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March 2011

Yves Saint Laurent Pumps

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Quail Silk June Skirt in Mint - Snagged off Gilt.com and see gray version worn here with Derek Lam lace-up sandals and Henry Beguelin necklace

Thayer Flow Tank in Royal - Snagged off Shopbop.com for $171 Retail

Yves Saint Laurent Ankle-Strap Pumps in Gray - Snagged off Yoox.com for $400 (Retail: $895)

Cosabella Lexy Cropped Camisole in Mint - Snagged off Shopbop.com for $33 (Retail: $70)

I decided to try some color blocking in shades of blue for spring.  I saw the skirt hanging near the silk tank and I thought the two blues would look pretty fabulous together.  The silk tank is a new purchase for spring from Shopbop.  I own a lot of Thayer camisoles and they are great quality for the price as compared to other silk tanks from similar brands.  This one is a beautiful royal blue and it was featured in one of Shopbop's spring look books.  They definitely sold one to me for full price.  I layered this beautiful mint green lace cropped camisole from Cosabella underneath it.  It matches the skirt so perfectly I couldn't resist.

The Quail skirt was a $49 snag off of Gilt Groupe.  The mint green/seafoam color caught my eye right away.  I love Quail for their girly, feminine pieces and their skirts especially in silk are divine.  I actually own this skirt in gray and black as well and you can find a link to me wearing the gray one last summer in the outfit description above.  I always wanted a skirt with buttons down the front and the price was right.  I also own a Quail ruffle skirt called the valentine skirt that I wore last spring on the blog.  It has ruffles in the back and it is done in a beautiful nude color.  The ruffle back is actually removable as well. 

I paired the whole outfit with gray suede pumps from Yves Saint Laurent.  I always wanted these ankle strap imperiale pumps and when I saw them pop up on Yoox in my size it was a dream come true.  I actually bought them in black as well because they had both colors available in my size and I knew it was my one chance to get them.  They are very comfortable and they fit about a half size small so if you are interested in purchasing them I would go up a half size.  The ankle strap is so pretty on these and I don't think it cuts off your legs at all.  I love the huge silver buckle and the shape of the last.  I think the gray color works well with all the blue as well. 

xoxo

Jacqueline


Brian Atwood Ankle Boots

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Brian Atwood Cosmic Slouchy Ankle Boots in Light Brown - Worn before here with Nightcap Clothing leggings and A Common Thread vest

R.J. Graziano Long Tassel Pendant Necklace in Multi - Snagged off Gilt.com and worn before here with Of Two Minds fringe leather vest and Miu Miu t-strap wedges

Rick Owens Ribbed Wool Leggings in Black - Snagged off Net-a-Porter.com for $292.80 (Retail: $610)

Nightcap Clothing Motif Vest with Leather Trim in Heather Grey - Snagged off RevolveClothing.com for $115 (Retail: $385)

RVCA Sinner Rib Tank Dress in Vintage White - Worn before here with Of Two Minds vest and Miu Miu patchwork wedges

Hanky Panky Bengal Retro Bralette in Brown - Snagged off Shopbop.com for $38.50 (Retail:$60)

This is one of my casual bohemian outfits.  I lived in this Nightcap Clothing motif vest last summer, throwing it on over all of my tanks.  It has huge pockets and leather fringe.  I can never resist fringe.  You can wear this vest upside down as well if that makes any sense, changing the V of the leather cutout back to point up instead of down.  I will wear it that way next time.  The last time I wore this vest was last summer in Aspen shopping with my friend Christina.  It has some good memories.  Nightcap Clothing has always been one of my favorite brands.  I was surprised that this vest got marked down so much since I find it pretty irresistible. 

I paired it with this RVCA ribbed tank dress that you have seen me wearing before on Fashion Snag.  In fact, last time I wore this I paired it with yet another fringe vest, a leather one by Of Two Minds.  It is a great basic tank dress to have in your closet, but a little bit sheer so I wore my leopard bralette from Hanky Panky underneath.  This little bra was pretty cheap at Shopbop and it is ultra comfy.  You cannot go wrong with Hanky Panky lingerie.  It is all comfortable. 

The Rick Owens ribbed wool leggings were a snag during the Christmas sales at Net-a-Porter.  They are oh so soft and very stretchy.  The seam detailing is amazing.  They are a little sheer so I wore the longer tank dress by RVCA to cover my butt.  Sometimes wool can be itchy, but I guess the wool in Italy is a little different if you know what I mean.  I wore a long tassel necklace by R.J. Graziano that I wore before on the blog with a leather fringed vest.  This necklace is a great costume piece of jewelry that you can mix and match with many things.  I always like to have plenty of fun jewelry to spice up my outfits.  I feel like the fringe on the necklace matches the fringe on the vest and I am okay with that since I like fringe so much.  R.J. Graziano makes some great quality pieces and you can usually find a sale on Gilt so make sure to join. 

