Archives for November 2012

Casual Winter Uniform w/ Leopard and Plaid + My Thanksgiving Plans

J.Crew sweater (similar), Banana Republic vest, Target belt (similar), J.Crew leggings, Sketchers boots (similar), Target bag (doubles as a cross body!) (similar)

This Thanksgiving will be different than all of the others. My boyfriend and I live across the country from our families (mine in California, his in Nevada), and so instead of spending the holiday flying or in our little apartment in Charlotte, we will be taking a mini trip to New York! Instead of turkey and stuffing i’m looking forward to enjoying the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, shopping in SoHo on Black Friday (i’m searching for a new coat), and eating at some of my favorite spots.

My Winter wardrobe as of late has been leggings and boots with comfy sweaters to battle the cold. For a weekend traipsing around Manhattan I can’t think of any better uniform to continue.

Have a wonderful (and safe) Thanksgiving!

Winter White Sweater & Teal Corduroy

H&M blazer (old, similar), ASOS sweater, Banana Republic jeans, Sperry Top Sider shoes, Vintage necklace


Top 5 Ballet-Flat Brands for the Wide-Footed Woman

Part of being a larger girl is having slightly wider feet. For me, finding flats that fit my wide feet and are comfortable for a full day of work can be a challenge. After years of searching, I have found five brands that work well and have become my go-to.

1. Salvatore Ferragamo (average price $425): These are the priciest of the bunch but could not be more amazing. They come in wide and extra-wide widths and in a plethora of colors and textures. With great arch support, comfortable full leather upper and sole, these shoes are workhorses for the office.

2. Attilio Giusti Leombruni (AGL) (average price $350): If you walk into a department store and ask for the most comfortable flat they own, chances are this is what they will bring you. Virtually no break-in time, buttery soft leather and cushioned soles make these my favorite flat on the market.

3. Halogen (average price $60 on sale): Cheap one-season flats that come in so many cute colors and textures for the season. I opt for the fully stretch ones as pictured above and they mold around my feet for no blistering.

4. J.Crew Leather (non-patent) (average price $125): J.Crew flats are great, but take some time to break in. I only buy the leather or metallic ones and never opt for the patent leather. The latter is too stiff and does not break in as well, making them more uncomfortable. Once these do wear in they are great for the office, though keep in mind they did only last me one full season.

5. Bloch (average price $100): These flats are produced by the world’s largest ballet shoe manufacturer (we are talking real ballet point shoes). They specialize in comfort and support and as they are newer to the everyday shoe market, they always have great deals.

I would love to hear what your most comfortable flat brands are!

A Sunday Adventure with Boyfriend, wearing Shades of Pink

BB Dakota top, Ann Taylor Curvy Slim jeans (last worn here), Tory Burch sunglasses

I wore this outfit last Sunday when my boyfriend and I decided we wanted to have an “adventure day.” We had lunch together, went golfing (these photos are taken outside of the driving range), and jumped on trampolines at Sky High. Generally our weekend routine is pretty standard so mixing it up, just the two of us, was magical.

I wanted to be stylish yet comfortable for our day around the city and so I pulled out my trusty colored jeans from Ann Taylor. To say I am in love with these jeans is an understatement. Worn previously with leopard and black, I love that they just as easily work with light pink and classic accessories.

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