Wednesday, March 27, 2013

pre-spring with skirts & boots!


The birds are chirping, the sun is coming out more often.  But, it's still pretty cold out.  So what's a girl to wear?!  Skirts, tights, and boots, of course!


LOFT top, F21 Cropped Houndstooth JacketF21 Zippered Contrast Waist Skirt, Dana Buchanan tall wedge boots via Kohl'sRenegade bracelet c/o Erika Lehman for Stella & Dot
Express sheath dress (in grey), GAP open sweater, scarf c/o The Posh'mina (in midnight)Dana Buchanan tall wedge boots via Kohl's, Tissot watch

Sunday, March 24, 2013

life in pictures: the Persian new year!

Hey, Loves!
In my last post I mentioned that my parents were visiting.  What I didn't mention was that this week is also the Persian new year!  The Persian new year (called "Norouz") takes place on the turn of the Spring Equinox and usually falls on March 20th or 21st.  It's a wonderful 13 day celebration filled with family, food, dancing, and lots of eating!  
Every year we go to a Norouz party in the area and celebrate.  This year our celebration was taken to a new level since my parents were here.  Party people in the house--I'm telling you! ;)  
So, to everyone celebrating Norouz, happy new year!  
And to everyone else, happy Spring!






 Dress: Cache'

    

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

work wear & casual wear, lately!


Hey, Loves!
I have just a quick second to post, as my lovely parents are visiting from LA.  Just wanted to share what I've been wearing lately.  Hope you're having a great week! <3

F21 Gingham Print Shirt,  Sweater via Target (in black), khaki jeans via Target, F21 riding boots, bubble necklace via eBay, NY&Co watch, Louis Vuitton Speedy bag
H&M button-up (in light blue), Old Navy argyle sweater, Target pants, Etienne Aigner Chip riding boots (in Banana Bread), NY&Co watch 
F21 polka dot blouse, F21 red skinny jeans, Target Mossimo Ona flat (in blush), gifted necklace 
F21 plaid button-up, F21 Classic Denim Skinny Jeans, F21 military jacket, Etienne Aigner Chip riding boots (in Banana Bread), Target Bead Bib Short Necklace (in crystal), Pandora/pearl/other bracelets (various)
F21 plaid button-up, F21 Classic Denim Skinny Jeans, F21 military jacket, Etienne Aigner Chip riding boots (in Banana Bread), Target Bead Bib Short Necklace (in crystal), Pandora/pearl/other bracelets (various)

F21 Boxy Polka Dot Shirt (in cream/black), F21 cardi (in mint green)Target Mossimo Ankle Stretch Pant (in royal blue), Target Bead Bib Short Necklace (in crystal)Target Mossimo Vivian Pump (in blush), Pandora/pearl/other bracelet (various)
F21 Boxy Polka Dot Shirt (in cream/black), F21 cardi (in mint green)Target Mossimo Ankle Stretch Pant (in royal blue), Target Bead Bib Short Necklace (in crystal)Target Mossimo Vivian Pump (in blush), Pandora/pearl/other bracelets (various)
Express button-up (in light pink), Banana Republic sweater (in burnt brown),Banana Republic outlet Martin Wool Trousers (in dark khaki), Nine West Jobst pumps (in cognac), LOFT outlet necklace 
Express button-up (in light pink), Candie's via Kohl's tweed jacket, The Limited Exact Stretch Skinny Pants (in black)Etienne Aigner Chip riding boots (in banana bread), F21 pearl necklace 
F21 Gingham Print ShirtEtienne Aigner Chip riding boots (in banana bread), JCrew Factory corduroy pencil skirt (in moss green), F21 necklace, NY&Co watch, H&M belt

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Stella & Dot Giveaway Winner!!



The Stella & Dot Renegade Cluster Bracelet winner is...

Throuthehaze

Congratulations!
E-mail me with your info so I can send it your way. 
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Thanks for playing, everyone!
I have another fabulous giveaway in the works.  So, stay tuned!!


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Stella & Dot Giveaway!!

Hey there, gorgeous gals!  Are you impatiently waiting for Spring to roll around as much as I am?

Would this fabulous Stella & Dot Renegade Cluster Bracelet giveaway, courtesy of the lovely Erika, get you in the mood for Spring?!

If so, enter my Stella & Dot giveaway!
Stella & Dot Renegade Cluster Bracelet

The Rules:
1. Follow my blog by clicking on the nifty follow button.
2. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
3. Write me a comment telling me why you'd like to win this giveaway and how you'd style the bracelet.
4. Blog/Tweet/Facebook/Instagram about this giveaway for bonus points.
5. Don't forget to check back to see if you're the winner!

I will announce the giveaway Winner by this Sunday, March 17th.



GOOD LUCK!!!! 
(And don't forget to check out Erika's Stella & Dot shop.  Thanks for the fab giveaway, Erika!)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

5 basic shoes & how to wear them.

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Every once in a while I find a fantastic infographic on Pinterest.  I know it's fantastic when I read down the list and nod my head in agreement to 90% of what's on it.
So, my gorgeous readers, I bestow upon you this monster of a shoe infographic from the fabulous blogger at The New Professional.  So, check out her site and then use the hell out of this graphic.  

Happy Sunday!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

jackets galore!


I keep telling myself that Spring is only 2 weeks away.  But, in reality, this is that time of year when it feels like it will never be warmer than 30 degrees and that there will be snow on the ground for all of eternity.
So, in short, I've been wearing jackets.  
Because it's cold. And because I'm desperately sick of wearing sweaters.
Spring, please come soon.

F21 leopard dolman top, Express pencil skirt, F21 Studded Tweed Jacket (in cream/gold), tall suede boots via DSW, F21 necklace
F21 small polka dot blouse, MNG by Mango via JCP blazer, Target Mossimo Ankle Stretch Pant (in royal blue), necklace via Cake's Boutique  
Apt 9 via Kohl's shell, H&M peplum jacket, Zara pencil skirt, Jessica Simpson pumps, LOFT outlet necklace
Express button-up, houndstooth v-neck cardi via Target, MNG by Mango via JCP blazer, The Limited Exact Stretch Skinny Pant, Elle via Kohl's boots, F21 necklace 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

1 skirt, 2 looks!

Do you ever have those days when you wake up and stare at your closet (for what seems like forever), and still come out without a descent thing to wear? 
So, what's a girl to do?

Pick out an old reliable, and switch it up a little!

...
-Instead of tucking a shirt in, wear a similar shirt and leave it untucked.
-Stick to a color family that you know works, and switch up the pieces.
-Wear a necklace over the shirt, instead of under.
...
Express button-up, LOFT outlet sweater, Express pencil skirt, Jessica Simpson pumps, F21 necklace, Tissot watch
F21 Boxy Polka Dot Shirt (in black/cream), F21 Contrast Round Neck Sweater (in black/cream), Express pencil skirt, Jessica Simpson pumps, F21 necklace


There are so many ways to wear the same pieces differently.  Just have fun and don't be afraid to mix it up!