Saturday, December 1, 2012

New Year's Eve

While most people end up celebrating NYE out on the town, I usually am spending the day working to create a memorable celebration- this year, the restaurant is hosting what will turn out to be a spectacular, black tie event. Which of course means we get to doll up as well! 

Knowing full well I will have to work what will be a long shift that night, followed by ringing in the New Year with many good friends after, I knew I would need an outfit that was both super chic and super comfortable. (With a change of heels, of course!) 

I didn't want to spend the money I normally would on such an event, so off to the discount shops I go! Here is what I came up with...


Sequined stretchy dress from Forever 21 ($35)

.925 Sterling Silver Classic CZ Art Deco Chandelier Earrings

Vintage Art deco earrings that were from my Grandma

I found a pair of great nude flats today for summer - the Steve Madden Heaven Flat, which I’ve had before and really liked.
Originally $50, got them for $17 at DSW today on the clearance rack!  

Steve Madden Nude flats while at work

ROBERTO CAVALLI - Platform sandals

Splurge alert! For after work, a beautiful pair of Roberto Cavalli sandals from Yoox - these shoes will make the inexpensive dress look like a million bucks($280) 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Giving Thanks.


Have a safe holiday everyone! Today, I am reflecting on the many things I am so grateful for- I couldn't  ask for much better. 



Thursday, November 15, 2012


One of my favorite blogs, Atlantic-Pacific, is my inspiration this week- Blair has a sense of style that's both timeless and so chic, I wish I could raid her closet everyday. 

This outfit seems to be the perfect transition between fall and winter, day and night, timeless and fashion-forward. 


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Dramatic Dressing for Less

The holidays are coming up fast and what better way to celebrate than to look fabulous without the cost!?

I have drawn some inspiration from both Pinterest and by channeling my inter Angelina with this look... 


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Check out ASOS to see the back of this dress as well- Super. Hot. ($52)

Wear backwards with the dress to show off the sexy back from Express ($34)

Simple yet elegant miniaudiére from Zara ($90)

Just enough of a statement in these Aldo shoes. ($48)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Find that dress! (Or purse, shoes, earrings... etc.)

It's been a while but I am BACK in action! What a crazy few months, people. Lots to talk about, but let's get down to business. 

A friend recently requested my help finding a dress for her- a beautiful, flowy L.A.M.B. maxi dress. It was sold out and her heart was nearly broken... until yours truly came to the rescue! Knowing my shopping habit, she sent me a picture of the coveted dress seen here- 

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Within 20 minutes, I was able to not only find the dress, but find it for a discount. (And for 60% off!)

Now, I have this idea- send me your requests, blogosphere! I will help you find pretty much anything you are looking for if it is sold out! (A lot of times, I can find things at a discounted price too!) 

Taking requests starting.... NOW. Give me what you got!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

indian summer.

It is almost that time to start thinking about the transition into a fall wardrobe- but I am still holding on to this amazing Minnesota summer. Here are some great pieces that could easily be styled into fall outfits as well- but we will keep it summery for the time being. 

(appliqué top from zara)

(orange trousers from express)

(oversize clutch from neimans)

(awesome YSL pumps from bluefly)

Monday, August 6, 2012

sneak peak of the week.

Hair. I love styling my hair in all sorts of funky ways- but for the wedding, I want to keep it down. I am still trying to figure out exactly what "let your hair down" style I want. 

Here are a few ideas of what I am considering... 




modern//loose ends

*Still crossing my fingers it grows another 6 inches before the wedding!*