risque overalls


Okay so this outfit isn't risqué in the sense that I'm pushing the envelope and being daringly bold to change the way we think of fashion. It's risqué in the sense that I was at risk of my pants falling down and inadvertently flashing a park full of people. In a way, I finally understand the struggle of the pre-pubescent boy-- trying to walk around with your pants constantly slipping takes some work. Of course, unlike the saggers (yes, that is what they are called according to this wikipedia page) I did not want to show off my underpants.

It's just the risk I had to take to wear my overalls undone.

On a more clothing related note, I linked to this mock neck top on my weekend shopping edit post two weeks ago and quickly bought it right after. It's so soft that I quickly became obsessed with it... to the point where I slept in it one night and went ahead and wore it the next day... and then ordered it in grey too. It's pretty much perfect for this time of year because it's warm enough to wear on it's own but thin enough to layer underneath a sweater or cardigan when it's a bit chillier.

top: urban outfitters, overalls with diy rip: h&m (similar by topshop, asos, old navy), shoes: superga, sunglasses: ray-bans, lipstick: revlon sultry

undone overalls, black overalls, white superga, cooperative cruel summer top, mock neck
cooperative cruel summer top, urban outfitters mock neck, mock neck top

striped mock neck top, black overalls, white superga h&m black overalls, black overalls, destroyed overalls

argyle tights


When I think printed tights, I usually think clearance bin rejects (not that there's anything wrong with that-- the clearance is the first section I hit up at most stores.) Then last week while re-watching the last season of The Office, I happened across Dakota Johnson, which lead me to admiring her style, which lead me to these Alice and Olivia argyle tights!

I'm one of those people who is fine with wearing all black all day every day. Instead of wearing a rainbow of colors and patterns I play by the "it's in the details" handbook. These tights are the perfect way to add a fun pattern to an otherwise tame outfit. Plus, with tights I can keep wearing my favorite button down skirts from the summer. It's a win win situation all around!

tights: alice & olivia (also available via neiman marcus), sunglasses: illesteva (also available via shopbop, neiman marcus, barneys), lipstick: nars barbara, skirt: topshop (similar by topshop, urban outfitters, asos), sweater: zara, bag: all saints, boots: asos
alice olivia, argyle tights, dakota johnson, street style, celebrity style, printed tights

On an unrelated note, I've recently picked up an interest in brush lettering. This here was my first completed attempt! If anyone has an useful tips or links to tutorials etc, please feel free to share :)

cliché autumnal fun


Hitting up a farm to go apple/ corn/ pumpkin etc. picking is up there on my list of cliché fall things (but pumpkin picking still falls behind everything pumpkin spice flavored by a smidge.) For whatever reason, there's something so fun in paying extra money to complete unnecessary manual labor to pick our own food. Maybe it's triggered by some evolutionary psychology thingamajigg dating back to the time of hunter gatherers-- we get gratification in foraging our own food because survival.

Whatever the reasoning is, at the end of the day I won't say no to a trip to the farm. A few weeks ago I went with my family to Alstede Farms where we basically picked a whole lot of stuff-- pumpkins, apples, peaches, raspberries, yellow raspberries, blackberries, and kale. But my favorite part of the trip was feeding the donkeys. They were just so cute and funny in their mannerisms!

Side note, is this is a thing people do in other countries? In my mind going pumpkin picking seems to capture some sort of modern-American zeitgeist but for all I know people do the same thing all around the globe.

top: forever 21, joggers: forever 21 (similar), jacket: zara, sneakers: adidas via uo (also available at j. crew, nordstrom)

blogger walk fails


If you read a lot of blogs, which I do, you're probably familiar with the blogger walk. It's the one where the effortlessly stylish blogger is walking glamorously across the street, often unconcerned with the incoming traffic lurking in the background because sometimes you got to do it for the 'gram. But life risking tactics aside, those walking shots are almost always my favorites. Seeing clothing in motion is much more interesting than seeing them idle; it's the same reason I skim over posts of fashion week presentations in favor of those featuring shots and videos of runway shows where the clothes seem to majestically float down the runway.

Unfortunately, despite my numerous attempts, past and present, I have not mastered the blogger walk. But that hasn't stopped me from trying because damn it, I will get it right one of these days!

dress: forever 21, cardigan: urban outfitters, boots: zara (similar also from zara), lips: revlon 'sultry'

randomly nice long weekend in October online shopping edit


While I am a member of the "Christopher Columbus was a vile human being, why are we celebrating him" gang (for reasoning see here or here), I'm not going to say no to a long weekend. Let's just call it a randomly nice long weekend in October, and on this randomly nice long weekend in October, of course there are sales. Not that I really need to have an excuse to go shopping.

First up is the urban outfitters sale. Over the past year or two urban outfitters has started extending some of their sale promotions to their online store, and I am all about it. Who likes going into the store, rifling through racks of disorganized clothes, and squishing past other shoppers who think it's fun to have conversations in the middle of 2 feet wide rows (seriously, you people are the worst)?

Anyways, back to the sale. Urban is currently offering an extra 40% off their sale for shoppers with an Urban On account-- which is free to sign up for. I admit I've already picked up some stuff from my never-ending wish list...and will probably place one more order before the sale is through.

from top to bottom, left to right: shirt 1, 2, 3; skirt 1, 2, 3; sweater 1, 2, 3 

Forever 21 is also offering some deals for the long weekend plus free shipping over $21. I'm proud to say that I've exhibited some self control and have avoided looking at the clothing section to resist temptation. Instead I headed straight to the hat section and promptly purchased two 100% wool fedoras-- both on sale for $12. You can buy them here.

I've purchased their wool hats in the past and have always been impressed with the quality, especially for the price point. To be honest, I can't tell the difference in quality between some of the hats at forever 21 and j.crew, they/re just that good.

Last up are these OTK boots. After lusting over essentially ever single boot made by Stuart Weitzman ever, I caved and splurged on a pair of Lowlands for myself. I've been in love ever since.

I love them so much to the point where I was tempted to buy another pair in a different color. Thankfully for my wallet, there are some very stylish and very affordable (relatively speaking) alternatives rolling out.

Even better is that the dolce vita boots will be on 25% off at bloomingdales starting tomorrow for their friends and family sale. In addition, the stuart weitzman boots are going to be eligible for their $25 reward for every $100 spent (at least I think so; that was the promo when I purchased mine.)

from top to bottom, left to right: go jane, aldo (also available via asos and amazon), dolce vita via bloomingdales (also available via nordstrom, revolve, zappos, amazon, & shopbop), & last but definitely not least stuart weitzman (also available via bloomingdales, nordstrom, neiman marcus, & zappos)

stuart weitzman lowland dupes, affordable over the knee boots,

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