Tuesday, August 16, 2011

mr. hanks, i'd love a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils.

 dress: urban outfitters (gift from Ryan!) / knit-cover: TJMaxx / shoes: c/o of Blowfish Shoes / bag: c/o Le Mode Accessories 
ring: charming charlie's / earrings: forever21 (also a gift from the boy)

this outfit makes me think of dipping my toe into a cool pool of water without jumping in. or sticking my finger into frosting without eating the cake. the colors scream autumn, yet is still light and airy enough for the humid weather. and i know, i know...i think i've mentioned via tweet and on this blog, how much i'm ready for autumn.

apple cider. tights. boots. crunchy leaves. layers.  cinnamon.
sweaters. pumpkin pie. cooler temps. 

and of course, when i think of autumn, i think of You've Got Mail. Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. On the other hand, not knowing has its charms. sigh. it's one of my favorite lines of the movie. oh, mr. hanks, you know how to get a girl's attention, don't you?

hate when no one claims their goods, but it definitely makes another person very happy - today, i'm making two people happy. if you are Tori (#71) of Fashion Trends and More, you just won yourself a $25 gift card to Le Mode Accessories. and  Jaclyn (#49) of Jaclyn 1423, you won the Etta Grace Brittany tank. congrats, ladies! shoot me an email at muchloveilly[at]gmail[dot]com to claim your prizes.

much love.
[happy tuesday, friend.]

p.s. did ya see the sweet EL Vintage giveaway happening on the blog? 
be sure to enter to win $25 shop credit!! you won't wanna miss this one.


  1. Love that knit top on you! Mmmmm... yes, I love a nice pointy sharpened pencil just waiting to draw something awesome.

  2. LOVE that top!! soo cute!! and i can't wait for pumpkin pies!!

  3. I LOVE You've Got Mail! That is such a great line! That and the line about how she likes to pretend that they are the oldest and dearest friends.

    Also I am SO ready for fall! crisp air, crunchy leaves...

  4. You've Got Mail = my favorite movie. Wishing it would hurry up and be fall. LOVE. ♥

  5. Your man got you that dress? That is awesome! Love You Got Mail!

  6. Oh my gahhh, I LOVE You've got mail haha. And the fall/winter scenes in that movie are to die for! I'm in love with your outfit, it gets me excited for cooler days ahead!

    ps, can I please have your bag?! :D

  7. yah! i love fall :) and i really loved you've got mail! xoxo jillian:: don't miss my fishs eddy dish giveaway!

  8. i'd forgotten about You've Got Mail...had to do a movie review for a College Class {Intro to Communications believe it or not} & had forgotten about that line totally! LOVE <3

  9. I was JUST talking about how much I'm aching for fall!! I need to do some sweater shopping!

  10. YAY! I won! Thank you so, so, so much!:)

  11. I love You've got mail!! I may have to re-watch it now that movie now that the weather has {kind of} cooled down!

  12. So glad to come across your blog! Love your style and I am so impressed with how much success you've had with it! I really like this sweater and skirt you're featuring, it looks fantastic on you!

  13. E-mail sent! Thanks so much, Illy :)

  14. Fall is by far my favorite time of year. I can't wait for foggy, chilly mornings and nights spent cuddled up in front of the fireplace. Great outfit Illy!

  15. gorgeous gorgeous photos! love the color and texture of your top - and I know, I can't wait for fall either! I just want to wear my boots...

    <3 Alison

    giveaway going on now, check it out!

  16. Oh you look great! Love the colour of the top, it really suits you


  17. YOU are sooooooooo darling. Love this style girl- muah! x Emily

  18. I absolutely LOVE this outfit... you look so beautiful :)

  19. Gorgeous! The dress is beautiful and the color of that sweater is just perfect for you! :)

  20. NYC this fall sounds fantastic!:D

    ***** Marie *****

  21. You totally nailed my favorite line of one of my favorite movies!! I knew I liked you;)
    Yay for the oncoming of my favorite season!

  22. Just stumbled across your blog! I LOOOOOVE it. Love your outfit posts and silliness.


  23. i love how you kept the outfit summery with those white shoes!:) you look great!! i love that top!! been wanting a layering piece like that!

    have a lovely wednesday:) xoxo

  24. love the look!

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  25. You are darling, and I can't wait any longer for autumn either!! I'm so ready for cooler temperatures. Though, I doubt that will actually happen until winter. Hummp... We'll just have to wait and see. ;)


  26. Those sandals are totally adorbs!

  27. how do you manage to always look so gorgeous in all your photos?! love it!!

    ps. I think the shoe addict thing is a Filipino gene!!! I'm addicted to shoes as well :)

  28. You look SO darling! I love this whole outfit! Your bag is amazing, and your knit cover-up is sooo cute! ECK! <3

  29. You've Got Mail is one of my all-time favorite movies! One time I dressed up as Kathleen Kelly for a New York themed party. I carried around a copy of Pride & Prejudice with a rose in it along with a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils.

    On another note, I too cannot wait for it to be Fall.


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