What I Wore: The Rhinestone Bowtie

what I wore: dress – forever 21, blazer – liz claiborne, platforms – jessica simpson, earrings – forever 21, rhinestone bowtie – vintage family heirloom, ring – kate spade
So I basically recreated my vday fuschia monochrome but changed it up with the shoes and the bows. I love this outfit.

What I Wore: 80’s Revival

what I wore: dress – vintage maggy london via cheap thrills, belt – old from Maude, heels – gianni bini

I love the shoulder detail on this funky/fun little dress I found at Cheap Thrills recently. Without the belt, the dress morphs into 80s-extreme!

What I Wore: Western

what I wore: button down – vintage lee via cheap thrills, jeans – asos, heels – forever 21
Friday, I wore my “Dwight Yoakam” pants and a delightful western button down I found at Cheap Thrills. They are Dwight Yoakam pants because they are extremely tight and caused my legs to fall asleep from numbness. Also appearing – my high pony.

What I Wore: A Few Basics

what I wore: knit/heels – forever 21, skirt – ann taylor, jewelry – vintage
Basic animal print knit, basic black skirt and basic black heels. I love all three of these items and I felt cool in this outfit. Leopard & Black is such an easy combo which also feels current. It always inspires me to go heavy on the black eyeliner. The exposed zipper on the skirt (which I cleverly tried to showcase) makes it a little more than just a basic. Looking back, the skirt/heel combo had a bit of a weird Christina-Aguilera-Legs thing going on. That could just be because of the strange circumstances in which I find myself taking photos (read – need a photographer).

What I Wore: Golden Girl

what I wore: dress – vintage from cheap thrills, belt – vintage from grey dog, earrings – kate spade, heels – vince camuto
This dress. Ahhh. It’s one of my favorite finds EVER. The brocade gold fabric is so luxurious. There is a little peter pan collar in the back that my go-go-gadget arms could not capture in photo. I’ve told you how into maxi dresses I’ve been and I wasn’t lying. I’ve worn several over the past few weeks. I also feel like vintage clothes are another art form.
Recent maxi posts: tied up & blue, to the max, blue & green, back attack, muted

Happy Mardi Gras

Me on the right, 2007

Every year during carnival season, I wonder (more than usual) why I ever left New Orleans. The city is really so different than any other place in the country. Once you fall in love, you start a life-long affair with the place. Who couldn’t love a city that shuts down for a party?
So, although it’s just another Tuesday in Fayetteville, I’m wishing everyone a happy mardi gras! Laissez les bon temps rouler!

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Mardi Gras 2006

What I Wore: Fuchsia folie à deux

what I wore: blazer – liz claiborne petites, dress – forever21, heels – bcbg, skirt – max studio, sweater – thakoon for target, brooch/earrings – vintage, ring – kate spade
On Valentine’s day evening, I wore the monochrome fuchsia to dinner with my hubby. The next day, I was still in a pink state of mind but wanted to mix it up. So I pulled the bold blazer on over a black ensemble. I think I actually prefer the bold fuchsia look!