Saturday, September 29, 2012

Pink Pleats

Pink Stripes dress, Jessica Simpson heals, Styles clutch ($16)

Nothing catches my eye more than a hot pink dress. I spotted this dress a few weeks ago, but didn't get it because I didn't know where I'd where it to. However, I kept wishing I had bought it! I decided to give into temptation and buy it (fortunately they still had it). And to top it all off, I found an occasion to wear it to- my friend's birthday party! The night included a party bus, belly dancers, and karaoke. How could that not be fun?!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Fun Friday Favorite

As you may of realized, I have a lot of "favorite" things. So I decided to make one day out of the week dedicated to my favorite thing at the time.

Starting here: a leopard, modest cut dress. The cut is so sweet but the print makes it so much more fun and wild! Pair it with some super tall pumps and I think I have found my next going-out outfit. :)

Animal Skater Dress

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

My Favorite Online Shopping

I have a serious problem with online shopping. I cannot help it! Even if I am not buying anything, I just sit with my computer and look at the latest and greatest. I think it might have progressed into an obsession over this last year. More nights than I like to admit, I stay up late into the night with my eyes glued on my computer. Here are some of my favorite sights to shop online. Enjoy the long hours being glued to these websites. :)

Brandy Melville

Nasty Gal

Topshop USA


I also like to shop online at more popular stores like Urban OutfittersFree PeopleH&MForever 21, and Victoria's Secret.

Here are new sights I am currently trying out to see if I like:
Miss KL

Karma Loop


Start shopping!!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Celeb Looks I Love

{my personal favorite outfit, I love everything about it!}

Fashion inspiration can come from anywhere: the newest trends, your grandma's closet, an unique restaurant, and most common, celebrities! Here are some celebrity looks that are inspiring me right now.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Rule Breaker

Anthropologie dress, Forever 21 sweater, unknown belt, BCBG sandals, Apricot Lane earrings 

We've all heard it before: "Don't wear white after labor day." What do I say to that? There are no rules when it comes to fashion! It's all about being yourself, expressing your own style, and forgetting about the "social norms" of fashion. So of course I break that silly rule by wearing this classic dress to school. This dress also gives the double opportunity to have less compliments than others because of the length, but I don't care. I love the modest length in this timeless dress. And besides if I like it, that's all that matters! 

Moral of the story: dress for yourself, not your peers! 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Highlights

What would I give to go to a professional fashion show? Anything! It's one item on my bucket list that I hope to do again and again and again. As most of you probably know, the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Show was this month and it was as fierce as ever! Even though I wasn't there sitting in the front row as it happens in my dreams, every fashionista loves a quality fashion show! Here are some of my personal highlights from the show, and comment on what you thought of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
FYI: this is for Spring 2013!

{The texture is what draws me in on this dress} 

{What says spring more than bright colors?!}

{could you imagine the pressure??} 


{Love the touch of red}

{backless tops are my favorite}

{something I could see wearing in my everyday life}

{love the combination}

Monday, September 17, 2012

My Favorite Fall Colors

With fall almost here (this being the official last week of summer! I know I'm still in shock too), I am beginning to slowly move my tank tops to the back of my closet and my light sweaters forward. It is fun to wear the colors of each season. For fall, my favorite colors to wear are burgundy, deep reds, and oranges. What are your favorite fall colors?

{Red Channel purse}

Orange Fashion by J Crew Fall 2011 Lookbook of Fashion and accessories by J. Crew

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Bits and Pieces

{Yummy dinner that hit the spot at The Village}

Sorry for not posting lately! I have been swamped with with so many different activities and commitments, not to mention being sick also! It was a very stressful, hard week/ weekend and I hope to get better soon. However, there are always reasons to still smile. Here are a few things making me smile:

{my puppy, Riley, never ceases to always make me feel loved} 

{Addicted to this Hot Cocoa during cold weather} 

{Adorable Hearts in my Chai Tea Latte} 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Elastic Hair Ties

We've all seen those stretchy elastic hair ties that everyone seems to be wearing recently. They're cute and don't give you creases in your hair, but what's up with the price?! I was in Free People the other day and four hair ties were $10. Why waste that precious money for a piece of fabric? Okay you know what's coming next....DIY! 

What you'll need:

  • elastic material (comes with enough to make tons of hair ties!) 
  • scissors
  • ruler or some tool to measure with (optional)
1. Measure about 7 1/2 inches (depending on the thickness of your hair it may be more or less) or estimate on the elastic material

2. Cut the material

3. Tie a knot at the end of the strand of material

*Tip: Make a headband to keep those wispies or bangs from flying in your face. Sometimes I like to rhinestone them also or add a cute bead to the hair-tie to bedazzle it. Get creative! :)

Monday, September 10, 2012

Quotes Book

As stated in my very first post, one of my summer goals was to make a quotes book. I'm hoping to include tons of quotes, little stories, or passages that move me. I got this idea from the movie A Walk to Rememberwhen Jamie Sullivan talks about a book full of quotes that her mother liked and passed down to her. I want to build up this book and then pass it down to my children and their children and so on; also I hope that they keep the book alive by writing quotes that they like. How neat would have been if I had something like this from my great-grandparents?  

P.S. I am trying to find a better title for my quotes book. Any suggestions readers?! Just leave them on the comments section :) 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

50 Shades of Grey

everything from Urban Outfitters! 

It's so much fun to rock printed jeans! There's nothing like being confident and wearing something different. Safe is boring! It takes a more daring person to pull off printed jeans and people respect that.  I usually pair them with a solid shirt and sometimes I'll wear a colored scarf similar to the color of the printed jeans to balance out the patterns.

Take a risk and stand out!