Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Oh, Vintage Paisley

A blend of paisley, vintage and my favorite oxfords for a busy day.

Dress, belt & jewelry: vintage
Tights: Delia's
Flats: Forever 21

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Sally Shorts

New shorts up in the shop! Description: These pretty cut-off shorts were recreated from a pair of vintage Levi's 550 "relaxed fit" jeans. They are mid-rise and light-wash. They are practically a requirement for summer days and nights. Very versatile; they can be worn pretty much any where and styled pretty much any way! Size 18 (vintage). They are smaller than a modern size 18. Want to win these? Enter my giveaway!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Saturdays are for Shopping

Hi! I love Saturdays because I often go thrift shopping. This month, I was planning on not spending any money on myself but I went out shopping today. Oops! However, I made out very well and only spent $4.20 on myself. Hope Thrift was a goldmine for bohemian dresses today and I ended up purchasing 3 dresses. All need a little tweaking but it's worth it. I also ended up with a cream colored skirt and a matching lace top. Of course, I will wear them separately. For my etsy shop, I purchased 4 pairs of jeans at Hope Thrift and 2 pairs of jeans at Thrift for Life. Later, my family went out to eat at Don Pedro, a little Mexican restaurant. The food was scrumptious and that is where these pictures were taken. Anyone else go out shopping or do something interesting today?

Skirt: Doris Apparel
Top: Victoria's Secret
Heels: Macy's
Scarf: Forever 21
Purse: Plato's Closet
Sunglasses: Unknown

Thursday, February 23, 2012

DIY Fishtail Skirt

Hi! This weekend I was in the mood for a DIY and stumbled across this tutorial on chictopia for a fishtail skirt. One of my maxi skirts had become a tad too short and I decided that it would be perfect for this DIY. It was extremely simple and I had it done in less than a half hour. Even though I didn't really follow the instructions, the skirt turned out great. If you have an old maxi skirt, I would definitely recommend trying this trendy DIY!

Skirt: Thrifted & then reconstructed
Top: Thrifted ZARA
Bracelets/ watch: Vintage
Shoes: Macy's
Necklace: Forever 21

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Mix It Up

Hi! Today I decided to mix formal and casual clothing together. I recently received this beaded top- perfect for special events. To make it wearable for everyday occasions, I added a simple, bohemian mini-skirt and a studded denim vest. I was very pleased with the results and can't to mix casual and formal pieces again! Anyways, I have to run- off to another SAT prep session!
Skirt: Forever 21
Vest: Thrifted
Bracelet: DIY
Beaded top: Gifted
Tights: Delia's
Flats: Forever 21

Don't forget to enter my giveaway!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Winter Wonderland

Hi! It snowed last night and this morning I seized the opportunity for snow pictures. After all, who knows if it will snow again; it has only snowed twice this winter in Richmond! I pulled my leopard print dress out of my closet today and paired it with my favorite denim top and brown lace-up boots to dress it down. To keep warm, I wore my black winter coat and coziest sweater tights. My long multi-strand necklace and bow earrings finished this look. Don't forget to enter my giveaway!

Boots: Charlotte Russe
Dress: Forever 21
Necklace: Gifted
Tights: American Eagle
Earrings: Charlotte Russe
Button-down: Thrifted
Coat: Gifted

Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Roaring '20s

The Roaring 20's

Oh, how I dream of the 1920's! The Great Gatsby, Clara Bow, Chanel, tasseled dresses, flappers, feathers, sequins, gold... What's not to love?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

DIY: Studded Bracelet

Hi! This spring, arm candy is very trendy. I decided to try my hand at a DIY studded bracelet. I am in love with the results! I can't wait to stack them with other bracelets for a chic look.
Level of difficulty: easy

Cost: less than $5

Supplies: studs, recyclable bag handle, needle, thread, a snap closure button and scissors

How to: First, cut the handle to fit your wrist. Then stud the handle in any pattern you like. Next, sew the snap button closure on. Voila! Instant spring fashion.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Anchors Away

Anchors away! Today I went the nautical route with this anchor skirt. To keep the outfit weather appropriate, I added tights, oxfords and a cardigan. I kept the jewelry relatively simple to let the different textures shine. Anyways, I have to go to an SAT prep class now. Expect some new DIY posts soon!

Skirt: Vintage
Tights: Gifted
Flats: Forever 21
Top: Vintage
Cardigan: Charlotte Russe
Watch: Gifted
Earrings: Charming Charlie
Headband: DIY

Monday, February 13, 2012

Like a Fairytale

Hi! These pictures were taken this morning so that explains my haggard expressions. I bought this dress over the summer and wore it for the first time today. I was having a hard time styling this vintage dress partially because it is semi-sheer. However, I solved that problem by wearing a gray tank dress underneath of it. To add shape to the dress, I cinched in the waist with a skinny belt. I also accessorized with a pearl-cameo necklace, sweater tights and oxford flats. An ethereal, fairytale-eqsue look was created. Just in time for Valentine's day!

