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"Please put on some pants. Everything you say sounds really creepy when you're not wearing pants."

The freezing cold weather has finally broken, though now it's been replaced with rain for the last couple of days.  Hopefully the weather will get nicer for those of you attending NYC Fashion Week!

Also coming up this weekend is the Superbowl.  It's only in recent years that I got into watching it, but it's a great time to hang out with friends, drink some beer, and eat food that tastes great and is terrible for you!  Can't wait, because I actually am rooting for a team this year which makes it more fun to watch (my only Rutgers pride is Ray Rice).  

Anyway, here's to warm weather.. some old photos that I took in the fall when it was unnaturally warm.  I like the subtle floral print on these Current/Elliott jeans.  Alas, I am pretty sure these are supposed to be capris on a normal sized girl, but they end up being regular length jeans on me.  The trials and tribulations of a short girl.

(top: Erin Wasson x RVCA |jeans: Current/Elliott |shoes: Pamela Love x Nine West)


"Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world"
-Marilyn Monroe

I heard a news headline a couple of months back about women who were getting their toes surgically shortened or removing a pinky toe, all just to fit into their shoes!  I didn't stick around to watch the news story but it definitely made me think twice about the shoes I'm wearing.  I'm all about fashionable footwear, shoes are definitely one of my favorite accessories, but to sacrifice a toe for a pair of heels seems a bit excessive considering the reason a woman would do that would only be to get her foot INTO the shoe, not making the shoe more comfortable or anything.

Although I have a love of high heels for the length they give my stumpy legs, it's just not worth it to wear them all the time and damage my feet even further.  I had bunions through middle school and the beginning of high school and it wasn't because I wore heels, I just had always had them.  The realization came that my feet weren't the same as everyone else's when I went and had a conversation with my mom and said my feet were normal, did I compare our feet and see that I in fact had abnormal feet.  This lead to hiding me feet all summer long in sneakers and never having the chance to wear flip flops until junior year I got surgery to correct my feet.  I was fortunate because recovery from the surgery was quick and easy. It was liberating to be able to wear flip flops during warm weather.  

Anyway, listening to that headline made me a bit more conscious of my footwear choices, and I'm attempting to incorporate lower heels into my wardrobe.  Here's one of the newer pair of shoes that I think are unbelievably awesome.  I've seen these Pamela Love x Nine West boots circulating the blogosphere in black, but I don't see many in red, so I'm kind of happy black sold out so I could get red (although I'd probably have purchased and kept both given the chance).   Full outfit pictures to follow.

(boots: Pamela Love x Nine West)


"I can make any kind of a balloon animal, as long as it’s a worm or a snake."

Cold days need shearling coats for warm coziness with fashion.  I feel like I'm in Game of Thrones when I wear this coat!   I got it a couple of years ago, but it's served me well for winter.  This outfit coincidentally has the same base as my last outfit, Madwell t-shirt and Citizens of Humanity jeans.

Didn't get a chance to get many photos outside, so I had my boyfriend snap a couple while we were at the hardware store.  I spent my time stalking aisles that didn't have people and taking quick pictures with my phone.  My new Samsung Galaxy S3 takes some pretty good pictures, which makes it easy when I don't want to drag my large SLR camera around.

I'll be leaving for South Carolina on Wednesday so I'll be MIA for the next couple of days.  I get to attend a wedding of my boyfriend's cousins.  Can't wait for my mini vacation, see you guys when I get back!

(tshirt: Madwell |jeans: Citizens of Humanity |shoes: All Saints |coat: Topshop |bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim |beanie: Alexander Wang)


How did you become friends? Was it an accident? Did you hit him with your car and you became his reluctant caretaker?

Being away for the holidays always means more work when you finally come back to reality. January is turning out to be a relatively busy month starting with New Year's Eve. NYE was a fun night of debauchery with friends, drinks, and music. Food at 3 am is always a good way to end a night of partying. I'm booked with volleyball tournaments, birthdays (including my boyfriend's), and my first official wedding.

 This past year or so, I seem to be surrounded by people getting engaged and married. I begged my boyfriend last year to get my invited to one wedding so I could experience one and now he's gotten me invited to three out of state weddings. I urged him to get more engaged friends in the state so we can stop bleeding money.

I've been throwing blazers over everything lately, especially casual t-shirts.  I love wearing t-shirts by themselves, but adding a blazer is perfect for the cooler weather.  It also adds a bit of classiness to an otherwise casual outfit.  I can even get away with wearing a t-shirt to work if I layer a blazer over it which makes for a more comfortable yet appropriate outfit.

The jeans were a find on Ebay, I've been obsessed with the Citizens of Humanity Avedon jeans because the ankles of these jeans are skinny enough for my skinny ankles (a problem I have mentioned before).  I was just stalking Ebay for some more Avedon's and came across the Citizens of Humanity Avedon  in Beowulf, which is what I'm wearing in these photos.  I thought they would be an awesome addition to my fall and winter wardrobe.  The pattern helps add a little bit of interest to any outfit I wear them with.

(tshirt: Madewell |jeans: Citizens of Humanity |blazer: H&M |shoes: Rag & Bone Newbury |bag: Proenza Schouler)