Monday, August 30, 2010

LOVES: Olive Green Platform Booties

I FINALLY got these beautiful booties delivered today after waiting for more than a week! I ordered these from Forever 21 as soon as I saw them. They are THE perfect color for fall (and will be a perfect combo with my new snakeskin mini skirt!) and the heel is SKY HIGH. The best part is that they were only $35! You might be thinking that they probably aren't the best quality from the price, BUT I can say that with previous shoe purchases from F21 I have never had a problem. I own a great simple pair of black booties similar to these and I've had them for two years (and worn them FREQUENTLY) and they are in great shape! I'm sooo excited to wear them. In fact, I'll probably wear them to class tonight. :)

Suedette Ankle Bootie - Forever21 - $34.80

Saturday, August 28, 2010

MUST-HAVES: Sam Edelman Zale Boot

Ever since I purchased my Sam Edelman Zoe boots I have been in LOVE. Now there's a thigh high boot version (WITH STUDS!). Not sure if I'll let myself give in to these but I'll sure be dreaming of them until I find some holiday excuse.

Sam Edelman Zale Boot - Solestruck - $399

Thursday, August 26, 2010

WANTS: Cableknit Shorts

Cableknit Short - Stolen Girlfriends Club - $138

So I've been eyeing these fabulous cableknit shorts lately. They are a bit pricey but so incredibly adorable. I love shorts in the fall with tights or knee highs but these are beyond perfect since they are knit! I'm just concerned that IF I purchased these, I'd only end up wearing them once or twice. What are your thoughts on knit shorts in the Fall?

Monday, August 23, 2010

LOVES: Fall Haul

I ordered a few key pieces for Fall from Urban Outfitters last week and they came rather quickly! It was the best surprise to find that big brown box at my door after the longest sewing class ever. I'm in love with EVERYTHING.

Silence & Noise Chiffon Button-Down BlouseI love a sheer top! I have a summer version of this blouse (tank top with front pocket) in yellow and LOVE it. It is about 90% sheer so I wear a black bra or my American Apparel bandeau underneath. This top is perfect tucked in high-waisted jeans or left out for an over-sized look.

Nom de Plume YaYa Chiffon Mix SweaterLove this combo of black and (sheer) nude! The sweater is ribbed and a bit wide but I actually prefer it that way for a more relaxed fit.

Truly Madly Deeply Long-Sleeved Tees
I originally wanted a similar LNA version of this top but right before making that bad decision I found these, almost identical, tees that were MUCH cheaper. I even got two for less than the price of the LNA tee I almost purchased. I always love a good over sized basic top to pair with leggings while traveling or just hanging around at home. I would recommend ordering a size up. The sleeves are really tight.

Truly Madly Deeply Leopard Cross Dolman Tee
Okay, so I absolutely needed this tee when I saw it. I LOVE the leopard and (again) I can't have enough over sized tops. I'll probably pair this with my new light pink lace skirt from H&M and my Sam Edleman Zoe boots for an edgy/girl combo I love!

And just for fun...

Tuxedo Ruffle Shams (Set of 2)
I bought these adorable shams for just an extra splash of color for my bedroom. As of now my bed is blank white and I have some hot pink shams I've had since 8th grade. I love these shams. They are so soft and the most perfect shade of light turquoise. I'll probably give in and buy the matching quilt.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

MUST-HAVES: Relaxed Pants

When harem pants were debuted I definitely had NO interest in owning a pair. However, a less exaggerated version of these pants are out this season and are a must-have for fall. Loose and relaxed fit pants are definitely going to be my go-to pants for the new season. I have purchased two different versions of these pants already. I bought the Sparkle & fade Pull-On Parachute pant (coincidence that I just saw MC Hammer live this weekend? I don't think so.) and the Lightning pant from Urban Outfitters.

The Parachute pants are so comfortable and easy to wear. The best part is that I can wear them with basic tees for a simple day look and I can also pair these with great heels and a cute top for a dressier look.

The lightning print pants are basically sweatpants but perfect for someone like me who almost 100% hates dressing down. These pants are great lounge pants but the cute geometric print makes them great to pair with a blazer and platforms for a unique look.

Also check out these similar styles:

Drawstring Harem Pant - Delia*s - $29.50

Riki Pant - Dolce Vita - $188

Pannung Pant - The Furies - $92

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

MUST-HAVES: Jeffrey Campbell "Lita"

My first purchase for fall; these platform beauties are already my go-to bootie for Fall and I don't even have them yet! I ordered these babies in July when I saw them because I knew they would sell out quickly. They won't ship until the end of September but I am so excited for them to arrive at my door. I was right about them going quickly. They were semi-unavailable for a minute but they are back in stock AND in two more colors (mustard and red). I've also seen a silver glitter version of the Lita shoe and it is AH-MAZING. Check out more new Jeffrey Campbell styles at