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Maroon and Gray for Fall | Shades of Sarah

Blazer – Forever 21; Dress – Target; Tights – Conway; Boots – Target; Bag – Target; Skinny belt – mom’s; Necklaces – H&M and gift; Earrings – Eastern Market.

Maroon and Gray for Fall | Shades of Sarah

Confession: these photos weren’t taken anywhere near Fordham’s campus, or by a Fordham student. Two Fridays ago, I had the pleasure of meeting up with my blogger friend Hannah (and NYU freshman), of Mademoiselle Hannah. She’s so lovely and gracious in person, and it definitely comes across in her writing – check out her blog!

We had lunch together and spent the rest of a blustery fall afternoon shopping. We stopped by the new Joe Fresh store – it’s a brand from Canada designed by one of the co-founders of Club Monaco. I may have gone a bit too far there, but I swear, I bought investment pieces! And things that were on mega-discount. We also did some thrifting in the Village, where I bought a Catherine Malandrino scarf for five dollars. NBD. So what if Hannah had to tell me who she was? ūüėČ

Maroon and Gray for Fall | Shades of Sarah
Clock Neckalce | Shades of Sarah

Of course we wouldn’t be proper bloggers if we didn’t stop to take outfit pictures. (You can¬†see the outfit pictures I took of Hannah¬†here.) This outfit is as preppy and as school-spirited as I’ll get without it being gameday. This is my first-ever blazer – I love the fleece fabric and the unexpected maroon color. My love affair with polka dots continues with this gray Target dress (it’s from the kids’ section!). I even added maroon tights and maroon and silver shatter nails to match!

So what have you all been up to? Looking forward to Thanksgiving? I have another Hitchcock paper to get through before the holiday, but I’ll be spending part of my break on Long Island and then Philly. I’m really looking forward to it – maybe I’ll even bake again. What are your plans?

~ Sarah

Paper Doll Project: Summer Wind

It’s time for the July edition of the Paper Doll Project! I first participated in May, when I was paired up with Cathy. I had so much fun with it, I decided to join in again. This go around, I was paired with Ellen from The Socialite’s Closet. You can see how I styled her here.

I asked Ellen to help me style a brown, embroidered midi skirt I’ve had for years now. I bought it for Easter my freshman year of high school (!) and have only worn it a handful of times since. It’s a beautiful skirt though, and deserves to be seen! This is what Ellen’s inspiration for me was:

Paper Doll Project July
And then using the pieces I had in my own closet, I came up with this:
Tank – JcPenney; Skirt – Target; Charm Necklace – gift; Wedges – Payless.
What do you all think? It’s a simple outfit, and that’s what I love about it. It lets the skirt take center stage, but still keeps it youthful and fun. (One of the reasons I shy away from this skirt is because it makes me feel matronly sometimes.) Ellen suggested I wear a white tee, but it was way too hot in New York to wear anything with sleeves right now. This heat is so unbearable that it has me nostalgic for summers in Florida, even though my mom says it’s just as sweltering down South. Climate change isn’t something to joke about, kids.Can we discuss these wedges? When I came home for Easter, I found these sitting in my closet, waiting for me. My momma’s amazing like that. Even better, they’re comfy! I walked over two miles in them today (yay commuting!), and no blisters. You don’t always have to sacrifice comfort for style. I didn’t have a chance to pick up a clutch (how cute is the one Ellen picked out?) but I’ve been itching for one for awhile now. Someone needs to do a little shopping.What do you think of the end result? I think I’ll definitely be wearing this again soon!¬†And stop by all the participants of the Paper Doll Project:
‚ėÄ Sarah

Work In Progress



Hey, you, reader(s)! Hey, hey, remember me? I know, I know, getting back into the whole “blogging” thing can be tough. Maybe I should make like my girl Elle¬†and set a schedule or something. But I’m dealing with the double whammy of exhaustion and writer’s block – oof. The writer’s block is the tricky part because, you guys, I’ve actually been writing a lot for my internship at Lovelyish. And in that spirit, with a good dose of laziness thrown in, I present some of my favorite blog posts I’ve written recently.

‚ô° 4 Hot Nail Colors to Try This Summer

‚ô°¬†SJP’s New Rom-Com May Not Suck, Stars A Grown-Up Carrie Bradshaw

‚ô°¬†Do You Still Shop at Claire’s?

‚ô°¬†I Tried It! My Manicure with Essie’s “Smooth Sailing”

♡ How Do You Deal with Catcalling?

‚ô°¬†Chanel Has 3 New Nail Polishes I Can’t Afford

♡ I Went to an Early Screening of Larry Crowne РAnd Loved It!

Yep, that wasn’t self-serving at all. But now tell me, what have you all been up to? I hope you’re enjoying your summers – how is it already July, people?!

‚ėÄ Sarah