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femme it up

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Purse-&-Accessories

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Accessories

Pink-Blazer-Lavender-Tunic-Taupe-Shorts

Purse-&-Shoes

Hat-Necklace-Earrings

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Nude-Wedges

Funny-Face

pink blazer :: $27.80 [Forever 21]; lavender-gray sleeveless tunic :: on sale, $8.99 [Forever 21]; taupe tailored shorts :: $17.80 [Forever 21];Β  nude buckle wedges :: clearance, $14.99 [Forever 21]; purse :: $17.80 [Forever 21]; straw flower fedora :: $12.80 [Forever 21]; floral cloth bangle :: clearance, $1.00 [Forever 21]; turquoise & gold ring :: clearance, $3.00 [Forever 21]; pearl & gold rings :: $3.80 [Forever 21]; necklace [Forever 21]; earrings [Forever 21]; gold & pink cameo ring [Bebe]; pink heart ring [Hard Candy]; watch [Rumours by JC Penney]

Nude wedges and a light colored blazer are a girl’s best friends for summer. Straw hats, loose blouses and tailored shorts are also among my new inner circle of lovelies.

The menswear look is definitely my favorite; it’s loose and flowy and comfy, but still very chic and sexy. Blazers provide a menswear inspired look in and of themselves, so if you’re just dipping your toes and you’re not sure you want to go all the way, a blazer + men’s watch are your go-to pieces. For those of us who prefer the deep end, trousers or tailored shorts (extra points for pleats) and a fedora will fill in the rest of the blanks. Remember, though, the look should be inspired by menswear, not make you look like a man. Keep it feminine with light colors throughout the ensemble (think light neutrals & pastels), pretty jewelry (I like gold touches and pearls with this color scheme), and sweet accents (like a straw fedora, especially one adorned with flowers, and a cute-but-subtle purse). A delicate, ladylike blouse balances out the other menswear style pieces, and nude wedges are the perfect shoe for this look – sky high wedges scream “I’m a woman” without distracting from the rest of the look, and when worn in the nude make your legs seem impossibly long.

My new outfit is fantastic… I am seriously in love with it. The bottom photo is my favorite, even though I’m making a funny face. I was trying to think of a new pose when Travis decided to snap a picture without warning me, and surprisingly it turned out really cute. As you can see, basically everything, except a couple rings, is from Forever 21… Excluding the rings not from Forever 21, the necklace & earrings (which I got from F21 on a different shopping trip) this outfit cost $112 – which is actually pretty damn good considering how much I got and how awesome it is. I did pick up a lovely necklace for just $2 that would match this outfit perfectly, but I don’t think I have any earrings that would really match it:

Pink-&-Cream-Wood-Bead-NecklaceAny thoughts on the matter?

I went to the mall again yesterday, with my little-sister-in-law, and picked up an incredibly comfy black floral sweatshirt for $7.99. I’ve already decided what I’m wearing with it, I just need a reason to put it on.There was also a sheer high-neck black blouse with ruffles that I really wanted for $4.99… but I would have also had to get a lacy black bra to go with it, and Travis will shoot me if I spend any more money. I bought her a gorgeous black dress to wear to her sister’s graduation, and also a purple wide belt that she’s been wanting for ages. She said I’m her favorite sister πŸ˜€ We also checked out a local thrift shop, where I picked up a new jewelry box for just $8:

Jewelry-Box

Jewelry-Box

The lock on it is broken, but everything else works just fine and it’s absolutely perfect. Would you believe this is not even close to all of my jewelry? There is a coffee table in my bedroom that is literally a shrine to jewelry and the boxes that contain them. I have a total of four wooden jewelry boxes (including this new one), a small painted one, two pop-top plastic totes (you can see the edges of them on the left of the photo), and a stack of three RubberMaid drawers – all completely full of jewelry. I spent at least two hours organizing my jewelry last night, and I’m only about halfway done. If there is such a thing as too much jewelry, I may have attained it…

Travis decided yesterday to postpone our date (something with his stupid video game…. whatever), and he wants to go tonight but I don’t really feel like doing much of anything today. My nose is killing me – I’m having all kinds of trouble with my sinuses since we move down here – and I’m really, really tired. I think I would rather go tomorrow. But I do love me some Robert Downey Jr…….

