Thursday, April 26, 2012

Yellow stripes and blue gems

Since I'm still on a color binge I decided to pair yellow and blue together the other day - and decided that it didn't look so bad (and if I happened to be going to a Golden State Warriors game then I'd be adequately dressed). Not that it's ever a bad thing. And what's even cooler is that when I pulled out the black slacks I found 2.00 in my pocket. Hey, at least its something, right?

 Blouse: Forever 21. Sweater and shoes: Banana Republic. Slacks: Gap.

I have to admit that I'm loving this sweater. I snagged it on sale at Banana and its love. I know it also came in yellow as well.

While the plague that I've caught is still raging a battle against my immune system (hey cough, it'd be nice if you went away now) I'm still sleeping a ton and almost back to my normal self. Except for the fact that food is not my friend. Nothing seems appetizing and I have no real desire to eat

Well, at least we've made it through just about another week - and may is I. He horizon. Are you looking forward to anything special in may?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Updates of all sorts.

Not going to lie April, I'm really ready for you to be over. The past few weeks have had its plethora of ups and downs - and now I have the flu (the flu, really? in April?) so I'm already over this month and ready to get on to May.

Wedding updates:
Under 4 months to go! We've accomplished more things (flowers, ordered invitations, dress brought to tailor, wedding cake, halfway through writing our ceremony) and we have a few more large things left (menu tasting, order ketuhbah, get marriage license, started to book our honeymoon) and I'm getting more excited (but sometimes stressed out) by the day. We've registered at Crate and Barrel and Macys - and if anyone has any must have necessities for the kitchen or home that's made your lives easier let me know. Our list is looking a little sad and people are already purchasing!

Fashion and all pretty things:
I'm not gonna lie. I'm still on a color rampage. I actually purchased three blouses this past weekend in patterns (!) and some with more color (including orange... who am I?). I'm really excited to wear them - of course it would be better if I could actually get out of bed and go back to work first. My picks:
From Zara - leopard shirt with applique on collar, animal print blouse
Forever 21 - floral shirt (loving that price!), invisible buttons shirt in yellow and blue.

And so this isn't completely lacking, here's an outfit that I wore this past weekend to go out to dinner with some friends and I love it!
Blazer and jeans: Banana Republic. Buttondown: Gap. Scarf: Forever 21.

Well, thanks for being patient with me in my lack of posting. I promise some more posts to come in the near future with some of my newer items and a less sick more healthy me.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Spiked motion

I've noticed lately that spikes seem to be huge this spring, particularly on shoes. And well, I almost can't help myself. I really want a pair of something awesome. So I've rounded up a few pairs that I'm lusting after. Help me pick a winner!
 I tried this pair on this weekend and these are my front runners. The Sam Edelman Beatrix flats come in an array of colors and I know will give my outfit the bit of badassness it needs. But.. the only thing that's holding me back is the price point. Perhaps I just have to bite the bullet on this one and just do it. Available at Nordstrom, 129.95.
I also spied this pair while out shopping but I'm a little undecided on it. I can't tell if I love it or hate it. These from Steve Madden are in a similar price range to the Sam Edelman pair but I'm not too sure how keen I am n the heel and the masculine shape of the shoe. Regardless, they are pretty punk and awesome. And they also come in leopard print, too! Steve Madden Melter shoes, 139.95.
Via Bergdorf Goodman
Okay okay. I know, I'm a geek. But I LOVE these. How cute are they? A new updated twist on MBMJ's mouse flat... spikes! And studs! This little guy is hardcore. I know that I've seen these in black and also cream. In case you really want to take a walk on the wild side... I adore these too. Marc by Marc Jacobs studed mouse flat, 250.00.
From Neiman Marcus
And of course, the granddaddy of them all. Christian Louboutin knows how to make a girl drool over some shoes. I don't think I can put into words just how awesome these are. Loafers. A crest. Spikes. A bit of patent. Now if only I had won the megamillions lottery..... Christian Louboutin Intern spiked toe crest velvet loafter, 925.00.

Whew! Well now... I guess the hard part is deciding which pair to get...although I have a hunch what they may be.

And so this isn't entirely about shoes, here's yesterday's outfit from the Banana Republic fitting room. Skirt and blouse, Banana Republic. Shoes: Jcrew. Cardigan: Gap. Vintage Scarf: Ferragamo via ebay. Wrinkles: Sitting at your desk for 9 hours straight.

Have a good Tuesday!
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