Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cute Fall Outfit + Self-Photography Troubles

It's been quiet on Earnestyle lately! I went on another road trip last week (pictures will be up in November), and the week before that I lost my remote so I couldn't take new outfit photos. Speaking of remotes...


My remote provides me with full control over each pose and shot and makes the process go by faster. Thus, taking my own blog pictures is generally very enjoyable. Other times, however, it can be a real "mission," as we say in Miami. And this time it was proving to be Mission Impossible, with fickle lighting and Chicago grade winds working against me.


This spot is in Downtown Coral Gables and it was around 4 pm so people were starting to get out of work, and they mostly stared curiously or admiringly. I've grown used to the stares and don't feel self-conscious anymore. But after a good 35 minutes of mediocre shots, I see this man coming out of the bank across the street and he asks, "What are you doing? A group of us have been watching wondering, 'Is she just taking selfies of herself?'" So embarrassing. For like a minute. 

I laughed and explained that no, I'm not crazy, and no I'm not "a model." I handed him my business card and we got talking fashion. I learned his name was Alexander and he's an investment banker and he loves men's style-- not fashion, but style. Alexander has a particular penchant for suits, especially pinstriped ones. Eventually he offered to be my photographer for a few minutes and, though initially hesitant, I gave in because hey, who was I kidding. I was having a tough time out there.

Alexander the fashionable banker.

But actually, most of the pictures I ended up using today were taken by me and my tripod. The lighting was just more favorable. Sorry, Alexander. But I did appreciate the help!

Banana Republic floral lace tank | LOFT mustard pants | Shoemint "Meredith" three-tone heels | Agaci "Falling for Floral" kimono | ModCloth "Nature's Finest Necklace" | LOFT "Dangling Coin Charm Toggle Bracelet" | Guess Watch" | Love Shopping Mia "Pam Sunglasses in Tortoise"
Tank: Banana Republic | Pants: LOFT | Heels: ShoeMint | Kimono: Agaci | Bag: Vintage | Necklace: ModCloth | Bracelets: dangling coin, LOFT;  tortoise bangles, unknown | Watch: Guess | Sunglasses: Love Shopping Mia

P.S. I'm wearing those divine "Meredith" heels featured in my last Fun Stuff Friday post!

Linked up with Style Sessions

Friday, October 10, 2014

Fun Stuff Friday: Two-Tone Pieces

Brown Two Tone
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
I've been drooling for two-tone pieces this fall, particularly shoes and bags, and particularly in brown. For as long as I can remember I've never liked combining black, brown, beige and navy. But more recently I've grown to LOVE the two-tone (or three-tone) look. For one thing, it's insanely practical, since you'll be able to match them to more items. They're also eye-catching statement pieces that are bound to get you some compliments. And because of the browns and relatively classic styles, they're pretty timeless too.

I ordered #8 (the "Meredith" ShoeMint heels) earlier this week and I cannot wait for them to arrive!

Linked up: Fab Favorites

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Low Maintenance


I always think it's so funny how on Instagram girls are always "running errands" or "going on a [insert food place here] run" looking very high maintenance. But they're all like "I woke up like dis," you know?

Monday, October 6, 2014

Autumnal Kimono

In keeping with the theme from my last post, here's another outfit that works for "fall" in Miami. I like to think the dark, floral pattern on this kimono and this "Wine Party" lipstick brings an autumnal flair to the look.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Fun Stuff Friday: "Fall" Pieces for Warm Climates

Fall colors and patterns are so rich and divine. Just because it's 90 degrees here doesn't mean you can't be all decked out in a fall wardrobe. This shopping post is dedicated to my warm weather peeps out there who love the fall as much as I do.
At the Office_Miami Fall Work Outfit
Bag | Top | Earrings
Heels | Skirt | Bracelets
Girls' Night
Necklace | Tee | Jeans
Heels | Envelope | Lipstick
Shopping Outfit
Necklace | Top | Pants
Watch | Bag | Booties
Making this set really made me wanna go shopping! Some bloggers say virtual outfit posts help them satisfy their shopping cravings, but for me it has the opposite effect. I want everything in that work outfit and I want it now!