December 18, 2011

Viva La Jumpsuit!

Jumpsuits forever!!!
FOOOORRRRR-EVVVVVV-ERRRRRRRRR
(if you haven't seen the SandLot at least 1,000 times, 
then you might not understand the generational significance of the word "forever")
(believe me, it's a big deal)


Do I have some kind of weird, Freudian complex that makes me want to wear 
what basically amounts to the adult version of a onesie?


(yes)


Which 11111111111?

I can't choose - somebody help!

No, seriously, or I'll buy them all. I have a bad habit of doing that when I can't choose.


December 17, 2011

Sweater Dresses!

YAY - it's time for sweater dresses!
Some of these are "body-con" which I'm pretty sure is fashion slang for "body conscious" and means not subtly that you (and everybody else) will be literally conscious of your body/every little ripple underneath your dress.
the good ripples and bad ones...

Choose wisely, friends...


First row: Sweater dress by Tulle, Piperlime.com, 54; Lucca Couture Velvet-Trim Sweater Dress, UrbanOutfitters.com, 39.99; East5th® Sweater Dress, Crew Neck Cable Knit, JCPenney.com, 29.99
Second row: Sangria Belted Sweater Dress, Shoulder Zip, JCPenney.com, 34.99; a.n.a® Sweater Dress, Belt, JCPenney.com, 29.99; Chelsea & Violet Sweater Dress, Dillards.com, 118.00 

OMG SHOES

BAM!!!

Charles David "Tracy," Piperlime.com, 69.97 (from 187!)
 

Crop Block

I don't mean that I want to block cropped sweaters, 
I just want to remind you to block your exposed belly button.
'Cuz, you know, it's winter.


Jeans: CJ by Cookie Johnson 'Faith' Straight Leg Stretch Jeans (Visionary Wash), Nordstrom.com, 44.90 (on sale from 196)
Sweaters (clockwise from white one): MNG by Mango® Cropped Crocheted Sweater W2059, JCPenney.com, 22.45; a.n.a® Crew Neck Pullover, Short Sleeve W7142, JCPenney.com, 24.99; 176 Clothing Sweater, Long Sleeve Cable Knit Slouchy Cropped, Macys.com, 29.99 (2-day sale until Dec. 17th!); By Design Crop Nordic Sweater (Juniors), Nordstrom.com, 44; Cable Knit Cropped Sweater, CharlotteRusse.com, 26.99; Tribal cropped sweater, GoJane.com, 34; Gianni Bini "Tegan" Cropped Sweater, Dillards.com, 27.30

December 16, 2011

Native American Ways

Don't know if this is on trend or not, but anyone with a soft place in their heart for earth tones will have no trouble adding this to their wardrobe lickity-split.


All from Forever21.com

Ring: Native Bead Ring, 4.80
Bracelets: Filigree Leaf cuff, 6.80; Pressed Filigree cuff, 6.80
Scarf: Geo Pattern Scarf, 15.80
Poncho: Fair Isle Poncho, 17.80

December 15, 2011

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right - but Two Browns Do

Alas!!!! There is no New York & Company here - how can that be?! 
I lamented by shopping on their website... 
single tear falls slowly down cheek...



Sweater: Chunky Knit Flyaway Sweater with Floral Design, NYandCompany.com, 37.47
Floral top: Floral Flowing Tunic, NYandCompany.com, 42.95
Color block top: Colorblock Tunic Top, NYandCompany.com, $39.95
Military-style blouse: Charmeuse & Knit Belted Tunic, NYandCompany.com, 21.47
Pants: MNG by Mango® Trouser, JCPenney.com, 27.45 (sale!)
Sweats: Streetwear Stretchy Slim Drawstring Pant, NYandCompany.com, 14.97
Boots (top to bottom): BDG Washington Leather Hiking Boot, UrbanOutfitters.com, 69.00; Eurosoft by Sofft® Carrina Suede Booties, JCPenney.com, 69.99

December 14, 2011

Cold Rained In

Not nearly as fun as being snowed in (and "fun" being relative to how much food/water you have....as well as cable), but I do the best I can. There was supposed to be > 2 feet of snow on the ground by now, but alas...not one flake. Anyways, hypothetical: suppose I were snowed in - and wanted to make some sugar cookies -  but Oh No! I don't have any butter - that means I need to go to the store for ingredients - but what should I wear? What should I wear........


