Monday, November 22, 2010


I had a busy weekend between celebrating family & friend birthdays to taking my parents to see an New York show @ Madison Square Garden and polishing off the weekend with some outlet shopping. Busy weekends = lots of outfits so ENJOY!

Basic black top: Mossimo for Target
Chunky necklace: Charlotte Russe $12
Jeggings: Charlotte Russe $40
Wedges: Aerosoles $30 on sale

Lace top: Kohls $20
Black jeggings: Lauren Conrad for Kohls $28
Black heels: Franco Sarto @ TJ Maxx $40

Basic white vneck top: New York & Co.
Chunky scarf: H&M $15
Brown/grey blazer: J. Crew Outlet $84 (originally $168)
Jeggings: Lauren Conrad for Kohls $32
Wedges: Aerosoles $30 on sale

Black lace tank: Old Navy
Cream cardigan: Ralph Lauren Outlet $35
Black leggings: Zara $40
Scarf: Ann Taylor Outlet $20 (originally $50)
Wedges: Aerosoles

Lilac vneck sweater: J. Crew Outlet $30 (originally $60)
Chunky necklace: Target $16
Black leggings: New York & Co. $10
Boots: Walmart

Friday, November 19, 2010

DUPE IT: NARS Nail polish & Urban Decay Naked palette


First up, NARS 'Purple Rain' polish. A shimmery deep purple with a hint of blue.


Essie polish in 'Sexy Divide,' has the same shimmery deep purple as the NARS lookalike. For only $8 as compared to $16 for the NARS polish. You can't beat that.  
Essie 'Sexy Divide'


Next up, another GREAT find. I've always raved about NYX cosmetics. You would never think with prices under $10 you'd get such gorgeous pigmented creamy colors ranging in everything from eyeshadows to their lipsticks. Their eyeshadow palette in Champagne & Caviar has plenty of similar neutral colors as the Urban Decay Naked Palette.

Now, if you're like me, you've already got your MAC eyeshadows/MakeUpForEver eyeshadows/etc. plus your Urban Decay primer potion. So unless you're starting from scratch, there's probably no need to spend $44 on MORE eyeshadows. UNLESS you receive as an XMAS or bday gift of course! ;) So how do you get a nice taste of these Urban Decay gorgeous neutral eyeshadows? NYX palette in Champagne & Caviar!...that's how!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

OOTW: Boots & Stripes

Blk & cream striped top: Ralph Lauren
Black necklace (dupe of the House of Harlow necklace): Target $16
Dark jeggings: Lauren Conrad for Kohls
Tan wedges: Aerosoles

Green ruffle top: Body Central
Black cardigan: Elle for Kohls $30
Grey leggings: Zara
Brown boots: Walmart

Pale pink sweater: Sears $20
Black lace tank underneath: Old Navy
Black leggings: Lauren Conrad for Kohls
Brown boots: Walmart

Pale yellow lace top: (took almost a MONTH to come in)
Dark grey blazer: Target $20
Dark jeggings: Lauren Conrad for Kohls
Tan wedges: Aerosoles
White watch (dupe for the Chanel watch): Target 

Blk & grey striped top: Pink Rose @ TJ Maxx 
(Pink Rose has the SOFTEST tops out there, LOVE THEM)
Black necklace (dupe of the House of Harlow necklace): Target $16
Black jeggings: Lauren Conrad for Kohls $10
Brown boots: Walmart

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wishlist: Alloy & Piperlime

Who knew had such cute shoes? Here are some fabulous pieces from Alloy & Piperlime that I have fallen in love with...

 A gorgeous dupe for a Vince Camuto studded heel from last yr
I LOVE LOVE LOVE these boots! 
However, they don't have my size! 
I'm devastated! AHHHHHHH

LOVE this taupe color

I love this style heel, however, I'm looking for more of a blush color


Gorgeous color, but way too pricey for me

LOVE this bag! 
Even though it's wayyy more than I have ever spent on a bag it has EVERYTHING I've been looking for in a winter bag. I MAY just have to save up & splurge!
Quilted, neutral color, gold chain straps w studding all around...I'm in love.

$63 on sale
I LOVE the tan color, but it looks like they only have black left. :(

Monday, November 8, 2010

GOT IT: LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's

I can't tell you how many times I've heard good things about Lauren Conrad's LC clothing line at Kohls.

