Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Green Jacket

Sorry it has been so long since my last post. Oops. Promise I have been dressin' classy. (or at least have tried :) Anyway, thought I would post a picture of my awesome green jacket. And surprisingly I like pairing pink and green together. It's because they are complements.

Art school messes with your mind.

Coat: Target
Dress: Gifted (Target?)
Flats: Shoe Carnival

Monday, March 15, 2010

Real Simple

I came across this fabulous magazine before leaving for my flight back to school. It has wonderful advice, from practical ways to re-use items around the house to recipes (that I had to skip over the flight since I was nowhere near any kind of eatery) to fashion. If I had a job I would definitely subscribe! :) One day...

Sunday, March 14, 2010

White Scarf

Skirt: Christopher & Banks
Shirt: Kohl's
Scarf: Dress Barn
Sweater: Dress Barn
Necklace: Handmade

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Jackie O

[tee hee, I couldn't resist!]

I am absolutely in love with her wedding dress. It is so elegant.
I read somewhere that she didn't really like her wedding dress, but wore it to please her mother in law.
Just goes to show that being classy isn't only about how you dress.

Oh how I wish women still dressed like this!
Hat, gloves, pearls, and clothes that actually flattered!


Friday, March 5, 2010


  • That little black dress. (but not too little!) Still talking classy here.
  • Trench-coat. Nothing beats having that sash to pull taut. Or you can opt for a pea-coat (I have both :) Make sure your coat is a fairly neutral color.
  • At least one pair of heels. Make 'em red, and you can pop any monochromatic outfit.
  • A stylish full suit, preferably one that can be worn year round.
  • Sundress. This can actually be worn year-round, just pair it with jeans!
  • Skirts are an absolute must when trying to be as classy as say Jackie O.
  • Pearls! Real or fake. Long or short. Pink or white.
  • A fashionable good sized purse for everything that you carry around.
  • Headband, scarf or hat. Not everyone can pull off a hat, but you should do something with your hair.
  • Button-up shirt. At least one white crisp shirt...need to find one yet...oops!
  • Boots. Cowboy boots, snow boots, knee-high boots...oh the possibilities! (but no Ugg's!)
  • Leggings. WARNING: not to be substituted for pants. Use these when its just too chilly to wear just a skirt or dress, or you just want to add some color.
...and this list could go on. Try to get as much as you can, and just keep building. I don't have everything yet, and I'm writing this post

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


  • Shop during sales! I mean really, who doesn't want more?
  • Buy clothes that fit, not what you want to fit.
  • Things don't have to be "matchy"--hello complements!
  • Don't be afraid to wear a hat! But make sure it is classy, people will look.
  • Don't be afraid to be "overdressed." It is much better than not dressed up enough.
  • Accessorizing is not a bad thing, just don't overkill.
  • Wearing multiple necklaces is certainly acceptable.
  • Mix up your clothes. Don't always wear the purple shirt with jeans, try it with a brown skirt! Change up what kind of shoes you wear. (I used to hate converse, up until last year)
  • Make your own jewelry. I made a necklace out of a long chain, guitar pick, broken zipper, old college id, and a safety pin.
  • Change your "style." One day I'm preppy, the next day I'm punk. (well kinda :)
  • Let vintage inspire. There is a reason people still wear it, half a century later.
  • When in doubt, don't wear stripes.
  • Make a fashion blog :)
  • But the number one rule is to SMILE! It adds so much. (cliche, but true)

Monday, March 1, 2010


This is my favorite suit. Granted, my only full suit (and only appropriate for certain seasons). But it's my favorite nonetheless. Suits are expensive, but definitely a necessity. I recommend looking for one during great sales (read: after Christmas), but if you can't find the suit that fits you "perfectly," I have one word for you...tailor.

Suit: Herberger's
Silk Shirt: Marshall Field's
Flats: Target