Boots & Boys

Outfit Details: Long Cardigan: Macy’s; Dress: via Nostalgia (local shop); Sweater Leggings: X-mas gift; Boot Socks: X-mas gift; Boots: Bandolino, via Macy’s.

Sometimes throwing things together ends up working out. I bought this dress at a local shop in Bellingham and I love it–after all, who doesn’t love a dress with pockets?–but it’s not always super flattering on my body in addition to being very short. Throwing this brown cardigan over it just pulled everything together nicely.

Plus, after staying up to nearly 4AM last night I’m pleasantly surprised that I can put together an outfit that I like.

 I’ve been working on my hairstyling/braiding abilities over the past couple days, and I’m hoping to start incorporating new hairstyles into my daily life.

Living My Nakesake

Outfit Details: Dress: Darling; via Les Saisons Boutique; Sweater Leggings: X-mas gift; Boot socks: X-mas gift; Boots: Bandolino, via Macy’s.

Sometimes the right outfit puts you in the right mood. This dress always cheers me up. It makes me want to frolic through fields and woods like a woodland nymph. In addition, it lives up to the name of my blog. Ironically, I don’t actually own as much lace as I thought I did even though I love lace more than anything. I just hate itchy clothes.

In addition, I’m almost positive this is my most inspiring garment in my wardrobe. Ever since I bought this dress in early December I thought about the different ways I could wear it. With this cardigan or that jacket–versatility, thy name is this lace dress! However, I never actually put it into practice. I’m starting now, though.

 Don’t you love the lace? So pretty!

Anyway, I wore this on a date. I know. Dating. I think I hate dating. I like getting out and meeting new people, but I just feel so incredibly awkward doing the whole thing. I’ve gone on this whole organic kick–you know, “things need to just… happen! They need to develop organically.”

I never understand my friends saying stuff like that before, and now I’m going to say: I’m so sorry. You are so right. I totally understand now!

I got a pair of knee high socks for X-mas. I actually layered them over my sweater tights and I really liked the end effect. It actually looks pretty seamless, even though the sweater tights are grey and my socks are brown/cream.

Favorite Things

Outfit Details: Cardigan: Old Navy, X-mas gift; Dress: Macy’s; Leggings: Ross, X-mas gift; Shoes: Blowfish; Necklace: X-mas gift.

Christmas was pretty good this year. I’m really delighted with the gifts I got. One of the best things about Christmas is not knowing what I’m going to get–I love the surprise of it all.

Thankfully the holidays (and utter madness) is over, so I’m getting back into the swing of blogging again.

Can I just say I love love love sweater leggings/tights? These leggings are fleece lined and they are quite possibly the most comfortable item in my wardrobe. They might even replace my love of a particular pair of jeans…

I love this dress, which I got off the clearance rack for a measly $10. However it is a) really short and b) very thin so partially see-through. It’s probably one of my more difficult items to style. How do people wear dresses this short without being paranoid all the time that their underwear are going to show? Is there some sort of class I missed on how to wear short dresses?

 My little sister, Christine, got me my very own name necklace this year! I absolutely love it! I’ve never had anything that had my name (properly spelled) on it. So it’s definitely something I’ll be wearing quite frequently.