rustic elegance

sweater <moth>, skirt <bcbg max azria> c/o, wedges <matiko>, clutch <target>, necklace <blue seven>, bracelets <see this post>, sunglasses <betsey johnson>

this rustic sweater’s design is quite flattering. when i purchased it, i wasn’t sure how i felt about it (when worn, it’s short on one side and long on another and sort of crops up as you wear it). wearing it with a bandeau skirt is the perfect solution. this skirt is slimming and can be worn high waisted, so the sweater sweeps over it perfectly. the accessories are a little odd, but somehow i think it works! a major must this season = sweaters and skirts! it’s a perfect way to make a rustic sweater a little more elegant!

a good sport



top <maeve>, leggings <bcbg max azria>, blazer <zara>, heels <steven by steve madden>, bag <marc by marc jacobs>, jewelry <bracelet, anthropologie and necklace, vintage>

i haven’t invested in too many sporty pieces, but here i’ve added a taste of the popular trend.  the faux leather leggings and the zipper booties add elements of sport to this look and really transitions this look from summer to fall.  this summery top contrasts well with these very “heavy” bottom pieces.  with lightweight blazer, i have a new look for fall.  (since i’m crazy about blazers, it’s no surprise i added one here!)  with these transitional pieces,  i promise to be a good sport once fall is truly here.  i’m looking forward to a change of weather:) trust me!

green goddess


top (dress) <american apparel>, skirt <h&m>, heels <bcbgeneration>, clutch <target>, bracelet <antique>, ring <banana republic>

this top is really a dress.  it’s quite tight and form fitting, so i actually prefer to wear it with skirts.  i love the low cut back (it makes me feel like a dainty ballerina).  the kelly green color of this h&m skirt is one my favorites!  it is such a beautiful color with its rich hue.  whenever i find a piece in this color, i gravitate to it.  here, i kept the heels simple and added a pop of color with my clutch (i found this clutch at target years ago. this is actually the first time I’ve used it).  i have to say while i love the intricacy and quality of designer masterpieces, i still am able to find enjoyment in the use of cheap finds.  even in this cost conscious number, i feel like a goddess!