Monday, October 31, 2011

{Gap Style Event}

Happy Monday and Happy Halloween! I hope everyone had a perfectly spooky time!

This past Thursday I went to a style event at the Gap hosted by Emerald Closet. My good friend Alyson Andrews was the featured blogger of the night, and she was fabulous! It was a really good time, with styling tips, yummy snacks, goody bags and lots of bloggers! There were raffel prisez and I was beyond ecstatic to win the grand prize of a $100 visa card, a Vera Bradley clutch. It was a very good time meeting new people and seeing my friend Alyson! Many thanks to Emerald Closet, The Gap and Alyson!

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Alyson's mannequin and I (So cute)
My friend Blakeley and I
Outfit of the night. J. Crew vest (love), Urban Outfitters Jeans, H&M Shoes, Invicta watch
Alyson, Blakeley and I

Friday, October 28, 2011

{Trick or Treat}

It is Halloween weekend! Hooray!! I don't know about you, but I am pretty darn excited. Although, I still don't know what I am going to be...yikes! I am running a little late on costume ideas, so if you have one, help a sister out! Have a safe and fun halloween to all! Get freaky (like, scary...get your mind out of the gutter), get spooky, get weird or look pretty and cute. Whatever your trick or treat style is just make sure you eat lots and lots and lots and LOTS of candy! Keep those dentists in business, people!

Honestly, I don't know if this is cool or down right creepy. Maybe a little of both...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

{Fur Frenzy}

This vest is going to make a lot of appearances this fall/ get ready, because I am in love! I have a few furs (all foux, calm down!) and I love them all. They are the perfect something extra to almost any outfit. They are warm, they are soft and they make me feel cozy. Basically, there is nothing wrong with least I think so. My furs are my go-to jackets of the fall and winter, kind of like denim jackets in the spring and summer. I hope you guys enjoy!

Shoes: Gift from a family member, bongo
Vest: Nordstrom
Jeans: Joes via Nordstrom
Shirt: Old
Ring: Forever 21

Monday, October 24, 2011

{Beacsuse I Can...}

Happy Monday! So...I am really not feeling it this morning. Its gloomy, dark, early, and rainy outside. AND I haven't had cofee yet...not good when trying to think. Yikes. So this is a short and sweet post. Last night I found myself looking through some MKA pictures for some inspiration (obviously), and I decided it was time for another post to share some of my favorites. I am such a jealous little kid right now, ughhhh. I love them. Who doesn't?.What I would give to have their closet! Monday's, monday's, monday's...anywho... Enjoy!

Those boots....drool!

I love Ashley's dress and scarf combo.

Just casually watching a fashion show...nbd. Perfectness.

A real Monday morning outfit here, all black and coffee...yes please!

The converse...yes.

Ugh, MK's hair.

Oficially inspired!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


It's almost October (omg, yikes, whaaaat!?) and Seattle weather is uncharacteristically gorgeous! I am so not complaining....just pleasently surprised! The other day was sunny, gorgeous and pretty darn cold. I'll take what I can get at this point, because for the next 8 months it will be nothing but rain and cold. I am sad that these are some of the last sunny days Seattle will see for a while, but I love the rain, my rainboots, and puddles too much to care! Enjoy!

Shoes: H&M
Shirt: JCrew
Pants: Nordstrom
Bracelet: Forever21

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

{Currently Craving}

I am a Interior Design major, but my passion for fashion is a pretty equal rival for my attention (not always good on exam weeks!). So I will often spend hours looking at different home decor pictures that I have accumulated over the years. Right now I am seriously craving the following rooms to be assembled into one home, like right now. If only life worked that way, ugh, not fair!! Anyways, Enjoy!

