Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Holiday Wish List: Accessories

My wish list changes daily but here are some accessories I'm currently loving.  All under $100!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Frugal Option: Rick Owens Leather Jacket


I've been obsessing over this Rick Owens Leather Jacket for months now and combing stores and online for a version in my price range.  A million celebrities (maybe an exaggeration - but it's a lot) have been seen wearing a version of a Rick Owens jacket or similar style.







I love the draped, oversize collar in a soft fabric combined with the tough leather jacket.
Rick Owens at ShopStyle
Rick Owens High Neck Motorcycle Jacket - $2,510 Barneys New York

Here are two inspired by versions....all at a much lower price point.

Dollhouse Quilted Faux Leather Jacket With Knit Collar (Juniors)
Dollhouse Quilted Faux Leather Jacket With Knit Collar (Juniors) $68.00 Nordstrom

MICHAEL Michael Kors black asymmetrical zip leather moto jacket style# 313229301
retail value: $ 500.00
bluefly: $ 298.00 sale: $ 238.40

Wish I Was Here Wednesday

Main Cabin traditional family room

Monday, November 21, 2011

Frugal Options: Shearling Lined Boots

I've seen lots of shearling lined or accented boots lately that I have loved.  I guess I'm starting to obsess over these warm and cozy looking boots now because the weather is turning colder. 

These Union Bay boots are a close look a like to a pair from Saks Fifth Avenue but for $1,000 less.


If you like a shorter version, these Kelly & Katie Boots are $64.95 and a similar look to the KORS Michael Kors Horwich which are $350 at Zappos.

Here are more shearling lined boots - All under $100:

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Still Loving Turquoise

I got to thinking about my love for the color turquoise after writing Tuesday's post and remembering my turquoise hat that I begged for when I was little.  I still love all things turquoise and here are some of my most recent turquoise sightings:





Source: style.com via Katie on Pinterest

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

One Skirt - Six Ways

In early October I fell in love with a skirt at Fossil.  It was a pricey $68.  I told myself I could only justify the cost if I wore it a lot.  Not just once like I do with many of my impulse buys, but I had to bring this skirt into my regular rotation if I bought it at full price.  I have had this problem of worn once impulse buys my entire life.  I remember at around age 11 or 12 my obsession with all things the color turquoise was at a high peak.  My room was turquoise, I had turquoise high top chucks and I wanted a turquoise hat.  My mom told me I would have to wear it everyday for her to buy it.  I promised her I would wear it every day.  I maybe wore the hat twice.  She still reminds me about that hat.   So in order to purchase this skirt, I decided I had to wear it in six different outfits (with things I already had) in the next six weeks and make it into a blog post.  It had to get more use than that hat! 

The skirt - Fossil Gretchen - No Longer Available:


image via

My Outfits:







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Thanks to my fabulous coworker and friend, Lara, who took these pictures with various cell phones! 

Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday Wishes

Some random wishes this Friday....

I wish I had this lady's latest album - I need to download it ASAP.  Florence + the Machine Ceremonials - if it is even only half as good as her last it will be amazing.

Vogue Daily — Florence Welch
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I wish this dress would have been around when I got married:

Source: shopbop.com via Jill on Pinterest


Reem Acra Flourish Gown $5,280 at shopbop.com

I wish I was at home doing crafts and making things like this cork wreath:



I wish this scarf was less expensive than $68
Hearthstone infinity scarf

$68.00 - J.Crew Hearthstone infinity scarf

I wish I could always remember this:


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Glittery Blush Dresses

I'm currently obsessed with Glittery Blush Dresses.  I love the sparkle, the sequins and the beading against the cream or blush (or even gold) color. 

Source: people.com via Jill on Pinterest

Hillary Scott in Reem Acra
Source: popsugar.com via Jill on Pinterest

Anne Hathaway in Valentino

Lea Michele in Amy Packham

Amy Adams in Gucci

Since I have no where to wear fabulous gowns like these, I settled for a sequin blush tank from Old Navy. 


You can really see a lot of the blush color of the tank in person.  Also, there is no beading on the back.  It will be my way of working a little sparkly glamour into my everyday wardrobe. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Wish List: Forever 21

I've been doing a little browser window shopping online at Forever 21.  Here are some new things I think are cute. 


FOREVER 21
$24.80
Spangle Crop Jacket




FOREVER 21



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