Thursday, October 23, 2014

tweed melange tee

i have been watching the mindy project (marathon-style of course) and i can't help but feel significant envy of her wardrobe and purses (hello pretty red and fuschia chanel in season 3, episode 5). she's also hilarious beyond words. i have also just find her character so inappropriate it's ridiculous. it's my form of escapism (comic books and sci fi being the other one - yay for the teaser trailer for avenger's age of ultron) and a nice break from real life.

joining tara's what i wore to work link up and alice's style link up today.

outfit - top: joe fresh melange tee, here. similar here, here. shirt: banana republic fitted non-iron sateen shirt, here. skirt: j, crew no. 2 pencil skirt in double serge wool. similar here. shoes: gianvito rossi, here. fun black and white heels here, herehere.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

review: old navy pixie pant

my sister swears by the old navy pixie pant, and she insisted that i try them. i hesitated because i didn't have great luck with j. crew's minnie pants. they went on sale a while back and i bought a pair in black and this one, which is called "creme caramel". i don't normally like darker khakis, but this was a great shade. 

sizing-wise, i'm a 0 or XS in j. crew bottoms, and went to a 4 in the pixie. they do stretch out throughout the day, however so i should have taken the 2. this pair is also in the regular sizing. i don't know why the knees look wonky here, because i didn't think that they puckered out too much after a day's wear. the price point is amazing, and i am looking at the black jack/plaid print next. joining liz's style link up as well as vicky's whatcha wearing link up today.

outfit - top: joe fresh sheer plaid shirt, here. similar herehere, here. pants: old navy pixie pant, here. similar here. shoes: manolo blahnik lisane heel, now called the lisanewbo. similar here, here, here.
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

handbag essentials: in my purse

i am inherently a pack rat/hoarder, and my friends can attest that i carry everything but the kitchen sink. there is a slow reform on the way though, i swear! i have been travelling a fair bit lately, so my packing tendencies had to be more streamlined. it also gets really heavy carrying my entire life in a bag, so i'm trying to pare down to just the essentials. i have gathered through time that i favour crossbody and hand held purses. totes have a place in my life too and certainly i know shoulder bags have their place, but i tend to reach for them less.

i always have a mini make-up bag. in a bind, this mini trousseau has all of the elements i need for a full face. in my makeup bag: shu uemura drawing pencil, bobbi brown face touch up stick, bobbi brown pot rouge for lips and cheeks, chanel double perfection lumiere long wearing powder foundation (whew, what a mouthful. has SPF 15), bobbi brown lip gloss in petal, marc jacobs lovemarc lip gel in roleplay, tom ford lipstick in negligee (amazing MLBB colours). the little bag i carry all of these neatly in was found at michael's. i should have bought backups!  i'd love to know what you carry in your bag!

my iPhone charger and headphones along with meds and eyedrops (a necessity when i travel and at work where it is dry) are nestled in a handy dandy ziploc bag. it isn't glamorous, but it keeps the cords organized and the inside of the bag dry (and protected). i wrote some time ago about what i think about when i buy a purse. it is a checklist (i swear there is a process there) of sorts of styles and types. rue la la has a really cool handbag guide that outlines different styles of bags too, and i found that to be a really interesting read. this set of my little essentials will fit into a bag small or big. my rebecca minkoff crossbody bag will also accommodate all of these items. (N.B. this is not a sponsored post)

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