Polka Stripes

30 August 2010

Though it seems I'm wearing stripes two days in a row, I actually just wasn't able to post yesterday's look of the day because I was stuck on the set in the boondocks literally all day and was unable to take my picture or get an internet connection (but managed to lock my keys in my car, awesome!). Though I can tell you I wore this lace top with skinny jeans and gladiator zip up platforms completed with chains accessories. As for Today, I had my husband snap a few pictures before I ran out for Day 3 on the set, ahhh only 1 more day!  And here is what I wore...
Jacket H&M ($7) Tank H&M (Circa 2006 $4) Pants Banana Republic (Circa 2007), Bag Old Navy ($17) Vintage and Kohl's Bangles ($1) Chain Necklace My Creation

An Added Accessory...that just didn't want to leave ;)

Happy Monday! 
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Jump for Stripes

28 August 2010

I made a quick trip to Ulta today for their Urban Decay event, and picked up some samples while having my make up done by the ever stylish make up artist Chris. He asked what I wanted and I said 'have fun' with it. So I guess I shouldn't of been surprised when I emerged with bold peacock (minx) lined eyes, loads of mascara and sparkled smokey eyes. None the less, it was fun and gave me a break from the wardrobe stress for the upcoming film - which starts tomorrow by the way. Woo! I've been meaning to wear this jumper for quite some time now and haven't because all the shirts I have to pair it with (including this one) 'bunch' up because they're too long, Oh well. I paired the jumper with a striped tee, blue peep toes and a woven clutch. Completely with Black and Silver accents, including a layered chain necklace created by moi. 
Kensie Jumper (2007), Old Navy Top, BCBGirls Shoes (2007),  Necklace My Creation, Polka Dot Bangle Kohl's, Watch and Other Bangles Vintage, H&M Clutch (Gift 2009)
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Spot The Steal - Miu Miu Mary Janes

27 August 2010

Forever21's fall shoe collection is awfully familiar to designer pieces (remember Ida?), but for those of us who can't afford numerous pairs of designer shoes this is quite the good thing. Take these fabulous Miu Miu mary jane platforms, gorgeous right?  But the almost $500 price tag (on the ones that aren't sold out yet) sets me back oh say a couple of months, but forever21 brought us 3 options (though the polka dots are sold out, for now) for a lot less at $25.80. What do you think? Can you spot the Steals?

Mary Jane Posy Platform, Forever21 $25.80
Miu Miu Sparrow Pumps, Sold Out $533

Xo, Happy Weekend!
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Follow My Tracks

I feel wayyyyy more inspired today, I keep forgetting I have this jacket in my closet and how much I love it and the perfectly placed gold accent buttons.  As soon as I saw it today I immediately knew what I wanted to wear it with and how inspired it made me feel. I opted for the flower pin instead of a necklace because I wasn't really feeling something around my neck and thought it added a nice touch to the jacket. Completing the look with my $5 H&M dress (here and here), platforms, floral print bag and nude belt.  It feels so neutral but has a sort of military yet feminine touch to it. What do you think?
Jacket Juicy Couture, Dress H&M (here and here), Flower Pin Vintage, Bag Kathy Van Zeeland, Bangles and Belt Vintage, Shoes Michael Kors.
Have A Great Weekend! Xo
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The Waiting Game

26 August 2010


I don't know about you but this whole 'almost fall almost end of summer' is leaving me feeling uninspired, I want to buy fall pieces but it's too early to wear them and buying summer pieces is impractical since summer ends in 3 weeks. So I'm having to dig in my closet for fall like summer pieces so I can start wearing some of my newly acquired fall items like these boots I snagged from Forever21 earlier this month. Which by the way are my first Forever21 shoe investment, so far so good. I actually ended up wearing these all day to run errands and it turns out they're comfortable and sturdy! I paired them with leggings, a lace trim tunic and blazer. 




Leggings Marshall's, Tunic My Creation, Sequin Tank Express, Blazer Bitten, Bag Old Navy, Shoes F21 (here), Necklaces Old Navy and Vintage, Bangles H&M
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30% off Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic and more!



It's that time again, Gap is offering 30% off at their stores and online from August 26th - August 29th through the Give and Get Program.  Gap will donate 5% of purchase proceeds to a Non-Profit organzation of your choice. 30% off  for you and 5% to charity!

Coupon can be used multiple times at Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Gap Outlet, Athleta and Banana Republic Factory Stores. Happy Shopping!

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Spot The Steal - Jimmy Choo Hunter Rain Boot

I think I finally found the rain boot for me! I'm all about the Jimmy Choo Hunter Boot but I clearly am in no place to buy $400 rain boots so bring on the cheaper alternative from Christian Siriano for Payless, for under $50 thank you very much! Perfect timing since it's been raining non stop for the last couple of days, I've love to pair these with leggings and a trench. Can you spot the steal?

