I take pictures of outfits and stuff and post it up there for people to read.” Silence. “Oh.” I proceeded to go to the opposite side of the station. The lighting was worse, and so was my picture quality. Oh well, I suppose I’ll have to go back when it’s a little more vacant.

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Coat: H&M; Top: J. Crew; Skirt: J. Crew No. 2 pencil skirt in double serge wool (LOVE!! here)
Shoes: BCBG; Bag: Balenciaga; Scarf: Jones NY; Pearls and Belt: Unknown

Preppy

October 22, 2011 in J. Crew

 

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Shirt: J. Crew (similar); Cardigan: J. Crew (similar); Pants: J. Crew (similar);
Shoes: Ann Taylor (similar); Necklace: TJ Maxx

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I admit, I’m not talented at layering, as one should be in Wisconsin. If there are more than two items/ colors to an outfit, I tend to struggle putting it together. I remembered that I paired this J. Crew blouse with this cardigan back in summer, so this pairing wasn’t too challenging. I’ll work on this whole “layering” thing this winter. How hard can it really be?

Wear It 3 Ways: Sweater Dress

October 20, 2011 in wear it 3 ways

>I used to think that the sweater dress would be super easy to wear. I don’t know why I thought this. Dresses in general have always been a bit difficult for my to style. So, here we have a couple pairings for this lovely burgundy number.

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LOOK 1: Sweater: J. Crew Cashmere (here); Flats: Rampage (similar); Scarf: Kohls
LOOK 2: Jeans: LTB (tj maxx years ago); Flats: Matt Bernson Waverly (here); Necklace: Ebay
LOOK 3: Skirt: Ann Taylor (similar); Belt: Ann Taylor (similar); Shoes: Ann Taylor (here); Necklace: Unknown

First is a little comfy outfit, perfect for running around in. I just threw on a hoodie and scarf, and it transforms the dress into a little skirt. This was very warm!! When it really cools down, this would look adorable with some tights.

Next, I just rolled the dress under a tank top and tucked the remainder into my pants. I wanted to pick a different tank that would work better, but I haven’t done laundry in, well, a while. I think this could work better with a better fitting tank.

Last is the famous “skirt as a top.” Its great as a top because its a little tighter and fits nicely under the skirt without looking bulky. This is also a nice way to have some extra warmth in winter!! This is probably the most common way I’ll be wearing it.