got the blues

I’ve been such a sad sack this week, but I suppose with good reason. Earlier in the week I got into another fender bender on my way to a work event. I’m close to giving up on driving completely. I can’t be trusted behind the wheel of a car. Argh. If I only knew this particular mock election undesired “win” would foreshadow my future so:

(ps that’s my sweet ’87 buick lesabre)

I really liked how these photos came out. I wore this to work earlier this week and since it was raining, I grabbed a jacket so a few of my photos are with the jacket layered on. You might be thinking “Andrea, wtf it’s summer.” I know this, but I get all itchy when rain touches me and I’ve lost both of my umbrellas. So the next best thing was a jacket. I’m that fool you see running in heels with a jacket over my head to seek shelter from light drops of rain. I miss layering so much. I can’t wait for summer to be over with. I’m over it!
[seagull satin top by kld, skirt by silence+noise, heels by steve madden, jacket by zara]
I heart the front pocket.
Photos by Becky Johns, well except for this one ๐Ÿ™‚
Also, check out one of my best friends (she received the coveted mock election award: best dressed :)), Courtney’s new blog! She’ll be sharing relevant deals (that’s what she does for a living online) and she along with another friend, Amber will give try out affordable trends and beauty and report back!
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  • Kyle Irwin
    August 12, 2010 at 11:56 am

    I genuinely like the madden heels, I demand you throw away any icky Jeffrey Campbells you have and only wear this pair of maddens for the rest of your life.

  • Joanna Ladrido
    August 12, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    i love blue and gray so much! and stunning heels!!!!


  • Jasmine Lee
    August 12, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    I'm sorry to hear about the fender bender. That's never fun, but I hope the rest of your week is much better.

    I love this outfit and the jacket looks amazing so don't even worry if it's summer!

    xoxo, jaz

    p.s. def checkin out courtney's blog! thanks

  • Lynzy
    August 12, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Gorgeous in blue with that blonde bombshell hair of yours!! I had an 87' CHEVY in high school, HA…dorks we are. I was nominated for best dressed with the most ridiculous picture, suede pants that I would NEVER wear again…funny how time change everything ๐Ÿ™‚

    xo Lynzy

  • Courtney
    August 12, 2010 at 1:50 pm


    I still think you're an okay driver… hahahaha

    Thanks for the shout out babe!

  • Maggie โ˜ฎ
    August 12, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    oh those heels are GORGEOUS! ๐Ÿ™‚ lol i always have to buy umbrellas because I never carry any with me

  • Daniel
    August 12, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Becky's headband is awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

    And your outfit is OK too, I guess ๐Ÿ˜›

  • KristiMcMurry
    August 12, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    I love that top you're wearing!

    I always have to have a jacket in the summer too! Except for me it's because my office is so cold. Unfortunately it NEVER rains here. ha.

  • Helena from BrooklynBlonde
    August 12, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    sorry about your little fender bender! But on a positive note, your outfit is rockin'!!!! Love that top!


  • Kara
    August 12, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    aww im sorry to hear about your fender bender ๐Ÿ™ but you look great as always so let that be your silver lining! i love the front pocket and back zipper on that shirt! gorg! ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Sally
    August 12, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Car accidents are the worst :/
    Love this top & skirt paired together!


  • Half Dressed
    August 12, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Great outfit, I love the zipper detail on the back of the top.

    L x
    Half Dressed

  • eatsleepwear
    August 12, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    ummm LOVEEEEE the detail on the back of this shirt! ZIPPERRSSS. and i still love that jacket. sometimes in summer i want to do the same thing! Grab Fall peices and layer them on. I love the different blue tones too. perfect!!

    xo, Kim

  • Archives
    August 12, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    ahhh – love this!!!

  • Taylor
    August 12, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    i'm sorry about the fender bender. cute outfit by the way, especially the top!

