23 March 2010

i carried a watermelon

My pal Emily played personal shoppah for me last week and scored me this H&M dress that I was dreaming of.  It's actually sleveless, but I couldn't resist busting it out in spite of this psychotic weather we've been having (it snowed on Saturday!  in March!  in Texas!).  This pale ballet pink is actually a color I love but have never been 100% on whether it looks that great on me, so I think the contrasting black tights and grey cardi are doing me a favor.  And keeping me warm.

(I was going for some pose variation here, but it looks like I stepped in something & am checking to see what it is.)

dress: H&M, cardi: JCrew, shoes: Georgina Goodman, belt: vintage, jewelry: Anomaly (ring), F21 (earrings), Liz Claiborne (bracelet), hair clip:  JCrew

I think I just put my finger on what drew me to this dress so much, as I was writing this post:

Add a curly wig and Rod in head to toe black, and I think I have a Halloween costume for this year.  Although I did want to go as Humpty from Digital Underground...

Aaaaand that's enough tangents for one post. 

17 March 2010

best costume for the [st. patty's] day

Top o' the...afternoon.  Is it time to drink yet?  This has been one crazy week - we've been house-hunting which has eaten up every second of my free time and most of my energy.  On top of that I ran the Rock & Roll Half Marathon here in Dallas on Sunday, so this is really the first day my feets have been able to semi-tolerate cute shoes.  But I'm back, with 13.1 miles under my belt and some festive green Miu Mius in the spirit of the day:

tank: Target, cardi: Norma Kamali for Wal-Mart, jeans: Martin + Osa, shoes & bag: Miu Miu, necklace: House of Harlow

As much as I hate admitting it, these are some of the hurtiest shoes I own.  But as they're also some of the cutest, in the words of the great Tim Gunn, I will Make It Work.  I need to also talk about this NK cardigan.  It's one of a few NK pieces I ordered from walmart.com, and I am extremely impressed with the quality & fit of what I got, especially for the price.  My other favorite pick was a black trench that I got for $35.  The details are awesome, and it's a nice, thick, waterproof material - be on the lookout for that baby in upcoming posts.

Everybody have fun (and Wang Chung) tonight in your St. Patrick's endeavors.  And be safe.

11 March 2010

best costume for the day ~ 3.11

One thing I enjoy about blogging outfits is it makes me give a damn about getting dressed.  This week my office declared jeans days on Thursday & Friday, and normally that would mean jeans + tee + cardi + Chucks, i.e. general laziness/boringness for me today.  And I still have those days, but when I ask myself "to photograph or not to photograph?" and the answer is "to photograph," I definitely hold myself to a higher standard. 

All that said, today's outfit isn't a HUGE departure from the aforementioned combo - don't get too excited - but it's ever-so-slightly more inspired. 

back-to-back Es:

jacket: Max Studio, tee: JCrew, jeans: Blank, bag: Marc Jacobs, flats, Miu Miu, jewelry: Anomaly*, Fleathers

*Y'all, I forgot to report that I GOT MY GOLDEN GIRLS NECKLACE.  After much agonizing over which Girl to get, I went with Sophia.  She makes me laugh the most on the show, by far.  I also got thise 2-finger ring that I've been admiring for months:
Karen is wicked talented (and sweet!) and will get all of my money eventually. 

09 March 2010

best costume for the day ~ 3.9

I like today's outfit better in person than in pictures.  That's just the way it goes sometimes.
I figured I'd be skipping the whole baggy/pleated/harem pants epidemic that's going around, until this silk pair called out to me at Forever 21 (yes, they are real silk, too).  They're fitted through the hips & bum which is why I like them more than a lot of the ill-fitting, sloppy (to me) ones that I've seen. 
Shoe Shot of my very favorite Loeffler Randall heels

pants: F21, blouse: JCrew, jacket: Walter, heels: Loeffler Randall, bag: Marc Jacobs

05 March 2010

forever plaid

I got this shirtdress yesterday & wanted to play around with it a bit before wearing it out.  I also should mention that I ran across a great execution of OTK socks by Hot Robot yesterday and was anxious to try my hand at them again.  I'm decidedly bad at OTK socks, and I don't really know that I've done them right this time either.  Perhaps the dress is a bit too long for starters.  Thoughts?
Next, I swapped out the self belt in favor of this thrifted patent belt. I think I like it better this way.
dress: Faded Glory, shoes: Dolce Vita, belt: thrifted

I'm new to the shirtdress arena, so any styling tips are appreciated.  My first instinct was to slap on my tooled brown leather belt & Frye boots, but I didn't want to go too western with this particular plaid. 

But all that aside, I love this dress.  I found it at Wal-Mart yesterday for $14, and it's a nice thick, soft cotton - not at all cheap-feeling.  They had it in a fantastic chambray as well, but not in my size...so I ordered it.  I can see myself wearing these a TON in the TX summer heat. 

03 March 2010

best costume for the day ~ 3.3

Two things I'm wearing today are hand-me-downs from supa-fly friends of mine.  The blouse was given to me by Gail who purchased it last summer and never wore it.  She jumped on the bandwagon after seeing mine in cream/navy, but didn't really have much use for it in her wardrobe.  I was more than happy to take it off of her hands.
Also a hand-me-down, or more accurately a trade, are these fantastic shoes.  My friend Sarah and I have the same size feets, so we've done a couple of shoe trades of things we're sick of but that aren't ready for donating.  I love these Via Spiga peep toes that she gave me.  

A rare jacket shot with one of my favorite oldies but goodies - this Gap denim trench:

blouse: Wal-Mart, skirt: Martin + Osa, shoes: Via Spiga, trench: Gap, bag: Ananas

So folks, today marks the one year anniversary of Rod & I getting engaged.  He actually reminded ME last night...what a guy.  Anyway, even though we're an old married couple now, we're going to celebrate a bit by going to dinner.  I also picked up the following on the way home tonight - from the winery/castle where Rod axed me to marry him:
...and just because they were beautiful:
Yay, love.  

02 March 2010

best costume for the day ~ 3.2

The CK jacket makes the second of many (I predict) appearances, this time frilled up with a UO skirt I got on sale:

Close-up of sweater booties & the awesome pattern on these tights.  I have 58 pairs of black tights, yet I only ever seem to wear these.
jacket: Calvin Klein, tank: F21, skirt: UO, booties: Georgina Goodman,  necklace: vintage/gifted, ring: Fleathers, tights: ?? courtesy of my Christmas stocking

01 March 2010

sequins of events

Saturday was a night for celebration.  My friend Jenna got a new job, and my friend Bernadette had a birthday.  We went to one of my favorite Dallas restaurants, Cafe Izmir, to celebrate all of the above.  I wore a vintage fully beaded & sequined top I found at Buffalo Exchange in Albuquerque, for $12.  $12!  I love it. 
(omg, BLURRY...I am so over this camera.  sorry, people.)
I love the cut-away detail of the back of this top.  It's such a fantastic piece & in such great shape, that I'm still in disbelief about the price.  I had to replace like 6 beads, and that was it.  Otherwise it was PERFECT.
top: vintage, pants: F21, shoes: Dolce Vita, bag: Rebecca Minkoff

Great shots of great friends: 
(Rod looked so super cute in this Ben Sherman tie I got him awhile back...his idea to put on a tie <3)