20 February 2013

The Muse: Read All Over

 What's black, and white, and re(a)d all over? Its an old joke, but I'm going with newspaper colors today to link up with Marionberry Style's Trend of the Month Linkup. Last summer I talked about black and white versus white and black in a post and this dress is one of the prime examples I have. Its predominantly white so it pairs up nicely with more black accessories. I haven't worn this dress in a while because its on the small side, and while I've lost some weight I think I still have some time to go before this dress (which is a size 4) fits like I would like. But putting it on helps put things in perspective.

Its school vacation week, unfotunately I haven't been able to do much besides spend my time at the dentist. I cracked a tooth back in October and found out it wasn't salvagable. Tomorrow I have to go see an oral surgeon (gulp) about having the tooth extracted and having an implant to replace it. That plastic bag on the doorknob actaully is my goody bag from the dentist (I got to pick what color toothbrush I got, I went with purple). I also tried to experiment with indoor pictures some more and used my bathroom, which has a predominatly black and white color scheme as the perfect backdrop for today's post. It is a very cramped space however which is why the pictures are not exactly roomy. While we don't have the smallest bathroom in the world(that goes to my friend Miles, his downstairs bathroom is so small the door doesn't really shut) its close. If you sit on the toilet you can put your feet in the tub. It also is the only bathroom without any electrical outlets, so all electrical things, like drying hair must be done in the kitchen. Very glamorous I know.

Dress: Karen Millen
Sweater: Bleev via T.J. Maxx
Necklace: ShopHollyDolly via Etsy
Shoes: Candies via Kohl's
Purse: vintage Sankyo camera case, found object

As Promised this is the other camera case I salvaged from the AV closet at work, its newer and not as large or distinctive as the gray case, however its still an excellent, really unusual bag.

Also this necklace is one of two I bought from Holly Darling's Etsy page(her real name, it sounds like a character from Peter Pan), she's the fabulous blogger over at Holly Dolly, while she does mostly bow styles she's also added leather collar necklaces and some beautiful new leather and suede tassels.


  1. I absolutely love the bow in your hair :) Great ensemble by the way :)

  2. Thanks Erin, I confess I'm a little girl at heart, I can never get too many bows and ruffles!

  3. I am loving your shoes!


  4. Thanks Kacie! I remember at the time Brittany Spears was doing the Candies ads for Kohl's and I was vaguely embarrassed to be wearing something she was promoting, but these shoes were so cute I overcame my qualms!