29 January 2016


navy + green navy + green

If you've seen some of my recent casual outfit posts, you'll likely notice that I've been wearing a bit of a uniform: puffer vest, patterned shirt, jeans and ankle boots. It's an easy peasy formula of an outfit to put together, warm enough to get through most Southeastern winter days and it helps me look like I tried without having to try. And now that I have like a half a dozen of these awesome vests (J.Crew, I blame you), I've got to get my winter's wear out of them, so I'll be pulling these out on the weekly!

navy + green navy + green

Vest: J.Crew shiny quilted field (worn before - sim, belted)
Shirt: J.Crew ridge plaid on sale (sim, sim)
Jeans: Old Navy sweetheart (sim under $25, sim)
Belt: J.Crew factory (sim, sim)
Bracelet: J.Crew (sim under $6, pave)
Rings: Gorjana (sim), F21 (sim set)
Shoes: Vince Camuto bronco (sim, sim)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff unlined tote on sale (worn before - sim under $80, not studded)

navy + green

27 January 2016

Style Lately

Spring in my step, despite the weather (exact: shoes on sale, under $30! / sim: shirt, skirt, clutch under $60).

Layering it for pizza night (factory version of the vest on sale / sim: shirt, t-neck, necklace).

Pixelated herringbone (exact: sweater / sim: necklace under $20, skirt multi-colored, bag).

These kicks (exact: shoes).

Work wear (exact: skirt / sim: top under $20, shoes).

Polka dot ivory (exact: sweater / sim: blouse, jeans, loafers).

Wallet issues (exact: pink, this season's rose gold / sim: yellow, orange, green under $24, blue, striped).

25 January 2016

A Bright Shade of Pink


I'm in the middle of some major meh-looking hair time lately - been trying to grow it out length-wise and my stylist has been talking me into doing pseudo ombre highlights where she only touches up the bottom half of my hair that I kind of like, kind of meh about. Add to that some questionable photo lighting and my recent aversion (laziness) to a  curling iron and we've got some could-be-better-but-I've-gone-a-bit-styling-lazy hair. So ... let's concentrate on some of this punchy magenta hue instead, shall we?

magenta magenta

Vest: J.Crew factory quilted puffer on sale (worn before - sim, sim under $40)
Top: Boden breton buy more and save (sim as swim tee)
Pants: Old Navy mid-rise rockstar skinny
Scarf: J.Crew (sim, sim)
Bracelet: INPINK barnacle (sim, gold under $20)
Rings: Gorjana via Rocksbox (sim), F21(sim)
Shoes: c/o Mossimo by Target jessica suede strappy (worn before - sim studded, w/contrast straps)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff unlined tote on sale (sim under $80, not studded)


22 January 2016

Neutral with Sparkles

neutral + spotted

If I could get by in sweatshirts and jeans everyday, I'd love to be able to do that. And this look is exactly it, but dressed up just a tad so I can step out without looking like I'm studying for finals or am out on a trip to Lowe's for more screws. So I'm secretly comfort slumming but looking like I'm at least trying.

neutral + spotted

Sweatshirt: J.Crew (worn before - sim, sim hoodie, long-sleeve, long-sleeve cardi)
Shirt: J.Crew blythe (worn before - sim tiny dots, black spotted, red spotted, green spotted)
Jeans: Banana Republic factory (sim, sim)
Brooch: Ebay & earrings worn as brooches by J.Crew, Jeweliq (vintage sim, sim, sim or set)
Boots: c/o Mossimo by Target jessica (sim studded, w/contrast straps)

20 January 2016

Style Lately

Pink makes everything better (exact: bag, wallet, top / sim: skirt).
Other bags by Milly / other wallets by Kate Spade.

Layered (factory version of the vest on sale / sim: sweater, shirt, shoes solid). 

Cozy t-neck (exact: sweater / sim: boots, bag, necklace under $9). 

Me-ow (exact: boots). 

Rainbow fair isle (sim: sweater, scarf, boots, jeans). 

Preppy equestrian (exact: boots / sim: blazer under $80, shirt, necklace). 
Other footwear by Frye.

Horsing around (sim: sweater plain, shirt, jeans on sale, boots under $75). 
Other knits by BCBGMaxazria.

