Archives for December 2012

Colorblocking & oversized sweaters for pearshapes


J.Crew sweater, Ann Taylor jeans, Rebecca Minkoff bag (similar), Halogen flats via Nordstrom, Kendra Scott bib via Gilt (similar)

I was immediately drawn to this sweater because of the colorblocking. I immediately thought that the back panel (which extends slightly into the front) would provide some slight slimming, and if anything, would go well with these fun Ann Taylor eggplant pants and other colors such as camel, greens or even leopard for Spring. I ordered the top a few sizes larger than usual for a cozy, casual vibe and initially loved the fit with the wide waistband.


Though after looking at these photos I realize the top gives me a bit of a “pooch” and might be better worn with high-waisted skirts and pants. We shall see.



And, hello hair!^

On a personal note: This guy.

On the eve of what is supposed to be the last day EVER (dun dun dun!), I can’t stop thinking of this guy who just makes me so gosh darn happy.

I mean, he lets me play with him like a toy ^

Stand behind him for warmth when i’m cold ^

And looks so freakin’ handsome in this picture I could burst ^

I can’t think of anyone i’d rather spend my (supposed) last day with. Love you to the moon and back, boyfriend.

Spring heels for the girl that hates heels

1. Kate Spade Leslie Pump

2. Salvatore Ferragamo

3. Brooks Brothers Platform

4. Diane von Furstenberg

5. Enzo Angiolini

I don’t know if it has been obvious thus far on this blog, but I am not a fan of heels. I feel like a complete fake as a female but I would rather wear a great pair of flats or sandals over heels any day. The discomfort felt, the difficulty in walking and the squishing of the toes have just never been appealing to me. But as wedding season approaches and the time of wearing garden dresses with leng-lengthening nude heels creeps towards us, I have been trying to take advantage of Christmas sales to pick up a pair of comfortable nude heels.

For me, comfortable means either a platform and maximum 3″ heel height, or a kitten/mid heel (i’m a wimp). Chunky heels obviously are easier to walk in but often make feet look heavy as well, though these Kate Spade ones look adorable. The options above are a few that i’ve found in the last month or so that fit my criteria and are moderately comfortable. Now the only decision is how much to spend on a clothing item I detest! (I know, I know i’m a disgrace as a woman)

For the holidays: orange, not red

J.Crew cardigan + shirt + necklace, Banana republic jeans, Kelsi Dagger boots

For the holiday season I have found myself gravitating more towards oranges than reds. The color compliments my skin tone and transitions better into other seasons. Red hues have always felt too holiday to me whereas I have worn these orange pieces all year long: cardigan over summer for a night out, necklace for work last July & blouse last spring.

I have also found myself going for the same color palette when I don’t know what to wear. When in doubt, layer shades of the same color for a cool ombre affect.

To be honest, if orange lipstick wouldn’t make me look like i’d eaten too many carrots, i’d be wearing that too.

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