26 February 2015

Style Lately

feb1
Probably my fave print ever from J.Crew - the gondola stripe (this season's shirt & sim skirt, sweater, shoes).

feb2
Don't know if I'm too old to try to "rock" the high tops, but these were too fun to resist (exact shoes & sim jeans).

feb3
Preppy plus leopard (exact cardigan & sim top, skirt).

feb4
Layers for some cold wet weather (exact jacket & sim vest, embellished top).

feb5
Some more color vesting (exact vest, sweater, this season's shirt & sim necklace
or get the exact if you subscribe to Rocksbox).

feb6
These boots may be my best cold weather purchase this winter (exact boots & sim sweater, shirt, vest).

feb7
Stretchy home pants (exact striped top & sim shirt, socks).

23 February 2015

Black and Blue

professor blazer + drapey pants

I'm not usually this "formal" when it comes to every day office attire, but the cold weather has made layering a requirement. I wore my big coat over this ensemble to get to the office and my ole "boots with da fur" as well - sublimely unattractive mish mash but necessary with our recent bout of bitter cold and icy slush. I am totally one of those people who has extra pairs of shoes at the office (and maybe in the car too), but a girl's gotta do what she needs to when it comes to balancing practicality and wanting to be stylish, right?

professor blazer + drapey pants professor blazer + drapey pants

Blazer: J.Crew herringbone professor (worn here - sim, sim)
Top: J.Crew tissue (worn here - factory version)
Pants: J.Crew factory drapey (same printed, cas)
Necklace: J.Crew quill statement (worn here - sim pendant, sim, deal)
Rings: F21 cutout geo set, x-shaped cutout (& sim stacked set
Shoes: Vince Camuto signature rekha (worn here - sim point toe, in black, in gold)
Bag: Coach madison christie carryall (sim, deal, luxe)

professor blazer + drapey pants

professor blazer + drapey pants

19 February 2015

Style Lately

feb1
Popped collars and a bit of bling (exact necklace, sweater & sim shirt, blazer).

feb2
Very berry shoes (from top center to right: exact loafers, sim bow heels, sim point heels
sim patent heels, exact flats).

feb3
Easy cold weather layers (exact boots, jeans, necklace, this season's bag & sim shirt, sweater).

feb4
Stripes and pearls (sim ring, bracelet, necklace, shirt & skirt).

feb5
This scarf reminds me of springs (exact scarf, jacket & sim shirt, shoes).

feb6
Keeping warm (exact scarf & sim sunglasses, coat).

feb7
Fuchsia color combo-ing (exact earrings, sweatshirt & sim blouse, skirt).

17 February 2015

Sunny Yellow Yesterdays

lexington blazer + rocksbox lexington blazer + rocksbox

There's nothing like freezing rain in February to be deceptively dangerous, so I'm staying snuggled in and toasty at home today - hair appointments, car registration renewals and anything requiring me traveling a further distance than to the front door will just need to wait. So here's an outfit from warmer, drier days - you know, like late January - just looking my bare ankles in these pics makes me shiver a bit right now!

lexington blazer + rocksbox lexington blazer + rocksbox

Blazer: J.Crew lexington (worn here - sim deal, luxe, double-breasted)
Top: Loft (sim, sim, steal)
Jeans: Old Navy sweetheart (worn here - sim, sim)
Scarf: Ebay (worn here - sim black, lighter blue)
Necklace: Rocksbox (sign up with code LISAXOXO1 for a discount off your first month's sub)
Bracelets: Sage K and Co (the original), J.Crew modern geo, Rocksbox
Shoes: Banana Republic ivonne (worn here - sim, leather-trimmed)
Bag: Brahmin lincoln (worn here - same brand but smaller, sim, sim)

lexington blazer + rocksbox

And for those of you who may be wintered in at home doing some online shopping working, there are yet more cute designer-inspired bags for a steal at Target - lovely purses that are giving me a serious case of the "grabby hands". Examples here:

13 February 2015

Spring Dreaming

Between that holiday this weekend and just plain being over the cold, I guess I have flowers and the color red in the brain. I recently ordered this dress and am wishing it was warm enough to wear already, so here I am doing some outfit dreaming planning for better weather days. Here's me in a lady-like state of style mind.

