Sunday, December 25, 2011

Sunday Snapshot [12.25.2011]

  First of all, Merry Christmas!  Hope everyone has a holiday filled with love and happiness!  These are just some pictures I have been admiring this week, enjoy!

Cannot wait for the New Year!

Slightly obsessed with looking at Christmas lights.


I need one of these.  Or all of them.

Chunky knits at this time of year are my fave.


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Winter Break

 With tomorrow being the last day of school before the winter break, I'm already thinking of all the things I want to do over vacation.  Movies, family, shopping, and friends are just some of the activities on my list.  While I love wearing Uggs and sweats at home, I love throwing on sweaters when going out during the winter.  I put together some outfits below of some things that I would wear for various activities.

Shopping/Coffee with Friends
Boots - Steve Madden 'Troppa' in black 


Top - Old Navy 'Womens Dolman-Sleeve Sweaters' in black jack
Scarf - Forever 21 'Fringe Cable Knit Scarf' in Burgundy 
Boots - 'Nine West Fountain' in black leather

Girls Night Out

Dinner with the Family


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sunday Snapshot [holiday edition♥]

Hey everyone! 
 With just one week until Christmas, I thoughtI would share with you the things that are inspiring me this holiday season.  I can't wait to celebrate the holidays with everyone and for the holiday break from school!  This week has felt like forever and I'm so glad it's finally over.

Deborah Lippmann nail laccquer in Happy Birthday!
Absolutely perfect for any occasion. 

Perfect DIY ornaments to add character to any tree. 

Completely appropriate for the month.
Happy birthday Taylor((&me!))!

The perfect collage of what December means to me.

Cutest picture ever.

Love the boots.

Love this time of year!

Special holiday drinks!

Pure Perfection.

 Have a Joyous and Safe Holiday!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Ultimate Holiday Style Guide

  With the holidays coming up, there are numerous, and endless excuses for dressing up.  Whether it be a school dance or a family Christmas party, it's a time to wear something sparkly and have fun.  I always look forward to seeing family and celebrating with them during this time.  I decided to put together a style guide for the holidays and provide my favorite looks for the upcoming holiday season for some inspiration.

Fabulous Dresses
1. 'Crimson Sighs Dress'
2. Bloomingdales 'Aqua Leopard Ponte Dress' 
3. 'Streak of Luck Dress'
4. 'Raise the Curtain Dress'
5. 'Aryn K. Belted Leopard Print Dress'
6. 'Latest Love Dress'
** I just discoverd this week, and it's basically like dress heaven.  It's amazing. **

Party&Dinner Outfits

1. Top - 'Alaskan Cruise Top'
    Bottom - Urban Outfitters 'Levi's Coated Jeather Legging'
    Shoe - Urban Outfitters 'Deena & Ozzy Wedge' 

2. Top - Forever 21 'Embellished Button Up Top'
    Bottom - Forever 21 'Crochet Mini Skirt'
    Shoe - Bloomingdales 'Aqua 'Moxie' Strappy Sandal'

3. Top - 'Once in a Wild Top'
    Bottom - Love Culture 'Heart Zipper Bandage Skirt' with
    Target 'Xhilaration Juniors Tights' in black
    Shoe - Bloomingdales 'Aqua 'Rider' Flat Riding Boot

4. Top - Love Culture 'All that Glitters Tank' with
Bloomingdales 'Aqua Fitted Girlfriend Blazer'
    Bottom - Nordstrom 'Frenchi Flowy Shorts' with
    Target 'Xhilaration Junior Tights' in black
    Shoe - Steve Madden 'Absolutt' in black

5. Top - Zara 'Sweater with Gem Studded Collar'
    Bottom - Love Culture 'Smooth Faux Leather Leggings'
    Shoe - 'Strip27 Velvet Penny Loafer Flats Leopard'

Add some Sparkle!
1. 'Awaited Smooch Necklace'
2. Henri Bendel 'New Debutante Baguette Ring'
3. Nordstrom 'Brazen Diamond Sequin Scarf'
4. Forever 21 'Embellished Maze Clutch'
5. Old Navy 'Sequened Ballet Flat'


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Fall in the City

sweater le temps des cerises leggings LnA
jacket old navy bag marc by marc jacobs
sunglasses ray-ban boots tahari

Putting up the tree

Henri Bendel aka the best place on Earth

   Yesterday I spent the day in the city with my best friend shopping & walking around the city.  I absolutely love the city this time of year.  The weather is perfect and the few Christmas decorations are beautiful!  I can't wait until after Thanksgiving to see more go up!  The christmas tree in Rockerfeller center was put up yesterday and it was, as always, something fun to see.  We also got a chance to see some of the Veteran’s day parade on Fifth Avenue.
I love wearing big chunky sweaters with leggings and boots during the Fall/Winter seasons.  It’s my go to outfit.  I recently bought this sweater at Century 21 and love the neck.  I usually hate turtlenecks and cowl necks, however I really like this one.  It was perfect for the chilly weather yesterday.

Have a great week!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Blackout in October

 sweater trouvĂ© leggings trouvĂ©
headband henri bendel
shoes tory burch

 I was so excited to finally have the chance to blog this weekend since my soccer season is now over and I finally have some free time...however then we lost power due to the 'snowstorm' here in New Jersey. It was luckily restored today! When I first heard we were going to get some snow I thought it would just be a few flurries, but we got a decent amount of snow.  Powerlines and trees are down all over town and resulted in no school tomorrow!  It's so crazy since it isn't even halloween yet!  
     Anyway, I love how yesterday was a chance to try out some new goodies from Nordstrom!  I bought this sweater and these leggings when they had their anniversary sale and it was finally cold enough yesterday to wear them.  I love big, chunky sweaters in the wintertime with leggings and jeans.  I'm really into patterns for this fall/winter instead of dark solids like previous years.  And I absolutely love the leggings!  The front is a nylon/faux-leather material while the back is a comfy, warm fabric.

Hope everyone who was affected by the snow is safe!
Have a Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Look For Less: Nicky Hilton

I am completely in love with the outfit Nicky Hilton was seen wearing out in Beverly Hills.  It's casual, yet put put together in a way you wouldn't expect.  I love the mix of colors and unexpected prints.  I think this outfit is perfect while the weather is still warm out and for the transitioning months!
Here's how to get the look for less:

Top - Forever 21 
Jacket - Old Navy
Sunglasses - Bleudame
Ring - Forever 21
Bracelet - Forever 21
Shoes - Kohls
Nail polish - Opi


Friday, September 30, 2011

Black and Blue

 top Apt.9 leggings forever 21 
boots wanted
     It's finally starting to feel like fall outside!  I can't believe that September is ending already.  It's kind of sad leaving summer but I'm beyond ready for sweaters and boots.  The temperature today was perfect for trying out my new pair of shoes.  I love a tall boot for the fall time.  I fell in love with these because they are kind of an update on the combat boots that I wore to death last year. The lacing up the front gives it that more edge than a regular leather boot would.  I plan on making these a big part of my wardrobe this season.  The top I found at Kohl's yesterday for a steal of $20!  I never find anything there, but yesterday I tried a different one than the usual one I go to and came out with four tops!  The prices there were definitely worth the drive!


Sunday, September 18, 2011

NYFW: Spring 2012 Part 3

Saturday September 10
I'm always one for the preppy look and Lacoste was no exception.  I really enjoyed the subtle colors leading up to a more bright palette. The fun prints at the end were really nice too. The sweatshirt dresses were beyond cute.  Something I haven't really seen before.  Some of the looks were very similar but overall, it was a fun show.  My favorite look from this show is the sweatshirt/dress look.  It's so unique!

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Jill Stuart
The Jill Stuart show didn't really impress me much.  A lot of the sillohutes and cuts were similar.  A lot of them featured repetitive shapes and they all looked similar after awhile.  I did like the fabric though, it moved beautifuly on the runway and I adored the palm tree print!  I felt like the collection as a whole was really washed out, since the colors were really muted and so were the model's.  My favorite look for this collection would be the first tan and red one.

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Prabal Gurung
This collection was just beautiful.  I loved the cut shapes in the dresses which has been seen so much already on the runway.  The rich purple color is my favorite color and it is used so nicely in this collection.  When I look at each piece, they are like each a work of art.  Each one is so unique and different from the next.  His attention to detail is just amazing.  My favorite piece from this collection is the long sleeve purple dress at the end, gorgeous!

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Vivienne Tam
There were definitely some pieces in this collection that I would die to have in my closet and then others that I couldn't care less about.  I did like the prints and how the colors were muted yet still bright.  I also really liked the styling of this show.  The hair and makeup went really nicely with the character of the clothing.  My favorite look from this show is the one with the blue top and orange detailing with the printed pants below.

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Christian Siriano
I love Christian Siriano and think he is such a brilliant designer.  However after loving his Fall collection, this one fell a bit short.  Don't get me wrong, I still loved it.  But I was expecting a little bit more.  My favorite looks of his show were the ones with the tee shirts and chiffon fabrics mixed.  It's something that is really unexpected and actually looked super cute together.  Another thing I really liked was the mix of colors and neutrals. Favorite look here would be the striped top/tan chiffon skirt at the bottom. 

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Alexander Wang
I really liked Alexander Wang's spring collection.  It was definatley one of the more unique and trendy shows this week so far.  I liked the cut-out/mesh like pieces in the beginning of the show.  They were kind of similar to some of the pieces in Cynthia Rowley's show. Another interesting point in the show was the pieces with the print  that had an ombre effect. That was something that I haven't really ever seen before.  There were a lot of zipper details which reminded me of those parachute suits, but of course much chicer.  Then when the motorcycle suits/helmets walked the runway it made more sense!  I also really liked the model's hair and makeup.  It was beachy yet tough and edgy at the same time.  My favorite look from this show would have to be the black structured tube top with the black and white printed pants.

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Carmen Marc Valvo
I really did like this collection but one thing instantly struck me the when the first look came out.  The model's were wearing flat sandals.  This is something particularly unusual for fashion shows because usually you see models wearing 7 inch heels strutting down the runway.  However, the the sandals made the outfits look so much more wearable for the everyday woman.  Also the models looked healthy and not ridiculously skinny.  I loved the rompers and pleated skirts with the cardigans.  Out of all the collections seen this week, this one most describes my style.  I would have every piece of his in my closet if I could.  My favorite look from this collection?  Hard to choose but it would be the white dress below belted with the tan cardigan.

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Monique Lhullier
In the words of Rachel Zoe, I die. OOC.  Love.  Words cannot describe the feeling inside when I saw this collection.  Okay so I'll walk you though my experience.  From the first look, it was perfect!  The color is so bold and strong and definately sets the tone for the show.  Next thought, how amazing are the shoes?  They are just like perfect.  Love them!  Okay next, the hair and make up is super edgy, chic, and sleek.  Another love!  Then the leather paneling in the black number is amazing.  The black long dress with the pink shoulder = perfection.  The blue navy dress with rhinestones on it = double perfection.  I literally thought that was going to be the end of the show because I had no sense of time and it was just so fabulous that it could be a finale dress.  But it wasn't.  More amazing looks came down the runway like the yellow and black lace jacket.  I could just go on forever telling you how much I love it. (And that is why Monique Lhullier gets double the number of pictures!)  Don't even ask me which one is my favorite because I honestly couldn't choose one.

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