spellbound style


laced up

February 5th, 2011

i love how this very gloomy day contrasted so perfectly with my background—the salt lake city public library—and my bright red lips! i’m trying now for all of my little photo sessions to be taken in interesting locations like this, and lucky for me there are a lot of pretty sights just nearby.

jacket: h&m/tee: topshop/leather shorts: forever21/bag: nasty gal/boots: urban outfitters/necklace: really old



February 2nd, 2011

got my hair done the other day…i said to my lovely stylist, “i think i want to be blonder…wait, is that a word? blonder-er? more blonde?” yep, it was a pretty blonde moment. anyway, i think she got the message because it turned out beautifully! you might also be noticing that the quality of these pictures far surpasses any you’ve seen on my site so far. that’s because nate got his canon 7D. and although he didn’t buy it for the purpose of doing amateur photo shoots for his girlfriend, it sure is a nice perk.

cardigan: anthropologie/tank: uniqlo/levi’s vintage cutoffs, scarf, and leather jacket: urban outfitters/tights: american apparel/bracelets: forever21/necklace and belt: vintage/sunglasses: nastygal/boots: dolce vita

like butter

January 29th, 2011

i’m kind of head-over-heels for this crochet/lace sweater thing, and the color just really reminds me of butter…maybe mixed with some sugar…mmmm i think this may be a case of hungry blogging. please don’t attempt this at home.

sweater and peacock ring: urban outfitters/leather pants and necklace: topshop/shoes: jeffrey campbell/lipstick: dior

pink panther

January 28th, 2011

it’s a very rare occasion that these baby pink babies get out of my closet to see the sunlight, but today was one of those days. my NEW new year’s resolution, partially borrowed from jane of sea of shoes: make an effort to wear all of my lovely shoes more often, rather than just throwing on the same couple of pairs i tend to wear day-to-day. not that i can begin to compare my shoe collection to jane’s…

dress: h&m/shoes, jacket, and necklace: urban outfitters/sunglasses: nastygal

shades of black

January 25th, 2011

totally embracing the darkness today.

topshop cutout maxi dress; rochas s/s 11 clutch; alexander wang s/s 11 sandals; chanel nail lacquer in black velvet; rick owens leather jacket; longchamp leather cuff


January 22nd, 2011

well hello…it’s been a while. among the things which have taken me away from my (usual) daily posts are a trip to park city, utah for the sundance film festival. nate and i saw a couple of disappointingly bad films, which means we’ll have to return later this week to see something better!

on the other hand…4 things that rocked about our sundance 2011 adventure: 1. got to wear my new leather pants (my new favorite thing…ever!) 2. carne asada tacos smothered with guacamole 3. spending an entire day, uninterrupted, with nate 4. terrified LA women in giant puffy jackets and snow boots braving the 40 degree weather

faux leather pants and bracelet: topshop/silk blouse: h&m/coat, scarf, sunglasses and boots: urban outfitters/bag: nastygal

batwing it

January 18th, 2011

today was such a beautiful warm day…all i wanted to do was slap on my beloved batwing sweater from LF in new york city and go shopping. mission accomplished. you might also be noticing i wear this ysl lipstick ALOT. finding a good shade of lipstick is quite a task, but i think i found one today. look for a post on my makeup favorites soon!

jeans: levis/sweater: lf store in nyc/bag: nastygal/shoes: sam edelman/sunglasses: urban outfitters/belt and necklace: vintage/wood bracelet: city buddah/beaded bracelet: gift


January 17th, 2011

looking for a good excuse to get dressed up…preferably in this gorgeous leather chloe dress.

yves saint laurent wool trench coat; chloe leather whipstich dress; karen walker sunglasses; chloe s/s 11 bag; pamela love arrowhead rings; chanel s/s 11 sandals

oh so simple

January 13th, 2011

love my new bag! it’s kind of refreshing to carry a bigger bag again after all my itty-bitty cross-body bags…but then again i’m sure i’ll get sick of rummaging through this thing soon enough.

bag: nastygal.com/blouse, coat, necklace: urban outfitters/shorts: forever 21/boots: we who see/wood bracelet: city buddah/watch: target/lipstick: ysl/nailpolish: chanel


January 11th, 2011

nate bought this beautiful ring for me as a (little belated) birthday present, and i am so in love with it!

it’s a huge garnet (and isn’t the color gorgeous?), custom made by adrian prazen here in salt lake city.

you can buy his rings at tempest couture in slc–HERE, or on his etsy site–HERE.

(white) mountain side

January 7th, 2011

yesterday seemed like the perfect snowy day to go up into the mountains a bit to take some photos. but when we got up there we realized it was so foggy that you can barely even tell that i’m up above the valley. the fog did kind of create a cool, mystical effect though. thanks as always to my boyfriend nate for taking such amazing photos.

velvet bodycon dress: american apparel/green asymetrical jacket: topshop/leather jacket, tights, and shoes: urban outfitters/scarf: h&m/necklace: vintage


January 5th, 2011

just ordered — gorgeous likeness of the proenza schouler 1 bag, for those of us who don’t make 7 figures. did i mention i bought the very last one? from nastygal.


January 5th, 2011

my super easy, super comfortable uniform this winter–sweater, shorts, tights.

sweater: topshop/leather shorts: forever21 (yes, they’re under there…)/tights: uo/necklace: vintage/shoes: sam edelman

love hurts

January 2nd, 2011

my obsession with black & beige continues…

clockwise from top left: alexander mcqueen clutch; chloe silk blouse; ysl silk scarf; acne pants; pamela love ring; jeffrey campbell ‘pixie’ wedges

new year/new site

January 2nd, 2011

what a perfect way to begin the new year…with a new site address and a brand new layout, with lots of help from my sister emily. still working a few things out, so bear with me and keep checking back for updates! in the meanwhile, make sure to update your bookmarks with the new address: SPELLBOUNDSTYLE.COM. i will no longer be updating posts from the old site!

my new years attire–dress and body chain: urban outfitters/wedges: jeffrey campbell/lipstick: ysl

pirate gold

December 29th, 2010

by far the best part about wearing this to work was how many older ladies told me I was really cute in my pirate-themed outfit. it’s all making sense now…the boots with my giant, super heavy disk of aztec gold around my neck. this one will have to have a repeat.

blouse: urban outfitters/shorts: really old/tights: american apparel/boots: jeffrey campbell/aztec calender pendant: vintage

rings and shiny things

December 27th, 2010

it just seemed like my rings needed their own post. plus a few of the lovely and stylish christmas gifts i received this year…an “encyclopedia of the exquisite,” “the little dictionary of fashion,” by chistian dior, a book about all types of shoes, and a beautiful print of gustav klimt’s “the kiss.”

my most treasured rings, left to right beginning at the top:

1. topshop 2. gift, vintage 3. gift from grandma 4. from camden market in london 5. gift, vintage 6. urbanoutfitters.com 7. gift from nate 8. gift, vintage 9. belonged to my grandma 10. from camden market in london 11. topshop 12. gift, from somewhere in colorado springs 13. gift, from a very long time ago 14. urban outfitters


December 27th, 2010

been really into mixing neutrals lately.

and i have to mention a lovely christmas present that i got from my sister…my own domain at


now you can got straight to spellboundstyle.com to check out the latest posts. bookmark it!

trench coat: anthropologie/blouse and bracelet: topshop/denim: levi’s/necklace and belt: urban outfitters/rings: all over the place…look for a post all about my rings!/shoes: topshop premium