Welcome to Hoth, I mean, Michigan.

“This is how you transition this, this is how you transition that…” is a commonality on fashion blogs come mid-February through mid-April and then again mid-August to mid-October. But I’ll tell you this, there was no fucking transitioning going on here. It was cold. Actually, it was below cold here. On a mild day, the high was 29 with a low of 16. On a brutal day, my “Weather App” said the high was 22, with a low of -6. And don’t even get me started on those wind chills. Don’t eeeeven get me started.

With an attempt to brave the frozen tundra known as Detroit in a somewhat cute outfit, it was important to be prepared for whatever may happen. Hence, my over-the-knee boots and combination backpack-purse-satchel. If I had to trek through 12+ inches of snow, no worries, I gots mah over-the-knee boots. Not only are they designed to be over-the-knee boots, but I’m 4’11′”, so they came up way more past my knee and a little ways more up my thigh for complete leg protection. Suck on that, snow. Suck. On. That.

With mah handy dandy combination backpack-purse-satchel, I was not only able to carry all of my necessities (wallet, q-tips, keys, tampoons, vodka, ice scraper, gloves, first aid kid, etc), but I could throw it on mah back when I had to use my phalanges to dig my way through the snow.

The blush pink color of the coat is truly magical… while on a hanger. However, it seems to have matched the pink pale tone of my translucent winter wind-burned face. I was definitely not going for that. But I definitely succeeded.

Anyways, the weather is starting to warm up here and I’m finally about to shave my legs. I did hear it snowed in Utah a few days ago, so this post is still somewhat relevant. And blush pink is like the HAWTEST color of the year so far!

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blushcoat4“Are my feet still there? I can’t feel them.”

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blushcoat6“Oh shit, my ear is actually falling off.”

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Knit beanie: American Apparel (here)

Necklace: J. Crew Factory (love this too!)

Jacket: Forever 21 blush jacket (love thisthis, and this too!)

Sweater: Mossimo from Target (love this, this, this, and this too!)

Leggings: StyleMint (love these, these, and these too!)

Boots: Sam Edelman “Portland” Boots [from TJ Maxx] (love these too!)

Backpack: French Connection “Tough Love” Backpack [from TJ Maxx] (here… love this, this, and this too!)

Leathah, Ox Blood, and Animal Prints Please!

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ImageImageThe mixture of leather, ox blood, and animal prints is the perfect way to say, “I’m ready to accept you, Fall.” Please take note of a few leaves that have already fallen.

I acquired this skirt from Forever 21 last year and didn’t bring it out until this year, you could call me a trend setter of sorts where the pieces just sit in my closet…

This outfit is fun, flirty, and mature. Doesn’t it make me look like I’m 26?

Necklace | Express (here)

Shirt | Banana Republic (similar here)

Skirt | Forever 21 (Similar here and here. But Ooo! Look at this, this, and this!)

Clutch | DKNY (similar here)

Shoes | Manolo Blahnik (similar here)

Spike Ring | BCBGMAXAZRIA (From last year, love this too!)

Knot Ring |Banana Republic (Similar here)

Midi Ring | Urban Outfitters (here)

 

The Sweater That I’m Never Taking Off

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Remember that blankie your Mom tried to secretly take away from you to wash but you just weren’t having it and threw a temper tantrum and it ended up smelling forever and then kids at camp made fun of you? Well this is my blankie of the 2013 Fall season.

Purchased a week ago from Banana Republic, it’s part of the Milly Collection for Banana Republic and it’s basically on sale for free! It’s the perfect sweater for work, lounging, working out, going out, and sleeping… All which I have done while wearing it!

My clutch and jeans are extremely vintage. These ripped babies are from Hollister back in high school. I thank my genes sometimes because I can still fit into clothes from even 10 years ago. I stole the clutch from my Mom’s closet, she’s probably still looking for it (Hi Mommy!).

Necklace | Express (here)

Sweater | Banana Republic (here)

Jeans | Hollister (similar here)

Heels | Forever 21 (here)

Clutch | Louis Vuitton (similar here)

Midi Rings | Urban Outfitters (right hand here & left hand here)

Knot Ring | Banana Republic (similar here)

Drop crotched onesie (with Seagulls too)? Yes, pwease!

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(My lazy eye is totes in full force here. Observe.)

Hiding my body shape is one of my fave hobbies. I like to make it as hard as possible for people to tell if I’m a 12-year-old boy or a 24-year-old woman, yes, a woman! From drop crotched pants to dolman sleeved shirts (in a large, please!), the more baggy or drop crotchy, the better! My clothes are often so much baggier than my actual self that the boyfriend has even began to say I dress like his old middle school art teacher. To which I say, “Thank you! …You don’t know fashuuun!”

Blazer | Forever 21

Onesie | Natty Paint (Urban Outfitters)

Heels | Giuseppe Zanotti

Clutch | Forever 21 (similar here)

Bracelets | Aldo (similar here)