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Lookbook: Rainy Day Checkmate


Last week I was sick--almost to the point of actually losing my voice, which has never happened before. I would sing and go, "Hey, this is awesome. I sound like Janis Joplin." And then I would sing a couple hours later and go, "Oh, this is terrible. I sound like a dying cat."

The fact that it was a rainy weekend didn't help much, but I'm happy that it's finally March. We're now one step closer to the official first day of Spring (March 20).

My blouse has this really awesome quilted shoulder detail that I hope you can see. Made me feel extra cozy in the cold. And you may have seen these booties on my Pinterest page. You're following me, right? I just had to have them even though I keep telling myself that I have no more space for shoes in my closet.

Is it weird that I just want to veg out every day? Yeah, that's awful. I should only veg out every other day and be productive in between. I blame it on the weather. I hate doing things in the cold. Oh, and thanks for all the love for my Disney Princess Fashion Blogger post. I worked hard on that so I'm happy you muses liked it!

Wearing: | Shop Suey Amber sunglasses c/o ShopLately (similar) | Know Style twisted blouse c/o ShopLately | Forever 21 jeans | Luxcessories two-toned handbag c/o | Lempicka necklace c/o Amy O | Wild Rose buckle booties c/o ShopLately |
What do you think of this look?

And a few words about Sunday night's Oscars:
I'm really happy that Lupita Nyong'o won for Best Supporting Actress and that 12 Years a Slave won for Best Picture. Both were well deserved. Jared Leto had a tremendous speech to go with his beautiful hair. Happy he won as well (Best Supporting Actor). Alright, alright, alright--I know it might sound weird that Matthew McConaughey has an Oscar now (Best Actor), but Dallas Buyers Club was a hell of a movie! Oh, and the happiest moment for me was seeing Brad Pitt with an Oscar in his hand. Kudos to that beautiful man for finally taking home an Academy Award (for 12 Years a Slave). Amy Adams got robbed because she should have won for American Hustle, but Cate Blanchett was wearing the right dress for the win. Kudos!

Best dressed goes to Lupita, Kate Hudson, Cate Blanchett to name a few. Best moments go to Ellen for the best selfie ever, all the A-listers who actually ate pizza on live TV, Lupita, Meryl and Amy Adams for dancing with Pharrell, and Idina Menzel for performing after Travolta botched her name.

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  1. Love the camel color coat. I definitely relate on wanting to veg out all the time lately but I don't have the weather to blame.


  2. You look great...love the shoes. I can agree...this weather has made me just want to veg out as well. I am definitely looking forward to Spring now!! Have a great week xx

  3. Your heels are lush. Gorgeous look.

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  5. The heels will be hard to resist for anyone! I hope you are feeling better and you look dashing in this look!

  6. Those booties are soooo fierce!! Love this look. Hope your feeling better!


  7. bummer you were sick but glad to hear you're better!
    Love those booties!!

    This year, I was glad for most of the winners for the Oscars. The talent pool was so amazing!


  8. I love how this look is so sophisticated, with just a punch of fun at the feet!

    Hope you are feeling better now... and as for the vegging out, I feel you (although with my wild child that rarely happens)...

    ~Alexis Grace of North On Harper

  9. Omg, those shoes.. Just excellent
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    Have a nice day

  10. Those shoes are amazing!! :)


  11. Love the outfit - the necklace and shoes are my fave! Glad you're feeling better. The weather everywhere has been crazy!

    P.S. I was happy to see Brad Pitt with an Oscar. Lupita was the girl of the evening, and Ellen was hilariously amazing. Jared's speech had me wiping tears...great moments.


  12. Girl, I am DIGGING with a capital D the pattern play you have going on here! You are too cute and I want your shoe closet to be my shoe closet stat. BA

  13. Those shoes are killer!! You look great and I am glad you're feeling better :)

    The Ellen selfie is so great! People are talking about it and posting it non-stop!

  14. That selfie from Ellen was super awesome. Can't believe how fast it went viral! And I was just telling my hubby last night how weird it was that Matthew has an Oscar now.:P Must really see that movie.

    BTW, your shoes....too awesome.

  15. Those booties are so fab! This is such a chic outfit Cheryl, and I love the way the booties really stand out. Also that coat is gorgeous.

  16. Those booties are amazing! No wonder you couldn't resist them. I love this outfit - so crisp and cool for spring. I love white and khaki with hints of blue for spring! Agree about cold weather making you want to veg - of course it is snowy and icy here!! :-) I would be happy for some rain right now!


  17. Love those shoes!

    Lupita looked stunning, as usual. I haven't seen aaaany of those movies yet but I really want to see 12 Years a Slave. She made Benny Cumberbatch cry during her acceptance speech. <3

  18. omg your shoes!! im dead. i need those shoes!


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  20. am in love with your shoes.
    you look lovely dear.


  21. I love those shoes! Ahh and sometimes I just want to veg out too. It has been quite a week!

    "Dallas Buyers Club" really was something and the guys deserved their wins for the movie.

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  22. This is so cute!! And what a showstopper those shoes...love it! Got an outfit for snow storms as well? ;)


  23. Love everything about this look and gimme that bag and those shoes! I am so glad that Lupita won and I think she is just so beautiful and such a great style icon.


  24. Hi Cheryl, I am gobsmacked by those shoes, they are sublime and the necklace is very pretty as well. The camel coat is an instant classic. So thrilled for Lupita and Jared. It is strange that Matthew went from Magic Mike to an Oscar, lol. I think Cate deserved it, she was brilliant in Blue Jasmine. Hopefully Amy has it next year, she's terrific too. Its always great hearing from you hun.

  25. Those heels!! WOWZA.

    Have a great week!


  26. Ellen is a good host, and I thought the pizza and the selfie were so fun!

  27. I love this look..and how do you do your hair?

  28. I really love this post and your blogstyle!
    would you like to follow each other on GFC, dear? I'd like to keep in touch!
    Let me know with a comment on my blog, I promise that I'll follow you back!

    J'aime les feuilles rouges

    xoxo Marta


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