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winter white


[ :: studded top c/o Catherine's (available here) :: H&M skirt (similar) :: Asos belt (here) :: ]
[ :: Jeffrey Campbell heels via Solestruck (here) :: Jason Wu x Target clutch (similar) :: ]





[ :: studded top c/o Catherine's (available here) :: H&M skirt (similar) :: Asos belt (here) :: ]
[ :: Jeffrey Campbell heels via Solestruck (here) :: Jason Wu x Target clutch (similar) :: ]

...and by winter white, I mean the current state of my skin, which makes me look like I belong in a coven of the undead. I really need to plan a trip somewhere sunny. lol.

I don't think this outfit needs much explaining--studs, lots of black, more studs, blousy sheer fabric...pretty much all of my style essentials wrapped up in one outfit. A sartorial version of a security blanket, if you will. Just like that ratty old blankie my sister will never get rid of, I don't think I could ever part with this combo. As if I'd try.

cobalt and leather


[ :: blazer c/o Susan Graver for QVC (available here) :: Simply Be bird print shirt (here) :: ]
[ :: Forever21 leather panel skirt (on sale here) :: heels c/o Torrid (similar) :: Axel clutch :: ]
[ :: bracelets from H&M and Taiwan :: ]






[ :: blazer c/o Susan Graver for QVC (available here) :: Simply Be bird print shirt (here) :: ]
[ :: Forever21 leather panel skirt (on sale here) :: heels c/o Torrid (similar) :: Axel clutch :: ]
[ :: bracelets from H&M and Taiwan :: ]

So clearly my blazer obsession is never going away. They're just so perfect for every occasion, and they legit go with EVERYTHING. I'm so ready to wear bright colors again, and this cobalt blazer from Susan Graver for QVC fits the bill perfectly! I don't have a ton of experience buying from QVC, but I must say the selection is insane! Susan Graver offers mostly work-appropriate items, but I'm kind of crazy for all the outerwear options (like this colorblock coat--hellooo)!
Side note: Did you know that almost all QVC clothing goes up to a 3X and runs large? If you're buying, size down for sure.

I also busted out one of my new favorite tops from Simply Be! I absolutely love the way the print adds personality to a work look. To play off the panels in the jacket, I also paired the blazer with my leather paneled skirt from Forever 21+, on sale now for $9.99! Crazy. I might buy a backup.

Thanks for reading! Happy Friday! 


coziest


[ :: skinny pants c/o Wet Seal (available here) :: Old Navy sweater (similar) :: LOFT tshirt (similar) :: ]
[ :: Torrid boots (similar) :: H&M necklace (similar) & bag (similar) :: Modcloth ring (similar) :: ]






[ :: skinny pants c/o Wet Seal (available here) :: Old Navy sweater (similar) :: LOFT tshirt (similar) :: ]
[ :: Torrid boots (similar) :: H&M necklace (similar) & bag (similar) :: Modcloth ring (similar) :: ]

The first few weeks of January always have me on the verge of getting sick (I chalk it up to the awesome holidays coming to an end), so I'm constantly reaching for my comfiest, coziest knits! This oversized sweater is an old clearance find that I picked up during one of my date nights when I'd decided to wear the ~cute~ outfit instead of the practical, warm-enough option. The things we do for fashion! :P

These skinnies from Wet Seal are probably my new favorite lounging pants--they're ridiculously comfortable (like sweats!) but cut with a skinny fit so the overall look isn't sloppy. Looove. Word of advice, if you haven't bought from Wet Seal in a while, order your usual adult size! I sized up since I thought the junior sizing would run small, but my regular size would have been perfect. Oh well. still love these! :D

I hope you're all having an awesome week! Thanks for reading! 

throwback


[ :: Striped dress c/o Wet Seal (available here) :: Forever 21+ moto jacket (similar) :: Torrid tights (here) :: ]
[ :: Mossimo clutch (wristlet version hereclutch here) :: F21+ belt & heels (similar) :: ]
[ :: Torrid ring (here) :: F21 silver necklace (thanks Van! :D) :: DIY chain necklace :: ]




[ :: Striped dress c/o Wet Seal (available here) :: Forever 21+ moto jacket (similar) :: Torrid tights (here) :: ]
[ :: Mossimo clutch (wristlet version hereclutch here) :: F21+ belt & heels (similar) :: ]
[ :: Torrid ring (here) :: F21 silver necklace (thanks Van! :D) :: DIY chain necklace :: ]

Be totally honest. When you think of Wet Seal, what comes to mind? For me, it brings me back to my middle school days of flared jeans and 4-inch foamy platform sandals. I'd ditch class (sorry mom & dad), plaster my walls with posters, and have deep intellectual conversations about who was better--Backstreet Boys or 'N Sync.

All kidding aside, Wet Seal has come a long way since then. Sure, they still have your usual junior plus items, but they also have some awesome gems like this dress, which I am in absolute LOVE with. The wavy striped print is so modern but feels a little Japanese print-inspired, and the fit is comfy perfection. Can't wait to wear it bare-legged in the summer! 

What do you guys think of Wet Seal's new plus size offerings? I'm pretty psyched to have a new (old?) place to shop! :D

Ring in the New Year

[ :: Velvet gown & bracelet c/o Talbots (here & similar) :: INC wrap (similar) :: Tom Banwell mask (here) :: ]
[ :: Bambako headband (similar) :: Express clutch (similar) :: Rockport heels (here) :: ]
[ :: Velvet gown & bracelet c/o Talbots (here & similar) :: INC wrap (similar) :: Tom Banwell mask (here) :: ]
[ :: Bambako headband (similar) :: Express clutch (similar) :: Rockport heels (here) :: ]

Welcomed 2013 with everything I could ever ask for--people I love, awesome music, great food, and a killer dress. Thanks, Talbots, for sending this chic velvet number and sparkly bracelet when I couldn't find anything to wear! I absolutely loved the dress and can't wait to find an excuse to wear it again! 

Happy New Year, everyone! Thanks for another fabulous year, and sticking with me on this blog. Nothing but lots and lots of love for you! :)