Wednesday, December 22, 2010

a little casual

pants: Old Navy. belt: F21. button-up: Ralph Lauren. necklace: F21. glasses: Juicy Couture 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

love my office

heels: Target. trousers: Macy's. top: H&M c/o Plato's Closet.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

christmas shopping done

newest obsession- knit circle scarf. got one for my mom for christmas. yess. 
ok so i cant go shopping without getting something for myself...
sooo, i got some new shoes for work

they are from Target and so comfortable! they are sold out online, so of course i had to get them at the store immediately! 

p.s. my hair was a mess todayy. 

Saturday, December 18, 2010

how i want my hair

love this. 

super long.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010


boots: beehive shoes. tights: target. dress: thrifted. necklace: F21.

on the way home from work, i noticed my car wasnt spitting out hot air like it always does. i ran a few has to be warm by now, i thought. 

nope. still no hot air. 

i called my dad and was really upset because i did not know the cause of this act. its below freezing and i don't have a warm car...

once i got off the phone with my dad i noticed a woman walking down the sidewalk with a few grocery bags and a piece of luggage. 

reality check. i am so thankful....i have a car, i have a warm apartment, i have a job....

the heat in my car can wait...time to be thankful because i am blessed with what i have. 

Sunday, December 12, 2010

last item on my christmas list

seriously. gotta have it. found a 'similar' one here

Saturday, December 11, 2010

keep it simple

flats: American Eagle. jeans: F21. striped top: Gap. cardi: F21. 

just a simple outfit i wore to meet up with a friend for dinner! i totally love chill nights like that. time is not a concern. you just sit back, and talk for a few hours. so relaxing. 

guess what?! i am getting crafty today. and this is what i will be making: 
click here to visit the tutorial, and make your own wreath! 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

nachos anyone?

shoes: Payless. pants: Express. top: Kenzie c/o Plato's closet. blazer, Gap c/o Platos closet.

today i had lunch with a few friends during my lunch break. after reviewing the menu, i decided on just getting the nachos off the appetizer section. 20 minutes later...there is a HUGE mound of food infront of me. 'is this what i ordered?' is running through my mind. yup, a huge 'ol mound of nachos. there was no way i could tackle it alone! my friends couldnt even top it off! i had to take home some of it, and it still looks like there is enough for one more entire meal! goodness! next time i will order of the kids menu!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

let the holiday season officially begin...

...because i have completed the fall semester!! 

boots, Aldo. jeans, F21. brown top, Gap c/o Plato's Closet. scarf, Rue 21. 

obsessed with these boots from aldo shoes. they have a hidden wedge inside, so i get a few extra inches taller when i wear them. perfection for a shortie like me.

now that i am finished with school until jan 18, i will be working a lot more. so you should probably be expecting more business-wear photos- but i will try to mix in some casual days (like on the weekends.) promise.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

dead day eve

boots, BCBG. socks, Walmart. jeans, F21. belt, F21. button-up, Gap. sweater, OldNavy. 

today is the last day of classes!! what better way to celebrate than dressing up cute for the last day of school? ;) i stuck with the neutral colors in my outfit- with a pop of blue under the sweater. the button up from gap has a ruffle collar instead of a regular collar, which adds a feminine touch to the outfit. its a chilly 19 degrees outside so i will definitely be pulling on my trench coat over this ensemble! 

Monday, December 6, 2010

confessions of a shopaholic...

blazer, Gap c/o Platos Closet. raincoat, Burberry c/o Platos Closet.

so here are those sweet finds i mentioned yesterday. i am in love. grand total of these items together? less than 40 bucks. i am quite impressed with myself. however, i should probably re-watch confessions of a shopaholic again. its the story of my life. last thursday i got at $40 parking ticket on campus. but honestly, i couldnt let these two jackets pass me by!! i will still pay the parking ticket...but i will be totally stylin' when i do! 


Sunday, December 5, 2010


boots, Famous Footwear. jeans, F21. white tee, Hanes. jacket, Juicy. scarf, F21. purse, Plato's Closet.

