Monday, November 29, 2010

OOTD: Let's do this.

I know, it's rather ridiculous how long it's been since I have actually done a real life OOTD. With a real camera. It's pretty simple here today, lovies, mostly because today is going to be spent with studying and a little break for some Pier 1 decorations. Here's to getting back in to a rhythm, hmm?  :)

Tee: H&M, courtesy the lovely Rosa! (<3)
Jacket: Juicy Couture Capelet (get it here!)
Jeans: J Brand Lovestory (get them here!)
Shoes: Steve Madden Tristano
Necklace: Francesca's Boutique
Hat: Banana Republic

I've had this capelet for some years now and have loved it since; but now that capes are actually "in style," I'm pretty excited (p.s., it's still available on Bluefly!). I managed to snag the Anthropologie Sunner Cape before it sold out in my size but will have to wait until post-Christmas to model it or review it. That's because I bought it so that my husband could wrap it up and put it under the tree for me... from him. Gotta love marriage. And capes. Capes are good. :)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanks(giving) for sales...

Hope everyone had a great holiday filled with good food, friends and family! I know I did and I'm pooped today... we cooked the full spread and ended up having lots of guests to eat it. I'm still a little shocked we cooked, considering cooking isn't really my "thing." But it was great! **pats on back**

The sales are raging and although I'm trying so so hard to be good, I just had to snag a little somethin-somethin from Shopbop. I'm not sure what I'm going to do on Monday, what with all the online sales, but my will is strong. I think. Here's my latest purchase-- practical and much-needed boots.

ROSEGOLD Sandra Convertible boot (sold out on sale at Shopbop, but still available here and here!)

What did y'all get? Waiting for Cyber Monday to spend your dough? Christmas shopping in full force?? :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Huge Shopbop sale!

Just a quickie post, y'all. My fave online boutique, Shopbop, is having a massive sale today! Not only is a ton of stuff on sale, but you can get up to $500 off when you spend $1500. But let's be honest, I'm not spending $1500. However, you can take $50 off $250, or $100 off $500! Nice. Here are some of my picks from the sale...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Holiday 2010 manicures

Happy almost-Thanksgiving! What is everyone doing this year? I'll be frying two turkeys... no, scratch that. Husband will be frying two turkeys. I'm pretty excited. But there are pressing matters before all this jazz.

Holiday nail polish.

I've never been one for beauty products, but when it comes to nail polishes, I'm a bit of a freak. I never get professional manicures because after a few days, I'm ready to try something else. This holiday season, I'm trying to find the perfect sparkly manicure that doesn't look like I just stepped out of a stripper bar. So, I could take a few opinions. Here are my sparkly, holiday options:

Left to right: ULTA Twilight (shimmery without specks of glitter); Sephora by OPI Looks Like Rain Dear (shimmer and glitter specks); Essie Hot Coco (opaque brown/taupe color); and Sephora by OPI Already Famous (taupey, shimmery goodness)

Of course, to get the perfect manicure, I layered. Below are the outcomes... which do you like best? (Granted, they look quite similar... but they are all different.)

1: Looks Like Rain Dear, by itself
2. Hot Coco layered under Looks Like Rain Dear
3. Twilight with one layer of Already Famous
4. Twilight with one layer of Looks Like Rain Dear

Personally, I think #3 is best because it's shimmery without being too overwhelming. Opinions? Suggestions? Thoughts that I've gone mad because clearly these are all basically the same thing? Hmmmm...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Bathroom outfit photos!

Sooooo, since I don't have any nice, well-lit photos on my digital camera re: recent outfits, I must resort to iPhone pics of some outfits I've worn and liked. Quality sucks, so I apologize, but hey. It's a step in the right direction, yes? :)  I'll be working on getting some good pics this weekend since it should be relatively slow, and I do have some fun, new pieces I'd love to play around with. Weird thing I've noticed: putting together outfits when you have little to no intention to put them out in cyberspace is a bit easier. It's strange, really, since you'd think the motivation would be decreased, therefore the outfits less thought out. But it's been the opposite: since I'm not worried about creating the "perfect" outfit for my blog, I'm less critical of every detail and a bit more free-flowing. I think I ought to try not trying so hard... if that makes sense.

