Chasing Davies: August 2010

August 31, 2010

Shoe of the Day: Ruffle Tall Boots to DIE For!

Um, is anyone else LOVING these as much as me?? I don't know what it is...the wedge, the color, the ruffle down the side - but I'm wanting these right now, even though it's still humid and hot.

Elle Riva Wedge Knee-High Boots
Also show on model in the Elle Fall Look Book

Remix Challenge: Round up of outfits 21-25

Did I mention only 5 days left of this limited closet challenge.  Here is a round up of the last 5 days:

Five more days....

August 30, 2010

Favorite Blogger Outfit: Reminiscent

I say reminiscent because this fabulous top totally reminds me of Carrie's fab SATC2 dress!

But beside that, I just love this blouse (actually a mini dress, worn as a top) Jessica from Style Obsession is wearing and the amazing jewelry she has to boot!

Her outfit deets:
Karen Zambos Vintage Couture Mini Dress; Max Studio Skirt; Banana Republic Beaded Purse; Forever21 Ring; Opal and Diamond Ring; Forever21 Bracelets

Remix Challenge: Day 25

I really don't like this dress.  Didn't like it much on day 11 under a card and not feeling it to much here with a belt:

I just don't think it's the most flattering dress, and definitely should not have picked for one of only 30 items for 30 days... regretting this one. FIVE DAYS LEFT!

Dress is from Old Navy
Sandals from Target

August 28, 2010

Remix Challenge: Day 24

Simplicity is this outfit - but not much like any other I've worn during this Remix Challenge.

I only  have worn this top once, under my green dress on day 17:

Top - Forever 21
Jeans - NYD Jeans
Sandals - Target

August 27, 2010

MNG by Mango at JCPenny

I only have a limited amount of experience with Mango - I think I went to one in Paris and got a pair of lilac linen pants (several years ago...).

I saw in the October Issue of Marie Claire that MNG by Mango is a new brand at JCPenney and I'm so excited to check it out in store, especially some of these pieces:

Stripes of course... and this dress would be great with a bright belt!

Remix Challenge: Day 23

Switched the pink accessories as I wore on day 3 for some heels and a belt with my Silver Lining Anthro Dress:

I think these subtle changes kind of changed the look of the least enough for this challenge!!

Dress from Anthro
Belt from Target, ages ago
Heels from Kohl's

August 26, 2010

A break from the Remix: Triathlon Clothing

In between my remix challenge outfits, I'm wearing this t-shirt non-stop.

I completed my first triathlon this past weekend!  It was the "short" course length comprised of a 500 meter open water swim in Longview lake, 12 mile crazy hilly bike (where I was one of only a few on a mountain bike = newbie) and 3 mile run in the blazin' sun!  It was intensely hard, but so great at the same time!  I was so glad to have done it, and can't wait to do another!

We were given the above t-shirt, and I'm wearing it the rest of the week while lounging around as my badge of honor. :)

Being my first tri, I took some suggestions and a leap of faith on what to wear.  I was super happy with my selections without spending $150+ for a tri suit!  Here are the pieces I used, and that I'll easily wear again:

All by Athleta: 
Tri Spin Shorts - have slight padding in the rear to get your through the bike, but not enough to soak up water and make me feel like swamp-ass.  I wore these shorts over the swim suit for a faster transition between swim and bike (pulling on tight shorts over a wet suit and body is hard). They didn't budge and felt great through all 3 sports! I'm wearing these shorts in the top photo.
Tarpon One Piece Suit - This suit has a full bottom to avoid a wedge while running and a sports bra on top for better support and to keep you in place.  The open back makes this suit feel like a two piece.
Zipper Daybreak Top - Once you get out of the water, you want something easy to slip on and that will wick away water and upcoming sweat.  I got this sleeveless top that had a 3/4 of the way zipper.  I laid it on my bike at my transition area unzipped 1/2 way down.  This allowed me to easily slip it on and zip it up on my bike.

Now that I have the clothes down, for my next tri, I hope to have an easier bike...I got whizzed by tons of road bikes.  While I love my mountain bike and it's a good one - a hilly triathlon course is no place for it!

Remix Challenge: Day 22

A few little accessories to switch this outfit up...wore this dress under a cardi and with a cumber bun on day 9.

Dress from NY&Co
Sandals from Nordstrom Rack in Chicago
Pink Flower pin from H&M, Washington D.C.
Flower/Zebra purse from Lil 1154, designed by me!

August 25, 2010

Remix Challenge: Day 21

Today I took the button down shirt I wore under my floral dress on day 16 and wore it over my teal dress I wore on day 5...

Button down shirt - Forever 21
Dress - The Limited
Yellow Flats - Target

August 24, 2010

Fallling for Jackets: Military/Utility Styles

My favorite part about the weather cooling off is layers!  I love being able to through on a jacket for my summer clothes to extend their life longer, or new fall clothes for something new.  Already, I've seen tons are great jackets styles and options, trend by trend I'm going to share options with different price points.

Starting with the Military/Utility jacket trend...

Top row, right to left:
Target - $28; Old Navy - $40; Victoria's Secret - $78; J.Crew - $148; 

Do you plan to wear this type of jacket this fall? If so, which brand are you digging/have you bought?
I'm majorly crushing on the Victoria's Secret one!

Remix Challenge: Round up of outfits 16-20

Latest round up of the remix challenge outfits of day 16 through 20...

I think my favorite outfit of this week is between day 16 and 17 - love both dresses over shirts!

August 23, 2010

Favorite Blogger Outfit: And a Mannequin's

I don't just love this sweet dress (especially with that belt) that Krystal is wearing, but am absolutely adoring her mannequin's outfit!  The perfect little outfit to take you into Fall!  A two in one post of cute outfits:

Her outfit deets:
Dress: Flower and the City Dress, from ModCloth
Jacket: Jean jacket, Old Navy
Shoes: Tan ankle boots, Aldo

Remix Challenge: Day 20

20 days in! 10 more left.  Feeling desperate to get back to all my closet choices, but also thinking I can get through these next 10 days...?

Today I layered my one shoulder shirt over another tank with a skirt I'm really wearing a lot of...

One Shoulder Shirt worn on day 12 from The Limited
Worn over tiered tank worn on day 2 and 10 from Marshalls
Skirt worn on day 8 and 15 from Banana Republic
Sandals from DSW (and I'm not paying too much attention to how much I wear the shoes)
Neon orange belt from Washington D.C. - last worn here

August 22, 2010

Remix Challenge: Day 19

Today's weather finally let up from the 100 degree heat wave, and felt good at mid-80s.  So I rolled up my skinny jeans and threw on a loose tank that I wore on day 8.

Mixed in some turquoise in my earrings and bracelet.

Oh, and I finally painted my toes (from the horribly chipped pink nail polish), to a sea breeze color.

Tank from Nordstrom's
Jeans by NYDJ from Chicago - last worn on day 10
Sandals from Target
Earrings from World Market (for only $4!!!)
Bracelet was a gift

August 21, 2010

Remix Challenge: Day 18

Today's outfit is similar to day two's - but with a change of blouse color, I thought it seemed different enough... you be the judge!

A top + skirt + sandals = 3 items from the 30:
Skirt from Ann Taylor Loft
Blouse from J.Crew
Sandals from Nordstrom Rack