Friday, March 26, 2010

Bend & Snap

What I'm wearing:
*Elie Tahari Button Down (similar here and here)
*H&M Striped Skirt (similar here and here)
*Hue Cable-Knit Sweater Tights
*Frye Lisa T-strap Mary Janes (similar here)
*Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Clutch in Burnt Orange (in a diff. color here)
*American Eagle Necklace (similar here)
*Michael Kors Black Oversized Watch

I have never worn this skirt because I wasn't quite sure what to pair with it, but after seeing it on Jessica of What I Wore, I was inspired to pair it with a white button down. I didn't really like the way it looked tucked in on me, so I decided to tie it in the front, which is totally old school (I did it in middle school!) but I liked the way it turned out.

Love the colors of this skirt! I feel like this is a good transition piece, and I love the charcoal, seafoam, and yellow combination. Totally wearable with both tights and bare legs.

I love, love my Rebecca Minkoff MAC. It has been extremely versatile and useful while living in New York City. It's amazing how much I can fit in there, and I can wear it crossbody very easily. This is especially handy when I have a million bags in my hand (such as when I make a Trader Joe's run) and I just really don't have the energy to keep a bag on my shoulder. This orange one adds a pop of color to my darker coats and I have been wearing it non stop!

This American Eagle necklace was a steal at $19.50! A lot of their jewelry is very teeny-bopper, but I have definitely found several items there are that very cute and affordable at the same time. I think it adds just the right touch of sparkle to a simple outfit such as this one. I get compliments on this necklace all the time, and I think people are surprised when I say it's from American Eagle.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who is unhappy with the drop in temperature! Sunshine, where are you???? I long to stroll through the park, prance outside with bare legs, and eat gelato on the street, but I guess I can settle for a chai latte, brie & pear brioche, and reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It is an excellent read so far, very intriguing. It took me awhile to get into it but now I can't stop. I bought it in e-book version, to use with my Barnes & Noble e-reader on my Blackberry, so I read it while I'm waiting for the subway, walking the dog, seriously anytime I have a spare minute. I have been known to carry a book around with me all the time, but now the e-reader saves me the trouble. I still love reading real books, but for a portable alternative the e-reader is perfect.

I named my post "Bend & Snap" because I can't stop listening to the Legally Blonde Musical soundtrack!! So good! (Oh my god, oh my god you guys~) I've never seen the musical but my sister put the soundtrack on my iPod and it's just so darn catchy.

*Some have asked about the Paris skyline from my previous post, it is actually a wall decal that I purchased from amazon here.

*Regarding the Flight of Swans dress, I've decided to keep it and work with it! I can always decide to sell later.


  1. Adorable! I love this spring-transition outfit..the skirt is great. And I'm glad you are keeping the Flight of Swans dress...I'm still trying to figure out how to make my Silken Trellis Dress spring/summer seems odd to wear it without tights. I'll have to experiment with it and see.

  2. Hooray for keeping the Flight of Swans dress! I love how you tied the button-down. I do that sometimes over dresses, but I always worry that I'll look "totally 1999," haha! But you look so chic, so I guess there's nothing to worry about! The Minkoff bag is GORGEOUS. I've been eyeing that one for some time from afar... -wistful sigh-

  3. Love the outfit today. And the musical was awesome. I too have the soundtrack. It is so funny. My husband took me one year for Valentines Day to see it in SF. And it is has been 84 here and now it is rainy the weather is so crazy lately.

  4. Really pretty outfit and love the skirt.

    I didn't know about an e-reader for the Blackberry - cool idea. I may be too old school though, it seems strange to read something without having it physically in front of me, even if it does take up way too much room in my bag.

  5. I love that skirt. and your necklace is very cute.

    I am kind of happy with the temperature drop but I don't have the gams to feel comfy in bare legs. I go bare legged but I don't like to.

  6. Rosa,
    You look adorable as always and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that H&M skirt. We don't have any of those here in TX. Is the skirt a recent find? If so, I would be forever indebted if you'd be willing to pick one up for me if it's still in store and I would paypal you for the cost and shipping & whatever you think is fair for your time. Let me know.

    By the way, I still love the Jcrew pencil skirt I bought from you in the cinnamon color.

    Thanks Rosa!


  7. Ignore the beauty bashers! You are still cute, no matter what

  8. OMG Rosa, you are too funny. The necklace is such an awesome buy! I can't believe it's a $20 piece, geez. And I am obsessed with my MACs too. They are really great and versatile, the perfect size. Have you seen the musical in person? I went last time I was in NYC and it was such a blast! Oops this was so convoluted!