Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Teal skirt

This teal skirt immediately caught my eye at an estate sale and after a quick hemming, it went from sister wife to a more contemporary length.  The fabric is actually a little nubby and the weight and drape of the material is perfect.  I'll be pairing this with stripes next when the weather warms up!

Outfit details
Top: Anthropologie
Skirt: Vintage
Shoes: No. 6
Accessories: Temple St. Clair for Target egg pendant

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Vintage cobalt blue necklace

This is a treasured piece in my jewelry collection--I love the bright blue and the last time I wore it, it paired nicely with an orange silk dress.  I'm excited about Spring and wearing more color again--what are you looking forward to fashion-wise this Spring?

Friday, February 24, 2012

Mociun wrap dress

I can't believe it was almost 90 degrees yesterday--that's Texas weather for ya.  Perfect time to break out my new Mociun dress from Moss.  Love the style, fabric and print of this dress and can tell it's going to be my go-to dress this spring/summer!
Outfit details
Dress: Mociun
Shoes: No. 6
Accessories: vintage necklace

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Vintage animal buckles

A couple of new (to me) vintage belt buckles I've found in the past week.  I'm tempted to keep them all but should probably put at least one in our vintage pop up shop.  This is like my Sophie's Choice of the day.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Zara maxi skirt

Love this picture of Link in motion.

Outfit details
Top: Anthropologie
Skirt: Zara
Shoes: Rachel Comey
Accessories: Madewell necklace

Monday, February 20, 2012

Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane

Scored these awesome Kenneth Jay Lane leopard earrings at an estate sale this weekend.  Love that it comes with its original box, pouch and even warranty and authenticity cards!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A special Grandmother

One of BK's favorite phrases to me is "That looks like something my grandma would wear".  He says this lovingly of course as it is referring to his Grandma L.  And yes, while I am drawn to the style of the 50s and 60s and cardigans and comfort shoes, there is much more that just fashion style that I would choose when emulating Grandma L.  She was a woman of strength, loving and supportive of her family in all endeavors.  She was a communicator, writing many letters and cards each day.  She loved pretty things and entertaining her club ladies.  She was a record keeper, remembering birthdays and anniversaries.  She was a woman of faith, playing the piano and teaching Sunday school up till her last Sunday.  She was fearless, always up for trying something new, whether it was swimming in her 90s to learning to use a Kindle.  She was a great baker of cookies her grandchildren adored.  She was a teacher that touched many lives for the better.  She loved steadfastly, was wholeheartedly loved, and will be greatly missed.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Tess trunk show at Etcetera

Will be stopping by tonight after work to see some of my favorite people, eat a cookie (or four), and ogle the black/white checked dress in person--I have plans to make it my "welcome spring!" dress!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Jcrew keeper chambray shirt

Another button down and skirt outfit today!  You know I love a good deal, but I bought this Jcrew keeper chambray shirt at almost close to retail and haven't regretted it.  I reach for it all the time and am always thinking of new ways to pair it with my existing wardrobe.  Do you have a piece like this that you would wear all the time if you didn't think anyone would notice?

Outfit details
Top: Jcrew
Skirt: Anthropologie
Shoes: No.6,
vintage kissing mice belt

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 spring pop up shop

If you're in or near Austin, mark March 10th in your calendar!  We'll be setting up shop at an awesome local boutique with fun vintage pieces and great contemporary items from our own closets (I did my spring cleaning early!).  More details to come soon!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Jcrew buffalo check shirt

Here I am, a crinkly mess at the end of the day again.  A button down top and skirt is one of my favorite go to outfits for work.  The button down top says "I'm professional" while the skirt helps add a feminine touch. 

Outfit details
Top: Jcrew
Skirt: Madewell
Boots: Rachel Comey 

Friday, February 3, 2012

Steven Alan Spring 2012 lookbook

I am loving all the Spring 2012 lookbooks out now, especially this one from Steven Alan.  All the pieces look easy and comfortable to wear and the look is slightly retro but still retains classic lines so that you can wear each piece over and over again and not look dated.  Also--yay for most hemlines to the knee! 

Thursday, February 2, 2012

T by Alexander Wang long sleeve asymmetrical dress

It's no secret that I love the T by Alexander Wang asymmetrical dress so I was excited to snag this long sleeve version on super sale.  It's a bit more close fitting that the sleeveless version so I chose a wool vest to go with it.  Yes, this is my second vest!  Who would've thought? 

Outfit details
Dress: T by Alexander Wang
Vest: from Moss
Boots: Rachel Comey 
(yes I was wearing shoes this time!)
Accessories: Jcrew belt
Dream Collective necklace