Currently Coveting.

 

Maybe it’s my prep school background, but there’s something so chic about a cap-toe shoe. I love cap-toe ballet flats, but I’m also really loving the pump trend I’ve been seeing everywhere lately. I think these shoes take every look to another level and I want every single pair for Christmas. I’m not even kidding Santa.

Currently Coveting: Cap-Toe Shoes

 


Yves Saint Laurent suede high heels
$269 – barneys.com

Zara cap toe pumps
$90 – zara.com

KORS Michael Kors michael kors shoes
$195 – net-a-porter.com

Zara cap toe pumps
$80 – zara.com

Reed Krakoff slip on shoes
$495 – net-a-porter.com

Closet Love.

Between running 5 days a week and studying nonstop, I have been looking pretty…bummy lately. Sweatshirts. Leopard print pajama pants. Juicy Couture knee socks (THE best!). And if I put something other than Uggs on my feet, I must be going to church. And let’s be honest…I wear Uggs to church sometimes too. But now that I’ve completed my last final (!!!), I’m ready to get back to my old self. I need a little glamour in my life.

Source: dogeared.com via Jerrell on Pinterest

 

As soon as I finished my Con Law final last night, I went to Cusp and bought this Dogeared Light as a Feather necklace using a gift card I’ve been saving all semester. I fully believe in rewarding yourself for hard work. I was tempted to buy clothes instead, but I realized I already have SO many clothes that I’ve been neglecting. I rushed home, “shopped” my own closet and ended up with a rack full of Fall goodies, most of which I forgot I even had.

I’m challenging myself to spend the next month creating, mixing and matching looks from my own closet without spending any money on new clothes. I think this is the perfect way to get out of my fashion rut, to appreciate what I already have and to remind myself of the essentials that I’m missing. When I start shopping again, I’ll know exactly what to look for. I already know one thing I’m missing: COLOR. I love my neutrals/blacks, but as you can see, I need a little more color in my life.

I hope you’ll all join me in this Closet Love challenge! I’m starting today, December 20th and going to January 20th. Feel free to join at any time! I’ll be posting pictures of my daily outfits on tumblr and I’ll do a weekly round-up here as well. I’ll also post my outfit inspirations on Pinterest (obvi my new obsession). I’d love to see your looks as well. Tweet/Facebook/Email them to me (jerrellreneeblogs{at}gmail{dot}com) and I’ll post them here in my weekly round-up!

I’m off to catch up on the stack of magazines I purchased and never got to read this semester. That’s my idea of the perfect way to start this Christmas Break!

Quotable.

“You gotta have style. It helps you get up in the morning.

It’s a way of life.

Without it you’re nobody.

…and I’m not talking about a lot of clothes.”

“I’m terrible on facts. But I always have an idea.

If you have an idea, you’re well ahead.”

“The only real elegance is in the mind. 

If you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it.”

*all images via Pinterest

Diana Vreeland

1903-1989

Harper’s Bazaar Fashion Editor (1937-1962); Editor-in-Chief of Vogue (1962-1971)

DIY Christmas.

Yesterday, I talked about homemade/edible Christmas gifts and I hinted that I had a few DIY (do-it-yourself) projects for you to try as well. I’ve always wanted to be that creative girl who makes all of her own jewelry and copies every major runway trend, but I’ve honestly never even tried. I’m making a change this Christmas! Here are a few great ideas I found on some of my favorite blogs…

If you’re making something for the girl who loves jewelry and accessories…

via Jak & Jil. Friendship bracelet tutorial here.

via Honestly…WTF. Braided Hex Nut bracelet tutorial here.

If you’re looking for an inexpensive and creative gift to bring your host/hostess, try this…

Wine Bag Kit sold here. Tutorial here.

For the girl/guy who is addicted to Instagram, try framing a few of their favorites or making an Instagram photo collage.

photos and inspiration via Girls on the Style and Because I’m Addicted.

If your gift recipient has an iPad (or is getting one for Christmas), save them some money and make them a bright and bold iPad case.

via P.S. – I Made This. Full tutorial here.

And for the girl who likes to stand out…

via Just B. Full tutorial here.

There are so many other great DIY projects online. If you do a little research, you can find instructions to make pretty much anything you want. These are the ones I’m thinking about making for my family members…and myself. If you do end up making something, please post it on my facebook page or tweet me a picture of it! I’d love to see how they all turn out!

i love your style: Elizabeth Olsen

I’m a little over a month younger than the Olsen twins and as a kid, I adored them. That adoration continues to this day. I die for 75% of Ashley’s wardrobe. But lately, their younger sister Elizabeth has stolen the spotlight. I love that her personal style shines through in everything she wears whether she’s at a movie premiere, a party or just walking down a NYC street. She knows how to build a look around one statement piece and her style is pretty much the definition of effortless chic.

New York Times

Wonderland Magazine

Wearing Calvin Klein at Elle’s Women in Hollywood Tribute

Wearing the Louboutin Mikarani flat.

With MKA at a NYLON party.

a person’s airport style says as much about them as their party style.

In Cannes promoting her film Martha Marcy May Marlene

Statement necklace at the HFPA Luncheon

I die for Missoni.

i love your style.

I need a break from running today and there’s no better way to do that than to focus on my other love: fashion. I have no idea how to describe my style. On one hand, I’m very simple and classic: Tory Burch ballet flats, black boyfriend blazer over a simple white v-neck, personalized, simple jewelry. On the other hand, I love stand-out pieces: chunky multicolored bracelets, purple Louboutin pumps, fatigue LaRok jacket.

I’ve noticed that my “style mentors” have a little bit of everything in their wardrobe and can rock each look like it’s a uniform. I find myself looking to these people whenever I want to update my wardrobe or create a new look out of what I already have. Some are expected and some are unexpected (and maybe even unknown) and I want to share them all with you. First up: Victoria Beckham.

via people.com

I could explain all of the reasons why I love her style, but I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves…

What Would Victoria Wear.
*I can’t remember where all of these pictures are from but I’m guessing mostly people.com and victoriabeckham-jenna.blogspot.com

 

Happy Monday!