Fashion Friday: What I’m Wearing

The other day I came into my studio and was greeted by the lovely Jill Rosenwald (uber-talented potter and studio mate) with a ravishing idea.   She claims that I am a really good dresser (I beg to differ) and thought that it would be a fun idea to post pictures of what I’m wearing on various days of the week on the blog.  She’ll take the pics, and I’ll self-consciously pose for them and then fill you in on the when, where and how much of each item.  I do have fun getting dressed most days- some days I want to look preppy, some days bohemian, some days Jackie O-ish, some days head to toe “i’m pissy” black…. life’s too short to have ONE look and it’s a great way to express yourself! So here’s an outfit from this week… let me know if you like this idea or not!

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Jacket– Loeffler Randall bought in 2008. A HUGE splurge for me at $475 (on SALE) but I absolutely loved the cut and the hubs said I looked like Audrey Hepburn in it.  Those are magic words to my ears and sent me running for the register upon hearing them. I get so many compliments on it when I wear it I never have regretting springing for it.

Top– JCrew/ 2007.  Leopard is and always will be a classic!

Jeans– Habitual/ 2009 (marked down to $25 from $200 at Looc) A dream score, a bit tight but for that price how could I not. Plus they ahve the BEST back pocket detail of any jeans ever and have extra long inseams for me when I wear heels!

Heels- Target/ 2010. $20. Enough said.

Necklace– Ann Taylor/ 2010. Love the multi-strand look for so much less than other stores are selling them for!

Bracelet– Ann Taylor Loft/ 2009.  I get more compliments on this $35 woven chain bracelet than any other jewelry I own. I wish i had bought 10.

Bag- Coach Legacy Bag/ 2006. A total classic that I splurged on after quitting my job to start Elements! $650 but timeless and I still love it today (even though when empty it feel like there is a bowling ball in it.)

* Styling tip- for loose waves use a 1.5″ barrel curling iron (Hot Tools is awesome) but DO NOT CLAMP THE ENDS. Take a section of hair and wrap it around a closed barrel and hold for 10 seconds. Repeat. Try not to burn fingers.

76 comments

  1. this is a great idea for a post! i love it!

    i especially love your ability to mix expensive pieces with much cheaper ones. :)

    i love the whole outfit, but the jacket is AMAZING.

    also, thanks for the hair tip. :) I suck at hair.

  2. Erin-
    Love the idea of sharing your outfit creations! Obviously someone like you has chic taste so why not share?! You look adorbs!

  3. What a fun idea and will be great inspiration for us all! Love the jacket….such a great investment piece you’ll always treasure!

  4. Cool and chic. I love it! Would have loved to see you shoes a little better, but I am looking forward to more of your fabulous looks.

    Have a great weekend!

    ^-^

  5. I follow a blog that simply does exactly what you did in this post and I love it (http://9to5chic.blogspot.com/) – I LOVE this idea, it’s so great to be inspired by other people’s wardrobes, and knowing where the items come from is definitely a perk! And you have great style so please, keep sharing!

  6. The Loeffler Randall coat is fabulous and would make any thing you put with it look grea…it was without a doubt worth the $$$$$. (just like their shoes and boots!)

  7. How much do I love this idea……tons!!! It reminds me of Blog De Betty, which I love! I second Jill R. more pics.

  8. Love the outfit! This is such a great idea. Cannot wait to see what is to come! We cannot see your shoes in this photo though! I want to see those $20 Target shoes!!!

  9. I love this! I’m always curious to know what other people are wearing and not ashamed to stop someone on the street when I see something I like to find out where they got it.

    You look great!

  10. This is an awesome idea – I totally need the outfit inspiration these days!! Love your approach to fashion and rocking different styles as the mood strikes, so great, keep the posts coming!

  11. Yes, yes, yes. You have great taste and why not share your personal style with us! Super idea.

  12. I love the whole outfit, but that coat is divine! You will have that forever and it will pay for itself 100 times over! I also have a classic style Coach bag that I got in December! They are great pieces and I fell as if I’ll be using it still in 20 years! Great post!

  13. Great idea, you have such a style about you and you are gorgeous so yes,yes, yes more post like this I love this idea, I will be coming back for more looks, Kathysue

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