Sunday, April 29, 2012

Night at the ballet

Coat: Forever 21
Dress: Max Studio ⟡
Shoes: Payless ⟡
Ear party: [no brand] from Hong Kong ⟡
Necklace: [ gifted ]
Bag: Coach ⟡

first wear in 2012

Went to the ballet and I must say I am impressed.  I think what struck me the most was the raw athleticism combined with rhythm and grace - it seems like an odd pairing but it's such a given when it comes to ballet, figure skating, gymnastics, etc.

Friday, April 27, 2012

These boots are made for awesome

Top: Love Rocks ⟡
Shoes: Nine West ⟡
Necklace: Forever 21
Arm party: Shoedazzle, Kenneth Cole

⟡ first wear in 2012

I've been on a quest for brown leather riding boots all winter, and although these fail to have a flat heel and admittedly are quite similar to my other brown boots, they are much higher quality and I can see them lasting for years.  The 75% discount helped, too.  :D

It can be hard to walk away from a steep discount!  Is there a % or $ off amount at which you just can't say no?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Won't you be my neighbor?

Top: H&M outside ⟡, Papaya inside ⟡
Shoes: [no brand] from Taiwan
Ear party: Forever 21, Forever 21
Necklace: Urban Outfitters
Watch: La Mer Collections

first wear in 2012

Bright yellow or red cardigans will always remind me of Mr. Rogers.  I fondly remember the how-it's-made segments on Picture Picture and thought it was pretty rad he had a traffic light in his kitchen.

Happy Pi Day!

UPDATE 2012/03/22: Just like Chuck Norris facts, there are now #MrRogersFacts! Enjoy! (:

Monday, March 12, 2012

Valentine's date brunch

Top: Kenneth Cole outside, Forever 21 inside ⟡
Shades: Love Culture
Bag: Etienne Aigner
Shoes: Payless
Ear party: Gordmans ⟡, [no brand]
Bracelet: [diy] ⟡

first wear in 2012

In order to avoid the inevitable hustle and bustle of Valentine's day, we opted for a Monday morning brunch instead.  I've only been here on the weekend before, so it was refreshing to be able to order one of the weekday specials!  As a bonus, I was excited to wear my creation from our little bracelet making party.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Meet me on the sunny side of the street

Top: American Eagle ⟡

⟡ first wear in 2012

I'm documenting this shirt for the challenge - even though this is a just a lowly t-shirt, I love the saying on it!  It's both a great metaphor for a positive outlook and a good summary of precisely how I walked to class in college.

Bonus - this weekend we had a wrap bracelet making party! 

Left: Stephanie's; Right: Jeff's  

Monday, March 5, 2012

Cold shoulder

Top: Wet Seal ⟡
Belt: Wet Seal
Bottom: Celebrity Pink
Shoes: Alfani
Ear party: [no brand] from Hong Kong ⟡, [no brand]
Ring: H&M ⟡
Bag: Kathy Van Zeeland ⟡

first wear in 2012

I wear earring backs with every earring, even fish hooks.  After losing one too many earrings to fidgeting in class or even a windy day, I've decided they are a must.  So, it's always a pleasant surprise to find a pair in which the humble earring back takes front stage.

Sunday, March 4, 2012


Top: Star City outside, Forever 21 inside ⟡
Bottom: Celebrity Pink
Shoes: Alfani
Ear party: Claire's ⟡, H&M

first wear in 2012

I'd abandoned this blazer for nearly 4 years* after I stopped interviewing with corporate America.  Now, twice in one week?  This might be the best comeback so far in my challenge.

*Lady Gaga costumes don't count.