Monday, September 20, 2010

Easy as 1-2-3

I'm going to go ahead and apologize in advance for being photo heavy today. I didn't feel like doing anything extra over the weekend, so I left the blogging for today....


Belt, bracelet, and flip flops remixed
Dress: some random shop in Istanbul's New District for a whopping 10 Turkish Lira
Belt: Target
Flip flops: Rainbow
Bracelet: gift from my uncle
Earrings: Spice Bazaar in Istanbul

I wore this on Saturday for a grocery run. I got this dress on our last night in Istanbul and paid 10 Lira for it, which is about $7 US. The store was all kinds of random and appeared to be selling factory seconds, which I'm totally okay with buying.

I decided to edge it out a little by doing some pattern mixing. Stripes and zebra? Sounds good to me....

Also, look at these lovely turquoise earrings. B. gave them to me as a gift while we were in Turkey because I told him I wanted some turquoise earrings in my life; he's a good man.


Sandals and tank remixed
Dress: Hecho a Mano, gift from my aunt
Tank: Target
Sandals: Chinese Laundry
Earrings: Turkey

This was me on Sunday, trying to wear one of my most summery dresses before it's officially fall and something clicks in my brain and makes me feel ridiculous about wearing "summery" things. I know, I should just wear it, but my brain says no. I'm weird that way....

B. wanted me to point out that it's completely different from the back. Anyway, I like this dress a lot, even though it's super loud. I got it from Hecho a Mano, a store that my aunt absolutely loves and that I love in theory. It sells all kinds of breezy, beachy, bohemian lovelies - the kinds of things I'd wear all the time...if I lived in a tropical paradise, which I don't. At least, not until January.

Their dresses are made in Puerto Rico, so I can feel good about helping the local economy when I shop there. And besides, look at the little beads on the ties of this dress. It's details like that that make me fall for a piece.


All remixed except top and earrings
Jacket: Apt. 9 for Kohl's
Top: Another random store in Istanbul
Jeans: Elle for Kohl's
Flower flats: Target
Earrings: gift from a friend's trip to India
Bangles: Banana Republic

I went in to my part time job this morning to finish some mandatory testing before I actually start doing my job and then I had a meeting for ADE (my future employer in Costa Rica) so I wanted something that would work for both occassions.

Also, to be quite honest, I've been waiting a looooong time to wear an outfit like this. It's finally cool enough to dig out some jeans and a jacket. I felt like this was a great transitional look that was professional and still laid-back.

Also, look at the back of this top! From the front, it's a basic black tee with lacy sleeves, but from the back?! Look at that lace! I'm kind of in love with it, so in love that I may have purchased this shirt even though it's two sizes too big. It's a little loose, but I figure I can work with the flowiness (that IS a word, right?) just so I can have a lacy shirt. Oh, and it, too, was 10 Lira ($7).


  1. You are GORGEOUS! Love the stripes and zebra, love that dress, love the jeans and jacket with the pop of red i the shoes - love it all!

    Hope you had a great Monday!

  2. So many pictures I don't even know where to start. I think the last outfit is actually my favorite. That top is so pretty with the lace. You look great in those jean by the way.

  3. WOW...really loving the brown and green dress!!

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  4. Love everything. :0)
    My fave is the pattern mixing!

  5. I LOVE all three of these outfits! You look fabulous! I especially love the pattern mixing (I was going crazy for it last week) in the first outfit and the super professional chic vibe of the third outfit!

  6. Thanks ladies! I was also pretty proud of my pattern mixing, but I think it's the last outfit that I love the most. Who knew I could like a pair of jeans that much?! ;)

  7. one can never go wrong with jeans and a black jacket. it's amazing what it does to our figures. to ANYONE's figure, actually. there's just no better outfit :D

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  8. I love the red outfit! I am very sorry I have yet to post your giveaway prize as I have been preoccupied as you will have seen from my blog. I will try get it out this week, I promise.

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  9. Love the looks I esp[ecially like the last one, the top is greaat! =D

  10. I love, love the belt and the Monday outfit looks very pro!



  11. Love everything. :0)
    My fave is the pattern mixing!

  12. So many pictures I don't even know where to start. I think the last outfit is actually my favorite. That top is so pretty with the lace. You look great in those jean by the way.


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