Archive | December, 2013

fool proof

22 Dec

fool proof  /  longleggedlady.comThis is probably one of the simplest, most universally flattering looks a girl can wear.  A-line mini dress + simple bag w/ silk scarf + any old shoes you please.  You can’t go wrong.

Side note:  I try not to be the kind of California transplant who gloats incessantly about how rad the weather is, but guys, I’m wearing a mini dress in December.  That never stops being awesome.

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that one dress I always forget about

21 Dec

longleggedlady.comThis dress is one of those pieces that somehow always winds up forgotten in the back of my closet, then gets rediscovered every few months when I clean.  I love it because a) it has a pussy bow, and therefore gives me the opportunity to say “pussy bow,” and b) the dotted print is perfect- not too large, and not too close together.   I’m picky about dots.

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borrowed

15 Dec

borrowed  |  longleggedlady.comI treat Derrick’s closet like an extension of my own.  Lately I’ve been stealing this hoodie from him almost daily, it’s just oversized enough, and the sleeves are so long I can pull them all the way over my hands (since I continually forget to buy gloves).  Perfect for layering.

The trip to Omaha was perfect.  I got to spend loads of time with my family and Omaha friends, met my 10 month old second cousin for the first time, spoiled my parents’ dog, treasure hunted in one of my favorite vintage shops, and froze my bum off in the snow.  I also my tried on my first rounds of wedding dresses, and it was extremely overwhelming.  I fell in love with everything and bought nothing.

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tactical turtleneck

5 Dec

tactical turtleneck  |  longleggedlady.comI fly home to Omaha tomorrow and I’m so excited!  I haven’t started packing, of course.  I wish I could claim to be one of those people who has some super organized and efficient system for putting together a suitcase, but I don’t.  I just throw in whatever I have clean and hope for the best.  I’ll probably stick to outfits similar to this one, plus a few layers of sweaters and scarves.  Using a turtleneck as a base for multiple layers is easiest the best way to add maximum warmth without a ton of bulk.

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lazy days

3 Dec

lazy days  |  longleggedlady.comThis is my default outfit when I can’t think of anything to wear.  I know the Zara skort has been on virtually every style blog in existence, but sometimes guys, things get popular for a reason.  It’s flattering and it goes with anything.  I can’t stop wearing it.

We’ve reached that frustrating phase of winter where I get really restless, but sort of apathetic at the same time.  The days are just too short.  I’m battling it by staying active and creative as much as possible.  Shooting with Asher Moss last week was perfect.  He’s the kind of photographer who knows exactly what he’s looking for, and it makes shooting so easy and fluid.  Plus he’s just fun to hang out with.  He has this perfect, eyes-completely-open awareness and appreciation for everything around him.  I could listen to him talk about all his adventures for days.  If you’re not familiar with his work, check it out, and maybe donate a little to his project.

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Elizabeth and James jacket, Zara skort, Senso shoes, Alexander Wang bag, Bing Bang necklace

things I did instead of shopping on Black Friday

1 Dec

Asher Moss PhotographyPhoto by Asher Moss

Everlane silk blouse, random bloomers