Have a lovely weekend, ladies!

zara old navy brahmin

Coat: Zara gathered shoulder (worn here - sim steal, in pink, in black)
Dress: Old Navy jersey shift (sim, wrap dress)
Necklace: J.Crew jeweled quill (worn here - sim w/o fringe, simpler fringe)
Shoes: Anne Klein qadira (worn here - sim point-toe, loafers)
Bag: Brahmin lincoln (worn here - sim, sim, simpler)

11 February 2015

Style Lately

feb1
Loving my retro high top kicks (exact sneakers, necklace, sweater, jeans & sim shirt).

feb2
Wearing ALL the signs of prepdom? Check (exact vest & sim monogram, pearls, sweater, shirt).

feb3
Woolen stripes (exact shoes & sim sweater, shirt, necklace, jeans).

feb4
Neutrals with red & leopard (exact skirt, earrings, bracelet & sim sweater, shoes, coat).

feb5
When did I turn into a fan of camo ... (exact jeans, flats & sim scarf, sweater, bag).

feb6
Fun floral for February (exact scarf, belt & sim sweater, jeans).

09 February 2015

(Not) Dressing for the Occasion

pink & red 

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Top: J.Crew factory merino charley (sim, textured knit)
Skirt: F21 pleated leopard (sim, steal mini, luxe)
Belt: J.Crew (sim, sim)
Clutch: Kate Spade (sim, sim)
Necklaces: C.Wonder & The Circle is Cast via Etsy
Bracelets: Glitterbox Jewelry via Etsy, C. Wonder, F21 & Asos
Shoes: Audrey Brooke via DSW mary (sim, slingback, in black

I'm a fan of the idea of Valentine's Day (coming up later this week), but you likely will not see me running around spreading glittered hearted chocolate bon-bonned lovey cheer. I'm more of a home-cooked dinner kind of gal, more so than a dozen roses, champagne and a hard-to-get restaurant reservation (gifts, though, are always appreciated bwahahaha).

The only real holiday-esque thing I do for the occasion is spend a few bucks and mail some Hallmark-branded cheer to my nephew, mom and grandma. 

I don't necessarily dress for the occasion so I don't really have any great Valentine's styling for you all, but I pulled a few looks from "the archives" that give off a bit of that love day vibe without being too cutesy.

mix + match berry

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Vest: J.Crew excursion (latest version, sim)
Top: J.Crew jeweled stripe (sim sweater, wider stripes)
Jeans: Levis (sim, sim)
Scarf: Loft (sim)
Earrings: J.Crew
Bracelets: F21, J.Crew, Rachel Leigh
Shoes: Audrey Brooke via DSW mary (sim, slingback, in black
Bag: J.Crew claremont (sim, clutch)

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Sweater: J.Crew factory merino charley (sim, sim)
Skirt: J.Crew factory double-serge (sim wrap, steal)
Earrings: gift
Necklace: J.Crew
Bracelets: J.Crew, F21
Shoes: Jessica Simpson jaide (sim, sim)
Bag: Coach legacy flight (sim, tasseled)

black leopard pink

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Top: c/o Choies cut out crochet (sim steal, multi-colored, sleeveless)
Skirt: F21 pleated leopard (sim, steal mini, luxe)
Belt: Asos plate detail (sim, steal)
Necklace: Purple Peridot
Bracelets: Rachel Leigh & F21
Shoes: Audrey Brooke via DSW mary (sim, slingback, in black
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (sim vertical stripes, black striped)

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Top: Loft henley two pocket (sim solid, navy collared)
Skirt: J.Crew pixilated houndstooth (sim, spotted)
Necklace: Purple Peridot
Bracelets: Asos
Ring: F21
Shoes: c/o ShoeMint rosemary (sim, sim)
Bag: J.Crew claremont (sim, clutch)

06 February 2015

Old Favorites

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This outfit is made up entirely of oldies but real goodies from my closet. The navy gingham shirt that seems to go with everything; the sweater that fits in all the right places - plus it's got ship wheels on it, people; stretchy skinny jeans with a wee bit of distressing so I don't look too prepped out and buttoned-up; the pink blazer from my fave brand's heyday; and leopard print loafers that I can walk in for daaaaaayyyys. Plus a pretty necklace that was a gift from one of my fave people in the world.

These pieces make getting dressed way too easy and work together like a dream - the hardest thing for me is not to reach for them all the time (though I feel like I wear these awesome jeans at least twice a week - which probably makes them still awesome though slightly scuzzy, jeans).

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Blazer: J.Crew Robert Noble herringbone (worn here - sim, sim, deal)
Sweater: Old Navy (worn here - sim w/ anchors for a steal or elephants or spotted)
Shirt: Lands' End canvas gingham poplin (worn here - sim, sim, steal)
Jeans: Old Navy sweetheart (worn here - sim, sim, steal)
Necklace: gift (sim, clear, simpler, grander)
Shoes: Aerosoles betunia (worn here - sim, sim, steal)
Lips: L'oreal colour riche 

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