Tuesday, December 25, 2012

7 days of Christmas looks

Here are 7 casual Christmas looks that are festive but not super dressy.  Most of them aren't that blatently Christmasy (for those who don't want to look like Santa's lil helper) They're great looks for everyday occasions (work, daytime holdiay parties...) of holiday spirit!

The first day of Christmas:  Excuse my looks I took a quick nap and was still half sleep while taking these pics.  I was wearing a green and white striped sweater tucked into red skinny jeans, black combat boots with a shimmery gray toe (from Merry Black Friday/Cyber Week to me: my haul), and a singing Christmas tie (worn as a belt) that I got a few years ago from the Dollar Tree.  Last minute I decided to throw on a chunky knit black and red cardigan for extra warmth.  Both tops are Rue 21, pants are dwdshoes.

 The second day of Christmas:  I am even more sleepy and it is noticeable, but I LOVE this outfit because it feels like I belong in the North Pole with Santa drinking hot coco at his house.  I have on a red turtleneck under a bright green 3/4 length sweater with  a bow through metal grommets (both tops are old, possibly from burlington coat factory).  Red flats from 6pm, and my favorite part are the pants!  I recently went searching on ebay for wool pants (since they're so expensive at stores) and found these from someone for around $20.  You can't tell but the smaller vertical stripes are the green color of the sweater.  I truly hadn't even noticed this part until I put the outfit on, I thought they were simply black and white plaid.

The third day of Christmas:  Comfy cozy subtle holiday!  Simple outfit of old whoknowswhereIgotthem pieces.  Black stirrup leggings and light weight purple hoodie.  Pink glitter combat boots (from Merry Black Friday/Cyber Week to me: my haul) and cutest cardigan ever!  From macy's clearance $5!  I mean it has reindeer on it, what more could you ask for in a cardi?

The fourth day of Christmas: Work Christmas party outfit!  I decided to tolerate cold arms in order to wear this super cute peplum top from either lulus or modcloth.  Red tank underneath, black jeggings, black socks with gold thread interwoven, and green flats (again from Merry Black Friday/Cyber Week to me: my haul)

 Cute accessories went with this outfit.  Headband, ring, and bracelets are from Rue 21.  Peace necklace from idkw (i don't know where), jingle bells earrings from burlington.

 The fifth day of Christmas:  I call this goth with a pop of Christmas.  Black leggings, black hooded sweater, and Christmasy argyle socks (Macy's) with shiny gold loafers (shoedazzle or justfab) and red slouchy hat (I made it myself).

  The sixth day of Christmas:  Recreated look because I forgot to take a pic wearing it.  Jeggings, burgundy with lighter patterned chevrons, from Kohls, Black cowl neck sweater from Macys, yellow flats with gold studs from shoedazzle.  I also took a piece of burgundy ribbon, double wrapped it around my head and tied it into a little side bow headband (like below).

The seventh day of Christmas:  It's Christmas Morgan!!  Her outfit was soo cute that I had to add her to the post.  She wore a burgundy cardigan sweater with a olive green shirt underneath, white/off white mini skirt, black boots and super cute plaid tights (black, white, and red)!  She also has on a cute necklace (she made it herself!)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Merry Black Friday/Cyber Week to me: my haul

Well since a whole 1.5 person was interested in what was in these boxes that were delivered to me yesterday,

I decided to do a haul post of my black Friday/cyber week purchases 8-D

First store I purchased from was my favorite, ModCloth!!!!!  They had this awes-tacular sale of 50% off their new items which is crazy weird to me since usually people put clearance on an extra discount, not the new items, but I'm not complaining!  I got these two lovely dresses made with a thick cotton material, one's orange plaid, one's brown with white horsies on it! 

 I call these desperate housewive's dresses or suzie homemaker dresses.   I'm not like that at all but they are my favorite type of dresses, and half off they were only $30 a piece.  Both came with that cute thin brown belt that has a couple gold charms on the buckle.

I also got these two cute dresses.  They were both under $20.

The red, blue, gray, and black stripey right angle one is high low, slightly longer hem in back than in the front.  The blue and pink floral dress has a ruffle trim along the bust line (see pic below).

