Tuesday, December 31, 2013
As 2013 comes to an end, there is no better way to prepare for the new year than to look back at how far you have come in the past year. My style has surely evolved, and I have have taken risks this year that I would have never dreamed I would try (hello crop tops!). Next year I want to continue with this fashion fearlessness, but work more on creatively shopping my closet rather than buying something new, and using accessories to transform an outfit.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Recently I had the opportunity to try out the BA Star Holiday Red lip pencil. I am a huge fan of a bold red lip, but I have never tried to get the look using only a pencil. To my surprise, the BA Star lip pencil worked great!
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
- Opt for darker shades, like deep plums, blues, or a print with a dark background.
- Layer lightweight fabrics over heavier materials, or under stylish outerwear. If you are really feeling bold, choose floral printed outerwear!
- Pair floral items with on-trend items for Fall/Winter like leather, over-the-knee boots, and anything in the color oxblood.
Are you rocking florals year-round?
Friday, November 22, 2013
I love wraps, cocoon sweaters, cardigans, dusters, and cardi-Coats (thanks to Old Navy for that one)...whatever you call it--if it is big, cozy, and warm, I am totally here for it! Lately my style has been all about comfort and finding any opportunity to wear boots. After searching high and low for stylish boots that don't look cheap and fit around my not-so-dainty calves, I found 2 pair (!) and have been wearing them out!
My typical weekend uniform consists of an oversized sweater, some knee boots, and a pair of skinnies or leggings. To keep my look interesting I usually opt for a sweater with some standout color or texture/print, and load up on accessories. I am in love with each of the knits above--but that bottom right one has completely stolen my heart! Which one is your favorite?
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Coming up with blog post titles is hard work. Striking the balance between witty and descriptive, attracting readers while effortlessly rolling off your tongue, the perfect title is so simple that it makes sense, but so clever that when you read it you think "ha, I would have never came up that."
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Why was I so late to jump onto the joggers trend? These silky black joggers were so comfortable when I tried them on that I had to have them. My first chance to style them was for this work look; I paired the pants with a zip detail sweater, a little bit of jewelry, and a dark Fall lippie (Revlon Color Stay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Backstage).
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
This past weekend, I took a
little lot of time to organize my closet and swap out my Summer tanks and cutoffs for my Fall-appropriate sweaters and jackets. I also went to another birthday dinner (yay for free meals!), so I decided to wear a blazer, partly because I haven't been able to wear one in months, but also because nothing screams "Hello 26!" like a sophisticated blazer. Of course, I completed my look with my Phillip Lim for Target handbag!
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
It's been a long time...I shouldn't have left you...*cue Eric B/Rakim beat*
Hey guys! For the last couple weeks I've taken an impromptu break from the blog and most social media. I've been so busy with wedding planning and doing work around the house that I haven't had the time to keep up with what's going on in the Twitter streets, and most of the time when I leave the house my clothes are less than blog-worthy...well unless leggings, an oversized sweater, and wedge sneakers are your thing. Any-who...I found a wedding dress (*squeals*), bought some lace up heels(!), had buyer's remorse after my Phillip Lim for Target haul and returned that floral blouse, and last but definitely not least...I had a birthday (!!) which gave me an excuse to get dolled up.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
Did you score any goodies from the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Collection?
From what I saw on instagram and twitter, shopping at Target on the morning the collection was released was reminiscent of Black Friday with crowds, lines and craziness. One of the few benefits of living in a smaller, less fashion-forward city is that there aren't many people rushing out to buy these designer collabs. I made it to my local Target at around 10 am, the Phillip Lim section was relatively untouched and there was only myself and another lady looking at the collection. However, there was not a lot of variety available--my Target only had handbags in black and taupe, did not carry any of the pajama sets, and had none of the clothing with leather details. I made my way to another Target and the scene was basically the same; I found a few more handbags (including the yellow mini satchel that IMO was way too small to be $35) but still no leather or pajama sets.
I purchased 4 items-- the animal print pullover and skirt, a floral print blouse, and a black top-handle crossbody. I really wanted one of the large tote-bags, but I just could not bring myself to spend $50+ for a bag from Target no matter how cute it was. My favorite piece by far is the animal print skirt--I cannot wait to wear it to work, for drinks, on date night, and everywhere else in between. Below are some ideas on how to rock it, dressed up or dressed down!
Monday, September 9, 2013
3.1 Phillip Lim for Target collaboration. This collection is super sophisticated, but does include fun pieces in graphic animal or camouflage prints. Above, I have featured a few of my favorite items from the collection. I've budgeted for 4 items from the collection, and I know for a fact that one of them will be one of the handbags (the yellow one is calling my name!)
What items from the collection do you have your eye on?
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Thursday, August 29, 2013
|Tumblr, Marie Claire, Getty Images|
What do you think of these blonde bob-shells? Would you wear one of these cute bobs?
Monday, August 26, 2013
I am obsessed with the lace-up heel trend. A pair will definitely be on my wish list for my birthday next month!
Friday, August 23, 2013
|Top: Charlotte Russe (similar) / Jeans: Old Navy / Shoes: Steve Madden (on clearance now!) / Bag: The Limited|
|Necklace: Charming Charlie / Earrings: Asos / Lip: MAC Candy Yum Yum with a pink E.L.F gloss over it|
This week I'm linking up again with The Fashionista Next Door. The inspiration for this week's Style Me Friday link-up is the button up shirt.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Monday, August 12, 2013
Friday, August 9, 2013
|Top: Merona / Shorts: MNG by Mango / Sandals: Matisse / Clutch: World Market / Earrings: Asos (similar) / Necklace: H&M / Bangles: JCPenney (old)|