Wednesday, October 1, 2014

biker boots

it's really hard to think of other seasons when i'm entrenched in one. thinking ahead? sure.. but not if i don't have to!! i will not look, touch or even consider a big sweater in the summer. for that matter, it's getting much colder now and all the clearance sales with summer dresses have no sway on me. the exception was made, however, with these boots, which i got in.. july. yup. july. eating my words, july. 

readers here know well that i hate shopping for boots. hate. bane of my existence. not a fun experience in any way. avoid. i have trouble finding boots that fit my narrow calves, and many many attempts were made with many pairs returned. these jimmy choo moto boots are perfect. they are expensive even marked down but i bit the bullet after running through my rationale check list. where i live, it is cold and wet weather for what seems like 2/3 of the year. i get more wear out of boots than any other shoe i own. the fit is perfect and fit is critical. no calf issues. no feet fit issues. after so many failed attempts due to fit, that was a strong mitigating factor. lastly, the boots themselves are incredibly comfortable. i broke them out this past weekend and walked around for the entire day. these are a 37.5 and are a pull on boot - no side, in the end, i am happy i came across them when i did - even if it was july!  joining liz's link up today!

outfit - sweater: zara, here. similar here, here. shirt: j. crew keeper chambray shirt, here. boots: jimmy choo yule biker boots, here, here. similar here, here, here.
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

a long pencil skirt

tried and true styles that will always have a place in my closet: fit and flare; peplum; shift dresses; cropped pants; and, midi skirts. once in a while though, i take a gamble with a new shape entirely. going past the knees, this pencil skirt is super interesting in the length. i adore the print and the way it feels. the pattern and the fit are slimming and elongating. 

i suppose that i could hem the waist a bit to raise the skirt to mid-calf or i could wear it just like this, as an exaggerated length and own the length. whether it was a good gamble or not, there are many possibilities for this skirt and i'm looking forward to experimenting with it. next up with it: a peplum top? i'd love to hear your suggestions! joining tara's and alice's linkups today! 

outfit - top: theory. similar here, here. skirt: clover canyon donegal midi pencil skirt (regular length here). more midi pencil skirts herehere, here, here, here. shoes: manolo blahnik bb pumps. similar here, herehere.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

slouchy: j. crew rib stitch dolman sweater

one of the most common comments i receive from my husband when we take pictures is without fail to "please stop slouching." ironically, when i am out and about in real life, my posture is actually pretty good! the camera must make me feel self conscious and i take a "curl in" approach? today's sweater is all about slouch. my regular j. crew top/sweater size is an xs, which fit fine. however, i went up a size because i didn't want it to look fitted. the medium was just too big, and made me look sloppy. bonus? it's so fluffy, i'm gonna die!! 

joining liz and her style me wednesday link up.

outfit - sweater: j. crew rib stitch dolman sweater, here. similar here, here jeans: gap sexy boyfriend jeans, here. similar herehere. shoes: rag & bone kinsey bootie, here. similar hereherehere.
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