Monday, September 20, 2010

OOTW: Leaving on a jet plane

Hellooo! This will be one of my last posts until I return at the end of the month. I'm going on a little fam visit/vacation to Portugal. Here are a few OOTD's to hold you over until then. xox

Sweater dress: TakeOut @ TJ Maxx $25
Brown belt: see previous posts
Brown wedges: Aerosoles
Gold watch: Target $15

White v-neck: Target $20
Chunky necklace: Charlotte Russe $11
Black moto jeans: Charlotte Russe $40
Black leather heels: Franco Sarto @ TJ Maxx $40

Friday, September 10, 2010

Got It: 'Fall'-ing for Boots

The only good part about Fall are the BOOTS of course
Ankle, knee length, thigh-high, zip up, slip on, suede, leather...I don't discriminate.

However...I'm pretty picky when it comes to heel height. When I buy a boot, I make sure it's also appropriate for work & not just for going scratch that comment earlier about a thigh-high boot...I'll have to leave those out for now.

The majority of the boots I own right now are mostly flat. So my boot hunting began unexpectedly @ TJ Maxx of course and I came across these bad boys.

The brand is called UnListed and they're a really nice suede material with a patent heel & platform.
I've actually had my eye on these for awhile now & when the price came down to $30 I was SOLD.

I've worn them once so far & thanks to the platform they're not bad. The heel is very sturdy, not flimsy like most cheap shoes. So far so good!

OOTD: Embellished Shoulders

I like this trend to an extent. Who doesn't like sequins, pearls, beading and silver strands of chain!?..right?

Anyhow, I only like this to an extent b/c I feel that I'm rather 'top-heavy' looking thanks to my large chest and wide shoulders...lucky me. Thanks to my DNA, you will rarely catch me wearing any wide shoulder blazers ala Kim Kardashian or strong looking military tops ala Rihanna. To me, it's all about proportion.

So I feel the more extreme the embellishments...the more heavy I end up looking. Here's what I'm working with so far.

(if you look closely, you will see the entire shoulders are beaded with white pearls)
Top: TJ Maxx $30

Dark jeans: TJ Maxx $25
Black heels: TJ Maxx $30

Navy blue top: Zara $15 (on clearance)
Jeans: Charlotte Russe $30
Silver bow heels: TJ Maxx $30
Silver bracelet: Ralph Lauren

OOTW: Falling into Fall

These are my first attempts at Fall-ish outfits. I can't get my brain into Fall mode when I was just wearing summer dresses at the beginning of this week...sigh. I'm fighting it as much as I can...I don't want to accept that summer is over...

White tank: New York & Co. $26
Grey sleeveless sweater (kinda covered by my scarf): Ruby Moon @ TJ Maxx $25
Scarf: vintage
Dark wash jeans: House of Dereon @ TJ Maxx $25
Suede ankle boots: Unlisted @ TJ Maxx $30 
Gold watch: Target $15 

Kimono top: Body Central
Jeans: Charlotte Russe $30
Silver bow heels: Anne Klein @ TJ Maxx $40

Cream v-neck: Alfani (vintage)
Jeans: Macys
Shoes: zoe&zac @ Payless
Gold watch: Target

Forest green tank: Mossimo for Target $18
Sweater: TJ Maxx $25
Jeans: American Rag @ Macys
Shoes: see above
Gold watch: see above

Eggplant top: The Limited
Jeans: Macys
Shoes: DSW
Gold watch: see above

OOTW: LAST of the Summer outfits

I've never been one to say summer is over after Labor Day hits.  

Unfortunately....I'm slowly coming out of my denial and realizing summer is coming to an end.  

Not b/c its after Labor's b/c when I get up in the morning and throw on a summer dress or skirt and walk out my door I realize HOLY CRAP its chilly out.

So for now all I can do is reminiscence to ohhh just about a week ago when we were still hitting 90 degree days! Jeez...crazy ass weather...get it together and bring back some 80 degree days at least...thanks.

Top: Mossimo for Target $18
White skirt: New York & Co. $8 (on clearance)
Gold sandals: Coconuts @ DSW

Dress: Urban Outfitters $27 (on sale + 10% discount)
Light brown wide belt: Urban Outfitters $20 (on sale)
Wedges: Target

Romper: Love Culture $25
Blush sweater: New York & Co.
Shoes: DSW

Studded top: Charlotte Russe $18
Grey jersey skirt: H&M $5
Shoes: DSW
Gold watch: Merona for Target $15

Dress: Target $22
White watch: Target $12
Silver bracelet: Ralph Lauren
Shoes: zoe&zac @ Payless

Dress: Target $20
Brown belt: Target $25
Shoes: twentyone @ TJ Maxx $20

 Top: Pink Rose @ TJ Maxx $30
Skirt: see above
Drapey necklace: Forever21
Wedges: Coconuts @ Payless Shoes

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Got It: Urban Outfitters

One of my favorite stores is Urban Outfitters...that is..when there's a sale. Otherwise, it's usually a little too pricey for me. But they carry some great brands like Pins and Needles (cutest summer dresses!), Silence & Noise, & Alternative Apparel. And when those brands are on sale, I like them even more. ;)

I've been keeping my eye on these Pins & Needles summer dresses since July. At $60 and $70 bucks a piece, I've been crossing my fingers that they'd go on sale soon & still have my size available. And on top of that Chloe over at See Chloe Shop had a great 10% online code to use along with a free shipping code. (click the link above to see the online codes along with a trick)

The prices below reflect the 10% discount.

$17.99 (originally $68)

$26.99 (originally $58)