Monday, October 31, 2011

This or that?

Just a few things I've been trying to decide between... 

A perfect coat to transition from fall to winter:
                                        ASOS Premium Wool & Leather Parka  OR  ASOS Navajo Pattern Parka

 Shoes at TJ Maxx begging me to take them home:
  ($50)                                                                                               ($60)

So hard to choose! Which ones would you pick?

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Navy Over Neon

Funny story about this outfit: right after I put it on and was happy with it, I looked at the floor of my bedroom and saw the shirt I wore the day before...3/4 sleeve top from Forever 21 that's navy with yellow-green sleeves..the exact color of this sweater. I basically subconsciously copied the shirt I wore the day before. Hahah whoops. Oh well, I still like how it came out :)

Vest: Sears (randomly walked past it, and it was on sale for $7 or something like that..score!)
Sweater: Zara (probably more like "Zara" considering I bought it in Vietnam at a market)
Jeans: BDG, from Urban Outfitters
Boots: Nine West Vintage
Necklace: Forever 21

Friday, October 21, 2011

What's in my purse?

I've talked about my youtube channel briefly on my blog, and I thought some of you might find this video interesting if you're a super curious person like me. If you're into the whole youtube beauty/fashion community you know that there's a TON of 'What's in my bag?' videos out there. I always love watching them, so I thought I'd do one of my own! If you're not interested in what's in my purse, there's a quick outfit of the day at the end too. I also thought posting a video would be a fun change from just photos on here :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sheer Love

For some reason, these leggings get a lot of looks every time I wear them. It's not exactly normal to have (faux) leather paneling on leggings, but are they really that different?? I'm always so surprised at just how many people stare at these things! Whether they're staring because they love them or hate them, I love these leggings so much. They're just a great way to spice up any simple outfit.

I think this top is now my third or fourth sheer button up top. They're so easy to throw on for a warmer fall day. And I told you I couldn't stop wearing these boots. They go with everything. Can't stop, won't stop.

Also, thanks to my mom who took these in the middle of making dinner because the sun was going down super fast. Thanks mom!

Top, Leggings, & Spiked Bracelets: Forever 21 (accidental super cheap outfit!)
Other Bracelets & Necklace: Urban Outfitters
Boots: Dirty Laundry via TJ Maxx

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fall Colors, Summer Temps

Well it sure does look like fall, but it definitely doesn't feel like it. When I wore this a few days ago, it was in the high 70s. Crazy! This week it's supposed to be in the 50s, so I'm already missing the warmer weather. Fall weather is great, but it always seems so short lived. Hopefully winter will hold off a little longer this year...not likely up here in Wisconsin sadly.

I really like this ruffle tank top, but it's kind of a weird shape if I just let it hang(super boxy) so I don't wear it very often. Tucking it in a bit did the trick for this outfit so I could finally wear it :) This belt has become such a go-to belt for me when I can't find one that seems to go with everything. I even just got some awesome leopard flats/loafer hybrids(you'll see what I mean when I wear them on here, SO cute). The belt was the only leopard print thing I owned, so I obviously needed another leopard accessory. Okay maybe not need...well, maybe just a little bit. Everyone needs a little leopard(print or actual cute would it be to have a little tiny leopard?!). Okay, I definitely didn't get enough sleep this week so I'm getting a litttle loopy. Which also means I'll be getting way too much sleep tonight. Can Not Wait.

Top: TJ Maxx
Jeans: H&M
Belt & Sandals: Forever 21
Gold Necklace: Gift from Mom

ps - sorry for all the unintentional headless photos. guessing where I'll end up running into the frame and posing can be kind of difficult.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Concert Heels

These pictures are what happen when I wait til it's basically dark out to take outfit pictures. It just gets dark so freaking early now! One of my least favorite parts about the changing seasons is shorter days. Come back sunlight, I need to take outfit pictures! So, sorry for the lack of detail in these pictures. I guess I could've used the flash, but as a photographer I try to avoid flash at all costs. 

As you can probably tell from the title of this post, I wore this outfit to a concert. Jon McLaughlin and Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers to be exact. Look them up if you don't know who they are. SO good. You can't see my favorite part of these jeans, but they're studded along the pockets. Pretty much why I got them. Also, I'm wearing heels. This is very rare, and my feet were practically screaming at me at the end of the night because they're used to comfy boots. Sometimes a girl's gotta wear heels, ya know?

Jean details from
Vest: Just Jeans(bought in Australia)
Tank: Banana Republic
Jeans: Forever 21
Belt: H&M
Bracelets: Forever 21
Shoes: Random store in Chicago(they were reallly cheap)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Grunge Inspired

This outfit is much more casual/disheveled that I normally post, but that's kind of why I wanted to post it. I don't know why, but I've always loved the whole grunge look. Maybe it's going to an art school of 95% hipsters or maybe it's my inner rocker wanting to come out, but every once I feel the need to let my style get a bit edgy. I kept it semi-feminine with the color and jewelry, but otherwise kept my ensemble all black in typical rocker fashion.

I also tend to stray away from posting outfits where my hair is up because I tend to look bald, but I did some profile shots to show you that I do indeed have hair back there, haha. And I'm wearing my glasses for once. Pretty rare because I hate not being able to wear sunglasses, but I do love my glasses.

Oh, and I took these photos in the little studio set up I have in my house for senior pictures I shoot and whatnot. I couldn't avoid getting the bottom of my fancy backdrop(aka sheet nailed to the wall..) in the full body shots but that's okay. :)

My this-leather-jacket-has-a-hood! pose.

"Leather" Jacket: Forever 21(only $32!)
Black Top: H&M
Pink Tank: Forever 21
Jeggings: Target
Headband: bought in Darwin, Australia at a festival
Necklace: Forever 21
Boots: TJ Maxx, Dirty Laundry brand

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Red, Black, & Cutoffs

I know these pictures aren't my usual quality, but I was determined to post this outfit! Not because it's super groundbreaking for me or anything, just a bit different from my usual look. I've always loved the whole cutoffs and tights look, but I never seem to think of it when I'm trying to figure out what to wear for the day. I'm glad I finally thought to try it out though. Great way to keep wearing shorts a bit longer with the cooler weather!

I wore this outfit to class and then to a Hanson concert(yes, that Hanson). I know you're judging right now, but all I can say is to look up some of their new stuff(I suggest 'Give a Little' or 'Thinkin' Bout Somethin''). You won't be disappointed :) I was also staying at my friend's place in Chicago, hence the new background. 

One more thing: these boots are kind of my new obsession. I got then at TJ Maxx(I think..) and they're Dirty Laundry brand. I've always loved boots, but the wood heel and red laces make these different enough that I have to stop myself from wearing them everyday, ha.

 (not really sure what my left arm is doing down there \/ ..invisible sling..?)
Cardigan: H&M
Tank underneath: TJ Maxx
Shorts: Levi's cutoffs from Urban Outfitters
Tights: no idea..
Boots: Dirty Laundry from TJ Maxx