Showing posts with label Citizens of Humanity. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Citizens of Humanity. Show all posts

Thursday, March 28, 2013

At home





 [Turtleneck: J.Crew; Sweater: thrifted; Jeans: Citizens of Humanity; Booties: Report; Necklace: J.Crew factory (a great similar one); Watch: Nixon; Ring; Aloha Sunday]

Here's a litte peek at my current home with this outfit post! The longer daylight hours were cooperating that day, but the weather was still frigid. I'm hoping it will actually feel like spring in New England by the time I get home from my time in San Francisco! (Please excuse the whacky part on my hair in these pictures!)


All photos by Mikhail Glabets

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Good Riddance

[Shirt; L.L.Bean, thrifted (similar); Cardigan: J.Crew factory; Jeans: Citizens of Humanity; Necklace: J.Crew factory; Boots: vintage Salvatore Ferragamo (similar, dreamy current version here), Ring: Aloha Sunday]


Ya'll are probably sick of hearing me (and every blogger out there) talk about impending weather changes, but I want winter to know just how unwelcome it is here. I'm being gracious, though, and giving winter-only items like this flannel shirt a few last opportunities to see the light of day.

In all seriousness, though, this L.L.Bean shirt was part of major thrifting bounty in January. It reminds me of the fabulous plaids that J.Crew had been putting out this season, but was way more appealing with its $5 price tag. This is one thing I will miss about winter: it's easier to find large and cozy sweaters and flannels at thrift stores than it is scoring the cute dresses I live in come the warmer weather. Any suggestions? Should I learn some alteration skills or what?

Oh, and this is how I feel when I think about spring coming:


All photos by Mikhail Glabets

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Ultimate Hand Me Down

[Fur jacket: My grandmother's; Silver jacket; H&M; White Blouse: Gap; Jeans; Citizens of Humanity; Boots; vintage Ferragamo; Necklace: J.Crew factory; Watch: Nixon; Ring: Aloha Sunday]

This jacket comes from my grandmother, who passed away four years ago. It's been in my closet in Connecticut since then, because I was a waitress and a college student and there was no place for fur in my life at the time. When I started seeing more fur and faux fur pieces on bloggers and in my Pinterest feed, I knew it was time to dust this off. Maybe it's cheesy that I needed to see others wearing similar things in order to get the confidence to pull this out, but, hey, that's what happened. I'm just thankful that I can remember my grandmother by physically wearing something of hers, and dreaming up what events she must have worn this to back in the day.


All photos by Mikhail Glabets

Monday, February 4, 2013

Uniform




[Sweater: thrifted; Top: Old Navy; Jeans; Citizens of Humanity (similar); Loafers: Cole Haan; Watch: Nixon]

A cozy cardigan paired with a bright top is a uniform of sorts for me. This particular tank was winterized with this thick knit sweater. You can see the fall version of this look here.


All photos by Mikhail Glabets

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Inspired Shopping


[Turtleneck: Banana Republic Outlet (old); Shirt: J.Crew factory; Jeans: Citizens of Humanity (similar); Boots; J.Crew (similar); Ring: Forever 21]

Last month when I scored some crazy deals at J.Crew, I got another big bonus: styling inspiration from the sales associate who rang me out. She wore a cute cowl neck sweater layered over a button down shirt. I had never thought to do much with a cowl neck, but after seeing this, I was excited to pull similar pieces from my own closet to recreate the look. I love the new life that layering gives to old wardrobe pieces.

Don't forget to enter my jewelry giveaway with Joyo. You have until Sunday night to score these awesome, laser-cut wood jewelry!
All photos by Mikhail Glabets

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Layers of Leopard


[Sweater: Barney's New York Outlet (old, last seen here); Blouse: J.Crew Factory; Jeans: Citizens of Humanity (similar); Booties: Report; Beanie: Asos (similar)]


A full-on leopard blouse seems like a very audacious wardrobe choice, so to get away with wearing it at work and more traditional dress code sessions, I layered it under this cozy sweater. Layers cover multitude of sins. 

All photos by Mikhail Glabets

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Detective

[Sweater: Thrifted; Jeans: Citizens of Humanity (similar); Booties: Report; Coat: Verrryyy old (similar); Hat: Forever 21]

I didn't realize it until reviewing these photos, but this outfit is one pair of baggy khakis away from making me look like a detective.

I was too distracted by the mustard yellow sweater with epic shoulder pads to notice. Oh, the treasures of thrifting. 

