Friday, March 30, 2012

Top Three

 New Forever 21 Cosmetic Case. On sale for $6!

The highlight of my week was an 830 Monday night showing of The Hunger Games. I've been waiting forever for the movie version to come out, and luckily it didn't disappoint! Paul even admitted to liking it (although he would prefer some more gruesome battle scenes). This week we also did some antiquing in Chadd's Ford, helped Paul's sister move into her new place in Merchantville, and bought some boxes to start packing up our own place because...we finally got word on the house! The bank accepted our offer and we go to settlement on April 20! I can't wait to get in there and start making our new house a home.

 Reading A Clash of Kings in preparation for the new season of Game of Thrones premiering on Sunday!

A cozy new melon colored throw from West Elm.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Olive Shorts

Vintage Blouse, Forever 21 Shorts, Rebecca Minkoff Bag, Forever 21 Flats, Forever 21 and J. Crew Bracelets, Michael Kors Watch

High-rise shorts are one of my spring essentials. I already own a few denim pairs, but this is my first colored pair. At first I was unsure of the pleating, but after trying them on I realized that pleats aren't so bad after all. They're actually kind of flattering. Today I decided to pair these shorts with one of my favorite $2 vintage floral print blouses. Another pairing that I've tried was a blue and white striped tee with red ballet flats. I can't decide which I like better! 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Citrus Brights

Forever 21 Blouse, Forever 21 Jeans, Forever 21 Flats, Rebecca Minkoff Bag, Forever 21 and J. Crew Bracelets, Michael Kors Watch

I was suckered in to another pair of colored jeans. However, I don't feel quite as guilty about this pair because they were only $15.50. Seriously! If they weren't sold out of the other colors I would have snagged them all without a second thought. They have a lower rise than what I'm used to, but for the price point I can deal with it. I've been really into pairing brights lately so I decided to wear an orangey-red polka dot blouse with my lemony-yellow jeans. I'm loving these citrus colors!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Floral Pants

Forever 21 Top, H&M Pants, Vintage Bandolino Flats, Rebecca Minkoff Bag, Forever 21 and J. Crew Bracelets, Michael Kors Watch

These pants invoke a strong reaction in anyone they've come across. You either love them or you hate them. Personally, I chose to love them. I saw them in a magazine a few months ago for $50, which I thought was reasonable. But when they finally became available in my local H&M, they were only $15! Talk about a pleasant surprise. 

Friday, March 16, 2012

Top Three

Some new Spring finds: H&M Floral Pants, Forever 21 Pleated Top, Forever 21 Coral Top, Rory Beca for Forever 21 Skirt, Forever 21 Chevron Dress

The weather has been amazing this week, so we've been spending as much time outdoors as possible. We went to my parents' house to celebrate my sister Victoria's engagement with a grilled pizza dinner and a few rounds of my favorite Wii game, 'Just Dance'. We also took a day trip to Princeton to do some shopping and walking on their beautiful campus. Next week we're heading down the shore to dog sit for Paul's parents while they're away on vacation. I'm hoping the weather stays this way so that I can enjoy some time at the beach!

 Kiwi gelato from Capogiro.

New bedding from Anthropologie that I stalked until it finally went on sale.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ballet Pink

Forever 21 Shirt, Forever 21 Skirt, Forever 21 Flats, Vintage Clutch, Forever 21 Necklace, Michael Kors Watch, Forever 21 and J. Crew Bracelets

Here is yet another high-low hem skirt that has made it's way into my closet. They're so perfect for spring that I just can't get enough! This one in particular was only $14.50 and comes in a handful of other colors. Today I decided to keep the rest of the look casual with a striped tee and flats. It's an outfit that I could wear to work, shopping, or out to dinner and never look out of place.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


H&M Dress,  H&M Belt (came with dress), Forever 21 Cardigan, J. Crew Flats, Rebecca Minkoff Bag, Michael Kors Watch, Forever 21 and J. Crew Bracelets

I've never really been a fan of paisley, but lately it's been growing on me. When I saw this dress at H&M, I knew it would be the perfect first paisley purchase for me. I loved the bright colors, small scale print, and flattering fit. And for just $30, it even came with a cute seatbelt inspired belt! Today I decided to pair it with a bright poppy colored cardigan and flats to intensify the vivid the colors even more. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Peach and Mint

Forever 21 Dress, BDG Jacket, Vintage Flats, Vintage Belt, H&M Clutch, Forever 21 and J. Crew Bracelets, Michael Kors Watch

Today was the first day of the year that it was warm enough to forgo tights! In other words, it was a very exciting day for me. I hate wearing tights, but since I love wearing dresses and skirts, I have to deal with them all winter long. Hopefully the weather will stay this way and my tights will stay in the back of the closet until next winter!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Top Three

 Blue Ribbon orchids at the Philadelphia International Flower Show.

This week was jam packed with activities. On Monday Paul's Dad was in town from North Carolina, so we met up for dinner at Pod for some sushi. On Tuesday we drove up to Quakertown to do some antiquing. We didn't have too much success, although I did walk away with some trinkets for my vanity, and a new desk chair for $11 that I can't wait to paint and reupholster. Later that night I had dinner and drinks at Village Whiskey with my friends Danielle and Lauren. On Wednesday we babysat Roman, got some delish spaghetti and meatball pizza from Birra, went to the Philadelphia Flower Show, and bought some furniture from West Elm. We didn't plan on making any purchases, but the floor models of the dining room table and island we wanted were on sale, so it was meant to be!

 A new vintage bowl for bracelets and ceramic strawberry for loose bobby pins.

Assorted pickles at Village Whiskey.
{image courtesy visitphilly}

Thursday, March 8, 2012


Pins and Needles Dress, Forever 21 Cardigan, Forever 21 Necklace, H&M Belt, Vintage Dexter Boots, Rebecca Minkoff Bag, Michael Kors Watch, Forever 21 and J. Crew Bracelets

When shopping, I often come across items that come in multiple colors. And if I like the item enough I usually want it in each and every color that it comes in. Case in point: this sweater (which I also have in hot pink and bright red), this dress (which I also have in another vivid floral print) and this bag (which I also have in black). I actually did a post a few months back wearing this exact different colors. You can check it out here. Hey, if you know what works, why not stick to it?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Modern Pin-Up

H&M Blouse, Levi's Jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Bag, J. Crew Flats, Michael Kors Watch, Forever 21 and J. Crew Bracelets

When I saw this red and white polka dot blouse I immediately wanted to pair it with dark denim and red lips. Probably because I also own a sleeveless blouse with the same print, and in the summer I always wear it with dark denim jorts and red lips. So this outfit is my colder weather version of that outfit. It's a classic look that reminds me of warm weather and 1940's pin-ups.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Forever 21 Blouse, BDG Jeans, Forever 21 Flats, H&M Bag, Michael Kors Watch, J. Crew and Forever 21 Bracelets

I know this outfit contains some extreme color blocking (who puts purplish-pink and orangish-yellow together?), but for anyone who's interested, it was a bargain. The blouse was $12.80 at Forever 21, and comes in two other colors (hot pink and navy) and the jeans are now on sale at Urban Outfitters for $29.99. While these gold flats from Forever 21 are no longer available, I did find a similar pair at Payless for $16.99. That brings the grand total of this fabulous outfit to $59.78. Now that's my kind of outfit.

Monday, March 5, 2012


From Top: new forever 21 striped tee with j. crew ashbury floral scarf, the bar at the POPE, my vanity tray and perfumes, pink j. crew flats with blue BDG jeans, my scarf collection, the new j. crew catalog