Jun 26, 2011

Stairway to Heaven

Faux Leather Vest: Zara//Shirt: Old Navy//Vintage Denim Levi's: via Goldilocksincognito on Etsy//Shoes: c/o Wanted//Sunglasses: Karen Walker //Scarf: Forever 21//Vintage Clutch: via Retro Rocket Girl on Etsy

I just arrived home from a few days away in New York City. I have so many photographs that I cannot wait to share with you all. I still need to sort them all and make the posts, which probably won't be up until late this week or next...
I enjoyed delicious (but not so healthy) food, made some new friends, saw old friends, and most of all enjoyed every second. How was your weekend?
Random Fact: I am and will always be a HUGE Led Zeppelin fan. If you are as well, say I. 

Jem - They by pyza
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Jun 21, 2011

Video DIY: How to tie a scarf into a headwrap

Video Disclaimer: I am a ridiculous person and you are allowed to laugh AT me periodically throughout this video. ;)

I love this look for summer because it keeps you cooler (especially with longer hair) and it keeps the hair out of your face. The scarf adds a bit of a color dimension to any outfit!
I am most definitely not the first one to make a video of how to tie a turban and/or scarf. Everyone has their own way of wearing them//here are some more DIY tutorials from some amazing bloggers:
Turban DIY by the concrete catwalk

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Jun 20, 2011

Hippie turban Style

Jumpsuit: H&M//Heels: Jessica Simpson Dany Platforms//Scarf worn as a headwrap: Vintage//Sunglasses: 80's Purple//Earrings: American Eagle

I feel very 60's housewife cleaning the house in this outfit. I don't know if it's the headwrap or the onesie or a combination of both-all I know is that I love me a onesie. 
Let me tell you a little secret about how ridiculously silly I can be at times...  So I was stumped as to what to purchase my father for father's Day this year. I decided on some Boston Red Sox tickets-because what's better than a good baseball game in the summer with a Fenway Frank? Yes, that's right-nothing. I went to a third party site and found some awesome VIP club seats and was stoked to give them to my father, until....
I realized I purchased tickets for the game in....TEXAS. 
Yah.....great job jerk.
So anyways, I sold two to my gal friend Francesca and I have two more left! If you live in Texas and will be around on August 25th, let me know!! :)
Oh, and one more thing...
I have always been wildly into music and I love the way Jenny shares music on her blog and decided to start sharing with all of you some of the tunes that fuel my days :)

Lykke Li Breaking It Up by kylediorio

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Jun 16, 2011

Neon & Neutral

Blouse: Vintage//Skirt: H&M//Shoes: Aldo//Sequin Clutch: Vintage via Royal Descent on Etsy//Vintage Pearl Necklaces//Bow Hair Clip via H&M

I was super excited when I saw the next Bloggers Do It Better assignment posted: Neon and Neutral. I am loving this trend and there are so many ways to represent it. A bright neon belt with monochromatic palette, bright neon heels with a crisp white dress, I could go on forever...
I chose this skirt that I bought from H&M a few weeks back. With the ruffles and the bright neon colors, I knew I wanted to tone it down with basic beige/while colors. These heels from Aldo are ridiculously comfy and I scored them for $34, Yup..amazing. Vintage clutches have become a new favorite collection hobby of mine (it changes month to month). I love the beading detail throughout and it actually fits quite a bit!
Do you like the neon & neutral trend? How do you wear it?

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Jun 13, 2011

From the Valleys of the Green and the Grey

Top: Old Navy//Shorts: Topshop//Flats: Urban Outfitters//Handbag: Lulus//Sunnies: Karen Walker//Turquoise ring & Necklace: Vintage//Watch: Michael Kors//Bracelets: Forever 21

A 3 day weekend with nothing on the to-do list except for a picnic in the park, long hike, great food, and lots of Arrested Development. I could have done with a little sunshine but sometimes a dull and gray day does a body good. Keeps you inside and forces you to watch as many movies/old TV shows as possible ;) 
Anyway, I am recharged and ready for a new week. What did you do this weekend?

Peep my other Monday outfit post over on Style by Santina's blog, here.

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Jun 10, 2011

A Sunflower Kiss

Picnik collage
Tank Top: TJ Maxx//Pants: J.Crew//Flats: TopShop//Hat: Forever 21

A quick post before the weekend and a little sunflower to brighten up the day! Happy Friday!

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Jun 9, 2011

Keepin' it simple with turquoise

Top via SugarLips swapped with Katie//Navy Blue Denim: Zara//Necklace: American Eagle//Heels: Fioni via Payless//Watch: Michael Kors and Misc. Bracelets//Sunnies: 80's Purple

Yet another swap with the lovely Katie from Running on Happiness. You can see how she styled up this adorable top here. I love how she paired hers with the bell-bottom flares and belt. I wanted to stay simple so I threw on my favorite Zara skinnies and a pair of nude heels and called it a day. I decided to add another pop of color with the turquoise necklace. 
On another note: it has been excruciatingly HOT around here. Its supposed to get up to 100 degrees tomorrow! Yowzers. 
Any tips for staying stylish in this humid weather?

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Jun 6, 2011

Borrowed Wardrobe

Dress: Parker via a swap with Katie//Jessica Simpson Dany Platforms//Purse: V-J Style//Hat: Forever 21

I recently did a blogger swap with the lovely and gorgeous Katie from Running on Happiness and received two adorable pieces to style up. The best way to expand your closet is to share with others ;) We chose two items to exchange with each other and sent them off via snail mail. 
The first piece is this fun floral dress by Parker. It's very lightweight and perfect in the summertime heat. See how Katie styled the dress here. I love the denim jacket she wore with hers and her adorable boots!

Oh, and I have to tell you about this crazy lil contest going on over at the Oh, Happy Day blog. She is being extremely generous and giving away a trip to PARIS. Yes, PARIS. I screamed when I saw it. I am passing the word along to all my friends and followers (although, I would rather you not enter because it increases my chances..wink wink) Get going gals ;) 

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Jun 1, 2011

Comfy Attire

Tee: c/o BB DAKOTA//Shorts: Sea via Scoop NYC//Socks c/o Ozone Socks//Oxfords: Alice and Olivia for Payless//Sunglasses: Karen Walker 'Number One' via Gargyle//Sunglasses Necklace: Forever 21//Gold Coin Necklace: Emerson Made//Watch&Bracelets: Forever 21 & Urban Outfitters

Sometimes it feels great to be as comfortable as possible when running multiple errands. I immediately reach for my Payless oxfords which have been treating me well for many months now. These shorts from Scoop in NYC were purchased on sale during NYFW in Feb. The shorts along with the BB Dakota tee make for one comfy outfit to jump around in!
I have been on the search for Karen Walker sunglasses for a few months now and found them MUCH cheaper on Gargyle, a new favorite site. I purchased these babies for $25 less than what Shopbop and other stores were charging. Total deal, right? ;)

Oh, and I have to mention these floral sheer socks that stole my heart. For one, they are very breathable, meaning your piggies won't sweat. Plus, they are adorable! :) Win-win.

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