Friday, November 29, 2013

Pale, Pink, and Punctuated


______BornPretty sent me over these neat little punctuation mark earrings, and I think they're positively precious! Quirky earrings have to be my favorite accessories, because even if you feel like they're a little too much, you can always have them peeking out from your hair to tone 'em down a bit. But I was more than delighted to let these punctuated cuties have full stage. Plus, it got me out of my comfort zone with outfits and into the colorful tight wearing season.

______They have an arsenal of funky fresh earrings, and you can use the coupon code ALT10 for 10% off your order.


______For those of you who celebrated it, I hope that your Thanksgiving was wonderful, and that you voraciously consumed unmeasurable amounts of gravy-slathered turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing until your stomach faced a glorious, carb-induced coma. Mmmm. May we all suffer together.

______I am thankful for many things that I am unable to list. I am thankful for my new car; although it is no longer a cute little beetle bug, it has much more amenities, is much safer for interstate travel, and can lug around all sorts of clunky art projects (and more dead bodies, as a friend so kindly pointed out). Now I have five extra seats and a trunk bigger than a mini-fridge to carelessly toss junk in. Fabulous!

______I'm thankful for the wonderful art teachers I've had this semester. Though the semester isn't quite over yet, I've learned an abundance of artsy knowledge, such as discussing the direction of my own work, conveying ideas on a deeper level, exploring potential career opportunities, and learning how art nowadays isn't about being able to render something like a renowned Renaissance artist, but rather (loosely) a practice that depends on how you do it opposed to what it is... which is weird.

______I am thankful for my bike and for my darling roommates, who are the best I've had so far in college.

______I am mostly thankful for my parents and how supportive they have been... especially over this break, since I have art projects spilling from one room to the next (specifically, one on each floor--one consuming the floor of our second-story bonus room, one in the main floor's study with colored pencils flanking it, and a decent sized painting lazing about my dad's basement workshop).


Dress: Forever21
Blazer: Charlotte Russe
Tights: probably made from cotton candy
Booties: Jeffrey Campbell
Earrings: c/o BornPretty
Necklace: Charming Charlie
Hair: styled by Momma


Linda B said...

Ali, you look spectacularly adorable in pink! I just love those tights and how they match those fun new earrings from Born Pretty :) You made one quirky adorable choice with them, and that's my favorite type of accessory!
Sounds like you've got a great list of things to be thankful Ali, and I'm so happy it's been a good year for you. So thankful for having you as a blog buddy!

The Dragonfruit Diaries

Sam said...

Hi Ali, when I think I can't possibly love your style even more, you go ahead and surprise me with yet another stunning look, Love the geometric printed dress, its terrifically contrasted by pastel pink, great combination. And those earrings are the cutest thing! Its such a sweet dedication and list of gratitudes....Have a warm and splendid weekend!

Sammi said...

Ahhh I adore you in pink (well, I adore you in general)! You look so girly and cute, and I love the black and white dress with it. Those earrings are adorable! Hope your holiday was wonderful :)

xox Sammi

Margarita M. said...

I love your pink tights!!!!

Awesome jacket too!

Sonya Mann said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too, sweet lady! I also have so much to be thankful for <3

Outfit: I love those earrings! I don't have my ears pierced, but if I did, those would be the pair I'd go after. And I love your shoes even more. Perfect for winter!!!

Alissa said...

I just love pink. I used to not be a pink girl but now I want a house with a hot pink door. Funny how things change!

Keit said...

I'm thankful for Johny Depp and beer :D Bahah, just kidding, I'm thankful for my cats too!
Loving the pastel tights and the cute earrings. Bornpretty are awesome!

RaeAbigael said...

you look so adorable! love all the pink! :D


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Lily Fang said...

Ah, I'm so in love with this classy look. Those subtly pink tights are the perfect touch and go with those cute earrings so well! Can't believe you managed to style the same dress so differently--I didn't even notice until I looked closer. Always looking quite fresh, Ali (:

Man, we all have so much to be thankful for, don't we? I agree--it's wonderful to have families with such support. And I'm thankful that we've become blog friends!

Lily Fang said...

Ah, I'm so in love with this classy look. Those subtly pink tights are the perfect touch and go with those cute earrings so well! Can't believe you managed to style the same dress so differently--I didn't even notice until I looked closer. Always looking quite fresh, Ali (:

Man, we all have so much to be thankful for, don't we? I agree--it's wonderful to have families with such support. And I'm thankful that we've become blog friends!

Chantal Cachela said...

you look really nice ;)


Madison Martine said...

Love this outfit!!

Madison Martine


I really love the pale pink and pattern in your outfit. You look gorgeous, and how cute are those earrings? Have a wonderful Sunday!/Madison

Alexandra Marie said...

Such a fun outfit! Love those shoes! Alex

Francesca said...

