Ruffles and Pleats

J and I went to see the Dictator last weekend. We are usually the takeout and HIMYM rerun crowd but couldn’t resist SBC‘s latest work. We love (and cite endlessly lines from) Borat and crass humor so the Dictator is very much our cup of tea. If you enjoyed Borat but found Bruno to have crossed the line (with excessive…

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Ruffle Dress & Trench

I bought this ruffle dress from H&M a few days ago with a 35% off coupon (expires May 27th). I’ve seen it in stores on numerous occasions but never had enough incentive to pick it up until now. What did you buy with your 35% off coupon? H&M dress + trench, Marc Jacobs bag, F21 necklace, and Ziginy shoes And…

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Earth-y Tones

I wore this Ann Taylor skirt on repeat last summer and always appreciated the interesting texture and dimension it endows an outfit. A textured skirt in a neutral color is a very useful piece to own as it makes getting dressed on uninspired mornings a breeze. It is every bit as interesting as a printed skirt but complement more colors…

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Hot Pink & Houndstooth

I still haven’t gotten around to hemming this skirt; the length is interesting when I wear five-inch heels but otherwise makes me feel stumpy. When it comes to lengthening the leg line, the general rules of thumb are: shorten the skirt or don taller heels. Is there another way? H&M top + blazer (similar), D&G skirt, Corso Como pumps, and…

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Lace Overlay

Taking outfit pictures allows me an unusual opportunity to scrutinize outfits after the fact. Take this outfit for example, I felt awesome wearing it and thought I was the coolest cat in town layering a lace top over a chambray button down. In retrospect, the lace top doesn’t lay perfectly flat against the shirt and I am constantly tugging on…

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