Friday, November 25, 2011

Just purchased the Tawny Port pants from for only $20 bucks! Can't wait to get them in the mail and I'm crossing my fingers that they fit well. This is my only gift to myself in about 4 months.  I think I deserve it.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Craving for...

*** a pair of legging boots (preferably in black suede and with a mid-low heel)  

And to buy: here are some A-mazing OTK boots. For someone short like me, these boots would be the perfect length and are pretty much like a legging boot.

$109.99 at Bakers Shoes

$170.00 at Bakers Shoes

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sparkles DIY - Keds

Before and After: (using Modpodge and craft glitter from Michaels)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Kenzo Spring 2011

Loving the prints, the silhouette and the easy comfort I can see wearing this

Friday, September 9, 2011

PeterPan Collars for work

I have been eyeing these dresses on for the longest time!!!  Lucky for me Burdaystyle has a similar style pattern.  =)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

From my inspiration folder...



On my wishlist for fall/winter:
-mod coats
-dresses (are always on my list)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Beautiful beach day

Took a spur of the moment trip to Ocean Beach.  It was a bit cold, water was freezing, but the sun was shining quite nicely.  It's such a peaceful thing, to watch the waves come in and out is really meditative for me.

Friday, July 15, 2011

I want...

Dooney & Bourke Dillen 2 Satchel in Desert

Dooney & Bourke Pocket Satchel in Brown T-Moro

Derek Cardigan 7004 Ice - from


Burberry Brit Hooded Topper

Wednesday, July 13, 2011



I have the biggest girl crush on her.  She's gorgeous and I loved everything she wore to the Transformer Premieres.

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Lancome Color Design Lipsticks in:
(Left --> Right)
B-List, It-Girl, Pink Attitude, The New Pink, Natural Beauty


Swatches in order - No Flash:


I don't wear lipstick very often so I was happy to find that all of these colors are fairly neutral.  # 1, 2, and 5 are my absolute favorites and I switch between them regularly.  # 3 and 4 have a bit too much of a shimmer and are good for night time.  I also sometimes dab a bit of either of these two to the middle of my lips for a dash of color with the neutrals.

The lipsticks are a very light consistency, creamy but not sticky.  The colors don't stay on well if I am eating, drinking, etc.  It is very light that sometimes I forget I have lipstick and its also quite nourishing to my lips making them feel soft and smooth.  

I got all 5 as sample from my Lancome order.  Generally I would not buy it because I just can't talk myself into paying $20+ for a lipstick.  I do realllly like these lipsticks however so will probably buy more colors in the future.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Today's Makeup


With Glasses:


Lancome Tient Miracle - Buff 7
Bare Minerals Concealer - Bisque
Sephora blush me - Rose

Eyeshadows (All Tarte)- Matte Soft Beige, Vivid Shimmering Gold, Vibrant Shimmering Copper, Deep Shimmering Chocolate (also used for brows)
Sephora Pearl Beige Liner
Tarte Long Wearing Liner in Black
Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara

Lancome B-List Lipstick (my new favorite!)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Petticoat Completed!

Working with yards and yards of tulle (especially when gathered) is sooo difficult!  But I finally finished my petticoat.  Worn under my dress below... and please, forgive my sloppy hair.  I took these photos right after finishing the petticoat.  Also, I used Sugardale's tutorial on How to Make a Petticoat.  I recommend it to anyone wanting to make one yourself.


Monday, April 25, 2011


Came home to a box at my doorstep.  What could it be?  Oh, just the fabric I've been waiting for.  I'll let it speak for itself.

YUM Fabrics!!!  I ordered these from about a week ago.  The white material is crinoline that will become a petticoat.  I''ll be following Sugardale's tutorial.  The Yellow is Linen.  I was expecting a mustard/goldish/burnt yellow, however this yellow is more sunflower but still lovely.  This fabric will most likely become a pair of shorts.  The orange is a 100% cotton with a small ivory repeating print.  I honestly don't know what this will become but I loved the fabric so much I just had to buy it.  It has met my expectations.  The red is a broadcloth that I am pleasantly surprised with.  i bought it to go with the mod-ish with with red squares fabric.  I'm planning to make a version of this!  

I also bought a pair of salmon cotton pants while shopping on Easter Day in Union Square.  I don't shop at Gap, ever.  I've never really been in to basic clothes.  However, their 40% off everything lulled me in.  Sure enough I found these pretty pants.  I've been craving some colorful bottoms due to Zara.  These are a 2 Regular but the length fits me perfectly, hitting at my ankle.  Yeah, they are probably meant to be capri-ish style but they work as pants for me.  I also bought a v-neck in a bluish-grey.  It's the softest shirt ever!  

My current reading materials:
I bought The Complete Book of Sewing Shortcuts by Claire Schaeffer off Amazon and the Dorothy Moore's Pattern Drafting and Dressmaking book off Etsy after performing very thorough research on the extensive sewing books out there.  I'm really excited to practice pattern making as that is a huge interest for me.  I even went out and bought some pattern paper so that I can begin drafting.  Unfortunately, I don't have much time to study and really practice what these books teach which is making me heavily consider quitting my part-time.  Just look at these illustrations for Dorothy Moore's book; they make my heart melt.

Other reading materials:  I'm actually currently reading Something Borrowed..

Once I'm done I can pick up this novel by Sophie Kinsella that I found also at Goodwill.  She is becoming a fast favorite of mine.  I also have this romance novel that I haven't had the chance to get to...