Tuesday, February 19, 2013

who's afraid of electric plaid?

hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. monday again (when i took this picture atleast) and time to get out of my jammies and wear something nice. i have been wanting to wear my new everly electric plaid t-strap heels since i got them but due to the weather, lack of motivation, sore feet, every jcrew shoe box looks the same x 1000 in my closet ... i have not worn them yet. like the style with the t-strap and the cap toe in blue snakeskin trimmed with gold. but really my fav is the pattern. love the neutral background and the zing of neon. besides neon pink and orange, there is beige and black and also both dark and bright blue in the shoes so i picked up those 2 shades of blue to hopefully make the neon pink and orange stand out even more.

i am a self-confessed fan of leopard print with the color blue too.   not sure why, maybe red and purple seem trashy, green is gross, pink is betsy johnson, but blue.   it works.  so i carried my leopard print valentino for some pattern mixing (and outfit enhancement--after all i think this purse would make a garbage bag look half-decent), added my usual ton of gold jewelry and viola!


what do you think of the large pic size?

jcrew collection everly t-strap heels in electric plaid
michael kors watch
club monaco christy moto jacket
and now a little tribute to my little guy.  tiggy has been under the weather and gave me a good scare last night.  but thanks to gramgram and grampie taking him to the vet he is resting at home tonight with me and his little sister.

love you, notorious T.I.G.


Friday, February 15, 2013

emmaleigh dress / valentino bag

hi readers!

thank you everyone for not giving up on the blog.  it was so nice to be welcome back after i was gone for so long. 

so this post is another "big" post for me.  i am introducing another new "member of the family"....and maybe my favorite (purse, that is, not member of the family)....my valentino leopard calf hair lock bag.  it is just perfect!

also in this outfit i paired the neutral  jcrew emmaleigh dress with a vibrant neon yellow scarf i picked up at express for super cheap.  i think providing a neutral backdrop for neon colors so popular this season is a nice way to wear them.   

the shoes i would also highly recommend.  although they are hard to see in my pics, the color is great (as suede often is); a deep, rich fushia color.  i also liked the heel; it is a modern take on a traditional pump.  i tried to capture that in the pic where i am standing to the side but it is hard to tell so i took an additional pic by themselves.  the heel is set back and almost curved. 

when i ordered them, i was undecided if i liked the pump (estrella) seen on me here or the strappy version (edita)  which i linked below.  they are both made by via spiga and are pretty much the same color.  i figured i would keep only one.  but i think i am keeping both because they do not work for the same styling purposes.  for example, the edita wouldnt be right with this outfit.  i was thinking rolled jeans for them.  the pumps elongate the leg,which makes them look better with a skirt or dress.  check them out and tell me what you think.  i think im keeping both!     

thanks for stopping by again!  TGIF!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

jcrew skirt in rush hour / givenchy antigona bag

hi readers,

i was trying to come up with a great return post, a blow-out extravaganza of everything i bought since the last time i posted ...ahem, in august, i was going to try to please the masses (or the 4 people that viewed this blog yesterday) but it just wasnt happening.  it became overwhelming and impossible so in an effort to just get back into it, i figured i would just post an outfit plain and simple.  the other stuff will find its way into the blog one way or another. 

so here it is....the jcrew collection skirt in rush hour!  yes, that deserves a "!" oooh...spark--ly.  i dont think it can be appreciated in my pictures; of course the matress in the background doesnt help... but it is just GORGEOUS in person.  the day i wore it i had people come up and want to touch it.  that is how magnetic it is.  when the light hits it especially.  it is silver primarly but has red,blue, and black as well.  the waist is cute too.  a change from their typical pencil skirts, this skirt is gathered in the front at the waist which when i first saw that was skeptical too (like who needs that?) but it is quite cute.  i paired it with a sweater which hides the waist and cute detail but it would be flattering to wear with a long sleeve back tee tucked in to accentuate the waist accent. 

and a pressie to myself....................givenchy antigona shiny lord bag 

i love my new bag.  it is black with gold trim.  again, best in person and not in my pic.  but follow the link to see it better.   its kinda like having a new member in the family  :)

good night all!  thanks for reading!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

i'm back.... in-ground painted shift, anabelle dress

hi readers!

sorry i was gone for so long.  i had a couple of busy weeks.  of course,  i was still shopping (always have time for that!)  and snapping pics to post on the blog.  so lets get started. 

i picked up a couple things on this last round of markdowns at anthro.  i had never tried on the in-ground painted shift dress (actually i never saw it in store, just the catalog) but i thought i liked it from the catalog pic.  plus, it got really good reviews so i ordered it when it hit sale.  so glad i did.  i love it.  its nicely made too!!!  a nice heavy material that is still cool, moves with you and hardly wrinkles.  i got a ton of compliments on it too when i wore it.  hey, check out the back; its the cutest part of the dress.  it has a keyhole cut-out at the neckline and the print on the back is the pool close up.  the colors in this dress are just gorgeous.  i would highly recommend. 

