New Look // Skater Skirt + Scalloped Hems and a Vintage Belt

I love scalloped hems! They’re such a fun, flirty trend that I have embraced wholeheartedly. I love it on skirts, shirts, and now sleeves! Simple, but adds such a touch of elegance and whimsy to any outfit. This outfit was born from a need to feel springy and yet still be warm, because, as I’ve been whining about for months, it’s still super cold here. Tights, suede boots, and a thick skirt are still necessary, but I can’t help but gravitate toward shorter sleeves and lighter clothes. Hope you like this outfit!

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Current obsessions: literary fashion and quirky purses

Also, Instagram. Instagram is by far my most-opened app on my phone, and it’s quickly becoming the new “blogging” platform, and for established bloggers more influential than I, updating several times a day even is becoming a necessity. So, through Instagram, I’ve been able to connect with so many fellow bloggers with interests similar to mine, and have been influenced by their reading choices, fashion choices, inspirational words and the oft-discussed “Monday Motivation” (hey, we all need it!). I can also follow my favorite brands like Jeffrey Campbell and salivate over shoes I can never afford. But it also gives me ideas for my own wardrobe, especially. Here’s what I’m obsessed with at the moment!

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Items:

  1. Lord of the Rings map crop top: I bought that LotR crop top from Store Envy‘s shop called Hearts & Minds. I saw it on a fellow blogger on Instagram and had to have it!
  2. Alice in Wonderland printed skirt: This skirt is from an Etsy shop called Go Follow Rabbits and it features the original Alice illustrations. LOVE.
  3. Peter Pan temporary tattoo from Litographs: The Litographs temporary tattoos are awesome, and I recently ordered an Alice in Wonderland temporary tattoo as part of a tattoo chain—I ordered a random line from Alice in Wonderland, and the whole book is being sold line-by-line as temporary tattoos, so you take a picture and send it to Litographs and they’ll have the whole book in photographs of people wearing the tattoos! I thought that was so cool.
  4. Kate Spade hot-air balloon purse: I saw a girl with the Kate Spade purse on the subway and fell in love. Sadly, it’s sold out. I want to keep an eye out for more quirky/fun purses like this that are a little less expensive.
  5. Alice + Olivia elephant pouch: Again, this one is also sold out but I’ve been monitoring eBay and Poshmark so hopefully someone wants to sell theirs soon!

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Roman Holiday // eShakti Custom Dress

This dress reminds me so much of Roman Holiday and Audrey Hepburn, and it’s thanks to a wonderful company called eShakti. I’d heard about eShakti before they contacted me: they’re a clothing company committed to bringing beautiful fashion pieces to women of all sizes, and they go about it in a unique way. When you pick an item on their site, you have the option to have your piece cut and tailored to your exact measurements. Isn’t that awesome? No more fussing with fit reviews or wondering if the dress you want comes in your size. Everything is perfectly tailored. And they carry sizes 0-36W.

I love the message of eShakti but if possible, I love this dress even more. I almost never wear full skirts like these, and I loved how feminine I felt with the skirt swishing around me. It’s got a retro vibe, so I really did feel like Audrey Hepburn running around Rome! The print contributes to this feeling too.

Ordering from eShakti is an awesome experience. I picked the dress I wanted and then took my measurements. They ask for standard measurements like waist, bust, hips and shoulder span, but they also offer huge customizations on the shape and cut of the dress itself. You can pick the length of the skirt (mini, maxi, midi, etc.), the sleeve type, even the shape of the neckline. It was really awesome. I opted to keep the dress sleeveless and with a square neckline, but I made the skirt mini because I’m short.

The dress was beautifully packaged and pressed:

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When I put it on it literally felt like a glove. I couldn’t believe how well it fit, but that’s obviously due to the care they take to make sure your dress is cut and tailored specifically for you. I felt so pampered. My mom loved the dress and she grabbed her iPad and went on the website immediately, it was pretty funny.

Here’s how I styled the dress:

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Use the coupon code “themosthappy” to get 10% off your order eShakti.com until 10/24/2014.

dress c/o eShakti, shoes from Nine West, ring from Moon Angel Jewelry

Fashion: Counting the Cats

I bought this skirt from a shop in Camden Market, London and decided to wear it with my new chain boots from Chicwish! I love them; they’re so comfortable and versatile. I love booties for spring. 1c 2c 3c 4c 5c 6v

top from Garage, boots from Chicwish, skirt from Camden Market

“One day I was counting the cats and I absent-mindedly counted myself.” – Bobbie Ann Mason

Fashion: Moon River

I’m sad April is almost over. It’s my second favorite month of the year. I love the rain and the birds singing in the mornings, sigh. But I love May even more. Here are some pictures from the middle of the month. My computer’s hard drive failed a couple weeks ago, hence the lack of outfit photos. It took me a while to get my laptop back in running order and retrieve a lot of lost data. No fun!

The color of the skirt is almost Tiffany blue, so this one’s for Holly Golightly. You’re a gem.

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shoes from Modcloth (Jeffrey Campbell), skirt from Yesstyle.com, top from Delia’s, umbrella from DSW

Moon river, wider than a mile
I’m crossing you in style some day
Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker
Wherever you’re going, I’m going your way