Thursday, March 10, 2011

gleeter!

serious question time, but what girl doesn't love gleeter?! glitter = cheery buckets of glee. and throw in some rhinestones/gems and i am in bedazzled heaven. for serious. i love that all these designer shoe makers are practically Lisa Franking out their sky-high pumps. L.O.V.E.! following are some of my favorite pairs, within reasonable price:
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Kate Spade New York Giada

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Steve Madden I-Lyddia
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Steve Madden Scandall

Enzo Angiolini Kylin
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Enzo Angiolini Smiles
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Enzo Angiolini Sully
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Guess Hondo 3

but since i'm on a serious budget here, i've decided to DIY my very own pair of pumps. thanks to the help of MoreThanJazzz and long scrolls through Google images/tutorials, i have successfully created new shoe eye candy! will post the results some time over the weekend, but for now i can say they look a bit similar to these beauts (but in a darker gold with more blush tones):
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Chinese Laundry Honey Don't

it's a glitterati party 24/7 now ;)
have done any DIY projects recently? do share!

Monday, March 7, 2011

fresh cuts

new haircut post, bringing the side swept bangs back:


pre-haircut. longest locks i've probably ever had. in for a much needed taming trim!
(p.s. - enjoy my dbag kissyface, hahah)



post-haircut from Acote salon on Newbury street.

i had to play with my bangs for a while for them to sit the way i wanted (these pics aren't the best, but i tried!). other than that, i got my layers back and my hair dresser did a fabulous job. highly recommend.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Since this was a really simple outfit day, I decided to focus on my main accessory: my Chanel specs!



I've had these prescription glasses for maybe 2 years now (but been blind since nearly forever), and these big black frames have yet to go out of style. For me, it's the combo of geek chic mixed with a wider spectrum of which to see from - I have smaller/narrower purple Lacoste prescription glasses, but they just don't cover as much ground due to the smaller lenses.

What's your favorite accessory? Do you tend to wear bigger glasses/sunglasses or stick with the small and simple?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

outfit post #2:


pink geometric print ruffle dress & gold/pearl necklace - F21
grey cardigan - H&M
Alfani tan boots - Macy's


and a closeup of my grey faux crocodile print tote - ASOS

i can't wait to wear more COLOR once the spring is actually here. not that there's a rule that doesn't allow colors in the winter, but i justcan't help leaning more towards blacks and greys while battling through these cold days.

any items stored up in your closets that you can't wait to break out once sunny spring hits?!

Monday, February 28, 2011

a sea of outfit posts with a side of cheese, coming right up!

man, getting back into the groove of blogging can be really tough, but thankfully i have my faithful bouzins to keep me in check (aka, keep bugging me about posting). thus, following the lead of MoreThanJazzz on her outfit posts, i have scheduled a new outfit post for every other day so that this blog space doesn't suffer from the once-a-month post syndrome. i also like the idea of documenting my outfits, so that one day i can look back and either say "ohay qt!" or "what was i thinking?!"

and so begins, outfit post #1:


leopard print top & khaki skirt - F21
black "knotted rope" belt & oversized "diamond rock" necklace - old H&M
Gucci handbag & Burberry watch

how cheesy are these poses, huh? hahah, i embarrass myself sometimes...err...too much. but that leopard top is one of my new favorites, since it's been a staple print for me all my life and the comfort of it is like a dream. any staple items in your closets?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Fond of My Four Eyes

So after many attempts to steal my look (RE: MoreThanJazzz trying to steal my exact same Chanel 3135 glasses frames), I have decided to dedicate a post to all the *newest* frames I would like to soon add to my growing glasses collection/failing eyesight:

Turquesa Rounc Vintage Eyeglasses (via MODvintageshop on Etsy)
Shell 658 Vintage Eyeglasses (via MODvintageshop on Etsy)
Sting Tortoise Vintage Eyeglasses (via MODvintageshop on Etsy)
Russel Party Habana Vintage Eyeglasses (via MODvintageshop on Etsy)

Actually, MODvintageshop's entire collection of frames is incredibly appealing (not to mention incredibly affordable). I love the Red Transparent Round ones & the 50s Transparent Frames with pink edges, but the above 4 colors just seem like they'd work better with my face/complexion.

If you remember my sunglasses collection post from way back when (peep it here), then you know I have a more than slight obsession with glasses/sunglasses of all types. I'm hoping to do an updated post now that it's been over a year and the collection has most definitely grown (though I did get rid of a few really old pairs!). More on that to come, so stay tuned! :P

Sunday, February 13, 2011

VDay weekend & my new love packages!

