Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Year's Eve dresses

How was everyone's holiday? It's so hard to get back into the groove sometimes. I'm not sure what I'm wearing for New Year's Eve but I know it will probably be sparkly. Let's look at some party dresses.
This dress is pretty great. It's not over the top sparkle but I love the details on the sleeves.
I love that this dress has designs with the sequins. I also love the sleeves since I'm normally very cold. It looks so nice I can't believe its from Forever 21.
This dress is also from Forever 21. It's very low key. I like the organza inserts.
I love the details on this Oscar de la Renta dress.

Thursday, December 18, 2014


I wore this to a steakhouse and to my friend's house for cookie baking. My friend's little sister visited me at work earlier in the day and was really sad that I wasn't going to bake cookies with her so after our date my boyfriend took me over so we could bake cookies with her.
I got this dress for $20 on black Friday. It was originally 70. I really like it. My mom got a short sleeved blue one. I think it would be a total knockout with a  red lip.

Christmas decorations make detail shots much easier.
Dress- JcPenney (exact, cap sleeve version), Tights (similar), Necklace-Amazon (similar), Bag- Kate Spade (similar), Shoes- Irregular Choice (similar), Ring- Forever 21 (similar)
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014


I went on a double date to the science center  followed by the Christmas lights on 34th street. I haven't been since I was in elementary school. It's changed a lot but it's a lot cooler than I remember. I really had fun. Most of the museum is hands-on stuff like a giant tug of war and a bed of nails.
This was in the space room. Your could build a mars rover and this was picture yourself in space and you jumped and it would take a picture. My boyfriend tried to do it together but one of us was always blinking.
This was the bed of nails. It was really cool.
Shirt- Old Navy (similar), Skirt- Express (similar), Tights (similar)
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Thursday, December 11, 2014


I wore this to my last final. I've only gotten one grade back and I got a 99% in my accounting class. I wanted to wear something cute and comfy to take my last test.

Shirt- Forever 21, Skirt- New York and Company (similar), Coat- thrift (similar), Tights (similar), Shoes- Payless (similar), Necklace- Amazon (similar)
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014


I wore this to school and then I grabbed lunch with my mom and grandmom. I got a smores cheesecake and it was really good.
I have finals this week. I'm so excited for this semester to be over.
I tried a cat-eye with blue gel eyeliner. I think it looks pretty cool.
Top- H&M (similar), Skirt- New York and Company (similar), Bag- Kate Spade (similar), Bracelet- Loft (similar), Tights- Target (similar), Shoes- Charming Charlie's (similar), Blazer- Loft (similar)
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Saturday, December 6, 2014


Around Christmastime I always start to think about cozy pjs. I'm constantly cold so i have fuzzy socks, cozy pants and a warm robe.

These pants are from Aerie. They are flannel and they have a cute little penguin couple. These pants also come in different lengths and that's pretty cool.

These macaroon pj's are so girly and fun.

This leopard robe looks so cozy. It is my favorite thing in this post.
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Monday, December 1, 2014


I wore this on Thanksgiving.I wanted something simple because Thanksgiving is always pretty casual.
I did my black friday shopping. I didn't get too much this year but I feel like I got good stuff. I couldn't find a pair of pants that fit but I got a nice skirt. All of my real Christmas shopping is done and everyone else is probably getting some homemade candy. As for cyber Monday I might get myself a small Mood gift card because they are 15% off and that's my go-to online fabric store.
I got the shirt from Talbot's with my mom I told her she was too young to shop there but they had a shirt with little dogs on it and I couldn't resist.
Dress- Thrift (similar), Shirt- Talbot's (similar), Bag- Kate Spade (similar), Tights- Target (similar), Shoes- Charming Charlie's (similar)
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014


I wore this to school last week. I really like the fringe skirt with the boots but I'm not sure about the black tights with brown boots.
I made my first Etsy sale last week. It was really exciting. I think now that I've passed the first sale mark people will be more willing to purchase from me. I'm going to use my Thanksgiving break to update my shop with new pictures and maybe new items and work on descriptions.

This week my friends and I did a potluck. I made cornbread and andouille sausage stuffing. I used Emeril's recipe. It was soo good. I did cheat and use the pre-crumbled cornbread stuffing mix but it was fantastic. I'm really happy I have some leftovers.
Shirt- Loft (similar), Sweater- J. Crew (similar), Skirt- Charlotte Russe (similar), Tights- Target (similar), Shoes- Payless (similar), Ring- Charming Charlies (similar)
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Thursday, November 20, 2014


I wore this to get some TGI Friday's with a friend. They had 3 kinds of ribs for $10 and I love ribs so I had to test it out. The Memphis rub ones were really good. My favorite ribs are still from  Mission BBQ ribs because their's are rubbed in Old Bay and served with an Old Bay barbecue sauce.
This dress is one of my best thrifting scores. It's DVF and I got it for $15 and it still had tags on it. I love the way the tights peek out from the hem.

