October 31, 2014

Leather Tuxedo









Breakdown:
tank- J. Crew
vest- Altar'd State
skirt- F21, thrifted [similar]
boots- Kenneth Cole via TJ Maxx

I still have a couple of outfit posts left over from before I left the States, so no, I am not sporting bare legs and arms in Holland... 

When I was wardrobe planning for this trip, my main concern was having a few pairs of boots that would be cool, warm, and work for both fall and early winter temperatures. Though these silver babies don't exactly fall into the category of warm or practical, I needed a little flair! Not usually one for shiny things, I liked that these are not overpowering. The texture of the leather is slick but matte and I am sure they will begin to look darker over time with each wear. A touch of disclosure, however... earlier in the week I went for a walk to the City Hall on a misty morning. The entrance to the building has slate flooring outside and tile inside. The soles of these ankle boots are not exactly built for such surfaces and I almost had a terrible slip up! Longest 50-yard journeys of my life.

Before I left, I wore this getup to my girl Andi Nickens' release party for her book, New Orleans Style! It was a blast hanging with people I would normally see at what is now Southern Design Week. I can't wait to see pictures of this year's shows since the organization has revamped. I'll be there in spirit!

October 29, 2014

Southwest Sun






Breakdown:
dress- thrifted [similar]
sandals- Franco Sarto [similar]
hat- Gap [similar]
LA ring- 9th & Elm
copper ring- Sarah Kaye Jewelry
bracelet- RocksBox

Bare legs, I miss you. Dresses, I miss you. Blazing sun, I miss you. But enough of that!

When I bought this dress I honestly didn't think I would wear it much. Prints are not my forte and it felt somewhat frumpy at first. Much to my surprise, I wear it all the time! In the summer with sandals, in the fall with tights and a coat. The shades of blue are in my comfort zone, so the print is easier on my eyes than I thought. I can't wait to wear it once I get home :)

October 27, 2014

With Ease







Breakdown:
dress- Gap, thrifted
sandals- All Saints
cuff- vintage

I made it to Holland! It's been a few days now, and looking these outfit pictures has me laughing... I am bundled up in a sweater and boots. I have not checked the weather at home in Louisiana, but I am pretty sure I would still be able to wear this dress without hesitation. 

If you have been following this blog for a while, you have heard me speak of my love for "nothing" dresses. You know the ones: loose, light, easy. This one is basically a dream "nothing" dress. Chocolate brown silk, pillow dress cut, pockets... lush. 

For the next few weeks, though, I will stay bundled up and hope that I am welcomed home to a Cajun Christmas complete with wearing shorts for Christmas dinner! *crosses fingers*

October 20, 2014

French Denim




Breakdown:
tee- Gap [similar]
denim- Levi's [similar]
stack rings + necklace- RocksBox

The moment I opened my RocksBox package and saw this necklace, I was done for. It is so simple and elegant and ohmygoodness gorgeous! I felt very French minimalist in it. The simplicity of it gauged the rest of my outfit with French stripes and high-waisted dark denim. 

October 16, 2014

Randoms

Just some random pics mostly of outfits I didn't get pictures for!



Channeling my favorite TV character, Ziva David (on vacay)...



Obviously going through a white denim phase...





This is my (now former) editor at 225... we like taking weird pictures at the Hot Off the Press parties. We have yet to make it in the mag with our non-traditional faces. #lame



October 15, 2014

Coke Bottle








Breakdown:
tee- Target [same]
shorts- Levi's [similar]
sandals- Birkenstock [same]
rings- Jane Chatman Jewelry, Rocks Box, vintage

We are still treading the line between summer and fall here in Louisiana, and it can be tricky on the wardrobe front. Sweater in the morning, but by lunch you're sweating. That testy weather! Until the temperature drops completely (for me, that's next week when I land in Amsterdam!), I will enjoy bare legs and sandals until my limbs need to be covered in fleece.


October 13, 2014

Day Dressing




Breakdown:
dress- Time Warp Vintage
shoes- Nine West

My tomboy obsession is great, but sometimes a girl needs to slip into a pretty dress & heels.


October 8, 2014

Be Radiant






A couple of weeks ago, my friend Marcela & I got to see Demi Lovato in NOLA courtesy of the #BeRadiant collection! Since Marcela is my Official Yes Friend, it was a great last minute fun night! As soon as we got into the arena, we stopped by the selfie station & got photobombed taking selfies in line by a sweet girl behind us. We got to see some fantastic opening acts! MKTO, Christina Perri, & Becky G prepped us for the slam party that was Demi Lovato! 

Funny story... I had tickets to the Camp Rock tour with the Jonas Brothers a few years ago until it got cancelled. So yes, it has been a dream of mine to see Demi live and fulfill a little bit of my latent Disney star fantasy. Needless to say, I had a blast! 

Thanks to the Be Radiant team for a great experience!