Monday, January 10, 2011

It's Many Hundred Miles And It Won't Be Long

Top, shorts, ring, purse and tights: Forever 21; Cardigan: Nordstrom; Shoes: Guess; Photos by: DJ Lan

Train Song (Cover) - Feist and Ben Gibbard

I never really talk about my outfits on here, do I? So, today, let's do just that. I got these shoes a couple Christmases ago as a gift to myself. The moment I saw them, I fell in love. In fact, my first words to these dear shoes were, "Hello, Lover," a la Carrie Bradshaw. I waited and waited until they went on sale, like I knew they would, and the minute they did, BAM...they became a part of my closet forever. The funny thing is, this is only the second time I have ever worn them, and the first time I wore them was on my 21st birthday. I think it's probably time to give these bad boys another night out on the town. Moving on, I got these Forever 21 linen shorts a while back, as well. They were (and still are) a size too big for me, but I couldn't bear the idea of leaving the store without them, especially since I knew if I didn't snag them, someone else would. So, I reasoned that since I love over-sized clothing anyways, I would love these shorts too. And I do. The purse I got just a few weeks ago, and I hardly leave home without it. It's extremely soft to the touch and has so many pockets that my whole life basically fits into it. Who says being a Bag Lady isn't stylish? Finally, I got the butterfly cardigan at Nordstrom a few months back and thought that it was such a staple item, that I got it in not one, not two, but THREE colors. I always have such a hard time deciding between things, so I usually end up getting something in at least two colors. My mom says this is because I am an Aquarius.

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Blogger JEAN-PIERRE said...

i love the shorts, you look great in them, wish i could wear red lipstick.

January 10, 2011 at 12:05 AM  
Anonymous Rahel Eyassu said...

I love this entire outfit especially the shoes! You look gorgeous too btw!

January 10, 2011 at 12:10 AM  
Blogger Claire G. said...

super cuteness!! I adore that groovy top

I definitely buy my favorite pieces in more than one color too! A few months back I bought 3 different pairs of the most perfect Gap flats and I'm already starting to wear them into the ground

January 10, 2011 at 1:37 AM  
Blogger momojae said...

I love your shoes!! Gorgeous pick!


January 10, 2011 at 1:42 AM  
Blogger agnes said...

super look, j'adore ton short, et tes chaussures.
Très jolies photos, tu est magnifique

January 10, 2011 at 1:54 AM  
Blogger jj said...

great outfit, I like the Top, shorts, shoes. photos :))

January 10, 2011 at 2:29 AM  
Blogger Harlow said...

Those shoes are awsome! x

January 10, 2011 at 3:13 AM  
Anonymous Christine @ Fanciful Vision said...

Love the top & shorts, you look great! Love your blog as well :)

January 10, 2011 at 4:51 AM  
Anonymous Kim said...

Those shoes look a lot like the Miu Miu's! You look very cute here :)

January 10, 2011 at 5:35 AM  
Blogger Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

So beautiful. Enter my giveaway? x hivennn.

January 10, 2011 at 5:41 AM  
Blogger Zarna said...

im totally loving this ensemble! you look amazing and those shoes were totally worth the wait!

quick question - i'm now making my photos larger - what size do you use on your blog? im trying to figure out what dimensions are best!

also - thank you for the comments about my grandfather, they were very encouraging and i really appreciated them.

January 10, 2011 at 6:19 AM  
Blogger 2Anchor said...

This is by far my favorite outfit! I love love love those shoes! And the shorts look fab! Great post : )

January 10, 2011 at 6:33 AM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

I like the masculine element that you are employing here, evening it out with a buttload of femininity. ("Buttload" isn't very feminine, though, is it?) It looks faboosh, love.

January 10, 2011 at 7:10 AM  
Blogger ching said...

pure perfection!!! the use of neutrals is wonderfully utilized. love the shoes.

January 10, 2011 at 7:13 AM  
Blogger ching said...

ps. im going to scotland very soon. packing only limited number of shoes is heartbreaking for me. :(

January 10, 2011 at 7:14 AM  
Blogger Call Us Mesdemoiselles said...

lovely outfit!

