In addition to spikes and studs, I’m very partial to metallics and chains. I make sure to include plenty of hardware in my outfits, no matter how dressy or casual. My husband saw me attaching all of my accessories one morning when we were going out for a family breakfast. He just shook his head and said, “We’re just going out to eat…do you really need all of that on?” Honey, surely you know me by now, right?
I’ve worn this dress in a previous outfit post (here), and it’s one of my favorites. There’s quite a bit of subtle mixing going on here: the dress is made of a sweatshirt material, the shirt is sheer (I love the layered pan collar), the tights have a textured pattern and the boots are suede. It was only fitting that the bag had some opposing patterns to it as well. This is my first Bodhi purse, and I got it for such a great deal at DSW (it retails for $298, but I got it for only $41). I think the total cost for the outfit is about $150, including the shoes and bag. Someone asked me once how I shop, if I do it by outfit or by bits and pieces. I pick a lot of great standout pieces that I want to showcase, but I also shop for great basics that will integrate well with everything else in my wardrobe, making the cost stretch even more. My wardrobe is definitely a mixed bag, but I think that’s my style.
Outfit – Juicy Couture dress; Bisou Bisou shirt from JCPenney; Hanes argyle textured tights; Bodhi New Layfayette purse; Nine West booties; Lucky Brand glasses; Kelly Evans Designs vintage button ring; Suki Bijoux vintage typewriter ring
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The title of this post is simply because my son is playing the game on both my Acer Iconia and my iPhone, and I was running out of titles for posts using the word “bird”. This dress is so flowy & cute, but is so low-cut that I had to wear a little bandeau underneath. Besides, I think the attention should be on the cut and print of the dress and these fabulous shoes, rather than my need for modesty, don’t you?
Last weekend, we attended the 11th birthday party for Layla, one of my little cousins. Although I didn’t capture any party pictures (I left that to Layla’s mom and dad), I did capture this fantastic cake. The icing photo on the cake is Layla’s own drawing of one of her favorite characters from the Japanese anime series called “Naruto”. Not only is Layla beautiful, a talented singer and artist, but she also shares her mother’s fashion sense (my cousin Janis has always dressed her well). While the free-hand drawing itself is amazing, what I love is that Layla has incorporated her fondness for fashion in her signature. I think she’s a Juicy girl for life. Hope you had a great weekend!
I bought this coat at the first H&M I ever went to at The Eaton Centre in Toronto, Canada. This was back in 2004 when the US dollar was doing very well. It was a tough year because my father had just passed away, so my mom went to spend the summer with my dad’s sister to be close to his family, and to have some breathing room. I had flown to Toronto at the beginning of that summer with my mom, then flew back to bring her home because she hated to fly alone. I stayed there for a week before coming back to San Diego, so we went on a few little trips while I was out there. During one of our day trips, we went to a resort casino called Fallsview, which was called so because of the spectacular view of Niagra Falls. I went tooling around Niagra while my mom and aunts played the slots. Thirty minutes before the bus arrived to take us back to Toronto, my mom came out of the casino and whispered to me that she won $1500 Canadian! She gave me $500 of it to go on a shopping spree at H&M. Isn’t amazing how many memories a simple coat can evoke? Now you know why it’s one of my favorites.
Outfit – H&M coat and velvet pants; White House Black Market top; Matiko shoes; Rebecca Minkoff purse; Dominique Cohen for Target necklace; Wendy Brandes & Juicy Couture rings; iSee glasses ℅ GlassesUSA;
With Valentine’s day arriving tomorrow, I was inspired by Rebecca Minkoff’s Cupid satchel (and my new Matiko shoes) to put together a little something for the occasion. I found this great template on Polyvore called “You Are Love”, which I thought was perfect for a modern, yet romantic theme. Happy Valentine’s Day!
New seasons always breathe new life into pieces I think can only be worn during particular times of the year. Having this blog and learning from all of the wonderful blogs I read allows me to approach my wardrobe differently. I’ve worn these pieces separately during warmer times of the year (here and here). Because of the complimentary colors, I paired them together, but added opaque tights & other darker accessories to help make it feel more like a transitional outfit.
Outfit – 3+1 Audrey dress; H&M jacket; Old Navy tights; Mossimo for Target shoes; Rebecca Minkoff 5 Zip clutch; Burberry sunnies; Juicy Couture ring; For Joseph necklace; Michael Kors watch
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