Thursday, January 31, 2013

Keep or Donate: Sweater #25 - Pink Pullover


Donate. Well, that's the last of my pullover sweater vests. I have one more open vest with sequins that you'll see at some point, but apparently vests like this one here are not for me. Good to know!

More pink for today:

Old Navy

The decision's up to you

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Keep or Donate: Sweater #24 - Pink Vest


Keep. I'm learning that you guys are fans of cardigans on me. I don't think I've had to donate one yet! As for this particular cardigan, I don't wear it with much other than this dress, but I think it could look cute with something neutral or maybe something royal blue. Bright green and royal blue was my favorite color combination freshman year of high school, and I remember having an Adidas shirt (actually possibly a knockoff) in those colors.

Now for the last of the pullover sweater vests:

Talbots via swap

The decision's up to you

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Keep or Donate: Sweater #23 - Lime Green Cardigan


Donate. When I told my husband this was headed for the donate bag, he said, "Yeah, I could've told you that." Haha, OK, honey. While I am by no means married or emotionally attached to this sweater, I do have a favorite memory while wearing it. It's Hanson-related...sorry in advance. It was the Milwaukee show in October of 2009 where we got the cutest group picture with Zac, the merch guy from Hellogoodbye gave me a free T-shirt, and Taylor ran into me during the walk while I was talking to Nate from Sherwood. Very exciting stuff, haha. So anyway, I will move this cardigan to the donate bag while fondly remembering this day:

Back when I was skinnier and had cute but surprisingly high maintenance short hair

Another green sweater for today:


The decision's up to you

Monday, January 28, 2013

A Little Bit of Anthro Shopping

...Because it would just be silly to let my birthday coupon go to waste.

The first thing that piqued my curiosity as I wandered back to the sale section was this regularly priced dog cardigan. I curiously took a closer look to see if the sweater included either of the dog breeds in my life - Australian shepherd or Shiba Inu. Sure enough, there was a Shiba Inu (or maybe an Akita, but close enough) right on the bum. I don't think I could pull off this look, but I hope someone does buy this and wears it on a blog someday. Plus, it's called Pooch Posse. That's awesome.

As for the sale stuff I brought into the dressing room...

Draped Tieback Dress - on sale for $59.95
I'll admit, the only reason I grabbed this dress to try on was that they had it in a large. There's nothing that particularly excited me about it. If it were a bit longer, I would've been more tempted by it especially since it's silk. It wasn't obscenely short at all; I just think it would've looked better on me if it were longer. Plus, I kind of preferred the green color, but they didn't have that one in my size. I see that this dress does get great reviews online if anyone else is interested in it.

Layered Dahlia Top - on sale for $39.95
This top was kind of cool. It had a printed tank top and then a sheer short-sleeve peplum-type layer over top. It was cute, and I considered it for a few minutes, but I didn't feel like I had to have it.

Burst Azalea Chemise - on sale for $39.95
Because I'm a fan of the cutout trend, depending on where the cutout is located, I was intrigued by this dress. I'm not sure if it's the most flattering thing, but I liked it, and it was in my maybe pile for awhile. I didn't like how it was slightly sheer, though. It would need to have a slip or leggings underneath, like how I'm wearing it here. I mean, it is considered lounge wear, so I guess I can't be too mad at it about the sheerness.

Silverfield Sweetheart Dress - on sale for $79.95
This dress reminded me so much of the one I tried and failed at sewing this summer that I had to have it just to redeem myself. Ever since I read Roxy's review of it, I've been kind of casually keeping an eye out for it to go on sale. I vacillated between the red and the blue but ended up getting the blue, which the sales lady confirmed was a good decision.

Tiered Pointelle Sweater Dress - on sale for $49.95
I was pretty sure I was going to hate this dress when I tried it on, but I had to try it because of the color. I should probably stop gravitating toward mustard-y things since that's not the best shade of yellow for me, but I can't help it. Um, I actually kind of liked it even though I know the drop waist is not very flattering on me. However, the lining was really short on me, which would require me to wear leggings with it.

