Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday Fancies: Royal Wedding

Monique Lhuillier Dress $2500-5000, Philip Treacy Fascinator $659 Euros, Le Regale Clutch $85, Christian Louboutin Shoes $1,195, Juicy Couture Earrings $58

For this Friday Fancies, I decided to kick it up a notch in honor of the royal wedding although I must admit, I didn't wake up at 4am to watch it. (Oops). I actually wasn't even that excited about the whole thing buttt, I sure like an excuse to put a glamorous outfit together a la Gossip Girl if you will since the outfit is a little flashy. Blending in with the crowd is overrated anyway. What do you guys think? As you can tell, I'm really into coral and pink these days considering my last Friday Fancies also had pink. And believe me, coming from a girl that has maybe like 2 pink things in her closet, this is a big deal. Who knows, I might be falling for pink!

What are you guys up to this weekend? Today, I'm off to watch my boyfriend present his undergrad research and this weekend will be spent in the library (as usual). My procrastination has reached an extreme so I'm hoping I get everything done this weekend. Blahh. Senioritis never fails to prevail. 

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

In Full Bloom

The warm weather has hit NJ and it looks like it's here to stay! Well, according to the 5 day forecast, it's here for the next four days at least. Hopefully we're going to see more and more sun and no rain. Rain makes my hair ridiculously frizzy. It was really frizzy while these pictures were taken but thankfully it's not that noticeable.
Because of this warm weather, I knew that the first thing I wanted to do was give my legs some much needed Vitamin D and show them off by wearing this skirt I bought in SoHo. Bright flowery skirts? Always good in my book.
 It's already the middle of the week and I feel like I haven't done anything. Plus, my allergies are seriously killing me which is probably why my eyes look so small in all of these pictures. Definitely not the best start to the week. Graduation day can't get here soon enough.
Sunglasses - Random street vendor in NYC
Shirt - Forever21
Necklace - Flea Market in Jersey City
Skirt - Necessary Clothing in SoHo
Shoes - Forever21
Lipstick - #100 in Inglot
Nailpolish - Over the Knee by Essie

Happy Wednesday & Happy Humpday!

I'm sorry that this is such a quick post. The boyfriend needs some attention and I don't know how long my Itouch can distract him, haha. Although, he does seem rather focused on an intense game of Unblock Me right now ..

Monday, April 25, 2011


Hello there lovelies. How are we all doing on this Monday morning/afternoon? I'm definitely having a case of the Monday's but I have to get some energy in me because this is the last week of classes which means everything is due within the next 6 or 7 days and graduation is only 20 days away. I don't think I've entirely grasped the fact that I'm actually graduating just yet. Maybe it'll hit me when I'm wearing my cap and gown.
After seeing Sex and the City 2 for a hundred times, I knew I needed to buy a turban and when I saw this beauty on Amazon for only $10, I immediately proceeded to add it to my bag. Damn you Amazon for allowing me to buy things without even having to pull out my wallet. 1 step checking out might be the death of me ... or the death of my funds.
Turban - Amazon
Glasses - Forever21Earrings - Gift from Aunt
Shirt - Necessary Clothing in SoHo
Pants - Forever21
Shoes - Shi by Journey

Happy Monday!

How were all your weekends? Mine was spent studying and spending some much needed time with my mom and my boyfriend watching movies and eating too many chips while it poured outside. Best way to take advantage of a rainy day. :)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday Fancies: Easter Sunday

Dress - Kohls $21.99 Blazer - ASOS $116.55 Earrings and Necklace - Forever21 both $2.80 Shoes - Ruche $38.99 Bag - Kate Spade $495

