What, This Old Thing?

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The only thing I did on Sunday when I wore this outfit was meet someone for coffee at Starbucks (hi, Rachael). She was apparently very impressed at how put-together I looked for a Sunday morning. Lest you all think I spent more than 15 minutes getting ready for coffee, let me set the record straight: this put-togetherness is all an illusion.

I got my hair done the day before, so that’s why it looks pretty cute – I hold curl well. And there’s something about wearing all black that comes across as chic no matter what. As for the shiny shoes, I just picked them because the tips of my toes were still sore from dancing in heels the night before, and with a pointy-toed flat, there’s no toe/shoe contact.

There you have it. Now you know all my secrets.

similar Sweater (almost identical!) // similar Tights // similar Shoes // Necklace(on sale)

*Necklace provided courtesy of Loopsway.

Lifesaver

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These boots are my new lifesaver. Or legsaver I guess. I’ve been wearing jeans A LOT recently just because it’s so cold that I can’t bear to expose my legs (even with tights) to the elements. But at a certain point I just get tired of jeans. And by “I get tired of jeans,” I mean “all my jeans are in the ginormous pile of laundry in the corner of my bedroom.” Then I realized that my over-the-knee boots give me an extra 4 inches or so of coverage compared to regular old knee-high boots. It makes a big difference, lemme tell you. Plus I wear tall socks for an extra layer. So that leaves just a couple inches of thigh out in the cold. I’m not a doctor but I’m thinking [even my] thighs have more insulation than the lower half of the leg…amiright, ladies?

Boots (on sale) // Sweater* // similar Skirt // Sunglasses (on sale) // similar Watch // Lips “Crush”

P.S. Just discovered that these boots also come in beige…and they’re on sale. Very tempting, indeed…

*Sweater provided courtesy of Magnolia Boutique.

Use Your Imagination…

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aztec4Remember that time I announced my love for geometric Aztec/Southwestern prints? I saw this sweater at Urban shortly after and it became my new favorite. Lucky for me, Santa checks my Pinterest boards and he left it under the tree for me. Santa’s awesome like that.

I actually wore this outfit on vacation the day we visited Asheville, NC, and my parents and sister drove over to meet us for the day. We were so busy gallery hopping, eating, and checking out the winners of the national gingerbread competition, that I forgot to take photos before the sun went down! But I loved the outfit so much I recreated it back home in Indy for some pictures. Just pretend the snow’s not there and imagine some hippies in the background.

Bag: Forever 21 (on sale)
Jeans: Express
Bracelet: J. Crew
Boots: Matisse, old (similar)

I’m Intrigued…

South by SouthwestI don’t know where this whole Aztec and Southwestern print trend came from, but I’m kind of diggin’ it. I have yet to add any of this geometric fun to my closet, but these are a few things I’m eyeing. The BB Dakota sweater (No. 4) is my favorite. Personally, I wouldn’t go head-to-toe Aztec, but some of these items might be fun to throw into my polka-dot-and-animal-print-heavy wardrobe. Gotta try new things sometimes, right? Right, Sarah. You’re always right.
1. Express skirt $59.90
7. Talulah dress $207.90