Friday, June 4, 2010

Poofy Skirt!

Not too much of an exciting outfit today, as I'm in work clothes, but I did want to showcase my lovely poofy black skirt. I love this baby!! It makes me feel so pretty and girly. It may be hard to notice in the picture, but there is ribbon detailing on the overlay. So precious!

The Breakdown:


Black Skirt: H&M, Resale Shop
Shirt: Work Shirt
Shoes: Payless

Large Chain Necklace: Gift from Brazil
Floral Necklace: Forever 21
Blue and Ivory Necklace: Thrifted

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Blue Dress Day

So, it certainly did rain today, which means that I didn't get to go to the park. I still had a nice time celebrating my dad's birthday though, even though we had to celebrate indoors.

After the party I went to the MOCAD for my first official volunteer shift. I was a gallery attendant today, so I just walked around and monitored the galleries. It was quiet, but still fun and inspirational. A combination of one of the sculptures plus reading Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle gave me an idea for a new painting series. Don't you love when creativity sparks?

I got this dress on the cruise when I was in St. Thomas. They had all sorts of shops around the pier with tons of summer dresses and jewelry. The bracelet I'm wearing is also from St. Thomas. I think I've shown it already, but I haven't mentioned how it works. It's really awesome: the bracelet has little magnets on it and you line them up to make whatever form you want. You can also wear it as a necklace. I love when things are multi-functional, don't you?

Back to the dress though, usually I would consider the length a bit too long for my personal taste, but I actually really like the way it works with this particular dress. Perhaps because it's strapless the length helps to balance it out? It makes me feel prettier to have a little bit of a longer dress. I like the way it brushes against my lower legs as I walk.

The Breakdown:


Dress: St. Thomas
Shirt: Old Navy
Mary Janes: Payless

Bracelet: St. Thomas
Necklace: Forever 21
Brown Belt: Thrifted
Hair Clip: Drug Store? Target?

Good Morning

Good morning sunshines.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Casual Tuesday

It was a casual day today. It's weird because in the past 'casual' for me has meant a cotton skirt and t-shirt. Ever since I bought these jeans from Urban Outfitters though they have been my go-to for casual days. They are really stretchy, which makes them super comfortable.

This tank top is one of my favorites. I think it has such a fun cut with all of the layers. These fun layers do make it difficult to style this top though. I'll have to try to wear it with something other than jeans sometime.

I threw a scarf on today instead of a necklace. I always feel a little weird wearing scarves. ('fashionable' scarves, not warm weather scarves) They always feel bulky on me. However when I see other people wearing them they always look so effortless and chic. Maybe it's all in my mind?

The Breakdown:


Top: Urban Outfitters
Jeans: BDG, Urban Outfitters
White Flats: r2

Scarf: Thrifted
Sunglasses: Forever 21

I grew up in Grosse Pointe Woods, which is a really boring place. The only good thing about it (other than it being a beautiful place) is the Grosse Pointe Woods park. I haven't been there in a few years and was super exited because we were going to go tomorrow for my Dad's birthday, but it's suppose to storm. LAME. It is such a perfect place for pictures! My friend and I use to go and take pictures there when we were teenagers. Oh good times indeed. Perhaps the storm will blow over and I'll be able to get some interesting pictures. Here's to hoping!

Have a great night!