Transitional outfit: Layering and nautical stripes

Before putting together this outfit I was looking at a lot of pictures of Olivia Palermo. She always manages to achieve a cool chic look that appears effortless, experimenting with layering and always including something unquestionably feminine and pretty. So I don’t know that I am at her level, however, I am working on it. I thought layering a longer tank under this cropped blazer would help with proportions. Even with my rail-thin frame, I make it a rule to never wear anything cropped alone with skinny jeans as that would accentuate the hips, which is something I try to avoid like the plague. Hips were not my favorite gift from nature. Also it has been over a year now, and I am still highly obsessed with nautical stripes.
H&M jacket and tank; Forever 21 jeans; Nine West shoes; Vintage locket

Sequins: 70s glam

1. French Connection Oyster Sequins Top, $138
2. Vince Sequin Sweatshirt, $275
3. Loft Sequin Front Sweater, $69.50
4. BCBG Two-Tone Sequin Clutch, $128
5. Kate Spade Twirl Karolina, $350
6. J.Crew Sequin Mesh Bell Skirt, $128

I have noticed an influx of sequins, and it’s not because I’m a figure skater who loves attention. I think we can attribute the increase in sequins to the resurrection of 70s glam. I’m not sure why runways were so full of the 70s recently. If TV shows and movie stars are any indication, the only person I can think of who is reviving Studio 54-like excess is Lindsay Lohan. Whatever it is, I am loving some of these silver and gold sequin pieces. I could see a gold sequin clutch going well with outfits this winter and one of the sequin sweaters livening up a pair of skinnies.

Urban Outfitters does Sweater Girl

I just viewed Urban Outfitters recent feature: “Sweater Girl” featuring model Rachel Stallings and photographer Natalie Neal. It captures the same idea of the 50s woman that Vogue recently featured in its September issue calling to mind Lara Turner, with cinched waists, cropped/snug sweaters, leopard print, and the grandpa cardigan. It definitely got me looking at their sweaters for Fall.

Hip Hip Hooray for the weekend!

I am more than excited to see the boy today. He has been on the road for 5 weeks. Even though I saw him in the middle of his road trip, it feels like forever since I saw him last. We are going to a law review party tonight, he will display acts of great strength tomorrow (aka play in his alumni lacrosse game), and we will hopefully have time to celebrate the end of beer week in Cleveland. What are you up to?

Enjoy your weekends and these links:

Lauren Moffat Spring 2011-I love the green scalloped skirt.

I love to bedeck to impress.

I love this closet and casa with Emmersonmade. I wish I had a 50s dress collection.

Kate Spade short stories. I know what I want for Christmas.

And a perfectly playful Kate Spade pop-up in Lodon.

I love these fashion illustrations.

(Photo of Michael Caine and Natalie Wood via Kissing)

Fall outfit: Denim and a button down

I don’t love this outfit. I think it may look a little matronly, but I still wanted to share it because we all have our good outfit days and bad…right? right? anybody? Bueller?  I think if I try this again, I would let my hair down and untuck the shirt to balance out the length of the skirt and the formal-ness of the tights. And maybe I would wear more casual shoes next time that made me look less like a teacher/the wicked witch of the west. However, this outfit is extremely work appropriate, and I am always trying to strike a balance between stylish and work appropriate, so yay for that!
Shirt (courtesy of Jack Wills); Converse skirt (Plato’s Closet); Tights (don’t remember); Aldo shoes; Vintage necklace