October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

It was a crazy weekend. My area had a huge snow storm! The tree's leaves have not even fallen, so the pressure of the snow caused many branches and trees to actually uproot! Hundreds of families in the New Jersey/ New York area lost power, thankfully that was not me! Hurricane Irene and now this!! Mother Nature is definitely not a fan of the Northeast!!

(You can see a broken tree in my backyard)

But nothing can stop a good Halloween blog post!! Here are some pictures of our Halloween decorations

(Frankenstein entrance)

(Nothing like Halloween signs in the snow in October)

(Yummy candy corn) 

The fall has just flown by! I can't believe the warm weather is over and winter is on its way... but guess what that means... CHRISTMAS!! My favorite time of year!!

Summer is over =(

Thanks for reading!!

October 28, 2011

Favorite Designer Friday - Alice and Olivia, Brian Atwood

My favorite season of the Bachelorette was with Ali Fedotowsky. Her styling team really jumped on the Alice and Olivia wagon, because it seemed like every episode she was wearing something from that brand. Her outfits on the show were AMAZING and since then I have been obsessed with "Alice and Olivia". Here is a montage of my favorites from Bloomingdales.

Deep Red and Black - Perfect for the Fall and Winter.

 Blue, Silver and Gold - Perfect for the holidays and New Years!!

How would I style the Hanlin Sequin Tank Dress? Check out my post here.

I am obsessed with shoes, as you might have expected from my previous posts, and there is no exception when it comes to the genius Brian Atwood. I started looking at more of his collection when I started watching the Rachel Zoe Project. Rachel Zoe is one of my biggest idols; I seriously would love to have her job and life. Her and Brian started out around the same time and became good friends. She always uses his shoes on the runway and he makes guest appearances on the show. Here are some of my favorites from his new collection.

As always, thanks for reading!

October 25, 2011

Tuesday's Look for Less

Gold Dress, Leather Jacket, Black Booties and a bracelet.


(Look for Less: $349)

Thanks for Reading!!!

October 21, 2011

Casual Friday

I love casual fridays! I also wore my hair in a bun the past two days to work. I just loved having my hair away from my face. At the end of the summer, I cut my hair about 10 inches and got blonder highlights. Right now, I feel like it is at an awkward length. I like my hair short, but I definitely miss my long locks.

Cardigan: J.Crew
Top: The Limited
Skinny Black Pants: The Gap
Shoes, Necklace and Earrings: Bakers
Watch: Michael Kors

Have a Great Friday Night!!!

So Fetch

UPGRADE: I love that designers added a heel to a typical “mom shoe” and made it just “so fetch”. I have been stalking some at Nordstroms and Bloomingdales and I just can’t choose!!


(How unreal are those Vera Wang shoes?!?!?)

Which heeled loafers do you love this season?

October 20, 2011

Dare to go….

Bare? Have you ever been to a Music Festival and saw what some of the girls wear there? I guess designers around the world saw what I saw and decided to make it classier. Instead of just wearing your bra, they made it an inch or two longer under the bust and created an ultra-retro Bra Top. Bra Tops were all over the runway in the ready to wear Spring 2012 collections. The tops were matched with adorable pencil and flared skirts. I don’t know about you, but at first I was very hesitant when I heard about the idea of women just wearing a bra as their top, but I am pleasantly surprised with the overall look.

Even Gwyneth Paltrow Rocked an Emilio Pucci Bra Top/skirt at the 2011 Emmys. She wins most daring look for that award show in my book!

As always, thanks for reading

October 18, 2011

The Red Carpet Flashback

I love this time of year because it is almost AWARD SEASON!!! I cannot wait for the Golden Globes, SAG Awards and the Academy Awards etc!!

My favorite dress of all time was a Reem Acra Stunner worn by the beautiful Eva Longoria at the Golden Globes in 2009. It was an orange-red strapless mermaid gown with a scalloped top. I wish I could look like that at every event I attend!


Here are some other looks on my Best Dressed List!

1. Sandra Bullock in Marchesa (Academy Awards 2010)

2. Anne Hathaway in Armani Prive (Academy Awards 2009)

3. Kate Hudson in Donatella Versace (Academy Awards 2003)

4. Nina Dobrev in Donna Karan (Emmys 2011)
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING (My hands-down favorite this year)!

DVRing Fashion Police is a MUST! I always wonder who will be on their Best and Worst Dressed List! … and besides, who doesn’t love Joan Rivers talking about bad outfits when she is covered in ratty fur?