Dress- Dvf (similar), Sweater- thrift (similar), Tights- We Love Colors (exact), Belt- New York and Company (similar), Shoes- Charming Charlie's (similar), Bracelets- (similar)
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Black and White

I've been gravitating to black and white lately. Maybe it's because its so easy to pair and you can just put on more accesories for color.
These are from last week today it was way too cold to go out without a jacket and todays outfit plan didn't work. My cute blue pants don't fit anymore so I just went for jeans and a sweater.
My mom and I went to Old Navy and got the same shirts. We actually wound up wearing them on the same day. Great minds must think alike.
Shirt- Old Navy (exact), Skirt- New York and Company (similar), Bag- Kate Spade (similar), Tights- Target (similar), Scarf- not sure (similar), Shoes- Charming Charlie (similar)
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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Black Friday Picks

I always go Black Friday shopping with my mom but I tend to be more of an impulse buyer than thinking about things like I normally do this year i'm going through the stores I'll most likely go to and make a list. i'm not buying everything on my list sometimes things look weird on, the color isn't good and things like that. i think having a list will help stop the super impulse purchases.Part 1 is here. I'm not sure what the Black Friday prices on these will be.
This set is from Ann Taylor. I think my goal with black Friday is getting basics that are sort of exciting. I love these black velvet pants. I like the texture and they can be dressed up or down. The lace shell is really nice. It would show off my shoulders that I've been working out. This skirt is boiled wool so it'll be really warm for the winter months.
All of this is from Express. I saw this skirt earlier and loved it. I wanted to make a version myself but if this feels nice and winds up at a good price this is definitely on my list. This crop top is really cool. It has an exposed zip and a t-back. I'm not sure if it's my style but it is worth trying on. I like this top with metallic threads. I tend to be more of a sequin person but my hair always gets caught in it. Metallic threads will keep me sparkly and my hair intact.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


I wore this to school last week.
I like this leather jacket. I've had it for a while but I always forget that its kind of annoying to write in because of the detailing along the wrist.

Shirt- J. Crew (similar), Skirt- Express (similar), Necklace (similar), Tights- Target (similar), Shoes- Charming Charlie's (similar), Bag- Marc by Marc Jacobs (similar)
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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Black Friday Picks

I always go Black Friday shopping with my mom but I tend to be more of an impulse buyer than thinking about things like I normally do. This year i'm going through the stores I'll most likely go to and make a list. I'm not buying everything on my list but I think having one  will help stop the super impulse purchases.I'm going to share my list over the next few weekends.
This group is from JcPenney. I like the emerald dress. The ruffle make it look really flattering and its a knit so it should work through the weight fluctuations I've been dealing with. There is also a short sleeve version. I know I have a leather jacket but I don't think it's the right one. It has things around the wrist the make it annoying to write in. This JCP jacket is simple but it has some cool stitching to keep things interesting. I like the sleeve length on this sweater and it comes in a ton of colors.
This set is from LOFT. This jumpsuit is pretty. I like the lace but I think the pleats on the pants could make my lower half look wider. I love the 2 tone on the sweatshirt the print keeps it  a little fancy. I think Loft makes nice blouses. The feather print on this one is adorable.
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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Feather Tank

I wore this to get some Thai food. I wanted something a bit nicer than normal jeans and a tank so I put on a feather tank and a fancy jacket.
I feel like I've been pretty busy lately. A giant law essay, and tons of statistics and accounting. Thankfully there are only a few more classes left in the semester.

Shirt-Ann Taylor (similar), Jeans- American Eagle (similar), Jacket- Jason Wu (exact), Necklace- Charming Charlie's, Shoes- Sam Edelman (similar), Bag- Marc by Marc Jacobs (similar)
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Monday, November 3, 2014

As if

For Halloween I went down to visit my friend. We went as Dionne and Cher from Clueless. We had this planned for a while but I didn't start sewing my outfit until last Saturday.
I sewed McCall's 7022 for the skirt and McCall's 6172 for the jacket. I left the jacket unlined because I was rushing.
I was really excited that people got our outfit! I have a lot of leftover fabric I think I might make a plaid skirt that's more my style.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Feathers are a great way to add some interest to a look. A dash of feathers in accesories is subtle while a whole dress is bold.
This Anthropologie cuff is very subtle and it would go great with any outfit. The small row of rhinestones make it a bit fancier than a normal cuff.
This feathered Milly coat is amazing. I love the two kinds of tweed at the bottom. Tweed tends to be a very mature and old fabric but this coat is so youthful. The feathers are light but make a big impact.
This Oscar de La Renta dress is beautiful! It would be fantastic at a garden party. It's such a delicate dress.
This Target scarf is great for the feather wary. It's colorful but tame. My mom would love this she likes to look cool but she doesn't like feathers and glitter on everything like I do.

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Are you crazy for feathers?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Red Dress

I wore this to dinner the other day our normal trivia place was so crowded that there wasn't any room for us and we went to Pizza Hut instead.
I think my wedge sneakers would look really cute with this dress but I thought it was going to rain all day so I wore my Aerosoles.
This might be one of my favorite dresses I've made. It's not perfect but it fits pretty well and I love the color.

Dress- Me (similar), Tights- Target, Ring- vintage, Cardigan- J. Crew (similar), Shoes- Aerosoles (similar)
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