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blazer ellen tracy, shirt h&m, pants express, sandals charles jourdan

These knickers have been in my closet for years, and although I love the style (I had a yellow  pair of in junior high that I wore to death), I didn’t like how they made my legs look. The hem hit me at a wide part of my leg, making my legs appear shorter and thicker than they really are. I finally decided to take them to the tailor for a little magic. Now they are perfect! The hem is right at the knee, showing off the curve of my calf instead of cutting it off.

On another note, only 7 days my next hair appointment. I can’t wait to get rid of this blond mess!! Now the question is, do I go brown, black or auburn?

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I know this season is all about the khaki nail color, but I’m a fan of dark colors, especially on short nails. But really, is the dark nail trend ever really going to go away? Every season a few pastels or candy colors are heralded as THE color to wear, but I always see girls wearing dark colors.

After years of Linkin Park After Dark, I decided it was time to try something new. I was afraid this one would be really purple, but it’s a dark-reddish-plum color with a hint of shimmer. Perfect for fall!

OPI nail color, Eiffel for the Color, $8

shirt liberty of london for target, shorts necessary objects, shoes converse

I took advantage of the last days of summer to goof off and have some fun. Saturday was absolutely beautiful, I had to spend the day outside. I wasn’t a cheerleader, but the jump seemed like the perfect thing to do. After all, it was a football field….

I bought this shirt when Target had the Liberty of London pop-up up store here in New York. Talk about insanity! We waited 20 minutes in line and did a massive snatch-and-grab once we made it inside. The racks were being picked clean faster than Target could restock. There was only one mirror, so I had no idea how things looked or fit. I loved a lot of the prints, but most of them were so bright they overpowered me. In the end, I only kept this shirt, a throw pillow and a scarf.

shirt american apparel, pants gap, shoes calvin klein

 

My closet is filled with basics: black pants, jeans, black skirts, a few tops in pink, purple or teal. That’s about it. I came across these Gap Tuxedo Khaki pants, and since olive is the color of the season, I decided to give them a try. I’m still trying to figure out what to wear with them, that is anything other than a black or white shirt. Ideas? I’ve seen so many magazine spreads lately, all with great color and print combinations, but can’t quite master the look myself.

While I love the look of these pants, I think Gap cut a few corners on the pockets. They are slant pockets, which means they come open a little as you move. Quality pants make sure the pant fabric lines at least part of the pocket so the inside doesn’t show. Sadly, these pockets are made with white cotton and I hate that you can see white any time I move. It really does ruin the look of  the pants. Gap should have used a proper lining, designed side seam pockets or gone without pockets at all. I’ll have to sew up the pockets before I wear them again.

For everyone out there still mourning the loss of Domino, here’s another fantastic home magazine, Rue. Since it’s an online magazine, they can do so many more pages of gorgeous interiors. So much inspiration! And a lot of fashion-oriented stories, too. Check it out!

dress, belt and sunglass vintage, shoes bandolino


I’m giving into peer pressure with this one. I bought this dress years ago at a vintage clothing fair. I fell in love with the sheer top, full skirt and layered hem. I was feeling even better about it when I spotted the exact same dress at Screaming Mimi’s for twice the price (score!).

After a while, however, I decided the length wasn’t the most flattering on me. Hitting just below the knee is an awkward length, at least for me. Since then it’s been languishing in the back of my closet, always getting passed over but never getting thrown out. I decided to wear it one more time, to decide for sure if it should stay or go. And of course, wouldn’t you know, I received so many compliments that I guess it’s staying, at least for now…..

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