Tuesday, September 29, 2009

UP MY ALLEY

Since I had a couple of meetings downtown today, I was able to take my daily photos in my FAVORITE location. I love the depth and lighting of this hidden alleyway. It's just so beautiful!

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This is another outfit heavily influenced by a photo I found in a magazine. Unfortunately, I couldn't find said photo to include in this post.

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I love how it all came together. I feel very Euro chic with the neutrals and layers. While I've been trying to avoid tights, today there was no choice. It was not just a brisk fall day, it was cold! Oh, how I wish I lived in a place where the weather doesn't dip below 60!

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I've been giddier than a pig in shit with my kaleidoscope of new jobs, but now I'm realizing there is one potential snag: 5 days out of the week, I can't wear jeans...

This didn't bother me even ONCE over the summer, because I was more than happy to wear cute little skirts and dresses. But now that the cold is starting to set in for a long, long fall and winter, I'm seeing some potential for disaster. Luckily, it's all worth it and I will try my best to turn it into a good reason to be even more experimental with the rest of my closet. Today being no exception...

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Turtleneck: Kohl's, $3 - Jacket: Thrifted, $2 - Scarf: NYC Street Vendor, $5 - Coral-Print Skirt: Self-made - Boots: Kohl's, $27 (formerly my fringed boots from last year) - Bag: Simply Vera for Kohl's, $29

20 comments:

  1. You indeed looked very chic today! I love the patterns, textures and shapes together. Also love the bag.

    P.S. Welcome to the wild and wooly world of trousers. ;-)

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  2. This is a great look for you. I really like the contrast of light and dark. It's just enough... could have easily become too much and it didn't.

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  3. I can't tell you how much I LOVE this outfit (and will probably be stealing it as inspiration... chain reaction!) That bag is to die for-- perfect for my giant-bag-toting self :)

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  4. Great look! I too havem given in and looked the tights out!

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  5. Such a chic look. The tights are the perfect solution to your chilly dilemma ... they'll take you through fall and winter.

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  6. That jacket is bananas - love it! As well as the setting :)

    And I ran into the exact same problem when I started working full time and winter came. Thankfully it's been a year and I am scrambling a lot less this time. Tights actually saved me last year...

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  7. I just took the tights out today myself... I think Fall is officially here. ;)

    Love, Love, Love this outfit!! You look like YOU should be in a magazine! The patterns, shapes and colors of this whole outfit work beautifully. Love it!

    xoxo
    Amy
    thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

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  8. What??? You can't wear jeans? I would die...or go broke buying a new wardrobe..one of the two..

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  9. it is a lovely spot for photos! happy week to you!

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  10. love the skirt...and the way you have layered it up with neutrals. truly chic...

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  11. stunning pictures! This alley makes for such interesting pictures. I adore how you layered the black under the shorter sleeves tan coat. Its such a city girl outfit, with the gorgeous scarf! I love it. Very pretty and chic.

    xoxo

    http://thediscerningfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  12. I can't wear jeans much either. And it only gets cold here a couple months out of the year, BUT I do a layer of tights, a layer of leggings and socks and boots. If the leggings fit wel, it doesnt add much bulk and is pretty warm...

    It is so funny how you always want what you havent got! I am dying to break out Fall/ Winter clothes!~

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  13. I love your jacket with the skirt! Perfect combo!

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  14. Really cute! I am in love with ur jacket and that bag!

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  15. very cute outfit! goes together perfectly!

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  16. You look so cute. I love the sleeves coming out of the jacket sleeves. And your hair is fab. I may steal the style soon.... :)

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  17. I love this outfit! very chic and simple- great photos too!

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  18. fantastic outfit! i love the entire ensemble.

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  19. I love that skirt, very cute!

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