Monday, December 23, 2013

Bunny Flats

Who needs mouse or kitty or fox flats when you could have bunny ear flats! Shopping through the forest, scooping up these black flats, and taking them out to lunch! Buy at ModCloth for $275.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

30 Gifts Under $30

Uh oh, you're broke and still need to buy presents? Here are 30 fashionable gifts under $30 for you to snatch up today!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Faux Fur Trim Parka

Baby, it's cold outside! Brrrrr. Here's something nice and warm and tres chic to wear for what's turning into a very frigid winter. Buy at Wasteland for $258 (get 15% off your next order with code HOLIDAZE).

Monday, December 16, 2013

My Style Challenge: A Sunday Office Holiday Party

Hooray, I got my camera fixed just in time for an office holiday party on a Sunday... so professional yet festive yet not too fancy... AHHH!

I wanted to wear something I wouldn't normally wear in to work, so I went with my super bright neon dress! That along with my faux fur scarf for some warm holiday fun. So professional - check, festive - check. Now I just needed casual it up a bit, I went with some flat boots and a denim jacket to keep my look relaxed.
I'm wearing: Neon lace dress labeled Audrey (similar), vintage Levi's jacket, Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boots, Jill Stuart purse, Mossimo scarf, Jessica Simpson hat from Nordstorm Rack. Jewelry includes BCBG bangles.
Happy holidays!

Monday, December 09, 2013

Inspiration Board: Winter Crop Top

There's snow and ice on the ground, but I have a hankering to wear a crop top!! I refuse to let Mother Nature get in my way, time to look for a little inspiration..

Inspiration Board: Winter Crop Top
Layers are the key! Sure your midriff will be cold while you run from your house to your car, but with a cardigan and coat over top, you'll barely notice a difference! I also like the idea of a long sleeved or sweater crop top - just make sure things don't get too bulky!

Shop tops and my look:

Garter Leggings

garter leggings
I've posted garter leggings once before, but they were red velvet and these are basic black! And they're only $38 at Nasty Gal!

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Engaged To Be Engaged

My brains are going into my feet!
I've met the one!!*

* Pending continued relationship success.

So Comic Con Guy and I have been together for almost five months and have officially said, "I love you." As I've mentioned, being in love means something totally different once you're ready to make a serious commitment. To me it means: I see my future with you because I don't want to ever be without you. And, it turns out, Comic Con Guy feels the same way about love! Meaning we both have told each other we want our future to be with each other. So as you can imagine, our relationship has possibly hit ludicrous speed.

It's true, we are have discussed things like, "How many children do you want?" and "Do not propose to me at Comic Con 2014!" And, perhaps we are getting even more serious, talking about us moving in together next year and then getting engaged and then getting married the following year. And then of course two kids. I'm kinda amazed he hasn't run away screaming, hahahah.

Now don't panic, we're not running away and eloping. This would all be months away, after we have spent more time together dating. But, if things continue to goes as well as they have been, well..

It's funny how when you meet the right person, there's no doubt or hesitation or having to think about it. There's just excitement over what's to come!

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Giving Tuesday & the USO

It's Giving Tuesday! Of course I have to promote the USO Wishbook. Did you read your kids a bed time story last night? Tell someone you loved them? Spent Thanksgiving with family or friends with delicious foodstuff?  Our troops and their families give up those special moments for us. Say thank you through the USO!

Mipsterz

"Wait, they hate us cuz we're Muslims? I thought they hated us cuz we were hipsters!"

I love this video. I know there's been some controversy over it, but I love how these girls express themselves while still practicing their faith. I feel like Islam is a very foreign and kinda scary concept to many Americans, and I love how these girls show how fun and and every day they are.

Somewhere In America from Habib Yazdi on Vimeo.
#mipsterz

UPDATE: Aww video was delated because apparently some dummies did not get permission to actually use the music. Here's an animated GIF from it to give you at least an idea:

Monday, December 02, 2013

Cyber Monday Round Up

Ann Taylor: 50% off entire purchase
DATES: Sunday – Monday
CODE: SHOP50
ASOS: 30% off site wide.
DATES: Monday-Wednesday
CODE: GIMMEMORE
Banana Republic: 40% off
DATES: Monday
CODE: Cyber
Baublebar: 20% off site-wide
DATES: Monday at midnight – Tuesday
CODE: CYBER20
C. Wonder: Save 40% off 4 items or more + free ground shipping.
DATES: Monday
CODE: GIFTS40
Gorjana40% off entire site
DATES: Monday
CODE: BEMERRY
J. Crew40% off entire site
DATES: Monday
CODE: MONDAY

LOFT: 50% off everything
DATES: Monday – Tuesday
CODE: CYBER50
Nordstrom: Shop new markdowns of 40% or more on a wide variety of items.
DATES: Monday 10PM PST – Tuesday 10PM PST
Old Navy: 30% off everything
DATES: Monday

Splendid: 30% off everything
DATES: Monday
CODE: CYBER30

Wendy Brandes: Up to 85% off select items
DATES: Monday

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ten Winter Coats

Winter has definitely arrived in DC! The temperatures are just frigid, I can barely take the idea of going outside! It's definitely time to break out the winter coats.... but do you look in your closet and only see a boring black wool coat? Time to invest in some statement outerwear!

