Showing posts with label Friday's Fancies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Friday's Fancies. Show all posts

Thursday, May 1, 2014

In Full Bloom

Hey, May! Since you crept up so quickly, I guess welcome. Here's some of my fave flower fashion picks in your honor.

Floral Finds

Thursday, February 6, 2014

It's All Hearts Over Here

Valentines Day Look

Ah Valentine's Day. I'm single, but I don't care! What is there not to love about the holiday? Hearts, reds and pinks, sweets - it's such a fun day whether you are a party of 1 of in a couple. Don't get me wrong, I'm still jealous of all of you attached people out there, BUT why not use it as an excuse to love ourselves?

This year I have no plans, but since it falls on a Friday I'm debating: hang with another single friend or avoid packed restaurants and movies and stay home? We'll see. If I go out, I want to be wearing this outfit above!

Now for a dose of the most bi-polar happies and crappies you will ever read, starting with the bad news first...

Got laid off on Monday

Booked a 7-day Eastern Caribbean cruise on Thursday

Now if that's not the epitome of "when one door closes another opens"! Let's be real, I hated my job. My boss was a dick, I was treated like shit, never a part of the team, not doing was I was hired to do. A big miserable nightmare for the past 10 months. So them laying me off was a favor to me. Sure I'm worried about money and getting another job. But I has a feeling this was coming so I was prepared.

Fast forward a few days. My aunt had a cruise planned for the first week of March and she convinced my parents to go, who in turn invited me. The timing is perfect - no job, I've never been on a cruise, and I'm on a 28-day diet that ends the week before the trip (ideally I'd have months to mentally and physically prepare for a week in a bathing suit). So I figure, why not?! We're going to the following places:

Nassau, Bahamas
San Juan, Puerto Rico
St, Thomas, USVI
Grand Turk

If anyone has any must-sees/dos for these places, please let me know so I can plan excursions!

Linking up for Friday's Fancies & Happies and Crappies

Thursday, November 21, 2013


Concert Outfit

OK people, I need your advice. I need a TKO outfit for a very special occasion - Justin Timberlake in Vegas. Woot woot! Next Friday I'm heading to his show and concert fashion rules kinda go out the window for Sin City. I'd never wear a skirt or dress to a show, but it's Vegas. It's required to be all glammed up. Plus people were all decked out this summer's JT show I went to. So I'm thinking one of these two looks.

Glam: I have most of these items, or almost identical pieces. It's Vegas, glitter is almost mandatory.


Rock: Bad ass leather. Is there ever a time it isn't right? Recreating this look should be easy.

Cast your vote please!

Have a  great weekend and see you back here Monday for Monday Morning Gossip!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Sweater Weather

sweater weather

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Sweater weather is almost here, and it's going to be welcomed by me with open arms. It's November and still in the 80s. While I appreciate the sunny skies and warm days, I am craving a little bit of fall. When it arrives, I wouldn't mind strutin' my stuff in these sweaters.

Speaking of fall, if you didn't catch my post from earlier in the week, check it out. I visited Seattle and experienced my first real autumn, leaves and all.

Have a great weekend! See you back here Monday for Monday Morning Gossip!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Travel Chic

Travel Chic

If I were independently wealthy I would travel non-stop. Forget buying nice houses and cars, I would just want to see the world. Since graduating college I have been pretty fortunate to go to new countries and explore US cities I've never been to at least once a year.
In two weeks I am SUPER excited to head up to Seattle. I get to stay with a blogging BFF, Christina of Easily Entertained, and take in the city for the first time. We're currently planning our itinerary out and I have no doubt it's going to be an epic long weekend. One thing I already have set in stone are comfortable, warm clothes like the outfit above!
What's your travel style?
Have a great weekend! See you back here Monday for Monday Morning Gossip!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Ooh We Fancy!

If you haven't yet, PLEASE vote for me in the blogger styling contest. I am getting my butt majorly kicked and could use all of the help you can give! The numbers haven't changed for days so I'm hoping I still have a chance. Only one vote per person (per browser...hint hint ;) and it legit takes two seconds. You just gotta hit like - it's that easy. No need to give any info, log into FB, etc. You can provide your email to enter to win a pair of the same boots, but only if you want.

And if you spread the word, I won't be mad atcha!! THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU ♥

Now onto a little Friday's Fancies action. Today is the 150th installment. Such a huge milestone! To celebrate, I wanted to go all out. I wouldn't mind owning all of these items. A girl can dream, right?

