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Fresh out of fashion week, it seems like clothes were continuing with casually baggy elegance. In my opinion, it’s Katherine Hepburn meets the modern era– the longer look, casually sporty, nearly androgynous (just short of Stockholm). To set the mood, I picked “Victory Bar” this 1940’s-esque once-hangout to denizens of sweaty football lovers (or so I imagine) in downtown South Bend. It’s not my most confident pairing, as there’s only so long and flowing you can look at 5’5 without beginning to look like a set of drapes. Then again, with the Sound of Music celebrating its 50th, that might not be so bad?DSC_0166

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Outfit Details: Lion Earrings: Thrifted | Blazer: DKNY | Shirt: Zara | Pants: 3.1 Phillip Lim | Watch: Disney | Shoes: MICHAEL Michael Kors

Beachy Cliff: A Romance

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The British Romantic poets and writers were profoundly affected by the vision of the Swiss Alps. After the dreary slopes of the English countryside, the towering edifices were the embodiment of mystery, the promise of adventure and peril, and the unspeakably delicious thrill of the unknown. Now, their radical break from the orderly and structure-loving conventions exemplified in the Enlightenment is commonly interpreted to be the stuff of surprise flower deliveries. But rather than humming “your song” (if you’re with someone) or daydreaming about their sense of humor (if you’re not), as we stare into the abyss of uncertainty buzzing around a new year, I have chosen to resurrect the true Romantic meaning.

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DSCN6158As we look towards the frightful and awesome unknown that is 2015, instead of approaching it with trepidation or even boredom, I will choose to see it for the huge opportunities (or obstacles) it can bring… even if the wind is an absolute torrent along the way. Make sure to take a moment to reflect on the romantic possibilities that lie ahead!

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DSCN6231Outfit Details: Coat: Vintage (estate sale find) | Blouse: Talbots (passed down from Mimi’s closet- I would highly recommend this route for finding good blouses) | Leather Gloves: vintage | Belt: thrifted | Skirt: New Look | Tights: Wolford | Shoes: MICHAEL Michael Kors | Purse: Kate Spade