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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Joie

Joie.  My size is always consistent with this brand. The fit works every time, and the quality is amazing.  I watch for promo codes and markdowns with Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Off 5th, and Last Call. This lightweight sweater I purchased at a steal at Rue La La. I also wanted to point out the jeans, these Tory Burch Classic Bootcut in Rinse are the best fitting mid-rise jeans  I've ever worn. I was quite lucky to purchase them at a deep discount on Rue La La. 

UPDATE:  I wrote to Rue La La and they kindly gave me the stock photos of the Joie sweater and TB jeans.




Joie 'Hina C' Striped Sweater, Porcelain/Caviar - ruelala.com (stock photo front) (stock photo back) (same print/color - different style at nordstromrack.com
Tory Burch Classic Bootcut Jeans, Rinse - ruelala.com (stock photo front) (stock photo back)
Halogen Long Layering Tank, white - nordstrom.com (sadly has been discontinued, the petite size is a perfect length for me)
Marc by Marc Jacobs 'Classic Q Natasha - Mini' Crossbody Flap Bag, black - Nordstrom
kate spade ny 'Tasha' flat, green/navy stripe - Bloomingdale's 
Marc by Marc Jacobs 'Link to Katie' stud earrings, Oro Gold - marcjacobs.com 
(this style has been updated with new colors here, and a drop style here)
kate spade ny 'idiom - all that glitters' boxed pavé pendant necklace, gold - kate spade

Friday, May 8, 2015

Oscars Party 2015

Back in February, my husband and I hosted our second Oscars Party.  I discovered this rose gold sequins dress on actress Laura Wright, "Carly Corinthos" from "General Hospital," - the New Year's Eve party episode.  I love how the white silver earrings complement the rose gold dress, I find this an unexpected pairing.  Lucky for me, I located the exact dress with the help of the amazing blogger imasoapfan, and earrings I was able to find on my own, both purchased with promo codes - yeah!  This dress is definitely my favorite I've ever worn.  I hope to go to another fancy event soon so I can wear it again.




Dress and earrings on "Carly" from GH:
Photo credit:  imasoapfan.blogspot.com

Photo credit:  imasoapfan.blogspot.com


Oscars Party 2015 Outfit:

Aidan Mattox Sequined V-Neck Cocktail Dress, Rose Gold, saks.com Glint 'Geo' Metallic Minaudiere, rose gold, nordstrom.com
kate spade new york 'licorice too' pump, powder patent, nordstrom.com

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

How To Get Away With Murder - Copy #1

My lastest obsession is to copy outfits I see on TV.  I'm already super excited about clothes, so when I'm wearing an exact piece I've seen an actress wear from a TV show I'm into - the excitement level about the piece I'm wearing, well, it just goes without saying.

This dress and jacket were seen on "Michaela" of "How To Get Away With Murder," Season 1, Episode 5.  I had to work really hard to actually purchase these pieces.  It took weeks.  When I first discovered the dress and jacket - they were already sold out.  I kept checking back frequently, and finally on Black Friday Week my sizes became available again and was able to purchase the dress and jacket with deep, deep markdowns and promo codes.  I seriously lucked out on these.  It was truly a miracle.



As seen on "Michaela" of "How To Get Away With Murder", Season 1 Episode 5: (photo credit:  wornontv.net - thank you for the opportunity to purchase these amazing pieces!)
 (photo credit:  wornontv.net)

How To Get Away Wtih Murder Outfit - Copy #1

Generation Love Quilted Moto Jacket, grey- saks.com
Alice + Olivia 'Selma' Drop Waist Checkered Knit Dress, White/Black - neimanmarcus.com
Marc by Marc Jacobs Women's Classic Q Percy, Banana Creme - bloomingdales.com
Cara Stone Cuff - nordstrom.com (unfortunately returned due to flying off my wrist)

Monday, March 2, 2015

Do You Have A Fashion Blog?

Today at my local Nordstrom a customer came over to me and asked me if I have a fashion blog.  I was stunned.  Thank you, Michela, for recognizing me from this blog!  I am still amazed.  I had this happen to me one other time, it was the first time I had met Style Underdog, who is now Beverly Like Hills.  At the grocery store, she came up to me and asked if I was No More Frump! That was so cool.

Today's encounter with Michela made me realize I should post.  The thing is my husband is rarely home when the light is right, blah blah blah.  I have my 9 year old taking outfit photos with my iPhone just about everytime I'm dressed up, and the photos aren't so great.  So I just don't post them.

