Saturday, November 30, 2013

Velvet and Lace

Velvet and Lace

As it get closer and closer to December I can't quit thinking about adding some velvet pieces to my wardrobe, especially in the form of a skater skirt like this one from Topshop! Paired with lace, knee socks, oxfords, and a pocket watch I feel like this outfit gives off a perfectly modern yet Victorian era vibe. Ah, my wishlist is always growing... 
Anyways, I haven't even spoken to the best part of this collage yet, which would be the lyrics from the Arctic Monkey's song Do I Wanna Know. I bought this album forever ago now, but the songs are always still stuck in my head. Alex Turner's voice is so, well, so perfect! Put that with the incredibly true lyrics, Matt Helder's drumming, and the sultry guitar sounds from Jamie and Nick, you get the most glamorous old rock n' roll mixed with a little blues album possible. Haha! My music review is cracking my own self up! The point is, it's wonderful and you should listen to it.

1.Dorothy Perkins Top

2.Topshop Skirt 
3. Madewell Over the Knee Socks 
4. Ollio Oxfords 
5. Asos Bag 
6. JC Penney Pearl Earrings 
7.Toywatch Pocket Watch 
8. Dents Driving Gloves 
9. Maybelline Eye Liner 
10. Essie Nail Polish
11. Artic Monkey's Album 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Blush Pink and Mustard


sweater and tights: target, dress and necklace: forever 21
I'm not sure that there is a more perfect color combination for fall than pastels and mustard. The paleness of the pink looks so good against the richness of the yellow don't you think? I'm already thinking of how I can create an outfit mixing mustard and mint. Anyways, my sister came back into town today for Thanksgiving, which makes me SO happy! I'm still not quite used to having so many miles between us, and I love every chance that I get to see her. My excitement over her is rivaled only by my excitement for tomorrow's Thanksgiving dinner that we have already begun preparing for. I'm talking sweet tea, turkey, dressing, and sweet potato casserole just for starters. Yum!


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Rain, Rain, Go Away

dress and tights: forever 21, sweater: old navy, flower crown: me
With seemingly never ending rain and freezing temperatures outside today, I figured the best way for me to get an outfit post in was to just take pictures inside. The lighting (or lack thereof) made the pictures look of poor quality, but honestly, I couldn't not get pictures of an outfit that consists of a flower crown and a tulle/lace dress (which usually joins the other dress as a window shade)! I made this flower crown just last night, and thought it's gloomy burgundy color was perfect for a day like today. Winter may be approaching, but my flowers are here to stay. I'm thinking I need an ice blue and gray one next...

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Fall Ruffles

sweater: vintage, skirt and shoes: charlotte russe, socks: top shop
Well, if I'm not feeling femme today, then I don't know who is! Ruffle skirt, ruffle socks, floral shoes...ahh cuteness! Also, are these red leaves not beautiful?! Yesterday, as I was searching for a parking spot at school, I found myself heading down a road I don't think that I've been on much, and I happened upon this scene! I love it when I'm lucky enough to happen upon something beautiful unexpectedly. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Pink, Black, and Lace All Over.


sweater: vintage, skirt & tights: forever 21
I'm all decked out in my favorite shade of pink today! I'm in love with pastels, and no one can tear us apart! Not even the winter season! In fact, I almost like them even more during the cold. They sort of give off this winter wonderland vibe, and just seem to make everything look a bit more happy! Plus, I just always have this vision where I'm ice skating on a frozen pond in the woods wearing an "ice blue" peacoat with a tulle skirt and white skates. Now if I could just actually find a way to make that happen...


Saturday, November 16, 2013


It's been a gray weekend full of misty rain and cloudy skies again. It looks almost eerie as the sun sets and adds some darkness to the mix. Looking out my apartment window to the old mansion that serves as the grounds office/clubhouse it almost reminds me of a scene from The Woman in Black. The weirdest part is, I feel like if someone were watching me, it would look like I fit into the scene as a 19th century British girl in this matchy matchy outfit with knee socks. Creepy.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

60's Queen

top, shorts, tights, boots, and hat: forever 21, socks: urban outfitters
Is it just me, or does this outfit give off a bit of a 60's vibe? All credit is probably due to the funky print (which is made of velvet!) on these shorts, well, and the peter pan collar of course. Add knee socks and edgy ankle boots, and I feel like I'm fit for lounging on the couch day dreaming to a Bob Dylan record.
lay lady lay.......

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Hat Day

dress and slip: free people, boots and hat: forever 21
So, it all started with this Free People dress. The moment I saw it I began thinking of a million different ways I could style it, one of them being the ankle boot/floppy hat version that you're seeing now. Of course, it only seemed right that I pair a red lip on top of that. I'm rather disappointed with how the pictures turned out! I wouldn't have thought there would be a lighting issue today since it is super cloudy outside. I wish I had noticed before I came back inside to head to work! Oh well, rookie mistake!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Weekend Adventure

 Just a glimpse of what Autumn and I got up to this weekend! Needless to say, she will be getting a bath ASAP! To follow us on other little adventures like this one, follow me on instagram @stylishsilhouettes.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Gray Saturday's

shirt: forever 21, skirt and socks: urban outfitters sweater: old navy (mens)
Today has been one of those gray gloomy days that always seem to appear before a rain. All day I have been glancing out my window thinking it looks as if it is 8:00 A.M out there. I'm ok with this though, I've had so much work to do today, and  I know if the sun was out I would be tempted to be outside soaking it in.
Anyways, stripes and florals are my two favorite prints, and I love them even more paired together. Not to mention, I feel as though I'm wearing my pajamas in this outfit. I wore it out running errands during a study break, and I will probably continue to wear it as I finish my homework and fall asleep watching Submarine. Who wants to go get me a vanilla chai latte?




Friday, November 8, 2013

Streets of Gold

top, tights: forever 21, shorts: american apparel, shoes: old navy
There's something a bit magical about the fall. Leaves swirl in the wind like wishes sent up towards the sky, and then coat the ground in gold making the city streets reminiscent of a forest floor. What better top to be wearing in a scene like this than one featuring a peter pan collar? I know everyone seems to be tiring of them, and I admit I'm not scouring the Internet for them like I used to, but I still think they will always have a soft spot in my heart.