Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Attraction Action Reaction

Let's just close our eyes and imagine warm weather and leaves on the trees! Got it? Ok!
Scarf: gift from friend's France trip in high school
Swiss-Dot button-up: GAP via Salvation Army in Saugus, MA (3.99)
The most amazing shoes ever: Charlotte Ronson via E-Bay (60.00)
Tee-Shirt (worn beneath): J.Crew (9.00)
Cardigan: H&M old (16.00)
Jeans: H&M old (24.00?)
Socks: J.Crew sale (3.99)
It was nice to get a little sun this afternoon. Don't get me wrong, it was only about 30 *F today, but sun is sun and I needed some Vitamin D. I was determined to have a better day today than I did tomorrow and the first step was to actually make some effort with my hair. I always feel better when my hair is done! I just air-dried it last night and then used a 1 inch curling iron on the ends this morning, I really liked the end results!

Anyway, on to my outfit! The shoes I'm wearing are my birthday present to myself, and I love them. I have a little obsession with enormous platforms and I fell in love with this Charlotte Ronson pair months ago when I first spotted them on Chic Faced . After months of internet stalking them (the shoes, not the bloggers) I finally nabbed them for cheap on E-Bay. The color is what does it for me, I love deep purple (the color, not the band).
I was a little unsure about the shoes-with-socks trend, but I really like how this looks. The best thing about these shoes? They're surprisingly easy to walk in and easy on my poor knees! Wow, do I sound like an old lady or what? Ha!

Have a great night!

55 comments:

The Village Idiot said...

you look awesome!! those shoes and the hot pink scarf look awesome!

futurelint said...

Ooh, I love Swiss dots! I am fully on board with your socks/shoes combo - so sweet!

♥Lola said...

I love this scarf, the colour looks amazing on you :)

upatreecupatea said...

love this outfit! you always have such a creative way of putting things together :)

M. said...

in love with those shoes!!! looove

lovelove, M.
http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

bellisimama said...

you look beautiful!

Brittany said...

This outfit is so great.. especially the shoes & socks combo! Your hair is so voluminous and thick.. ugh, jealous!

urbanrhetoric said...

those shoes are such hot fire, i cannot deal. i love them.

~pemora

Gizelle said...

those are the perfect socks at your attempt to do the shoes-with-socks trend! it looks great! :D

and the hair, well that's another story...it's like princess hair..whoot!

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ANA said...

Awesome shoes indeed! I am coveting your bright pink scarf though :o)

I love your blog and I have only been doing this for a couple of months, but you were one of the people who inspired me to try dressing better. So I would like to pass on the Best Blog award to you.

I hope I don't sound too much like a creepy groupie, but, well, you're pretty neat. So there.

- Ana
http://www.ToilTroubleStyle.com

julialuckett said...

hi there!

I just stumbled across your blog and I love the tone you have in your photos. You have a wonderful sense of feminine charm! I will be following you via bloglovin and I would be honored if you linked and/or blogloved me!

Stay lovely,
Julia

DEA said...

AHHHH, this look is so chick, in this awesome way. The purple of those shoes I love, and the pink scarf reminds me that I need to sport mine more often!!

Dea
www.beachfloatabroad.blogspot.com

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

the socks with shoes are definitely working here!!
and your work with layers is, as usual, terrific.

Sonya said...

I love the color of the scarf, it is so pretty! I also loveeee those shoes, awesome.

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lei ann said...

love the shoes! i too am loving the sock/shoe trend, but every time i plan out an outfit to try it, there's snow in the forecast (like tomorrow)...grrrrr :/

kate maggie said...

this is so great. your socks and shoes are blowing me away. love it. you are so so pretty. x

Natalya's Closet said...

i love the sock trend you're sporting, and you dont sound like an old lady, wearing heels can be really taxing, its nice finding ones that are comfortable!

Elaine said...

The shoes are awesome!!! And I love that you paired them with the gray socks!


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Jessica said...

So my first thought upon seeing this was "Wow, she belongs in the J. Crew catalog!" because this is so classic and chic. And also because of their recent catalog with all the cute ankle socks. And then I saw that your socks actually are J. Crew! Haha. Very cute look!