Dress on top: Vintage
Dress underneath: Forever 21
Tights: Old Navy
Belt: Vintage
Necklace: Kay Adams

Don't forget to enter my giveaway!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Swept Away

Hi! It feels like forever since my last outfit post. Today, I wore a new acquisition- this lovely side-slit maxi. I received this skirt as a reward from Chictopia. I love the way the wind tickles my skirt. Another thing I adore about this skirt is that little people are printed on it. How quirky! I can see myself wearing this skirt all year long; it is the perfect transition piece. Although this skirt costs $40, I was able to redeem it for 1500 chic points! What a steal! It is manufactured by Doris Apparel. I'm delighted by this beauty. If you are a fashion blogger, I would definitely recommend joining Chictopia! You can give and get advice, earn rewards (like my skirt!) and interact with other bloggers.

Skirt: Doris Apparel via Chictopia
Sweater: Thrifted
Earrings: Charlotte Russe + Pier One
Boots: Charlotte Russe
Rings: High Gloss Fashions, etsy + gifted

P.S. Don't forget to enter my shorts giveaway!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Spring 2012 Trends


Madewell denim vest
$88 - madewell.com

See by Chloe layered skirt
$650 - stylebop.com

Citizens of Humanity floral jeans
$190 - net-a-porter.com

Pleated skirt
$45 - romwe.com

DKNY platform shoes
$206 - my-wardrobe.com

Topshop wedge heel sandals
$176 - topshop.com

Oliver Peoples acetate sunglasses
$365 - net-a-porter.com

Cat eye sunglasses
$9.95 - amazon.com

Hi! This spring is all about pastels, floaty fabrics, florals and 1950's-esque fashion. Pleats have been a hot commodity in the spring 2012 fashion shows. I simply adore the way the fabric moves with you. Every turn, step and movement is emphasized in the most delightful way. Luckily pleated skirts are very versatile and can be worn with both day and night looks. My second favorite spring trend is cat-eye sunglasses; I can't wait to sport this fun style! Other top reoccurring trends include florals and pastels. I love the look of floral jeans- very feminine. Wedges are also going to be big this spring and I am dying to stock my closet up with them! Are you going to test any of these trends out?

Have you entered my giveaway yet?

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Giveaway Time!

Hi! You all are in luck because I have a giveaway for you. As you may know, I am making the switch from selling vintage to shorts in my etsy shop. I would like to offer one fabulous reader a pair of free shorts from my shop! You can choose from all of the shorts! Worrying that you won't be able to find a pair that fits or that you like? Not a problem because I will be adding shorts weekly and you can wait until you find a pair you like. I am going to try to stock all sizes and all (trendy) styles. Sounds pretty good, huh?

Rules: You must complete the mandatory entry or none of your other entries will count. U.S. citizens only (Sorry!) Leave an email or blog address so that I can get in touch with you if you win on at least one of your comments. Leave a separate comment for every entry.

Mandatory entry: follow my blog with google/ gfc (1 entry)

Optional entries:
Follow my blog with tumblr (1 entry)
Heart my etsy shop (1 entry)
Buy something from my etsy shop (10 entries)
Follow me on chictopia ( 2 entries)
"Like" me on facebook (3 entries)
Post about this giveaway on your blog ( 2 entries)
Link up to Fabulous Friday (1 entry)

Giveaway winner will be announced March 1st so you have the whole month of February to enter.

***I WILL check to make sure the winner has done what she says that she has done. So don't be sneaky! Thanks:D

Friday, February 3, 2012

Fabulous Friday

Hi! I can't believe that I haven't posted in over a week; how crazy! Anyways, my Fabulous Friday pick of this week was Leney from A Girl Named Leney. I have had the privilege of actually meeting Leney in real life and she is a very sweet, down to earth person. We both live in RVA. I love how Leney paired her retro high-waisted pants with a tee shirt and denim top. And do you see her shoes? Urban Outfitters, glitter, high heels- 3 of my favorite things! Thanks for linking up, Leney! If you like her style, check out her tumblr, blog, etsy or facebook page.

As Fab Friday is a weekly event, it is happening again! It's easy to join in. Just follow my blog, link directly up with the linky tool and link back to my blog in your post. You can link up between now and next Friday. Every week, I will choose my favorite look and feature you on my blog. I can't wait to see what you all are wearing!