anthro in-ground painted shift
coach willis bag
h&m black pumps
max & chloe monogram necklace
michael kors watch
banana republic black enamel cuff
wanderlust leather and chainlink bracelet


and scored this on the same sale day....this i had tried on in the store and knew i wanted it.  oooh, the color is just sooo pretty and the belt just makes it better.  it is such a great easy outfit. 

anthro anabelle dress
anthro beaded belt
banana republic earrings

and now for a jcrew entry, i included this outfit to follow the blue theme of this post.  i liked this color combination of the neon persimmon of the top and the henna color of the skirt which was shown online.  i added the belt for a little more visual interest.  also, i love the combination of turquoise and burgundy/henna.

jcrew ink-dyed popover in neon persimmon
jcrew no2 pencil skirt
jcrew skinny belt
viv flats in linen snakeskin print
max&chloe monogram necklace

well, thats all for tonight blog readers.  i am glad to be back.  i really missed posting  :)

good night all!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

j crew ram bracelet and necklace

hi readers!

just a quick post today.  i wanted to first say a very big thank you to my mom who bought me the jcrew ram bracelet.  i love it!!!  i love it!!!  i love it!!!  wow.  i will post a pic of that soon.  it is done so beautifully and it fits great on my arm. 

also, i wanted to alert my followers that there is a great giveaway for the ram necklace.  and who wouldnt want that????  it is on the blog "1 more shopping blog" and how generous is that!?!?!?!  wow.  here is the link and good luck!


well, i will check in later with you all.  i am going to conquer the mall today.  wish me luck on that  :)

Friday, July 13, 2012

corvida bird skirt

hi readers!

back to blogging.  finally.  i had a busy little week here but i wanted to post this outfit i wore yesterday because i really loved it.  i had been playing around with the idea of ordering this skirt from when i first saw it.  but of course it was really expensive.  maybe $228 if i remember correctly...so i watched it in my wishlist and saw it get a cut to $98 i think.  then it even got a second cut and i didnt bite but then the additional 25% off and a little of mom's encouragement pushed me over the edge.  it ended up being like $37.  say what?!?!?!  yes, 37 bucks!  mine.  and i love it and got a lot of compliments on it when i wore it.  it is very different and stands out because of the asymmetry of the hem.  but really when you are close to it, the beauty is in the fabric.  i included the stock pic so you can hopefully see the design in the solid black material.  it might be an outline of a huge tree...not sure.  also, i would like to add that the skirt is not a wrap skirt (which are not always my fave because of wind, natural disasters, etc.) but instead is a skirt with an overlay piece.  nice.  also, i added the stock pic to give you a better idea of how the skirt looks on.  i think with me taking the pics from above, my legs get short looking and the skirt appears longer and doesnt really look like that in person.  hope that helps.   

anthro also made a dress (which was featured in the catalog) of this same material (still available online....maybe zoom on the dress to see the fabric detail more clearly) and a wrap sweater which also had the bird print on it (although i doubt the material was the same for the sweater.  not sure).  but i think the skirt works best for me.  i paired it with an old top i had from BR which is a matte black and worked very nicely against the shine of the skirt.  i also wore a sweater to work i just scored at the loft (always have to use the word "score" with the loft because everything is so cheap there!).  it is really a nice and useful sweater.  it is a pale GOLD color of metallic thread.  very nice.  and the bracelet you should check out too.  i saw it on the lovely chloe of the chloe conspiracy.  she always finds great jewelry at f21.   

see what i mean about the short legs?  :)

banana republic top (old old old)
jcrew valentina pumps in black

oh well, thats all for today.  what do you think about the hemline of this skirt????

hope you all have a great weekend!  

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

summer color - porcelain paisley

hi blog readers!

breaking news today on the blog!!!!  ladies.....get your credit cards ready!!!!!!  i stopped by my local crew this evening after work and guess what!?!?!.  and i dont want to cause any hysteria, but there is a new color bubble necklace and it is GREEN PEOPLE....GREEN!!!!  i checked when i got home and its not online yet.  the sales associate said it was just in.  so, details... the larger bubble pieces are a gorgeous kinda kelly green and the small balls that attach at the bottom are a tiny bit darker.  oooh.  how did i leave without it?  not sure.  there must be some secret store of willpower hidden somewhere in my bones (never detected before).  and there was other stuff i wanted too.  ugh.  but i couldnt do too much there because i was headed over to anthro.  you will see those purchases at some point also.

anyway, back to the important stuff....OOTD.  today i wore the jcrew porcelain paisley skirt that i resisted for so long.  good thing my sister talked me into it.  i loved wearing it and got a ton of compliments on it today (which always helps).  i had originally tried it on with what was shown with it in the store.  it was a striped popover top basically white with blue stripes, and it just washed me out.  completely.  however, my sister suggested pairing it with the neon persimmon tippi and it just came alive.  yes yes yeeeEEEESSSS.    heres the result....

jcrew porcelain paisley skirt (sorry no link available but dress in same print is still there)
michael kors watch
anthro double buckle clutch
f21 bracelet (http://www.forever21.com/Product/Category.aspx?br=f21&category=acc_bracelet&pagesize=100&page=5)   check this out !! its cute.  even the SA at crew liked it and was shocked it was f21.

and here are my two munchkins, doing exactly what i wanted to do on a rainy day like today....



good night all!