Is there a lot here? Sure, but when you need some butter, you need some butter -

Sweater:  Knitted dolman sleeve top, Charcoal, GoJane.com, 36.30
Pants: Alpha khaki slim pants by Dockers, Piperlime.com, 59
Jacket: Shearling coat, GAP.com, 598
Sunglasses: People by Super, Piperlime.com, 163
Belt: Stretch Slash by Vince Camuto, Piperlime.com, 42
Shoes (top to bottom): A/O 7 Eye by Sperry Top-sider, Piperlime.com, 130; Mae by Elizabeth and James, Piperlime.com, 229.99; Rowin by Sam Edelman, Piperlime.com, 159.99
Bangles: MNG by Mango Print bangle, Piperlime.com, 14.95
Bag: American Living Knightly mini cross body, JCPenney.com, 39.99
Necklace: MNG by Mango Khaki bead necklace, Piperlime.com, 24.95

December 13, 2011

Been a Long Time (I shouldnt've left you without a dope outfit to step into...)

Heh heh? You like what I just did there (the title, silly)? Well it only makes sense if you know Aaliyah's song by heart....which anyone who came of age in the 90's does!!! That's a given.

Anyways, it has been a long time. I was asked to make a Xmas list and I listed Old Navy as one of the items; like, literally, all I said was "Old Navy." Those two words, nothing else. That's what I want for Xmas - the entire store.

With that in mind, of course I did some online shopping to see what I actually wanted and it was hard to narrow down because, you know, I will own the whole store come Christmas....but here's one outfit that I would wear if I had all the pieces.


Personally, I'm tempted to layer the vest over the sweater - but that's mainly because I can't choose which one I like better. Black, sheer tights. Stunna!

Old Navy (obviously): Belted jersey dress, 29 (sale!); Faux snakeskin flats, 26.94; Faux shearling vest, 29 (sale); Popcorn knit sweater coat, 40 (sale)
Boots: Meteour - Steven by Steve Madden - Stone, Piperlime.com, 189.50
Bag: 2209 by Street Level, Piperlime.com, 53.99 (sale)
Earrings: (All from Forever21.com, from left to right) Bejeweled flower studs, 4.80; Ridged center earrings, 3.80; Floral teardrop earrings, 5.80

November 14, 2011

Another desktop background creation born out of sheer procrastination. Fun times.


October 23, 2011

Because I'm worth it (TM)(C)(R)

OMG SHOES!


Coach shoes, all at MACYS.com

Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 13, 2011

Front Row Seats

Style.com has been my web browser homepage for a very long time and reminds me everyday of how lame I look and how utterly unattainable high fashion can be. But, remember, while fashion may be expensive, style is free!

Which is why I make high fashion desktop backgrounds (one of my favorite hobbies) (especially when I'm trying to avoid extremely important things...you know, like what you're doing right now;) to feel like I'm actively participating in the world I so desperately eagerly want to join.

Behold.





I can't wait to avoid more and more things so I can bring you more and more of these glorious graphics. Keep your fingers crossed!

October 1, 2011

A(gain)NTM

OMGGGGG!!! I am like an ANTM magnet!!!!! I found another one of my ALL-TIME favorites - Felicia "Fo" Porter. She was so beautiful with her freckles and short hair and complexion and everything!!!! (Actually, when she was voted off the show, that was the last time I watched ANTM....it was that upsetting. Shut up.)

(Tearing up.)

(I said shut. up.)

Here she is modeling for H&M - girl you've come a long way! You show 'em!



While we're on the subject of ANTM. The number #1 picture of ALL TIME from ANTM has to be the Cycle 1 finale pic of Adrianne Curry (who won Cycle 1)
(DUH!!!!!!! LOOK AT THIS PICTURE!!!!!!):

She is modeling jewelry, by the way - a necklace - look veryyyyy closelyyyyyyyy

I found another one. Tonight is my lucky night. I've been browsing literally RANDOMLY for hours and I've come across TWO models from America's Next Top Model. And both were some of my absolute favorite models on the show! This one is Jaslene Gonzalez, who won Cycle 8, modeling an evening gown on NetFashionAvenue.com!

