Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday Favorites...Vol #16

Happy Frugalicious Friday!!!

This post is being created sooo late but I've been busy posting deals on my FB page, listing items for sale on my ebay page, and visiting some of my fave blogs. 

It wasn't until I looked through the pics in my phone that I realized it was time for a Friday Favorites update. So here goes some of my favorite moments over the past two weeks. 

These loafers...SWOON!!! Found in Plato's for 10 bucks! I.CAN' wear them.

Clipping and organizing coupons in preparation for Harris Teeter's 'Super Double Coupon' event.

Here's what all I ended up scoring from HT's. $150 worth of groceries for only $31!!! SCORE!

Preparing blog fave!! View the following post here.

FREE Beauty bag from Target. Jam packed with great samples and coupons.

The highly anticipated arrival of my JCrew bubble necklace.

Sneak peek into next weeks outfit post...

New beauties...from where? Where else but Target!

Mag swag!

Items listed for sale in my ebay shop!

That's all for this week dolls.
What were some of your favorite things from this week?
Do share.

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Pretty In Pink...

Well hello Wednesday!

How are all of my loves doing today? I hope your week has been pleasantly productive thus far. Mine has been exceptional. I've met a bunch of new blogger friends and even received a few collaboration offers for my blog. I'm too thrilled.

On the down side of things, today marks the end of my 10 day vacation period. It's back to work for me tomorrow. Uggh, the agony!! 

Anyhow, here's my outfit post of the week. I wore this getup a few weeks ago on a date with 'the dude' to see a Mike Epps comedy stand up. 

I knew that there was a possibility that it would be cold in the venue so I began with this thrifted Ann Taylor blazer ($.99) and worked around it.

First off, let me explain how pink was sooooo not one of my choice colors-until recently. I'm not exactly sure what it is about pink, fuschia, or any other combination of the hue but I'm definitely in love. 

I think my favorite part of this 'fit by far is this portion...

Heels-Steve Madden (via Ebay)
The shoes totally had me at hello. I originally saw these Steve Madden beauties in Ross maybe about 2 years ago. The only set back was that they didn't have my size. Also, the pair that I saw in Ross were slingbacks. I absolutely had to have these shoes so what did I do? I went to the old ye faithful EBay. I found them and I immediately bid on them. I believe I ended up paying $25 for them. Not bad for brand new Steve Maddens.

My next favorite part about this 'fit is the accessories...

Watch-NY & Co./Ring-Forever XXI
This killer statement necklace that I scored from Plato's for $5....

And these blue geek glasses that cost me 2 bucks from the Icing...

I just loooovvveee how accessories and small additions such as a patterned shoe, a statement necklace, and colored glasses can make an otherwise plain outfit look so festive, pretty, and PINK!

Pink Capris/Chambray-NY & Co.
Blazer-Thrifted (Ann Taylor)

What type of accessories/additions do you add to take your outfits 'over the top'?
Do share...

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Trendy Tuesday: Peplum LePew

Well hello and happy Tuesday!!

I get sooo excited when Tuesday rolls around because I get to share with you all my favorite trends of the week. I hope you all have been enjoying this feature because I sure as heck have had a ball creating the inspiration boards (<---well, most of them anyway; some of the boards located on this link are those that I have pinned from others).

I also get excited when others like the trends that I present. This board was featured on last weeks Links A La Mode roundup. How cool is that?

Anyhow, my favorite trend of the week is....

Peplum LePew...

Peplum LePew... by sherockwell featuring striped tops

Can you say SWOON-WORTHY!!! I don't care what form it's in-skirt, shirt, or dress-there's something so dainty and inevitably classy about peplum. It's chic and it has the ability to make one look and feel like upwards of a million bucks. Ahhhh....for the love of peplum! I can't find enough great things to say about it. Thus far, I think I've purchased 3 peplum pieces (to be styled in a later post) and I can't get enough of them. Sometimes I just go into my closet and stare. The thing that I love most about this trend is that...

there is NO wrong way to style it!!

What do you think?
Does peplum speak to you like it speaks to me?

Thanks for reading!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Savin' Maven Monday: DIY Studded Denim

Happy Monday my loves. 

Let me first begin the top of the week by expressing my great thanks and appreciation for my newest followers-you all are giving me life!!

I hope everyone's weekend was productive and relaxing. It's been hot as all h*ll in my area so relaxation took up a major portion of my weekend. Seriously, what do you do when it's upwards of 90 degrees outside? 

You grab a cold glass of wine and get to crafting. 

