Black to Winter

scarf, floral, dress, leather, jacket  Even though these photos are some of my stockpiles from long ago, this is pretty indicative of what i’ve been wearing lately. You cannot get me out of leggings. And what better to throw over the leggings that I haven’t taken off in days than a simple, no-fuss printed dress. We had a few days of sunshine & happiness when I was running around with barely a cardigan on.  Forty degrees feels so warm in the dead of winter. But in no time I was back to whimpering under 3 blankets and never taking off my leggings. I am such a cold weenie.

I love the simplicity of this dress, but have always struggled with its pattern. I found it at target a couple years ago, on a sale rack, in a size too small. The tiny florals reminded me so much of the elusive 90s vibe that I am constantly hunting that I just had to have it. I solved the fit issue by cutting and removing the elastic string inside the waist seam. Instantly it fit perfectly, no more cutting me in half.

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Dress: Target
Jacket: Ross
Leggings: Jockey/Ross
Boots: Diba/DSW (Also worn here: One, Two)
Scarf: Ross

Would you buy something that doesn’t fit perfectly? What are your tricks for fixing a pieces fit?

xx Amy

Good News Everybody!

I’m back! I’ve finally managed the hectic around what I really want to be doing. For once, I actually feel pretty set and organized heading into the New Year. Except that I still find myself writing 2012 on things, so maybe I’m not as ready as I think. [Or the world really did stop back then and I have yet to realize it!]Velvet, Holiday, New Years, Heels,

My love for velvet is finally manifesting itself in my closet. I found this beauty at the Serendipity Boutique consignment store. It was one of those perfectly destined moments because as I was trying on a different velvet dress, the owner offered to let me in back to see all the rest of their velvet! I was in heaven. Luckily only two pieces fit perfectly, so I was able to narrow it down to this mermaid shape. Functionally, the little flare at the bottom is so helpful to make this full length skirt moveable. On a style note, I don’t know how else to say I just love it! This is my second mermaid maxi skirt [My First Mermaid Maxi Skirt], and as a short gal it is my favorite cut for long skirts. The flare prevents me from feeling like I am just swimming in skirt. Velvet, Holiday, New Years, Heels,While this is not what I will be wearing tonight for New Years Eve, it was my favorite holiday outfit this year. I wore it out to my office job’s holiday lunch, and have recreated it a couple times when I want to feel luxurious. Not sure how well you can tell, but the sweater is a beautiful silver with sparkle threads mixed throughout. I see no need to freeze to be holiday appropriate, so this was the perfect cold weather look. I managed to layer a pair of fleece tights, high socks, a tank and tshirt all underneath! Velvet, Holiday, New Years, Heels,

And this is what happens when you take outfit photos right in front of one of the house’s parking spots. I’m sure my roommate thought I was trying to not so secretly snap photos of him. But now you get a great shot of his car. HI CAR.Velvet, Holiday, New Years, Heels,Velvet, Holiday, New Years, Heels,

[Sweater: H&M] [Skirt: Thrifted] [Booties: DSW(similar)/Steve Madden] [Scarf: Francesca’s]

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My kitty, Hiccup, just had to come keep me company and I managed to snap a picture of him posing. Isn’t he too adorable?!

What’s your favorite holiday fabrics?

xx Amy

Curious About Pariscomming.com

Pariscomming.com somehow got my email address this morning for a random promotional message and I really think their list purchasing is spot on. Even though I’ve never heard of this company before I am smitten with what they call their “Street Style Fashion.” My only hesitation is the actual quality of the clothes. There is nothing, good or bad, about them online! While they look adorable, I feel that any of these “imported from china” shops need to be validated for me before I consider buying from them. I’ve seen too many of my friends duped from similar sites. So until I hear more about them I’m just gonna lust over their pretty pictures.

ParisComming

1. Camel Cape Coat / 2. Lace Side Grey Dress / 3. K Jumper / 4. Pink Scarf / 5. Shells Pendant Necklace / 6. Totem Blue Scarf / 7. Sequined Collar Dress / 8. Coral Blazer / 9. Yellow Sweater

It’s full on winter here, so I keep dreaming of beautiful fluffy sweaters  long sleeves. Unlike nearly everywhere else I’ve been browsing lately, ParisComming actually has a really large selection of long sleeves tops & dresses. (See #2!)  #9 is the absolute perfect sweater in my head. It looks long enough to be worn with leggings and is the most amazing shade of yellow. I have two skeins of yarn that are just about the shade of #4 and a long scarf is exactly what I have in mind for them. #1 is almost number 1 on my wishlist. I’ve spent years thinking on the beauty of capes, but have yet to find one that doesn’t eat me whole. I love the detachable fur hood on this one, and it comes in camel or red. At only $78.99 I’m really considering this one, but I just wish I could try it out first. That’s really the downside with online shopping.

What’s on your winter wishlist?

xx Amy