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


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


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


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.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

London Part 1

I'm always blown away by outerwear from Burberry Prorsum. Spring 2012 is no exception. The plum coat was wonderful.Plum is such an unexpected spring color! Long pleated skirts in a variety of colors were also shown. Dresses had tight bodices and pleats that echoed the skirts and coats.The Erdem collection had a very mature print that was done youthfully. I loved the contrast. A look with a wise white shirt and playful hot shorts was one of my favorites.Pretty pleats upped the femininity in this ladylike collection.Jonathan Saunders was interesting. There were lady like vintage inspired pieces and easy beachy looks. The print were modern and youthful. David Koma's girl is really cool. She's the kind of girl that you admire and are intimidated by.The dresses were so hip. There was fringe and very well done appliques.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Pink and Blue

Not a lot of photos for today because my camera died as I was taking them. I wore this outfit to go look at colleges. Sweater- Forever 21,Skirt- Thrift,Tights- We Love Colors,Blouse- WalMart,Shoes- Payless, Bag- Marc by Marc Jacobs
I got these boots last week. I've been looking for some brown boots for a while. I wanted really simple boots and I found them. They are going to be so great for fall and winter.

Friday, November 4, 2011


I wore this to go downtown. It was fall-ish out so I wore a warm dress and scarf. Dress- Vintage,Bag- Marc by Marc Jacobs,Shoes- Payless, Tights- We Love Colors, Scarf-thrift,Jacket- H&M
I love the waist detail on the dress, it's what attracted me to the dress after the velvet. This dress fits really well and is so great for fall and winter. I like that it isn't as formal as you expect a velvet dress to be.

The light was so weird today. I really need to learn to use the manual setting on my camera better.

This bag is my mom's. I love it. It has a great shape and it smells like leather.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


So the October clothing challenge is over. It's time to see how we did. Make sure you check out
I fly a starship , and la boutique verte to see how they did.

What did you wear the most?
I wore the crochet dress and leopard shoes the most. It turns out that my leopard shoes are uncomfortable for long periods of time. I have a new love for my crochet dress its a great basic with a bit of sass. I also wore my studded shoes a bit but there aren't many photos because they were mostly worn at night when it's too dark for me to take photos.
The least?
I wore my ankle boots once because I still don't know what to wear with ankle boots. I only wore my pencil skirt once. I'm not sure why I only wore that once.
Not at all?
I wore them all at least once!
For lesser worn pieces what will you do to get more wear out of them in the future?
I think I'll pair my ankle boots with my cropped pants. And I just need to figure out how to wear a pencil skirt without looking too secretarial.
After the challenge is there anything you realize doesn't work in your wardrobe? Can you fix that?
I think all the pieces work in my wardrobe. I was worried about the long hem on the DVF dress but I like it.