Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pretty Blouses Under $50

I have always disliked the word "blouses".  I don't know why...I guess it conjures up images of very ugly shirts geared towards ladies over the age of 80.  I think my opinion is changing, however, as I can only think of pretty and feminine tops like the ones below as blouses and I really like them.  They are just too pretty to be called just plain old shirts or tops.

I'm especially loving the look of a blouse like these under a structured jacket with dress pants for work or nice jeans for casual Friday.



1. Forever 21 3/4 Slv Chiffon & Lace Blouse  $22.80Forever 21
2. Polka dot blouse $49.90Mango
3. Forever 21 Starry Blouse  $19.80Forever 21
4. Jennifer lopez surplice blouse WAS $54 NOW $37.80Kohl's
5. Apt. 9® polka-dot trapeze blouse  WAS $40 NOW $24Kohl's
6. Pleated Vintage Long Sleeve Blouse $49.50LOFT
 

Monday, January 30, 2012

You Can't Handle The Chartreuse!

I'm hearing so much about color in style and fashion lately.  Brights and Neons are hot!  Pastels are in!  Are there any colors that are out?  Well, maybe this one but I'm going to blog about it anyway!

I'm not one to wear a bright color, let alone a neon color.  I think chartreuse is a perfect combo of green and yellow.  It's interesting enough but not super bright.  A quick search brings up these fabulous chartreuse picks:


1.  BIA Cordon Bleu Red Fluted Bowls $15.95 Cooking.com
2.  Hue-Kissed Cameo Necklace $58Anthropologie
3.  Benson Chair $998Anthropologie
4.  Glossy garden ring $78Kate Spade
5.  Place in the Sun Dress $62.99ModCloth
6.  Cotton cabled pullover $79–89J. Jill  
7.  Ain't it the Chartreuse? Cardigan $49.99ModCloth
8.  BIA Cordon Bleu Chartreuse Square Baker $23.95Cooking.com

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Bedroom Design Ideas: Headboards

Like most bloggers, I am obsessed with pinterest.  I have been pinning lots of pictures lately of bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens to get ideas on how to redo ours.  In doing this I have found some great ideas for different headboards, things that maybe (if you are so inclined) you could do yourself on the cheap.

Here are some of my favorite headboard ideas:


Old Mantle as a Headboard

Source: casasugar.com via Jill on Pinterest

Old Barn Doors as a Headboard

Source: elledecor.com via Jill on Pinterest

Tufted Headboard


Fabric Headboard on a Curtain Rod


Reclaimed Wood as a Headboard


Antique Doors as a Headboard (This might be my favorite)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Fun Printed Finds Under $50 and a Trip to H&M

Fun prints are all around these days.  Case in point, the highly coveted Bike Lane Dress from Anthropologie below.  This dress retails at $158 which is a little beyond my bike print clothing budget. 


Bike Lane Dress
$158.00

Here are some fun printed items under $50.

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Gotta Get Going Tote in Transit
$23.99 – ModCloth


Old Navy at ShopStyle


Women's Bird-Print Charmeuse Blouses
$36.94 – Old Navy

Wet Seal at ShopStyle


Love My Bike Tee
WAS $12.50 NOW $5 – Wet Seal



$19.80 - Forever 21

Then I went to H&M - the epitome of whimsical prints!  Here are just a few of the prints that caught my eye.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Wishes: All Fashion Edition

Hi Target, I would like these sandals in a cognac color please.  Yes, the same price.  Thanks.
Mossimo at ShopStyle

Women's Mossimo® Prima Flat Sandals - Pewter
$15.28 – Target


I wish I would have bought this skirt from Macy's when I first put it on my wish list a few weeks ago.  I went back to it today and it is sold out.  Wah Wah. 

INC International Concepts at ShopStyle

I wish I knew where Allison Hanagan got this sweater/jacket.  LOVE. it.





I wish I was wearing this today and I wish it was warm enough to be wearing this today!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Adrien Brody: Male Model?

I know this is a different type of post than I usually do but I couldn't help myself.  It's somewhat related to fashion and style since it is regarding Prada's Autumn Winter 2012 fashion show in Milan on Sunday. 

I have always had a strange crush on Adrien Brody.  He is one of those people that isn't your typical "type" but you still think is pretty darn sexy.  But then I saw this photo of Adrien Brody walking the runway for Prada...  I think my crush has been crushed. 

Adrien Works It


Image via

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Color of The Moment: Yellow

I am seeing so much yellow lately!  It's everywhere!  Bright colors, even neon bright, are in for spring.  The yellow trend is here for sure.  I don't think I'm going to jump on this bandwagon.  I can't handle wearing bright colors myself but there are some ladies that can and look fantastic.  I'd be more apt to have a bright colored accessory rather than an entire dress.
Minka Kelly at the Art of Elysium Gala: Minka Kelly at the Art of Elysium Gala
Minka Kelly in Oscar de la Renta image via

Old Navy at ShopStyle
Women's Mini-Messenger Bags
$19.94 – Old Navy (Take 30% off with the code NEWYOU)

2012 Golden Globe Awards: What the Stars Wore: Paula Patton
Paula Patton in Monique Lhuillier at The 2012 Golden Globes


Express at ShopStyle
Zelda Jean Legging
$79.90 – Express































Ashley Reed image via

Asos at ShopStyle

ASOS Shift Dress with Ruched Waist
WAS $62.67 NOW $21.49 – Asos



Forever 21 at ShopStyle
Style deals Colorblocked Tank Top
$9.50 – Forever 21

Source: lucylaucht.com via Jill on Pinterest

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

House Style: Tufted Ottomans

Lately I've been paying more attention to the style of my home rather than the just the style in my closet.  I'm obsessing over adding finishing touches to our living room and bedroom - things that create a cohesive style and add character.  The things I seem to be drawn to in pictures of interior design are things that are completely impractical and not things that would work well in my home.  But I'm still obsessed over these things, one of them being really large tufted ottomans.  No room for one of these in my living room but I just love them.

Source: bhg.com via Jill on Pinterest
Source: houzz.com via Jill on Pinterest
Source: houzz.com via Jill on Pinterest
Source: casasugar.com via Jill on Pinterest
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