Archives for December 2010

Recent Look: Mommy & Me Motorcycle Boots

On Mommy: Nordstrom Rack top ($4!), Club Monaco cardigan, Joie ponte pants, Aldo Brendal boots, J.Crew & Nashelle necklaces, thrifted owl pin, J.Crew and Hermes bracelets, Cartier watch

Say hello to my little friend. He only needs his glasses to read so he can flip them up or down as necessary. I met him a year ago at a vintage store (read about it here) and had to bring him home.
I totally fell for the retro looking print on this top. Love the bows and the polka dots! The best part was the clearance price of $8 with an additional 50% off Groupon, making this a $4 find! I <3 Groupon!

On A: Old Navy shirt, Gap vest and leggings, Target motorcycle boots
They have motorcycle boots for little ladies at Target!! Are they cute or are they cute?

Summer Shorts in the Winter

Forever21 tank, Ann Taylor Loft sweater, Club Monaco shorts, Linea Pelle belt, Banana Republic bag, Nicole boots, J.Crew and Hermes bracelets
I’ve been coveting a pair of winter shorts for some time now. Club Monaco currently sells a great pair. Speaking of Club Monaco, I was in the store today and wanted one of everything. Sequin shorts, chiffon dresses, chunky sweaters, boyish blazers…I wanted to spin around and around and revel in the beauty of it all until A yelped for cheese nips bringing me right back down to reality.

Until I get some winter shorts, I brought my summer ones out of storage. I paired it with a cable sweater (from years ago but cable is back baby!), tights, flat boots and a messenger bag.

Love getting mileage out of my summer clothes in the winter! What summer piece are you integrating into your winter wardrobe?

A Couch Remodel?

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Saw this couch a few months ago while I was in the burbs. It was just chilling on the side of the road, begging to be picked up and loved once again. I screeched for dear hubbie to stop the car so I could take a better look. I thought it had great potential with it’s pin-tucks and curved legs.
 (Image by Monarch Restoration)
I imagined painting the wood in a high gloss white or black and adding a bright, contemporary looking fabric,  I imagined welcoming it into our home and what that would mean for our existing furniture. I imagined all this and more and then, just like that, we drove away. Granted it wasn’t the perfect baroque couch I’ve been gaga over recently but being free does count for something, doesn’t it?
Would you have picked up the couch? Do you have a story of something you didn’t get but can’t forget?

Recent Look: Ethnic Influences

Ethnic dress (from my most recent trip to the Philippines), Blazer (from over 7 years ago in Korea), Forever21 studded belt, vintage bag, Hermes bracelet, thrifted bracelet, Cartier Santos watch, Members Only booties

When I was in Manila in November, I found a vendor at a bazaar selling these ethnic, tribal looking pieces. I fell in love with this print, the colors (royal blue and deep red interlaced with all that gold) really stood out to me and made it look expensive. No one has to know it actually cost less than $4. 
To make this ethnic dress current, I paired it with a blazer, a studded belt, a cross body chain link bag, and a fabulous pair of zipper booties.

This look featured a vintage bag and a thrifted bracelet. I used to love going to antique markets and fairs but since becoming a mom, I haven’t had many opportunities to go. Most thrift stores and antique markets are not very kid friendly. For you moms out there, what’s something you loved doing that you haven’t done as much after motherhood?

Hear Ye Hear Ye! Clothes for Sale!

EDIT: I’ve added more items to the shop and decreased prices of the existing items! Check it out!!
I’ll be selling some clothes from my closet (some brand new) on my sister site Please follow the site so you always know when new items are posted. 
I currently have 3 items for sale (this amazing Robert Rodriguez romper, J brand skinnies, and Club Monaco jeans.)