Ruff Ruff! {Koons for H&M}

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This bag probably seems really random if you’re not a modern art fan. But do a Google search for Jeff Koons and it’ll start to make more sense. As an art history major, you might think I learned all about him in undergrad, but funny enough I actually learned more about him in law school (he gets sued a lot –  those pesky copyright laws)!

So why do I have a handbag with Jeff Koons’ famous balloon dog on it? Because Koons has partnered with H&M to celebrate the opening of a new museum-inspired H&M store in NYC, and starting July 17, a limited number of these bags will be sold at select stores, on H&M’s website, and at the Whitney Museum.

I wouldn’t classify it as an “everyday” bag, but you have to admit it adds a little something unique and unexpected to this outfit! I’ll probably be sharing my bag with Kristin, because when she saw it she had the reaction of a small child who’s just seen…oh, I don’t know…a balloon animal.

If you want to get your own Koons for H&M balloon dog bag, they’re $49.99. I don’t know exactly how many there are or how popular they’ll be, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea to stalk the website tomorrow if you can’t live without one. Or if you live in a major US city, they might be in a store near you (the info I have says Chicago, LA, and Dallas). Good luck!

Bag* // Top (on sale) // Jeans // Shoes (on sale) // similar Necklace* // Lips “Unapologetic”

*Bag provided courtesy of H&M; necklace provided courtesy of Flourish Boutique.

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The Once a Year Dress

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The last time I wore this dress was in early 2013. I love it, but there are only so many opportunities to wear it. I feel like it only really works for the office – it’s way too sleek  looking to be casual, but too covered up for a date night or wedding or something like that. The other problem is that I can’t wear tights with it – they show through the white panel in the front. So it can’t be too cold. But it also can’t be too hot because it’s long-sleeved.

In other words: it’s a once a year dress. In 2013, I did a statement necklace, and this year I did statement earrings. What should I do in 2015? Let’s start planning now…

similar Dress // another similar Dress (short sleeve) // Earrings (on sale) // Shoes (on sale) // similar Coat // similar Bag // Lips “Punch Drunk”

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Don’t Pinch Me, Bro

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I never make any point to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s my way of telepathically daring anyone to pinch me. (Don’t. Even. Think about it.) But I did serendipitously wear mint green yesterday. I don’t know if that really counts, but no one tried any funny business either way.

And for your daily dose of freaky, how’s this: The day I decide to tie a scarf to my bag is the same day L’Wren Scott was found dead…apparently by hanging herself with a scarf. WEIRD. And sad…she was a fabulous, talented lady.

similar Pants (under $30) // Shoes (on sale) // similar Top (on sale) // Bag // Scarf // similar Sunglasses* // similar Bracelet (under $5)

In case you thought mint pants couldn’t be versatile…

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*Sunglasses purchased with gift card provided courtesy of Asos.

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Great Day

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Necklace* // Bag // similar Sweater (under $25) // Shoes (on sale) // similar Jeans

You guys, I had the BEST Saturday. Let me give you the rundown:

  • I had a great brunch (hence the oversized sweater…I planned ahead);
  • I got a new phone (an iPhone 5c, upgraded from an iPhone 4 that still had iOS5 so I was pretty much living in the dark ages);
  • A package of stuff I ordered from J. Crew Factory came in the mail, and it all looks great;
  • And finally, I got to debut this stunner of a necklace from Stella & Dot!

I recently met up with Rachael, a new Stella & Dot stylist, and when she showed me this necklace, my reaction was: “It looks like it could be in a museum!” Being the museum nerd that I am, I obviously had to have it.

This is my first Stella & Dot piece, and it’s pretty fabulous. In case you don’t know, you can order from Stella & Dot online, but you can also host trunk shows for yourself and your friends in your own home (and when you do that you get some perks!). If you live in the central Indiana area and want to host a trunk show, be sure to give Rachael a shout at osu0105@gmail.com or (248) 953-4647.

But if you’re more of a shop online in your pajamas type (like me), I’ll give you a head start and show you a few more of my favorite Stella & Dot pieces. (P.S. That striped scarf has little elephants on it! Don’t even try to tell me you already have a nautical elephant scarf.)

Stella & Dot

1. Sanibel Reversible Pendant // 2. Avalon Tote // 3. Frida Necklace // 4. Palm Springs Scarf // 5. Renegade Cluster Bracelet // 6. Ivie Drops // 7. Tia Crossbody

*Necklace provided courtesy of Stella & Dot in exchange for this post, but I chose all content and the opinions are my own.

Statement Pants

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When I was picking out my clothes for another day of interning at the federal courthouse, I thought to myself: “Are these pants too…much?” But then I thought: “Why not go for it? Who’s going to judge me? Besides, you know, all the judges.” I stuck with my usual rule of a single statement piece (the pants are the statement, in case that wasn’t clear) with everything else more neutral and traditional. I think I’m pulling it off.

In other news, I finally got nude patent pumps! How I’ve gone so long without them I don’t know. I planned on wearing them for a special occasion (law school prom!) in a couple weeks, but I thought it might be a good idea to break them in a little first. I took these photos at the end of the day, and you can see a little angry spot on my right foot…it looks worse than it felt. I’m ready to bust a few moves in them soon.

Pants (on clearance under $15) // similar Blazer // Shoes (on sale) // Watch(for regular sized wrists here)

*Watch provided courtesy of Dainty Wrist Jewelry.