Tuesday, November 29, 2011

{Sequin Me Crazy}

Alright, the holiday season is offically upon us! I knew it's not December...yet! But, seriously, people holiday parties are right around the corner. Like, I hear them knocking already. So in the spirit of sparkling lights, pretty colors and fun festivities, I think sequins are just fabulous. My obsession with them started around the age of 7. I refused to wear anything that wasn't "pretty" aka super girly, sparkly and preferably with unicorns on them (I was 7, okay?!). Here are some holiday outfits inspired by everything glittery!

This fabulous dress from TopShop is not only a beautiful colorful disco ball, but holy crap does it remind anyone else of Barbie?! Maybe not. Anyways, I envisioned wearing my hair up with this lovely frock, so simgle "diamond" studs won't take away from the colorful sequin dress. The black pumps are also from TopShop, and I love, love, really love the strap. Because it is pretty darn cold where I live, black tights are kind of a good idea...if you feel like it.

Okay, so this gorgeous dress is, again, from TopShop. It reminds me of winter because of the silver sequins, and light skirt. A lot of shoe options would would with this, but I chose these light pink Steve Madden pumps with a little bedazzle-ness on the heel...HOT. To kind of throw off the angelic look of the whole thing, but not take away from the attention whore sequins, the edgy studs are perfect. Some simple gold bangles and a multicolor clutch perfects the outfit.

This dress might just be my favorite of the bunch. But, then again, I love them all, so its hard to tell. My love for sequins is obvious, but my love for royal blue is something of a long time love affair as well. So this dress is like my dream come true. My Cinderella gown, if you know what I mean. Pairing it with these Steve Madden wedges, instead of pumps was just a personal choice. But ankle bootis, pumps and wedges all work. The ring is to.die.for. So cute. And again, adds some edge to the look. The sequin clutch is Juicy and I just couldnt resist adding even more sparkle to this outfit. I just love it.

Which one is most like your style to rock at a holiday party? Sequins are an eye grabber, so if you want some extra attention (maybe from that special someone..) this year, pick up from sequins and glam it up!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Holiday scarf from H&M
 Spreading Christmas cheer!
White coat from Nordstrom
DSW shoe fun
The best dessert ever

Monday, November 14, 2011

{An Open Letter to Alexa Chung]

Dear Alexa,

I think we could be friends. Why? Oh, because you do things like this...

I am not quite sure what is going on here. But if I had to guess I would say you are either stretching your back, looking at something upside down (obviously) or simply channelling you inner hunch back. Either way, you are awesome and I really love your shoes. Now that we are bff's your closet is my closet, right?


{Weekend Fun: Party Outfit}

This post will be all about what to wear to holiday parties!
Okay, okay...just kidding. It is, afterall, a bit early for that. (But, seriously, this post could be used for a holiday party outfit idea. Just saying). This weekend I attended a partay my parent's ther. It was actually very gorgeous, and a fancy gig...cocktail party. Not a partay. No problem, I love dressing up.
I have been looking for a reason to wear this dress I picked up a few months ago, and this seemed like the perfect occasion. The skirt kind of resembles a tablecloth. But in a really cute, fashionable way, right? I love this dress, might even wear it for one of those holiday parties I was rambling about.

Dress: Forever 21
Shoes: Guess
Bracelet: Forever 21

Oh, and Happy Monday people!

Friday, November 11, 2011

{Pretty Things}

Wooohoo TGIF!!! This week has been a bit of a whirwind in school and work...and life. Not complaing, but I am definitely happy it's Friday! Time to partay. In celebration of the weekend and my relaxed state of mind, here are some pretty things! Happy Friday people!

Almost winter, my favorite time of the year...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

{2011 CMA Awards: Best Dressed}

The Country Music Awards are one of the very few award shows I actually watch after the red carpet. So last night I curled up on my couch with some popcorn and enjoyed the show! It was such a good show, the dresses were obviously to die for...suquins anyone? (<-- Carrie Underwood's black chain and sequin dress, I would live in that. Believe me). Call me a sucker, but the tribute to Glen Campbell was very touching. But I think my favorite part of the whole show was Faith Hill's performance. She is so unbelievably stunning and talented. I would just like to be her, thank you.
Anyways, here are my picks for the best dressed ladies of the night (that actually have to do with country music, weird concept).

