Happy Birthday!

7 Jan
Sweater: H&M – T-Shirt: Target – Skirt: Gap – Tights: Hue –
Shoes: Bongo – Necklace: Langford Market

Today is my 26th birthday. That’s right, I’m officially over half-way through my twenties and you know, obviously now an old lady. It’s depressing really πŸ™‚

I actually don’t have much planned as celebration as of right now. It turns out that there is like next to nothing going on in this city this weekend (post-holiday blues) and it’s going to rain so we’ve had to re-tool some plans. Whatever they are though, they will most certainly involve cupcakes, yummy food/drink and boyfriend time. Which is really all a girl could ever want for, so I’m more than a little excited.

Plus Jon has revealed that for my birthday, I get to pick out a new pair of boots to replace my broken ones as a his gift to me. He’s pretty amazing, that one!

Pillow Talk

6 Jan

Jacket: Anthropologie – Shirt: Jon’s Side o’ the Closet – Jeggings: Old Navy –

Shoes: Gap – Ring: Gift

I’m not going to lie, I wore this outfit because it felt like pajamas. It was sort of a running late kind of morning and I thought I’d be in the cold room all day, so I thought let’s jim-jam it up! And you know what? It was pretty awesome.

I fell in love with this ring during the 30 for 30 challenge, but couldn’t buy it because I was on a shopping ban (which I’ll be revisiting shortly). I left the store vowing that if it was still there, then I could buy it the next time I was there. Well, Jon was with me the next time I was in the store, I was still on a shopping ban and Jon had no idea what to get me for Christmas, so he bought it for me and now can I wear it forever. I love it to bits and pieces. Thanks Lovey πŸ™‚

Currently watching: Top Chef “Dim Sum Lose Sum”

Sister, Sister

5 Jan

Sweater: J. Crew (thrifted) – Top: Old Navy – Skirt: Anthropologie –
Tights:Hue –Β Shoes: R2 (via Marshalls) – Necklace: Jess LC (gift)

My sister and I are very different in a lot of ways. For one, we look completely different. I look like my dad, but have my mum’s body type (short, curvy), while my sister looks like my mum, but has my dad’s body type (long, lean). In school, I was the “academic”, the science geek and Mary was the “athlete”, the writer.

Despite these differences though, we’re actually a lot alike. For one, we both love Glee, the UK (as a whole), teen comedies (Um, Easy A!), the eighties (though she’s more a Footlose/John Cusak type and I’m more a Fame/Molly Ringwald kinda girl), Nick and Nora pajamas and Anthropologie to name a few. So it’s not so surprising that while Christmas shopping, when I happened upon this skirt and thought to myself, wow, Mary would really like this, that I immediately thought, wow I also really like this for me! And thus, the one for you, one for me tradition of buying christmas gifts for my sister has continued. And so the spirit of giving continues…

For tomorrow? How I stole Christmas gifts from my unsuspecting friends and family for myself. No, I’m not joking. Ok, well kinda.

Currently watching: “What Not to Wear” (Mary also informed me that last week, this very skirt was featured on What Not to Wear as one of Stacy and Clinton’s examples. This has literally made my life!)

And I’m back!

4 Jan

Dress: Anthropologie – Leather Jacket: Newport News (thrifted) – Shoes: Sophie Max – Tights: Hue – Necklace: Gift πŸ™‚

Um so yeah. Sorry about my little blog hiatus. The thing is, going home is always busy and with the holidays, this little blog got a bit neglected. While I was home I took one outfit photo and it’s still on my sister’s memory card. So there’s that.

So was everyone’s holiday merry and bright? Mine was pretty lovely, although to be honest, I’m sort of happy to be back in a routine. I still have one mini-holiday left since my birthday is Friday, but then it’s really all back to normal.

I bought this dress at Anthropologie before the Holiday as part of an annual tradition I like to call “Merry Christmas to Me!” It was all Anthropologie’s fault too since they are offering 25%off all their sale items. It was just like begging me to shop for others and then well, for me. ‘Tis the season?!

ps. I’m working on catching up on reading your blogs–so don’t be surprised if I comment on something you wrote a week ago! πŸ™‚

For Sale: Milly and BCBG

3 Jan

Hi All:

I’m going to be posting these items on Ebay, but I wanted to open it up to my blog readers first.

