Best of the West

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


I feel like I look straight out of an episode of Little House on the Prairie. This shirt my mom bought me in the beginning of the year and I couldn't figure out what to wear with it. It's cropped, so jeans/ pants were not an option (I don't like to bare any skin in my midriff area) so this full length skirt was my next best bet. Although I look like I'm from a 1960's Western movie, I do love the outfit together. The shirt is a wonderful light weight material and the skirt is perfect in every way. I bought it in September from Zara. I saw it in the store and couldn't stop thinking about it. I rushed back the next day to snatch it up. The pleats, the color, the length, the material... it's truly perfection.

Club Monaco shirt, Zara skirt, House of Harlow necklace, Chloe bag, J. Crew booties 

Swatch watch, Forever 21 Cross ring, Chinatown ring, YSL ring, Gabi Disney World ring, Aunt's ring, House of Harlow necklace, Vintage coin bracelet, Balenciaga bracelet, Forever 21 bracelet, David Yurman bracelet, LF bracelet 

I couldn't help but post my hair-do. I did multiple braids and intertwined them and was quite proud of my creation. There's also another braid on the other side of my head, as well, that isn't shown. My hair is out of control 24 hours a day 7 days a week, but a nice braid (or 3) always helps.

Remember my lovely wish-list? 

 1. Pair of low top converse shoes in blue 
2. Simple black wedges (preferably a smaller wedge) 
3. Bright colored clothing
4. Vintage crystal jewelery

I was able to cross off three things! Yay! Going shopping with a purpose is a lot more fun than without. Below are some of my newest purchases (still more to come tomorrow). 

1. Pair of low top Converse shoes in blue 
Yay, I 've been wanting these babies for so long. I love the way the blue fades once worn in, I can't wait to get them on. Converses are great for any outfit. 
 3. Bright colored clothing 
I love this Kelly green color, and what better than to have it in a cropped pant with a zipper? I can't wait to do some color blocking with these!
4. Vintage crystal jewelery 
As much as I love my grandmother's crystal necklace, I really wanted to stock up on some more. Based on various reviews from NY Mag and Refinery29, I stopped at a vintage jewelery store right around the corner from the Barney's Warehouse sale, Pippin Vintage Jewelery. The store had some incredible stuff and it was for a wonderful price. Their selection of crystal jewels was overwhelming (as I wanted to buy all of it) but I narrowed my sights to this one. I love the double tiered detail as well as its simplicity. I think it will be great standing alone or layered with other necklaces. A trip back to Pippin in the near future will definitely be in the cards. I think next month I'll have to stock up on more of these lovely crystal jewels. I would have bought another necklace, seeing as they were relatively inexpenisve, but I purchased something else that caught my eye. I have yet to post it in my new purchases but will definitely be revealing it tomorrow. 
 Hint: I'm wearing it in this post! 
Last night my plan was to go food shopping and whip up an incredible meal but instead I found out some wonderful news. My amazing BF got a great, great internship at a top Hedge-fund in the city for the summer! He is terribly excited about it, as am I and I really couldn't be prouder. To celebrate we ordered Korean from our neighborhood spot, Mill. Delicious food for a great cause. We also walked over to our local Gelatoria (which we just discovered). Its the most adorable little stand where they whip up the most random flavors of gelato you could ever imagine. I'm obsessed with their Captain Crunch flavor and had some last night. Tonight I really do plan to food shop/ cook. Finally! 
 Less than a week till I'm nice and crisp in the Florida sun! 


michelle_ said...

i want those green jeans !

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Unknown said...

love the braid!!!


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Unknown said...

i loveeee that blue skirt, and i ADORE your hair braided like that! it is always up, and it looks so pretty that way, you should wear it down! im jealous of how long your hair is!!

<3 steffy

Anonymous said...

Little house is a great inspiration, loved the outfit! Skirt is so pretty, you did a great job with all the bracelets, they are all so pretty!

<3 Cess O.

Nells said...

so is your blog!!
i am following!hope you can visit and follow back if you like my blog of course!
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Endlessly Chic said...