Friday, November 22, 2013

First Comes Love

Not yet :P
Good news everyone!! I'm currently in Las Vegas this week for a conference, and the boyfriend came to visit me, and... I told him I loved him!

I admit for awhile I was fighting it. I didn't believe I could love someone after four months when we rarely get to spend time together. But I just can't fight this feeling anymore!

But I'm tired of trying to be logical about this. I know how special this relationship is, there's no hiding, there's no pretending to be someone else, he hasn't even been scared off by my ridiculous mood swings. I haven't been scared off by his mushiness. He talks about buying Christmas gifts for my dogs. We both know what we want out of life and it's pretty much the same thing.

I started off this trip knowing I would say it. As I has mentioned, I had been fighting it for a little. Logically, I know that we don't know each other as well as I would like - it's been just four months and we don't even live in the same state! But than I realized that if something would happen to either of us, I would regret forever not saying it.

Of course, he managed to say it first, hahah. I was going to tell him the first night, but he started getting super mushy. I just can't respond to mush with mush, hahaha. But on the second night, after driving home from his mom's (I met his mother!), he told me and I was so excited to tell him back.

So yay, I'm in love!!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Fifteen Winter Wedding Dresses

One of my friends is attending a wedding this January in Canada - talk about cold!! Well, I couldn't find any semi-formal snowsuits, but I did look up 15 long sleeved dresses for her:

Though personally I'd wear a tuxedo if I had to be fancy in under 30 degree weather!

Monday, November 18, 2013

My Style Challenge: Goblin Metal

So it looks like I need to get my nice DSLR fixed, but I liked this outfit so much I had to share it anyway. Bring on the iPhone pics...

So I went to see a friend play while on tour with a goblin metal band, Nekrogoblikon. Yes, that's right, goblin metal. Think screaming about goblin stuff, hahaha. So what do I wear that looks rock and roll while remaining true to my style? A skull and some beat up jeans!

I'm wearing: Tee from a Vegas tattoo shop (no, I didn't get any ink, whew), boyfriend jeans and beanie from ASOS, DKNY leather jacket, Rag & Bone boots and a Wendy Brandes ring.
So how was the show?
Totally awesome!!!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Striped Batman Tee

I just bought a tee similar to this, so obviously I like! This tee may actually be cooler now that I think about it... damn! Buy at Front Row Shop for $30.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Isabel Marant for H&M

I have always adored Isabel Marant and she's the latest designer to collaborate with H&M! And we can shop online starting today so hoorays all around! Thirty minutes until we can start shopping, ladies, prepare your browsers!

Monday, November 04, 2013

My Style Challenge: Steampunk Halloween

I spent Halloween in LA with the boy! Much fun had! We did steampunk couple!

Rawr, I'm an airship pirate! With a mothaeffin katana!
Cosplaying as a couple rules!!! Whenever a boy is willing to dress up with me, I am pretty much the happiest person ever.

Monday, October 28, 2013

My Style Challenge: 2013 USO Gala

As you know, every year I work the USO Gala! In 2011 I wore a vintage gown, and in 2012 I wore a beloved BCBG cocktail dress I found that wearing a gown is better so I can run about in my wedge boots, so I went back to a long dress this year. And I picked up a tres fabu number courtesy of Sherri Hill!

Isn't this dress to die for?? Beautiful degrade coloring and a jeweled neckline meant minimal styling elsewhere - just a cropped black blazer for when I got cold and some bangles at the wrist. And my giant boots hidden underneath!!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Inspiration Board: Sneakers

I've been meaning to post an inspo board on how to fashionably wear sneakers for awhile now, but things have been just so crazy!

Inspiration Board: Sneakers
When looking at inspiration for sneaker outfits, I see two styles really pop: sweet & girly and sleek &minimal. The  girly looks tend to have more color, but I am personally more into the minimal outfits! Plus, I'm not sold on sneakers with tights and it's almost officially the end of bare legs season.

So the outfit I created let the sneakers do the talking, with bright neon colors. I paired with some simple, skinny black ankle pants, a soft tee with some neon accents to tie back to the kicks, and more black and neutral accessories! Would you try dressed up sneakers?