Since I was set on the most expensive dress in my handful, I figured I should probably stop at one purchase, and I only went home with the Silverfield sweetheart dress. What do you think? Did I make the right decision? I still have to bring the coupon in to get the percentage off since I didn't have it with me, so I could still change my mind and pick up something additional. But yeah, pretty set on that lace dress.

Keep or Donate: Sweater #22 - Green Sweater Coat


Keep. This was a close one. I don't wear this cardigan very often because it's kind of big, and it's kind of hard to style. As you can imagine, it doesn't go with a lot of things besides neutrals or yellow. It's kind of a cool, interesting sweater, though.

The next one is inspired by this week's Style Imitating Art piece:

Sweater Coat: Old Navy; Thermal Top: ?; Jeans: Kut; Boots: Rocket Dog via Macy's 

The decision's up to you

Sunday, January 27, 2013

SAG Awards Red Carpet Superlatives

I didn't have as many reactions to the fashion at tonight's 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards red carpet as I did during the Golden Globes, but there were a handful of standouts. Let's start off with a few positives:

Most Improved

Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen (source)
After her oddly fitting Golden Globes gown, this was perfection.

Best Surprisingly Edgy Dress

Jane Lynch in David Meister Signature (source)
Um, I kind of love it, and I kind of want it.

Best Dressed Kid

Kiernan Shipka in Oscar de la Renta (source)
I've only watched a handful of episodes of Mad Men, so I'm not terribly familiar with her, but I think she looked adorable and age appropriate.

And now for the not so positives...

Most in Need of a Good Bra

Michelle Dockery in vintage Chado Ralph Rucci (source)
Side boob. That is all.

Julianne Moore in Chanel Haute Couture (source)
Her choices are always hit or miss for me. With a different neckline, this may have worked.

Weirdest Length Dress

Kaley Cuoco in Romona Keveza (source)
Seriously, how short does this dress make her look?

Worst Hairdo

January Jones in Prabal Gurung (source)
David Bowie? Er...Ziggy Stardust?

Worst Makeup

Claire Danes in Givenchy (source)
I'm not anti dark lip, but the dark lip on her with that weird eye makeup was not a good look.

Worst Accessorizing

Amanda Seyfried in Zac Posen (source)
Beautiful dress. It looked plain from far away, but the details are really great. The necklace? Not so much.

Honorable Mention...just because I've included her in all my other red carpet recaps.

Mayim Bialik (source)
She and Kaley both went with lace, but the shape and proportions are just better on Mayim's dress. I like the red color of Kaley's dress slightly better, but as a whole - Mayim.

What do you think? What were some of your favorites or least favorites?

Keep or Donate: Sweater #21 - Floral Cardigan


Keep. Maybe no one missed it, but I forgot to add where this sweater is from in my last post. It's a Jones New York sweater that I got as a Christmas gift a couple years ago. Since purple is one of my favorite colors to wear, I'm glad it's sticking around.

Today's sweater and outfit based on the Inspiration Monday photo:

Dress: Anthropologie; Cardigan: Old Navy; Necklace: Target; Watch: Michael Kors;
Boots: Vince Camuto via giveaway

I'm putting that tree away this's on my to-do list.

The decision's up to you


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Keep or Donate: Sweater #20 - Purple Pullover


Keep. Wow this was a wrinkly outfit. Sorry about that. How'd you like my tan trouser socks?'s cold out. Anyway, I feel like this outfit was almost there. I think this sweater vest may have more potential. We shall see.

Up next:

The decision's up to you

Friday, January 25, 2013

Keep or Donate: Sweater #19 - Blue Vest


Keep. I liked all the elements of this outfit, but I don't know about it all together. The perfect match of the tights and shoes was too tempting not to try, but it may have been a little much. And while I love this new Lauren by Ralph Lauren dress that my mom handed down to me, I'm not sure I love it over a turtleneck. I'll do better next time. It does seem like using the turtleneck as a layering piece was the right idea in general, though.

Next up:

Land's End

Pardon the wrinkly pants. I didn't even notice that when I put them on.

The decision's up to you

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Keep or Donate: Sweater #18 - Black Turtleneck


Keep. This is another one I would've kept regardless of how the votes went. I really like this sweater, I think it's a great basic, and I'm glad most of you agree!

Today's sweater:


The decision's up to you