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Gray & White Top/Express Jeans

Gray & White Top

Express Jeans

Chandelier Earrings

top [JC Penney], white layering tank [Fruit of the Loom], jeans [ReRock by Express], shoes [JC Penney], earrings [Forever 21]

Feeling laid back today and wanted to go with something easy. Almost didn’t post this outfit, because it isn’t really much, but I love this shirt and these shoes. And these are my favoritest jeans – my ReRock by Express.

To dress this top up a bit, I simply cinch a wide black belt around my waist and throw on my heels. These buckle wedges are actually the shoes my bride’s maids wore at my wedding. I talked my little sister into giving me hers (I love having a sister the same size as me!). I wore ballet flats most of the day but decided these wedges might be cuter for pictures. Went out for drinks and threw my black Bebe trench on over it – perfect for the spring weather. I really wish it would warm up already!!!

I LOVE dangly earrings. If I could only wear one jewelry item for the rest of my life (other than my wedding ring), I would absolutely choose earrings. My mom refused to let me get my ears pierced when I was younger – I didn’t get them pierced till I was 20 years old! But now they are definitely my favorite accessory. My collection is pretty ridiculous.

Thanks for the comments and support on my posts from last night. It means a lot to me 🙂

I’m seriously beginning to wonder if there is something wrong in my head. I feel a pretty constant, dull pressure on the back of my head, just below the crown, like something is pushing against my brain. It doesn’t hurt BAD today, like usual, which is nice and has allowed me to figure out where the pain is coming from, but it’s kinda scary. I don’t think I’ve hit my head recently…

But on a much happier note, I have some INCREDIBLE news!!! One of my favorite bloggers of all time, Elizabeth over at Delightfully Tacky, recently offered a giveaway to her readers: a $25 gift certificate to ThreadSence. And guess what??? I won!!! Woohoo!!! How fantastic is that? I am so excited! BUT I’m having a problem – I can’t decide what to get! I’m going to narrow it down to my top three picks and then post them here, and I would really love it if you guys would help me pick! They have some pretty killer stuff, and I’ve been dying for an update to my wardrobe, so this will definitely get me started. Yay!!!!

The season finale of Vampire Diaries was INSANE. LOVE that show. All I can say is, OHMYGOD. Please excuse me while I revert to a giggly high school girl and drool over Damien. Stefan is pretty hot too, but I think Damien has more of the tormented vibe that I like in my vampire heroes. I nearly died when they canceled Angel. Stefan has always tried to be good, but Damien is just barely discovering that capacity in himself, and tuning back into his soul because of his love for Elena – the one emotion he can’t shut off is starting to bring out the others. And it’s sad, because I think he really is trying to be a better person, but Stefan doesn’t seem to want to give him that chance.

Okay… done analyzing the vampire show. 🙂

Do me a flavor? Vote for my outfit on Chictopia & on Mode Republic – and don’t forget to leave me comments so I know you were there! 🙂

Oh, and I seem to remember that last time I posted photos of these jeans, I promised you a close up of the stud detailing along the top. Happy Christmas! ::

ReRock by Express Jeans

ReRock by Express Jeans; Music Belt by Vanity

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new acquisitions

Today was a busy day… went to the donation center, went grocery shopping, then to the mall! T bought me some fabulous new things that I took some photos of them for you:

[destroyed denim shorts: vanity, $24.80; studded purse: vanity, $19.80, on sale for $4.99]

I *love* these… already planning my outfit for them! I’m thinking white tee, shorts, purse, and either colorful sandals (which I still need to acquire) or my black wedges. I’m REALLY hoping it will be warm enough to wear this outfit sometime soon, but I’m pretty sure it’s only going to be in the 60s for the next week, and it’s supposed to storm Monday and Tuesday 😦 sad panda…

If I can locate $8, I can go back and get the black lacy dress they are holding for me till Monday… I want it so freaking badly! It’s really cute, and it looks great on me. It’s hard for me to find clothes that I really like on me, so when I do I get really excited – especially when they’re on sale for super cheap. I really hope I can scrounge up the $8!

I love Vanity’s clothes. It’s rare for me to walk into a store and want everything I see. I’m kind of picky about what I wear, so normally I have to search for a minute to find the perfect outfit. Vanity is a completely different story – I wanted to cry when I walked in there today because I wanted to buy the entire store! I LOVE their clothes! Their clothes are always so much fun, the right amount of casual, mixed with the right amount of cute, the right amount of sexy and the perfect amount of comfort! Many of their shirts and tees are perfect for layering, and they always have the cutest accessories. One of my favorite things about Vanity is that they always have cute belts on clearance for ridiculously cheap, and in my experience their clothes actually last a while. They’re pretty decent quality, and even the ones that aren’t on sale or clearance are fairly reasonable price. My only complaint is that sometimes it seems like the neck holes on their basic tees are a little too tight… Maybe I just have a giant head, but it’s hard to get my head through them! I still love them though, and other than that they always fit perfectly.

Acquired some new nail polish today, and I will post some photos of those results later tonight or tomorrow. I rarely paint my nails, but when I do, I typically go for dark colors (black, dark red, purple, etc). Today I decided to go for something different, and chose some colors that are bright and cheery. I got a bright yellow (#10 Lightening, Sally Hanson Insta-Dri, $4.50) and a hot pink (#14 Flashy Fuchsia, Sally Hanson Insta Dri, $4.50). I’m really excited about them! Normally I try to match my fingers to my toes, but I’m thinking it could be cute to do the yellow on my finger nails and the pink on my toes. The bottles are sitting next to each other now and they look awesome together!

Lightening & Flashy Fuschia Polish

Sally Hanson Insta-Dri Nail Polish in #10 Lightening & #14 Flashy Fuschia

And if you’re like me at all, and you never paint your nails because you’re to busy to wait for them to dry, you must try Sally Hanson Insta-Dri nail polish. It dries ridiculously fast. It’s made my life so much easier! It’s pretty rare that I use something else, but once I’m able to get a wider range of colors in the Insta-Dri family, I will probably donate all of my other polish to my friends. I’ve got better things to do with my time, I don’t want to waste any of it sitting around waiting for my damn nail polish to dry!

Oh, and btw, if you’re on Chictopia you should add me: http://www.chictopia.com/fashion_nerd. Let’s be friends!