Thursday, November 29, 2012

Meow!


I bought this sweater a few days ago on Amazon.com. I've been eyeing it for a while now so I finally just went ahead and bought it. I just love it, there's really not much more I can say about it. Yay!

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Manic Monday








I had brunch with my family this morning! In a little bit, my sister and I are going to hop on the bus and explore this city (Las Vegas) we call home. I adore these wingtips from Ralph Lauren. They're comfortable and stylish all at the same time. As you can see, I'm wearing mustard yellow again, but this time I'm incorporating it with navy and other shades of blue. I bought this scarf from old navy last winter, but never wore it. I was so excited to finally pull it out of the closet to go with my beanie from Target. Can anyone have too much mustard yellow items in his or her closet? I think NOT! :)

Beanie: Target
Scarf: Old Navy
Denim Jacket: Express (Thrift from Goodwill)
Shirt: Old Navy
Pants: Topman for Nordstrom
Shoes: Ralph Lauren (Nordstrom Rack)

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday's Best






I went to church today! I was so excited to dress up. I have been obsessed with maroon and mustard yellow all season so I paired the two colors today. I love the color combination. :)

Cardigan: H&M
Neck tie: Valentino
Trousers: ASOS.com
Shoes: Ralph Lauren (Nordstrom Rack)

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Monday, November 19, 2012

HOUS pt.2








Another collaboration with HOUS all the way in Queens, New York. I had to snatch this shirt when I saw the concept of it. A astronaut DJ-ing on the moon? Yes, please! haha 

Again, if you haven't visited their website then I suggest you do. Their tees are perfect for people who love music! They're well executed and quality is on point. Just a reminder, I will encourage you to go a size up if you don't like your shirts too fitted. 

Shop their website: www.hous247.com
Find them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/hous247
Tweet them on Twitter: @HOUS247

Denim jacket: Thrifted (Goodwill)
Shirt: HOUS
Studded Beanie: DIY project 
Jeanes: Rue 21
Sneakers: Old Navy

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M







I'm so excited about this!

I woke up at 5am to get ready and catch the 6am bus. I got off on the wrong stop and had to walk half a mile to my transit station. (Of course that would happen!) I finally jumped into the second bus and made my way to Caesar's Palace. When I finally got to H&M, there was less than 30 people in front of me. They offered donuts and coffee which was a nice treat. To be honest, I was expecting a bigger turn out, but I guess not a lot of people are familiar with this designer? Mhmm, I'm not sure, but at the same time I wasn't complaining either. 

They split the line in groups of 30. Each group had a colored wristband and got to shop the entire collection for 15 minutes. I was in the second group and let me just tell you, I had so much anxiety. While waiting for our turn, we got to see the group in front of us shop the collection. I was nervous they would run out of sizes, which they did, but I'll get to that later. After the 15 minutes, they took about 5 minutes to tidy the floor and allowed us to give it a go. 

Merchandising was quite nice and items were easy to find. I immediately went to look for the 2 vest I wanted. As you can see from the photos above, I could only find 1 vest in my size. The second vest I wanted had the paint all over the front, but unfortunately the sizes left were either too big or too small. I immediately started hunting down these graphic sweatshirts. I took 2 sizes of each sweatshirt, but ultimately settled for the extra small in both shirts because the smalls seemed to run a bit big on me. Overall, quality was pretty good with the items I chose.

At the end of the day, I was happy with the pulls. They were the most affordable items in the men's collection, but they just so happened to be the items I actually wanted. The other items were either out of my element or nothing special enough for me to fork over more money. I cannot wait to style this vest. It's just going to work great with a few outfits I have in mind. Stay tuned for styling posts!

I cannot wait for their next collaboration. Rumor has it they're peaking over Tom Ford's shoulder. I hope that's true! I will definitely have to buy a suit if that's the case!

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Clothingloves Collabo









Was lucky enough to be contacted by www.clothingloves.net. They were nice enough to send me this blazer. I am extremely happy with the cut of the blazer. This color is very appropriate for this season. I just know I'll be able to use it throughout the Fall/Winter because if you don't know, I am obsessed with anything in burgundy or oxblood right now! 

Be sure to take a look at their website. They ship internationally and their prices are extremely affordable.

