Dress – Thrifted/Shortened
Heels – Forever 21 (forever ago)
Sunnies – ASOS
Mini “leo” Necklace – Lola



Rising Hemlines: Part 1


I recently took a bunch of dresses to a sweet little seamstress to be shortened. I felt like a floozy asking to take all these hemlines up but it was so worth it. This shirt dress was mid-calf length; awkward with a belt, sack-like without. Shortening was just the trick! More to come.
PS: do you like these winter wedges? They’re pretty amazing if I don’t say so myself.
Dress – Thrifted (& shortened) American Living
Coat/Wedges – Forever 21
Socks – Hue via Grey Dog
Sunnies – Target
Large Gold Necklace – Black Cherry Vintage
Dainty Gold Necklace – Mae’s
Stone Necklace – Handcrafted by moi IMG_9736 IMG_9737IMG_9744 IMG_9748 IMG_9749

What I Wore: White Heat

what I wore: dress – pinwheels via grey dog, earrings – cheap thrills, bracelet – mae’s, heels – forever21, lips – covergirl lip perfection in hot over covergirl outlast longwear in everreddy (I never have to reapply)

I have really positive feelings associated with this dress. I picked it out especially for our engagement pictures. Then wore it to a party and when we toured the Amalfi coast on our honeymoon. So, it always makes me happy to wear it. It doesn’t hurt that it’s super comfortable.

What I Wore: Suspenders

what I wore: blouse & suspenders – vintage from potter’s house, trousers – new york & co, croc heels – gianni bini (also seen here)
I was super into this ensemble until several employees of Forever21 told me they liked my outfit. While I obviously buy from there, I never want to look like the store threw up on me. My general consensus was to take the compliment and move along. Because, I have always found that graciously accepting a compliment is the best way to react. No one wants to hear you mouth off about how terrible you think you look because a) you either mean it or b) you don’t and both are sad.
Sorry…I’ve completely digressed. I’ve included a picture of my beautiful Bird. She turned 2 last week.

What I Wore: Game Day

what i wore above: blazer – vintage from cheap thrills, button down – new york & co, chinos – banana republic, oxfords – forever21, lipstick – covergirl outlast longwear in everreddy
I always have a lot of fun dressing for gameday (especially if our team wins). Rather than wear a team t-shirt and jeans, I like to take the color (red) and run with it!

 what i wore below: pants – old navy, checkered button down – cheap thrills, wedges – forever21, jewelry – vintage

What I Wore: Prim & Proper

(what i wore: dress – forever21, pumps – forever21, rings – forever21, necklace – mom’s, earrings – kate spade)
I didn’t realize until I began this post that everything I’m wearing (save the earrings/necklace) is from Forever. Either way, F21 is a great place to experiment without spending a lot of money. The earrings  were a gift from my dear friend who just started working for Kate Spade. Of course, the high bun is an old standby and I loved pairing a double finger ring with another single ring. Speaking of rings, Ro’s wedding ring came in yesterday. Sh*t is getting real! Can’t wait!

What I Wore: Geometric

(what i wore: top – forever21, cropped pants – new york & co, necklace/earrings – forever21, strappy sandals – bcbg, red lip – covergirl lip perfection in flame)
Yesterday I paired red lips and straight hair with cigarette pants, a striped top and strappy sandals. I love this easy look. It can take you from summer to fall and is comfy too!