Monday, December 31, 2012

Music Monday

Hey all-

Today instead of featuring a song I am currently playing on repeat, I've decided to share with you my favorite song of 2012. CALL ME MAYBE. This may be the catchiest song ever & it never gets old. Like, seriously, it's the best. Hope you all enjoy this video!!

Hope y'all are having amazing holidays!!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Music Monday

Hey all-

Here's a little holiday video for you to enjoy!

Happy Holidays!!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Music Monday

Hello readers-

I guess I'm going through a Taylor Swift stage because this is the second T.Swift song since I've started Music Monday. Nonetheless, hope you all enjoy this song!


Sunday, December 16, 2012

New: TJ Maxx & The Limited

Hey y'all-

I haven't had much time to shop these days, but I did manage a few short trips to stores while on my breaks at work. Tuesday, I managed to snag this black silky blouse from The Limited. I cannot wait to wear it! Yesterday, I ran into TJ Maxx/Home Goods to get a pair of booties. I got lucky with this gray pair. Somehow I found myself roaming through the clothing section on my wait to checkout & grabbed this green chiffon blouse by Tramp (yes, that's the brand). The gold buttons instantly drew me to this shirt. It was also refreshing not to buy anything black. Hopefully, I can squeeze in another mini shop trip before Christmas since I have no clue what I'm going to wear. Hope you all had a great weekend!

G by Guess via TJ Maxx

Tramp via TJ Maxx

The Limited

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

OFTD: Job Interview

OFTD: Job Interview

Hi all-
Earlier today, I had a job interview. I am not one to wear a business suit no matter how conservative the field, so I opted for something similar to this. I wore a green dress with black polka dots & topped it off with a classic black blazer. I then added opaque black tights, black leather boots & my usually gold accessories. I still appeared business ready, without compromising my personal style- which is very important!
Would you wear this to a job interview?!


Monday, December 10, 2012

Music Monday

Hi all-

If you know me, I'm sure you're wondering why I haven't posted any Britney songs yet in my Music Monday posts. Well, the wait is over. This song not only features miss Brit, but it's also super catchy & I'm obsessed. Hope you guys love it just as much as me!


Saturday, December 8, 2012

New: Charlotte Russe

Hi everyone-

I did something today that I haven't done in a long long while- SHOPPING! Actually, I ran down to Charlotte Russe while I was supposed to be working today to grab a shirt to wear tomorrow. Well, of course that shirt tunred into a few extras.

The first thing I got was this woven blouse. I  wanted something semi-conservative, but fun at the same time. This button down is perfect. It feautes lace on the shoulders & has a cute little cut-out in the back. I also gravitated towards this top because it's not black. I needed some color in my life.

Regularly $22.99
Paid $15

Well after picking up the blouse, I decide to take a gander at some jewelry. Most jewelry was only $5 today so I couldn't pass up these earrings & necklaces. The phone case I grabbed at the cash wrap as I was waiting to pay. It's super adorable.

Phone case: $8.99
Earrings: $5

Necklace 1: $12.50
2 & 3: $5 each
I can't wait to wear my new goodies! What did you buy this weekend?!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Music Monday

Hey y'all-

Usually I'm not a big fan of rap music, but there's something about thi song I just love! Enjoy!!


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Neiman Marcus x Target

Neiman Maruc x Target

I just wanted to share with you a few of the items I am lusting over in the new Neiman Marcu x Target colab. The only item I'll probably actually buy, is the Marc Jacobs scarf, but Bella would look awfully adoarable sporting this Oscar de la Renta leash & collar. I hope I can get some of these!
Were you lucky enough to score anything from this collection?! Share!


Monday, November 26, 2012

Orange, Faux Fur & Leopard= Perfection

Hi readers-

I hope you had amazing Thanksgivings, Black Fridays & Cyber Monday!! This is the first year I didn't go home, so no family time for me. I also couldn't participate in BF or CM because I was working- BLEH!

I did; however, get to grab drinks with one of my girl friends I hadn't seen in years this past weekend. That was great! So much FUN.

This is the outfit I wore Saturday night. Since I have to wear black, white & gray for work, I try not to wear any of those colors when not working. I opted for this bright orange blouse. I'm always looking for the opportunity to wear my faux fur vest. So naturally, I had to throw in on over my blouse. I had some trouble deciding which shoes to wear. I'd wanted to wear my patent leather taupe Sam & Libby pumps, but the weather was a tad chilly, so leopard booties seemed like the better choice.

All in all, I'm very happy with the way this outfit turned out.

Outfit Details
Blouse: Old Navy
Vest: Francesca's Collections
Jeans: J Brand
Booties: Charlotte Russe
Watch: Michael Kors
iPhone Case: Diane von Furstenberg

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Music Monday

Hey all-

Here's this week's song. I actually saw this video a few weeks ago while at the gym & was drawn to this song for whatever reason. Enjoy!

