nothing like velvet in december…

velvet is a must-have in every woman’s closet for the winter months…this burgundy velvet skirt from american apparel is a recent obsession of mine…
aa cardigan, blouse, & skirt, necklace from Bella Boutique, dr. martens

and as you may have noticed, i’m on quite the leopard print kick right now–it might last a while too…
velvet blazer from target, aa blouse & leggings, dr. martens

the pencil skirt: a better invention than the automobile?

20131027-194453.jpg yes. yes it is. most definitely. & now with the availability of shapewear, all of the blessed botticelli bellies will not be afraid of this classically beautiful shape.
style tip: look for high-waisted pencils since they elongate the torso, & are therefore quite flattering…
Bella Boutique blouse & necklace, aa skirt, steve madden oxfords

red leather!

blouse from Bella Boutique mpls, american apparel red leather mini, bass loafers, j. crew bangle, h&m faux black leather bag, sunglasses from heartbreaker mpls

uo renewal tank dress (from like 10 years ago), american apparel red leather skirt, vintage gold-plated necklace, vintage bracelet (from my dear mother), free people wedges (also from like 10 years ago) thrifted leather bow purse
p.s.–i’m in my husband’s studio if you’re wondering about all the crap on the floor…