Monday, October 17, 2011

(Weekend Fun)

I recently went on a weekend getaway to the lovely city of Boulder, CO for a wedding. It was my frist time there and it was absolutely stunning. I left wanting to see so much more! Here are some snapshots from my trip! Enjoy!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

{for the love of tweed}

Ask any of my friends and they will tell you I have always loved tweed. Unfortunately, tweed has a kind of a stuffy, stuck up reputation. When I think tweed I think of Scotland, old men with cigars and sipping brandy, country club, and proper women with some kind of accent...then again, I might watch too many movies. But this has finally changed, tweed no longer (well, kind of..) has such a hard to work with reputation, and is popping up everywhere! Thank God. I don't know where my love affair with tweed came into play, but I do know that for as long as I can remember (so probably about age 11) I have loved it.

Incorperating a tweed blazer with some jeans and flats is probably my favorite go-to look for a dressy/casual outfit. And I am also now obsessed with finding a good tweed dress after seeing the ones above. Perfection. So be bold and try some tweed (how can you resist those Toms?! Really..), it adds some serious sophistication to any outfit!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

{Red all Over}

One of my favorite pass times is sitting down for hours, forgetting the world, and getting lost in one of my favorite magazines like Vogue of Vanity Fair. I love fashion and I love photography, so flipping through endless editorials is a little piece of heaven for me. Red is obviously huge this season, so here are a few of my favorite editorials with red as the centerpiece. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

{How To: Shop So You Don't Drop}

(Warning: Content heavy! You may want to grab your reading glasses. Sorry,  I had to!) 

I love me some J Crew and Nordstrom just as much as the next me! But I am a college student on a serious budget and if I bought everything I crave I would have no savings and be eating Mac and Cheese every night. So, for me, shopping at stores like Forever 21, H&M and Nordstrom Rack has become second nature. Giving up my shopping addiction is not an option, so combining fashion with affordability is an absolute must! I also know that going into a store like Forever 21 or H&M can be really over whelming and more "work" than fun. \So here are a few tips that I use to help when sorting through the seemingly never ending racks of clothes!

1. Set A Goal: Going into a store that has literally hundreds of options and styles with no idea what you are looking for is only good if you are looking to revamp your entire wardrobe in one trip. Unfortunately, all too often you get lost or distracted by how cute something is, then when you get home you realize you have the same thing in red or that you really did not need it. So go with an intention!  I can't stress this enough...know what you are looking for before you even go in the front door! This will save you time and money.

2. Budget, Budget, Budget: Like knowing what you want, know how much you are willing to spend. Cheaper stores like Forever and H&M are actually easier to over spend in because you don't think about the total cost as much when grabbing things. Don't let this fool you!

3. Try Everything On: Some people might not agree with this, but in a mass produced store it is safe to assume (in my experience, anyways) two things...1) No one size fits the same for every piece of clothing (ESPECIALLY because these are juniors sizing, so don't feel bad, you're not alone) and 2) Nothing looks the same on as it does on the hanger! <--- No, really, I know this for a fact! 

4. Don't Rush: Going into a huge store and coming out with quality things that aren't going to fall apart after one wear or that are things you want and need is based on being meticulous. I give myself at least an hour to go through the store and try things on. I have to look at everything and really see if it is worth the buy or if I am just loving the sequins. So give yourself time to look, I prefer going alone so I never feel rushed by a friend.

5. Talk Yourself Down: This is very important. You are in a huge store, looking at all sorts of cute things that you feel that you "have to have" or you might cry. I know the feeling, trust me. But being able to ask yourself if you "need it" or simply "want it" is key to being a good shopper. If you need the black dress for a party and it can function again at another event, get it. If you are going to wear the red skinny jeans more than 5 times, get them! But, be careful...if you just like the look of the bright pink heels, ask yourself when you will wear them, how much are they, how many times will you wear them, and are they even cute? Sometimes there are things worth getting just for fun, but most of the time you don't need it and will regret it. So be realistic!

6. HAVE FUN! Some people have told me (including a lot of my close friends) that they get too overwhelmed in Forever 21 or H&M that they never find anything and in time they hate going in there. I tell them to do these things and try again because it really is a shame to never go to these stores. I love quality clothes and definitely buy them often as well, but for things that go in and out as quick as they came, or some cheap, cute items that you can't splurge on, these are great places to look! There are a lot of good pieces that follow the recent trends! So give it a shot and don't get discouraged :)