Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Santa Baby..

Please Santa baby. I've been oh-so-good this year. Can you bring me....

(What is it with all of these cheap retailers teasing me with their inexpensive hotness?? Here's hoping for gift cards this holiday. ;D There are just far too many studded things out there for me not to go a little crazy right now.)

1) Abbey Dawn Plaid-Lined Vest: Kohl's, $24.00

2) Studded Patent Clutch: Forever 21, $19.80

3) Strappy Jewel Disc Bootie: Go Jane, $22.10

4) Abbey Dawn Skinny Twill Pants: Kohl's, $28.80

5) Studded Glossy Tote: Forever 21, $34.80

6) Faceted Ring: Forever 21, $3.80

7) Colin Stuart Studded Bootie: Victoria's Secret, $49.99

8) Liquid Mini Skirt: Forever 21, $12.80

9) Thick Multi Band Heel: Go Jane, $23.99

10) Light Burst Zip Ankle Leggings:
Forever 21, $14.80

11) Studded Velvet Fringe Boots: Forever 21, $36.80

Tiered Leopard Dress:
Forever 21, $22.80

Friday, December 19, 2008

Layering Virgin

Since I've been old enough to read fashion magazines, I have been addicted to them. When I was in my early teens, I was all over Seventeen magazine. When I actually turned 17, I couldn't stop reading Vogue. In all of my years of reading these magazines, I feel as if there was one "trend", if you will that came up over and over again. I would try this trend, and then retreat, defeated. I could just never get it right! This trend was layering.

I would either put on not enough clothing to constitute "layers", or SO many layers that I wound up looking like Randy from A Christmas Story.

Well, I'm not sure what happened earlier this week, but I FINALLY felt a bit closer to getting it right. Hell, it only took me 28 years, right? ;)

Oh, and while it may not be "fashion-oriented", I LOVE our Christmas tree this year!!

If I don't post again soon, I hope everyone has a wonderful and oh-so-fashionable holiday!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


For what seems like years now, I've been craving the perfect biker-style leather jacket. Well, that's a half-truth. I wasn't so much concerned with it really being leather or not. All I cared about was that it looked good. Whenever I've come across a biker-style jacket, it tends to fit my small frame horribly and just look bulky.

Well, thanks be to the gods known as "H&M". On Black Friday, I was doing my usual 6 am shopping (I love it!!) and I passed by the H&M window. There on the mannequin was the most PERFECT faux leather biker jacket I'd ever seen. I ran (quite literally) into the store, only to find out that they had sold out of that jacket days ago. They told me to check back in later that day in case more came in. I resigned myself to thinking that the jacket had slipped out of my grasp.

Au contraire!!! I called hours later and they had gotten more in! IN MY SIZE! I gladly used my 20% off discount for Black Friday and snagged that baby up.

It has really been too cold here in Baltimore to wear the jacket out (in the low-20s), but I had to camwhore just a bit in my apartment.

(I hate that last picture, but it shows the zippers, cut and sleeves well.)

I'm happy I finally found my jacket!!!

Jacket: H&M, $39

Friday, December 5, 2008

Hair Help!

I apologize for the sporadic posts. I'm hoping for a tripod for the holidays, so hopefully, I'll have more "Daily Outfit" posts for you soon. ;)

For now, though, I could use YOUR help.

When it comes to "beauty", I consider myself to be okay with makeup. I have a collection that probably rivals that of most drag queens, and I use most of it. I have every color of the rainbow in eyeshadows, ranging from the brightest yellow to the blackest-black. After literally practicing for years at it on myself, I consider myself to be good enough at it that I get compliments on it from time to time.

Hair - that's a different story.

In the past year, I've started blow-drying my age 27. Before that, I didn't know how (nor did I CARE to know how) to blow dry at all. I've used straightening irons, which I thought was pointless on my poker-straight hair til I actually tried it. I'm pretty much a newbie when it comes to hair.

While I love the color and cut of my hair right now more than I ever have, I long to make it into a style I LOVE. A style that I've loved for literally decades now.

This is my hair now:
Layered with bangs, a bit past my shoulders and as straight as straight hair comes. My hair is also thin-ish.

Now, this is the style I want to achieve (and this is the part where I hopefully don't freak Miss Ashley out):

(His hair - not hers)

Essentially, I want BIG, TEASED hair. I've tried attacking my hair with a teasing comb and hairspray, only to have it be as flat as a pancake a few hours later. I've tried blow-drying my hair upside-down. I've tried volumizing shampoo, conditioner and mousse.

I'm out of ideas!

So help me, oh-so-fashionable ones out there. ;)