Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Happy hump day! I can't believe another February week is flying by, and next week we'll be in March! I'm ecstatic; winter is almost over!

Sunday was a bright, sunshine-y day that made it feel like we were on the cusp of spring. It was also my mother's birthday. I made black bean soup (super-spicy, just how we like it!), and we had cupcakes for dessert. Yum!

Here are a few snaps my "guest photographer" took around the house. Thanks, Mom!

Dress, scarf, tights, belt: Loft
Sweater: Kohl's
Bag: H&M (gift)
Locket: vintage
Bracelet: Apt. 9 (gift)
Shoes: Zigi Soho (DSW)

This knit dress is my favorite LBD. It's a great base dress with some simple attributes: a scoop neck (goes with everything), a banded waist, pleats, and pockets (hard to make out in these photos, though). I nabbed it last summer for a song. I like to infuse such a basic dress with a generous dose of hippie styling. A fringed bag, tapestry print scarf, and boho-rock heels are the way to go.

I usually wind up wearing purple on my mom's birthday, since amethyst is her birthstone (and purple is my favorite color, anyway). These eggplant-hued tights go with everything! Totally.

It should be noted that my mom shares a birthday with Jennifer Love Hewitt. We love her on Ghost Whisperer (mostly for her vintage dresses and nighties, and her gravity-defying false lashes). So happy belated b-day, J. Lo Hew!


Andhari said...

I love how your scarf just spice up the whole look, very refreshing :) and thank you for the tips on my blog :) Despite my music style, I actually don't like the gear fellow musicians in the same genre use to wear. But I'll think outside the box :)

Vintage and Cake said...

I love the shoes, they look great with that outfit. The scarf is really boho xxx

V said...

love your style, It's a lot like mine. New to your blog :)

The F Word Online said...

ouu that fringey bag is absolutely wild girl ! love it

xx lue

Hildi**** said...

ui thats a cute outfit.. i love the shoea u are rockig..

ana said...

ah that scarf is so beautiful!
I know right, I cant wait for March to come either, hurray for spring!

Lexie said...

is ghost whisperer still on?! happy birthday to your momma!

Jaime said...

The last photo is so cute! Love the scarf and tights :)

Emily said...

Aw, your Mom's birthday celebration sounds like it was great fun! Black bean soup is one of my favorites. I'd love to try some of yours sometime! :)

Beautiful scarf. I love the process of accessorizing a solid base dress.

Nathalie said...

Such a wonderful outfit. Those tights are soo great and really add a twist to the outfit. Great bag, too
P.S.: Thanks for adding me to your blogroll, added you to mine, too

laura ♥ said...

what a lovely scarf that is! x

Anonymous said...

i love your shoes! so cute. thanks for stopping by my blog :)