The Power of the Poppy

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Is it just us, or does merely looking at spring-like images bring hope that these dark, grey days are short lived?

They are shorter-lived than they may seem, by the way — 36 days until spring!

Until then, here are a few poppy options (poptions? anyone?) that are simultaneously cheering us up and making our credit cards sad.

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American Apparel Peach Skin Lola Dress

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Coach iPhone Case via Macy’s

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BCBG Maria Slim Pant in Poppy

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Madewell Sidewalk Skimmer in Flame

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Pour la Victoire  Poppy & Patent Tote

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Topshop Poppy-Print Snood

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Tory Burch Logo Snap Cuff

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Trina Turk Solid Crepe Finch Top 

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Yves St. Laurent Poppy-Print Triangle Bikini

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Winter Whites

In the past week, I have hit my nose on a drawer (resulting in a lovely mid-schnoz booboo and highly attractive swelling), dropped and shattered an entire jar of spaghetti sauce, face planted on the sidewalk after trying to jump over a puddle in heels (yup), and burned a hole right through a shirt.

It would be the Understatement of 2012 to say that I’m a klutz.

Sadly, this means that a white-on-white winter ensemble is not likely anywhere in my near future, but a girl can dream.

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Rent the Runway Loves Chicago (We Love You Too.)

We had no fun at Chicago Blogger Network’s RTR Party.

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No fun at all.

Actually, we had a total blast. Earlier this month, the beauties and brains over at Chicago Blogger Network teamed up with Rent the Runway to showcase a sampling of winter dresses just in time for cocktail party season! The W CityCenter was totally packed with fashionistas, bloggers, and loyal customers to the brand. It was our first official blogger’s event so we were a little nervous, but we grabbed a few glasses of wine, made some new friends, and drooled over dresses for a few hours. In other words, our dream night.

If you’re not familiar, Rent the Runway is a service that allows you to rent designer dresses for a fraction of what they would cost to buy them retail. They’ll ship you two sizes so there’s no worry about fit, and you can also chat online with a stylist if you’re worried about making the right choice. You can check out photos of real girls in the dresses (sort by your height and body type!), read reviews, and you won’t be fined for those life-happens spills, burns, etc.

We know, it’s genius, right?

We couldn’t snap any decent photos of the dresses because it was pretty dark in there (and fine, our hands were full of wine glasses, thanks again CBN!), so instead we hopped online to pick out New Years Eve outfits from RTR — we’re still working to finalize our plans for the holiday, but if they even REMOTELY qualify as dressy, we’ve got a plan.

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“I was going to conquer the world, but got distracted by something sparkly…”

Quote by unknown 🙂

I saw this photo of Scarlett Johanssen the other day and while I can’t find the source of it for the life of me, I am officially obsessed with the look. I’m thinking a beaded skirt needs to make its way into my closet this holiday season.

Choices, choices…

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To Fashion Week We Go…

 

Please God, let me see women on boxes!

In a bizarre twist of fate, I am headed to Fashion Week in New York. Or the kick-off of it, anyway. Yes, me, the dubious writer of the (cleverly titled, if I do say so myself) WTFashion. I know, I totally don’t deserve this.

But, I’ll take it!

Its actually not THAT bizarre since one of my oldest and dearest friends, Shai, has a fabulous  fashion blog called DrunkOnShoes and naturally, she is taking the blogosphere by storm. I had to say fabulous, forgive me  – I’m in full on SATC mode right now. She’s invited to a bunch of awesome events and I’m SO happy to be along for the ride!

We’re headed out tonight and I have a two hour flight to master the DSLR so I can do her justice for her blog – totally doable, right?

I’m so excited I can’t sit still! Cocktails with an old friend, checking out the set up of NYFW, celeb stalking, visiting some NYC buddies, exploring and eating, of course, a lot.

Wish me luck!

And we’ll all float on okay

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Stripe shirt, $56 Bcbgeneration shoes, $48 J Crew j crew handbag, $98 Kate spade bangle, $98 Kate Spade post earrings, $68 J Crew tying scarve, $55 Talula shorts

I am SUCH a sucker (seersucker? ….nevermind) for a good nautical theme. While I realize it would be nothing less than terrifying to wear this entire ensemble at once – I love each and every little piece of this and basically anything that says, “I’m going sailing!”

Flight of the Bumblebee

I saw this Carolina Herrera dress in a Fashion Week recap last week and saved it because I thought the colors were so pretty.

Sadly, yellow is not my color. (Is yellow really anyone’s color that isn’t a runway model?) While I may not be replicating the above look any time soon, I think accessories and home decor in the same palette are equally appealing. I NEED the “Shut the Front Door” sign!Flight of the BumblebeeWhat do you think? Something different or too bumble-bee-esque?