Mint Chocolate Chip

H+M Tweed Jacket and Skull Tank, Saks Off Fifth Jeans, Naturalizer Heels, Gifted Earrings, Spider Ring

I wanted to wear my skull tank for the upcoming holiday, so I dressed it up with heeled booties, a studded tweed jacket, and my mint colored jeans.

This weekend we did everything we wanted to do.  We finally went pumpkin picking at a farm that allowed dogs (where Duchess made friends with two calfs), we went to a Halloween party with friends, Duchess and I took a walk and enjoyed the foliage on Saturday morning, we went to Sunday brunch and drank bloody marys, and stocked up on some food and supplies for hurricane Sandy.  On the agenda for tomorrow night is pumpkin carving, watching Hocus Pocus, and eating candy!  I love Halloween!

If you want to see more pictures from my weekend, you can follow me on instagram @ladyandtheduchess.

A Special Dress

Urban Outfitters Dress, Michael Kors Boots, Vintage Purse, Loft Earrings, Gifted Vintage Turquoise and Diamond Rings, Gifted Elm City Jewelers Pinky Ring

Last weekend Max and I celebrated our anniversary.  We decided to get a little dressed up and go to our favorite restaurant, Grotto.  When I was sifting through my closet trying to find something to wear, this dress caught my eye.  I bought it five years ago to celebrate my first anniversary with Max.  We had a wonderful first anniversary, we just had a wonderful sixth, and I’m sure there’s many more to come.  With any luck, there will be many more new dresses too!

Leopard On A Farm

J. Crew Sweater, H+M T-Shirt, Saks Off Fifth Jeans, Nike x Liberty Sneakers, H+M Earrings, Gifted Elm City Jewelers Necklace, Random Watch

Max, Duchess, and I tried to go pumpkin picking on Saturday at a farm north of the city, but got turned away because dogs apparently aren’t allowed on the farm.  Who knew?  But before we left, we got some cider doughnuts (so good!) and took some pictures in front of the corn maze.  I made my lilac skinny jeans fall appropriate by wearing them with my favorite sneakers and a leopard print cardigan.  I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was looking forward to wearing them this winter with some ankle boots and a thick cream colored sweater.  I just need to find that sweater… Anyway, we’re going to attempt to pick pumpkins again this weekend.  I’ll be sure to let you know how it goes and what I was wearing!

Into The Blue

Saks Off Fifth Top, Loft Jeans, Shoedazzle Ankle Booties, Necklace from Boston Fashion Week, Vintage Gifted Turquoise and Diamond Rings, Gifted Elm City Jewelers Pinky Ring, Anthropologie Hair Tie

When I saw this cobalt top at the store, I completely passed it over without a second thought.  But my aunt insisted that I try it on, so I conceded.  Once I slipped this seemingly plain top over my head, I was sold (and so was the shirt).  The color, the asymmetry, and the cut out and draping in the back all came together perfectly .  I wore it out for girl’s night with my black leather jacket and skinny jeans so the color would really pop!  The t-shirt material made it extra comfortable to wear, but the style was anything but basic.  Thank goodness my aunt found this gem for me!

Water Colors

H+M Jacket and Necklace, Gap T-Shirt, Loft Pants, BCBG Flats, Tiffany’s Bracelet, Ring from boutique in Rome

Sometimes I don’t feel like saving a special piece like this painterly patterned jacket for a special occasion.  I hadn’t worn it in awhile and I wanted to give it some love and attention.  I decided to pair it with basic black and white pieces and sparkly flats (Thanks Aunt Sue!) for a day at the office.  Then, while walking from my car to said office, I was starring at my shoes, which I sometimes do, and I found a $20 bill on the ground!  Turns out, this jacket is not only special, it’s lucky too!

Fall Uniform

Saks Off Fifth Leather Jacket and Striped Top, J. Brand Jeans, Shoedazzle Loafers, Loft Silver Hoop Earrings, H+M Earrings, Charles-Hubert Gifted Watch

I feel most comfortable and most like myself wearing a pair of dark skinny jeans and a leather jacket.  I tend to wear a different version of this outfit every weekend when the weather permits.  I just swap out the shoes and the top depending on what my plans are.  So, when my plans were to spend the day hanging out with Duchess, I thought my gold studded leopard loafers were the best choice.  I don’t want to embarrass her at the dog park in front of her friends.