Sunday, December 30, 2012

Leopard Spots

I bought this H&M dress awhile ago, but haven't had the occasion to wear it just yet. It's too fitted and low cut for work, but would be suitable for a date night. 

H&M Dress. Size 2. (similar here & here)
F21 Jacket. Size Small. (similar here)
F21 Booties. Size 5.5. (similar here)
F21 Earring -- my new favorite! (similar here)
Elliot Lucca Bag. (similar here)

I also wanted to alert everyone that J Crew is having an extra 30% off sale items in store & online (code STYLE2013), but some items are definitely cheaper in store.

Picked up the following items in store this weekend! Pictures coming soon.
School Boy Blazer in Red. 00P. $62.99
Painter Boatneck Tee in White. XXS. $17.49. I have it in navy blue (last year's version) and love the way it fits!
Bling Button Cardigan in natural. XXS. $27.99
Naomi Shell. XXS. $13.99. Love the neon pink color!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Chevron Pencil Skirt

Merry X-mas everyone!
This year the bf & I decided not to exchange gifts and save our money for a vacation instead. I seriously don't need any more "stuff" in my life and would rather spend valuable time with loved ones and friends. Well X-mas eve rolls around and my bf gives me an envelope. I thought how nice, he got me a card. I ripped open the envelope and $500 fell out. Omg, I said no gifts and I refused to take the money. I feel that X-mas has gotten out of hand with bigger and more expensive gifts every year. It's not what the holiday is about (to me at least). LoL. I sound like a total Scrooge, but I'm okay without gifts and I'd rather spend time and experience something together than get an item that I'd forget about next week.

Anyway, I been meaning to post pictures of this chevron skirt that was made by the talented SewPetiteGal. I've always had difficulties finding skirts that fit my waist and was ecstatic when I found that SPG opened up an etsy store for those who wanted a piece of her custom made creations. 
I went to her etsy store and browsed through her different fabric selections. I ended up picking this chevron print because I loved it so much when I saw it on Elle from FFFF.
This skirt fits me so well and am so happy that there are no alterations needed like other skirts I have bought in the past. Sorry I forgot to take close up pics, but the finishing and the details are polished and so professionally sewn. My bf loves it too and couldn't believe how well it fits. Thank you so much SPG for making me this beautiful skirt!

Ann Taylor Shirt. (similar here)
H&M Blazer. (similar here & here)
Via Spiga Boots. (similar here)
LV Palermo PM.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Nine West Flax Leopard Pumps

Size down 1/2 size from my normal 5.5 to a size 5.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Video on How to Apply Foundation & Avoid Streaks

 Products I've Used In the Video:

Bare Escentuals Heavenly Face Brush
Sephora Flawless Moisturizing Lotion with Spf 15 
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra in Buff 4 (c)

For reference, I have combination skin.

Thanks for watching and hope you guys liked the video! :)

Monday, December 10, 2012

All About Tights

Hi ladies! I feel like I been away for awhile now and haven’t blogged much lately. It’s much due to laziness than anything else. I also recently moved to a new beautiful apartment and finally got settled and unpacked. My good friend Karen came over to help me with the move and organize my closet. When we were putting away my clothes, I realized I had a draw stashed with over 20 pairs of tights tangled together and it was so messy and just something I didn’t know how to organize. She had this great idea of rolling these tights into little bundles (like what you would do with your socks). It was such a simple, but brilliant idea. So thanks Karen for the help because now I’m able to easily find the perfect pair of tights to coordinate with my outfit.

I love tights because not only are they great for protecting us against chillier weather, they are also a great accessory to transition your spring and summer wardrobe into appropriate fall or winter attire. I thought I create a couple of outfits and show you guys how I incorporate them into my work and weekend outfits.

Look #1: 9-to-5 Office Attire Styled with HUE Pinstripe Herringbone Tights

Let’s begin with our basic sheath dress and black jacket for the office.  These are 2 great essential pieces that everyone should have in their work wardrobe, because they are easy to accessorize to create different looks. Since the outfit is so basic and one dimensional, I decided to pair it with the HUE Pinstripe Herringbone Tights  to give the outfit some texture and interest. The necklace and bag gives the outfit color without being too bold or loud for the office. I decided to mix it up and finish off the look with the black suede lace up booties instead of your usual black pumps. With the right accessories, a boring office look is transformed into a fun, spunky work outfit that will put an extra pep in your step throughout the day!

Look #2: Weekend Outfit styled with HUE Herringbone Texture Tights
This is the outfit you want to wear when you’re out with your girlfriends running around town on the weekends. I picked a simple slouchy summer tee and short shorts as the foundation for this outfit. You wore these simple pieces during the summer to keep cool in the heat, but why not make use of them during the fall to create a sexy fun look? To make this outfit even more edgy, I added a faux fur leather jacket and black strappy sandals. The look is finished off with a tan cross-body bag for a pop of color. A cross-body bag is also great for keeping your hands free so you’re able to sip cocktails and dance the night away with the gals without having to worry about losing your purse.

For the two outfits above, I picked black and espresso colored tights because I find darker color to be more subtle and flattering. I tend to sway towards darker shades because they help to make the legs appear slimmer and longer and who doesn’t want that? I was browsing through Hue’s website and also noticed their selection of bright tights and animal print leggings. I tend to shy away from colors and loud prints because I’m so used to wearing darker tones. Do you ladies wear colorful tights or leggings with prints and if yes, how do you incorporate them into your outfit?

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