Bedtime Epiphanies

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Here we are: day 2 of the remix challenge and I’m remixing this polka dot popover (if you missed Friday’s outfit post, see it here). I actually had a different outfit planned, and then I was l lying in bed and I had this random thought that “hey, maybe I should layer the shirt under my black shirtdress?” One time a couple years ago I was lying in bed and had the random thought that “hey, maybe I should apply to law school?” As far as random bedtime epiphanies go, I have a 100% success rate: I’m getting my J.D. next May and I looked damn adorable in this outfit.

Dress // Shirt (on sale) // Boots (and lots more colors here) // Earrings

P.S. In case you missed it: A new giveaway was posted yesterday! Check it out here.

Over-Under

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When fall comes, I get so excited about layering again. I mean I love clothes, so the more I get to wear, the better. But after a few months, the excitement wears off. It’s kind of like marriage (juuuuust kidding, honey).

So to switch things up, I try to make some more creative and unexpected layering choices. One of my favorites is wearing a cardigan as a shirt (fully buttoned) with a layer over it like a vest or jacket. Did I just rock your whole world? If I did, you probably need a hobby, because a button-up cardigan is really not that exciting. Except when it’s zebra print.

Oh, and the repeat item is this vest! I have the Take One, Pass it On challenge to thank for inspiring my layering adventures today. And since I invented the Take One challenge, I guess I can thank myself. Good job, me.

Sunglasses (on sale) // similar Cardigan // similar Vest // Jeans // Belt // similar Spike Bracelet // similar Flower Bracelet // Shoes // Lipstick “No. 16 Pourpre Preview”

Polka Dot Layers

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Ann Taylor is a tricksy bitch. She lures me into the store with the promise of an extra 50% off sale items, but then she puts this (full price) amazingly cute polka dot top right in front of me. What’s a girl to do? Buy the amazingly cute polka dot top, obviously. On the plus side, Ann Taylor gives college students 20% off full price items! (They don’t really advertise it, but it’s true. Just show your student ID.)

It’s clearly more of a spring item, and I’m excited to wear it on its own, but I’m not about to wait until April. So layering it is!

Oh, and don’t forget about the Take One, Pass it On Outfit Remix challenge! Check back tomorrow to see my first outfit. Take a look at the details and join in any time you want!

Top: Ann Taylor

Jeans: American Eagle

Necklace: Tiffany & Co. (similar cheaper)

Jacket: Andrew Marc (similar in other colors)

Shoes: Sperry Top Sider

Bracelet: Madewell

Switch it Up

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I love that I wore this dress for NYE, and then made it work for the office (yep, back in an office again thanks to my internship this semester). Adding a collared shirt officially makes everything business casual. It’s a rule. Next I’m going to try it with a space suit, and then a bikini. And then a space bikini. That way, if I get into work and my supervisor asks if I can meet with a client who’s tanning on the moon, I’ll be appropriately dressed while still representing the state of Indiana in a professional manner.

Shirt: H&M

Dress: c/o eShakti

Shoes: Sole Society (sign up here)

Lipstick: YSL Glossy Stain No. 16

giveaway

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

Something New

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20120927-093650.jpgThis 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

Layers and Shorts

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CHEESE!!!

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It’s that awesome time of year when it’s summery and fallish at the same time, so you can wear shorts with a sweater or a t-shirt with boots and still feel pretty comfortable. I love the idea of a chambray layered under a cardigan, but since I just got on the chambray bandwagon this summer, I haven’t had the opportunity. Enter last Saturday: high of 72. Glorious. Perfect weather for an oxymoronic outfit.

Chambray: Madewell / Cardigan: H&M / Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs / Necklace & Sunnies: Charming Charlie

P.S. On a side note, I noticed that I’ve had several people click on my Bloglovin’ button in the past couple days, but Bloglovin’ doesn’t seem to think I’ve added new followers. That shit cray. If you tried to follow me recently but haven’t seen me on your Bloglovin’ feed, let me give you another opportunity right now: click here and then click the blue “Follow” button. Yay.

Navies

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20120829-164859.jpgI wore this for a nice long day in the library. Last time I wore this dress was for work, and I wasn’t that excited about how I styled it. This time I decided to have a little fun with print mixing so that made me happy (I’m pretty easy to please). Normally a busy print layered on top of another print under a bead-tastic necklace would make my eyes want to take the rest of the day off, but I like this because everything is in the same color scheme. Or am I so overwhelmed with the new school year that I only think I look awesome? Wait, don’t answer that.

Necklace available at Macy’s