October 29, 2012

Polka + Pink

Breakdown: sweater & pants- Gap, loafers- Dolce Vita via TJ Maxx

I saw these pants. I fell in love with these pants. I wore these pants. I wore these pants with a sweater in my second least favorite color [numero uno being orange] and sparkly loafers. 

This outfit has a lot more going on than I normally wear, even though it's just a pair of skinny pants and a sweater. However, the punchy color of the sweater in combination with the polka dot pants added to the glitter loafers make for a fun, but still professional, outfit.


October 28, 2012

Guy Meets Gal

Breakdown: oxford + blazer (boys' Dior)- thrifted, skirt- remade from a thrifted dress,
sweatshirt- Gap, shoes- Dillard's, glasses- Noelie Harmon

The weather has been trying lately as the South is always confused about the definition of fall. One day it's 85 at 2 p.m. and 53 by dinner time. As usual, I am hesitant to let go of my collection of shorts and dresses. I have my reasons, one of which is that I like my legs. Sue me. 

Inspired by this pin, this outfit was a perfect marriage of still exposing my [tan-losing] legs and staying warm. In looking through old outfit posts, my boy-meets-girl kick is still going strong and I don't see it dying down any time soon. If you like to borrow from the boys, however, make sure you bring a little girly sass into the outfit. Without it, the look could be boxy or awkward. With it, it looks like you threw on a cute dress and stole a few things from your Italian boyfriend's closet. 

Hey, a girl can dream!


October 25, 2012

Ric-Rac & Hi-Tops

Breakdown: 1950s eyelet dress- Time Warp, shoes- Converse

Today's outfit is brought to you by this post from Caroline's Mode of Natasha Gilbert. I loved loved loved the juxtaposition of a frilly white dress with pink hi-tops! The photo was posted yesterday and I knew I had to try it out immediately! Luckily, I had all of the element in my closet. I even have shades like that, but I forgot to grab them on my way out the door. 

Normally, I would have just put on nude flats with this dress, but the pop of color and odd shoe combination make the look less serious or prim & proper. I always want to look put together, but with a hint of funk!


October 23, 2012

Khakis: Good or Bad?

Breakdown: tee + chinos- Gap, flats- Nine West, belt- J. Crew Outlet

Fact: My day job as a teacher should mean that khakis are a staple in my wardrobe. 

Fact #2: I wore khakis every school day for 6 years... so, naturally, khakis are the enemy.

Fact #3: I push these khakis into the back of my closet to avoid looking like a "typical" teacher. See also: polos. However, as soon as I saw this pin a few months ago, I knew I had to let these babies see the light of day! Sure, I had a denim jacket on this morning, but the 85 degree afternoon had it resting on my chair by 10 a.m. 

And to that I say... Welcome back, khaki pants.


October 21, 2012

Peplums and Polka Dots

Breakdown: top- Buffalo Exchange, skirt- Time Warp,
shoes- Liz Claiborne, shades- Kenzie 

Since the peplum trend popped back up a while back, I have been debating my status of like or dislike. At first, I thought, "Well... how do I wear it?" Once I found this cute polka dot top at Buffalo Exchange this week, I was sold! 

Wear it with a skirt, wear it with pants! Hey, even wear it with shorts! I just hope no one notices me wearing it multiple days in a row. 


October 19, 2012

Izavel NOLAFW SS'13

I am so sorry for the lack of photos of the Izavel show, but my camera battery was dying... or maybe I just don't know how to use my camera. Either is a strong possibility. The line was an easy mix of flow + structure, the perfect work wear for a good balance of comfort and "I'm a pro" 'tude.


October 18, 2012

NOLAFW Libellule SS'13

Details from the Libellule show at NOLAFW Tuesday night. My personal favorite? The little red wiggle dress with the smartly-placed bow in the back. Sassy!


October 15, 2012

The Loot

A 1930s dressing gown. (Anyone know how I can clean/dye it?)

M. Bishop, I have your WWII US Navy overcoat, but you can't have it back.

Left: silk organza apron/over skirt. Right: vintage skirt.

Perfect swing sweater + real leopard fur detachable collar. (I practically stole this...)

The rest of my items? Oh, they're taking a bubble bath. 
We will leave them alone to soak in peace.


October 14, 2012


It's that time of year again! NOLA Fashion Week is already in full swing and doesn't seem like it's stopping any time soon. Check out the schedule of events here.

I'll be at the shows on Tuesday as well as Lauren's workshop on Wednesday. Hope you see you there!


October 13, 2012

Your Friend's Closet Sale: A Preview

Tomorrow is the day... the Your Friend's Closet sale is tomorrow morning! Thursday, Heidi and I headed down to the old 4-H Mini Farm at LSU to get a preview of the merch the Textile Museum was putting out. The vintage section was my favorite, of course, and I already have my heart set on an old U.S. Navy uniform top. I'm not sure how kosher that is, seeing as I found it while wearing a U.S. Army shirt from 1981, but who cares! I will be sure to let you in on my finds!


October 12, 2012


Breakdown: jacket- American Eagle Outlet, tank & short- TJ Maxx,
 shoes- Dillard's, necklace- Saint Claude NOLA

My school's district has a 3-day weekend for fair holiday, so I get to catch up on running errands and a little shopping! Sure, I could clean my house or prepare for next week, but I think I will take a break and live a little. I may even wear a fringe top and do a little dance... oh wait, I did that already.

^^^ The most attractive face on the planet, no?