Adult Swim

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Fun fact: Indianapolis is home to the largest children’s museum in the world. The only bad thing about the museum is that there are always a bunch of children there. Go figure. But in 2013, Adult Swim Indy was born. On this one night of the year, they open the museum up to adults only. Tickets are pricey because it’s a fundraiser, but thanks to the generosity of a friend (whose dad is a sponsor of the event), I got to go last year and again this past weekend.

It is…so. much. fun. Picture 2500 drunk grownups hula hooping and riding a carousel. There are tasty food samples from local vendors (beer cheese soup has changed my life), a DJ, and a drum circle surrounded by dinosaur skeletons. You can see a few photos from the night on my Instagram feed.

As an added bonus, Adult Swim has become sort of fashion show too! I think people really take advantage of the chance to wear something different from what they would wear on a typical weekend. I don’t know if you knew this about me, but I quite enjoy an excuse to put together a fun outfit, and this is what I came up with! I figured as long as I’m going to be at a children’s museum, I might as well act like a child and insist on wearing all my favorite things at once: plaid, leather, ankle boots, fun jewelry, red lipstick, and an unexpected hat that clashes with everything else. I’m a big girl…I’ll do what I want.

similar Shirt // similar Skirt* // similar Boots* // similar Hat // similar Necklace // Bag // Lips “Orange de Chine”

And as long as I’m being childish, here are some funny faces:

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*Skirt and boots purchased with gift card provided courtesy of H&M.

Sunny Day

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On Thursday it got above freezing, and I was so excited about the sun coming out that I wore the biggest damn sunglasses I have. And look, I even let a tiny sliver of skin show above my ankles. This is progress, people.

And on Friday…it snowed 4 more inches. Wah wah.

Hope you’re all finishing up a great weekend. Sending sunny thoughts your way.

similar Coat* (on sale) // similar Bag (on sale) // similar Scarf // Boots // Watch* (for regular sized wrists here) // similar Sunglasses

*Coat purchased with gift card provided courtesy of H&M; watch provided courtesy of Dainty Wrist Jewelry.

Plaid Peplum

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See something you recognize? I mean besides me. Yep, it’s those boots I couldn’t stop blabbering about yesterday. I did indeed wear them 2 days in a row. This time it was for a fun karaoke night. I love karaoke, you guys. I mean, I don’t sing or anything, but I am so good at drinking and judging people. Hang on…before you tell me I’m a horrible person, let me just say: don’t bother; I already know.

While I have your attention, I gotta tell you wardrobe-challenge-lovers about the January Black Out Challenge. The goal is to NOT wear any black – with just a couple exceptions – during this cold and dreary month when we all stop caring about life or color. Don’t get too impressed that I came up with yet another genius idea, because this one wasn’t me! It’s the brain child of Nicole, and she’s the official challenge host over on her blog, VV Boutique Style. She already started the challenge, and I’ll join her to co-host for the last 2 weeks of the month. You do NOT have to be a blogger to participate, and everyone who tries the challenge for at least a week will be entered in a giveaway, plus both Nicole and I will do weekly roundups! You can get alllll the details here. I think it’s a really fun idea so I’m happy to help spread her idea to more people! Join in, or I will judge you like a bad karaoke singer.

Top (on sale for $9.99!) // similar Clutch* // Boots (in more colors/prints here) // Hat // similar Necklace // Jeans (on sale for $25) // Lips “Cruella”

*Clutch purchased with gift card provided courtesy of H&M.

Christmas at EPCOT

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Happy last day of 2013, everyone! So I’ve been sharing my Florida vacation outfits with you the past few days, and I saved this, my favorite one, to end the year with a bang! This was what I wore for Christmas day at EPCOT with Kristin’s family. It was quite a challenge to find a look that felt festive, was appropriate for the weather (high in the 70s but chillier when the sun went down), and comfortable enough for a long day. I don’t mean to brag, but is this not the perfect Christmas at EPCOT outfit? I do believe it is. I mean I saw a lot of other Christmas at EPCOT outfits last week because there about a jillion other people there, and mine was the best. I saw some people in princess gowns – I mean seriously, can we say “overdressed”?

