Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve


Hello! Are you guys excited for 2013? I sure am! 2013 is the year in which I will graduate from high school and head off to college (hopefully in Philadelphia). 

My sister posed for a few photos with me this morning. Actually, we took more than just a few photos. I believe that about 100 photos were taken and about 30 turned out well. However, I am not going to post them all on my blog because that would be photo overload. If you are friends with me on facebook, you can see all of the photos that turned out well. 

For my look, I started with this deep purple, velvet dress. Vintage velvet absolutely makes me swoon! It is such a glamorous fabric. To add to the glamour of the dress, I slipped into my faux fur leopard print coat. A rhinestone collar and heart sunglasses accessorized the look. To keep the look from being too fancy, I decked my feet out in a pair of edgy, combat boots.

I styled not only my look today but Missi's look also.When styling Missi's look, I wanted hers to go with my look so I picked out a pair of leopard print leggings for her to wear. These leggings were a recent gift from my Aunt Nancy and Uncle Gil. Thanks, again! I styled a forest green blouse with the leggings and had Missi throw on a black blazer to keep warm. Missi adorned her head with a DIY turban headband. Her feet were cozied up in a pair of green flats. The look was perfected with a pair of over-sized Giant Vintage sunglasses.

Hope that all of your dreams, hopes and wishes come true in 2013 and that you enjoy yourself tonight!

On me:
Leopard print coat: Flying Tomato via Threadsence
Velvet dress: Vintage
Rhinestone collar: Christmas gift
Combat boots: Target
Sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage Sunglasses
Backpack: Vintage GUESS

On Missi (all borrowed from my wardrobe):
Leopard print leggings: Vintage
Green flats: Vintage
Green blouse: Vintage
Turban headband: DIY
Sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage Sunglasses
Blazer: Sears

Sunday, December 30, 2012

DIY 90's Kid Sweatshirt


Hello! Today, I have a fun DIY for you- a DIY 90's kid sweatshirt. Oh the nostalgia for the 90's! Disney characters, troll dolls, beanie babies, pogs, Lisa Frank and Guess Who all dominated my childhood. Tumblr users label kids born in the nineties as the last generation who truly had a childhood. Now, kids play on their iPhones and rarely play board games. Anyway, this DIY will bring you back to the 90's; enjoy!

Level of difficulty: Easy to medium difficulty. You must be able to hand sew.

Supplies: Basic sweatshirt or sweater, old Disney character tee shirts (preferably from the '90s), thread (or embroidery floss), needle, pins and scissors


Cost: Less than $5. Thrift a sweater for a dollar or two (mine only cost $1- score!) to use for this DIY and use an old tee shirt (mine had an image of Minnie Mouse on it) from when you were a kid. Most likely you have scissors, pins, thread and a needle lying around somewhere so that shouldn't cost you any money.

Time: This DIY will take you somewhere between 15 minutes and 30 minutes depending on your DIY skills.

1. Gather materials.
2. Cut out character or motif from old tee shirt. Leave a border along the piece.
3. Pin that piece down to the sweater/ sweatshirt.
4. Thread your needle.
5. Sew the piece down. I hand sewed mine with embroidery floss because I liked the homemade vibe but you can hand sew yours with normal thread or use a sewing machine for an even more finished appearance.
6. Voila! You now have yourself a 90's kid sweatshirt

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Dreaming of France


Hello! Oh, how I wish I was French. The cuisine, the fashion, the language... all trés perfect. Hopefully, I will be able to enroll in a class next year where I can learn to speak French. Sadly, my language skills are very poor. The only French words I know are "bonjour" and " trés (chic)". For four years, I took lessons in Spanish but hardly remember a thing that I was taught. Looking back on it, I wish that I had taken French. After all, I dream of traveling to and perhaps residing in France when I'm older. But enough of my ramblings.

The reason that I brought up France in the first place is because of my vintage beret. To me, berets represent France and France's rich culture. So of course, I was very excited to see this beret wrapped up under my Christmas tree.