Click the link to see her picture from NetFashionAvenue.com, but I just wanted to post modeling pics of her that I hadn't yet seen - and that are WAY better than the picture from said website.

You Go Girl!


ANTM: Where are they now?
I don't know.
But I found one just a second ago - honestly I don't know if this is an old picture but here's YaYa DeCosta modeling for Venus.com!

You Go Girl!!

September 30, 2011

Aaaahhhh back in the saddle. Feels good. These items are not cheap, but I want them. And that's all that matters.

Okay, so I know it may be hard to see how these different things go together because of the way they're organized in the photo. But if you place the items on your body as shown (hint: choose 1 shirt, not all 4), it will look great. You know how I know? Because I'd wear it.

Case closed.

I really only wanted the shoes, but I have to wear something other than the shoes....legally....


All from Urban Outfitters:
Sessun Robson ankle boot, $329 (whoa)
Stine Goya landscape coat, $595 (for a sweater, DAMN?!?!)
BDG cigarette high-rise black jeans, $58
Clockwise from top left: Silence and Noise long-sleeve silky blouse, $59; BDG flannel boyfriend shirt, $39; Pins and Needles double-layer blouse, $59; Dolce Vita anderson blouse, $109 (pocket change? : / )

September 1, 2011

PAYLESS BREAK!

When I'm bored, I online shop. 
Doesn't matter what time it is, what I have to do, where I have to be, if my boat is sinking - 
ONLINE. SHOPPING.

Today's fruits are below:

New items from Payless' designer collections - which are surprisingly not helping me "pay less" but are still temptilicious.



Women's Lunar Moon Boot, Isabel Toledo for Payless, Payless.com, 69.99 

Women's Ashland Tassel Flat, Lela Rose for Payless, Payless.com, 44.99

Women's Lazer Wedge Shootie, Isabel Toledo for Payless, Payless.com, 59.99

Women's Must Have Tote, Isabel Toledo for Payless, Payless.com, 44.99

July 20, 2011

Festivities

This look kind of reminds me of those sartorial photographs I see on Style.com during some kind of music festival. The photographed celebs or psuedo-celebs look appropriately, but not entirely organically, bohemian/disheveled. And yes, I equate bohemian with disheveled. Generally speaking...


Tee inside jean shirt, which is worn unbuttoned, skinny belt on top of that, bag held at crook of elbow...all day.


Skirt: Free People Striped Slit Maxi Skirt, Piperlime.com, 88
Wedge (top to bottom): BCBGMAXAZRIA Pearson (color: rock), Piperlime.com, 195; Vince Camuto Zeplin, Piperlime.com, 64.99 (sale)
Tees: Love Is Beautiful Tank, Forever21.com, 8.80; Sketched Owl Tee, Forever21.com, 15.90; All Good Things Top, Forever21.com, 15.90
Jean/Chambray Top: Button Up Chambray Shirt, Forever21.com, 19.90
Belt: Native American Leatherette Belt, Forever21.com, 3.80
Earrings: Beach Water Earrings, Forever21.com, 3.80
Bag: BDG Awning Tote, UrbanOutfitters.com, 49

July 15, 2011

In Tip Top Shape

You're turban me on! (Get it? .....haha?)


Even creepy ones that leer at me from a picture.
HOT.

Shirt: Pattern Making Top, Modcloth.com, 24.99
Turban: Urban Turban in Uptown, Modcloth.com, 14.99
Leggings (left to right): Garden Gams Leggings, Modcloth.com, 27.99; Cool Rider leggings, Modcloth.com, 29.99; Rolling on the floral leggings, Modcloth.com, 29.99
Sweater: Ask me about this cardigan, Modcloth.com, 24.99
Boot: Onwards and Upwards boot, Modcloth.com, 49.99
Earrings: Shear style earrings, Modcloth.com, 9.99
Necklace: True visionary necklace, Modcloth.com, 6.99

July 4, 2011

Makin' Some Fireworks

Mission Head Turning is complete....
I was going to add a jacket with this, but odds are that it's hot just about everywhere in the country now....so it just seems excessive. The waistband of the cowl neck tank from Old Navy will no doubt be droopy, you can trust Old Navy for this, but to remedy that I chose a wide belt to go over the waistband after the shirt is draped over the skirt. Lesson: a wide belt can fix just about any problem, from a broken zipper to a muffin top. Remember this, my friends, remember.....

