Fall Feasts

8.26.2012


Opening Ceremony dress, 
DIY military vest (similar style here)
14th & Union heels, 
Gypsy Finger Ring c/o Jennifer Fisher,
Flirty Crossbody bag c/o Rebecca Minkoff.

This weekend seems like it's been full of non-stop eating and drinking. And it all started off Friday afternoon with $1 oysters and a few Sidecars during a trip to one of our favorite Happy Hour hangouts, (pictured here) Maison Premiere.

We had to cut our oyster feast short however, as that evening I was playing host to our friends' annual Thanksgiving in August dinner, a pot-luck style feast that inevitably leaves everyone full to the gills. This year, I took on the task of making the turkey (my first ever - and a surprising success!) while Micol prepped an amazing side dish of roasted brussels sprouts with fried onions and almonds. 

As for my wardrobe, I wanted to get a little fancy (hence, the form-fitting dress and fun accessories), while still keeping it casual, so I topped the whole look off with my new favorite vest - a piece I created myself by lopping off the arms of a tailored army jacket that I've had since high school. You can bet I'll be wearing this item a ton as we start to transition into Fall.
xL

26 comments :

  1. Fabulous fall transitional look! No doubt, a versatile vest for fall (great DIY)! Loving the texture on this dress!

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  2. fine pics ;**

    www.live-style20.blogspot.com

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  3. absolutely love your purse! beyond adorable ;) xx


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    Jasmine
    turquoiseinlove.blogspot.com

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  4. I love your bag! Great post, as always :)
    xo
    E.

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  5. I'm absolutely dying over your skin bag! That is fabulous! As soon as I saw your dress I though "mermaid"! Great outfit!

    xx, alexia > In The Meantime

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  6. Like it lots!!

    xoxo lorena

    http://www.lolitainthemix.blogspot.com

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  7. Love your outfit :)
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.blogspot.com

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  8. Love the outfit & the vest looks awesome, I've done that to so many of my old jackets over the years, such a great way to get lots more wear out of them. I really wish we had Thanksgiving in the UK too, I love any excuse for a huge feast, my best friends & I have a 'fake Xmas' every year for that exact reason!

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  9. Love the dress and vest combo, too cute!

    Grace
    http://gracep-photos.blogspot.com

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  10. Obsessed with that snakeskin purse!!

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

    SideSmile Style Blog

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  11. Love the dress! and so nice in combination with the army vest, and you pull it off so nicely!

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  12. I'm gonna have to steal your Thanksgiving in August idea – I love any excuse for a Thanksgiving feast! I think your look is perfect for such a celebration – nicely transitional and sort of edgy ladylike.


    Sea and Swank

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  13. I have a similar vest but yet to figure out how to pair it.. thanks for inspiring! :)

    KISSES FROM :
    A SMALL BLOG WITH A BIG HEART!
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY (where fashion and food collide!)
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

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  14. Your DIY army vest is AH-MAZ-ING. I'm obsessed with it. What a spectacular idea. Gotta love the oldies but goodies in the closet that just need a little tweaking to make a seriously awesome comeback! Lauren, where do you get your hair color done - It's fab!
    x
    www.iloveublank.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much lady! I actually get it done by my friend Shane, who's a colorist but also does my cut. He usually comes to my apt to do cut or color, but let me know if you want info on his salon! I'd be happy to hook you up
      xL

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  15. I love Maison Premiere. I don't eat oysters, but their absinthe cocktails are divine!

    http://fieryfinish.blogspot.com

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  16. That jacket is so delicious - I'm in love ;) Sounds like an amazing weekend!

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  17. Simply obsessing over your chic style!
    Love the military vest and those adorable wedges. Plus, the bag *_*
    Haha, you can count me as your newest follower!

    Trendy Teal

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  18. Love the cobination of your outfit, the vest is absolutely fabulous!:X

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  19. cool military style!!
    and i want your bag!!!

    thanks for your sweet comment,
    following you now
    hope we can follow each other

    xo
    www.jiglycious.com

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  20. Such a gorgeous outfit, I find it perfectly feminine with an edgy twist. And how amazing is that bag! Love your beautiful blog and photos!

    Love, Mary ♡ Fashionbirds

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  21. Love the Minkoff!


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