October 31, 2011

Over Here

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I'm headed off to my first grad school midterm {eeeek} but if you're looking for an extra break from your Monday,
I'm over here today.

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{Dress: Megan Nielsen, Cardigan: Nordstrom, Scarf: Gift, Boots: Steve Madden}

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This blog could basically be called 26 and Obsessed. Or maybe 26 Obsessions. How about Obsessions of the 26th degree? I find myself blabbing about obsessions on here a lot. But hey that’s me and my ocd, right there on the surface for you. This outfit basically encompasses a lot of my obsessions. This dress by Megan Nielsen which I have been coveting since it came out last year. Or these boots which I’ve been eyeing for 2 years but finally just took the plunge to buy. Or the fact that I’m wearing a scarf again. But it’s fall and scarfs keep my cozy. It’s like my own little security blanket I get to carry around with me, without looking like a weirdo with an actual security blanket.

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October 27, 2011

Me again

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{Dress: Gap, Cardigan: Francesca's, Belt: Limited, Watch: Fossil, Shoes: Alfani}

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Low on words today {that's my life lately}. But I did get dressed.
How have you guys been? We definitely need to catch up.

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October 20, 2011

Skinny Love

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{Top: Limited, Jeans: c/o Karen Kane, Cardigan: J Crew, Scarf: Gap, Shoes: Me Too}

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I know it's Thursday, but this is what I wore on Sunday. It was a perfect day for layers and scarves{although school work and studying were not my idea of a perfect Sunday}. This outfit was comfortable and cozy which made up for the fact I was working on a powerpoint presentation for hours.

As much as I love scarves and layers, it's really these jeans that I'm obsessed with. If I could wear denim to work, I think I'd be living in these for the next week. If you're looking for a pair of skinnys that don't stretch {or suffocate you} I highly recommend these lovelies from Karen Kane. I know for a fact they don't stretch cause I've worn them almost every night since Sunday.

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October 19, 2011

Purple for a Cause

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{Top: Target, Skirt: Thrifted, Cardigan: J Crew, Tights: Gap, Boots: Steve Madden}

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Typically, I'm all run on sentences and bad grammar over here, but today I'd like to be more serious. I'm wearing purple for a cause. My dear friend Suze works for a domestic violence shelter in Michigan so when she asked me to wear purple today in support for Domestic Violence Awareness month I gladly agreed.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
1 in 3 families are affected by domestic violence. Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors — physical, sexual, psychological, and economic coercion — used by one intimate partner against another (adult or adolescent) to gain, maintain, or regain power and control in the relationship. Batterers use of a range of tactics to frighten, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, often injure, and sometimes kill a current or former intimate partner.

If you are in danger, please call 911, your local hotline, or (in the U.S.) the National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233 or TTY (800) 787-3224.


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October 17, 2011

And Well

I had a bit of an impromptu haitus at the end of last week. While I wish I planned a relaxing 3 day vacation, I actually spent 72 hours nursing a random {and quite annoying} neck injury. If someone would have told me 27 would have been filled with new bodily injuries, lots of hair color snafus and more stress than I'm accustomed to, I would have gladly stayed 26.

I did get dressed, but unfortunately didn't find the time to make it to the park. But here's an instagram look at what I wore last week.


Also, congrats to Kara for winning last week's Poshlocket giveaway. Please e-mail me!

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October 11, 2011

A Look Around

After a conversation on twitter this weekend {isn't that how all conversations happen now} about jewelry organization, I thought I'd share a glimpse at my methods {and my abode in general}. So have a look around my little apartment. It's still a work in progress, but it's feeling more and more like home every day.

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Necklaces displayed and organized via tie rack from WalMart

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Bracelets stacked and shown on a paper towel holder from Target

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Earrings and Makeup brushes organized in kitchenware from Anthropologie

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Fun dresses and scarves displayed on an over the door organizer from Target $1 section

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My makeshift inspiration wall...aka a shrine to all things J. Crew

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Other scarves, sweaters and things in bins - plus my What I Wore poster

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A few pieces from the Container Store for mail

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Variety of boxes to keep random little things from getting lost

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Pretty much the basis for my apartment decor

Thanks for having a look around. Feel free to share you organization tips in the comments!

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October 10, 2011

More or Less

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{Top & Cardigan: J Crew, Pants: Limited, Necklace: Stella & Dot, Bracelet: c/o Poshlocket, Sunglasses: Ray Ban, Shoes: Target}

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Maybe you've noticed {if not I'll tell you just keep reading} a bit of a change in my outfits lately. More pants, less skirts that is. I know, I'm surprised too. Having to dress for 12 hour days of work and school vs. just sitting at my desk for the day really have started to influence how I dress in the morning. This outfit is a prime example. It's simple and comfortable.

Of course, I can't tone it down entirely. I love jewelry and adding these two snazzy gold pieces really helped to make this outfit a bit more me. And hey, this gold bracelet is about as close I'll get to a gold star.

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October 7, 2011

Poshlocket Giveaway!

Poshlocket Giveaway

Today, Poshlocket is giving away a pair of fantastic earrings for 1 lucky reader!
Maybe you fancy yourself a gold pair? Or perhaps silver is more your cup of tea.

Entries are simple.
1. Follow this blog and leave a comment telling me which pair you prefer
2. Follow Poshlocket on Facebook and/or Twitter
{say how you follow Poshlocket in your comment please}

Stay tuned! Entries are open until Thursday, Oct. 13 @ 11:59pm EST
Winner will be announced next Friday! US residents only.

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October 5, 2011

Monkey See, Monkey Do

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{Top & Shoes: Target, Pants: Limited, Scarf: J Crew, Sunglasses: Ray Ban}

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Well I'm at it again, copying Kendi, that is. If you can't shamelessly copy your favorite style bloggers on the internet, what's the point of blogging at all?

Actually there are several reasons, okay...But I love when I see something stylish and chic on another blogger that I can recreate and rock at work {repeat after me, chambray is not denim...chambray is NOT denim}.
No point in re-iventing the wheel, right?

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October 3, 2011

Maybe next time

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{Top: Anthro, Skirt: Thrifted, Belt: Limited, Scarf: H&M, Watch: Fossil, Shoes: Target}

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After a weekend in filled with homework and cleaning, I'm actually kind of excited it's Monday and that I'm back at work. Wow, did I really just say that?

Truth be told, there was one bit of excitement in my weekend - a fantastic Death Cab for Cutie concert Friday night. Now if only I had managed to find Mrs. Ben Gibbard and convince her to my bff. Maybe next time Zooey.

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