Monday, November 25, 2013

ootd: peplum and patterned pants

patterned pants have been my absolute favorite for the past year. i got this pair and another floral pair on sale at urban outfitters during one of their mega sales (like 50% off of original sale items) and got two pairs of jeans which were normally at least $70 each for $40 altogether! i highly recommend looking around in the sale section whenever they have these huge sales because even if you don't usually find something there, you never know what you'll find! there's almost nothing better than paying next to nothing for great clothes.

peplum: nordstrom, pants: urban outfitters (on sale for $20!!!)

necklace: francesca's, shoes: steve madden

now for wearing them: patterned pants are extremely loud. this being said, pair with neutrals. since the other color in this pair is black, i paired it with a black peplum top to keep with the color scheme and add a little femininity to the outfit. i added the neutral flats to break up the black and pull it all together. you could add any necklace, i just thought a little pop of white would be nice.

how do you wear patterned pants? how are you getting used to the cold weather?

xoxo, molly

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

ootd: fit and flare dress

spontaneous dress day for senior week with one of my best friends, sofia! i chose a cute fit and flare dress from francesca's (slim at the top but has a full skirt at the bottom) and it's one of the most comfortable and cute dresses i have!

dress: francesca's, necklace: francesca's, tights: target, boots: payless, belt: macy's
this is just a simple dress but if you pair it with the right accessories, it's really cute!

what's your favorite kind of dress?

xoxo, molly

Saturday, November 9, 2013

ootd: how to wear combat boots

today's post is all about combat boots! i found these beautiful little green doc martens at my local buffalo exchange (upper scale thrift store) and they were over 50% less than the original price and already worn in! i bought some a few years ago at christmas because i've always liked the way they look but they're so uncomfortable when you first get them that i couldn't find the strength to keep them long enough to break them in. thus, the best shoes ever! here's a few ways i like to style them...

 outfit #1 "comfy"- plaid shirt: urban outfitters (awhile ago but you can find something similar anywhere!), jeans: urban outfitters (the most comfy jeans i have ever owned in my entire life. i have literally fallen asleep in them they're so comfy and i think they look really good) shoes: doc martens (<- link to buy them new), tank top: nordstrom, necklace: american apparel

this is a good outfit for fall because plaid is really in and the pantone color of the year is emerald and green is also really in for fall! i'd wear this outfit to school (because i obviously did) or to hang out with friends!

outfit #2 "dressy"- peplum top: nordstrom, jeans and boots: same from above, bag: dooney and bourke (my mom's old bag), necklace: brighton(?), red lip: christian dior holiday red lipstick (courtesy of my mom)

i went to dinner with my sister at breadwinner's (greatest staff, might i add) and we did a little shopping afterwards (hi, nordstrom's dressing room! thanks for having a nice mirror area!) this outfit isn't too dressy but it isn't casual. the red lip added a little snazziness to the outfit, something i wasn't even planning on, i just love a good red lip.

"whoa hey that's me"
our waiter at dinner actually asked me if i worked at the mall (sephora, nordstrom, h&m, or lush) and thought i was of legal drinking age in this outfit so it definitely made me look more mature! i'll take it!

what is your favorite trend for fall? how do you feel about different lip colors?
how would you wear combat boots?

xoxo, molly

Saturday, November 2, 2013

ootd: homecoming neon 80s

homecoming at my school was a few weeks ago and the theme was "neon ladies and workout 80s" and i had a fun time picking out an outfit for it! homecoming at my school is like a big costume party.


on the left: i decided to go to american apparel for my outfit because they have neon and workout stuff and i went in knowing i wanted to wear a skirt because i feel more girly when i'm wearing a skirt and it was a dance so yeah. the neon pink top was a crop tshirt and the neon orange skirt was like a chiffon type material. they layered pretty well and i wasn't exposed at all! orange is my favorite color and i really like the way neon pink looks so i was happy to wear both colors!

on the right: my mom wanted to go to buffalo exchange (thrift shop) to look for shoes and i found these amaaazing reflective/holographic shoes. they kind of completed the whole outfit and they weren't too expensive so i was completely sold!

 i ended up wearing some of my mom's huge earrings from the 80s with some other accessories and cream legwarmers also from american apparel! here's a picture of me with some friends for some other outfit ideas..

me with my date and the other couple in our group

an outfit like that is only complete with barbie nails
nail polish: revlon passion punch shimmer (discontinued, unfortunately)
heart ring: forever 21, midi ring: boutique in uptown

homecoming was so much fun and i was so happy with how everything came together!
how was your homecoming? is it a costume or formal dance?

xoxo, molly