Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Run, don't walk, to your nearest H&M...

And grab this fantastic military jacket for only $50! I love the brass-colored hardware and the asymmetrical style, plus it has a fitted waist and a cute inverted back pleat! Military jackets are the anti-spring spring jacket, and can add a bit of toughness to a girly spring outfit.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Madewell's New Collection

Must. Have. This. Outfit!!!

Madewell's new collection is out now, and it has become imperative that I must stop by and buy this blazer and studded scarf.

Check out the website for their updated lookbook, and for you Los Angelenos I checked with Century City and they received the new collection today!

AND if you guys are on the mailing list, you should have received an email with a coupon for 20% off your in-store purchase! Click on the image below for the full-size version and print it out (it expires on the 26th).

For any of you Gilt members...

I am currently crushing on the Laura Merkin Diana clutch in raspberry and imagining the limitless ways I can rock it - out for drinks with girlfriends, to snazz up an everyday outfit, to hold the essentials for a night of clubbing. *sigh* Must. Resist. So I can save up for my London trip.

For any non-Gilt members... what are you waiting for? You're missing out on some great deals! Join here so you can 'monitor shop' with me. And if you buy something, I can get a little monetary credit to work toward a future likeness of this clutch in a distant sale.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Spring Sweaters and Jackets

I'm currently hunting for the perfect jacket or sweater for spring, something to throw over any outfit when it gets chilly and still look put together. My J. Crew hoodie just isn't cutting it, but these finds from Anthropologie just might be perfect:

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Polly in Niagara

Jean Peters was stunningly beautiful as Polly Cutler in the 1953 film noir Niagara. While Marilyn Monroe snagged top billing as the buxom blonde and femme fatale (and deservedly so), she was the perfect foil to Peters' naivety and girlish looks. In the film, Polly Cutler sported some very cute hairstyles that I thought would be adorable to wear this spring and summer. Her look is very 1950's casual, with her hair pulled back and styled into some kind of loose bun, adorned with a ribbon or scarf.

There's a bit of tricky styling in the back, which unfortunately is hard to discern due to the blurriness of the screen captures. At first, I thought they were french braided pigtails, but the close-up looks more like a section of hair twisted and pinned.

To get the complete Polly Cutler look, pair this hairstyle with an outfit that's casual and all-American girl-next-door, one that's perfect for a day of suntanning/boatriding/surviving the treacherous Niagara Falls. My favorite outfit of her's was the nautical-themed outfit she wore for boating - a navy blue collared, sleeveless crop top, high-waisted white shorts, black low-top sneakers, and a blue scarf in her hair.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

My dresses haven't arrived...

and I'm freaking out! It's been two weeks since the shipping date. I've called ASOS and they've told me to wait a few more days, and then call back. Ugh.

On a different note, spring break has come and gone and now I'm back at school for my first week of classes. I'm actually excited about this quarter because I've flexed my awesome scheduling skills and only have classes two days a week! This'll be my final quarter at the university!!!

And... I'M GOING TO LONDON DURING THE SUMMER! YAY! I bought my tickets during spring break. I'll be studying Shakespeare. It's the perfect way to end college.

And finally, the song that's been stuck in my head - hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

The Ting Tings - Be The One