Sunday, December 27, 2009

"Pull over!" "No officer, it's actually a cardigan."

Gray cardigan w/flower and stone embellishment, black velvet heels, and rings on left hand, Forever 21. Skinny jeans, Rock and Republic. Random black tee, TJ Maxx. Black leather drawstring purse, BCBG. Abstract gold ring, Kenneth Cole. Pearl and chain necklace, vintage. Sunglasses, Ray Ban.

I finally have a renewed drive for blogging. I think it has to do with all the Christmas goodies I raked in over the holidays. I'm especially impressed with Jer, who ordered me a little something from American Apparel. But more on that later...

I hope everyone out there had as good a holiday season as I, and I certainly can't wait to see what everyone puts together for New Years Eve. Let me guess...sequins anyone???

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Seeing Red

Red beaded earrings, gold necklace, red leather clutch, black top, and brown leather riding boots w/fringe, all vintage. Mauve'ish skinny jeans, Lulu's. Brown military jacket, H&M.

I don't know if it's the cold gray weather or the holiday over-eating that has finally caught up with me, but I just can't seem to get it together as far as inspiring outfits go. Jer and I got back inside after taking pictures just as the first rain of the day started. Stupid rain.

Alright, enough of the pity party and on to the good stuff...

I was wandering around on Chicisimo earlier today and I saw not only that my sweatpants post made it into the "Best Outfits of the Week" category, but that a wonderful blogger at featured me as her look of the day because of those sweatpants too! Thank you so much! You have no idea how much that means to me.

And on a funny note, when I was down in the Bay Area over Thanksgiving I saw a bunch of trendy little hipsters wearing riding boots like these ones but then when I come back up here to farm-town USA the only people wearing riding boots are those that have literally just gotten off of a horse or tractor. I love it. Cowboy up, ya'll.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Rain Delay

Black leather purse,vintage Liz Claiborne. Denim jacket, Old Navy. Green boyfriend tee and black pointy flats, Target. Amazing black stretch pants, vintage. Peacock earrings, Lulu's. Necklace and rings, Forever 21. Sunglasses, Club Monaco.

It's so hard to take pictures when it is pouring rain outside, something I think my fellow west coast bloggers can totally relate to this past week.

So here are a couple of photos from last week that I never posted. I was rushing off to work (hence the flats) but I made sure to drag Jer outside in his pj's to snap a few photos before I left.

I came across this purse in a huge bin in the back warehouse of the thrift store and I had to have it. I haven't changed purses since.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Trouser Time

Gray pleated twill trousers, Victoria's Secret. White blazer, Theory. White tank, Styles. Gray and white feather scarf, H&M. White leather clutch, Gap. Black and white earrings, Forever 21. Silver engraved cuff, gift from Miss Raquel:) Black leather oxford heels, Tracy Ellen. Sunglasses, Club Monaco.

So, I know I really shouldn't be complaining about the cold seeing as I live in California and the weather is pretty mild compared to other parts of the world, but 20 degrees? Come on! As far as I'm concerned, if I cannot cuff my sweet new trousers (on sale at Victoria's without my ankles freezing to the point of immobility, then it's just too damn cold.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Liquid (Legging) Courage

Oatmeal frumpy cardigan, Target. Black tank, crushed liquid leggings, and accessories, Forever 21. Purse, TJ Maxx. Black leather ankle boots, Aldo. Gold aviators, Ray Ban.

There's something about skin-tight black liquid legging that make even a frumpy grandma cardigan look a little bad-ass. Black leather boots and a purse with a chain that could break a car window doesn't hurt either...

For those of you who were wondering why it took so long for me to post something, it's because I've been working at the thrift store like a mad woman; knee deep in dust-bunnies, moldy board games, feline urine soaked mismatched shoes, and various other asthma inducing substances.

On another note, I am always happy to see that Chicisimo featured a photo from one of my previous posts, so thank you Maria!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Sweatpants It Is

Gray sweatpants, Norma Kamali for Walmart. White jersey top and necklace, Forever 21. Tuxedo jacket, Express. Silk clutch w/gold accent, vintage. Black leather open-toe boots, BCBG. Gold abstract ring, Kenneth Cole.

My sweatpant trousers finally came in the mail and I couldn't be happier. I know people say Walmart is the anti-Christ but how could that be so when they made such sublimely cozy pants and they arrived just in time for the post-Thanksgiving Day bloat? If sweatpant trousers are good enough for Hanna MacGibbon to wear at her Fall '09 show for Chloe, well, they are certainly good enough for me to spend $15. of my food budget on them. Indeed, Satan does take many forms...

I was able to coax my dad away from the pumpkin pie long enough to take these pictures over at our local college. Isn't it amazing what a professional photographer wielding a really good camera can do in just a few minutes? I'm so lucky to have such a talented photographer and artist for a father. With enough encouragement and gentle prodding he may eventually start his own blog to showcase some of his work; until then these photos will have to do.

And the lurker in the background of the second to last photo is just Jer, firmly affixed to his iPhone, checking hockey scores. Of course.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Holiday Sparkle

Black blazer, Forever 21. Black tee, Target. Gunmetal sequined mini-skirt, Pink Rose. Black tights, DKNY. Black leather boots w/ties, Aldo. Navajo beaded earrings, Wet Seal.

