holding on (a sequel).

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vintage silk blouse (a gift from my favorite style penpal, Little Tin Soldier) | INC zipper detail skinnies (Macy’s clearance last year) | Nila Anthony flower petal handbag (a pretty penny, available online) | Chicos leather boots 

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A few months ago I shared my struggle with letting go. When cute things come into your shop every day, the temptation to buy everything for yourself can be more than a little overwhelming. But every once in a while, something comes in that you just have to hold on to. Meet my new-to-me genuine leather Chicos boots. My friend Meghan’s mom brought them in the bottom of a bag filled with adorable dresses and pants, and when I spotted their intricate stitching I was intrigued… Then I pulled them out and saw they were boots — leather boots, in my size — and I knew I had to make them mine.

Don’t worry, I won’t keep all the good stuff! I updated the online shop this weekend with 30 new pieces — jackets, handbags, dresses, and sweaters — and there are more coming this throughout the next several days.

This week’s Manic[ure] Monday post will be up later this afternoon!

What Do You Think?

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11 Comments

  1. 12.20.11

    Hey! I just saw this :) my mom is crazy to give those up lol! I was searching for the rules for 30 for 30 bc I am thinking that is my next adventure for January!!! xx

  2. 11.23.11
    missmoots said:

    i love that green color..you really have an awesome style dear.

  3. 11.22.11
    Christine said:

    I Love how effortless this looks. You look chic and lovely!
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  4. 11.22.11
    Annie said:

    SUCH a pretty blouse…and awesome boots. Love it :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

  5. 11.21.11
    adecolife said:

    I LOVE your outfit!!!! I’ll definitely want to copy it! I hope that is ok :)

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  6. 11.21.11
    Terri said:

    You look adorable! I love your bracelets. Are you wearing lipstick or is that the natural color of your lips? You look fantastic.
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  7. 11.21.11

    That outfit is so effortlessly pretty on you!

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  8. 11.21.11
    Loren said:

    Love this shirt on you! The bag is gorgeous as well. I’m sure I wouldn’t be able to pass on black leather boots in my size either. They look awesome.

  9. 11.21.11
    rhiannon said:

    gorgeous blouse, i love that color!

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  10. 11.21.11
    ppfgirl said:

    Love the shirt – super cute & casual fall outfit…perfect!

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  11. 11.21.11

    Oh Linda was so sweet to gift you that shirt! Is amazing, totally a must have! Love the bag too!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries