Monday, September 27, 2010

Heat Wave

It is soooo hot in LA! I happen to live in the Valley which happens to be one of the hottest parts of LA and it's been over 100 since Saturday! YIKES I am not meant for this kind of weather! I had events that forced me to be outside so I couldn't even stay inside all weekend with the nice air conditioner. At least the rest of the week I will be inside all day, which is good since it's suppose to be even hotter than it was during the weekend.

This is what I wore Sunday morning because it is loose and 100% silk. Everything else that was clean was way to hot to wear. But I LOVE this dress! It was the first thing that I snapped up at the garage sale. How could you pass up a 100% silk Marc Jacobs dress for under $20?!?!?!?! Seriously!!!! I'm terrified that something is going to happen to it so I am trying to be extremely careful with it (but I've already worn it twice!)

Dress: Marc Jacobs, garage sale
Shoes: Aldo
Glasses: Juicy
Purse: Coach
Belt: Random grey tie belt

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cool Blue Reason

This outfit was so hard to photograph, that's why I only have one picture for this post! I wore this to work today because I couldn't think of anything else to wear and these are my favorite tights! I ended up going a little overboard on the matchy matchy today but it's not overwhelming.

I am very excited for this weekend because it is my mom's family's annual picnic! My mom is making a traditional Danish dish called Rullepølse and there will be tons of other super yummy foods. I always look forward to the picnic because I love to catch up with all of my family.


Sweater: H&M
Tank top: vintage silk from garage sale
Skirt: Moschino
Tights: Target
Shoes: Wet Seal
Belt: Fossil
Necklace: from a friend

p.s. Did anyone watch the office tonight? It is one of my FAVORITE tv shows ever! I thought that the premiere was actually pretty funny because most of last season was not that great. 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Little Mushrooms, Little Mushrooms... (to the tune of little boxes)

This dress is another one of the steals that I got from the amazing garage sale. I wasn't sure about this dress at first because it didn't really stand out at me and I already had so many pieces that I was buying but I realized that it would be perfect to wear to work but would easily transition to many other occasions. While I have already worn it to a few different functions and work I can't seem to keep the top in place and it is constantly slipping down. I need to find a different way to pin it or tack it down some how because I really don't want to wear something underneath and destroy the strong v shape.

I know that it is a pretty simple look but I still wanted to post it because I love this dress and I don't feel like it needs a lot of accessories.


Dress: MaxStudio
Shoes: Seychelles
Necklace: Guess, gift from a friend
Lipstick: Revlon, Red Velvet? 
Purse: gift from a friend

* It was actually pretty cold in and outside of the office today so I ended up wearing a sweater all day but I don't really think that it "goes" with the outfit so I decided to just keep it out. I have gotten a few questions about sweaters and other outerwear so I just wanted to make a note of what I left off of my outfit. 
** I think that the print on the dress is little mushrooms. 

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fall! Fall! Fall!


Bomber Jacket: vintage from garage sale

Eekkk I can't wait for fall* to come so I have a reason to wear this jacket! I couldn't decide whether or not to get this jacket the first two or three times I went to the garage sale but it was still there so I HAD to get it. I have so many outfits planned out for this little number. I can't wait to try them all out and photograph them for the blog. Hopefully they turn out as well as I've envisioned them in my head. 

My normal outfit thought process goes like this: I'm lying in my bed (way to late of course because I'm kind of a night owl but have to be up early for work) and I start with one piece that I really want to wear or haven't worn in a long time. Then I try and think of a theme or vision of how I can wear the item and if I've seen anyone recently wearing something similar. The majority of the time I have another item that I want to wear too and I try and figure out a way to connect the two. If I am wearing something that is more crazy that I normally wear it is most likely because there were two very different items that I wanted to wear and tried to make them work together. The most important step is to write it all down ASAP or I will not remember in the morning. Then before I'm out the door I put together the last elements of the outfit and try and tie in my hair and makeup with the outfit. 

The outfit I think will be a uniform for me is:  
Black henley + pleated mini skirt + tights + black boots + (of course) this jacket

*I know that fall doesn't really come to LA the same way it does for most other cities but it will still start to get cooler and in LA we can be real babies about the weather. After I moved backed from Spokane I promised that I wouldn't ever complain that it was cold in LA but it's so hard not to! 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Lovely in Lace

The main boss came in today and I was dressed like this! It's a good thing that he doesn't pay very much attention to what I wear or else I would a little bit embarrassed that I wasn't more dressed up! One of the bosses only comes in once a month for meetings so I feel like should look extra nice and professional when they come in but I NEVER know when they are suppose to be in till that day. So it's a craps shoot as to how I dress on that day. Maybe this should be a lesson for me to ALWAYS dress professionally because I never know who might show up that day (I have a feeling fashion will prevail and I will continue to dress as I wish for work.)


Dress: Forever21
Cardigan: Rodarte for Target
Tights: Target?
Boots: Naturalizer
Watch: Orient, from a giveaway!

In more exciting news I received this watch in the mail from a giveaway that I entered in June! The giveaway was from Jenni's blog Daily Work It. That was a crazy day because I won another giveaway that same day from another blog! Sometimes I can be really lucky. Now I just need to get the watch resized and it will be perfect! Thanks Jenni! I love her blog and I love her new DIY blog even more! I just love a good DIY. 

p.s. I can't wait for the weekend! I think that this one is going to be full of some really great surprises! 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Short Skirt, Long Jacket

Another quick post tonight because I forgot my computer charger at work today! So I didn't have any time to work on a post there and I had a time of errands to run tonight. I wore this to work today and to run errands which is a mistake because even though the heels aren't that high after a full 12  hours of wearing them my feet hurt! I love heels more than most but I STILL can't wear them for very long! So far my Melissa shoes* have proven to be exceptionally comfortable even after wearing them all day so that is definitely a plus.


Blouse: East Side Basics
Tank Top: H&M
Skirt: H&M
Blazer: DKNY
Shoes: Steve Madden
Tights: Target?
Sunglasses: Juicy Couture
Purse: Coach

p.s. I bought a really cute dress to wear to my cousin's wedding that is the exact same color as these shoes!!! I can't wait to show you'll!!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

For You Blue


Dress: I Heart Ronson
Shoes: Aldo
Necklace: DIY
Nailpolish: Essie "Punchy Pink"

This is a cute little dress that I styled pretty simply with a matching necklace that I made. The necklace is made out of an extra large regular cotton shirt that I cut into strips and tied together. Very easy and can be styled in a number of ways. 

I don't have much else to say tonight but I have been watching hours of Rachel Zoe today. I die! There have been a few Rachel sightings at my building by my coworkers but I had never seen any of her show until two days ago. Now I am hooked and I can't stop watching but I must go to bed! 

Sunday, September 12, 2010

My Weekend


This photo explains my whole weekend, it's my favorite combination that I get almost every time. 
Pistachio yogurt + Mochi + Green Apple Gummi Bears

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Sky, It Stretches Deep


Shirt: Forever21
Skirt: Express
Jacket: Vintage? Ungaro, from garage sale
Tights: Target
Shoes: Seychelles
Bracelet: random necklace chain
Brooches: Ballet girl from an old barrette, 
Tile glued to a pin backing, 
rhinestone one was my grandmothers

I wore this outfit on Wednesday to work and it was the second time that I've worn this vintage Ungaro blazer that I got from that amazing garage sale. It has an interesting pattern and I LOVE the bright pink lining and just had to show it off at the cuffs! Oops! I forgot to take a picture of the back of the jacket which has a very interesting design and was the main reason I forgot the jacket. Hopefully by the time you read this I will have come up with a picture of the back! 

I love the way the tights balance out the color of the pattern on the blazer and the pink adds just a little bit more color to the outfit. (Plus I love how my nail polish looks like it matches with my outfit! In reality it is WAY brighter!) The silhouette is interesting too because it isn't one that I would normally gravitate too because it is the opposite of my body shape but I can't wear the same silhouette everyday! So this is a small attempt at branching out for me. 

Friday, September 10, 2010

Punchy Pink


Every once in a while I get in the mood to paint my nails a new color so I make a little trip to my local beauty supple store and spend a long time trying what color to try. This time I was in the mood for neon pink and they just happened to have one mini bottle left of Essie's Summer '09 neon collection. I didn't know that most neon colors are matte so I was a little shocked when it dried super fast but not shiny at all. This was a the first bottle of Essie nail polish I have ever bought and it did not give me a good impression of their polish! The first coat went on super streaky and looked so terrible. The second coat made it slightly better but some of the nails are still streaky and need a third coat. I also had to put on two coats of glossy top coat to make my nails super shiny like regular nail polish. 

In summary, while I really like the neon color and how fast the nail polish dries, the streakiness and matte finish make me not want to ever buy this kind of nail polish again! 

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Prada Red


Sweater: Express
Skirt: Zara
Belt: from jacket I have
Shoes: Steve Madden
Shoe bows: vintage clips from my grandma
Necklace: gift
Nailpolish: Essie, "Punchy Pink",
from the summer '09 neon collection

Finally a proper outfit pictures! I wore this outfit to work today and although I really didn't need to dress up this much because barely anyone came into the office today because of Rosh Hashanah. It was such a quiet day! Tomorrow is going to be quiet too but I think that a few more people will be back in the office. 

Today was the IFB conference in New York and I am very sad that I wasn't able to go! I was able to read all of the tweets and live blogs from bloggers in attendance so I got to experience some of the conference. Hopefully I will be able to go to a conference in the future because I would LOVE to meet everyone's blogs I read! I was chatting with another LA blogger and we were lamenting about how it seems like most of the bloggers (and blogger meet-ups) we come across are in the Midwest or East Coast; us West Coast girls need some more blogger love! Anyone want to help me organize some kind of LA blogger meet up? 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Pink Hearts


Sweater: Ralph Lauren, hamidown from my mom
Pants: Express
Shoes: Vivienne Westwood for Melissa

I wore this simple outfit to work for my first (and so far only) time wearing my new Melissa shoes. These shoes are unbelievably comfortable and would be the perfect shoes to wear out all night dancing or to a wedding. They would be gentle on your feet for hours of dancing and if anyone spills on them they are extremely easy to clean! 

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Business meets ballet

The old saying is that you should dress for the job that you want, not the job that you have. If that were the case, this is the outfit that my 5 year old self would have picked out for me because I always wanted to be a ballerina and a lawyer. This outfit is about as close as I can get to dresses like a ballerina but still being appropriate enough for work. This is just a little preview of the outfit.... hopefully by tomorrow I will have better pictures!


(yikes! these were taken on my iphone4) 
Shirt: Miley Cyrus, gift
Skirt: vintage, garage sale
Shoes: Wet Seal
Jacket: DKNY, garage sale

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Snuggie for the fashion obsessed...

Y-3 coat via

How can this be considered avant-garde when it is just a rip off of the snuggie? How does Gilt get people to by this kind of stuff? No wonder it was in the final sale category... but it still costs $219!!!!! You can buy a regular snuggie for only $19.99! Repeat after me: Just because something has a designer label on it does not make it pretty, good design or worth buying. 

actual snuggie pictures via