Friday, April 18, 2014

Busy, Busy









Shoes: Charming Charlie's
Jeans: JCPenny
Top: Lauren Conrad
Ring: my own creation

          Happy Spring! It's Easter weekend and I have been incredibly busy working on my sister's Prom dress.  I took some time out to work on this post.  This top is by Lauren Conrad.  I've had it for a while, but have never worn it for some strange, unknown reason.  I guess I just forgot about it.  I think it is absolutely beautiful.  I love the way the lace makes up the whole top portion of the shirt.  It's also surprisingly comfortable.  Even though this top its't in stores anymore, I have seen many similar options at other stores.  So, if you come across a similar top, I suggest you try it on. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Watercolor Floral








Top: Designed myself
Shorts: Thrifted

          My overwhelming obsession with floral has led me to try something different.  I decided to make this crop top with my own design on it.  I sorted out a color scheme I want to stick to, and dyed a mirror print of watercolor flowers.  I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but I am really happy with the end result.  I'm considering a new venture of designing similar pieces for my Etsy shop.  I'm hoping to start on that soon (after I finish designing my sister's prom dress).  The process if very time consuming but I'm hoping it all works out.  

Monday, April 7, 2014

Oui









Skirt: Ebay
Top: Lauren Conrad
Shoes: H&M
Tights: Target
Over-the-knee socks: Forever 21
Bowtie: Thrifted
 Necklace: Forever 21
It's been a while since I have been able to wear a skirt.  The weather has been pretty chilly, for the most part. Aside from yesterday, it's been mostly 40s.  I had to wear tights and over-the-knee socks, though.  It was actually the perfect day to wear the knee socks because they kept me warm enough.  I bought them in the Fall but have not actually worn them until Spring because it was just too cold.  In case you can't read my necklace, it says "oui."  It's not my typical style, but I really liked it for some reason.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Casual Beach Day












Top: Forever 21
Sunnies: Forever 21
Jelly Shoes: 5 Below
Bracelets: Orange: Forever 21, other two: made myself
Necklace: Etsy

          Yesterday was one of those days where it's warm enough to go hang out at the beach for a bit, but nothing close to summer weather (as you can tell with the ice).  I wore this casual grey top, made from jersey with rhinestones sprinkled across the shoulders.  It's from Forever 21 (last year).  These sunglasses are also from Forever 21.  There pretty new but they don't have them anymore, unfortunately.  They do have lots of other cool ones here.  I know, I wear a lot of clothing from Forever 21, but it's hard not to.  They just always seem to have what i'm looking for.  I found these adorable, mouse jelly shoes at 5 Below.  They were only $1!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Skyline











Jacket: Forever 21
Top: Mango
Jeans: Forever 21
Boots: Steve Madden
 Necklace: Apt. 9

          Yesterday entailed a mini trip to Chicago, The Shedd Aquarium to be precise.  I wore this flowy, cotton top from Mango.  I love the swing style and the beautiful floral fabric.  If you haven't noticed yet, i'm obsessed with floral.  I'm trying to buy less of it so I can have a more well-rounded closet, but it's not really working.  Floral just seems to fit my personality too well.  

Friday, March 21, 2014

Zara Top









Top: Zara
Leather Leggings: H&M
Shoes: Restricted (with altered laces)
Rings: Forever 21

         I found this Top at Zara two weeks ago.  What I love about it is the leather on the collar and cuffs, and the subtle floral print.  It's not your everyday floral.  It's the first thing I have ever bought from Zara.  I rarely find anything that I like at Zara.  I know a lot of people love it, but I find a lot of the clothing to be too boring for the money.  Every once in a while I find something, but never actually buy it.  I wore my leather leggings again.  I know I just wore them in the last post, but hey go too well with the leather collar.  I'd really like to know other peoples' opinions on Zara.  Am I crazy for not loving it?  

Saturday, March 15, 2014

First Signs














Purse: Michael Kors
Top: Target
Leggings: H&M
Shoes: Topshop 

     I can't believe it's happening.  It's actually starting to get warmer.  The first signs of Spring are starting to show up.  The snow is melting and the sun is out much more often.  Yesterday I wore this cute, flowy top that I got from Target, paired with my leather leggings and these new shoes from Topshop.  I got my Michael Kors purse for Christmas, but I haven't been able to use it till today because of the weather.  I didn't want to chance getting the suede wet.  What I really love about this bag is the quality and style.  It looks more fashion-forward than many Michael Kors bags.  I love designer bags but when they are overly branded and lack in the style department, they don't appeal to me.  I'm talking about the Michael Kors bags that are covered in "MK," Coach bags that have the logo all over, and Louis Vuitton bags with "LV" everywhere.  I like my purses to be a little bit more unique.