April 19, 2012


If you're visiting lovely and rust for the first time,  I've been trying to be better about posting personal style pictures. That was my intention when this blog began, but it didn't last long as I'm just too self-conscious +  critical of myself in photos... and I just didn't want to have to take a picture of myself every day. For some reason I feel more comfortable snapping a quick photo of myself with my iphone, rather than having the Mr. take a photo of me with the fancy camera. Silly? Probably... but true nonetheless. So, I've been snapping a quick photo of myself at work in the morning, thanks to the fitting room mirror.

I'm also trying to decide whether I should list where the items I'm wearing are from {I did it below this time.}!  Would that be something you care to know in the future?

I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday! It's a beautiful sunny morning here in Columbus, and it's hard not to be in a good mood. 

{Left to Right}
1. Mike + Chris tunic dress / Paige jeggings in olive / Ax + Apple necklace / Report Marks boots
2. Madewell chambray shirt / Thrifted polka dot skirt + belt / Report Marks ankle boots
3. Malene Birger "Pitina" snake print blouse / H+M crop jeans / Sam Edelman t-strap sandals
4. American Apparel nude maxi skirt / Uniqlo blazer / Fluxus tee / Report Marks ankle boots
5. H+M striped blazer / American Apparel tee / Forever 21 skirt / Dolce Vita "Jax" ankle boots
6. H+M sleeveless top / Three Dots cardigan / Paige jeggings / Dolce Vita wedge sandal


  1. Love knowing where you got your pieces. And you know I adore these posts!

    1. @marni, I adore YOU! Thanks, woman! xo

  2. Just discovered your blog from your Nat the Fat Rat feature (she's one of my fav bloggers too). I love this post! I always like seeing how everyday people style their clothes, and I really like the graphic layout of all of these photos together.

    And of course it's always helpful to hear where things are from! Keep it up! i'm off to find your short boots in the first pic...


    1. @Shannon, Thank you so much for the sweet comment! I sincerely appreciate it! :) I hope you found those boots! I LOVE mine and wear them all the time. xo

  3. Seriously, woman. You are STUNNING in these outfits. #4 is just dreamy. I think I need to recreate this look.

    Talia Christine