Feb 29, 2012

Purple and Green, with a side of Sunny.

Mossimo blazer.  Odille blouse.  Old Navy tank. Pilcro cords.
Seychelles heels. Ann Taylor bracelets. Vivi Dot buttons. 
Vintage sunglasses.

I tend to get a little excited when sunglasses are a part of my outfit.
It just doesn't happen very often here, okay?

Feb 27, 2012

There's Been A Lot of Growing Going On...

Express dress.  ModCloth Sword and Shield heel.  Echo scarf.
Anthro necklace.  Stella & Dot turquoise ring.

yep, a little Birdie is heading our way in July.
Now comes the challenge of dressing the bump.

(because that's the only challenging thing on my horizon.  ha.)

Feb 16, 2012

Plaids and Pearls and Such

Madewell blouse.  H&M button-down.  Pilcro jeans.
ModCloth Kiltie as Charged boots and floral necklace.
Ann Taylor bracelets and cocktail ring.

Feb 14, 2012

Hearts and Stripes

H&M dress.  Ann Taylor shirt.  Gap belt.  Miss Albright heels.
Tights: Target.  Vivi Dot watch necklace.
Pink + Red | Everybody, Everywear

Ok, you got me.  There are no hearts in my outfit.  But how can you wear red and pink together and not think about hearts or cupids or homemade doily-and-glitter-decorated cards given to you by a sweet 6 year old? 
The answer is you can't.

happy valentines day, friends. 

Feb 8, 2012

So I have these new shoes...

Lux jacket.  Shae sweater.  Echo scarf.  Lululemon leggings.
Forever 21 legwarmers and boots.   Lucky Penny bag.
Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses. 

I kinda-sorta impulse bought these boots the other week.  
It happened online.  
You know how that goes.  
One minute they're innocently hanging out in your shopping cart and the next minute you're plugging in your credit card info and clicking purchase.  Whoops.

Ok, though, the boots.  I pulled them out of the box and proclaimed out loud to no one but myself: "whoa cute!"

And then proceeded to let them sit around in the corner of my bedroom for the next several days.  You see, I have never owned this style of shoe before, and have been a bit baffled on how to style them without the end result channeling something like this.  (not to say I don't appreciate early 90s fashion.  I do.  But I just don't want to end up looking like I've walked out of an episode of Blossom.  That's all.)

So first take on the boots:  leggings and tunic.  Nothing amazingly spectacular, I know.  But I kinda love it all the same.  

My next challenge: wearing these boots with a dress or skirt.  And I promise no midriffs will be involved.

Feb 2, 2012

Hair Tales

This week I got to play around with a brand new Hana titanium flat iron courtesy of the online retailer Misikko.  Misikko not only sells salon grade flat irons, but hair dryers, curling irons, AND makeup and skincare.  Hmm, sounds like trouble to me... 

The funny thing about me and flat irons is that I don't really need them.  My hair is flat.  Oh so flat.  Like, straight as straw.  I get out of the shower, blast some hot air through it, and it looks like I've spent hours laboriously straightening it.

A blessing?  Some may think so.  But you know how it goes, you always want what you don't have.  And I don't have full, luxurious, wavy hair.  So I spend most of my styling hours trying to make my hair look bigger, thicker, fuller.

So you may be wondering, what kind of roll would a flat iron play in my hair drama?  Well, I will tell you.  The above pictures you see are what my poor hair looks like after it's been scrunched with texture cream one day, worn in a low pony the next, and finally styled into a high topknot for dance class.  The end result?  Sad, frazzled hair that somewhat resembles a lion's mane.  My husband has fondly refered to me as Simba when the hair has reached this point in its many stages of being.

(Ahhhh, ok disclaimer.  And I'm guessing you maybe already figured it out based on the timeline listed above.  I don't wash my hair so much.  Gross, you may say?  Perhaps.  Or perhaps not.  I make sure I always look clean and cared for and that my head does not smell.  So there.  Take from that what you will.)

Ok, anyway.... back to the flat iron.  I decided that my head had one more good day left in it without having to succumb to the bubbly madness of a shampooing.  But how do I look acceptable while forgoing the washing, one might ask?  You've got it, the lovely shiny Hana flat iron

The one thing I noticed right away was just how lightweight this thing is, which makes it extremely easy to slip through your strands and maneuver it here and there.  I also was thankful for the multiple heat settings.  There was kinda a lot of product built up in my hair and I was rather leery of strands getting scorched due to an over-heated iron. (I mean, geesh, this thing has the potential of heating up to 450 degrees.  Great for people with super thick, curly hair.  Bad for the Stacies of the world.)  In no time at all, though, (and with very little effort) my hair went from a frizzy mess to smooth, shiny strands.

Yeah, I'm thinking there sure is a place for a flat iron in my bathroom.  And it came in such a nice, soft case for it too... 
So there you have it.  My hair tale.  Hope you enjoyed the saga.  I will be having fun playing around with my new toy in weeks to come, maybe even mastering some new techniques with it.  (waves? curls? who even knows!)