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!