The ThreadSence winner announcement is forthcoming. It will be up by the end of the night… So sorry for the delay. My life has been crazy this week. But I do have some really awesome stuff planned for my blog over the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned!


honey, I’m home

Teal L/S Top, Black Vest & Express Jeans

Teal L/S Top, Black Vest & Express Jeans

Teal L/S Top, Black Vest & Express Jeans

Teal L/S Top, Black Vest & Express Jeans

teal l/s shirt :: Forever 21; black vest :: Forever 21; wide black belt :: Forever 21; jeans :: ReRock by Express; necklace :: Forever 21; watch :: Rumors @ JC Penney; earrings :: Charlotte Russe; black pumps :: vintage; pink & gold cameo ring :: Bebe; gold & pearl rings :: Forever 21

Summertime does not mean you must leave layering behind; it simply means you must adjust your tactics! I paired this loose, light knit vest with a long sleeved thin tee – the perfect combo for this time of year, when it’s not quite hot but not quite cold. Later in the summer, when things really start to heat up and it’s too hot for sleeves, I will trade in this tee for a short sleeve version in a fun color, and swap the long jeans for some cute distressed denim shorts. A knit vest such as this allows you to enjoy the layered look without boiling yourself to death in the summer heat.

A wide belt cinched around your middle provides a figure when wearing a loose outer layer. You can wear the belt over the vest to keep things close together, or underneath it, allowing the vest to hang free while still showing off those gorgeous curves. Keep it simple with a solid color that matches your vest, jazz things up with something sequined or sparkly, or add a little bad girl to the ensemble with studsΒ  or chains. Whatever style of belt you choose, try to keep the main color of the belt the same as your vest. IMO, this pulls the look together nicely – especially if this matches your shoes/bag. Go wild with your shirt, and keep everything else related for a polished but fun look.

Things seem to finally be leveling out for me, and I promise I will be updating regularly again from this point forward. I’m considering setting a specific time frame every day that’s completely devoted to this blog. Honestly, I don’t see how that would be too difficult, considering that I don’t really do much of anything most days.

I have been getting out a lot more the last few days. I went to the mall today! I didn’t even make it out of Forever 21 though… What can I say??? I LOVE that store. I bought an entire new outfit for about $100! I really shouldn’t have spent so much, but considering what I got and how much I love it, I don’t regret it too much. I will definitely post pictures tomorrow night! Travis is taking me on a date and I’m going to wear my awesome new outfit for it πŸ™‚

Tomorrow, Travis is taking me to see Iron Man 2, and we’re going to the mall again. I went by myself today, it was nice to get out and have some “me” time. I’m actually really glad I got to go by myself today. He normally loathes going to the mall, but I am insisting that he buys new clothes now that we have some money… He only has one pair of jeans that doesn’t have holes in the knees, and he could definitely use a few more shirts. So I’m dragging him down there tomorrow afternoon, and I plan to explore the rest of the mall as well.

I might be visiting home next week, probably from the 1st to the 5th. If I end up going, posting will prolly be sporadic again. I want to go, to see my family… but it would be really nice to have the house to ourselves for the week. I miss my daddy, but I also miss living on my own. If it were only for a couple of days I would probably go, but it’s almost the entire week – we would be staying at Travis’s mom’s house, without my laptop and without my car, and all of my friends live at least an hour away. I think I would be bored stiff. It could give me a chance to catch up on my reading, but I would also have zero privacy. Whereas, if we stay here, we’d have the house all to ourselves for five days…. I dunno. I hate making decisions.

Again, I’m sorry for the inconsistency in my posting lately. I want you all to know that I do read and very much appreciate every comment left here, even if I don’t answer you immediately. And I haven’t forgotten about the giveaway – I will post the winner tomorrow! πŸ™‚ I’m even gonna be super nice and let you enter until noon PST tomorrow (Thursday, May 27th). I’ll post the winner sometime after that!


Britain girl

So tired. Feels like I haven’t slept in ages.

Didn’t get as much done on my blog as I wanted to today, but I did get other stuff done, which is important too. I somehow managed to spend three hours getting myself put together this morning. Don’t ask me how that happened… I honestly have no idea. This is what I wore while I wasted my morning away:

F21 Basic White Tank

F21 Basic White Tank

Aeropostale Hoodie + Kennedy by Vanity Shorts

Aeropostale Hoodie + Kennedy by Vanity Shorts

Aeropostale Hoodie + F21 Basic White Tank

Aeropostale Hoodie + F21 Basic White Tank

It was really cute and comfy, and I almost ended up in this for the entire day, but I put together an outfit Friday that I have been dying to try out, so I changed.
(see bottom of post for all outfit info)

Blazer & Brit Tee

Earrings, Blazer & Brit Tee

I managed to drag Travis away from LoL and his computer long enough to go down to a nearby park and wander around in the fading sunlight, capturing photos of my outfit. Today I decided to wear my British flag t-shirt under my charcoal blazer with my denim shorts, black pumps, red clutch and aviator sunglasses. Perfect outfit for playing at the park. Well, except for the pumps, anyway. They were kind of a bitch to walk in across the grass. The pumps are vintage but in fantastic condition, the label inside says “Oh Deer…” and the bottoms are bright red – it was love at first sight with these shoes, especially because they were only $5. Who could turn down these shoes at that price??? They are one of the few vintage pieces I own (so far), but I fully intend to change that very soon.

