hot pink.

I can’t seem to pass up a boldly colored blazer if I tried.  They’re the perfect way to dress up an otherwise casual outfit.  Add hot pink to the mix and you know I’m sold.  I think it looks especially sharp against a graphic print, but keep it under control by pairing it with monochromatic pieces.

Blazer: H&M
Blouse: Rachel by Rachel Roy
Leggings: Forever 21
Clutch: L.A.M.B.
Flats: H&M
Nail Polish: Essie’s Over the Edge

tweed + tights.

j.crew sweater; h&m shorts; f21 tights; dvf boots; ray-ban aviators; michael kors watch; essie over the edge nail polish

After two weeks of finals, I’m back!  And although I’ve been busy … “studying,” I also made time for some retail therapy and stocked up on sweaters and other much needed cold weather gear.  Seriously, what I have been wearing for the past 25 winters?

One of my favorite finds are these tweed shorts from H&M.  Tweed is such a cool winter texture, but can sometimes look a little granny (loooove you grandma). So make it more youthful by pairing tweed shorts or a miniskirt with tights and chunky heeled boots.

plaid + stripes.

faux leather jacket (random sfo boutique); f21 top + skirt; gap scarf; juicy couture bracelet; steve madden flats

It’s been a while since I’ve mixed patterns (here and here), so I thought I’d give it a whirl during the “colder” weather.  Mixing plaid and stripes seemed like the easiest option, especially when the lines are roughly the same thickness.  The black and white stripes of the scarf tie together with the skirt, while the purple and pink bring color to an otherwise monochromatic look.