Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Peeptoe Ankle Strap Flatform Sandal

You know the feeling when you envision an entity but you can't seem to find it in actuality?  It happens to be a reoccurring theme in my life when it comes to shoes or clothing.  I can imagine a shoe that goes well with almost all of my outfits, and yet the shoe is like Cinderella's slipper: lost in the fairy-tale dream and only to be found after long waiting.  If I wanted to spend a thousand dollars on such a shoe, I'd have strutted just about a thousand footsteps by now.  However, waiting is a must for all good things, as the saying goes.  My fated pair is finally home.
JUMP Leather Flatform Sandals - Black from Asos (soldout)
Here's how I styled these flatforms:
QUAY Clear Reflections Shades (Elton Mirror Sunglasses) from Nasty Gal (get them here)
Long Sleeve Striped Dipped Hem T-Shirt from Sheinside (get it here)
Raw Cuff Shorts - White from YMI Jeans (get them here)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Perfect Beige Cardigan

'So move your feet from hot pavement and into the grass, 'cause it's already passed' ~ Arcade Fire
Solid Swing Tank - Black from 2020AVE (get it here)
Short Knit Cardigan - Beige from 2020AVE (get it here)
Teardrop Loop Pendant Drop Necklace - Silver from 2020AVE (get it here)
Asymmetrical Geometric Pockets Shorts - Black from Sheinside (get them here)
Iris-01 Platform Lace Up Oxford Flat - Black from UrbanOG (soldout)

Today has been the first day it's hit the 70's this fall, so I whipped out my comfy somewhat chunky cardigan, which I think beats the typical Brandy Melville ones out there.  I originally saw it on Swaychic, but it sold out on me, so I found the exact one later on 2020AVE.  Like maple syrup to pancakes, it's my staple!

P.S. This is right before the sprinklers turned on.  What fun.

Friday, October 11, 2013

No Eye Contact Please

No Eye Contact Please Long Sleeve Top - Light Brown from Papaya (in store)
There were no face-to-face compliments on this top only because I followed the motto.  I did, however, overhear the smiles and bluntly loud observations of passersby.  What's more is I only paid $15 for so much amusement.  Must have!

These Shoes Were Made For Stalking

So I've been up and about and back to college, and it's been a while since my last post.  I've come back to discuss everyone's favorite accessory--shoes!!  Of course, don't get confused by the title; I don't stalk people, just fashion.  These are some of my newest picks and I'll tell you why:

The Mint Bedazzled Booties
Dunes-10 Rhinestone Ankle Strap Platform Wedge - Mint from UrbanOG  (soldout)
...because a little tease in the front and flashy in the back never hurt anyone! (super comfy btw)

The Moon White Dynamites
Coltrane Cutout Boot by Jeffrey Campbell - White from NastyGal (get them here)
...because white is the new black! (definitely splurged here)

The Sway Me Suede Litas
Francheska-01 Suede Lace Up Chunky Heel Platform - Blue from DWDShoes (get them here)
These are a Lita dupe / lookalike! (See the Jeffery Campbell version)
...because shoe(s) are my sunshine!

The Crypto-Creep Flatforms
Iris-01 Platform Lace Up Oxford Flat - Black from UrbanOG (soldout)
& because three creepers are better than one!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Orange You Glad It's Summer?

