Friday, December 31, 2010

Warm Winter Days and New Shoes

Outfit Details:
Tee Shirt- Target
Blazer- H&M
Skirt- Lucky Brand
Hat- Target
Bracelet F21
Shoes- Dolce Vita for Target
"Before the Dawn" Satchel- Modcloth

Today I woke up and saw that it was 65 degrees out today (although quite windy...which you can probably tell in my photos)! All week I've been kind of a bum in pajamas and slippers (my hours were cut after Christmas...gotta love retail!), so I forced myself to get dressed up and motivated to do some sewing today. I have several projects I need to get moving on (such as two couture pieces for a doggy fashion show hosted by the Humane Society!). Granted, I still didn't get out of bed until noon....but it's a start! What do you all do to get motivated?

Ps: Happy New Years Eve! I'm not sure what my plans are just yet, but I'm definitely planning on wearing the Betsey dress in the previous post!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Post-Christmas Vanities

Pictured (Left to Right): Betsey Johnson Dress, Vintage Cameo, Juicy Couture Polka Dot Clutch, Betsey Johnson Glitter Polly bow heels, Lula magazines,Velveteen Rabbit

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Well Hot and Heavy, Pumpkin Pie

Outfit Details:
Vintage from Venus & Mars...Sadly they will be closing their doors after Saturday :(
Skirt- JC Penney
Tights- Cynthia Rowley (via Gilt Groupe)
Wedges- Jeffrey Campbell
Headband- H&M
Bracelets- F21

So I've finally had a few spare moments this week...Tuesday My mom, sister and I went shopping and stopped by Venus and Mars to look at what was left. I found this lovely white sheer ruffle blouse, an amazing pink pleated bed jacket..and even walked away with one of those large feathers that used to adorn the shop (Thanks Talvin :). The tights are result of a Gilt Groupe shopping binge in which I purchased several pairs of Cynthia Rowley tights last month, and the shoes...well the shoes are the newest addition to my coveted collection of Jeffrey Campbells! They're the perfect blend of a wedge and a mary-jane shoe...and decidedly comfortable enough to traipse around the house on Thanksgiving :)

Today I am hanging out with my family and my darling cats, making pies, croissants, and of course, turkey!

Happy Thanksgiving to all the Americans, and to everyone else, Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Late to the Show....

Hey Lovelies...sorry about another prolonged absence. But here's the sitch:

1.) I'm graduating from college in FOUR WEEKS!! This means I'm up to my eyeballs in final projects, papers, and tying up loose ends at my job on campus before December 17th...ah!

2.) I got that job I was interviewing for!!! YAY. If you follow my twitter you have probably figured out where it is, and I LOVE it.

3.) All of the above have left me crawling into bed every night at an ungodly hour, and waking up at one the next morning too...

SO. While I have no lovely outfit photos to post today, I will leave you with these little gems from Halloween:

Hang in there...I'll be back for good soon :) LOVE you all!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

My Fall Wishlist: Modcloth

Items Beginning at top: Got it Going Pom Headband in Teal, Sweet, Sweet Fantasy Dress, We Umber-stand Socks, Upwardly Mobile Satchel in Cambridge University, Scales of Justice Heel, Woodland Wonderland Jacket

Like I said in the previous post, it's finally beginning to feel like fall down here in Tennessee. The leaves are falling, the wind is blowing, and in the mornings it's down to a crisp 55 degrees (unfortunately by the afternoons it's still up in the 70s, but that's a minor detail...). This is the first fall where I won't be traveling back up to NH even for just a few days since my family is down here now. I'm wistfully thinking of the gorgeous leaves in my old neighborhood, chilly afternoon drives up to the mountains, and hot apple cider. Oh, and of course being incredibly jealous that their fall is in full swing up in New England (and probably has been for over a month!). To celebrate autumn's slow but sure creeping presence down South, I've made a little wishlist on my favorite site to peruse for outfit inspiration, gifts, and of course, fun wishlists (that I pleadingly send to my parents around Christmas-time and Birthdays as well :).

It was so difficult to narrow down my choices, my wishlist was full of fun blouses with bows and peter pan collars, a striped skirt, a pair of cream clogs, and many lovely fall dresses! I was most taken with the green coat, which seems as though it would be the perfect solution to this transitional period of seasons that Nashville is experiencing, something that is not too light yet not too heavy of a coat. Paired with knee socks, a lovely and cozy looking cream dress (I can't even begin to tell you how obsessed with cream I am right now!), those fun little chunky heels, and a collegiate satchel (which is unfortunately sold hoo). Last but not least, I added the adorable pom pom head band for a pop of color and whimsy..very Sonia Rykiel F/W 2010, no?

Now I'm off to do a bit of studying and paper writing..oh and LOTS of tea drinking (caffeine is the only thing that will get me through it all!) Happy Sunday Darlings!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Outfit Revisited: Autum Update

Outfit Details:

Dress (worn as a top)- Vintage
Skirt- H&M
Tights- Target
Boots- Dolce Vita for Target
Necklace- F21
Suitcase Purse- Anthropologie
Jacket- Macy*s
Sunglasses- Fred Flare

I loved this outfit so much over the summer that I decided to put it on again! Only now since it is a bit cooler (finally!), I added tights, boots, and a little jacket. It's one of those outfits that makes me feel really awesome all day, a lacy, sparkly, combat boot mood-booster for sure! Yesterday I had to take my exit exam at college and it covered everything I've learned in the past 4 years in my business classes (eek!). So naturally, I needed an extra special ensemble! Later on I treated myself to a pedicure, Sweet Ceces (to DIE for frozen yogurt in Tennessee!), and even landed myself a job interview for next week at the company I REALLY want to work for! So besides the test, it was a pretty lovely Friday!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Best Coast and a Cat

Outfit Details

Guinea Pig Tee Shirt- Zara
Skirt- F21
Braided Leather Belt- Vintage
tights- target
Desert Booties- MIA Girl
Grey Leather Bag- Lucky Brand

Two weekends ago I went to go and see Best Coast with some friends. I decided to let my hair dry naturally and not mess with it for the first time in months! After that night, I did revert back to the hot's just so easy and makes my hair feel so smooth and chic!

