Thursday, May 31, 2012

Golden Pleats

I kind of love this gold pleated skirt an inappropriate amount. I can’t help myself. Especially when it’s paired with a sheer blouse. 

skirt: Urban Outfitters / blouse: Gap / necklace: F21 / wedges: Spring / tights: Target

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mean Girl Goth

I stumbled across these photos from early May (I can tell they date from then because New Haven was experiencing a run of fairly crappy and rainy weather and something about rain makes me want to live in leggings and shorts – it’s weird right? And of course the wedge sandals proved to be totally weather inappropriate. Oops. And realized I forgot to post the photos. Oops again. Let me just rectify that mistake.

I'm starting to pack for my move back to Canada (I even rented an apartment!!!) and am frantically trying to make some revisions to an article that I am trying to publish over the summer so I am strapped for time and need an easy post anyways. See, maybe this hasn't been a whole dismal series of mistakes after all. 

I love how mean I look with dark lipstick on, like a teenage goth who's going to rough you up and then split an order of french fries in the mall food court with 5 other mean goth girls (yeah, I may not have been a super nice person in High School) 
shorts: Jason Wu for Target / shirt: Seal Maiden via Etsy / Blazer: H&M / shoes: Target / leggings: American Apparel / watch: my helpmeet’s 

Finally, I'll be drawing a winner in the Eshakti giveaway this Friday so, if you haven't yet, enter it here!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Touches of Gold

These brilliantly blue skinny jeans are a wardrobe staple for me and they’ve appeared many times on the blog (like here and here). But I recently discovered how much I love them paired with touches of gold, like this sequined top and ModCloth necklace.

jeans: Urban Outfitters / tank: Target / shoes: Target / blazer: Calvin Klein / purse: Urban Outfitters / necklace: ModCloth / ring: House of Harlow via Shopbop

Monday, May 28, 2012

Thrifting Finds

This Calvin Klein blazer was another of my recent thrifting finds – I love the unconventional neckline on it – it instantly adds some professional sheen to a more casual dress. 

dress: F21 / tights: Marshall’s / shoes: Payless / blazer: Calvin Klein / pin: my grandmother’s

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Capri Season

Summer to me means capri cut season … okay, it means more than that but right now I’m mostly just excited about the capri thing. 

capris: H&M / blazer: Calvin Klein (thrifted) / shirt: ModCloth / shoes: Nina Ricci (thrifted) / necklace: my grandmother’s 

I'm off to Boston this afternoon with my helpmeet for a weekend of road-tripping and visiting old friends before the move back to Canada. You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr for weekend travel updates! 

Until Monday, here's wishing you all a fashionable and fun weekend.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Doctor, Doctor

Now you can officially call me "Dr." No, not the good kind, the doctor of philosophy kind. Whatevs. 

Waiting for the actual awarding of degrees to start 

The award my dissertation received 

Getting ready to process through the closed down streets of New Haven
Lining up and getting ready to process

My helpmeet and I the day before at the awards ceremony for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
On my way to the stage to collect my award
Collecting my award
Collecting my award
I'm an award winner! That makes us both winners

Me clutching the actual degree

The ceremony itself
The ceremony itself - getting the degree
Capped and hooded

Wine time!

Wine time!
And more wine...

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

eShakti Giveaway!

So I graduated yesterday. Look out world, I'm a doctor! I'll post some photos tomorrow but today I have an exciting giveaway for you! The fabulous people at eShakti (I’m sure you all seen me rave about their products before) are offering one lucky reader an item of their choice from their wonderful collections!

Entering is simple, just visit the eShakti site, leave a comment telling me which item you would chose if you won, and then follow eShakti on Pinterest and Facebook. Leave me a comment below letting me know you’ve done these mandatory things for one entry. For extra entries, you can:

Follow the blog via Bloglovin’ or GFC

Follow me on Twitter

Follow on Facebook

Please leave individual comments for each entry! And seriously, look at all these drool-inducing frocks (which, and this is my favorite thing about eShakti, can all be custom-sized for you)!

The giveaway is open to US and Canadian readers only (sorry!) and I will announce a winner on June 1, 2012.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Weekend Odds and Ends

I graduate this weekend!!!! There are a series of events, receptions, and processions on the docket and I’ll make sure to post pics ASAP. But I leave you for now with a few details from my life this past week…

It’s true, I am a winner

The lovely necklace and earrings from Blue Vanilla that I recently won 

 The smoking slippers from Urban Outfitters that I am straight up addicted to

 This ridiculously cute cat print blouse from Old Navy that I can’t seem to stop wearing (hey, I like kitties)

Some manicure fun

 One of my favorite prints from a book on the history of tiaras that I'm reading

I am thoroughly immersed in the history of tiaras these days

Morning cuddles with some awesome ginger fur babies

Getting ready for grad

Getting ready for grad