Friday, December 27, 2013

Bip and Bop $100 Gift Card Giveaway!!-CLOSED.


I became familiar with a gorgeous Etsy shop named 'Bip and Bop' a few short months ago.  I was blown away by their beautiful dainty pieces and the number of items that could be personalized-- one more unique than the other!
I was even more impressed to find out that famous bloggers like Cara Loren wear their pieces.  Oh, and did I mention that Bip and Bop was just mentioned in Tori Spelling's must-have holiday list for 2013?!  How cool!

So, I am beyond excited to host a $100 gift card giveaway to this fabulous boutique!!  I just know you girls will fall head over heels in love with their pieces.  Go ahead, take a look at Bip and Bop's amazing pieces here, and use the Rafflecopter app below to enter the giveaway.
(Remember, the more points you complete using the app, the more times your name will be entered into the drawing.)

Good luck, ladies!!
And thanks bunches for the fabulous giveaway, Nicole!!


The small print: Giveaway ends on Friday January 3rd and is open to U.S. residents only. Winner will be announced on Facebook and must claim prize within 48 hours. If prize is left unclaimed within this time, a new winner will be chosen.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

'Twas the week before Christmas.

Only 3 more days until Christmas!  Are you ladies ready?  
I am not!  Most of the people on my Christmas list are shopped for.  However, I have nothing wrapped (honestly, I haven't even purchased the wrapping paper yet!), and I haven't sent the things that I wanted to send out in the mail.  
My procrastination is mostly because I've been completely swamped at work and wrapping Christmas presents has been at the very bottom of my list of To-Dos.  

So, I guess I better get to it! ;)

Merry almost-Christmas, Loves!! <3  
Top ℅ Flourish Boutique (Exact here)//
White skirt (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Black peplum jacket (Exact old; Similar herehereherehere)//
Black opaque tights (Exact here)//
Black round-toe pumps (Exact here; Similar hereherehere)//
"Be Present" bracelet c/o Ali Oesch Jewelry (Exact here)// 
Necklace from eBay

Oversized color block sweater ℅ Catch Bliss Boutique (Exact here)// 
Grey scarf (Similar herehere)//
White skinny jeans (Exact here; Similar herehereherehere)//
Riding boots (Exact old; Similar herehereherehere)//
Earrings ℅ Ali Oesch Jewelry (Exact here)// 
Tortoise bracelet c/o Sira & Mara (Exact here)// 
Personalized Hammered Cuff ℅ Bip and Bop (Exact here)// 
Bangle ℅ Bip and Bop (Exact here)
Gingham button-up (Exact old; Similar herehereherehere)//
Fox sweater (Exact old; Other adorable animal sweaters hereherehere)//
Striped skirt ℅ Catch Bliss Boutique (Exact old)//
Black opaque tights (Exact here)//
Black round-toe pumps (Exact here; Similar hereherehere)// 
Small ivory bubble necklace ℅ Flourish Boutique 
Green plaid button-up (Exact old; Similar herehereherehere)//
Black and white polka dot sweater (Exact old; Very similar hereherehere)//
Mustard yellow pencil skirt (Exact old; Similar here hereherehere)//
Riding boots (Exact old; Similar herehereherehere)// 
Clover necklace ℅ Ali Oesch Jewelry (Exact here)// 
Stella & Dot Rebel pendant necklace ℅ Erika Lehman// 
Personalized Hammered Cuff ℅ Bip and Bop (Exact here)// 
Bangle ℅ Bip and Bop (Exact here)// 
Watch c/o Wristology Watches  (Exact here)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

outfit remix.

There's a little joy that comes with mixing up pieces that don't seem like they belong together.  It's like a little fashion challenge.  There's a possibility that you may look silly.  But, when it works, it feels amazing!!  
The sequin tank and plaid button-up look below is one outfit remix that I really liked in the last week.  I wore it to our work Christmas party and I was so happy with the results!

How do you feel about remixing pieces that wouldn't normally go together?
Red plaid button-up (Exact here; Similar here,  herehere)//
Sequin tank top (Exact old; Similar herehereherehere)//
Black blazer (Exact old; Similar herehereherehere)//
Dark-wash skinny jeans [not shown] (Exact old, from Express; Very similar here; Similar herehereherehere)//
Riding boots (Exact old; Similar herehereherehere)//
Watch  Wristology Watches  (Exact here)//

Necklace from eBay

Leopard print blouse (Exact old; Similar herehereherehere)//
Green cardi (Exact old; Similar hereherehereherehere)//
Black opaque tights (Exact here)//
Black round-toe pumps (Exact here; Similar hereherehere)//

Skinny black belt (Exact old; Similar herehereherehere)//
Skinny black watch (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//

Chloe & Isabel Necklace C/O Sarah VanBenschoten (Exact here)//
Gold leaf bracelet ℅ Bip and Bop (Exact here)