I styled the beret with a star print dress and bold, red blazer. To add my personality to the look, I snatched a leopard print belt from my wardrobe. My saddle shoes were also a Christmas gift. They are so retro-modern chic! I paired them with a pair of black trouser socks. Tights probably would have kept me warmer but I have been slacking off on washing my tights (I hand-wash my tights and it can be very tedious). I accessorized with adorable heart sunglasses and a cross-body bag. Red lipstick added an extra punch of style to my look.

Red blazer: Vintage
Star print dress: ShopCalico
Leopard print belt: Vintage Banana Republic
Trouser socks: Anne Klein
Saddle shoes: Dolce Vita
Heart sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage Sunglasses
Cross body bag: Vintage
Lipstick: Wet 'N Wild
Black beret: Vintage

Friday, December 28, 2012

Links a La Mode December 27th

Yay! I was featured in Links a La Mode again :)

One Last Helping of Holiday Cheer

  Edited by: Jess of Fresh Jess Have you recovered from your holiday feasting and shopping yet? For some of us, it was right back to work while others are savoring cherished time with loved ones (and maybe another helping of Christmas dinner.) Whatever your situation, I hope you find some time to relax and unwind from what seems like another chaotic holiday season. Perhaps some tea, your favorite blanket and a healthy dose of holiday outfits in this week’s Links a la Mode will help? It’s the last one of the year, so enjoy & happy new year!


  SPONSOR: Shopbop Resort: Santi, Suecomma Bonnie, Annabel Ingall, Sea NY, Venessa Arizaga, Giambattista Valli, Rochas, APC, Wang clutches, Versace If you would like to submit your link for next week’s Links à la Mode, please register first, then post your links HERE where you see “Links a la mode next week’s date (official)”. The HTML code for this week will be found in the Links a la Mode widget on the right side of the blog, and will be published later today. ~ Jennine

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Holiday Gifts


Hello! I just thought that I would show you some of my favorite gifts that I received for Christmas this year. I can't wait to start wearing/using them all!

1. Dolce Vita saddle shoes. Love the retro vibe about them! 
2. 100 Years of Fashion and The World's Top Fashion Blogs. Looks like I will be spending a lot of time cuddling up with a good book this winter break!
3. Vintage camera. Now if only I could figure out how to use it....
4. Rhinestone collar. Heck yes!
5. Rhinestone earrings. They match my rhinestone collar :)
6. Leather GUESS backpack. Looks like my UO faux leather backpack will have to move over and make room for this vintage backpack.
7. Faux mink fur hat. So many different ways to style this gem
8. Assorted knit berets. Oh la la!
9. Hair chalk in pink, purple, blue and green. Need to test this out ASAP.
10. Snakeskin print bandeau. All I can say is "yes." Just "yes."
11. Book on polaroids. I find polaroids immensely intriguing! 
12. Black glittery contact case. So much prettier than my current contact case.
13. UO jeans. Both high-rise BDG, one if maroon and one in black. Love these!

What were some of your favorite gifts this year?

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Fox Trot

Hello! Merry Christmas- I hope that you are enjoying it along with all of your gifts :) I got everything on my list and then some. Perhaps I will take a few photos of some of my favorite gifts and share them with you. This vintage camera was actually one of my presents from my parents. It has such a vintage, utilitarian vibe that I love about it. However, I have no idea if it has any film in it, if it works, how to develop the film or even how to work it. Anyone have any tips for me?

I posed with the camera because it matched my outfit almost perfectly. I grabbed the first dress that caught my eye in my closet this morning and it just happened to be this autumn floral dress. To make it more appropriate for December, I snatched a pair of sweater socks from my dresser and a tan-colored high-low hem blouse. Gotta love DIYs! Of course, I slipped into my classic black oxfords and threw on a pair of my Giant Vintage Sunglasses (BTW, Giant Vintage is having a $7 sunglasses sale- you must check it out!) A quirky little fox pin accessorized my look. A big thanks goes out to Amanda from Abstract Amanda for this little beaut of a brooch. I have been reaching for it constantly lately. 

Oh and for the link-up, my favorite was "DIY gifts" and Vicki's favorite was "Christmas Gift Ideas". Thanks to all that linked up- all the posts were delightful!

