Friday, December 31, 2010

Thoroughly Modern Muumuu

Normally I hate purple. There, I said it. I HATE PURPLE. But I couldn't help but love this trapeze tunic-dress when I saw it in the sale section at H&M last week. Game, set, and match. At least it's not orange? Whatever, you'll probably be seeing this guy a lot in the next week because tomorrow I ship out to Pompano Beach, FL until the 8th. Fortunately I have awesome parents who took my imminent New Years hangover into consideration while planning the trip and booked a 2:45pm flight instead of our usual 11:30.
H&M Tunic; Urban legwarmers; Rainbow shoes; Charlotte Russe ring
If you're wondering where I found the stunning background for this shoot, I can't tell you for sure (it would ruin the magic), but I may or may not have been hanging out in the parking lot behind BJ's for awhile this afternoon
Today's (and yesterday's) photos taken by my surprisingly talented mom:
She actually looks kind of stylish in these! Maybe I'm rubbing off on her. A girl can dream.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Back to Basics

Today I went to Bethesda for a morning meeting about career counseling. I'm meeting with as many metro-area bigwigs as possible during my brief time in the 703 to try and get an idea of what I want to do in May after I graduate. The firm's dress code was business casual so I jumped at the opportunity to wear this conservative sweater dress I got at a J. Crew outlet several years ago.
A red belt helped break up the monochrome.
Doing my best flamingo impression
Pretty big difference between how my backyard looks now and how it looked the last time I took outfit pictures back here.
J. Crew dress; Target belt and tights; Rainbow shoes

Monday, December 27, 2010

There is absolutely nothin' like the frame of a dame

Some terrible quality photos of the outfit I wore to the Kennedy Center last week to see South Pacific for my dad's 65th birthday. I'm not really into plays, so when my parents told me I was going to have to sit through a three-hour musical I was practically suicidal. The things I do for that man! Fortunately for me, South Pacific has some incredibly entertaining musical numbers and the three hours flew by in the blink of an eye.
The checkered shirt I'm wearing is actually a men's button-down my dad bought for himself in the 70s. When I was in high school he gave it to me (or I stole it out of his closet. Either way it's mine now) and I have been struggling to style it appropriately for years. I think the key piece in this look is the menswear vest because it reigns in the loose shirt and accentuates my, ahem, frame.
Vintage Levi's men's button down; F21 vest and belt; American Apparel skirt; H&M heels; Talbot's bag
The dad in question.
And, as an added bonus, my favorite little present under the tree.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Style Sin

Friends, I have committed the worst style sin imaginable to mankind-- I wore the same outfit two days in a row. But I was at work all day yesterday and I didn't get to photograph it and nobody really saw me so I don't feel too bad about it. When I started this blog in July 2009 I pledged never to wear the same outfit twice; So, for a year, I remixed every day, carefully choosing combinations I had never worn before. And it was exhausting, but so much fun! Maybe I'll start doing that again when finals are over.
Love this top because of its versatility. Check out other ways I've worn it here and here.
Charlotte Russe skirt/belt; Macy's top; Hue tights; Urban Outfitters thigh-highs; Target boots; Express purse; North Face coat

My personal photographer, the lovely Liz:

Monday, December 6, 2010

I think I have a new signature color

I've been seeing red all week! And not just because it's the last week of classes and I'm mad about all the things I have to do.
This comfy sweater was perfect for today for several reasons: a). it keeps me warm in the already Arctic temperatures of the northeast; b). it's as comfortable as a hoodie but not as sloppy-looking; and c). the lettering matches the cute bow headband Modcloth sent along with my two new dresses. Thank you guys!
This look is also reminiscent of another outfit I donned over a year ago, soon after I started this blog (although today's ensemble was admittedly more casual).
BU Hockey sweater; American Apparel leggings; Urban socks; Target boots; bow headband c/o Modcloth

Saturday, December 4, 2010

What's Black and White and Red All Over?

It's meeee! Freezing my patoot off in a playground near the Charles to help my roommate Monique with a photography project for one of her OT classes. The assignment? Take a picture that represents "how we live" "how we work" or "how we play". Guess which one we chose?
Who's that cutie?
Fun fact: Mo and I have been friends since the beginning of freshman year. We met during FYSOP, a community service program for BU freshmen that takes place the week before school starts. Fortunately she and I (and Liz!) were all in the same group. We became friends immediately and have only gotten closer since.
modcloth Navigating the Canals dress; Hue tights; noname boots; Express purse

Monday, November 29, 2010

You can't tell in these photos but...

There is a massive hole in the ass of the tights I'm wearing. Happy Monday!
F21 sweater; Nordstrom tank; thrifted Ann Taylor skirt; DIY assless tights; noname boots

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Outtakes, round 2

Once upon a time, a blogger only uploaded flattering pictures of herself onto the internet. That blogger... was not me. Here are some of my goofiest outtakes from the past few months.
outtakes 10
outtakes 09
outtakes 06
outtakes 07
outtakes 05
outtakes 03
outtakes 02
outtakes 04
outtakes 01
Ok, this last one isn't an outtake, but it is the last picture I took before I moved back from Paris 6 months ago (I spy something tall and Eiffely!) so I think it deserves a spot.

If you liked these, check out 2009's best outtakes here.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Midde East Boston

My Aunt Deb came into the city to spend some time with me on Saturday afternoon. She and I went to Trident Cafe on Newbury Street where we got delicious Moroccan tea:
And falafel wraps:
This all made me think about how much I would love to go back to Morocco, and spend some time traveling around the rest of North Africa and the Middle East. It would be a good excuse to get back into Arabic! I should probably start looking into this, especially since I'm graduating from college in less than six months.
Nordstrom dress, Hue tights, Charlotte russe earrings, Mexx jacket, Claire's legwarmers, unknown brand boots, Urban bag

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Dog Days are Over

Some weekend inspiration from Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine.
Florence 1
Florence 2
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Florence 8
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