Monday, January 28, 2013

High Bun and Pearls

Clearly I'm obsessed with high buns, I haven't quite perfected them yet, but I've been trying different variations.  My hair is so long that it's actually difficult.  But it's the perfect hairstyle for when I just don't have enough time to do anything with my ridiculously long tresses.

I got this sweater at the thrift store! I thought it was a pretty good find, it's cashmere and has pearl buttons down the shoulder.  Unfortunately I didn't get a shot of that part, but it's really cute.  So I paired it with my multiple strand pearl necklace that I made with 3-4 pearl necklaces and ribbon. {Kind of like this}  

Friday, January 25, 2013

Silver Pave Chain Link Bracelet

I have been lusting over a pave chain link bracelet for months! The J. Crew version just leaves me drooling! But I certainly can not afford to spend $125 on a bracelet! I finally came across a silver one on Groopdealz.  I'm loving the silver because I already have a gold chain link bracelet {Seen here} and I really wanted more silver to go with my new Michael Kors watch I got for Christmas {here}.  It's only $24.99 {Plus FREE Shipping} the sale is only 2 days, So hurry before they are sold out!!!

*I do not own this image, it was copied from groopdealz website*

Thursday, January 24, 2013

A little Chambray goes a long way...

I got another {lighter in color}chambray top for Christmas.  I get so much wear out of my other one {seen here, here and here} that I didn't think having 2 was so crazy.  I just love it paired with leggings.  I wish I could wear leggings daily! They are my equivalent to sweatpants.

This is definitely a go-to outfit for me.  When I need to pack something for a quick over night trip, or throw something on for an impromptu lunch with girlfriends.

 Top-American Eagle {Similar} // Scarf-Christmas gift from Trey // Bow-Icing {Similar} // Boots-Breckelles.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Striped Dress/Fur Vest

I love this fur vest! It was a great purchase because I wear it constantly! Seen here and here. I've worn it so many other times, I just didn't get pics.  I'm really bad at remembering to take pics of my outfits! 

Dress-Forever 21 {Similar here} // Fur Vest-Ebay, October 2012 // Boots-Baker's Bradford, August 2011 // Necklace-Thrifted.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

NYE in D.C.

We traveled to Washington DC to visit my sister and her boyfriend for New Years.  While we were there we headed over to the National Harbor to have dinner and check out the Gaylord and their gorgeous Christmas Decorations.  {A little late for Christmas posts, I know, but I have been so busy that I haven't had time to upload them!}

I'm not sure why I look like a geisha in all these pics, my face looked so white!! 
Trey breaking it down, like always.
All the girls :)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Casino Night!

I took Trey to Cleveland's new Horseshoe Casino for his Birthday present.  We got a hotel and just had a nice little weekend getaway.  Gambling isn't really my thing, I always tell Trey "I like my money right where I can see it, hanging in my closet", a Carrie quote from SATC but it's very true, for the $100 or so that I'd take to the casino, I'd much rather just take it shopping.  But Trey loves gambling, and he's surprisingly good at it {if only he knew when to stop-that's key!} so it was nice to do something that he enjoys for a night.

 Pearl-F21 // Bow-Kate Spade // Chainlink-Groopdealz // Watch-Kenneth Cole // Ring-Henri Daussi
Necklace-Ebay {Similar here}
 Jeans-H&M, December 2012 // Peplum Top-Express, November 2012 // Blazer-Random boutique in NYC // Shoes-Aldo {about 3 years old} Similar style Here.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Hunter Rain Boots

I have been lusting over Hunters for quite some time now, my biggest obstacle keeping me from buying them was the color. I love every single color! When it would come time to pick a color and pull the trigger on purchasing, I'd back out and just close the tab to give myself more time to deliberate.  When my cousin alerted me of this metallic grey color on sale for $79, I jumped at the offer and just got them! I wasn't sure how I felt about them at first, I still think I want a color, like the original green color, or a staple like black, or maybe something trendy like the mint or merlot, but for now, I'm happy with my choice {and the fact that they were on sale!}.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Pastels and Polka dots

 Outfit Details: Mint collared shirt-Forever 21 {Similar in pink} // Polka Dot sweater-Thrifted {originally from Target} // Jeans-Express // Belt-Target // Boots-Break 3, Barefeet shoes.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Wedding Crazy!!

I haven't been updating my blog or taking any outfit pics lately because I've been going crazy with this wedding planning.  I've got Up-lighting and Honeymoons on the has officially taken a backseat in my life. {Gasps!} For those of you who know me, shocking I know...and now I'm really starting to regret all those September, October, November and December purchases I've made :-/  I could have probably paid for the up-lighting by now...Oh well, I'll figure out a way to afford it all, I always do :)

 Excellence, Riviera Cancun, we might go here. 
 The amazing company {Rock the House} who I want to do my up-lighting, they do phenomenal work!
*I do not own these photos*

Monday, January 14, 2013

A Dash of Sparkle

 I finally got around to wearing the necklace I made, last seen here.
I love pairing tanks over dress shirts to give them that sweater vest look.
 Dress shirt-Limited // Tank-Express, November 2012 // Pants-Victoria's Secret, Kitten Flare-On Sale Now!!!.
Pearl-Forever 21, Chainlink-Groopdealz-FREE {Seen here} Bow Bangle-Kate Spade, Anniversary gift from Trey :)

Friday, January 11, 2013

Rhinestone Collar necklace/Striped Dress

I am in love with this striped dress. {Last seen here}  It's such a versatile piece and I have been able to wear it so many different ways.  This time with a black tee over top and a homemade rhinestone collar necklace {I literally just cut the collar off a dress shirt and bedazzled it myself}

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Holiday Hair

I attended a holiday party at my bosses house and thought my hair bow turned out really cute.  The red in my hair is fading so much, but I sort of like how my old blonde highlights are coming back through, creating a blonde and red mix.  