Well at least that's what I did anyway. 

I was finally able to find some time to complete the studded pocket on my dip dyed denim shirt that I shared with you here

Here's what you will need: 

*old garments-ones that you don't mind experimenting on, of course
*studs-I wasn't able to find any in Micheals, so I ordered mine from eBay
*pliers (not pictured)
*hammer (optional)


That's it, you're ready to begin.

STEP 1: Position the studs on your desired area in the exact pattern that you want them to be in. I did this so I would know approximately how many studs to use. 

STEP 2: Begin to adhere the studs into place. The bracket-like, clasp-like, attachment thingies that are on the back of the studs were actually sharp enough for me to push the studs through the fabric with my hands.

STEP 3: Use the pliers to push down the brackets on the back of the studs so as to secure the studs in place. If you would like, you may also use a hammer and lightly tap the underside of the fabric to make sure the studs are tightly secured to the fabric. 

That's it! In 3 easy steps, and for less than $10, I have a totally new shirt. One that no one else will have. 

I feel like I don't have enough studs on it though, like it's somewhat plain.
I still have a shit ton of studs left so I'm ripping my house apart in search of more things to stud.

Like these...

What do you think?
Have you studded any of the pieces in your closet yet?

Thanks for reading.
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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Links A La Mode...With A Cherry On Top!

Oh Sweet Saturday!!! 

How I love thee. For a blogger like myself you are so good to me. I rest on you, I thrift on you, and I do a majority of my other shopping on you. One thing I don't do on you though is blog posts. I have gotten into a pretty regular routine of posting 3-4 times a week, never on the weekend though. That's my time off to regroup and visit other lovely blogs.

However, since I made it into this weeks Links A La Mode 'it' list over on the Independent Fashion Bloggers site, I figured I would do a quick post  to share with my lovely readers a few awesome links that were posted in the blogosphere this past week. 

It's here for you to partake.

Summer starts here!

Edited by: Emily of Sugar & Spice

My first week editing Links a la Mode and so many amazing posts to choose only 20 from! Today marks the first day of summer for the northern hemisphere and judging by my choice below, I am willing summer to start in earnest in the UK! In the meantime, there’s tips on keeping stylish in the rain. One of the things I love about the fashion blogging community is the creativeness that it breeds and this week is no exception with a few brilliant and on-trend DIYs for your to try at home. If DIY-ing isn’t your thing but you still like to save your pennies there are posts for splurging or saving too.


New Bags ShopbopFerragamo, Gucci, YSL, Totes, Addition, Chloe, M. Williamson, Valenentino Bags, Rachel Comey, Tucker, Hindmarch & Margiela Bags

Thank You all a shit ton for reading and remember if you would like to submit your link for next week’s Links à la Mode, please register first, then post your links HERE


Friday, June 22, 2012

Corally Yours...

 Happy Friday you all. 

Is it summer or is it summer? She came in with one helluva bang huh? Almost 100 degrees and the new season just hit. I'm preparing myself by stocking lots of bottled water, magazines, and library books so that I can remain nestled inside my house with the A/C on full blast. Though I am a summer baby, me and heat don't mix well at all!!..

As I was scrolling through my Facebook timeline, I noticed that many of my blogger friends had posted outfits for the Bloggers Do It Better series. Usually, I will receive an email beforehand but this time I didn't. Kristina hasn't done one of these challenges in close to 3 months so I had just assumed she had done away with it. WRONG! It's back and it's in full swing. This month's challenge was to style coral and mint; upon first thought, I figured that I would definitely sit this one out because really, who the hell owns mint items!? Then I thought about these mint colored BCBG pumps that have been collecting dust in my closet.

Pumps-BCBG (old)
I paired them with a coral blouse and destroyed jeans and the end result was this...

Top-Target/Jeans-Bare Feet
My absolute fave part of the 'fit is my vintage Dooney and Bourke. I love how the neutral color allows it to be pair with a huge variety of outfits.

Purse-Vintage (thrifted)

All in all I felt the outfit was really simple and definitely looked better in my mind than it does in the photographs. Some combinations just don't go over well on camera.

This is definitely one of them. 

I don't know; maybe it's the shirt!  Maybe I should've gone braless because my strap kept peeking out.  Maybe I should've paired it with a pant that had a bit more detail. Maybe even a printed pant.

Then again, maybe I'm over this whole outfit!!!

What would you have paired this coral top with?
I need suggestions for the next time I style it, PLEASE!!

Go here and check out how my other blogger friends style their coral and mint. 

Thanks for reading!
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