Thursday, August 29, 2013

Leather Wrap Skirt

Pretty much on of the best fall purchases you could make! Of course, the price tag reflects that at $509 at My Wardrobe. However, if you've been saving for a splurge that will be chic yet timeless I would have to recommend this skirt!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Paris Fashion in the '50s

Buzzfeed has this great video today showing lots of amaze fashion from Paris in the 1950s and I just had to share with you!!

Sheer Inserts Silk Blouse

The sheer yoke and sleeves of this blouse make it super sexy, but if you wore with a  tank under still perfect for work! Buy at Piperlime for $235.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Buy for Fall: D'Orsay Flats

There's something extremely French chic and ladylike about a d'Orsay flat - I can see Bridget Bardot or Carla Bruni wearing a pair! It's definitely been popping up all over style insiders this year and I think those swapping out sandals for fall shoes will immediately appreciate this style. Here are 15 pairs at various price points to help you shop:

Monday, August 26, 2013

Ribbon Cross Tee

This VPL tee is mayjah! Love the grosgrain ribbon crossing detailing and how it's draped and the colors and everything! Buy at the Barney's Warehouse Sale going on now for $69.

Tall Leather Boots

If you don't own a fabulush pair of tall boots yet, here's your chance to get a super killer pair! And, while they are expensive, most of the ones I've found cost more than $500, so for $298 at Free People these aren't so bad!

Friday, August 23, 2013

My Style Challenge: End of Summer Boho

Don't mind me, I'm boycotting the end of summer! I refuse to think about dressing for fall yet, at least not until September!!

I'm rocking one of the best fashion purchases I've ever made - this fantaublush lace skirt! I feel very boho chic in it. It's actually a great summer to fall transition piece so perhaps I will make this a two part outfit post and wear it again in a month or so with long sleeves, ankle boots and a hat.

I'm wearing: Lace skirt from ModCloth, H&M tee, Levi's denim vest, scarf courtesy of Candies, Juicy Couture sunnies, Patricia Field bag, heels courtesy of Banana Republic, green ring courtesy of YOSCA.
What are you wearing as summer comes to a close?

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Camo Print Sweatshirt

Fashion sweatshirts busted on the the scene in spring and I think they will continue to be chic once the weather cools down again - just think fall colors and prints now! This camo print one is perfect and a super affordable $44 at Lulu*s!

Pinstripe Skort

Pinstripe Skort
Everyone who's everyone has this skort (or a similar) in black or white (yeah I have both :P ). But pinstripe is new and perfection for fall! Buy at Zara for $60.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Long Distance Sucks

So it's been more than a month since I've seen Comic Con Guy. And can I say... long distance sucks.

I still feel odd calling this a full-on relationship, just because we only had three days together before I went off to the other side of the country. Right now it's easy for everything to be sunshine and flowers because we're communicating solely through digital means. Neither of us has much "out in the world so this is how this person acts in reality" experience. Not that I expect him to break off in the middle of a conversation to kick a puppy. But it's important to spend in-person time together to know how a person really responds to various situations and whatnot, and right now we don't have that. So I sense myself actually being very cautious for once. I don't like it!

However, things digitally have been going super awesome. If you ever happen to find yourself in a similar situation, I highly recommend having a webcam - Skyping has made a huge difference! Also, we downloaded an app for couples called Between, where we can text, send pictures, save dates and write each other memos. Yeah, when I log in there's a countdown for when he comes out to visit me - 16 days! Hahaha, we're kinda epically cheesy.

We're going to start accumulating a lot of miles. Because while technology has made it much more bearable to be away from someone, in the end you need that in-person connection to keep things going.

Railstripe Boyfriend Jeans

I love railstripe for end of summer!! Not sure why, there's something about the faded pattern that conveys days in the sun and laziness, no? Buy these boyfriend jeans at Madewell for $128.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Bead Embellished Chambray Shirt

If you have a small budget for updating your wardrobe for fall, I recommend you snatch up this killer chambray shirt! Covered in gem clusters, it's the perfect mix of fancy and casual. Buy at J. Crew for $118.

