Monday, October 21, 2013

LOVES: Minor Tweaks....Major Difference

This floral For Love And Lemons dress has been hanging on a rack in my room for a few months. I wore it on my birthday, despite it being way WAY too short. But, after browsing on some other FL+L pieces...I was inspired. After seeing all of their beautiful trims, I headed to the fabric store and picked up some almost identical black venice lace. A few minutes on my sewing machine and a quick handstitch, and my new dress was born. Not only was it a perfect touch, but it also added about three more inches to cover my bum and I kinda want to put this trim on everything I own now :)

Now everyone's happy and appropriate and stuff! Happy Fall!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

OOTD: Lover Boy Dress

Dress - For Love and Lemons ($162), Kimono - Rory Beca for Forever21 (unavailable), Booties - Forever21 ($43), Clutch - Forever21 ($28), Socks - H&M (unavailable)

Loving this new Fall weather since I can actually ENJOY the outdoors. I've been hiding out inside all Summer just counting down the days until I can take full advantage of my closet. I bought this For Love & Lemons Lover Boy Daisy dress a few months ago and I'm so excited that I can easily transition it into the Fall months. I added my Rory Beca for Forever21 black kimono to add a little more feminine whimsy. To balance everything out I brought out the hardware...these amazing studded booties + clutch from Forever21 add that edge I always feel incomplete without...not to mention the metallic gold socks!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

LOVES: For Love & Lemons Kimono

 I've been obsessed with this kimono ever since I first laid eyes on it in the showroom of my internship over a year ago. They had white in stock and I wasn't necessarily sold on the color, but the fabric + lace trim was so great. Not sure why it's taken me until NOW to order it in black...but it's mine! It goes with everything...e v e r y t h i n g. I'm already pretty excited about wearing it over bikinis this summer too! This morning was pretty chilly so, instead of the dress I had in mind, I ended up just throwing on jeans and a tee then added my kimono for an instant splash of fancy. Not to's gorgeous outside for some chiffon!

Tee - Wildfox, Hat - American Apparel, Boots - Sam Edelman, Kimono - For Love & Lemons

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

LOVES: Black Cats, Sweet Tarts, + Faux Fur

Today was a wonderful Halloween day! I didn't make any specific plans this year, as my Indy love and Halloween extraordinaire, Travis, moved to the East coast leaving us all very confused and lonely this holiday. I didn't splurge on (AT LEAST) three DIY costumes like usual...just one for Chichi. Instead, I ended up having multiple wardrobe changes for my very busy day of running errands, playing with Fang, painting, and card shopping. Surprise surprise, I had MANY Halloween appropriate options in my closet...

Sweater - One Grey Day, Cross Tee - F21, Booties - DV by Dolce Vita, Faux Fur Infinity Scarf - Target

Booties - DV by Dolce Vita

Sweater - h&m, Shoes - Jeffrey Campbell, Skull Blouse - Unknown

Sunday, October 28, 2012

DIY: Crystal Skull Wine Toppers

Last week I was taking a fun stroll through Target in their Halloween section and was so excited when I found these fun skull wine toppers for about five bucks each. I picked up two for my friends from Pittsburgh who were visiting me in KY, one for my best friend's birthday, and of for me. Even though they are perfect as is, I had an idea to make them perfect little McQueen-inspired gifts.

What you'll need: black nail polish, clear nail polish, assorted crystals, tweezers

Before I started, I filled in the eye sockets of the skull with some black nail polish. This is definitely optional, but I liked the way it added a little extra depth.

I'll note that the first time I tried gluing in the crystals, I used a strong clear super-glue. It worked fine until it dried. It did NOT dry very clear and residue ended up getting all over the skull. for the second trial, I used a clear nail polish. It holds just as strong and dries completely clear and shiny. I put a generous amount of clear nail polish in the eye sockets, waited for it to dry a LITTLE so that it was a little tacky, then placed the crystals in the eye sockets with tweezers.

I set the toppers into water bottles while they dried (overnight).

I really liked the green + emerald crystals and you can't go wrong with an original clear. I got an assortment bag with red, orange, blue, purple, green, and clear. Any of these would look great!

Now pop open your favorite bottle of vino and enjoy your toppers as a great decoration + convo starter! HAPPY HALLOWEEN WEEK!

Monday, October 22, 2012

LOVES: Grey City

Even though I started dressing and preparing for Fall way before Summer had ended, I am still way too excited about my new finds and purchases for the best season of the year. So far, my absolute favorite Fall statement are my new Grey City Bandit platforms. The whole collection is without a doubt my new favorite and on the top of my wishlist. Today I wore them with coated black skinnies, an oversized sweater, and House of Harlow cat-eye sunnies for a major badass moment (or five). I can't wait to expand my GC collection!

Pants - h&m, Sweater - F21, Handbag - Target, Beanie - h&m, Sunnies - House of Harlow, Shoes - Grey City

"Like" Grey City's Facebook page and check out their new Fall collection

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Must-Haves: CAT POWER

Black cat prints + accessories are a super(stitious) trend right now...and just in time for Halloween! Of course, wearing your feline fashions beyond the creepy holiday is totally acceptable. While I'm partial to any black cat trend even more now (I adopted one recently named Fang), you can definitely show a softer side with kitten prints in playful colors on cardigans and scarves. MEOW.


Clockwise from left: Kitty Loafers - Urban Outfitters, Sweater - Wildfox, Scarf -, MEOW tee - UNIF, iPhone case -, Cat Nap ring - Feline Fatale/