Happy Thanksgiving!

My dad wanted me to add that one of these days I promise to do something with color. But until then, here's a little black to brighten the holidays.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

A Grain of Salt

Purple scarf and coral earrings, necklace, Forever 21. Black t-shirt and cut-off jean shorts, Wet Seal. Leather snap belt, Gap. Tights, DKNY. Cognac suede boots, Urban Outfitters. Brown cardigan, Lulu's. Sunglasses, Club Monaco.

I'm finally back home after a week of traveling between Sacramento and the Bay Area. While I was there I was able to spend some quality time with some of my good girlfriends that I grew up with and it always gets me thinking that I need to move back to the Bay Area sooner rather than later. The night was replete with intense discussions about models who kill themselves, members of the axis and allies, the difference between cold sores and herpes, and the advantages of wearing sweatpants in public. It wouldn't have been a true girls-night without a little salting of each other--yes, Jen literally salts people at random and says, "Get out of here slug!" It actually got to the point where her boyfriend had to take the salt shaker away from her.

I don't know how it happened but I was able to drag Jer away from his fantasy hockey league to go do a little shoe reconnaissance mission at the mall and take a couple pictures while we were there. All I'm going to say is that I may just have to forgo my hatred of faux leather for the time being...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

At the Hotel, Motel, Holiday Inn

Black boyfriend blazer and metal accessories, Forever 21. Gray pleated silk top, TJ Maxx. Dark wash jeans, Rock and Republic. Black leather open-toe t-strap heels, Simply Vera, by Vera Wang.
I'm not really at the Holiday Inn, I just thought I'd stick with the rap-lyrics-as-blog-title thing I've been doing.

There's so many cool places to take pictures here at the hotel but I'm having a hard time dragging Jer away to explore because of his schedule while we're here. I managed to catch him on a 15 minute break to take these pics. Kind of a boring outfit, and not to make excuses but totally forgot to pack all the little accessories like belts, rings, scarves, ect. Oh well, I may just have to go mall exploring instead...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sac Town, the Bay Area and Back Down

Marching band jacket, Target. Satin trim taupe tunic and earrings, Forever 21. Black tights, DKNY. Black leather oxford heels, Ellen Tracy. Taupe leather purse, Michael Kors.

Jer and I are staying at this swanky hotel right on the Sacramento River because he has to attend some conference and I was able to steal him away for a moment to take some pictures on the river. Not only is it windy, but cold too. Looks like I'll be snuggling up in bed with my new Bazaar. Which reminds me, who here is terribly disappointed to see lame-ass Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson on the cover? What happened to the days of Carmen Kass and Kate Moss? I cannot stand to see celebrities on the covers of fashion magazines. Especially emo teen idols. (Jer would like me to add, "They're so emo their hair cuts itself." Sorry guys, I rolled my eyes too.)

Monday, November 16, 2009

It's A White Blazer Folks

White blazer, Theory.  Linen sequined and embroidered tank, Forever 21.  Brown cardigan and sunglasses, Target.  Light wash jeans, 7 For All Mankind.  Booties, Seychelles. Earrings, Styles.

I'm kinda proud to say that I got this white Theory blazer when I was in high school (that was almost ten years ago) and it's STILL dope!  I had to sew on new buttons because somehow over the years I lost one of the buttons, found it, kept the button on my vanity for a couple more years, lost the jacket, re-lost the button, then found the jacket, but the button was long gone by then.  Oh the drama...

Jer and I will be traveling to Sacramento/Bay Area this entire week so posting will be sporadic at best.  I'm using my dad's laptop right now and I'm hoping to convince him to let me borrow it for the trip.  We shall see...  I packed some goodies though so I hope I'll be able to do my usual Monday through Friday outfit posts for this week.

I would also like to thank the ladies over at Weardrobe and Chicisimo (<--go here, vote, poke around...) for featuring me again on their sites; it's always such a pleasant surprise to see myself featured over there!  Thank you!

And you know I have to end this post by mentioning my most recent acquisition.  Brace yourself...sweatpant trousers!  I think I'm not the only one out there who is dying to wear sweatpants in public, but loathes the "white-trash" reference that is usually accompanied with doing so.  Now that designers are making them in chic trouser shapes, those with a fashion conscience might just do it.  I know I will.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Matchy Matchy

Coral shirt-dress, Target. Screen-print cotton scarf, Forever 21. Denim jacket, Old Navy. Leather clutch, vintage. Leggings, Styles. Oxford heels, Ellen Tracy. Sunglasses, Club Monaco. Turquoise rings and earrings, gifts from Mom from Old Town San Diego and random art fairs.

When I don't know what to wear I always end up in something matchy-matchy. Clearly that's what happened yesterday. I blame it on a combination of massive amounts of dirty laundry and lack of jackets. And shoes. And accessories.

On a more exciting note, Jer and I are going camping tonight and I thought it would be fun to do a post on what we wore while camping, so we'll see how that works out. I better get to packing...