"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, February 9, 2011

Blazer me up, Scotty!

Greetings from Paris, mes chéries! What a great place to spend the week of love, mais oui? Are you thoroughly confused at this point as to why I failed to mention this fabulous little trip and as to why Paris has suddenly gone colorless?? Rightly so kittens, since I am not actually in Paris. Unfortunately, I am just in my living room standing in front of a very large wall painting of the city that has me wishing I was in the city of love every time I longingly gaze upon it. I think this is the only gift my dad has ever picked out for me all by his lonesome and man did he he do a bang up job or what! I absolutely adore this art and it was the first thing that I hung in my new pad when I moved in. Even with all the boxes and clutter surrounding it, it instantly made the space feel beautiful and home-like.

So by now everyone knows that yesterday was Everybody Everywear's Blazer Challenge day, and since I a. love blogosphere games and b. never turn down an opportunity to throw on a blazer, I hopped right on board and donned the classic garment with pride. I actually really love to pair a blazer with a pair of skinny jeans for a nice mix of casual and dressed up, but seeing as I don't wear jeans to work I needed to come up with a new way to sport the fashionable coat. What happened next was pure accident.
Blazer: Elie Tahari via Bloomingdales, Blouse: Banana Republic, Skirt: LOFT, Tights: Forever 21, Pumps: Elle via Kohl's, Earrings: Mom's (haha I got away with a pair when I moved!) Bow ring: c/o Lichen and Lychee, Moulin Rouge ring: c/o Theresa Mink of My Ring Obsession (More on that below)
So everytime I saw myself in a mirror today (err yesterday. grr I want to catch back up!) I had to chuckle a little bit, because the word that came to mind each time I saw my reflection was preptastic. (Have I mentioned my affinity for making up words before? No? Oh dolls you are in for quite a treat then.) I felt like Blair Waldorf, minus the Upper East Side apartment and bow headband, in her Constance days. The blazer combined with the skirt basically created an explosion of prep and school-girl all over my body. Yet, I kind of adored it. C'est la vie!
My oh my the lighting is nearly angelic here! Well if the shoe fits... As I said before, this outfit was sort of an accident. I honestly would have never thought about pairing this blazer with this skirt for many reasons. One, I typically don't combine navy and black and two, I wouldn't imagine the long length of the blazer would pair well with the shorter length of the skirt. Yet, out of a sheer desire to incorporate the lace skirt into an outfit and wear my blazer for EBEW Blazer day I stumbled into this concoction. And it was instant love.
I hardly ever wear this blouse, because I often don't end up liking the flare around the ribs and then tight fit at the waist. But pairing it underneath the blazer was the perfect solution. It worked with the blazer open as well since I had tucked the fitted part of the blouse into the skirt. You can still see the detail of the neckline and the bright hue really pops under the navy.
I was in love with the lace overlay of this skirt the minute I saw Kendi rocking it a few months ago. I decided it was fate when I saw it was 50% off. Cue bells ringing! I've actually worn it several times, but never showed it on the blog so I knew it had to work its way in to this remix so it could get some loving. And don't you worry, it will be getting major loving. My rings seem to love it a little too much since they gravitate themselves right to it and instantly attach to the delicate lace only about a hundred times a day.
Please, oh please say you will ignore my nubby little finger and instead focus all your attention on the lovely bauble bedecking it? A million thanks. I have been meaning to share this little beauty with you ever since I received it as a giveaway win from the lovely Theresa Mink of My Ring Obsession (don't worry she will be back next week). I am un peu obsédé with this ring! It is so elegant and the colors absolutely sparkle when the light hits it just the right way. Theresa's shop specializes in one of a kind statement rings, and let me tell you this lovely makes all the right kind of statements!
So an apartment update: I will finally have internet tomorrow!! Can you literally hear me singing hallelujah out loud?? Oh I am! I never thought I would miss it quite so much, but I just need my hour before bed of bloggy friend time. It just can't be fulfilled in short little sneaky attempts at work. No no no. So thank you Mr. Comcast installation man for making this blogger very very happy! You had no idea how important you are did you? You can just call me the self-esteem booster if you wish. No, really, call me that. Now. Haha I kid.


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  1. Ok one, you look fab! Loving that skirt! And two, um...can we talk about that ring?!?! That thing is fantastic!!!


  2. I love love the skirt - and I've been dying for a pair of nude colored pumps for myself!

  3. Yay, another post and looking hot I might add. Love the shoes.

  4. I like the jacket but the skirt is amaze balls - love it! And what a great wall picture, I wish I had something like that.

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  5. Awesome photos! I love your skirt and blazer and those pumps are gorgeous!

  6. Love that skirt and your shoes! ♥

  7. Gah! You totally rock the blazer - especially with those platform pumps and lace skirt. I can never pull off blazers - I always feel like a little kid playing dress-up for some reason. :P

  8. thanks for the comment on my blog! you look great in your blazer too!! I love your lace skirt!!



  9. Im in love with your skirt and the shoes are stunning. Hope you are having a great day, sweetie

  10. i love how blazers pull any look together. like that you wore nude shoes to keep the focus up top. nicely done!


  11. I love that PAris picture, as much as I am loving this outfit. Gorgeous, blazer, gorgeous skirt! :)SArahD

  12. Super super cute! I passed that skirt up a few times at Loft and regret it everyday! It looks great on you! LOVE the shoes!

  13. Love how you paired the blazer with the pop of color from the blouse. Perfection!

  14. that skirt is smashing! its the perfect length, not too short, but still shows off the great gams!

  15. haha! at least you can kind of go to paris whenever you want! love that lace skirt and the deep blue color on you!

  16. C'est drôle! (Please tell me that means "That's funny!" and not "That's dumb." My French is rusty. Je me desolé. Did I just say "I scratch myself"?)

    Your skirt is lovely! Navy blue and black is like the new brown and black, and vice versa. The pumps are fab!

    Come link up on Friday! Jen Hemming and Hawing Again

  17. Thank you so much for your sweet comments over at my blog. The nude pumps is really gorgeous :)
    And the lacey skirt as well. The perfect feminine touch <3

  18. Just like the majority of your commentors... I'm in love with that skirt. It is so perfectly remixable. I. Want.

    Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

  19. I love the skirt and the nude pumps. There is something so elegant and chic about nude pumps no matter how high the heel or how big the platform :)

    ~ Em K

  20. Such a great outfit. The skirt adds a feminine touch. And I adore that ring! It's amazing

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  21. loveeeee those shoes!



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