Friday, November 30, 2012

Fall boot HAUL!!!

Bought some boots from Delias for the fall/winter.  I'm more into combat type boots now after having so many problems with regular super flat boots.  The heel of the actual shoe (not the sole) somehow always get scrapped up even though I know I don't walk on that part of my heel.  So although they're always cheap, I have started to avoid them unless I want a specific color like these

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that I got from amiclubwear (i think) for twenty something dollars plus and extra off coupon.  I haven't seen these on the site lately but they do have a 45% off coupon code pinkfri45

Actually though, those fushia boots that I got have a pretty stable looking rubber heel so I might have lucked out, I haven't wore them yet so I guess I'll soon find out.  But the bad soles are the ones like these

from another of my favorite stores urbanog, they're $30.20 and urbanog has a 20% off the store code gl2012 in addition!  They seem to have a slightly raised heel in back but you still end up with scratched up heels!  But I'd buy these anyways simply for the color or the cute thigh highness that can scrunch down to below the knees.  I actually have these in black and in tan.

But yea I want to up my combat type boot collection or just boots with a chunky soles now.  They are more expensive than thin flat soled boots but they will last longer, and be more stable in the rain/snow.  So Delias had a 20% off code, or spend $100 get 25% off or spend $150 get 30% off your total, sale a month ago and I got:

  • Big Buddha Amber Boot in leopard-
  • Cora Boot in brown & chestnut-
Cora Boot in chestnut & brown

Big Buddha Amber Boot in leopard

Actually they currently have an even better sale and I check and all of the shoes are still available.  The code BESTIES at Delias now is 20% off, or spend $100 get 30% off or spend $150 get 40% off your total!  I'm tempted to buy a few more boots that are currently $60 (out of my price range) but will be only $36 at 40% off.

In the time it took for me to finish this blog post, I got:

  • Roxy Ponderosa Boot in silver-
  • Farrah Boot in pink-
  • Report Chandler Boot in black-
And with these new purchases, plus the ones I got last year, my combat boot collection is looking pretty nice :-)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Black friday/Cyber monday

Went crae crae on buying these
storage sets, want to use them to organize my winter gear (instead of shoes).  If you hurry you can get them 60% off!  They were originally $40 now they are $16 with the discount, so I bought 6 (3 of each).  The little butterfly hanger holds belts and scarves (HOW CUTE!).  I'll be sure to update you guys on how I use them for organization, show me your ideas to!  Organization is fun!

P.S. bought like 6 flats for the same price, $16.  Happy Cyber weekend!!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

President has been Decided

Before I discuss the outfit, let me explain my poses.  I was jamming to Taylor Swift - Mean, so I was caught dancing in some of the pictures.

Layers was a huge component of this outfit.  The star of the outfit was my Peace, Love, Obama t shirt, I got it after the last election in 2008 from Rue21 $10.  So I had to put an outfit together around this shirt, while the election news was still a hot topic.

As I said in my previous post, I've been trying to create ways to wear a t shirt other than with sweat pants or jeans.  The day before wearing this outfit I stopped into Rue21 and one of the items that I found was a cute, strapless, fitted, corset type dress for $6!  It just so happened to go well with the t shirt, color-wise, because they're both pastel colors.  The pink in the tee goes with the multi shades of pink in the dress  (only the skirt part shows because of the layering).  So I knew that I had to try wearing this outfit with shirts layered on top of this dress.  For warmth I wore a long sleeved thermal shirt in a dark teal green color that complimented both the tee and the skirt (rainbow $3 clearance).  I added purple-magenta colored tights that matched some of the colors in the dress, and flat beige ankle boots with side straps (actually also a Rue21 purchase from about 1 year ago).  My pink ribbon and pearls bracelets (3 stacked) were from Kohls, in support of breast cancer awareness.

All in all, this was a fun outfit that showed support from our newly reelected president.

Peace, Love, Obama!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Vote for me! My Election outfits

Election Eve

So I bought these 2 t shirts a while ago on for $20-30 each minus a 25% discount (they seem to be sold out now) and wanted to try something other than just wearing them with jeans or sweatpants (which is what I usually think to do with t shirts).

