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Cherry Bomb

April 12, 2012

I guess I’m on a color binge right now; first pink, then white (no that’s not a color, but relatively speaking), and now bursts of red. I think it’s because I’m trying to add more color in my life, and there’s nothing figuratively speaking about that statement. I literally want to start wearing more color and want to introduce more color into my apartment, but bright, bold looks just aren’t what I immediately go for! That’s where the baby steps come in.

Yesterday I wore a pretty neutral outfit, black and white – go figure, and just as I was ready to give up on an exciting look, I grabbed my bright red leopard print scarf and pop! goes the weasel, I was totally satisfied with my getup. A lot of people shy away from red, but it happens to be the color I flock to the most. From a strong red lip to a powerful pair of red pumps, here are some ways I’d like to continue adding this cherry colored hue to my daily ensembles.

// images via here & here

Matchy Matchy

March 27, 2012

Nails are having a major¬†moment and I am living in it. Not a day in my desk chair or a night on my couch goes by without me wondering if I should paint my nails – a major improvement from the bi-weekly mani/pedis I was getting for awhile. But I’ve recently come across a fashion wonder that has me contemplating my nail polish choice even more: the art of matching ones outfits to ones nails or vice versa.

I have never been the matchy matchy type. If my shoes are the same color as my blouse I’m probably barfing (unless we’re talking monochrome in which case, lets the whole outfit and make some eharmony out of it!); but my regurgitation tactics are beginning to change by way of nail lacquer. I painted my nails forest green last week and found myself putting together an outfit that featured a skirt of the exact same color. Normally I’d switch out the skirt, but I didn’t. ¬†Instead I went with it, and you know what? I liked it. I liked it a lot. If nails are such an integral part of my life (did I really just admit that?), then shouldn’t they play an integral role in my daily sartorial choices? I think so. But the real question here is, do you?

Tell me.

And my own faux pro/faux pas:

//all photos via pinterest except the last one c/o my instagram

Affordable Jewelry At Your Fingertips

March 13, 2012

Are you ready for a seriously intense shopping post? Good! Me too.

Last week I had a request from a reader to feature some affordable jewelry to add to her growing collection. Well, ask dear reader and you shall receive! I know what it’s like to see things in a store that are ridiculously expensive and feel like you’ll never be able to dress a certain way cause you don’t have the mula dula in your bankula (*read: insufficient funds in bank account). That’s where I come in.

Allow me to lend my personal shopper skills and show you a variety of bracelets, necklaces, and rings all for under $50! No scouring in the bargain bins for you, no siree!, these are pieces that I either own or am currently craving from a number of my favorite shops. Now lets go get our bling on! Exclamation points!!!

  1. BaubleBar Gold U Cuff – $26
  2. Asos Stud Bracelet – $26
  3. Need Supply Ikat Bracelet – $16
  4. Asos Arrow Drop Chain Bracelet – $18
  5. Forever21 Toggle Bracelet – $8 (I have this in red!)
  6. Urban Renewal Beaded Bracelet – $8
  7. Blu Bijoux Silver Crystal Cuff – $39
  8. Gorjana Astrology Charm Bracelet – $36
  9. Shashi Neon Nugget Bracelet – $22 (Just bought this exact one!)

  1. Asos Moustache Necklace – $10.74
  2. Modcloth Night Captivating Necklace – $25
  3. Miss Selfridge Silver Cutout Necklace – $12
  4. Rachel Rachel Roy Star & Moon Necklace – $38
  5. Forever21 Woven Chain Necklace – $6.80
  6. NastyGal Goldmine Collar – $18
  7. Modcloth Someone Special Necklace - $20

  1. Topshop Nail Tip Ring – $15
  2. French Connection Bee Ring – $32.23 (Insect jewelry lovers unite!)
  3. Mango Row Set Ring – $15
  4. Rachel Rachel Roy Libra Ring – $39
  5. Fashionology Silver Knuckle Claw Ring – $37
  6. CatBird Threadbare Rings – $44 each (I wear these everyday!)
  7. Urban Outfitters Bengal Bay Ring – $18
// first photo via Tommy Ton

Bag Hunger

March 8, 2012

Some people stalk celebrities. Other people stalk Facebook. But I, I stalk bags. I have a bag weakness. A bag addiction. A bag…problem, if you will. They’re easily the item I covet most.

An innocent walk into Barney’s almost always results in me spending over an hour on the first floor, trying on different bags from Balenciaga to Givenchy to Celine, and it pretty much goes without saying that I change my bag daily. The¬†burgundy PS11 by Proenza Schouler is currently on the top of my must-have-bag-list (I actually have dreams about it), but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t on the hunt for some of these as well. Especially that gremlin bag above – seriously, who makes that!?

EDIT: Big thank you to a very lovely reader Megan who informed me that the gremlin bag is by Giles Deacon. Brilliant! Now onto tracking one down…

// photos via tommy ton

The Shoes That Got Away

February 22, 2012

I curse the far too many times I didn’t bite the bullet and buy these Alexander Wang booties. Now they’re unavailable and I spend every waking hour mourning their absence from my closet.

Drama Queens aside, if anyone has these or knows of a place where I can find them in a size 39 I will be eternally in your debt. Ok, maybe not eternal but I will love you long time.

//photo via Tommy Ton