19 September 2012

Midweek Craving: Simple Statement Necklace

BaubleBar Triad Collar Necklace

I've lagged on accessories over the years. There was a period where I completely embraced them to accentuate my often basic outfits and had a lot of fun with it. Eventually my accessories style evolved a bit, and my amazing but cheap Forever21 jewellery were on the last legs of their life. That bring us to today. Today I have simple earrings, and two necklaces. Only one is what I would consider a statement piece. I've been having the blah's lately as I examine my outfit in the mirror before heading off to work. There's always something missing.

It is my ongoing lesson that just one piece can make or break a look. Of course, I am using that very fact as an opportunity to day dream and plan purchases on necklaces just like this one. I actually planned to buy the necklace in black as pictured but it sold out and has since been removed from the website. The teal green color is a real gem though.

As I go back to gazing at it, have your self a happy Wednesday! What accessories do you like to perk up your outfits with?

17 September 2012

Fall Wishlist 2012

The days are getting just a bit shorter and just a little colder which is a sure sign Fall is on its way. I personally love Fall fashion out of all other seasons thanks to layering. In my opinion, it allows just the right amount, unlike Winter where I never seem to have enough layers. I am especially excited for this Fall, as it seems to revolve around some of my favorite things: the color burgundy, bows, and polka dots.

Today, I thought I would share with you all the items I have my eye on investing in this season.

 J. Crew Blythe blouse in polka dot
 Zara polka dot printed blouse

 Polka dots are going strong this Fall, and the one way I am dying to incorporate the trend is through the blouses I wear. I plan on wearing it with everything: dressed down with jeans, with a pencil skirt to work, and with a bright pencil skirt for casual Friday's.

Another polka dot beauty that I couldn't wait to pick up, that is on it's way to my doorstep at this very moment is the J. Crew Tippi sweater in burgundy with large navy polka dots. I am most excited about this as it not only incorporates polka dots, which I love, it's also in burgundy. My heart just melted. It's fall perfection.

Another way I am incorporating another burgundy piece into my fall wardrobe is this beauty of a dress I picked up at H&M recently. It runs small in the waist so I recommend sizing up one size.

 H&M dress

Lastly, I love bows as an accent accessory. I can't stop thinking about this belt:

J. Crew leather bow skinny belt

It comes in black and a gorgeous deep cobalt-ish blue and I want to wear it with everything. It seems to be out of stock of the blue color online but I have seen it stocked in stores recently.

Happy Monday! What's on your fall wishlist?

12 September 2012

Midweek Cravings: Minnie

I love J. Crew for their wardrobe staples but am ever so skeptical of their vanity sizing. This means I don't buy things as often as I would like from them. On a recent browsing trip through the store, however, I was excited to find that these Minnie pants NEARLY fit (in a 00r). This means that a 00p should fit, or will need the most minor alterations. So until I bite the bullet, I will constantly drool at these online. They completely fulfill my obsession with ankle length/slim trousers.

Hope you're all having a wonderful Wednesday!

What are you craving right now?