Dress: Shop Wasteland
High-low blouse: Vintage (DIY-ed the high-low hem)
Socks: DIY from a pair of American Eagle tights
Fox pin: Abstract Amanda
Oxfords: Vintage
Heart sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage Sunglasses
Camera: Vintage

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Daisies Dancing on my Head

Hello! I am working at Justice today from 1-7:30 so I am trying to sneak a post in before work. This is what I wore for a day spent working.

I settled for jeans today due to the dropping temperatures with a low of 32 degrees. My jeans were styled with a simple, striped top and a cozy, green jacket. The color of this jacket has me falling head over heels in love with it. Besides maroon, this is my favorite fall/winter color. Leopard print boots were also added to the look because if you know me then you know that I have a desire for anything leopard print. I gave the look a "cutesy" vibe with little lacy socks that peek out from my boots, heart sunglasses and a daisy crown.

Yes, the daisy crown is back! It has been a few months since this daisy crown has been perched on my head but it has once again resurfaced. I have no ability to resist this lovely crown. It is possibly one of my favorite DIY's ever. You can check out my DIY tutorial for it HERE. However, I am also partial to this faux Chanel DIY paper bag. Yay for knockoffs! You can check out my DIY tutorial for that HERE.

Daisy crown: DIY
Green jacket: Delia's
High-rise jeans: BDG via Urban Outfitters
Heart sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Lacy socks: Urban Outfitters
Striped top: Vintage
Leopard print boots: Target
Faux Chanel bag: DIY

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Link a La Mode: December 20th

Hello! Yet again, I was featured in IFB's Links A La Mode. I just love it when they choose my article as one of the top 20! Anyways, here is the full post. Be sure to check out all of the other articles :)

Holidays are Coming

Edited by: Emily of Sugar & Spice

Less than a week until Christmas, we’re all dreaming of what might be inside the beautifully wrapped presents under the tree come Christmas morning. This week’s collection of posts have a festive feel but will also inspire your crafty side this holiday season, how to recycle your summer wardrobe for colder weather, last minute gift guides for loved ones, or yourself and top tips on how to shop better particularly as the post-Christmas sales begin. So, whilst you enjoy all of the wonderful contributions this week, all that remains is to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  • A Simple Statement: Favourite looks for Pre-Fall 2013

  • All Things Kate: Summer in December

  • Fashion Delights: 6 Classic Items that a woman should have in her closet

  • Fashion, Trends & More: 3 Ways To Wear a Patterned Dress

  • Girl In The Yellow Dress: In a Softer Light

  • IFB: How To Build Your Blog’s Marketing Calendar

  • Incognito: On shopping occasionally and loyally

  • Leilah’s Lipstick: Holiday Dress Guide

  • Le Style Connoisseur: The Real Iconic Things to Fashion Blogging

  • Lifestyles of the Thrifty and Shameless: Savin’ Maven Monday: Holiday Shopping Tips

  • Lover of Clothes: How do you transition your summer pieces into winter weather?

  • My Fashion Insider: 10 fashion tips for short girls

  • Random chic musings: DIY: Punk Chic Bib Necklace

  • Secret Style File: Christmas in a Window

  • South x Style: How To: Glitter Manicure

  • Style Curated: Recycling, Reconstructing and Remnants

  • Sugar & Spice: How to Shop the Sales in Style this Season

  • The Mirror on the Wall: How to create an unconventional fashion mix

  • The Skye Charlie Show: Fashion Victim 101

  • Undercover Dress-Up Lover: Chocker tutorial

  • Youth Savage: Has the Future of Fashion Blogging Arrived?

    If you would like to submit your link for next week’s Links à la Mode, please register first, then post your links HERE where you see “Links a la mode  next week’s date (official)”. The HTML code for this week will be found in the Links a la Mode widget on the right side of the blog, and will be published later today. ~ Jennine

    Friday, December 21, 2012

    Marie Claire

    Hello! It's finally winter break and I couldn't be more ecstatic about it. Two weeks of freedom and no dress code! I am starting my break off right by hosting my annual Christmas party later tonight. There will be a gift exchange, hot cocoa and yummy cookies!

