Club Monaco Karmen Shirt

Sequins, plus stripes, plus major sale and only one left and it just so happens to be in my size.... I think its a match made in heaven. 

Club Monaco Karmen shirt from shopbop.com  

Snapshots From Around the Apartment

First Row
The first picture is of a tray that I made when I first moved into my apartment in August. It was this terrible brown and orange color with a tacky floral motif on the base. I just spray painted it with a high gloss white, printed out this pattern with my monogram, cut it to fit in the base, and then used spray adhesive to secure it! Personalized trays online can retail for around $50, this one cost me a total of $10 and just a couple minutes! Its perfect on my coffee table for holding my remotes! The next picture is a close up of the pattern on a Vineyard Vines tie that I got for my boyfriend Marshall for his birthday a couple weeks ago. He bought me a Boston Terrier (that we named Reggae) for our two year anniversary last year so needless to say I was THRILLED when I found this tie! 
Second Row
I have a slight obsession with necklaces but hate when they get all tangled together! Pining them to a framed cork board is my favorite way to store these not only because of the convenience but because I love looking at my shiny (and growing...) collection everyday! The next photo is of my favorite nail polishes right now, Deborah Lippman in Candy Shop (super sparkly with a sheer bubblegum pink base), Essie in Sand Tropez (the perfect shade of gray), Revlon in Minted (affordable mint color that will be my first manicure come spring), and Deborah Lippman in Daytripper (a neon pink that is very on trend at the moment). 
Third Row
Gift card from Christmas plus a major sale on the Kate Spade website made it possible for this BEAUTIFUL leather laptop bag to be allllll mine! It already has be gearing up for graduating and interviewing! The second photo is of a pair of Eliza J monogramed flats that I got for Christmas that Im OBSESSED with! There cute anyways but the fact that there monogramed makes them extra special! Plus, there surprisingly REALLY comfortable! 
Fourth Row
This fun C Wonder mug brightens up my morning ritual of hot tea and reading through my favorite blogs! Also from C Wonder, this zebra dish is perfect on my bathroom countertop for holding all my daily jewelry at night! Also shown is a new lipstick that I got from NYX called Thalia. Im usually more of a lipgloss gal but lipstick is very in right now and I heard rave reviews of this nude/pinky color. At only $3.00, its my new go to color... even over lipgloss!


Gap Spring 2012 Ikat Shorts

Heres a little sneak peek into the fun Gap Spring 2012 line (hitting shelves in April) filled with bright colors and lots and lots of Ikat... which I LOVE on anything and everything! 

photos courtesy of glamour.com


Anya Hindmarch and Bespoke London

Wow, I honestly cannot express how absolutely OBSESSED I am with all of Any Hindmarch and Bespoke's customizable collection! Ive always loved Anya Hindmarch's products because they are so simple yet practical and lovely but now, Im truly in LOVE! Basically, any of the products you can get customized with any doodle or note you want... In your own handwriting! This opens up so many new options! This seriously takes monograming to a whole new level! I love the idea of instead of a traditional monogram, having your actual signature embossed onto the cover of a lovely leather journal! This would also be an incredibly sentimental way to give a gift, to get an item embossed with a personal message in your own handwriting! These products are not cheap (since there high quality leather for one reason) but they would be soooo special and unique that I think its 100% worth it! Did I mention... IM OBSESSED! 

I have NEVER seen personal engraving on the metal clasp of a clutch like the one featured in the picture above! So unique!!

One In Every Color

Have you ever come across one of those items where you just CANNOT choose which color to get?? Well thats how I feel about these three items! Although I would love any option I ended up picking, I feel like I would still be daydreaming about all the other color choices! I actually bought the pink flats from Target but now, at a price tag of only $20.00, Im seriously considering ordering the other three colors! Thank goodness these wallets from Deux Lux, cardigans from H&M, and these Mossimo flats are affordable 'cus I may just need to add them ALL to my collection! 


Cold Weather Dressing

This has been one of the mildest winters since I can remember and it has left me feeling like I didn't get a chance to really wear a lot of my favorite fall/winter looks! With spring right around the corner and winter sales going on at just about every clothing store, I find myself already missing my sweaters and tights! Heres a polyvore of some of my go to outfits during the colder months. The first look is perfect for a night out with the girls, the second look would be great for going out to a nice dinner, and the last outfit would be cozy and stylish enough for a day of shopping!Fall Activities

J Crew cotton shirt
$72 - jcrew.com

Bruce II silk blouse
$190 - lagarconne.com

TopShop sequin t shirt
$90 - topshop.com

Yves Salomon fitted vest
€698 - jades24.com

Jason Wu cropped pants
£505 - brownsfashion.com

J Brand stretch legging
$361 - my-wardrobe.com

TopShop shorts
£12 - topshop.com

Peacock tight
£5 - peacocks.co.uk

Tall leather boots
$75 - needsupply.com

Steve madden shoes
125 CAD - gravitypope.com

J W Hulme leather tote handbag
$520 - tenover6.com

Elliott Lucca metallic clutch
$128 - nordstrom.com

Michael Kors chronograph watch
$328 - my-wardrobe.com

Mixit white pearl necklace
$15 - jcpenney.com


How to Wear Colored Pants

I love the new trend of brightly colored pants! I think its such a fun and refreshing look for spring! I actually just ordered these in both the red and mint and cannot wait till they arrive! I chose to buy more affordable pants because I don't know how much wear you would actually get out of this trend over the years, but for right now, I plan on wearing it a lot! My favorite way to wear these beauties is with more classic pieces in neutral colors like tan, grey, gold, black, and of course leopard and nautical stripes go with anything and EVERYTHING! I've seen a lot of celebrities work the color blocking trend by pairing hot pink pants and a red shirt or vice versa which I do love, but just cannot picture on myself in real life. So here are some more realistic outfits that would be easy to throw together with pieces already in your closet! 
How to Wear Colored Pants

Acne crew neck t shirt
£90 - seasonsclothing.co.uk

Jigsaw summer sweater
£89 - jigsaw-online.com

Mint Velvet long sleeve cotton t shirt
£29 - houseoffraser.co.uk

Burberry coat
€1.100 - veryeickhoff.com

Zac Posen tuxedo jacket
$510 - theoutnet.com

J brand jeans
€275 - shopmrsh.com

Rag & bone skinny fit jeans
£54 - theoutnet.com

True Religion stretch jeans
€229 - jades24.com

Rag & bone skinny pants
£75 - matchesfashion.com

Madewell high heel shoes
$248 - madewell.com

H M leather flat
£15 - hm.com

Genuine leather handbag
£259 - farfetch.com

Jane Norman gold clutch
£7 - janenorman.co.uk

Michael Kors strap watch
£200 - harveynichols.com

Mawi square necklace
£405 - farfetch.com

Leopard print scarve
$32 - topshop.com