1. Carrie Underwood rocked this Reem Arca gown. Who doesn't love gold and sequins. Gorgeous.

2. Miranda Lambert looked so classic in this custom-made gown by Haute Hippie... And did anyone else's jaw drop when they saw her pink sparkly-goodness?! I drooled I think.

3. Taylor Swift looked elegant and gorgeous in this J Mendel Taylor. Can she do wrong? Probably not.

4. Faith Hill. Holy white perfection. This Chado Ralph Rucci beyond stunning. Simple made a statement. Her hair might need some work, but the dress is gorgeous.

5. Nicole Kidman...alright, alright. She isn't a country singer, exactly. But she did sing in Moulin Rouge quite well and and is married to a counrty susper star. So I am going to throw her in there. She kind of looks like plastic in this picture, but she is stunning in this Jean Paul Gautier.

Which one was your favorite? I think Carrie Underwood gets my vote, but it was close. Tweet me what you thought about the red carpet fashion last night!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

{Currently Craving...}

Here are some things I am currently craving. Let's call it a wishlist....might take me a while, though!

1. Net-a-Porter 2. Zara 3. J. Crew 4. Ralph Lauren 5. Zara 6. YSL 7. Tommy Hilfiger 8. TopShop
9. Hermes 10. Jimmy Choo "Evans" 11. Barneys

Friday, November 4, 2011

{Army Vest Obsession}

As you guys know, I am in love with vests (See here to fully understand where I am coming from, if you don't already). This army vest from Old Navy is a total dupe for the wonderful J Crew one. I threw on a black dress, leopard print sweater, some tights and my favorite Enzo Angiolini boots and called it good. This is one of my favorite fall go-to outfits because of its comfort factor. I have been trying to layer more lately and I am pretty sure my obsession with vests is getting worse...crap!! Anyways, happy Friday!  

Thursday, November 3, 2011

{1 Sweater, 3 ways}

Something that happens to me all too often when shopping is finding something I literally cannot live without. So, of course, I buy it. Obviously, what other option is there really?! Then I get home and I don't have a clue what to wear it with. This happened the other day when I found a gorgeous pink sweater at a vintage store. I had to have it, then got home and realized I own zero pink. Literally, zero. Weird, right? I mean, I am a girl, this is not really normal. Anyways, I was stumped on what to pair it with because I don't really wear pink, and we are talking very bright, blinding, magenta pink people. First time for everything, though. So here are some ideas I came up with for some inspiration. Note: these outfits work with almost any color sweater. So without further adieu... 

I love the rolled up True Religion jeans with the bright pink and these Zara booties are to die for. Pairing it with some arm candy, a bold, bulky necklace and this Old Navy vest makes it perfect for chilly fall weather.
This look would be perfect for a day at work followed by happy hour. Black tights are my new best friend. I used to kind of hate the feel of tights...like, I felt like my mom. But these days I guess I am channelling my inner-mom because I love them. To brighten the look, I would use some kind of belt over the sweater, around the waist. This black with gold embelishments is my pick, but another bold color would also work! I couldn't resist the fur (I am just so addicted) and the ballet flats!
This look is definitely my favorite. I would wear this everyday if I could. Seriously, though, I would. Leggings, boots and a comfy weater..who can possibly resist? Boots are my addiction, what can I say. Give me a scarf, some gold jewlery, some sunglasses and I'm set. All I need is a coffee..

I hope you got some inspiration from these, let me know if you have suggestions for my next 1 piece, 3 ways look! tweet me!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

{Fall Stripes}

This is one of my favorite purchases this past summer. I got it for the 4th of July, and it was perfect for the not so warm Seattle weather. I love the notical look to it, I mean, who doesn't like a good notical dress?! The length and slightly baggy fit make it one of the most comfortable dresses I own. I got a lot of wear out of it this summer, and fortunately the past week has been pretty warm for this time of year! Pairing it with a simple denim jacket and flats for this gorgeous sunny day.