Thursday, April 28, 2011

I Should Be Asleep...

For today's outfit, I really had it in my head that I wanted to look like a 1950's housewife wearing skinny pants, an oversized menswear-style shirt, and some cutesy flats. While I managed to pull off the look, I realized that I am just too curvy and girly-shaped for an oversized shirt like this. However, even though this outfit wasn't the most flattering of shapes for me, I still really enjoyed wearing it.

Denim Shirt: F21, $25
Skinny Pants: Torrid, $48 before coupon last summer
Belt: Target, $12.99
Flats: Target, $12.99
Flower Pin: Old Navy, $.98 on clearance last spring

So why do my pictures still look crappy once I upload them to blogger? I have this beautiful new camera but I still cannot get the pictures to come up nicely...any ideas?

I have got to stop staying up so late. Insomnia is not a good thing when your alarm clock goes off at 6:30am...

Sweet dreams, lovelies!


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pretty in Pink

Today I woke up late with nothing to wear. I am desperately in need of a spring/summer shopping trip...particularly for some cute tops. Anyway, I rummaged through my closet to no avail. Then I decided to just throw on one of my many lace-bottom tanks and a shrug. As I took the tank out of the drawer, my new little flower pin I got recently from a Thirty-One Gifts party caught my eye because it was the exact same Barbie-pink color as the tank I had pulled out. Coincidence? Perhaps. Or it may just be my sick obsession with anything pink. In any regard, a cute little top combo came together and although the humidity certainly got the best of my straightened hair today, I seemed to get many compliments on my randomly thrown together outfit.

Lace-Bottom Tank: Torrid, $12 last summer
Shrug: Old Navy, $19 last spring
Flower Pin: Thirty-One Gifts, $3
I also wore a darker gray dress pant with these...but they weren't exciting so I decided a photo was not necessary. And I also hate how you can see the bumpy clasp and zipper of this pant through my shirt. However, the combo of pink and two shades of gray worked very nicely together.

Have you heard about Thirty-One Gifts yet? They seem to be all the rage here in central Ohio. Very similar to Vera Bradley but they seem to have a wider range of products.

Hope you are having a fabulous week, dolls!


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Viva Las Vegas!

Hello pretties! I hope you are all doing well! Things continue to be super crazy for me, but I recently got to take a nice little vacation to was my first time there! I had a blast and luckily the weather was beautiful the entire trip! I even came back tan and won a tiny bit of money! Anyway, I thought I'd share a couple of the outfits that I wore on the trip!

Top: Torrid, $34.50 purchased with gift card
Leggings (same in both photos): Old Navy, Years ago
Dress: Torrid, $19.95 on sale purchased with gift card
Shoes (same in all photos): Torrid, $39ish on sale about a year or so ago

My Mom was so excited...she found this dress for me on super clearance at Sears of all places. I was so excited because it makes my curves look has random draping in all the right places! Although this dress may not come off as sexy, I FEEL really sexy in it because of how it fits me. Va-Voom! lol
Dress: Sears, $4.99

You've seen this dress before here. I wore it last summer to a wedding. Now I decided to throw on a little lace shrug for the spring. I also added my new favorite mixed media necklace. It worked perfectly- I love this combination of blue and black.
Dress: Torrid, $38 on sale last summer
Lace Shrug: Deb, $19 last summer
Necklace: Old Navy, $8ish on sale

I've also been trying to catch up on reading all of your blogs! I haven't been commenting on too much but I've been feeling really inspired to revamp my spring wardrobe! Everyone is breaking out the warm-weather clothes and it has got me in the mood to wear more and more skirts and dresses! Now if only Ohio weather would cooperate...

It feels so good to have a few free minutes to post and update. I'll try and post another update this week!

Hope you all have a fabulous last week of April!


Monday, April 4, 2011

Thunderstorms and Floral Dresses

Here are some photos of my OOTD. It was storming here pretty much all day. I love when it thunderstorms during the day. Except when it causes my shoes to be wet and my hair to frizz up. But alas, today was a good day and this dress made me feel uber-girly all day. I also got to spend most of the day with the BFF...and that was some much-needed girl time as well.
Dress: Target, $24.99, Spring 2010 (you have seen this before here)
Cardi: Old Navy, $20
Leggings: Target, $6
Flats: Target, $20ish, Spring 2010

This photo is me...minus makeup plus a kissy face. But I was just having too much fun playing with my camera and I really wanted to post a cool shot. I love this one. I am slightly obsessed with my new camera....everyone needs a DSLR!

Happy Monday!


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Denim Shirt?

So...I've been wanting a denim shirt for awhile now...and I found one today at Forever21 for $25...however, it fits me a little awkwardly, especially around the collar, and I'm not sure about it...what do you think?

I can't decide if it is worth it to keep it or not...


Friday, April 1, 2011

My New Baby's not a reallll baby...but it is mine!
I finally did it. One goal of 2011 to check off the list: purchase a DSLR camera.
If you follow me on twitter or facebook I'm sure you have noticed that I've been super stressed out I decided it was time to do something fun.
While I was playing around with it I decided to try to take a few OOTD photos. I'm definitely going to need some practice with these, but I think I'll get it eventually. You can see so many more colors and details with this camera.

Top: Torrid, $25
Tank: Old Navy, $6
Blazer: Lane Bryant, $49 (I splurged on this...I really wanted a khaki blazer)
Jeans: Avenue, $10
Scarf: Old Navy, $8.75
Shoes: Old Navy, Fall 2009

So this is not thee best photo ever because my eyes look super droopy (it's been a long but the image quality! AH! Amazing! I die.
Hopefully soon I will be able to learn more about how to get better use out of my fun new toy!

In other news...
-work is stressing me out beyond belief...but I get by with a little help from my friends (♥ S&S)
-I leave for Vegas in 2 will be my first trip anywhere west of Chicago
Really that's pretty much it. Nothing too interesting going on.

I hope you all had a spectacular week! I'm off to study photography! ;)