This Monday really snuck up on me. I spent the entire weekend moving and not sleeping, so when I realized it was Sunday night, it almost didn’t click that I had to write a post for the next morning. But as always, I had something up my sleeve.
I’ve got my heart set on the raccoon shirt, because I think he’s a fancy lad. Also, I like the way it looks with a collar poking out of it, so I’m going to use this picture as inspiration for my own outfit.
The cat’s pretty cool too, but I’m not much of a cat person, so I’ll save that shirt for someone else.
Best of all, they’re only $11.99 a pop at Forever 21!
That’s really all that needs to be said.
In my humble opinion, these are the two studliest bags that Nasty Gal has to offer. See what I did there? Studliest. Cause they’re covered in studs.
Oh, I’ve gone and killed it, haven’t I?
Anyway, as some of you faithful readers may already know, I’ve been on the prowl for a new black bag for quite some time now. I need something classy to replace my withering Longchamp. These bags may not fill those shoes, but that doesn’t mean I love them any less.
They’re black leather, which is definitely a desirable quality for me, though as much as I enjoy the studs, they sort of subtract from the everyday usability of the bags.
I’ll have to keep searching for the perfect everyday bag, but I couldn’t not share these two gems with you!
I really like the shape and style of the first bag. I’m not particularly fond of the strap, because I don’t have the patience to deal with a bag that I can’t sling over my shoulder or across my body, but it sure is cute! The second isn’t exactly as fancy as I’d like, however, it’s a size and shape that I’m really into right now.
They’re $78 and $55, so they’re a little steep for bags that I don’t need, but if you’re in the market for a random, edgy black bag, they might just do the trick.
I know, I know; it’s been ages since I’ve posted. I’m truly sorry for that, friends. But I’m happy to report that it’s because I’ve been extremely busy traveling, visiting and hanging out with friends and family, and working!
That’s right, I got a new job. So if all goes well with that, I’ll be able to report on the quality and loveliness of things that I buy, rather than droning on about things that I want. Don’t get me wrong - there will still be things that I can’t afford, but that’s what I have this blog for!
Because of my robust schedule of late (which will hopefully continue!), I think it’s time I established some sort of a schedule. Except when I say schedule, I mean that I’ll try to post once or twice a week. I don’t really want to commit to particular days, but I’m definitely going to try hard to keep this thing consistent, and moving forward! Enjoy the mystery.
As a teensy reward for your loyalty, follow this link to Urban Outfitters’ Memorial Day weekend sale! It’s pretty grand, I’m not gonna lie. I’ve included a couple of purses that I find cute. They’re $14.99 and $24.99, respectively. Prices I can definitely get onboard with.
Now if you’ll excuse me, my dog is in need of a good belly rub. Happy weekend! (And happy Memorial Day on Monday!)
Usually during this time of year we’re busy trying to incorporate a splash of color into our dreary wardrobes. If you know me, though, you’re well aware of my attraction to classy things. And there’s nothing classier than black.
Now I have no intention of looking like I’m headed to a funeral every day, especially during the spring and summer months. In fact, my closet may very well contain more colorful articles than necessary. That said, I do think that a touch of black can add a world of class to a potentially tacky ensemble. Take this Crossed Out Crop Top, for example. Crop tops aren’t always the most flattering items. They’re also typically not very mature looking. This one, however, is different. The black makes it looks infinitely more mature, and it’s a tight fitting top as opposed to a cut off t-shirt, which should make it appear to be more flattering. It’d look great with a colorful skirt, a wacky pair of shorts, or even some intense high-waisted pants. And despite its extreme back and its length, it doesn’t look tacky or slutty, but rather, quite lovely. It’s a versatile item that can be bought for $30 (NastyGal, people!), and enables you to have a sense of class while still dressing for the season.
Also on NastyGal, was this black and white leopard print romper. I love a good romper when it’s hot out. I can still do whatever activities I want (kicking things, swinging on vines, y’know, the usual), while dressing for the heat and looking fancy! Of course, you have to be careful with rompers, because some of them are downright horrid, but fortunately, this is one of the good ones. It’s youthful looking, with a super flattering cut, and a classic pattern. If it weren’t $90, I’d buy it right now!
Y’know, I would find a backpack that I’m absolutely in love with after I graduate college and have little to no reason to even own one.
This floral backpack from Urban Outfitters is definitely stimulating me to come up with a good reason to be a post-grad backpack owner, though.
In fact, here are a few of those reasons:
Hiking! When hiking (even if it’s not a particularly long hike), you want to make sure you have the necessary supplies. Water, snacks, doggy poop bags if you’re bringing a furry little scoundrel along, your cell phone and wallet are really the bare necessities. After all, you never know what can happen. My family once ended up on the Appalachian Trail when we meant to hike the equivalent of a bunny hill. If we hadn’t turned around after about 4 hours, we probably would’ve perished in the forest, being completely unprepared for such a hike. Furthermore, you’re not going to stick all of that stuff in a purse. Balance is best when packing a heavy load or even having to carry around a light one for an extended period of time, so two straps are definitely best.
