Wednesday, August 31, 2011

White pants

These white pants have been with me since my college days. They were purchased from Kohl's as a cheap alternative to a dress or skirt for bar hopping. I didn't end up wearing them as much as I intended and they somehow survived those days. Now they freshen up a summer work look. Instead of pairing them with the obvious nautical colors, I wore them with this black top and belted a nautical scarf over it for an interseting layer. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?
Gap shirt and belt; Vintage scarf; Kohl's pants; Nine West shoes; Charleston Market earrings


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

New Feist Album!


Feist's new album Metals is coming out Oct. 4. To prepare, NPR posted the first single, "How Come You Never Go There". It is definitely slower than the usual upbeat tunes that became popular off of The Reminder, but I can't help but like it's more serious and sultry tone. I can't wait to hear the rest of the new album. Until then I will be famished for Feist.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Reader Submission: Summer Whites


Shelby from the appropriately titled blog Make Me Sparkly sent in this glamorous vintage summer whites look. She was inspired by another blogger to make a retro glam statement. The best part is that she got this BCBG dress for 75% off. Read the rest of the post here. Send me your summer whites look at cosmocleve@gmail.com.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Wearing white: Colorblocking

Normally when I wear white my outfits tend to lean towards the more nautical and preppy to stop myself from looking too Miami Vice. However, this time I embraced a bright 80s color combo. White is a neutral that will still stand out when paired with colorblocking. I wore this outfit to work and it reminded me of a don't that Michael Kors once said in a magazine. Don't to wear more than one bright color to work. Clearly he has never met Don Johnson...or me. For the rest of the week I will be wearing my summer whites to properly salute to a beatiful summer. Send me pics of yours at cosmocleve@gmail.com and I will post them!

H&M blazer
Express tank top
Loft skirt
Nine West sandals
Earrings from Charleston's Old Market


Friday, August 19, 2011

Wear your white next week!

I'm all about breaking the rules and incorporating white into any season, but let's do it to summer perfection next week. Who's with me? Email me your favorite summer white look at cosmocleve@gmail.com and I will post it next week.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A shiny new job!

New job, new clothes is what I say! Now if only I had a way to fund that theory. I do, however, have someone in my life who I can hand this J.Crew Outlet skirt to and demand that they buy it for my birthday. So much for being self sufficient. But it was a steal, so groveling was so worth it! I saw this skirt earlier this year at J.Crew and knew I would never be able to afford so I just forgot about it. When I spotted it on clearance at the J.Crew outlet, I couldn't believe it. Maybe there is something to shopping the outlets. I have found that J.Crew is one of the best outlet stores because they actually carry clothing from recent seasons.

For my shiny new job I wanted to make a good first impression by looking professional while still showing off my creative side. This pencil skirt is perfect for that because of its appropriate length. The pattern of the skirt paired with this relaxed chambray shirt freshens up an office staple.

Shirt: Target
Skirt: J.Crew Outlet
Shoes: Candies via Kohl's
Necklace: Banana Republic
Belt: Gap


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I moved!


I know posting has been sparse lately, but I promise I have had a good reason. For the majority of the summer I have been able to prevent myself from letting the cat of out the bag, but I think now is the right time to let you know. I wanted to break it to you gently. The same way you would tell your spouse that you maxed out all of your credit cards on shoes. I moved. I moved to Pittsburgh earlier this summer for a new job. I wanted to tell you so many times, but things got so hectic finding a new place, moving into said new place, adjusting to my surroundings, getting lost, my new internet service not working...and somehow fitting a vacation in there...it's all very chaotic. But now I am finally starting to feel settled.

What is to become of the Cosmpolitan Clevelander, you ask? Nothing. I am still a Clevelander at heart. You can take the girl out of Cleveland but you can't get that weird fish smell out of the girl's clothes. (Lake Erie joke?)

Anyways, things are going to be the same around here, although the local posts may be different. And I will of course be visiting Cleveland from time to time, so you still may see that city on the shores of Lake Erie.

And please no football jokes.

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