Friday, October 31, 2014

You're from the '70s but I'm a '90s Chick

Head to Toe: Dress, c.o. Eshakti // Sweater, Gap // Vest, Loft // Boots, Frye

Happy Halloween! I can't wait to share my costume with you (I think I may have outdone myself this year). But, instead of talking myself up, let me introduce you to my eShakti dress. The lovely peeps at eShakti wanted me to take their custom ordering system for a test drive, and after leaving my measurements and size requirements I received this fall-hued number. It fits perfectly in the waist and bust, and the hemline just hits my knees. The pattern and colors felt completely '70s to me, so I played up the look with my furry plum vest. Final review? Completely satisfied customer. Happy haunting fashionistas.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sweater Weather

Head to Toe: Top, Banana Republic (thrifted) // Leggings, Marshall's // Booties, Target // Sweater, H&M // Bag, Michael Kors // Rings, H&M

This sweater (found on clearance while killing time between trains home from NYC last week, similar one here) is the most amazing thing ever. In trendy pale-pink, it is the warmest, softest, chunkiest thing I own. Several of my coworkers commented on how comfy it looks (yes, it really is). Long enough to cover my booty, it's also leggings-appropriate—meaning I can go to work in glorified pajamas. #Winning.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Transition To Fall

Head to Toe: Blouse, The Loft // Sweater, The Limited // Jeans, Forever 21 // Scarf, American Eagle // Booties, Target // Bag, Michael Kors

Leaves aren't the only the things that change colors in the fall. Your wardrobe does too, and that includes nail polish color. Julep took the liberty of creating a chart that illustrates how popular summer shades can transition for fall, and asked me to create an outfit inspired by those autumnal nail polish colors. I'm wearing an emerald green (see Rock Solid) with my favorite fall hue, orange (see Brielle), and my short booties. I even traded my classic tote for cold-weather staple, a big black leather bag. Now all this nail polish talk is making me terribly aware that I'm overdue for a mani...Which of these shades to go with?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sunday Funday: Game Day Outfit

I'm not a pro sports aficionado by any stretch of the imagination, but when Fanatics asked me to create an outfit using one of its NFL Jerseys, I was game for a challenge. (Sports puns are my favorite.) For me, Sunday football means a cute outfit, drink specials, and pretending to care about whoever is playing. If you're the same way, this game day outfit, a six-pack of craft beer and a little pre-party Googling will help you fit in at any tailgate. This looks starts with a jersey (I picked the Jets since I'm practically a New Yorker). Boyfriend jeans, Chucks and a fun tote keep it casual, then throw on a scarf for warmth. Touchdown!
Game Day Outfit

Topshop blue jeans

Converse shoes

Scotch Soda shopping bag

Collar necklace

Kate Spade scarve

Essie nail polish
$13 -

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Simple DIY Halloween Costumes

For those of you who have been reading for a while, you already know how much I love Halloween. It's a no-strings holiday. No gifts, cooking or entertaining required—just the chance to act like a kid and play pretend for a night. Planning my costume is one of the highlights of my fall (mum's the word on this year's getup). But if you prefer not to spend your time (and cash) on an extravagant costume, these unique ideas are easily put together using pieces you already have in your closet, plus one or two thrifted additions.
Bonnie Parker's look is super easy. Wear a beige pencil skirt, sweater and pumps, and tie on a silk scarf. Finish with a beret and fake handgun. For a couple's costume, throw your Clyde in a suite and top hat (easily found at a thrift shop or costume store).

Mary Poppins
For Mary Poppins, pair a black midi skirt with a white blouse. Add a black hat and boots, a red bow tie (clip a hair bow to your collar for the same effect), and tote around your umbrella. Julie Andrews would be proud.
Snow White
This Disney classic doesn't require much to pull off. Blue top + yellow skirt + red bow = Snow White. A red apple is your key prop.
This back-to-basics costume is surprisingly refreshing. A white dress paired with glittery accessories is angel-ready. Hit the halloween shop for the wings, or check out this DIY version using coffee filters and a cereal box.
Regina George
On Halloween, we wear pink...In honor of the tenth anniversary of Mean Girls that passed this April, step out as Regina George. Don your best pink-on-pink, and if you really want to go all out, snip holes in your tank to reveal a bright bra underneath.

For even more ideas, check out my suggestions from past years (2013, 2012).

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Electric Slide

Head to Toe: Sweater, Forever 21 // Skirt, Thrifted // Booties, Target // Necklace, Gap

It's electric! [Cue music.] This week, I decided to put a jolt in Monday and wear this neon skirt (and clearly I have a think for pleates lately). It was even warm enough for short boots. After a few mild days, it was a bit of a shock to step out this morning needing a jacket and scarf. Such is fall in New England—it bounces around a bit before it decides to be consistently cool. But I'll take every bare-legged day I can get!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Lady In Red

Head to Toe: Skirt, thrifted // Jacket and booties, Target // Necklace, Francesca's

I'm going to keep today's post really short and just say: When in doubt, wear red. Happy hump day!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Cuffing Season

Head to Toe: Blouse, Thrifted // Jeans, Forever 21 // Boots, Steve Madden // Jacket, Target // Tote, Lands End

It's cuffing season! No, I'm not talking about coupling up (as I'm currently single) but as in your sleeves. I discovered the video below on 365Hangers and learned that I've been cuffing wrong all along. I'm officially a convert and have been cuffing Jenna Lyons' way since. Take this outfit for example. What do you think?
Jenna Lyons on the right way to cuff! Watch on Youtube.
(Originally found on 365Hangers)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Head to Toe: Flannel, Urban Outfitters // Skirt, Marshall's // Moccasins, Minnetonka

Hello, October! This past weekend, we had a little Indian summer of two 80-plus days (perfect for my Saturday of Oktoberfesting), but it seems the new month has brought autumn weather along with it. I'm basking in the sliver of the year that allows light layers and skirts/dresses without tights. For a transitional look, I glammed up a casual flannel and moccasins with a ladylike skirt...Now, it's officially time for me to start making my Halloween costume! Mum's the word, but stay tuned for my yearly easy costume ideas.