Saturday, February 26, 2011

(Forgot to Add Title).....

My serene look in these photos are so very deceiving because I'm feeling really frustrated right now.  I thought I would get up an hour early this morning and create a button for my blog that would be easy for other bloggers to grab and post on their side bars.  Three hours later I'm ready to throw the laptop across the room and jump energetically on top of it!  (Thankfully I haven't had any coffee yet this morning, so I probably won't  ;)  I'm off to the library to hopefully find a book on creating blog buttons for dummies ....if any exist.   If you guys have any tips for this woefully html illiterate blogger, please help!  

Outfit Details:
BR Outlet Denim Motorcycle Jacket (2010)
No Brand Black Long Sleeve Bodysuit (2010)
H&M Checked Skirt (Thrifted)
Black Asset Tights (Target)
Madden Girl Rhiana Booties (2010)
Simply Vera Wang Bracelet (2010)
Aldo Black Statement Ring (2010)

Friday, February 25, 2011

African Jewelry

Got a few strange looks at the office today, but where I live that just means I'm doing something right! Lol  The accessories really make this outfit.  Bought the scarf, necklace and both of the rings at F21.  Haven't seen them online lately, but they still had them in the store the last time I was there.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fancy Pants

Didn't have time to post the outfit that I actually wore today, so here is an outfit from my "what to wear the next time Mr. PEMS wants to go to a rock concert" archive.  These are the only bejeweled / fancy jeans I own.....not sure why I'd need more than one pair really.  Bought at F21 3 years ago.  I've probably worn them twice since then........Note to self:  Get tickets to next show that comes to town ;) 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Picture Interrupted

"Callandra" (you might say to me) "yesterday you looked so bright and spring like, but your color palette today is so dark.  Could it possibly be because yesterday reached a balmy 65 degrees, but today's high topped out at a chilly 32?"  Grrrrr!  On a cuter note, I had to interrupt today's photo session because someone needed a hug........(me)!  ;)

Outfit Details:

Loft Outlet Charcoal Gray Faux Wrap Sweater (2010)
Loft Brown Tweed Trousers (2009)
Express Infinity Leopard Scarf (Similar)
Michael Brown Pumps (Similar)
F21 Rings (Similar and Similar)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Casual Spring

If you're wondering if the tags are actually still attached to the bag, the answer is yes!  Still trying to decide.  I'm loving satchel bags right now and this is probably the third I've bought so far...........(I've returned the other two of course ;)

Outfit Details:

F21 Jacket (Similar)
Loft Petite Slim Jeans (Similar)
F21 Necklace(Similar)
Old Navy Ballet Flats (2009)
Loft Flower Pin (Similar)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Happy Monday

Mr. PEMS was so bummed to hear that I'd visited the new two story F21 with girlfriends on Saturday, that he asked if we could go back today so he could check it out.   I said "well, alright.  If you insist."  I'm so accommodating ;)

Outfit Details:

Banana Republic Cardi
Target Sequin Tank Top
Old Navy Boyfriend Jeans
Loft Ladie Open Toe Suede Booties
Nine West Cross Body Bag

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday Best

Okay, maybe not Sunday "Best" but definitely pushing top 40 ;)

Outfit Details:

Ann Taylor Loft Suit (Sep 2010)
White House Black Market Belt (2009)
Jessica Simpson Bag (2010)
Madden Girl Rhiana Booties (2010)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Lunching at Mimi's Cafe

Had such a great time lunching with girlfriends at Mimi's Cafe today!  Do you guys recognize this outfit?  I copied it from Lisa at Respect the shoes.  Saw it, fell in love, had to copy!
Happy Saturday!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New H&M Dress / Celebrity Style Types

I just bought this dress at H&M Saturday and thought it would be fun to do a style it five ways post. 

