A spring in my step.

I worked all day today like I do every Saturday and Sunday.  To brighten up my day on this rainy Sunday, I wore a bright colored cardigan and skirt.  I bought this outfit months ago and I have yet to wear it yet.  I bought both the cardigan and skirt from the Liz Claiborne Outlet right before it closed.  I scored both pieces for $9.99!

Cardigan: Liz Claiborne Outlet $4.99 

Skirt: Liz Claiborne Outlet $4.99

T-Shirt: Forever 21 

Watch: Bulova

Jewelery: my grandmother’s (vintage)

P.S.  I cut my hair shorter too–in anticipation of summer!




May 22, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , . Clothing and Accessories, Fashion, Trends. Leave a comment.

Not so mellow yellow

Attention ladies!  Fear not the color yellow for Spring/Summer 2011!  I know that yellow can be a tricky color to pull off, especially if you are blonde and blue-eyed like me.  Sometimes yellow can make me look washed out but worn with the right hue and accessories, it’s absolutely stunning! I’m embracing this bold color trend this season and taking a cue from these fabulous fashionistas:

They’re rocking this bold color!

May 22, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Clothing and Accessories, Fashion, Trends. Leave a comment.

I didn’t know where to start….

I came across this Alice Walker quote today and I feel that it exudes everything I’m feeling at this exact moment.  I’m graduating with my Education degree in one week, planning out my future, and itching for that next step.  I’m interviewing for teaching jobs and charting the course that will hopefully bring some much needed change to my life soon. I think I’m ready.

image: Tumblr

Plus, Tommy and the High Pilots helps me know “Where To Start”!



May 13, 2011. Tags: , , , . Clothing and Accessories, Fashion, Trends. 1 comment.

Orange crush.

For work, I decided to dress down just a little.   I paired Gap jeans with a beautiful Ann Taylor blazer that I thrifted for $1!  Yes, you did not read incorrectly.  The blazer was marked down to $1.  This outfit has been getting a lot of mileage lately.  I’ve worn it to work, shopping with Kelly, and out and about with my mom.  It’s my new go to outfit. 


Blazer: Ann Taylor (thrifted) Jeans: Gap (thrifted) Shirt: Kohl’s Jewelery: Flea Market (years ago!)

May 8, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , . Clothing and Accessories, Fashion, Trends. Leave a comment.

All I do is work.

I feel like between student-teaching, classes, and working all weekend, there has been no time for anything.  I had a serious shopping withdrawal!  Thank goodness for spring break and my friend Kelly!  We had lunch and hit up all of our favorite thrift and consignment stores.  I found this great vintage Ralph Lauren cotton dress–a total steal!  I wore it to work last week paired with Dollhouse white slingback pumps.  It was such an effortless ensemble!

Dress: Ralph Lauren  Shoes: Dollhouse  Jewelery: vintage (grandmother’s)

May 7, 2011. Tags: , , , , . Clothing and Accessories, Fashion, Trends. Leave a comment.

Just needed a night away!

My boyfriend and I went to see Kathy Griffin in Atlantic City a few weeks ago.   I didn’t get a chance to blog about it because my semester was coming to an end.  I finished student teaching yesterday and now it’s on to graduation in just 2 weeks!  It’s been an exhausting process and now I’ll have some more free time to get back to blogging!

Not only was the Kathy Griffin show a blast because she’s obviously the funniest woman on the planet, but I had a chance encounter at the Borgata.  Carson Kressley happened to be at the show!  I  bumped into him leaving the show and going down the escalator.  For those of you that don’t know who he is–Google him!  He is a fashion guru, stylist, and has been on Oprah, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and How to Look Good Naked.  He was super sweet and said that he loved my outfit and shoes!  Score!  I totally died.  To have his approval was pretty awesome!

We ended the night with gelatos at the Borgata cafe.  All in all I’d say we had a successful night!

My outfit

Dress: INC Macy’s Shoes: Steve Madden

James’ Outfit:

Shirt: Ralph Lauren  Jeans: Merona for Target Tie: Merona for Target

May 7, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , . Clothing and Accessories, Fashion, Trends. Leave a comment.

