Saturday, December 22, 2012

" No Women No Cry"...

Happy Holidays. I first entitled this blog because my bohemian look makes me think of Bob Marley's song "No Women No Cry", but if you have wondered where I have been- sick!!!! I think as a mom sometimes we worry about making sure everyone else is taken care of that we neglect ourselves. Usually, I would talk about it with in a style aspect, but for me it was a health one. I usually always get a flu shot, but this year I made sure the kids got one and did not take the time to get myself, so what did I get now but the flu(and that is why I should be crying). Now that I am on the mend, I am getting the shot because I need to protect myself against the other 3 types of flu I can still get. One of my favorite bloggers Sheree from It's Not That Deep, recently did a post on a high and low dress. I was found this little number after reading her post at Forever 21 for $15.80. For that price, that is why it's sold out online, but I bet you can find it in the store .This dress is a great piece that can be used throughout the year. For the cold months, I paired it with a pair of tights, boots, knitted scarf, and my beanie. If you asked anyone that knows me what type of hat I would wear, they would tell you a baseball hat. I love to wear one all the time in the summer, but recently in the cold months I have been wearing a beanie. I think it would be great with short or long hair.

I emailed everyone a voucher from my Firmoo giveaway. If for some reason you didn't get my email, just let me know. I hope you guys are all having a great holiday. I will probably post one more time before the new year, if not I wish you all a great holiday.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Plaid can be Rad

Usually when I wear plaid, I felt like it never had that "modern" feel. But plaid, can be rad paired with a leather bottom. Plaid and leather are be trends for fall 2012 as I have posted before, so why not put them together.

F21: Plaid Sweater, F21 leather skirt- Similar, Zara Chambray top- Similar , H&M Crystal Earrings- Similar

One thing that makes this outfit complete is having a chambray shirt in your closet. I have a couple. I scored this Zara chambray shirt at a consignment shop in NYC. I am drawn to this one more often than the others in my closet, because it is a lighter material- almost a bleached look. I feel like this shirt is a must and I don't care what your style type this can go with everything. I found a few I loved, in case your looking to add one to your wardrobe.

Madewell: Perfect Chambray Ex- Boyfirend Shirt

J.Crew Chambray Popover
Ali & Kris Western Snap Shirt

Do you like the mix of plaid and leather? Do you have a chambray shirt in your closet?
Linking up at Visible MondayMonday Mingle, and Watch What I'm Wearing.

Don't my Firmoo Glasses Voucher Giveaway, I still have twenty-one $20.00 vouchers to giveaway.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

On my mind.......

Like many of you, I was deeply saddened this past Friday when I was informed of the shooting that took place at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.  I must say my heart truly goes out to all of the victims. As a parent, I cannot imagine what those parents of lost children are going through, along with the others who witnessed this horrific event. Even amongst the sadness I feel, I cannot help to think of the bravery of those teachers involved who lost their lives trying to protect their school children. There is little more I can convey  in regards to this incident, but I plan to speak of the victims only.  They are the only ones that should be publicized and remembered, and will be thought of often.  This post may seem insignificant during such a time of sadness, but my hope is that every decent person can reflect and appreciate children, teachers and loved ones in their lives.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Giveaway from Firmoo

Happy Friday, thank goodness the weekend is here. The holidays are arriving very fast. I'm excited to announce that Firmoo has partnered up with me to host a giveaway!

What is Firmoo, you asked? Firmoo is the world's most popular online eyeglasses store. They are always offering quality products at the most affordable prices - starting from $8 with lenses included to be precise. 

Firmoo is offering $20 vouchers each to 25 winners. The vouchers will deduct $20 off any order but does not apply to shipping, discounted glasses and designer glasses. 

Firmoo has a fabulous selcection of prescription glass. So, if you have your prescription just put it your order. Personally, I am looking at the fashion glasses and changing them into sunglasses . One of the pairs of glasses I am getting are these:
To me that have a slight vintage feel and are $8.00. One thing with the fashion glasses, when you add them to your cart , there are options to get them tinted for $4.95 and add UV protection for $4.95. So, you could get a pair of fabulous sunglasses with your $20 voucher.

This giveaway is open internationally and I am going to give the first 25 people who complete one of the following criteria:

 1.You must join through GFC or Bloglovin. These can be found on the right side of my blog. Leave me a comment letting me know and your email address. If you are already a member of one, skip to number 2.

 2. If you are already a member of GFC and Bloglovin, just leave a comment and telling me which glasses you like on Firmoo and your email your address.

3. Or you can"Like" Firmoo on Facebook (

I will send a $20 voucher to the first 25 people that do any of these three criteria, because I want 25 of my great followers to win! This giveaway will end on Dec. 21 at  Midnight.

