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Penny Lane

Sunnies: Gifted,  Jacket: Vintage (via Downtown Threads), Sweater: Gap, Belt: Target, Jeans: Charlotte Ruse, Booties: Jeffery CampbellI’ve wanted this coat since I saw Kate Hudson as Penny Lane in Almost Famous. A few weeks ago I got a call from Carolyn at Downtown Threads telling me to get to the store ASAP because she’d found my dream coat. When I finally made it to the store and Carolyn pulled this suede beauty out my heart almost stopped. It was the coat I’d always wanted and it fit me like a glove!

The jacket is 100% suede and I love that you can flip the collar up for a more dramatic (and warmer) look. The collar itself is shearling, it’s so dense that your fingers disappear into the fleece when you touch it. I love how the coat is nipped in at the waist so you can be warm and cozy without looking or feeling bulky. I couldn’t believe the jacket’s pristine condition after Carolyn told me that she found it in a storage unit!

It may have taken me a few years to track it down but now that I finally have my perfect ‘Penny Lane’ coat I can say it was definitely worth the wait.

What pieces are you still searching for? What piece in your closet took you the longest to track down?

Booties & Tofu

Knit Hat: Downtown Threads, Blouse: Vintage (via my Mom), Dress: Target, Belt: The Possibility Shop, Tights: TJ Maxx, Booties: Bamboo (via Amazon), Turkish “evil eye” Bracelet: Gifted (thanks Dad!)

I don’t like to play favorites when it comes to my shoes but these leopard print booties are hard to beat. When I bought them I remember my friends laughing and shaking their heads saying “ohh wow.” I was hesitant about wearing them out at first but they quickly became one of my favorite pairs of shoes. Not only are they comfortable, warm and the perfect height but they are a great conversation starter.

Styling a LBD is a lot like cooking with tofu. Tofu naturally takes on the flavors of whatever you’re cooking it with; similarly the accessories you pair with your LBD set the tone of your whole look. I wanted to keep my outfit casual and fun so I layered a blouse from my mom’s college days under my dress and added some shape to the look with my red belt. My slouchy knit hat and bold booties kept the outfit fun and helped me avoid looking too “dressy” in my very casual office.

I like that I could just remove the hat and blouse, add a cute cropped jacket (maybe something with sequins) and a bit more eyeliner and be ready for drinks or dinner after work.

How have you styled LBDs in the past? What quick tricks do you have to take an outfit from day to night?

Spotted: Outtakes Galore

Scarf: Gifted, Jacket: Esty, Blazer & Dress: Goodwill, Booties: Old Navy

Sometimes you just have to laugh at yourself. Happy hump day y’all!

My Golden Booties

Earrings: Charlotte Ruse, Sweater: Loft (via Clothes Exchange),

Romper: Target, Booties: Jeffery Campbell (via Footnotes)

Ok so they’re not gold but they are pretty awesome. I love these Jeffrey Campbell booties  and after months of  taking them out of the box to just look at them, I promised myself that I would wear them more. I usually pair them with dark wash boot cut jeans or leggings in the fall but I decided it was time to style them for summer.

If you’ve been following Wore Out for a bit then you may recognize this sweater and romper. I’ve remixed them a few times (here, here & here) but I actually wear them both a lot more than is represented on the blog. This was the first romper I bought and its become a go to piece for me this summer. It’s great dressed up with a black linen blazer, bold clutch and pumps. Need a quick coverup for the beach? A lightweight romper is the perfect paired with a floppy sunhat or fedora with wedges or cute summer sandals. 

However if you plan on layering so much as a cardigan over your romper be advised. Removing said romper and over layers is tricky enough when you’re in the comfort of your own home but nearly impossible when you really have to pee and are forced to stand in line behind a whole summer camp at the one and only restroom, that is for some unknown reason always wet… just sayin!

How have you been styling your romper(s) this summer? What items in your closet are you’re trying to wear more often?

LDB Co-Lab Look #2 Going to Boot Camp

If you’ve been following Wore Out for any period of time then you know these Jeffrey Campbell booties, I’ve lusted over them here and here

Distressed Denim Shirt: Miley Cyrus for Wal-Mart,

Braid Belt: T.J Maxx, LBD, Tights: Hanes, Bali, & Playtex Outlet,

 Booties: Jeffrey Campbell Boot Camp Footnotes Online

Can we take a moment to talk about these shoes. I’ve lusted after them for months… I first posted about them in Friday Finery & Frivolities and since then the hunt has been on. Finally I found them and at more than $120 off! It was fashion destiny. They were my first Jeffrey Campbell’s and they wont be my last, I love them.

Even though Carolyn pulled this outfit together it’s exactly my style. I love how she was able to pick up my taste after spending some time in my room and my closet. I absolutely love how this outfit turned out. I would wear it with or without tights and it would look so cute layered with a leather jacket or trench coat.

It’s a much more casual look than the yesterday’s post and I’m loving how the military feel of booties is working with the classic vibe of the LBD. So far I am loving this remixed outfit.

Which look do you like better? Would you wear booties with your LBD? 

Caught in the Crosswalk

“Show me cheetah trapped in an urban jungle!”

I love how this shot is framed

Sunglasses: Downtown Threads

Necklace: Forever 21

Sweater: Target

Cocktail Ring: Charlotte Ruse

Belt: ?

Pencil Skirt: Forever 21

Tights: The Sox Market

Booties: Bamboo (via Amazon)

Literally leaping into the crosswalk in between cars

I have to say this was the quickest and most hilarious photo session to date! My roommate Ned is an amazing photographer who’s exhibits have shown all over Vermont. Ned has a gift of being able to capture not just images but moments in time with such vividness it evokes emotions and senses from viewers.* I was honored that he snapped these pictures for me (and embarrassed when I handed over my craptastic point and shoot camera for him to use!)

Usually D takes my outfit pictures (he’s easy to coerce and it’s easy for me to relax when he’s behind the camera because he’s always making me laugh) but having Ned take these was so fun that I’m thinking it might be fun to have guest photogs once in a while!

Love how the shadows look with the cheetah print

Inspired by my booties Ned decided he wanted the pictures to be similar to photos a nature photographer might get of animals in the brush. Despite my limited nonexistent modeling skills the pictures came out beautifully and I have to say I had a blast! We only had a few minutes of light left so these were all taken in under ten minutes.

If you’ve ever driven in downtown Burlington you know that it’s a city of four way stops. As soon as the intersection would clear Ned and I would run out snap a few pics than run back to the sidewalk as car pulled up.  More than once Ned and I were snapping pictures and cars stopped to watch. Thankfully I was laughing too hard to be self conscious.  The people driving by must have been confused and amused!

It’s an accessory safari!

This is one of the first times that I’ve worn these booties with tights (usually I wear them with boot cut jeans) and I have to say I’m loving the look. Next time I’m thinking I might pair them with cutoffs, tights, and a breezy black linen tunic… stay tuned for remixes!

Since I wanted the booties to be the focal point of my outfit I kept the rest of my look neutral using solid colors and clean lines. I was surprised how well the purple of my sweater worked with the cheetah print. I’m excited to start trying new color and pattern combinations this spring and summer. Floral prints and bright solids for color blocking are creeping into my closet as the spring flowers creep through Burlington’s remaining snow. I can’t wait!

What colors and patterns do you love mixing? What new patterns and colors are you adding to your wardrobe for spring?

For more information about Ned’s photography and his newest exhibits please visit his website