Sunday, December 22, 2013

CONSERVATION OF NATURE/prada lug sole zip sandals

I apologize for the blogging hiatus.  After our trip to Japan, I just never snapped back into the swing of things.  But...I'm back now to show off these new beauties.

I was so excited for Thanksgiving...not because of the holiday, but because of all the sales that follow.  I had a Black Friday checklist and lucky for me, I was able to get everything on it.  Here's the first pair from my checklist...stay tuned for the others.  

P.S. I purchased these tights in Kyoto.  They are too cute!  They even say "Conservation of nature" on them, which was a cute little detail that I noticed after I purchased them.  I'm not usually one for white tights, as they usually make me feel like I'm 5 again, but these are specially adorned with rabbits, deer and sheep so I don't feel so bad.  

prada lug sole zip sandals

tutuanna tights

Friday, October 11, 2013

QUEEN BEE/sequin top

Physics shows that a bee can't fly.  But bees do fly. 

Keep that in mind.

thrifted sequin top

gucci sunnies


Sunday, October 6, 2013

CHASING AUTUMN/maison michel rabbit ears

We have been having typical autumn weather here in Denver.  It's been lovely, of course...but it has also been messing with my mood a bit.  I find that I am feeling a bit blue.  I didn't even want to take pictures today, but I thought that wearing my bunny ears could possibly improve my mood.  Well...I noticed that my Maison Michel ears are feeling a bit blue too (note the limp ear)....must just be the weather.  Everyone and everything must adjust to the new season.  

thrifted cashmere (yes, I  bought this baby for $2)

onepiece shorts

zara high cut wedge boots

maison michel knitted rabbit ears

gucci sunnies

Friday, October 4, 2013

BODY LANGUAGE/ysl nude patent mary janes

Stretching this sweater while posing reminded me of one thing...Robert Longo.  

sinister-collection bubble skirt

thrifted turtleneck

ysl nude patent mary janes

Sunday, September 29, 2013

WE MAKE THE COMMITMENT/mesh football jersey

I'm pretty much obsessed with this thrifted mesh jersey.  I found this gem in the kids department at our local thrift store and I've already planned our future together.  I mean...this could go with fancy mini skirts, jeans, leggings or maybe even my Wang tuxedo pants!  I'm so in love!

thrifted football jersey

Friday, September 27, 2013

TEAM SPIRIT/lpd new york team miuccia printed cotton-jersey t-shirt

Not only did I succumb to the power of the Zara skort, but I also succumbed to the power of the Les Plus Dores jersey.  I couldn't resist.  

I was tempted all along, but which team????  Well after the Prada S/S 2014 show last week, I knew that I was for sure Team Prada!  That show stayed with me for days after.  And I am still eagerly anticipating the arrival of those shoes in my wardrobe.  

Speaking of shoes...notice my new babies.  I notice that my walk is much heavier in these shoes.  They are so clunky for me and it seems that my walk tends to emulate the style.  I decided that the only way to conquer a successful walk in these shoes is to have a soundtrack.  I put on Crimewave by Crystal Castles and my walk surely corrected itself as I marched to the beat of the music.  Problem solved.  Now, if only I could have a permanent playlist playing in my head...then I could conquer these booties for good.

theory pleated mini 


Thursday, September 19, 2013

THE DOLLHOUSE ISSUE/h&m denim shirt

h&m denim shirt

hanes ribbed tank

mustard seed necklace

pearl necklace with bullets

feather hair accessory

pink hair bow

Sunday, September 15, 2013

ON TARGET/cara military pins

Just throwing together a few of my new pieces.  I was tempted to add more, but I didn't want to overwhelm you with too many links.  

You really should click on the links below.  I promise, you won't regret it.  

topshop for nordstrom drive in print tube skirt

hanes ribbed tank

military field jacket

zara leather court shoe

ray-ban aviators 

Friday, September 13, 2013

SLEEPWALKER/pajama trend

 I'm not letting go and it's not dying...the sleepwear as streetwear trend is already making an appearance in S/S 2014.  Just think of the most recent Wang show and all of its glory. 

vintage cami

betsey johnson boudoir jacket

zara pajama pants

chanel jeweled sandals

vintage cami

h&m motorcycle jacket

pajama shorts

marc jacobs clear cowboy boot

leopard pajamas

zara embroidered bomber jacket

zara leather court shoe

Sunday, September 8, 2013

FULL MOON/buy me brunch part wolf tee

Once upon a time, I fell in love with a cheeky t-shirt line...

buy me brunch part wolf tee

onepiece shorts

alexander wang rocco

chanel sunnies

ann taylor necklace

thrifted costume pearl necklace

 zara high cut wedge boot

sinister-collection fur vest

Friday, September 6, 2013

I LOVE THE 90s/zara checked/floral combination blouse

The 90s trend is still very much alive and I'm going to keep running with it for as long as I can.  The 90s may not mean much to everyone, but I was a teenager during the 90s and therefore, this time period holds a very special place in my heart.  I remember the good music, My So Called Life and everything grunge. 

