Rose Among Thorns

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Jacket: Urban Behavior. Shirt: Ralph Lauren. Skirt: H&M. Wedges: BCBG. Jewelry: Forever 21.

Today was shockingly warm–around 70 degrees–here in the District, which was a pleasant surprise and a great excuse to give a preview of my summer style: bright colors and patterns, strappy wedges, and loose, low-maintenance tops. I came across this ‘Rose’ graffiti a few days ago and thought it would be a perfect backdrop; today was undoubtably a rose among cold, gray, wintery days. Hope the weather is as beautiful wherever you may be!

Thanks for reading.

Laura

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Winter Brights

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Blazer and Boots: H&M. Shirt: thrifted. Blouse (underneath): Target. Skirt and Coat: Forever 21. Tights: Express. Backpack: Urban Outfitters.

Today was brisk and sunny–perfect for wearing some bright colors after almost a week of gray skys and below freezing temperatures. I love the combination of teal and coral. Although these are summery colors, layered up with tights and boots they work for winter. Any thoughts?

Have a great week everyone and thanks so much for stopping by!

Laura

Urban Hinterland

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Vest, Scarf, Hat and Belt: Forever 21. Sweater, Coat and Gloves: H&M. Jeans: Old Navy. Booties: Gojane.com. Bag: Urban Outfitters.

Today was the coldest I’ve ever experienced in DC, so I bundled up in winter essentials reminiscent of the Maine wilderness, which is where I spent many chilly months exploring as a kid. The fur, plaid, and LL Bean Duck Boot inspired heels remind me of how great my childhood was, and how one day (not anytime TOO soon) I would like to live in Maine again.

I would also like to give special thanks to Luke, my boyfriend, who is responsible for almost all of the photographs on my blog. I couldn’t do it without him. Happy 6 months baby!

As always, thanks for reading!

Laura

 

 

Cool Prepster

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Jacket and Scarf: TJ Maxx. Sweater: Gap. Pants: H&M. Loafers and Backpack: Urban Outfitters. Beanie and Jewelry: Forever 21.

Today I ran some errands and went shopping. It was quite windy, so instead of trying to tame my hair I just threw a beanie on and called it a day. If you’re familiar with GW, you’ll find A LOT of preppy kids around campus. Thing is, I tend to lean in the opposite direction. However, I found a happy medium with this preppy meets urban look. What do you think?

Thanks for checking out my post!

Laura

Neutrals

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Coat and Cardigan: H&M. Shirt, Booties and Beanie: Forever 21. Jeans: Old Navy. Backpack: Amerileather. Belt: Abercrombie

It’s been raining for a few days now and I’m sick of it! Today I went to class and ran errands, so I kept it simple with I comfy, winter neutrals, but added some sparkle with my sequin top.

Thanks for reading!

Laura

Tribal on Edge

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Leather jacket and scarf: TJ Maxx. Blazer, Pants, Belt and Jewelry: Forever 21. Top: thrifted. Boots: Gojane.com. Bag: Urban Outfitters.

Today I styled my outfit around my new, tribal print boots from Go Jane. I started with a black base, and added a top with tribal details. The red and teal colors of my blazer, socks and scarf match colors in the boots, and add some brightness to an otherwise dark, edgy look. To play up the edgy-ness, I added one of my favorite leather jackets, a studded belt and silver jewelry. I think it’s a rather unexpected combination, but I like how it turned out! Let me know what you think.

Thanks for stopping by!

Laura

Spring Fever

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Dress: thrifted. Sweater: Ross. Scarf and Coat: H&M. Booties and Socks: American Eagle Outfitters. Bag: Urban Outfitters. Jewelry: Forever 21.

Today I arrived in DC after a long, relaxing break at home. I was immediately surprised when I stepped outside of Reagan Airport to find clear skys and mid-50s weather. It was a good 20 degrees warmer than Maine! The gorgeous weather had me itching for spring, which is reflected in my bright magenta dress, and bare arms and legs. Is anyone else ready for winter to be over?

Thanks for reading!

Laura

Lavender Swan

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Jacket: JouJou. Sweater and Tights: Express. T-Shirt: Urban Outfitters. Skirt: Forever 21. Booties: Chinese Laundry. Scarf: unknown. Bag: H&M. Socks: American Eagle.

In high school I was all about florals, pastels, and everything girly. Since then, I’ve grown to appreciate edgy pieces as well as more sophisticated palettes and silhouettes. However, I like to add a bit of femininity to my outfits every once in a while, and what better way to do so than with a cropped tee featuring a magnificent swan with lavender plumage? I love the contrast of the leather moto jacket and dark palette with the swan tee, purple metallic skirt and lavender silk scarf. It’s like high school again…only a bit more grown up.

Thoughts? Please share!

Laura

Ladylike with a Twist

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Coat and Sweater: vintage; Skirt, Belt and Jewelry: Forever 21; Heels: Aldo; Clutch: Topshop

I love to dress up! Always have. Unfortunately, being at college where I walk to class and work makes it difficult to pull off stiletto pumps on a daily basis. Nevertheless, when the mood strikes me, I like to pull out some heels and a vintage coat from my Mom’s closet. To keep this from looking overly dressy, I paired it with a chunky, animal print sweater. Let me know what you think!

Laura