Jennifer said...

umm I think this goes down as one of my orchid grey favorites!! There are lots but this has been added. YOU LOOK BEAUTIFUL!!!
-jenloveskev

DMKG said...

Your hair is so pretty! I guess i just love the way hair looks when it's curled...I should get my self a curling iron.
<3 Dana
dailydoseofdana.tumblr.com

Kendi Lea said...

What a pretty outfit! Your hair looks amazing, by the way.

Neekoh said...

Wow, those shoes are amazing! Especially with the sock combo. Subtle, yet hot!

xo, Alexi said...

i like those socks with your shoes, too! if it were plain white or something, maybe not. it was sunny and in the 30's today for me, too! at this point, i'll be happy with any temperature as long as there's more sun!
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atauds said...

I love all your outfits for one main reason: the details.

The rolled up cardigan sleeve, the way your scarf is tied, the hint of grey peeking out from under the button-up(haha, that corny description sounds so much like something a food critic would say if he were eating clothes) Anyway....

The details really just make your outfits look polished and show your natural style. Love it!

BARGAIN BEX said...

Hi there!

I first 'met' you through Delightfully Tacky (and am so glad that I did) because I can't even begin to tell you how amorous I am of your ENTIRE wardrobe (don't even get me started on how so-darn-cute your sock and purple platform combo is!) especially since my whole blog is based around bargain-y steals and deals like yours.

Can't wait to see what you wear next!

~BB

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Another gorgeous style, Julie! I love those shoes too much and they are paired perfectly with the socks!

Liz said...

I'm lusting over that hot pink scarf!
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Luinae said...

You can really work those skinny jeans!

patricia said...

!!!
those shoes!

Dominika said...

i love the socks! ^^
the whole outfit looks great!
also, your hair is just (too! ^^) beautiful!
<3

notjustmedical said...

Those shoes are so cute. I love the colour!

I really like your scarf as well. I was going to ask where you got it from, but then realised probably can't :(

S
http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com/

briannelee said...

Sometimes I don't like the shoes/socks thing, but I think it really works here. Cute!

A-C said...

I really like how the outfit is made up of closet staples, but throw in the colorful scarf and cool shoes and its a great and interesting outfit.

Molly said...

love the socks. nice touch.

Kelley Anne said...

I love your shoes with the socks. They are fabulous.

chicfaced said...

you found them! woohoo! they are some of the best shoes ever. lookin good! xoxo, laura

www.chicfaced.com

chicfaced said...

girl you can stalk us anytime you want! :)

D. said...

Your hair looks great! I also love the bright pink on you.

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

Love how you styled those shoes!!! They are amazing!

Marlena said...

You have the best hair, it's redic. And you look like something out of a jcrew catalogue! love it. Especially those socks, I'm behind that trend 100%

Law Girl said...

I love this whole look! And the shoes are awesome.

Diana said...

Those shoes are such a gorgeous shade of purple, and I love how you paired them with leopard socks.

Fashion Therapist said...

Those ARE fabulous shoes. Congrats on winning them after stalking them - that's dedication. I really like the socks peeking through - it really adds personality to your outfit.

Juliet said...

I LOVE YOUR SHOES!
you look great and it's a fantastic look, I really like your scarf, but I feel in love with you amazing shoes!
xxx from barcelona darling!:D

Busy Bee Lauren said...

I love the socks! So cute. And darling blog!

Lexie said...

yaaaay birthday shoes! such a cute look. and your hair looks so pretty and shiny!

broom people said...

The socks make it, for sure. Lovely.

Lulu said...

those socks with those shoes look so amazing!

http://postcardsfromdreamland.blogspot.com/

Clare said...

Holy cow. I totally ADORE those shoes! I'm going to look for some of my own right away. And I really love how they look with those socks!

Christen said...

The socks are the perfect touch to this look - they amp it up a lot. And they're so quirky - LOVE!

nikatknight said...

Love that scarf and the socks!!

Meghan said...

Love the Socks and Shoes!

Ashley Lynn Fry said...

<3 <3 <3 Great outfit! I wore one very similar the other day except I had argyle socks & my shoes were not nearly as cool as yours!

xoxo

r.brown said...

I love how you try to incorporate animal prints somehow into most of your outfits.

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