Wednesday, January 29, 2014

About Town



 Hat: J.Crew (similar here) // Coat: J.Crew (really on sale!) // Pants: Zara (similar here) // Blouse: Zara // Shoes: Schutz // Ring: David Yurman // Bag: Umberto, Florence (Similar here) // Lips: Bobbi Brown 

 Happy Wednesday! Menswear just feels cool. It is like the difference between cologne and perfume, sometimes you don't want to be sweet, but rather striking and bold. Menswear does that, and the effect is empowering. But as soon as I head for the indoors, my ensemble underneath is decidedly feminine with a floaty organza printed top, leather pants, and pumps. I love a good contrast! I hope everyone has a great rest of the week, and thanks as always for reading. 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Luxe

Skirt: ASOS // Top: Target (similar here) // Coat: Vintage (similar faux version here) // Bag: Maya // Ring: David Yurman // Sunnies: Karen Walker // Shoes: Steven by Steve Madden (similar here) // Lips: Nars 'Viva Las Vegas'

Happy Monday everyone! I love minimalistic style. Simple and clean shapes in luxurious textures like leather can really elevate the average crop-top skirt pairing. Also a simple color palette, little to no jewelry, and a rich fur play into achieving a chic yet understated ensemble. Not to mention, I love how this fur looks like a cape when draped over my shoulders. Oscar Wilde said it best when it comes to the little luxuries in life: "I am a man of simple tastes, I am always satisfied with the best." Have a great rest of the week, and thank you for stopping by! 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

In her boots

 Boots: Stuart Weitzman // Shorts: TopShop // Shirt: Madewell (old, similar here) // Sweater: J.Crew  (old, similar here) // Coat: J.Crew // Sunnies: RayBan // Ring: David Yurman // Lips: Hourglass in Riviera

Hello Everyone! Last weekend one of my favorite friends, and fellow blogger Lauren came to visit me in Oxford. Every once in a while we are blessed with friends in our lives that make us the best version of ourselves. Well, Lauren is one of those friends. I can always count on her to give me great advice, tell it to me straight, and most importantly (and graciously) let me borrow her beloved Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots. Yes, these beauties are on loan. Their soft nappa leather makes them amazingly comfortable, and I can now see why there is so much hype surrounding these gorgeous boots. I have made up my mind that they are totally worth the splurge.  So, here is to a great weekend with great friends, especially great friends who wear the same size shoe. Have a wonderful rest of the week and thanks for stopping by! Oh, I almost forgot, check out Lauren's blog Sunshades & Snowflakes here

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Layered Lady

Dress worn as skirt: Tibi (last seen here) // Peplum Shirt: Sheinside (old, similar here) // Belt: J.Crew (old, similar here) // Coat: Zara // Boots: J.Crew // Bag: Celine // Sunnies: Karen Walker // Bracelets: David Yurman // Watch: Michael Kors

Happy Tuesday! This time of year, I start to feel like I am in a winter wardrobe rut. To keep from getting bored with my cold weather clothes, I am always looking for ways to reinvent my favorite pieces. The skirt of this dress has such a great shape that it stood alone well layered with a peplum top. I also loved how the dramatic tweed of the top, and subtle textured print of the dress created an interesting mix of prints. Not to mention, layering the two pieces made this knit dress even warmer than usual. Boom, I feel like I have a brand new dress! I hope everyone has wonderful short week (thanks to MLK day) and thank you as always for reading. 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Resort DayDreaming

Resort 2014

3. & 4. Gold Rings (thin & thick)

Hello Everyone! It is that time of year again: fashion limbo. Designer resort collections are filling the stores, and the Spring lines are on the horizon. Yet, for those of us who are not jetting off to a tropical destination, it is the dead of winter. I must admit it is hard to restrain buying that new bikini, or cute coverup when I will not be able to wear it for months. But I guess there is nothing wrong with a little vacation daydreaming (or Spring Break pre-planning)! And there is always nail polish and jewelry... which works even though it is 30 degrees outside. Have a great rest of the week and thank you for reading!   