I needed a comfy outfit to run errands today. I picked out this sweet little outfit, and headed out my apartment, locking the bedroom door before shutting it behind me. I walked into the kitchen and rooted around in my bag for my keys....and couldnt find them. They were locked in my bedroom. It was only noon and the front office didnt open until 1, so I had to patiently wait around for an hour so they could come unlock my room. I didnt have to be anywhere pressing, but I was just set on running my errands and coming back home, and to delay it an entire hour...i was a little frustrated.

I definitely did not bundle up enough. Turns out, it was 37 degrees outside. whoops. however, i did have good luck while shopping at Plato's closet. I found a brown BURBERRY raincoat. its adorable! I also found a navy blue blazer. it was quite a successful trip!

Friday, November 26, 2010

take a peek

into my room! i painted the bird canvases this summer.... and i am in love with my little string of paper lanterns (from target) 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

home for the holiday

my favorite shoes for traveling: Toms. absolutely the comfiest shoes ever! i wore these last year when i traveled to puerto rico and they were good for running around in an airport, and while chilling on the plane. i'm dying to get a new pair. any suggestions?
im thinking either the burlap ones or the sparkly ones! {complete opposites, i know}

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

giving back

shoes, American Eagle via Daisy Exchange. gray cords, J Crew via Daisy Exchange. top, thrifted. black cardi, Old Navy via Plato's Closet.

today my office went to the local food pantry and helped out. that's why i am dressed down just a little bit. it was really neat to get together with my team and work in a different environment, one that helps out the community. 
i was so pumped when i found these gray cords at Daisy Exchange (a resale shop). i found the shoes when i bought the pants, and they just went really well together. 

how do you give back to your community?

Monday, November 22, 2010

powerful stuff

boots, BCBG. dress, Tucker for Target.

 i found this tucker for target dress on the sale rack! yippie! i thought all the tucker items were sold out. the tag said the dress was on sale for 30, but when i got to the register to check out it was only ten dollars! what a lucky day. so then i wore it later that night for my friends birthday celebration. it always feels so good to buy a new dress and wear it immediately.

so here is a picture of the girls with their birthday presents! they loved the wine bottle decorations. 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

my 'go to' outfit

ps- this is on saturday. :)
boots, Famous Footwear. jeans, F21. button up, Ralph Lauren via TJMaxx (boys section) 

when in doubt, or in a rush, i throw on this number. i spent the day running errands and this outfit is perfect. i was shopping around for my friends' birthday presents. the twins are finally turning 21! i went to a super neat flea market and ended up finding these precious decorated wine bottles:

wine bottles, All My Treasures.
in retrospect, i probably could have made them myself...but i didnt have that much time on my hands! they are empty wine bottles, spray painted and modpodged. here they are wrapped up and ready to go: 

wine bottle bags, Target.
i hope the girls like their presents! :)

be sure to check out tomorrow's post- which will have the other half of saturday! :) 

Saturday, November 20, 2010

its all good

nail polish, F21.

growing up, i never ever painted my nails. i used to be a little thumb sucker and i hated having my nails painted. it tasted bad. i hope you all are happy to know i kicked that habit (a long time ago) and absolutely love painting my nails now. this is my current fave. the color of the polish is called 'nude' for some odd reason, but in real life, it is more of a purpley/brownish color. pretty hard to describe but i plan on keeping my nails coated in this wonderful color all winter long. 

Friday, November 19, 2010

freezing cold.

boots, Famous Footwear. jeans, F21. button-up, Ralph Lauren. brown sweater, J. Crew. 

winter sure did come in quick! i just woke up and whammy!!- it was a solid 35 degrees.  i am so thankful that i caught the bus this morning, because there was NO way i would be walking to class! 

the leaves have finally fallen from the trees... (can you tell i dont have much to talk about today?)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

forget you

pants, Express. top, Kenzie c/o Plato's Closet. cardigan, Target. 

anyone happen to watch glee the other night? gwen did an AWESOME job, and i loved her singing 'forget you' ... its been stuck in my head ever since then! 

