Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Hey everyone, have a great holiday! I hope everyone is taking a nice blogging break to spend time with friends and family!

I also hope that everyone gets exactly what they want this year. I think my odds are pretty good:

I'm a freak about wrapping presents, but come on! What could be cuter and most Christmas-y than contrasting wrapping paper and cute bows?!

Have a good one!


Monday, December 20, 2010

Navy Blue Christmas

I was feeling pretty blue about the holidays back in NYC, but yesterday I hopped on a plane and landed in sunny NM! I'm so glad to be done with school. One of the best things about college is that once the semester is over, you're free as a bird. Free I am. Free to post outfits I wore weeks ago. Free to be guilt-free about blogging at all.

Outfits, yes. Last week during finals I think I wore variations of the same outfit for seven or eight days. It's definitely time to get back into the swing of things!

Here's something I wore before finals took over my life. I love this dress. White can be so tricky, but the navy stripes make this dress a little easier to work with, especially for winter.

Dress from H and M, tights from Banana Republic, shoes from Gianni Bini

 And here's my new(ish) coat. I will never tire of this navy coat. And look at how it gives this outfit a little different spin! It's definitely a good match. I feel like this coat makes every outfit better!

 See? I love it. You can tell.

Hope you all are warm, inside, and enjoying time with family! I will be doing the same! 


Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Who's excited for the holidays?


Because for most people this time of year is magical... and, of course, it is, but for college students it isn't exactly "the most wonderful time of the year." Finals could kill anyone's Christmas spirit. However, I'm trying to stay in the mood with a little online shopping, (short) holiday movies, and lots of carols.

Speaking of carols...What's your favorite Christmas album?

Now That's What I Call Christmas is definitely a staple of mine, but I also love *NSYNC's Home for Christmas (I'm a child of the 90s). This year A Very Glee Christmas has come into the picture and I love it.

I also have a few more gift ideas for you... But I'll confess, you may like them more than your friends and family. In fact, they may be a few suggestions that you might want to pass on to Santa for yourself. Unless, you have a fashion-obsessed-blogger-friend that might enjoy them, too. But who says you can't be the tiniest bit selfish this holiday season? If you're working half as hard as I will for finals, I say you deserve it!

J Crew Bell Skirt

UO Wingtip T-strap Heels
3-disc Edition of The September Issue

A Great Fashion Book like:  Harper's Bazaar Great Style


Or I Love Your Style by Amanda Brooks

A Party Dress 

Or two...

I hope you're staying warm and enjoying this magical time of year!

More gifts and outfits to come!


Sunday, December 5, 2010

6 Friends and Their Perfect Presents

Here's my little version of a gift guide. I might do a few more as the weeks to Christmas pass. This is pretty much what I plan to buy for my friends and secret Santas!

1. Gifts for your bookworm and Anglophile girlfriend:

UO Typewriter Initial Pendant Necklace


Lally Striped Rugby

2. Gift for Your History Buff Friend:

Official New York City Map and Station Guide, 1958 Print

3. Gift for Your Style Savvy Bohemian Friend:

 A cute beret and an scarf with an organic print, of course!

4. Gift for Your Girlfriend who Loves Tea:

Tea Lovers To Go Cup



5. Gift for Your Friend who is Secretly 65-Years-Old:

Recycled Cotton-Acrylic Blend Knit Tie

 6. A Gift for Anyone (or Your Secret Santa that You Didn't Know Before You Drew Their Name...)

Snow Globe Frame- $8

Ring Dish - $8


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I Heart NY

Of course I  love NYC! For so many different reasons, but one of them is the celeb sightings!

You may not be as excited as I am about this, but I've seen regular celebs quite a few times. It's exciting, for sure, but I've really been dying to see a fashion celebrity. (Much harder to spot as they are just real people living their lives...) Today I finally saw a legend (in my mind, at least...).

Yup. Hamish Bowles. I almost said, "Hello," but I didn't want to embarrass myself. I'm still gushing with fashion-joy!

Do you have a fashion-celeb that you're dying to meet or see in person?

Happy hunting!


Monday, November 29, 2010


I have to say that I am thankful for a great many things. Right now, I'm thankful that I just had a week off. Unfortunately, right after a great week off and some time to be thankful, the things I am not thankful for swung right back into full force (jet lag, homework, papers, cyber Monday sales that I cannot afford to participate it, but did...).

But I'll stay positive and show you my Thanksgiving dress that I am very thankful for!

I'm thankful that this dress looks good with navy tights and a black shirt. I'm thankful that it will also look good with cranberry tights and a navy shirt or brown tights and a cranberry shirt. I am thankful that it toes the line between looking pilgrim-ish, but doesn't. I am thankful for this dress.

Dress from, Report shoes, tights and turtleneck from Target.

