Sep 29, 2011

Bell Bottom Cheetah

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Photos by Jessie - who I am itching to go visit! 
{Outfit Details} Cheetah Sheer top: Forever 21//Gap 1969 Super Lightweight Curvy Jeans//Jeffrey Campbell  Rumble Booties//Spotted Moth Bastian Bag//Karen Walker Sunnies//Max and Chloe Monogram necklace


NYFW continued: Blogger Brunch with some lovely ladies at The Smith- which was oh-so delicious! I always find it so invigorating to meet and chat with so many successful women who manage full time jobs and blogging at the same time. Each person has such a unique personality and brings something different to the blogging atmosphere. You all inspire me and encourage me to continue through this blog despite the time constrictions that consume me on a daily basis. 
How do you balance work and blogging?

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Sep 28, 2011

Extended Blog Sale- New Items!

Finally decided to start making some room in my closet. It desperately needs to be done! If you want to snag something- email me ASAP (sparklingfootsteps-at-gmail-dot-com) to reserve the item! :)
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3.1 Phillip Lim Dress with tags
Size: 4
$75 or BEST OFFER
Shipping: $5
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Shop Ruche Polka Dot Skirt 
Just bought it- a tad too big :(
Size: Small
$18
Shipping: $5
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High Waisted Leather Skirt
Would best fit size 0-2
$35
Shipping: $5
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Vintage Retro Yellow and White Dress
$40
Shipping: $5
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Topshop Wide-Leg Cuffed Pants (Dark Blue)
!Size: 2
$15
Shipping: $6

Sep 26, 2011

Playing with Textures

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Photos taken by Lydia Hudgens
{Outfit Details} Chambray Shirt: H&M//Old Navy Vest//J.Crew Sequin Mini Skirt//Shoes: Sole Society//Sunglasses: Karen Walker//Watch: Michael Kors//Necklace: Clyde's Rebirth//Bracelets: c/o Jewelmint and Stella & Dot

I was thrilled to finally work with Lydia once she moved here to the East coast! We met up during fashion week and we're thankfully able to fit in a photoshoot! This same outfit has been featured on both Elle and the Nordstrom blog!
It's funny to me because that day was SO hott in NYC. Like hot enough where I was worried about sweat stains on my chambray shirt. I was deathly scared that they would show up in the photographs, but tried to make the best of it. Yes, I had to share this information with you all.


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Sep 23, 2011

Fall: Outfit Favorites

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Sep 22, 2011

Confession

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via Madewell
Confession: I am obsessed with glasses. For years I have been wishing that I would wake up blind as a bat so that I could purchase a pair. There are many people that encourage me to wear them anyway- even though I don't require a prescription. If I do decide to purchase a pair- these would be my go-to's. I am in love/smitten/over the top with these Madewell frames. That is all.

Sep 21, 2011

Giveaway: Spike the Punch

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If you haven't already heard of Elizabeth on Etsy- then here is your wake up call.
She is the creator of Spike the Punch and creates the most gorgeous crystal necklaces and she would love to offer a reader her necklace of choice. You can choose the colors you want!

There are no specific rules for this giveaway but we would love for you all to follow Elizabeth on twitter and maybe even follow along with me here! :)
Giveaway ends one week from today: September 28th!

You need to leave a comment to enter and you need to tell me something unique and fun about yourself! GO!
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Sep 19, 2011

The Mave

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{Outfit Details}Dress: Willow and Clay (c/o)//Shoulder Bag: Katherine Kwei (c/o)//Boots: Jeffrey Campbell Rumble Booties
A huge THANK YOU to Kendall and the lovely staff at The Mave for hosting our NYFW stay. I still dream about the plush king sized bed that I shared with Caitlin and the enormous bathroom/closet space we had. I have never stayed in an NYC hotel room that had enough space for two fashion bloggers attending NYFW- Alas, until now! Yay!!
Until next year.... Mave- You will be missed :) 
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Sep 16, 2011

Featured: Shop It To Me & Better TV

Loved working with Shop It To Me for this TV segment on Better TV. I totally loved my 70's inspired look!
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Ria (Ria Michelle), Your Truly, Jessi (Clothes and Bones), Jessie (The Concrete Catwalk)
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Sep 15, 2011

Workout Playlist

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I am always struggling to find new songs. Therefore, I am introducing a new post series. Each month I will post a round-up of my top ten favorite workout songs. Would love to have your feedback on whether this is helpful for you! :) Also, email me if you have great picks and I will credit you in the post!