Shirt: Women's Cowl-Neck Jersey Tops (crocodile tears), OldNavy.com, 19.50
Glasses: MNG by Mango® Ischia Sunglasses, JCP.com, 35.92
Shoes: Stylin, NineWest.com, 89
Bag: 7 Chi Heavy Studded Two Pocket Tote, UrbanOutfitters.com, 78
Necklace: Pearl Chain Necklace, CharlotteRusse.com, 12.50
Skirt: Dance with Somebody Skirt, Modcloth.com, 45.99
Belt: Do the Twist Stretch Belt, CharlotteRusse.com, 9.50

June 24, 2011

Travel Bug

It's after midnight and don't really feel like writing a description. Went shopping today and felt like updating you with something from my virtual closet a.k.a. The Internet.

ASOS having Summer Sale right now!

Top: ASOS Spot Print Belted Tunic Shirt, ASOS.com, 31.03 
Pants: Perfect khaki pants (slate), GAP.com, 49.50
Bag: River Island Bamboo Handle Bag, ASOS.com, 43.10
Sandals (top to bottom): ASOS HOLLY Leather High Sandals, ASOS.com, 65.51; ASOS HAZEL T Bar Wedge Sandals, ASOS.com, 60.34; ASOS WHITE WHISPER Leather Wood Sandal, ASOS.com, 82.75
Hats (left to right): Catarzi Stripe Wide Brim Straw Hat, ASOS.com, 67.23; Catarzi Felt Floppy Hat, ASOS.com, 36.20
Sunglasses: Karen Millen Premium Oversized Jewel Arm Sunglasses, ASOS.com, 55.16

June 23, 2011

OMG Shoes

BAM!

ASOS HEADLINE Platform Buckle Sandal, ASOS.com, 65.51 (sale!)


June 11, 2011

Method to the Madness

I don't expect everyone to understand why I chose this bag to go with this outfit. I like it. Do what you want.
See instructions below.
But for the skirt, shirt and belt situation - let me explain. 1) Put on skirt. 2) Place wide belt around top of skirt, about 1-2'' from the skirt's waistband. 3) Put on shirt. 4) Tuck in a partial amount of the shirt into the front of the skirt's waistband (see example), so it shows the belt but hangs loosely/casually over the waistband. Don't tuck in the rest of the shirt (unless you want to...beware bumpy booty). 5) Put on chambray jacket as final touch.

Example:

Don't be too proud to ask for help.

Skirt: Striped Skirt, WetSeal.com, 16.50
Shirt: Just Look Crop Top, WetSeal.com, 10.99 (sale!)
Belt: Leatherette Diamond Belt, Forever21.com, 6.80
Sandals: Braided Details Thong Sandals, Forever21.com, 16.80
Jacket: Chambray Double Breasted Jacket (denim/cream), Forever21.com, 29.90
Bag: Small Tapestry Leatherette Bag, Forever21.com, 24.80

Set the Mood

Can't go wrong with any of these shoe choices...just depends on your mood for the day...

If you have a mood disorder, I suggest carrying all of them in your car. Just to be safe.
Tank: Floral Braided Tank, WetSeal.com, 16.50
Pants: Porkchop Tie Belt Pant, WetSeal.com, 19.50
Sandals (all from WetSeal.com) (clockwise from top left): Stripe Slip On Flat, 7.99 (sale!); Braided Cork Wedge, 15.99 (sale!); Lurex T-Strap Sandal, 7.99 (sale!); Stripe & Bow Flat, 12.80; Canvas and Jute Flat, 7.99 (sale!); Basic T-strap Sandal, 10.50

The CoaTANK - or - The TankOAT

Basically and perhaps unsuccessfully I was trying to convey the convergence of the "coat" and the "tank top" by melding the words together...hence "coaTANK" and "tankOAT." Don't judge.
I'm of the opinion that outerwear, even if it is as useless as the coatank, makes an outfit look significantly more effort-full (don't know the opposite for effortless...) and fashion forward (unless you just look like crap...).
I've noticed the difference a blazer can make to just a tank top and jeans, so I'm sure the power of blazer-type outerwear can expand to any kind of outfit. Try it, and prove me right.

