Showing posts with label jewelry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label jewelry. Show all posts

Thursday, February 21, 2013

My animal instinct prediction...

Just kidding. I don't have any animal instincts. Took me a while to even train my doggy to listen to my commands.

My prediction this upcoming season? Animal pendant and charms are going to be huge in jewelry and accessories. You might have already seen this trend popping up here and there. 

I'm currently coveting them especially the ones with tiger and lion prints or heads. 

This trend is also one of the styles I'm cautiously picking up (even though I'm loving it) because I don't typically stray towards animal prints let alone wear an animal charm on my body. 

But it is time for a change this year to be bold! What are some pieces you've found yourself heading towards lately that you've never thought you would?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

What a funny...

Pinterest is dangerous. 

It'll keep literally lock at the screen for hours. Even without words, the coolest, prettiest pictures can keep me clicking away. 

Below is one of the cutest and funniest games from back in the days. Can anyone remember? 

Yup, it's Battleship!

Okay, I'm not going into "battle" but today's definitely a casual comfy day. 

jacket//Old Navy for $13!
top//Forever 21
necklace//Forever 21 for $5!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

What I would never wear again

Yesterday I had mentioned that I'm trying different colors; colors I've never imagined myself to even dare try. My new fav color is neon/bright yellow. I do love yellow but always the pastel shade of it. I always thought wearing anything brighter I would be a walking lemon. 

I am absolutely in love with this sweater but probably would never wear it again. Why you might ask? Because it snags everywhere! I had slipped on this sweater for a second and while flinging it over my head, a tiny thread got caught on a splinter of a hanger. To make it worse while I was pulling it out of the closet rack, it was not budging so I pulled harder thinking it was too snug on the rack but no! It was caught on another button and a snag was dragged even further.

I was getting upset at myself for nothing! I love this sweater but I'm afraid to move it in.  By the end of today, it'll probably just be a large knit HOLE.

What do I do? What would y'all do?



necklace//Forever 21
heels//Cathy Jean

Today I'm linking up with Penniless Socialite for their Look What I Got link up.

And would you believe that I got this necklace from Forever 21 for only $10.80?? Yup, gotta love their deals!

Join us in this link up. I'd love to know what you got for a deal!


Monday, February 4, 2013

Has this ever happened to you?

Has this ever happened to you? Years back I was telling myself pink just isn't my color. It's a color that is just a bit too girly for me and not edgy enough. I would sometimes avoid the color, especially bright, hot, neon pink because it was too bright for my taste.

And remember this happened to me recently as I sat in my walk in closet like every morning, contemplating the outfit possibilities...I looked up and pink was scattered throughout. I had not realize it but as I was consciously trying to steer away from pink, pink was one of the colors i had unconsciously geared towards. 

Today is a dedication to the color pink, not only for breast cancer awareness but also for ladies who say they don't think a specific color suits them. I ask that you try an outrageous color and see how you feel that day. Does it lift you up mentally and emotionally because you are doing something out of the ordinary to you? 

Of course, I have been over the phase of no pink a while ago but it gives me some food for though. My next color...neon yellow.

collar top//Banana Republic
sweater//Forever 21
flats//Charlotte Russe
bracelets//Lauren Conrad

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hot & Cold

The weather has been playing wonderful tricks on me lately. It was 80 degrees last week but this week has dropped to mid 50's. I'm nearly confused pulling my sweaters and maxi dresses out at differently days. Today I paired cream hues together to match with my comfy booties. One upside to the cold is that I get to pull out my long coat which has bows on the faux pocket flaps. Love!

This look is keeping me real cozy right now and I'm ready to step out outside!

What is your favorite item for the cold?

coat//local boutique
booties//Charlotte Russe
sweater//Forever 21
purse//Calvin Klein

Thursday, January 24, 2013

My first haul post

When you are trying to distract yourself from something on your mind, shopping can be a good outlet. But a very dangerous one. I mean really dangerous, find an unbelievably awesome deal! In one of my previous posts I mentioned that Forever 21 was having a 50% sale on top of their already on sale items. I am somewhat proud of myself to say that I didn't totally go crazy (haha). 

Here's what I got and the total I got everything for. I know I can't believe it myself either! 

-I purchased this sequin sweater in black and have been dying for a sequin sweater so was practically floored when I got it for less than $6!

-The black flats actually were in available in cream with a black bow.

-For some reason I thought the strip in between were a shiny patent gold but it is actually a matte cream color. I might perform a DIY on these to make the cream strip black. I just couldn't resist them for only $7.99! Also, a little minor detail I liked about these shoes were that they came in a neon pink box.

-Been also coveting leopard flats and these had pretty good reviews so score. Come on - $3.49! For two pairs of flats that are less than $7.00 combined, I'll just skip a fancy lunch for a day! (That sounds like an issue doesn't it??)

-The rhinestone necklace was available in black so I went straight for that one. It is a lot daintier than I expected but still cool.

Did you gals purchase any great deals lately? A lot of stores were trying to get rid of last year's Fall/Winter inventory to get ready for 2013 Spring/Summer inventory so there probably were a lot of deals!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Do any other bloggers feel this way?

I get giggly happy when another blogger responds to my comments. Does anyone else (reader or blogger) feel this way? At that moment, even for a short while, I have this tiny connection with someone else out there. It feels good to have a connection and to meet people. It's a source of great motivation. And surprisingly in this short amount of time, I have met quite a few amazing women. 

Thank you blog-osphere!

