Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Heading to Los Angeles!

It's official! I am moving full time to the City of Angels next month! So much excitement, no more snow!! I'm completely broke from all the moving expenses coming up... but I can at least dream about a perfect LA wardrobe, yes?

LA Here I Come




Monday, March 17, 2014

My Style Challenge: Loving Life

I know I've been MIA lately, but I'm back! Things have been so crazy, but in a pretty fabulous way... I can't wait to share my news with all of you! Until then, here's a fun look I threw together for winter to spring transitioning!

DC weather has been pretty crazy with near 70 degrees one day and then snow the next! Time for chic sweatshirts with cute printed skirts and tights, don't you think?? I love this top I recently bought, it says "She loved life and it loved her right back."

I'm wearing: Project Social T sweatshirt and printed skater skirt both from Nordstrom (Juniors department!!), Nine West heels, Jill Stuart purse, Madewell hat, Dauphines of New York headband worn as necklace from ShopBop.
I'm loving life and it's loving me right back!!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Rebounds

First Kiss and I have stayed friends, and I frequently hang out with his group on weekends still. Since Comic-Con Guy is in LA, I have lots of free time to spend with friends!! However, First Kiss is a bit... macho, so I've only mentioned my new boyfriend to him perhaps once or twice before. He seemed totally cool with it, so last weekend I brought up that we are planning to move in together this summer.

Well that did not sit well with him. He immediately called into question how long our relationship would last. Of course that riled me up, so I informed him that he and I had every intention of getting engaged after we moved in together. His response? "Rebound."

He immediately apologized after seeing the apocalyptic look in my eyes. He then went on to say he was actually the rebound from my divorce. This annoyed me almost as much. As I've mentioned, sometimes I'm a Relationship Quantum Leaper. But why can't my relationships just be, why do I feel like I have to defend their validity?

I began to wonder what the phrase rebound actually meant. I think a lot of people feel like it simply means a relationship quickly following another with the implication that the new relationship makes you feel better about yourself. Personally, I disagree.

I think there is nothing wrong with dating someone quickly after another relationship ends. Everyone talks about how you need to take time. But that's a very individual process that's different for everyone. And for some people (like me) it can be a very short amount of time. Secondly, EVERY relationship makes you feel good about yourself in the beginning. So a rebound needs to be more than just a new romance that makes you happy soon after a recent break-up.

I actually spoke with Comic-Con Guy about this and we came up with a different take on the rebound. We defined it as starting a new relationship with someone you wouldn't date otherwise for the main purpose of feeling better about yourself.

With that definition, I'm happy to report that I don't consider any of my relationships rebounds! Hook-ups on the other hand...

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Fries Cell Phone Case

Did I really like Jeremy Scott's first collection for Moschino? Not really... I'm not big on shock value without real wearability. However, I do really like the idea of having a ridicules cell phone case you paid too much for! Buy this at Moschino for $85.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Linen Wide Legged Pants

OK, I know it's not really spring yet, and that the temperatures are gonna drop back down again, but the weekend was simply fabulous! I'm so ready for springtime, and these pants are perfect for it! Buy at Anthropologie for $118.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

My Style Challenge: Be My Valentine

I had such am amazing Valentine's Day: ComicCon Guy flew in to see me! Even though we spent most of Thursday snowed in, our determined butts drove 60 miles out west from DC to one of the top restaurants in the country, The Inn at Little Washington.

Now I haven't celebrated a Valentine's Day in a long time. I had been going to NY Fashion Week for years, which falls during the holiday. And once I decided to stop attending, First Kiss wasn't exactly interested in doing anything special... So my first Valentine's Day with ComicCon Guy was a big deal! So of course I had to go all fancy style.
Yes, tutus in the snow are totally practical! I'm wearing: Tutu from Etsy shop Sweet Pea and Buttercup, pink tank from United Colors of Benetton, ASOS blazer, McQ Alexander McQueen coat, Nine West heels, Jessica Simpson hat, necklace from Nicole Miller, Marc by Marc Jacobs ring, spike bracelet courtesy of Stella & Dot, purse from a beauty event.
The Inn at Little Washington is pretty pricey, but so worth it!! They start you off with some popcorn dusted with truffles, and just bring you out random treats as you go! Here was my dessert... YUM.

Friday, February 07, 2014

White Party Dresses

So my darling friend Brandy is going to a cocktail party on a yacht in Miami and needs a white dress. But it's winter up here in the DC region and nary a warm party dress to be found!After dying of jealousy, I found a few options for her:

Friday, January 31, 2014

My Style Challenge: 2013 in Review

I forgot to do my year in review of my outfits!!

Aww, look at my short red hair!


I love this neon dress!


These two looks are proof I can layer when I put my mind to it!




Red ombre hair time!



Oh summer months, how I miss you!


When I am single I break out "the girls" ;)



Aww, one of my favorite looks is my white dress



So that's most of my looks in 2013! Looks like the winner of the year was my vintage Levi's jean jacket from a thrift shop in CA! Check out 2012, 2011, and 2010 Part One and 2010 Part Two. I think I've definitely improved since 2010, but I'm not sure what fashion challenges I have left to tackle... any ideas?