Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Oscar de la Renta

Two days ago, we lost one of fashion's greatest designers: Oscar de la Renta.  His work and life was amazing, starting off in huge fashion houses and later creating his own brand.  Here are a few of the iconic dresses de la Renta created in his career. 


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Oscar de la Renta had a wonderful career and I hope his classic, feminine, designs will carry on for years to come.

What is your favorite de la Renta gown?
 
 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tips for Organization

Believe it or not, organizing used to be something I was terrible at.  I had difficulty making sure I knew what was due and I never wrote anything down; however, when I started my blog and as I have gotten older, being organized has become a part of my everyday life.  I have found ways to make sure I get everything written down, done ahead of time, and prepared!  Here are some of my tips for organization.  
Tips for Organization
These three tips have made my life so much easier.  Technology is one of the best things... my iPhone and Macbook calendar hold my life, like seriously though; and having a planner and notebook to write everything down is a lifesaver!
 
What do you do to keep organized?
 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Royal Blue

Nordstrom Rack never seems to fail me.  A few weeks ago, Seth and I stopped in before dinner and I ended up going home with three new goodies: a sweater, a fall dress, and my prom dress-- who knew right?!  I'm waiting to share the prom dress since I want it to be a surprise, but over the weekend Seth and I decided to take some pictures with the new dress I bought for fall!


I will definitely be repeating this outfit throughout the fall season; everything goes together so well.  Thanks to Nordstrom Rack for providing me with a good find once again!

What have you found at Nordstrom Rack recently?

 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Top Favorite Brands

It's no surprise that I love to shop haha, but there are definitely a few brands that I have stayed true to over the years.


1. Nordstrom Rack: I love this store.  I always find such great deals and everything lasts forever.  Some of my favorite purchases include my Badgley Mischka shoes, my Michael Kors trench, and a fantastic navy blue cashmere sweater!

2. J.Crew Factory: Finally there is one coming in closer to me, that way I won't have to order online, but this is such a fantastic store.  The best thing about J.Crew Factory is that most of their products are from previous seasons; however, they are just as good quality as a piece from J.Crew for a much lower price.

3. Anthropologie: For the most part, I try to stray from more expensive clothing (just because I never have the money haha), but I always find myself pulled into Anthropologie.  The store smells so great and I always leave with something, even if it is just a little thing.  My most recent purchase was this dress and I cannot wait to wear it!

4. Kate Spade: Kate Spade is definitely an investment brand, but it is worth it.  I own a couple of bags from Kate Spade and both have become such great closet essentials.  I can't wait for their spring collection to come out because I want to look into purchasing their fun heart tote!

What are your favorite brands?  Any stores I should check out?

 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mid-Week Pickup

I don't know about you, but this has been such a long week; thank goodness I don't have school on Friday, otherwise I seriously might go insane!  Since this has been such a long week for me, I thought it would be fun to do a little mid-week pickup.  Here are a few things that are getting me through my week!


1. This dress: I am so happy I decided to keep this dress!  It is perfect for me and hopefully perfect for the #AnthroOpenCall contest-- crossing my fingers and hoping they will choose me!


2. Buzz Feed Videos: I can't get enough of these Buzz Feed videos.  Seth always sends them to me while I'm working on homework, as they are the perfect distraction (sometimes a little too much of a distraction haha).

3. The Shopbop Sale: Whenever I am having a rough week, a good sale tends to cheer me up.  I mean, in all honesty, who doesn't love a great sale?!  I am lusting over these, this, and these.

4. Mail: Keep it a secret, but Seth's birthday gifts are coming in the mail this week and I can't wait!  I think he will really like them :)

What is helping you get through your week?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

These Scents

On one of our recent mall trips, Seth and I stopped in at Sephora to test out a couple of perfumes.  For some reason I have been obsessed with perfumes for the past couple of months.  They look so great on a perfume stand and I love experimenting with different scents.  Here are a few that Seth and I love!

Potential Perfume

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Each of these are fantastic, but if I had to choose a favorite I would have to go with the Tory Burch or the Chloe perfume.  They smell so great and would make the perfect addition to any girls collection!

Also, I highly recommend Estee Lauder's Modern Muse.  My mom got me a small sample for Christmas and I use it for date nights all the time!

What is your favorite perfume?  Any scents I should check out?

 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Alice in Wonderland

After a lot of thought-- and encouragement from all of you, Seth, and his mother-- I decided to keep the Anthropologie dress!  It is just way too great to pass up and I think I will get a lot of use out of it.  I also justified keeping the dress by doing a major closet clean out, which, in all honesty, was much needed.  

Anyway, over the weekend, Seth and I took some pictures with the dress for the Anthropologie Open Call contest.  With the little house in the background and the playfulness of the dress, I thought the perfect theme for this shoot was Alice in Wonderland!


I can't wait to wear this dress out, I'm thinking it will be perfect for Seth's birthday party :)

Have you found anything at Anthropologie lately?
 
 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Feeling Fall Linkup

A few weeks ago, Jamie, blogger over at the Fashion Newcomer, asked me to join Carrie, Laura, and herself for a really fun fashion linkup: The Feeling Fall Linkup!  For this linkup, we are all sharing an outfit with our favorite scarf and a few fun Q&As.  My absolute favorite scarf is the tissue scarf from J.Crew Factory!  I bought this scarf last year in a great plum color and it is the only scarf I wear in the fall, as it pairs so well with all my fall clothes!  Here is how I like to style my tissue scarf!

scarf/sneakers

This scarf is the perfect accessory for a casual fall outfit; I just love pairing it with a comfy longsleeve and my favorite jeans!  BTW, do you like the pictures?  Seth was the photographer this time and I think I may rehire him for some upcoming outfits ;)

Now for the Q&A!

1. What is your favorite fall trend?
My favorite fall trend this year is the school girl look.  It is such a playful trend and I just love all the outfits I have been seeing!

2. What is your favorite fall starbucks drink? 

As always, I am a huge fan of Vanilla Lattes with just one shot of expresso.

3. If you could only wear one pair of boots for this whole fall season, which pair would they be?

I love my boots, but I would have to go with converse.  They make me so happy and are super comfy!

4. What is your favorite fall activity?

One thing not a lot of you know about me is, I love Halloween.  I could sit and watch old Halloween movies forever and they make for a great date night, so, I would have to choose watching Halloween flicks!

What is your favorite fall scarf?  Any of you have fun plans this weekend?


 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Should I Keep the Dress?


Since our rehearsal was cancelled, Seth and I had tons of time to kill before my voice lesson so, we went to the mall of course!  In retrospect this was probably not the best idea, as I always see things I want; however, I couldn't help myself when we stopped in at Anthropologie.  There is this adorable dress I have wanted for the longest time and it was on major sale, so we figured why not buy it; I can always return it.

My mom said she would pay for it as my birthday gift-- Yay!-- but I still don't know if I want to keep it or not.  It is such an amazing dress, but I just worry that it isn't something I should be investing in, but I love it so much!  Ugh, why does shopping have to be so difficult???

Anyway, I want to know, what do you think of the dress?  Should I keep it or look for something else?

P.S. Anthropologie now has an unlimited return policy, so I have tons of time to think it over! 

 
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