I got these two blouses because I need more blousey shirts with sleeves.  These were also both under $20. 

 The yellow one has navy and white apples on it, it's 3/4 sleeve and the collar ties like a scarf.  The other one is peplum!  I love peplum!  A short sleeve peplum top that is denim blue with silver sparkly thread (i guess) mixed in the fabric.  The back completely unzips.

 While taking the picture of the two blouses I noticed that they would probably look cute layered together, so I tried it (pic below) and they did! Bonus! The shirts look cute separate and layered together, yay!  The peplum shirt acts as vest for the yellow shirt, and has the perfect level of scoop neck to display the yellow shirt's tie neck.  I love unexpected cuteness!

 I also 2 pairs of shoes from ModCloth.  Green suede flats that remind me of Christmas, and kooky cute kitty cat pumps.  The flats (under $20) are evergreen colored with a gold scrunchy bow detail in front.  The cat pumps (under $30) have a black cat face at the toe, and the rest of the shoe is tan with white dots.

 Next I got stuff from Shoe Dazzle, who also had a hot sale of up to 60% off!  So I got the 6 flats below.  You'll notice they all have some type of metallic detailing (super cute).  The purple flats on the left have a black studded t-strap, the red and black flats have gold plates on the toe, the yellow has gold spikes at the toe, the gold loafers have gold studs all over, and the denim loafers have grayish black studs all over.  They were all 60% off, so $16 each.

I also got 5 sets of the cute closet organizers (which is why I had 3 shoe dazzle boxes) shown in my previous post, Black friday/Cyber monday. I'll make a post of those again when I have organized them in my closet (which I should be able to do during Christmas break).

 Last, I thought I'd throw in the boots I got from Delias' sale, I got 40% off these boots.  I talked more about the sale in my previous post,  Fall boot HAUL!!! They have arrived!  Black with gray/silver toe, silver canvas with cargo pocket, and pink glitter combat boots.  And a mauve mini wedge, with mauve glitter on the wedge.  The boots were all in the $30s and the mini wedges were under $20.

I also got some shoes from Asos, who had an extra 30% off sale for cyber week, but I'm not going to show you those yet, they will be apart of my upcoming blog post on my new favorite thing...flatforms!  So check back for that!

So yea, that's my black friday/cyber week haul post.  Let me know what yall (yinz) think :-)

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Indian Summer OOTD (Outfit Of The Day)

Since it's getting up near 70 degrees on this day in December, I thought I may be able to wear a summer dress outfit without tons of layer and not be too cold.  I wore my forever 21 orange tank dress with my brown tweed pinstripey 3/4 length jacket.  The orange dress brings out the orange tones in the jacket nicely. Not to be too exposed and since it is supposed to rain, I wore sweater knit beige thigh high socks (dots) with brown combat boots (go jane).

Close up on the accessories of the day:

Gold heart stud, love earring, gold flower scrunchie, and 1 extra long chin (sheesh)

gold heart stud, love earring

gold flower scruchie

Coincidentally, all of my accessories came from eBay!!!!  The gold flower scrunchie has glitter and matching feathers, it also has a pin attached so you can wear it as a broach if you want.  I got like 6 different colors during the summer, they cost no more than $3 (shipped) a piece.  The tiny heart studs are real gold, got them a few years ago.  My most recent purchase is the love earring, they arrived yesterday in the mail.  They are a stud with the love in back (put the heart stud through your ear first then the love plate then regular earring back).  These love earrings are super cute and unique, and wait for it...only $1!!!!!!!!!!  How they were described on ebay is that you get 1 piece for $1, so I bought 2 because I have to ears, and I can afford to spend $2 instead of $1 on cute earrings, but when they arrived, I had two sets of 2 earrings (which makes sense but that's not how it seemed in the description) so pleasant discovery for me!  Oh and my ring (sorry no close up, only in the full outfit photos) is actually from eBay also (I'm sensing a pattern), it's an oversized marbley marquise ring in shades brown and white and black.  Was under $5, got a few different colors and shapes of these marbley type rings also.

Hooray for this nice indian summer day!!!