    As you can see in these photos, I am posing with the latest edition of Marie Claire magazine. I just cannot get enough of this magazine; it is probably one of my favorite magazines. It effortlessly combines the latest news concerning current fashion issues with the best clothing, advice (like the Tim Gunn column- I always flip to his page as soon a I receive the magazine) and other great articles

    I styled my outfit around this leopard print maxi dress. It was yet another one of the great finds given to me by aunt Nancy and uncle Gil. Thanks! I paired it with a few of my favorite things- faux fur, a maroon hat, combat boots and heart sunglasses for a cozy, quirky winter look. My outfit also contained dangle-y earrings and a studded belt

    Hope that you guys are enjoying your beginning of winter break!

    Leopard print dress and hat: Vintage
    Combat boots: Target
    Heart sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
    Earrings: Pier One (yes, the home decor store!)
    Berry lipstick: Wet 'N Wild
    Faux fur jacket: Forever 21

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012

    Menswear Inspired

    Hello! I hope that your week has been off to a good start. For me, this is the last week before my two week winter break so I am definitely excited! It does not feel like mid to late December at all to me which is perhaps caused by the ever fluctuating temperatures here in RVA. A few weeks ago, it was quite frigid but the temperatures are back up in the 50's this week. Looks like no snow anytime soon for us! Are you expecting snow any time soon?

    For the unusually warm December weather, I chose to don a pair of green pants paired with a knit sweater and black blazer. I was going for a menswear inspired look today and my blazer, nerdy glasses, fox brooch, plain pants and suitcase convey that theme.

    However, I added femininity to my look with a lovely, knit sweater, sky high heels and loose curls. As of late, I have been stealing Molly Ringwald's hairstyle from the eighties. She rocked short, wavy hair like no other (excluding Marilyn Monroe because hello, have you seen Marilyn's gorgeous locks?) This fur collar added the finishing touch to my look not to mention provided a great place to stick my fox pin. Shout-out to my aunt Nancy and uncle Gil for picking this vintage fur collar up for me from a thrift shop in Florida! They also got me a ton of great leopard print pieces but that's a whole other story that I will tell you about later.

    Oh and good luck to those who still have not finished their holiday shopping! There is only a week left until Christmas and the stores are going to be packed with people who are finishing up their gift shopping. I know that Justice sure was crowded over this past weekend and I predict that it will be doubly as busy this weekend.

    Black blazer: Sears Outlet
    Knit sweater: Forever 21
    Pine jeans: BDG via Urban Outfitters
    Black heels: Jeffrey Campbell
    Fur collar: vintage
    Fox brooch: Abstract Amanda
    Suitcase: Vintage
    Glasses: Ray-Ban c/o Eyes on Style

    Saturday, December 15, 2012

    Holiday Link-Up


    Hello! Today, I thought that I would share some of my favorite Christmas inspiration with you guys in the form of a polyvore set. I just love the holidays!

    I am also co-hosting a link-up with Vicki from Decked out in Ruffles. I want every single one of you to link-up! It is super easy and a great way to drive a little bit more traffic to your blog. I promise that I will check out every single link, yes every single link, that you guys post.

    In addition to gaining traffic, our favorites will win a prize. We will choose our two favorites and my favorite will receive free medium ad space on my blog for the month of January and Vicki’s favorite will receive a $5 amazon gift card. Both of our choices will be featured in a follow-up post on December 23rd that is sure to drive a good amount of traffic to your site.

    Rules aren't much fun when it comes to link-ups so that’s why Vicki and I kept our list of rules short.

    Rule #1: You must follow Vicki’s blog and my blog. You may follow in any way you choose whether it be via GFC, bloglovin’, pinterest, facebook, chictopia, tumblr, etc. You can find links to follow me on the right side of my page. You can find links to follow Vicki on her blog HERE.

    Rule #2: You must link up something holiday related. It does not matter what winter holiday- Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanza, etc. Link them all up! We would love to see all of your holiday DIY’s, any photos of holiday decorations, recipes, outfits for holiday parties, etc.

