Saturday, June 27, 2009
I recently came across the lovely designs of Hello Robertson, and knew I had to feature them. With tons of versions of their adorable hair accessories, and the option to design it yourself, the headbands made by New York girls Kelly Reynolds, Hannah Robertson and Angela Francine are sure to take the fashion world by storm. With all of their designs under $30, these hair accessories are the perfect (and wallet friendly) way to add a little oomph to a simple outfit.
Can be found at hellorobertson.com
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Being that I just graduated, I have a few extra bucks in my pocket from gift money. I thought I would seize the moment, and buy a few things I was eyeing at Anthropologie. The first purchase I made, was this Aim High pullover. It has bat wing sleeves, that I adore. If I thought my boyfriend said I dressed like a ninja before (harem pants & jumpsuits), I was in no way prepared for the jokes that will be soon thrown my way. The next thing I had really wanted was this statement necklace. It is huge, and such a gorgeous color. I am thinking of pairing it with a black maxi dress for the wedding in a few weeks. Lastly, I bought this plaid tunic. I will admit that this was an impulse buy. The moment I tried it on, I felt like I was channeling MK a bit, which made me instantly want to buy it. Now if you'll excuse me, I have some ninja moves to practice.
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009
As I said in my last post, my parents are in town. Although they can get on my last nerve, I love them very much, and they love me. I am an only child (if you don't count the dog) so they enjoy spoiling me when they can. My Mom misses taking me shopping on a regular basis, so today she didn't hold back when it came to spending. It was so so sweet of her to buy everything for me, and I am so appreciative. As you can see, I did end up getting that AMAZING necklace from Free People that I desired. It is so gorgeous in person, I can't tell you!! I also bought a few things at MAC that will really enhance my summer look. Now all I need are those Ann D. inspired sandals that I will probably get with some grad gift money. Starting to love my closet again...
photos from freepeople.com, urbanoutfitters.com & maccosmetics.com
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
My parents are in town for my graduation (p.s. I am officially done with college! My last day was yesterday!) and they have been so kind, as to help pay for furnishing my home. For the past 5 months, my boyfriend and I have been living in a lovely apartment, with barely any furniture, so it's about time to furnish this baby. With all of my graduation gift money, I am turning this house into a home. Both my boyfriend and I are artistic people, so an eclectic sense of style works for us. I thought I would share with you some of my home inspirations. I apologize that I don't know where each picture is from. I have them all jumbled in an inspiration folder on my desktop, so it's all mixed together. I can tell you that many of these images came from Domino Magazine (may it rest in peace). I hope you enjoy the home decor porn!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Despite the fact that it rained today, I refuse to get out of the summer mindset when it comes to clothing. I only own one of the items in this look (the BDG convertible skirt- which I love) and the rest are items that I wish were in my wardrobe. As soon as I have a job, I think I will be buying the shoes and the necklace. This is essentially, my ideal summer look.
The tank: Organic roll edge racer tank, from La Carconne. 58 bucks too much to shell out on a tank? There are some great alternatives at Forever 21 and Urban.
The necklace: Pearl Crown Necklace from Free People. For only 38 dollars, you can get this gorgeous statement necklace! What a deal!
The bag: Sabina Simone Satchel from Urban Outfitters. This stunning leather bag comes in black and a vibrant purple shade, and is sure to be a staple in your wardrobe for years to come.
The Skirt: BDG Convertible Skirt from Urban Outfitters: This skirt is such an easy, go-to piece in my wardrobe, and with so many color choices, you are bound to find the perfect one for you!
The Shoes: Sweet Life by Dolce Vita Lace-Up Sandal. Such a perfect budget-friendly version of the Ann Demeulemeesters! Buy at Urban Outfitters.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
When I was 3 or 4 years old, I was Minnie Mouse for Halloween. Even years after, I would go into my costume box, and pull out that polka dot hair bow, and prance around the house in it- just for fun. I still love many of the things I liked as a child, and often wish that I could incorporate my childish desires into my wardrobe, without looking foolish (I am only 5 feet tall- and could be confused with an actual small child). Who else, but my sartorial soul mate- Diane von Furstenberg, would make giant hair bows, so sophisticated? Every season, I look to DVF's runway and wish I had every piece in my wardrobe. For the past few seasons, DVF has included some amazing hair pieces to go with the outstanding clothing, and her most recent show is no exception. If you are like me, and don't have the most padding in your wallet, a great DVF bow alternative is this 'Jersey Bow Headband' from Urban Outfitters. This sweet headband is budget friendly, and comes in 3 colors. If 18 bucks is out of your price range, try DIYing a bow with your favorite scarf or a big piece of material. All I know is that I am a very happy girl, knowing that I can sport a giant bow on my head, just like Minnie.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
I recently was the assistant stylist on a photoshoot for Who What Wear (you can see the story by clicking HERE). It was an amazing shoot, and I got to work (for the second time) with Angela Fink- a fantastic stylist. I just wanted to share with you guys some pictures from behind the scenes of the shoot.