Monday, March 10, 2014

Spring Shoe Trend: The Slip-On Sneaker

I've been so obsessed with finding the perfect slip-on sneaker. 
Like it's actually become an obsession. 
Everyday for the past two weeks I've been scouring the web for the perfect pair.
I'm not entirely sure which one I want in my closet (well actually I want them all) but I've narrowed it down a little!

I'm looking for a versatile shoe, one that I could wear with a bunch of different outfits.
I also want one that can be dressed up (well, as dressed up as a sneaker can get) in a cute outfit, but also one I can wear with cutoffs and a tee during the summer.

Right now I'm leaning toward the Joie 'Kidmore' in black (upper right hand corner below!) but I don't want to commit just yet. 

The slip-on sneaker is super hot right now and I can totally understand why.  
1. It's a sneaker - so it's comfy. 
2. It's much cuter than most sneakers.  The options this season are endless!  Leather? Yes. 
3. Easy to throw on - no laces!

I think the slip-on sneaker is going to be my thing this spring.  I can feel it now.

These are a few of my favorites at the moment!

Spring Shoe Trend: The Slip-On Sneaker

{Click above to shop via Polyvore!}

How do you feel about the slip-on sneaker?

Saturday, March 8, 2014

RedBubble Stickers

Lately I've been seeing so many pictures on Instagram of cooly decorated laptops with perfectly arranged stickers, and I fell to follow the trend.  Call me basic.

So I went on a quest all over the internet to find stickers, and I think I found the treasure chest (of stickers). is the answer to all your sticker needs.
They have everything from the latest bands, trendy designer parodies, tv shows, celebrity references, and fun symbols.  
Literally any kind of sticker you want, they have.

These are the stickers I bought.  
Of course I had to get the trendy Célfie and Homiēs stickers because would I even be a basic white girl without them?
Then I had to get stickers to represent my two favorite shows ever, One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl.
And the cowboy boots are perfect for showing my inner southern belle.  

I had to play around with the arrangement a little, but I'm pretty happy with how it came out!

So if you're on the hunt for laptop stickers, definitely check out Red Bubble!


Friday, February 28, 2014

My Everyday Jewelry

I love jewelry.  But when I'm getting ready for school in the morning, the last thing I'm thinking about is what bracelets I will match my outfit.
There are, however, a few pieces that I always find myself wearing.  I keep them out so I can have easy access when I'm literally sleepwalking/getting dressed.

My Everyday Jewelry

I start with my pearl earrings.  Literally wear these every single day.  They go with everything and make every outfit a little more girly.
Next, I put on my gold watch.  It's one of the few pieces of jewelry that's both cute and practical.
Then I layer some assortment of gold necklaces.  I really love the Dogeared necklaces and this Marley Lilly monogrammed necklace is one of my favorites!
Lastly, I usually put on my 'A' initial ring.  It's really simple and dainty.

What does your everyday jewelry consist of?

Thursday, February 13, 2014

NYFW Prom Dress Wishlist

Happy NYFW (although it's kind of over now)!  It's again that time of year where I completely space in school and spend the whole week on social media & looking through the shows.
Now normally I like to recap my favorite shows, but this time I thought I'd do a little something different.
With prom on the mind, I thought I would share my favorite gowns of the runway that if I could, would wear to prom!

Jenny Packham
Doesn't this look like something a princess would wear?  Love!

J. Mendel
This dress is super trendy and the varying length makes it interesting.

The asymmetricalness of this gown is perfection.

Naeem Kahn
I'm obsessed with the neckline of this dress. 

Mara Hoffman
I love Mara Hoffman's use of prints in her pieces.  The mix here is just great.

Tadashi Shoji
Hey, finally a dress other than black or white!

Tadashi Shoji
Ugh I die for anything and everything Tadashi Shoji.  His work is just exquisite.  

Christian Siriano
The cut outs on this dress are so great. 

{All photos via}

Which gown is your favorite?

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Valentine's Day Gifts: Men

I love shopping for men.
I always find myself ending up in the mens department, eyeing cable-knit sweaters and pastel shorts - picking outfits for my imaginary boyfriend (okay I now realize how pathetic that sounds haha). 
Anyway, I love shopping with my dad.  We have so much fun picking out outfits for him.

I don't have a boyfriend so the only man I'm shopping for this Valentine's Day is my daddy but I think these gifts will work for any man in your life.

Valentine's Day Gifts: Men

{Click above box to shop!}

I swoon over any guy wearing Vineyard Vines.  Like it's actually the most beautiful thing ever. Extra points if it's pastel.  Which man wouldn't love this manly pastel pink shirt?
Next, guys love watches, right?  This black Michael Kors watch is actually pretty sharp.
Tickets for sports games always works.  Even if you don't necessarily understand how the point system of basketball works, tagging along shows you're taking an interest in something your guy likes.
Speaking of points, baking your guys favorite treats will score you some!  It's somewhat easy (depending on if you're Betty Croker or not) and inexpensive!  Check out my Pinterest board for more great recipes!
I got a pair of these Clarks boots for my dad for Christmas and he loves them!
Lastly, in my eyes, cologne is a great gift.  I know perfume and cologne is sometimes looked down upon by some in terms of proper gift etiquette, but I love receiving new scents!  The sampler set at Sephora is perfect because it lets the gift receiver try out a number of different scents and then redeem a coupon for a full-size bottle of their favorite!

What are you gifting the special men in your life this holiday?

Monday, February 3, 2014

Valentine's Day Gifts: Jewelry

I decided that this week will be Valentine's Day Gift week on the blog!  All week I'll share my top gift picks for just about everyone in your life.  Today I'm starting with jewelry, which is probably one of the most popular choices of gifts for this special holiday.  

