Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I Wore: Blue Gingham

I think most people would say that I have way too much blue in my wardrobe. But I just can't help it...especially when it comes in GINGHAM. One of my favorite prints, gingham always reminds me of summer in the South, and how can that not make you smile? 

In honor of March Madness (It's finally here! I can't wait for the NCAA Tournament!), I give you "What I Wore to a Basketball Game...Part II."

And prepare to be impressed...my sister knit me this infinity scarf! It was a Christmas gift, and I have worn it so many times since then. Most of the time, I wear it double-looped, but this time I just threw it on over a necklace and my shirt...and I ended up really liking how it looked! 

And, believe it or not, it snowed earlier that day. And I may or may not have worn this (without a coat) on my way from the car to the game. Standing room only tickets incite all kinds of crazy, apparently. But, I was freezing for all of 20 minutes, and then I didn't have to hang on to my coat for 2 hours during the game...WORTH IT. 
And then later it was sunny and a bit warmer when we left, after cheering on my team to another great win!

I Wore:
Shirt (J. Crew)
Scarf (Sister-made)
Necklace (J. Crew)
Jeans (Gap via Ebay)
Boots (Payless)
Aviators (NY&Company)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Wardrobe Workhorse: Red Coat

I'm starting a new series on this here blog, which I'm going to call Wardrobe Workhorses. It's about pieces that I have worn over and over, year after year. I think they are things that every girl should have in her wardrobe!

Today's feature is the Red Coat. I'm featuring a winter coat now, because Spring is the time when all of the winter coats go on sale, so you might be able to snag one fairly cheaply!
Winter is dark and dreary, and I think it's important to inject color during that season...and what better way to do that than by purchasing a brightly-colored winter staple! I've had my red coat for three years now, and with the exception of the fact that I need to sew on a button that fell off (see photo 2), it's still in perfect condition. 

My red coat is from J. Crew outlet, purchased during one of their sales. With a ruffled collar (I. Love. Ruffles.) and oversized red buttons, it's a unique and fun addition to my wardrobe. It's also one of the few red items I own (It's a sports thing, my alma mater's in-state rival's team color is red), but I adore the bright color it adds to my wardrobe! 

I definitely recommend getting a bright-colored coat for next winter...you won't regret it!

I've worn this coat this year...
(Of course with coffee cup in hand)

And last year...
(Double-fisting coffee this time...don't worry, I didn't drink both of them!)

Red Coat (J. Crew Outlet)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Inspired: Bowtie

Dog in a bowtie. Be still my heart. 

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Inspired: Quote

I'm obsessed with this quote and print from Etsy that's been floating around Pinterest. There is no combination better than a good book and a cup of tea! And the quote is from one of my favorite authors, which just makes it that much better!

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Friday, March 9, 2012

I Wore: Hello Again

Hello, Belles and Beaus! Sorry I haven't posted in a while...It's been a busy couple of weeks. I've been hard at work on Issue V of FOLK, and I think it's going to be our best yet! (As well as our first issue with a new distributor...we're talking FOLK being sold at Barnes & Noble, people! SO excited.) 

These pictures were snapped WEEKS ago, and I'm just now getting around to sharing them. A few friends and I decided we would try a little photography at night with the city skyline in the background. It was a lot of fun, and I think the pictures have a really interesting look!

Here's what I wore:
Shirt (J. Crew)
Necklace (World Market)
Belt (Vintage via Street Scene)
Skirt (Vintage via Goodwill)
Heels (Target)
Bag (Coach Outlet)