On with today's program... I believe it's colder in my home than it is outside so with the temp no longer hovering around the 30's, I attempted another skirt. This time my high-low skirt I purchased from the outlets for only $10! This was quite a while ago so I don't believe it's currently for sale still (sorry ladies!). 

Another item I snagged for a good deal? My necklace from H&M was only $3.00! Yes a whopping $3.00. Oh, another thing I get giggly happy about is when I find what I'm coveting for a serious deal. =)

Have you gals snagged any good deals lately?

Oh, also I just joined StyleElixir's Link-up so definitely check out all the wonderful bloggers who joined!


jacket//local boutique
sweater//Forever 21
skirt&belt//Charlotte Russe
heels//Jessica Simpson
bag//Liz Claiborne
bracelets&bangles//Forever 21

Monday, January 14, 2013

Spruce up your Monday!

Rather than being a Debbie Downer because it's a Monday, I'm sprucing things up today with hot pink and cheetah. Woke up to a shocking 36 degrees so bear with me if you can feel me shivering in the pictures. After this quick photoshoot, I decided to throw on a pair of black leggings. Unfortunately I was on a dash so didn't get a chance to take the picture with leggings. boo.

What do you guys think? Would you wear this outfit with or without leggings?

Ugh! Tried a new way to take pictures and it didn't work!

faux leather jacket//Bebe
skirt//Forever 21
booties//local boutique
white blouse//Candie's

Friday, January 11, 2013

Paint the town red...

Yesterday was an extremely windy day where I buried myself in scarves (yes two scarves) and a coat and I was still cold! =/ Okay maybe I'm over exaggerating because I realize I'm complaining about the 50 deg temp here where there are blizzards in other parts of the world!

The sun was out this morning and barely any wind. It was a nice start for a Fri Fri Friday!

Tonight I'm headed out to a networking event with my friend but isn't it sort of ironic to go to a networking event with a friend? Well, she asked me to accompany her so I guess I'm going to paint Downtown red! J/k...

Also, I've just met some lovely bloggers through a super fun link up! Check out the link up through The Tiny Heart's blog here:

In the above accessories pic, I stood in the direct sunset (thought it was cool how it seemed like I was at the beach).  

collar top (detachable by the way!)//Forever 21
pants//local boutique
pearl bracelet//Forever 21
clear bracelet//Banana Republic
bag//Forever 21

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Skulls & Sweaters

Trying to keep it warm today (been a dreary day). 

I truly believe fashion is always recycled and renewed. For example, I was watching a foreign tv show and saw one of the characters wearing a skull scarf. I thought, interesting, never seen a skull scarf. That was 2.5 years ago. 

Fast forward today? The skull scarf is so in! How did the stylist know? Well, maybe it was started in that way... who knows but luckily it did!

sweater - H&M
tank top - Abercrombie & Fitch
Jeans - Lucky
Boots - Forever 21
Bag - Forever 21
Jewelry - local boutique
Watch - Kenneth Cole

Friday, January 4, 2013

Where would you go?

Nothing like a casual Friday to kick off relaxing for the weekend due to hectic festivities that ended 2012. It's warmed up just a tiny bit in CA, a whopping 72 degrees high today. I'm pretty sure soo many are hoping for out there. 

Have you gals ever thought of living anywhere besides where you are now? For example, I've thought of living in a rural area, something completely different from the CA lifestyle, but didn't know which city would sit me best... hmm, have to give this some thought. 

Would you live out of country even? I heard Singapore is beautiful and easy place to live and adapt to. Or how about Switzerland where I've read has an above average standard of living?

Anyways, just a ponder here and there... here's what I'm sporting today.

Chambray top - local boutique
stripe sweater - local boutique
necklace - Wet Seal
Jeans - Levi's
Booties - Charlotte Russe
Ring - Forever 21

Friday, October 19, 2012

I get a rush when...

What do you get a rush from?

Some people get a rush from driving fast, jumping off airplanes, etc. etc.

I get a rush when I find an awesome deal on anything fashion. So when I stumbled upon this tiered necklace at Charlotte Russe for only $1.99... score!

Its not too heavy either because the beads are acrylic and because it has different tones in there, I can wear it with black, gold, silver, or gray. Cool!

I wore it casually today to run just a bunch of errands around town.

What do you get a rush out of and who doesn't like $1.99 jewelry on sale??!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Rawr w/ a dash of pink!

It's still a bit warm in Los Angeles so I decided to savor the warmth as long as possible with my animal print dress and pink accessories!


Dress: TJMaxx, Necklace: local, Bracelets: Forever 21, Watch: Juicy Couture, Bag: Liz Claiborne

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Beginning...

This is the beginning of an inspiration to anything. It's hard to just find one interest and write about only one thing. I like all sorts of things! I'm also shy online but for some reason not in person.

So for the first post, I want to introduce my latest obsession... cinemagraphs and accessories. How are these related at all? They're not actually and that's what I mean.

Stumbled on this awesome blog by an awesome team which creates these mystifying yet eerie looking pictures that assimilate real life movements. Check it out and tell me which one is your favorite:

I can't post a picture here either because the pictures lose their movements. Curious by now?

Accessories, oh what can I say about you? Do you have a closet stocked full of accessories? You know how with clothes you can donate them, give them away, or sell them? What do you do with accessories and jewelry? Do they just go directly into the trash?

I have been fortunate to give them to my sister who graciously took them but what does everyone else do? Just like clothes, don't we have to move the old out to bring the new in?

On a similar note, remember these? They're Kaboodle jewelry carrying cases from the 90's and I still can't believe I found one.

Stay tuned because this will wrap you head...