i had a sushi night with the girls from work last night and it was an absolute blast! it was fun to get away from the office scene and just hang out and relax...and of course, eat tons of yummy sushi! i am new to the whole sushi-scene,  but the only thing i order is the 'philly roll' because i know i will always like it!
are you a sushi eater? whats your favorite roll? 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

making memories

boots, Famous Footwear. olive jeans, F21. off-white sweater, F21. necklace, F21. 

senior year is quickly passing by. fall semester is almost over. i want to spend as much time with friends as possible and have as much fun as i can before i enter 'the real world' (...even though i kind of am in the real world- with my internship!)
anyway- here is what i wore to one of my best friend's birthday dinner. the big 21!
now - off to make more memories! :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

life is moving too quickly!

my life is a blur right now! it feels as if i am running a million miles a minute! i am trying to balance school, my internship, family, friends, my sorority and a handful of other clubs/organizations. not to mention my new baby- this little blog :) but, i feel as if i might have gotten off-task the past few days! this blog is about the items i OWN, and maybe a little focus on the items i WANT. so, to honor that idea- here is another outfit post!

boots, BCBG. jeans, F21. striped top, Kohl's. trench, F21. watch, K-Mart. 

it was chilly and rainy/misty this morning, so i picked my outfit as usual, and then topped it off with my sweet khaki trench coat. the first time to wear it! horray! and i love this maroon striped top from Kohl's...its so comfy.

Monday, November 15, 2010

my failed attempt to thrift

i spent my lunch break at the local thrift store scouring the racks for a gray tweed blazer. i came out empty handed and super sad. i absolutely love thrifting, but coming out as a failure? no bueno!

 i was looking for something similar to this:
there is no way i am going to shell out $100 dollars when there is a good chance i could find it at a goodwill or possibly some other thrift store....Kendi has one that is absolutely to-die-for! seriously- click on the link and check out her adorable blazer. 

have any stories from good experiences at thrift stores? 

Sunday, November 14, 2010


working on my Christmas list. this little guy made its way to the number one spot. the color palette is to die for and that leather looks buttery-soft. its the perfect size, not too big, not to small. and it will match everything in my wardrobe.  its reasonably priced, a huge plus in my book! 

whats on your wish list? 

Saturday, November 13, 2010

the importance of networking

boots, BCBG. jeans, F21. white tee, F21. red coat, Tj Maxx. watch, K-Mart. sunnies, RayBan.

yay! its our last home football game. i will be spending the entire game in the chancellors box. a huge privilege that i am blessed with through the student alumni association. i get to mingle with all the important people. its a blast! not to mention- the amazing food that is catered in! its also the best seat for watching the game, duh! 

i did it earlier this year and met some super important people- got their business cards, and followed up with them. you never know when you will run into them again or ever need their help! :) 

honestly, i am not dressed up as much as i should be for working this event- but, its really cold outside and the low for tonight is 32 degrees. whew! 

Friday, November 12, 2010

friday funday

shoes, Target. pants, Macy's. sweater, Old navy. necklace, F21.

i worked eight to five today. and guess what! it was a blast! we have a tailgate party each friday of a home game and it is always so fun to mingle with everyone at the office! we are pretty much all spread across three floors of our office building so theres a few people i never get to see!

my outfit was pretty plain until i added the fun black teardrop necklace from forever 21. i got it this summer for a whopping $4. best purchase ever. it can be thrown on with any outfit to dress it up!

have a wonderful weekend, ya'll!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

a fabulous day

boots, Famous Footwear. jeans, F21. shirt, Old Navy. scarf, gifted. watch, K-mart. 

today it was 70 degrees outside. can you believe it? SEVENTY degrees and its november 11! thats crazy-awesome! i loved walking around on campus, enjoying the wonderful weather and admiring the colorful trees. fall is insanely wonderful here. i also enjoyed wearing my new boots for the first time today. they are super tall, and have a red-lined zipper down the back. it just so turns out that my college's color is RED. what can i say, these boots were a match made in heaven.