Saturday, October 29, 2011
I know, I know....I meant to post more pics from trash the dress; and I will...eventually. The InStyle things and running around in a wedding dress was starting to give me a big head so I had to drop it down at a couple notches. Just tryin' to keep it real.
I'm wearing: shoes, clutch (thrift); button-down, skinnies (old navy); blazer (gap)
Posted by Emerald at 8:20 AM
Monday, October 24, 2011
So we did two looks. This one is more of what I would have wanted---had I known better at age 22. Country, simple, and chic is what I try strive for.
As the title says, I'll probably do a straight week of these pictures since there are so many.
And yes, my dress is thrift. :)
Posted by Emerald at 7:48 AM
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Maddy has been one of my favorites for a long time. Some of her blog is written in a different language so she could be a terrorist; and I'd still be drooling over her style. If her writing is anything like her fashion choices, I know she's saying all the right things.
Check her out!
Posted by Emerald at 5:11 PM
Friday, October 21, 2011
When refinery29 announced that oversized sweaters were a fall trend, I was ecstatic. An opportunity to combine my two great loves: clothing that doesn't fit me appropriately and menswear.
I have no idea why, but I love wearing guy sweaters; this has been an obsession since the 6th grade.
I'm wearing: shoes, sweater (thrift); skirt (old navy); headband (h&m); necklace (target)
Posted by Emerald at 7:38 PM
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
I actually wore this to work....last week I think. The job front is going well; meeting so many wonderful people. The only downside is that I can't ever really share the "victory" moments that keep in me mental health counseling. Thanks, confidentiality.
I'm wearing: blazer (urban outfitters); tank (express); necklace (h&m); jeans (old navy); shoes (target??)
In other news, two ever so dedicated readers spotted yours truly in the November issue of InStyle (pg. 62). Special thanks to Rhoda and Sandra for keeping me in the loop. I can't believe I'm in print--so awesomely weird.
Posted by Emerald at 9:27 PM
Sunday, October 16, 2011
"Trash the dress" is not a blog, but is my current obsession as we are trashing my wedding dress today. I'm super stoked; but after 5 years of being married, there is something to be said for the ever-changing person. I'm not the same person as I was at 22 (thankfully), nor is my sense of style (double grateful). So I'm working to add a few extras to make my former bride style a little more me.
I have since found wedding-like dresses that are a little more "me," but wanted to have artsy, formal pics in the original gown. And of course, the handsome and ever so talented husband will debut as well. Stay tuned.
Posted by Emerald at 8:58 AM
Thursday, October 13, 2011
I always get a little nervous when people buy me clothes as gifts. It's such a kind gesture, but also a bold one. But there is one person I'll never have to worry about: the best friend. She got me this sweater from Anthropologie a couple of Christmas' ago; it's the sweater that keeps on giving. It's seen me through jobs, countless classes, and now life as professional. I'm slightly smitten with it---and the gal pal who knows me best.
I'm wearing: jeans (gap); sweater (anthro); heels (madden girl)
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
I typically avoid "DIY" because I'm not as skilled in the crafty department in spite of moments genius creativity. I found this dress on clearance at Macy's a couple of years ago for my mom's wedding, and it was actually a cross between the two colors on my shoes: beige meets sandstone, aka not a flattering color on me. So I dyed it.
Using Rit Dye and two cycle washing cycles later, I now have a scarlet/wine colored dress. I should warn you that it was a little more difficult because of the amount of polyester (I think) in the dress, but I was pleased.
Are you participating in Everybody Everywear?
I'm wearing: shoes (thrifted target); trench (h&m); dress (calvin klein clearance--$50 or less at macys)
Posted by Emerald at 8:15 AM
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Yes, I have declared her muse/copycat worthy.
I think we should welcome her outfitting-posting-side-of-blogging and
Read. Love. Follow.
Posted by Emerald at 11:26 AM
Friday, October 7, 2011
To ease back into the remixing mindset, I changed up the shirt that I wore on my first day of work. The shirt that can be worn with black or brown is always a favorite of mine.
In other really cool news, I met Antwone Fisher today. If you haven't watched the movie titled
Antwone Fisher, starring Denzel Washington, you should. Because he's a rockstar. And his story is inspiring. I posted the a few pics on twitter. Amazing.
I'm wearing: shirt (thrift); jeans (old navy); boots (target); bag (urban outfitters); jacket, necklaces (xxi)
Posted by Emerald at 8:46 PM
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
It's a short post today, but the point is this: I swear by boots, and these are new faves. There from Kohl's; and if you dig, Kohl's is having their boot sale now. So hit the stores.
I'm wearing: boots (kohls); dress, belt (thrift); cardi (aerie); necklaces (h&m, xxi)
Posted by Emerald at 8:55 AM
Monday, October 3, 2011
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I'm wearing: skirt, cardi, necklace, ring (thrift); shirt (gap); shoes (wanted via piperlime); belt (xxi)