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Friday, January 14, 2011

Wear Diary,

Today we still had fresh snow and ice to contend with, but I didn’t want to dress like an eskimo. Instead, I dressed like this. 

Quickly piling pieces on I chose some of my go-to basics, a thrifted men’s Perry Ellis sweater, the usual brown H&M belt, my go-to pleated black skirt from 1999 and these new boots. I must admit that over-the-knee/thigh-high boots are actually a great alternative to snow boots. They may have heels, but they keep my legs nice and warm! This particular pair was one of three pairs of boots Chase got me for Christmas. (He knows me so well!)

The (faux)fur of choice these days is irresistible. I’ve said it once, it is really like wearing a stuffed animal…if that’s your thing. The hat and earrings are Forever21 and may very well be my new favorites.

Knowing that I was braving winter weather and also going straight to a party after work, I wanted something that combined the two needs. Sweater for the cold, skirt and boots for the party. So as it turns out these boots are very practical indeed!

xox

Sam



Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Wear Diary,
Today’s dress is a little wrinkly, fits my usual just-rolled-out-of-bed appearance. Per usual I was thinking something quick, easy and apparently leaning towards the disheveled side. Said dress is from Lulus.com. It was purchased online this summer and served well for both days at the beach and nights out. It has a flowy asymmetric cut reminding me of the Halston Heritage dress I drooled over last spring, not as fabulous, but nice in its own wrinkly way.


To winterize the usually-reserved-for-summer white dress I do just what you see here. Add a long-sleeve black top and black tights underneath, some sort of sweater over and boots. It’s a pretty standard Sam uniform.


The original plan was to wear taupe suede ankle booties. When I put them on they didn’t complement the stark white/black contrast. I glanced up and spotted these purple boots…easy to slip on, I was convinced. Purple boots, definitely a Salvation Army find, I’m sure. Finally layers of jewelry, a fluffy fur coat tossed on loosely and my summer dress was chill proof!

xox
Sam