Take me to Paris + Alyssa Nicole Spring ’14 Preview

This weekend flew by in a complete blur. I had lots of walking to do (more on that later), so I looked out the window and decided that warm and comfortable seemed to make the most sense because of the rainy weather outside. I reached for a sparkly Bow & Drape sweater (sparkle is especially great on a dreary day!) and layered it over a black skater dress, tights and rain boots. For added warmth, I dug this ruffle jacket out of the archives to add an extra feminine edge that balanced out the dark bottom half of my outfit.


“Is it still raining?” (Yes, yes it was.)


Will someone please take me to Paris? 🙂

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Everyone should really get a clear bubble umbrella! Per my sister’s recommendation, I got one and it’s the most practical investment. You can see exactly where you’re going, it won’t flip inside out when it’s really windy, and your hair won’t get wet!


For now, this is as close to Paris as I’m going to get. *sigh*


Outfit details:

– Anthropologie jacket (old)
– Bow & Drape sweater (similar here & get a 15% discount with code CLOSETLUXE15)
Bottom: ASOS dress (worn as a skirt)
Shoes: Blondo (old, similar here)
Bag: Phillip Lim x Target
– Rings from Melinda Maria (old), Gorjana and Svelte Metals
– UP by Jawbone wristband

Photographer: Nicole Jeanne (aka elegant lil lady)

So just where was I headed with all that walking?

The highlight of my weekend was a preview of local fashion designer, Alyssa Nicole. The theme of her demi-couture collection was “White Noise,” and everything was themed to match.


Her earlier work was easily recognizable with her use of bright colors and feminine silhouettes, and it was a nice to see her branch out with this muted and elegant color palette.





How adorable is she??


After the preview brunch, I walked over with these lovely ladies to support Jessica of Hapatime at her Lucky Magazine x Swatch event. There were tons of cute watches to look at, chocolate to eat, and a tarot card reader to give us more insight about ourselves. All in all, it was a great Saturday!


From left to right: Meghan of Svelte Metals, Kathleen of Inspirafashion, yours truly, Jessica of Hapatime, Kate of The Fancy Pants Report, and Khailey of Khic Etiquette. Thanks for snapping this photo, Ryan Chua!

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