Friday, March 11, 2011

Come Around





outfit: top, bow pin -- h&m; skirt, headband -- f21; tights -- j crew; shoes -- marais usa

A while ago, I bought a pack of 3 pins from H&M. One was a cameo pin that's waiting to be repaired because I stupidly forgot to take it off a cardigan on laundry day. The other ones were a key and this bow pin. Obviously the bow pin was what drew me to it in the first place. I planned on wearing it with peter pan collars but haven't gotten around to it yet. I decided to spice up my crop top by pinning it onto the pocket. I'm definitely going to start playing around with it more. It's such a cute touch, and it's another way for me to wear a bow. I really liked this outfit the day I wore it (on Monday), but now that I'm posting it, I don't really know if I like it or not. I'm beginning to think crop tops only work well with fuller skirts. I just really like the bow pin!

I'm sorry I've been away from the blogosphere lately. I've been too busy enjoying this gorgeous 70-degree weather here in Southern California--rolling my windows down and blasting some good music. I have to admit though--I really have quite enjoyed being away from all of this. And by all "this" I mean the materialism and subconscious competitiveness that inevitably comes with blogging after a while. I've been really trying to cut back on the shopping, well more like the buying. I really don't need every "cute" thing I see in the stores. I have more than enough right in my very own closet. I hope I can stay strong with this mindset now that spring break has begun. Robert has thankfully been stoic through all my puppy eyes by telling me I really don't need anything new.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Until next post,


  1. It's so awful when spring fever hits for us broke folks so I know exactly what you mean. I usually let an item linger in my mind for a week or more, and if I'm still crazy about it, then I might buy it.

    You look cute, as always! :)

  2. It's so hard to not buy everythign cute that comes your way, I know. But after some time it feels so good to not be "addicted" anymore and to be able to save the money for other nice things. So I totally support you concerning this new attitude and say "Go Jazzy!" :)
    Your outfit is lovely as usual, I dig the darkblue/purple combo!
    And may I say it looks like you've lost some weight?! Anyway, you look cute!

  3. Good on you girl for staying strong and sticking to what you believe, thats awesome. I really need to stop buying too! Ive enjoyed treating myself since being home in Canada because I never bought any new clothes in Aus! After a while it gets to be too much though..for sure.
    You look BEAUTIFUL. I love this outfit and I love crop tops. They are so cute for spring and summer - and it looks so good on you. I love the bow!! You are like the queen of bows and I love it. I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday. xo

  4. Such a great attitude! I know during this time I get so weak.. with all those new spring collections-it's so hard. But keep up the great work! I think with your stylish ways you'll be able to whip up even more adorable outfits with what you have. =)

    I don't know what you're talking about; I really like this outfit! You have such a great collection of skirts. I want all of them. =)

    Have a beautiful day!

    -Erin (

  5. I love these tights and the small bow details always make me smile! The crop top looks great with this outfit.


  6. Agree with you! Don't really need every 'cute' thing you see in stores. I think a wardrobe with limited clothes is good too. At least it makes you think and you'll try to be more creative with your wardrobe. Remixing, coming up with surprising outfits.
    I think your crop top looks amazing with that skirt. Simple yet interesting with your striped skirt and accessories.
    You are one of my favorite bloggers! Supports! =)