Wednesday, December 29, 2010

sequined ribbon

sequined-bow shirt: JCP
cardigan: Sears
jeans: Maurice's
shoes: TOMS

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Fortunate to be Women

Why do women want to dress like men when they’re fortunate enough to be women? Why lose our femininity which is one of our greatest charms? We get much more accomplished by being charming than we would by flaunting around in pants and smoking. I’m very fond of men. I Think they’re wonderful creatures. I love them dearly. But I don’t want to look like one. When women gave up their long skirts, they made a grave error. 
::Tasha Tudor:: 

I don't think that just because you wear pants means you are flaunting your body [although it is much easier]. But I thought this quote brought up a good point. Since feminism has started, there was been a downward spiral in a lack of feminine clothing. Kind of ironic, huh? Trust me, I am glad I can vote for myself and actually have rights, but many women have never even worn a skirt or dress. I find this quite sad, because I always feel so much better about the way I look in a flattering dress than in sweatpants and a hoodie. Women should be grateful for what they are. Beautiful, charming, lovely and gorgeous.

Disclaimer: I am not in any way saying that women who choose to dress in sweats are not women, or don't like wearing feminine clothes. I have a room-mate and best friend as living proof.

Monday, December 20, 2010

totally cheating

I hope someone reads this blog. Because, well, frankly, I find myself kind of hilarious. [i pretend in order to bring my own ego some happiness] I am totally cheating today, I wore this to my second cousin's birthday party, we went bowling! [he is six and absolutely adorable] So yes, this is the SAME sweater, but it's the same day, and I was feeling lazy [i.e. I could not even pick out new clothes for myself]. There is absolutely no guarantee of posting cute clothes over Christmas break because, well, I clean and lounge around all day--not much to doll up for. Which, I know, is just a pitiful excuse.

I've been getting kind of bored of posing, so I decided to jump, but Steve [my handsome 13" macbook pro] doesn't like capturing motion without the effect of looking like a ghost. Alas, only two of the four turned out.

hat: Target
necklace: Charlotte Russe
cami: Maurice's
sweater: JCP
shoes: TOMS
jeans: Maurice's
black half-sweater: Coldwater Creek

Sunday, December 19, 2010

same sweater, different color

I told you. I love wearing newly purchased clothes. What girl doesn't? There is something so fun, new and fresh about it. Even if it is from Goodwill [which, sad to say, I haven't been in months]. My mom kind of laughed at my pink legs today. Ah well, the life of a fashionista. Yes, I just called myself that. The perils of having multiple blogs is that it gets to your head and absolutely ruins your humility. Not me of course. I am still completely devoid of pride. ANYwayyyyy....

coat: Target
hat: Target
sweater: JCP
skirt: Christopher & Banks
cami: Maurice's
tights: JCP
shoes: Wal-Mart
necklace: Charlotte Russe

Saturday, December 18, 2010


I got this sweater, and two others like it for ten dollars at Penney's. Such a steal! Not that I would ever steal anything......

sweater: JCPenney
jeans: Maurice's
necklace: Charlotte Russe
hat: H&M
shoes: TOMS
cami: Maurice's

Thursday, December 9, 2010

camera pin

cardigan: dressBarn
jeans: Maurice's
shirt: JCPenney's
necklace: made by me
cami: Maurice's
camera pin: Kevin Lipp
shoes: TOMS

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

gray on gray

I love layering gray on gray. It can be such an elegant look, but just as casual. Sorry for the over-use of my Sears cardigans, but I don't have many long sleeves [which is a problem for someone who has lived in the Midwest her whole life] and I tend to over-wear clothes after I just purchase them. Something I have discovered this winter is socks! Wear knee highs with jeans. no one will even know and you will stay toasty.

cardigan: Sears
scarf: gifted from Mexico, tag says Nevada origanle Borgoforte
dress: Maurice's
jeans: Tommy, thrifted
socks [knee high]: Target
shoes: Target

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


close-up of detail

shirt: JC Penney's
cami: Maurice's
jeans: Tommy, thrifted
necklace: Charlotte Russe
boots: Wal-Mart [not pictured]

