Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
And, my life is super-busy right now. I know I rarely talk about what's going on in my life, but my wedding is in less than 3 WEEKS. Wow. Aaaaaand I'm studying for the Psychology GRE subject test which is scheduled for right after my honeymoon. Awesome. I'm a little stressed to say the least. I even took today off to study/write applications. Even though I worked all day long, I feel like I've gotten nothing done. Don't you hate that?! Anyway, I will be back on track tomorrow (after a glass of champage, Dancing With The Stars and SLEEP).
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
DRESS: French Connection bell-sleeved mini
TIGHTS: Nordstrom (hue?) shimmer leggies
NECKLACE: OOAK feather necklace from Nordies
SHOES: Charles by Charles David bow cage pumps
Dress: BCBGeneration ruffle front mini dress
SWEATER: LINE flutter cardi
BELT: skinny gold belt from express
SHOES: Bandolino bronze zebra print flats
Can't wait to post a picture of the engagement shoot! A few days and I get to see them. Yay!
Friday, September 25, 2009
Really, I'm not much of a makeup girl. I don't swoon over the newest shades of lipstick; I don't crave the best-on-the-market foundations; I don't spend hours debating the usefulness of lash separating versus lash boosting mascaras. In fact, I wear the same exact stuff every day. But a kit like this is perfect for me. It's a one stop shop for beauty! Maybe now I can actually do something different with my makeup routine. :)
** side note: you must be a Sephora Fashion Insider to receive this price. But I'm pretty sure that is a quick and easy fix for anyone interested and not an Insider...
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Jeans: Rich adn Skinny studded boyfriend jeans
Shoes: Steve Madden suede booties
Necklace: BP something or other
Belt: Express gold skinny belt
Bracelet: the fave AV Max pyramid studded sparkles cuff
So FYI, and anyone out there wondering how to do the boyfriend jean look in the Fall, this is my suggestion. It just looks so cute with the booties! and it would look very cute with some socks and high heeled oxfords, for those of you who like to be a bit more daring with your styling.
A little note: if anyone is experiencing some boredom with their same-old shopping sites (I know I am!), I've found that this season's Victoria's Secret is carrying some pretty cute stuff! I might do a post on this tomorrow, highlighting some of my faves. Especially the shoe department. They carry some great brands! Although this isn't considered some insider's find, I think it might prove an unexpected look at a site that can be rather hit or miss. Until then, lovies. Have a great Thursday (happy hour, here I cooommmmeeee!)
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
My bridal portraits were featured on Collages.net as the portrait "Website of the Week." A total compliment to me and my fabulous wedding photographers! If you'd like to take a peek-sey, here is the website. The portraits will be available for public view. Enjoy!
Also, The Look For Less just posted a great tip: Polyvore and Piperlime have joined up for a great contest where you can be the stylist. I've already styled three outfits... Here's a sample of one of my faves:
(p.s.: FYI, I'm not affiliated with the contests I post about-- except for being a Trendsetter for Shop It To Me. I post this stuff because I want to share the fun with you!)
Sunday, September 20, 2009
I've been so bad about posting my outfits (OOTDs), mostly because I usually don't wear super-cute stuff to the office(s). I think I've said this before, but with a huge lack of trying in my office, there isn't much reason to go all out and wear a dress, perfectly accessorized everyday. But I'm trying, lovies, because I know my blog is my motivation!! Here are a few I liked when I put them on and I decided to share with you... some fave pieces that I try to style as many ways as I can.
So there you have it-- some of my closet-besties. I think I'm going to try and wear the new Anna Sui dress sometime this week, so stay tuned for my take on that dress. Oh, because it's definitely still 80-someodd-degrees here. I'm thinking cool thoughts.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Until then, hope you're voting at shopittome.com... and I'll leave you with the cutest video ever. At least daddy was a good sport. Discuss amongst ya'selves.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
I don't get runway fashion.
I know, I know!!! I'm a disgrace to all fashion-lovers out there! But I can't be alone. I mean, much of the new fashion is hardly translatable to "I live in the normal world" fashion. Asymmetry here, slashing there, bulges everywhere... what?!?! What do you suggest I do with this, Cushnie et Ochs???
Britney slip up, anyone??
1. CHARTREUSE (and all big, bold colors). Gaahhhh, beautiful. The colors this coming season are magnificent and bright. Especially this yellow green that I noticed in many of the shows.
Band of Outsiders
Floral Metallic Jacquard Dress
Houndstooth Jacquard Dress
Burnout strappy dress
Silk Patterned Dress
Bib Tee Shirt (fringe)
Metallic Ruffle Sleeveless top
That was all I tried. I did want to try the Feather Dress but I forgot. Ooops. I again disagree with some reviews that thought it was cheap looking. The wool-like dress material felt thick and nice, though possibly itchy. And of course the feathers were actually little metallic plastic things, but again. Come on. Were talking Target. Targhetto. Let's be honest. We're not getting 24 carat here, lovies. So, to sum, the quality and fit really did vary so it's difficult to make a sweeping review. I would say I was pleased somewhat, especially with my blue dress, so generally it is a good for-Target line. Oh, Anna.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Blazer: purple velvet by Symmetry
Top: F21 floral teal top
Jeans: Hudsons (the one and only jean brand for me!)
Necklace: Francesca's boutique
Shoes: Nine west dual metallic shoe (see below)
I love this blazer because it is very rare that I can wear it. The weather has to be just right--fall, given the material; cool, given the heaviness of it; and still warm-ish, since it's short sleeved. Ooouufff. But tonight is the night, lovies! :) And I looooove the mix of light pink, teal, and this deep burgandy/purple. My favorite thing is playing with color and texture in an outfit. I've learned that neutrals go beyond black, brown and white. And deep jewel tones can be mixed with a myriad of other colors! I mean, within reason, obiv. Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend full of wonderousness and love and joy. Awwwww. Heh.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Option 1 above: $69.99
Aaaaaand here's the catch. This is apparently a wholesaler from China selling on Ebay. Now, that's not bad in and of itself, but my worries are obviously quality and true advertising. Is it really real? Is it as nice in person as it is in the pictures? Does a language barrier make for poor online buying? Ugh... The positive side is that the seller's feedback is very good and everyone seems pleased. The store is also a Power Seller, which I've heard is a good sign. But I'm very much an Ebay newbie. I rarely buy on Ebay, and I especially hesitate on out-of-the-country wholesellers. It's like those fakie Louboutin websites... so tempting, but is it really worth it?
What are your thoughts, lovies? Would you go through with it? Would you hesitate? What's my prognosis?! Ahhh!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Ahem.... sorry. There goes that verbal diarrhea. But seriously.... I know I've never been able to categorize my style, but whatever this is categorized as, is it. It really embodies all that I look for and love in clothing-- color, texture, showin-some-leg, sparkle, and flow-ey. (p.s. I think I just made "showin-some-leg" a fashion trend. Whatevs.) A girl can-- and will-- dream!