Sunday, August 15, 2010

Lookie Loo

It has been pretty miserable weather here with oodles of off and on rain. We had a hellacious storm last week- the lightning and thunder were so close together you couldn't even start to count before the other followed. So, I'm itching to do outfit posts but the weather isn't cooperating at the moment. I thought about going back to my trusty bedroom door as a background, but the light to my ceiling fan is backordered and therefore, I have lamps scattered around my room haha it looks pretty ugly and the one lamp is so fluorescent it kills me.

Anyway, I thought I'd share some looks that I love from lookbook and other assorted blogs.

1 7-23-10a1

I love everything about this. The Jeffrey Campbells are beautiful- I've seen Tieka and Maria wear them too always to great effect. And I love them with the scrunched down ankle socks. I went shopping this weekend and got three pairs of Hue socks for $15 and I can't wait to bust them out for fall. I also love how she mixed complimentary colors red and green. I always think this is a bold move because it can so easily turn out looking Christmas-y, but here it is just lovely. Lately, I've been noticing some really pretty color pairings- especially with complimentary colors- I really love a peachy color with something blue or a lavender and neon yellow.

2 sally jane vintage

From the lovely Sally Jane Vintage. Military-inspired pieces are definitely hitting the fall scene and this jacket is perfect. On my shopping escapades, I bought one very similar to this for 30 bucks! It was a steal. But, most of all I love the play with more feminine pieces and harder, more masculine pieces. Also, I'm a huge sucker for brown accessories. I don't know what it is about it.

3 fancy_fine

I recently found this blog, Fancy Fine, and have been absolutely obsessed ever since, I really can't get enough. She has an amazing eye for vintage finds and wears them in such unique, beautiful ways. I love her pattern mixing here and the subtle, but interesting color palette. So pretty!

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Found this lovely look on Lookbook. I'm not usually a huge black person, but everyone needs a LBD and hers is a pretty combination of structure and volume. Lately, I've been liking the look of a black dress and black tights. I think it's important to balance it out though- I always worry I'll just look like a huge black blob. I think she did a good job here- the patent belt pops out from the dress and gives the outfit a little more interest and dimension.

5 wanderlusters

And last but not least. I found Rockie on lookbook and then followed the link to her blog. She has such a one of a kind sense of style, I'm always pleasantly surprised when I head over to see what she's wearing. I really love brown and black together- so the skirt and shoes combo is just perfect to me. And I'm trying to embrace the virtue of a little bit of sparkly-ness. I usually shy away from anything sequined, metallic, glittery, etc. but sometimes it really is the perfect addition. Shopping escapade cont- metallic brocade skirt coming soon to a blog near you!

Hope you guys enjoyed this! Let me know your thoughts- hopefully kind ones. I had a fabulous weekend- spent it in Pennsylvania with my aunt and uncle & grandma. It was refreshing to get out of town and have a bit of change in scenery, and of course be around wonderful people. Not to mention my aunt is an amazing cook- i.e. bacon, tomato, onion, cheddar omelet for breakfast and filet mignon and local corn for dinner! mmmm :) Hope you had a great weekend too! What'd you do?

1 comment:

Amber Blue Bird said...

Thanks for the link to Fancy Fine's blog. I am now in the process of going back through her awesome blog! Glad you had a good weekend.