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!
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, unless...you 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!
It's been a little tough to get back into the swing of things. I almost even booked an abrupt trip to Paris due to my family's wishes but that fell through. I've never been to Paris and never thought my first trip there would be this kind of experience if it were to happen. Thank you again for everyone's kind words. My family and I will make it through! In keeping up with getting back into the swing of things...I attempted to brighten my day up a bit with bright colors - pastels! I love the color mint green and coral so this is outfit is secretly wishing for the spring days to arrive sooner. What colors do you gals love for the upcoming spring?
It was a long night dealing with the aftermath of the sudden death of a family member so please excuse me because I rolled out of bed and threw on what as closest to me! I wanted to feel comfortable and cozy today so I threw on my go to big sweater... My mind probably has wandered off for a bit but it'll back in a day or two. Thank you so much for everyone's support and kind words.
Last night I had the privilege of being in the audience for The Ellen Degeneres show. It was so much fun! She was super sweet, funny, and absolutely adorable. I can't believe her show is in its 10th season. Of course she had a lot of her audience dancing all throughout the show!
Outfit of the day to sport my new fav piece I made - strands of pearls
and rhinestones. I appreciate how the pearls give a small gentle touch
to the amount of studs on my jacket... also gave the black and white a pop of red!
Have a great weekend everyone!
Last but not least, I joined the link-up hosted by Peace, Love, Sequins and Messy Dirty Hair. Theme is Fearless Fashion Fridays! Would love to meet more bloggers who join this link-up (click on the button below)!
I'm just kidding. I'm just honored to be nominated for the Liebster award. The below picture is an old picture of what I wore when I participated in my friend's costume fashion show. He loves designing ball gowns so he designed every single piece I was wearing (including the mask) and did my hair and make up!
Today's post is dedicated to the Liebster award - an
award that is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers!
From what I've read, Liebster means "sweetness" in German. And I'm so
honored to be nominated by CatherineBelle's blog! Definitely
check her out when you get a chance:
the 11 questions the nominating blogger asked you
11 questions to the bloggers you will nominate
11 new bloggers
Make sure you notify the
bloggers you nominate
So here are 11 things about
1) I have 12 first cousins from my mom's side (9 of them are females!) 2) I was in a singing competition before (does
not mean I'm any good though! haha) 3) I can speak 4 languages (including English) 4) I've known my bf for over 20 years (known
each other since we were about 4) 5) half of my family currently resides in Paris,
France 6) I've had probably more past jobs than anyone
that's my age 7) I never work out, but sprained my knee on my
second time (trust me I've stopped) 8) I LOVE I Love Lucy 9) I watch waay too much of Say Yes to the Dress 10) I went to a foreign school for 10 years to
learn all the languages I speak 11) I just finished reading Twilight (the first
Questions from CatherineBelle:
1) Where would you travel if you could go anywhere
would go to Japan
2) What is your favorite quote? "No
guts, no glory"
3) What is your dream job? To be my own boss.
4) Who is your favorite actor? I
love Johnny Depp.
5) What is your guilty pleasure? my guilty pleasure is reading the 50 Shade of
6) If you could trade places with anyone for
a day, who would it be?
7) What is your favorite song? Pixie Lott - Cry Me Out
8) Do you have any pets? Yes
I have a dog.
9) What is your favorite fashion item from your
khaki cargo jacket with fur lining.
10) What beauty product can you not live without? my black
11) What is your favorite season? Spring
- so many outfits to be created!
Questions for my Nominees: 1) Where would you travel if you could go
anywhere right now? 2) What is your favorite quote? 3) What is your dream job? 4) Who is your favorite actor? 5) What is your guilty pleasure? 6) If you could trade places with anyone
for a day, who would it be? 7) What is your favorite song? 8) Do you have any pets? 9) What is your favorite fashion item from your
closet? 10) What beauty product can you not live
without? 11) What is your favorite season?
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!
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!
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...
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).