Lady Lunching

IMG_3214IMG_3215I happened to have a lunch meeting at the country club. The occasion created the perfect excuse to dress like a lady who lunches. I think Dorothy would approve.

heels – shoe republic via shop lola
blazer – thrifted dana buchman
dress – thrifted banana republic
leo necklace – game girl
lipcolor – nyx
earrings – kenneth jay lane via charm & chain
purse – vintage
sunnies – asos

What I Wore: A Whole Lot of Accessories

what I wore: jeans – blank, sweater – vintage thrifted, boots – anne michelle, blazer – margaret godfrey (find on ebay), b pin/star necklace/chain – mae’s, lightning pin – cheap thrills, sapphire ring/bracelet/coin ring – vintage (gifts), evil eye bracelet (house of harlow) earrings (kenneth jay lane) – charm and chain, nails – charlotte russe
I coerced my dear mother into snapping a few shots.

What I Wore: Business As Usual

what I wore: trousers – ralph lauren via tj maxx (seen here, here & here), oxford – thrifted ralph lauren, heels – gianni bini, earrings – charm & chain
These sailor pants took no time to become my favorite trousers. They create a flattering silhouette and are dressy enough for work but they’re navy so they can also be dressed down with a more casual top.

What I Wore: Mellow Yellow

(What I Wore: blouse – cheap thrills, pants – old navy, platforms – bcbg girls, watch – bcbg, left hand ring – cheap thrills, right hand rings l to r – walmart/banana republic/vintage, bracelets – house of harlow from charm & chain/vintage/New Orleans flea market, necklaces – hook: kenneth jay lane, fish locket: tuleste market from charm & chain, earrings – gift from Ro: Kenneth Jay Lane via charm & chain)
Yesterday was one of those days where I felt like piling on all the jewelry I own. My beloved engagement ring is at the fabulous Lauray’s in Hot Springs, AR having it’s matching band created (an omg I’m getting married moment). Of course I had to pick up a bauble to replace it for the time being and decided to play with all the gold pieces I have been neglecting in favor of the simplicity of my diamond.
I also opted to pile my hair up. The big bun that I love is simple to do (instructions here) but the topknot is almost too easy. And I’m obsessed with these pants. I have them in yellow, white, khaki and brown; they are best when paired with a blousy top. They make your legs look ridiculously long because they’re so wide-leg and cover your shoes.

Bridal Baubles Inspiration (Something Blue)

The other day I was thinking, why not do your “something blue” in the form of jewelry? I’m not sure if that’s a popular idea but I am exploring it. Earrings or a bracelet in a blue hue could be divine and depending on your dress/accessories/atmosphere, could be as subtle or as attention-grabbing as you like. I’m probably not going to do a necklace but that could be beautiful as well.



This isn’t blue but I am slightly dying over it.

via Charm&Chain, Dannijo

My Christmas List

It’s always fun to dream about what you want for Christmas in a world where your loved ones have copious amounts to spend on you. It’s also good to keep a record of what you’d like to have in case you come into some moola!

In case you were curious…these things are on my wishlist.

An Address Stamp

Medium Fleur de Lis Customized Address StampMedium Triple Monogram Address Stamp

c/o the lovely Etsy shop Purplelemondesigns

True Blood Seasons 1 & 2

from Amazon

A leopard rug

from Overstock

Flatware

the conran shop - beauchief 16pc cutlery set

from the Conran shop

A camera

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Nikon or Canon?

Baubles especially from Charm & Chain, Tuleste Market, Rachel Leigh, Ben-Amun, By Boe

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27405t.jpgReminder Bow EarringsBenAmun_081610-058_t.jpgAdjustable Flower RingNorth Star RingReminder Bow Ring

Loads of art by Degas and Renoir

Top images: {this is glamorous}

Bangles: Inspiration and DIY

I love bangles. They can dress up a no-frills outfit or add intricacy to to layers. It’s a great way to mix old and new or high and low. Here is Caroline Trentini looking gorgeous in hers in the June 2009 Numero. Scroll down for DIY suggestions. PS: They make chic gifts for girlfriends!


Forever21 has tons of options (all under $15)

Options from Asos and Modcloth

My Pet Octopus CuffCuff LoveASOS Genuine Leather Spine WristbandASOS Statement Marbled Square BangleASOS Eclectic Wrist Wear Set With Engraved Metal And Color Washed BanglesASOS Modern Sleek Armour CuffASOS Set of Three Color Block BanglesASOS Vintage Style Mixed Wrist Wear PackASOS Friendship PackLipsy Metal Stud Stretch Bracelet

See also Anthropologie and Charm & Chain