EVERYTIME I go to Kohl's, the first thing I do is head straight to her section. This time I was looking for quality bottoms that are versatile to wear with boots and/or heels for work or for going out.

Unfortunately, the Kohl's by me isn't that big so when it comes to LC's line, a variety of sizes in every option is usually hard to find. Hence why I've never gotten to buy anything from her line. However, this time her section was huge and had a big sale going on. Almost every piece of hers that is on the Kohl's website was in store!

Once I got to look through everything I headed to the dressing room with an insane amount of her clothing. The GREAT thing about her bottom pieces is the fit is nice and slim from the thigh all the way down to the ankle. It's a nice slim clean looking fit without feeling like you're suffocating in your average skinny jeans. The material is stretchy and comfortable.  


After trying everything on and accessing prices, here is what I headed out with and may I add that I LOVE AND ADORE EVERY SINGLE PIECE! The next time I do an OOTW post you'll get to see every single piece I bought on me IRL (in real life).

(Please note: prices on the website are MORE EXPENSIVE than in the store!)

on sale for $33 

on sale for $10 

on sale for $28

Happy Halloween: "The higher the hair, the closer to God"

That's the motto of every guido and guidette...along with finding some big gorilla juiceheads, downing some jagerbombs, and rocking your best animal print outfit all while drowning in oversize jewelry. What girl doesn't love that!?

Can you guess who I was for Halloween!?

Each item was put together from my own closet (minus the leopard print top..cmon I'm not that tacky) along with some of my Mom's chunky gold vintage jewelry that was catching dust from back in the 80's.

My original Snooki outfit:
Big glittery silver hoop earrings: from a small shop in Portugal
Chunky gold necklaces: vintage via my Mom's closet
Leopard print top: Macys $10 on clearance
Black liquid leggings: Target $12
Snake skin print heels: Anne Klein $40
Fake press on pink nails: Kmart $3
Fake huge eyelashes: Walmart $6
Bangles: H&M, NY & Co., & Forever21

Happy Halloween!

Monday, November 1, 2010

OOTW: From hot to cold

Once that breezy Fall weather sets in of course mother nature just has to tease us with some nice 65-75 degree weather days and then all of a sudden the next day it's back to piling on the blazers and boots. STOP TEASING ME WEATHER! Thx.

Here are some OOTD's from a few nice days...

Tan sweater dress: TakeOut @ TJ Maxx $25
Taupe sandals: zoe&zac @ Payless Shoes $25
Black knit sweater: Elle @ Kohls $30
Silk cream top: Charlotte Russe $20
Jeggings: Charlotte Russe $30
Black wedges: Aerosole
Pearl necklace: Aeropostale
Blue top: Body Central
Dark grey blazer: Target $20
Jeans: House of Dereon @ TJ Maxx $40

OOTW: H&M and Love21

Over the last month, I purchased some items from H&M and Love21 (same as Forever21 just slightly bigger sizing).

Tops from Forever21 don't fit me (due to my size D chest) so that's why I love Love21. Since the Forever21 by me doesn't carry Love21, I get these goodies off of the Forever21 website.

As for H&M, I've never had one close by me. However, there is one not too far from where I work. So to get my H&M fix I have to do so as quick as I can on a lunch break.

When I was shopping, I was aiming to purchase embellished and silky tops.


Lavender ruffle shoulder top: H&M $12
Silky ivory beaded top: Love21 $30

Pale pink bow sweater: H&M $30
Black moto jeans: Charlotte Russe
Taupe sandals: Payless Shoes
Pale lilac silky top: H&M $25
Dark grey lightweight blazer: Target $20
Thin cognac belt: H&M $12

OOTD: Olive green skinny cargos

Ever since I first saw J Brand's version of the skinny olive green cargo pant on almost every single young celebrity I knew I HAD to have them. See my post about my crazy search for a dupe here.

Skinny or boyfriend style, I'll take them either way thank you very much.

Black silk blouse: Fred David @ TJ Maxx
Green skinny cargos: Charlotte Russe
White watch: Target
Black blouse: Old Navy
Green skinny cargos: Charlotte Russe
Gold watch: Target

Black studded top: Forever21
Green boyfriend pants: Zara
Black wedges: Payless Shoes