30 July 2014

Neon Coral and Rhinestone Sandals

neon coral neon coral

These DIY'd wedges have proven to be more versatile than I initially would have imagined. They are awfully sparkly though, so I'm kind of glad I refrained from gluing even more rhinestones to the sandals. I kind of want to bedazzle another pair though, maybe I'll try a more cas pair of flats next time - glam cas!

neon coral neon coral

Top: F21 oversized (sim, sim)
Shorts: J.Crew chino (factory version, sim sailor, scalloped)
Necklace: J.Crew mixed media geometry (check in stores, worn here - sim grander)
Ring: c/o INPINK turquoise polished stone (worn here - sim, sim)
Shoes: Gap espadrille wedges, DIY'd (worn here - sim pricey flats, pricey plain, plain flats)
Bag: Coach legacy flight (worn here - sim, pricey flap)

neon coral

28 July 2014

Red Lips

junes meadow + stripes junes meadow + stripes

I love the look of bright red lipstick. For a gal who can't really do makeup, lipstick is about the only thing I can manage and red lips can instantly dress up an outfit (and a face). However I wear red lipstick with caution because I have a tendency to get it schmeared everywhere - on my teeth, my cheek, my hands, my collar, on mugs and cups. So any tips to keeping lipstick where it belong, please let me know!

junes meadow + stripes junes meadow + stripes

Top: J.Crew perfect in Liberty june's meadow (worn here - sim, sim, larger print)
Skirt: J.Crew factory (worn here - same in blue, sim, navy/red stripe, flared)
Bracelets: Yunikelley (worn here - sim, sim), Target (sim, sim)
Shoes: Keds spright (worn here - sim slingbacks, ankle strap, lower wedge)
Bag: Furla martha (worn here - sim, sim, luxe)

junes meadow + stripes

25 July 2014

Pajamas through the Daytime

pajama floral

You gals have patiently listened to me blather on about my move for the past few weeks now and I'm happy to say that I'm settling in nicely. However, new town, new house, means having to find a whole new routine for myself. Like finding the local branch of my bank, figuring out the easiest way to get to the supermarket or locating a neighborhood bakery I like.

And dealing with a whole new work routine too. My company doesn't have a facility where I am now, just a satellite office that I only need to go part-time. So I spend a few days working from home and a few with new co-workers. Which means I technically really only need to get dressed a few days out of each week.

pajama floral pajama floral

Nice in theory, right? Well, part of the reason I even started my blog way back when was at the time I was working full-time from home. Which meant I spent too many days in sweats or my robe, sometimes walking to the mailbox in the afternoons with my hair still uncombed and wearing the same clothes I slept in. I was sloppy. And style blogging was a way to make sure I got dressed for real each day.

So I find myself kind of afraid of sliding back into that same ole not getting dressed hole. Granted I care a whole lot more about fashion in general now (and have a whooooole loooooott more stuff in my closet), but don't see the purpose of sporting a jumbo rhinestone necklace or point-toed heels just to stay in the house all day. I guess we all better get ready to see a more casual Lisa (at least part-time).

But if you start seeing me sporting PJs through the daytime, tell me to cut it out! Yes, the irony of my typing that line with this particular outfit on is not lost on me.

pajama floral

pajama floral
Top: J.Crew factory pajama stripe (worn here - matching boxers, same polka dotted, sim)
Shorts: J.Crew factory printed pull-on (worn here - same solid, sim, sim)
Necklace: via Etsy (sim, sim)
Bracelet: INPINK barnacle (worn here - sim, red)
Rings: F21 (sim, bolder, stacked set)
Shoes: Zara block heel (worn here - sim, sim, pricey)

23 July 2014

Lighthouses on my Skirt

mint lighthouse

I was so freaked out about dropping the ball with the blog during this whole packing/moving/unpacking business that I made sure to be pretty diligent with my outfit pics in the weeks leading up to the big day. So much so, that it's now two weeks after we've moved into our new place and I still have a backlog of outfits from our old house to work through. Some of those outfits I really adored (like this one I am wearing now) so I hope you don't mind me showing off an ensemble a few weeks old. This outfit, features one of my fave old school J.Crew prints - lighthouses!

mint lighthouse mint lighthouse

Top: J.Crew factory layering v-neck (worn here - sim, steal)
Skirt: J.Crew lighthouse (worn here - sim floral print, camera print, cat portrait print)
Belt: Anthropologie skinny weave (worn here - sim)
Necklace: via Etsy (worn here - sim, sim, blue)
Bracelet: SweetAuburnStudio via Etsy (worn heresimpler, sim pricey, steal, larger)
Shoes: Sam Edelman trina (worn here - sim, steal)
Hat: Christy's & Co (worn here - sim, wider brim)

mint lighthouse

mint lighthouse

Linking up with Tara from Mix & Match Fashion.

21 July 2014

Dropping Waists

blue drop waist

Yes, I did like romping around in the striped version of this dress so much that I had to get it in a solid hue as well. Drop waists don't usually work well for a shortie with stocky legs like myself, but this dress fit and hit me at the right places. What a nice surprise for me and a fun cas look for summer!

blue drop waist blue drop waist

Shirt: Lands' End Canvas gingham poplin (worn here - sim, peplum, deal)
Dress: Old Navy drop-waist (striped version, pricy)
Earrings: Jeweliq contessa (worn here - sim, lighter-hued)
Bracelets: J.Crew factory chain-link, Love Obsessed (sim, pricey grander), Sage K and Co (the original, sim)
Shoes: Vince Camuto ellington (worn here - sim, sim)
Bag: Longchamp (worn here - sim, horizontal stripes)

blue drop waist

blue drop waist

18 July 2014

Double Stack

double gondola stripes

I finally scored the original gondola stripe skirt on Ebay for a song a few weeks back so of course, I had to pair it with the blouse in the same stripe. Red, white and blue again - I can't beat this combo.

