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Get the look: Stylin’ in stripes

April 27, 2009

picture-101Remember my friend Amanda with the super cool nerd chic glasses? Well, she is back and looking fabulous as usual. She has this knack to pull together outfits so effortlessly—never looks like she is trying too hard, but yet always manages to wow me with her creations. This ensemble is one of her simpler, laid back looks, but it is just as cute. I am a huge fan of stripes and I love the combination of gray and red together. Add a simple bangle, and either a pair of casual converse or dressier wedges and you are set to go. Plus, don’t you love that each item is $30 and under? Cute and recession-friendly! What’s better than that?!






Get the Look: Channeling Blair Waldorf

January 27, 2009

I have been obsessed with this shirt ever since I saw Miss Queen Bee wear it on GG. But, if you take a second to read the price tag, and to notice that it is no longer available on, then you will quickly realize that an alternate option is needed. Stat. And, as much as I love the original—backless and sleeveless—I decided to poke around for a more practical version of this blouse, but wanted to make sure that the gorgeous ruffles and girlish, feminine appeal remained. That is when I came across this affordable little number on, which is a fun website to check out. What do you think of the Bill Blass top? Would you ever wear a ruffled blouse?

P.S. Check out this post and all my others on BFR!

My American Apparel ensemble

December 24, 2008

Hello from wintry Washington! The snow is starting to melt a bit, which makes me sad because it will only turn to slush. Good thing I have my Hunter boots! Anyway, I finally found my camera cord and was able to download massive amounts of pictures—yay—which means I am finally able to share with you these few shots taken of me in one of my favorite ensembles. Remember this outfit?


fave-outfit1Gotta love the mini trash canister in the background, but isn’t the wallpaper the best? A big thank you to L for taking these shots. SPxx

The creative web that is American Apparel

December 10, 2008

Hello loves! I hope you are all having a lovely Wednesday! I know I am. I have been having great fun pulling together some outfits from the one and only American Apparel. A few days ago, a reader wrote and asked if I could help her come up with some combinations of AA clothes, since she gets a tad overwhelmed when trying to sift through the articles herself. There really are so many options, variations and choices of basically, t-shirts, tanks and stretch pants, (what to pair with what!) so I totally feel her pain! But, after some picking, plucking and tweaking,  I designed three ensembles—with a few  accessories thrown in for some flair—that I hope you will enjoy! Let me know what you think, I would love to hear! SPxx


I really like the simplicity of this look. Actually, I basically own this outfit! I always feel super flirty and fun when I slip on this short, swingy skirt. And, when paired with black tights and closed-toe oxfords (i mean, who doesn’t LOVE oxfords!) as shown, the combo becomes winter-appropo. Bonus: the material of the t-shirt is totally sleep-wear soft!

American Apparel outfit 1

Available at American Apparel…

Unisex Tri-Blend Short Sleeve Deep V-Neck, $22

Thick-Knit Jersey Skirt, $19

Opaque Pantyhose, $14



This get-up is a bit more provocative and daring, but still super fun! I am personally coveting each piece and think this would be the perfect outfit for a night out dancing with the girls. The flat, sensible boots help tone down the sexy-slinkiness of the ballerina-inspired dress, and you can feel a bit more covered up when you layer with the tank, scarf and tights. The hat is just so urban downtown, and a nice masculine touch to a mostly feminine ensemble.

American Apparel outfit 2

Available at American Apparel…

Nylon Tricot Figure Skater Dress, $48

Cotton Spandex Jersey Bra-Cami, $19

Opaque Pantyhose, $14



Isn’t this outfit so upbeat and fun? I love tossing bright hues into the mix, especially in the winter months, when blacks and grays begin to dominate the wardrobe. My favorite piece is the scarf, which is new from AA and is called the Circle Scarf, and can be worn in a plethora of ways—you can wrap this baby ’round your neck or shoulders! As I’m sure you have noticed, I love this versatile belt, it seriously goes with almost everything. And the shoes? Yes, they may be banana-colored, but what a way to make a statement! So, slip them on, grab your tote and shades, and you’re ready to go!

American Apparel outfit 3

Available at American Apparel…

The Unisex Circle Scarf, $28

Stripe Pocket Frock, $41

Opaque Pantyhose in Dove, $14

Bull Denim Woven Cotton Cities Bag, $28

Zoe Split Sunglass, $75

California Fleece Sunglass Case, $5


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Get the look…

December 9, 2008


In response to my last post on the fantastic Giovanna, a reader asked how she could copy this glorious look. So, I dug around and managed to pull up some items at reasonable prices that resembled G’s original outfit. Of course it is not exact, but hopefully it will inspire you to don these daring yellow pants and pumps!

(Items listed clockwise)

Gap: Back-zipper sweater, $26.99 (on sale!)

J. Crew: City-fit wool herringbone Portman pant, $49.99 (on sale!)

Forever 21: Adrea Satin Pump, $19.80

Forever 21: Square Silk Flower Scarf, $10.80