Jimmy Choo Hunter Rain Boot, Nordstrom $425
Christian Siriano for Payless Storm Rain Boot, Payless $49.99


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Berry, White and Blue

25 August 2010

The rain is bringing in a cool breeze or two so I can stand wear a blazer for a whole morning, I paired my silk skirt with a white tank and blazer and completed the look with a berry bag with a scarf, plaid peep toes and silver accents. What do you think?
Skirt  and Necklace Forever21, Blazer Tank Top Bag and Scarf Old Navy, Bangles and Boyfriend Watch Vintage, Shoes Kenneth Cole Tribeca
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Bling Up Your Band Aids - Courtesy Of Cynthia Rowley

Speaking of designer collaborations, Cynthia Rowley has jumped on the let's make everything chic train, first it was pampers and now it's band aids. I mean we all want to make our battle scars look chic, right? I'm not exactly sure if I should make a joke or be excited about Cynthia's newly pimped out band aid line, but it looks like she's covering all the bases (joke it is, get it?) with her name. Each Cynthia Rowley Limited Edition package comes with 20 band aids in 3 different sizes for $10, it's a slightly steep price to pay to make your boo boo look fabulous. Though I'm not sure I want to draw attention to my injuries, especially the shoe induced ones. Or maybe 'blinged' out band aid's are the new IT accessory. Let's take a look at what she came up with...
Ok They're pretty sweet, and they give back!
One dollar from the sale of each tin will go to Design Ignites Change, an organization that engages high school and college students in design and architecture projects that address social issues in their own communities.

What do you think guys, would you rock these?


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Tucker by Gaby Basora For Target - The LookBook

When I spotted the Tucker lookbook had finally been released I squealed with joy, and partially jumped out of my seat causing my husband to sigh - because he knew fantastic fashion news had just graced my screen. For those of you who didn't get a first look at Tucker by Gaby Basora's collection for Target on Gilt last week you get to see what all the hype is about and get ready to run to stores on September 12th. The collection is a perfect match to her uber feminine signature prints and all the pieces you crave for fall. This just might be Target's most practical designer collaboration yet, with pieces just about every woman would wear without looking over the top. Enough talk - let's just fall in love..... (Click to Enlarge Looks, Photos Courtesy of Target.com)
Fleece Jumpsuit in Grey $44.99
Trench in Green Herringbone $59.99, Signature Dress in Lawn Bird Print $39.99, Camisole Dress in Butterfly Print $34.99
Hooded Wrap Jacket in Orange Herringbone $44.99, Tunic Sweater in Brown Stripe $44.99,
Ribbed Sweater Dress in Orange $39.99
Button Front in Little Flowers Print $34.99, Tie Front Blouse in Lawn Bird Print $24.99
Signature Dress in Diamond Print $39.99
Signature Blouse in Cream $29.99, Tunic Dress in Orange $39.99
Tie Front Blouse in Orange Polka Dot Print $24.99, Skirt in Orange Herringbone $34.99
Ribbed Sweater Dress in Orange $39.99, Sweater Vest in Floral $34.99
Woven Tee in Magenta $24.99, Green Herringbone Shorts $34.99
Camisole Dress in Halo Print $34.99

Halter Top in Floral Print $24.99, Brocade Skirt in Gold/Navy $39.99
Velvet Dress in Burnout Print $49.99
Reversible Quilted Vest in Patchwork Print, $24.99 Camisole in Orange, $22.99 Shorts in Green Herringbone, $34.99
Signature Dress in Floral Print, $39.99 Reversible Quilted Vest in Mosaic Print, $24.99 Camisole in Navy Floral Print, $22.99
Back Ruffle Dress in Electric Bloom, $39.99
Signature Blouse in Mosaic Print, $29.99 Camisole in Burnout Print, $22.99 Shorts in Green Herringbone, $34.99
Button-Front Dress in Painted Flowers Print, $34.99
Persian Bomber in Black, $79.99 Camisole in Butterfly Print, $22.99 Brocade Skirt in Gold/Navy, $39.99
Signature Dress in Lawn Bird Print, $39.99 Sweater Vest with Pockets in Brown, $39.99

Back Ruffled Dress in Navy, $39.99 Button-Down Blouse in Butterfly Print, $29.99
Boucle Dress in Black, $59.99


What do you think, Do you love? I'm loving the print tops and dresses - not so much on the green herringbone shorts. Tucker By Gaby Basora will be gracing Target Stores (and online) September 12th - October 17th - Mark your calendars - Xo.
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