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holiday armor


[ :: Studded cardi c/o Sienna Couture :: Forever 21+ cami (here) :: Forever 21+ skinny jeans (here) :: ]
[ :: Cynthis Rowley bag (similar) :: Jeffrey Campbell heels (here) :: Nordstrom bracelet (here) :: Noir ring :: ]





[ :: Studded cardi c/o Sienna Couture :: Forever 21+ cami (here) :: Forever 21+ skinny jeans (here) :: ]
[ :: Cynthis Rowley bag (similar) :: Jeffrey Campbell heels (here) :: Nordstrom bracelet (here) :: Noir ring :: ]

Perpetually obsessed with studs. Old news. Sometimes you just need as much pseudo-weaponry, armored-clothing as possible to battle the stresses of the holidays. Nothing says don't-mess-with-me-I'm-Christmas-shopping like a porcupine inspired look!

Happy Holidays! ^__^

a stark departure


[ :: Vivat Veritas wrap (here) :: Old Navy tank (similar) :: Gap skirt (similar) :: Topshop necklace (here) :: ]
[ :: Axel clutch (here/similar) :: Forever 21 & H&M bracelets (here/similar) :: Jeffrey Campbell heels via Solestruck (here) :: ]





[ :: Sheer wrap c/o Vivat Veritas (here) :: Old Navy tank (similar) :: Gap skirt (similar) :: Topshop necklace (here) :: ]
[ :: Axel clutch (here/similar) :: Forever 21 & H&M bracelets (here/similar) :: Jeffrey Campbell heels via Solestruck (here) :: ]

I'm all about multi-tasking pieces and absolutely love this kimono wrap from Vivat Veritas, a small etsy shop based in Japan. Chie is a dream to work with if you have specific size or design requests, and she's so, so nice.. It was lots of fun working with her on this wrap dress/cover up! I love that it can be worn over a slipdress as a slouchy wrap dress, tied in front as a v-neck cardi/dress, or worn open over a swim suit as a beach coverup. So many possibilities.

I paired this ethereal, wispy all-in-one with my go-to jewelry, an oversized minaudiere-style clutch (which I totally got ripped off on while in Greece), and the deadliest spiked heels EVER.

 On a completely different note, thanks for all the lovely comments about my photo in Lucky Magazine's January 2013 issue! ♥ you guys!

sparkle & shine


[ :: Forever 21+ top (here) :: Forever 21+ leatherette skirt (similar) :: Jason Wu x Target clutch (similar) :: ]
[ :: Topshop necklace (here) :: modcloth shield ring (similar) :: Senso studded ankle boots via Solestruck :: ]





[ :: Forever 21+ top (here) :: Forever 21+ leatherette skirt (similar) :: Jason Wu x Target clutch (similar) :: ]
[ :: Topshop necklace (here) :: modcloth shield ring (similar) :: Senso studded ankle boots via Solestruck :: ]

HIIIIII GUYS. I'm a little hyped up on dark chocolate truffles, apple tea, and Christmas music right now, so I'll probably read this over in the morning and question everything I wrote. Oh well.

For long-time readers of my blog, the fact that I love anything embellished with studs or rhinestones is nothing new. This blouse is one of my most frequently worn tops since it pretty much goes with everything. Skinny jeans, shorts, pencil skirts, tucked into flared skirts, everythaaaangggg. love love love.

Back to the important stuff...IT'S THE HOLIDAYSSSSSSSSSSS. So happy. ^____^