I just can’t get enough of mixed prints. Did anyone else see the Today Show earlier this week when they did a segment on how to mix prints? Hello?! I did a post on that 2 weeks ago! I totally beat them to the punch. But I’m not bitter, because, as a humanitarian, I want the gift of print mixing to be shared with as many people as possible. And the Today Show probably has a bigger audience than I do. Maybe now that Ann Curry left, anyway. Everybody hated her.
Oh, I wore this to class on Saturday, then to lunch. I had cheesecake. In case you were wondering.
Shirt: Target (old, an even cooler one here)
Jacket/cardigan thing: LC Lauren Conrad
Jeans: American Eagle (old)
Shoes: Target (old)
Watch: Anne Klein (similar)
Bracelet: Forever 21
Fresh (as in fresh from the Target bakery) bread and a bottle of Spanish wine for Emmy-watching last Sunday
I really like this picture. Just some fallen leaves on the street in my neighborhood.
More autumn leaves around my apartment and a beetle that was waiting outside my door for me (I named him George, but he also looks like he could be a Paul)
Another great thing about fall: themed candy
The panel of local photographers at the Pattern meetup from Wednesday (see what I wore here)
And I’ll leave you with this especially adorable picture of Coco. She was totally posing for this one.
I wore this on Wednesday night. “WEDNESDAY NIGHT?!” you might ask? Yes, I am so fabulous that I wear long, flowing skirts and fancy heels on weekdays. You know, to go grocery shopping and stuff.
I kid you, of course. Not about the Wednesday part, but the grocery part. I actually finally got around to attending a Pattern meetup, which was my excuse for the fun outfit. Pattern is a group for fashion lovers in Indianapolis. Seeing as I love fashion and I live in Indianapolis, it seemed like the place for me. They have meetups every month, but I haven’t been able to make it to one until now. I saw a couple people I had met before, and made some new friends, too. Considering my general distaste for small talk, I was pretty proud of myself.
Thank you Pattern for a good time…I’ll be back – in more fabulous outfits. You’re welcome in advance.
P.S. Remember when I wore this skirt over the summer with my polka dot tee? Go back in time here.
Faux leather jacket: Express
V-neck tee: Ann Taylor (only $14.99!)
Lip Color: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable in Romantic
Skirt: Zara (no longer available in this color, similar here)
Clutch: old (but love this option)
This fall, I’m trying to get a little more creative with layering, going beyond the usual cardigan over t-shirt recipe. Yesterday I decided to take my own advice on using Pinterest, and I found this pin, featuring a long-sleeved printed blouse with a 3/4-sleeve cardigan over it. I liked how the print peeked out from under the cardigan. And that’s how this school day outfit was born!
Jeans available at Ann Taylor
Bow ring available at Ann Taylor
Everything else is old
Once upon a time, if someone told me I looked preppy, I would punch them in the face (in my mind). But when you go to law school, something weird happens. After a couple months, you start thinking things like, “Man, I wish I had a monogrammed ketchup bottle.” There’s so much prep around, it starts to rub off on you. In my first year of law school, the number of pairs of boat shoes in my closet went from 0 to 2. Lawyers aren’t known for being mathematicians, but I believe that is a one bajillion percent increase.
You can try to fight it, but sometimes it’s easier to just let yourself fall into it…and hope you land on a yacht in the Hamptons.
Plaid shirt from Madewell (similar here and here)
Sweater available from J. Crew Factory
Jeans available from The Limited
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs Preppy Nylon Sia (yes it’s really called the “Preppy”)
Boots are last season (similar here and here)
How excited am I about finding this polka dot sweatshirt? So excited that I’m erupting in random fits of laughter, as seen above. When you’re all cozied up in a sweatshirt but, at the same time, you’re managing to not look like an obese couch potato who buys generic Cheetos in bulk and eats them while watching the Maury show, it’s hard not to be a good mood. (Man, Cheetos sound really good now…Moving on…)
‘Twas a chilly but sunny fall day yesterday, the perfect excuse to wear a scarf and boots. It’s outfits like this that make me happy even in the midst of political ad season. And that’s saying something.
Happy sweatshirt available at Madewell
Jeans are 7 for All Mankind (similar)
Boots available at Target (run small)
Scarf from Charming Charlie (similar)
I show you a lot of accessories on this blog: earrings, headbands, necklaces, bracelets, belts, handbags, watches, nipple rings…I mean, um…
Anywho, I realized I’ve been neglecting my poor little iPhone and her accessories. Since Loop Attachment recently sent me this purdy blue case, I figured this would be a perfect time to show off my “techcessories.”
My iPhone was shy at first – This ensemble is a little more revealing than what she’s used to. But after a few days she got her confidence up. Everyone, go ahead and tell her how thin she looks (but please don’t mention the even thinner iPhone 5…it’s a touchy subject).
So in addition to being pretty cute and being called the “mummy case,” you can stick a credit card behind the little criss cross business. Not much use to me because I’m more of a wallet girl, but it seems like something men would like? I’m not sure because I don’t know any men. But if you know any men who have an iPhone and a credit card, just keep in mind that Christmas is right around the corner.
Speaking of accessories, how cute is this bracelet from Madewell?! It looks like a golden twig.
On the left: Something hilarious. On the right: Something only mildly amusing.
Jeans available at The Limited
Sweater available at Ann Taylor
Chambray available at Madewell (similar here, lighter version here)
This week’s over-processed photos are fall-tastic! Hope that everyone had a great week and that you’re enjoying the change in seasons…
Playing with an early fall leaf
Pumpkin spice latte with my studies; Sweetening probably the last strawberries for the year; Latest polka dot manicure; Coco making a psycho kitty face
Simple autumnal breakfast at home: pumpkin muffin and breakfast blend from my Keurig (I was pretty proud of the composition of this photo – cool, right?)
And the most exciting news of the week…My best friend is getting married and she set a date! Now I have something to look forward to at the end of next summer.
Bad news: The firm I interviewed with a couple weeks ago sent me a very nice “thanks but no thanks” letter.
Good news: I had an interview this week with the state attorney general’s office!
More good news: The AG’s office expects to hire 50-60 clerks next summer.
Bad news: They’re interviewing about 250 people for those spots.
Good news: I look awesome in a suit. (Everyone does if you get a good one.)
Happy Saturday! Love, Sarah.
Peeps. I am super excited that my post from last Friday, “6 Ways to Wear Mixed Prints” was selected by Independent Fashion Bloggers to be featured in this week’s Links à la Mode. Below is the article from IFB with links to all the other featured bloggers, in case you’d like any light fashion reading for the day.
A Little Different
If I had a dime for every outfit post out there, I’d be a billionaire. With so many in the mix, it makes the “different” posts stand out that much more. For this week’s Links a la Mode roundup, you’ll get a peek into IFB bloggers’ lives well beyond their closet. Many of them are tuned into Fashion Week, fall trends and Fashion’s Night Out, and have put some serious thought into how these major events affect their own personal style. Others are beating to their own drum, telling stories of how dreamy places, artistic notions and the evolution of street style are bringing their wardrobes alive.
Whether you’re enjoying the first, crisp breeze of fall or savoring an Indian summer, there are some great reads from some truly unique voices here for you. Enjoy!
LINKS À LA MODE: THE IFB WEEKLY ROUND UP: SEPTEMBER 20TH
Thanks to IFB for the love. If you’re a style blogger and you don’t know about IFB yet, it’s a great resource so be sure to check it out.