Plaid button-up (Exact here; Similar hereherehereherehere)//
Caramel knit sweater (Exact here; Similar herehereherehere)//
Green ankle pants (Exact here; Similar here, cute color block ankle pants here)//
Leopard print ankle boots (Exact here; Similar hereherehere)// Watch c/o Wristology Watches  (Exact here)// 
Necklace from eBay

Dress ℅ Flourish Boutique (Exact here)//
Black opaque tights (Exact here)//
Red pumps (exact here; similar hereherehere)//
Bubble Necklace (Exact from eBay; Similar herehere; Cute tortoise shell bubble necklace here)//
Personalized Hammered Cuff ℅ Bip and Bop (Exact here)// Tassel bracelet ℅ Bip and Bop (Exact here)// Bangle ℅ Bip and Bop (Exact here)// Black cardigan (Exact old; Similar herehereherehere)

Off shoulder sweater (Exact old; Similar hereherehereherehere)//
Seamless cami (Exact here)//
Leather pants/leggings (Exact old; Similar herehereherehere)//
Black ankle boots (Exact here; Similar hereherehere)//
Bangle ℅ Bip and Bop (Exact here)//Earrings from eBay

Saturday, December 14, 2013

cold weather work wear.

Even though I've lived in Michigan for a very long time, I'm still kind of a cold-weather wuss.  I am not (and probably never will be) one of those brave souls who wears cute little flats in the cold snow.  In fact, the window of time that I assign to appropriate flat-wearing-weather is very, very, small.  And if I'm being totally honest, I always wear my UGGs to and from work (I bring my "cute shoes" with me in a bag); and some days I am so cold that I don't change out of my boots when sitting at my desk.  
 So, there.  I have confessed! :)

But, my real point is that my Winter work-wear advice is three-fold:

1. Layers.  Layering is a given.  More specifically, jackets are great over blouses and sweaters and will keep you nice and toasty.  You can stay even warmer by layering a scarf over all of that.
2. Tights.  Tights are your best friend in the cold.  Buy different kinds to change it up.  There are so many cute patterned and colored tights out there right now!
3. Boots.  Wear warm boots to work and then change into your cute shoes at work.  Better yet, wear cute boots or booties at work!
Stay warm, babies!!


Printed blouse ℅ Jane//
Red blazer (Similar herehereherehere)//
Khaki pencil skirt (Exact old; Similar herehere)//
Black opaque tights (Exact here)//
Black ankle boots (Exact here; Similar herehereherehere)//
Wide stretch belt (Exact old; Similar herehere, here)//
Gold leaf bracelet (not shown) ℅ Bip and Bop (Exact here)//
Turquoise drop earrings ℅ Wild Butterfly Boutique (Exact here)
Red bow blouse ℅ Our World Boutique (Exact old; Similar here,  herehere; Other cute options here and here)//
Black Tweed blazer ℅ Eden Revolution (Exact here)//
Skinny Dress Pants (Exact old; Similar herehere herehere)//
Leopard print pumps (Exact old; Similar herehereherehere)//

Gold leaf bracelet ℅ Bip and Bop (Exact here)//
Drop earrings ℅ Bip and Bip (Exact here)
Chevron sweater (Exact here; Other cute chevron sweaters hereherehere)//
Polka dot button-up (Exact old; Similar polka dot button-ups but different colors here and here)
Yellow skirt (Exact old, via LOFT; Similar hereherehere)// 
Printed tights (Similar herehereherehere)//
Black oxford pumps (Exact old, via Payless; Similar here, herehere)//
 Necklace ℅ Accessory Mercado (Exact here)
Red plaid button-up (Exact here; Similar here,  herehere)//
Dress ℅ Flourish Boutique (Exact here)//
Black opaque tights (Exact here)//
Black wedge boots (Exact here; Similar herehere)//
Personalized Hammered Cuff ℅ Bip and Bop (Exact here)//

Tassel bracelet ℅ Bip and Bop (Exact here)//
Bangle ℅ Bip and Bop (Exact here)//
Gold watch (Similar hereherehere)
Chevron jacket ℅ Flourish Boutique (Exact  here)//
Mustard yellow pencil skirt (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Black opaque tights (Exact here)//
Leopard print ankle boots (Exact here; Similar hereherehere)//

Tortoise bracelet c/o Sira & Mara (Exact here)//
Personalized Hammered Cuff ℅ Bip and Bop (Exact here)//
Stella & Dot Renegade bracelet ℅ Erika Lehman
Chambray shirt (Exact here; Similar hereherehereherehere)//s
Ivory knit sweater (Exact here; Similar hereherehere)//
Red skirt (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Black opaque tights (Exact here)//
Leopard print ankle boots (Exact here; Similar hereherehere)//
Watch c/o Wristology Watches  (Exact here)//
Bangle ℅ Bip and Bop (Exact here)//
Necklace from eBay

Sunday, December 8, 2013

comfy casual.


