Layered Texture

Layering with different color combinations and textures is one of my favorite things, but I also love layering with textures. This outfit was basically my layered textured dream. First, my shoes are suede…one word about these shoes. I got them for Christmas and they are weather proof! I am so obsessed with them because I can wear them for any occasion and they are so comfortable.

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SAG Red Carpet

This is one of my favorite times of the year because there are so many fashion related events going on. It is currently fashion week in Paris and I have loved seeing the runways! Hopefully one day I’ll be able to go to my own fashion week. In addition to fashion week, there are also loads of award shows which means lots of red carpets. Most recently, were the SAG awards and I absolutely adored some of the looks! Here are my favorites…what looks did you like the most?

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Flannel and Sparkles

One of the hardest things about having a fashion blog is dealing with winter. First of all your time to take photos is seriously affected by light. During the summer, I normally take pictures after work and it is not a problem at all. In the winter though, I have to set out specific time early in the morning or on the weekend so there is enough light.

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Wool and Pearls

As much as I love layering, there are some pitfalls that I like to avoid. The first one is that I don’t want to look like the Michelin man and not be able to move my arms. The other one is that I still want to feel cute and feminine, while also staying warm. With a wool mini-skirt and a thick but girly sweater are the perfect way to avoid these issues.

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Layered Jewel Tones

We are definitely getting winter over here on the east coast, which has meant lots of layering for me. Now I love layering with patterns, but I also love layering with colors. Layering is such a great way to experiment with different color combinations or add a little something extra to an otherwise quiet outfit.

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Florals and Stripes

Hello all! Somehow time is already getting away from me even though the New Year just started! Things have already been crazy busy as I finally submitted all of my grad school applications (!!!), made lots of new resolutions and goals for 2018, and have started to get my life organized. A lot of that has been new ideas and plans for Lefty Living Life, so definitely stay tuned and if there is anything you would like to see, please message me or comment!

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Mixing Patterns with Tartan

Pattern mixing has always been one of my favorite things so it seemed like the perfect way to start off the new year and the new blog! First of all, let me say how excited I am about the new blog here and all of the exciting things I have planned for 2018. If you are not already signed-up for our newsletter, make sure to sign-up on the right. The newsletter will go out once a week with sneak peaks of upcoming content, exclusive details and style ideas, plus other exciting things you won’t see on the blog.

OK, now back to the important stuff, clothes! I feel like pattern mixing has this stigma of being really difficult, but it doesn’t have to be! Especially this time of year, you can easily mix two patterns and then tone it down with the rest of your  layers. Layering in general makes pattern mixing super easy because you have more options. So, if you are going to start pattern mixing, why not start now?

With an outfit like this, the plain jacket is what pulls the entire look together. So when you are trying to figure out what to wear, also take into consideration your non-patterned layers. These are what will help tone everything down while also connecting all of the pieces.

This skirt is one of my favorite pieces because it is tartan plaid, which I love. It also has navy and black in it so you can wear it with basically anything. As much as I love it though, it sadly doesn’t really fit me anymore. So I will be posting it on my ebay page later this week!

For those of you who don’t know, I am working on opening an online consignment store, but in the meantime, I have started posting early inventory on my ebay page. The things I am posting are not old or damaged in any way. They are just things I love, but no longer wear. So make sure to check it out and stay tuned for updates on the consignment store!  Until next time…

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A New Beginning

A new year is basically a clean slate. You can start over on a project, try and pick up a habit, change something in your life, really anything you want and it is an easier marker to use. I try and be one of those people where it doesn’t matter what day you start something new, as long as you start it. But today, everything seemed to fall into place and it was the perfect time to launch the new and improved Lefty Living Life.

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The Met Costume Institute Exhibition 2018

I could not be more excited about the Met’s most recent announcement for the theme of the Costume Institute Exhibition in 2018 because it combines two of my favorite things…fashion and Renaissance/ Baroque religious art. The exhibition is going to look at the dialogue between fashion and religious art in the Met’s collection, which is right up my alley. Hopefully I will be able to see this exhibition because it sounds absolutely fabulous! For more details, read about the announcement here
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