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OOTD: 2012 edition

My Missoni for Target look

I was a big loser when it came to the Missoni for Target collection last fall. Luckily for me, though, I have a friend in Texas who manages a Target and was able to keep her eyes peeled for returns of the one dress in the whole collection I was really keen on. And voila! When she sent it to me I immediately had it tailored, because this particular dress was cut a little, err, generously. The one thing I couldn’t have the tailor adjust, however, was the length – it’s a little short, yeah? So I knew I had to wait and wear it with some thick leggings to make it work appropriate. Throw a cream shirt underneath to give it some sleeves and slap on beautiful brown riding boots, add an infinity scarf up top and I’m ready for the brutality of January in NYC.


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How to… layer stripes!

infinity scarf and sweater, LOFT; leather jacket, Michael Kors

The mixing of prints as a style has become increasingly popular in the last few seasons, so here’s my take on the trend. I wanted to play with the layering these stripes in the way that would be most pleasing to the eye (like Carrie Bradshaw, see below). Playing with the scale of the pattern is important when mixing any prints, which is why my scarf has wider stripes and my sweater has thinner stripes. And even though my scarf and sweater are both knits, since the scarf has metallic fibers it adds a different texture to the ensemble, giving the whole look more interest. ¬†And lastly I chose different, but complementary colors (even though Carrie didn’t) to create even more visual interest

Carrie's version

Since layering prints has become such a mega-trend right now, I took inspiration from Carrie’s flight-to-Paris outfit. Since she paired vertical and horizontal stripes of different sizes, in the same color combinations, her take works more than equally well (because I’m more than slightly jealous of her striped rose applique).

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Wardrobe crush

This weekend the Drew Barrymore/Justin Long flick, Going the Distance released. I saw it twice, and got two healthy doses of the best medicine while I was at it. But apart from enjoying the movie’s health benefits and geeking out over the design of the opening credit sequence, I had major closet envy. From Drew’s first scene, I was taken away with everything she wore and how it was styled. I think I talked my friend Rachel’s ear off with how many times I professed love for ERL’s ensembles. It was bohemian-rocker with a sophisticated edge. Unfortunately some of my favorite outfits didn’t have great images on Google, but here’s glimpse at one reason (of many! I assure you) this movie is so great.

This movie also convinced me that the long bob is a really cute hairstyle, but I’m too attached to growing my hair long to try it out. And I need the soundtrack. Especially songs by the band The Boxer Rebellion. So all in all this movie is fab, and good chance my favorite movie this year. Yes, it played into some realities of mine (journalism student with one year left in school, with possible relationship decisions to make), which became all too real while still allowing me to laugh at my own circumstances.

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