Skulls have been around for a while, but have recently been more prominent thanks to the amazing creations of Alexander McQueen. They didn’t really call out my name until I came across this beauty during a Birthday Dinner at Beauty and Essex. The bag retailed for $2000.00, it just was WAY more than I would ever dream about spending on a trendy item like this. After much research, I found the maker of the bag – Shay Accessories, and found it retailing for $1500.00…still WAY out of my price range. Needless to say, I walked away disappointed, but with a new found love for skulls!
While doing some Birthday shopping I came across this top and knew I had to have it. Not the $2000.00 priced bag (that I STILL dream about) but at a reasonable price that I felt comfortable spending.
Would you have bought the bag? (Confession, I’m still considering it!)
Top: Soho boutique (similar) ; Jeans: Zara: Shoes: LC Lauren Conrad (old); Necklace: Nordstrom (available in stores)
I totally forgot I didn’t post my outfits while in Cancun. We were only there for a short time, so I only have a couple to share with you. While I love the short-with-heels trend, sometimes I feel like I’m too old to wear them. (May just be the uber conservative in me, I need to step outside my comfort zone) I decided to try them out while on vacay. Afterall, no one really knows me or my age there 🙂
Tell me, how do you feel about shorts with heels?
Top: F21, Shorts: H&M (last year); Shoes: Seychelles; Clutch: Jason Wu; Necklace: DIY
Top and Shorts: Zara; Shoes: LC for Kohls ; Clutch: F21
We’re back from Savvanah, GA and what a charming city it was. Keep an eye out for Cat’s recap of our wonderful mini-vacay later this week.
Now, onto the outfit. Yes, these are boyfriend jeans, but the “boyfriend” part of this title really refers to my boyfriend. Frank bought me almost all the accessories I’m wearing with this outfit (Not to mention, I’m in his apartment too) He gave me this bag on Valentine’s day and he gave me these shoes as a thank you for helping him clean his apartment. Isn’t he so sweet? I would have done it for nothing, but I was VERY grateful for these gorgeous and edgy little guys.
Hope you all have a great week!
Top: JCrew (old); Jeans: Arden B (old); Blazer: LC for Kohls; Shoes: Zara; Bag: Cambridge Satchel Company via Bloomingdales
I’m so excited to participate in Marionberry Style’s Trend of the Month challenge. This month’s challenge is florals. I decided to bring two trends together, hi-low skirt and florals. I initially tried this dress with a couple of belts, but something just didn’t look right. I took them off and I realized that the dress looked great just as is. I guess sometimes less is more.
Make sure you stop by Marion’s blog to see other bloggers that participated on this challenge. Plus be sure to visit frequently. She has amazing style and is incredibly sweet.
Dress: Forever 21; Shoes: LC for Kohls, Necklace: mall vendor.
I think I need a haircut.
Working around Penn Station in NYC I see the craziest things. People talking to people that aren’t’ really there, a mom changing a kid’s diaper as he stand at the bus stop (yes, that really happened!). It’s a very diverse place, to say the least. I’ve become immune to it, so not much surprises me anymore. Plus, there’s always so much going on that the memory of what I’ve seen or heard lasts for about 30 seconds and I’m quickly distracted by something else. Today was not much different, except that I was on the PATH with nowhere to go until I arrived to my stop. I was standing next to a man listening to his ipod, he was listening to Jay Z’s “Paris”. I knew that because it was so loud I could clearly hear the lyrics…it’s actually a favorite of mine (I know, I’m a hip-hop junkie). Anyway, he was holding onto the top railing moving, shaking and mouthing the lyrics as if he was at the club. I immediately thought “this guy is crazy” and proceeded to step a few steps away (as much as I could in a crowded subway cart). As I’m staring at him, he looks at me, smiles and keeps on dancing. I laughed and realized, this guy is not crazy, he’s just happy. It is 7am in the morning and everyone is miserable, including me. He’s dancing and enjoying life at 7am and he wants the world to know. I wanted to join in his dance party, but that was a bit too much for me. All I know is that he made me smile for the rest of the morning. Thank you happy PATH guy!
Now onto today’s outfit. As I near my mid-30’s (crap!), I’ve learned a lot about how to dress for my body, size and about my style. I try to buy things that I can wear both to the office and on the weekends. When I saw this top it had “work and play” written all over it. Here’s how I wore it to the office and out to brunch to celebrate my dear friend’s birthday. Happy Birthday Mari!
Top: Banana Republic; Skirt: Elie Tahari; Shoes: Jessica Simpson; Watch: LaMer
Blazer: LC for Kohls
My bf and I have an ongoing bicker about what I should wear. When we pass by a Bebe store, his eyes light up as he turns to me and says, “you would look hot in that tiny dress”. I usually laugh and tell him I’m not 21 anymore and walk into the next store, usually Banana Republic or Loft. I’m a big believer in age-appropriate dressing. A tight bandage skirt with a flowy top is totally cute on my stylish little cousin who is in her 20s, but not so much on me, I’m 35…and proud. However, today I was faced with someone that did not share my views on this. I was in the subway when I saw a woman accompanied by a teen who was probably her grandson…I hope. She was probably in her 50s wearing a black shorts suit with knee high velvet flat boots (the shorts were really short but she had on sheer tights). She added an orange bag for a pop of color and her makeup and hair were well done. She seemed like a very poised lady and she looked GOOD. I was taken back by this look as I entered the subway in this outfit. I couldn’t stop thinking about this all day, which begs the question, do you believe in dressing age appropriate or does anything go as long as you look good? I would love to hear your comments!
Shirt: Loft, Pants: Express, Blazer: LC for Kohls, Shoes: Nine West