Monday, February 28, 2011

Black and Blue

Victoria s Secret polka dot cocktail dress
$80 - victoriassecret.com

Wildfox Couture vintage top
$85 - shopthetrendboutique.com

A P C heart tee
$75 - net-a-porter.com

Dorothy Perkins velvet jacket
45 GBP - dorothyperkins.com

Aubin Wills elastic waist skirt
49 GBP - net-a-porter.com

Mea Shadow studded booty
$108 - theoutnet.com

Steve Madden suede heel
$100 - stevemadden.com

Messenger bag
$50 - zara.com

Amrita Singh beading bracelet
$100 - pinkmascara.com


Ring
$100 - maxandchloe.com

Betsey Johnson retro earring
$25 - zappos.com

J.Crew - Search
$9.99 - jcrew.com




I've definitely got the blues, so I figured I would do a blue-sy related post. What I wouldn't give for all of these things in my closet, except the heels, since I would have no clue how to walk in them.
Til' next time,
Laura


P.S. Be sure to check out the Miike Snow song "Black and Blue", It (and more specifically Miike Snow in general) is awesome!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thank God it's (almost) Friday night....

2-23-11 (4)

2-23-11

2-23-11 (3)

2-23-11 (2)
(Vintage hat [courtesy of my grandma's sick nasty knitting skills], Vintage cropped leather biker jacket [batwings are my fave], GAP sweater, GAP black and blue leggings, Falke leg warmers, Bean Boots)

This has seriously been the week from hell. Everything in my life that could produce stress has. I am going to do a lot of sleeping this weekend (because I haven't gotten much sleep all week) and stuff my stomach full of Ben and Jerry's. Chocolate chip cookie dough bliss, here I come! Huzzah!

PS. I may be attending a stoplight party tomorrow. If you're single you wear green, if you're relationship is complicated you wear yellow, and if you're in a relationship you wear red. Now I just need to find something cute and green. Hmmmm....

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

From me to you.

2-22-11

Dear readers,
You may be wondering why I have posted the same picture in two back to back posts. This is because my roommate Zoë has insisted that I pay tribute to her in a blog post. If you look below the telltale orange arrow you will see my roommate in all her glory, well maybe not all of it since she's asleep. Anyway, Zoë has also insisted that I tell that she's awesome, which, granted, she is. I woke up to her laughing hysterically at the blunders of Auto Correct, on the aptly named website, "F You Auto Correct!"

Example:






























Toodles (with love from me to you),
Laura

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Shine, shine, shine, on...

2-18-11 (2)

2-18-11
(Vintage Perry Ellis scarf, Vintage leather jacket, Madewell white T-shirt)

I'm really wishing that my homework was asexual/ would do itself. My brain is too mushy to come up with something genuinely witty. I apologize.
Until next time,
XOXO
Laura

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Did it again love, I got it so wrong... but it felt so right I can't believe it.

2-12-11
2-12-11 (2)
(Vintage Perry Ellis scarf, GAP striped shirt, J. Crew gray tank, LnA super zipper leggings)

This is what the poster child for procrastination looks like.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I am whatever I say I am.

2-9-11 (3)

2-9-11 (2)

2-9-11
(Land's End cashmere sweater, alpaca wool hat [gift], Forever 21 pendant, J. Crew cords, Vintage leg warmers)

The State of the Union:
  Likes: Mercutio, Maple Nut Granola with Cranberries, Alwazah tea, fuzzy winter gear, Crayon town, cymbal monkeys, "P.Y.T" (Glee Version... AND the MJ version OF COURSE)
  Dislikes: Romeo, Old Man Winter, lack of sun, post modernism
  Gray Area: Bean Boots, modernism, Friedrich Engels

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Got central heating. And I'm all right.

2-8-11 (2)

2-8-11
(Jennifer Ouellette bejeweled headband, Forever 21 pendant, Delia*s plaid shirt, Ann Taylor skirt, Falke leg warmers, Bean Boots)

Dear Readers,
It's back to the (winter) grind, which = blowing snow and general blustery weather. Winter can be beautiful, just not when it's stabbing you in the eyes with bitty pieces of snow, but I digress. Winter gets a bad rap, especially from yours truly. Winter should be lauded, simply because winter gives you the excuse to wear cute leg warmers, chunky knit sweaters, hats with pom poms, fuzzy scarves, AND best of all, winter gives you the excuse to curl up in front of a fire and drink hot cocoa (with whipped cream of  course) with friends and have fireside chats. 
Pass the mini marshmallows,
Laura

Saturday, February 5, 2011

My dear come again... your voice is fading out and in.

2-5-11
(Madewell white tee, Jennifer Ouellette bejeweled headband, Vintage vest)

I'm just sitting around trying to motivate myself to read Romeo and Juliet.

Friday, February 4, 2011

You really should look for an exit...

2-4-11

2-4-11 (2)

2-4-11 (3)
(Walmart floral department flower, Alternative Apparel Mr. Rodgers cardigan, GAP sweater [underneath], Forever 21 pendant, Anthropologie skirt, Falke leg warmers)

Dear readers,
I'm back to the daily grind that is college. I had one class today, Shakespeare on the Edge. It looks like a REALLY great class and unbeknownst to me one of my best friends is in it. WHOO! Plus, this class typically meets on Monday and Wednesday, which means I have no classes on Friday. Yipee! 

On to the clothing. This skirt and GAP sweater were acquired during a super sale at the mall. I've come to resent mall shopping because so many pieces of clothing look the same, AAAAND I hate when stores forget to take the security tags off clothing.

 I am becoming more and more of a vintage junkie everyday. I love that when you buy a vintage item that item has a backstory and will most likely be unique. I did find a duplicate of my vintage Lilly Pullitzer strawberry sundress, but finding doubles of a vintage item is a lot more rare than finding doubles of a mall item. My gripes with malls aside, I found some great pieces at awesome prices last shopping trip. Maybe I should give the mall a *little* more credit.

Not really shoppin' til' I drop,
Laura

Thursday, February 3, 2011

But don't worry... don't panic... ain't nothin' goin' on but history.




BAISLEY
$60 - aldoshoes.com
Peep toe pumps »

grosgrain plisse priti
$355 - katespade.com
Foldable tote »


Twiggy
rebeccaminkoff.com
Rebecca Minkoff bracelets »



Knit Circle Scarf
$30 - yesstyle.com
Circular scarves »


Bow Beret
$16 - topshop.com
Beret hats »



Vintage Sail You Love Me Barettes
$12 - modcloth.com


Last Call by Neiman Marcus - Hers - Tops
lastcall.com
Tops »




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