Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tied in a Bow

I love my new bow tie blouse!

Oxfords: Forever 21
Tights: American Eagle
Dress: H&M
Earrings: Charlotte Russe
Belt: vintage
Blouse: vintage
Watch: thrifted

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Head in the Clouds

Hi! I hope that the start to your week has been good! Unfortunately, I will not be able to post much because my math homework is calling me.

Scarf: Old Navy
Skirt: Vintage
Belt: Forever 21
Tights: Delia's
Earrings: Pier One
Flats: Forever 21

Saturday, November 26, 2011

DIY: Dreamcatcher Necklace

Hi! Today, I am going to teach you how to make one of the trendiest accessories at the moment- a dream catcher necklace. I've been seeing these all over tumblr, chictopia and etsy. These necklaces are so chic and effortlessly boho; I love them!

Level of difficulty: medium difficulty

Cost: less than $10

Supplies: hot glue gun, thread, needle, suede cord or another type of string, 3-5
boho beads, wire and a feather.

How to: First gather all of your supplies. Next cut your wire and bend it so that it is shaped like a circle. After that, plug your hot glue gun in. When the glue is hot, wrap the suede cord around the wire and occasionally glue parts of the cord down. Once you have finished wrapping the cord around the circle-shaped wire, thread your needle. Then sew your dream catcher design on. Need inspiration? Check out this dream catcher. Once you have sewn your design on, cut out a long piece of cord and tie it to the dream catcher. This will be your necklace. After that, sew your feather to the bottom of the dream catcher and add a string of beads. Voila! Instant boho luxe.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Festive Attire

And the festivities begin! Thanksgiving marked the beginning of the holiday season bringing lots of joy to winter. Shopping, cold weather, crisp air, presents, Christmas cookies, winter break, Christmas trees, candy canes, hot cocoa, knit scarves, warm winter coats, pretty sweaters. Is anyone else excited that the holiday season is now in full kick?

Sweater: thrifted
Rings: assorted
Jeans: Charlotte Russe
Boots: Charlotte Russe

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sheer Love

Hi! Today marks the beginning of my Thanksgiving break; I am so glad to finally have a break! I chose to wear a sheer green maxi skirt that I sewed this weekend, a basic black top, black boots, and my lovely stone necklace from Leney's etsy shop. Seriously, if you haven't checked out her shop you are missing out! Leney is one of my fellow RVA fashion bloggers and a great person. I won this unique necklace in a giveaway and it is now one of my favorite necklaces! I thought that it would be difficult to style but the necklace is surprisingly versatile.

Skirt: DIY
Top: Victoria's Secret
Necklace: A Girl Named Leney
Belt: vintage
Rings: vintage
Boots: Charlotte Russe

P.S. Are you going Black Friday shopping? I'm debating about going to the sales but I will definitely have a coupon for my etsy shop!

Friday, November 18, 2011

A Raisin in The Sun

Hi! Today, the juniors at my school had a chance to go on a field trip to see A Raisin in the Sun and I chose to go. The play was performed at the University of Richmond. A Raisin in the Sun was actually a pretty good play. The University of Richmond actors did a great job portraying the characters and the plot was relatively intriguing. It is about a poor black family in the late 1950's. They receive $10,000 because one of the family members dies. After they receive the money, the family tries to decide what to do with it. Will it be used to put Benny through medical school, to buy a house or into one of Walter's crazy money making schemes? By the end of this play, they have overcome many obstacles and grown closer as a family. Although the seating wasn't ideal and the play was very long (just about 3 hours!), I enjoyed A Raisin in the Sun.

Skirt: vintage
Top: thrifted
Necklace: vintage Givenchy
Tights: Delia's
Rings: assorted
Belt: vintage
Boots: Charlotte Russe

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Rainy Days

Hi! To brighten up this dreary day (it's rainy and wet here), I wore a bright red pencil skirt. I paired the skirt with a white, thrifted sweater, textured tights and brown combat boots. Luckily, it stopped raining in the afternoon and I was able to go outside to take photos. I am hoping that tomorrow is going to be nicer despite the forecast for more rain all day. Fall is lovely but I hate it when it rains. All the wet leaves, gray sky and dismal puddles tire me out.

