Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Beer Craving

Well not really, seeing as I'm allergic to hops. But I can definitely get behind these amazing beer cans created by Alexander Kischenko for a project at the British Higher School of Art and Design. The assignment was to create a package design using only a typeface. Not only is it clean and simple, it's informative as well. The large number tells us the alcohol content while the color of the can tells the darkness of the beer. So clever.

Monday, January 28, 2013


Before you ask, no, I was not trying to look like a Miami Dolphins cheerleader! Although, they were my favorite team as a kid. What can I say, like most children, I was a sucker for dolphins.

Jackie Cardigan/J.Crew
Purple Tights/Banana Republic
Leopard Wedges/Payless
Necklace/Byrd Jewelry Etsy Shop (seen here)
Cocktail Ring/Amrita Singh
Smokin' Hot nail polish/Essie

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Coming Up Rosey

Merino Cardigan/Banana Republic (seen here)
3/4 Sleeve Tee/H&M
Rosey Skirt/Free People (seen here)
Black Tights/Banana Republic
Patent Heels/Payless

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Don't Rain On My Brocade

I had pretty much given up on my brocade dreams when I spotted these pants. Even though it's been ages since I bought pants from Loft (the fit is always off on me), I decided to give these a try. And I'm so glad I did. The combination of gold and black make them versatile and the fabric has the nice rich feeling I was looking for.

Patent Heels/Payless
Bubble Necklace/J.Crew 
Brinkley Tassel Bracelet/Gorjana
Smokin' Hot nail polish/Essie

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Adventures In Brocade

Or maybe I should call them misadventures. I have been lusting for some brocade pieces to add to my winter wardrobe for quite some time now. I was looking for luxurious fabrics with rich hues and delicate patterns. For the most part my search was unsuccessful. Could it be? Were brocade and I not meant to be? Just when I started to lose hope, I found my one lone success. Be sure to look out for it later this week.

Jack by BB Dakota Carla Dress/Size XS-I had such high hopes for this dress. The pattern and colors were exactly what I was looking for. Plus, it had pockets! This dress ran huge. Everywhere. The waist and hips were enormous and the shoulder straps kept falling down. Anyone looking to buy this dress should definitely size down.

Anthropologie Prunus Brocade Skirt/Size 0-Another gorgeous piece that ran way too big. I really loved the color of this skirt, but pretty much hated the fit. It was too big at the waist and the hips poofed out way too much for my taste.

ASOS Spot Jacquard Pants/Size 2-I had my eye on these pants for a while so when they were marked down after thanksgiving, I took the plunge. Much like most of my purchases from ASOS, they were a disappointment. I think I have finally given up on ordering pants from them. Every pair I try seems to be huge in the crotch area. These were also big in the waist. The material was lovely though.

Zara Trousers with Argyle Jacquard Pattern/Size XS-These pants were absolutely stunning in person. The length was perfect, but the waist again was just too big. I also didn't care for how the pockets stuck out creating the illusion of bigger hips.

Zara TRF Camouflage Jacquard Trousers/Size 2-One word. Terrible. These were beyond unflattering on me. If you have even the smallest amount of hips, I can't imagine these would work for you.

Zara TRF Metallic Jacquard Trousers/Size 2-These pants had a really great print and the colors were super vibrant and saturated in person, but alas I found them very unflattering on me. I feel like they made my hips and thighs look larger than they are. It's too bad because they pants really were lovely and fully lined in jersey to keep you warm on chilly days.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The French Hen Sparkles

Knit Combo Coat/Loeffler Randall (seen here)
French Hen Sweater/J.Crew
Sparkle Shorts/H&M
Leopard Wedges/Payless