Monday, September 27, 2010

Feelin' Frisky

Hello dolls! I hope everyone made it through their Monday. Mine was most definitely manic. I am still trying to shake this cold/flu/whatever it is that is making me sick, so I have been trying to at least look cute on the outside so I feel a little bit better.
I am really glad that animal prints are in this fall, because otherwise I may have never considered owning any. Animal prints have always been something that just did not appeal to me, but lately, with all different takes on these prints readily available, I have found a few that I really love-especially gray leopard print. Me-ow! :)
Don't you love my ferocious cat pose? lol :)
Leopard Cardigan: Kohl's, gifted by my cool parents
Tank: Faded Glory, Wal-mart, $3.50
Pants: Dockers dress pants, Kohl's several years ago
Belt: NY&Co, $10ish on sale
Necklace: Lane Bryant Outlet, free with a purchase
Hair Bow: F21, $3.80 for a set
& you can't see my shoes but they are my Crocs flats

I also LOVE pairing these types of prints with a pop of color like red or purple. I tried to get a better color photo but in case you can't tell, the tank I am wearing is a bright, deep purple color. It almost looks blue or too dark in these photos, but I promise it a gorgeous purple color. Think a purple crayola marker.

What kinds of animal prints are you loving this fall? Or do you despise this trend? Let me know!

Oh! and does anyone out there know how to make me a sweet layout? Because I am definitely not educated in web design!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Want-It Wednesday: Blair Waldorf Style

Last night I watched my latest DVR'd gossipgirl episode. As usual, I felt totally inspired by all of the fabulous fashion on the show. After a brief facebook commenting session with Kimberly I came to a realization- Blair Waldorf is my style icon. It's official. I've never been so inspired by or wanted to dress like anyone as much as I want to dress like her. Every single outfit I have ever seen her wear on the show is favorable in my opinion. I want the stylists for the show to come style me as if I were Blair! But since that will never happen, I can admire from afar...
Her style is exactly what I would call "classic girly"...and I want every article of clothing they put her in! I am hoping to use some of her outfits as inspiration for some of MY future outfits :)

And just for fun, here is my OOTD. I felt chic all day just by simply adding a great necklace to my outfit (and I think I wore it backwards but I liked it that way for today)...proof that accessories can do a TON for your look!
Tank: Torrid, $19.99 on sale
Knit Blazer: Torrid, $48 before coupon (I think I paid around $25)
Pants: Kohl's, $24.99 on sale
Necklace: Lane Bryant, $14 on sale
Earrings: Lane Bryant, $12-ish on sale
Flats: Crocs (I swore I would never wear them, but these don't look like crocs!), $36.99 on sale

So now I'm curious- who is YOUR style icon?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Giveaway Winner!

Hello beauties! I'm feeling a little under the weather today but I wanted to announce the winner of my giveaway. I selected a winner based on the comments from the giveaway entry and I used to do so. I went ahead and entered all comments :) Drum roll please......and the winner is...

Congrats Elizabeth! Go ahead and send me an e-mail (on the sidebar) with your address and I will ship your prize out to you ASAP!
Thanks to everyone for entering the giveaway with your comments! It seems like a lot of you would be interested in seeing a new layout! I will do my best! I am not at all talented with web design, so we'll see what I can do. I really appreciate your feedback and I look forward to hearing more from all of you! :)

Again, congratulations Elizabeth!


Monday, September 20, 2010

Lucky Shopping

First, I want to remind you to enter my giveaway! So far there are only 12 entries and it ends TONIGHT! So your chances of winning are pretty high! And all you have to do is go to the giveaway post leave me a comment!
Has anyone read the Lucky Shopping Manual? I've seen it advertised in Lucky Magazine for years and am just now getting around to reading it. I bought it on Amazon for about $6.50 including shipping. I will let you know how it is...and if you have already read it, what did you think? Have you read the sequel, The Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style? I think I'll be checking that one out next if I enjoy this one.

Don't forget to enter the giveaway! Hope your week is off to a great start!


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Team Spirit

Yesterday, S&S took me to my very first Ohio State football game...and let me tell you- it was amazing! I had so much fun walking around before the game and checking out all the different tailgates and vendors. Then, during the game, I loved learning about all the fan traditions and of course loved watching the team demolish the opposing team. I used to be strictly a Cavaliers girl...but I am thinking I am definitely now an Ohio State girl. I LOVE my city.

