Recent Purchase

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Alright, I lied when I said my shoe wardrobe was complete after buying striped pointed toe loafers and palm-print flats with an ankle strap. I was missing a key trend: a pair of quirky retro-inspired, block-heeled pumps. I frickin’ love these things and they arrived just in time to offer a little pick-me-up at the end of a particularly stressful week (#WorkDrama).

It’s times like this that I’m grateful for setting aside a small part of each paycheck (and all blog revenue) for a guilt-free splurge. Expect to see these babies on repeat over the next few months. (For those interested, they do run true to size.)

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Outfitted

Usually anything that shimmers or glitters tops my list of sartorial standouts, but this pair of "Joanna" heels from ShoeMint have the added perk of being versatile. (That’s not an adjective you’d expect for metallic, bow-topped shoes, right?) They effortlessly polish a cocktail dress or elevate a pair of worn-in jeans.

They’re also my first experience with ShoeMint. If you’re unfamiliar with ShoeMint, here’s the overview: ShoeMint is basically a subscription-based shoe store. When you sign up, you’ll take a style quiz to identify the options best suited to you. After you make your first purchase, you’ll receive a monthly credit for $79.98 (one pair of shoes). However, there’s no obligation to make a monthly purchase and you can cancel at any time. (Bonus: new members receive a 20% discount.)

Even with the opt-out option, I was still hesitant to give it a whirl without seeing the quality first-hand. The ShoeMint team graciously sent over a pair for me to try and you know what? I had nothing to worry about. These shoes are absolutely gorgeous. I suspect a second pair will be on their way soon enough.

(You can also see the "Joanna" pumps at Christine in Color in teal.)

P.S. You’ll have a chance to win a pair of shoes from ShoeMint during the 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways!

Sartorial Summary
Coat: LOFT // Skirt: J.Crew Factory // Tights: Hue // Shoes: c/o ShoeMint // Earrings: J.Crew

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Review: Outfit Additions Jewelry

If it’s mint, turquoise or stripes, I’m sold. What can I say? The heart wants what it wants, so it’s no surprise that this necklace from Outfit Additions is my latest go-to gem. Outfit Additions is a California-based accessory store that offers unique designs and quality workmanship at affordable prices. In fact, everything in the shop is under $60 with free shipping. (Seriously, free shipping gets me every time.) You’ll want to keep this one in mind for your holiday shopping, even if it’s just for yourself.

Exclusive Discount! For today only, take 25% off your Outfit Additions purchase of $50 or more. Code: baubles

Sartorial Summary
Necklace: c/o Outfit Additions // Ring: c/o Gorjana // Coat: Ann Taylor // Dress: J.Crew // Clutch: Diane von Furstenberg // Shoes: Kate Spade (this season’s version has a bow - swoon! - but I can’t find it online yet)

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Snapshots

Forever21’s final sale policy on jewelry is the only thing that keeps me from placing impulsive orders online. So, I went to the store yesterday in search of this necklace in gold. They didn’t have it in stock, but I certainly didn’t leave empty handed. 

If you don’t live near a store - or are lacking enough patience to shift through the messy piles - here’s what I picked up:

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Snapshot

I couldn’t believe my luck when I found this elephant bracelet at J.Crew on sale for just $30. How could I resist?

(It’s still available online for $90, plus an additional 30% off today.)

Reminder! You can still win free jewelry! Thirty readers will win $30 to spend on INPINK jewelry. Everyone else will receive a $15 credit! Enter here.

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Outfitted

I bought this dress from J.Crew years ago and it has since become a frock I reach for repeatedly each fall. It’s a simple, a-line shift, but the ruffles on the bottom keep it from looking too mundane. It’s also the perfect canvas for this Ann Taylor jacket.

Sartorial Summary
Dress: J.Crew (similar) // Coat: Ann Taylor // Bag: Coach (vintage, but current version here) // Shoes: Kate Spade (similar) // Bracelet: Gorjana // Earrings: Jeweliq (no longer available, but the necklace version is here) // Nails: Revlon “Peachy”

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Outfitted - The Details

Every now and then a pair of shoes come along that are too perfect to pass up, like these Kate Spade “Cora” loafers. The sparkles are irresistibly feminine, but the conservative shape keep the shoes from being too over-the-top for daytime outings.

Sartorial Summary
Top: Banana Republic (similar) // Skirt: Gap // Bag: Coach (vintage, but current version here) // Shoes: Kate Spade // Watch: Target 

Note: If you’re interested in the shoes, go down a half size. I normally wear a 7 in all Kate Spade shoes, but wear a 6.5 in these.

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It’s the Little Things

finally put a Christmas gift card to good use and treated myself to these

intricate lace on an ASOS skirt

an unexpected lining in a fall coat
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Weekend Snapshots

  • Found ourselves in Lake Geneva for dinner and a walk around the picturesque town
  • Wore beloved bracelets and a new pink skirt
  • Lounged with Bacon who was being particularly sweet (probably to make up for chewing my DVF iPhone case earlier that morning) 

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Outfitted

Sartorial Summary
Top: c/o Sway Chic // Skirt: J.Crew Factory // Jacket: J.Crew // Shoes: Ann Taylor // Earrings: Kate Spade // Bracelets: Banana Republic, Gorjana

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