Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tuesday Treats: Dying to Try

Tuesday arrived with a bit more ease this week. I"m not sure if it's due to the utterly relaxing weekend I had, the arrival of the sun finally, or the fact that life seems to be slowing, just a touch, if even just for the moment. Nonetheless, Tuesday is here all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, so I'm feeling rather the same today.

It's no secret that one of my favorite past-times is compiling outfit inspiration to work into my own wardrobe. I've been feeling slightly overwhelmed at the excitement I have for the Fall 2012 trends I want to work into my closet collection this year (namely, leather and anything Olivia Palermo puts on her body, but those will both have separate posts in the future). So, until I  can calm my shopping list down to what is actually manageable, I've compiled a few simple updates I'm just dying to try that won't break my bank:

I always say there will be a day when I get The Cut—when my long locks are appropriate no more—and by george I think I've found it:

These shoes—I mean, seriously? Like I needed another reason to play dress up as a ballerina in my real-life wardrobe. Good thing that price tag prohibits it. Forever 21 and Tobi—where are you with the replication?

I love this subtle twist on the suit. Who wants to wear a suit, um, ever? I do, if it means a cute Chanel-inspired jacket with matching shorts. Black tights add a youthful energy to the whole ensemble. Sign me up.

Speaking of Chanel-inspired (or just Chanel) jackets, another ensemble that incorporates the classic piece in a fresh, fun way. (But didn't her mother ever teach her you should always tilt your chin slightly down when having your photo taken?)

Dirty hair beware—the secret to the perfect pony. Here are actually two ponytails stacked closely on top of one another and tightly wound and secured outside the band for volume. Works like a charm, says this fine-haired girl.

I'm planning on taking this photo to someone who actually knows what they're doing with makeup (cough, not me) and simply saying, Teach me. I don't think I'd ever wear it any other way after learning. Simple, classic, and stunningly beautiful.

An easy fall update? A leopard print scarf over, well, anything.


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