Speaking of Fashion Police, did you hear the terrible news that Giuliana Rancic has the early stages of Breast Cancer? How terrible and sad? My thoughts and prayers go out to her family....and remember October is THINK PINK month!

Thank you for reading!!

October 17, 2011

Get in Loser, We're going Shopping

I am in love with all the blouses this fall, so I decided to compile a list of my favorites!

First and foremost on my list is this amazing black and white blouse from Aritzia that I have been stalking for awhile now. I went to Shorthills Mall last month, which has the best upscale stores in New Jersey (my personal opinion of course). It made me reminisce about my first ever trip to Aritzia. The customer service there is amazing. My friend Alyssa and I thought the employees knew my friend Vida, they kept calling her by her first name! Their service makes you feel so important and such a valued customer.

How amazing is this?

Blouses - Top 10 Faves!!

1. White/Black Sabrina Blouse ($115) by Aritzia
2. Natalie Tie Collar Blouse ($295) by Rachel Zoe
3. Pleat Front Blouse ($76) by Top Shop
4. 3/4 Sleeve Silk Wedge Shirt ($235) by Vince.
5. Bow Blouse ($54.90) by The Limited
6. Edde Top ($265) by DVF
7. Orange-Red Blouse ($24.95) by H&M
8. Sheer Blouse ($49.90) by Zara
9. BI-COLOUR MILITARY SILK SHIRT ($1,520) by Alexander McQueen
10. Whistles Verity Bow Blouse ($192.06) by ASOS

What is your favorite fall top?

As always, thanks for reading!!

October 16, 2011

Not All That Glitters Is Gold

I love that in the past few years sequins have been an ongoing fad. Given the name of my blog, clearly I love things that sparkle and shine. I guess it all started a couple of years ago around New Years when I decided to get a dress for a party my roommates and I were having. Ringing in the New Year is always a HUGE occasion and getting all dolled up is a MUST! I found the cutest little purple sequin dress at Forever 21. I love how sequin clothes look in pictures. They really catch the light and make you stand out.

So since I have so many clothes with sequins, I branched out this summer to Black Sequin Shoes! OMG I am just obsessed! (Caution: Wearing a sequin dress and sequin shoes is overkill. I definitely recommend "one bling-thing" at a time)

I buy shoes from a bunch of different places, but I am definitely partial to Bakers Shoes. I worked there in High School and I really trust their brand. I also am so happy they changed from white boxes to lavender ones. The new packaging really helps their brand look much more upscale. Don't you agree?

I love how my new Bakers Flats that I wear to work. They have a cushion in the front of the shoe that make them super comfortable. My only issue with them is the elastic-gathered heel. The first couple of times I wore them they really cut into the back of my feet and gave me blisters. But most shoes give your feet blisters the first time you wear them, so I can't complain too much.

I could actually live in these sparkly Toms that I bought! I feel like I am wearing the cutest slippers ever! I have worn them to work with dresses, skirts and my skinny black pants. They are so versatile! ...And who doesn't love a great philanthropy?  I love that the brand is committed to matching every pair of shoes purchased with one for a child in need. 

My roommates 22nd birthday is this coming weekend and we are going to Atlantic City to celebrate! We got tickets to see Steve Aoki and I am sooooo excited!!!! Atlantic City is the perfect time to wear these new stunners I purchased from Bakers. These babies are going to spruce up my dress by giving it a needed pizazz! I can't wait to fill everyone in on my weekend getaway!

Till then, thanks for reading!!

October 14, 2011

The Opening Act

I have been following numerous blogs in the past year, including some of my very best friends VidaNisha and Alyssa, but it was finally time to step into the 21st century, take to my computer and start my own.... so here I am!!

I have had the infamous "Shoe Syndrome" for awhile now. I guess working at a shoe store for over a year in High School can have that affect on someone. My closet is getting overwhelmed by the myriad of stacked boxes. The picture below was taken at the beginning of the summer, when I moved out of college into my new room at home. (I can't believe 4 years of college went by so fast). Since then, my collection has grown... but more to come at a later date!!

(The Growing Shoe Collection)

In the past several years, I have expanded and turned into quite the compulsive makeup and clothes shopper as well. I guess it is the feeling you get when you walk into a dept. store like Nordstrom and are enveloped with shoes, makeup, clothing and accessories that keep you going from week to week.

Thanks for reading!!