Boyish lady

Monday, July 29, 2013

Headband: Forever 21
Sunglasses: Anthropologie
Shirt: Forever 21
Belt: thrifted
Jeans: AG Stevie Ankle
Shoes: thrifted

I actually can't remember where I wore this . . . . 
Ha. Anyway!

The last time I wore these shoes was last year on the fourth of July - a day that included climbing up and down ladders to rooftops, stomping on hot sidewalks, and running through a park in the grass. Needless to say, they weren't in great shape. I just had them repaired, though, and they're back to all their former glory.

I need to buy 100 more pairs of these jeans. I cannot explain how wonderful they are.

Happy Monday!

Orange You Gl...ha nope.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Dress: Anthropologie
Belt: Ann Taylor
Shoes: Steve Madden
Sunglasses: Anthropologie
Lipstick: colorLab "Rogue Wave"

I've been wearing this dress non-stop this summer!

I think midi skirts are genius.
1) you avoid the bottom of your maxi skirt getting dirty
2) it's way easier to run up stairs to catch the el - no short skirt flash, no long skirt tripping
3) flats look super chic

The wind was so strong I couldn't keep my hair on straight!

Another reason this dress is my new BFF: it requires basically nothing to look nice. Instant outfit. No jewelry, no fancy hair accessories, no layering piece. It stands perfectly on it's own. 

Well guys, it's another Monday.
Go out and kill it today. 

Bright Skirt Big City

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Shirt: Madewell
Necklace: Banana Repiblic
Skirt: gift, Macy's (thanks Mom)
Shoes: DSW

Sunglasses: Anthropologie
Purse: gift, Kate Spade (thanks Mai)

Wore this a while ago to see Josh Rouse at City Winery.

These long summer days are certainly magical, but I felt so goofy running around in sparkles and heels in the daylight. Like a squawking peacock among penguins on an iceberg. Ah well, still worth it!

Another outfit that follows my eternal dressing equation:

Something sassy + something classic = outfit gold.

Shirt: here, here, here 
Necklace: here
Skirt: here, here, here

Happy Thursday!

The closest I'll get to wearing a t-shirt

Monday, July 15, 2013

Top: Madewell (on sale here!)
Necklace: Anthropologie
Pants: Banana Republic
Purse: gift, Kate Spade (thanks Mai)
Shoes: gift, Ann Taylor (thanks Mom)
Nailpolish: OPI "Jade is the New Black", Essie "Borrowed & Blue"
Sunglasses: Anthropologie

My boyfriend was kind enough to take these photos for me. As he snapped he noted: 
"I think this is the closest thing I've ever seen to you wearing a t-shirt."

I snatched up Refinery29's amazing Madewell deal last week ($60 for a $100 gift card....HOKAI), and couldn't say no to this top. The photos can't convey how neon it really is, but trust me. It is NEON.

Wearing it with a couple old MVPs: my newly repaired cheetah pumps from Ann Taylor, and my black Banana Republic skinnies. 

Necklace: here, here
Pants: here, here, here 
Shoes: here

And old stand-by, reborn. 

Even though I never wear t-shirts, I often find myself admiring simple, classic, elegant looking ones in photographs and on the street. I can never seem to find the same fabrics and silhouettes I see going by, though - any advice, guys? The perfect, PERFECT t-shirt?
Let me know, I need all the help I can get!

Getting ready...

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Hi guys!
Just got my wisdom teeth pulled (thank the high heavens it's over), and I'm looking mighty chipmunk-like. So while my face is out of commission for a second, here's a peek at my getting ready routine. 

I don't wear much on my face. I'll never be patient or meticulous enough to have a makeup routine that lasts longer than 5 minutes (or costs more than dinner would), so this is what I wear basically every single day.

1) Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Brightening Makeup in "I'm all the rage Beige"
2) NARS bronzer in "Laguna"
3) Maybelline Master of Drama eye liner in "Midnight Master"
4) NARS blush in "Dolce Vita"
5) custom made Colorlab matte lipstick in "Rogue Wave"
6) Wet n Wild lipstick in "Coraline"
7) medicated Blistex
8) Brush (used for both blush and bronzer) from Ulta
9) Maybelline One by One Volum Express mascara in "Blackest Black"

My typical fragrance choices. I'm most often wearing Tocca's Stella, but I'll switch it out once a week for something fresh. 

1) Vanille Eau de Toilette by L'Aromarine
2) Coco by Chanel
3) Stella by Tocca
4) Macaroon by Royal Apothic

What I put in my hair depends GREATLY on that day's look. Fro, straight, curly, braided, name it. These guys get me through. 

1) Oscar Blandi volumizing dry shampoo
2) Kevin Murphy Hair Resort beach texturizer
3) Nexxus Humectress Luxe ultimate moisture leave-in spray
4) Aveda Be Curly style prep
5) Miss Jessie's Curly Meringue 

Happy Thursday!