Pastel Pink & Pepper Tweed

A tweed jacket, on its own, can be stuffy and matronly so one of my favorite ways to wear it is to pair it with items that are somewhat diametric in tone; in this case, pastel pink, bows, and pleats. I think the best way to deconstruct a typecasted garment is to juxtapose it with opposing elements to add a…

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SewPetiteGal Peplum Skirts (in Mint Chevron and Map of the World)

SewPetiteGal is a blogger I’ve always admired and envied. I am handicapped when it comes to sewing so I really look up to people who alter and make their own clothes. Imagine my glee when, on her maternity leave, SPG decided to expand her Etsy store to accommodate growing demand for her custom work. At the time when SPG’s peplum…

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Leopard + Polka Dot

One item I eagerly unpacked earlier this month from my fall/winter wardrobe was this J. Crew leopard skirt. Few things say “fall” as well as a leopard item. Print-mixing is still unfamiliar territory to me so I continue to approach it with reservation and utilize it infrequently. However, I was surprised by how harmoniously polka dot and leopard go together.…

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Grape Mini : Three Looks

How much do I like the J. Crew Scallop Mini? Let me count the ways. It has proven itself a workhorse skirt and the color goes well with pieces already present in my closet. This skirt is rather plain but I think the trap with buying eye-catching and trendy pieces is that they don’t always fit in with your existing…

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50 Shades of Tan

On colorblind mornings (those days when I would wake up thinking red + grape + brown + yellow + green is a good combination), I like to build my outfit around one base color and find various shades of that color to complement it. It’s a foolproof way to put together an interesting outfit when your sense of color starts…

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