Monday, January 13, 2014

Downtown Safari



Bracelets: c/o Bourbon and Boweties // Coat: Topshop (similar here and love, love this one here) // Leather Jacket: Zara (similar here) // Chambray: Madewell // Jeans: JBrand (similar here) // Shoes: Steven by Steve Madden (similar here) // Bag: Forever 21 (Similar here)// Watch: Michael Kors // Sunnies: RayBan // Nail Polish: Deborah Lippmann 'Don't Tell Mama" // Ring: David Yurman // Lips: Revlon Kissable Balm Stain in 'Rendezvous'

Happy Monday everyone! In the South, the downtown square is mostly quiet and nowhere near as "wild" as the epicenter of a big city. However, unlike their surroundings, Southern girls are anything but quiet... and they are definitely not afraid of a loud animal print or a healthy dose of jewelry. With that being said I am so pleased to share with all of you Bourbon and Boweties, a jewelry brand straight out of my home state of Florida.

  Bourbon and Boweties are handmade stackable statement bangles adorned with everything from natural stones to faceted baubles. They are perfect to wear alone or to supplement a tried and true bracelet stack. I have to say, I am little addicted to them already...  I love how they look layered with my watch. Check out their Facebook page here for more information. Have a great week and thank you as always for reading!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Dark Prep

 Skirt: Tibi (similar and less expensive here) // Shirt: J.Crew  (On Sale)// Sweater: Outnet // Socks: American Apparel // Coat: J.Crew (on sale) // Shoes: Vince Camuto // Bag: Forever 21 (old but similar here on sale) // / Bracelets: J.Crew and David Yurman // Ring: David Yurman // Watch: Michael Kors // Sunnies: Karen Walker

 In my most natural form of personal style, I am a prep. However, being preppy is not what it used to be with pearls, cardigan sets, and penny loafers. Preppy style can be modern and chic simply by finding traditional pieces with unexpected details. A leather pleated skirt, a jeweled collar on a white button down, and a bright peacoat lend a fashion forward perspective to silhouettes that have stood the test of time. I hope everyone has a great rest of their week, stay warm, and thank you for reading!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Shades of Blue

 Coat: J.Crew // Dress: Tibi (also here) // Shoes: J.Crew (on sale now!)  // Earrings: J.Crew // Sunnies: Karen Walker // Lips: Nars Mexican Rose

Bright blue, navy and cream make for one of my favorite color palettes. The cool and fresh tones are a great transition from winter to the coming spring months. This blue dress with it's modern lines and structured "techy" fabric feels perfectly suited for a new year. This was obviously in Florida, because now that I am back in Oxford, I don't believe I will be able to wear a dress without tights for a while. I hope everyone is staying warm with this arctic weather crossing the nation. Thank you for reading!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Rainy Casual

Shirt: Forever 21 (sold out, similar here) // Chambray (underneath): Madewell // Jeans: Gap (old similar here) // Boots: Hunter // Bag: Celine // Sunnies: Ray Ban // Necklace: J.Crew (similar and less expensive here) // Ring: David Yurman Nails: OPI 'Big Apple Red' // Lips: NARS 'Dragon Girl'

 With the holiday season officially in the rear view mirror I am enjoying some relaxing time before I head back to school. The first couple days of 2014 have been filled with a steady rain here in Florida, so I took the opportunity to test out the new red Hunters Santa brought me. Even though the humidity and rain are persistent, I am enjoying the warmth and being able to walk outside without a coat before I return to the cold. Happy New Year and thank you for reading!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014






Here are some of favorite outfits of 2013. From starting my blog to beginning my last year of law school, it has certainly been a crazy year! I can only imagine the wonderful adventures that the new year will bring.  Pop, fizz, clink...here's to a fashionable and fun 2014! And as always, thank you for reading.
 

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