look book: ruffles and lace

January 12, 2012

This has probably been the longest I've worn my glasses ever! It's almost been 10 days nonstop and while I like that I don't have to clean my contacts each night, it's becoming a little much for me. I've been taking these non-preservative eye drops and I'm hoping that over the weekend I can transition back to my contacts. I just like the freedom of being able to wear my glasses when I want, and not being told by a doctor that it's a "must." Moderation is a good thing, though, so I'm sure I'll be switching back and forth every now and again.  
top J.Crew, skirt Urban Outfitters {similar one}, shoes Forever 21, sweater c/o Ruche

Do any of you watch Downton Abbey? I'm so excited that the second season just started! It was my favorite show last year and 7 episodes weren't enough. If you like British period pieces you should watch it! The first season started after the Titanic sank and ended on the start of WWI. Soo good!!

Have a great day everyone!
xox
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54 comments:

  1. Love Downton Abbey---hopefully will finally watch the series 2 premiere tonight!

    I know what you mean...I wore contact up until the minute I went to bed until my eye issues happened. Now I'm used to wearing them everyday, but it took a long time to be okay with it. Sort of a vanity issue for me, honestly. No matter how much I like some of my glasses...I almost always feel prettier in contacts (sad truth).

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  2. so many people have been talking about downtown abbey, i'm gonna have to check it out! you look so cute with glasses!

    style-extraordinaire.com

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  3. I love the outfit Mara! The lace and ruffles and blue, cream, and burnt orange is lovely.

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  4. You look just lovely, Mara! Glasses are darling on you! XO

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  5. You pull off glasses so well! I might try this now.

    -kim
    found the route

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  6. Ive been wearing eyeglasses since I was 4. and I know exactly what you mean! I really want to get rid of my eyeglasses too.
    Anyway, I've been following your blog for like a week and I love everything about it. Reading it backwards now, currently reading how your husband proposed to you! Haha. It's so sweet! You guys are both lucky to have each other! stay pretty and inlove! ♥♥

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  7. LOVE this outfit! also I've heard good things about that show.. I'll add it to the list I already watch! haha

    Melanie

    iambornlippy.blogspot.com

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  8. I looooooooove that sweater! I was scrolling through the pics thinking "I neeeed that sweater in my life." Then I get to the end & it's from RUCHE! I may have just figured out what to use my giveaway win on! :o)

    PS - My outfit post today was inspired by YOU: http://cairelchronicles.blogspot.com/2012/01/cairels-closet-sweater-dress.html

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  9. I love Downton Abbey! I am originally from the UK and when I went back to visit in November I was indoctrinated, haha! I watched all the episodes in the first series, but I don't get PBS so I am going to have to wait until the second series comes out on Netflix. I love it though! The costumes are amazing.
    I really like that sweater. The color is perfect and it looks so warm. You look great in glasses too!

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  10. The first season is on my netflix and i'm PUMPED!!

    I love love love the sweater from ruche.

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  11. The first season is on my netflix and i'm PUMPED!!

    I love love love the sweater from ruche.

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  12. Love this look! Kind of library smart and super chic. Definitely checking out Downtown Abbey this weekend. I'm a sucker for the turn of the century.

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  13. long sweaters get me through the winter and this one is STUNNING!

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  14. gorgeous look hun! in love with the skirt and shoes :)

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  15. love the color of that sweater - and i adore lace anything!

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  16. You look beautiful and I actually really like you with glasses :)

    Anca
    http://coralista-xo.blogspot.com/

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  17. I would never know how to pair this together but you do it effortlessly! Love the sweater! :)
    -Danielle
    A Little Bit Adrift

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  18. Love the mix of textures in this look!

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  19. You're very pretty, even with your eyeglasses on. :) The look is absolutely charming. Anyway, I usually wear my eyeglasses more than my eye contacts since I feel a lot more comfortable with them.

    Vincent Davis

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  20. I love that sweater! It looks so cozy. And so adorable with your outfit. ~Michelle

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  21. The sweater looks so cozy and warm! I love the color too!

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  22. The sweater looks so cozy and warm! I love the color too!

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  23. That sweater is a dream! Lovely color and super cozy-looking!

