Black & Gold

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Thank you all for your well wishes in Friday’s post. I’m happy to say that I’m finally starting to feel better. After a week of feeling generally crummy, I knew I was on the upswing when I regained the desire to paint my nails!

I had a pretty low-key weekend, mostly involving sleep, reading and drinking lots of tea in bed. I received a free galley of a book called Runner by Patrick Lee and I finished it over the weekend. It was a pretty fun read- action-packed and full of twists. Next on my list is Allegiant, the final book in the Divergent trilogy. After that I must get my hands on a copy of The Goldfinch. I’ve been dying to read it and everyone says it’s amazing. I’m thinking of doing a book post later this week, so look out for that!

On Saturday evening I went to Rouge et Blanc for my friend’s birthday dinner. Their menu blends French and Vietnamese cuisine and the food I ordered was pretty tasty. A friend and I split the Hanoi Fried Chicken, which was crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, and which paired really well with the spicy pickles that it was served on top of.

Sunday morning I woke up and tidied up my room a bit. I also whipped up a batch of banana bread muffins and finally tackled a pile of magazines that I’d been putting off. In the evening the roomie and I settled in to watch the Grammys. Beyonce and Jay-Z, will you please adopt me?

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I’m loving the gold cap toe on these boots. I needed a new part of tall boots and at first I thought the metallic toes would be a bit much for everyday wear, but consider me converted. They’re the perfect little detail to keep this all black outfit from being boring. I wanted to play off the gold on my feet and layer on more gold accessories, including the adorable hashtag necklace that Alex gave me for Christmas. That necklace is way too cute and so blogger appropriate. In fact, Alex coined a new term for it- #bloggerbling.

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Outfit Details: Sweater- Joe Fresh // Jeans– American Eagle // Delicate Hashtag Necklace– C. Wonder (gift from Alex) // Arrow Necklace- Forever 21 // Blue Suede Shoes Metallic Toe-Cap Boot c/o Aeropostale // iPhone case- Madewell // Lips- Mirenesse Glossy Kiss in #2 Flirty Kiss // photos- Delayed Missives

  • That sounds like a very good weekend! The new boots are quite lovely and I agree they work well for everyday, really just a little flash of gold is so fun and would always make me smile, just like the hashtag necklace. Too cute!

    • Thanks Lydia! The hashtag necklace makes me smile too- it’s so fun!

  • the cold cap boots are so neat! i had my nose in a book this weekend as well. i started gone girl and oh boy it’s so so good! gonna check out the goldfinch! thanks for the heads up!

    • I loved Gone Girl- I’m thinking of rereading it before the movie comes out!

  • Jenmarie

    The FIRST thing I noticed was the little bit of gold on your boots! I love them! So glad you’re feeling better, dear :)

  • Love those metallic toe capped boots! They look great with your all-black outfit and gold jewelry.

  • krystal/

    perfect outfit :) glad you had a relaxing week!

  • Allie Mackin

    That is great you are feeling better and that place sounds wonderful. And LOVE the gold cap toe.

    Allie of

    • Thank you Allie! Rouge et Blanc was pretty delicious- I would go again!

  • The gold cap toes totally make those boots! Glad to hear you’re feeling better Nnenna. You’ve got me curious about that restaurant now.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

    • Thank you Rowena- I am glad I went for these boots!

  • You can never go wrong with all black! And I’m so in love with those gold tipped boots!! Glad to hear you’re feeling better, Nnenna!! xo

    • Thanks so much Jessica! Glad I’m finally feeling better too :) xx

  • Beyonce and Jay-Z were awesome at the Grammy’s! I loved it when they were dancing in the middle of the Daft Punk and Pharrell’s performance featuring Stevie Wonder. It’s nice to take a relaxing weekend and indulge in activities we enjoy doing. I’ve been meaning to jump into the Divergent series, and I really need to asap. Loving you black outfit, the gold touches add charm. Thumbs up for your blogger bling!

    • Yes- I wish the cameraman had cut to more scenes of Beyonce/Jay-Z dancing, instead of T. Swift dancing. I would love to hear what you think of Divergent if you do start the series!

      Thanks Akshara- now I totally want to collect more blogger bling!

  • Loving these boots with the gold toe. They are such a great little twist on the classic black boots. – Katy

  • Katrina Sophia

    glad you feel better. those gold cap toed boots are lush!

    Katrina Sophia Blog

    • Thank you Katrina Sophia!


    love those boots! wowza! vavavoom!

    • Haha, thanks Elle! :)