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18 January 2016

Big Sisters

red, plaid, stripes red, plaid, stripes

Big sisters who have impeccable taste and charitable natures are some of the best friends to have in one's life. For many many reasons, but especially when they decide to make an upgrade on a designer purse and then bequest their well-loved now out-of-date bag to an ever-grateful younger sister. Thank you, sis!

red, plaid, stripes red, plaid, stripes

Blazer: J.Crew schoolboy (worn before - sim under $80, sim)
Top: Lands' End shaped on sale (worn before - sim)
Jeans: c/o FatFace brushed overdye smithy bootcut (worn before - sim under $40, sim)
Scarf: Lands' End oversized square under $20 (worn before - sim, sim)
Rings: F21 (sim set or here, both under $6)
Shoes: Audrey Brooke via DSW (worn before - sim slingback, satin, pricey slingback)
Bag: Chanel jumbo double flap (preowned here, here - sim, sim)

red, plaid, stripes

red, plaid, stripes

13 January 2016

Style Lately

NYE's outfit (exact: skirt on sale, top, clutch / sim: sandals, brooch under $5).

Leftovers (exact: shoes).

Grey and yellow (sim: blazer, blouse under $30, trousers on sale).

Winter brights (sim: coat, sweater under $20, scarf).

Prepped (sim: shirt, sweater, boots under $40).

Casual camo (exact: boots / sim: sweater under $40, necklace).

Layer it on (exact: vest on sale, sweater / sim: booties under $50, bag).

11 January 2016

Primary Colors

Even though January and February are the dreary weary middle months of winter, it doesn't mean my cold weather wardrobe needs to be in shades of grey. Here I've played with a few outfit ideas that revolve around the basic primary colors for some bright outfit pops through the winter months.

red - pink

Coat: Zara (other red coats / other collarless coats)
Sweater: J.Crew tippi (other red sweaters)
Skirt: J.Crew pleated chiffon (other pink skirts)
Brooch: Zara (other brooches)
Shoes: J.Crew factory (other metallic shoes / other d'orsay flats)


Sweater: F21 (other yellow sweaters)
Shirt: J.Crew (other yellow shirts / other gingham shirts)
Jeans: Loft (other distressed jeans)
Necklace: J.Crew factory (other yellow necklaces / other statement necklaces)
Shoes: c/o Mossimo by Target jessica suede (other taupe booties / other strapped booties)

blue - green

Sweater: J.Crew factory (other blue sweaters)
Skirt: J.Crew no.2 double-serge (other green skirts / other pencil skirts)
Necklace: Groopdealz (other statement necklaces)
Shoes: Jessica Simpson (other animal print heels)
Bag: Coach turnlock tie (small version - other brown satchels)

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06 January 2016

Ivory Textures

ivory + turquoise

An outfit worn pre-holidays (and pre-cold front too!) - ivory seems like a safer light hue option for me than pure white. For a gal like me that seems to just attract every dust bunny cluster and errant ketchup schmear, ivory at least gives me the chance to blend my stains in. And I think the hints of gold, animal print and turquoise offer some nice contrast and warmth to the light neutral.

Hope you all are having a good week back at work - happy hump day!

ivory + turquoise ivory + turquoise

Jacket: Zara (worn before - sim studded, jacket, pricey)
Sweater: J.Crew cambridge cable (worn before - factory version)
Skirt: Loft (worn before - sim longer, mini for $10, darker)
Necklace: Loli & the Bean via Shoptiques (worn before - sim, pricey)
Ring: INPINK (sim, sim)
Shoes: Jessica Simpson (worn before - sim, sim under $50, sim for $25)
Bag: Coach turnlock tie (worn before - small version on sale, sim, sim)

ivory + turquoise

04 January 2016

Style Lately

Hi ladies - Happy New Year! I've done a bit of winter cleaning and have a load of stuff available on my Instagram sale site - please check it out!

Magenta + plaid (sim: shirt, sweater under $20, flats).

Neutrals layered (exact: boots, sweater / sim: blouse, blazer under $100).

Navy blazer for the win (sim: blazer, scarf luxe, sequin top, initial cuff, spiked bracelet).

Red, white, blues (sim: sweater on sale, scarf under $24, loafers - jeweled version, bracelet).

Watermelon (sim: sweater, blouse, clutch, necklace under $35).

Holiday pattern mixing (exact: shirt on sale / sim: top - solid version, necklace, wedges under $60).

Color blocked (sim: skirt solid, sweater darker, shoes under $33).
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