Wednesday, January 30, 2013

roar.

sweater: minkpink via ladybird. pants: the limited. shoes: vince camuto (similar). sunglasses: ray-ban.

so .... i'm in love with this sweater. who wouldn't love this face? as soon as ladybird posted it to instagram, i knew i had to have it. it's super slouchy and comfortable - my favorite. i paired it with black tuxedo pants to keep it fun and playful. and i wore very minimal jewelry to let this roaring guy stand out.

happy hump day!

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photos: arnel andrada

Monday, January 28, 2013

grey, lace + blue.

 dress: the limited (similar). sweater: madewell. shoes: dolce vita (similar). sunglasses: ray-bans
 
i threw one of my favorite sweaters over a black lace dress to winterize it and added blue wedges for a pop of color. layering a slouchy sweater over a dress is a good way to give it a new look ... plus, it's easy and comfortable.

happy monday!
 
photos: arnel andrada

Friday, January 25, 2013

buffalo plaid.

 top: l.l. bean signature. skirt: american apparel. shoes: calvin klein (similar). rhinestones necklaces: vintage. bracelets: black enamel, gold links, lion heads. clutch: the limited (similar). sunglasses: ray-ban.

i'm a sucker for plaid button-ups and buffalo plaid in red and black is a classic. of course i scooped up the men's version because they always have a longer, slouchier fit that i like. this was a look that i wore to two holiday parties this past season ... i like the juxtaposition of the ruffly petticoat and the plaid and of course i popped the collar and rolled the sleeves for some edge. this can easily translate to every day with a less full black skirt or black jeans. 

happy friday! i'm so over this cold weather we've been having but who isn't? i'll be catching a couple episodes of Breaking Bad tonight (obsessed!) and attempting to make a few vegan recipes tomorrow night for a little get together with my sister and brother-in-law over. cheers to the weekend!

photos: arnel andrada

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

ski town.

sweater: gap. shirt: claridge + king. leggings: fluxus (similar). jacket: old navy (old). boots: l.l. bean. hat: vintage (similar). sunglasses: ray-ban. scarf: similar. bag: ladybird x boulevard

we ventured into the cute, little ski town and had a great breakfast and stopped in a couple shops. it was a refreshing change from big city living. it was pretty chilly but a beautifully sunny day ... i pulled on leggings and layers topped off with my red hat for a splash of color. this sweater is super comfortable and i ordered a large so it would be over-sized and slouchy ... because you know i love slouchy. 

it's SO super cold here and tonight i'm meeting my friends, lauren of undeclared panache and michelle of lonny for drinks and chatting so i'll be bundling up with layers and i'm sure a hat (which is a winter staple for me these days). happy hump day!

photos: arnel andrada

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

vermont + the lady tote.

shirt: gap (similar). jeans: BDG. jacket: old navy. boots: ll bean. hat: street vendor (similar). bag: ladybird x boulevard. faux fur bag clip: madewell (sold out).

i had a great weekend in vermont ... it was nice to get a change of pace and scenery (it's so pretty up there!) ...

this canvas and leather bag is the Lady Tote that i've mentioned recently on facebook and instgram ... we were honored to be featured in lonny (woo!), see it here if you missed it ...  but i have yet to feature it in a post ... i collaborated with allison of ladybird and boulevard to design the tote which is available at ladybird for $122. to make it your own, it can be customized with a pretty, gold stamped monogram. it's great for every day or for traveling to stash your magazines, a book, etc ...

here's to a good (and super cold) week!

photos: arnel andrada

Friday, January 18, 2013

leather + gold.

 sweater: madewell (sold out). shorts: BB dakota via ladybird. shoes: vince camuto (similar). clutch: tre vero. rhinestone necklace: F21 (similar). fox ring: stella & dot (old).

if you saw wednesday's post, you know that i wore these leather shorts and grey sweater in a casual way for brunch. to dress up these pieces, i added gold heels, a rhinestone necklace (layered with my nameplate and favorite gold coin necklace) and a red clutch ... voila, ready for a night out! these shorts are so versatile, i'll be wearing them the rest of winter and into spring.

i'm off to vermont with a group of friends for the weekend ... i'll be hanging by the fire, catching up on magazines, attempting to read a book, cooking vegetarian chili and hanging out with our friends. cheers to the weekend! 

photos: arnel andrada