Happy Monday!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deal: Shabby Apple

Hey readers-

Hope you all are having an amazing Thanksgiving!!

I've got another amazing Black Friday deal for you! Shabby Apple is having a sitewide sale both Black Friday & Cyber Monday. Save 20% on EVERYTHING on the web site with code JOYFULSEASON at checkout. Yes, I said EVERYTHING. Sale is November 23rd through Novemeber 30th. Also, SA is offering even more deals, so keep your eyes on their Facebook page.

Happy shoppping!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Black Friday Deal: Sunglass Hut

Hey all-

Just wanted to let you in on the great Black Friday sale at Sunglass Hut.

* $50 bonus card with any purchase of $150 or more.
* BOGO clearance item free with any purchase.
* 70% off select Revo, Vogue & Armette sunnies.

Of course there are other deals too, but you'll have to get to your nearest SGH to find out.

Happy Shopping!!!!

**This is not a sponsored post**

Monday, November 19, 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Weekend Fun

Hey all-

How was everyone's weekend?! Mine was so much fun. I actually had an entire weekend off & one of my girlfriends came to visit. I wore this outfit Saturday to brunch (aka mimosas) since it was abnormally warm for Noevember. I've understood the purpose of a short sleeve sweater, but this one is extremely practical. It's not too thick, which made it the perfect choice. 

Outfit Details
Cardi & Tank: Forever 21
Jeans: William Rast via Nordstrom
Boots: Bamboo
Watch: Michael Kors
Sunnies: Ray-Ban
What fun things did you do this weekend?!


Monday, November 12, 2012

Music Monday

Hey all-

I've decided to add a new feature to my blog, Music Monday. These posts will showcase one song that I'm currently loving & can't stop listening to each week. Hope you enjoy this week's song!!

Happy Monday!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Outfits from the Back Room Pt 2

Hi all-

Here are three more outfits I've worn to work over the past few weeks. I'm really starting to get tired of this color combo. Can't wait to wear color again!

Outfit Details
Tank: American Eagle
Scarf & Pants: Target
Blazer: Charlotte Russe
Boots: Bamboo
Watch: Michael Kors
Bracelet: H&M
Outfit Details
Blouse: Sandro Studio via Marshalls
Pants: Target
Shoes: Sam & Libby
Watch: Michael Kors
Outfit Details
Tee: Arizona (JCP)
Blazer: Charlotte Russe
Pants: Target
Shoes: Sam & Libby
Bracelet: H&M
Watch: Michael Kors
Which is your favorite?!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!!

Well, since today is Halloween, I thought I'd share with you a few of my costumes over the years. Get prepared to see some skin, because afterall "In Girl World, Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it." Ahh, I love a good Means Girls quote!!



French Maid

Sexy Mobster

Bella as a cheerleader.

Will you be trick or treating tonight?! Have anyfun plans for this spooky night?!

****Hope my mom doesn't see this post!****

Monday, October 15, 2012

Fall To-Do List

I love Fall; it's my favorite season. The weather cools down, blazers & boots become outfit staples, the AC can be turned off (hello, cheaper electric bill!). Every year, there a few things I always say I'm going to do/experience, but they never happen. This year, I've created a list of things to do this fall. Hopefully, I'll actually do at least onethis year:

Pumpkin Patch: Can you beleive that I've NEVER been to a pumpkin patch before?! I know, it's crazy. I'm not sure what I'd do with an actually pumpkin, but it'd be nice to go pick one out myself.

Apple-Picking: I know, I know... I've never done this either. It just seems like the perfect fall activity.

Vineyard: Obviosuly, you all know that I LOVE wine. I've only ever been to a vineyard in the spring. I'd love to visit one in the Fall.

 Football Game: Well, at least tailgate. I haven't been to a football game or tailgating in about two years. I seriously need this in my life ASAP! Plus, I miss Blacksburg.

Shopping: This one is a given. If I'm going to do all these things, I'm obvs going to need all new clothes for the aforementioned. Yes, I have a problem...

I just want to point out, I'm only using this pic, Idk what any of these stores are! LOL.

What activites are you most looking forward to doing this seaon?!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Geek-chic Glasses

Derek Cardigan 7004 Brown Tortoiseshell, $97
About a week ago, I came across a commercial from this company called Coastal. The commercial boasted about the great quality glasses they have at affordable prices. It also offered your first pair free. Naturally I was a little skeptical. Being someone who needs perscription eyewear, I know how expensive it can be. There was no way this company was giving away a fair for free.

A few days later, I sae a blog post about the company. The fashion blogger had actually taken Coastal up on the first pair free offer. She said it was legit. That same night, I searched the website & found a really cute pair of glasses. The offer was correct, I got my first pair free (only had to pay for tax & shipping/handling). I placed my order on Friday night & had a new pair of glasses Wednesday.

