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The Pinnacle and Pants d’jour


Firstly, I want to send out into the land of blogosphere Lovelies, an enormous thank you to Saray, Fashion Dreamer, and Sera-louise for thoughtfully tagging me.
Cyber hugs all around!
In other world news, while sipping coffee over my usual laptop garnish, I was contacted by the Editor of Writer’s Digest. A paragraph of black letters and a millisecond later, I was a finalist in the 77th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition. A week later, still unsure of my respective category, the certificate finally arrived… and as if by some serendipitous act from the writing otherworld, I’d been one of the lucky chosen (from more than 17000 entries) to receive an Honorable Mention in the Children’s/Young Adult Fiction category!

It doesn’t take much to make me happy, but in these moments of near psychotic jubilation… my only recourse is to instigate something I like to call, Shopper’s Delight. And while the blustering winds and semi-damp weather strong-willed this outfit, I felt an obligatory need to tout my skinny jeans… my pants d’jour.


Alongside this flannel little number, let’s be honest, these hybrid heels with their ridiculously vertical 6-inch vaults, of course made my prophecies of vertigo much easier to achieve.


Heels, Zinc. Blazer, vintage. Cuffed skinnies, Guess.

Comments

CapuccinoB. said…
i've just bought a jacket similar to yours :D
x
Jenna said…
looks fabolous! today i tried on a very similar jacket, but it looked horrible on me! it was like i got back to the time when i was 15 and a little punk rebel.
Maddi said…
Thanks for the comment =]
I love your flannel jacket, it's gorgeous ^_^
xx
Kirke said…
beauty!
Those jeans look so great on you!

http://the-shades-of-black.blogspot.com/
Mindy said…
Mark my words, you're going to be the next Great American Novelist! You've already come so far!
InstantVintage said…
The shoes...have to know!

Love the look, my dear and congrats on the award.
Dakota77 said…
Wow, congratulations!:-)
Demi said…
thank you honey :)
and fabulous outfit!
xx
ModeJunkie said…
wow love the plaid jacket and that gorgeous platforms! you look amazing dear.
O.M.G.

I want your shoes and jacket/coat. FAB.U.LOUS! ♥

I went with red. ;)

Thanks for the love, love! =)

xo/ fashion chalet
Congrats! That is such an honor, dear! =)

PS: Who makes your shoes?
Mel said…
omg those shoes those shoes! amazing! you are soo leggy anything will look great on you beautiful! x
Valentine said…
Congrats!! and rewarding yourself through shoping definitely is the icing on the cake, no?

Anywoo.. I so love your outfit.. and those heels look killer.. in every sense of the word.. I still admire people who can work high heels such as what you're wearing.

xox
angeli.blogg.no said…
Oh, love the blazer
hrose said…
now that is a cool outfit.
congratulations on the honourable mention! will we get to read it?
it will be absolutely fabulous, of course.
shopping is the best way to congratulate yourself after winning something... i did that just the other day. and got a cool bag as my own 'you're the best' present.

god i love shopping.
XXX
The Seeker said…
Congratulations my dear!!!!
I'm so glad, you so deserve it, I love your writting.

And as always you look so stylish!!!

(I'm jealous of your great woardrobe)

xoxo
Juaи + said…
Love that jacket !
its absolutely gorgeous :*
Miss Karen said…
Oh congratulations! And what better way to celebrate than to bust out a killer outfit and indulge in shopper's delight! You look gorgeous :)
Sophia said…
i loooove those shoes.
too bad i can barely walk in THREE inch heels, let along SIX! haha. but seriously, they're amazing.

and yes, halloween seriously rocks. are you doing anything for it? =]
lauren said…
So stylish, the outfit is perfect and you look gorgeous too!

Bella, BIG congrats on your writing! You deserve it!!
Lisa said…
congrats love!!!
i am a terrible writer.

you're such a star.

oh my. i loooooooooove that jacket.
it is perfect.

love the whole look.

x.
I LOVEE that blazer.. and the shoes oh dear! such a great outfit! and i was going to guess you must be a writer you have such a vast vocabulary!
Wana said…
YAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!
wooo hoooo!!! i own a pair of these shoessssssszzzzaaaa!! mine's black!! yay! and i adore your plaid jacket darling!
Wana said…
and WHOA!!! CONGARTUFRIGGINLATIONS!! YOU MORE THAN DESERVE IT! YOU ARE SUCHA SWEET WRITER! yay! i just popped a bottle on my blog and now its to YOOU!!*was to excited bout the shoes..lol*
Miss Urbanita said…
Love today´s look!
seralouise said…
i love the tan mixed with the black and red, it gives grungy colour & proffesional edge + makes them more wearable . u look gorgeous as always x
thank you so much for your comment! your blog is really amazing!!
<3 ;)
lara said…
great outfit I really like everything!!
May Kasahara said…
those heels are beyond amazing.

Blicious said…
yous shoes are hot!!
B. said…
I like ur outffit
I add u to my blogroll
"Why just Breakfast at Tiffany's... why not lunch and dinner?" I love this sentence!! lol
Mandy B. said…
Your "prophecies of vertigo much easier to achieve" that's freakin fantastic! You look gorgeous and those heels and blazer are TDF!!!!!!
Love your style Bella!
Savvy Mode SG said…
that pop of red is very stylish.
DaisyChain said…
that blazer is fantastic.
Anonymous said…
Ahhh I'm feeling shoe love!
C.B. said…
lovely blazeeer!!! :)
Anonymous said…
Amazing style, Bella! You do impress me!
love the shoes
Emily said…
how i just stumbled across your site is beyond me, but boy am i happy i did! you've got great style and i love how you put your outfits together. would you like to trade links?
Maya said…
I just want reach inside the picture and take your blazer! :-)
I love it!
Myriam said…
Adore this outfit!
jamie said…
Darling you're simply fab!!

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