Monday, October 29, 2012

Frankenstein Manicure

Happy Mani Monday and Happy Halloween!

This week I did a super fun frankenstein manicure. It requires a bit of a steady hand, but you don't have to be a pro since it's a silly sloppy monster. It was easier than I expected!

(this color stains your nails a bit, I recommend using a clear base coat 
as well as a coat of white underneath to protect your nails.)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Pumpkin Costume

Pumpkin Party

I love a good costume, but sometimes they can be expensive. Some years it's worth it to take a more ladylike spin on a costume so that the money you spend on the garments doesn't feel so bad because you can piece them out into your everyday wardrobe. I love that everything in this outfit is totally affordable and totally versatile. I actually did this same outfit last year with a dress I snagged in the sale section at H&M for only $7!! Total score!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Big Bird Costume

Big Bird Costume

This year for halloween I wanted to be Big Bird and have Mr.Husband be Cookie Monster. Unfortunately with all the political hooplah going around this election season, it's just a no go. Too many people will also be dressing as the lovable bird and I don't want anyone to think it has anything to do with a political agenda. I just like Big Bird. But for the record, I'm with the bird. :)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Rock-n-roll Chick

I'm So Rock-n-Roll

Sometimes I dress like a full on sugary sweet cutie patootie. Other times I wanna be a bad ass rock-n-roll chick. Isn't that just the best thing about clothes? I love that an outfit can totally transform my mood, my attitude, and how people perceive me. Do you like to mix it up as much as I do, or do you stay pretty true to just one style aesthetic? 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Vivienne Westwood

fox hunt

I'm an animal lover and vegetarian. I would never in a million trillion years go hunting. But I would totally wear this "fox hunt" outfit. You know, to the grocery store or the post office. So chic. So quirk. So wonderfully British.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Knock On Wood - Woodpecker Clutch

Every once in a while I come across something that deserves it's own post. No outfit styling required.

Seriously, how adorable is this Kate Spade clutch!!??

Monday, October 15, 2012

Essie Skirting the Issue

Happy Mani Monday!

This week I'm wearing:

c/o Essie via Klout.

What's on your nails this week? 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Kendra Scott Jewelry

I have a confession to make. 

I am obsessed with Breaking Pointe

I'm sure many of you know that when I grow up I'm going to be a ballerina, so I suppose it's not that much of a surprise, but here is the real confession: Breaking Pointe only has 6 episodes. I watch about an episode a day... Every day... Since it originally aired... Anyway, it's not a "I'm a stalker" obsession...

To the pointe (get it!! pointE?!), one of the dancers on the program, Beckanne Sisk wears some beautiful jewelry, envy worthy. So after some research and a bit of luck I found out some of the earrings I'd been lusting over that she wears are by Kendra Scott. The particular pair unfortunately is no longer available, I believe it was "Andi", but fear not! There are plenty of other beautiful styles to choose from:

Monday, October 8, 2012

Love & Beauty - Olive

"olive" no. BR4150 by Love & Beauty (via Forever 21)
and "silver glitter" no. SPA10 by Kiss (via Target) 
with a top coat of "matte about you" by essie (via Ulta)

What's on your nails this week?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

shorts with knee high socks

shorts with knee high socks

How chic is this look!? Do any of you rock a knee high or over the knee sock with shorts? I'm so looking forward to playing around with this style this autumn.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Rocker chic

rocker chic

Not that I had any money to purchase any of this when I was 20, but man oh man am I jealous of the selection of "dark" rocker chic clothes that are on the market now. Don't get me wrong, I still covet all my vintage slips, corsets, and British combat boots, but it was a lot harder for us back then to be alternative. Maybe harder is the wrong word, it took a lot more effort, which in a way made it a super exclusive group to be a part of. Who knew 15 years later it would be borderline mainstream...