Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wardrobe Wednesday: Blues and Greens

Ignore the awful parking lot scenery in these next photos -- I still have some US photos in my backlog before we get to London! This outfit is filled with some of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe: a sheer mint button down tank, navy blazer, leopard loafers, and a bold scarf. Not to mention, my Rebecca Minkoff bag I picked up last FNO -- a definite impulse (but not regretted!) purchase.

blazer: j.crew
top: h&m
jeans: forever 21
shoes: mia via francesca's collection (similar)
scarf: gift (similar)
bracelet: j.crew
sunglasses: ray ban

I love the light to dark shades of mint green and turquoise in this outfit. And with the blue of the blazer and jeans, it's a very sea-feeling ensemble. My go-to leopard shoes add a pop of pattern, but still keep the outfit neutral -- I love patterns like that!

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Weekend Getaways

I've booked trips to Amsterdam and Copenhagen for the month of February and am working on planning spring break in March! This semester is definitely going to be one of the most whirlwind experiences of my life. In going on day trips and soon, weekend trips, I've realized that a versatile tote is one of the most important things to have for travels abroad. Roomy enough to fit an SLR camera, but compact enough to be easily swung over your shoulder. I have the West Elm + Baggu bag in orange (which is now sold out, but there's still some great colors!) and I'm obsessed! It's perfect for being on the go. Do you have a go-to tote? What's your favorite?

ONE cuyana weekend tote $120
TWO west elm + baggu bag $50 (it's monogrammable!)
THREE topshop colour block bag $150
FOUR marc by marc jacobs drawstring tote $48
FIVE madewell transport tote $168
SIX j.crew tartine tote $298
SEVEN joie sunday tote $355

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wardrobe Wednesday: Anchors and Pencils

I love a good anchor print. Or a striped shirt with a boat neck collar. Anything nautical is good in my book. So when I saw this anchor cardigan on sale at J.Crew last semester, I didn't think too long before scooping it up. I paired it with long forgotten black ankle boots I found lying around my closet (things you find when you dig a little!) and a classic khaki pencil skirt. 

Skirt: Target
Sweater: J.Crew
Necklace: Aerie
Bracelet: J.Crew
Shoes: Unknown (similar)


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Monday, January 21, 2013

Snowy London

The past few days in London, it's been lots and lots of SNOW. I thought I left Syracuse for a reason? All I want to wear this week is big sweaters, cozy scarves, warm boots and most importantly, thick socks! Classes start for me today, and I have to say I'll be happy to have a routine back going in my life.  Here's hoping for some warmer weather for the week!

sperry top-sider boots
h&m black pants
topshop studded sweater
topshop snood

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Update from Abroad!

Sorry about the long delay in posting! It's been a busy busy couple of weeks. Now I'm in London and have settled into my flat. My ten days in Scotland were incredible! Edinburgh was a gorgeous city full of history. There were lots of side trips as well -- to St. Andrews, the home of Will and Kate's university (I saw their freshman year dorm!), Glasgow, Scotland's biggest city, Stirling, a small Scottish town, and Newcastle (home of the Geordie Shore, going out for a night here was unreal!), and finished off the trip with a day in the quaint Durham. It was a great ten days, but also exhausting! Regular posting to resume next week, but for now, here's a few photos from my first 10 days abroad!

Winter Fest in Downton Edinburgh

 More Winter Fest in Edinburgh

View from Edinburgh Castle

Bridge on the Road to Glasgow

St. Salvador's Hall, Will and Kate's freshman year dorm!

Beautiful St. Andrews (and the following photos!)

World famous St. Andrew's golf course

View from Stirling Castle


Hike in the Pentland Hills

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Friday, January 4, 2013

Off to the UK!

So long for a little while! I'm off to Scotland for 10 days before arriving in London for the next four months! Follow along on my trip through Scotland and Northern England on Instagram @dspearl!

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Fresh Finds: Lady Jacket

I may be a sweater lover, but there's something so polished and elegant about a blazer or jacket. This printed 'lady jacket' has the vibe of a Chanel suit, but at a J.Crew price. Even better? It's on an extreme sale, with the price already knocked down from $450 to $300. Save an extra 30% with the code STYLE2013 as well!

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