Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sunday Snapshots

[Outfit 1] Top: Ann Taylor | Skirt: Urban Outfitters | Cardigan: Express | Tights: Nordstrom | Shoes: Nine West | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Belt: Ann Taylor | Bracelets: Nordstrom, F21 | Watch: Dior | [Outfit 2] Jeans: Current/Elliott | Shoes: Aldo (similar here) | [Outfit 3] Sweater: J.Crew | Tank: J.Crew | Jeans: Current/Elliott | Shoes: J.Crew (similar here) | Necklace: BR | Bracelet: Saks | Watch: Dior

These photos contain a few of my current obsessions: bright, bright colors, glitter, shoes, parties, and--of course--Christmas! I got to attend the annual holiday party at Nordstrom this week with one of my most stylish friends. We browsed around while sipping white wine and eating cream puffs (a unique pairing), taking in all the holiday decor. While my friend tried on some boots, I fantasized about buying the bright pink Manolos in the second photo. Although I didn't end up purchasing them, I did find some other fun things I'll share with you later.

A Saturday shopping trip went from ho-hum to awesome when I happened upon the sparkly gold loafers pictured in the third photo at Aldo. In addition to satisfying my inner magpie (ooh, shiny!), they were very comfortable and on sale. I can't wait for all the snow we've gotten recently to go away so I can wear them everywhere! Note for fellow petites: these run a little small. I have relatively large feet for my size--I wear between a US 5 and 6, depending on the brand--and I needed a 36/US 6 in these. Aldo carries the majority of their shoes in 35/US 5, so some of you smaller-footed ladies may be able to take advantage of this sale to grab yourself some sparkly kicks, too.

I continued my hunt for cozy, warm sweaters at J.Crew. My try-on session was mostly disastrous. While the XXS sweaters seemed to fit in the shoulders and arms, they were almost uniformly too big and bulky around my waist, making me look thick and shapeless. I tried their traditional cable-knit, crew-neck sweater in both adult XXS regular and girls' 12. I also pulled another girls' sweater off the sale rack, and it had the same bulkiness issues. I finally ended up buying the colorblock sweater pictured in the fourth photo above, which was both warm and flattering, and--bonus!--satisfied my craving for bright colors.

Hope all of you had a wonderful weekend!


  1. I too am a huge fan of instagram, and I love the finishes you're using on these photos. Those gold sparkling Aldo shoes are perfection!


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  2. @Annie: Thank you! Confession: I am just a wannabe Instagram-er! These photos were taken primarily with my Nikon DSLR and then post-processed to look Instagram-esque.


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