Never Too Many Stripes

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Can one ever really have too many striped shirts? I think one cannot. But can one sound like a douche bag when one uses the word “one” too much? Yes, one can.

Top // Jeans // similar Shoes (on sale) // similar Earrings (under $6) // similar Clutch (on sale) // Watch* // similar Sunglasses // Lips “Whimsical”

*Watch provided courtesy of Dainty Wrist Jewelry.

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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New Accessorizons

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A few years ago, I was all about earrings and rings. These days I’m more of a necklace and bracelet girl (although I did get a couple really freaking nice rings in 2008 and 2011). But I picked up these ginormous earrings on a whim recently, and I got these fun rings as a gift. So for this first day of the Black Out challenge, I decided to start with some really basic non-black neutrals, and then let my bold new accessories do the talking. I even made the strategic decision to go with a neutral lip and minimal eye makeup because seriously…these earrings are huge.

similar Earrings // similar Scarf // similar Sweater (almost identical) // Jeans // similar Boots (on sale) // similar Round Ring* //  Nails “Oui”  // Lips “Please Me”

*Rings provided courtesy of House of Gemmes.