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Style: White Plus Gold

I am so ready to wear something besides boots and four million layers to go outside every day. It’s almost March, which for Chicago means what, two more months of snow to go? Come on, spring!

Style: White Plus Gold #makingitlovely

  1. Kitty Glasses, Lookmatic
    Cat’s eye frames meet a mod round shape. And such a good color! Meow.

  2. Elizabeth and James, Nirvana White, Sephora
    I was skeptical, but both scents are pretty fantastic. Here’s an interesting fragrance review.

  3. Elizabeth and James, Nirvana Black, Sephora
    Ditto, above.

  4. Charming Charm Bracelet, Kate Spade
    I just always love these.

  5. Double Wooden Ring, Moorea Seal
    A little wood to break up all the shiny and sleek.

  6. Beige Tights, Anthropologie
    These are the most comfortable tights. If beige isn’t your color (and I don’t blame you!), they have others. I have to say though, I bought a pair of opaque beige tights last year, worried that they’d be weird, and I love ‘em.

  7. Pointy Flats with Gold Ankle Strap, Zara
    The little flash of gold here is so, so good.

  8. Basic Tote, Baggu
    A basic tote made less so by being made of gold.

  9. Labworks Stripe Shift Dress, Target
    This dress looks short! It would be equally cute over leggings and boots, but I couldn’t bring myself to still be looking at boots this time of year.

Style: My Everyday Look

This is my go-to look these days. My favorite cropped skinny pants (they’re on sale, 35% off today), a silk (er, polyester) top, and a cardigan if I get cold. Short, boyish hair, boyish shoes, and big glasses, offset by some serious jewelry and simple but feminine makeup. I’ll probably be packing some variation on this for Alt Summit next week, but I’m undecided about what to wear on my panel. It’s about dealing with negativity, so should probably wear something wildly unflattering on me that will be sure to have people guessing when a pregnancy announcement will be imminent! So… short bodycon dress, yes? Something with a peplum?

Style: January 2014, Making it Lovely

  1. Ultra Skinny Stretch Pants, Gap
    I’ve linked to these before, but that’s because I love them and wear mine often. I’d hate to send you over to a similar looking pair from somewhere else, for variety’s sake, only to find out that they’re terrible!

  2. Plus One Glasses in Maraschino Cherry, Rivet & Sway
    Those mottled tortoiseshell glasses always get me.

  3. Pavé Arrowtip Ring, Madewell
    A little something to work with that bananas necklace.

  4. Ursa Necklace, Loren Hope
    BAM. Now that’s a necklace.

  5. The Kensington Satchel, Madewell
    I carried this around the store with me when I did an event there. It’s the perfect size and shape.

  6. Fidji L061 Shoes, Zappos
    Smart, boyish oxfords, how I do love thee.

  7. Pim + Larkin Bow Sleeve Blouse in Ballet Pink, Piperlime
    Inexpensive little tops like these are a staple of mine. They dress up nicely, tucked into a high-waisted pencil skirt, too!

  8. Charter School Cardigan in Gold, ModCloth
    One of my favorite colors to wear. (Maybe because it nearly matches my eyes?)

  9. Écriture de Chanel Automatic Liquid Eyeliner, Nordstrom
    The best liquid liner.

  10. Benefit — They’re Real! Mascara, Sephora
    I tried this on the advice of some mascara-loving friends, and yeah. It’s awesome.

  11. KORRES Pomegranate Lip Butter, Sephora
    Sheer, but still colorful, and good for your lips. Less intense than a full-on lipstick.

p.s. I’m trying something new here. My affiliate program has a ‘shop the post’ widget that I’m embedding below. I included an alternative pair of shoes and another bag that almost made the post. Helpful?

Earrings — You Know What to Do With Them

I have seven holes total in my ears. Three in each lobe, and a helix piercing in the cartilage of my left ear. (What? It was the 90s.) I did that last one myself, in high school, with an ice cube and an earring post. Not recommended! I told my mom “I did something. If you don’t like it, I can take it out…”

Yeah, I don’t use all of those piercings anymore, but I do like one good pair of earrings. Pixie cuts and earrings are BFFs.

Cute Earrings

  1. Tela Earrings, Tiro Tiro
    I showed these in September, but I’m still thinking about ‘em.

  2. Rose Gold Flathead Studs, Bauble Bar
    The handywoman in me wants these.

  3. Mountain Hoop Earrings, Lila Rice
    Big and angular, FTW.

  4. Small Square Studs, Kate Spade
    Despite the name, these are not small. They’re of a lovely scale with a nice clear color.

  5. 1909 by Erica Weiner, Catbird
    For channeling William Tell.

  6. Torchlit Brass Drops, Anthropologie
    I’ve shown these before too, back in June. I keep hoping they’ll go on sale, but it’s not looking likely. So huge! So awesome!

  7. Staccato Earrings, Madewell
    These are teeny tiny, and I have worn these in my second ear piercings a few times lately. Rebel rebel.

  8. Stacked Jewel Earrings, J. Crew
    I’m not in love with the way they look on screen, but in person they’re fantastic.

  9. Lady Marmalade Studs, Kate Spade
    A pretty option for when you need a something sparkly but not TOO sparkly.

  10. Clara Earrings, Loren Hope
    These are larger than you might think, but I like that in earrings.

And I tweeted this when Eleanor initially said it, but it’s too good not to share here. Genius copywriting, by a four-year-old:

“Earrings. They can go in your ears, and STAY in your ears. Earrings. Put them in your holes.”

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