Anyway, here's me all decked out in my team gear (photos compliments of S&S ;) ):
T-Shirt: Wal-mart, $12
Lace-Bottom Tank: Torrid, $12
Denim Skirt: Gap Outlet, $13.99
Leggings: Forever21, $3.80
Buckeye Accessories: Random people selling on the street at the game :)



Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fashion Rules? Ha!

I did it. I wore white after Labor Day! Oh no! I am SUCH a rebel! Anyway, I randomly threw this outfit together for work this morning thinking it was nothing special and I actually ended up really loving the way that the ruffles looked peeking out of the cardi. The pants are not super flattering, but they were super cheap at the outlet, so I'm going with it.

Ruffle Tee: Lane Bryant, $20ish on sale (you've seen this before here)
Cardigan: Old Navy, last year sometime?
Khaki Capris: Gap Outlet, $16.99ish
Sandals: Kohl's, $24.99

Also- I'm STILL trying with the picture-taking thing. I'm really sorry, guys. I suck at this...but I guess that's one price I am paying for becoming single- shotty photography. I'll take it.
And in case you're wondering, that may or may not be Edward Cullen with me. Just sayin'. ;)


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Want-It Wednesday: It's Been Awhile!

It has been so long since I've done a want-it Wednesday, but I am super pumped to finally get going with this again!
This week, I am searching high and low for a pair of super cute and comfy gray boots. I consider boots to be a fall/winter necessity, and I don't have any gray ones, so I can justify needing them (ha!) Because I am so short, I am also looking for something with a bit of a heel, but that I could easily wear all day. I'm not sure that this is actually possible, but here are a few that I have seen that I think are cute:
I'm pretty sure the two on the right are my favorite. What fall item are you dying for this week? I'd love to hear what you're on the hunt for!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Guess Who Has Internet!

This girl! Hooray!!! I have so many things I want to post get ready because I am going to be on blogging overload for the next few days!

In order to celebrate finally having the Internet...AND getting 100+ AMAZING followers...I am going to do a giveaway!

OK and I just used way too many exclamation points. Can you tell I'm excited?

So anyway, here is the info for the giveaway:

I will be sending, to one lovely reader, a package with the following items:
Garden Collection Dress from H&M...I took the tag off but I never wore it so I was hoping one of you might like it :) It is a size "L" but I am typically a size 14/16 top and 16/18 bottom and it fits me fine, with a lot of give/stretch.

Necklace from Lane Bryant

mark. Self Sanctuary White-Tea Vanilla Moisture Milk
mark. Hook-up Mints in Cinnamon & Chocolate Mint (yum! I love these things!)

You can get...
1 entry for being a follower and leaving a comment on this post
a 2nd entry by leaving another comment giving me one idea for something I could do on my blog
a 3rd entry for re-posting this giveaway on your blog or twitter and leaving me a comment with the link
Giveaway starts NOW and will end on Monday, September 20, 2010. I will choose a winner via on Tuesday, September 21.

That's it! Super easy!
I am SO glad to be back...and super excited to have 100+ followers. It means so much to me that you all read. :)

Now enter the giveaway so I can send someone a present! :)


Back in Action! OOTD From Last Week

So I took photos of a random outfit last week, mostly trying to figure out a place in my apartment that I can snap some good pictures of myself. As you can see in the second photo, I figured out a spot that will shoot my entire body but is not the best background...fruit snacks anyone? hehe :) And it is not as close-up as I would like...but we're getting there. Here are some photos of a cute little cami that I got last winter and just wore for the first time last week with a short sleeved black cardigan...layering is my fall BFF.
Cami: Avenue, $9 last winter
Cardigan: gifted from my grandma
Wide Leg Black Dress Pants: Kohl's, $24.99 before extra coupon
Shoes: Oops! Forgot them! lol

Stay tuned for more adventures in very amateur photography!


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tired of Using Technology!

Hello friends!
I know I keep promising more updates- and believe me- I really WANT to be updating. However, I have not had working Internet at my apartment for 8 days now and I am becoming extremely frustrated! Supposedly the repair people are going to be coming to fix it tomorrow, and hopefully soon thereafter I will be posting like crazy (I am currently on my work computer- but don't worry...the kids are long gone for the day!!!)
Anyway- I hope to be back to my regularly scheduled programming shortly.
And MAN, I am going to have a ton of reading to do! :)