I Could Write A Sonnet About Your Easter Bonnet.

Happy Easter lovelies!  My family and I went to church this morning and I decided to shake things up.  I live in a small town in New Jersey and not many people would wear Easter bonnets to church.  Well, I’m not most people.  I thrifted this gorgeous hat this week for $5.00.  It matched my Easter dress perfectly.  My mother and I both wore hats to church this morning.  I thought it was something different, and now with the anticipated royal wedding, dress hats are making a comeback.

On me:

Dress: Liz Claiborne Outlet, Hat: Crochetta for Ooh La La-Thrifted, Shoes: Dollhouse, Jewelery: Vintage (grandmother’s)

On Brian:

Jacket: H&M, Pants: Dockers, Tie: Steve and Barry’s, White Shirt:  Van Heusen, Shoes: Italian White Leather, Daffy’s. 

April 24, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , . Clothing and Accessories, Fashion, Trends. Leave a comment.

“I die”.

You can imagine my excitement when Women’s Wear Daily broke the news of Rachel’s new fashion line.  I went ba-na-nas. (Insert Rachel Zoe-isms here!) The clothes are clean, sleek, and tailored.  The clothes, in collaboration with Li & Fung, rang in price from $250 for a day dress to $700 for a full suit.  Apparently, both LF & Zoe felt that she already targeted the “afforable” market and audience with her line for QVC.

Well, excuse me!

Anyway. Rachel has partnered with LF USA to design the Rachel Zoe Collection.  The total collection will include apparel, accessories, shoes, and eventually home decor!  Rachel has been quoted saying that she always saw herself on the “design side”.  She loves styling and will continue doing so.

In addition to stylist and designer, she can add mother to her list of accomplishments.  She’s seven months pregnant! For those that watched the Rachel Zoe Project, you are fully aware of Rachel’s insane schedule.  It will be interesting to see how everything plays out!
Rachel was interviewed by WWD about the new line which will debut sometime next spring (line is still in production).
“You will definitely see me in the clothes. Like, you will absolutely see my trademark pieces. I’ll definitely do faux furs and incredible leather jackets and great trousers. But I’m catering to a broader audience.”

I think she “shut it down”.

Sick of my Zoe-isms yet?

Side note: Apparently “I die” and “Bananas” have since by trademarked by the Zoe camp.  All “Zoe-ism” phrases are courtesy of Rachel Zoe.  I wouldn’t want to be sued! 🙂





January 16, 2011. Tags: , , , , . Ads, Clothing and Accessories, Fashion, Trends. Leave a comment.

Christmas wrap-up.

My, how fast a week goes!  I feel like Christmas was just yesterday and now it’s 2011!

My boyfriend and I were hosts to a wonderful little dance party with all of our friends last night.  It was a blast to ring in the new year with such great people!

With the crazy snowstorm that hit last week, I did not get a chance to exchange gifts with my boyfriend’s family.

James surprised with me a beautiful Bulova watch!  I was so stunned! It’s the most perfect gift—I can dress it up or down!

I got a beautiful Whiting and Davis Cameo necklace from James’ mom and dad which will go great with my Whiting and Davis bags.  Remember this post?

My beautiful Bulova watch!

A great fur stole I got for Christmas!

Gorgeous Whiting and Davis Cameo necklace.

I wore this for the New Year's Eve party! A vintage Christian Lacroix dress!

I wore these Charlotte Russe platforms on New Year's! Fabulous!

January 2, 2011. Tags: , , , , , . Clothing and Accessories, Fashion, Trends. Leave a comment.

Meet me under the mistletoe.

I’ve been so busy the past two days getting ready to see family, wrapping gifts, and visiting my 1st graders for their holiday party!

I hope everyone is enjoying Christmas Eve!

Have a wonderful Christmas!  I’ll be back to posting in a few days!

Here are a few pictures from Target’s new holiday campaign. They really get me in the festive mood!

so cute!


I found the video here:


December 25, 2010. Tags: , , , . Clothing and Accessories, Fashion, Trends. Leave a comment.

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