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[Fashion OOTD] Arrowhead


Outfit Details
Top: StyleMint Classic Pocket Crew (buy here)
Jacket: Urban Outfitters Members Only Quilted Vegan Leather Moto Jacket (buy here)
Pants: Lotus Premium Denim Inspire (buy here)
Shoes: Aldo (similar here)
Necklace: Madewell Arrowstack Necklace (buy here)
Bag: MyOMy My Paper Bag Baggy Original (buy here)


I scored 3 amazingly awesome pieces in around the same time frame, that I brought together into one laid back outfit.  I've been looking for a leather or leather-like moto jacket, a piece of jewelry with chevrons and the perfect slouchy tee.  Brought to you in one relaxed ensemble.  It must be providence. 

I also got some pretty fantastic lipgloss on by essence -- it's their stay with me longlasting lip gloss in 10-Pretty Witty thanks to Sophie of Sophie's Dish. It isn't goopy and the color comes through without being obnoxious.  Plus, it matches my shoes!

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[Fashion OOTD] Anthropologie Girl

Anthropologie Girl
Outfit Details
Blouse: Marc by Marc Jacobs Nikita Peter Pan Collar Shirt (similar here, here)
Skirt: Anthropologie Astral Swing Skirt (buy here, similar here)
Shoes: J Crew Abby Ballet Flats (similar here, here)
Necklace: Madewell Arrowstack Necklace (buy here, similar here, here)
Belt: Anthropologie (similar here, here)
Tights: Spanx (buy here, here)
Anthropologie GirlAnthropologie Girl

There were a few elements that I wanted to try when I wore this outfit.  I wanted a leather or leather-like skirt for a long time, and finally scored this one on sale.  And, I wanted to wear an outfit with a light color palette on top and dark tights and shoes on the bottom.  I really like the result!  I wore this outfit while shopping at Anthropologie a couple weeks ago.  While I was checking out, the sales associated commented that I looked like an Anthropologie Girl that day.  Dang skippy.  I call that an outfit win!

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[Fashion OOTD] A Nod to the Tomboy


Outfit Details
Cardigan: Anthropologie Field Game Cardigan (similar here, here)
Dress: Madewell (similar here, on sale here)
Shoes: Keds (similar here)
Sunglasses: Tulle
Necklace: Gorjana Sand Dollar Necklace
Purse: MyOMy My Paper Bag


Folks, I used to be a tomboy.  I wore baggy jeans and sneakers, played sports, biked around the neighborhood in little pre-teen bike gangs (well, we weren't the SCARY kind of gang.  Just the group of kids kind of gang).  And then sometime in my mid-20's, I felt the subconscious urge to compensate for my lack of "girly-ness"and doll playing experiences by wearing dresses and skirts all the time, going to tea houses and learning how to salsa.  This outfit feels like the best of both - a definite free move-ability about it while still having feminine elements.

I hope you all had a fabulous Turkey Day and (if you participate), a fun-filled Black Friday!  Get some good finds!

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[Fashion OOTD] On the Blogging Bandwagon

A Midday Walk

Outfit Details
Sweater: StyleMint Hoffman Sweater (similar and on sale! here)
Skirt: Not sure, have had this way too long (similar here)
Leggings: Uniqlo (buy Navy version here)
Boots: Anthropologie Winding Ruffle Boots (Fun black option here, brown option here)
Necklace: Madewell (buy here)
Bag: MyOMy My Paper Bag (It's fair trade! Buy here)

A Midday WalkA Midday WalkA Midday Walk

The fiance and I took a 4 mile walk this past weekend and, upon finding this industrial garage, had a sudden inspiration.  Why don't I take a picture in front of it?!  It's the perfect ne'er may care backdrop to my fashionable outfit.  Just kidding.  I was just biting off every fashion blogger that I've ever followed or not.  But the thing is -- these closed garages really are pretty awesome backdrops.  So I'm going to go with this being a creative decision.  Yes...

I love that this outfit is super cozy, yet integrates a variety of textures and patterns.  The nubby sweater, the polka dotted leggings, the ruffled boots -- they all work!  Keeping within the same color palette really helps if you want to try it.

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[Fashion OOTD] Ladies Who Brunch

Slick Fall

Outfit Details
Dress: Top Shop (similar here, mint option here)
Jacket: Michael by Michael Kors (similar here, with a hood here)
Socks: Top Shop (with pom poms here, burgundy option here)
Shoes: Nine West (similar here, here)
Belt: Anthropologie (similar here, here)
Glasses: Ray Ban (similar here)
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I wore this outfit to the San Jose Polyvore Meetup event. I was just so inspired by the Polyvore set I created to PR the event (see it here) that I had to wear something similar to the actual Meetup!  Or maybe I was just lazy.  You be the judge.

