15 posts tagged Von Maur
I ended up taking a day off of work to celebrate my bestie’s birthday yesterday! We spent the day shopping and eating cheesecake, and we both ended up finding some great deals! (She found a black-and-white high-low dress, and I found a bright orange skirt that will be perfection come fall.) Here’s the breakdown:
Peach shorts paired with a chambray blouse says summer to me. Both fabrics are light and easy, which is needed in the oppressive humidity. A swipe of peach lipstick was all I needed to complete the look. (I like Neutrogena’s peach lipstick, which is unfortunately discontinued.)
One of my favorite pastimes is knitting. Despite knitting’s reputation for being tacky or something your grandma does, carefully picking the right pattern and yarn can make all the difference in making a one-of-a-kind item. Nothing in the world quite matches the feeling of start, finishing, and wearing an item into which you put hours of effort. Here’s the breakdown:
Hat: Handmade (pattern from Vogue Knitting Winter 2010/11)
Denim: Elle via Kohl’s
Boots: Simply Vera via Kohl’s
Bag: Garage sale
Rings: Von Maur/Charming Charlie
Despite having no snow (yet), I couldn’t wait any longer to wear my latest knitting project with a fair isle-inspired sweater. I knit almost all of my winter accessories, and my current project is another Vogue Knitting sweater in a rich jewel-toned purple. (Remember this Vogue Knitting sweater from a year ago?) If you haven’t ever tried knitting before, head to your local yarn store or even YouTube a video. It is easily one of the most rewarding skills you could learn.
As much as I enjoy wearing skirts or a nice blouse and pair of jeans, sometimes the weather and my mood just call for a sweatshirt. Sometimes my entire wing ends up wearing the same sweatshirt … which is what happened yesterday. At my university, our wings are basically sororities and fraternities; your identity is based on your wing. Here’s the breakdown:
Sweatshirt: Wing gear
Booties: Elder Beerman
Rings: Von Maur/Charming Charlie
Nails: Essie’s Red Nouveau and Martha Stewart glitter in Garnet
Every Christmas season, our wing has what we call “Christmas morning” on a Saturday morning. We all get gifts from our parents, and sometimes they just happen to be the same gift. We all got sweatshirts this year and decided to wear them on the same day. Of course, I had to spice mine up a little with leopard, sparkly, chunky rings and a fabulous pair of faux-shearling boots.
Today is going to be a long day, at least until one o’clock. Why? Spring break begins after my last class, which just happens to be the only class I have today…which is at one. So when two o’clock rolls around, I will be rolling on out of school and heading home for less than 24 hours before we head south to Nashville for a week. I’ll continue to post as usual throughout my spring break - no worries! Here’s the breakdown:
Blazer: Garage sale (The Limited)
Boyfriend Jeans: Elle (Kohl’s)
Oxfords: eBay (Steven by Steve Madden)
Necklaces: American Eagle, Fossil (all gifts)
Ring: Von Maur
I actually wore this outfit on Wednesday, but because of yesterday’s special post didn’t get around to posting it until today. The weather here as been crazy nice, nice enough for me to get away without a jacket and with shorts yesterday.
Boyfriend jeans have become my spring staple because of their versatility in all temperatures, so I wanted to play up the boyfriend part with the oxfords and the button-up shirt. I also wanted to add a few feminine touches for contrast with the tweed jacket and the three (yes, three) necklaces I wore. Nothing adds a little glam like sparkles, right?
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Last night, the women’s programming at my university put an a women-only dinner to celebrate beauty, which was so fun (and yummy!). I went with the two pretty ladies you see above, ReBecca (my wingmate) and Liz (my roommate). We had so much fun eating food, listening to the speaker, and, of course, dressing up! Here’s the breakdown:
Striped Tee: Garage sale (INC)
Blazer: Goodwill (Gap)
Sequin Skirt: Goodwill
Heels: Garage sale (Jessica Simpson)
Rings: Von Maur and Banana Republic
I had a few outfits in mind last night, but I completely forgot about this sequined skirt. I bought it at Goodwill in January and figured I wouldn’t be wearing it until New Year’s Eve next year, but the opportunity arose and it was called a fancy party. What’s fancier than sequins? The correct answer is nothing.
I love red, black, and white together; to me, those colors are the ultimate in classic. I also loved the fact that when I put the blazer on as the finishing piece, I said, “Holy cow! The only things I actually bought from the original store were the rings and tights.” What could be better than thrifted items that all work together into a fancy outfit? The correct answer is nothing.
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