Monday, June 30, 2008


It's amazing to me that I will get so into looking up other people's fashion blogs that I forget that I've started one myself. I'm really going to try to update more on the regular, even if just for my own documentation. :)

I feel like I've almost been wearing a uniform lately. It has been so ridiculously hot that I don't even think about what I'm pulling on. My denim shorts + tee shirt + silver jewelry has been the easiest thing to wear and no fuss at all. I've at least been trying to spice it up with different accessories here and there: some silver bangles, red cowboy boots, Gladiator heels, fringed purse, etc. As "uniform-esque" as it may be, dammit, I like it. ;)

Black t-shirt: H&M, $5.09
Denim Shorts: Mossimo (from Target), $16
Red Cowboy Boots: Ebay, $16
Plaid Purse: Betsey Johnson, $98
Gladiator Heels: Baker's Shoes, $69.95
Gray Burnout t-shirt: Bitten by SJP, Steve & Barry's, $8.98
Silver necklaces: Bitten by SJP, Steve & Barry's, $15 for all 3
Bangles: Claire's, $1 each
Fringed Purple Purse: Delia's, $32

Thursday, June 12, 2008

One Look Could Kill: Smitten with Bitten

I just couldn't resist that subject line. Truth be told, I'm completely, utterly and madly in love with Sarah Jessica Parker's clothing line, Bitten (sold at Steve & Barry's). There are so many "pros" to this clothing line, it's ridiculous!

1) The clothes are incredibly fashionable! I'm talking seersucker pants, the quintessential "Little Black Dress" and strappy sandals kind of fashionable.

2) They have a wide variety of sizes, everything from size 2 to size 18.

3) The clothes are comfortable!!! I know with so many discount clothing chains, you might only pay a few dollars for an item of clothing, but you'll suffer all day from it. I've worn the shoes from the line all day, every day for a week and my feet were still thanking me. ;)

4) Oh, did I forget to mention that EVERYTHING is $8.98 or less?!? How crazy is that?! You don't sacrifice quality for style or vice versa either. It's amazing.

Today, I'm wearing a new outfit, almost entirely from this clothing line:

I'd be lying if I said it didn't feel damn good to receive about 10 compliments from various co-workers within the first hour I was in the office. ;)

Shirt: Bitten - $8.98
Pants: Bitten - $8.98
Shoes: Bakers - $66.00
Cuff: Vendor in the middle of the mall - $14

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Am I brave enough?

In a fit of bravery, I bought my first American Apparel purchase this past weekend.

(In silver lame')

I'm trying to figure out the best way to wear this so that at least part of it can be seen! After all, what's the point of buying silver lame' if no one will EVER see it? I love the look of big, slouchy tank tops with just the sides of a bra peeking out, so that might be something.

Any other tips or suggestions?

Monday, June 9, 2008

One Look Could Kill: Worker Bee

Ever since seeing The Devil Wears Prada, I've wanted to spice up my work wardrobe with things I wouldn't mind wearing outside of the office as well. While I do work in an office, their standards for dress are slightly more relaxed than most. In fact, I work with more fashionistas than I ever have before, so damn, I need to up my game! ;)

I mentioned this in a previous post, but this is my first time trying out the black t-shirt/bright miniskirt combo. I think that it's just classy enough for work, but could be taken out for a night on the town, too!

Shirt: Thrifted ($2)
Tank Top: Freebie at a movie promo!! ($0)
Skirt: The Limited, on a super sale ($6)
Shoes: Candies from Kohl's ($19)
Studded Bracelet: Claire's ($3.50)
Bag: Bitten by Sarah Jessica Parker sold at Steve & Barry's ($8.98)

One Look Could Kill: My old clubbing self

For so many years, I was all about going to clubs. My friends and I would plan each week who was going, what we'd wear, what songs we'd request - everything. We'd dance our collective asses off and sit in a corner gossiping all night. I never got tired of it and felt completely at home.

One of our popular haunts in Baltimore is ending its weekly industrial party next week, so we all took this past Saturday as an opportunity to visit one last time. All of the same faces were there, all of the same music was played, but something was different. As I get older, it just doesn't seem to fit as well as it used to. I tried on all of my old club clothes, and none of it felt just right.

I threw on my favorite tank top, a jean skirt and these boots. I even later changed out of the boots into my trusty red cowboy boots before leaving the house. I was comfortable, I had fun, and I have no intentions of going back again.

Shirt: Thrifted and deconstructed by me ($3)
Skirt: Wet Seal ($4 on clearance)
Boots: Funke Feet ($45)
Bag: Bitten by Sarah Jessica Parker, bought at Steve & Barry's ($8.98)
Necklace: Girl Props ($7)

**Please note that I fully plan on making these pictures better. I need to a) find my tripod and b) find a corner of the apartment suitable for taking pictures without too many background distractions.**

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Goin' Cheap: Sales as of 6/5/08

It's that time! Here are all of the sales (both online and in-stores that I could find).

- Forever 21: They still have their usual "21 items for 21% off" sale going. Items change daily, so make sure to check back!
- Delia's: All swimwear up to 20% off; Use code DWF to get free shipping on all orders above $75; Use code DWGGift to get $10 off any purchase over $25! (expires 6/30/08)
- Victoria's Secret: Use code SP812541 to get $10 any purchase! (expires 6/30/08)
- Urban Outfitters: Use coupon code 083077WELCOME to get 10% off your purchase.
- Nine West: Use codevip2008 for free shipping; TONS of sandals currently on sale.
- Baker's Shoes: All wedges on sale (additional 10% off the lowest price).

That's it for now, kiddies!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Just Give Me a Taste: Flirty!

Lately, I've been having an extreme craving for a pretty damn specific look: Plain black t-shirt, flirty colorful miniskirt, silver accessories. I think it's a simple, yet striking combo. I've made a promise to myself that I'm going to wear more skirts this summer. They're adorable, and I need to not worry about my legs so much ;)

Monday, June 2, 2008

One Look Could Kill: Sex and the City viewing

I went with all of my girlfriends to see Sex and the City this weekend....for the second time. The first time I went, I swore that I was going to dress up, at least a little bit. Horrible traffic and a poor mood prevented me from doing that, so I was hellbent on doing it this time.

It was at least good to see that I was not alone in my quest to look Carrie/Miranda/Charlotte/Samantha-worthy for this movie. ;)

Dress: Forever 21, Shoes: Bakers