With that being said...I have to mention that I am loving the plaid and floral separates that Zara is offering right now.  It's a perfect way to update your look and attain that perfect grunge look that has taken over the fashion world this A/W 2013.  Don't be afraid of mixing prints either.  Think Saint Laurent A/W 2013 as you mix it up.  Try stars with florals, plaids with hearts and any other print combo your mind can imagine.  I would also suggest adding a flannel to your next sexy night-out look.  I will not fail you.  Think Angela Chase; think Alicia Silverstone in Aerosmith videos; and last but not least, think Liv Tyler in Empire Records...let them be your guides and you will not fail. 

Click on the clicks below.  I have linked to my favorite Zara pieces that can add just a touch of 90's to your current wardrobe.

or what I'm wearing...

Sunday, September 1, 2013

WISHFUL MAKEUPING/ beauty products

I have purchased all new beauty products for the season and I can tell you that buying all new makeup has made getting ready fun again.  I used to love makeup, but it seems that I have lost interest over the years, which resulted in me buying cheap, drugstore makeup.  Drugstore makeup is fine for some things, but I think that a girl should splurge on certain beauty items.  Here's what I bought for A/W 2013 and how I feel about my purchases.
Smashbox Photo Finish Targeted Pore & Line Primer:  I did some research and decided to give primer a try again.  Now that I am getting older, I worry about little lines and wrinkles on my face.  The primer supposedly fills in lines and wrinkles and I can honestly say that it has made a positive difference for me.  

Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Foundation: I read that buying an expensive primer is useless if you are still using cheap foundation.  So I opted for a hydrating foundation from Smashbox to help me battle the dry Colorado climate.  I'm still getting used to applying it.  You have to act quick as this foundation goes on like glue and continues to get stickier as you rub it in.  I even find that my hand gets sore as I am rubbing this stuff in.  I do like the coverage though and it does stay on all day, which is a welcome surprise.  I found that applying a moisturizer prior to putting on the primer and foundation helps with the application process.  I also have found that applying a little moisturizer over the foundation works wonders if trying to attain a more natural look. 

NARS Flaming Dust Lipstick: I've had this lipstick for years.  I think that they have discontinued this color so I use it sparingly.  

NARS Exhibit A Blush: It doesn't take much of this stuff before you start to look a bit cheap, so please be careful.  Tone down color with powder if necessary.  

Rimmel London Volume Flash the MAX Bold Curves Mascara: I have a serious crush on this mascara.  This stuff is amazing!  It doesn't clump and gives lots of, the price is right!  

Eyeliner: I bought E.L.F. liquid eyeliner.  I also use NARS Night Porter to blend it in.  

Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream: I always put eye cream under my eyes over my makeup.  It is absolutely necessary to combat those little under eye wrinkles.  I opted for this one because I know that caffeine can work wonders for both wrinkles and cellulite.  So far...I love it.  

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the products above.  I am still learning too, but I am happy to help if I can.  

Friday, August 30, 2013

THE DEATH OF SUMMER/zara open ankle boot court shoe


Jerrmaner and I are headed in a new direction with the blogs.  As summer dies, so does our old style of blogging.  Stay tuned for fewer posts as we embrace the idea of less as being so much more. 

 Click here: SEE/homme - don't miss out...this is an amazing (wonderful, exceptional and free!) download.  

ann taylor necklace

thrifted costume pearl necklace

P.S. Anything in bold is a link.  Yes, that means click once and be taken to somewhere fantastic.  

Sunday, August 18, 2013

SOMETHING IN THE AIR/gucci loafers

Fall is already in the air.  You can feel it in the mornings and at night.  I started to get a little anxious and pulled out some of my fall jackets.  

