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Pretty in print.

April 27, 2009

img_1320Saturday was my dear friend N’s birthday party and the theme was 1970’s. I am loving N’s dress—doesn’t she look so pretty on her special day? Even though we didn’t exactly go all out with costumes, we did opt for bright, loud florals and bold prints. In a rush to find something to wear, I skimmed F21 earlier in the day and found this dress for only $25, which is now my new favorite spring/summer maxi. To rev up the 70’s vibe, I wore lots of gold bracelets and rings, parted my hair down the middle, slipped into a pair of wooden platforms and I was ready to roll. All in all, a really fun party! What did you all do this weekend? Do tell! I would love to know! SPxx


Get your kicks at Kmart.

April 22, 2009



Lately, with all my running around, my feet have started to get really tired and achy, and I have found that I keep going back to this pair of black slip-on sneakers that I bought from Kmart last summer. They are super comfy and look cute with most everything. So, the other day, while sloshing about in the rain in my trusty Hunters, I decided it was time to stock up on a few more pairs of my other trusty shoe. Best part? Not only did I get two new colors, but they are only $8 each! Sadly, I wasn’t able to find them online, but to purchase, go to your local Kmart! Happy Wednesday! SPxx

The holidays are upon us!

December 19, 2008

Previously, I had you dear readers, tell me which outfit you might wear to a holiday party. Well, tonight is the boyf’s work party and I am hoping to get all gussied up. I have decided to go with the “sweet” option and donne a strapless black dress with light pink accents. I am also bring a sweet dessert as well, so it should be very fun and festive indeed! What are you all doing for the holidays? Any fun parties or soirees? Would love to hear! SPxx


A dressy affair…which outfit would you wear?

December 15, 2008

Tis the season to be dressy, fa-la-la-la-laa-la-laaaa-la-laaaaa-holiday parties!

The boyf’s soiree is this Friday and I need something to wear. So, I pulled these three ensembles together to get your opinion. Which one is your favorite? Which one would you wear to your BF’s holiday party, or would you save one of these looks for another type of gathering? I would love to know your thoughts! Spxx

Are you…



Dress, Embossed-cotton Lorelei dress

Shoes, Ruffled Leather Platform

Accessory, Battement Necklace



Dress, Sable Jeweled Satin Dress

Shoes, Carmen satin peep toes

Accessory, Rhinestone teardrop earring

or, are you…



Dress, Sequin Sprinkle Dress

Shoes, SAFARA Peep Toe High Heel Shoe

Accessory, Kit

Leather skirts are all the rage!

December 15, 2008


Photo via garance dore

Seems like the fashion Gods are trying to tell me that I need to buy a leather (or pleather) skirt immediately. They seem to be everywhere I look! Remember this darling girl? And, this cool vintage version? Plus, check out what these hip chicks are wearing, posted on the awesome blog, Love, Life and a Double Latte. Enjoy! SPxx

Dear American Apparel, you’re making me blush!

December 11, 2008

American Apparel Daily Update

How neat is this! My recent post about American Apparel outfits and clothing, got picked up by American Apparel themselves! I feel so honored. A big thanks to everyone, especially Victoria, who was the lovely reader that asked me to pull together some AA outfits in the first place. Thanks again!

Pattern mixing

December 11, 2008

These are purely for your viewing pleasure. Don’t you love the mix of houndstooth and stripes?  And, I’m loving her boots and bag!



Photos via garance dore

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

Cool gifting site

December 9, 2008

we heart itPhoto via we heart it

So, I realized that we are approaching double digits as of tomorrow, which means buying time for holiday gifts is diminishing just as quickly as the sun goes down these days. With that said, I find myself behind the game of creating a decent and helpful gift guide. However, I was alerted to this fabulous site called, Someone Spoil Me, Your Social Gifting Site, which takes care of said dilemma. It has great items for every type of person you might know. I really like the Fashionista list, especially because my coveted bag is on there, and with the holiday discount, it’s 25% percent off! So, readers, when you decide that you would like to buy this bag for me, just enter STYLEWATCH when you check out. OK, that was a joke, but seriously, what a deal! This offer is good until December 21st, so get crackin’!

Here are a few other great gift guides from around the web:

Cup-of-Jo 2008 Holiday Gift Guide

Creature Comforts Holiday Gift Guide 2008

Who What Wear Holiday Gift Guide: Recessionista

Happy, merry, jolly shopping, my friends!