Decked Out in Net-A-Porter


Dress  |  Belt  |  Clutch  |  Heels  |  Necklace  |  Lipstick

Last but not least, a big thanks to everyone for welcoming Kimberlee as my Monday Morning co-host! I appreciate all of you who link up each week and was excited to see new faces. Come back Monday for another installment. Just a reminder, the blog hop will go live at 6am EST. Happy weekend!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fall 2013 Color Crushes

Purple Pieces
Necklace   ||   Peplum Top   ||   Messenger Bag

Along with Berry (which I blogged about two weeks ago), the other colors I'm loving this fall are purple and navy blue. Both colors make a statement. Purple screams fun, while navy exudes powerful.

Navy Picks

Dress   ||   Nail Polish   ||   Flats

Are either of these colors on your radar this fall? Speaking of radar, Monday I am participating in a styling contest. PLEASE come back for voting details. I promise voting is really easy - a one time thing and you'll have a change to win a prize, too!

As a result, I am skipping Monday Morning Gossip. Don't worry though, my new co-host, Kimberlee over at I Have a Degree in This, will have the blog hop all ready to go. Be sure to visit her to link up! Here's our updated button:

Today I'm linking up for Friday's Fancies!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

California Republic

California Republic

Today I'm wearing this California Republic tee and majorly obsessing over it. I also have the necklace on. It's from Target, check your local store. While I haven't thrown on a pair of boots and jacket just yet - because it's still 100 degrees in SoCal! - this is totally how I'm going to style the T-shirt into fall.

If you're feeling a little California Love, pick up this Rebel Yell California Bear Cut-Off Tank!

Be sure to stop by Monday for Monday Morning Gossip. Remember, all topics are accepted so everyone can link up!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Add a Little Prep to Your Step

If I had to describe my style I don't think I could. I am a mix of trendy and prep. So what's that - stylish granny? This week for Friday's Fancies I put together I look I'd wear. I actually just bought the Old Navy flats! And that bag. Isn't it beautiful? It's a Proenza Schouler PS1 Pouch Suede in Veruca Salt. I'm in love.

Add a Little Prep to Your Step

I know I have been a little, OK a lot, MIA. I'm sorry! I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things real soon. Since starting a new job in April I haven't had as much time as I used to. The daily drive exhausts me and this blog has suffered as a result. I plan on prepping posts in advance and getting back into the swing of things. Next week I have a giveaway so stay tuned. And be sure to come link up for Monday Morning Gossip!

Thursday, August 15, 2013


Why have I never heard of my-wardrobe? It's kind of fabulous. They have all of the hottest designer labels and a great selection of products. This week for Friday's Fancies I decided to create a casual outfit for running errands around town all with items I found of the site.

Around Town

I'd wear it, would you?
Shop the Look

Have a great weekend! See you back here for Monday Morning Gossip.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Get the Look: Julianne Hough's Casual Street Style

julianne hough's street style

I have a thing for contrasting styles: soft and hard, sweet and edgy, structured and ripped. Pairing a blazer with distressed pants is one of my favorite looks. I love Julianne Hough's casual street style look above. Not only is it sophisticated, it's also fresh and fun. What's your take on this mixing trend?

Tomorrow I'm going to a blogger brunch here in LA, this would be the perfect outfit. Maybe I'll try to re-create it! You'll find out on Monday ;)

On Sunday I'm off to the Justin Timberlake/Jay Z show. ICANNOTWAIT! Should be a good weekend. I'll see you all back here in a few days for Monday Morning Gossip!

Also linking up for Friday's Fab Favorites

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Summer Style

Happy office first day of summertime! In celebrate of this special day, let's take a minute to daydream. In said dream we all get summers off and spend our days strolling around seaside towns taking in the sun and surf. Sounds pretty awesome to me. Who wants to come with? Now all we need is a casual, yet adorable, outfit to wear during these magical days. Here's what I came up with:
Summer Style

Linking up for Friday's Fancies 

Come back Monday for Monday Morning Gossip!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Wedding Wear

I adore H&M and BaubleBar. I could seriously get by shopping at those two stores alone. Since wedding season is upon us, here are two wedding looks I put together using only those shops.

Wedding Wear

H&M Sleeveless dress, $39 / H&M shoes, $23 / H&M shoes, $31 / H&M straw handbag, $13 / H&M straw handbag, $13 / BaubleBar yellow gold jewelry / BaubleBar silver bangle bracelet / BaubleBar cluster earrings

Linking up for Friday's Fancies 

Come back Monday for Monday Morning Gossip!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Own a Piece of WONDERLAND

Obsession of the week: WONDERLAND Havasu sunglasses in black & grey tortoise.
This week's Friday's Fancies "serious sunnies" theme is perfect because I've had my eyes on these amazing WONDERLAND sunglasses for the last week. The style and shape are classic but the black and grey tortoise color is unique, which gives me an excuse to buy them right? As if you needed any more convincing, here is an example of how cute they'd be with summer attire.

Serious Sunnies
Serious Sunnies by leeannm

Have a great weekend. See you back here on Monday for Monday Morning Gossip!

