"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."
Audrey Hepburn

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Classic with a twist

Bonsoir divas! I hope you are all having a fantastic week! If you are anything like me, you are already thinking about your weekend plans, and daydreaming about the fabulousness to come. If all goes right for me (a little flight drama to work out) I will be living it up this weekend in sunny Florida for a quick vacation to the Keys and a visit with the grandparents!! I haven't seen my grandmother in 4 years, so it will be really nice to see her again! Plus, our house is literally on the beach, which means I can hopefully soak up the last little bit of color until spring. Just when I thought I was done with my tanks, shorts and sundresses, along comes a trip to Florida- not that I am complaining :) Since I haven't even started to pack yet, (yikes) I am going to keep this post short and get straight to the outfit photos. 
As much as I adore color (especially pink) and the instant spice it adds to an outfit, I never get tired of a classic black and white combo. Add in a fun pattern or funky shape (like this layered skirt and the ruched sleeves) and I am sold! Blouse: BCBG; Skirt: Boutique in London (forgot name); Tights: Topshop; Booties: Steve Madden; Watch: Micheal Kors, Necklace: Lavender Cottage; Rest of jewelry: Gifted or borrowed.
My college roommate and I actually both bought this skirt when we studied abroad. I had left Paris to visit her in London for the weekend and we found a very pink boutique in Camden Market (rather rare) and I, of course, insisted on popping in. The sweetheart that she is indulged my obsession, and we both wound up leaving with this fun skirt!
Now that I finally fixed the previously uncomfortable lining of these booties, I totally love them! They are rapidly becoming my go-to black heels, although everyone seems to question my sanity when  I wear them. I'm sure you all will understand :)
I've made it well known that my goal for this season is to diversify my look, so to add a little oomph to my classic look, I paired it with my new H&M aviator shearling bomber jacket. It is definitely not a style I usually wear, and I LOVE it. It is an easy way to add a little edge to my girly vibe. Plus, it is sooo warm.
This jacket is definitely going to be a staple piece in my wardrobe this year!
Back of the shirt. My mom and I actually found this shirt at the Williamsburg outlets a month ago when we went down to visit my brother. I loved that it gave me an opportunity to experiment with the sheer trend, without feeling too exposed.
I think I really am addicted to shoes!
And I say the higher the better!
And before I go try and figure out how to pack three days worth of clothes (and shoes!) plus my laptop into a carry-on, I wanted to show you the necklace I am wearing, a bit closer up. It was a gift from the terrific etsy shop, Lavender Cottage when I won  Belle de Couture's giveaway a few weeks ago and I am totally in love with this sweet piece. The light always seems to catch it just right and I adore how it shines. It is a nice size too- not a statement necklace, but not too tiny either. 
Everything was first-class about this necklace, right down to the adorable packaging it arrived in. And I am a total sucker for packing!!
So dolls, what is on your weekend agenda? Any vacation plans, or upcoming trips you are excited about? Try out any "out of the comfort zone" outfits lately? Don't forget to enter my In Fashion giveaway before midnight Wednesday. The winner will be announced Thursday!

Bisous!

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26 comments:

  1. Nice outfit! I lobe the skirt and jacket together!

    Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog and for following x


    The doll on fashion

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  2. I love your shoes!
    my name's martina (like you!) and I come from Italy...I would like you follow my blog!I wait you and your suggestions!kiss kiss ^^

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  3. Those shoes!! They're absolutely fantastic. Have fun in Florida!

    xoxo Hannah

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  4. That skirt is so adorable and it looks totally amazing on you:)
    Kisses,sweetie

    Ps: I’m hosting a sweet t-shirt GIVEAWAY later today, so please join in :)

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  5. I love the detailing on that top! Lovely!

    You look really great! And it sounds like a great upcoming trip!

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  6. Fab skirt!!!! Love the outfit!

    xxx

    http://shopping-diva-com.blogspot.com/

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  7. Ohmigosh those booties! They are killer - in every sense of the word! I'm not sure if I could rock a heel like that; but I love them on you!

    I have absolutely NO trips planned; however, I'm hoping to drive to San Diego to go ice skating at Horton Plaza once the rink opens. I can't ice skate to save my soul but dressing up in chunky knits and drinking hot cocoa by the rink is always fun!! :P

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  8. adorable boots!!

    Gina Marie Vintage
    http://www.ginamarievintage.com

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  9. New blog follower!

    I love this outfit and those boots are to die for!!

    xoxo
    liquoredonlacquer.blogspot.com

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  10. I love H&M aviator jacket!!
    Fab boots:)
    I just discovered your blog,it's very cute!I added to your followers:)
    xx Mary

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  11. Adorable outfit!
    I follow you, if you like follow me back
    Three4style.com

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  12. Oh my..
    i love your heels!
    that's the fabulous ever!!
    i wish my mom could give it in my birthday <3


    Xoxo ♥
    Pinkie Anggia

    http://sugarpuff.jp.pn

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  13. Love your jacket & boots...fab x Enjoy your trip

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  14. ooh a trip to florida sounds like so much fun, lucky thing!

    Loving this outfit, that skirt is super cute (and must say am jealous of your shearling!)x

    http://pagesixxx.blogspot.com/

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  15. Love the boots! And your blog, too!
    Please check out/follow mine!

    xx
    Meera

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  16. Adorable skirt...and the SHOES!! Gorgeous!!

    I hope you get your flights straightened out. An oceanfront trip to the Keys sounds incredible :)

    xoxo,
    Carrie

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  17. I adore everything about this outfit!!! Well done! :) Thank you for joining the Ex-Presso / Blog couture giveaway! I hope you'll win! ;)
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

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  18. Great outfit! ALso LOVE the aviator jacket..I've bene trying to find an affordable one for ages..might have to wander down to H&M in my lunch break!xx
    http://millyfellintothewardrobe.blogspot.com/

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  19. those shoes are great! xx

    p.s. I'm having a giveaway over on my blog for a vintage cross necklace if you'd like to check it out.


    http://devorelebeaumonstre.com/

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  20. Your shoes are so sexy!!! love <3

    http://bfashionlee.blogspot.com/

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  21. those boots are KILLER!! love the whole look but especially the jacket and boots.

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