If you want either of these items, just email me (first come, first served) and I’ll send you a pay pal invoice. If there are no takers, they’ll be listed on Ebay at the end of the week. πŸ™‚

MILLY Jersey Dress. Size S (although it fits up to a size 8-10)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bust: 17in flat (lots of stretch)

Waist: 13in flat (lots of stretch)

Side zipper, hips free

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This dress is super flattering on. It has a lot of stretch and is super comfortable. There’s a lot of stretch, so likely it will fit anyone up to roughly a size 10. Basically it’s like wearing pajamas but way chicer. Just thought you should know πŸ™‚

Price: $30.00 (includes shipping)

BCBG Silver Dress. Size M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bust: 18in flat

Waist: 16in flat

Back zipper, hips free

This is a perfect dress for a special occasion and has only been worn twice. The only reason I’m parting with it is because of how tight the bust is on me.

Price: 20.00 (includes shipping)

Questions? Want to purchase? Email me at theputtogethergirl@gmail.com

Am I in the movie Speed?

22 Dec
Shirt: Banana Republic – Jacket: H & M Jeans: Gap – Scarf: H & M
Belt: Langford Market – Shoes: Bongo

I made it to Boston! This is somewhat of a miracle considering my journey to the airport yesterday which involved me being driven to the airport in a Super Shuttle by a crazy man. Just FYI, it’s never OK to drive 90mph across 5 lanes of traffic and then tailgate the entire way to the airport.

That being said most of my journey was rather uneventful, which is always welcome on travel days. Mostly I just read Portia DeRossi’s book Unbearable Lightness which is turning out to be excellent. Anyone who has ever had body image issues (which I feel is like most women, unfortunately) should read this book.

I’m off to the city with my sister. Expect lots of pictures!

Oh, the weather outside is frightful…

21 Dec

Shirt: Forever 21 Jacket: Newport News (thrifted) Skirt: J. Crew (thrifted)
Shoes: Cole Haan Belt: Kenneth Cole (thrifted)

Well, it snowed in Boston yesterday. I say this with an ounce of foreboding as I leave today for my Christmas holiday and well, I’m a little worried. Almost every year I’ve been traveling for Christmas, we’ve had a blizzard in Boston and it’s always a bit of a nail-biter as to when or how I’ll get home. My first year in Houston, I literally caught the last flight out from NY to Boston on a layover. My second year, I was terrified I’d get stuck in Dallas. Last year, the snow thankfully delayed itself a day. And tomorrow? Well, tomorrow there’s a 60% chance of snow and I’m starting to wonder: is it me?

I mean, I love snow (now that I see it like 3 times a year and don’t have to shovel). It’s a lovely Christmas greeting. But it would be more wonderful if it hit on Wednesday.

Then there’s an added factor to the Christmas blizzard and that is the drive from the airport to my small So. Shore town. Normally it only takes about 45 minutes, but the last two blizzards it’s taken 3 hours. I’m pretty sure my father secretly (ok, not so secretly) dreads these Β rides, because well, I’m a talker. And he’s got 3 uninterrupted hours of me babbling away in the car. Sounds fun doesn’t it?! Father-daughter bonding time is good for the soul. Huh Dad?

Outtake, this is the look you get when you stare at me while I’m taking my outfit pics:

Free at Last!

20 Dec

Dress: Merona (Goodwill) Jacket: H & M Shoes: Franco Sarto
Belt: Kenneth Cole (Goodwill) Necklace: Gift

This is my first outfit after the 30 for 30 challenge and I totally adore it! For having my whole closet at my disposal this outfit came together fairly quickly too. I love this dress. I bought at Goodwill last year when I was obsessed with the Tudors and really wanted to be swathed in lush, rich fabrics and this fit the bill.