  • libys11
    August 12, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    love this look!! great inspiration for workwear.. ๐Ÿ™‚ im in dire need of ideas to wear for next week since im starting a full time job already.. aahhhh!!!

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  • Caroline//Front of a Postcard
    August 12, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    I love this entire outfit! The zipper detail on the back of the top is great (and so is the print!) I love the straps on the shoes too.

  • Watty
    August 12, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Both of you ladies are gorgeous! And those shoes are Uh-MAY-Zing!

  • sharonlei
    August 12, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    I really adore you blouse.. and your hair! Your hair is awesomeness all around. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    xx Love & Aloha

  • Meg!
    August 12, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Oh no, I'm sorry about your fender bender! Car stuff is such a pain; I'm constantly thinking I should just sell mine and start taking public transit everywhere. (Or borrow the bf's Prius.)

    I love your blouse; the zipper in the back is so cool!

  • KT
    August 12, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Wow, I really like this top. It's flattering from the front and then the zipper in the back is such a great detail. Cute!

  • Taylor Sterling
    August 12, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    I love that blue top on you!! You look vibrant and so happy!!

  • hannah
    August 12, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    boo fender benders! you look great though! love the outfit. and your hair is pretty amazing!

  • Amber
    August 13, 2010 at 12:06 am

    You look absolutely stunning, as always ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the mention!


  • kim
    August 13, 2010 at 6:32 am

    Love the outfit! Rain in summer is surprisingly cold on bare skin, I currently have 3 umbrellas in my car 'just in case';
    And I'm secretly over summer too.

  • minnja
    August 13, 2010 at 6:57 am

    oh this is a fabulous look.


  • Melanie
    August 13, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    I love this look! Everything about it is so cute–I'd love to own it all!


  • Ashley
    August 14, 2010 at 2:45 am

    You should move to NYC, then you;ll never have to drive! I like this outfit, the blue is great on you. Also love how the zippers line up in the back – it's weird but details like that really cement an outfit for me sometimes.

    xoxo, Ashley

  • fashion junkie
    August 14, 2010 at 7:26 am

    OMG!! Love your outfit. I actually have a dress the same print as your top. check it out:

    hope you stop by my blog again and follow.


  • Santina
    August 15, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    That shirt is amazing! I love the print and exposed back zipper. I like how the shoes are both sweet and sassy at the same time. Really cute look!


  • nyc lu
    August 15, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    oof sorry about the fenderbender.. that is NEVER fun! but at least you have a cute outfit? haha. love the surprise bird print, and those patent shoes!


  • Dip-tea
    August 16, 2010 at 5:41 am

    Love how you gave that formal feminine outfit an edge with that gorgeous jacket and visible zippers. You look beautiful!

  • rlutz
    August 16, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Love the detailing on that shirt…also, those shoes are killer

  • Le Temps d'M
    August 18, 2010 at 9:46 am

    nice outfit ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Paige
    August 20, 2010 at 1:10 am

    your hair is over the top! I LOVE IT!
    and the outfit is beyond great!


  • jen
    August 20, 2010 at 3:50 am

    what makes this outfit great is the jacket. It polishes the whole look. Love it

  • Lady Lipstick
    August 22, 2010 at 4:43 am

    I absolutely love your blog, and I adore your hair! I think women with curly hair are beautiful and I love how you embrace it.


  • Lady Lipstick
    August 22, 2010 at 4:44 am

    I absolutely love your blog, and I adore your hair! I think women with curly hair are beautiful and I love how you embrace it.


  • Lady Lipstick
    August 22, 2010 at 4:44 am

    I absolutely love your blog, and I adore your hair! I think women with curly hair are beautiful and I love how you embrace it.


  • upatreecupatea
    August 28, 2010 at 2:27 am

    Love the seagull top!

  • Megan
    September 2, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    I love this outfit. I really need to get some shirts, or dresses or something with an exposed zipper like that.

    P.S. I totally feel your pain about the car stuff. I want to give up driving too!