HINT: Tuck tank top into skirt so that belt shows...it'll complete the safari look.
 Okay, all the other stuff helps too....but that coatank - CLUTCH.

Skirt: Belted Pintuck Mini Skirt, WetSeal.com, 15.99
Tank: Leopard Racer Tank, WetSeal.com, 16.50
Coatank: Sleeveless Trench Coat, Forever21.com, 27.80
Necklace: Ganesha Charm Necklace, Forever21.com, 5.80
Sunglasses: F5434 Sunglasses, Forever21.com, 5.80
Sandals: Multi Strap Flip Flop (bronze), WetSeal.com, 7.99 (sale!)
Hat: Wide Brim Hat, Forever21.com, 12.80
Earrings: Tiered Teardrop Earrings, Forever21.com, 5.80

June 10, 2011

Building Blocks

Colorblock patterns (and stripes) are great "background" patterns for the 
introduction of other noisier patterns. 
They're kind of like the crazy cousin of neutrals.


And, in some cases, it just doesn't work.
Take your chances.

Maxi skirt: Colorblock Maxi Skirt, WetSeal.com, 19.50
Tank: Tribal Print Elastic Back Tank, WetSeal.com, 16.50
Wedges: Braided Ankle Wrap Wedge, WetSeal.com, 29.50

OMG Shoes

BAM (x3) !!!


OMG Shoes

BAM!

bebe Sydney Leather Wedge Sandal, bebe.com, 129

May 28, 2011

Lazy Saturday....Or is it??

One of my dirty little secrets is that on days like today, a lazy Saturday, when I haven't done anything at all, if I need to go out and get something--even if it's a quick trip like to CVS or Subway--I make sure I dress as though I've been out tirelessly doing errands all day! You never know who you might run into......I've learned that lesson too many times to count....

Both vests not to be worn at the same time...hopefully that was clear for most people...

Heart symbol courtesy of Meaningofquran.com


Shirt: I 'Heart' Ronson Floral Blouse, JCP.com, 14.40
Vests: Liz Claiborne Leather Vest (Dark brown), JCP.com, 74.25; Liz Claiborne Zipper Pocket Vest, JCP.com, 29.99
Pants: Bisou Bisou® Cargo Pant, JCP.com, 13.20
Shoes: Angelica, NineWest.com, 99
Necklace: Rings On A Ribbon Necklace, CharlotteRusse.com, 10.50
Bag: Voyage Leatherette Shoulder Bag, Forever21.com, 28.80

May 25, 2011

My Duty

I'm trying to help Wal-Mart out, but it's hard sometimes. I can find decent, super cheap shirts and pants/shorts there often, but nothing more than run-of-the-mill stuff that I wear at home or when I'm sweating. Norma Kamali's line at Wal-Mart is pretty decent, although I've never seen anything in stores, only online. I ordered one T-shirt from her line that I'm happy with (note: I ordered an XL thinking it would run small, but it was kind of big and long, so I think the sizes are "true to size" or whatever, and it hasn't shrunk in the wash/dryer so it's still baggy--which I like :). Anywho, I've found a couple of things worth sharing:





A montage:

Montage part deux:
Necklace: Black Bow Tie Choker Necklace, CharlotteRusse.com, 8.50
Earrings: Lauren by Ralph Lauren Earrings, resin stone, Macys.com, 26
Shoes (clockwise from top): Kvoll Zipper-Trim Buttoned Flats, YesStyle.com, 35; Deena & Ozzy Toe Cap Oxford Shoe black, UrbanOutfitters.com, 39.99; Deena & Ozzy Lucite Oxford, UrbanOutfitters.com, 49

May 23, 2011

More Belts, More Problems

Finding this potentially fun dress on NYandCompany.com was easy...picking the perfect belt to go with it?.............well, as you can see...........it wasn't as easy.