The winner from my necklace giveaway is :
Congrats to Amanda DeCastro, if you email me I will get your address and send you necklace number one. Thanks again for everyone's support and this giveaway will have 25 winners, whooo!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sequin Blazer

Happy Wednesday, this great sequin blazer was another tailoring project that my talented mom helped me with. This blazer was purchased for $5.00 at the thrift store. The alteration that my mom completed was to pull back the front of the blazer and sew it down to give it a tuxedo look. It is vintage and I thought this would give it a more up-to date look. I would call my mom a risk taker when it comes to creativity. She is always willing to try a project. She always says before she starts, "are your sure it looks nice the way it is." I say yes, this item it is not me and or what I have in mind when I bought it. So, then the project begins, but that is the great thing about thrift store finds, you don't feel to bad when they don't work out because you haven't invested too much money.

I think a sequin blazer is a great option for a holiday party. One of my favorite things to wear are skinny jeans. A way for me to dress them up for a party is pair them up with a sequin blazer. If you are still needing something for a holiday party, the first two of these sequin blazers are under $100!

DP: Black Sequin Blazer
Silver Sequin Tuxedo Blazer
SuperTrash Blazer Junior Rose Gold

Would you consider yourself a risk taker with creativity? Do you have a favorite blazer?

Make sure to enter my giveaway there are only 2 days left for this one!
Linking up at the Pleated Poppy for WWIW.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Adding some pizzazz to your black blazer

Hope everyone had a great weekend. My son was sick , so being at home got my creative juices flowing. I love personal and home design.  I usually seem to focus on one or the other. This weekend I was inspired for a few home redos and I will have pictures soon to follow. This post is dedicated to adding some pizzazz to my black blazer.

Xhilaration Lace Skirt- Target

At Thanksgiving time, my fabulous mom sewed this jacket, that was purchased at the thrift store for $1.99. I have a bad habit of buying things at the thrift store with a idea to transform them. The only problem is my sewing skills are not very good. I knew I wanted a jacket that was cropped and I had the detail of scalloping. So, this is the jacket when I first brought it to my mom. If you don't have a person that will help with your sewing projects most dry cleaners off tailoring services.

Do you sew your own tailoring or hire it out?

Don't forget my necklace giveaway!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Giveaway- Pick your necklace

I am excited to announce my second giveaway of three. For this one, you will be winning one of these new Forever 21 necklaces. I have been coveting both of these necklaces, but I really want you guys to have one. The winner that is pick randomly will win the necklace that they chose. This giveaway runs for a week and will end on December 13 at 12:00 a.m.

 Criteria for this giveaway are:

 1.You must join through GFC or Bloglovin. These can be found on the right side of my blog. If you are already a member of one, skip to number 2.

 2. If you are already a member of GFC and Bloglovin, just leave a comment and tell me which of these necklaces you like the best. .

3. For an extra entry follow me through twitter at:

Necklace #1

Necklace #2

This giveaway is for everyone. I will email the winner to get their address. One winner will be announced on December 14 and this will also be the start of the last giveaway. Good luck!  :)

The winner of the first giveaway was Atucker. I will be emailing to get your address to send your winnings. Congrats and thanks for being apart of my blog.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Take me to Neverland

This post is dedicated to two things: one, my love of the Peter-Pan collar, and the child innocence of Neverland. The Peter-Pan styled collar has been hanging strong for a few seasons. It started out with many people doing them in DIYs (including myself) and now you can find them in many stores. I got this great Peter-Pan collared black sweater from H&M for $14.95. At that price, you can buy a couple.
The movie Peter-Pan makes me think of a child's innocence and it would be great to see more of in the world. In the movie, it's wonderful to see the children expressing themselves in their costumes. It seems like once a kid becomes a certain age even if they are still innocent and nice, other kids try to take that away from them. Oh, how cool would it be to wear a skunk costume and no one would care! My husband is always commenting that he has never met anyone like me. I say, "What does that mean?" ( in my nicest wife way).  He says that I never judge anyone on their appearance.  My thought is everyone has the right to look the way they want to. But unfortunately, instead of having a judge free, innocent world, I think that only goes on in Neverland.

H&M Peter- Pan Sweater

Forever 21 cropped pants- Similar, Polka dot t-shirt - Similar

Linking up at The Pleated Poppy for WWIW.
Have you taken part of the peter-pan collar trend?

Monday, December 3, 2012

I get by with a little help from my friends....

Happy Monday, hope everyone had a  great weekend. I got some holiday shopping done. Recently, Tammy from Silverstyle, left me a sweet comment saying she saw this look on Pinterest and it reminded her of me. I appreciate her thinking of me and she was exactly right, this look is so me. It's comfortable, stylish and has a little edge to it. I had all these pieces in my closet, but hadn't put them together like this before.
This made me think of a recent conversation I had with an acquaintance, she said that she was feeling down about her look lately. She wasn't liking the outfits she was putting together. I suggested having someone go through her current closet and put some outfits together with current pieces . Also, maybe they could suggest a few things to buy to spruce up her wardrobe. Sometimes you just need some inspiration, suggestion, or a honest opinion from a friend.

Infinity Scarf (old)- Similar, Marshall's Black Vest -Similar, Forever 21 Burgundy Cords- Similar, H&M Gray Sweater- Similar, G by Guess booties- Similar

Via Pinterest

How do you find new ways of putting outfits together?
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Don't forget to enter my DIY giveaway.