December 29, 2011

stripes & leather

I actually wore this outfit on Christmas day, but the pictures were taken on my mom's sweet Canon DSLR so I didn't have access to them until now. I have gone through several very nice Sony cameras throughout my teens and adult life, and unfortunately, many of them had short lives due to my carelessness. I'd like to think I've grown up a lot since college - for example, when I bought myself the iPhone 4 I made sure to buy the biggest and bad-assesed Otterbox case to make sure that IF I dropped the phone it would be spared. Surprisingly, I have not ONCE dropped this phone since I've had it, and we're past the 1.5 year mark. Anyway, I've been interested in getting a better camera for many months now, and expressed that to my mom. She's still in doubt of my taking-care-of-things ability, so instead of getting me a camera for Xmas, my parents gave me money to go towards a camera (or anything of my choosing). It was a smart move on their part, because now I really have to think if this is the time for me to get a camera, or if I should put the money toward something else. I'm hoping I end up going with the camera, but the practical side of me is thinking *payment toward a new car? payment toward the electric bill?* lol. 
Jacket: Asos
Sweater: J. Crew (similar for $80, similar for $75, and similar for only $13.50!)
Tank: Forever 21
Jeans: Abercrombie & Fitch
Shoes: Tahari Gibson via TJ Maxx (similar)
Necklaces: David Yurman, Tiffany

I've been getting SO much wear out of this jacket and am so happy with my purchase. Not only is it actually WARM (I thought it wouldn't be warm because it was thin, but in fact, because it is leather it is impenetrable from the wind except for the zippers) but it also goes with EVERYTHING. On Xmas day, I wore a new J Crew Factory sweater that I got for a mere $20 and paired it with new navy and black snake print cap-toe ballet flats from TJ Maxx. Without the jacket on I got a very preppy vibe, especially with my Tiffany beads necklace acting almost as a set of pearls, but once the jacket is on it takes the outfit on a different turn, adding some edge to an otherwise preppy/girly outfit. 
 Finally, a fantastic shot of Wednesday on my balcony in Miami. I cannot love a dog more. 
Thanks for reading :)


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