For election day eve:    I wore the black and white Obama shirt.  Underneath that I wore a black and white striped 3/4 sleeve stretch button up, I chose this shirt to 1. dress up the top, 2. because the colors matched and are neutral, and 3.  because it is cold so I wanted warmth.  I got this top from burlington coat factory x years ago on clearance.  I tucked the shirts into a sheer burgundy maxi skirt that cost under $10 on ebay (I'll make a post about it soon).  I added a thick elastic black belt that was $3 on clearance at rue 21 (wore on my low waist) and flat gray ankle boots that have a basket weave side strap from my lady boutique $5 clearance.

Super different outfit, I put these pieces together because I've been seeing some people in magazines and ads wearing skirts with baggy and not dressy shirts and sweaters and thought I should make my version of the look.  I often like to wear a loose fitted item with a tighter fitted item.  So since the t shirt is fairly loose fitted as well as the skirt being loose and flowy, I wanted to tuck in the t shirt in and belt it

Election day:     I wore an over sized white t shirt with blue Obama text on the bottom half only.  This inspired me to search for a cropped blue blazer to 1. make the tee look more professional but fall short so that the text would still show at the bottom, and 2. cinch in my waste for a fitted look that the t shirt did not possess alone. I found exactly what I was looking for (3/4 length sleeves) on clearance at forever 21 online, $13! I wore gray skinny jeans with lighter gray hearts on them from kohls which were $27 on sale plus 30% off, they're actually still available here I chose skinny jeans because again, I like to pair baggy with fitted, so the t shirt is very loose therefore I want to wear fitted bottoms, and I think that a neutral colored bottom is good since the tops are pretty colorful, but the hearts on the pants make the neutral more interesting than a solid calm color, yet still manages to be pretty calm being two similar shades of gray with minimal contrast (as apposed to drastic contrast of black and white or purple and yellow)From Lulus I wore red multi colored loafer flats, $19 and still here and red jewelry to go full on patriotic.  You can't really tell in the pic but I also have on 3 elastic headbands in what colors but red white and blue, from family dollar ($1 for like a 5 piece set of headbands =D). 

U.S.A. U.S.A. (are the cheers I'm hearing in my head as I wear this outfit hahaha).

*A similar look could be put together with Romney t shirts also, or any other type of t shirt you may have.

These looks sort of pair lazy casual with business casual.  Let me know your thoughts about my election time outfits! :-)

As you can tell,
clearance + coupons = my kinda fashion

Sunday, November 4, 2012

I'm a Modstylist thanks to polyvore!

Until I can really join the Modcloth team, I will be a freelance Modstylist via polyvore!  Here are the first full modcloth merchandise outfits that  made.  I could have pasted a direct link, but instead I chose to do things the hard way and add the sets to my pinterest, save the picture from my pinterest to my computer, then upload the picture to this blog, smh.  Here are my links to polyvore and pinterest though.

My polyvore page
My pinterest page

Both will show you where to get each item in my Modcloth sets :-)

Introducing myself, first blog ever!

Yay pose! Wearing houndstooth vest over royal blue knit dress (probably from burlington coat factory), black tights, black patent leather pointy oxfords (from Aldo).
Hola!  This has been a long time coming seeing as fashion and crafty things are my fav things.  I'm a full time Biological Researcher who is also a huge fashiony typa person.  Many friends have been telling me to start a fashion blog to show my creativity to a wider audience than the EM lab that I work in.  Oh and I'm currently going to graduate school part time to get a Master's in Business Administration.  My dream career would be to be a Stylist for a Magazine (love love love People Stylewatch) or Modstylist (at Modcloth) which would be super convenient since I live in Pittsburgh!  Other than fashions and crafts (knitting and crocheting are my current crafts of choice) I LOVE animals!  OK that's all for my first blog post. YAY!

P.S. I'm a huge bargain shopper, most if not all of my clothes are under $20, often under $10, shoes are usually under $40, most under $30. Does that make me an Afordabilinista? Ttyl