Remix: THE Black Shorts

Apart from my spiky-collared blouse, my favorite article of clothing is a humble pair of black denim shorts I bought for around $5 at H&M years and years ago.  They’re a little less black than they used to be, and they’ve loosened up in some odd places, but man, I look forward to these guys coming out of the wash like it’s Christmas Day.  I love wearing them all year long, but I have a soft spot in my heart for those colder days when I can wear my shorts with tights or some cute knee socks.  Here are some of the ways I’ve styled those ol’ reliables in the last year: What about you guys?  What’s your favorite piece of clothing?

What’s in My March Ipsy Bag?

Subscription services are one of my biggest weaknesses.  The idea that all kinds of wonderful, handpicked-for-me things can be shipped to my door without any work on my part is extremely appealing.  I can put my feet up, click around, and POOF!  There’s a box of snacks/clothes/dog toys waiting to be opened! Miraculously, I’ve been able to stave off my subscription cravings for a long time, but then I started thinking about Ipsy.  And about how much I’d love to get little lipsticks and eye shadows in a cute bag each month.  So, without much hesitation, I bought myself a whole year of these bags, and I thought I’d share with you the things I got! For those of you who haven’t heard of Ipsy, it’s a makeup subscription service that sends you a handful of goodies, from makeup to skincare to hair products, all in a sweet pouch each month.…

Outfit: Out with a Bang Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters, I’ve had bangs for a very, very long time. With the exception of a few experiments in high school and college, I’ve been rocking this ‘do since I was just a toddler with wispy blonde ringlets. Having bangs feels so me, so crucial to my appearance and even my identity. So why on earth would I grow them out? I realized that I’ve been using my bangs to hide my face.  Whenever I’ve thought about growing them out, I look back at pictures of me when I didn’t have bangs, and I honestly think I’m ugly. Not so with bangs!  They’ve always made me feel cute.  They soften my hard Irish bone structure and hide my poorly-maintained eyebrows.  And besides, at my height, I’ll never be sexy, so I may as well be as cute as possible, right? WRONG!  Having this blog for over a year has made me…

Outfit: Village Life

Village Life, Village Life, Lately I’ve become a huge fan of Mode and the City, an impossibly chic lifestyle and fashion blog based in France.  It’s run by a lovely young woman known only as Daphne, and while I can’t read what she writes. I can definitely admire her style! It’s exactly what I’ve always imagined Parisian style to be–simple, chic, perfectly tailored, and classic. I wanted to incorporate some of those design elements into my outfit today, but do it in the Mox and Socks way.  I can’t see Daphne wearing a fuzzy blue sweater covered in hearts (and dog hair…), but I certainly can envision her in cigarette jeans with a ribbon in her hair! Also See : Outfit: Old Town What are some of your favorite blogs?  I’d love to check them out! Coat: London Fog Blouse: thrifted Sweater: thrifted Jeans: Gap Shoes: old, Topshop Clutch: old, ModCloth

Outfit Remix: Three Ways to Wear a Red Dress

This particular dress has always been kind of a challenge for me. It seems like it would be easy enough to style, but somehow I always manage to have some trouble knowing what to wear with it. What color tights? Heels or flats? These are not easy questions, but here are some of the ways I’ve begun to explore the answers: Embroidered belt, wedges, and plaid tights I’m not sure how I feel about this combo. I think I’d like it better without the hat and with a plain belt. This look seems to have too much going on. Fox scarf, embroidered belt, black tights, and boots I like this look a little more, but I don’t love it.  I think it’s the fox scarf.  As cute as it is, it just looks a little…thrown on. Leather purse, branch necklace, gray sandals Also see : Teach Me: Simple Sock Bun And…

Outfit: Old Town

Now that I’ve been blogging for over a year, some things are starting to come full circle, and this shoot is a great example of that. First off, I’m wearing practically the same outfit as I did in October, just with a different sweater and a bun instead of a bowler on my head. Second, I’m back in the same place at the same time of year. My parents and I have an odd St. Patrick’s Day tradition: whenever the holiday rolls around, we make a trip up north and visit a little old village called Long Grove. It’s filled with historic buildings that are chock full of antiques and imported treasures and candies, and it’s a lovely place to spend an afternoon. There are some small Irish boutiques, and there’s usually a few Irish dancers jigging in the square, so that’s why we always go at this time of…

Outfit: In This Light

Outfit Everybody’s got resolutions on their minds, and I’m no different.  Add to it the fact that my blogiversary is coming up (which I count as my birthday–at the end of this month–because that was the day I decided to get serious about Mox and Socks, or, as it was known then, Breve e Dolce), and I’ve been thinking hard about what my plans are for the future of this blog. When I first started out, I intended this to be a fun and easy, once-a-month endeavor.  I quickly found, though, that I loved being immersed in the blogging world, and I discovered a passion for photography…or, at least, glorified selfies. Once a month became once a week and sometimes even more than that. I have to admit, though, that I get burnt out pretty easily.  There’s so much to keep up with that sometimes I want to quit. Obviously,…