Have a lovely weekend, ladies!

double gondola stripes double gondola stripes

Top: J.Crew gondola stripe (worn here - sim & petite, luxe, split-neck cas)
Skirt: J.Crew gondola stripe (worn here - sim, wider stripes, pencil)
Belt: Deena & Ozzy via UO (worn here - sim, navy & navy)
Bracelet: Ann Taylor modernist crystal & leather-wrap (worn here - sim, gold clover, chain)
Shoes: Adrienne Vittadini yancy (worn here - sim, wedge)
Bag: Longchamp (worn here - sim, horizontal stripe, pouch)

double gondola stripes

16 July 2014

Currently ... from July

black ikat

Currently ...

Reading Graceling. Think Game of Thrones with a literal ass-kicking female lead. Yes, I can't seem to get over the YA fantasy genre but so far this has been a fun read.

Nesting. During my last visit to Target, I actually spent more time perusing couch pillows than discount dresses. Maybe there's a bit of hope for me in the home decor arena yet.

Eating Chipotle. Chicken burritos will always be a perpetual face-stuffing favorite.

Watching House Hunters. Though honestly most of the potential home owners kind of peeve me out. They often get stuck on real superficial stuff like the color of a wall or the type of appliances in the kitchen - those are easy, relatively inexpensive fixes! And the people who have champagne tastes on Boone's Farm budgets ... could I possibly be hate-watching?

Confused about my hair. Should I keep growing it out because I've never had real long hair before, or trim it back to a more manageable shoulder-length? Or shoot, be brave and bob it out again?

Drinking LaCroix sparkling flavored water. Where have I been? This stuff is cheap and delicious.

What are you ladies currently into?

black ikat black ikat

Shirt: Lands' End oxford (worn here - sim, sim)
Skirt: AT Loft ikat print pleated (same silhouette in paisley & stripes, sim maxi, as dress)
Bracelets: Rachel Leigh (sim punk, green), J.Crew (sim), Target (sim)
Shoes: Geox D sibilla (worn here - sim, sim, espadrilles)
Bag: Brahmin anytime (worn here - sim, deal, steal)

black ikat

black ikat

14 July 2014

Keeping it Crisp

eyelet shift

White shirts aside, this is literally the only all-white piece of clothing I've got. I don't have any white skirts, shorts, any other white dresses. It's not that I don't like white - I actually think it is really sleek and crisp and adore all-white ensembles - it's just that I am an errant stain magnet and can't be relied on to keep white clean. But I couldn't resist this cute dress and so far have miraculously managed to keep all makeup smudges and paint marks from getting on it ... though I wonder how long before my luck runs out!

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Dress: F21 eyelet shift (worn here - sim, sim, sim)
Belt: Asos (worn here - sim, thicker, pricey)
Necklace: Hawthorne Collection (worn here - doppelgรคnger, sim, grander)
Bracelets: Old Navy (sim), Asos (sim), c/o Style Lately (sim)
Ring: F21 (sim, studded)
Shoes: Gap espadrille wedges DIY'd (worn here - sim flats, plain)
Clutch: Kate Spade (worn here - sim, sim, steal)

eyelet shift

eyelet shift

11 July 2014

London Bus in Mint

boden print + stripes

Thanks for all your well wishes on the move, ladies!

Talk about first world problems. I have too much stuff. It was a bear to move it all. We're all in our new house now but it'll take a looooong while for us to finish unpacking and finally settle in. Pup is a bit freaked out over the new smells and new place. The closet is a disaster. I've been avoiding going to the market for a massive restocking trip. There's a weed the size of a small tree in the front yard. My outfits these last few days have consisted of ratty jean shorts and over-sized tees. So please enjoy an outfit from more peaceful pre-moving days.

boden print + stripes boden print + stripes

Top: J.Crew vintage cotton stripe (sim, pricey)
Skirt: J.Crew factory (worn here - sim, darker, colorful)
Scarf: c/o Boden printed (worn here - sim redder, luxe blue)
Bracelet: INPINK barnacle (worn here - sim, sim)
Shoes: c/o Boden palma (worn here - sim, heeled)
Bag: C.Wonder colorblock (worn here - sim navy, in jute, cheeky)

boden print + stripes

07 July 2014

Bits for July

Hey ladies! For those of you in the States, I hope you had a fab 4th of July holiday weekend! I'm in the midst of my big move right, so in the interim, here are bits of randomness from this past month (you can see some of these and more on my Instagram):

july 1 july 2 july 3
Blouse (worn) & belt, skirt (worn). Sweater, factory skirt (worn), sandals (worn) & sim brooch.  

july 4 july 5 july 6
♥ Sim sequin top as tank (worn), jeans, skirt (worn). Dress (worn - sim).  
Top, shorts, espadrilles & sim bracelets (link, stones, tassel).

july 7 july 8 july 9
Scarf, sandals & sim dress (worn). Sweater & sim skirt (worn), pumps, bracelets (links, flower).  

 july 10 july 11 july 12
Scarf, shorts, sandals & sim top. Shorts, loafers (worn) & sim blouse, bag (worn), necklace.  
Scarf & sim top, bracelets (spiked, stones, links).

july 13 july 14 july 15
♥ Sim jacket, blouse, jeans (worn). ♥ Sim blouse (worn), skirt, clutch.  
Necklace (worn), sandals (worn) & sim tee, skirt (worn), bag.

july 16 july 17 july 18
Sweater (worn), shorts, sandals & sim bracelets (flower, tassel). Blouse (worn), sandals & sim skirt (worn).  
Scarf, shorts & sim tee, bracelets (love, stones, tassel).
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