Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Patterned Tights

Tights, Scarf , and Sunglasses Forever 21, Dress- H&M,  Wedge Booties- Chinese Laundry. I found similar ones by  Michael Antonio Cane, watch Michael Kors

I love patterned tights. These can enhance any outfit. Have you purchased any pattern tights this fall?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

A Shopping Tip

Several friends and followers of my Blog have mentioned their interest in Forever 21 style, but are somewhat overwhelmed with the amount of merchandise they sell.   I have a simple, but effective tip I  can offer.   Before traveling out to the actual retail store, I simply go online and browse their website to narrow down some ideas.  This allows me to choose items that I am interested in and give me some idea as to what I am looking for when I venture out to the actual store.  I may even jot down some items to expedite assistance from sales associates.   Even if they may not have the exact items I was looking for, they may be able to help find a similar item, or let me know if the item is available online only.  Hopefully this quick tip will help save you some time and relieve any overwhelming feelings with the plethora of clothing and accessories at some of these retail stores.

 Don't forget to check out the contest that is still going on for the Forever 21 necklace.  I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Contest-Win a Fabulous Forever 21 Necklace

Antique Gold, Red, and Brown Necklace from Forever 21

To win this necklace, you need to follow the steps down below.

1. Join my site on google friend connect(see the side of blog)
***If you are already a follower skip directly to Step #2.

2. Check out the Forever 21 Accessories and comment on my blog which accessories you like.

Contest will end next Thursday night, November 30, at 12 midnight. I will email the winner to get your address to mail the necklace to you. I am anxious to see your accessory selections. Good Luck.

Friday, November 18, 2011

DIY- From Drab to Fab, Making a Glitter Clutch

I bought this burlap clutch at Hobby Lobby for a whopping $3.59 after I used my 40% off coupon. I liked it because  it is a great size, 6 in. tall by 12 in. wide. I thought the color was a little boring and the material was flimsy. For about a week,  ideas came to me and I decided that I  loved glitter and cobalt blue, so I put them together for the clutch.

Supplies needed for this project are: clutch, newspaper,  Mod Podge Glue in matte, glitter of your choice, paper plate, foam brush ,and a plastic bag. 

I put the bag over the interior because the material that is lined inside is my favorite part.
First, you will mix the glue with the glitter and then tape the snap, so it was free from debris. Then, use the foam brush and paint it on.The trick is it will take around five coats, this process creates a more durable material for the clutch.  The glue takes around 20 minutes to dry. I painted the front bottom and the back the silver glitter.

I am loving cobalt blue, and color blocking. So, I decided to use the blue glitter at the top of the clutch. One more supply you will need is packaging tape to keep the blue glitter only at the top. Again, the trick is about 4 to 5 coats.

One of the main reasons I loved this bag was the interior fabric. To ensure no glue gets in the interior, make sure to put a plastic bag inside.

 I think the final product turned out fabulous. I can't wait use to use this clutch. Give it a try and let me know how it worked for you.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Can't Get Enough of Madewell

Starting at the top left: Skinny skinny Jeans in Western Wash, below is the Ribbed 1937 Tights.  The top is the Stripe-Sleeve Cable crew Sweater in Siberian Red and the Metallic Tap Oxford. The middle two photos are Saint James Aviso Tee and Winter Tale Scarf.  Lastly, the two bottom photos display the Spotted Snowfall Sweater and Hunter High-Gloss Wellies.

These are just a few of the items that I fancy from Madewell.com.  I know quite a few  J. Crew fans.  If you fall into this category,  I highly suggest you check out Madewell (which by the way is owned by J. Crew).   I first discovered Madewell  on a trip to Boston with my husband.  I  was ecstatic when they opened a store in Columbus, Ohio.  I love it because it has a slightly retro feel, along with that J. Crew sense of style.  I know a few of the items above will be on my Christmas list! I would love to hear what you think of Madewell. Happy Shopping!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Strolling Through the Days

Love the two contrasting colors in this blouse.

Wide leg pants and Sunglasses- Forever 21, Black and white blouse- H&M, Coach Purse - Past Season, Black Patent  Leather Shoes- Similar Jessica Simpson Patent Leather Pump

Saturday, November 12, 2011

DIY Project: Making Rain Boot Cuff Inserts

I bought this jacket at the thrift store for $5.99 for another project I have in the works.  I just love this plaid print and thought I could use the jacket sleeves  for cute sock inserts for  my rain boots. You could make these inserts with any heavy fabric material, so happy hunting at the thrift store or you own closet.

For this project, you will need scissors, iron-on tape, and an iron. When cutting the sleeves, take into account the width  and length of your leg that you want to go down into your boot.  

Lay the iron on the tape at the top of the sleeve inside out.

Iron and pull the tape off. Then fold the top over about an 1/2  inch and iron.

Then put the insert into your rain boot inside out. Leave 4 to 5 inches at the top, so you can fold over the rain boot.

Final outcome- Rain boots with  a fabulous plaid cuff insert. I love to hear what you think!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Introducing Miss Selfridge

The outfit on the left is the Mustard Frill Collar Shirt and Black Lace Pencil Skirt with  Animal Panel Oversize Clutch. The middle dress is the All-Over Sequin Dress . The outfit on the right is Metallic Drape Back Top and Metallic Pu Short with Embellished V Clutch. All of these items can be found at Miss Selfridge. I will be introducing retail websites on my blog. I really liked Miss Selfridge's merchandise and prices. Miss Selfridge ships internationally and shipping is free for orders of £60, which is currently orders of $89.00 or more.I would like to hear what you think of the items on the Miss Selfridge website. Happy Shopping!

Monday, November 7, 2011

The A-line P(Leather) Skirt

A-line (p)leather skirt- H&M,  Shirt and sunglasses -Forever 21, Cheetah Pumps- I found similar pair, Kensie Girl Achava Pump. Earrings -Thrift store.
I was so excited to find this skirt. I love the color and the vintage feel.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Walking in a Winter WonderLand

The top two right boots are the Sorel 'Joan of Arc' and Sorel 'Tofino' boots for $139.95 at Nordstrom.
The bottom left two boots are the Women's Faux-Fur Trim Winter Boot for $59.94 at Old Navy.

With winter quickly approaching, these are my top picks for snow boots. These boots are not only functional, but stylish. I love my Sorel 'Joan of Arc' boots, but for a substitute, Old Navy offers a similar style at a lower price. Both companies offer free shipping on these boots. Happy shopping!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Look for Less #2

This high-end DNKY- Ready to Wear outfit includes a Crepe shift dress for $275.00, a striped angora blend sweater for $345.00, two-tone wool cape for $495.00. I found a similar silk crepe de chine blouse for $195.00, and Nadine leather-trimmed suede pumps for $235.00. So, without the hat the outfit comes to a total of $1,545.00.

High end mock outfit -DKNY- RTW

Striped Sweater -$14.50 at forever21.com

Women's Wool- Blend Car Coat $65.00 at oldnavy.com

 Front Pleat Crepe Skirt $69.50 at  loft.com

Women's Komat Platform Pump $34.99 at payless.com

Classic Wool Hat $14.80 at forever21.com

I am very excited about the items I found to recreate the outfit from DKNY. My outfit totals  $198.79 (Wow). This
outfit includes essential pieces that could be used in other outfits. Many of these stores run sales, so this outfit  may be even cheaper and you will have an off runway look.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Loving (p)Leather

This fall, you will see lots of leather or pleather. Dress is Madewell, Shoes- Naughty Monkey (last season), (P) Leather Coat- Members Only -Marshall's , Earrings- Slipada, Purse-Coach, and sunglasses Forever 21.