Friday, August 31, 2012

one shirt - six ways

one of the most versatile items in a modern day woman's wardrobe is a chambray shirt. it can be dressed up or down, it can transition from season to season. buying a good chambray shirt is well worth the investment.

Perfect Chambray Ex-Boyfriend Shirt in Harvest Wash

{perfect chambray ex-boyfriend shirt in harvest wash - $69.50 - madewell}

i personally like the darker chambray, but i think the lighter chambray is totally acceptable!


chambray and white shorts

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3. Waterfall Necklace in Ivory 4. 

1. ae white denim shortie - $29.99 - american eagle
2. onhigh - lt brown patent leather - $29.99 - nine west
3. waterfall necklace in ivory - $28 - francesca's
4. kimchi blue double-zip chain satchel - $49 - urban outfitters

fall - "Live, Love, Denim" week, #denim #jeans #chambray #chambrayshirt #flaredjeans #flares #denimondenim #spring #fashion

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3. Image 1 of ASOS Quilted Metal Corner Across Body Bag 4. 

1. current elliot the icon super high rise flare - $117 -
2. lucky brand shoes, sandy platform wedges - silver cloud combo - $51.74 - Macys
4. dogeared jewels circle necklace - $54 -


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1.1969 secy boot jeans - $59.50 - gap
2. steven eternnal - mint nubuck - $119 -
3. classic woven blazer - mustard - $24.80 - Forever 21


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1. Mossimo Supply Co. Juniors Belted Skirt - Tribal Stripe2. Cheetah Softee 3. 

1. mossimo supply co. juniors belted skirt - tribal stripe - $19.99 - Target
2. cheetah softee - $12 -
3. rhinestone filigree bracelet - dark grey - $12.80 - forever 21

night out

1. Leather skirt 2. BLACK
3.  4. 

1. leather skirt - $99.99 - MANGO OUTLET
2. patent cap toe bootie - black - $59 - arden b
3. co-lab by christopher kon jaden satchel - cognac - $87.36 -
4. braided snake chain bracelet - gold - $6.80 - Forever 21

casual day

chambray and striped maxi

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3.  4. Antique Heirloom Necklace

1. cha cha vente skirt - $21.99 - Macys
2. chevron raffia clutch - natural multi - $48.95 - Lori's
3. steve madden wardenn peeptoe slingback platform wedges - rust nubuck - $31.49 - Dillard's
4. antique heirloom necklace - $24 - francesca's
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Thursday, August 30, 2012

fall shopping list

my current list consists of:

peplum work dress

Mossimo® Women's Refined Peplum Dress - Assorted Colors.Opens in a new window

{Mossimo Women's Refined Peplum Dress - Black/Black - $24.99 - Target}

a week ago, i went to target to try this dress on and i loved it. at the time, i did not have the funds for it so i passed. however, i've been dreaming of it ever since. not only is it chic (and comfortable) for the day, but it can also be easily styled for night. throw on a bright bib necklace (see below) and some strappy metallic heels, and you're ready to party the rest of the night!

tweed jacket

ever since i wrote this post, i've been dreaming of traffic. although it has a hefty price tag, i believe it is worth the money. tweed is classic - it will never go out of style. tweed is transitional - you can wear it fall, winter, and spring. this is definitely my number one must have of the season.

leather sleeved military jacket

{bycorpus army moto jacket - $99 - urban outfitters}

ever since i saw bloggers wearing the equivalent zara jacket, i knew i had to have it. by the time zara began selling their clothes online, i could no longer purchase it. i searched on ebay for it, but could never find one that was trustworthy (aka not a fake) and one that was a relatively reasonable price. then, the other week, i received urban outfitters' fall catalog in the mail and i saw this gem. there is also another jacket that is similar, but i like this one more. the motorcycle style makes it a little more edgy (i'm all about mixing the edgy and the soft).



{boots - brown - $49.95 - h&m}


{candie's midcalf boots - black - $55.99 - kohls}

work appropriate wedges

Women's Merona® Melinda Wedge - Assorted Colors.Opens in a new window

{women's merona melinda wedge - pink - $29.99 - target}

i have these shoes already in grey and I LOVE THEM. they are super comfortable. i bought them on sale last year in taupe and i am really tempted to get another pair. this pink is bright enough to brighten any cold fall day.

colorful bib necklace

{Fire Elsa Necklace - $42 - Bauble Bar}

i literally cannot get this necklace out of my mind...

new running headbands/head warmers

See Me Run Headband

{see me run headband - $18 - lululemon}

the reflecting detail is perfect early morning and late night runs.

Womens Brisk Run Headband

{brisk run headband - blue - $26 - lululemon}

perfect for running in the cold. i love the bright color and how it looks like a turban. runner chic!

running socks

W Ultimate Padded Run Sock

as i've stated before, good running shoes is the best starting foundation for a runner.  best we must also remember, socks can help too. these socks are designed to wick away moisture, blister protection, hug your arches for extra support, and built in with padding on your heel and toe for extra comfort.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

fall polish ideas

fall is near; therefore, dark fall nail polishes are near.  here are the shades that I believe will help you get through the next cold months.

Dior - Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer

{Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer - Taupe Brown - $23 - Sephora}

{Ciate Velvet Manicure - Berry Poncho - $19 - Sephora}

{OPI Espana Collection Nail Polish - Here Today Aragon Tomorrow - $7.28 - Amazon}

{Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer - Rouge N Pop Art - $25 - Sephora}

{Essie Nail Polish - Bobbing for Baubles - $8 - Target}

SEPHORA by OPI - Trend Tips

{Sephora by OPI Trend Tips - Ikat - $12 - Sephora}
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

{the art of layering}

if you regularly read blogs, you know of the current craze of "arm swag" or "arm candy".  whatever you may call it, layering bracelets is all the rage. however, you don't have to stop with bracelets! you can also layer necklaces and rings.  but i will tell you this, try to stick with just one. layering a few rings with bracelets or necklaces, but all three = no no. too much going on. 

below are some helpful hints and some pinterest (duh!) and blog pictures for some inspiration!


1. Decide on one major focal point. For example, a large gold watch or a chunky, funky bracelet.
2. Incorporate smaller pieces.
3. Don't worry about mixing metals or fabrics.
4. Make it look "unintentional" (unintentional = naturally chic)
5. Mix different textures (hammered metal, jewels, chain, etc..)

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1. Try to stick to two to three necklaces (depending on size)
2. Pick necklaces of varying lengths.
3. Look for varying degrees of texture and color.

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1. With rings, I like to either stick with one main focal point, or no focal point at all.
2. I love delicate, small rings mixed together.
3. Again, don't worry about metals. (Unintentional looking = effortlessly and naturally chic!)

stack ring

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