Tuesday, August 31, 2010

This one is for the boys

I saw this shirt and thought it was hilarious and awesome. Thoughts??
So great. You can pick one up here.

Taste the rainbow!

It is a shockingly nice day in the city and I have been inspired by all the color I am seeing. (I, on the other hand, opted for black and white with yellow jewelry. Oh well.)

Here are some fun and bright shoes for your viewing pleasure!

There is a fun oxford feel to these shoes and as you know, I love some oxfords! This particular pair is from Anthropologie. This mustard yellow has such a great hue to it and the chocolate brown and hounds-tooth only add a feminine touch to the seemingly menswear look.
A practical pump is too practical in my book. I prefer a pump that has some edge to it and what better way to spice up an outfit than teal pumps? These are so fantastic and I can speak from experience as I have the same pair in nude! The sole is completely padded making them easy to be in for hours on end. Who doesn't love that in a shoe?
And as if any of us needed to be reminded that Kate Spade makes beautifully fantastic shoes, there are these gems. ADORE this color and the cluster of cuteness on the toe. Such a wonderful way to pep up your everyday look!

I hope you are all paying attention to the plethora of color that is surrounding your day!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hot Hot Heat

It's hot outside. Like, really hot. And not just by SF standards. Don't get me wrong, I was thrilled to pick out one of my tank dresses to wear today but it made me just want more cool clothes to compliment this heat.

This dress would be a super cool and causal addition to my closet. Pair this with some metallic sandals and some earrings and you're good to go.
I know this is another black tank top, but how can you resist that chiffon detailing?! So cute! Great with any bottoms you can pair it with. Perfection.
These shorts from J.Crew have such great style and can be dressed up or dressed down. My favorite shorts are of the versatile variety.
And just because I'm in the mood for dresses...The print on this dress is great. The shoe options are endless. Not to mention the cinched waist will only do you favors.

Hope you're filling your hot Summer days with cool outfits!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Saddle up!

When I entered Kindergarten, I was thrilled to show off my brand new saddle shoes. I wonder if that set off any red flags to my parents about my fashionable years to come? Anyway, they looked something like this:
Imagine my excitement when saddle shoes made a comeback for adults. And not only that, they have heels! Exciting. I recently bought a pair and I absolutely love them. In fact, I'm wearing them today. See for yourself.

Right? Adorable. They are mostly black with slate gray. The little trim around the gray is navy blue.

Today I paired them with a black shift dress, seen here, black tights, and a simple silver necklace. Perfect!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Gaga Inspired

I was in San Jose last night for the Lady Gaga concert, and couldn't help it to be inspired by all the crazy outfits people were wearing at the show. It was like a more fashionable Halloween. How could you not love that? Anyway, here are some pieces I like inspired by Miss Gaga.

Shoes - Calvin Klein 'Chelsi' Sandal
Top -
El Salvador Lace Tee
Headband - Metallic Sequin Bow Headband
Tutu - Mermaid Tutu Skirt

Lace. Studs. Sequins. Tulle. Yep, I think that about covers everything.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Shin guards

Even though I have 3 pairs of great knee high boots, one of which I plan on ditching this fall, I still find myself looking at all the offerings for the upcoming season. Despite my greater efforts, I feel as if I will be purchasing another pair. So goes life. Here are some of my favs.

These seem to be the front runners as the replacement to the over the knee boots I currently own. They should fit in nicely with my wardrobe and add a bit of ruggedness. As the owner of regular cowboy boots, I love the idea of a tall cowboy boot. The color on these are great as well. The distressed chocolate color is both striking and muted at the same time. I'm not typically a fan of brown, but I can make an exception for these. Very enticing.

A few years back it was almost impossible to find boots that did not have a heel. I find that I tend to gravitate toward flat boots knowing that I will be able to walk the distances in SF and handle the hills with ease. Having said that, I came across these boots that may make me think otherwise.
LOVE the fold-over look on these! And then the strap detailing is very military, which I also love. The heel height is definitely higher than I would like, 3.5in, but depending on the comfort factor, it could be doable. Miss Sixty tends to be a little pricey however, they are on target with the other pair of Steve Madden's that I'm currently crushing on.

Similar to the Miss Sixty's, these Steve Madden boots have that fantastic fold-over effect that I favor so much. The wedge is 3in high on these which is slightly shorter than the other pair. On the back of the boot, there is a short zipper feature right above the heel. Just another point of interest.

Decisions, decisions.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Wrapped up with a bow

I went to Sacramento over the weekend to hang out with the parental units. My mom enthusiastically asked if I would like to go shopping. Well, sure. Why not? Thank goodness I managed to pick up some items that I "needed."

Exhibit A:
This glorious bow belt! The second I saw it I knew I had to have it.
I just had to wear it today! I am wearing a long t-shirt with a deep v-neck and skinny jeans. I put the belt on and "untucked" the shirt a little so it hangs over the belt just a tad. I love it! Such a great way to spruce up a black t-shirt.

The fabric on the bow is very rough and has zipper trim. Loves. The actual belt is stretchy fabric, so it fits everyone.
I'm sure I will be unveiling more of my finds throughout the week but I needed to start off the week right with a great accessory! Happy Monday!