    Optional rule #3: Link back to our blogs in your blog post. This is not required in order to link up but we would greatly appreciate it. Also, when we pick our favorites, we will check to see if they posted a link to this post anywhere and that may influence our decision.

    Optional rule #4: Visit a few of the other links and share some comment love :)

    So what are you waiting for? Link-up and who knows- maybe you will win one of the prizes! I can’t wait to see what you all have been up to.

    Thursday, December 13, 2012

    How to Organize Your Wardrobe

    How to Organize Your Wardrobe

    Hello! Today, I have a post written about how I organize my closet and tips and tricks for you to organize yours. Just for your reference, I have both a small closet and a dresser that I use to store my clothing.

    Shoes: If you have a closet (no matter what size), a great way to organize your shoes would be to place a bookshelf inside your closet and line up your shoes on the shelves by style and color. Don’t forget to put boot shapers in the boots to preserve the shape! (you can make your own boot shapers out of cardboard)

    Jackets/coats: I organize my jackets and coats by folding my lighter jackets up on my closet bookshelf and hanging the heavier coats up. Once again, I organize them by color.

    Dresses: The best way to organize your collection of dresses would be to hang them up by color in your closet. By hanging them up based on color, you will always be able to find the dress that you are looking for! Also, hanging them up keeps them from wrinkling as they would if they were folded.

    Blouses: I love to keep my shirts in two drawers in my dresser. I fill the top one with grays, blacks, maroons, blues and leopard print and the bottom one with whites, greens, yellows, pinks, oranges and reds. It is so easy when I plan my outfits because if I am looking for a certain shirt, I know exactly where to look.

    Sweaters: As I mentioned earlier, I have a rather large bookshelf in my closet that I place my shoes on. My shoes do not take up the whole bookshelf so I also fold my sweaters and organize them on the bookshelf. The sweaters, like most of my wardrobe, are organized by color. No more than 3 sweaters are stacked upon each other.

    Pants: Let me start by saying I own less than 5 pairs of pants. So the way I organize my pants may not work for you. I do not separate them by color or material. They all go in the same drawer in the same little stack. To put things into perspective, they take up the same size drawer that my socks do.

    Skirts: My skirts are folded in a drawer in my dresser. One side of the drawer is for calf-length and maxi skirts and the other is for mini-skirts.

    Tights: Hang your tights up according to color on a hanger in your closet. I have 20+ pairs of tights and this keeps them organized wonderfully. I used to have them in my sock drawer but that was just disastrous! The drawer would barely close and I could never find the tights that I was looking for.

    Scarves: Tie your scarves onto a hanger arranged by color in order to conserve the most closet space and to keep your scarves from going all over the place. If you so please, you can buy shower curtain rings, loop them onto a hanger and then hang the scarves from the rings.

    Jewelry: I find that the most effective way to organize my jewelry is by utilizing a peg board. My peg board holds all of my necklaces and bracelets as well as a few of my bags and all of my sunglasses.

    How do you guys organize your wardrobe?


    Wednesday, December 12, 2012

    "Picking Blackberries"

    Hello! Today I wore a vintage-inspired look. This skirt is one of the best vintage pieces in my wardrobe. It was passed down to me by my grandmother (great grandmother even, maybe?). In addition to keeping me super warm, it is a very stylish, versatile skirt. There are so many different colors and prints that look good with it. A pop of green from my shirt complemented the skirt today. I layered on a faux fur jacket that practically screams vintage although I purchased it on the sales rack at Forever 21 last fall. It was a steal at $10! I added a bit of whimsy to my look with these heart sunglasses and this DIY blackberry headband. Opaque tights from Urban Outfitters (almost) kept my legs from freezing. Berry lipstick and leopard print Chelsea-style booties also accompanied my ensemble. 

    Yes, you are seeing my shoes and reading the sentence above correctly. Leopard print Chelsea-style booties are now in my possession! I don't know if you remember my holiday wishlist from last week (If not you can check it out HERE) but these precious little booties were on the list. I mean they are boots and leopard print- could they be more perfect for me? Anyway, my grandparents were in town last week and gave them to me as an early Christmas present. I just love them so much! They have already been worn a couple of times and I predict a long winter of wear from them.

