Tuesday, April 27, 2010

one year and counting

express blazer, f21 top, urban jeans

11 bloglovin followers
66 google followers
907 unique visitors from 61 different countries
2177 profile views
4626 total hits all in 365 days!

I started this blog as a creative outlet and that is certainly still its main purpose, but in the last year I've seen it grow to a level that I never would have imagined. I remember getting my first follower, that wasn't someone I knew. I thought "how cool is that?" and I still get that feeling every time someone new follows me! I really appreciate all the people who visit regularly, stop by from time to time, have only been by once, leave great comments, email me with questions and of course all of my photogs! You all keep me motivated and I look forward to April 27, 2011...hopefully bringing you pictures with a DSLR camera. I'm currently taking donations ;)

Along with a year of blogging comes new hair. Can anyone tell I got a little cut!? A little swoop bang? I guess it would help if the picture wasn't blurry...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Normally when I say BB, I am referring to my BlackBerry.
But in this case, I am talking about my lovely little yellow Burberry jacket.
To be honest, I sort of forgot that I had it. I rediscovered it over the weekend, and luckily it was cool enough for me to throw it on over my tee on Tuesday.
I think I'll get a lot more wear out of it this fall. I am moving back to the Bay Area and I am going to be attending Golden Gate University getting my M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications! Yay me :) :)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

spring into fall shoes

Now that I have less than two weeks left as an Assistant Shoe Buyer (with my current company at least) I felt it appropriate to finally do a post on what's going to be big this Fall. I know spring has just recently sprung, but in the retail/fashion world we work way ahead. Here are some of the trend highlights from the shoe show I attended back in February.


LACE ME UP-When I think of lace shoes, I think of formal events.But there's a new face of lace and it can worn during the day just as easily as can be at night! (Christian Louboutin)

CLOG IT OUT- Cute and comfortable...you can't go wrong with a pair of clogs, especially when they are super cute like these. (Biviel)

LUG SOLES- This type of sturdy sole is typically seen in hiking boots, but it's been popping up everywhere lately, even in pumps. This is one trend that will have to grow on me...(Prada)

(OFF) WHITE OUT- I've always worn white after Labor Day. I'm glad the fashion world is finally catching up to me ;) (Camilla Skovgaard)

METALLICA- Metallics continue to be big, and what better to wear them, than with a fashion right pair of oxfords. (Nine West)

PONY HAIR- I'm all over pony hair animal prints and you should be too. (Naughty Monkey)

FLOWER PATCH- I am obsessed with all things floral...shoes, dresses, jumper, tees. The only thing missing is floral for my feet. (TopShop)

WEDGED- I don't think wedge heels are going anywhere, or at least I sure hope they are not. I find all of my wedge boots to be far more comfortable than my flat sandals and I really wish I could wear them year round. (Asos)

MAN UP-We've got boyfriend blazers and jeans. We want our shirts to be a little less fitted and of course oxfords are still all the rage. I think we will see them in a lot more colors this fall. (Camper)

CUT IT OUT- I love shoes with cutout detailing, and I love the color of these although I don't think I'd wear them. (Kurt Geiger).

I got a lovely blog award from the lovely Don at Minus the Bars. This is one of the few, if not the only, non-fashion blogs I follow, so you know he must be good ;) I am going to pass this blog award along to his hers, b/c they are a lovely couple with a blog full of lovely pictures! Be sure to check both blogs out.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

i quit!

banana cardi, urban ruffle tank, anthropologie skirt, dolce vita heels

Yes that's right folks, I turned in my
resignation letter on Monday. This has been a long time coming and I have mixed emotions about it, but you don't make it in life without taking bold actions. So I have taken a leap of faith and I know that in the end things will turn out EXACTLY how they are suppose to. Details to come on what my next move is. Mama didn't raise no fools...I do have a plan B :)

"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney

Sunday, April 11, 2010

can't let go

j crew blazer, ny & co leopard cardi, target tee, urban jeans, dolce vita boots

As happy as I am that warm weather is finally here, it always takes a while for me to let go of my boots :-/

I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. I treated myself to a yummy smoothie (berry punch with a fiber blend) from Smoothie King, worked out because it's almost pool/beach season and read the first chapter of a great book (If You Have to Cry, Go Outside And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You) while sitting in Borders with the rest of the people who are too cheap to make the purchase. Ha! I will be purchasing this book as soon as I get a 30% off coupon in my e-mail.

Anyway, speaking of mothers, I entered my mom in the Urban Outfitters "Was Your Mom a Style Icon" contest, and this is the picture I submitted. DIVA!


Please don't forget to

SHOP SIMPLY CHIC VINTAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

janelle monae

I went to see Janelle Monae perform Monday night at a local bar and this is what I wore!
I was trying to be rocker chic so I went for the metallic skirt and the booties with socks ;)
And of course the bright red polish!
If you are not familiar with Janelle Monae GOOGLE HER and you can also read a bit about her HERE! Besides the fact that she makes great music and is an awesome performer, she's pretty freaking adorable (my friend describes her as a perfect porcelain doll) and she's obviously super chic!

f21 skirt, jessica simpson booties, thrifted denim top, revlon polish in valentine

Sunday, April 4, 2010

because He lives

thrifted skirt and bag, tribeca by kenneth cole shoes

He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives, all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives!