Wednesday, January 22, 2014

richie rich

If I was going to wish to be any woman under 5'1" it would have to be Nicole Richie. I've followed her from The Simple Life to Style Star and the girl has got it going on. Thanks to the fairy style godmother to the stars, Rachel Zoe, Nicole has gone from hot mess to hot damn! I am in no way this teeny tiny but I am ALL about what she's got going on. Her hippy days were amazing but her recent turn as glamazon is literally giving me life. So here's an ode to my spirit animal and her ferocious fashion sense.












Monday, January 20, 2014

in the mix

I admire girls who can mix and match prints without worrying about looking insane. I never thought I was one of those chicks until today when I referred to my current fashion idol (re: Khlo-Money) and saw her spin on denim, flannel and the classic white tee. I punched my look up with leopard peep toe wedges, which to be fair, are so amazing and don't get as much love as they should. Once I put everything on it's safe to say I was fully obsessed with myself.

T-shirt - Old Navy, Flannel - Vintage, Jeans - Joe, Shoes - Jeffrey Campbell
Headband - Urban Outfitters, Sunglasses - Fossil, Bag - H&M









Sunday, January 19, 2014

put a ring on it

I suffer from a syndrome. I like to call it chubby sausage finger syndrome. It's really sad actually and made me not wear rings for years because I could NOT get those damn rings down my fingers. They would literally sit on my knuckle and not budge. Luckily, midi rings are hugely popular and make it totally acceptable to wear tinier than small finger jewelry. Chubby finger queens rejoice! Go ahead and jam as many thin, chunky, bedazzled, rings right on top of each other on both hands! You won't look like an eccentric rich grandmother but a super chic glam god. So go forth and put a ring on it honey.




 








Saturday, January 18, 2014

keeping up with khloe

If anyone knows me well, they'll tell you in five minutes I am a reality TV junkie. I'm not proud of my addiction but the first step to recovering is acknowledging you have a problem. And I have a problem. A Kardashian problem. Sure, KUWTK (yes I used the abbreviation, get over it) is mind numbing celebrity TV created by blonde, tiny man, super mogul Ryan Seacrest, but what my hours of watching has created is the fashion icon, the gorgeous Khloe Kardashian - no Odom. Can we get into how insane her body is? How amazing that hair is and yes, some of these looks have been worn by Kim, but there's no denying Khlo-Money is KILLING it. I gathered some of my favorite looks of my "in-my-head-BFF" and have every intention of getting as beat as this diva. 














 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

mono

I'm pretty sure that I'm completely not cool enough to pull of one color all over. I love the look and envy the girls who can but if it falls outside of my usual black on black, I freak out. Fortunately the internet is a well spring of fashion knowledge for me (thank you Google!) and I've been so inspired to step out of my weekly dark hues and maybe (MAYBE) edge into other monochromatic schemes. Grey on grey maybe? All white? Who knows but I'm most definitely taking notes from these lovely ladies.







Saturday, January 11, 2014

faux real

My incessant tweeting and fur vest safari has finally come to an end. I stumbled upon my new baby on my final shopping trip before the start of my cleanse. It was my last purchase and I am so beyond thrilled to own it. I wish I could wear it everyday over sweatpants and pajamas and flannel but today I chose leather and my favorite sheer tank top. Cap the look with a beanie, excessive amounts of gold jewelry, a bright red lip and you're in the game.

Beanie - Target, Jewelry - H&M, Tank - Nordstrom Rack
Faux Fur Vest - H&M, Leather Leggings - H&M
Bag - 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target, Shoes - Dolce Vita








jean-y in a bottle

As promised, I threw on my favorite blues, channeled my inner Tyra and smized for the camera. My take on the Canadian tuxedo is pretty simple: dress it up with a heavy denim trouser and tucked in chambray shirt. The blouse (featured in a previous post) is one of my staples. Colored denim, print pants, leggings, skirts, you name it and you can basically throw the shirt on over it and you look effortlessly cool. The trousers on the other hand, can be a bit tricky. I'm 5'6" so to look long and lean I threw on some platforms to keep my legs from drowning in a sea of denim. A little tailoring and tucking can go a long way!

Bag - American Apparel, Watch - Michael Kors, Jewelry - H&M



Top - Old Navy, Denim Trousers - J Brand, Shoes (Not Pictured) - Jessica Simpson


Friday, January 10, 2014

sweat

After a few days down with the flu, I was finally able to make it back into work and the only thing that's gotten me through it has been big comfy sweatshirts. I usually have a strong aversion to being super casual in the workplace - it's an office for crying out loud - but the latest surge of printed sweatshirts have really made me do a 180. Honestly, the graphics, different materials and designer collabs (Hellllooo Philip Lim!) have taken these tops from the gym to the office, and definitely the bar! I popped open my closet and pulled out some of my personal favorites and mixed in a few dashes of inspiration from some real life beauties.


3.1 Philip Lim for Target



Leith - Nordstrom Rack



Love/Hate - TJ Maxx







Tuesday, January 7, 2014

spirit animal

Seeing as I've spent the better part of three days stuck in bed with a cold, I've had plenty of time to peruse the internet for outfit inspiration. Just before my shopping purge, I bought the most amazing faux fur vest which I had been obsessively tweeting about for weeks. I'm beyond excited to wear it and honestly thought I needed either a hot date or wild girls night out as an excuse to throw it on. After doing a bit of investigating, I'm happy to admit I'm wrong (which I rarely am) and will be putting that baby to good use! Stick around for some vest shots in real life later this week, but until then, enjoy my faux furry muses.