Today's outfit:  I copied all of the clothing from outfit from a mannequinn at Nordstrom back in October.  The mannequin did not provide the tights, shoes, handbag or earrings, so I had to think of those things on my own.  I love this skirt because it's grey, not black.  I wore tights today because it was cold and rainy.  I tried black tights on first, but I think the grey looks more interesting than black.




October 2014 Nordstrom Mannequin Outfit

Halogen® Twill Moto Jacket, black - nordstrom.com
Halogen® Pleated A-Line Skirt, Grey Ebony Houndstooth - nordstrom.com (now available at nordstromrack.com
DKNY Hosiery Semi-Sheer Tights, Flannel Grey - Nordstrom
kate spade 'licorice too' pump, Black Suede - nordstrom.com
Cara Studded Faux Leather Cuff - Nordstrom
MARC BY MARC JACOBS 'Classic Q Natasha - Mini' Crossbody Flap Bag, Black - Nordstrom

Note:  This bracelet (Cara Stone Cuff, Black Diamond/ Hematite) was on the mannequin in addition to the studded cuff, and I bought it.  The two cuffs together looked incredible.  Unfortunately the stone cuff kept flying off my wrist so I had to return it.  I was so sad since it was my favorite part of the outfit.  Instead, today I wore the kate spade bangle in silver, in hopes to bring in silver to complement the skirt as the stone cuff did so beautifully.

I think my 9 year old did a great job today.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Zebra Print Dress in Portland, OR

A zebra print dress.  I didn't think my husband would like it due to the billowy sleeves, but he loves this dress.  This is in downtown Portland, OR on our family trip last August.





Zebra Print Dress in Portland, OR

Custom earrings - Etsy.com
Tory Burch 'Louiisa' Top Handle Satchel, Tan - nordstrom.com

I copied this dress from an actress on a daytime soap.  I've been a fan of "General Hospital" on and off since the Luke & Laura phenomenon back in 1980.  Their 50th anniversary show in 2013 sucked me back in.  I couldn't miss Rick Springfield returning as Noah Drake!  Now the show is my occasional guilty pleasure.  I have found myself enjoying a character that is my age, and I absolutely love her style. 

Photo credit:  I'm A Soap Fan Blog
Thank you, I'm Soap Fan Blog, for posting Ava's dress on your blog.  You have helped me locate several pieces from the show. The fashion of GH is truly my style inspiration today.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Long-Awaited Opportunity Outfit

I've been waiting all summer for the right time to wear this outfit.  Finally, last weekend I had the opportunity to go out to dinner with some great friends.  A wonderful time was had by all.  I long to wear clothes like this much more often, but with workout three days a week and kids, it just doesn't make sense.  I need to find more opportunities to wear my clothes.  It's making me crazy that I can't wear them often.

I have discovered the best-fitting skinny jean, ever.  7 For All Mankind High Rise Ankle Skinny has a 9" rise which works best for me. Watch them for sales at Bloomingdale's.  I got mine for 52% off with a sale price and promo code.



Long-Awaited Opportunity Outfit

Elie Tahari 'Chase' Sleeveless Silk Blouse, Aqua Dimension - nordstrom.com (saved all my Nordstrom Notes for this one!)
7 For All Mankind Jeans High Rise Ankle Skinny, white - bloomingdales.com
Halogen Lizard Embossed Patent Leather Flap Clutch, mint - nordstrom.com Cara Accessories Cutout Hinged Cuff Bracelet, hematite/gold - Nordstrom kate spade new york 'licorice too' pump, Powder Patent - nordstrom.com

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Warby Parker Beacon Collection

I am excited to share the new Warby Parker Eyewear Beacon Collection.  This stylish and affordable eyewear company asked me to choose my favorite looks and share with my readers.  I'm thrilled to do so.

Tortoise is my go-to frame for sunglasses.  The Ingram 942 Sun Topdown is definitely my favorite of the Beacon Collection.   The cool blue lens offers a nice pop of color to any outfit.  I could totally see myself wearing these.


The Nancy 933 Sun Topdown frames are also calling my name.  Colorful sunglasses rock.  Especially ones with clear colored frames.
These gorgeous yellow sunglasses are sitting right next to my two favorite desserts ever:  red velvet cake and cannoli.  How did they know those are my two favorite desserts in the world?  Now it's a must I get these sunglasses.




When you purchase Warby Parker glasses, they will donate glasses to developing countries.  Buy a pair, give a pair.  Warby Parker has already given 1,000,000 glasses.  A Do-Good company- that's for sure.  Click on Buy A Pair, Give A Pair program to learn more.

You can try-on before you buy your frames.  Order 5 pairs to try-on at home for 5 days, free of charge. Click on Home Try-On to learn more.