Tuesday, November 27, 2012

build a soiree on your wrist

2.  skinny cuff
4. brandy melville skull - brandy melville spike - bauble bar elephant 

this speaks for itself but you can always add simple bangles and beaded bracelets for more bulk! look for these in forever 21, h&m, and even target's jewelry department. as silly as it sounds, friendship bracelets add some color and a more relaxed look. they'd look best with your watch, the simple bracelet, and some of those cheap bangles you're going to collect!

just like anything worth your time- an arm party takes some time to make it perfect- good luck!


Monday, November 26, 2012

cyber monday guidelines

cyber monday means searching all your favorite sites to see what kind of deals they are offering today. well, i already did that and found some great sales. but, what i found to be the best is the jcrew factory and net-a-porter.  sure, tobi has 40% off of everything but if you miss out today, the prices will still be (for the most part) under $50 tomorrow. for the best cyber monday results, try to get designer basics or at least things that will last you many more cyber mondays to come. 

jcrew factory (if you didn't know about this already, you should bookmark it on your computer) has 50% off everything and free shipping. this is a great time to buy their button downs, they have tons of color options. make sure you look at the jewelry before checking out though, they have some great pieces in there!

net-a-porter (although very expensive on any normal day) really gave the public some great deals. best thing to look for on this site- jeans. they have rag & bone, sevens, j brand, current/elliott, and citizens all on sale. if you've had your eye on something at net-a-porter, chances are it went on sale today.

other sites to look at today-
www.tobi.com, www.express.com, www.shopplanetblue.com, www.sheinside.com, www.urbanoutfitters.com, www.pinkmascara.com, www.revolveclothing.com


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Gift Guide

people keep asking me what i want for christmas and i can honestly say i have no clue. i usually can think of about 30 things worth $200 each that i'm dying to have but this year i had to do some research so i could give mom a list. since i (someone who always knows what they want) couldn't think of anything, surely other people are having trouble too. so here it is, a list of things i would love to have. each under $200- which for a rebecca minkoff bag and a dannijo iphone case- is not too bad!

ring - rebecca minkoff bag - j crew necklace - j crew boots - juicy couture fur scarf - dannijo iphone case


Thursday, November 15, 2012

packing for thanksgiving

want to avoid holiday travelers by carrying on your suitcase? only allowed to bring one bag on your road trip to avoid crammed leg space? well, here's a quick packing list for you! and helpful hint: wear the boots on your travel day with leggings and a loose tee- makes more room!

around the house- denim blouse - all saints leggings


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

floral print blazers

left top shop blazer - middle by malene birger blazer - right paul smith blazer

floral blazers are the new galaxy print. i guess galaxy print isn't "out" so let's just say, floral blazers are better than galaxy print. personally, i think leather leggings and a black shirt look best under a graphic print blazer. but it can't hurt to wear jeans or a matching print. it's hard to go wrong with such a cool trend.


a peplum and leather affair

peplum top - leggings (olive and oak) - cynthia rowley purse (old) - j crew bracelet

as if leather paneled legging weren't enough. try two trends in one- leather and peplum. this peplum trend may die out soon considering it came in so, so strongly and it tends to exaggerate the hips a little too much for some people's taste.   but... if the shoe fits!    and in this case, the shoe definitely fits. this peplum shirt stood out compared to the many that i have tried on.  maybe it's the pattern or maybe that the peplum starts higher up.. whatever it is, it's great.


photo credit: tinsley mcbride

Monday, November 12, 2012

floral pants make a comeback

floral pants - ankle booties - top - arm party (assortment of old favorite pieces)

these ankle booties are not too secretively the best item in my closet.  if it was possible, i'd say they've worn out their welcome.. but that will never happen.  too bad with this outfit, they arn't even the key piece.  that award goes to the pants.  initially i was on the hunt for a graphic printed blazer, but once i had to give up hope on that mission, i found these.  there are definitely ways to dress this pants up even more fashion forward, but for me, a basic black tee and my go-to booties is enough.


photo credit: Tinsley McBride

got some annie oakley in you

1. flannel shirt (thrift it) - 2. vest - 3. boots - 4. butter nail polish - 5. infinity scarf - 6. flannel travel bag

being the rabid parent trap fan that i am, i found it important to show off the trend i've always wanted to pull off.  it's one thing to wear this outfit and another to actually go camping in it.  as dennis quaid says about his fiance, "i'm not marrying her because she's annie oakley".  so, for those of us who just dream of wearing the outfit, not as much partaking in the actual camping seen, don't worry because you still have a shot with annie and hallie's father, better known as the lovely dennis quaid.


Sunday, November 11, 2012

knoxville does nyc

and fashion makes a full circle

maxi skirt - nyc top - military jacket - ballet flats - statement necklace (similar)

so there is actually a city in tennessee?  but really, if you ever get a chance to visit knoxville, you have to wonder around downtown.  love it.  of course, the only city that is relevant to us fashion obsessive people is- the one and only- nyc (hence the shirt).  once the stage of abercrombie & fitch and american eagle tees overstayed its welcome, i promised myself i'd never wear a graphic tee again- looks like i lied.  so here i stand in the middle of downtown knoxville, proving myself wrong.  if i could say something to my twelve year old self, it would sound something like- fashion always makes a full circle.


photo credit- tinsley mcbride

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

metallic materials

shine on

Shine light, shine bright, shine all night.  We pulled together some of our favorite metallic pieces just to brighten up your day a little bit.  It's debatable whether or not glittery metallics and shiny leather should be encompassed into this category, but in our opinion.. they should.  Unless you have a metallic suit (like maybe option number 2 with matching pants), we suggest wearing these as separates... now, shine on

1. leather metallic  2. blazer  3. pants 4. glitter metallic 5. dress 6. shoes