Thursday, August 25, 2011

Gold, Leather Accessories, and Navy

     Lately, I haven’t been able to keep gold out of my wardrobe! It’s what I typically wear for jewelry, whenever I find a gold piece of clothing I always seem to pick it over something else, and it’s my current nail color. For my birthday last Sunday, I went on a shopping spree at TJMaxx where I got a leather Cynthia Rowley purse (of course the hardware’s gold) and a complementing gold Michael Kors wallet. I also got a pair of Franco Sarto suede, wedge boots and Michael Kors suede, loafer flats, both of which have gold accents. Needless to say, I’m in love with gold (and leather)! This realization prompted me to do a themed photoshoot, incorporating navy pieces that I think look great with gold.

Greek fisherman’s hat; Express top; PacSun denim leggings; Cynthia Rowley handbag; gold pumps.

Vintage gold dress; Michael Kors wallet; Tahari wedge sandals.

 J.Crew cardigan; Charlotte Russe dress; Michael Kors loafers.
Vintage dress; Franco Sarto wedge boots.
Gold vintage jacket; navy Victoria’s Secret Top; PacSun denim leggings; Kelsi Dagger gladiator sandals.
J.Crew cardigan; Aeropostale halter; Forever 21 shorts; vintage lucite handbag; Charlotte Russe heels.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Smashion Interview

     I'm happy to announce that has featured me on their site in an interview that was just published today! I hope you will take the time to read it and check out their site as well. And to all their readers who have just discovered my blog via said interview, welcome! I really hope you enjoy all my posts and I look forward to gaining new readers! Check back frequently and make sure to follow me on Blogger, Twitter, Bloglovin, Lookbook, and Facebook!

Monday, August 15, 2011

A New Favorite Swimsuit

[Promotional Blog Post]

     When I received this Sunseeker Australia swimsuit from LingeriePlease I was excited to wear it to the beach on my family's annual day trip to Maine. The suit fits perfectly and, unlike a lot of bikinis that you have to fumble with to keep in place, the top has no-slip rubber edges inside so even while I was boogie-boarding it didn't fall down once! I love the pattern and colors of this suit and it's now among my top favorites in my swimwear collection! Be sure to take a look at all that LingeriePlease has to offer--lingerie, bras, underwear, bra accessories, shapewear, swimwear, and self-tanning products--quite a lot for just one website!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Missoni for Target

     I haven't ridden a bike for years, but this one makes me want to again! I am so excited to see the entire collection that Missoni has created for Target, as is everyone else I'm sure. I love the idea of dressing up mundane everyday objects with iconic Missoni prints. Until its launch on September 13th, here are the sneak preview pictures. The rainboots, throw pillows, coffee cups, and scarves are among my must-haves!

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Sunday, August 7, 2011

My Big Bang Theory

     I've recently come to the conclusion that I need to spice up my hair for fall! For the past year I've actually been very satisfied with my low-maintenance, naturally-textured hair and I really love it the way it is. However, I'm beginning to think it needs a little revamping, especially for back-to-school season. Plus, I am in desperate need of a trim for my split-ends! Although I have thought of going with a drastic change like cutting off several inches, I don't think I can part with my length just yet! I like being able to let my hair air-dry into my natural curls/waves, so I don't want anything I'd have to blow-dry or straighten everyday. I've decided that getting bangs would be a great route! It's something a little less extreme than getting a new style all together and they wouldn't be as hard to maintain either. For hair-spiration I seem to look to Emma Stone quite often. One reason is probably because her facial features are similar to mine (round nose, freckles, squinty eyes) so I figure that if a hairstyle looks good on her it'll do the same for me! I really love the side-swept bangs that she's sported most often and I think they would be a good basis for my new 'do. I'll post pics as soon as I hit the salon!


Friday, August 5, 2011

A Midsummer Night's Dream

     Summer is halfway through! Every other year of my life I wouldn't be saying this with such an upbeat fervor, however this is the first summer I've wanted to be over! Don't get me wrong...I love swimming, the hot weather, week-long trips, and sleeping in...but there's nothing more I'm looking forward to than starting a new phase of my life at college! I've been doing everything I can to prepare for move-in day, including going through my whole wardrobe to figure out what I'm bringing with me (the hardest part being my shoe collection). I've done most of my shopping but I'm still looking around for a laptop. I'm so excited that it seems college is all I can think of! However, sometimes I realize that I should just step back and enjoy the relaxing summer I have because it won't be around forever. Here are some summery things I'll be dreaming of tonight...

Elie Saab's visionary Fall 2011 Couture collection.

Chanel's latest and greatest nail hue.

A breathtaking ocean view from a white-washed beach house.

A design for the engagement ring I'll have someday.

A bookcase full of fashion history and designer biographies.

Kissing a frog so I can turn him into a pair of these Lanvin wedges.

Minimalistic necklaces with a touch of dazzling stones.

Eating tiramisu in Rome.

New ways to style my hair for the summer heat.

My plans for the future. 

Sweet dreams!

Monday, August 1, 2011


[Promotional Blog Post]

     I received these funky tights in the mail a little while ago and have been meaning to post about them sooner, however it's been a fairly busy summer for me so far. But anyway, is a really cool online store where you can find any style of hosiery you fancy! This pair of Pamela Mann Freesia tights struck me because of its unique floral print and vibrant colors. Putting them on, they are so comfortable that they felt like a second skin on my legs! The only thing was that they didn't fit quite right in the feet so I cut those parts off, turning them into footless tights...which works out perfectly so I can show off my summer pedicure!

Pamela Mann Freesia Tights - $13.12

Make sure to check out their website and take a look at some of my favorites below!