I am also thankful to still have these fab t-straps. They are absolutely on their last leg as far as wearing them out (meaning I can only wear them when I know I'll be doing little to no walking or on short outings). I'll surely miss them, if I ever have to get rid of them.

And readers, commenters, url clickers, anonymous passers-by, I'm thankful for you. Whether you stop by to read, scan, or for any other (nice) reason. You are the best! I guess what I'm trying to say is, thanks.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Blue Suede Shoes

Okay, I'll confess: my kicks are not suede. They are leather AND they are bright blue. It's funny when you get a new item of clothing or shoes and the next outfit you wear simply must revolve around the new piece. Such is the case with these little pumps.

I don't own many electric blue tops, but I'm not always extremely concerned with matching, either. So my thought was to wear this teal top with the bright shoes. They certainly don't match, but I think they go together.

I got a lot of stares at the shoes. I hope it wasn't because they're a little quirky! I think it was mostly because the shoes are pretty bright against dark tights.

(Also, on a side note: I read in a magazine once that men do not notice if women wear heels or flats. I have tested this over many days and I find it to be most untrue! Half the people who check out my heels are usually men! How funny is that?! I wonder if this is true for most women... I bet it is!)

I digress! Have a safe and lovely Thanksgiving! I'll definitely post a few more times soon... We need to catch up!


Friday, November 19, 2010

Retail Therapy

Hey all!

I've been so busy with school! It's such a drag, but I'm hoping things will slow down for the break (but they never do, do they?)!

Anyway, I did a little retail therapy today and got a great coat for $75 at LOFT! (I'm not employed by LOFT, I swear!) Do check it out! Such a great deal for $100-$200 regular priced coats. (Again, I am not sponsored by LOFT, but I do love it!)

Here's mine:

I promise you outfit posts soon. I have about three just waiting to be put up! I'll get on that ASAP.


Sunday, November 7, 2010


I've really been slacking on my blogging. I'm feeling really uninspired right now. It' s probably because NY decided to pass on fall and head right into winter this year. And it's been freezing lately, which pretty much means I'm inside or wrapped up in sweaters and scarves. So it's been kinda dull on the fashion and blogging sides of my life.

But shoes. Shoes are never boring. And unless it's snowing or raining you can pretty much wear any pair at anytime. So I'll show you two pairs that I received for my birthday. They're both Olsenboye via JC Penny. (Yes, Olsenboye as in the Olsen twins... Yes, the Olsen twins, designers of The Row and Elisabeth and James.)

These studded black pumps are my favorite! I love a classic black pump with a little twist.

These are funny because they're printed and the heel is pretty low. It almost makes them pass as casual.

I like them tons and they were pretty inexpensive. Always a plus, right?

I'm hoping I'll get inspired again really soon, so we can exchange great outfits and fun posts!


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Playing Dress Up

I feel like I dress up for Halloween everyday. I always have a theme in mind and usually some character reference. Costumes? Who needs them.

Here's my dress up repertoire:

Mimi from Rent:

My outfit inspiration was from Mimi in this pic and this post. Outfit inspiration only because I do not, repeat do not, want to be a stripper or look like one.

If I were to tackle this one on October 31st, I would rip the tights and add a leopard coat. Some smeary eye make-up wouldn't hurt, either.

School girl or Rachel Berry from GLEE:

A plaid skirt could give you a myriad of options. Bonus is that you can go as sexy or as demure as you like.

Michael Jackson:

A Mad Men character:

 In my case, I'd probably go for Trudy or Peggy. If you're redheaded or blonde, Joan and Betty are the obvious choices.

An executive:

 This one is too easy!

A cowgirl:

Add a hat and you're all set.

I bet if you think back, you play dress-up everyday, too. Add an accessory and even a Halloween-hater like me could have a stylish costume.


Monday, October 25, 2010

Purple Pants

"Are those pants purple?" This is what one of my friends said recently about these pants. Later followed by, "you're a cowgirl in purple pants!" I am.

Sometimes I forget that being into fashion does make you different from most people. Honestly, I only think about this when someone brings it up. But even at a university in New York City, purple pants are not the norm.

But I rationalize my purple pants because being into fashion is not the norm. Neither is getting dressed up for class. So me? I guess I'm not normal. I wasn't normal in high school and I'm still different. Normal is no fun anyway.

I don't mind upping the fashion ante. No one should. We fashion girls are a special kind of crazy. I wear my purple pants and anything else I put on, that someone might comment on, with pride. That's me. I don't know any other way to be!

 Demin shirt from Miley Cyrus/Max Azria for Walmart, cords from Urban Outfitters, shoes from Kenneth Cole Reaction.

Since I'll never be a jeans and t-shirt sort of girl,  I can't resist being a jean shirt and purple cords sort of girl. It seems to be working for me alright.