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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

ski bunny time

hope everyone had a wonderful christmas! santa(aka my awesome husband), surprised me with airline tickets and a week of ski lift tickets! we are heading west for some snow, hot cocoa and priceless mountain views!!! wooohooo!!!

my search begins for some fab skiing outfits. we all know ski trips are much more than just hitting the slopes. and, since i live in a climate which limits my use of any winter wear, i need some new clothes. this should be fun! here are some finds that i am considering....

bop basics, thick knot ski band-$48

tarnish, chunky cable knit hat-$11.90

burberry, check snow boot-$295

hunter, original tall rain boot-$115

victoria secret, cowlneck sweater-$19.99

gap, puffer vest-$34.99

j.crew, sherpa puffer jacket-$99.99

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I am leaving to go out of town through the weekend so I will not be able to post until then. Have a wonderful Christmas everyone!

velvety touch

this is about the only time of year when velvet is appropriate, so embrace it now! it's warm, it's cozy and feels so yummy. but make sure you put away your velvet items before the weather gets warm. velvet+warm weather=fashion faux pas. the jackets listed below are great layering pieces and can be worn with pants, skirts or dresses making them very versatile. and like other "special" fabrics (sequins, leather, suede, animal print), only wear one velvet item at a time.

anthropologie, green with envy jacket-$148

j.crew, velvet eden blazer-$89.99

7 for all mankind, five pocket velvet leggings in black wash-$149

max and cleo, one-shoulder dress-$148

hale bob, burnout halter dress-$259

bcbgmaxazria, drape back velvet dress-$298

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

browsing for blouses

i am totally needing to re-vamp my work wardrobe and so i thought browsing for some new blouses would be a good start. adding a few new pieces to my everyday work attire will hopefully get me inspired to put some new looks together. my sales job allows me the opportunity to have fun with what i wear on a daily basis. as long as i am covered up, not wearing jeans and look put together, anything goes which is really nice. here are a few of my favorites i am leaning towards.

victoria secret, charmeuse top-$68
so this might not be work appropriate. but this would look awesome with some skinny jeans for a night out on the town.

kenneth cole, new york print silk shell-$69

bcbgmaxazaria, lace panel top-$117.90

beyond vintage, lace applique blouse-$134.90

dvf, elliman pleated blouse-$114.75

elizabeth and james, bianca silk blouse-$114.60
throw on a sweater vest for a layered look.

victoria secret, silk blouse-$49

Monday, December 21, 2009

boy meets girl

the boyfriend look. katie holmes inspired it. you can recreate it.

this androgynous look is sexy, comfortable and easy to pull off with clothes you probably already own. or at least, clothes that your boyfriend owns. all of these pieces i have chosen are super affordable and can be worn dressed up or down. i remember in 7th grade rocking a pair of oxford heels. who knew almost 15 years later people would still be inspired by these shoes? so, throw on your boyfriends dress shirt, wrap a big belt around it, roll up your straight leg jeans and have fun!

timex, easy reader-$40

seychelles, london oxford-$128

converse, surf allstar lo-$29.99

gap, vintage-destructed boyfriend jeans-$79.50

trouve, button front boyfriend shirt-$58

aquq, 3/4 sleeved draped boyfriend cardigan-$88

silence and noise, open front blazer-$49

Thursday, December 17, 2009

stud delight

adding studs to any outfit is a huge trend right now. it's an edgy statement and easy way to make a boring outfit a little more flashy. i love the gold studs the most, especially on black or brown leather. think about adding some stud accessories to an extra feminine dress/outfit to rough up a soft look.

noir jewelry, pyramid stud earrings-$25

aqua, studded wool gloves-$38

j.crew, skinny studded belt-$35

steven by steve madden, flyn studded pumps-$159

dolce vita, trinity studded pumps-$210

sugar lips, studded 2-fer dress-$79

ella moss, lafayette studded tunic-$117.90

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

weekly budget finds for men!

alright ladies, who still needs a gift for their man for christmas? here are a few things i found that would make great gifts, all under $100! if anyone wants me to look for anything specific, send me an email and i will do a posting on your

banana republic, shawn sunglasses-$68

public opinion, cotton and cashmere beanie-$19.50

banana republic, gabriel penny driving loafer-$98

nordstrom, tie and belt hanger-$29.95

hickorees, hoof pick belt-$60

j.crew, secret wash point-collar shirt-$49.50

lacoste, classic short sleeve pique polo-$79.50

northface, windwall-$99

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

weekly budget finds!

plaid, plaid, plaid. it's everywhere and it's not just for boys! there are a million plaid, flannel shirts out there but i wanted to show you some different options that don't involve flannel. there are many ways to wear plaid without feeling like a 60 year old man. adding this pattern into your outfit can be easy by wearing it as an accessory, or by making it the main focal point as your jacket. have fun and get creative!

hue, tartan plaid tights-$22

sperry top-sider, gray and raspberry plaid-$68

juicy couture, plaid scarf with knotted tassels-$62.40

lark and wolff by steven alan, plaid wool skirt-$39.99

gianni bini, verena blouse-$34.80

priorities, black wool blend "the saharra" plaid trim blazer-$94.35
this is my favorite item on this list. the hardware, the trim, the color. it's perfection.

forever 21, lady plaid coat-$39.80