May 31, 2012

just merried.

One of my favorite couples, Lisa and Alex of Chicago, were recently hitched last weekend. It was a beautiful wedding, complete with readings from a dinosaur love story, gourmet burgers and lots of cakes and pies. It was a recipe for success. 

I hate dressing myself for weddings -- I never know what is appropriate, and spending money on a dress I won't wear again is hard to stomach. Luckily for me, I wandered into Anthropologie one day and found a killer neon yellow dress with sparkles. Kind of Bollywood and not anything I would typically pick out for myself, but I decided to try it on.

I fell in love. It was a decent length and the color looked fantastic on my skin tone (both are next to impossible to accomplish). I snatched it up, needless to say. I think I would wear it again, for sure, as it's not too fancy that it can't be tamed down for work or play or whatever.

Me with sweet Chelsea. 

Bag- Chanel
Sunnies- Prada
Flats- Sam Edelman
MAC Russian Red Lipglass

Congratulations, Lisa and Alex!

May 29, 2012

rainy day chambray

Chambray shirt- BDG
Rayon shorts- Ecote
Ring- Kate Spade
Spiked flats- Sam Edelman

I love spikes and studs, so when I saw these the Sam Edelman 'Beatrix' flats, I knew I had to have them. I had been drooling over them for awhile now after seeing them in the Omaha shoe boutique called The Mix. They are the perfect combination of classic cap-toe mixed with an edge. Also, they're not too embellished. 

May 26, 2012

french elegance

Striped tank- American Apparel
Chiffon skirt- American Apparel
Straw tote- Marc by Marc Jacobs
Skull necklace- Urban Outfitters
Wedge sandals- Kork-Ease

I'm still trying to figure out the proper way to take outfit photos. I always post on Instagram, and it won't accept photos that are too tall. Unfortunate, because I am much too tall and a square photo is sort of awkward with the blank space. Life is just so hard. 

This photo was taken outside of Anthropologie in Omaha. Beautiful store with an amazing yellow exterior that blends into my super pale arm. 

May 20, 2012

borrowed from the boys

The season of the bare-legged shorts has begun. Never mind the sweet bruise on my leg. I've decided I'm completely obsessed with my MMJ straw tote.

Boyfriend blazer- Urban Outfitters
Colorblock sandals- Nine West
Straw tote- Marc by Marc Jacobs
Sunnies- Prada

May 18, 2012

new look to try: milkmaid braids

One of my favorite beauty bloggers, Megan from Lips So Facto, posted a great hair tutorial on milkmaid braids for short hair. I tried it and was somewhat successful (I need some practice, obviously), but her videos are so helpful. Check out the blog, if you haven't already.

I will certainly try this again! It hides my ombre hair and makes it look like my hair is all black, which is naturally is. Everyone asked me all day if I darkened my hair (I didn't). Kind of cool for a different look!

T-shirt: Obey
Cardigan: Urban Outfitters
Vintage pendant: Chanel
Sunnies: Prada
Studded flats: Vince Camuto

May 16, 2012

studs and straw

As it turns out, my mom is an amazing street style photographer. 

Studded blouse- Urban Outfitters
Skull necklace- Urban Outfitters
Vintage Levi's cut-offs
Wedges- Kork-Ease
Sunnies- Prada

May 11, 2012

doll parts

I wish I were a French Courtney Love.

Vintage floral dress from Scout
Leggings- American Apparel
Platforms- Urban Outfitters
Skull necklace- Betsey Johnson

May 9, 2012

oh, dear, outfit posts

The outfit posts start...NOW! Outfit/personal style blogs are the best because no two are the same. Everyone has a unique spin on stuff, even if they like the same pieces. So, I have decided to do Outfit of the Day posts.

Just as a bit of a disclaimer: I am not a photographer, I do not know what I'm doing, and I do not own nice photo equipment. I know nothing about Photoshop. All I have are clothes I love and an iPhone. So, here goes!

Fisherman sweater: Urban Outfitters 
Acid jeans: H&M
Platform Sandals: Urban Outfitters
Vintage necklace: Chanel
Ring: Kate Spade