Masculine Femininity

From On March 31, 2010

Another beautiful day at the lake, what can I say? Today I wore this shirt-dress by Plastic Island. I loooove this brand! I remember walking into their showroom at the California Market Center in Los Angeles a couple of years ago. It was during one of their monthly sample sales and I racked up on three pieces for a really good price. It was love at first sight, for sure! So when the brand made its debut at Shopbop I was more than thrilled. When I saw this dress I bought it without thinking twice. I love its feminine draping on the sides and its boyfriend button-up appeal. Thank you, Shopbop (again)! This website is my absolute favorite and it never lets me down when it comes to providing the best, fashion-forward pieces. Now the shoes are by Jessica Simpson. I chose to pair them with the dress to give it that edge.

Oh, and these photos were also taken by Kenny. Thank you! They are lovely and make me wish you were around all the time! View more of his photography here!

Ruffle Fling

From On March 25, 2010

I definitely went out and took advantage of the nice weather on this day. Cloudy skies and warm temperatures are good in my book. It’s been a while since my friend Kenny took some shots of me. So as you might have guessed, I got dressed and we headed down to the lake. The natural setting never gets old and it will only become more beautiful once the flowers start to bloom.

I love this look. It’s really fiesta-like with the ruffles, the colors, and the earrings. I wore a shirt from the Gap and the skirt is from Urban Outfitters. Isn’t it adorable? I couldn’t pass it up. The orange studded belt is also from the Gap, while the cream studded belt is from The Levi’s Store. I have an obsession with belts, but it’s weird because I barely wear them. The shoes are by Pour la Victoire, one of my favorite shoes brands.

The pictures turned out really well. Thank you so much to Kenny! Check out more of his photography here!

Women In Business

From On March 17, 2010



Yesterday was such a great day. I woke up to sunshine which is always a good start. I also woke up to a beeping alarm clock before 8am in order to get ready for my looong ride to Reston, Virginia. The Women in Business Luncheon was being held at Morton’s Steakhouse and I was more than excited to be going. This was my second appearance there and I love going because I meet such great people. Not just any people, but women that are doing the same thing as me trying to put their stamp on the world. The key speakers are always so motivational and inspirational with the speeches they give. It’s also a great way to network.

I took some pictures before I left (with my hair still in pin-curls) and was on my way. I left 2 1/2 hours before I needed to be there in hopes of getting there on time due to horrendous traffic. Turns out I was in VA an hour and half early! Woohoo! So me being the crazy shopper that I am decided to make a quick (not really) stop at Tyson’s. This mall is huge and has the best of the best. Which is why I try to keep my distance. I walked in through Bloomingdale’s and couldn’t resist walking into Louis Vuitton for a peek. I walked passed Ann Taylor and I have to say that this store has consistently been blowing my mind. I’ve never shopped in there, but since they’ve taken that new direction I’ve been in there a few times. I came out of the mall with this ridiculous necklace from Madewell and a top and skirt from Urban Outfitters. I did make it to the luncheon on time, but I was definitely cutting it close. I had a VERY hard time leaving the mall!


My mom gave me this necklace, pendant & ring waaay back when.

My mom gave me this necklace, pendant & ring waaay back when.

I wore a top from H&M, Martin & Osa skirt, Urban Outfitters tights and Jessica Simpson pumps.

Dotted Stripes

From On March 12, 2010

Ok so I needed something comfy and cute to just throw on and go out in today. I decided on this BCBG Max Azria tank dress, Express tights, Theory cardigan, Urban Outffiters scarf and Modern Vintage boots. Normally I wouldn’t wear something like this, but I loved it once I got it on. I love the mix of the polka dotted tights with the stripes of the cardigan. Not to mention, the block pattern on the scarf. Interesting combo, right?

The Theory cardigan I was absolutely obsessed over. And I mean OBSESSED! I remember seeing it in Nordstrom last year and could not bring myself to buy it. The price tag was too painful to look at, so I walked away from it and saved myself over $200. Maybe over a month later, I went in again and there it was. One left on the sale rack and in my size! I was more than happy to buy it then and it was in perfect condition too. But enough about the cardigan, I’ve got some more running around to do!



In The Thick Of Things

From On March 10, 2010


I happen to live right near a lake, so it’s perfect for photograph-taking. Especially with this 60 degree weather (yay!). I just bought these pumps the other day from ALDO and decided to give them a test run. I’ve been somewhat obsessed with cream or nude colored shoes lately. I wore them with a pair of ankle length Citizens Of Humanity skinny jeans and a Beyond Vintage top from Piperlime. It’s my favorite silhouette; skinny on the bottom, big on the top. The detailing on the top is beautiful. The embroidery and the scalloped edges on the sleeves give it a vintage look. Not to mention, the fabric is extremely light and airy. You can’t see it too well in the photos, but it is a muted pink.


The leather crossbody bag I got a couple years back from Anthropologie.

These peeptoe pumps have a 5 inch heel and sit on a 1.25 inch platform. I must say that they are pretty comfortable. They don’t feel as high as they look. ALDO has some pretty cute shoes coming out this season. Check out the spring collection here.