Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Lumberjack Red

Happy Wednesday! Tuesdays and Wednesdays are rough mornings for me. I have the wonderful responsability of opening the coffee shop two days in a row which means waking up at 5 a.m. to be at work at 5:30. For those of you who have not seen this time of day the stars are still out when I wake up just to give you some insight, ah the life of a barista. Waking up this early usually leaves me at the mercy of my closet and whatever jumps out at me first. It's rather hit or miss when I dont have the energy to fight to find an outfit that I really love. I'm very glad I decided to actually start a fire this evening because it gave me some inspiration for a photo shoot. I thought I wasn't going to be able to take pictures today but I decided the stacks of wood in my basement were the perfect backdrop for my firey red blouse I am wearing. This shirt has such beautiful detailing on the top and a great little cinched waist. I have a weakness for cutesy little tops like this one but I rarely ever find myself buying this color so I'm proud of myself for branching out a bit. It happened to snow a bit today and it was quite beautiful. Warm wet snow makes me wish for some Hunter boots, waterproof and great for the up and coming mud season! Maybe you will see them in a later post if I'm lucky!
Blouse- Tjmaxx $13
Sweater- Banana Republic $borrowed
Jeans- J.Crew $40
Boots-Chinese Laundry via Tjmaxx $20

I want these! stat.
Mud season here I come!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunshine and Wind!

Sundays are my only real day off. I currently hold down three different jobs and for six out of seven days of the week I work at atleast one of them. Sundays are my day to write so I usually end up at the coffee shop I work at on my laptop for most of the day. The sun was shining so brightly in my room this morning that I woke up practically sweating. This lead me to believe it was very warm outside but like most sunny days during a New England winter I was lead astray by the heat of the sun through the window. I stepped outside in my tights, skirt, thin sweater, and boots and instantly had tears streaming down my face. Hopefully the photos don't reveal my runny nose and watering eyes. For the most part this is a typical outfit for me, especially this winter. I've been very into high-waisted fitted skirts, tights, and boots. These pictures are taken around my house, one of the places in town where there is still snow on the ground. Although it is quickly melting with the same heat of the sun that woke me in my bed this morning. Tell me what you think so far! I would love to hear some feedback.
Cardigan- h&m $35
Tank -Forever 21 $15
Skirt- Forever 21 $15
Belt - Free store $free
Tights- Tj maxx $5
Boots - Bass outlet $30

Saturday, February 20, 2010

I did it!

So I bit the bullet and did it. I've started a blog, and hopefully will have the ability and motivation to keep it going. I've wanted to do this for quite some time but haven't due to various excuses that really are just that, excuses. Then the other day a friend inspired me, gave me three days to start one and here it is. I'm always writing and always finding an excuse to create a killer outfit even though I live in a tiny town in New Hampshire that thrives on L.L. Bean and wal-mart. Don't get me wrong I think there is nothing wrong with L.L. Bean. I've actually been wishlisting a pair of their Maine Hunting Boots for quite some time. Paired with skinny jeans or even sweater tights and a laid back dress or skirt they have the potential to make a practical and cute winter outfit. Wal-mart on the other hand is another story for another time. So here it goes, my first blog post. I thought it would be a good way to start the 24th year of my life. My birthday was on thursday and I splurged and bought a really great outfit, so here it is. Enjoy. I love all of the different textures in this outfit, sequins, suede, cashmere they all mesh so well together. The cashmere and suede help to offset the sequins making them less flashy and more classy. A superb birthday outfit if I do say so myself.
- I appologize for the myspace-esque photography....I'll try to get better photos for the next entry.

The sweater, dress and belt are all from H&M
Sequin Dress $50
Suede Grey skinny belt $15
Baby doll pink sweater $35
Brown suede boots from Bass $30 (75% off)
Grey sweater tights $5 from TJ Maxx