All photos by Mikhail Glabets

Monday, May 14, 2012

Tunic & Tropical Cravings

[Tunic: H&M (old); Jeans: Citizens of Humanity via REVOLVE; Shoes: Old Navy, Bracelet: J.Crew (with major discount code); Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Boyfriend; Scarf: Target, Earrings: H&M]

I like to make you think I perfectly plan each day's ensemble using a snazzy spreadsheet. But the reality is, a lot of mornings five different outfit options end up in a heap on the floor and I end up going with something completely random.

Today's look is just that. It had been raining for what felt like 10 days in a row in Boston, and this tropical, tribal-looking print called out to me. The breezy tunic shape makes me think of vacation garb, and the bright blue scarf adds even more colorful cheer. Hence the crazy jump in the last picture.

All photos by Mikhail Glabets

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Swapped Style

[Cardigan: Old Navy, last seen here; Pink Shirt: Gap, swapped; Jeans: Citizens of Humanity via REVOLVE; Flats: Zara; Earrings: BaubleBar; Ring: Old Navy; Necklace: J.Crew factory (old) Bracelet: Flea Market]

I have been so excited the wear the goods from my first ever Swap party. The ladies at The Swapaholics put on this incredible event where you bring in three to five items in exchange for new (to you) pieces. I've heard that previous events are reminiscent of a Filene's Basement running of the brides, but this particular night was leisurely and lovely. Whenever you saw an item you wanted on the racks, you simply replaced it with something you brought. The idea was to hang out and see what else made its way onto the racks as more people arrived and swapped in their own items. You could even sip wine, munch sandwiches, and meet new people in the process. Way better than the mall or Newbury Street, if you ask me. And way greener, of course.

Sad you missed it? Don't be. That party just kicked off their swap season, and there's even another event coming up in Boston May 16. Oh, and expect to see more of my fun finds on the blog. I'm finally starting to embrace the color red, which inspired me to pull this awesome number off the racks. I have so many ideas on how to style this maxi dress, which I admittedly don't think I would have sprung for at any retail price. And the pink oxford in today's outfit is something I had been wanting to buy anyways, so being able to swap it out for something I didn't want anymore felt quite lucky.

Boston has slipped back down to its normally chilly winter temperatures, so I was happy to layer this pastel pink shirt (trendy this season but also timeless, in my opinion) with the Old Navy cardigan that looks and feels far too well constructed and luxe for its $15.99 (on sale) price tag. I played up the pastels even further with blue ring and lavender nails (Essie Lilacism). I think the color trend is really cute, but am a little wary of spending much money on pastel clothing just in case those shades become stale next year. But an $8 bottle of nail polish? I can do that.

All photos by Mikhail Glabets

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bright On the Run

[Coral Top: Forever 21 (sold out) ; Striped Top: Forever 21 (more options here); Navy Cardigan: Splendid via Buffalo Exchange; Jeans: Citizens of Humanity via REVOLVE, Striped snood (yeah that's what it's called!): Asos, sold out now but a here's a cute polka dot one; Bag: Vintage Coach, thrifted, Shoes: Aerosoles via T.J.Maxx, available here;]

Here's a quick look of my first-day-in-San-Francisco outfit. We had left Boston at 6 a.m., and neither of us are morning people. But it was well worth the early flight to still have a long chunk of day left on the West Coast once we arrived.

These pictures were taken with our point-and-shoot camera, and about two hours after we got in, so they might look a bit more raw than usual. But I was excited to throw on a bright, girly blouse with the cutest tiny bow details. The striped shirt underneath has my favorite turquoise blue color in it. And M captured some beautiful light, as always.

That day we ate a late lunch Sweet Maple, which had the best bacon ever (thick cut and seasoned with brown sugar and pepper) and was located near the Lower Pacific Heights apartment we rented through Airbnb. We walked all through the beautiful Marina neighborhood and ended up near Crissy Field, with a great view of the Golden Gate bridge. We ate more delicious food than I can even keep track of on that trip, but other favor spots were Uva, Plow, and Nick's Crispy Tacos (cheap but good margaritas will always win me over).

It's back to winter weather here in Boston, but I'm excited to wear that coral blouse again. Many ideas on how to layer and pair it with other stuff in my wardrobe, so keep on the lookout.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Flea Market Bag

[Jeans: Citizens of Humanity via REVOLVE; Shirt: Behnaz Sarafpour for Target via Buffalo Exchange; Sweater: J.Crew factory store (old); Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Flatop Boyfriend; Shoes: thrifted Salvatore Ferragamo via Garment District; Earrings: Forever 21 (old); Coat: Forever 21 (old); Bag: flea market]

I scored this awesome leather bag at a flea market last week for $5. It's old and warn and a nice light leather that I hope can work for spring. I paired it with a few other thrifted finds (shoes and top), and a dusty mauve sweater that I think I will retire for a bit once spring fully hits. I'm ready for bright colors, and already snuck some in with my socks and gloves.

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