    As you can see in the photos and as I mentioned earlier, I wore my blackberry headband today. It was amusing that I chose to wear it today because in my AP English class, we did a timed writing on poetry analysis. And what was the poem that we analyzed? "Picking Blackberries" by Seamus Heanley. It literally represented how the speaker enjoyed to pick blackberries in the summer and was disappointed when the blackberries would rot at the end of the summer. There were a million different themes that we could have grasped from the poem but I chose to write about how the writer was conveying how all good things must come to an end. I just thought that it was amusing because as we wrote about the poem, a replica of the subject of the poem sat on my head. 

    Hope that you guys are having a good week!

    Blackberry headband: DIY
    Faux fur jacket: Forever 21
    Skirt: Vintage
    Green blouse: c/o Elegantees
    Tights: Urban Outfitters
    Leopard print boots: Target
    Heart sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
    Lipstick: Wet 'N Wild

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012

    DIY "HO, HO, HO" Christmas Tree Ornament

    Hello! Today I have a holiday inspired DIY for you guys. A DIY "HO, HO, HO" Christmas tree ornament. It is perfect for hanging up on your tree or giving it to a friend or family member to hang up on their tree. The best thing about this DIY is that not only is it super cute, it is also very affordable and environmentally friendly. So you save money and the earth when you make this ornament instead of buying one at a store. Can it get much better than that?

    Level of difficulty: Easy to medium difficulty. You must be able to hand sew/ embroider.

    Supplies: Old pair of tights, embroidery floss, needle, scissors and lace trim.

    Cost: This DIY cost me nothing because I used supplies that I already had. This was a great use for a pair of tights that were too small for me. I also used lace trim and embroidery floss that I had leftover from a previous DIY.

    Time: This DIY is not super quick. The amount of time that this DIY takes you depends on the size of your ornament and how quickly you sew. I would estimate that for most people, this DIY would take between 30 minutes to an hour.

    1. Gather supplies.
    2. Cut two circular pieces of the same size out from your old pair of tights. 
    3. Thread your needle with embroidery floss.
    4. Embroider/ sew on "HO, HO, HO."
    5. Sew the two circular pieces together 3/4 of the way around. 
    6. Stuff the inside with with either fabric from your tights (what I used) or with stuffing.
    7. Continue sewing all the way around.
    8. Sew on lace trim.
    9. Sew on a piece of ribbon or embroidery floss to use to hang the ornament up.
    10. Et voila! A new ornament for your tree. 

    **You can use felt instead of an old pair of tights if you prefer. However, this is a great use for old tights and by re-using your tights instead of throwing them out, you are helping to protect the environment. 

    Sunday, December 9, 2012

    3 Ways to Wear a Patterned Dress

    Outfit #1: Patterned dress+ velvet pants+ boots+ colored coat+ sunglasses. 
    A great way to get more wear out of patterned dresses is to tuck them into pants and wear them as shirts. I paired mine underneath a pair of black, velvet pants. The texture of these pants creates a great, luxurious vibe. I threw on a colored coat to keep warm and a pair of combat boots to add a bit of edge to the look. Cat eye sunglasses and a camera case finished off my look. This outfit is perfect for days spent shopping or relaxing at home.

    Outfit #2: Patterned dress+ solid colored blouse+ knit duster sweater+ cozy scarf+ sunglasses. 
    Another way to get more use out of patterned dresses is to wear them as skirts by layering on blouses and sweaters over them. I styled a dark green blouse over my leaf print dress and added a long sleeve knit cardigan and sleeveless knit duster sweater over top of that. A fringe scarf kept me cozy. My feet were decked out in a pair of slouchy black socks and a pair of oxfords. Quirky heart sunglasses completed my look. This look is totally pragmatic for the cold weather and can be worn everywhere from the library to school to work (depending on your job.)