Dress: Short Sleeve Floral Chiffon Tiered Dress, NYandCompany.com, 41.96 (sale!)
Belts (all from ASOS.com): ASOS Plaited Boyfriend Belt, 18.47; ASOS Leather Double Wrap Plaited Waist Belt, 22.16; ASOS Floral Bow Belt, 14.77; ASOS PREMIUM Wide Multi Plait Waist Belt, 46.16; River Island Bow Belt, 36.93; ASOS Double Roped Detail Belt, 22.16; ASOS Blurred Floral Skinny Belt, 14.77; Pieces Thomas Plait Slim Jeans Belt, 16.62; Oasis Leather Weave Belt, 46.16; ASOS Bow Skinny Belt, 11.08; ASOS Pink Boyfriend Belt, 14.77; ASOS Lime Boyfriend Belt, 14.77; Oasis Mixed Floral Belt, 36.93; Oasis Skinny Belt, £18.00; ASOS Leather Boyfriend Belt, 36.93

Fun in the Sun

I love jeans (remember I live in the Lone Star State) in whichever form they come, so this indigo jeans-look dress would be so becoming on me anyone me :)


Dress: Ruffle Washed Indigo A-Line Dress, NYandCompany.com, 16.48 (sale!)
Bag: Faux Crocodile Trim Bucket Tote, NYandCompany.com, 39.95
Shoes (top to bottom): Dolce Vita Risa, Piperlime.com, 69.99; Dolce Vita Uma, Piperlime.com, 74.97; Studded Cross Ankle Strap Wood Wedge Sandal (light gray), CharlotteRusse.com, 30
Bracelets: Minicci Silver Rope Bangle Bracelets, NYandCompany.com, 7.99
Earrings (left to right): Minicci Silver & Blue Beaded Hoops, Payless.com, 7.99; Minicci Flower Filigree Earrings, Payless.com, 7.99

May 20, 2011

For another day out and About

You'll need these digs to stay cool, comfortable, and chic while you're carryin' on with what you do best...
 whatever that is...


Tucked in or left out, that top would look good with anything.

Top: MNG by Mango® Woven Lace Top, JCPenney.com, 47.92
Shorts: MNG by Mango® Pleated Shorts, JCPenney.com, 24.95
Earrings: MNG by Mango® 3 Ring Earrings, JCPenney.com, 31.92
Bag: nicole® by Nicole Miller 'Veronica' Tote, JCPenney.com, 48.99
Sandals (from top): Christian Siriano for Payless Topaz Twisted Sandal, Payless.com, 44.99; Lela Rose for Payless Mateos D'Orsay Ankle Strap Flat, Payless.com, 49.99

May 19, 2011

She's Done it Again!

Why, hello doll....


Houston, we are a go.

I really like that necklace shown in the picture with the outfit, but I couldn't find it on JCPenney.com. It's shown with the MNG by Mango cropped cardigan that I liked with the camisole tank top. It's probably a MNG by Mango necklace but woe is me, I can't seem to find it--sorry! The white skirt is a mini, so wax, moisturize, and behave yourself....


Camisole tank top: MNG by Mango® Stripe Cami, JCPenney.com, 19.92
Sweater: MNG by Mango® Cardigan, JCPenney.com, 27.92
Skirt: MNG by Mango® Mini Skirt, JCPenney.com, 27.92
Bracelet: MNG by Mango® Shaky Beads Bracelet, JCPenney.com, 35.92
Sunglasses: MNG by Mango® Ischia Sunglasses, JCPenney.com, 35.92
Belt: Mixit® Floral Ribbon Braided Belt, JCPenney.com, 17.99
Sandals (left to right): Call It Spring® 'Rauer' Sandal, JCPenney.com, 49.99; a.n.a 'Caleb' Sandal, JCPenney.com, 24.99

Is There a Picnic somewhere I Can go to?

Because this would be the best outfit ever! 
Or is there a little kids' soccer game where I can pretend to be a soccer mom on the sidelines? It would be great until all the kids leave with their moms and I'm standing around having to answer the awkward question,
"Sooooooo....which player is yours?"



Tank: MNG by Mango® Chiffon Tank, JCPenney.com, 31.92
Belt: MNG by Mango® Belt Sabana, JCPenney.com, 55.92
Sandal: MNG by Mango® 'Trench' Sandal, JCPenney.com, 55.92
Skirt: MNG by Mango® Skirt, JCPenney.com, 55.92
Bag: a.n.a® 'Megan' Drawstring Tote, JCPenney.com, 39.99 (sale!)
Necklace: MNG by Mango® Turq Teardrop Pendant Necklace, JCPenney.com, 31.92