You look gorgeous Ali! Those earrings are too cute! Love this adorable outfit also, and you hair looks so pretty!

Happy Thanksgiving too! Those are great things to be thankful for. It's so nice to reflect on what we're thankful for, I'm thankful for supportive parents too! They're the best! :)


Aurélie said...

Such a lovely look! x

kelsey said...

yooo I used to have those earrings. I bought them in high school because my favorite Korean popstar wore them... he pulled them off better than me tho.

mochaccinoland said...

cute dress & great blazer!! those earrings are so cute & quirky!!


Emily Cooper said...

I seriously love this outfit! You dress so cute! I'm super glad I found your blog. Now following!

Elegantesque said...

Cute dress

Elegantesque Blog

Sam said...

Hi hun, stopping by to wish you well for the week ahead. Happy December!

Amanda Chic said...

Lovely look
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Hina Naz said...

Lovely Blog :)
Enjoyed reading the Posts.
Following you. I hope you follow back and return the support too :D

Rachel Lynne said...

Cute dress and tights!

Toks said...

Cute outfit. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment

Gaby de Modacapital said...

Hi dear! This outfit is amazing, love that beautiful dress!
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Samantha said...

You look absolutely precious in pink! I would gave with 'pretty in pink' but that phrase has been exhausted! There are few a good things that come with the cooler weather, tights being one - and your pink ones are fabulous (can you read fabulous in Oprah's voice? I think it would sound better that way!) Anyways, I'm glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, dear :)

megcasson said...

You look so adorable!
Such a gorgeous girly outfit.

Katie Aman said...

So, I've been out of the loop for the past couple of weeks, but I actually gasped when I caught a glimpse of your last two posts! This black and white dress is stunning Ali, and I can't believe you were able to style it in two such different but spectacular ways! This pale pink is such a great juxtaposition to the hard lines of the diamond print dress. And of course the boots are too cute for words. The earrings are so fun and quirky.
I am glad you got a reliable car! That are quite important while in college, especially if one does a lot of driving.
And hahaaaa "May we all suffer together." Such a good description of an American Thanksgiving :)
Have a great day beautiful Ali!

Imogen said...

Light pink suits you so well. I am amazed at where you found tights in such a stunning colour. I'm absolutely obsessed with your earrings. I just love quirky too and creative and those little pieces that you just wouldn't find anywhere else. Also I've been looking for a dress like yours for so long. I love that print. It looks gorgeous on you. Hope you had a great thanksgiving and I feel so happy just reading through your positive post of what you're thankful for. I am so thankful for my friendship with you!

Sonya Mann said...

I'm not sure if you saw this, Ali, but you inspiiired me!

Kacie Cone said...

This is SO cute, I love those tights!!

E said...

This look is so wonderful and whimsical (embodies you, basically). And what an equally wonderful list of things to be thankful for. I still remember my favorite art teachers (more so than favorite teachers in other subjects even). Really makes me miss taking classes!

LyddieGal said...

I love how you always embrace quirky accessories and whimsical dresses. I also really love all the pale pink.
Chic on the Cheap

Sabrina said...

That dress and blazer is so adorable!


Anonymous said...

So sweet! That dress is so cute, love the print and silhouette is super playful!

Cee. ♥
Code Overdressed

Lisa said...

love this! so cute! especially love the addition of the pink tights so whimsical and pretty! :)

The Hearabouts said...

Love the earrings and the dress so much.

The Hearabouts

Leesa Loveless said...

Those earrings are so eccentric! I love them! xo

Maya M said...

Wow what a gorgeous look!!! dress is fab!

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

You look soooo beautiful in this outfit Ali!! Love the pale pink and black and white combo. Plus your earrings are SO amazing! I had a wonderful Thanksgiving as well, stuffing my face with food and then being in a food-coma, hehe. I also enjoyed seeing all the things you are thankful for. I'm very thankful for all of the support you have given me!

simona said...

Thankful for your bike, me too! Cute outfit, love the color of the stockings.

Elana said...

Oh my gosh. This dress. These earrings. This everything. As a grammar snob (or rather, grammar crusader), punctuation accessories are kind of my shit. So naturally, I'm a tiny bit obsessed with these. Plus, the print on this dress is the best. For real.

Ivana Džidić said...

adorable outfit, great earrings.

Priya said...

I love this color combo, Ali! The pale pink goes so nicely with b&w. And the earrings! How fun! I have a whole slew of funky earrings (donuts, ice cream cones...) and I agree with you, sometimes when I look in the mirror I think "Am I actually wearing these?" and tuck 'em behind my hair a bit. And I realize this post is way old, but your thankful bits are really sweet. Your parents sound just awesome (didn't realize your Mom was taking all your pictures + doing your hair) amazing!

perfectly Priya