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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?

Moonlight Lady

Simple is usually faster, so when it comes to finding an outfit I’m always looking to simplify. One way to simplify is to stick with a monochromatic color scheme. I wear a lot of black and have found that layering and mixing textures is a great way to keep things from getting boring. My old linen top worked perfectly under the faux fur vest my mom gave me for Christmas, keeping me warm without adding any extra bulk. The booties strike the perfect half clashing half complimenting balance with my BB Dakota jacket and gave my outfit a needed pop.

What color(s) have you found yourself gravitating too recently? How do you keep recycled pieces/looks fresh?

My “Go-To” Look

Sunnies: Gifted, Sweater & Earrings: H&M, Skirt: Talbots (via Goodwill), Tights: TJ Maxx, Bracelet: Gifted, Booties: BambooLook familiar? This is a re-imagination of one of my “go-to” looks; black tights, my black H&M Sweater, a skirt and a pair of heels (seen here, here & here).

A “go-to” look should be something that you can throw on without thinking about it, makes you feel confident and can easily be tweaked to work for a variety of situations. My “go-to” looks is simple, easy to dress up and down and can be worn everywhere from work to dinner and drinks. It wasn’t until I went to post these photos that I realized just how often I wear a variation this look.

My “go-to” getup has served me well and is perfect for Mondays those mornings when I wake up late and hate everything I put on.

What’s your “go-to” look?

Black and Tan

If you live in a place where winter last more than two months invest in a longer coat. They’re warm and cozy, just like a sleeping bag…

Jacket: Macy’s, Knit Hat & Sunnies: Downtown Threads, Sweater: H&M, Belt: Possibility Shop, Scarf: Gifted, Suede Skirt: Goodwill, Tights: Target, Booties: BambooI’d planned on pairing my leopard booties and camel skirt with an off white sweater until the cat decided that said sweater would make a perfect cuddle buddy and proceeded to shed half of her winter coat on it. With my sweater option nixed I decided to break all the rules and wear black and brown together and you know what I like it!

I used the leopard print booties to pull the black and brown together and then broke everything up with the bright red belt and was really happy with the end results.

What fashion rules have you broken lately?

Black & Blue

Sunnies: Downtown Threads, Faux Fur Circle Scarf: Gifted, Ring: Gilt, Bracelet: Gifted, Peacoat & Sweater: H&M, Skirt: Charity Shop in Maine, Belt: TJ Maxx, Tights: Target, Booties: Bamboo

The warmer weather feels wonderful after last week’s quick cold snap. I’ve been seeing navy blue and black color palettes every where lately. I love how the two dark colors play off each other. I added warm touches with the gold belt (one of my favorite TJ Maxx finds to date) and my favorite leopard print booties.

The week after Thanksgiving is the first major hurtle in the holiday season. With less than a month till Christmas feeling more than a little anxious (as usual I’m totally unprepared. The good news is that D and I figured what we were going to put on top of our first Christmas tree and we compromised and agreed to no holiday music until we put the tree up next weekend.

How prepared are you for the holidays? When do you start getting into the holiday spirit?

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?

I had a Dream I Wore This to Graceland

Dress: T.J. Maxx, Bracelet: Gifted, Booties: Bamboo (via Amazon)

What would you wear to Graceland?

Inspiration Come to Life

Sunnies: Greece, Moto Jacket (not pictured): T.J Maxx,

Dress: Vintage (via Downtown Threads), Belt: The Possibilities Shop,

Booties: Bamboo (via Amazon)

Having fashion déjà vu?

Here’s why.

A month and a day ago I posted a special Face Hunter edition of Friday Finery & Frivolities. I’d been in a style rut and it took coming across this photo to set me right again. I found the mix of patterns unexpected but they worked together flawlessly.

Two weeks ago when Downtown Threads posted a picture of the dress I’m wearing above on their facebook page it instantly reminded me of the Face Hunter photograph and I knew I had to have it. The dress was a bit big (hence the bunching and poofing in the chest area) but when I added the red belt I was able to tuck in some of the excess fabric so there was minimal bunching.

At first I wasn’t sure if the booties would work well with the colors in the dress but I decided to stick with them and I’m really glad I did becuase I love how this look turned out! I usually pair these booties with neutrals or solid colors but now I’m starting to realize that they are much more versatile than I gave them credit for.

I think recreating this look was extremely helpful for me. It gave me the opportunity to pair different patterns together and it also showed me how easy it can be to take what you already have and turn it into something that inspires you.

Have you ever copied an outfit? What recent looks have inspired you?