ELBOW ROOM

“Teacher, you look so sophisticated today,” was one (slightly backhanded) compliment this outfit inspired.

I scored this gorgeous cashmere sweater during a J. Crew sale bonanza. I love how the oxblood on the back cheats into the front: SUPER slimming. And these are the sister pants to these black ones. The outfit seemed a little basic, so I threw on some ridiculous chandelier earrings to jazz it up (you can’t see them through my hair, so I included a closeup). These earrings work because they have a bit of a tarnish to them, making them gel with the vintage professor vibe the clothes give off. And the dark silver kind of “matches” the grey of the pants, so although they’re still a quirky pairing, they aren’t completely random.

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The elbow patches are a little high because this is an XXS. You heard me! That was the only size they had left, and it SHOCKINGLY fit everywhere else.

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Baby, You’re A Firework

In honor of New Year’s Eve, here are a bunch of gorgeous statement sparklies all from Forever 21.  Tonight, there is no such thing as too much bling, so pile it on! Click on the small images below for specific information.

I still haven’t settled on exactly what I’ll be donning tonight, but I am sporting some serious glitter nail polish and an extra special new piece of sparkly jewelry 🙂

F21 Statement Sparkles