Monday, January 30, 2012

Classic Movie Recommendation

Last night, I watched one of my favorite musicals, Gypsy. The movie was based on a Broadway hit, which was adapted from the book, Gypsy: A memoir by Gypsy Rose Lee. It's about an aggressive stage mom, Rose, her two girls, June and Rose Louise. Rose's dream is for her children to become vaudeville stars and she does whatever it takes for the dream to become a reality. Once the talented Baby June leaves the family to break into Broadway and escape Mama, Mama focuses in on the less talented Louise. Through misunderstandings, comical, and sad situations, Louise becomes know as the vivacious infamous burlesque dancer, Gypsy Rose Lee.

The soundtrack and costumes are amazing. I love the sparkle, glamour, and lady-like elements of the costumes. My favorite dress will always be the bright white sparkly burlesque costume paired the white gloves and gorgeous high heels.

Gypsy (1962)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Cute, Chic, and Under $25

Now that the holiday season is really over, I feel it's important to bring back some focus on ourselves. Sadly the holiday season probably left a huge dent in our wallets. I've found some affordable, chic, and beautfying items, all $25 or under. I hope you'll remember to take care of yourself from time to time :)

1. Forever 21 Beaded mint floral earrings 6.80
2. H&M 5-pack metallic bracelets 9.95
3. Sephora Ojon damage reverse instant restoration hair serum 25
4. ModCloth Gold gift ring 9.99
5. ModCloth Chain of command bicycle ring 15.99
6. Sephora First aid beauty detox eye roller 24
7. Burt's Bees Tinted lip balm 7
8. Forever 21 Fringed coral scarf 9.80
9. Sephora Collection standing bag brush set 25

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Internet Discovery: ASOS Fashion Finder

I just discovered ASOS: Fashion Finder and I can't believe I lived almost 22 years without knowing this existed!!! What's great about this site is that you can view and create virtual outfits, view and enter personal looks, enter competitions, discover new fashion trends, find inspiration, and shop online. Here are some outfits created by site users that I found and can't wait to recreate with the pieces already in my closet.

By Carlat. Isn't so retro and cute!?!

By LittlePearly. I love the dress & how a simple legging & sweater makes it wearable in winter

By Carlat.  Lovely & French inspired
By Darja. New Peplum trend for 2012

By vintagemagpie. Perfect outfit for the chilly winter days

Monday, January 16, 2012

Remembering Our Resolutions (ROR)

Sorry this Monday post is a bit late. I've been with my family for the extended weekend and haven't been able to get to the computer. But alas, I'm here and ready to go! Mondays is about Remembering Our Resolutions (ROR) link party with Autumn Orange.

Please visit the page, New Year Resolutions (up top), to read the latest progress towards completing my 2 goals: lose 15lbs by July and go swing dancing at least 1x/month

Thursday, January 12, 2012

More Jason Wu for Target

It is all over the fashion news that Jason Wu is developing a collection for Target. The collection will be debuted on Feb 5 and the prices range from $20-$60. Previously, there were only a couple pictures of the collection but now there's more! The collection reminds me of the '60s in Paris with stripes, shorter hemlines, floral prints, sheer blouses, and scarves. Do you have a favorite outfit or piece?

1. Long sleeve blouse 34.99, lace skirt 29.99, lace clutch 29.99 2. Pointelle cardigan 39.99, dot printed shirt dress 39.99 3. Sheer blouse w/ black ribbon 34.99, pleated blue skirt 29.99, front-flap straw bag 39.99 
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1. Striped jersey dress 34.99, Milu print tote bag 39.99 2. Sailor striped sweater 32.99, sheer blouse w/ black ribbon 34.99, blue cuffed shorts 26.99, woven mini saddle bag 24.99 3. Striped tee 19.99, blue cuffed shorts 26.99, straw and canvas clutch 29.99
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1. Flared dress w/ black patent belt 59.99 2. Sleeveless navy floral top w/ sheer panel 26.99, pleated navy floral skirt 29.99, lace clutch 29.99 3. Pleated sleeveless shift dress w/ navy dots 39.99, woven tote 49.99 4. Pleated stripe shift dress w/ black belt 39.99, woven saddle bag 24.99
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1. Gold textured peplum top 32.99, black pleated skirt 29.99, lace clutch 29.99  2. Black trench coat (also in navy) 54.99, flared dress w/ nude belt 59.99 
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1. Canvas mini floral saddle bag 2. Front-flap floral bag 39.99 3. Stripe canvas bag 4. Milu print tote bag 39.99
1. Front-flap cream bag 49.99 2. Black lace clutch 29.99 3. Woven straw mini saddle bag 24.99 4. Staw and canvas clutch 29.99

1. Milu print scarf 19.99 2. Blue floral scarf 19.99 3. Navy wheel scarf 19.99
 *All photos were provided and done by Target and prices provided by Shine Fashion and Beauty

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Remembering Our Resolutions (ROR) Link Up

I joined Orange Autumn's Mandy in a Remembering our Resolutions link party which means every Monday, we share our weekly progess with our personal resolutions. I'll be out of town on Monday, so you can now read my weekly progress now. Just click here or go under the page, New Years Resolutions.

