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October 18, 2016

Off the shoulder sweater








Sweater (nearly identical here with more sizes in stock) | Jeans | Similar heels | Bag | Sunglasses

Just when you thought it was safe to bring out your sweaters, it decides to go back up into the 80s. In October. I'm mostly not complaining because I'll take warm temps for as long as possible, but I do feel a little bad for my chunky knits. I realize we'll have plenty more time to wear them and I plan on wearing this one constantly once it gets (and stays) cold. I took it for a test run when it was just chilly enough to not look ridiculous last week and couldn't have been cozier. It's a great way to take the off the shoulder trend from spring and summer right into fall.

October 13, 2016

Crushing on velvet

Velvet crush
Middle row: Clutch | Pumps | Shoulder bag
Bottom row: Loafers | Shoulder bag | Booties

If you haven't already heard, velvet is making a comeback in major way for fall and winter. Fortunately, it's a far cry from the Christmas dresses I wore in the early 90s (Remember the ones with the collars...whyyyyyy?). I'm still not sure I can stomach an entire crushed velvet ensemble, but accessories are something I can definitely get on board with and I'm happy to use them as a gateway into embracing the trend.

My suggestion? Stick to neutrals and rich fall colors that'll go seamlessly with the rest of your wardrobe. Swapping your classic black leather booties for a velvet pair won't be too much of a stretch and something like this clutch is the perfect accessory to stand out against an LBD. You'll be perfectly on trend and, chances are, you won't look back and hate your decision to jump on the bandwagon. Or want to destroy any photographic evidence like those Christmas pictures your mom probably still has ;)

Are you loving the velvet trend or is it something you'd rather pass up now that you're older and actually have a choice ;)? Let me know!

October 12, 2016

Star print








Blouse (also similar here) | Jeans | Belt | Flats (similar in more sizes here and here) | Bag (in two other styles here and here) | Similar sunglasses

When Vincent and I first met during our freshman year of college, we once sat outside our dorms until 2 a.m. talking. Our school only allowed visitors until midnight so we decided to hang out in one of the outdoor common areas. It was a super clear -- but cold! -- night in December, during finals week actually, and we were both heading home after our 8 a.m. exams the next morning (why are those even a thing?) for Christmas break. We watched for shooting stars and chatted about anything and everything. It seemed like fate since one of my all-time favorite paintings is Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh. Or at least that's the connection I made as a lovestruck 18 year old ;)

If you aren't totally queasy from all that sappiness haha, it's really just a long way of saying I have a soft spot in my heart for star print anything, even all these years later. And when I saw this top (very similar with all sizes in stock here) it immediately reminded me of way back when. And not that I need it, but you know I'll take any excuse to shop!

Happy Wednesday!

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