Monday, September 23, 2013

Outfit of the Day | Seeing Red

BLAZER: THE LIMITED | DRESS: CALVIN KLEIN | HEELS: APT. 9 via KOHL'S | NECKLACE: via NORDSTROM RACK | WATCH: FOSSIL | RING: KOHL'S, ancient

So... I did something.
(Besides wear clothes last week. And not blog about it.)

BLAZER: THE LIMITED | TOP: ELLE via KOHL'S | PANTS: TARGET | HEELS: BCBG CIELO | BAG: KATE SPADE via TJMAXX | WATCH: FOSSIL | BRACELET: J.CREW

It's something a little nuts...

BLAZER: THE LIMITED | TANK: TARGET | PANTS: TARGET, recent | HEELS: NINE WEST | BAG: KATE SPADE via TJMAXX | WATCH: FOSSIL | EARRINGS: F21

If you follow along on Instagram you may already know what it is...

CARDI: 89th & MADISON | TANK: TARGET | PANTS: F21 | HEELS: BCBG CIELO | BAG: TARGET, recent | NECKLACE: F21

I'M A GINGER! AND I LOVE IT!
To be accurate I'm a purple-head, whatever that technical term is. Because a color called True Red/Pomegranate is more pomegranate than true red. So since that's not super professional/at all what I was going for (even though I lalalalalove it) I'm spending this week washing it out and toning it down so I can hopefully hit a more red/less Hot Topic color here soon. 

I know it won't be everyone's cup of tea, but I've been dye-ing (har har har I so punny) for red hair since approximately the beginning of time.  Do you guys have any tips for getting to a fire red instead of a burgundy red? I've got crushed Vitamin C tablets, food coloring, and a new box color waiting in the wings.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Outfit of the Day | Burgundy, Navy, & Wishful Thinking

JACKET: TARGET | TANK: F21, old | PANTS: TARGET, different colors | HEELS: F21 | EARRINGS: F21, old | WATCH: FOSSIL | BRACELET: J.CREW

So I woke up this morning and really, really wanted to wear that.
(Look up.)

But I work in a legal office.
(Look down.)

And it's days like this that I come to the conclusion that blogging would be way. more. fun. if Fashion Week was my day job.

BLAZER: THE LIMITED | TANK: F21, old | PANTS: TARGET, different colors | FLATS: ME TOO | EARRINGS: TARGET | WATCH: FOSSIL | BRACELET: J.CREW

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Outfit of the Day | Mint & Brown, Tweed & Leather

SWEATER: 89th & MADISON via TJMAXX | TANK: H&M, old | SKIRT: DALIA COLLECTION via TJMAXX | HEELS: SAM EDELMAN PORTNEY | BAG: MELIE BIANCO via TJMAXX | RING: F21 | EARRINGS: F21

SAY HELLO TO MY LEETLE FRIEND!
The camera's back y'all! I won't always get home early enough to take advantage of the stellar light in my little shoebox, but we'll at least sprinkle some better photography in here now and again.

I felt a little more casual on the business-casual scale than I would have liked in this outfit, but my tan blazer is in my storage trailer and this sweater is stupid comfy and the courtrooms are stupid cold. And while I really like the leather details on this skirt, it's a twister. Know what I mean? Like you look down and all the sudden your zipper is in the middle and the lining's all funky and you look like the jackass who can't fight her way out of a pencil skirt?

Also, thank you guys so much for all the congratulations but I feel like I should point out that I'm in a temporary (awesome) subleased apartment working a temporary (unpaid!) internship and so real life big-girl-dom is still a (loooong) ways off.


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Outfit of the Day | Neon Pink & Navy

TOP: APT. 9 via KOHL'S | SKIRT: THE LIMITED | HEELS: BCBG CIELO | NECKLACE: F21 | WATCH: FOSSIL

Needed a little color boost on my first day, so I went with the navy suit skirt, super basic nude pumps, and a straight up Barbie pink shirt. Mostly because I keep seeing navy and pink wedding everything on Pinterest and I couldn't resist anymore. 


Monday, September 9, 2013

Outfit of the Day | Stripes & Cutoffs

TOP: F21, old | SHORTS: AMERICAN EAGLE | SANDALS: TARGET, similar | WATCH: FOSSIL | SHADES: RAYBAN

Welcome to my CHICAGO BATHROOM!

I'm all moved in, starting my first day at work as we speak, and SO PSYCHED to hang out with you guys again! I'm not trying to show my hand buuuuuut... the big girl camera is officially out of storage. Back to better pics ohsosoon, but in the meantime, this mirror beats the heck out of my mirror at my parents' place.

ok ok ok, at 25, eeeeeeverything beats the heck out of being at my parents' place. Sorry mom and dad! Love you!

My mama came in town this weekend, and we had a great time home-ifying my little shoebox (I've never had a studio before! I kind of love it!) and walking all. of. the. miles. Every time I go outside I discover something even awesomer... I love this place.

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