Night-Blooming Floral

7.9.2010 ~ Friday

These photos were actually taken at 8 pm!  I wanted to experiment with photography at night again but it wasn’t dark enough.  Maybe if I wait until nine?  

I’ve been feeling a lot like pumps lately, I have no idea why.  Especially as the temperature keeps rising.  You’d think I’d be in sandals… but no, I’d rather wear pumps!  This skirt is reaaaaaally puffy!  That’s okay, as long as I keep the silhouette nipped at the waist.  I should have probably gotten one size smaller though, this skirt is a size larger than my other J. Crew skirt of the same design.  The pearl bracelet is actually a necklace I got at Uniqlo when I was studying abroad in Japan.  It turned out to be a really good buy because the faux pearls are good quality (I’m pretty sure they’re glass) and the unusual color goes well with a lot of different looks.  

American Apparel dolman sleeve shirt, J. Crew Collection skirt, J. Crew belt, Sofft shoes, Uniqlo faux pearls, unknown designer bracelet from a local boutique.  

Into the Woods

7.7.2010 ~ Wednesday

It was 100 degrees every day last week, I was practically melting in this light silk blend!  I just wanted to be as cool as possible, so I threw on a belt and easy slip on wedges.  The hood is optional (as seen in Guess Where New York) but I really like it up!  Although I do get the occasional odd look… 

BCBG dress, Charlotte Russe belt, vintage necklace, J. Crew wedges, Marc by Marc Jacobs bag.  

Studs and Fleurs

7.2.2010 ~ Friday

These shoes are so nuts!  People think they are crazy.  They are very tall, and the balance is not that good so I might have the heels lowered.  I’m wearing the microruffles dress again which I think might be reaching MVP status.  Dressed up, dressed down… it’s versatile and more importantly light in the 95+ temperatures in the past week!  It remains in the high 80s every after dark these days so there’s no escaping the heat.  

I’ve been meaning to experiment with some nighttime photography so I’m glad I didn’t have time for photos before I left for dinner with my friends.  I think these were taken at about 11:30pm, a little later than I intended to take test shots.  They turned out surprisingly clear though!  One thing I did learn is that the camera cannot be too far away and definitely not as far as during the day!  The photos came out much clearer when the camera (and flash) were significantly closer to me than usual!  

Free people dress, Aldo crazy shoes, Forever 21 belt and… cuff? bracelet?  

The Embellished Tee Goes to the Market

7.1.2010 ~ Thursday ~ Hello July

Ann Taylor Loft is having a really good sale right now — I got this shirt at the 40% off everything sale and currently sale items are 50% off!  I almost never wear tees like this but I like the beading.  Maybe I’ll go back and look for more embellished shirts! 

I wore this to the farmers market and then to do errands about town.  This is a not too fashiony look and really just summer comfortable.  Temperatures are out. of. control. here, and I can’t be flouncing about in cardigans and terrycloth (a bit heavy) all the time!  Sometimes I think it’s good to be practical even if it’s not the most styled look you’ve ever worn!  

Ann Taylor Loft (is this just Loft now?) shirt, Forever 21 skirt, J. Crew ribbon belt, Steve Madden shoes, J. Crew bangles, Marc by Marc Jacobs bag.  

Happy Independence Day + Sparklers

7.4.2010 ~ Independence Day

Does this dress look familiar?  I don’t have a lot of red white and blue that can be worn together, so I repeated this dress with some bright red lipstick!  Neither of my red belts worked with it, I think it might have been the terrycloth or the belts were too wide.  I altered this dress slightly because I thought there was something wrong with the straps and I was totally right they were different lengths!  Now they’re attached to the top of the dress in a little ruffle.  I think my broad shoulders also look better without the straps — too thin!  I should really learn to wear sleeves!  What do you think, better than here?  

Juicy Couture dress, belt from a discount store in Japan, Sofft shoes.