So I totes owe MoreThanJazzz & BayVag about a million overdue blog posts, but hey better late than never! So, I'm going to skip all the verbal descriptions and just skip to all the visuals:

Getting ready for VDay weekend sushi dinner & scorpion bowls in my new ASOS mono sleeved dress, which I love and is super comfy. Finding the right accessories proved to be difficult as always, so this was version #1:


and this would be version #2, aka the final version since it was waaay too cold out to go out without material covering my legs:

haha Mike's fake smile, such a boy. I'd definitely prefer the first version of how I wore this dress, but winter somehow just somehow forces you to wear black when covering up. I cannot wait for spring/summer! But I do love my final choice of accessories: a short embellished necklace, a couple of rhinestone bracelets, and of course my leopard print nails!

And last, but certainly not least, is my bag wear out that night. Aka my new favorite accessories probably of all time:
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My new vintage Gucci handbag and the key items I keep inside, my Gucci sunnies and Louis Vuitton wallet. loveloveloves.

How were your weekends, loves?! Hope it was filled with fun & fabulosity, as always :)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Shoppapalooza Sunday

So my good ol' overtime paycheck just came in, and besides finally purchasing the tortoise ASOS watch and grey croc print ASOS over-sized bag in my last post, here's the rest of my much needed purchases from over this weekend:

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purple flowy one shoulder dress (via ASOS)

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geometric baby doll dress (via F21)

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leopard print burnout top (via F21)

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khaki simple woven skirt (via F21 - which i bought to pair with the leopard top above)

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tri-colored sequined skirt (via F21 & on a fab sale, i do love me some sequin)

Beyond these items i bought a bunch more staple wardrobe pieces like simple jersey dresses that I won't bore you with, buuuuutt! I am highly debating snagging up these babies as my last big purchase with this paycheck:

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Gucci black leather flats

How much do you think they're worth? I really need to debate on whether or not these flats are worth what they are selling for, because I honestly destroy all my flats in a few months tops. real leather may help in this case, but i digress... need help/opinions please!

Any of you fine folks buy any fancy digs this weekend? Do share ;)


Sunday, January 23, 2011

online shopping after hours

winter weekends = staying at home, cooking up a million baked goods to make the apt warm & absolutely delicious smelling, and cozying on the couch with the boyf & our giant microfleece blanket. oh, and the especially addicting favorite pastime of online shopping in the wee hours of mindnight - 4am. what's a girl to do?! well, after searching high and low through an abundance of cute items, i found a handful of key accessories that i'm almost positive i want. BUT, before i click the "complete purchase" button, i figured i'd like some additional feedback. so here we go, honest opinions time everyone!

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Tortoise Shell Boyfriend Style Watch (via ASOS)

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Square Face Boyfriend Style Metal Watch (via ASOS)

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Faux Croc Bar Day Bag in grey (via ASOS)

And then of course, to follow up with my last post on finding some notable apartment accessories, i have below the following items that were definitely in my quirky taste, though not in my top "buy it now" list. have a looksie:



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Walrus Ice Cream Scooper (via Modcloth)

And there you have it! Any good finds for you guys over the weekend? Do share :)

Friday, January 21, 2011

a whole lotta welcomes [back]!

hey gurls hey!

ok, so i've once again gone MIA on you guys but just know that i've been working my little tush off at the new job & have been overall just having a blast in my newly created "adult life," but i most certainly/sincerely have missed all of you and your posts that so brighten up my day.

tbh, i'm starting this blog up again because #1) it's been a super sloooow week for once, and #2) one of my best friends in real life has just started her own, wonderfully fabulous blog (welcome my betch: MoreThanJazz!)

now, to keep this on the shorter side i'm just going to pretend that i haven't been gone at all and just pick right back up with posts as soon as i have time. here we go, update numero uno!

i've been doing a lot of online shopping for bright/decorative new desk supplies now that the agency i work for has moved to our shiny new Boston office, and these are my most recent quirky favorite finds:

Hipper than Hippo Desktop Organizer
hippo pen holder (via Modcloth)
fat, lime green hippo. how can you not love this?

Bunny Paper Clips
bunny paperclips (via Modcloth)
so unnecessary, but my love for bunnies will never die

Come Bear-ing Coasters Set
bear skin coasters (via Modcloth)
let's face it, i am a clumsy mess of a fool and these will keep me from spilling all over my desktop...hopefully

Hidden Animal Teacups
hidden animal teacups (as seen on Luuux)
something to place on my bear coasters! obvi i need my daily morning coffee/tea, but i can't just have any boring old cup

i've also picked out a handful of deliciously decorative & colorful items for my apartment, but that shall come at a later post. after hastily traveling one place to another (client biz tripz), is there anything better than coming home to a well organized yet sprucefully fun home/office environment? not for me! anything beats drab stationary...that's for sure.

have a wonderful weekend, loves!