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I’m A Little Teapot

December 5, 2011

Here’s a little fact about me: I have a tendency to overheat. Often, when most people are cold, I am a steaming hot teapot ready to explode. On Christmas morning about two years ago I got so hot sitting in the kitchen that my Mom put me outside to “cool off”…it worked, but I felt a little like a dog being told to “go outside.” Woof. Suffice it to say, it sucks most of the time with the exception of fall and winter – the seasons that allow me to bounce around outside without breaking a sweat and can layer as much as I damn well please!

The look you see here is a case-in-point, multi-layered outfit – that’s five layers people – that I put together for a day of Christmas shopping in Soho.  I wore this with the intention of not having to fuss over a big, lumpy jacket every time I overheated while still being warm enough to not regret not bringing one. Well, the outfit was a success! Not once did I overheat nor did I shiver when a crisp wind blew past me. As much as I love coats, this may be the new way to go for busy days filled with errands.

{ Zucca Plaid Shirt, Banana Republic Vest c/o, Iisli Dress, H&M White Shirt, Hue Tights, Acne ‘Pistol’ Boots, J.Crew Belt, Su-Shi Bag, Forever21, Tom Binns, Reiss & Vintage Bracelets }

//Photos by Emily Malan

Leather + Jersey

November 28, 2011

I picked up this jersey + leather sweater/sweatshirt concoction last month, hung it in my closet and kind of forgot about it until two weekends ago when I was huffing and puffing that I didn’t have anything to wear and then boom sha-ka-la-ka this little gem popped out at me. How could I have possibly forgotten about a sweatshirt with leather sleeves!? I don’t know. I honestly do not know. But that’s neither here nor there because now it’s in frequent outfit rotation and that’s all that matters. It also came in handy this past weekend whilst suffering from a serious post-Thanksgiving food baby which I’ll be working off this entire week…

{ H&M jacket, Generation Love Leather Sleeve Sweater, J Brand Jodhpur Jeans c/0, Acne ‘Pistol’ Boots }

Everything Counts

November 15, 2011

I enjoy dressing in swamp tones, as is made apparent by this earth hued outfit I threw together yesterday (complete with scarab beetle necklace). Ever since I nixed my bad habit of spray tanning after senior year of high school (orange just isn’t a good everyday color for me), I’ve learned to embrace my pale post-summer complexion and as a result, consistently dress in rich, dark colors.

These J Brand jeans arrived on my doorstep a few weeks ago and I’ve worn them half a dozen times ever since. While I normally only really wear black jeans, I was surprised by the versatility of this dark green pair. What’s even better is that with every pair sold, 100% of the net proceeds will be donated to City Year in their efforts to prevent high school dropouts. Had it not been for my high school experience I could still be frequenting the fake tanning salon and looking like an oompa loompa!

{ Free People Coat (also worn here), Zara Blouse, gifted J Brand ‘City Year’ Jean, gifted Dolce Vita Boots, Mulberry Handbag, Scarf via LF, RayBan Aviators, Bauble Bar Scarab Necklace, Forever21 & nOir Jewelry Bracelets }

//Photos by Emily Malan for Runway Hippie

[ Everything Counts - Depeche Mode ]

w a t c h i n g ▲ a l i c e

October 27, 2011

I’ve frequently said that music influences the way I dress and this outfit is a case in point. I put this look together the other morning while listening to Nick Cave’s album “Tender Pray,” and I’m pretty sure that the song “Watching Alice” and the fact that I just recently re-watched Lolita greatly influenced the way I got dressed. I admit that this is a bit more “school girl” than I normally like to dress (after all, I lived in a uniform for the greater part of my youth) but something about the polished button down and fairisle sweater made it a bit more…mature.

I can’t tell you how happy I am to be wearing cozy sweaters and tights again. Seriously, is there a better season than fall? I think not. Hooray for layering!

{ Zara sweater (also worn here), Banana Republic blouse, Forever21 skirt (last worn here), Hue tights, Topshop shoes, Ray Ban sunnies, Zara tote }

[ Watching Alice by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds ]

SIDEWALK ▲ CAFES

October 13, 2011

I don’t know why but something about this outfit makes me think of traveling to Europe with friends and eating/drinking at sidewalk cafes. I think it’s because all of the pieces by American Living are versatile and comfortable (crucial when packing) and yet a pop of raspberry red lips, a bright flower and a classic pair of heels make them slightly more sophisticated.

One of my favorite things about traveling with friends is the process of getting ready for a night out on the town. Everyone’s rummaging in each other’s suitcases, the frequent question is “does this look ok?” and by the end of an hour spent getting ready, everyone is wearing each others clothes and usually far dressier than they need to be.

Although I don’t have any travel plans in the near future, I’m definitely making a mental note of this outfit for the next time I jet off to a fun place with friends.

{ gifted American Living jacket & cargo pants, H&M shirt, vintage Louis Vuitton heels, YSL Muse Bag }

Psst! Check out my fellow bloggers, Think Thru Fashion, Like Fresh Laundry, The Concrete Catwalk, SugarLaws, Blonde Bedhead, and Kansas Couture rocking their American Living looks!

*this is a post sponsored by American Living – all of the ideas and outfit selections are my own.