Monday, November 21, 2011

mad for plaid


(Derek Heart flannel top, Bubblegum denim, Kashmere scarf, thrifted vest, Zara heels}

There always comes that time of year when I go a little bit crazy for a plaid color combo. Red in particular is my weakness. Perhaps it reminds of the upcoming holiday season, or Dolce & Gabbana's fall 2008 plaid-tastic campaign, but one thing is for certain, I am in looove, and this year is no exception! I plan on stocking up on this statement making tartan cloth in every shade of the rainbow. I may even steal the bf's assorted selection of hue's- because we all know the boys gravitate towards the plaid as much as we try to get them to wear something else (as the bay area bloggers nod in agreement, because the bf happend to show last night wearing said plaid shirt)!

Now, can we talk about how rad this vest is?? Yup that's me gloating because I scored this bad boy in Zanesville, Ohio at a Goodwill none the less, at -ahem- a cool $4, holla! It's kind of amazing, and I don't really want to take it off. Here's to rad under five scores. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

geek chic

{J. Crew striped top, Levi's button up, edc denim, penny loafers from Alloy, asos laptop case, Bonlook glasses}

Somedays I don't really want to dress up, I want to throw on jeans, a loose fitting top and call it a day! But I can't really do that in my line of work- so I jazz up "low-key" as much as I can on those days. Really it's all about the extra's anyway, an outfit isn't automatically spectacular- it's the way you present the whole package!  So even though today's outfit was very low maintenance, I still felt very much on it, with my smartie alter ego in tow.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

leather and sparkle


{Mossimo moto jacket, F21 sequin skirt, American Eagle Outfitters sweater, Ban.do clip hearts, Janet Setter necklace, NWM Tiffany & Co. necklace, Franco Sarto boots, Dior tights}

Leather and sequins are not usually something I normally rock on an everyday basis, but I decided to dress up on this blustery fall day, and add some sparkle to my step! I tried toning it down with a large oversized sweater, and a muted gray faux leather jacket, but there is no hiding those sequins- they are loud and proud! I'm pretty sure everyone in the office did a double take whenever I walked by.

The accessories in this post are some of my favorites! The hearts were a gift from my WikiFashion meetup, and literally make any outfit pop! The two necklaces draped on my neck are from the Nike Women's Marathon 2011- that I ran a few weeks ago. And the second one from Janet Setter, who makes the most beautiful hand crafted jewelry! The designs are intricate and thoughtfully crafted, definitely  statement pieces to wear year round! 

Monday, November 7, 2011

warmish fall day

{xhilaration top, thrifted jumper, DV boots, Rebecca Minkoff bag, Kenneth Cole necklace}

I guess you can never really predict what the weather will be like, even if a forecast is given- hello inaccurate weatherman! On an unseasonably warm weekday I overdressed for the occasion, and had to cool off with a honey lavender gelato, since stripping off the tights wasn't an option. 

By the way, if you can't already tell, I've grown to love my Rebecca Minkoff bag even more than I ever thought possible. The salmon, tangerine-ish hue I decided on was quite possibly the best color decision I've ever settled on. I think I'm ready to add another one to the collection. Any suggestions on colors?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Insta-Tuesday












So I haven't been blogging as regularly, or as much as I'd like to in a really long time now. Partly because work takes so much of my day- don't get it twisted though, I love my new job! So all I want to do when I get home is throw on some sweats, curl up in a ball on the couch and sip red vino while watching Gossip Girl--eeek I'm such a cat lady! 

So here's my attempt at making up for it, cue my favorite Instagram pic's from the week--tada! Lately I have been obsessed with insta-documenting my adventures, outfit posts, and overall favorite things on this awesome app! It really makes everything look so much better! So if you have an iPhone, download this app and come say hi, or ever better if you want to follow along, my user name is carharris. 

Pic's from top to bottom:
sequin heart pin/clip from WikiFashion meetup in SF
Golden Gate bridge from a foggy day on one of my many long runs!
macaroons from Paris
Robert Rodriguez sequin dress on super sale here!
Scenery from Ocean beach on another run!
badass quote
new Ann Taylor necklace
starting line at the Nike Women's Marathon 2011
Rebecca Minkoff jelly bean bag
work outfit
new Jean-Michel Cazabat heels