Friday, November 30, 2012

Pencils  /  Charger  /  Socks  /  Slippers  /  Bangle  /  Nail Polish  /  Lipstick  /  Gloves  /  Hair Tie  /  Travel Case  /  Tights  /  Notebook  /  Coasters  /  Rings  /  Phone Case  /  Lotion

The holidays are in full swing...
What are you putting in those stockings?
Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Perfect Match

Jacket: Urban Outfitters  /  Sweater: H&M (recent, similar here)  / Jeans: AE  /  Booties: Steve Madden (similar)  /  Purse: Steve Madden (similar here)  /  Shades: Madewell  /  Jewels: AE, T.J. Maxx, House of Harlow 1960, Ann Taylor

When it comes to cheetah print and bold berry colors, it's a perfect match.
I wear this pairing all the time!
(Check out previous looks: herehereherehere)
Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

time for giving...

Turtleneck: unknown (great cashmere version here)  /  Vest: American Eagle (similar)  /  Skirt: c/o American Eagle  /  Tights: Hue Tights  /  Shoes: Nine West  /  Necklace: J. Crew Factory  /  Bracelets: Michael Kors & J. Crew Factory  /  Shades: House of Harlow 1960  /  Nail Polish: Revlon "Plum Night"

Starting a personal style blog has always been a dream of mine. I truly love it, and I hope to inspire others to follow their dreams. I just recently started my blog, and I have been so excited to work with different people and make new blogger friends. Lulu Soler of Simply Lulu Style nominated me for the Liebster Award. This award goes to new or upcoming bloggers trying to establish their site or just meet new bloggers! The most important part of this award is passing it on to other bloggers, and then having them pass it on! After all, it is the time for giving!

If you receive this award, there are a few rules that you must follow:  
1.  Each blogger nominated must post 11 things about themselves.  
2.  Then answer the 11 questions the tagger has asked.
3.  Create 11 questions of their own to ask the bloggers they nominate
4.  Choose 11 nominees with less than 200 followers and link them on their blog post
5.  Finally the bloggers must be notified of their award.
*And there are no tag backs.

11 Things About Me:
1. I have three younger siblings: Chloe, Madison, and Grant
2. I love Halloween (and the chocolate candy that comes with it!)
3. I love to watch cheesy Christmas Hallmark movies with my family
4. I used to dance competitively (yes, I've met Abby Miller from Dance Moms)
5. I have a little Bichon Frise named Bella
6. My getaway place is my aunt and uncle's house across the street
7. I have a hot tea obsession (with honey please!)
8. I don't have a favorite color (I love them all)
9. Dance Music? Without a doubt, Beyonce!
10. I hope to have a career in fashion as a stylist or designer one day
11. One of my favorite books is the Great Gatsby (can't wait for the movie to come out!)

My Answers to Lulu's Questions:
1. Favorite place to shop? A solid three-way tie between J. Crew, H&M, and American Eagle
2. New Year's Eve, stay in or go out? Stay in with close family and friends!
3. What is your favorite holiday? Halloween
4. Would you ever live in a foreign country? Where? Bonjour, Paris!
5. What is your biggest pet peeve? People wearing socks with sandals
6. What makes you the most happy? Hanging out and watching a movie with my family
7. Movie or a good book? Movie
8. What is your most cherished material item? My Kate Spade watch
9. What are 2 of your make-up must have pieces? Bold, bright lipstick & mascara
10. The best gift you received? A new camera lens for my Birthday!
11. The best gift you gave? I guess my family will just have to wait and see this Christmas ;)

My Liebster Nominees (Now following you all on Bloglovin'):
10. Creamy

My Questions to Nominees:
1. What made you want to start a blog?
2. What/who inspires you?
3. What are you asking for this holiday season?
4. Dogs or cats?
5. Favorite vacation spot?
6. Heels or flats?
7. What was the best day of your life?
8. Favorite movie?
9. What nail polish are you currently wearing?
10. Who's style do you admire the most?
11. What is your number one fashion rule?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

toggle time

Coat: AE (this year's version here, similar here + here)  /  Chambray Shirt: H&M (similar)  /  Turtleneck: Tommy Hilfiger (craving this one)  /  Jeans: AE  /  Booties: Steve Madden (similar and on sale!)  /  Purse: Emma Fox  /  Necklaces: AE (available in stores)  /  Gloves: H&M  /  Shades: Madewell 

There is something about a winter toggle coat that makes me smile. It is so appropriate for the cold weather, and is perfect for the holidays in a cheery red! Here are my favorite toggle pieces I have my eye on (and wouldn't mind having under the Christmas tree)!

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Monday, November 26, 2012

spice things up

Leather Top: Nicole Richie for Impulse (similar here)  /  Turtleneck: unknown brand (similar)  /  Skirt: Rachel Roy (on sale now!)  /  Heels: Target  /  Purse: L.A.M.B. (similar here)  /  Tights: c/o AE  /  Jewels: Kate Spade, H&M (similar), House of Harlow 1960   /  Shades: House of Harlow 1960  /  Nail polish: Revlon "All Fired Up"

Lace, leather, tweed all in one and loving every minute of it today. I like to mix different textures together to spice things up...
I hope you all had an amazing weekend full of good food, friends, and family!
Happy Monday!

