Saturday, November 28, 2009

Magpie Lovely

Anybody heard of Magpie Lovely?  Stephmodo, one of my favorite blogs, is doing a $75 giveaway by Tues., Dec. 2nd.  I entered.  If I won, I would get these by Bijoudally:

Relic Thick Hoops

one of these bracelets:

Dizzy Bracelet

I like the girls dresses (talk about inventory) Magpie has.  The Lila Dress by Mette reminds me a lot of this Katie Did's girls dress, one I've been wanting to make:
Lila Dress by Mette

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Winter florals

I know... I know... the usual fashion for Spring/Summer is bright colors, florals and highlights (for the hairstyle) and Winter is dark colors, leather boots and more dark colors... blah.

I use to keep myself updated on fashion by looking at and but it's too much work and too many designers to keep up with... now a days those things can't consume all my time. Instead I look to my favorite fashion celebrities for inspiration. The key is to stay true to your own personal style and it's always nice to allow your style to be inspired by the continually evolving fashion industry.

Nicole Richie is my FAVORITE fashion celebrity. I love how she's kind of hippie, unique and still chic. Hippie and chic? Great combination. I've been getting into florals lately and that's all I want to add to my wardrobe (if you'd even call it that). Instead of the usual fall dress, I've opted for long flowy floral dresses with a tailored leather (in my case, faux leather) jacket, like so:
Since I'm a cheapo, I pretty much only shop or "wishfully shop," online at stores that are within the budget, like I found these florals that I thought would be appropriate for winter and not so much an eyesore with it's brightness.

With the short dresses you'd have to wear black opaque tights... please! Opaque tights are a must because 1. it's winter and 2. it looks better. I know I shouldn't but I get kind of irked when I see bare legs, in public, during winter. Irked.

The real key is finding the perfect black leather (and tailored) jacket to wear with these dresses. I got mine at Target three years ago and couldn't find any cute ones online to post.

Instead of boots (which I'm still a fan of) I wear simple black heels. One day when I get the courage to invest in some timeless ultra cool boots, it would probably be a tan brown and definitely flats (so I could wear with jeans).

Just something to share.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Zooey Deschanel Coat

If you've ever seen Yes Man with Jim Carrey-and you're a girl-maybe you noticed the sweet coat worn by Allison (played by Zooey Deschanel) when they were at the airport and flew off to Nebraska.  Please tell me you didn't think to yourself, "I like her coat."  Well, if you want one, you're out of luck. That coat was a vintage find and then customized with a couple of buttons.  But, don't give up...there's a Facebook Group called The Society of the Awesome Coat of Zooey Deschanel, who's motto is:  'We are a small but dedicated group of rabid fanatics who have pledged to taste neither food nor drink until we have found the incredibly beautiful coat worn by the incredibly beautiful Zooey in the incredibly beautiful movie, "Yes Man."'

There are a couple of similar coats for purchase: Urban Outfitters & Revolve Clothing.

I had to laugh when I read the first comment to the creator of the group:
"umm......chris, is this seriously how you waste your life?" 

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