Thursday, May 30, 2013



Well hello, weekend. You are once again very welcomed in these here parts. But before we talk weekend, let's discuss this tee. I'm dreaming about it right now. In fact, there are quite a few shirts from Wildfox Couture that have been on my radar as of late. They are on point right now in the graphic department. I love the whimsical prints that they create, especially the palm trees and sunsets that capture the Southern California vibe.

Back to reality...

Saturday I am off to the bar where I'll be hosting my birthday party this summer. I'm going to create a menu and put down a deposit (well the latter will be my parents ;) so that should be exciting. You have anything exciting planned? Be sure to stop by on Monday for the return of Monday Morning Gossip. And remember, all topics are welcomed to link up!

And speaking of link ups, join in on the Friday's Fancies fun!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Cheers to the Freakin' Weekend!

A few things you should know:

>>No Monday Morning Gossip, due to Memorial Day. We'll pick up the following week, on June 3.

>>If you live in SoCal, Meg of henning love and I are co-hosting a blogger meetup at J.Crew next month. Get the details and RSVP!

>>Today I'm guest posting over at Interpret as You May. Go check out my tips on extending business trips into personal vacations. Worth a read if you're passionate about traveling and have the opportunity to do it with a little company help.

Since we're talking vacations, can I get an amen for the 3-day weekend? Thank you baby Jesus. It's just what I need. It's been a rough week that started off with a bang. Literally. And not a good one. Monday I was in a car accident and my car is dented and scratched up. Luckily I didn't get hurt. But even with insurance it's not cheap to get repairs done. And that's if it can be proved it wasn't my fault, which it wasn't. That, added to my other stresses, have made this week pretty miserable.

Needless to say I am ready for some unplugged time.

Tomorrow I'm heading to Kathrin (of Shop.School.Sleep.'s graduation) and here's the outfit similar to what I'll be wearing.

White Lace

 H&M dress (exact) / glitter sandals (exact) / FOSSIL handbag (similar) 

 chain necklace (exact) / Old Navy Chambray Shirt (similar) 

Aside from that, my weekend is going to be low key. Maybe a BBQ on Sunday and possibly a trip to the movies at some point. How are you enjoying your vacation (if you're American and get the holiday)?

Be sure to thank a veteran if you have the chance! Let's not forget that the holiday means way more than a day off.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

May Flowers

May Flowers

I'm kinda in love with these floral shorts. I think because the faded color makes them look a little distressed and not so sweet. Paired with a plain bag and top I'm good to go.

The only problem I have with this look I came up with is the fact that I want to recreate it. The problem? TAXES!

When I took my new job I got a bump in pay. Yay, wonderful! Great! Not so much. Because I make more, I get taxed more. In the end, I am actually making $100 less EACH paycheck - $200 less a month. That seems fair doesn't it?

Without sounding too poor, poor pitiful me, instead of celebrating my first full paycheck at my new job, I'm going to stay home this weekend. Please go out and enjoy yourself then come back and link up for Monday Morning Gossip sharing your fun stories so I can live vicariously through you!!

Linking up for Friday's Fancies

Thursday, April 25, 2013

April Showers

April Showers

Sometimes the most basic outfits often say much more. For this week's Friday's Fancies look I decided to pair a sweet polka dot pants and a feminine necklace with a edgy boots and a simple sweater. Right now I'm really into the juxtaposition of soft and hard pieces. And the great thing about all of these pieces are that they can all be used for multiple looks since they are wardrobe staples.

What's your rainy day style?

Linking up for Friday's Fancies.

See you here for Monday for Monday Morning Gossip, my weekly blog hop. All topics accepted! 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Tribal + Neon

Ah, neon. My love affair with bright colors really started last year. If it is the same color as a highlighter, I'm all about it. Neons are just fun! Back in October I went to Australia and it was their spring. Everywhere I turned was neon. Now that's a country that does brights well. Now that it's back on trend for this year I couldn't be happier.

Pair neon with a tribal print and you're good to go for Spring 2013!


Linking up for Friday's Fancies

Be sure to come back Monday for Monday Morning Gossip, my weekly blog hop. All topics accepted! 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Wedge Sandals

Wedge Sandals

I'm in love with these Bandolino FillUp Wedge Sandals from DSW! They literally go with everything. I easily styled them with three outfits to show their versatility. Only problem is they are $70, meh. I know that's not that much but I am still waiting on my first paycheck from the new company. Maybe I'll find an online coupon and buy them once I get paaaaaid!

 To see more shoes head on over to Long Distance Loving for Friday's Fancies.

Be sure to come back Monday for Monday Morning Gossip, my weekly blog hop. You can link up with any topic, so join us! I also have a giveaway Monday. Here's a hint: sorority ladies will want to enter ;)