Friday, June 15, 2012

Jumping on the Trend

leopard loafers
Top: Kohl's; Skirt: Charlotte Russe; Shoes: Lulu's; Jewelry: Panama

So I jumped on the trend of leopard loafers.  I've been seeing them all over the blog world and magazines and was immediately intrigued.  Not enough, however, to spend over twenty dollars on them, so I forgoed the novelty.  Until one day, where I spotted these bad boys for sale for $19.99.  I usually don't spend a lot of money on clothes, let alone on something that could go out of style within a season, but I thought $20 bucks would be worth trying something fun.  I chose to use them as a neutral, and made my outfit colorful.  I loved this outfit, and felt comfortable all day.

I've been told many times by many different people that I look like Marissa Tomei, and I never really saw it.  I took the compliment but never really believed it until Jay took this photo of me.  What do you guys think?  Marissa's my dopplehanger? Yay or nay?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Thrift Treasures: Polka Dot Blouse

polka dot blouse
Shirt: Thrifted; Jeans: NY&Company; Shoes: Marc Fisher
I've never been one of those people who go to thrift stores and comes out with amazing scores.  There are blogs out there whose whole existence consist of thrifted and vintage items.  These bloggers have a nose for these things, but even though I was not given a talent for thrifting, every once in a while I will find something.  This blouse is such a find.  It's 100% silk, the colors are vibrant, in great condition, AND the best cost $1.50.  That's right...score for me. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Day to Evening: With Pirates

colorblock dress
Dress: Loft; Belt: Thrifted; Shoes and Bag: Target

This is not my car.  Obviously, because there are no dings in it.  Let's face it... I would have wrecked this beauty in a week.  No, this fancy car belongs to one of my best friends, Nicole, and this weekend I drove down to the Virginia Beach area to visit her.  When traveling I like to pack light, so I try to pack outfits that can easily transition from day to night in order to save space in my suitcase.  I also try to pack neutral accessories that will work for all outfits, and the same goes for the shoes.  The great thing about packing for day to night is that one doesn't need to know what one is doing, because regardless of whether the activities ask for more casual  or dressy ensembles you're prepared.

For this day we decided to explore the different towns around Nicole's neighborhood, and found that there was a pirate's festival in Hampton, Virginia.  There were plenty of patches, leather vests, and dirty hair.  In a word...amazing.  Then we went to a fancy Carribbean restaurant where we had a fantastic dinner, (mojitos were an option :) and attached to the restaurant was a jazz club.  The music was sooo good.  It has been a long time since I listened to some live jazz and I had a great time.  All day I felt comfortable and put together. 

I find that hair can be your best accessory, and just by putting my hair down and curling it, I immediately felt fancier.  A great pair of heels, some gold accessories and "Viola!" I'm ready to hit the town.

And now...Pirates!

And fancy car! 

Thanks to Nicole for taking the pictures.  I had a great time! :)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Hot and Sunny

yellow dress
Dress: Loft; Shoes: DSW

I know it's a little late, but this week has been surprisingly busy, so I'm finally posting pictures from Memorial day weekend.  As I'm sure many of you know it was HOT!  Most of the weekend I spent in shorts and a short, as little as possible.  This day, however, I was to meet my dear friend, Kim, for lunch and since she always looks put together and chic I put in some effort.  By having a dress saturated with color and texture, I think this simple outfit becomes more interesting.  I had a great weekend full of dancing, swimming, and throwing balls around in the park.  I wish you all had the same.  :)