Tag Archives: Chettah Print

Rusty Redhead

Knit Hat: Downtown Threads, Gifted Scarf, Silence + Noise Blazer: UO, Denim Shirt: Walmart, Pants: Gap, Bamboo Ankle Boots

I wasn’t a huge fan of this outfit (a look clearly better in theory than practice) but I loved the photo above. It’s not particularly flattering or in focus but it finally helped me figure out what color hair I have.

Obviously I’m a redhead, but my hair isn’t really red and it definitely isn’t orange. While I know this is a completely frivolous issue it comes up more often than you’d think. My driver’s ed teacher listed my hair as “orange” on my permit  and I can clearly remember when the woman processing my visa at the Italian Consulate  had to call a supervisor over to ask what color my hair should be listed as on my paperwork.

So just to set the record straight and for my own peace of mind my hair is rust colored. And if rust wont suffice I can always go back be being a red… or orange head.

What color do you consider your hair?

My Life the Comedy

You’ve seen in dozens of movies, a guest of wind plucks an unsuspecting pedestrian’s hat off their head and sends it cartwheeling through the air while said pedestrian proceeds to act a fool trying to chase it down. Yup that was me. Nothing says “Happy Monday!” like a tornado of red hair and cheetah print bobbing and weaving through traffic in hot pursuit of a hat turned Frisbee.

So if you were on Pearl Street this morning you’re welcome for the laugh and don’t worry I caught up with my hat around South Winooski Ave.

When was the last time you laughed at yourself?

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



Double Denim and Other Fashion Faux Pas

Please excuse my popped collar and my camera’s epic focus fail

It could be just the midweek slump or it could be the fact that I work 12+ hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays but I am wiped out and ready for the weekend (and Burlington’s dreary weather is not helping.) Believe me I’m as wore out as I look!

Denim on denim is a new concept for me so I eased into this hot trend slowly pairing a faux denim pencil skirt with a thrifted mens chambray button up. Using contrasting washes and textures when pairing denim will help you avoid the Canadian tuxedo look. The pencil skirt has a wonderful sheen, almost sparkly quality to it (that my craptastic camera failed to pick up) which I thought added a little extra oomph to the otherwise laid back look.

I choose a wide double braid belt to help break up the denim love fest and to bring out the dark almost black brown spots in my cheetah print flats. I know mixing black and brown is considered a faux pas by some but I figured if I was already rocking double denim that a little black and brown mixing couldn’t hurt.

Do my two fashion wrong make a fashion right?

Chambray Button-up: Goodwill

Double Braid Belt: Forever 21

Pencil Skirt: Forever 21

Tights: The Sox Market

Cheetah Print Flats: Target

Watch: Vintage (D’s dad picked it up while traveling in the Caribbean)

This watch has quickly become one of my most treasured pieces of jewelry. When I saw it on D’s desk I immediately pounced on it (he’s not much for jewelry/accessories) but clearly his loss is my gain! D’s dad got it for him from a flea market/bazaar type place while he was traveling in in the Caribbean. I love the band and the large vintage face. I can’t wait to wear it this summer with cutoffs, a white tee, strappy sandals and my straw fedora!

A few weeks ago I had the battery replaced  at a local jewelry store and the jeweler asked me if I was interested in selling it! I of course replied no but I was excited that someone else found this piece as special as I do!

What pieces of jewelry are most special to you?