Wednesday, November 10, 2010

current obsessions: dresses, boots/shoes, and my bark ear cuff.

i've never really loved dresses.

i was that way as a little girl and even into high school and college. i only wore dresses when i had to. i'd often turn to black pants or khakis. i wouldn't consider myself a tomboy. i'm actually quite the girly girl - but yeah, dresses never appealed to me...until this year, for some odd reason. maybe i am growing up. maybe 'cause i'm not living in a city anymore, and i miss dressing up. i don't know what it is, but i find myself always browsing dresses and skirts when i'm at the store or when i'm looking at online shops.

so then can you guess what 
this week's current obsession is? 
 dresses, dresses & more dresses. 
and a couple skirts of course! 
show off those legs, bare or with colored tights 
(and you know that i'm definitely a fan of the latter). 

one thing i do love about being here in the south is that its never going to get as cold as chicago. we're never going to have put on layers and layers of coats and scarves and gloves. i don't have to wear ugly snowboots or soggy UGGs to trudge through the snow. i can wear boots with heels here because i don't have to worry about slipping on the sidewalk anymore! 

1 / 2 / 3

1 / 2 / 3 /

and how can you resist looking at shoes to pair with these incredible dresses and skirts? 
you really can't. 

1 / 2 / 3 / 4

and my other usual random obsessions:

do some of you remember mara's sweet mr. kate giveaway a couple weeks ago? 

guess who was the lucky winner of the sweet bark ear cuff?! moi! this was one giveaway that i really hoped to win - though doubted that i would (since i never win them), so i was STOKED to find out that i won! i am seriously thinking to get one in oxidized silver or white gold 'cause i love it so much. i wear it all the time now and love it. thank you mara and mr. kate!

and i'm obsessed with my newest pair of madison boots. lovelovelove them! they are comfortable with a vintage flair to them. i was looking for a new pair of boots 'cause all my other ones were tarnished by Chicago salt. ick. glad, don't have to deal with that anymore. 

what are your current obsessions this week? 
 hope you're having a good week so far.
and am i the only one feeling like the end of the year is flying by? 
i can't believe it's nearly mid november. 
i look forward to so much but am trying to savor each day 
before looking ahead to the next day. sometimes it can be hard.
[happy wednesday, friend.]


  1. great picks. been seeing a lot of sequins lately...wouldn't mind having a skirt or jacket.

  2. I am so in love with dress nr.2..Its totally stunning and I adore your new boots:)
    Wish you a fantastic day,sweetie

    Ps: I’m hosting a sweet t-shirt GIVEAWAY later today, so please join in :)

  3. I love that first dress! Too bad sack dresses make me look like a cow haha! :]
    And I absolutely LOVE that ear cuff... so cute! :]

  4. I absolutely love dresses. I wish my closet possesed a few more classic pieces...I'm still in search of my perfect little black dress!

    And I wear skirts pretty much all the time - I come from a fairly conservative family, and a couple years ago my dad decided he'd rather us wear skirts for modesty. I can't say that I'm always thrilled about it, but he's also not super strict about it (I wore jeans yesterday!). And now I love skirts a lot more than I used to!

    {Okay, I'll stop rambling now... ;)}

  5. shoes 1 and 2 are to die for! And I'm loving the pink dress..seems like it would work with a pregnant belly :)

  6. wow you were never into dresses? I love the soft colors on the first one..but the style on the third!!

    ugh yeah im from MN and it was way too cold there! now here in east coast..I dont have to worry about layers and layers of clothes in the winter time :)

  7. I have never seen one of those ear cuffs before! it's really cute!!!! and the dresses you picked are adorable. Now I when I browse clothing, I automatically think to myself, "now, would that look cute with my pregnant belly?" and the first and third dresses totally would! i want them now!

  8. I love those dresses! And those shoes!!! Congrats on winning the ear cuff!

  9. Congrats on the win! It looks great on you!
    I love the gray dress!
    I'm soooo loving my moccasins!

  10. I'm the same way with dresses -- TOTALLY not a tomboy and love dresses and yet I'll never reach for one when I'm heading out the door, well, unless it's summer and scortching hot! You've got such a sweet blog, I just had to follow! I'd love for you to visit and follow too, if you like :)

  11. happy wednesday to you too! Those shoes are all now on my "purchase before husband finds out you spent the money" list.

  12. LOVE the dresses so much! cute bloggy. :)

  13. you are so lucky! i am NOT looking forward to the cold winter months! i looove dresses! i would wear one every single day if i had enough of them. so much comfier than jeans, in my opinion. and that cuff is so neat! and you are soo pretty! i love that blouse you're wearing! i also love your boots! i would love to get a pair like that. my only pair of brown boots are too dressy for everyday wear.

  14. this post is all sorts of lovely!!! i am a HUGE fan of dresses and those shoes, omg, i want, i need them all!! i've never worn an ear cuff before but now i want to buy one!!!

  15. I'm so jealous that you escaped the cold and slush and ice and salt!!

    These are all so cute, you have the best taste. :)

  16. everything you posted. i love. TOO MUCH.

    gahhh!! i wish everything was free. like love. oh well.


  17. Cool ear cuff! And I love the ruffly pink dress, looks like it has the added benefit of hiding all of those holiday snacks! XX!

  18. ya know... you're making the NO SHOPPING part of Kendi's 30 for 30 challenge really really hard for me right now.

    I love your boots!

  19. Where is that olive strapless number from? Loooooooove it!

  20. I could learn a thing or two ... ah, dresses ... Love your boots!

  21. i love dresses now too! not so much when i was younger though...
    that skirt (3) on the second row is killer!
    congrats on your win too ilene!! :)
    you're so cute!

  22. Ohhh I love that ear cuff, and that green dress!! I'm reeling over here.

  23. I looooooooove your boots! And dresses, haha. I didn't wear jeans until at least grade 4! I had to wear a dress everrrrrrrrrrry single day. I was SUCH a girly girl! hehe. Brrr it's so cold here today. Last night we got 25mm of rain, and they said if it had have been 2 degrees cooler, we would have got 25cm of snow! Crazy. It's so chilly outside but I kind of love it, because I can just wrap myself in blankets and I won't get overheated! Haha. Congrats on winning that giveaway! That looks beautiful on you! :)


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