Sunday, December 5, 2010

white flowers, the II

i love this shirt I got at Target. The flowers sewed on makes it seem like I am wearing a huge brooch. It's quite fun. I loved my outift today, but there is nothing quite like changing out of Sunday clothes and into sweatpants :)

shirt: Target, $4
skirt: Christopher & Banks
cardigan: Sears, cyber monday sale
earrings: Claire's
tights: JCPenney
shoes: Target

Saturday, December 4, 2010

white flowers

jeans: Tommy Hilfiger, thrifted
shirt: Target $3
sweater: Sears, 7.50
boots: Wal-Mart

Friday, December 3, 2010

loft love

I was thrilled when I found this blouse! I had never been in LOFT before, but had drooled countless hours over their clothes. I immediately went to the sales rack with absolutely no hope. Joy filled my soul when I saw this shirt. Under $10? Hecks, yes!

necklace: Charlotte Russe
shirt: Loft
jeans: Tommy Hilfiger, thrifted
cardigan: Sears
hat: H&M
shoes: non-existent [i love living in a dorm that had classes three floors below]...but my TOMS are coming today!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

poppy pink

I have my senior proposal critique today, so I wanted to look professional, but still stay warm [Illinois decided that December brings snow and blustery winds].

cardigan: Sears [cyber monday sale: $7.50]
skirt: Christopher & Banks
tights: JCPenney
scarf: present, Mexico
shirt: NY and Company
shoes: Target
earrings: Claire's
hair: naturally curly, bobbypinned

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Amusement in the elevator

This is actually a screenshot from one of my friend's youtube videos. Anne, my room-mate and awesome friend is from the Netherlands, but Americans always butcher her name. She says I sound drunk when I try [i don't know how she knows this since I have never been drunk]. Judge fro yourself.  [link]  But I figured that since I have been kind of failing at blogging here I should steal it.

beret: Target
sweater: Dress Barn
shirt: JC Penney
purse: Target
jeans: Gap, thrifted

Thursday, November 18, 2010

dos scarves

wow, fail at blogging.

I was so cold because our heater doesn't turn on. My solution? Wear two scarves.

Why yes. My room-mate is in fact obsessed with John Mayer.

shirt: Target
jacket: Coldwater Creek
pink scarf: gift from Mexico
white scarf: Dress Barn
skirt: Christopher & Banks

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


This shirt is beyond comfortable. I want to try to make it, I think it would be pretty easy, just two pieces of fabric.

After I let my hair air-dry, it gets very curly, which i love, but the next day it is huge and if I brush it, very frizzy. So the day after, I usually just put it up in a pony and bobby-pin it. Since my hair is short enough, I can take the extra bit of hair from the pony tail, take a bobby-pin and put that up too. Looks like I actually took time to do my hair, but super easy =) .....i just have 20,833 bobby pins in my hair at the end of the day.

shirt: JCPenney ($3)
jeans: Maurice's
headband: Claire's
shoes: DSW

Sunday, September 19, 2010

ready for fall

scarf: from Mexico
shirt: Charlotte Russe
sweater: Coldwater Creek
jeans: Maurice's
shoes: Converse (@shoe carnival)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

dressing with dignity

So I have epicly failed at updating this blog. I posted something on my personal blog, and thought it would be welcomed here as well.

It has become commonplace for girls to be able to literally show every part of the body. When that person isn't us, we tend to gossip and go on about how short their skirt was, etc. But until we do something about it (dress classy ourselves) we really aren't doing anything worthwhile, are we? When you look at pictures sixty years ago, women dressed with class, beauty and dignity. Women Girls don't do that anymore. They wear miniskirts and tops that reveal more than some swimsuits. (which is a whole other topic-don't get me started. I am having enough trouble focusing) When you wear a dress that actually fits, people take notice. I remember this summer Mom and I were in town, and people would kept staring at us. I could practically hear their stares. When you dress with dignity, people notice. Yes, it might be uncomfortable, and yes, people might stare. (but I bet they are wishing they looked as put together as you) Do you really feel insulted when someone says you look like Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly? And for the guys, if any read this blog, would you take offense at being labeled a Cary Grant?