I’m constantly inspired by movies and TV shows and how they are styled. This outfit inspiration was sort of taken from a paparazzi shot of Amanda Seyfried while she was shooting a new movie. She had this really beautiful looking velvet dress on and so it inspired me to play with mine. I like how all the tones go together. As an added bonus, it felt comfortable to wear all day and into the night as I worked on some Christmas shopping and had a date with Jon.

How was everyone’s weekend? Mine was filled with running Christmas errands and painting my bedside tables. I leave for Boston in less than 48 hours–crazy!

Are you guys traveling for the holidays?

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30 for 30 Thoughts and Outtakes

20 Dec
Thoughts:
  1. Overall, I was able to remix a lot of my pieces several times. Some items were clearly worn more than others and deserve a good clean bath and a brief retirement, I’m looking at you J. Crew orange cardigan.
  2. Some items had to be retired permanently, like my brown boots that broke, my black flats that have a hole in them and my blue tank top that is difficult to wear. I’ll be looking for replacements for these items in the coming weeks, as they are sort of wardrobe staples for me.
  3. Did I shop? Well, yes. When I went to Boston over Thanksgiving I did shop for myself on Black Friday and Saturday. Most of the items were consignment items that are good classic pieces that never go out of style so I don’t regret them. I do regret the H & M dress I bought, which had a lot of remix potential, but post 30 for 30 I haven’t wanted to wear it, so it’s going back to the store.
  4. I didn’t miss my closet that much. There were items in there that I just didn’t wear and didn’t love anymore but found myself holding on to them for no reason at all. Most of these items have been consigned.
  5. Post-30 for 30 I have shopped and noticed a clear difference in what I buy. On Saturday night, I had some Buffalo Exchange credit, decided that I would try to spend it and found myself really wanting nothing. I knew I was being ridiculous when I was debating between another jacket, an impractical sweater and a skirt that didn’t really fit and that’s when I decided to stop the insanity, take the money and run. And you know what? I don’t regret not buying any of those items.
  6. To that end, I need to stop shopping and buying things on whims. I used to be really good at making lists for what I want to see my wardrobe be and I need to get back to that. Knowing what you want is half the battle! I also want to continue to focus on buying quality items that have long lasting wear potential.
  7. Packing just got a heck of a lot easier. Over Thanksgiving I basically packed most of my 30 items and was done. It was so easy! Now for Christmas I’ve packed 15 items for 10 days (I needed the extra layers) and love how all of my items match. This is the first Christmas I haven’t had to pay in some capacity for my luggage, so this in it of itself is proof enough that the limitations work.
  8. I’ve really enjoyed the challenge, reading all about you guys, seeing your super sweet comments and can’t wait to do it all again!
And as for a final parting gift for the 30 for 30, a few of my funnier outtakes:
( I’m pretty sure I was actually singing “Kung Fu Fighting”)
(My sister told me to lift my leg to show off my shoe, I did this.
Not quite what she was looking for)

30 for 30 Day 30: DONE!

17 Dec

T-Shirt: Gap – Jacket: Goodwill – Jeans: Gap – Shoes: Unlisted Scarf: H & M

Well I’ve arrived! I’m done! Wahoo! I’m super happy to be done, but more importantly I’m so glad that I did it to begin with! Not only have I met some lovely, like-minded women, but I’ve explored my closet in a way that I haven’t in a very long time. It taught me some MAJOR lessons about what it means to have a complete wardrobe and what my creative limits are. I’ll wrap up my complete thoughts on the remix in another post, but know that I’m excited to do another remix challenge and that I’m in the process of evaluating my wardrobe!

So, I’m not really a jeans and T-shirt kind of girl. I like pretty and flouncy things in general, but I actually really like this outfit! I felt comfortable and cool all day! I think the hair helped though. I call it my Fraggle Rock hair-do and I love it. My hair has finally gotten to the length where I can actually do things to it and I have a hair appointment next week to chop it all off. I guess that’s the way it always is–sigh. πŸ™‚

Are you a jeans and T kind of girl?

Currently Watching: Jon play Kirby’s Epic Yarn (SO GOOD)

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