Thursday, December 30, 2010

2011 Style Direction-- Be a Doll.

Taking a leaf out of Gala Darling's book this year, I decided to change my style up a bit. Or, rather, improve upon it. So, here I present to you...

She wears her favorite fur coats out to dinner, out to shop, out with friends—everywhere. Her nails are immaculate, whether glittery or a single color. Every outfit she wears has a healthy dose of sparkle. Her first coat of lipstick happens as soon as she rolls out of bed. She still writes notes to her friends. No outfit is complete for her without something glittery, sparkly, or shiny. Her hair is smooth and shiny, straight or curly.
She literally glows from within. She is careful not to wear tight layers. She loves to layer texture, length, color, and fit. Leather is always paired with soft fabrics and colors. She wears pretty things under all her clothes, no matter how late she is or unkempt she looks. She wears sequined knee-highs with skirts, dresses, and shorts, with heels and oxfords. Shoes are not worn as an afterthought to her outfits, but as the finishing touch. She still makes jewelry for her friends, to give as gifts and as surprises. Casual separates are worn with heels or dressy flats and dressy jackets.
 She overdresses, no matter what the occasion, but she remains blissfully unaware. Her favorite things in her jewelry box are vintage-looking necklaces. She keeps pictures of her friends inside her lockets. She shops everywhere—the mall, vintage stores, Goodwill—and does not care about labels. Her clothes have special details—beading, ruffles, etc.—that make everything distinctly her own. She isn’t afraid to dress monochromatically, but appreciates a nice pop of color with the details. When she wears jeans, she makes them special with statement jewelry and sparkle. She isn’t afraid to be trendy, but does not rely on trends to dictate what she buys.
 She isn’t afraid to look different from everyone else in the room. She mixes basic pieces with special pieces, as well as special pieces together. Her proportions are always impeccable. She loves to make things with her friends—cookies, sequin-covered socks, jewelry… She is always subtly sexy, rather than overtly sexy. She wears a healthy dose of mascara every time she goes out, sometimes with false lashes. She is unafraid of mixing two or three prints in outfit. For everyday dressing, she is overdressed; for nighttime dressing, she is glam.

Sequins are an almost daily occurrence. She loves having a signature piece of jewelry—and she loves wearing it almost daily. Piling on rings is an art form for her. She’s not afraid to sparkle.
She enjoys fancy and/or sparkly headwear on a regular basis. She thinks that loose pieces are sexier than skin-tight pieces any day. She wears what she wants, with whatever she wants, when she wants—and doesn’t take “no” for an answer. She dresses for herself, not for others. There is something of interest to every outfit she wears—she won’t leave the house unless she feels special.
 Photos via,Google Images, and tumblr.
Outfit ideas: Skinny sweatpants with soft tops and fitted blazers over with a scarf and heels. Skinny sweats, fur coat, drape-y tank, sparkly shoes, statement necklace. Fur coat, corset, high-waisted pants or shorts. High-waisted skirt, sequined knee high socks, loose top in soft fabric. Light, drape-y cardigan, skinny jeans, heels or boots. Moto-style jackets with frilly dresses and glittery oxfords. Printed tights, bandage mini skirt or mini skirt, loose sweater, necklaces, sparkly shoes. Shorts, printed tights, boyfriend blazer, drape-y tank, flats. Fur vest, long sleeve tee, printed tights, miniskirt, flats, statement necklace.
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Things I need: lace dresses, sequined socks and tights, skirts (lots and lots of them!), more dresses, glittery shoes, more sparkle and pizazz, sparkly hats, leopard print, printed tights and socks, more colorful jewelry, pins and brooches, velvet blazer, fur coat, sequined leggings and shorts, little chiffon-y dresses to pair with flats and cardigans, lots and lots of nail polish colors, ruffles, stripes, the perfect slouchy tee, more sweaters.

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In short, my New Year's resolution is to wear more skirts and dressy and to make an effort to look more special-- and to remember to post more outfits on my blog!

Happy New Year!

snow day!

So these are about a month old, back from one of the snow days we had in the few days before Thanksgiving. There was a massive amount of snow, not the measly half inch that we've been getting the past few days.

These are taken by my friend Emilly, who's gorgeous and lovely and wonderful and my favorite photographer ever. She's super fun to do photoshoots with. And my friend Nicole came with us, who is also gorgeous. We keep telling her to try out for ANTM.

I'm trying to warm my hands up in several of these. It was SO cold.

Check out Emilly's Flickr page!

Happy (almost) New Year!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Merry (belated) Christmas!

I'm currently wearing one of my favorite gifts, despite the fact that I haven't left the house since the day before Christmas.

shoes, TOMS.

Say hello to my new shoes. 
And with every purchase, a new pair of shoes goes to a child in need.
 New glitter-y black shoes: roughly $54.00
Feeling like you might have actually accomplished something this holiday instead of amassing tons of useless things you didn't need/want: priceless.
(I just had to.)

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!
More pictures of other exciting presents shall come soon, I promise.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

here's to friends who remember what day it is.

My friend literally just posted this on my FB wall. I'm pretty sure it's the best thing I've seen all day-- no, actually, all break.

He's officially my new favorite person.

If you can't read it very well, here's the link.

Monday, December 20, 2010

there i go again, singing Journey songs when everyone else is asleep.

Tomorrow is what I continue to refer to as D-Day, though it really should just be T-Day, because I'm getting my wisdom teeth out. Get ready for chipmunk faces and Christmas shots. Clearly, this could not be more ill-timed.

Also, I wish people would dress like this all the time, rather than like the cast of Jersey Shore. 
I'd like you all to know that I'm obsessed with sweaters and button downs and pants and ankle boots and fur and little bags. And Jacquelyn Jablonski's face. But that's a whole 'nother thing.

Merry (almost) Christmas!

Currently listening to: "Grenade," by Bruno Mars.

1.067 EUR -
Leathers pants »
Lace Up Bootie - BROWN - DK 90
$795 -
Brown boots »
Enjoy some holiday inspiration!

Friday, December 3, 2010

"they say the meek shall inherit..."

"Meek Shall Inherit," from Little Shop of Horrors.

I'm totally crazy about cut-outs right now. And pants. And hats.

I need hats for Christmas. Lots of them.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

homecoming madness, finally attained. (plus some random stuff)

Wednesday I went shoe shopping with my mom, which turned into a homecoming shopping day. Which is good, I guess. Except for the part where I raced my mom through Kohl's to get to the escalator and apparently my friend saw me there... Oops.

 This is my dress, but, granted, the light is horrid. 
Dress, Betsey Johnson.
Say hello to my new shoes for homecoming. I wore them for two hours yesterday and lost all feeling in my toes. Fantastic, right? But they're beyond tall, and they make me some long-legged freak.
Shoes, BCBGeneration.
THESE WERE THE SHOES I LOVED SO BAD. Except they wouldn't have gone with my dress. But they were so cute. Note the adorable security sensor.
Shoes, Paris Hilton.
 ANNNNNNNND this is my new clutch.
Clutch, Merona.

And for the randomness...

Have a good day!