Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Who's That Lady?

Dress, vintage/ Cathy Jean Shoes/ H&M Hat/ Target Belt & Bag/ O by Oscar de la Renta Scarf/ Michael Kors Watch
I wish there were more occasions to wear big floppy hats. They certainly aren't business casual but they make me feel like a real "Lady". So I didn't actually get to wear this hat to work today, but I definitely wish I could have!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Walk in the Park

Derek Heart Dress/ Forever 21 Blazer/ Target Flats/ Foley & Corinna Bag/ Kate Spade Sunglasses/ Sophie Watch, Nordstrom/ Old Navy Necklace
I love the fact that I can throw a blazer over nearly any outfit and suddenly it becomes Business Casual {except for anything baring too much leg or cleavage, that's more like Business Hoochie} This outfit was probably a bit heavy for the 95 degree weather but hey, I was in air conditioning all day long. Plus the wonder of layering means that when I got outside {except for while taking these pictures} all I had to do was take off my jacket and voila, ready for the heat! 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

There's no Place Like Home

Forever 21 Button-up/ Banana Republic Vest/ Decades Denim Ali Crop Pants/ Chinese Laundry Hawthorne Shoes/ Tommy Hilfiger Sunglasses/ Forever 21 Bracelet/ Necklace, gifted/ Bag, farmer's market
Monday mornings are always such a bummer. This weekend was relaxing and wonderful and frankly the thought of being stuck behind cubicle walls all day is never inviting. So when I peeled myself out of bed this morning I knew I had to put together a bright outfit to lift up my mood--this pink vest couldn't have been more perfect! And truthfully, deep down I hoped that if I got really claustrophobic in my lil ol' cube maybe I could click together the heels of my ruby red slippers and chant 'There's no place like home, there's no place like home!' until I was transported back into bed...{yeah, that didn't work. but hey, it did turn out to be a great day!}

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Shop This Way

Lace Top, vintage/ Target Tank Top & Jeans/ Jeffrey Campbell Flats/ Michael Kors Bag & Watches/ Forever 21 Bracelet/ Necklace, ebay

Saturday morning a friend and I went to Fort Mason for our first sample sale. We made some mimosas-to-go and mentally prepared to throw elbows over BCBG and Ella Moss {a la Confesssions of a Shopaholic}. But it turned out to be a fairly quiet shopping experience. There were only about 10 women shopping around and there wasn't all that much inventory. In true shopaholic nature we were {of course} able to find a few great pieces and left fully content!

A rack full of BCBG dresses

My colorful finds vs. a friend's all neutral picks

Saturday, August 20, 2011

What's Mine is Yours

Dress, Lulus/ Chinese Laundry Shoes/ Coach Backpack/ Cost Plus World Market Necklace/ Michael Kors Sunglasses & Watches/ Forever 21 Bracelets/ Target Frog Ring/ Rose Ring, thrifted
Any girl who has a sister or lived with roommates knows how much fun it is to have an extension to her own closet. Sadly my sister lives in Los Angeles now and it has been nearly three years since I lived with roommates.  On the upside I recently realized that my boyfriend and I can even share some things {wahoo!} Obviously he has no interest in borrowing any dresses of mine. And I'm not terribly keen on any of his zillion pairs of Nike tennis shoes. But we can share two of my favorite accessories: watches and sunglasses! So today when we went shopping we came out with one of each: a pair of awesome Tommy Hilfiger sunglasses and a kick ass Michael Kors watch. Gotta love sharing!
Fallen Purse

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Terra Bella

Charlotte Russe Blazer/ Target Tank Top/ Express Pants/ Vince Camuto Heels/ Chinese Laundry Bag/ Michael Kors Watch/ Bracelets, Nordstrom/ Necklace & Ring, ebay/ Ring, Richards Arts & Crafts
My favorite {...and only ;-)} niece was over today so I asked her to help direct my blog photo shoot. She has big plans to be a model one day :-) so of course I blasted some 'Victorious' music for her so she could practice her cat walk. Oh yeah, did I mention that my niece just turned 5?
That's my little Terra!
I'm not sure if those are meant to be necklaces or bracelets....both?

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Salsa Saturday

Glam Top, via Stitch Fix/ Target Skirt/ Qupid Wedges/ Vintage Coach Backpack/ Free People Necklace and Sunglasses/ Michael Kors Watch/ Timex Watch/ Target Ring/ Ring, ebay/ Bracelet, Richards Arts & Crafts
Margaritas, Chips, and Music, oh my! Another gorgeous summer day and my hometown had a Salsa Festival. Festival season is the best season!
I fell in love with this Aztec print as soon as I opened my Stitch Fix package, it's so fun!

I voted for Salsa #2

My Showstoppers!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Cuff 'Em

Olive + Oak Blazer/ Rock & Republic Jeans/ Chinese Laundry Wedges/ Amrita Singh Scarf/ Vintage Coach Backpack
Am I the only person who has a closet half full of jeans that need to be hemmed? I rarely wear jeans so I don't have a lot of motivation to take them to the tailor. When I do wear them I either shove them into boots or cuff 'em. I like to think it's a signature style rather than sheer laziness, but hey, call it what you want.
Cheers to the weekend and cuffed jeans!