Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Boyfriend Jeans and Girly Details




A lot of the looks featured on this blog are wear to work. It's what I wear almost every day. I will be the first to tell you to invest in something like a nice pair of pumps over casual attire. But for some reason, I am completely into boyfriend jeans right now. I especially love them paired with overly girly accessories like heels and pearls. It just seems like a much better option than my typical Saturday errand running attire, which basically consists of anything that doesn't need to be washed and isn't wrinkled. Now I just need to get my boyfriend to stop sending me flowers and start sending me jeans.

(Top photo via Denimology; Bottom photo via Cupcakes and Cashmere)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Consignment Bright Blue Blazer


I found this great, bright blue blazer on one of my recent trips to Avalon Exchange. It will pair nicely with all of the graphic prints out right now for fall including polka dots. Once I decided to pair it with this gray American Apparel skirt -- one of my most comfortable work pieces; perfect for a Monday -- I knew I wanted to go cool with the rest of the colors. These black Nine West pumps create a bold look and thankfully my bright red lip, no effort make up today went right along with that theme.




Details: Blazer via Avalon Exchange / Nine West pumps / H&M top / American Apparel skirt / Silver Mine Jewelry

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wear to Work Fall Trend: Jewel Tones

Details: Max Studio skirt via TJ Maxx / Ralph Lauren shirt and Jones New York Sandals via Avalon / Michael Kors watch (gift) /  Ray Ban wayfarers via Amazon gift card / Forever 21 earrings

The boyfriend and I went to the farmer's market today. Sad to say it was the first time I went all summer. A burger from one vendor plus lemonade from another made quite a tasty dinner while sitting on a grassy hill. My boyfriend took these photos afterwards and he said they look cute. So I think I am going to take his word for it. I got this skirt just recently from the Maxx. The jewel tone color will be great for fall paired with black tights and a sweater. I couldn't wait that long to wear it so I styled it with this blue and white striped button down, brown sandals and chunky watch. What do you think? What styles for fall are you wearing now?



This should be an out take, but I think it is too funny. Someone is having a diva moment.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Around Town

Here is a round up of photos from the weekend...


I recommend the Crazy Tuna Roll at Penn Ave. Fish Co. It's shrimp tempura rolled with tuna, spicy sauce, caviar and avocado. Amazing!


A Shepard Fairey on 8th Street between Penn Ave. and Liberty Ave.


Styx Concert after the Pirates game on Saturday.

What did you do this weekend? Feel free to link up in the comments. 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Wear to Work: Chambray Shirt and Bright Skirt

Details: Target chambray shirt / Loft skirt / Nine west sandals / JCPenny purse / Vintage cloisonne bracelet / J.Crew bracelet / Dilliards bracelet 

There has been a lot of talk lately about fall. Don't get me wrong, I am on the fall train. I can't wait for pumpkins, sweaters and falling leaves. However, this weekend I want to get the most out of the little bit of summer left. Have I eaten enough fresh strawberries? Have I read enough books in the shade of a tree? Have I worn enough dresses? Have I gone to enough farmer's markets? Have I drunk enough Summer Shandy? These are things I am willing to get to the bottom of.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Crushing on Etsy

Just some stuff that I have been crushing on lately via Etsy. The cutting board or dish would be cool, unique wedding gifts if you have any left this summer. Isn't the starry sky painting pretty? I wouldn't mind staring at it on my wall every night.

Mahogany cutting board made of reclaimed wood., $60.00


Night sky oil painting, $85

Deep Dish Baker, $42

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Wear to Work: Pastels and Jewel Tones

Details: J.Crew blouse via Avalon / Land's End Canvas skirt /Gap cardigan and belt / Michael Kors watch (gift) / Jones New York sandals via Avalon

As summer winds down, I find it harder and harder to come up with new and different outfits. I tried livening up my summer palate by mixing this pastel skirt with a jewel tone top. These hues aren't usually paired together, but I think the key is to wear colors that would normally go together, such as fuchsia and blue. The colors are an interesting twist, and I just love the romantic ruffle of this blouse paired with the fullness of this skirt. Also, I have been obsessed with the Olympics. Have you been watching?



Friday, August 3, 2012

Peplum Top and Leopard Print Heels

Details: Hearts top  via TJ Maxx / Thrifted vintage United Colors of Benetton skirt via Avalon / Nine West pumps 

Here is my outfit from the Fall Fashion News segment on Fox 8. Dina, Allison, Jessica and I were tasked with wearing what we thought would be the big trends for fall. I was a ball of stress trying to come up with the "perfect outfit" for our TV debut. I ended up changing my outfit after a vintage skirt I purchased on eBay didn't really turn out. I knew I wanted to wear a work look, like so many of the looks on my blog and peplum tops seemed to be popping up everywhere. I found this one at TJ Maxx for $15! I ended up using one of my own skirts after the vintage skirt debacle. The last touch was the shoes. I couldn't make up my mind. Luckily, I had a group of fashion bloggers to poll. In the end, I really was happy with my outfit. You can hear more about in our Fox 8 news segment here.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Fall Fashion Fox 8 News Segment


In case you missed it, here is the news segment that I was on to discuss fall fashion and promote the blogger panel discussion this Saturday. Online Style: Blogging Local Fashion takes place at 10:30 a.m. at Nexus Cafe downtown. You can purchase tickets here and save $4 when you use promo code: COSMOCLE. As you can see I was joined by my fellow bloggers, Allison from Fashionably Cleveland, Dina from Dina's Days and Jessica from the Midwest Muse. Thanks so much to Fox 8 News for everything! We had a great time and really appreciate the press.

After the jump I fill you in on what it was like to be on a live news show.

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Details: $7 Thrifted Limited Dress ( Similar ), Nordstrom Hinge Ankle Boots , Loft Necklace ( Similar ), Target Tights ( Similar...