Travel! Backpacks are really great for travel. They’re convenient, and allow you to be comfortable and well prepared while exploring a new city. And let’s be honest with ourselves, unless you’re going to Paris of Milan, who really cares about how you’re transporting your things? Sure, you don’t want to make the fact that you’re a tourist a dead giveaway, but if you’re toting a backpack as stylish and downright cute as this one, you won’t have to worry about that.
Those are all the reasons I feel like coming up with at the moment, but if you ask me, they’re pretty good!
Now if I were to get this lovely, lovely backpack (and hopefully at some point I will), I would get it in white (white floral). Sure, it’d be harder to keep clean, but it’s just so nice. Don’t get me wrong, the gray is, too, I just happen to like the white better. And I promise that I’d try my damnedest to keep it clean and in pristine condition.
Unfortunately for me, it’s $69, so it’ll have to go in the when-I-get-a-job file. So goodbye till then, beautiful backpack. But not for ever.
Tell me this dress isn’t the cutest thing you’ve ever seen!
Ok, well maybe it’s not. But that’s what I like about it. It’s cute, but it’s not overrun with frills and bows. It’s just a simple chiffon dress with a peter pan collar for a touch of added flair.
The Mulligan Dress, which can be found on NastyGal.com, is $48, which isn’t half bad considering how versatile this dress is. Think about it; paired with a cute pair of ballet flats and a pony tail, it’s casual. But with a sky high pair of black heels and an up-do, it’s classy as can be!
Also, this dress is so simple that you can wear whatever jewelry you want with it. Throw a blazer on to switch things up a bit.
I don’t know about you, but I’m in love.
I’m really growing to hate all of my clothes. That happens to me when I don’t get new ones often enough. I’ve been trying to combine different things to create some variation in my wardrobe, but that only does so much.
What I’m really trying to say is that I want this floral skull sweatshirt and I may or may not throw a hissy fit until I get my hands on it.
It’s on sale for $29.99 at Urban Outfitters right now, but because I just quit my job (oh yeah, if you’re in LA and hiring or know someone that is, I’m your girl), I just cannot allow myself to purchase it.
They’ve got it in every size, so I feel particularly let down by my own wallet. If you love it and and up getting it, let me know so that I can live vicariously through you! Or fashion a voodoo doll after you.
Wait… forget I said that last bit.
Eeeek! I can barely deal with how cute these mugs are. In my humble opinion, surrounding oneself with cute artifacts is always a sound plan. That way, even the dreariest of days have a tiny glimmer of sunshine.
I know these are a bit pricey, but I’m planning on justifying that. Kind of.
1. They’re so cute!
2. They’re practical! The mushroom mug contains a tea strainer, so if like me, you’re a tea fanatic, this little gadget is hella useful. The fancy panda mug has a little baby panda spoon friend hanging off of it, which is perfect for stirring hot chocolate!
Ok, I suppose those are my only reasons. Just remember that glimmer of sunshine thing I said at the beginning of this post.
I’ve been on the lookout for a classic black dress for a while now. To anyone who has seen my closet and is now laughing about the multitude of black dresses i have in my possession, HOLD UP. The classic black dress is much different from the little black dress, which I will happily admit to owning many of.
A classic black dress is a jack of all trades. It can be work during day or night, and with a wide range of accessories and accent pieces. Shoes, cardigans, purses, and jewelry can all be used to personalize a dress of this sort. You can wear it at classy events, or for a romp down the road! You can also wear it to work, and I take great pleasure in finding articles of clothing that are both work-appropriate and adorable.
The main difference is that a little black dress is used to make its owner look hot, whereas the classic black dress is used to make her look demure, yet ever-so-stylish.
This dress can be found at Zara, and let me tell you, compared to others that I’ve seen, its price ain’t half bad! Ok, it’s $59.90, but you can’t tell me that’s a terrible price for a versatile and classy dress.
Allz I know is that I want it. Unfortunately, my diminutive stature mandates that I try on a piece such as this. So, where’s the nearest Zara?
I’m mad about skirts.
If I weren’t perpetually freezing, I’d wear them all the time. I know I shouldn’t be complaining, because by comparison, I’ve got beautiful wintertime weather, but I don’t care, I’m COLD. As it begins to warm up, however, I start to yearn for new skirts. I have quite the collection already, but I’m tired of them.
Out with the old, in the the new. Or maybe I’ll just throw the new on top of the old because I just can’t bear to part with them. Whatever works, right?
The skirts I have my eye on are flow-ey (how is that not a word? Rude.) and classy.
The ones featured in this post are both by Forever 21, which means that they’re cheap as pie. They also happen to be supreme majesties, which is a double win in my book.
The pink chiffon one might be the greatest image ever to grace my computer screen. It’s $14.50, and exactly what I’ve been looking for in a skirt. I’m certain that I’ll die if I don’t get my hands on it, and we don’t want that, now do we?
On the real, though, I’ve been looking for an asymmetrical skirt for months now, and I think that this is the one. The color, cut, and price are all perfect so I sort of see it as my duty to buy it.
The second skirt doesn’t tickle my fancy as much as the other one, but it’s still pretty cute. It has sort of a girl scout vibe going on, and is classy enough to wear at work, daytime events, or interviews. It’s also versatile, and can easily be dressed down, so I’m kind of all about it. Plus, it only costs $17.80, which is always wonderful.