Wednesday, September 28, 2011

September 28, 2011: Some Summer Leftovers

Top: Thrifted ($5?)
Belt: AA or J.Crew...can't tell
Skirt: Madewell (sale)
Bracelets: Swapped
Sandals: H&M ($7)

I've had these photos on my desktop since June, no joke. Since I'm feeling under the weather today, I thought what better time to share them? Especially since Fall decided to masquerade as summer anyway. I've been taken down by a nasty cold that I'm pretty sure a handful of my friends have, along with half of the customers at the cafe, I didn't stand a chance against this beast. Ugh, what makes you feel better when you're sick? I like laying in bed and watching tv and reading magazines.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

September 27, 2011: Floral, Chambray, Brown

Dress: Vintage via thrift (old)
Shirt: American Apparel
Belt: American Apparel
Shoes c/o ModCloth

I'm back in action! After nearly a month of not taking my own photos, I dragged my camera out of hiding, dusted off the cobwebs, and took some outfit shots yesterday. I admit, I've been off my game, since I've had the wedding photos and NYFW to tide me over, I've taken a little break from getting dressed up. Which, believe me, wasn't a good idea. It took me for-ever to piece this outfit together yesterday. Like, way too long for what it is. It doesn't help that my camera is broken: I dropped it while running out the door to catch my bus for NYC, and the lens broke. Not good! It's all duct-taped up right now and not working very well. I guess I'll be saving my pennies for a new lens.

Yesterday was my kind of day: I did some work in the AM, grabbed a coffee with my husband (aka Chris...I just like saying Husband), and then headed off to Portsmouth, NH for lunch at the Friendly Toast and a stop at The Enormous Tiny Art Show with the wonderful Elise of Argyle Whale and Daphne of The Living Words (two amazing- and amazingly funny- ladies), there may have been a Savers pit-stop in there somewhere, too. The weather has been extremely summery lately, much to my chagrin. This always happens: I put away my summer clothes in favor for autumnal wools and flannels, and then BAM! it's 80 degrees again. Boo hiss. So, I made due by quickly taking in this dress which has been languishing in my to-be-altered closet for a year and a half. I added a little button-up and a belt, and then went with some almost-sensible-but-still-heeled clogs.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Mini Spotlight: ModCloth, Blowfish Shoes, Bearcat Vintage, & Le Mode Accessories

Chambray is one of my all time favorite fabrics, so easily taken from day to night, season to season. As the weather cools, this summer fabric is easily transitioned with a light sweater and tights, along with some darker accessories. I'm loving this cute dress from ModCloth, paired with a sweet vintage leopard print collar and some dark shoes, it's perfect for an evening date. Add some sparkle with a simple cuff and lacy bag, you're ready for a night out on the town, whatever the weather!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Orchid Grey & ModCloth Jewelry Collaboration!

Frock Band Dress c/o ModCloth
That Ain't All Folks Heel c/o ModCloth
Belt: Vintage

I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am to announce this collaboration with ModCloth! A few months back they contacted me about creating a vintage inspired piece of jewelry for their site, I was so excited, I immediately set about scouring northern New England's best vintage and antiques shops to find something amazing. I had all but given up hope when I finally found my muse: An amazing gold bangle with lion heads. Lion heads! I mean, you all know how cat-crazy I am, it was the perfect inspiration piece. I loved the power represented by the two lions, juxtaposed by the femininity of the bracelet.

I'm so proud of the final product, I've been wearing my bangle in secret since I received it in the mail. Well, today is the big reveal! You can check out the ModCloth blog post here and snag a bangle of your very own here!

Funny story: When Chris and I went to take these photos in the park, what I expected to be a quiet and quick photo session turned into mayhem. When we arrived at the walled garden-in-the-park, there were pre-teen boys everywhere! It was like Lord of the Flies. Seriously, they were playing some kind of insane running game and screaming their heads off and jumping out of trees. Miraculously, and to my astonishment, one of the boys told his brethren "Hey, don't run over here because there's photography happening". Surprisingly considerate! Anyways, that's why I look a little grumpy, it was the most awkward blog-photo experience I've ever had.