I am a bug fan of my new specs. Because I was getting such a good deal, I decided to go for an oversized geek-chic look. What do you think of my glasses?! Geek-chic?!

Ignore the bad quality of this pic, I had no intention of actually sharing it!
**** This is not a sponsored post & I highly reccommend checking out Coastal!****

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Work Outfits from the Back Room

Hello readers,

I know I've mentioned before that for work, I have to wear black, white and gray. I decided I'd show you a few outfits I've worn to work. Over the few months I've been with this company, I've aquired a closet full of these boring lovely colors. I try to be as fashionable as possible, butI'm finding that a lot of cute options just simply don't exist in these colors. If you have any suggestions of store that carry ruffley, flowy, extra feminie basics, please let me know!

Cardi: Forever 21
Shirt: American Eagle
Pants: Target
Boots: Bamboo
Necklace: Charlotte Russe
Watch: Michael Kors
Bracelet: H&M
Dress, Scarf, Boots: Target
Watch: Micahel Kors
(Obvs I wore this before Fall kicked in)
Blouse, Pants, Bootd: Target
Watch: Micahel Kors
(Love the little faux leather stripe on these pants!)
As I'm typing these outfit details, I am noticing I get a lot of my work clothes from Target. Hmm, I guess that's okay. I'm definitely saving money by not having to buy stuffy office clothes!
How do you spice up a black/white/gray combo?! Any suggestions?!
****Sorry for these mirror pictures, but aisde from living alone, I generally cover my store alone too. I really need to invest in a tripod!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Currently Coveting: Fall 2012

Hello readers!

There's so many amzing trends this season that I'm dying to try. I've compiled a list of the pieces I'm coveting & want in my closet.

Oxblood & Leather: These pants combine two of this season's trends- oxblood & leather. These wine colored faux leather pants can be found at H&M. Hello affordability! I've seen a few bloggers rocking these & they sem to fit very well. I can't wait to try these!
H&M, $34.95
Peplum: This is one trend I haven't tried yet. This particular top would be a perfect addition to my warbdrobe. For work, I'm required to wear nuetrals- black, white, gray- making this blouse a given. It's also sold at H&M.

H&M, $19.95
STUDDED LOAFERS: I've never been too keen on loafers, but there's something about them being adorned in studs that makes me crave them. Plus, who doesn't need a pair of black flats?! I saw this pair at I've orderd a few pair of shoes from the site before, so I feel confident in purchasing this pair of studded beauties.
POSH Allure, Zoo Shoo, $44.90
Other things I'm on the search for: 
Gold-plated bracelets because I want to have an arm party.
A large black handbag with shoulder straps & gold hardware.
Black leather jacket.
What trends are you dying to try?!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Sunglasses 101

If you've been following my blog, you know I have a huge obsession with sunglasses, or sunnies, as I like to call them. These are a very important accessory to have, especially since they protect your eyes from the sun. Finding the perfect pair for your face shape can be a little tricky. Lucky for you, I have lots of experience in picking out sunnies & will let you in on a few tricks!

If you have a square shaped face, you have a strong jawline, broad forhead & a square chin. Your face is proportional in length & width. The best sunnies for you are ones with oval & round frames. You want to aviod frames that accenuate the angles of your face.
RB3293 67 $164.95PR 27LS 57 $275.00

You hace full cheecks, a rounded chin & few angles. Angular frames will sharpen your facial features. Rectangular styles with make your face appear thinner & longer. You want to draw attention to the top of your face so avaiod small & short styles.
RB3016 CLUBMASTER 49 $144.95405 MAKAHA $179.95

You have a broad forehead & wide cheeckbones that narrow to a smaller chin. Round frames will soften the forehead. Frames with decorative temples will only draw atention to your forehead, so avoid at all costs.
PR27NS $290.00216 SAND DOLLAR $259.00

Lucky you! You can pull of all styles of sunnies!! Just be sure the frames aren't too large for your face (unless you're me & don't care).
RB2132 55 WAYFARER $174.95RA4004 $124.95

Also, I highly advise you all to get lenses that are polarized. These lenses will cut down on a lot of glare & make driving or even playing sports outside a lot easier.

I also, recommend stopping by you local Sunglass Hut & let the experts help you find you the perfect sunnies!! Shop online here.

*****This is NOT a sponsored post.****

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fifty Shades of Oxblood

Oxblood is the new IT color for fall. I am very obsessed with this deep burgundy, red wine color (must be the hokie in me)!! I cannot wait to get my hands on a pair of oxblood leather pants, chunky sweaters & of course, lipstick. What do you think of this new color trend? Will you be wearing it?!


In case you were wonder: Yes, I'm smoofing Fifty Shades of Grey (clever, right?!). No, I did not & will not read the series.