August 9, 2011

blending in to the background

I have been so MIA since I got this puppy! I have still been getting dressed, but have not been able to remember to take pictures. Between constantly watching the dog and trying to get my apartment set up the way I want I have been a busy busy girl. 
Anyway, the walls in my new apartment are kind of camel colored, and unfortunately the first few outfits I've worn and taken pictures of here I've totally blended into the walls! Hopefully in "real life" I've stood out in a positive way. As an "im sorry" for not posting in like, 2 weeks, I posted two outfits, and a little picture of my dining area. Enjoy!
Cardigan: Abercrombie & Fitch, XS
Shell: Ann Taylor Factory, 0 (similar pattern)
Jeans: Forever 21, 24x29
Shoes: Liz Claiborne via DSW
Belt: Forever 21, XS/S
Bag: Longchamp le pliage (similar in black on black)
Necklace: Kendra Scott (here) via Gilt
Bracelets: John Hardy white sapphire bracelet (here), Unknown, Fossil
Necklace: Kendra Scott (here) via Gilt
Today I wore something with the Color Brigade in mind. I picked up this Banana Republic skirt a few weeks ago before I moved for $11 (some bloggers were lucky enough to get it for 6 or 7!!! But I was completely happy with 11!) I was lucky to find a 00 in store. A few bloggers my size picked up the 0's and the skirt was slightly big on them, so I knew a 00 would be great for me. I love blue so I knew it would fit in with the rest of my wardrobe. As I was bored at work today, I analyzed the skirt and realized it also has black, green and purple in it, as well as the more obvious blues and yellow. I can't wait to wear it again different colored tops! My accessories are gold silver and light pink.
Skirt: Banana Republic, 00
Shirt: Polo, XS
Cardigan: Loft, XSP (jcrew version here)
Shoes: Nine west (very similar, and cheap!)
Belt: Thrifted (similar
Necklace: unknown from childhood
Bracelets: John Hardy (here) , Unknown, Unknown, Fossil
Finally, my apartment is slowly but surely being put together. BF helped me put together a TON of Ikea furniture. I know Ikea is so mainstream now that it is kind of annoying when everyone has the same stuff as you, but some of the things I picked out on my last trip there I am really happy with! One of my favorite purchases were these chairs for my little teeny tiny kitchen table. They totally go with the lucite chair trend, but were only 79.99 as opposed to 150 or more. They also come in a clear, but I wanted these smoke grey to go with the rest of my furniture. 
Chairs: Ikea Tobias (here)
More apartment photos to come as I clean everything up!


  1. I found your blog through your guest post--and I'm so glad I did!
    I'm even newer to the blog community and I absolutely love your blog. I'm definitely a subscriber and a follower--can't wait to read more!

  2. You look great in both of your outfits! I love that BR skirt! And your aoartment looks very cute :)


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  3. Way to go for the fun prints....I like it!!
    Also like how you tamed the printed top by adding the cardigan!!
    Professionally petite chic for sure.