Frosted Floral Sunglasses from WetSeal (get them here)
Orange Ombre Teardrop Necklace from Francesca's
90's Crop Top With Long Sleeve - White from ASOS (get it here)
MINKPINK Britney Waisted Skirt from Collective Habit (get it here)
It's finally that time of year!  Summer's in the air and although it's supposed to be all about beaching it up, tanning, late nights, movies, and spending quality time with friends and family, I'm stuck working until I can get a week off for vacation.  I'm reminiscing on those childhood summers when I was able to say "I'm bored" every once in a while.  Seriously, that's a privilege to us grown (still growing, kinda) grownups.  Anyway, the connotation of summer is always supposed to be thrilling and I'm doing all I can to make it that way, even though that may not be the case.  One thing's for sure, it's fun to see all the new summer attire coming out in stores and compiling various cool and comfortable outfits.  I'm quite into orange, because it reminds me of sherbet, so I immediately fell in love with this button waisted skirt by MINKPINK.  It was super discounted and I knew it would pair well with my ombre teardrop necklace I had gotten ages ago.  Of course, I imagined to add a basic crop top (my 3 year long addiction).  I can't really see a black top with these pieces because that would be a little too Halloweenie for me.  Plus, with white, you can avoid some unnecessary heat.  Last but not least, get excited to accessorize and throw on some sweet shades.  Mine are not so out there, but the rims are floral and the tint is almost sepia, which totally wraps up the whole sunny summer look.  Since I'm trying to keep my summer as up to par as possible, I'm already eyeing July 4th, which is nearly around the corner.  I can't wait to style with schemes of red, white, and blue!  Americana, stay tuned!!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

SPITFIRE Steampunk Flick Sunglasses

Steampunk Flick Sunglasses by SPITFIRE - Blue from Edge of Urge (get them here)
90's Crop Top - Black from ASOS (get it here)
Robertson High Waisted Denim Shorts - Laguna from Tobi (get them here)
Halfway Belt - Black Tobi (get it here)
What can I say about these shades? Um, FIERCE!  By far, these are my favorite eye protectors ever! I've always been searching for a pretty shade of reflective lenses, but all the ones I had always found were not the right shape, tacky, or not my style.  These lovelies by SPITFIRE (by the way, sick brand name, right?!) have made my summer, and it hasn't even officially begun yet!  I'm crazy about the blue, as well as being able to hide my eyes from passersby.  I feel a bit mysterious and like I'm one of those cool top spies or secret agents  in action movies.  Normally I don't favor round glasses, but these have definitely changed my perspective for the better!  Go check out Edge Of Urge, the chic online store where I found these; they have a ton of more fabulous finds!  As far as the outfit goes, I went for a classic cropped top and high waisted shorts look.  Here's to a summer full of unknown but crazy awesome adventures!!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Distressed Denim And Bright Bows

Top - Wilshire Low Waisted Denim Shorts - Newport from Tobi.com (get them here)
Right - MINKPINK Slasher Flick Short - Denim from Zappos.com (get it here)
Bottom -  Sunset High Waisted Denim Shorts - Malibu from Tobi.com (get them here)
Left - MINKPINK Nightmare Short - Washed Black from 6pm.com (get it here)
Fashion Bow Ties from GOjane.com (get them here)
This Spring, I came to realize that I own way too many shorts.  But it's okay because I sold the ones I knew I wouldn't miss too much to Plato's Closet (along with a ton of other clothes and accessories I had been meaning to get rid of, and I made a whopping $150!).  I'm trying to focus more on tops so that I can actually pull together a matching outfit with all these beauteous shorts.  Four that I have recently purchased are must-haves and can be paired with pretty much anything from crop tops to button ups to hoodies to even bodysuits!  The top and bottom are from Tobi.com, where I have to say I got quite a great deal for pretty darn good looking denim!  Keep in mind that if you don't see your size on Tobi.com, chances are it'll pop up and be restocked one day whether it be in a large or small quantity so be persistent and quick on ordering if you absolutely need an item! The remaining two high waisted shorties are made my one of my favorite brands: MINKPINK.  I do prefer Tobi's pricing over the latter, but for the quality of these distressed cutoffs, the price tag is almost irrelevant.  Plus, I snagged a discount for one of them from 6pm.com.  As for the tiny little bows (Carly Rae Jepson's song is now neverending in my mind), they are from GOjane.com and can be tied around the neck of a shirt or used as a hair bow.  The banana colored one is my most cherished bow for the silliest reason; it reminds me of banana popsicles, which if you enjoy banana runts, you will instantly devour!  Anyway, I have no clue why I bought so many of these bowties, for I do not have any events to wear them to, but these I'll just have to wear whenever and wherever and make into a new trend.  Soon enough Summer will be asking, "Oh you fancy huh?" and you best believe my outfit will declare, "Why yes, yes I am."