Get The Look Thursdays: White Jeans and a News Stand

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Until about 4 years ago, I followed the “No White After Labor Day” rule and was super strict about it. I would basically gag if I saw someone wearing white before Easter. haha. However, when I began to explore the wonderful world of fashion, I soon learned that the rule had become null and void. However, we all know that old habits die hard…so I still struggled with the white experimentation for the fall and winter seasons. Per the usual, one random day, the fashion lightbulb finally went off! The key to wearing white after Labor Day is to pair it with different textiles (ex. suede, wool, leather) and darker colors! With that thought in mind I was able to make my white jeans (as well as other white items in my closet) more fall/winteresque, rather than bright and summery. Here is a little inspiration for ya..

White Jeans and a News Stand

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Get The Look Thursdays: Rainy Day Fashion

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Prior to moving to New York City, I would often sing “rain, rain go away come again another day” after taking a peek outside of my window to see a sky that was nothing but gray! However, while living in NYC when it rains you have no choice but to face it, because the fast pace city does not slow down just because Mother Nature shows up with a torrential down pour (in which I cannot decide if that is a good thing or a bad thing…always being on the move that is)!  The first couple of times it rained in the city, I found myself amazingly frustrated as it ruined my wardrobe plans  and as you probably already guessed…yes, I’m that girl who picks out her outfit the night before. So I learned that I just had to embrace the rain as another opportunity to be more creative in my clothing.  I decided to make a few investments… a trench coat (I will show it in a later post), an awesome singing in the rain umbrella and Hunter boots!  Seeing that I live in West Virginia now it is important to tone it down just a tad and make it a bit more practical hence the reason why I am not wearing the trench coat! Anyways, this is how I do rainy day fashion in the small town of Parkersburg, WV…

Rainy Day Fashion

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Get The Look Thursdays: Casually Sophisticated

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

I’m that girl who happens to have a “love hate relationship” with graphic tees.  They are fun and cute, but there is ALWAYS  a BIG FAT BUT for me…LOL. I always buy them and end up giving them away during my annual closet purge.  However, there is one that I just cannot seem to part with…I purchased it maybe 5 years ago while at a major blowout sale at Burlington Coat Factory with my mom during the Christmas holiday.  Well, this $7 Breakfast at Tiffany’s graphic tee has seen the light of day maybe 4 or 5 times since I purchased it.  So, just the other day while attempting to organize my t-shirt drawer (which is a never ending process), I decided it was time to challenge myself and make this stinking graphic tee a wardrobe staple! And I just think I may have succeeded…

Casually Sophisticated 
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October Desires

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Fall has officially arrived! I don’t know about you, but there is something about the changing of seasons that just screams “SHOPPING!” Ha. And I just completed 30 days of “No Shop September,” so my desire to purchase a couple of new things is pretty intense…the list is quite long and slightly unrealistic.  A girl can dream a little, huh? Anywho, here are a few of my October desires!

October Desires

  1. Zara Leather Ankle Boots $129
  2. Ray Ban Clubmaster Sunglass $195
  3. Rebel by Mac Cosmetics $15
  4. H&M Dark Green Handbag $49.95
  5. ILY Couture Mint Crystal Botanica Earrings $52

Say Hello To Get The Look Thursdays!

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

When I wake up in the morning I normally ask myself this question, “Do I want to look ordinary or out of the box today?” Most days I answer with OUT OF THE BOX. What I love most about fashion is that daily it provides you with an opportunity to express yourself and as we  all know self expression is extremely important. With those thoughts in mind, I have decided to feature an additional segment on the blog entitled “Get The Look Thursdays!” The purpose of this addition is to share how I style some of my most favorite wardrobe pieces and make them OUT OF THE BOX. Oh yes, and to also share where I purchased them from. In the words of my grandmother…”sharing is caring!” Since you now know the purpose of this new segment, let’s get this party started! After all it is Thursday.

Cool, Calm and Neutral 

I really enjoy wearing lots of loud, bold colors, however there is something so calming about neutrals. My closet is full of tan, beige, taupe, light brown, dark brown, grey and black things! The greatest benefit to having these types of colors in your closet is that they easily transition from one season to the next, but they are especially awesome when Fall time comes!

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