While I was in Hot Springs this weekend, I unearthed a stash of pictures from long ago. Even at three I loved to accessorize. It was wonderful to look through these, it brought back lovely memories and reminded me that I’ve always enjoyed dressing. Sometimes the past can lead you into your future in unexpected ways.
xo various outfits from ages 2 to 7
(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.
I have exciting news! A local lookbook/blog called StyleBy.Me asked me to be a local voice for them, posting once a week. It’s a very cool idea and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.
For a little background, “StyleBy.Me is just that; your style, by you, for you, displayed for your city to see. With StyleBy.Me, you can browse through the latest styles from real people within your community, showcase your own personal style, and be inspired!”
Payton Rosenzweig has been wearing high heels since the age of two. She was brought up in Fayetteville, Arkansas with two younger brothers by a very stylish mom. In her youth she refused pants and wore vintage to school dances. After graduating from Tulane University in 2007, she moved back NWA but is still involved in a love affair with New Orleans. Payton has always loved cosmetics and now works in the beauty industry for a mass brand. As of late, her blog prettypay, has gotten over 1,000 views per week and is focused on fashion, style, music, food, décor and beautiful things. She is newly engaged to a very handsome young man and they are planning an August wedding. She loves champagne, hats, dinner parties, fresh flowers, platforms, live music, dresses with cinched waists and bargain hunting. Payton tries to find inspiration in everything she encounters and always likes to dress for the occasion – whether it’s the theater or the rodeo.
Payton tends to gravitate towards classic feminine silhouettes by Chanel, ODLR and Prada but also likes to switch it up with menswear, vintage and utilitarian. Her favorite styles right now include strong shoulders, peter pan collars, cigarette pants, cat-eye sunglasses, dapper men and (as always) reinvention.
NYC was wonderful. It was fabulous to be with friends and family and I felt very spoiled. I’m a bit exhausted today but so thrilled that I found the dress!
A few pictures from the trip…
With mom after we bought “the dress”!
Sara, Me, Shayna and Ryan
With my mom and Rosaria – our helper
The girls at lunch
With Robert’s mom, Laurie and my Aunt Stephie and Uncle Alan
The view from Brooklyn
Meeting Randy from Say yes to the dress!
My friend Courtney (R) and I did an impromptu photoshoot at the office because we really liked our outfits. Enjoy!
What Courtney’s wearing: Blouse – Francesca’s, Skirt – Ann Taylor, Boots – Vintage
What I’m wearing: Glasses – Icing, Blouse – Vintage, Jumper – Target, Tights – Old Navy, Platforms – Michael Antonio
Photographer: Sarah Kamm