First up is Lauren. If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know I love neutrals! I especially love how she used bright pops of color in the second picture! When I am in a rut, I always stick with blacks and grays. This is a great way to make your outfit a little more interesting. And as shown here...dresses are not only for summer!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I've gotta admit.... I've been in a rut. It's just been too cold for me to be creative! I feel like I've worn a lot of this before...which I probably have. I've been living in jeans, boots, cardis, and coats. And if you've read this post, you know that's like....five things. So I'm asking for your help - send me your best, creative, fall outfits to firstname.lastname@example.org and you might be featured here this week!
Thank you to little violet dress for the blog award!!!
Wearing Tulle coat ($44), H&M itchy cardigan ($10, 3 years ago), AE striped tshirt ($7), secondhand belt ($6), J Brand jeans ($158), Miss Me black boots ($50).
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
If you've been reading my blog for a while, you've probably noticed that I don't wear a lot of graphic tshirts. Honestly, I think I have three in my closet!!! I'm just not a graphic t-shirt person. I'd rather invest in basics and prints and not advertisements or "witty" sayings all over my chest.
But instead of going on about what I don't like, I'll show you what I do like.
But instead of going on about what I don't like, I'll show you what I do like.
What do you think? Are you into graphic t-shirts?
Monday, October 26, 2009
I'm still all over this blazer. It just happens to match everything I wear.... :) But it's supposed to snow tomorrow so no more chic jackets but big fat coats and trying not to freeze my butt off.
Wearing thrifted boy's blazer ($3), secondhand scarf ($3), Shade Clothing tshirt (free with gift card), secondhand BDG jeans ($10), Miss Me boots ($50).
Sunday, October 25, 2009
This is a different blazer than my thrifted boy blazer. As you can tell, it is a little big and boxy so I belted it. Some of the older ladies at church today commented on my outfit....probably because they've actually lived through this big-shouldered trend in the 80s!!!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
I received a reader question from Chantel about scarves. She just bought a jersey scarf and had trouble finding ways to wear it, which I can totally understand because it is thin. A lot of my scarves are actually shawls and as wide as hers but are woven so they hold their shape a little better and create volume that jersey scarves don't have.
Here is how I've worn my shawl scarves. I usually tie them because the ends go everywhere...especially in the wind.
Because of the thinness of jersey scarves, it would probably be best to use them as belts. Here is a tutorial on how to make a scarf-belt. Another way you could increase shape and volume for jersey scarves is to double up by using two scarves and wear them like you see in the pictures above. It would be a great way to sneak in some extra color or prints!
Or you could also try belting it. Check out how Jen of SecondSkins wore it.....it's a cardigan!! Isn't it ingenious?? I'll have to try that for myself...
Well, Chantel, I hope this helped! Do any of you have jersey scarves? If so, how do you wear them?
Thursday, October 22, 2009
If you were wondering....yes, this is a repeat outfit! But it's different enough to be posted again, right??
I think I'm getting better at this picture-taking-business. It takes me a max of 10 minutes now compared to 30 minutes a couple months ago! Maybe it's because I don't have as much time because of school so I have to get in the mode.
And check out this wind tunnel effect! It's great for pictures but it's not great when you're walking and your skirt is slowly riding up....
Wearing green coat from Korea ($10, 3 years ago), AE striped shirt ($7), secondhand belt ($6), Wet Seal skirt ($10), gray socks from Korea ($5), Miss Me boots (the new 2nd pair, $50).
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
This is what happens when you browse two months' worth of J.Crew catalogs!! I've never even thought of layering these necklaces together. I tried to make them the focal point with a dark color outfit. I don't like wearing a lot of jewelry but this is definitely my fave ensemble.
Wearing thrifted blazer ($3), faux pearl necklace ($5), pink faux pearl necklace ($10), gold necklace ($5), AE turtleneck ($12), J Brand jeans ($158), brown shoes from Korea ($20).
....Aaaand I am wearing my thrifted boy's blazer again. I love it! Hopefully, the weather doesn't get cold too fast so I can find more ways to wear it.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
If you don't have a pearl necklace, you need to get one ASAP!! Pearl necklaces are such a classic staple and they instantly make your outfit look much more sophisticated. It doesn't matter if it's short or long, the trend right now is layering!! You can easily accumulate different sizes and lengths of pearl necklaces from reasonably-priced stores like Forever 21 and H&M. Or if you are into the real deal, check out Mikimoto Pearls.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Guess what I did over the weekend?? (while I was sick...) I met up with a fellow blogger and her husband!! We went out for Korean food and had a GRAND time. The only bad part is I forgot my camera....and we were both suffering from colds so hopefully we'll both be well for our next scheduled meet-up!
Wearing thrifted boy's blazer ($3), Gap dress ($8), thrifted belt ($2), F21 tights ($8), secondhand brown wedges ($7).
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Another quicky-- I've been wanting boots like these for SO long!!! and I finally found them.....through endless.com. They say western but I honestly don't see it....thank goodness. I already have a pair, thanks!
Anyway, I wore this yesterday. I think... Now I don't remember. It's been a long day. But fall break is around the corner and then San Francisco here we come!!!!!
Anybody have recommendations for SF?? We've already hit the tourist spots and would like to try out some new places and eats!
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Sorry....this has to be a quicky. I'm not supposed to be blogging - I have a take-home test/essay to do!!! So this is what I wore on Sunday for General Conference. We were able to get tickets to the afternoon session!! Don't you love nice people?? I sure do!
Wearing secondhand F21 dress ($1), Ann Taylor Outlet dress ($20), Gap scarf ($7), Ros Hommerson oxfords ($25).
Monday, October 05, 2009
I just love everything about her outfit. I'd wear this in a SECOND. I actually had to hunt her down in the crowd to ask for her picture!!! Aren't you glad I did???
Don't they look AMAZING?!?!? If everyone dressed like them, the world would be a much better place.
You can't help but stare at them because they look SO chic!!! Motorcycle jacket? Check. Boots? Check. Vintage lace top??? CHECK!!
Doesn't she look so classy?!? Love her trench and boots and that red scarf!! Side note: I found her at the food court..hence, the McD's coffee signs!
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Happy General Conference weekend!! Hope you guys are liking it so far. Anybody have extra tickets to any of tomorrow's sessions by chance??? ;) Anyway, get ready for a street style post tomorrow - I already took a couple pics today.
Wearing secondhand Old Navy trench ($8), Gap shirt (gift from a friend), Gap scarf ($8), Shade skirt ($12), tights from Korea ($5), Ros Hommerson oxfords ($25).
Friday, October 02, 2009
Thanks to Danielle of Fell4Fashion, I've saved many eyes from a buttcrack or five. I can't believe I didn't know about this before! I already have mine and have been wearing it for a week or so. It's such a lifesaver! Not to mention it makes you feel better about yourself because you have to cinch the waist on your jeans!! Although I need it because I have a big bum but a small waist. What kind of Asian woman has a big bum?!? It doesn't make sense.