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a total hodge podge: fashion wishlist

July 20, 2011

Filed Under : STYLE

Sure, none of these items really make a cohesive outfit per say, but they sure are awesome individual pieces that I’m lusting after.  that I kind of all want.  that I can no longer buy since I just spent all my money on a new desk and a trip to Portland.  that would be such great additions to my closet anyways.  that would look great on my trip to Portland? or just as equally great while I sit at my new desk?  K cool, these are now mine.

Oh but aren’t they fun!  From that festive Madewell necklace to those navy blue sandals from TENOVERSIX to that Romwe kelly green maxi skirt, all of these pieces are really doing it for me.  Pulling on my heart strings.  Achin’ my breaky heart.  Luckily for moi, it’s almost my half-birthday so that’s a perfect excuse to buy myself a present (or 9).

  1. Madewell necklace
  2. Steven Alan shorts
  3. Modcloth dress
  4. Anthropologie bralette
  5. Rodebler sandals via TENOVERSIX
  6. Romwe maxi skirt
  7. Ruche striped top
  8. Virginia Johnson bag
  9. Warby Parker sunglasses

Springtime Scarves

April 12, 2010

Filed Under : STYLE

Along with my addictions to tea and Alexa Chung, I can’t live without scarves.  They’re one of the few accessories that I wear consistently (like more than necessary), whether it be in the dead of winter (cue cowl-necked wools) or the breezy nights of summer (gauzy linens).  And though I’m a fan of all different varieties, from chunky knits to thin cottons, I certainly have my favorites.

For example, I love when a scarf is so thick and overpowering that you can barely see over the vast amount of fabric that’s engulfing your entire upper body.  Yet at the same time, the material is thin and totally breathable.  Light yet bulky.  Extra points if it’s gauzy in texture.

You might not think this kind of scarf is wearable in the springtime.  Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s perfectly acceptable to accessorize with scarves in the warm weather as long as you’re wearing the appropriate versions!  You don’t want to suffocate in an explosion of 100% wool, trust me.  Light Merino wool, on the other hand?  Crème de la crème of spring shawls.

Other fabrics that are great for the spring and summer: gauzy linen, cashmere-linen blends, pashmina, and cotton.  They’re breezy, breathable, and totally functional.

Here are the scarves (pictured above) that I’m majorly lusting after this spring:

Virginia Johnson Shawl in Camel Beet, $195

Rachel Roy Crinkle Gauze Scarf in Green, $28

Lovequotes Scarf in Papaya, $88

Linen Me Garza Scarf in Nougat, $30

Calypso Orchid Scarf in Deco, $95

J. Crew Shimmer Stripe Wrap, $55