Friday, May 20, 2011

Bloggers Do it Better: Prep School

Bloggers Do It Better

My first Bloggers Do It Better assignment! I missed out on Color Blocking and White Out...I was not missing out on Prep School. This outfit definitely came together at the last minute...I was hoping to find a crested blazer but I didn't have the chance to hit the thrift stores like I wanted to. So the next is to shop my closet! The only thing I purchased was my tie which is Brook Brothers how cool is that! I think I did pretty good, of course I had to add a belt my favorite accessory. This was fun and challenging, I can't wait for the next assignment. Oh, and I had to get my co-worker to tie my tie in a windsor knot for me.

Soooooo...How did I do?

Cardigan - Oldnavy
Tank - Oldnavy
Shorts - Target
Heels - Steve Madden via Burlington Coat Factory
Tie - Brooks Brothers via Red, White & Blue Thrift store

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Black and White - Two Fer

Hey guys, I have been slacking...sorry. School is back in session and I am taking 3 classes summer classes this semester. I have been taking pics just not posting them, bad blogger, I know. Okay now on to the good stuff...

I am taking a Saturday class which I'm not to happy about but I'm focused and ready to finish my degree! On the other hand I can get in an additional casual cute outfit. I kept it simple with my favorite striped tee from Target and a skirt. I decided to wear flats since I had to put in a full shift of shopping at the mall after class, getting ready for my Puerto Rico vacation!

Cambray shirt - Oldnavy
Tank - Target
Skirt - Oldnavy
Flats - Ross

Last night I laid out my entire outfit for work, however I didn't try it on. I hate when I do that but I was tired and it came together good in my head. However this morning it was a fail, I had to rush around and throw on something. I ended up in my favorite blazer and my favorite pants. Threw on some shoes that hadn't been in rotation since April and I was good to go. I hate when I have to rush and find something to wear but I did good today. Okay, I'm off to study for a test tomorrow and try and watch the Heat/Bulls game at the same time.

Blazer - H&M
Tank - Oldnavy
Ankle pants - JcPenney
Shoes - Chinese Laundry via Marshalls

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Everybody Everywear: Floral

Florals | Everybody, Everywear

I love participating in the Everybody Everywear challenges, but I wasn't thrilled to see that floral was the next challenge item. However, late last night I realized that I had picked up this great colorful floral cardigan from the Goodwill that I hadn't worn yet. After some mixing and matching, trying on and taking off. (I know I am no the only person that tries on their entire outfit the night before work, okay maybe I am) I finally came up with something I loved!

I love the bright colors, I need to work this cardigan into my rotation more often it's so beautiful. And it looks great with my favorite thrifted dress!

Sorry my pics aren't the best today, there is a smokey haze over the city due to fires burning out West.

Cardigan - Thrifted via Goodwill (no label)
Dress - Calvin Klein via Goodwill
Belt - H&M
Shoes - Not pictured, Jessica Simpson Nude Pumps

Friday, May 6, 2011

Friend Friday: Shoeicide

Shoe-icide: When you look so good in your shoes and have to much pride to take them off because you know being sexy sometimes hurts. Go girl!
Ladies we all know that it is a no-no to take off your shoes in public no matter how much they hurt, beauty is pain sometimes, lol.

1. What is your go-to pair of shoes? This is an easy one Steve Madden Karro. When I am rushing or just don’t feel like putting much thought into what shoe I want to wear I grab these.

2. What goes into your shoe buying decisions? The first issue is always price! I can’t break the bank for a pair of pumps. I love shoes however I am a bargain shopper first. Secondly, are they moderately comfortable…I say moderately because even the most comfortable pair of heels can become a pain after wearing them for long periods of time. Lastly, how much wear will I get out of them. I try not to buy shoes that I cannot keep in a constant rotation of wear, whether it’s wearing them to work or going out.

3. The majority of the shoes in your closet are what color? Black, but I am getting better at adding color little by little. But this goes back to question #3 I like to keep my stuff in constant rotation so a pair of lime green heels wouldn’t get much wear from me. I do have my color summer sandals, but I am mostly always in heels.

4. When it comes to shoes designs what are your favorite brands and
why? I love Steven Madden, Jessica Simpson, Chinese Laundry, Guess, Calvin Klein, Nine West, Carlos Santana, BCBGeneration, Vince Camuto, Dolce Vita…these brands are all good quality and affordable shoes. I have owned several pairs of shoes from each of these brands and never had any problems.
My high end faves which I own none of Miu Miu, Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Nicholas Kirkwood, Dior, Sergio Rossi, Brian Atwood…the list could go on and on! Of course I love of them because they make beautiful overpriced shoes!

5. If price wasn’t an issue, you’d own which shoe? Christian Louboutin Pigalle 100 studded pumps, I love this shoe! It’s my style, classic with a trendy twist.

Friend Friday was started by Katy of Modly Chic. Wanna join the fun? Check out Modly Chic for more details. Hope to see you join the discussion, membership is open to all beauty and fashion blogger's!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

White Hot!

I love the playoffs! Let's Go Heat! Now if I could get tickets to see my boo Dwayne Wade play I would be in heaven =) I love the Celtics too but I have to rep my city.