30x25 :: Sparkly sweater + Black pants

Today's blog blurb is all about learning things. For instance, I learned when the wind chill is hovering around 16, you need socks or your feet will freeze. I always wondered why people got so offended by ballet flats in the cold. After standing outside for less than 10 minutes in it, I TOTALLY GET IT NOW.

Please kindly ignore the dry cleaning tag in my coat. At least it's clean. I learned that it's too hard to photoshop out of photos for me to care.

And finally, I learned something new about my camera. To anyone out there shooting with a Nikon D3100 and the 1.8f prime lens, if you've been having issues with focus and clarity...you aren't alone. I've been noticing it a lot lately, thinking perhaps I just dropped my camera too many times (last week the wind blew my tripod over...blogging is hard, y'all). However, before investing in repairs or worse, a new camera all together, I did some googling and discovered that the lens and camera body just don't play nicely with each other on auto focus...unless you're in live view. Apparently, that makes all the difference. I'm hoping I'm more in focus now. But not SO focused that you're counting my pores. That would be unnecessary.

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Coat, The Limited (Similar from DKNY, on sale).
Sweater, The Limited (similar, half price).
Top, MICHAEL Michael Kors.
Pants, Chico's (94% sure these are the right ones).
Flats, Elorie via Gilt (similar from Nordstrom).
Bag, Coach.

30x23 & 24 :: A little catch up

For whatever reason, some days it's just hard to get a photo in! Pair that with the fact that I've been cheating on the 30x30 every chance I get - you guys get a catch up post. These are my outfits from over the weekend...cute, but not good enough photos to merit their own posts!  TWO OUTFITS IN ONE POST?? BELIEVE IT! Also, I think I've dropped my camera about one too many times. It's been really finicky lately, particularly with focus. It's either time for a repair, or time for an upgrade. I've been considering moving up to the D5100 anyway since it's better for selfies, so perhaps now is the time. So that's why my face is all fuzzy...btdubs.

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Outfit 1 :
Jacket, H&M (similar from Kohl's).
Pants, JCP (similar from XXI).
Top, Loft.
Boots, JustFab.
Bag, Rebecca Minkoff (exact in black in green).

Outfit 2 :
Jacket, Target (similar with pleather sleeves).
Tee, The Limited (classic tee from JCP).
Skirt, Express (similar from Nasty Gal).
Boots, falling apart and now in the trashcan (similar from Amazon).

30x22 :: B&W Pants, Purple Peplum

Here's a fun story. My friend Amy HATES white shoes. In fact, she abhors them so much that we often will send her pictures of them in the wild just to make her blood tingle a little (best friends EVAR right?). And while in general I agree that most white pumps are simply unacceptable, I'm hoping she'll forgive me for these. I've had them forever and most likely bought them because I they reminded me of comic books. Although, we're a far cry from Easter*, so I'm not hopeful.

*She still hates white shoes after Easter. This point is for the rest of you.

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Top, Express (similar from ASOS).
Pants, Target (exact).
Shoes, Old (way better $900 pair from Manolo).
Bag, Coach.