Saturday, August 14, 2010

OOTW: Rounding up this week

Only a few OOTD's from this past week.

Forest green tank: Target $18
Cropped tan cardi: Old Navy $30
Light wash jeggings with zippered sides: Zara $10 (on sale!)
Gold pendant: Charlotte Russe
Gold watch: Target $14
Gold sandals: DSW

Navy & white vneck: Ralph Lauren
Belt: see previous posts
White skirt: New York & Co. $8 (on clearance!)
Brown sandals: see previous posts

 White boyfriend vneck: Target
Gold pendant: Charlotte Russe
Gold watch: Target $14
Brown belt: Target $12
Jeggings: Charlotte Russe $30
Cognac wedges: Target $20

(the camera makes this top look's not)
Olive tee: Wet Seal $5
Black belt: see previous posts
Light grey jersey skirt: H&M $6 (on sale!)
Black wedges: see previous posts
White watch: Target $12
Chunky silver necklace: Forever21

OOTW: Round 2

Some more outfits. I played around a lot with black and brown in these. There are some color combos I do NOT like to mix. Such as gold & silver, black & brown, & black & blue.

Thin striped vneck: H&M $15
Brown belt: Target $12
Dark wash jeans: Zara $40
Cognac wedges: Target $20
Gold & brown cuffs: H&M $12

White cropped sweater: don't remember
Blush brown studded tank: RXB @ TJ Maxx $20
Wide brown belt: see previous posts
Light wash jeggings with zippered sides: Zara $10 (on sale!)
Brown sandals: Franco Sarto @ TJ Maxx

White scoop neck tee: Wet Seal $3
Black belt: see previous posts
Black & white skirt: INC @ Macys (vintage)
Black patent heels: Elie Tahari @ TJ Maxx

Black dress: Target $12
Black belt: see previous
White skirt underneath the dress: New York & Co. $8 (on clearance!)
Black wedges: Payless Shoes
White watch: Target
*since the dress was too short for my liking, I decided to layer a structured skirt underneath

Cream ruffle top: see previous post
Blush pink sweater: see previous
Brown belt: Target $12
Cropped olive pants: Zara $10 (on sale!)
Cream shoes: Payless Shoes

Cream embellished top: Charlotte Russe $18
Jeans: Macys
Black wedges: Payless Shoes
White watch: Target $12

Black romper: Express (last yr)
Belt: see previous
Brown sandals: Franco Sarto @ TJ Maxx

OOTW: Outfit of the Week

Since I'm super behind on these, here are some outfits from last week.

Navy ruffle top: Lucy & Laurel @ TJ Maxx $20
Cream ruffle skirt: Urban Outfitters $15 (on sale)
Dark brown wide belt: New York & Co. $12
Grey suede heels: twentyone @ TJ Maxx $20

 White satin sleeveless tank: New York & Co. $16
Crocheted cropped sweater: Target (given to by a friend)
Wide belt: see above
Olive green linen capris: Old Navy
Gold sandals: Coconuts @ DSW $20 (had these for 3 or 4 yrs now & they are still in great shape!)
Pearl heart pendant necklace: Aeropostale outlet $8
Black & white top: Forever21
Wide black belt: see previous posts
Olive green skirt: H&M $12
Black wedges: Payless Shoes
Blue top: Kohls
Black belt: see above
Grey tulip skirt: Charlotte Russe $20
Black wedges: see above
Black cuff: Forever21 $5
White watch: Target $12 (dupe of the Chanel watch)

 Black ruffle drape top: Adrienne Vittadini @ TJ Maxx $20
Jeans: Macys (rolled up by me)
Black wedges: see above
Gold cuff: New York & Co. $8

Cream ruffle top: Easy Pickin's
Blush pink cardigan: New York & Co. $36
Brown belt: Target $12
Olive green shorts: vintage
Gold sandals: DSW (see above)

Cream studded top: Alfani (vintage)
Belt: see above
Blue/grey skirt: H&M
Gold cuff: see above
Necklace: Swarovski (gift from the bf)
Cream heels: zoe&zac @ Payless Shoes $25 
(see pic below since they were cut off above)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Product I LOVE: Revlon Colorburst lipstick in Soft Nude


I first heard about these through Cheryl's Beauty Blog.
Not only did the color look gorgeous, but the aesthetic of the quilted packaging along with the shape of the lipstick itself sold me. I'm a sucker for packaging, but if the product works I'm SOLD.

For only $6 at my local Target I was hooked. However, it was actually hard for me to find. I went to 2 different Target's before I found it and this was the LAST Soft Nude lipstick.

I also confess that I am not big on drugstore brands. 99% of drugstore cosmetics are drying & barely pigmented. I bought Revlon's Matte lipstick in Nude Attitude a couple months ago and it's a good peachy nude, but it's not a color you can wear by itself, that's how drying it looks.

However, when I saw how creamy the color was, it was all I needed. It's not too chalky looking and not too barbie pink. It's PERFECT.

Side note: Also bought Revlon's nail polish in Grey Suede b/c of all the hype I've been hearing. Once I try it out I'll let you know if it's a keeper!

Dupe it: J Brand Houlihan Cargo Pant

UPDATE: I found a pretty good dupe of these @ Charlotte Russe. I ended up returning the pair from Target since they were not as fitted as the CR version. Click the pic below to be directed to their site.


Ever since I started spotting these J Brand cargos on pretty much every single celebrity, I have been on a quest...yes, a QUEST, to get my hands on a pair of these bad boys without the hefty $230 price tag.

First I started my search @ Macy's and found a similar version by 7 for all Mankind. But with a price tag of $169, it's still wayyy out of my price range...and believe me, I've been keeping an eye on these since June and the price still hasn't gone down.

Then while looking through one of my fav blogs Come Over to the Dark Side...We have Candy, she blogged about super similar cargos from Zara. So I rush to my local Zara's and by some miracle they still had the pants AND they were on sale for $15 from originally $80 AND To top that, they had my size! I go to try them on and I CANNOT get the cargos over my calves.  I've never had a problem with boots or pants not fitting over my calves. So consider these super skinny pants. Unfortunately, they do not make them bigger than a size 12 so I was out of luck...i was heartbroken i tell you.

(Photo courtesy of Candy since Zara's website no longer has a photo of these.)

$15 on sale from $80

And then, lo and behold, of all the places I didn't look, I came across these at Target. Unfortunately, the way they styled these with the middle schooler keds + ugly mustard top do not do these any justice. In the next few days I'll have an OOTD post with these and they won't look frumpy..promise!

So for now, these Target cargos will do. OOTD posts to come soon! xox