So seeing as this Sunday is Easter, I made this Friday Fancies with the holiday in mind. For my very first Easter my mother dressed me up so that I looked like a snowball walking down the street. I had a puffy white dress with a white fur coat and white shoes with frilly socks; the works. I laugh every time I see that picture because you can't even really see me, all you see is white. From there I upgraded to dresses with green or pink trimming until one day I put my foot down and said I didn't want to dress up for Easter anymore and my mom stopped buying pretty dresses for me. Looking back now, I wish I still dressed up for Easter. Now I love the idea of a cute spring dress to wear (maybe not with the frilly socks though, sorry mom!). Isn't that how life always works? You hate something when you're younger and you miss it when you're older. We're really never satisfied. 
Well, this Easter Brett and I are going to my mom's house to celebrate with her and if the weather was nicer (it's supposed to rain all weekend) I could see myself definitely wearing this outfit. I love lace so when I saw this dress, I literally squealed a little (and maybe purchased it). Because it's not ridiculously warm out just yet, I paired the dress with a white blazer and added pink/peach accessories to add a pop of color to the outfit. What do you guys think? 

What are you guys doing this weekend? Today and tomorrow will be spent doing homework so I can't wait for Sunday to roll around so I can see my mother and eat some of her delicious food! :) Did I really wish for Sunday to come? I might be losing it, haha.

Happy Friday and Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pink me Up

Hello there lovelies! How are you guys doing on this wonderful day? Thankfully we're right in the middle of the week and that means only one more full day til Friday! And given the date, that means I only have a week and a half left of classes which I'm ridiculously excited about. I go back and forth between wanting to fast forward time to graduation and wanting to slow down time because I don't want to say goodbye to my roommates. I do know that I'm kind of over this chapter in my life so I guess I just want to jump to the next one already.
This is another outfit that my friend shot for me that she's going to use for her class assignment. We went to another beautiful part of our campus where there's an abandoned little brick house. It truly looks like something out of the 3 pigs story that the big bad wolf blew down but left the structure. That was probably the most immature comparison, haha. Although I'm almost 22, I think it's safe to say I mostly think like a 12 year old. But now I bet you can't get that image out of your head!
I love this top because of the detail in the back. Plus, it's ridiculously flowy and adds a touch of elegance to any outfit. And it's in the prettiest shade of mauve. Win, win, win. 
Hat - Forever21
Shirt - Forever21
Pants - H&M
Shoes - Forever21

And now I'm off to start my day, go to class, and start some research papers. I have to write 4 lengthy papers that are all due in a week. Fast forwarding time would be so handy right now. 
Happy Wednesday!

Oh! P.S. You guys need to know about a website called Zestii. You basically sign up, choose what store you want to shop at and then you can receive a certain percentage of whatever it is you spend which you can redeem for gift cards to a whole bunch of places. They have stores like DSW, The Container Store, and Lulu's. You name it, they probably have it. They are missing a few stores (my obsession = Forever21) but they do add stores all the time so I know it's only a matter of time before more stores are added. So seriously check it out! You guys can use my invite if you'd like. I love websites like this because they just fuel my shopping obsession, haha.

Monday, April 18, 2011

'Cause I'm a Gypsy

This weekend was spent quite lazily. On Saturday, we had a crazy thunderstorm that had us immobile for most of the day. I think I watched TV for 7 hours straight. Damn you House marathons for being so addictive! Today on the other hand, was a little more productive. I headed over to the prettiest part of our campus to snap some shots with one of my friends who asked me to be her model for her class assignment. I was more than happy to oblige. Awesome outfit pictures? Yes please! :) After that, Brett and I caught a late brunch and spent the rest of the day at the computer lab doing homework. All in all, a good weekend. I can't wait for the day I stop associating Sunday's with library/homework though, haha.
This bridge is known as the kissing bridge. Isn't it absolutely adorable?! I'm not entirely sure why it's called the Kissing Bridge though. I'm gonna have to look that up.

