Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas

This is what I wore on Christmas. The top half of my outfit is gifts. I love to get a bit more fancy on holidays.Hat- Hats in the Belfry, Jacket- H&m,Shirt, New York and Company, Skirt- Thrift, Shoes- Off BroadwayI hope everyone had a great holiday. I know I did.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Update

I haven't really posted in a while. I've been a mix of busy and not busy. I've been working and spending a ton of time on college applications. I have also been embroidering the skirt of this dress with seahorses and fish.

I'm excited that undersea stuff will be on trend in spring. Maybe I can a cool print like the one in this Mary Katrantzou dress and make a cool skirt or cropped pants.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Mixing

I wore this to go to the pet store and pick up dinner. Sweater- New York and Company, Shirt- Rave, Skirt- thrift, Tights-Target, Shoes- Urban Outfittters

These shoes are the closest thing I have to sneakers. I love that they look like saddle shoes.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Holiday Dresses

I don't think kids should have all the fun during the holiday season. Kids get to dress up and then when we turn into adults we don't take holiday dressing as seriously. I'm perpetually overdressed. Holidays are no exception. Here are some dresses that won't get you sent to the kids table.
I like to eat my weight in food at family functions. At Thanksgiving, the family member next to me unzipped her pants right at the table! Empire waists are wonderful because you can eat as much as you want and you will never need to unzip your pants. I like this
dress because of the unusual color.
This dress has great details. I love the pleated sleeve. The color is amazing.
Red velvet at Christmas is great because it is like Santa's suit. I love the bow on this dress.
Sometimes your extended family doesn't really talk to you so you may read a book. This
dress looks really comfortable therefore, it is great for reading.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Feather Guide

Today's gift guide is for the girl who thought "I'm like a bird" was about the need to be covered in feathers at all times.
I don't want to be hyperbolic but these Jimmy Choo's are the greatest shoes ever. There's something about purple and blue that looks wonderful. And the feathers have rhinestones! They would look great with anything.
Feather prints are great way to incorporate the fun of feathers without the fear of molting. I love the 70s secretary vibe of this Rachel Roy blouse.
This BHLDN skirt looks so fun to prance around in.I'd pair it with a smart blazer. It also comes in black. A dramatic jacket would look wonderful with jeans. If you want to be noticed the Roksanda Ilincic jacket is just the thing.
What do you think about feathers?

Monday, December 5, 2011

Adore Me Review

I received a lingerie set from Adore Me to review. When you sign up for Adore Me you get to take a fun style quiz. It's about ten questions and you pick the photos that describe your style the best. My showroom had a lot of variety; there were playful sets and some sexy sets. In addition to pairing you with lingerie, they also pick some slips,babydolls and stockings. If you don't like what is in the showroom you can always take the quiz again. I was deciding between this set and the one I picked. I loved the light color in this. This is my set. I didn't have any black underwear before this so it fills a void. It is super comfortable.The bra doesn't have a lot of padding. I like that because I don't need to be pushed up all the time. My favorite part is the hint of lace on top. I think it will be a great bra to wear any time and under sheer and semi sheer blouses.The underwear is different from my usual printed cotton pairs. The lace makes me feel girly and confident. I don't usually wear thongs but this one feels amazing.
Shipping was fast. I ordered Saturday night and received my package Wednesday.So it took 5 days. I loved the pink tissue paper in the packaging.
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Friday, December 2, 2011

Lack of Color

I wore this to run some errands. I picked up some cookbooks at the library because I can't cook. Dress and bracelet-Vintage,Boots-Payless,Sunglasses-Marc By Marc Jacobs, Sweater and belt- New York and Company I picked up the belt and sweater on Black Friday. I saw my old science teacher and he told me that this outfit is less colorful than normal.

I wish I had a good crinoline to wear under dresses to make the shape look better but having no crinoline make the taffeta a bit more casual.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Magpie Gift Guide

I love anything covered in sparkles and sequins. Today's gift guide is your guide to the best stuff that will make you or someone else a travelling disco ball. Sparkly shoes are an awesome way to add some shine if you are a bit shy. I know the glitter Miu Miu shoe is everywhere but they are the perfect glitter shoe. My favorite part is the slightly inward sloping heel;its the detail that makes just right. A sequin sweatshirt says, " I may be watching Toddlers and Tiaras but I'm still fabulous and warm." It's a sweatshirt I'd let others see. I adore sequun shorts and this looks like a nice pair. They even have pockets! Maybe I'm listening to too much ABBA at the moment but I love the disco goddess these purple ALDO shoes give off.
Are you wishing for sequins this holiday season?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Pop

I wore this to have dinner the day before Thanksgiving. Tank- Old Navy,Jacket- Made by Me, Tights- Target, Shoes- Eternity Shoes
I love these shoes. They make me feel tall and they have such a wonderful color.

