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holiday beret

Monday, December 5, 2016

Coat: Topshop (old, similar, love this) / Sweater: J.Crew (on sale!) / Jeans: Topshop /
Boots: rag & bone / Beret: Nordstrom / Bag: Kate Spade / Lipstick: Clinique Matte Crimson

Right after I took these photos I saw a post on Man Repeller: "Can You Wear A Beret Without Looking Like An A-Hole?" I might amend it to "without looking like a French wannabe" or "a snobby trust fund baby," but either way you get the idea. When I see a beret (or any type of hat, for that matter) on other people, I don't think twice about how great it looks. And when I see an especially cute one like this in the store, I think, oh I've worn berets before, I have no fear of them! Still, putting one on always seems like a risk to me. But I've decided that my style is classic with a twist towards the quirky (what no, not like Zooey Deschanel, what?) - meaning, I think I'll never be able to wear an outfit like a plain red sweater with black jeans without adding something to it. And if that something is a blinged-out beret, well, that's just who I am, okay? ;)

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farewell fall

Friday, December 2, 2016


Here in Ohio there's not really a clear transition from fall to winter - it's more like, oh, here's some snow in mid-November, and now it's gone the next day. Or in this year's case, it's seventy degrees for two months straight and I'm a bit fed up but then totally unprepared when it snows overnight. My outfit round-up for fall this time (you can see summer's here) definitely reflects this weirdness - they're not really consistent! But I felt good in them, and the pictures look decent, so that's all that matters I guess.

Original post here.

Original post here.

Original post here.

And my top three purchases during fall were...

rag & bone boots / Old Navy Plaid Cape (similar) / Joanie Book Dress

It's starting to snow now as I write this! And I've already had hot chocolate and listened to Christmas music, so I guess it really is winter now. Welcome, little snowflakes!

leopard dress

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Dress: LOFT (old, similar) / Jacket: Blank NYC / Shoes: Topshop / Glasses: BonLook

Isn't it a truth universally acknowledged that if an outfit looks good the first time, you should just keep wearing it? Of course you'll never see fashion bloggers doing that. However I wore nearly this exact same look two years ago and I'm bringing it back - with some updated pieces again. Not even going to lie, I bought this dress because I saw it on Kendi and yep, I put the collared blouse under it this time to just cement my wannabe look. Oh well, imitation and flattery and all that.

I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving, if you celebrate! I did, but I also tried to keep my mind on the injustices that are still happening around our country. In the spirit of giving, here are a couple ways you can help support Standing Rock against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

As always, thanks for reading.