If you've noticed my sort of MIA status, it's because my lovely mom has been visiting me from LA.  So, I've spent less time than usual on updating the blog with outfits.  The good news is, I've still kept up on taking the photos.  So, I'll post them a little at a time within the next week.  

Have a fantastic week, Loves!

Green cable knit sweater (Exact old; Similar here, here,  here,  here)//
Mossimo Skinny Corduroy Pants (Exact here; Similar here , hereherehere)//
Knit scarf (Exact here; Similar herehere, here)//
UGGs Bailey Button Triplet Boot (Exact here)//
Watch c/o Wristology Watches  (Exact here)//
"Be Present" bracelet c/o Ali Oesch Jewelry (Exact here)//
Personalized Hammered Cuff ℅ Bip and Bop (Exact here)
Navy sweater (Exact here; Similar herehereherehere)//
White skinny jeans (Exact here; Similar herehereherehere)//

Target watch (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Riding boots (Exact old; Similar herehereherehere)//Necklace via eBay
Color block sweater (Exact old; Similar herehereherehere)//
Red Skinny Jeans (Exact old; Similar herehereherehere)//
Hunter Wellies (Exact here)//
Brit Cuff Hunter Welly Socks (Exact here)//
Pave link necklace & bracelet set c/o ILYCouture (Exact here)//
Watch  Wristology Watches  (Exact here)
 
Seamless cami (Exact here)//
Mint jeans (Exact old; Similar here, here)//
Ivory scarf (Similar here, here; Cute metallic ivory scarf here)//
Riding boots (Exact old; Similar herehereherehere)//
Striped patch cardi ℅ Avery Lane Boutique (Exact here)//
"Love" necklace ℅ Wild Butterfly Boutique (Exact here)
Seamless cami (Exact here)//
Mint blouse ℅ Flourish Boutique (Exact old)//
Tweed jacket via Kohl's (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Dark-wash skinny jeans (Exact here; similar hereherehere)//
Riding boots (Exact old; Similar herehereherehere)//
Necklace ℅ Wild Butterfly Boutique (Exact here)//
Bangle ℅ Bip and Bop (Exact here)

Monday, December 2, 2013

Molly Suzanne's Gift Card Giveaway-CLOSED.


A few weeks ago I wore a black and white dress from a lovely little boutique called Molly Suzanne's.  The dress was so cute and fit so perfectly that I shouted my praises from the rooftops!
So, I'm beyond excited to host a $40 gift card giveaway to Molly Suzanne's Boutique!!  Once you take a peek at Molly's boutique, you will seriously have a hard time choosing a favorite piece.  I know I did!
(P.S. The fab dress I mentioned is the Bakit Up dress! ;))

Good luck, ladies!! 

To enter, use the Rafflecopter app below.
(Remember, the more points you complete using the app, the more times your name will be entered into the drawing.)

Thanks for the awesome giveaway, Molly!!


The small print: Giveaway ends on Sunday December 8th and is open to U.S. residents only. Winner must claim prize within 48 hours. If prize is left unclaimed within this time, a new winner will be chosen.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

1 glitzy necklace, 3 different ways!

There was a time when I could not imagine wearing a blinged-out necklace during the day.  I was somewhat statement-jewelry-challenged--I thought that glitzy pieces had to be kept for special events and that day-time jewels had to be small and understated.  My, how my tastes have changed!!

Now I know that statement accessories can be worn at all times of day; no need to keep them hidden until a special occasion rolls around!  Wear that baby out--after all, every day is special, right?! ;)

Necklace ℅ T+J Designs (Exact here)//
Navy sweater (Exact here; Similar herehereherehere)// 
Dark-wash skinny jeans [not shown] (Exact old; Very similar here; Similar herehereherehere)//
Riding boots [not shown] (Exact old; Similar herehereherehere)//
Knit hat (Exact old; Cute knit hats herehereherehere)
Necklace ℅ T+J Designs (Exact here)//
Long sleeved tee (Exact here; Similar here, here)//
Faux fur vest ℅ Catch Bliss Boutique (Exact here)//
Dark-wash skinny jeans [not shown] (Exact here; similar hereherehere)//
Black riding boots [not shown] (Exact here; Similar hereherehere)//

Necklace ℅ T+J Designs (Exact here)//
White button-up (Exact here; Similar hereherehere)//
Jean jacket (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)// 
Dark-wash skinny jeans [not shown] (Exact here; similar hereherehere)//
Black riding boots [not shown] (Exact here; Similar hereherehere)//
White watch (Exact old; Similar here, herehere)//
Rhinestone bracelet set (Exact old; Similar here