Monday, January 30, 2012

ORANGE POP


Pants - Zara, Shirt - thrift, Cardigan - Burlington Coat Factory, Shoes - 80%20, Bag - Velvetine, Friendship bracelet - Urban Outfitters, Studded bracelet - from Bali, Necklace - gift from my sister

Another flashback to Cali. I still can't forget that perfect 80 degree west coast winter weather. This is from when we took a day trip to Santa Barbara and then ventured on to the little mini Dutch town of Solvang. These photos were snapped right before the sun went down (the magic hour), and the mood in the air was fantastic. Solvang is a little more elevated than the rest of its surrounding areas, and it made for an epic and lengthy sunset view. My mom got me these pants for Christmas. She knows my taste exactly. I snagged up this cardigan for only $14 at Burlington Coat Factory of all places. It reminded me of Chanel, so of course I couldn't help myself.

I didn't end up going to NYC last weekend or the weekend we just had, but rather chose to stay put for some fun and relaxation time in Philly. But I'll be in NYC this upcoming weekend and the next for some fashion week madness. I miss the Big Apple. It's been over a month since my last trip there, and I think it's about time for a little escape. February is going to be one crazy month. I have a lot in store and a to-do list that runs about the circumference of earth. Let's see if I can do it.

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When I'm Small by Phantogram

Sunday, January 29, 2012

SNAPSHOT// JANUARY



1. My new leopard printed skinny pants from Volcom
2. I miss bike riding in Venice
3. Yes, I cut bangs
4. Philly cheesesteak anyone?
5. Polka dots for a night out
6. The view from Kelly Drive
7. Breakfast at my favorite spot, North Third
8. I cook a banging tofu stir fry
9. Our tickets for School of Rock. The theme: The Beatles
10. and 11. My first real snow!
12. Ramen. My new obsession
13. My first pair of Chucks from high school. Bringing them back.
14. Leopard print and jewels
15. Orange pants (to be featured on the blog tomorrow)
16. Homemade ice cream milkshake with rainbow sprinkles. The ultimate indulgence

Thursday, January 26, 2012

CAT LADY


Sweater - Threadsence, Blouse - H&M, Necklace - Martine Wester, Jeans - BDG, Flats - Pour La Victoire

A button down shirt underneath a pullover is my go-to. But this is the first time I've ever tried it with a funky little leopard print. Sometimes you just gotta switch things up a bit.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

STREET STOMPER


Jacket - French Connection, Shirt and Jeans - Urban Outfitters, Shoes - Kork-Ease, Bag - Botkier

One of my casual, everyday looks . . . kicked up a notch with a rad pair of shoes. I never thought I could pull off a red pair of platform boots with a chunky heel. But I give everything a chance once, and let's just say that I am officially head over heels. These babies by Kork-Ease give the Litas a run for their money. They are super lightweight and extremely easy to walk in (Kork-Ease . . . get it??); thus, they are the perfect street stomping foot decorators.

It's been pretty darn cold here in Philly (um, hello, it snowed on Sunday), and I'm prepped with my extra puffy puffer jacket, but I still keep on reaching for my cargo jacket in the morning and layering like a mad woman underneath it. Cargo and I have severe separation anxiety issues. It's kind of a problem. Attempting to find a way to do something about it, but coming up empty handed. Thank goodness cargo goes with just about everything. Makes heading out the door in the morning a flawless ordeal. Well, nearly.

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Paradise by Coldplay

I've been on a hardcore diet of Coldplay. This has been on repeat all morning.

Monday, January 23, 2012

FREEPS


Wearing all Free People for a little shoot we did on high-waisted flared pants for Free People's BDLG 25 blog!

NEW IN // FANCY


Perfume sampler by Harvey Prince. A different scent for each of my moods. Right now I am using Eau de Creme. It is perfectly sweet and subtly seductive.


Two glamorous and decked out pieces from Martine Wester London. I totally see myself saving this necklace for a very special dinner, but dressing it down with a cargo jacket (like I always do). And the bracelet fits right in amongst my collection of friendship bracelets.


The perfect night-out-on-the-town pillbox clutch by TRUVOW. I'm definitely a casual girl at heart, but I love to get dressed up and feel sparkly every once in a while. And I can wear it cross body style when I decide to get crazy on the dance floor (which is nearly every time).

Saturday, January 21, 2012

MIXING IT UP


Coat - vintage, Sweater and T-Shirt - Urban Outfitters

Hey hey, it's Saturday everyone. Today was the first real snow of the season here in Philly. My first real snow ever! It made for an exciting and hilarious walk to brunch this afternoon. I am now relaxing before I head to NYC later this evening. Was in the mood to post a little something something on the blog. Just a look I threw together before work one day. This leopard coat is priceless. A classic piece I know I'll keep wearing forever.

Keep warm this weekend.