Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wishing for Wednesday: Dr. Martin's

   Welcome to this week's Wishing for Wednesday: Dr. Martin's edition! Now, I know what some of you are thinking. Why?? But for some reason that I can't possibly begin to explain, I am completely in love with Dr. Martins. They just seem so comfortable and well made. While I currently don't own a pair, they could very well end up on my birthday list. 
I love the leather of these boots. As a plus, they are super versatile.

The antique inspired style is genius.

Oxfords are one of my favorite types of shoes, and the color of this pair is perfect.

This pair is my favorite! I don't usually go for shoes this bold, but these boots are just too perfect!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Look of the Day: Flower Power

Warm weather has arrived! Unfortunately, its not that warm yet, so I still have to wear tights and a jacket. Even so, its nice to be able to walk outside without having to don a down parka. 

Jacket: Hydraulic
Dress: American Eagle
Tights: Modern Heritage
Shoes: Madden Girl
Ring: Kohl's

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Style Spotlight: Sonia Rykiel

Fun and fresh. This is the alliteration I will use to describe Sonia Rykiel's designs. Her work is always amazing, and the Spring 2012 collection is not an exception. I could go on and on about all the reasons I love Sonia Rykiel, but the main reason is that she is such an incredible woman. Knowing her story gives her designs a whole knew meaning. Do some searcher about her; I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

My picks from the Spring 2012 collection:

Monday, March 5, 2012

Look of the Day: Feeling Blue

   Blue is my favorite color. This is not a secret by any stretch of the imagination, but at times it can be a bit of a problem. For example last night I was trying to figure out what to wear out to dinner and was having difficulty putting together an outfit. This was because at least 85% of my wardrobe is blue or some variation of navy. While I managed to pull together this monochromatic look which I like, I think I am going to make conscious effort to avoid purchasing blue items. At least, for a while. Do you think this is a good idea?
P.S. The sun is casting a weird yellowish glow on most of the pictures. Sorry! Also, I have no idea why the picture of my shoes is sideways.

Blouse: Abercrombie & Fitch
Tank (underneath): American Eagle
Skirt: Hollister
Tights: Steve Madden
Shoes: Madden Girl

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Look of the Day: Sunny

   The sun has finally come out! To celebrate, I'm wearing one of my happiest outfits. A fun floral dress, a bright yellow jacket a found a few weeks ago on deep discount, and (although you can't see it) a Beatles t-shirt. All three of which can instantly brighten my mood.
P.S. When we took these pictures the wind was blowing like crazy!

Jacket: Steven Madden
Dress: Victoria's Secret Pink
T-Shirt: The T-Shirt Place
Tights: Modern Heritage
Shoes: Shii by Journeys

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wishing for Wednesday: Hunter Wellies

Happy Leap Day, everyone! 
This week's edition of Wishing for Wednesday is all about Hunter Wellies. Why do I want a pair? Honestly, I have no idea, seeing as I've never worn a pair of rain boots in my life. Despite this, I have a sneaking suspicion that they would go with everything in my closet. I love the variety of fun colors that Hunter Wellies provides, and the quality is fantastic. I need to go out and buy a pair!
I love the classic look of these.

This is the pair that I want the most. The basic black ensures that they would go with a myriad of outfits, but the texture keeps them from becoming boring.


Monday, February 27, 2012

Style Spotlight: Jaeger London

  Jaeger London's designs are a breath of fresh air. I must admit that up until very recently I was unaware of this designer. This is a most grievous offense, because once I took one glance at their Spring 2012 collection I was in love. Between the feminine silhouettes, girly details, and soft color palette there is plenty to adore. Jaeger London is a brand that I will definitely keep track of in the future.

My picks from the Spring/Summer 2012 collection:

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Look of the Day: Splash of Blue

   Today was one of those days that everything seems kind of...well, blah. The weather outside has turned wet and nasty, and the sky has blanketed everything in a dismal shade of gray. It was one of those days that you want nothing more than to stay curled up under the covers with nothing but a cup of hot chocolate to keep you company. Since there were places I had to be today, I couldn't afford this luxury. Still, I found a way to keep my spirits up with this bright blue, studded skirt.
  P.S. The lighting on these photos is really weird. Not only does the skirt not look as bright as it should, my face looks really shiny. Sorry!

Skirt: Francesca's
Jacket: Hydraulic
Tank: Dots
Tights: Modern Heritage
Belt: H&M
Shoes: Mi-Mai

Friday, February 24, 2012

Look of the Day: Metallics

   Truth be told, I'm not really a heels person. Not that I don't love the look, I do, but I have difficulty walking in them. Not to mention that at 5'7" I'm already taller than most people I know. Despite this, when I saw these loafer style heels in a magazine over a year ago, I fell in love. However, $119 was a hefty price tag for a pair of shoes that I probably wouldn't wear very often, if ever. Imagine my excitement when a few weeks ago I found them on deep clearance for $27. It was much too good of a deal to pass up.
  This long back story leads us to today, when I was struck with the urge to wear these heels for the first time. They had simply been sitting in my closet, still wrapped in the tissue paper from the store. I am fully aware that the tights don't match well with the heels, but over all, I like the look.
P.S. I'm not sure if you can tell with the lighting, but the sweater is silver. Really silver. I love it.
P.S.S. It's snowing! Its sooo pretty outside.

Heels: Nine West
Sweater: Francesca's
Skirt: Holister
Tights: Modern Heritage
Jewelry: (gifted)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wishing for Wednesday: Marc by Marc Jacobs

There are few things I appreciate more than a well-made handbag. Its for this reason that when I find one I like, I tend to use it until it literally falls apart at the seams. Even at that it would have to be severely damaged for me to buy a new bag.  
Marc by Marc Jacobs creates my favorite line of handbags ever. I love the fun colors and interesting details, but its the quality and structure of these bags that attracts me the most. Even though I would love one of these incredible handbags, sadly they are incredibly more expensive than my budget will ever allow.

What are you wishing for this Wednesday?

Monday, February 20, 2012

Style Spotlight: Christopher Kane

There certainly is a lot to love about Christopher Kane. While he's know for being edgy yet feminine, its his use of clean lines that I enjoy most about his work. His spring 2012 collection is full of vibrant colors and interesting fabrics, which I personally love. Christopher Kane's collections continuously prove that he is able to generate new and unique designs. Even though some of the pieces he creates are a little edgier than I could pull off, I still wish I could own every item that he sends down the runway.
My picks from the Spring 2012 collection: