Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

a quicky check-in

i just wanted to pop in and say hello! long time, eh? i haven't been up to anything too different - just balancing work, friends, and the holidays.

what is exciting? i added a few rebecca taylor pretties to my closet thanks to the amazing nordstrom sale a few weeks ago!
rebecca taylor nordstrom sale finds

Rebecca Taylor ruched dress
$160 -

Abstract Leopard Cami | Rebecca Taylor
$295 -

Rose Garden Tunic | Rebecca Taylor
$150 -

it was one of those days where everything on the rack was in just my size. i ended up taking 4 items into the fitting room and walking out with 3. but because of that, i took a little break from my usual anthropologie excursions. don't worry, i'll be back with more reviews to share and the outfits i haven't had a chance to post.  (which includes wearing the nailhead dress about 5x already! i tell you. my new mantra is "dress with sleeves!")

oh and who is excited about this week's holiday sale action?! i always go out and about today (the wednesday before thanksgiving) instead of black friday as the deals are basically the same and it allows me to avoid all the traffic.

i picked up a cute wear-to-work dress at 40% off from banana republic, and hit up aerie's 40% off for a couple casual tops too.

as i am in my hometown for the holiday there is, unfortunately, no anthropologie to visit for the 50% off. it looks like the online sale is already picked over... did you get a chance to nab anything? even if i was, there isn't too much i have been pining over. in fact, my anthro wish list is the smallest it's been in years:

late november anthro wishlist

Embroidered cardigan
$168 -

Dawn's Break Loungers
$48 -

$128 -

not sure if it is because the new arrivals aren't just up my alley or if it is because there are a few other items that i would love love love to have instead:

late november wish list

Zara cap toe shoes
$90 -

Autumn Flower Tie Dress | Rebecca Taylor
$365 -

Autumn Flower Henley | Rebecca Taylor
$275 -

Jasper Ruby
$118 -

how are you feeling about the anthropologie new arrivals? what's on the top of your holiday wishlist?

until next time,

styling options for the j.crew dusted sequin shift dress

hello there!

i was contacted by C for styling options with this pretty that she picked up last year:
j.crew dusted sequin shift dress, fall 2010

i love a good sequined number, so of course i couldn't wait to get started:

just click any of the pictures to get a close up or product details.

my favorites are #1, #2, #8, and #11. a little more quirky, but still festive and fun. how would you wear it?

until next time,

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

outfit of the day: 11.07.2011

hello there! did you all have a wonderful weekend?

i took advantage (by accident really) of the nordstrom half-yearly sale and scored some fabulous pieces (which i will be debuting over the next few days).

ootd photos to come soon, but until then here is the polyvore of what i wore on monday:

ootd: 11.07.2011

Rebecca Taylor ruched dress
$160 -

2 high heels
$120 -

J Crew j crew jewelry
$45 -

$13 -

Kate Spade post earrings
$58 -

until next time,

a girl can dream

right now i am loving pops of neon, pattern mixing, and oh so girly:

the "uh oh" wish list.

the "uh oh" wish list. by prettycupcake

and because those are unaffordable... i will be content with these:

not so bad, eh?

p.s. does anyone know if this "neon azalea" pencil skirt is really happening? i am trying not to get too excited!

until next time,
J Crew crystal jewelry
$45 -

J Crew crystal jewelry
$45 -

Abstract Leopard Cami | Rebecca Taylor
$295 -

J Crew pencil skirt

Miu Miu glitter heels
$595 -

Miu Miu logo bag
$1,495 -

Kate Spade leather zipper wallet
$75 -

Print Mix Dress | Rebecca Taylor
$380 -

Monday, November 7, 2011

outfit of the day: 08.11.2011

hello! archive time again! (nothing like a burst of summer when the weather turns chilly.)

there is something i love about mixing checks and florals...


sorry about the wrinkles. i had forgotten to take a photo in the morning. :)
ootd: 08.11.2011