This is a very rare post where my glasses make a cameo.  In full disclosure, I went to a bar crawl the day before and fell asleep in my contacts.  And I think they make me look smart.  Actually, scratch the first statement -- we'll go with the second.

The Polyvore Meetup was a great time!  We went to the Mountain View, CA Crepevine and just got to know everyone a little better.  Then we made a stop at the Therapy boutique, which has amazingly quirky fashion and home goods.  Feel free to follow them! (Blog links below).

Slick Fall

From Left to Right: Sophie of Sophie's Dish, Nichole, Deanna of Looks I Love, Yours Truly, Kelsey of Rings and Redwoods

Slick Fall 

Sorry for the random guy in the entrance -- he wouldn't move! Thanks for stopping by! 

StyleMint Mystery Box Review

StyleMint Mystery Unboxing

It goes by many names: Mystery Box, Mystery Bag, Grab Bag, Sample Box, Grab Box.  There's something about a box of some undefined number of items in your size that is almost irresistible.  And really, once I find a brand I like and I figure out my size, I really can't resist.

I discovered StyleMint a year or so ago, and while I was skeptical about subscription services, I admittedly got swept up in the hype.  And really?  I'm super glad I did!  I have loved 95% of everything I've gotten from StyleMint, and the last 5% come from Mystery Grab Bag offers that more than make up for their cost in the items that I actually DO like.  StyleMint offers classic, soft, comfy tees that have the right amount of slouchiness, comfiness and wearable-ness.  You just pay 29.99 a month for a credit that can be spent at any time for all time for items that are significantly lower cost and comparable quality to most high end brands.  And you can skip a month whenever you want!

A year into the subscription, I don't really buy single items from the site anymore.  I've scored most of the stuff that I'm willing to pay full price for.  That said, whenever a Mystery Box comes out, I get SUPER excited.  I love their easy, weekend style!  This unboxing is was a recently offered Mystery box for $35 that would offer 3-5 items in the size that you specify.  And miracles of miracles: I got 5 awesome items!  And I will share them with you now!

StyleMint Mystery Unboxing
StyleMint Mystery Unboxing Reeve Sweater ($59.98): This piece is awesome for layering and I love the salmon colored stripes!  I like to take a long tank and put this over it. 

StyleMint Mystery Unboxing
Cass T ($29.99): This is a little longer than a typical tee, which is great for folks with a long torso or petites that want a shirt to reach past their bottom.  Plus, stripes anyone? 

StyleMint Mystery Unboxing
Dixon Shirt ($29.99): Just in time for the light sweatshirt trend!  I'm going to glam this up with a collared shirt and a fun twirly skirt. 

StyleMint Mystery Unboxing
Maggie Dress ($59.98): This dress is so easy and throw-on-able (is that a word?) that I already have it!  Wear it with sandals in the summer and with tights and boots in the winter.  If you're interested, I'm selling this baby in my Poshmark closet.  Check out user name "tolookforstyle" (really, are you surprised?). 

StyleMint Mystery Unboxing
Hoffman Sweater ($59.98): An amazing, oversized, cozy sweater.  I can wear this with everything! 

I think I scored with this Mystery Box.  Everything fits well and integrates into my wardrobe.  And I'm really into sweaters right now, so the 3 that came in the box were spot on! 

If you're interested in trying out StyleMint, you can check int out here.

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[Fashion OOTD] Roll Out of Bed, Look Decent

Fun With Scarves
Outfit Details
Dress: Anthropologie (similar here, here)
Scarf: Top Shop (fun red, white & black option here)
Sunglasses: Tulle (Rayban Wayfarers here, more budget friendly here)

Fun With ScarvesFun With ScarvesFun With ScarvesFun With Scarves

This is one of my go-to easy work outfits - a throw on dress, a fun scarf and pumps.  One of the things I absolutely love about a vibrant, printed silk scarf is it's versatility in an outfit.  You can take a neutral dress up a notch or pattern match with a complementary piece.  And, for those with sensitive skin, it's a great alternative to a necklace.  All you have to do to get this look is to get a square scarf, fold it in half to make a triangle and tie the two ends along the longest side together.  Then you just put it over your head and you're done!  Fast, easy and you look completely together.  Because, let's face it, on a Monday morning, it's all you can do to make it out the door on time, let alone looking decent.

How do you cheat your way into professional looking in the morning?

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