Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Monday, May 2, 2016
Last night we had some severe weather here in Indiana. Being born and raised in tornado country has created a love-hate relationship with thunder storms. On one hand I love to stay in bed and listen to the rain and thunder, but on the other hand: tornadoes. I really missed thunderstorms when I lived in Seattle for a few years!
Before the bad weather hit, yesterday was actually pretty beautiful! I grabbed sushi and mojitos with a girlfriend for dinner, and as the dark clouds started rolling in we snapped a few pictures. I thought about wearing heels with this dress, but they seemed to dress this look up too much for a casual dinner. I'm glad I stuck with flat sandals, because do you see these cobblestones?!
Dress|Old Navy Belt|Banana Republic Bag&Sandals|Target Sunglasses|Ivanka Trump
Thursday, April 28, 2016
This week I have been making an effort to wear pieces I have picked up at vintage shops or thrift stores. I love a good thrift pick, and I get excited to tell people "I picked this up at Goodwill for 5 bucks!" I enjoy spending some alone time sifting through all the junk to pick up something unique. I know some people who hate thrifting, and that is fine but I can't pass up a good deal. Take this dress- I snagged it for 5 bucks. 5 bucks! I took a trip to the Goodwill in the ritzy part of town and found some great stuff. I get grossed out looking at the used underwear section of the shop though- hard pass.
Dress|Thrifted Shoes|Jessica Simpson Bag|Coach Glasses|Ivanka Trump
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Today's topknot is brought to you by a late night of wine with the girls and an unfortunate obsession with Gilmore Girls on Netflix. I'm all #teamdean and waiting for Luke and Lorelei to finally get together. Long nights translate into getting ready in about 8 minutes flat. Those Gilmores never wear topknots or slip into blissful pinot comas, so I guess I better start asking myself "WWL(orelei)D"?
Top|Charlotte Russe Skirt|Thrifted Bag&Shoes|Coach Sunglasses|Ray-Ban
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Growing up my mom was very clear on the whole anti-"matchy matchy" look. She always urged to me wear colors that "go together" versus match. I definitely found myself wondering if coral and blush pink "go" or clash. Sometimes it's a fine line between an outfit working and failing. Trusting that I inherited at least some of my mom's fashion sense I went forward with this look. God knows I didn't inherit her Amazon woman height or her excellent nose for a deal, but at least I got her fashion sense and her crummy eyesight. Thanks Mom!
Blouse|Mossimo Skirt&Belt|Banana Republic Bag|Coach Glasses|Kenneth Cole Pumps|Jessica Simpson
Monday, April 25, 2016
This suspender skirt is one of the more unique items I own. I picked it up last Spring at a vintage shop in Columbus, Ohio. It appears to be handmade and has no tags, so I assume it's one of a kind. I'm still playing around with how to wear it, as I usually pair it with a black turtleneck. Perhaps layering it over a chambray button up is in my future because chambray seems to solve all of life's style problems!
Turleneck|J.Crew Skirt|Thrifted Sandals|Aldo Belt|Piece of silk Bag|Coach Sunglasses|Michael Kors
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Sometimes I feel like I need an outfit like this to break me out of my style rut. I have been living in flowy midi skirts and my leather jacket lately, so it was time for a shake up. Since the weather is warming up nicely I pulled this dress out of my closet, but it's not quite warm enough for sleeveless yet. Habit had me reaching for my faithful jacket, but this checked cape seemed like a bolder bet. Paired with a red lip and simple black sandals, I am out of my rut!
Dress|LOFT Heels|BCBG Cape|Mossimo Bag|Coach Sunglasses|Kenneth Cole