Friday, February 28, 2014

Witchy winter floral

photos by elisabeth fuchsia photography
The idea of this outfit is pretty preposterous today, readers; it's 25 degrees here, and feels even colder. But a few weeks ago, we had some warmer days & my BFF Fuchsia snapped these shots of my new outfit, which is brought to you by an H&M coupon code I received in the mail, a two year old Piperlime gift card that I rediscovered while K. and I were re-doing the apartment, and a truly lovely birthday gift from the aforementioned BFF (be sure you check out her jewelry at metal-and-rocks!) Faced with a 25% off code, I couldn't resist this dark floral print dress. I paired it with tights & over-the-knee socks/boots here for warmth, but its lightness will easily translate to spring & summer—I am eager to wear it with platform sandals in a few more months.

Right now, getting dressed is more about survival and comfort than looking cute, but I'm wearing lots of pink shades in lip color to get me through this never-ending winter style lurch. What are your strategies for dealing with winter blues, east coast femmes? I think I'm just going to stay inside with my sweatpants & books until at least May...


dress: h&m  // boots: chinese laundry via piperlime (similar) // over-the-knee socks: asos // necklace by fuchsia (metal-and-rocks) // lips: ilia neon angel

xoxo,
melina

Monday, February 3, 2014

Typecast


We finally had a warm day in my city! It was almost 50 degrees today, and K. & I took advantage of the heavenly temperatures by taking Griffin on a long walk during my reading break. I wore this favorite thrifted coat of mine over skinny jeans I borrowed from Fuchsia & added my favorite witchy boots from Call It Spring. Although this oversized coat is one of my favorite clothing items, I've somehow managed to never blog about it before now. I picked it up from my vintage hook-up in my hometown last year, and I always receive a lot of compliments from strangers when I wear it, so I think that means it's pretty good. Once, before my teaching practicum last year, a woman approached me in the hallway, told me she loved my coat, and asked what department I came from. When I replied that I was in English, she nodded knowingly. "The artsy coat gave it away," she said before disappearing into the elevator.


I was also wearing this amazing necklace that K. gave me for my birthday. You know you need it, too--in case your feminist killjoy status is not already apparent by your carefully honed withering glare. I tossed my phone & keys into this soft leather envelope clutch that I picked up a few months ago from the Gap. 


jeans: madewell, borrowed from Fuchsia / coat: vintage, thrifted (get the look) / sunglasses: cole haan via 6pm.com / clutch: gap / boots: call it spring / lips: e.l.f. mineral lipstick in "party pink"

xoxo,
melina