I love the outfit! Love the green pants! I am definitely going to be getting a pop color pant sometime this season!

Unknown said...

Can't wait to see the bright green pants on!
Andrea grace

Plami said...

I love this outfit as well! Retro fashion is always so very stylish! And you chose the perfect hairstyle :)

Thank you for sharing your opinion on my blog :) I really appreciate it.


Silvia Negretti said...

Love your bag, and green jeans too!!!!

amalie said...

lovely outfit, i love your skirt! great jewelry too.

Squeeze the Pug said...

The first picture is awesome. Another great shopping haul- the vintage necklace is gorgeous.

Thank you for visiting my page and leaving a comment. I have added you to my blogroll list. Hope to keep in touch!

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Anonymous said...

omg this zara pants... i love the color

Marella said...

Great outfit dear!
Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous outfit, I can't believe you got that shirt on sale - what a steal!

I have those exact same Converse (along with 3 other pairs....!).

Thanks for commenting on my blog again ^_^

rebeccalucyh♥ said...

great outfit, love the bag x

Jane Alisa said...

Really cool outfit, love the braid. xoxo

AMAIA said...

your outfit is so great! I'm loving long skirts... :O

RAYNE said...

Beautiful skirt! Love the color of the top.


Maycie After Five said...

I love how flowy your skirt is and your shirt goes really well with it.

Stephanie said...

thanks for commenting, it means a lot. i'm loving the new inventory. can't wait to see the green skinnies =)

Anna Beatrice said...

i loved everything about your look! the skirt is amazing.

Christina said...

Love all your jewelry! :)


K A T H L E E N said...

fabulous outfit! i remember seeing that top at club monaco!

Evelina said...

I love your outfit! The accessories are lovely, and you've just reaffirmed my determination of getting a maxi skirt, haha.

Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog! :)

Fashion to Go said...

Wow that's a lot of stuff on your wrists and hands! Talk about accessory layering haha I like it ;)

mro said...

Maybe a goth-inspired Little House on the Prairie. I love it though! And those green Zara pants are awesome!

Catalina said...

Gaby, how exciting your bf got his internship! I am waiting to hear back from a couple so I can only imagine how ecstatic he is! Lovin the green pants and I love a simple braid... I've been trying to switch up my hair recently too

Maria Chloe said...

love the maxi skirt.

Annabelle Fleur said...

Love your skirt, your hair is amazing! Now following, maybe you'll have the time to visit my blog:)


Nubia Mejia said...

cool skirt, I really like the pleats.

 pretty little mountains said...

I love the skirt and top, especially together. Your hair looks great!

dotie said...

after reading this i'm definitely going to be on the lookout for some crystal vintage jewelry :)

eclectic du jour

Fashion Tidbits said...

the rhinestone necklace is sweeeeeeeet!

Joanna Paulsen said...

I love the skirt!

Arden Rubens (TOPCOAT) said...

Love this look, great finds! xx

Luxx Mint said...

Hi, Thanks for the comment on my blog I hope you stop by again soon!

Im now your newest follower :)

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Grace said...

Your accessories are so great!! You pull off the maxi skirt so well!

PS - thanks for the comments! :]

xx shabby


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Stylelover said...

You look amazing!!! and I totally love your new pants!!! =)

Michelle Lee said...

great outfit :) love all your picks

Clara Campelo said...

lovely skirt!


Lynn said...

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog!! And that skirt is to die for! So awesome!! :) X

Lauralovesclothes said...

Nice photos, I hope you will visit my blog, and if you want you follow me, and I follow you back?! xoxo

Samantha said...

Loving the boho look here! I've been wanting that necklace!!! :o)

Thanks for visiting my blog!


Taylor said...

I love this outfit, it reminds me of something I would wear. I love the maxi and that necklace. And your hair is gorgeous like that!

X said...

gorgeous skirt!

Unknown said...

oooo! i love this look... i've really been into maxi skirts lately! :)

thanks for checking out my blog! :)

take care!

- aimee

Mulika Harnett said...

Love the opening outfit. You look so effortlessly chic and I would rock that without changing a thing!

Esther Mädchen said...

like all ur outfits!

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