Last but certainly not least, I wore my Brian Atwood mauve suede slouchy button back ankle boots.  They are almost a light pink color and very different from my other shoes.  They remind me of something an 80s Barbie might wear.  They have a button in the back so I think you can unbutton it and wear the shoes with a little less slouch.  I will have to try that next time. I snagged these on the Outnet and I wore them before on the blog with Nightcap Clothing lace inset leggings.

xoxo

Jacqueline



Givenchy Ankle Boots

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Equipment Signature Blouse in Sangria - Snagged off Saks.com for $188 Retail  *Indigo version worn here  *White version worn here and here  *Military green version worn here

Alice + Olivia Pleated Leather Skirt in Black - Worn before here with Dior cutout wedges and Torn by Ronny Kobo tank top

Givenchy Open Toe Zip Front High Heel Booties in Black - Worn before here with Muubaa leather jacket and here with Kimberly Ovitz dress and Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent cardigan

Lately I have been wearing all of my blouses buttoned up to the top of my neck.  It gives an old shirt a brand new look and a new one a different vibe than usual.  As you know, I am in love with all of Equipment's silk blouses and this sangria color was no exception.  I was a little unsure of how the color would look on me, but the blouse is more of a bright red color than an orange so it worked out nicely.  With the blouse buttoned up all the way I look a little like a cowgirl, especially with the boots.  I just need my bolo tie complete with a turquoise stone for a pop of color to really take the look up a notch.

I wore my favorite leather pleated skirt by Alice + Olivia that sold out like crazy last fall.  I was lucky to get this baby and I know that Zara produced a knock off version, but this one is gorgeous in person and the fit is exceptional.  So many times skirts can be too loose in the waist and fit everywhere else, but this one feels like it was tailored to my body.  I like the zipper in back as well for easy on, easy off wear.  If you need one leather pleated skirt, I would highly suggest this one by Alice + Olivia if you can still find it.  The leather is better done on this skirt than on any of their leather leggings and the pleats are the perfect size. 

xoxo

Jacqueline


 


Givenchy Boots

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Muubaa Sensa Asymmetric Suede Jacket in Mason Grey - Courtesy of TeaLeafClothing.com

Givenchy Open Toe Zip Front High Heel Booties in Black - Worn before here with Kimberly Ovitz dress and Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent cardigan

BCBGMAXAZRIA Lace Bottom Top in Black - Snagged off Shopbop.com for $82.60 (Retail: $118)

The Reformation Fly Lace Shorts in Black - Snagged off RevolveClothing.com for $105 (Retail: $129)

This is my first jacket by Muubaa and I must say that the quality and feel of the leather is excellent.  The shade is called mason grey, but it definitely looks like more of a green or taupe color which I absolutely love in combination with my strawberry blonde hair.  It has an asymmetric zipper and a longer hemline in the back.  The suede is soft to the touch, but feels like it could withstand some serious wear.  You can find the jacket at Tea Leaf Clothing and it is such a nice change from the usual black leather jackets I am always wearing.  I think the color is great for spring and I am definitely bringing this Muubaa jacket on my next vacation.

I paired it with an all black ensemble with lace details to make it really stand out.  I wore a BCBG lace bottom tunic that has holes for my thumbs.  I love tops like these because they make me feel edgy.  It is nice when tops have little details like lace hems and thumbholes because it can really make the difference in an all black outfit.  I got this tunic dress on sale at Shopbop last week and I scrunched it up to wear it some some shorts by The Reformation.  The shorts are made of rayon and have lace detailing along the bottom and the side.  I wish they were made of silk, but we cannot have everything we want.  This is my first purchase of anything by The Reformation, but I really do think the shorts are extra cute.  They are available at Revolve Clothing.  When summer gets here I am wearing them without tights. 

I topped off the whole ensemble with my Givenchy cowboy boots that I snagged off of Yoox last year.  I love leaving these slightly unzipped to elongate the legs.  They have beautiful patent detailing.  It is hard to believe these shoes got marked down to $150 in the end.  Maybe they were too wild for the general public.  I don't know.  I love them, but I have a bit of cowgirl in me I guess.  Givenchy shoe designs are some of my favorites.  I also own these boots in the regular leather version without all the shiny patent leather detailing.  I will have to photograph them soon for Fashion Snag.

xoxo

Jacqueline