I also wore my new little desert booties (an early birthday present!), and my favorite bag!

Oh, and of course a photo of Little Bee thrown in for good measure...isn't he sweet? :)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Lazy Girl's Outfit Post [An Ode to Photobooth]

Yesterday I got my hair done (yay bright red that will unfortunately fade in about 2-3 weeks) and went to Target and picked up this darling Tucker for Target blouse! I'm in love. I'm at work and didn't have time to take outfit photos this morning, so here's the next best (addicting) thing: Photobooth photos! Terrible quality, but that little "3..2..1" countdown and camera flash sound are just so pleasing, no?

*Photobooth is also obviously my excuse to take rather creepy closeup photos of my face. Apologies to those offended by the magnified view of my nose/pores/makeup...

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest was by far both mine and Hannah's favorite city that we visited while I was over in Europe. We took the overnight train (same as we did for Paris) from Munich, and arrived to our sweet little weekend apartment right in the middle of the city. We decided to be full on tourists, with the guided bus/boat/walking tours, but it was definitely worth it. Hungary as a whole has such an interesting, rich history. Budapest is small but had a lot to see. We saw some breathtaking architecture, and even went to a museum housed in an old communist building where they used to torture political prisoners (eek!). Our favorite part, though, was getting to use their currency. Their economy is incredibly low right now, and even though they are part of the EU, they haven't converted over to the Euro yet. Basically, 1 Euro= 280 forints. So we would be buying lunch that cost 2500 forints, handing over "1000" bills. It was sort of what I would imagine using lira would have been like....That said, everything was VERY inexpensive. One night we went to the local grocery store to get some things for dinner, bought champagne, bread, butter, cream, cheese, and soda, and the total was right around 5 Euro!!

Besides the beautiful historic sites, we stumbled upon a Hungarian artisan's market on the Sunday that we left. There were so many amazing local clothing, jewelry, and even shoe designers. I bought some fun gifts for my family, and jotted down lots of notes about designers that I liked. However, such amazingness deserves a post all on its own :)

Now it is time for me to get back to work. My schedule this semester (my LAST semester of school, ever!) is pretty full, but I have some outfit posts already on my camera to share with you all soon!

Paris: Vintage and Art

Here are some highlights from my (mostly) lovely visit to the city of love! Hannah and I met up with our Dutch friend Evey, and we mostly just saw the big sights. However, we stayed in a lovely little hotel in the Bastille area, and spent an afternoon hunting out vintage shops that were recommended by this blog I stumbled upon called Sweet Sassafrass. Her guide was incredibly helpful, and each shop was packed with amazing vintage, but unfortunately most were so overcrowded that shopping was a bit difficult. The ones pictured below were my favorites. Come On Eileen had amazing vintage designer shoes, including Chloe, Pradas, etc, and entire walls full of old chuck taylors! *Not pictured was an equally extensive collection of old Levi's!

While the vintage was a great highlight (even though I didn't make any purchases), my second favorite thing we did was the visit to the modern art museum, the Centre Pompidou. Pictured below are my two favorite pieces, a decorated screen and a collage of old corsets, slips, and petticoats!

Beyond that, we just explored the city, sat and basked in the sun in the Louvre gardens, and of course, drank LOTS of Fanta (I hardly drink soda at home, but there was something addicting about it! It's not like the Fanta we have in the US; it has some juice in it and is a bit more refreshing I think :).

Paris was beautiful, but I can't wait to show you all our weekend trip to Budapest, Hungary (by far my favorite place that I visited in Europe!).

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Outfit- Munich, Germany

Hello Lovelies!

Europe is AMAZING. Everything has been quite a whirlwind for me since arriving a week and a half ago. The first weekend we took a train to Landau, which is in the western region of Germany (about an hour from the French border), to visit our friend Peter and our cousin Laura who is currently dating him :) We went to a wine festival and I have a new way to drink Rose wine! They add sparkling lemon juice to it and it tastes fantastic! We also went to the zoo and just explored the town.

When we returned to Munich, Hannah took me around the city to see all of the beautiful architecture, churches, and monuments (We also squeezed in lots of window shopping and stops at little cafes for croissants and lattes!). We also went to the Deutches Museum, which is basically a history museum for German Industry. Some of it was a bit boring (all of the technical and engine things), but I was delighted to see the exhibit for the textiles industry - I got to see all of the machines I learned about in Textiles class last fall!

Of course, since I am in Germany we have been drinking lots of beer! I've been to several beer gardens (biergartens), including the Haufbrau House of course :) I'm not really a big beer drinker but I like one called the Raddler. It has lemonade in it and is very tasty!

This past weekend we went to Paris, but it deserves a complete entry all on it's own :)

Here is one of the outfits I wore last week:

I mainly brought about 6 pieces that I have been mixing and matching (blouses, my blue skirt, and some shorts..among a few slip dresses as well) since I packed quite light!

Outfit Details:
Blouse- Max Azria/ Miley Cyrus
Skirt- H&M
Tights- Target
Faux Leather Jacket- Charlotte Russe
Necklace- Target
Faux Suede Flats- Target