Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

I didn't need to dress up today, I was just working on my Master's project. I did however, need an excuse to wear this dress before it warms up too much. I love prescriptive holiday dressing (see tag "Holidays"), dressing up in the colors or themes of a holiday. I went for a palate that could best be described as construction paper colors kids use when making Valentines. If I was wearing this dress on a normal day, I would have worn black or gray leggings and boots. However, on Valentines day, grape is a neutral!

Forever 21 Dress / Old Navy Leggings / ModCloth Wedges /
7 Chi Bag from Piperlime / Jessica Simpson Sunglasses from Tuesday Morning

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Obession du jour: Prabal Gurung for Target

Like everyone else in the universe, I love me a Target designer collaboration. Did I know who this Prabal Gurung was before the collection? No. Did I still have to double check his name when typing the last sentence? Yes. None of this diminishes that I really like the prints and colors in his capsule collection for Target.

Forever 21 Belt

In order to get this long t-shirt, I cut off the  ruffle hem of the drop waist dress. That styling does not do me any favors, as I discovered in 10th grade English during our Great Gatsby unit wrap up party. Drop waists are for women with boyish shapes, or at least more boyish shapes than mine.

Drop Waist Dress

Once I cut the hem off, I found that it was the perfect length to loop around my neck and wear as a scarf!

Forever 21 Cardigan

And finally I picked up a couple pairs of shoes from the collection. Keep an eye out on the blog in the future, I have big plans for them.

Wedge Sandal (also in black & white) / Flat Sandal (also in yellow)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Vicarious Dress-Up

Last night, my parents had a black tie event to attend. Due to my Mom's continued weight loss, she had nothing formal to wear. This is where I came in and helped her pull an affordable outfit together that would be appropriate accompanying my Dad's tuxedo. I don't have to many formal occasions to dress for, so I had a really great time helping her out and putting some of my fancier accessories to good use.

The foundation piece: It's on clearance for $25 at Land's End.
I got one for myself at that price!
The statement piece: a $16 bubble necklace from Esty 
The icing: An evening bag from Etsy and a gold disc bracelet. 
The finishing touch:  Kate Spade Gumdrop Stud Earrings