#LookingLucky 8: Fringe

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Wearing fringe is a great way to get in touch with your inner bohemian or cowgirl. Unfortunately, I don’t think I have an inner bohemian or cowgirl. But I did have these fringy boots and like a dozen scarves with fringe, so I threw them together with all the polka dots I could find and it turned into an outfit that felt like me. Add a fabulous hair day and my new favorite sunglasses, and this ended up being a pretty good style day!

I hope you all had a great weekend doing whatever Easter or non-Easter things were on your agenda! The weather here was glorious and I spent most of yesterday enjoying the sunshine. You can see details on Instagram.

Shirt (on sale) // similar Jeans (on sale) // similar Boots* // Bag // similar Scarf (under $13) // Sunglasses // Bracelet (on sale in gold)// Lips (mine is a custom color, but try Clementine)

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

Don’t Sweat It

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20120924-203005.jpgHow excited am I about finding this polka dot sweatshirt? So excited that I’m erupting in random fits of laughter, as seen above. When you’re all cozied up in a sweatshirt but, at the same time, you’re managing to not look like an obese couch potato who buys generic Cheetos in bulk and eats them while watching the Maury show, it’s hard not to be a good mood. (Man, Cheetos sound really good now…Moving on…)

‘Twas a chilly but sunny fall day yesterday, the perfect excuse to wear a scarf and boots. It’s outfits like this that make me happy even in the midst of political ad season. And that’s saying something.

Happy sweatshirt available at Madewell

Jeans are 7 for All Mankind (similar)

Boots available at Target (run small)

Scarf from Charming Charlie (similar)

Sunshine and a Slight Chill

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20120911-141931.jpgWelcome to a typical Sunday outfit – which I am showing to you on a Wednesday just to keep you guessing. (Sarah’s Real Life – What WILL she do next?!) This past Sunday was a beautiful sunny day, but temps were hovering around 70, so I decided on a mix of light fall layers and summer colors. And can I just mention how much I love scarves? I know some people would rather remove their own eyeballs than wear something around their neck all day, but those people are deranged. Scarves are cute; they’re comfy; they’re cozy. In fact, if you just had your eyeballs removed, you might feel better if you sought comfort in a nice scarf. Give me your address and I’ll send you one.

Now & Then

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This is an outfit I wore over the weekend to have lunch with my old freshman roommate, who lives in California, so I haven’t seen her in YEARS. Part of the fun – or horror – of going to college is getting thrown into a tiny room with a random person whom you may or may not like. Your freshman roomie is probably someone you’ll never forget, either because he/she was your very first friend in college, or because he/she was the freak of all freaks. Lucky for me, mine was the former!

We spent Sunday reminiscing about the good ol’ days (the parts we remember, anyway) and catching up on how our lives have changed since then. I think we’ve matured, but only slightly. Here’s a picture of us in our dorm room in 2003, and us today! We’re kind of like wine…age has only done good things for us.

20120902-210753.jpgAlright! Here’s the part where you can (a) tell me your thoughts on my outfit, (b) tell me a roommate-from-hell story, or (c) both.

Key-print scarf available at J. Crew Factory

The Girl in the Green Scarf

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After Monday’s somewhat daring ensemble, I kept things simple and classic for Tuesday. When I was a kid, I remember thinking that high-waisted pants were for nerdy middle-aged women. But that’s probably because my middle school librarian always wore these hideous floral pants with an elastic waist up so high that her boobs literally hung over the top.

Now that I’m older and wiser (and nerdier), I realize that as long as you’re not too short-waisted and you keep your pants under your belly button, high-waisted pants actually make your legs look longer and your waist look smaller. From what I’ve learned from What Not to Wear, these are good things.

Top: Jones New York / Pants: Ann Taylor / Scarf: Stein Mart / Shoes: Kensie Girl / Bracelet: vintage

P.S. For those who don’t get the reference, the title of this post is from the movie version of Confessions of a Shopaholic. Shortly after the movie came out, I found this scarf and couldn’t resist, but unlike the girl in the movie, I didn’t have to max out 3 credit cards to get it (not because I’m rich, but because this scarf was under $20).