I’ve Got The Blues

I love the color blue, but for some reason, it’s a color that I don’t wear very often.  In fact, I hardly have any blue in my closet.  So every once in a while, I find it necessary to remind myself that blue and gray just might be one of the prettiest (and one of my favorite) color combos ever.  And in addition to pretty blues and grays, I think a grandpa cardigan is a must have in every gal’s closet this fall.  Between you and me? I can’t stop wearing mine.  Between this cardigan and my tassel necklace, I think I have a serious problem…

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Cardigan: TJMaxx, similar, similar | Chevron Top: Downeast Outfitters (old), similar, LOVE this one for the holidays | Skinnies: 7 for All Mankind | Necklace: Jeweliq, similar | Bracelet: Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Tommy Hilfiger | Bag: Kate Spade, similar, similar, love this blue bag | Pumps: Nine West (old), swooning over this pair

And the winner of the beautiful vintage locket from Basil The Cat is… Melaney Ann!!  Please send an email to:  abby_doll@hotmail.com so that we can work out the details!  CONGRATS to you lady!

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Hope you are all having a great week!  Happy hump day!

Fall Into Color

I’ve got a bad habit. When I buy something extra special, or that I really love, I often find I let it stay tucked neatly into my closet saving it for the “perfect” occasion. And sometimes, that perfect occasion is awfully slow in coming. So I am trying to be better about wearing those “special” pieces right off the bat. But I’ve got to admit-I’m a work in progress.

But lucky for me, when styled appropriately, color is perfectly acceptable during the fall and winter seasons. And that means there will hopefully still be lots of special occasions for me to wear my favorite (previously unworn) Kate Spade skirt. And while the temps are still pretty warm, I am loving it back to denim, for a look that’s both seasonally and weather appropriate!

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Denim Shirt: American Eagle (old), similar, love this one | Skirt: Kate Spade (sold out), same skirt, different color | Cuffs: JCrew, Kate Spade | Sunnies: Gap | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: Kate Spade (old color), new colors | Pumps: Marc Fisher

So I have to ask.  Does anyone else out there have the same bad habit I do?  Do you wear your special items right away?  Or save them for later?

Thanks for stopping by.  You all brighten my day more than you know.

The It Factor

There is always an “it” piece for me every season. Okay, well maybe a few different, “it” pieces. But whether it’s a pair of shoes, a new handbag, or a some sort of fabulous accessory, there are always bound to be a couple of key things that will top my wish list and be on constant rotation in my closet. And I have to say that this season, it’s safe to say that my pretty rosette necklace is going to be one of those pieces…

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Plaid Button Down: JCrew (old) similar, similar | Skinnies: American Eagle | Rosette Necklace: T+J Designs (via Haute Look), similar | Sunnies: Hilfiger | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: Kate Spade (on sale!!!!) | Pumps: Aldo

I initially fell in love with this necklace when I spotted it in JCrew at the beginning of the season.  But as enamored as I was, I just couldn’t bring myself to pay the hefty retail price tag for it.  And boy am I glad that I waited.  Not only did I get an amazing deal on the T+J version (which is excellent quality, by the way), but I was also able to pick it up in another color. I am going to have so much fun styling this necklace over the next couple of months-I can’t wait!

xx