I love that I'm able to bring out some of my spring clothing and actually put them to use! My spring pieces were definitely rotting away in my closet and I know that they are happy to see the light of day.
Oh, and excuse all the random settings on each of the pictures. I've been messing around with effects on pictures and it's still a work in progress.
Headband - Flea Market
Shirt - Necessary Clothing in SoHo
Pants - Forever21
Shoes - Lulu's
Rings - Lulu's and H&M

Happy Monday!
I hope you guys have an awesome start to the week. It's supposed to rain until Wednesday here unfortunately, but hopefully a good cappuccino will cheer me up! :)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday Fancies: Rainy Day

This week has had sporadic weather. It's gorgeous one day, cold the next, 74 degree weather one day, 50 degree weather the next. It rains one day and it's sunny out the next day. Needless to say, I never know what to wear. I've worn flats on rainy days and boots on sunny days and I've realized that the best thing to do is wear layers and check the weather constantly to make sure I'm wearing the right shoes so I've decided to dedicate this Friday Fancies to sporadic weather/rainy days.
Jacket American Eagle $49.50, Plaid shirt Urban Outfitters $39.00, Bag Marc Jacobs $478, Leather Leggings ASOS179.30, Hoops Forever21 $3.80, Shoes Jeffrey Campbell $242, Ring ASOS $10.76, Turban Amazon $9.99

 Happy Friday!
 What are you guys doing this weekend? Today is Rutgersfest at my school which means bands perform and chaos and madness ensue. I'm excited to see all the bands perform and party it up with my friends. Have a great weekend guys! :)

Be sure to check out more Friday Fancies!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

IMAT's + Haul

So I wanted to share some pictures with you guys from the IMAT's show as well as all the goodies that came home with me. I'm definitely a minimalist when it comes to makeup and at first I was unsure if I wanted to wake up early on a Saturday morning to go to something about stuff I don't know much about (read: don't know anything about. I mean, I even have an irrational fear of mascara, seriously) but I'm definitely glad I went. While I might not know anything about what brushes are good and what blush goes best with my skin tone, I do love lipsticks, nail polishes, and eyeliner and Inglot, Essie, and Obsessive Compulsive definitely helped fuel my obsession.
There were so many vendors and so many people that it was a little hard to take good shots of the actual makeup as there as was usually a huge group of girls trying to see everything but the event space was absolutely phenomenal and quintessential New York.
Hardwood floors, floor to ceiling windows, industrial pipes, exposed brick. SWOOON. 
They had a student makeup competition where the theme was tribal and the makeup artist that did the above model's makeup only won 2nd place. I didn't even see the 1st place winner but I can only imagine that it looked amazing if this only won 2nd place, right?!
And noooow for the goodies I've recently purchased from the show and other little shopping excursions. :)
 I have #127 from Inglot which is the red lipstick I wore in the last outfit post and I love it so much that I knew I needed more Inglot lipsticks in my life. They seriously last all day and they go on really well. I ate, drank, and ate some more all day and my lipstick stayed in tact until I washed it off so if you're looking for lipsticks, I HIGHLY suggest Inglot.
 Since I've only tried their lipsticks, I wanted to try their eyeliner as well because that's the only other thing I wear and I loved this teal color that I figured would be perfect for Spring and Summer.
There were brushes everywhere and I was ridiculously overwhelmed by how many brushes there are to do specific things for your face. I do want to learn about makeup, but I had no idea what brushes were good for what so when I was this travel case full of brushes, I knew it could be the perfect starter kit for me. Plus, the $10 price tag didn't hurt as much as spending $10 on one brush.
Nail Polishes from Essie. I'm currently obsessed with Boat House that I've worn for a week and a half with no chipping! Yay. :)
New wallet and new rings from Lulu's. Remember the ring on the right from my last Friday Fancies? :)

And there you have it. Have you guys purchased any awesome goodies lately? I want to expand my ring collection. Up until recently,  my accessories mainly comprised of earrings and necklaces but I now find myself looking for (read: obsessing over) rings everywhere!

Happy Tuesday!


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