Moss Anorak

It's time for summer to fall transitioning, so you know that what that means! A light military inspired jacket, of course! This anorak is perfect for rainy summer days and will take you right into November! Buy at Nasty Gal for $88.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Floral Strapped Espadrilles

I'm looking for comfy low wedge sandals and came across these! Now they're too tall for what I'm looking for, but I adore the metallic floral straps! They also come in other colors and can be bought at Zappos for $129.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Peplum Leather Trim Dress

Ooo, Bluefly is having a huge sale on dresses today! This A.B.S. one is a great summer to fall piece and is currently just $79 (originally it retailed for $264!!)!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Tattered Black Denim Vest

A very rock and roll piece by Rag & Bone, this black denim vest can be found exclusively at Intermix for $225. Hmm, I wonder if I could find a black jean jacket and just cut off the sleeves, hahah.

Friday, August 09, 2013

Angel vs. Devil

And a new player has entered into my chaotic love life. This new guy has a British accent and ridiculous cheekbones, so let's call him Spike. Anyhoo, Spike has decided he will seduce me into settling down here with him or something like that. Spike knows about Comic Con Guy and does not care, and has decided to play the role of sexy bad boy - he is the devil on my shoulder.

And Comic Con Guy is definitely the angel on my other shoulder. Sweet and thoughtful and an all around nice guy, he is who my thoughts drift to. And things would be just perfect... if we didn't live on the other sides of the country.

So here I am with Spike the bad boy, close at hand and plotting to win me over somehow, with the angel far away. Now, yes, I am an adult and some damsel in distress who can't fend off the affections of a nefarious man. But I must say the whole situation has thrown me a little. What exactly is his strategy? Is there some plan I would be susceptible to? Will the long distance get to me? I don't like having these questions!

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Lust for Less: Clear Clutch

Clear clutches are fun if you only need to carry a few key essentials! Here are two options, both somewhat in the realm of reality but one much more reasonable.

This one by CC Skye is the perfect size and shape, but will run you $297 at Pink Mascara.
However, you can get almost the same look for tres affordable at Forever 21 - this clutch is just $23!

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Now and Later: A Flannel Shirt

As 90s grunge comes back into fashion, one may be having nightmares of unwashed hair and babydoll dresses. But a basic flannel shirt is actually cute chic and easy to rock now and right into fall!

Now and then: Flannel Shirt

For summer you can definitely still mix prints by pairing a flannel shirt with a striped top! Add a pale denim skirt and some Chucks and you'll be ready to hit the next music festival! Best of all, if it gets too hot just tie the shirt around you waist for an even chicer "I don't give an eff" look!

For fall contrast grunge with some ladylike details, like a thick gold chain necklace and posh clutch for a well balanced look! After all, you want to be inspired by grunge, not look like a scary homeless person!

Tulle Tutu

I love me a good tutu (exhibit 1 and exhibit 2) so of course I'm salivating over this frothy number! Buy at Free People for $165.

Monday, August 05, 2013

Ten Summery Low Wedges

Lately I've been wearing a lot of flats! I love my sandals for summer, but really have been wanting a height boost without sacrificing comfort. So here are ten amazingly fab low wedges that are perfect for summer!

Friday, August 02, 2013

Off the Shoulder Top

I've said it before, I'll say it again, off the shoulder tops are just perfect for end of summer! There's something very "just out of bed" zexy about them, don't you think? But woo to all of us who need to wear a strapless bra with them! Buy this for just $32 at Lulu*s.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

The "It's Not a Relationship" Relationship

So as I've mentioned, I made a new friend at Comic-Con. Comic-Con guy is super sweet, loves all the same things as me, and lives on the side side of the country. So even though we both were into each other, we decided it would be best to just stay friends.

And yet... we text each other every day. Probably the longest we now go without some form of communication is from when I go to bed to when he wakes up. I have suddenly lost interest in my online dating profiles. We're planning on trips out to see each other. He already knows more about me than First Kiss, who I dated for more than eight months!!

Maybe we're both being weenies and by entering into a faux relationship instead of a scary real one. But it does feel very real to me and there is some opportunity for it to get even more so... but we shall see!