Wednesday, July 18, 2012

off balance

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This is one of my rule breaking outfits/the outfits that look fantastic on but don't photograph so well. How many rules did I break?
Horizontal stripes: check.
crop top: check.

I was out thrifting, saw the top, and went through the "But I really want to wear this trend!" fit in my head. So I've thought of a few new loopholes that can help...a little...
1. Show that clavicle. Not only considered "sexy" by the gents, but asymmetrical necklines are flattering. 
2. Wearing longer necklaces can draw the eye down which breaks the never-ending wide effect.
3. Wear heels...the taller those legs look, the better. I looked 3ft tall and 3ft wide without them (in this outfit).

I'm wearing: shorts (jcrew outlet); top/shoes (thrift--yeeeeaaaaaah!); necklace (h&m)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

sunday obsessions: picnics

There's nothing more relaxing or romantic than picnicking in the park. I'm not sure if it's the warm sun, good food, or lying in the grass; but I love it. Unfortunately, what is not happening for me is that bottom picture of what inspired me.  I most likely sleeping from a heat-induced food coma...but my outfit looks cute!!

I'm wearing:  white dress (xxi from years ago); gingham shirt (jcrew outlet); cardi/shoes (thrift)

The inspiration: 

 Source: Uploaded by user via Karly on Pinterest

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

peace and pearls

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Summer trends checklist:
1. high low dress (round 2)
2. floral print (teeny tiny)
3. Sassy slit in dress

In the spirit of infinite femininity, I wanted a take two at the high/low dress.  With belt accessorized this time, I wanted softer touches. In the dead of summer, less is more; but I couldn't help let my imagination drift to winterizing this dress.  Is it too early for this? It's only July, but I miss scarves and tights. There. I said it.

I'm wearing: dress (nordstrom); belt (h&m); heels (tjmaxx)

Sunday, July 8, 2012

summer fest

There's something about summer that makes me want to embrace my inner hippie and listen to music on the grass... such a conflict because I enjoy sandalwood but avoid marijuana and the crowds that follow.

I'm wearing:  boots (old navy); shirt/bag (target); jorts (thrift)