January 10, 2011 at 7:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I absolutley loove your style and how you shop everywhere instead of just one store! :) I really want to start doing that but find it a bit hard because no one at my school has their own style.. thet're all "cookie-Cutter." I'm really glad I found your blog thanks to Teen Vogue, and I'll definately be following you once I create my own blog! :)

January 10, 2011 at 8:04 AM  
Blogger The Rumor of Love . said...

great color palette .


January 10, 2011 at 8:10 AM  
Anonymous modanista junkie said...

Hahaha omg my Monday post is titled Hello Lover!! I guess great minds think a like!!
Your outfit is simply gorg, and definitely something I would wear!! totally my style.

Happy Monday.


January 10, 2011 at 8:13 AM  
Blogger Fey said...

This outfit is so lovely, I love it :D the booow <3

January 10, 2011 at 8:21 AM  
Blogger EevvaStyle said...

wow, you look sooooo great!!!!
Great blog!

January 10, 2011 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger Robbie said...

Such a lovely, everyday look. I see what you mean about the shoes - love at first sight! Beautiful photos too.


January 10, 2011 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger Chelsea Rae said...

A) Those shoes make my heart hurt. They're so perfect!

B) That cover of Train Song is really good. As much as I try to dislike Ben Gifford due to his intrinsic hipster value, I can't because he has a great, interesting voice and he's married to Zooey Deschanel.

C) It's so funny to me when the shoes I find incredible go on sale. I'm always like, "No one else realizes how amazing these shoes are?" I think it's just that most people in Connecticut aren't as sartorially daring as I am. More shoes for me!

January 10, 2011 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger Manuella said...

ohh i love the outfit especially the shoes!gorgeous ♥kisses

January 10, 2011 at 9:25 AM  
Blogger Deva and Leah said...

Great outfit , you are one fearless girl to put ur shoes on the train tracks like that!

January 10, 2011 at 9:26 AM  
OpenID monbeaumonde said...

love those shoes! :)

January 10, 2011 at 10:41 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

GORGEOUS! I absolutely adore everything about this outfit! Black and brown are perfect together! X
Burn the Blonde

January 10, 2011 at 11:23 AM  
Blogger Z--- said...

loove the shorts!!!xx

January 10, 2011 at 12:00 PM  
Anonymous cuteredbow said...

Nice outfit !

January 10, 2011 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger Martina said...

what a lovely outfit! the shirt is cute and i need those pants - amazing!

January 10, 2011 at 12:35 PM  
Anonymous Kathry {Sweet Tea and Champagne} said...

I was just about to ask when you got those shoes, because I NEED them. Maybe I'll surf the net and try to find a similar pair... fingers crossed! Lovely pictures! (I'm still trying to get comfortable in front of the camera) xo


January 10, 2011 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger Lindsey N. said...

Um, can you please package this outfit up and mail to me? Kthanks. Really though-major, major win on your part. I love the entire thing.

Lindsey Soup

January 10, 2011 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger Beckerman Girls said...

Love your warm brown color palette with the background of the train station with the sun beaming in!! You look soooo gorgeous and such hott styling! Your shoes are INCREDIBLE!!
xoThe Beckerman Girls

January 10, 2011 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger diana kang said...

what a fun outfit! xx

January 10, 2011 at 1:44 PM  
Blogger this free bird said...

Love those shorts on you so, so much. They look great and the high waist is perfect! So are the much like the blush palette Miu Miu's a few years ago. What a find!!


January 10, 2011 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger Rosa said...

Cute outfit! :)

January 10, 2011 at 2:20 PM  
Blogger CINDY said...

the shoes are awesome! love the colors :)

congrats on your feature on teenvogue!
& oh, you got yourself a new follower! hehe hope you'll do the same!

cins - [design3rd]

January 10, 2011 at 2:44 PM  
Blogger ALWAYS CHASING said...

Gorgeous shorts, they dont look to big at all! :)

January 10, 2011 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger ÖzLeM said...

I like your lovely shoes and the amazing shorts!

You inspired me:)

January 10, 2011 at 3:20 PM  
Blogger Omgitstiffduh said...

I love your heels!
Your blog is amazing and I am now a follower!
Can you follow me too?

January 10, 2011 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger sbot said...

So perfect.


January 10, 2011 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger Raez said...

