Wear It Five Ways : Green Lace Dress

I acquired the lace dress featured in this post several months ago on an impromptu trip to H&M. At the time, I had newly fallen in love with a green Valentino lace dress and was almost desperate in satiating my craving for one. As with most purchases made without much forethought, this dress edged into the back of my closet…

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Stripes & Emerald (and Zara Office City Bag Review)

Emerald is Pantone’s color of the year for 2013. I especially love it with navy stripes, a foolproof combination. How do you wear emerald? HM Striped Blazer (from 2012; similar here & here) | Ann Taylor Kissing Placket Silk Long Sleeve Shirt (from 2011) | Anna Dello Russo x H&M Emerald Necklace | J. Crew Classic Mini in Felted Wool…

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Zara Parka with Detachable Waistcoat

Learning to distinguish between practical and impractical purchases is an important (albeit difficult) skill to acquire when one is an avid consumer of fashion and style blogs. I have made innumerable mistakes in the past on spur-of-the-moment purchases (with Goodwill donation slips as my witness) and I promised myself that I would take more care in vetting purchases. Utility jackets…

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Tweed Dress & Camel Jacket

Numerous Zara sale purchases have proven to be the downfall of my otherwise pretty uneventful credit card bill this month (the month is not over yet so I may have spoken too soon). I justified most purchases with a singular “probably would’ve gotten it two cuts ago” excuse but find comfort in the fact that I ordered everything with the…

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Sequin Chevron Skirt

The Dahlia chevron skirt worn below is the other sequin skirt mentioned in this post. I love both skirts but continue to struggle in finding pairings that downplay the glitzy-ness of sequins for daytime wear. My new challenge: wear them with colors other than black and white.   Zara Jacquard Peplum Top | Forever 21 Grid Pattern Georgette Shirt (similar here…

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