Friday, November 30, 2012

Bright Idea

My neon tweed jacket offers a shot of color against darker winter-like garments. The vivid hue amps up an otherwise lackluster work outfit. Though the colors of my top are simple, the tailored kimono sleeve adds edge. Walking around in the suede, pointed, open back pumps gives me a slight fifth avenue feel and when I laid eyes on them, I swooned over the adorably structured bows! 

Green Tweed Blazer (very old, but somewhat similar here), DVF Kimono Sleeve Top (old), Really Skinny Pant, Pointed Bow Pump (found at Dress Raleigh), Vintage Chanel Purse.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


If I had to write all of the things I'm thankful for on this blog, you would be reading for days! This is a photo of my stylish sisters and I on Thanksgiving morning! 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Cardi Fun

For an unfussy look, I combined a classic cardigan in a fun color over a printed blouse. To amp up the attire, I used a studded olive hue skinny belt. I heart these jeans because of the flare that gives the slight illusion of a trouser pant, but in denim! Happy Black Friday!

Banana Republic Cardigan (old), Leopard Printed Blouse (old), Trouser Jean (similar here)Studded Belt (similar here), Layered Necklace (old, but found at Charlotte's)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

That's A Wrap

A cashmere wrap is ideal for a windy day and the Burberry check makes it even more desirable! (I totally found this wrap at a Burberry outlet...such a steal!) The versatility of the wrap is amazing because it can be tied or draped in so many different ways to change your look. Not only cozy, but a flattering fit and a great alternative to your everyday pullover sweater or cardigan. I layered this over a black lace top and paired it with hot pink cords to add some sass! 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Lace & Fringe

There is something festive about combining two glam fabrics. Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner, today I'm mixing fringe and lace! (Getting in the Holiday spirit!) The unique merge of the two is simply charming. To break up the standard black and white, I added my teal suede, almond toe wedges. 

Necklace by Sweetie Pie Jewelry (Sold at Anna & Alice and Dress)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Chain Reaction

There's a new print in town and if you're a slave to fashion, this might just be your  missing link! DVF had the chain link print trend down a few seasons ago, but it's recently emerged with a vengeance. As if you needed to be told, colored denim is a must! The mustard color transcends beautifully for fall and works well with most color palettes. Happy Friday! xoxo

Moon & Lola Necklace, David Yurman Bracelet, Flower Cocktail Ring (found at Dress Raleigh), Sunglasses by Tory Burch.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Rainy Days

Yesterday in Raleigh was beyond dreary and nothing is worse than cold rain soaking through your flats, so I opt for rain boots! I paired them with a ponte pant (a comfortable alternative to a legging that is considered work appropriate) and in an attempt to look more professional than casual, did the blouse and cardigan combo. As always, my eye darted straight to the beading on the bottom of the sweater. The black rain jacket is basic, but I love the high collar with a hood. 

Jewels: Moon & Lola, David Yurman, J. Crew.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Touch of Punk

As much of a staple as the black pant is, I have fallen in love with the printed pant as well. As you know from previous posts, the fur vest has become essential for NC fall weather! I'm swooning over my spike necklace that adds a touch of punk to the outfit. (Though I think many could argue, I'm slightly far down on the "urban spectrum")

Spike Necklace, J.Crew Bracelet, Michael Kors Watch, David Yurman Ring.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Mad about Prints

This funky printed long coat is not only lavish, but was a steal! While briefly living in NY, I snagged this Nicole Miller gem at a Loheman's! It can enhance the most simple of attire! I like to venture out with colored tights. As much as I love black, I can't help but want a splash of color, even if it is subtle. The eggplant tights (thank you Katie Whitmore Christmas 2009) are in heavy rotation for fall! 

Nicole Miller Jacket, Black Sweater Dress (old, found at Gena Chandler), Spanx Textured Tights, Seychelles Wedge Boot, Leopard Trim Leather Gloves (old, found at Banana Republic)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Feeling Fancy

Brrr! As we say sayonara to any last glimmer of warmer weather, it's time to pull out cold weather essentials such as tweed, tights and quilted Chanel bags (Ok, so you will most likely survive the chill sans Chanel) A high-waisted skirt works because it creates a soft A-line look and cinches just at the right part above your hips. The tulle accents on my top add an element of fun and you can't go wrong with tweed! (I don't care what the critics say, I'm a huge fan of winter white!) Lastly, my vintage Chanel purse was a rare find but probably one of the best purchases I ever made. It adds luxury to any attire and I kind of die every time I switch out purses to this one!

Tulle Top (old), French Connection Skirt (same style, different pattern here), J.Crew Tweed Jacket (old).

Tory Burch Wedge (similar and on sale!), Vintage Chanel Bag, Adriana Orsini Bangles , David Yurman Ring, J.Crew Black Bangle, Tory Burch Sunglasses

Friday, November 2, 2012


When in doubt, I go DVF. It's a classic that can be perfect for work or happy hour. The geometric print is   both fun and forgiving! These are also my absolute favorite pair of black boots! The wedge is easy to walk in while still embodying a classic style.

Jewels: Alexis Bittar, David Yurman, J.Crew.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Fall in Love with Fur

I'm not sure what it is that draws me to fur so much, but I'm slightly obsessed. (This one is faux) I think you can dress the vest up or down with leggings, jeans or a dress. This look is dressed down, especially when adding the riding boot. Ideal for a brisk, windy afternoon!