Love this outfit! so polished and chic, adore the neutrals.

and thanks for the super sweet comment you left on my new years resolution post! I will defs make more of an effort to loosen up ;)

here are the rest of that steven meisel editorial if you're still searching.

xx raez

January 10, 2011 at 4:17 PM  
Blogger Karissa said...

adore the neutral palette of this outfit ! the details are too cute.


January 10, 2011 at 4:29 PM  
Blogger amanda archambault said...

Cute outfit!!!! I love tights and shorts together
Thanks for sharing the post!

Visit my blog. If you follow I'll return the favor!

January 10, 2011 at 4:34 PM  
Blogger maggeygrace said...

I LOVE those shorts and the adorable bow! It's so sweet! I love this:)

January 10, 2011 at 6:05 PM  
Blogger Kenziefaith said...

I love this outfit! That shirt is too cute & I looove your shoes!

KF x

January 10, 2011 at 6:54 PM  
Blogger Sarah Whitney said...

Girl, those shoes are amazing! I love how they incorporate so many colors!

January 10, 2011 at 7:17 PM  
Blogger simplychic said...

i adore those shoes! and i often buy stuff that's not technically my size. sometimes you just have to have it...

January 10, 2011 at 7:48 PM  
Blogger Anna Jane said...

those shoes are guess?! i want them-seriously! love your whole outfit--i'd wear it all, head to toe.

January 10, 2011 at 9:10 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

wow I love these photos! So great!


January 10, 2011 at 10:12 PM  
Blogger char said...

I love your whole outfit, especially your shoes!

January 10, 2011 at 10:26 PM  
Blogger HAND MADE said...

i like this outfit great shoes and cute shirt :)

January 10, 2011 at 11:01 PM  
Blogger Ellie Lee said...

"I always have such a hard time deciding between things, so I usually end up getting something in at least two colors. My mom says this is because I am an Aquarius. "

HAHAH! And so am I!! I usually get things in a couple of colors; different prints etc too!! But owell, I'm not complaining cos' I know I'm gna love and wear all of them((:

Love your shrug! It's such a perfect, slouchy fit! Also! I'm in love with your hair!!! You should do a short tutorial or something! It's fab!!

January 10, 2011 at 11:47 PM  
Blogger cathy. said...

Gorgeous outfit! I love your shoes :)


January 11, 2011 at 2:55 AM  

I really like your style! Gorgeous pictures and post!
Love the shorts...

January 11, 2011 at 7:05 AM  
Blogger alexandra grecco said...

so lovely.



January 11, 2011 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger antonio said...

I think this would be a really good shoe ad.

January 11, 2011 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger Closet Hound said...

Those shoes are freaking adorable! You should find more occasions to wear them to ;) And I love your unique bow - so structured and cute.

xo Sherrie

January 11, 2011 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger Lex said...

I love this outfit. The bow on your top is so cute. I am like you too if i love something even if it doesnt fit i will buy it just because I would be jealous if someone else bought it.

January 11, 2011 at 12:44 PM  
Anonymous Kiera said...

love this oufit, you've put it together well :)

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January 11, 2011 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger Melanie Likes said...

I love this! I was looking through your posts - you have impeccable taste, darling.

January 11, 2011 at 4:33 PM  
Blogger Cupcake said...

Cute outfit! Ur blog name isv catchy!!

January 11, 2011 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger kate funk said...

You could not look more fabulous! Love it! Loving your shoes!!!
velvet cupcakes

January 11, 2011 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger kate funk said...

You could not look more fabulous! Love it! Loving your shoes!!!
velvet cupcakes

January 11, 2011 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger Joy and Amore said...

wow,you have cute style,love your pretty heels. wanna do follow each other? feel free.

January 11, 2011 at 7:23 PM  
Blogger Natalie Liao said...

I absolutely love your outfit here!
The pumps<33
stop by sometime, xx natalie

January 11, 2011 at 7:27 PM  
Anonymous Mary @ stylefyles said...

Woman, you've got me so nervous putting those cute little shoesies on the train tracks! Don't be tempting fate too much now!

By the way I love the oversized shorts. I think it's the slouchiness that makes them so fantastic!

January 11, 2011 at 8:22 PM  
Blogger my name's Morgan. said...

wow the shorts really work on you, & the way you wear them they don't look too big at all.
the butterfly cardigan is defs worth buying in 3 you a bit of warmth but doesnt detract from your outfit.'