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  24. never heard of it before, but i'll definitely have to try it sometime!! love time period pieces!
    xo TJ

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  25. Ugh, so know what you mean with the glasses Mara. I usually need to wear mine when I'm tired, or on the computer too long - and yup by day three I feel done!! ;)

    As for the outfit?! Gorgeous!! Loving the stripes mixed with your pretty lace skirt, and the sweater gives this outfit a lovely pop of texture & colour. Love, love!! Happy Thursday, sweet lady. xo V

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  26. oooh i am in love with this outfit!

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  27. this is such an absolutely wonderful outfit. that sweater is amazing. btw, though, i really think glasses suit your face so nicely. unfortunately i have had to do a round of wearing just my glasses when i messed my eyes up from too much contact use, but you are so lucky to have a face that is complemented by glasses. i always feel so "underdressed" or like i haven't brushed my teeth when i wear mine, cos i only really wear them at bedtime, so my association with them is just being all underdressed and all. also, i just sort of look horrible in glasses. i envy girls like you who look that much chicer in them! :) but i know what you mean. having the option to wear them or not wear them is nicer than being FORCED to wear them!

    <3 rae

    http://www.loveforschoolgirl.net/

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  28. Love this outfit. The lace skirt seems so workable with other pieces. You seriously do look so great in glasses too!

    whosthisani.blogspot.com

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  29. I love Downton Abbey!! It is such a great show. I'm waiting to watch the second season though. I'm getting the DVD when it comes out next month. Don't judge :)

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  30. I LOVE that sweater....I've never ordered clothes online (I know, I'm still living in the stone age or something), but I seriously really want that sweater in my life!

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  31. I think your glasses are SUPER cute on you! And that skirt is killer.
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  32. Totally love Downton Abbey...watching last season over again right now! Your ring is sooooooo gorgeous, love it a bunch. The ruffles are cute too...I'd like to see that top styled with pants :)

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  33. HI Mara! I've been reading for a couple months but haven't commented. I just wanted to say, however, that I really like your glasses. I think they're cute!

    Also, I am SO excited that Downton is back, too!!

    xoxox Shay

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  34. you look aaa-dorable in your glasses!

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  35. Ohh I adore Downton Abbey! When I started watching it, I was like obsessed. I watched the first series in a day , and even watched some of the episodes twice afterward. It's such an addicting show! I want to watch the Christmas Special that came out in the UK in December. I saw stills from it and my heart just melted...anyway, really cute outfit and really the glasses add a great touch!

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  36. I absolutely LOVE this sweater, Mara! So pretty. I love the glasses on you, but I'm the same... I wear contacts and want glasses so I can mix it up a bit. It's nice to have both options! xo

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  37. I guess I have a new show I need to start watching! :) Btw you look fabulous!

    Natalie
    www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

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  38. You look so pretty with glasses, but I understand what you mean. Lovely outfit Mara. xo

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  39. I think your glasses are so cute on you!

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  40. I love Downton abbey!!! cute outfit

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  41. The glasses look very good on you!

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  42. I have a lace skirt just like that and have been wondering how to style it for winter! Super cute! Thanks!

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  43. You look super cute in your glasses! I always go through phases with glasses and contacts! I get sick of one, and switch to another!

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  44. This outfit is adorable! I love the colour of that cardi and you actually look gorgeous in your glasses.

    I LOVE Downton Abbey! The second season finished here in NZ a little while ago and it was so great. Definitely one of my favourite shows ever!

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  45. LOVE Downton Abbey!! Just watched the whole first season in one sitting over Christmas!!

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  46. you're so cute with those glasses! but it is kind of a pain when the doctor mandates it. don't worry, the time will go by quick :)

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  47. Your so cute!
    I love this outfit the comfy sweater with the sleek skirt good choice!
    http://6oclockinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  48. You look so pretty, I like this outfit it looks really comfortable. I been thinking about if I should get contact lenses, but I still don't know! I think they're really high maintenance. Don't you think?

    Xo
    Nicole D.
    The Owl Girl

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  49. This photo has proven that you look great regardless of wearing glasses or not.

    Sam Times

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