Saturday, October 8, 2011

Leather and Lace

? primrose lace chains pearls lady in lace RIP Steve Jobs
H&M leather biker jacket (Euro 4) // Forever 21 lace dress (S) //
Xhilaration oxford flats in Cognac (5.5) // Forever 21 multi-strand chain necklace //
From China real pearl necklace // Aldo snake coil ring (5) //
Nail polish in Estee Lauder Autumn and Sally Hansen Commander in Chic //
NYX lipstick in Snow White //

Photography: JJ

GOOD GIRL, BAD GIRL. There's nothing nicer than that serenity in the cafe before the 11:30 rush, listening to whatever indie music they had rolling out of the ceiling, sipping at my piping hot thermos coffee and enjoying an overpriced slice of pumpkin cheesecake slowly with no work on the table.

Last Friday's outfit (9/30): I'm a sucker for dichotomy. Lace and leather together are an odd but compatible pair, and to make it even more extreme I threw on pearls and chains for accessories. Paired with a perfectly deep red lip (NYX in Snow White), it was easy to transition from fall-appropriate school outfit to study party at my friends' dorm. It was an epic night of yogurt & egg white (and sugar?) facial masks, watching The New Girl and Psych, and painting our nails.

Meanwhile, most of that weekend was spent being increasingly sick. "Blehhh" does the job in summing up how my body still feels, but I have to push through a lot of work as per usual. Surprisingly with minimal cold meds, I pulled through relatively unscathed. KEEP CALM and CARRY ON my wayward son.

Many random shots around campus, JJ practicing Chinese yoyo/diabolo, flowers near Brookings Hall. It is prime time for fall, but the past week has been gorgeously sunny in the 80s. The leaves are falling and it's magical everywhere. I want to do a shoot tomorrow in the fallen leaves. Between work and more work - this is the busiest week yet of the semester. Will be updating with STL Fashion Week coverage - so excited! Looking forward to seeing fresh faces and listening to many sartorial stories.

Rest in Peace, Steve Jobs. Your story has just begun. 
hardcore! blood and shoes
hehedolly the lion's den
poutsnapping fun brookings the moon lace & leather skunk stripe balancing act boyfriend yoyo trick snake wrap around
Readers - how do you incorporate polar opposites into your outfits?
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mestizay October 9, 2011 at 1:02 AM   said...

I love your wacky photo! A very pretty outfit.:)

Jenn October 9, 2011 at 1:34 AM   said...

Whoa! These are some great pictures! I'm really digging New Girl and have always liked the quirkiness of Psych. Love the leather and lace, such a great contrast. BTW, I have the same oxfords but wore them once without sock and totally regretted it. What's your secret?

Oreleona October 9, 2011 at 3:43 AM   said...

I LOVE this outfit so much!! pairing opposites in fashion makes the outfit look different and totally in! i love pairing two opposites when i dress up! love it!! (off to look for a lace dress haha) i want one now!

Carrie October 9, 2011 at 5:52 AM   said...

i am totally loving this whole look. i love that it's feminine but on the edgy side. i really like the combination of lace and leather. :D


Elisa ♥ October 9, 2011 at 8:42 AM   said...

love love love the outfit :D

Amber @ October 9, 2011 at 12:20 PM   said...

these are adorable pics! that ring is so pretty, love it. keep pushing through, it doesnt get any easier, lol!

PinkOrchids October 9, 2011 at 12:47 PM   said...

I lovveeeee your outfit. It's a beautiful contradiction! This look is going into my style inspirations! xX

Cortnie Elizabeth October 9, 2011 at 4:07 PM   said...

Love the leather and lace combo! Cute shoes too!


This Charming Style October 9, 2011 at 5:08 PM   said...

I always love a contrast, and leather and lace is no exception! Beautiful xx

Gray Lavender October 9, 2011 at 5:13 PM   said...

Love your jacket & that's a gorgeous dress!!

Fashion Inciter October 9, 2011 at 5:52 PM   said...

That dress is amazing, the lace and pleating are great. I love yours shoes, I would love a pair.

Sam October 9, 2011 at 6:09 PM   said...

Oh, you look so pretty! I adore how you've 'toughened' your dress with the jacket and accessories. And these photo's are so lovely! This whole post sure is loveable.



Buky October 9, 2011 at 11:48 PM   said...

I definitely love that dress.
Its awesome with the Oxfords.
I wouldnt use the jacket though haha.
I'll look for something else.
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Unknown October 10, 2011 at 5:15 PM   said...

Gorgeous photos and love the lace dress with leather jacket- rugged and pretty!

Sydney October 12, 2011 at 1:24 AM   said...

awww this dress is cute!!

Anonymous October 22, 2011 at 10:10 AM   said...

love it, punkish and girly!

Walabean October 22, 2011 at 1:41 PM   said...

Wow! This look is fabulous on you! I <3 it! :D

Walabean x

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