Monthly Archives: January 2013

OOTD: nautical stripes + cat stripes

It was unseasonably warm (and eventually stormy) yesterday. I though I’d take advantage of that by wearing my new summery striped dress + nautical style jacket thing.

And I also wanted to snuggle my little orange tabby, Ulysses. He’s just so cute.


d.RA Mona Striped Dress (clearance from Piperlime, no longer available) || Thrifted Nautical Shrug $3.59 || Thrifted Lands End Ballet Flats $5 || Gifted Turquoise Bubble Necklace from ebay || Kitty Cat

Today, the weather’s back to being normal January coolness, so it was fun to wear a short dress and short sleeves for a day!

Hope y’all are having a great week so far!

manic monday shoe post: bows

I have no idea who Wallis Fashion is but I like these shoes so I thought I’d share them.

I am a big fan of bows on heels and (as you know) patent. These cute pumps have both and with a heel around 3″ high, they’re perfect for work. The beige color is a perfect neutral to wear with black, navy, red, or any other color in your wardrobe.

Nude Bow Peep Toe Court Shoe $62 || Wallis Fashion | Beige/Nude Patent
Nude Bow Peep Toe Court Shoe $62 || Wallis Fashion | Beige/Nude Patent
Nude Bow Peep Toe Court Shoe $62 || Wallis Fashion | Beige/Nude Patent
Nude Bow Peep Toe Court Shoe $62 || Wallis Fashion | Beige/Nude Patent

What do you think of this cutie? Have you ever shopped at Wallis?

payless pumps

It’s snowing again today. Just a little bit but it’s a big deal here in central NC…

Time to look at more shoes…

Payless has some cute new shoes that I wanted to share with you. As you may know, I’m a fan of the payless designer collection. They seem to put out some really unique and fairly-priced shoes. Well, there are new shoes out for the Spring 2013 collection. Also, I really liked this banner that Payless is featuring. It makes the shoes really stand out.

christian siriano for payless

These are awesome and fun but slightly impractical. I haven’t seen shimmery iridescence since the late 90s but I like it.

Christian Siriano Women's Cynthia Sling || Payless.com || Champagne iridescent also available in a taupe print
Christian Siriano Women’s Cynthia Sling || Payless.com || Champagne iridescent also available in a taupe print
Fioni Women's Kipsie Stitch Peep Toe Heel $30 || Payless.com || Pink Patent also available in black
Fioni Women’s Kipsie Stitch Peep Toe Heel $30 || Payless.com || Pink Patent also available in black
Christian Siriano Women's Margo Oxford $45 || Payless.com || Metallic Pink
Christian Siriano Women’s Margo Oxford $45 || Payless.com || Metallic Pink

These are just a pair of basic nude/beige patent pumps but I liked that they had a little bit of a retro flair with the rounded toe, that they had really good reviews online and also the price isn’t bad either.

Comfort Plus by Predictions Women's Karmen Pump $20 || Payless.com || Nude/Tan/Beige Patent
Comfort Plus by Predictions Women’s Karmen Pump $20 || Payless.com || Nude/Tan/Beige Patent

recently thrifted…

I want to start a weekly or biweekly post called ‘recently thrifted’ … does that seem like something y’all would like?

Here are my newest thrifted items, incorporated into outfits that I wore to work.

Outfit #1: Mostly old stuff (not thrifted):

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[Old Lands End Canvas gingham button-down shirt || Old The Limited sweater || Old David Kahn Jeans – gifted || Lands End black ballet flats – thrifted $5 || Bubble Necklace from ebay $15]

Outfit 2: I picked up this awesome blouse at the Goodwill and I just couldn’t wait to pair it with my favorite brand of jeans.

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[Peter Nygard multi-color blouse – thrifted $3.59 || David Kahn skinny jeans on sale at Ideeli || Kelsi Dagger Rhoda heels – gently used from Poshmark]

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[Close-up of Kelsi Dagger Rhoda in black suede and old but cool geometric pattern socks]

Outfit 3: I’m a big fan of purple and cowl neck. I paired the two and matched the pink in the cardi with the pinkish/purple heels for a unified look. Also added the belt to accentuate my waist! YAY, I have one!

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[Jonathan Martin purple cowl neck sleeveless dress – thrifted $4.59 || the Loft fuchsia stripe cardigan – thrifted $4.59 || Old The Limited elastic belt || AK Anne Klein purple suede peep-toe pumps – thrifted $8 || old grey tights – hand me downs from mom]

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[Close-up of AK Anne Klein purple suede and gold peep-toe pumps] …they’re a little big but I love them! Had to have them!

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I hope you all like my latest thrift finds and again I apologize for the super janky iphone in mirror pix.

a hint of mint

I’ve noticed that the color ‘mint’ is appearing as one of the go-to spring 2013 colors (as it was in 2012) and I must say, I really do like it!

here are some of my favorite items in mint…

Mint Bubble Necklaces:

Mint Bubble Necklace || Urban Peach || $20 with shipping
Mint Bubble Necklace || Urban Peach || $20 with shipping
Mint Green Bubble Necklace || Etsy || $20.40 includes shipping
Mint Green Bubble Necklace || Etsy || $20.40 includes shipping from China

Mint dresses:

Layered Maxi Dress in Mint || Forever21.com || $32.80
Layered Maxi Dress in Mint || Forever21.com || $32.80
Ditsy Floral Surplice Dress w/ Belt  || Forever21.com || $19.80
Ditsy Floral Surplice Dress w/ Belt || Forever21.com || $19.80
Milkshake Things Up Dress in Mint/Polka Dot || Modcloth || $90
Milkshake Things Up Dress in Mint/Polka Dot || Modcloth || $90

Mint Blazer:

Sophie Mint Blazer || Tobi.com || $60
Sophie Mint Blazer || Tobi.com || $60

Mint Shoes:

look familiar?

Mix No. 6 Briel Pump $40 || DSW.com || Mint Color
Mix No. 6 Briel Pump $40 || DSW.com || Mint Color
Rory in Mint Gold
Rory in Mint Gold || Sole Society || $50