Blazer & Brit Tee

Blazer & Brit Tee

Blazer & Brit Tee

I *love* this red clutch. It may very well be the nicest purse I own, and I instantly feel chic whenever I add it to an outfit.

John (father in law) called me “Britain Girl” all day today because of my shirt (which I snagged on clearance for $1… seriously. how awesome is that????). I seriously think this may have just become my FAVORITE outfit in my entire wardrobe. This was the first time I’ve worn the blazer – I’ve had it since last fall but I’ve been having a serious style blockage whenever I pull it out of the wardrobe. I was considering getting rid of it, but something finally clicked the other day, I put this together and – voila! The perfect summer outfit. I think part of the issue was that the sleeves of the blazer are actually long. I rolled them up to give it a more casual look. The black & silver printed scarf + the British flag t-shirt = my version of mixing prints. Surprisingly, my first adventure with print mixing seems to have turned out pretty well.

Clutch, bracelet & watch

I’m really loving the men’s watch look right now. I’ve been wanting a man style watch for a while now, and my mom got Travis one for his birthday last August. He hasn’t been able to use it yet, because it’s just a tiny bit too big. He really needs to take it down to the mall and get a link or two taken out of it. It’s a bit too big for me, too, but I found out today that it will at least stay on my wrist. So, I’ve stolen it and I’m wearing it till he takes it down to get it adjusted. Plus, my super awesome bangle watch from Bebe is broken. I need to find the receipt and send it in for repair – it has a one year warranty on it, and I just got it a couple months ago. I found the receipt right before we moved… but then we moved.

Vintage Black Pumps

Blazer & Brit Tee

I didn’t do a whole lot today – went to the store, explored the nearby park, and wandered around home, but it’s more than I’ve done in ages, physically speaking, and I feel pretty good about it. In fact, today was absolutely the best day I have had since moving to California three weeks ago. It’s crazy how the perfect outfit can completely transform your outlook on your day and your attitude towards the things you need to do. Even something as simple as running errands can feel glamorous in the right pair of shoes. I used to feel silly wearing high heels outside of work and clubbing, especially because I am kinda tall, but you know what? I finally decided to dress for me, and not for what other people want me to look like – and I feel so liberated. So much more free about my fashion choices. It’s definitely easier to get dressed in the morning, and if I want to wear heels, I wear them, and I don’t give a damn what other people think. I wear what I like, what I think looks good and what I’m comfortable in.

While I was at Wal-Mart today, I happened into the clearance section of the clothing and came upon a teal cropped Miley Cyrus jacket for $5!!! I’m so glad I finally had some money. I was able to get it, and while we don’t have a whole lot of money left, Travis’s 401k should be coming in soon. I already have an outfit planned for tomorrow, so I’m thinking I’ll wear my new jacket on Tuesday – though I may change my mind, it really depends on the weather. I definitely plan to continue getting out of the house over the next few days, so expect more photos with grass and trees instead of bathroom counters.

I honestly can’t believe I’m still awake. I actually fell asleep in my chair a little while ago, Travis woke me up and I almost went to bed then, but I wanted to finish this post. So here I am, an hour later, finally getting done. I am too tired to keep doing this to myself. I started re-arranging my blog today, but I will finish the updates and make over tomorrow. I’m going to bed now!

Do me a favor? Stop by my Chictopia & my Mode Republic and vote for the new outfits I’ve posted? Pretty please with a cherry on top? πŸ™‚

Outfit Info::

Outfit #1: white tank [Forever 21], blue & white jacket [Aeropostale], denim shorts [Vanity]

Outfit #2: charcoal blazer [Forever 21], British flag t-shirt [Miley Cyrus for Wal-Mart], scarf [Vanity], denim shorts [Vanity], black pumps [vintage], red clutch [Unlisted], cuff bracelet [Forever 21], watch [men’s watch by Rumours from JC Penney], earrings [Charlotte Russe], cross ring [Vanity], aviators [Forever 21]

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all dressed up & nowhere to go

Black Studded Drape Top + Destroyed Denim Skirt + Lace Tights

Black Studded Drape Top + Destroyed Denim Skirt + Lace Tights

Studded Lace Tights + Gray Tights

Black Studded Drape Top + Destroyed Denim Skirt + Lace Tights

Black Studded Drape Top + Destroyed Denim Skirt + Lace Tights

top, shoes: Charlotte Russe; denim skirt: Aeropostale; lace studded tights, earrings: bebe; gray tights, bracelets: Forever 21

I love, love, love this top. It’s drapey and flowy and feels good to wear, especially on really hot days. Love it. The studs around the neckline make a necklace unnecessary, which is nice because I still haven’t unpacked most of my jewelry. Should have worn a loose belt around my hips, cocked off to one side like Han Solo – would have been sexy and roguish… but again, many of my belts are still packed away in a box or suitcase somewhere.

