January 2011 archive

Checkmate

Just a fair warning – this is the first of many outfit posts to come this weekend. Finals are over and I think I managed to keep my 4.0 (fingers crossed!), so now it’s time to catch up on all my outfit posts from the passed two weeks. With the next 30 for 30 remix starting on Tuesday, my goal is to have everything posted by tomorrow (besides, January bleeding into February is just ugly!). Check back regularly to see all my outfits!

I’ll tell you right now though, that even though there’s still more outfits to come, this is one of my favorites. I’m not really even sure why, but it just came together exactly the way I wanted it to and I love it. I pretty much love any outfit involving this skirt. It’s so versatile and will definitely be making a second appearance in my 30 for 30.

I am also so glad I purchased these light brown caramel tights. I can’t tell you how long I stood in front of the rack of Hue tights at Macy’s trying to figure out what my second pair of tights (I was there to get maroon ones) would be in order to get the 2-for deal. I almost didn’t get these ones because I already had a dark brown pair, but I guess now I have a brown to go with everything!

The other thing I really like about this outfit is my plaid blouse. I’ve had it for a year or two, but I think this might be the first time it’s appeared in an outfit post. The shape of it can feel a little too prim and, therefore, be hard to wear, but I think it struck just the right note in this combination.

  • Shirt: Charlotte Russe
  • Skirt: Target
  • Belt: Michael Kors
  • Tights: Hue
  • Boots: Kohl’s
  • Bracelet: vintage

Blogger’s Guilt

LOOK! I’m back! I hope you haven’t given up on me yet. With dead week last week and finals week this week, I’ve just been way too busy/stressed out/sleep deprived to post anything. However, I have been religiously taking outfit pictures. So because I got pulled off the schedule from work tonight and despite the fact that I still have two more tests tomorrow, I decided to show you an outfit that I wore sometime within the past couple weeks (who knows exactly when? my outfits have become as jumbled as my facts for my Holocaust and Genocide Studies exam).

Don’t you feel lucky? I’m sacrificing precious extra minutes of sleep and/or studying to bring this outfit to you.

First off, I would like to point out this amazing coat that I picked up at Nordstrom for 33 bucks during an impromptu shopping trip with my mom! All their winter coats were on sale and I think I scored big time with this black ruffled beauty.

Now that you’re sufficiently impressed with my exciting purchase (or maybe not), I would like to direct your attention to the rest of my outfit. This is something I had been wanting to wear all though out the Fall 2010 30 for 30 Remix Challenge and seeing as the next challenge is creeping up on me, I figured I had better wear it! I really love the combination of my purple cheetah print cardigan with my black lace dress and wanted to make it extra girly with the addition of pink tights and hot pink flats.

  • Cardigan, flats: Charlotte Russe
  • Dress, coat, watch: Nordstrom
  • Tights: H&M

PS, I would like to apologize for my over-the-top silliness – this is what happens to me after too much studying late at night. You should be thankful I’ve spared you from this and many more intense emotions lately!

Deja Vu

All throughout November/December’s 30 for 30 I had been thinking about pairing this dress with my long pink cardigan. I finally ended up wearing it and realized that this outfit is very similar to an outfit I wore during the challenge. There’s just something about navy and pink paired with brown that I really like.

Speaking of the 30 for 30, I’ve signed up for it again so starting February 1st, I’ll be remixing it up!

  • Cardigan: Nordstrom Rack
  • Dress: Tucker for Target
  • Tights: Hue
  • Belt: Michael Kors
  • Boots: Kohl’s

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