J crew
$30 -

J Crew flat shoes
$100 -

Michael Kors Watches gold jewelry
$328 -

Juicy Couture hair accessory
$45 -

until next time,

Thursday, November 3, 2011

who's coming home?

after weeks of fabulous promotions from west elm from rugs to side tables and dining room chairs, this week all lighting is 20% off - including the beloved owl table lamp!

so excited.

he will be the perfect addition in my crafty space. welcome home :)

until next time,

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

j.crew no. 2 pencil skirt in metallic bouclé styling options

hello there! tonight as i was talking to my lovely lawyer friend J, she mentioned that she recently picked up the j.crew no. 2 pencil skirt in metallic bouclé but was unsure what to pair with it for work. of course i love a good outfitting challenge and couldn't resist to share with you too!

let's begin with the most conservative looks, perfect for work.
j.crew metallic boucle pencil skirt styling option #1

J Crew crinkle top, $88
Rag Bone knit jacket, $450
J Crew knee length pencil skirt, $138
Rag & Bone high heel shoes, $495
Marc by Marc Jacobs shoulder handbag, $398
Yves Saint Laurent link jewelry, £510
Kenneth Jay Lane yellow gold earrings, £80

j.crew metallic boucle pencil skirt styling option #2

Diane von Fürstenberg sleeve shirt, $308
J Crew wool skirt, $138
Christian louboutin shoes, $1,995
Mulberry bag, $1,800
White pearl earrings, $48

j.crew metallic boucle pencil skirt styling option #3

Sheer blouse, £135
J Crew long pencil skirt, $138
Ri2k tote handbag, £139
Kenneth Jay Lane amethyst ring, £110
Jamie Wolf yellow gold earrings, $2,250
Steve Madden Black Suede Women's Pammyy, $99
Steve Madden Black Suede Women's Pammyy, $99

who says leopard on leopard isn't okay? i love the double-pairing in this next look.
j.crew metallic boucle pencil skirt styling option #4

Kate Spade leopard blouse, $295
J Crew velvet blazer, $168
J Crew long wool skirt, $138
J.Crew leopard high heels, $360
Juicy Couture clutch handbag, $109
Kate Spade crystal earrings, $98

then, i started to get a little more feminine. you know i can't resist a good floral blouse.

j.crew metallic boucle pencil skirt styling option #5

Rebecca Taylor long sleeve shirt, $215
J Crew pencil skirt, $138
Vera Wang Lavender wedge heels, $295
Miu miu handbag, $1,495
Kate Spade bangle bracelet, $58
Kate Spade bangle bracelet, $58
Kate Spade pearl stud earrings, $48
Kate Spade gold bangle bracelet, $32

another feminine look (with maybe a little too much quirky for the conservative work place, but the shoes could easily be replaced with something more plain)
j.crew metallic boucle pencil skirt styling option #6

Vintage blouse, £195
Wool coat, $70
J Crew long skirt, $138
Miu Miu glitter heels, $595
Miu Miu leather zipper wallet, $400

and i saved the best for last. i love the mix of black and yellow. inspired by the very own j.crew styled look, i wanted to take it to the next level with tons of texture and pattern.
j.crew metallic boucle pencil skirt styling option #7

Viscose shirt, $76
Double breasted coat, $70
J Crew metallic skirt, $138
J Crew metallic skirt, $138
Vivienne Westwood Accessories round toe pumps, $361
Bracelet, $68
Betsey Johnson gold tone earrings, $32

also - J mentioned she was interested in more blouses that had sleeves, so i rounded up a few i think would work with this top as well as others. I also am always in the market for more work-appropriate (i.e. sleeved) blouses.

other blouse options for the j.crew metallic boucle pencil skirt

Tinley Road floral top, $44
J Crew pencil top, $110
J Crew polka dot top, $88
J Crew button shirt, $98
Miss Selfridge floral top, £35
Miss Selfridge peach blouse, £35
J Crew metallic skirt, $138

what would you wear with it?

until next time,