If you want to see the rest of the blog, click here.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

simple with a pattern

jacket: thrifted, maurice's
shirt: the limited
jeans: maurice's
shoes: jcpenney
necklace: claire's
ring: target

Sunday, August 1, 2010

simple white

white tank: target
white shirt: JCPenney
hat: walmart, "borrowed" from my brother
flats: DSW
necklaces: long-->self-made, green--> from high school

Thursday, July 29, 2010

discovery 1 & 2

Skinny jeans:
For years I was basically scared/prejudiced of skinny jeans. "Only skinny girls can wear those. I don't have the right body type." At least that's what I would tell myself. Well I tried some on the other day, more of a joke than anything. And I was pleasantly surprised. I like skinny jeans?!! Oh, I wish I had known this before.

I had tried on a vest before, but never bought one because I wasn't sure if they suited me. Now, I've decided that I will make it suit me. I think that's part of fashion. Even if it isn't the absolute best, you still try it out, change it up a bit, and evolve your own personal style. Today I came across I blog, Already Pretty, where she described her style as arty eclectic with streaks of retro influences. I love that, and thus did the only respectable thing thinkable. I stole it and used it for my description on this blog. Sometimes I wonder if my closet has an occasional identity crisis. I have so many different kinds of clothes, from '50s inspired dresses to converse and skinny jeans. But I'm glad I have a variety: some days I want to dress a little bit more funky, and others I want to pretend to be a 50's housewife in a gingham black and white dress, pearls and heels.

Oh and one more thing, don't be afraid to try a variety of sizes. For example the purple shirt is an XL, but I have a jacket that I wear that is as small as a 4!

vest: Maurice's
gray shirt: target
purple shirt: department store?? (eyeshadow label)
skinny jeans: kohl's
shoes: DSW

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Going to a photoshoot

I was able to take pictures for my cousin the other day.

skirt: Christopher & Banks
shirt: New York & Co
vest: New York & Co
beret: target
shoes: target
necklace: handmade
ring: target

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cotton loveliness

I will continue my love affair with Talbot's in this post. I am in love with this skirt. It has, count 'em, not two, but four pockets. And the buttons are too perfect. I knew in the store that I wanted to wear a button up white shirt with it, but I really didn't have one. Fortunately, I was drawn to The Limited because of the storefront. Their clothing is beautiful as well, with many of the details that I love, but too expensive for a college student. They must have heard I was coming. They had their final sale. I forgot to put on the pearls that I would wear with this outfit, so use your imagination.

shirt: The Limited
skirt: Talbot's
heels: JCPenney
pearls [imaginary]: gift from my mom


ring: Target

Monday, July 26, 2010


I got a new hat! =) Mom and I went shopping in Fargo today. Lots of good deals. But shopping is EXHAUSTING. Anyway, bought some stuff I normally wouldn't. Like boyfriend skinny jeans, a vest, and a tie (mom's idea actually :) I love when guys wear ties, so until it becomes a normal habit for them, I'll just bring it back for them ;) I found an amazing skirt at Talbot's. [drools] If I could afford Talbot's, I would be always buying from that store. It's so tailored, has fun materials and patterns. And very 40's inspired.

beret: Target
tie: Kohl's
vest: New York & Co.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Feelin 50's

I wasn't able to get full length pictures because my family had gone camping for the weekend (I helped with a wedding on Saturday) and my full length mirror at home has a huge crack in it. The dress is a bit too short, so I wore a white skirt underneath it. I never would have thought of it on my own. I think I got the idea from Rachel at alamodest. Fabulous blog :) I put my hair up in a high ponytail and tied a black ribbon in it. I also had a white sweater, but it was hot after church so I had taken it off by the time I took pictures. oops

dress: Maurice's, on sale for $15
pearls: my mom's
shoes: DSW
white eyelet skirt: target?
cream sweater: thrifted, banana republic