April Showers

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Saks Off Fifth Sweater, LOFT Skirt, DSW Boots

When I was younger I used to beg my mom to let me jump in puddles barefoot.  Only sometimes she would say yes and I thought it was such a special treat to wander around the yard by myself and walk through the mud!  I still love the rain, but as an adult I tend to dress a little more appropriately for the weather.  Flat waterproof shoes, clothing that doesn’t skim the ground, a soft sweater, and my bubble umbrella are my choice favorites.  Duchess prefers the look of a classic yellow rain jacket, or she just enjoys being the center of attention, we’ll never know.  Either way, she’s always jumping in puddles barefoot.

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Lady Layers

Lady Layers (2 of 5)

H&M Tweed Jacket, LOFT Sweater, American Eagle Jeans, John Fluevog Boots, Vintage Purse

Sometimes the best outfits come together accidentally.  By chance this tweed jacket and striped sweater were hanging next to each other in my closet.  I was just beginning to think that I had nothing to wear when I spotted them.  A pair of distressed denim, lilac studded boots, and a vintage purse later, the rest is history.  This is the perfect combination of pulled together and comfortable for a rainy afternoon spent at the museum.  I knew that I probably did too much outfit planning in my head, but now I know I’m doing it subconsciously as well.

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Black Magic

Black Magic

French Connection Sweater, Zara Skirt, Prabal Gurung for Target Heels, Vintage Bag

I love a head to toe black look.  It makes me feel strong, confident, and pulled together.  And my favorite thing to do is to combine a bunch of different textures to make the monochrome look feel fresh.  For instance, a cashmere sweater with embellishments on the shoulder, worn with a tweed skirt with lace panels, and patent leather lace up heels is chic, not dull.  I topped it all off with a vintage beaded bag.  My intention was to exude a less witchy and more of a bewitching vibe instead.

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Ladylike Leather

Ladylike Leather

Zara Top, H&M Jacket and Sunglasses, J. Brand Jeans, Prabal Gurung for Target Heels, Forever 21 Purse, Skull Earrings from boutique in New Orleans, Charles-Hubert Watch

I wore this faux leather top during the winter and paired it with black pants and statement jewelry.  To make it more springtime appropriate this time around, flared jeans and a studded tweed jacket were my weapons of choice.  Leather is here to stay, so this statement top will remain in my closet daring to be worn this summer.  This story is to be continued…

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In Between Tweed

In Between Tweed

Urban Outfitters Top, H&M Skirt, Michael Kors Boots, LOFT Sunglasses, Vintage Turquoise Ring

When I think of tweed, I associate it with the Northeast during colder weather.  However, the color and weight of this tweed skirt are really throwing me for a loop.  It’s too thick and structured for me to want to wear it during the summer, but too light and thin for the winter.  I have therefore declared it an “in between” garment, for now.

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Peekaboo Lace

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LOFT T-Shirt, Zara Skirt, Vince Camuto Heels, Vintage Fur Stole, Earrings, and Turquoise and Diamond Rings, Gifted Pinky Ring

I have a tendency to steer away from lace.  It always seems too delicate and feminine for my taste.  However, I couldn’t help myself from being draw to this skirt.  The peekaboo lace is subtle as it peeks through the well placed slits in this sequined tweed piece.  You can only see the lace panels when I move, so I felt like I had a little bit of a secret.  I certainly felt feminine wearing this outfit, but it was anything but too delicate.

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Black And Tan

H&M Sweater, Banana Republic Skirt, Cole Haan Boots, Gifted Charles-Hubert Watch, H&M Earrings

I purchased this sweater last year, and I was validated in that purchase when I saw Kurt from Glee wearing it last season.  He is quite the fashionisto.  And while I do admire Kurt’s fashion sense, I decided to style the sweater a little differently and a little more feminine, if at all possible.  The end result was tucking the sweater into a tweed skirt and wearing my buttery soft tan leather boots.  Who knows, maybe you’ll see Kurt and I on Fashion Police in the segment ‘B**** Stole My Look.’  Kurt may have worn the sweater first, but I still think I’m some pretty serious competition.