I also found this denim skirt that I forgot I had.  I think I bought it in Moscow several years ago and yes, this is the first time I am ever wearing it.  I am so bad about wearing the same things over and over again that most of my clothes (including this skirt) get neglected.  

diesel jacket

saint grace tunic

dolce & gabbana aviators

gucci loafers

denim skirt purchased in moscow  

Sunday, August 11, 2013

STAIRWAY/giuseppe zanotti patent leather heels

Took a few photos while sitting in my stairway today.   Anything goes on these walls...Picasso, Renoir, Degas, editorial shots and random wedding shots...yes, anything goes in this stairway.  

These are old shoes, but I still love them so much.  They are classic beauties and they will never go out of style.

giuseppe zanotti patent leather heels

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT/brian atwood neiman marcus + target beaded round sunglasses

We took these pics weeks ago and I had no intention of posting them.  However, after revisiting these pictures, they kind of started to grow on me.

I am doing what I do best in these pictures.  I am turning a long skirt into a mini dress...something I do quite often.  I just prefer myself in minis and that is mainly because I am so short.  I have to say that this Ashley O'Rourke skirt has been a dress more often than a skirt, but I still consider it to be one of my best buys of all time.


ashley o'rourke skirt worn as dress

zara blazer with contrasting lapel

thrifted belt

brian atwood neiman marcus + target beaded round sunglasses

Sunday, August 4, 2013

BLACK SOCK REVIVAL/prada black snakeskin bow platform sandals

I borrowed these little footies for my recent trip to Portland.  They seemed like a good idea to wear with my sneakers to prevent blisters, but they didn't work out as well as I thought they would.  They would actually slip off my foot within a few steps...something about the sneaker/footie combination  just didn't work.

I decided to try them out in another way before giving up on footies forever.  This time with the thought of the Prada S/S 2009 runway show in mind.  Remember that show?  The models wore little footies with their sandals and it looked divine.  I actually have a pair of those runway sandals and I had been meaning to try the footie + sandal combo for a while now.  

 The result?  I love it!  It gives my sandals a completely different look.  Now I just wonder if these footies can breathe new life into some of my other sandals.  Stay tuned...

prada black snakeskin bow platform sandals

Friday, July 26, 2013

TAKE ME OUT/marc jacobs clear cowboy boots

It's been so hot here in Denver!  It took everything I had to take these photos last Sunday afternoon...but I did it.  The PVC cowboy boots didn't help either. 

Hope you enjoy the ensemble...kind of a crazy one.  Tropical print + PVC cowboy boot + stripes = good?  I think so...because it made a lot of sense to me when I put it together!  

theory tank

zara mini skirt

tov holy g jacket

ray ban aviators

marc jacobs clear cowboy boots

Sunday, July 21, 2013

WITH SOCKS/oscar de la renta barry leather trimmed pvc sandals

I ordered these shoes in my regular size.  Based on the online reviews, I was sure that they were going to be too small.  Most reviews insisted on sizing up one full size...but when I saw that The Outnet did not have a full size larger, I decided to take a shot and order my normal size.  Luckily for me, the pink seems to run more true-to-size than the other colors. 

I really wanted to wear these little cuties with socks.  I whipped out a white pair that I bought in Argentina.  The white socks are cute, but I want to get something a bit more unexpected.  I love the S/S 2012 runway show that shows these pink beauties with little neon socks.  Stay tuned for more sock experimentation.   

Check out Jerrmaner here: SEE/homme

oscar de la renta barry leather trimmed pvc sandals

Friday, July 12, 2013

PARTY GIRL/anna sui for anthropologie butterfly print party dress

So...I'm a total sucker for petticoats.  And lately, I've been craving more of them.  I've bought two in the past two weeks because I felt like I needed some longer ones.  I already have 4 or 5 mini versions (which I thoroughly enjoy) in my closet.  I welcome any and all things that can make my skirts fuller; skirt hoops included.  I'm going for that Gone with the Wind volume and yes, I know...I have a long way to go.  

No new post from Jerrmaner this week...he's pouting.  

anna sui for anthropologie butterfly print party dress

marc jacobs shoes

sunglasses purchased at dolly python in dallas

Sunday, July 7, 2013

DOUBLE DOSE/mismatched shoes

I loved these Choos so much that I bought them in two colors when they came out.  Works out pretty well because it's like having three pairs rather than two...I can wear the pink pair, the acid pair or, as shown above, the mismatched pair.  

Check out Jerrmaner's look here:  SEE/homme
armani jeans jacket

t by alexander wang cotton dress

jimmy choo heels

gucci sunnies