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Skirt: thrifted
Sweater: thrifted ZARA
Tights: Delia's
Boots: Charlotte Russe
Ring: Pier One
Belt: Aeropostale

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Hi! I managed to take pictures today even though it was cold and rainy outside. It seems like every time that I straighten my hair, it rains! Anyways, today I wore a DIY studded denim vest.

Supplies- Denim vest and about 100 studs (I purchased mine from Forest Era on etsy, their studs are good quality and reasonably priced.)
Cost- Mine cost me about $10-$15. Thrifting a vest will help to keep the cost of this DIY low.
Time- About an hour
How to- Gather your materials and set up your work space. Lay your denim vest (or any kind of clothing) down flat. Next mark on the denim vest where you want to place your studs and decide on what pattern you will use. Are you going to use all pyrmaid studs? All circular studs? A mix of different studs? Then add the studs to the vest or item of clothing. It's hard for me to explain how to add studs but it is actually a very easy process. You will most likely be able to know how to apply the studs just by looking at them. If you don't understand how to apply the studs, this is a great tutorial. Once that is done, you will have your finished product. Voila! A new, trendy piece for a fraction of the designer price.

Dress: Forever 21
Tights: Delia's
Top: Victoria's Secret
Vest: DIY/ thrifted
Earrings: Charlotte Russe
Ring: Vintage

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

School-Girl Chic

Hi! Happy Wednesday! Today I wore a simple, school- girl chic outfit. I chose to wear my vintage Diane Von Furstenburg printed blouse (purchased for only 50 cents!), a vintage pleated navy skirt and my favorite tights and oxford flat combo. I accessorized with my brown leather belt and my silver heart necklace. Anyways, I would just like to thank my new followers and readers! This past week my page views have soared due to dedicated readers like you. I try to respond to all of your comments by visiting your blog if you have one.

Check out my recent features:
-From the Runway to RVA, photos taken by Leney Breeden (she's a fabulous photographer/blogger/crafter, you should definitely check out her blog!)
-Teen Outfits

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Denim Love + Winners

Hi! This is actually what I wore yesterday. My blogging schedule is a little off because the laptop that I usually blog from is broken and I have to use a very slow computer to post. That is also why the spacing of my posts has been a bit off. Anyways, it's finally the weekend! I hope you all have a lovely time. And now I will announce what you all have been waiting for- the giveaway winners!
Prize #1: Anonymous said...
i heart ur etsy.

Prize #2: Kathryn said...
'Liked' on Facebook as Kat M!

Prize #3:Ali Holmes said...
I "Like" you on facebook! :)

Congratulations! I have sent the winners emails. If you didn't win, I hope to have another giveaway soon. Thanks to those that entered!:)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

My Perfect Outfit

Knit sweater+patterned dress+tights= my perfect fall/ winter outfit

Sweater: hand knit by my great grandmother
Dress: H&M, gifted to me by my friend Olivia
Scarf: JCP
Tights: Delia’s
Flats: Forever 21
Ring: Pier One

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Earthy Tones

Hi! This is a quick post because I have a ton of homework. However, I wanted to share pictures of what I wore today with you. Thanks to all my new followers! I will have the giveaway winners picked this week, emailed and mentioned in a post. I'm sure you look forward to seeing if you won! Anyways, I hope that your week is off to a good start!

Skirt: Thrifted (psst...did I tell you that I'm in love with this skirt?)
Sweater: Thrifted ZARA
Necklace: etsy shop, A Girl Named Leney (check out her shop! It's fabulous and she is such a nice person. I won this necklace in a giveaway on From The Runwayto RVA)
Boots: Charlotte Russe
Mini skirt: H&M