Casual Kitten

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The Take One, Pass it On remix gets a little challenging for me going from Friday to Saturday. On Fridays I spend the day at my internship, and on Saturday, well…it’s Saturday. I decided to repeat these kitten heels because they’re perfectly comfy for lunch and shopping. You know what they didn’t help with though? Keeping me warm in the bitterly cold wind. Seriously…it was so cold I didn’t even want to spend 4 minutes outside taking outfit photos. So here we are in my living room, in front of a bookshelf that quite possibly has embarrassing contents. So just don’t look too closely. But the Twilight books are NOT mine. Seriously.

Sweater: Forever 21 (similar on sale)

Jeans: The Limited (similar on sale)

Necklace: Bead for Life

Shoes: Kensie (similar)

Bracelets: J. Crew, Madewell (similar)

Lipstick: NARS Schiap

Simply Orange

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Thanks to everyone who helped me out by taking the survey I posted yesterday. I’ve put a lot of work and thought into this blog over its relatively short life, so it’s nice to find out whether what I’m doing is resonating with people. And of course thanks for the support and encouragement you’ve been giving me all along: all the comments, tweets, likes, follows, or just plain old reading. You sure know how to make a girl feel special.

I’m keeping the survey open indefinitely so if you didn’t get a chance yet, please take a minute (literally one minute) to give me your feedback.

This was my outfit from Monday, the first day of class in the new semester. I decided to open with a bang: an orange sequin sweater and matching orange lip.

Sweater: Target (similar)

Scarf: Target (similar)

Coat: J. Crew (on sale)

Jeans: Madewell

Boots: Steve Madden (similar)

Bracelet: J. Crew

Lipstick: YSL Glossy Stain No. 8

Me and My Crew

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I didn’t mean for this outfit to be so J. Crew heavy, but it happens sometimes and I’m not mad about it.

I wore this for another museum date, this time to the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. I’ve been living in Indianapolis for more than 3 years, and I still hadn’t been there until this weekend. I found out recently that students at my university get in for free, so I really had no excuse not to go.

Plus, you might have already guessed this because of my dark complexion and affinity for spear fishing, but I am 1/16 Native American. I love any excuse to learn more about “my people”! The exhibits were really interesting, although I was a tad disappointed that there weren’t many artifacts from the Cherokee (which is the tribe that my great-great-grandmother was a member of).

Still, the museum was really great and I’ll definitely go back. In the photo below, you’ll see a few snapshots of my favorite things at the Eiteljorg, including some interactive basket weaving. Clearly it comes naturally to me because of my heritage.

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Sweater: J. Crew Factory (on sale!)

Scarf: Target, old (similar)

Skirt: Webster for Target, old (similar)

Tights: Simply Vera, old (similar)

Shoes: J. Crew

Bracelets: J. Crew, Stephan & Co.

Coat: Tulle, old (similar)

NYE

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As promised, here is my outfit from New Year’s Eve! I went out to dinner with a group of friends, and then everyone came over to our place for drinks and games (Cards Against Humanity…look it up…now). And no one drove home drunk, so the party was a success.

eShakti sent me this dress, which was custom-made for me. Yeah, that’s right: custom-madeBecause I’m cool like that. But really it’s more like eShakti is cool like that, because they’ll make you something special for not a lot of dough. They have an amazingly diverse selection of dresses, tops, and skirts, which come in sizes 0-36 or made specifically to your measurements for a few extra dollars. I took the extra time to measure myself so I didn’t have to worry about whether their version of my size ran big or small or tall or whatever. Depending on the item, you can also select different necklines, hemlines, and sleeve lengths – isn’t that cool? I think eShakti would be a great idea for bridesmaids dresses, in case anyone is in the market!

By the way, no cats got drunk in the making of this outfit post. The glass was empty. Happy New Year!

Dress: c/o eShakti (this particular dress appears to be sold out)

Tights: old (similar)

Shoes: Rampage, old (similar)

Clutch: MMS via TJ Maxx (similar)

Bracelets: J. Crew, Stephan & Co., BCBG

Dead Shoe-Wearers Society

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I finally jumped on the Sole Society bandwagon with these adorable “Celine” shoes. I love how from the front they’re like “Oh, hey, I’m just a simple pair of shoes…no big deal…” and then from the back they’re like “BAM! I have a chartreuse heel! You didn’t see that coming, did you?” (A lot of my clothes talk to me. I’m like a wardrobe whisperer.)

In case you haven’t heard of or ordered from Sole Society, it’s one of those sites where you have to be a “member,” but you don’t have to give a credit card number (until you purchase, obviously), and you can opt out of e-mails so they don’t bug you. I’m happy with my first purchase, so I’m sure I’ll make more. If you’re interested in seeing the selection, sign up here.

Hope everyone’s enjoying the end of 2012! Take THAT, Mayans!

Plaid shirt: Madewell, old (similar)

Sweater: LOFT, old (similar on sale)

Jeans: Express

Shoes: Sole Society (these are the “Celine” in Winter Taupe Citrine)

Necklace: Target

Pavé Link Bracelet: J. Crew

Earrings: Kate Spade