January 11, 2011 at 10:48 PM  
Anonymous mary said...

How could you be so pretty and fab? :(

can we exchange links? please.

January 11, 2011 at 11:29 PM  
Blogger Jenny Ong said...

Love the palette of your outfit and those shoes are darling! <3

Congrats on being featured on TeenVogue's website girl!!

January 12, 2011 at 12:14 AM  
Blogger bravegrrl said...

great look! i love the shoes! but my favorite part is your hair... it looks comfortable and not fussy, but sooo romantic at the same time :)


January 12, 2011 at 1:51 AM  
Blogger LA said...

Cute outfit!
Loving your top!


January 12, 2011 at 2:01 AM  
Blogger LA said...

Cute outfit!
Loving your top!


January 12, 2011 at 2:01 AM  
Blogger Emma said...

Gorgeous outfit, I love your shoes!


January 12, 2011 at 3:07 AM  
Blogger Edgy said...

Perfect oufit! Love the originality! I just love the shorts and the top... Truly amazing. Following you.

January 12, 2011 at 5:48 AM  
Blogger Larissa said...

love the outfit! the hue is perfect!
you have a wicked blog! i'm a new follower!!

January 12, 2011 at 6:18 AM  
Anonymous Runway Rundown said...

I love those shoes!! So classy.

Check out Runway Rundown!!

January 12, 2011 at 7:13 AM  
Blogger Carly said...

Love the outfit.
The shoes are fabulous!
I do the same thing sometimes, when I love something so much but never wear if we are saving it for something? who knows.
Enjoy and wear them more in 2011 because they are fabulous shoes!

January 12, 2011 at 7:26 AM  
Blogger Glocal Girl said...

good call on the butterfly cardigan! you can never have a staple in too many colors :)


January 12, 2011 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

love it, so perfect!

January 12, 2011 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger The Fashion Writress said...

That is a cute outfit gil! And bag ladys are ALWAYS stylish :D


You have a new follower dear :) xx

January 12, 2011 at 2:21 PM  
Blogger Iris said...

I LOVE your style on this picture!
I think I bought the same skirt as yours :).

Nice blog!


January 12, 2011 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger Bahj/fish said...

I can never get an outfit so match so perfectly.lucky you.
i love your shoes by the way.AND THE BOW!

January 12, 2011 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger Sofi Stellar said...

Great outfit. The shoes aren't my style, but I adore that bag!

January 12, 2011 at 5:17 PM  
Blogger melou said...

the shoes and top are lovely!

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January 12, 2011 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger JoeyAna said...

cute trouser shorts


January 12, 2011 at 9:49 PM  
Blogger FancyTreehouse said...

Beautiful photos. :)

January 12, 2011 at 10:55 PM  
Blogger Laura Holland said...

very cute shorts, matches wtih the bow!

January 13, 2011 at 12:22 AM  
Blogger Jasmira Flower said...

Beautiful outfit! Shoes are amazing and You look like a million dolars!

January 13, 2011 at 1:24 AM  
Blogger MsMedSchool said...

great outfit with amazing styling! i love those shoesssss lol

January 13, 2011 at 6:17 AM  
Blogger Kristyn Burtt said...

Those shoes are to die for! Guess makes some great, affordable shoes.

January 14, 2011 at 4:46 AM  
Blogger Miyan said...

beautiful outfit, beautiful scenery. love your look here!


January 14, 2011 at 5:56 AM  
Anonymous goldblackmirror said...

I really love your outfit and your shoes are so amazing...

January 14, 2011 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger montse said...

love the shorts and shoes!!! amazing!!! i like your blog!!!



January 15, 2011 at 3:07 AM  
Anonymous Style with Benefits said...

Tres sophisticated! I had to do a double-take on the shirt. So the bow's attached to the shirt? Love it.

And I dig the LOVE ring!

xx, becs

January 15, 2011 at 3:51 PM  
Blogger gina said...

I like the cute top with the bow. Those shoes are awesome! Love them!

January 16, 2011 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger gina said...

I like the cute top with the bow. Those shoes are awesome! Love them!

January 16, 2011 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger Jenni Austria Germany said...

love train song. and dark was the night in general. and this outfit.

January 26, 2011 at 4:11 AM  

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