 Outfit Details: Peplum Top-Express, November 2012 {Smiliar here} // Skirt-Tobi, November 2012 {Seen here} // Fur Jacket-Charlotte Russe, December 2007 // Bracelets- Forever 21, Kate Spade // Watch-Kenneth Cole.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Liebster Award!!!

Hello Fashionistas!!

I have been slacking for weeks and never wrote up my Leibster award blog post! So, {drum roll please} it’s finally here! I want to thank the awesome Kiki at Glammed by Tarin for nominating me! I feel so blessed to be getting recognition on my little silly blog, but THANK YOU =)

A Liebster award is given to up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers. I am so thrilled to have been nominated!

If you’ve been nominated, here are the rules if you choose to accept the award:

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.

2. Link back to the blogger who awarded you.

3. Copy & Paste the award to your blog.

4. Nominate 11 blogs to receive the award.

5. Inform them of their nomination by leaving comment on their blog.

6. Each person must post 11 things about themselves

7. They must answer the questions that the nominator set for them plus create 11 questions for the others that they nominate

11 things about me

1.)  I am the middle of 3 girls.

2.) We I like to compare us to the Kardashian sisters, and of course, I’m Kim.

3.) I’m getting married 9/1/13

4.) I shop, or at least try to shop every day.

5.) I do not have the budget to shop every day. =(

6.) My favorite store is Forever 21 {I can get the most out of my small shopping budget}

7.) Pinterest, is a sick, sick obsession of mine, when I’m not at work, I’m on my kindle fire, pinning away for hours upon hours.

8.) I love food, but I’m a terrible cook.

9.) My signature scent is Gucci Guilty.

10.) The most expensive purchase I’ve made to date is my wedding dress.

11.) Although argued by most of my friends and family, I think owning over 100 pairs of shoes is perfectly normal. {I’m sure most of you would take my side on that one!}

The Questions asked by my nominator
1.) What is your favorite thing about blogging and why? 
It’s like my own personal outfit journal, I used to write down what I wore every day for school since the 4th grade {no joke} into freshman year of college, so this is a way to document my outfits with the world.  And I never feel sad when I “wasted” and outfit on an un-eventful day, b/c all of you got to see it! Lol 

2.) What does your Go-To look consist of? 
Jeans, a colored tee, scarf and boots (or sandals or wedges in the summer time) That’s pretty much my go-to outfit when my brain is turned off and my kindle fire is dead {so I can’t surf pinterest real quick} it’s simple, comfy, and looks somewhat put together. 

3.) What is your favorite quote? I have a few:
     I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together." 

  "Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."

"Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world."
-Marilyn Monroe was a great philosopher.

4.) If you could change one thing about your life what would it be and why? 
Not a single thing! I believe every single thing I’ve done right, and wrong have put me exactly where I am right now.  And I am pretty damn happy right now, I don’t think my life could be anymore perfect. 

5.) What’s your favorite dessert? Gotta go with cheese cake

6.) Where do you see yourself ten years from now?  
Oh lordy! 38, I haven’t quite thought that far into my future, I remember thinking about where I’d be at 30 and that was scary! I just want to live in the moment and not think too far ahead. 

7.) What’s your favorite thing to do on Saturdays? 
Relax, lay in bed with Trey catching up on TV, shopping and checking out the local thrift store. 

8.) What’s your favorite TV show? Sex and the City-Yesterday, today and tomorrow. 

9.) Describe your dream vacation? Overwater bungalow in Tahiti, just me and Trey

10.) Who is your role model? 
 I’m gonna go with Fashion Role Model-Carrie Bradshaw {I know she’s not real, but I just love her}  

11.) If money was no object, what one thing would you buy for another person and why? 
 giant house for my parents, they’ve always taken care of me, I’d like to give back and take care of them.

Questions for my Nominees
Why did you decide to start blogging?
What is something cool about the town you’re from or the town you live in? {I say ‘town’ because I’m from a tiny little hick town, it’s not second nature for me to say ‘City’}
Who is your favorite fashion Icon?
Do you have any big plans for 2013?
Where is the most amazing place you’ve ever visited?
If you didn’t have to work and money was no issue, what would you do with your time?
What article of clothing will you never part with?
What is your favorite date night idea?
What was your most expensive shopping purchase?  Did you suffer buyers remorse? {that’s a two part question}
What is your favorite movie of all time?
Has blogging changed your outlook on fashion? And has it changed your style at all? 

My Nominees

Rita-Coast with me           

Caitlin & Christie-From the Heart

Check out all these ladies' fabulous blogs!! and Thanks again Kiki!