I'll be in the BEST city of all, New York City (Sunday - Tuesday) and I want your suggestions on what is a must and what Johnny and I should skip. Please write your suggestions in the comments below (I'll be checking all day). I'm looking forward to reading them :-)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Jason Wu for Target

First we had Versace for H&M and now we'll have Jason Wu for Target and I'm super thrilled!! On February 5, 2012, Jason Wu's Target collection will be revealed and on the shelves. The collection will feature women's apparel, scarves, and handbags with prices ranging from $20 - $60. I wonder if Target will have another website crash when Wu's pieces become available for online purchases or will the crowds go crazy trying to grab the pieces off the shelves. Only time will tell. Will I be one of those crazy ladies, maybe :)

$40 navy mini dress. $50 canvas purse. Printed collared dress and printed handbag both $40.
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Wu's little black dress sketch

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

NYC shopping list completed

I completed my NYC trip shopping list! I bought a warm winter coat, a cute purse, fab knee high black boots, and adorable black flats! I am so ready for NYC and the winter season!

1. Cabela's Verona dry-plus systems parka 2. Target Xhilaration sequin satchel w/ bow 3. Target Merona magaska riding boots 4. Target Mossimo Supple Co. Ona ballet flats

The coat is in my favorite color and it sure does keep me warm! There are hidden pockets inside and out and a removable layer for those unseasonably warm days. And did I mention it was on SALE?! Yep, definitely an important factor. Although it did not meet all of my requirements like being vintage inspired it did meet the rest.

The purse is so cute and girly! I love the feminine bow and pink and silver sequins. It is big enough to carry my everyday things. And again, it was on sale :)

The boots are so comfy and gives me a little height. I love the simple black color and two belts. It also fits perfectly around my calves, which was a constant problem.

I am obsessed with ballet flats, I wear them all the time. Sadly, my older black pair were getting worn down and falling apart but now I got a new cute and SHINY pair.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Pantone Color of 2012

The color of 2012 is Pantone's Tangerine Tango. It's described as a sensual, sophisicated, and bold with depth and suble hints of warm red. Many fashion designers like Tommy Hilfiger, Elie Taheri, Adrienne Vittadini, and Nanette Lepore, included the vibratious color in their Spring collections. In March 2012, Sephora + Pantone Universe is launching the first ever Color of the Year beauty collection featuring Tangerine Tango. The 'it' color works great with all color eyes. For all of the blue and green eyed beauties, the color is a completementry opposite and for all the brown eyed beauties, it will help bring out an amber cast. I really really like this color, it just says fun, sexy, and has an optimistic hue. I can see this color making waves in all seasons.

Are you bold enough to wear Tangerine Tango?

 1. J Crew Cashmere tee dress 2. ModCloth Minneapolis marvel coat 3. ModCloth Sunset seeker dress 4. Modcloth Vintage boheme skirt

1. Kenneth Jay Lane orange resin ring 2. Eyebobs Catcher in the eye reading glasses 3. Givenchy fruity orange lipstick 4. Etsy Tangerine tango rose ring

1. Target Cashmere cable gloves 2. Target Cashmere cashmere cable scarves 3. Target Orange croco clutch 4. Rigid City Messenger bag

1. M.A.C Rule eyeshadow 2. Cargo Rome blush 3. Stila Outragous lip color 4. Becca Tangerine Dream nail polish

New Years Resolution Link Up

Hi dolls! So, from my previous post and new page (up on top, next to Outfit of the Week), you can see that this year I want to take my two resolutions seriously and actually CONQUER them. Mandy, from Orange Autumn, thought of an awesome way to support, encourage, and motivate each other on accomplishing our goals through a New Years Resolution Link Up.

You can read more about Mandy's wonderful link up and and my resolutions on the new page, New Year Resolutions!

I invite you and I do hope that you'll join us and link up! It'll be fun and life changing :)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

How to rock bright colored denim

Over the past couple of months I've noticed a definite trend of  brightly colored jeans. Stars in Hollywood are all over them and retailers are getting in the action, like Target, Urban Outfitters, JcPenny, and Forever 21. I'm obsessing over bright red jeans and looking tirelessly for one that fits me in all of the right places. When I do find that magical pair, you'll be the first to know!

How to rock bright colored jeans
  • Tops: Pair with simple white, gray, black top or a white/neutral soft feminine blouse
  • Jackets: short cropped leather jackets or oversized tailored blazers work well.
  • Shoes: ankle boots, black leather or neutral high heel, converse, or simple flats
  • Accessories: short chunky or long thin necklace in silver or gold. Purses should be neutral or black, can be either big and bold or small and simple. 

Do you own any of brightly colored jeans? Do you rock them often? Let me know in the comment section below. 
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