Candy Rebellion

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Here’s a little something I threw together to go on a movie date. Why the giant tote bag? Because you can’t fit Chex Mix, Buncha Crunch, Whoppers, Diet Coke, and Sweet Tea in a clutch, silly. I was really just trying to be frugal, but it kinda made me feel like I was in high school again (without the angst). Incidentally, high school was when I really got in to Dorothy Parker, so it seems appropriate that my candy rebellion was housed in a little DP sass.

similar Shirt // Shorts (on sale) // Shoes* // Scarf (on sale) // Earrings* // similar Bag (on sale)

*Shoes and earrings purchased with gift card provided courtesy of Shopbop.

You Might as Well Live

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I’m far from a poetry buff, but I have loved Dorothy Parker since high school. I guess I’m just a sucker for intelligent, sarcastic women; they’re everything I strive to be. I’m also a sucker for Kate Spade, so when Kate first came out with a line of stuff featuring DP quotes, it was like winning the lottery. Except when you win the lottery, you get a bunch of free money, and Kate Spade is definitely not free. I couldn’t convince myself to spend my own money, but imagine my giddiness when many months later, my favorite wife surprised me with this bag for Christmas! She also got me a copy of The Portable Dorothy Parker (that I can carry around in my new bag! hooray!), which I highly recommend if you want to check out my girl DP. It’s all poems and short stories, so you can read a little or a lot at one time. Plus the cover is really cute.

similar Bag (with Dorothy quote) // similar Bag (colorblock tote, on sale) // similar Shirt // similar Tank // similar Boots (on sale) // similar Necklace (40% off w/ code STYLE40) // Lips “Please Me”

The End of an Era?

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I sincerely hope this is the last time you will see me wearing tights for a long time. It finally started to warm up here this weekend and I wore skirts with bare legs. It was glorious. I will miss not having to shave though.

I don’t mean to be knocking on tights. I really do like them. This outfit for example – it wouldn’t look the same without tights. I like the black, green, black, green colorblocking I have going on here. And with bare legs, this skirt might be a little too short for the office. For some reason I feel like when you’re wearing tights, you’re not actually showing leg, just the illusion of leg. Is that just me? Probably. I tend to overthink things.

Plus, there’s something about tweed that reads fall/winter. I guess because it’s thick and sturdy. I would look kind of top-heavy (or top-warm) with two tweeds and nothing on the bottom.

See how I’m convincing myself that tights are great in case I have to wear them again this week? Yeah.

similar Jacket // Skirt (on clearance) // similar Shoes (on sale) // Watch (on sale) // Sunglasses (on sale)

Meow Mix 2013

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Welcome to 2013! New year, new outfits, new adventures, and a new camera to share them with you! It’s all very exciting.

You may remember the last time I wore this sweater and paired it with a leopard belt. I dubbed it “Meow Mix.” Well, this outfit is the sequel, featuring a new supporting actor: a leopard-band Timex watch I got for Christmas.

I don’t want to overwhelm your hungover brains with too much reading today, so I’ll leave this post short and sweet. But tune in tomorrow to see my NYE outfit! Follow me on Bloglovin’ or Twitter using the links on the menu bar above.

Sunglasses: Kate Spade (found these at TJ Maxx!)

Sweater: Ann Taylor, old (similar)

Scarf: Light Years

Watch: Timex

Bracelet: Stephan & Co.

Pants: JAG Jeans

Shoes: Dr. Scholl’s, old

Polka Dot Stamp of Approval

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20121106-170658.jpgNot gonna lie…I was little worried about looking totally wacky wearing these tights to school. Don’t get me wrong, I like to make a statement. I just prefer that that statement isn’t “I’m 4 years old and dressed myself for the first time today!”

But my mind was put at ease. I got about 50 compliments from friends, strangers, and the guy who works at the cafe in my building (he says something about my clothes almost every day…I think he’s my biggest fan). On a side note, I learned that some people still use the term “stockings.” This was news to me. In my book, stockings are for hanging by the chimney with care. These are tights.

I’m happy to know I can get away with these for class, but I’m looking forward to dressing them up a bit for a holiday party!

Sweater: Victoria’s Secret, old (similar)

Dress (worn as skirt): H&M, old but still available

Tights: Kate Spade

Shoes: Nine West, old (similar)

Necklace: LOFT (similar)

Come Live in My Closet

Late Summer Wish List

Since I’m still not in tip-top shape and haven’t ventured out in the world, I can only sit at home popping pain-killers and having dreams about shopping. With a lack of real outfit photos to show you, I thought I would share this visual interpretation of my half-lucid thoughts. While most fashion magazines are already showing us what’s on tap for fall, the reality is that we are still deep in the heart of summer here in Indianapolis and most of the U.S. Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t really feel like trying on turtlenecks when it’s over 90 degrees out. These are just a few things that I wouldn’t mind getting sometime this summer and then transitioning into the fall.

What’s on your shopping wish list these days?