One Sweet Day


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black jeggings, turtleneck: Target:: black kitten heels: Payless::
purple cardi: Christopher & Banks:: white faux fur scarf, white faux ostrich purse: thrifted::
lip color: Clinique-- Another Grape
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I'll confess: I get attached to ephemera waaaay too easily. I'm not a hoarder, no, not by a long shot, but I do like to keep items because I am convinced that ONE DAY, one sweet day, I will be able to pull off something that was obviously a fad I can't style at the moment. 

Need an example? I'll give you two: these pointy kitten heels and this faux fur scarf. The scarf was a purchase from early spring last year when I sooo wished I had the guts to wear fur without feeling too silly. And the shoes were from my junior year in high school-- 10 freaking years ago

Whoa. 10 years ago, I bought these pointy shoes, stowed them in a box somewhere in Alaska, then lugged them with my all the way to Illinois just so that one day (which happens to be today) I can wear them in all their glory. Sweet.

47 comments:

  1. Love this look! I have some pointy toed shoes too that I forgot all about, lol:) Your fur scarf is fabulous! Heather

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  2. The white accents look really good with the blue sweater.

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  3. Wow I can't believe you kept those shoes for so long! Shows you that one day you really will find a use for things.

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  4. Great outfit, I really love the blue sweater :) And the faux fur scarf is super cute :) xoxo ♥

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  5. I can't believe you have shoes from 10 years ago! Also, I love the combo of purple and white here - and the touch of fur is super cute!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  6. Love the look! I do the same thing though- unfortunately I just haven't found that "one day" yet!

    http://confessionsofabeauty-holic.blogspot.com

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  7. Oooh this is cute. I love your little fluffy scarf. I am impressed by your ability to keep shoes for 10 years! Most of mine barely last a year!

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  8. i love this!! and i'm totally a hoarder.. but pointy shoes are in so you were totally in the right to lug it from alaska to illi! i give you mad props for doing so though.. i can't believe i never knew you were from alaska! that is cray cray!!!

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  9. So cute, now I just want to pet your scarf ;) I for one will admit that I am a hoarder. I still have things that I own since HS but don't want to part with them. Pretty sure it doesn't fit anymore but I like to save them just in case Charlotte will want them one day!

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  10. Loves it! You look very sophisticated like you're about to go to lunch with a bunch of snooty women, lol. You would be the non-snooty fun one of course.
    I'm trying to think if I still have stuff from high school that I wear. Really all that comes to mind are some sneakers, though, and those are boooooring

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  11. I love pointy-toed shoes. They are my favorite because they look so friggin' awesome peeking out from pants.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  12. I loved the pointy heels, there's just something about pointy shoes, no matter how much they hurt your toes they look so elegant! Love the faux fur stole too, it looks gorgeous with the purple :)

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  13. you are looking supa foxy in those pointy heels! i love the fluffy scarf! I havent been on your blog in so long and i am so sorry for that, i suck ive been MIA but im back! and you still look amazing! :)

    Btw I'm hosting a giveaway I'd appreciate it if you'd check it out

    xo
    Anita

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  14. I'm the same way I buy and save things because one day I know I'll wear them! lol It's the worst with shoes tho because it seems I just keep buying new ones and keeping every last old one it's becoming quite hoarder ish.. lol
    -Ash

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  15. I really like the simplicity of this outfit. You look so pretty! Love your lip color too.

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  16. Good thing you held onto those shoes. They are classic and really great.

    Love the whole look.

    xo,
    Tracy

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  17. Ooooooooh good thing you kept those shoes...super, super elegant with the fur stole!!!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  18. Um... I still have a shirt that I've had since 5th grade. 1995! I don't even remember the last time it saw the light of day.

    You look ready to take on the rest of winter in this outfit. Love that cardi and how you belted it.

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  19. Great outfit Laura and I love your pointy shoes. I've stashed things away before in the hopes of them sparking a fashion interest. HaHa You just never know.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  20. Whenever I used to wear any shade of purple at this job I used to have, one of the guys would say, "It's the lovely lavender lady!" So, whenever I see purple, that's what I think. lol And you are looking quite lovely, indeed. =)

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  21. Your pointy toe shoes are amazing. I love your cardigan. It is an adorable color.

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  22. Hey babe, you are not alone in this! haha, I have stuffs in the deep corners of my wardrobes which I have never wore and I'm still hoping for the day that I have some inspiration on how to wear them! But I must say 10 years is an incredible feat babe!
    But hey great that u got them, you look amazing with the faux fur scarf and shoes!
    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  23. Hahaha that's hilarious! I donate everything if I haven't worn it in awhile, except shoes-I tend to keep them as well. Those pointy shoes are really great!

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  24. I love you in purple and in white! You'e lucky, white always seems to wash me out. I think pointed toe flats are awesome so I'm glad you hung onto them for so long.

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  25. haha i feel the same way! why thrift when you can just look in your own stockpile :)

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  26. lol I have far too many things stored aside just waiting to be worn too lol. Cant believe you've had those shoes for 10 years! Thats pretty amazing and they still look all sorts of lovely ^^

    xx

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  27. As long as they're still in good shape, there's nothing wrong with holding on to clothes.

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  28. Wow Laura! Those shoes still look good as new!! I love the fur scarf too!! You look darling!!

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  29. 10 years is a long time before busting them out of their box! hehe :) They look great though!

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  30. You are not alone Laura. I've kept a lot of things around for years upon uears before wearing them. I think you look fantastic in this outfit and that white fur stole looks fab on u!

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  31. 10 years ago- I might be able to find a few pieces from that long ago! Good thing you held on to the shoes and scarf because they are so adorable- you look like an ice queen!

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  32. Love Love the shoes! Very classic look!

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  33. yeah, I do the whole purchase for some time in future. I have plenty of shoes I have worn once (don't tell my fiance).

    But I like the white touches to your outfit! And hey, at least you are wearing the items you hoarded for so long :)

    Talitha xx

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  34. i love your scarf and earrings -and purple is a great color on you!

    i keep things for as long as possible. i think my oldest thing dates back from sophomore year of high school.

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  35. Enjoyed this post. Cute look. =)
    xo,
    nancy @ adore to adorn

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  36. i'm the same way. hate to throw things out because i believe everything has a purpose! i just love the bright white accents on this dark outfit. the scarf is perfect!!

    [oomph.]

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  37. i can't believe the shoes is still existent...and this is so classy outfit because of the fur collar:)

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  38. oh man I can't wait for winter so I can wear fluffy neck accessories too!!

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  39. Eeeeep! That scarf is soo cute! It looks so warm and cozy :)

    xo
    Lizzie
    placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

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  40. The thing is that if you got rid of them you wouldn't have them when you needed them. And if you're anything like me you'd keep thinking about them and then end up purchasing something similar to the thing you had but got rid of... You know?

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  41. such a delightful outfit! I love the colors, so refreshing! And the fur scarf is gorgeous!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  42. I am so impressed! My moving around finally knocked my hoarder tendencies out of me (so sad, I miss my piles of stuff) -- I think out of laziness (Oh, I have to pack that again?!). I'm so glad you kept all your lovely pieces though cuz what a gorgeous outfit! And I lurve that ponytail you got going on. Seriously (because you aren't busy enough ;), you should start a youtube beauty guru site, Laura!
    xoxox,
    Lar

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  43. hehe couldn't agree more, sometimes we should keep some of the items we don't like cause we make rethink it and find fab ways to style them in a few months, after all we change as people and so do our styles

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