denim + denim

Nothing goes with denim quite like…


…more denim.

I also like denim and pink together. This pearl rope is the last of the pieces I borrowed from Lilia’s Treasures Etsy shop (you can see the other pieces here and here), pink drops with beautiful luster.

[More thoughts on pearls here. I am an enthusiast.]



Tying a knot like this is my favorite way to wear a rope right now.

IMG_8338Are we done yet?

Here’s a better look at the Breil Milano watch I’m wearing a lot at the moment. I’m wearing it in a few other places but it’s been difficult to see. It is massive, which was what I was going for – that appeal of borrowing masculine elements. It’s almost comically oversized, and my wrist isn’t especially small. I like…basically everything about it.

IMG_8353Denim shirt from cloth & stone (via Marshall’s), Rich & Skinny (I know: terrible brand name. But they were $5, and they’re fitted but still kind of slouchy, with really big back pockets, like I like…) jeans (thrifted), python buckle belt* (eBay), Breil Milano watch (eBay), Eric Michael Laguna boots, necklace from Lilia’s Treasures. On the lips: Lancôme Rouge in Love lipstick in Fiery Attitude.


Really liking the look of a bold lip and an essentially bare face (more importantly, bare eyes). Here I’ve just haphazardly bashed some bronzer on and skipped blush altogether, which look I also like.


 This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own. Featured pearls are on loan from Lilia’s Treasures.


the sweatshirt dress


As I enjoy a sweater dress, so I enjoy a sweatshirt dress. This combination of a bundled up top and unprotected legs is exactly the kind of contrast I love. The bulkier on top, the better, which means this look will just keep getting better the more coats and scarves I have to pile on top. Eventually I’ll need to incorporate tights, but bare legs are superior because: correct! More contrast.

In my world, contrast = good.


This is another lovely pearl necklace on loan from Lilia’s Treasures Etsy shop, a long strand of golden pink ripple pearls. There are swirling wrinkle-like corrugations all over the surface of the pearls, which are themselves beautifully metallic and reflective. Ripples, like keshis, are yet another option for the modern pearl consumer.

I love longer strands:

You can double them up.


You can knot them or, if the strand isn’t long/small enough, gather them with a broach or ribbon


And they look great loose, too, though you may have some Thoroughly Modern Millie moments.


I’m not always interested in showing much leg – it can be in questionable taste or outright trashy – but with a look like this, the more leg, the more contrast, so all of my favorite shots were those revealing maximum thigh. The legwarmers change the skin:clothing ratio, and somehow that expanse of thigh doesn’t seem as risqué as it otherwise might to me. Somehow, I don’t think twice about it. But then, I do have this trashy streak.


Sloppy Joe dress from Hush, H&M leg warmers, necklace from Lilia’s Treasures, Spektre sunglasses, Steve Madden shoes, Breil Milano watch.

I really like pink and gray together. And cream and anything together.



This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own. Featured pearls are on loan from Lilia’s Treasures.