Blazer: clothingloves.net
Shirt: Marshalls
Scarf: Calvin Klein (Ross)
Jeans: Zara
Shoes (drivers): Prada
Bag: Tory Burch

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

DIY Beanie


I found this studded belt at a thrift store for $1. I decided to add some character to this basic black beanie I bought from H&M. Removing the studs from the belt and transferring it onto the beanie was relatively easy. 
I like how it turned out. The studs make it a lot more special.

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Just a dreamer.





Decided to snap a few photos today. I'm absolutely loving this fall weather; not too cold, but not too warm either. I've always been a fan of fall colors so it's nice to be able to play around with a few different shades. Mustard yellow, burgundy, navy, military green, and shades of brown just seemed to work for me today! I'm currently in a beanie phase. All I ever want to do is wear a beanie and head out the door. Overall, I like how casual this look is.

Beanie: Nordstrom Rack
Halston jacket: Thrifted from Goodwill
Shirt: Old Navy
Pants: Asos
Shoes: Topman

Monday, November 5, 2012

HOUS collaboration

"HOUS is a contemporary line, a balanced mix of styles reflecting what's happening right now on the streets and in music, expressed with a flair of humor and clever graphics."












It was so nice to be contacted by HOUS. Their clothes have been worn by the likes of Steve Aoki, Deadmau5, Skrillex and much much more! The quality of their clothes is amazing. I was especially impressed with the graphics on their tees. I will encourage you to go a size up; if and only if, you don't want your shirt to be too fitted. 

Shop their website: www.hous247.com
Find them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/hous247
Tweet them on Twitter: @HOUS247

I've hopped onto the camo craze this season! I knew I had to pair this graphic tee with a camo print and  boots! I love how edgy this look is. It's always nice to switch up your style. I don't think personal style should consist of one type of  style. One day I might dress preppy and the next day I might dress urban. Fashion has no rules, so I refuse to settle for one type of style.

Hope you guys enjoyed today's post! I encourage you to visit their website to take a look at their collection!

Camo shirt: Old navy
Shirt: HOUS
Jeans: Topman for Nordstrom
Boots: Nordstrom Rack
Hat and Sunglasses: Forever 21

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Harajuku pt 2







I worked on my niece's outfit for over a month! Harajuku barbie was her team and she became my inspiration for my costume. I couldn't figure out what I wanted to be for Halloween, so I decided to just complement her outfit and do my take on Harajuku Fashion. I love the Harajuku culture. I would love to visit Japan one day and educate myself on their take on fashion. I wanted something fun and playful. I didn't want to go towards a direction I felt other people would most likely do. At first glance, you wouldn't know what I was trying to portray, but having my niece standing next to me throughout the night helped. lol
I did a ton of DIY projects for this "costume" only because I had 24 hours to bring the look together. I shopped at my local thrift store where I bought these stuff animals. I also went over to Michaels to buy some fabric paint. Everything else, I already had at home.

DIY:

I hand sewed all the pieces together starting with the hat. I had an old snapback I bought at Dollar Tree years ago. I sewed on a puppet giraffe I bought at Goodwill just to give the hat some character. My sewing skills aren't the best, but I love how the hat turned out! How often would you see something like this?

Necktie necklace: At Goodwill, I ran into a fun necktie and this leopard print pink bear. I had to pair them together; therefore, it turned into a necklace. I'm pretty proud of it. It's another statement piece. Based on my research on Harajuku Fashion, everything has to be a statement!

Socks: I have a ton of knee high socks so I grabbed one from my drawer and started painting on this giraffe like print. I thought of Nicki Minaj's outfit from Superbass the entire time I was working on this which is PERFECT for this costume. I loved how it turned out; in fact, I need to work on a second sock (in a different color) so I can wear them together! Yes, I totally would! :)

Shoes: Probably my favorite DIY piece in this whole outfit. I had a pair of old white shoes I was no longer using. I wanted to bring it back to life so I went happy with the paint. I chose to use a variety of colors to make it pop! I love how it turned out. I think it definitely brings in that playful character I wanted. 

Pink bomber jacket: Thrifted
Denim Vest: Topman for Nordstrom
Paisley trousers: Ralph Lauren