1.) Pitbull - "Bon Bon" **FAV
2.) David Guetta featuring Taio Cruz & Ludacris - "Little Bad Girl"
3.) Dev featuring 50 cent - "In the Dark" Remix
4.) Pitbull featuring T-pain - Hey Baby
5.) Lady Gaga - "Judas" DJ White Shadow Remix
6.) Adele - "Rolling in the Deep" DJ Megamix Remix
7.) Lykke Li - "Complaint Department"
8.) The Strokes - "Last Night"
9.) Alexandra Stan - "Mr. Saxobeat"
10.) Nine Inch Nails - "Hand that Feeds"

Sep 14, 2011

Polka Dot Party

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{Outfit Details} Blouse and  LV Bag:Vintage//Leather Jacket: Soia and Kyo//Pants: Forever 21//Gold Oxfords: Report via TJ Maxx//Necklace: Max and Chloe
Photos By Sarah 

Fashion's Night Out
FNO always overwhelms me. Crowded streets. Crowded store. Hardly enough time to breathe. I did make it until about 10 pm before giving up and heading home! I opted for flats because my feet were killing me from the night before. I met up with Lani (on the left) and Sarah (on the right) for some grub and a few drinks at David Burke at Bloomingdale's. It's was great to see Sarah again - she is so sweet and Lani was adorable and constantly had me laughing. After dinner we headed over to see the Alice Yim collection (love her!) After   seeing Alice I wandered around with Kiley and her roommate for the week- BJ, who writes for the NY Times. We were on the hunt to met Rachel Zoe- but ended up giving up. The crowds were crazy!
What did you do for FNO?!
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Sep 12, 2011

Porter Grey Presentation and What I Wore

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{Outfit Details} Blazer: H&M//Tee: J.Crew//Maxi Skirt: ASOS//Biker Boots: Forever 21//Necklaces: Banana Republic and Max and Chloe

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I loved the color palette at the Porter Grey Presentation. They complimented each other so well and can I tell you how much I adore the brogues?! The best way to describe this collection is simplicity at it's best. Each piece was unique and had it's own gorgeous cut. My favorite piece of the collection was definitely the sequin skirt. 

Sep 11, 2011

Lucky FABB Conference

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{Outfit Details} Dress: J.Crew//Scarf: TJ Maxx//Shoes: Topshop

What a whirlwind of a week! I headed to NYC early Wednesday AM to catch the Lucky FABB conference. I couldn't believe that I was in the same room as Diane Von Furstenberg (so down to earth and an overall great woman to look up to), Rebecca Minkoff (who looked unbelieveably gorgeous with her baby bump), Rachel Roy (love her personality), and SO many more! I didn't get there until late and didn't snap many photos (unfortunately). Here is just a peek at the outfit I threw on before the conference. I am in love with this comfortable "Jane" dress from J.Crew. I purchased it during the crazy summer sale, LOVE. 

 I usually like to take notes and jot down the most important points at these blogger conferences but I have to be honest and say I was so extremely tired that I didn't take many pictures OR jot down many notes. I know- I'm a terrible blogger. I promise that I have many more outfit photos from NYC to show you!
I will leave you with one important quote that I did write down from the conference:

"This is not a blogging conference, You are all just entrepreneurs with cute shoes." -Scott Galloway

After the conference I headed off to a much needed dinner (does anyone is NYC ever eat?-I never had the time!) with:
Meg from Mimi and Meg 
Jessie from The Concrete Catwalk {PS. visiting Kansas City SOON ladies!}
Hitha from Hitha on the Go
Caroline from Sweet Caroline in the City
Christine from Court and Hudson
Lara Ramos from The Glossarie

Stay tuned for more NYC Fun!