Also. Please excuse obvious toilet in background. Gross

Dress: LaROK Call of the Wild Dress
Necklace: Anthropologie
Shoes (not shown): Steve Madden Tristano pumps (similar to these)

 (This was my take on a tuxedo for Fashions Night Out this year!)
Pants: Express ponte leggings
Bracelet: Shop the Look cuff
Necklace: Nordstrom (forget the designer...)
Shoes: I dunno. This was taken way too long ago to remember.

Blazer: UO strong shouldered blazer (sorta similar here)
Sweater: BR leopard print sweater (and oldie but goodie)
Belt: F21 rhinestone belt
Necklace: handmade by Codename Ivy
Shoes (not shown): Steve Madden

It's a shame you can't see the full outfit in the last pic because I just loved it. The skirt is possibly the best thing ever. I even wore it today for a presentation in class and it got lots of compliments. The material looks a lot nicer than it is and it surprisingly works with a lot-lot-lot of things. Love! Might be my fave inexpensive item in my current rotation.

What are you loving more than anything in your closet right now?? And are you wearing the maxi skirt, too??

Monday, November 15, 2010

The readers have spoken.

Helloooo, my little lovies. Who's ready for Thanksgiving? (Sad, because the media and radio seem to think there is nothing in between Halloween and Christmas. There used to be another holiday called Thanksgiving in there somewhere... oh well.)

Thanks for the comments re: my recent posting (or lack thereof). I agree-- the OOTDs must be reinstated to some degree. I may have to baby-step my way back in-- AKA iPhone pictures for now. I do have a few already stored on my phoney-phone so I'll upload those in an effort to show y'all what I've been wearing. Let's face it-- that's what most of us come to fashion blogs for, no?

(Oh, and to my disgruntled reader:  Really, I can't blame you for thinking I've been boring. You're totally right. This blog has gotten boooorrrring and I apologize. But I'm not ready to quit... not yet, anyway. So really, it's cool. Were still friends. Or whatever.)

So more OOTDs! I promise!! But since I have about 10 minutes until class today, I'll leave you with some (boring or not so boring, depending on your opinion) holiday-party-ready eye candy.

Aidan Mattox Sequin dress
Pretty bling-a-bling-ahhh. Holiday party, anyone??

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Hi readers! With the decrease in my posting has come some confusion in what I should post when I do. I personally like reading other's picks to buy, wishlists and recent purchases, so I hope you'll be interested in that, too. Let me know if there are things you'd rather me talk about, because I'm open to suggestions! I'd love to start doing some OOTDs again but time has been the main issue-- if you'd really like more of that, let me know and I'll try to work on it. K? K.  :)

Recently Acquired:

With Bloomie's 20% off for F&F time (through November 14th), I decided it was due time to make an order. Even though I actually bought these Blank Denim cargos a long time ago, a sad mishap with bleach rendered them unwearable. Ugh. Fortunately, I re-purchased them at a discount, which makes life a little easier, no?

And I couldn't resist this... a blardigan (by Aqua, Bloomie's contemporary/cheap house brand)! Perfect in cashmere, plus it will look super cute with a maxi skirt like this one (which I purchased and totally love!).


I have been wanting a new, comfortable day dress recently, and I love that this Free People dress could go either day or night. But, is it that cute? Not sure... any thoughts on what I should do? Buy or don't buy?


I heart this Steve Madden Berllinn boot. It looks comfortable and chic.. I love how the cuff is not scrunched like lots of other cuffed boots are right now. I'll be waiting on a sale for these, though... or maybe Santa will bring them? Hmm?