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perfect combination.

In apparel on September 20, 2011 at 1:05 pm

(dream cape)

J.Crew in the fall is torture. Pure torture. I’m legitimately thisclose to purchasing lottery tickets so I can invest in every piece of the fall collection with my earnings. That, and pay off a student loan or two.

here’s to autumn hues making me weak in the knees,

-L-

missoni madness.

In apparel on September 13, 2011 at 8:24 am

(a bit of the collection)

Today I learned the power of Target. Well, Target combined with Missoni. At first I thought I was a little crazy for waking up extra early this morning so I could snag a few items from the Missoni for Target collection that debuted today. But now that the Target site temporarily crashed from the overwhelming amount of users? I want to pat myself on the back for making such a wise choice.

It’s amazing what a chevron pattern and Italian designers can make women do.  

here’s to being the early bird,

-L-

love a good romper.

In apparel on September 12, 2011 at 11:30 am

I jumped on the romper train pretty late, picking up my first little one piece this June*.  For some reason, I thought the combo of a connected top and bottom would leave me feeling like an adult baby…like in a diaper. I really hope someone can relate, otherwise pretend I never said that.

Turns out, I kind of love rompers. Like, really love. Especially this one pretty one from Whitney Deal.  

(preshy sandals, too)

here’s to ruffled hems,

-L-

*Scared to take the romper plunge? I have one from here and am obsessed.

oh wise one.

In accessories, apparel, swoon on August 22, 2011 at 10:42 am

(pinned)

If you need one more reason to love J.Crew, read this NY Times article about the company’s Creative Director and President, Jenna Lyons. She can turn a chambray shirt, glitter heels, thick-rimmed glasses and a trash bag into chic inspiration. But how does she do it? Teach me your ways.

here’s to wanting every item from crewcuts,

-L-

the wonder dress.

In apparel on July 26, 2011 at 9:14 am

(similar to this gal)

After mindless venting over a glass of wine, my friend persuaded me into some retail therapy. While in the dressing room the sales associate presented me with a dress that had been hiding in the back of the store and was marked down from $158 to $29.99. SHUT UP. Hand over the dress.

It fit like a glove. The sales associate stared at me, grinning ear to ear, then looked at me in the eyes: “now twirl.” I was in love.

When I checked out I discovered that the dress was actually $9.99. Yes, I saved $148 on a made-for-me dress that I never would have found if it weren’t for some serious customer service (thanks anthro!).

here’s to dress fairies,

-L-

orange you glad.

In apparel on July 19, 2011 at 9:26 am

I’ve been trying to cut back on senseless shopping, and I can proudly say I have been making an honorable effort. That is, until an orange skirt with a gold zipper stood in my way. Gold zipper, people. Since 95% of the clothes I wear are for work, I know this skirt will definitely get some mileage and prove to be well worth the money.

(doesn’t do the beauty justice)

here’s to being lured in by mannequins,

-L-

getting laced.

In apparel, dc, holidays, weekend on May 31, 2011 at 3:49 pm


(and she comes in orange)

Over the Memorial Day weekend I made sure to take advantage of the three-day vacation and gorgeous weather in DC. Apparently my skin wasn’t used to being outside 90% of the time, and I have the burns and awkward tan lines to prove it.

Lace is my savior today. The light & airy material is exactly what my body needs while cooped in a cubicle.

PS – since I didn’t have a Memorial Day post I would like to take a moment and thank all of our troops, past and present.

here’s to stronger SPF,

-L-