I think jewelry can either be super personal or just a fun little gift.  In the past I've gotten some pieces that I cherish and really value, and others that I wear but don't think anything other of it than it was just a really cute gift.

With that said, it's important to pick a piece that's appropriate for the message you want to say with your gift.  If you want it to be more special, spend a little more money.  For a fun present for your best girlfriend, find a quirky piece that fits in your piece range.

Valentine's Day Gifts: Jewelry

{Click the picture above to shop the pieces!}

For your friends, these Gorjana-Griffin rings are perfect!  The 'Cutout Heart Ring' and 'XOXO Ring' are fun and perfect for pairing with other rings!
You can never go wrong with a Dogeared necklace.  They have the perfect charm for everyone in your life from your best friend, mom, or that special someone.
The cobalt & gold wrap bracelet from Henri Bendel is perfect for the chic and trendy girl in your life.
A Michael Kors watch is always a great gift.  Every time they check the time, they'll think of you!
If you are looking for something a little more expensive and special, you can't go wrong with a David Yurman or Hermes bangle.  

**The Gorjana-Griffin rings are now 35% off (+Free Shipping!) with code: SWEETHEART**

Check back this week to see more gift guides!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

LF Sale!

Today I did a little shopping in SoHo and came across a wonderful surprise.
LF is having their 60% off sale!
Today was the first day of the sale, and it continues until everything is gone!
So run to your nearest LF for some AMAZING deals!

If you've been to LF during their sale before, you know how insanely crazy it is.
Think about a store on black Friday.  Then times that by 10.  Yes, it's that crazy.
But the sale is so worth it.  I promise.
Just be prepared!  Bring a water, charge your phone, and wear comfy shoes because you will be standing in crazy lines searching through high piles of clothes.

The girls at the SoHo location in New York are the absolute sweetest!
They bring clothes for you to try on, search for your size in those crazy piles and are the best stylists. 

So I wanted to share what I got to give you an idea of how amazing this sale is!
CAR MAR Rayon Denim Mid Rise Black Zipper Jegging
Originally: $216.00
Sale: $86.40
I love these jeans!  I was in the dressing room and one of the girls brought them to me.  I couldn't be happier!  They were on an amazing sale and fit great!

Katsumi Mix Chiffon Flounce Sweater
Originally: $156.00
Sale: $62.40
I love the chiffon fabric under this sweater!  Since it's attached, it's easy to throw on yet it looks like you carefully planned this amazing outfit.

Katsumi SpecYarn Sweater Tunic
Originally: $148.00
Sale: $59.00
One of the LF girls was wearing this sweater with a lace tank (the one below!) underneath and the side zipper open - it looked so cute!  The color is great and the zipper makes it really unique!

Millau Scalloped Edge Pleather Skirt
Originally: $138.00
Sale: $55.20
This skirt is so perfect!  From the pleather to the scalloped edge to the little cut out design, this is the skirt for a girls night out.

LOVE MAR Strappy Bra 
Originally: $48.00-$52.00 
Sale: $19.20-$20.80
These are my favorite bralettes!  They are perfect for shirts with a low neckline and literally come in just about every color.

Emma and Sam Lace Hem Tank
Originally: $108.00
Sale: $43.20
I got this tank in black but my sister's white tank showed better on camera!  I am in love with this lace trimmed tank top!  It looks great under sweaters, flannels, and with leggings!  If you hit the sale, definitely get this!

Stretchy Bracelet with Charm
Originally: $28.00
Sale: $11.20
I bought this bracelet for my best friend for her birthday!  The color is great and it's perfect for layering with other jewelry!

I would love to hear your LF Sale experiences and the great deals you score!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

DIY Jewelry Holder

I love, love, love anything DIY.
My DIY board on Pinterest is filled with tons of projects I can't wait to tackle!
{Check it out here if you're looking for some new projects!}

Here's the story behind this project:
So one day I was in Hobby Lobby and saw a really cute frame to hang your jewelry on.
It was really pretty and so unique but didn't go with the colors in my room at all.  So I decided to try and make one myself!  I'm really happy with the outcome and wanted to share how easy it is with you guys!

Here's what you need:
- an empty frame
- a piece of ply wood to fit in your frame
- a piece of fabric (i got a half of a yard and still have enough to make another one)
- some knob fixtures (i ended up using 5)
- scissors
- hot glue gun
- ruler
- pencil
- drill

[Just as a reference, it cost me about $50 for all the supplies to build this frame.]

Here are the steps:
1. Measure the ply wood to fit your frame.  Then cut accordingly.

2. Next, drill holes for the knobs.

3. Then lay the fabric over the wood so that it covers it completely.  If you have a lot of excess fabric, you can cut it, but make sure it still folds over the wood.

TIP: I taped down the sides so it would be easier to glue.

 TIP: The fabric will bunch in the corners, so I found it helpful to cut it trough the center of the corner so it could be folded.

 Then glue down all the the edges of the fabric to the glue.  Make sure the fabric is completely flat on the front before gluing!

5. To glue the wood piece to the frame, place glue on the inner part of the frame so that the two pieces stick together.
TIP: Be cautious of how much glue you use!  If you put too much, when the pieces are put together, glue will spread and show!

6. Then to create holes for the knobs, use a knife to pierce small holes through the fabric.  Let the holes on the back of the wood serve as a reference as to where to cut the fabric.

7. Almost finished!  To install the knobs, take off the backing and screw it through the holes.  If the length of the knob is too long for hanging on the wall, you can cut the metal (or have someone else cut it like I did haha).

And you're done!

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments below!