Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Feel the Love

Valentine's Day brought on a buzz of reds and pinks around campus. Here's one of my favorite themed necklaces from Monday.

What is it?
A glass heart necklace

Where's it from?
A boutique in downtown Portland.

What's the story?
This was a gift for my birthday several years ago. I really only wear it once a year, but its perfect for the occasion.

Make a statement!

What is it? Chunky statement necklace

Where's it from? New York City street vendor

What's the story? I came across this during one of my visits to my absolute favorite city. I love bib style necklaces, they can make the simplest outfits unique and interesting!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Rethinking Riding Boots

We like equestrian, but we like the boots even more. Heeled or not, these boots bring the perfect balance of tradition and innovation to any casual ensemble. Check out some of my favorites:

What is it?
Brown riding boots with bottom buckle

Where's it from?
Cole Haan

What's the story?
"I bought these boots for the cold weather, but they are great in the rain too! The leather never stains. I wear them with jeans, leggings, tights... anything goes."

What is it?
Black leather boots with elastic side panels and double top buckles

Where's it from?
Miz Mooz

What's the story?
"I picked these out because the difference in texture was so unique"

Cocktail Time!

No, not happy hour, although the recent rise of available cocktail rings is enough to make anyone happy. These versatile additions are day and night appropriate, making splurging a rather easy justification process.

What is it? Vintage cocktail ring

Where's it from? Flea market I came across while studying abroad in London.

What's the story? I found it while studying abroad in London at one of the stalls in Camden Market. Every time I wear it I'm reminded of all the amazing adventures I experienced while abroad. I wear it every time I feel bored or stuck in a routine and need to remember there is so much more out there left to be experienced!