I kept most of the outfit simple to let the shoes really pop.

I really like the details on the inside of my jacket.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Shoe Saturday

Patterned shoes are great way to add some spice to any outfit. I love these Missoni heels. They are a little bit like the shoes an eccentric aunt or Ms. Frizzle would wear. There are so many colors and the heel is a very sensible height. I love a good wedge and a great rose print; this shoe has both.They aren't completely patterned but these DVF mules look so sophisticated and you can detach the ribbon. I love the unconventional shape paired with the professional pattern.This shoe is really cool.
Which patterned pair is your favorite?

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Embellished Tanks

My wardrobe has holes. The holes are separates. I have some skirts and jackets and cardigans; I lack shirts. I have a few tees but not too many real shirts. My plan is to sew some. I really like to wear sleeveless shirts and dresses because they work year round. In the winter they are easily paired with jackets and sweaters without getting bunchy sleeves. While making good basic tops is part of the plan, I think that some embellished tanks would add some interest.I love the the sheen from the Sass & Bide and Dolce & Gabbana looks. I love the pairing of rhinestones and lace too. I love the silk circles on my DVF dress so I think a tank like that would be great. If I made one like that I'd also make one in black and white.
Beaded shells are amazing. They look a bit costumey on hangers but they look wonderful on. This one is vintage from etsy. I found this amazing fabric that would make a wonderful update of the beaded shell.
Everyone knows that I adore feathers. I love thisAnn Taylor top. It would look awesome paired with a pencil skirt or even jeans.
Whats on your wish list?
I'm taking a Thanksgiving blog break. I'll be back the 26th with a new Shoe Saturday

Friday, November 18, 2011

London Part 2

This is my last post about London.Mary Katranzou experimented with the idea of man versus nature. This is really evident in the pieces where flowers are paired with sheen. I love that Katranzou doesn't just put prints on dresses; the prints help shape silhouette. My favorite part was a series of coral reef dresses. Peter Pilotto had an underwater theme. The prints were manipulated very well. The front zippers gave the dresses a scuba feel. I liked the subtle glitter accents in the Sass & Bide collection. My favorite pieces were the embellished tanks.
What collections are your favorites?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

4 years

I wore this to work on some college stuff. I've been blogging for 4 years now. Isn't that crazy? This blog has changed a lot and its going to change a bit more. I'm doing less outfit post and more writing because I don't go out much anymore. I am trying to work my camera better.Sweater- New York and Company,Skirt- Made by me, Tee and Tights- Target, Shoes- Payless, Ring- vintageI picked up this ring on Saturday and I love it. It's the right mix of dainty and obnoxious.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Denim

I wore this a few days ago to see a talent show. It's an outfit featuring pants! Blazer and scarf-Thrift,Shoes- Off Broadway,Shirt- Rave, Jeans- American Eagle,Bracelet- gift, Ring- Forever 21 I wore jeans because it was a bit rainy. I mostly wanted to wear these shoes and sometimes they look odd with tights.I love the print mixing. I think that's what keeps this jeans look from being boring. A friend actually found me because she recognized my bright jacket.The scarf has a really neat print that I want to showcase more next time I wear it.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

My style decade

This week's IFB project is about our favorite style decade. My favorite decade to wear is the 1950s. I love the feeling of swishing around in a big full skirt. It was also a fun decade for accesories: sweater guards,shoe clips and brooches!
This is a really old outfit but it includes my favorite 50s dress. It is so lovely with floral chiffon. I do need to wear it more. Today I'm going to my favorite vintage store maybe I'll be back with more 50s clothes.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Driving

I wore this to go driving and grab some lunch. I really like the combo of the dainty pink skirt and the leopard print. Dress(worn as top)- Forever 21,Skirt-New York and Company,Tights- no clue,Shoes- Old Navy, Jacket and bag- Marc Jacobs I love this jacket. My stepdad got it for me my freshman year of high school. It was my first real piece of designer clothing. It has a great color and it is so velvety. It has some faded spots but I still wear it a lot in the fall.


I can't wait to wear this skirt more in the spring.