Friday, December 24, 2010

Links a la Mode

Happy Holidays! I was selected to be a part of this week's Links A la Mode.

links a la mode

Flash Forward

Edited by: Holier than Now

With mere days left in 2010, it's time to make that *other* holiday list and check it twice. Continuing last week's countdown to a beautiful new year, our favorite bloggers create a veritable "gift list" of tips, suggestions, and inspiration. In those lazy days before work and school start up again, peruse ways to end the holidays on a charitable note, own your own greatness, own less stuff, make more money, and build a better blog. It's enough to make you put down your hot chocolate and get started on 2011 already!

Links à la Mode: December 23rd


Shopbop Boutiques: Temperley London, Kiki, Dsquared2, LIM, BINNS, Thakoon, Ports 1961, Ellery, Preen, Benz

Have a wonderful holiday. I still have to finish making all of my Christmas presents.This is going to be my last post until 2011.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Wardrobe Staples

When I think of magazine articles that talk about wardrobe staples the suggestions are usually the same: blazer, a good trouser, trench coat. My wardrobe staples are a bit different. When I think of wardrobe staples I think of things that are worn a lot for many occasions and can be dressed up and down. My wardrobe staples are:
1.) BLACK MARY JANES- Yes, they are possibly one of the most boring shoe choices but since they are flat I can walk long distances in them with out foot pain and the constant fear of falling over. Since they are black they go with everything.

2 BAD ASS JACKET- What is a bad ass jacket? It's a jacket that makes you feel cool and confident every time you put it on. My Marc Jacobs jacket is that for me. Purple Velvet has the tendency to be Prince-like but this one isn't and it has stripes. It goes with everything.

3 LEOPARD DRESS This one is probably the most different from magazine suggestions because they would say leopard print is a trendy item. I whole heatedly disagree! You can never have too much leopard. I love this H&M dress because it can be dressed up or down. I bought it for my school's homecoming dance. I wear a lot more than I thought I would when I got it; when I don't know what to wear I throw this on.

4 RED LIPSTICK I hardly wear makeup but when I do I wear red lipstick. It makes me feel pulled together. I use Urban Decay's lipstick in Revolution because the color lasts a long time and the the packaging is good. It also smells pretty good.

5 BLACK TIGHTS If you read this blog, you should know that I love tights. I have a few pair of fleece lined black tights and they are possibly the greatest thing ever. They are so warm and a total life saver when you insist on wearing miniskirts through out the winter. And you can wear them under a more colorful pair and stay extra warm.

What are your wardrobe staples?

Friday, December 10, 2010

Holiday Dresses

Holidays for me are usually a quiet family thing. But do use it as an excuse to get extra fancy. Last year, I wore my Diane Von Furstenburg dress(its at the bottom of that page). I don't think any dress can top it.I'm probably going to make a dress but here are some online dresses I think are good holiday dresses. Even if your entire family is wearing jeans, it is still fun to dress up.
I love Anthropologie. I've never bought anything there but, every time I go in the store I just want to live in it for a while.This dress is so sweet. A full skirt looks great on a lot of people. Since it is a neutral you can really go crazy with the styling, colored tights, statement jewelry and maybe big hair. $288

I love the drapeyness of this dress. It's a knit so it will feel like a sweatshirt. Grey is a great color for any occasion and this dress can be worn again. $47.99

This dress is super retro. Pencil dresses are one of the greatest things. They can give you instant confidence. I think this dress looks great in green. $148

I really love the scallop hem on this one. It also has some glitter on it. $134.99

This dress looks like separates. I love the big bow.This a dress that you can wear anywhere.$140