I am actually wearing two pairs of tights here – the black, studded lacy pair on top is from Bebe and there is a pair of solid gray ones underneath from Forever 21. This way I get the sexy look of lacy tights without blinding everyone with my incredibly white legs.

Let me apologize now as well for the poor quality of the photos. I desperately need a good camera – right now I am forced to use my motorola cliq, and it only has a 2 megapixel camera! Great for a phone, but terrible for trying to actually photograph anything.

The last couple of days I’ve really felt like getting all dolled up, but we don’t have any money to go anywhere or do anything… it almost feels pointless to get out of bed in the morning. It’s contributing greatly to my overall sense of depression and anxiety. I actually got up, showered, got all pretty today and then went to Taco Bell… and came home. Honestly, getting all pretty like this was moderately pointless but it made me feel better. I have an idea for what I am going to wear for my next outfit post, but I am seriously considering giving myself tomorrow off and not pressuring myself about anything. I think part of why I am so tired is because my body hasn’t fully recuperated from being sick last week and then the major loss of sleep over the weekend. I think I need a stress free day where I can just focus on getting settled in my new place. I will definitely post tomorrow, but honestly I doubt it will contain an outfit.

If I can get everything settled tomorrow, I hope to go explore the town a bit on Monday, and I will definitely post an outfit then. Hopefully I will be able to take those pictures outside, with a new setting (other than my kitchen and living room) and better lighting.

In the meantime, be sure to check out my dear friends over at Wicked Plum Vintage. I received the earrings I won in their contest, but I have yet to style them… that is another outfit post that will be coming up very, very soon – by the middle of the week, I’m hoping, so stay tuned!


yay for new shoes!

[shoes: charlotte russe; tights: bebe]

Got my new shoes today πŸ™‚ Aren’t they gorgeous?!? AND they were on sale for $15! I’m a little excited about them lol… Normally I refuse to wear shoes inside, and I’ve been wearing these since the moment I got them, and I’ve already gotten tons of complements. These shoes make me happy. The heel is 5″ tall, and the platform on the front is about 1 1/2 inches, but they are surprisingly comfortable. They fit perfectly, and they’re (relatively) easy to walk in. I’ve tripped a couple times (haha), but I think once I get used to wearing them I’ll be okay. Yay for shoes!!!

Going back down to the mall as soon as Travis gets his pay check and he’s going to get me my birthday present. Sweet! We were supposed to get it today, but his check wasn’t in the mail… if it’s not there tomorrow I’m going to be pissed. Apparently in Utah, if you get fired your employer has 24 hours to get you your last pay check… and it’s been over a week since they fired Travis! Plus, they are not technically supposed to mail it – they’re supposed to hand it to you as they fire you. OMG. If it’s not here tomorrow I’m seriously considering calling a lawyer. This is fucked up! We needed that money today to pay our rent… thankfully we have an understanding land lord, but if it’s not here tomorrow I don’t know if she’ll be as understanding!

*sighs*

In other news…

We’re going to donate plasma tomorrow afternoon. It’s not fun, but it’s money. I just hope it doesn’t take the entire day like it did the first time we did it (which was two years ago and I haven’t done it since). Between the two of us we’ll get $60, which is enough to buy my birthday presents and still have a little left over. I want my presents now 😦

cocktail rings

[pink & gold cameo ring: bebe; twisted metal rhinestone ring: f21]

Wore my rings today. I know the gold one clashes, but it’s so pretty and I love it… I’ll wear it for a few days and when it’s shiny newness wears off I’ll put it in a drawer somewhere and forget about it. And in case you’re wondering, the nail polish I’m wearing is Hard Candy in Fishnet. Normally I avoid bright colors, but I *love* this color! It’s just the right amount of pop. I think I’m going to try nail polish in bubble gum pink, sunny yellow, and maybe a bright teal or turquoise. I’ll be sure to post photos when I do πŸ™‚

Added loads of new stuff. Check out my new pages on the right, there is a lot of interesting info (if you’re interested in fashion, that is, and let’s face it… if you’re not interested in fashion you’re probably not still reading this post).