Friday, November 23, 2012

family fashionistas

My Look: Shirt: Madewell  /  Sweater: (similar, previously worn here)  /  Jeans: AE  /  Belt: c/o AE  /  Shoes: Asos  /  Purse: Kate Spade (other colors available)  /  Necklaces: H&M + J. Crew Factory  /  Bracelets: Tasha, J. Crew Factory, Kate Spade  /  Shades: Madewell  

Maggie's Look: Vest: Old Navy  /  Top: Gap (another color available)  /  Pants: Crew Cuts  /  Flats: Target (cheetah print available) 

Meet Maggie, my oh so fabulous and fashionable cousin! I thought since the holidays are among us, (I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving!) you may be buying gifts for a sweet little girl, the links to her outfit are above. And let me just say, Maggie knows how to rock her animal print and cords (and her missing teeth)...I'm sensing the next big fashionista in our family?
It's officially the holiday season, are you black Friday shopping today?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

giving thanks

Here are some of my favorite looks to wear for Thanksgiving. Try a rich orange, cheetah print, or plaid today! I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful day...

...Here are some things I am so very thankful for!

My family for being there for me and so supportive no matter what
My friends for making me laugh so hard and putting a smile on my face
My readers for sharing the most incredible feedback and giving me the confidence to keep going

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

spots on dots

Shirt: Francesca's Collection (previously worn here)  /  Sweater: J. Crew Factory (recent, similar here)  /  Jeans: AE  /  Heels: H&M  /  Purse: Juicy Couture  /  Shades: House of Harlow 1960  /  Jewels: AE, J. Crew Factory, Kate Spade

Yesterday was an errand running, holiday shopping day...
...which meant a messy ponytail and boyfriend jeans.
The double dose of polka dots? Yes please!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

plaid X 2

Shirt: J. Crew Factory (other colors available)  /  Blazer: American Eagle  /  Skirt: J. Crew Factory  /  Tights: American Eagle  /  Shoes: Nine West (other colors available)  /  Purse: DKNY  /  Jewels: J. Crew Factory, Madewell, Kate SpadeAE  /  Shades: Kenneth Cole  /  Lipstick: NARS "Heat Wave"  

Plaid times two today, which means two times the cute right?
Hope you are enjoying your week, thanks for reading!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Festive Plaid

Dress: Juicy Couture  /  Turtleneck: Banana Republic  /  Tights: H&M  /  Booties: Steve Madden (similar here)  /  Purse: Emma Fox  /  Shades: House of Harlow 1960  /  Jewels: Kate Spade, BCBG, AE, T.J. Maxx  /  Lipstick: NARS "Dolce Vita"  /  Nail Polish: OPI "Eiffel For This Color"

Friday's post really got me excited and ready to rock some festive plaid, and it turns out I wore it all weekend long. I guess you could say I have the holidays on my mind!
Come back tomorrow to see another fabulous plaid look
Happy Monday! 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Blazer  /  Shirt  /  Pants  /  Heels  /  Clutch  /  Cuff  /  Nail Polish

Coat  /  Dress  /  Bracelet 1  /  Bracelet 2  /  Earrings  /  Heels  /  Clutch  /  Lipstick  /  Nail Polish  

Sweater  /  Skirt  /  Scarf  /  Boots  /  Purse  /  Gloves  

Yesterday's post was all about giving sweet gifts to your closest friends and family (or yourself), but what will you be wearing to your holiday festivities? Here are some ideas I'll be using while celebrating with family and friends. The holiday is the perfect time to get dressed up and add a little sparkle to your step! 
Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

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I cannot deny that I have my mind on the holiday season. With holiday decor around the city, winter weather in the air, and "Rudolph" playing on malls' soundtracks, who wouldn't have the holidays on their mind? Here are some of my favorite things this season, as gifts for a special other or for yourself.

I have been updating my Pinterest boards for the season, make sure to check them out!   

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

beanie babe

Jacket: American Eagle  /  Sweater: Talbots (similar here)  /  Shirt: c/o American Eagle  /  Jeans: American Eagle  /  Boots: Nine West  /  Beanie: American Eagle  /  Purse: L.A.M.B (on sale!)  /  Jewels: Michael Kors + Kate Spade  /  Shades: House of Harlow 1960

When you live in Pittsburgh, you never know what the weather is going to be like. One day it's freezing, the next day it's sunny and warm. I bet you can guess what the temperature was with this look. A chilly day means a beanie and boots. Fashionable and warm, it's a win-win!

P.S. Nine West is having an amazing online sale right now! 30%-50% off select items...
Hello holiday shopping!
My favorites: herehere, here