Sunday, April 22, 2012

thirty days of outfits - recap.


here's a look back at all of the outfits from my thirty days, thirty outfits adventure! i love when my favorite bloggers do recaps or collages like this; you see something you might have missed, and it provides a really great overview of one's personal style as a whole - i think this post does just that for me. it's also fun to see my style evolution over the years - check out a recap of some of my 2010 outfits here, and even one from 2009 here!

blogging is like this crazy diary that you get to share with the world - as i look at my pictures, i remember exactly who i was with and what i was doing as i wore each of these outfits, and that's what makes me smile the most. i can't wait to do a recap post every month this summer :)

happy sunday! XX
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

thirty of thirty.

forever 21 sweater, skirt and earrings; cheap monday tank top;
h&m necklace and belt; vintage and low luv x erin wasson rings; zara heels.

alright, here it is, my final outfit in my thirty days, thirty outfits....that i have failed miserably at :( i started this venture on february 26th, which means i should've posted my last look on march 27th, around three weeks ago. but dammit, with my crazy work + play schedule, i tried my hardest, and am happy to say that i posted more in the past month than i ever have in the 2.5 years i've been blogging! and here's more good news: i'm going to stay in the mindset that this "thirty days, thirty outfits" never ends and push myself to update constantly.
stick around for more fun stuff, my loves :)

oh and about the outfit...this tissue thin high neck tee is the greatest basic that i never knew i needed. i think i've worn it four times in the past week and i'm not sure i'm going to stop anytime soon. told you this would be my summer of muscle tanks. and theskirt obsession continues; i find it entirely too satisfying to throw one on after days of my usual work jeans. it also makes it even more fun to dance around my apartment when i'm wearing something that twirls.

see you soon
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Monday, April 09, 2012

twenty nine of thirty.

thrifted blazer; h&m dress and necklace; vintage boots and rings; forever 21 earrings;
ray-ban sunnies c/o shades daddy; shop market hq purse (c/o).


another look from a previous week, as i try to play catch up with all these outfit posts.
there's something so alluring about black in warmer weather. i love how bare skin just pops against the dark colors. these vintage cutoff boots are something i've been on the hunt for for ages, and something i need to take better pics of so you guys can bask in all their glory as well.

XX
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Sunday, April 08, 2012

twenty eight of thirty.

h&m blazer (similar here), jeans, and necklace; thrifted tee (similar here) and bag;
forever 21 earrings; vintage rings; asos heels.

totally channeling the 90s in a baby tee and ripped denim. someone asked me if i liked to bare my midriff....the answer is no, not on a regular basis. i think i've only ever worn a crop top once here on the blog! the word "show off" turns me off, and i also don't like drawing unnecessary attention to myself. that being said, today for brunch and a walk around the neighborhood, i deemed a little skin appropriate. sorry about the stomach creases from sitting down
(it happens).

happy easter!
XX
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Friday, April 06, 2012

twenty seven of thirty.

bb dakota coat (similar here); vintage ralph lauren blouse (similar here); vintage belt, bag, and ring; bdg jeans; asos watch; h&m oxfords (similar here).

it's damn cold in chicago again, but that means i get to pull out what is still my most beloved piece in my closet: this alexander wang-inspired tweed coat. if you have been following this blog for the past 2.5 years, you know how much of a wardrobe workhorse it really is. it's old, but i found a great alternative here for around the same price as mine! as for the blouse, i did a little jig when i found this pretty guy at the thrift store for just $2. i feel like i'd be doing it a disservice if i didn't button it all the way up. j. crew has the perfect identical style here. and say hello to my new shoes. it took two wears to break them in, and now i just want to prance around in suede oxfords all spring. they remind me of these cole haan's sans the neon. still love the neon.

happy friday!
XX
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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

twenty six of thirty.

h&m mens jacket; h&m t-shirt, jeans, and necklace; vintage belt; asos watch;
vintage and low luv x erin wasson rings; forever 21 earrings; aldo boots.

i didn't have a letterman jacket in high school (got a job at the ripe old age of 16 so i could fund my true interests: clothes + music), and now i can live all of my (non-existent) sports fantasies through this piece. the "M" can stand for my middle name, marie :)
ladies, please please shop in the mens department, whether you're at a high street shop, a vintage store, wherever! you'll find the best shit, i promise. mens stripe tees and short sleeve button downs are just some of the things i'm bulking up on for spring.
today i wore this, and tomorrow i kind of feel like wearing a girlie dress. that's the fun with fashion. as long as you always stay true to yourself.


i played up my look with a bright red lip ($3 ELF matte lip color in rich red) and a side braid.
which, by the way, is no longer the wang s/s 2010 side braid - it's the katniss everdeen side braid.

XX
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Sunday, April 01, 2012

twenty five of thirty.

h&m t-shirt (similar here) and necklace; bdg jeans (similar here);
vintage coach willis bag; vintage belt and ring; zara heels.

blue is my favorite color (guess that explains my love of denim), but red is by far what i find myself leaning towards lately when it comes to brights. red + cognac is such an ideal combination, and i love how my pants subtly bring out that shade in my heels. i've also always thought random body parts were sexy, and a cropped hem does the trick in showing off one of them: ankles. i wore this when it was warm the other week. remember that? me neither. it's like a distant memory on a day like today where i donned two coats. come back to me heat, i need an excuse to wear minimal clothing. and to buy an air conditioner.

XX
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