You can grab a bangle for yourself here!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

NYFW: Aubergine and Chambray at Lucky FABB!

(Photos taken by Jen)
Blazer: Vintage thrifted ($5)
Dress: J.Crew sale ($15)
Hat: H&M ($15)
Belt: J.Crew (gift)
Bag: Vintage/Thrift Coach ($14)
I Got Sole Heel c/o ModCloth

When planning all my outfits for New York, I got a little frustrated, as much as I wanted to wear all my favorite combinations of fall attire, the weather had other plans and decided to call for rain and humidity. On the day of Lucky FABB however, I got my wish for a relatively cool and rainy day. Out of all my NYFW outfits, this one was by far my favorite. This vintage blazer has been in my closet since spring, but went unworn until NY. I love the deep purple, velvet elbow patches and purple buttons. I paired it with a new dark eggplant hat from H&M and a J.Crew dress, and the most versatile shoes in my closet from ModCloth. This specific dark purple is my all-time favorite color, but is so hard to find, whenever I come across a piece of clothing of this hue, I immediately scoop it up. You will definitely be seeing this outfit again this fall!

Lucky FABB was a great experience, it was incredible listening to what Diane von Furstenberg and Rachel Roy in particular had to say, two independent women who managed to remain relatable despite their fame and notoriety.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

NYFW: Polka-Dots and Hot Pink at ModSwap!

(Jen took my photos)
Dress c/o ModCloth
Chain Bracelet c/o ModCloth
Shoes: Urban Outfitters sale ($9)
Watch c/o La Mer via Lucky FABB

The highlight of our NYFW trip was definitely Friday night's ModSwap. For this swap, The Swapaholics teamed up with ModCloth to host a night of swapping and socializing, not only was it super fun, but this swap was also my first "away game" as Brand Ambassador for The Swapaholics. By the time Friday rolled around, I just wanted to wear something super easy and comfortable, setting up swaps is tiring and I needed to be able to move. I chose one my favorite polka-dot dress from ModCloth, and added bright pink accessories and shoes.

It was such a great night! All of the fabulous ladies (and gent) from ModCloth were amazing and I was so excited to see 1/3 of the Delightful Dozen as well!
Jen and I
Kim, Punky, Me, Ashley
The amazing ModCloth team & The (amazing if I do say so myself) Swapaholics
(photos c/o Adam Towner)

Monday, September 19, 2011

NYFW: Cornflower and Cranberry at the Lulu's Brunch

Tights: AA Super Opaques
I Got Sole Heel c/o ModCloth
Chain Bracelet c/o ModCloth
Bag: vintage/thrifted coach ($14)

Man, it feels great to post some non-wedding outfit shots! I do have a few more wedding related posts planned, but I'm taking a break. It has taken me about a month to get back to a normal routine after August-wedding-madness, and I'm SO HAPPY it's all over. Don't get me wrong I loved my wedding, but it's crazy how one event can completely consume your life, where the HECK did summer go? This week, I'm looking forward to taking it easy, and welcoming autumn air into my life. It's been a bit chilly and I think it's time to switch over most of my summer wardrobe to fall. Also, after a few weeks off from styling outfit shots, I have so much inspiration and so much to share with you guys. I'm totally pumped.

Anyways, I digress. This outfit is from Fashion Week! I'm working a bit backwards, as I wore this on my last day in the city. I've had this dress from Lulu's for awhile, but have been saving it to wear with's a tights kind of dress i.e. it's short. Anyone who has been reading O.G. for a while now will probably recognize my favorite colors here, I love muted blues and purple-y reds, especially paired with my favorite brown shoes. Lulu's was very kind and invited me to a brunch they were hosting at the Crosby St.Hotel, possibly the fanciest hotel I've ever seen. It was great to catch up with/ finally meet some of my favorite ladies like Tieka, Ashley, and Emily.