I am really, really tired. I am actually falling asleep at my computer. WTF??? It’s only 9:15 pm….. Maybe I should just go bed and catch up on my sleep.


fashion nerd

(white tank: fruit of the loom; destroyed denim skirt: aeropostale; black wide belt: f21; scarf & stud bracelet: vanity; tights, bangle watch & cameo cocktail ring: bebe; b&w bangle: jc penney; pink bangle: vintage; b&w recycle/world/peace bracelet: walmart; flower hair clip: vintage)

The promised outfit photos… sorry there isn’t a full body one, but it’s awfully hard to get one of yourself! I was going for a summery look (because I’m excited to go to CA where it’s warm!), but my legs are so white there would have been glare in the photos if I had neglected to wear tights! I could have thrown a black cardigan over this too and it would have looked great. As it was, I wore it with my long black bebe trench coat and black ballet flats (Charlotte Russe) when I went out. It was cute and comfy and easy. Once I get some color to my skin, I plan to lose the tights and switch to some colorful flat sandals. When that happens you’ll see more pictures!

Added lots of new links on the right. Spent much of the day perusing fashion blogs and websites. Found lots of inspiration and things that I want – I don’t think I’ve ever wanted a job more than I did today! I wish I had money so I could buy all the gorgeous things I found today. *sighs* If you’re a fashion geek like me, you should definitely check them out! There’s some really great stuff on those sites!

I did visit the mall today, but I didn’t get there till a half hour before closing, so I didn’t have much time to wander. I went into Vanity and found a shoulder bag that I want, and it’s on sale… decided I have to sleep on that one though. If I still want it in the morning I can have it. I also found a pair of shoes at Charlotte Russe that I am DEFINITELY going back for in the morning! They are on sale for $15, but unfortunately I only had $11 on me. I was so mad at myself for not bringing a little more cash – argh! But, they are holding them for me, and I am going down first thing in the morning to get them. They are so incredibly cute!!! They’re super tall, but surprisingly comfy. They’re black, and I’ve already decided that I’m wearing tights in the morning so I can put them on as soon as I buy them. I’m so excited for them, I don’t know if I’ll be able to sleep! I’m such a nerd! And you can bet your ass I will be posting pictures as soon as I get them!

I was able to get a beautiful cameo cocktail ring from bebe – it was on sale *and* I was able to use my Bebe rewards on it, so I was able to get it for free! I don’t have much in the way of rings, because I don’t normally wear them, but Liz of Late Afternoon is obsessed with them, and after reading her blog for the last six months or so, it’s starting to rub off on me. I’m slowly building my collection of rings, but I have to make sure to get ones that I love, otherwise I don’t ever wear them.

bebe cameo cocktail ring

This blog is turning more towards fashion than confessional… I think that may be because now that I have decided to move to CA, I don’t feel nearly so… so oppressed. There are still problems we have to deal with, and moving is going to be a pain in the ass, but knowing that there is beautiful sunshine and sandy beaches at the end of the tunnel has helped me immensely. I will miss my friends and my family so much, and I really hate that my mom and I have *finally* developed a good relationship, and I’m leaving… but they’ll get by without me. I need to get my life turned around.

A is angry at me for leaving, probably because she won’t have a free place to live any more (we’ve also been feeding both A & N, and loaning them tons of money for gas and cigarettes and tampons), and I don’t think it’s fair for her to be mad. If they were on the lease and/or actually paying us rent and not just mooching off of us, I could understand them being upset. But they’ve been here for a month, and they’ve given us $3. I’m really kinda peeved at them. If they weren’t so selfish, maybe they could understand why we need to go.

I’m *considering* changing the blog address… Comment or message me if you want the new address. I figure I should probably change it before I get too much of a following (assuming I ever get a following). But I like the one I have now, too. Maybe I’ll separate the fashion and the personal. I dunno. Argh.

Tired. I’m going to go watch Vampire Diaries and the Mentalist now. then go to bed. I have another job interview tomorrow afternoon at 2, but where I’m moving to Cali I’m seriously considering blowing it off… it’s not a job I can work for two weeks then stop showing up. Well, it is, but then I would leave the company hanging pretty bad and that’s just irresponsible. Plus, I really just don’t want to go. Kinda feels like a waste of time!

I’ll post photos in the morning after I get my bad ass new shoes from the store, so make sure to check in to see what all the hype is about! πŸ™‚

P.S…. Look for some massive updates/revisions/additions throughout the day tomorrow!