    Outfit #3: Patterned dress+ colored cardigan+ colored flats+ fun tights+ sunglasses.
    Of course, you can always wear your dress as a dress. One way to wear a patterned dress in the winter is to pair it with a warm sweater and tights. Sunglasses and simple flats were also added to the look. In addition, I styled a butterfly brooch with the look to give it a vintage vibe. This outfit was perfect for a day spent working at Justice and would also be great for blogging or walking your dog.

    Outfit #1 details:
    Leaf dress: Urban Outfitters
    Velvet pants: Vintage Ralph Lauren
    Green coat: Delia's
    Sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage Sunglasses
    Combat boots: Target
    Camera case: Vintage

    Outfit #2 details:
    Leaf dress: Urban Outfitters
    Long sleeve black sweater: Forever 21
    Black sleeveless duster sweater: Vintage
    Tan scarf: c/o Lulu's
    Heart sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage Sunglasses
    Green blouse: Vintage
    Socks: Betsey Johnson
    Black oxfords: Vintage

    Outfit #3 details:
    Leaf dress: Urban Outfitters
    Green sweater: Vintage
    Butterfly brooch: Vintage
    Brown tights: Delia's
    Green flats: Vintage
    Sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage Sunglasses
    Belt: Thrifted

    Saturday, December 8, 2012

    3 Ways to Style a Holiday Sweater

    How to Style a Holiday Sweater: Option 1

    How to Style a Holiday Sweater: Option 1 by toriraddayyahoocom featuring two tone sunglasses

    Option 1: For a downtown cool look, pair a darker holiday sweater with a pair of skinny black jeans. Slip on a pair of too-cool-for-school ankle boots and seize a leather lunch bag to add an extra dose of style to your look. Grab a pair of over-sized sunglasses that scream "no paparazzi please" even if you are in no way famous; they add a bit of mystery and intrigue to the look. Add on a slouchy beanie as an effortlessly cool touch. This look is perfect for shopping, getting a coffee, walking your dog or attending a fashion show.

    How to Style a Holiday Sweater Option 2

    How to Style a Holiday Sweater Option 2 by toriraddayyahoocom featuring christmas sweaters

    Option 2: Hello holiday parties! What better way to get into the holiday season spirit than to rep a Christmas sweater? Pair it with a feminine miniskirt and glittery heels to dress it up. Slide into a pair of tights to keep warm and finish the look off with pretty, pearl jewelry.

    How to Style a Holiday Sweater: Option 3

    How to Style a Holiday Sweater: Option 3 by toriraddayyahoocom featuring a jumper sweater

    Option 3: This is by far my favorite option! This look will take you anywhere from school to tacky light tours. Start your look off with a black and white patterned holiday sweater and then style it with your favorite pair of colored denim and a structured black bag. Keep your ears warm with a pair of ear warmers and complete the look with a pair of Chelsea-style leopard print booties.

    Thursday, December 6, 2012


    Hello! Today, I wore an outfit perfect for keeping me warm yet stylish. I planned my outfit around this butterfly print skirt. Funny story about this skirt- it originally was a dress but I outgrew the bust of the dress and decided to re-create it into a skirt. I had cut and pinned everything where it needed to be sewn a long time ago but hadn't done the actual sewing. I forgot about it and planned on wearing the skirt today. As I was putting the skirt on this morning, I realized that it still needed to be sewn and frantically sewed it before school. Luckily, I was able to finish sewing it quickly and have sufficient time to get ready!

    This look was all about layers; I layered a cream, knit sweater over a simple black tank and grabbed a faux leather jacket to layer over my sweater. A plum-colored, knit scarf topped all of my layers off. I grabbed a few rings and gray lipstick from my dresser to add to the look. Classic sunglasses and combat boots (in addition to my faux leather jacket) added a cool vibe to my otherwise sweet look. Vintage-inspired socks tucked into my boots kept my feet nice and warm through out the day.

    Butterfly skirt: created from an old H&M dress
    Cream knit sweater, socks, tank & plum scarf: Forever 21
    Rings: assorted vintage and Charlotte Russe
    Combat boots: Target
    Classic sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage Sunglasses
    Faux leather jacket: Marshall's