The first two pictures are so that you can get an idea of what the dress looks like on it's own.  Then I styled it five different ways according to different style types...(I added celebrity names just because it was so much fun ;)

                                                            The dress on it's own...........
     Sienna Miller - Bohemian Hippie
Audrey Hepburn - Ladylike Classic

Kirsten Dunst - Gamine Preppy
Drew Barrymore - Artistic Eclectic
Cameron Diaz - Urban Chic

Wow!  Wasn't this fun?.....I really enjoyed it anyway.  So tell me, what style type are you?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Shopping Outfit

I haven't taken pictures of today's outfit yet, so here's the outfit I went shopping in Saturday.
The purpose of this outfit was to be warm, comfortable, cute and easy to get in and out of while going from dressing room to dressing room.
I can't wear a lot of jewelry while shopping.  I don't want to have to remove earrings, necklaces can get in the way of necklines and bracelets can get caught on clothing so I usually keep it pretty simple.
Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

H&M and Ann Taylor Outlet Finds

So for Valentine's Day Mr. PEMS surprised me by suggesting we road trip to H&M!  The closest H&M store is two hours away.  This guy is so romantic, is it any wonder that I'm so crazy about him?!
I fell in love with this orange trench in a size 2 at H&M.......Obviously it runs a bit big.  I'm thinking I'll move the buttons over and have the sleeves shortened at the tailors.  But isn't it a beautiful color?

The route to H&M takes us right pass an outlet mall, so we stopped in at the Ann Taylor Outlet and found this fabulous two tone dress!
Check out the back.  This dress is definitely out of the ordinary...I love how different it is and look at the exposed it!

Close up of the jewelry I used to glam it up.....and this pretty bright polish is a great reminder that spring is just around the corner ;)
I added a navy sweater topper for a more wintry look but I think this look will totally rock in the summer with some leopard print peep toe pumps as well.

I also found this beautiful maroon knit dress and with the in-store promotion plus a savings coupon, I was able to snag it for $18.00!  The price may have swayed me a tad, so if you guys think that it's not flattering please say so......I have 60 days to return it if need be.
If any of you want tag information for any of these items just let me know....the jewelry is all old of course, but the Ann Taylor Outlet will ship phone ordered items for free if you pay with an Ann Taylor card.

Ciao Bella Bloggers!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

What Not to Wear

Not my outfit............I'm just running out the door to watch a couple of episodes with Sissy.....
Which of these shoes do you guys prefer with this outfit?

Have a great weekend dear bloggie friends!

Outfit Details:

S Long Sleeve Bodysuit (Unknown)
XS Forever 21 Sweater Dress (Hemmed - No longer available)
XXS Express (minus) the Leather Moto Jacket
5.5 Loft Suede Ladie Peep Toe Booties (Similar)
5.5 F21 Gray Suedette Slouch Bootie (Similar)
Loft Necklace (No longer available)
6 F21 Blush Stone Ring

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Meet Juatina Daphine

Okay, her name isn't really Juatina Daphine, but it was going to be. Turns out my Mom had no idea that she was carrying twins until five minutes after my sister was born. I came as a bit of a shock to both my parents I can tell you, but no one was more grateful than Sissy that I made my entrance when I did!

Of course, once I was born my parents decided not to name Sissy Juatina (wah-tina) Daphine because they couldn't think of another name that rhymed with it for me.

That's right are welcome! ;)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Happy Friday!

I was inspired to this outfit last night while checking out Cori's post from la vie petite!  I bought this sweater from New York & Co a few years ago because I loved the color so much......once I got it home, not so much on me.  Since then it hasn't got a whole lot of love.  Clinton warns us to beware of the condiment colors and he was so right!  I think I really like it styled with these colors though and I'm wondering if my tailor can shorten it and turn it into a cardi?  ....I do love the sleeves on it.  Have a great weekend dear friends!

Outfit Details:

JCrew Colletta Coat (there are so many great reviews on this coat..Jean, Vicky & Annie)
Gap Ruffled Front Blue/White Striped Button Down (Similar Here)
New York & Co Short Sleeve Sweater (Similar Here)
Loft Slim Jeans
Loft Flower Pin (Similar Here)
Merona Bauble Bracelet (Similar Here)
Francessa's Statement Ring (Similar Here)
Jessica Simpson Leopard Bag (Similar Here)
Nine West Gold Ballet Flats (Similar Here)