So what did everyone else do for Christmas? Anything special or out of the ordinary? EPCOT was fun, but I’m definitely looking forward to a more chill holiday next year. If you’re interested, you can see more of my vacation photos on Instagram!

similar Shirt // another similar Shirt // Hat // similar Watch (on sale) //  Bag (on sale) // similar Shoes (on sale) // similar Sunglasses (on sale) // Lips

Mad for Plaid

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I have had mad plaid on the brain lately, you guys. One night I literally dreamt about it. Granted, it was the night after I had a muscle spasm and I was hopped up on pain killers, but still…I swear I was thinking about plaid before then.

I got it in my head at the beginning of the season that I wanted to find the perfect Christmassy green plaid flannel shirt. Ideally, I wanted the something similar to the green plaid skirt I wore earlier this week. I thought it would be easy to find, but it wasn’t. Unlike my usual shopping strategy of “THIS IS PRETTY I WILL BUY THIS NOW,” I actually did a lot of research and comparison of all my options. I’m glad I finally settled on this one, because I LOVE it. It’s thick and sturdy-feeling, but not stiff. And it’s definitely the most unique plaid I saw – I like how the vertical sections are faded and the horizontal ones aren’t.

Plus, I feel like a Christmas present in it. So don’t be surprised if you see it a couple more times this month.

Shirt (on sale) // similar Vest // similar Necklace (25% off w/ code STYLE25) // Bracelet* (30% off w/ code MOREMOREMORE) // similar Shoes // similar Bag (rich people version) // Lips “Orange de Chine”

*Bracelet provided courtesy of Asos.

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Cher Repurposed

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When I spent $30 on this skirt for my Halloween costume (Cher from Clueless), I swore to myself I would wear the skirt again and make it worth the money. Let me tell you…it is tricky trying to wear a plaid skirt without looking like you’re in a school uniform. Or in the cast of Clueless for that matter.

After a lot of soul closet searching, ruling out anything involving button up shirts, cardigans, and blazers, I finally settled on this animal print sweater and fringed ankle boots. Those are two things you wouldn’t find in a school uniform. Unless maybe I opened my own school – in which case the dress code would be to look awesome every day. Any kid who came in wearing Uggs would get called to the principal’s office and would have to write an essay on the most recent issue of Vogue.

similar Skirt (on sale) // another similar Skirt (on sale) // similar Sweater // similar Necklace // similar Boots(on sale)

*Boots purchased with gift card provided courtesy of H&M.

City of Angles

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What kind of life did I lead before I realized you could wear different prints together and it could actually look like it was on purpose? The answer is: A sad one.

And speaking of sad, this post is going to be this sweater’s last hurrah. I got it at Target a few years back, and I’ve worn it enough that the fabric is getting a little pilly. Is that a word? You know what I mean.

Anyway, the last couple winters I’ve passed by this sweater in my closet many times because I just wasn’t excited about wearing it anymore. Then a couple days ago I realized it might be fun to pair it with my plaid Madewell shirt. I was right. It was fun. But now the fun is over. This sweater has done everything it can do for me. Farewell, sweet prince. Thanks for the memories.

P.S. I hope you noticed my clever title. “Angles” is not a typo. Get it?

similar Sweater // similar Shirt (under $15!) // Sunglasses // similar Jeans // Shoes // similar Spike Bracelet (under $5!) // Lipstick “Schiap”

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

Prep School

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20120925-194942.jpgOnce upon a time, if someone told me I looked preppy, I would punch them in the face (in my mind). But when you go to law school, something weird happens. After a couple months, you start thinking things like, “Man, I wish I had a monogrammed ketchup bottle.” There’s so much prep around, it starts to rub off on you. In my first year of law school, the number of pairs of boat shoes in my closet went from 0 to 2. Lawyers aren’t known for being mathematicians, but I believe that is a one bajillion percent increase.

You can try to fight it, but sometimes it’s easier to just let yourself fall into it…and hope you land on a yacht in the Hamptons.

Plaid shirt from Madewell (similar here and here)

Sweater available from J. Crew Factory

Jeans available from The Limited

Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs Preppy Nylon Sia (yes it’s really called the “Preppy”)

Boots are last season (similar here and here)