Nov 30, 2011

If It Were Up To Me...

...I wouldn't leave my house today.  I'd take my leggings and oversized shirts and plant myself in front of the fire with magazines and a pot of tea. 

But alas, it is Wednesday, not Sunday.

Luckily this ensemble doubles as a dance outfit (just remove the jewelry and some layers), so at least I don't have to change before making my way to the dance studio.
Score one for me.

American Eagle purple striped shirt.  H&M black striped shirt.
Lululemon leggings.  Sweater vest: Target.  Boots: ModCloth.

Nov 28, 2011

Monday's Mix: Mixed Florals

Tuesday's blouse.                             Friday's heels.
   Sunday's dress.

That's right friends.  I did it-
This blouse.  That dress.  And I made it work.

Well, at least I think I did.
And fashion's all about confidence, right?

True, it's a little bit of a crazy outfit.  But I've been feeling a bit crazy myself lately.

Alright, all separates taken from last week, and we have a brand new outfit for today's......

 Monday Mix

Nov 27, 2011

Retro Flair

Vintage dress.  ModCloth necklace and Kiltie as Charged boot.
Hue tights.

Ok honestly, I'm not sure if this dress really qualifies as vintage.  And here's the story behind it:  

This dress was found some years ago at a little shop not too far from my house.  They don't usually have vintage or handmade items (the tag inside says "handmade for you"), and I didn't think to ask the story behind the garment.  I mean, the print was retro and awesome, I loved the shape of it, and it was an amazing deal.  So I brought it home with me.

The only downside... the fabric is this nasty, stiff, polyester stuff.  It's pretty gross to touch, but I power through it anyway.  All in the name of fashion, right?

Nov 25, 2011

Some Thankful Things

Gap blouse.  Free People dress. Sofft heels.
Ollipop ring.  Vivi Dot polaroid necklace and watch necklace. 

I am thankful for...
1.)  pumpkin pie
2.)  family
3.)  today's Anthropologie additional-50%-off-sale-items sale
4.)  cleaning out my closet to discover dresses I forgot I owned
5.)  Jonny
6.)  friends who are only a short text message away
7.)  that I can start listening to Christmas music guilt-free today
8.)  warm and cozy fires on a rainy afternoon
9.)  it's only Friday, friends! Two more whole days of weekendiness lies ahead of us. nice.
10.) coffee. so thankful. Especially if there's some steamed eggnog on top. mmmmm.

Hope everyone out there has an amazing finish to this Thanksgiving holiday :)

Nov 22, 2011

Loafin' Around the Mister's pants.

(thanks dear.)
(you're a good sport.)

Thrifted blouse.  Banana Republic menswear pant.
ModCloth's Fifth Floor Flat.  J.Crew belt.

Nov 20, 2011

Rusty Plum

Frenchi sweater.  Collective Concepts dress via ModCloth.
ModCloth Kiltie as Charged boot.  Vivi Dot hair pins.  Tights: Target.

Ha.  Finally, I made myself post again this week.  It was kinda like pulling teeth though.  And my own teeth at that.  gross.
Don't know if it's the mood I'm in or what, but taking pictures of what I'm wearing has just been a big ordeal for me the past few days.  Other bloggers out there, does this happen to you too?  And what do you do to inspire and motivate your lovely selves?  

You'd think my new shoes would be enough motivation to post more.  I mean, I guess it's helped a bit.
They have been the inspiration for my last two outfits.  Ok, three.  But sorry, I didn't take a picture of the third one.
So those of you who saw it in real live just are that much more cool.  You're welcome. 

Nov 16, 2011

Fair Isle Floral

Gap sweater.  Audrey 3+1 dress.  ModCloth Kiltie as Charged Boot.
Handmade scarf.  Tights: Nordstrom.

Ah ha! a cozy fall pairing-
wool and chiffon. 
Floaty and warm all at the same time.

Nov 14, 2011

Monday's Mix: Ha! Not Plaid!

Ok friends.  Even I had doubts about sticking to no plaid for today's Monday mix.  
I mean, for goodness sake, every top I wore last week was plaid.  And I'm not about to create some sort of topless Monday Mix.  ewwww.

But, ah- ha!  Remember how I layered a striped shirt under Wednesday's plaid?  
No? you don't?  
What? you're not paying attention to every single detail of my outfits?
How dare you.

Well, no matter.  I remembered.  Luckily.

Wednesday's striped shirt and booties.      Friday's pants.  

and here we go... these separates mixed from last week's post is today's:

Monday Mix

Happy new week everyone!

Nov 11, 2011

An Intervention

Knitted & Knotted sweater.  H&M menswear shirt.  Marrakech pants.
Mumsy earrings.  Camper boots.  H&M socks.

That's right.  I'm staging an intervention.  For myself.  There's gonna be a sign and everything.

It's gonna go like this:
You.  Stacie.  Step aWAY from the plaid.  
Slowly, just a few steps at a time.  And no one will get hurt.  I promise.
You can do it, I know you can.  Because I have faith in you.  I mean me. 

But seriously, I'm grounding myself from plaid for the next week.  I'm on the verge of abusing it here on the blog.  Don't believe me?  Take a look at my last 3 posts.  Yep, and this one makes four. Are you kidding me?!  

How embarrassing.

Nov 9, 2011

Anything He Can Wear, I Can Wear Better.

H&M menswear shirts (layered).  Gap skirt.  Nine West booties.
H&M pendant necklace.  Vivi Dot Watch Necklace.

Not quite sure what it is about menswear shirts, but they just seem to be calling my name this fall. 
Seems to me that men's departments have all these cool patterns and colors that are simply not present in the women's department.  So my strategy?  Steal from the boys.

Thanks, boys.  Don't mind if I do.

Nov 8, 2011

Favorite Coat of the Moment: The Plaid Swing

H&M coat, gloves, and dress.  Forever 21 boots.

Does anyone else get excited when it's time to pull out all your winter coats that have been hiding in the basement all summer? (like, all 2 months of it.  right?)

Well, I sure do.  And this plaid swing coat is my favorite right now.  I bought it at the end of the season last year for a steal, and sort of forgot about it over the past few months. 

And now it's my go-to coat.  It just fancifies any boring outfit I layer it over.  That's right, I said fancifies.  (think glorify, but fancy.  Don't judge.  I like to make up words.  That's socially acceptable, right?)  

What would have made a great tale is if I found 20 bucks in the pocket when I rescued it from the depths of downstairs.

But I didn't.  So that's all to my story.  You're welcome.

Nov 4, 2011

I Can Wear Lace Shorts All Year Round.

Ella Moss shorts.  Shae sweater.  H&M menswear shirt.  Camper booties.
Necklace:  ModCloth.  Belt: Anthropologie.