Another night out

Kinda plain without the rose.
That little sore on my lip is from my 2-year old giggling so hard on my lap, that he threw his head into my face! The braces went right through my lip and have left me quite a nasty welt! It was worth it for that giggle, though!
I love my rose!

Mini-dress - Target (little girl's section) - $7
Tights - Wal-Mart - $5
Big silver hoop earrings - Target - $1
Vest - Macy's - $9.99
Silk rose pin - Express - gifted


Warm enough to show my toes

I was so glad when it got up to 61 degrees today! I figure that is warm enough to show off my pedi.

Corduroy jacket - H&M - $10
Pink blouse - H&M - $5
Skinny jeans - Express - $19
Platform sandals - JCPenney - $8
Bag - Coach - gifted
Chain and pearl necklace - vintage (thrifted for $1)
Pearl earrings - gifted


No jewelry, but plenty of accessories!

Worked all day, and then went for a run. Once home, I was pretty sticky and gross, but I had to get the grocery shopping done. So I left my t-shirt on, added the jeans, belt, jacket, and scarf...and voila!
And yes, I couldn't help but copy Missi's very chic look today! :-)

T-shirt - Express - $7
Jeans - Old Navy - $7
Wool wrap scarf - gifted
Blazer - thrifted - $5
Pumps - Target - $5
Silver skinny belt - gifted from Missi!
Bag - Coach - gifted

Running errands

Black T-Shirt ~ Target $9
Jacket ~ Marshalls $15
Scarf ~ Small shop downtown $21
Jeans ~ Gap $13
Gray Booties ~ Payless $19
Earrings ~ Wal-mart $2


Sometimes I'm Hot and then Cold

Today is one of those days where I can't decide if I need a sweater or if I should put on short sleeves. Sometimes I'm cold, sometimes I'm hot. It could be hormones, it could be chasing a toddler, not quite sure which. At any rate, I've decided to dress in the middle of cool and warm with my 3/4 length sleeve..and then I threw on my super long, knit scarf because some how it makes me feel all warm and toasty without being all covered up.
Oh, and tell me honestly...it looks like I have to go to the bathroom doesn't it? hahaha! I don't, just an odd looking pose I guess how I'm standing. hee, hee
I wasn't sure which bracelet I felt like wearing, so I wore all three. I knd of like it:)

Top ~ Ann Taylor Loft $12
Vest ~ Marshalls $12
Jeans ~ JCP $17
Scarf ~ Bought way to long ago at Old Navy for me to remember the price
Bracelets ~ First two...gifted...clear and silver one I made:)
Earrings ~ Macy's $11
Canvas sneakers ~ Marshalls $10

Anthropolification Boyer Cream Cardi GIVEAWAY!!!! GIVEAWAY!!!!

Anthropolification Boyer Cream Cardi GIVEAWAY!!!! GIVEAWAY!!!!


A few Oscar Favorites

I had SO much fun watching the Oscars last night. Anyone else? Hugh Jackman had me SO entertained! I love musicals and getting to see live performances that involve singing and dancing make me very happy. The gowns were also something else. There were so many that I just loved. I wish I could have actually been there and maybe even touched one or two.

My favorite of the night was Penelope Cruz, I loved the dress the moment I saw it, but then loved it even more when I found out it's over 60 years old! Wow! It is so beautiful and one can only imagine the time and care that was put into making it. I would pause my DVR so I could rewind and see the dress again. Stunning!
I liked Kate Winslets outfit...if she were 50+. I didn't really care for it on her. It fit well and she does look good in off the shoulder dresses, but what I was really in love with was her hair. It was so perfect, so impeciable *sigh* one day, I shall wear my hair just like that when I attend a fancy event.
I didn't think I was going to like Marisa Tomei's dress, but the longer I looked at it the more in love I became. It really did fit her well and the pleating is amazing! The train is so beautiful and the color is georgeous. So, after watching her in it all night I decided I love it!
Can you tell I love white evening gowns? I didn't see "The Curious Case of Benjimain Button" so before last evening, honestly, I had no idea who Taraji P Henson was. The moment I saw her thoughI thought she was beautiful and I couldn't keep my eyes off her necklace. Her hair was also lovely and her dress was very detailed and very pretty!
Marion Cotillard. What a georgeous women. I loved her at last years Oscars and I loved her again this year. I am glad she did a completely different look then what we saw last year, showing off her versitility. Her hair was perfect. I was perfect at the beginning of the night and perfect at the end. The color of her dress was so rich and so strong and she carried it very well.
Amy Adams looked good. Better then the last few times I've seen her (I think). I thought her necklace was amazing and I wasn't quite sure if I liked her dress or if it would have looked better without the draping in the front. Still, something about her dress made me want to post it with my favorites, so here she is.
Doesn't this dress look like something your Barbie would wear? A Barbie that perhaps sleeps in a giant flower and comes with ballet slippers? That being said, I really do like Miley's gown. It think it's really youthful, playful, wymiscal and...different. I don't think I'd have liked it on an older women but I liked it on her and it does make me think of Barbies and giant flowers and ballet.
Oh, I almost forgot...SJP! Hello! Her gown was also very stunning, very "I want to look like a Princess going to a ball...but I'm SJP so I need to seem fashion forward too". And so they added a belt. lol

Okay, now I think that's all I have. Hope everyone else enjoyed the fashion on the red carpet as much as I did!

Seems like the same thing to me

I was so excited about the Academy awards yesterday. Not only did I watch the whole Red Carpet show and the actual show...but I also watched everything leading UP to the show.

One thingI love to do is pretend I am Jay Manuel and give my own fashion critic. Normally I agree with a lot of what he says. But this year. Blah, blah, blah. I didn't agree with half of what he said. That being said, the gushing over the gold gown that J Lo wore, I DON'T agree with. In face, I think it looks a lot like the gold gown Keira wore to her Pirates premier. Don't you? Maybe not the same shade and Keira's has a cool belt (and can't fill it out). But the basic shape.

Now, I know this really has nothing to being domestic or sophisticated and it really has nothing to do with the Oscars, but I just wanted to add my own "pre-red carpet" post :)


Later that afternoon for a movie...

Same as earlier, except I exchanged the denim skirt for the jeans and put the belt on.

Jeans - Express - $19.99
Leather belt - Gap - $24.50

To church

I didn't do a close-up of the jewelry or bag since the jewelry is the same as I wore yesterday, and you've seen several close-ups of my new Coach bag. No close-up of the boots either, just because I didn't feel like it. :-)

Blouse - Simply Vera Wang - gifted
Corduroy blazer - H&M - $10
Tights - Target (little girl's section) - $2
Boots - Aerosoles - $29
Denim skirt - Gap - $9.99
Pearl necklace - thrifted - $1
Cultured pearl studs - gifted
Bag - Coach - gifted


Ruffles and pearls

Today is a lunch date with the girls. No better excuse than that to dress up ultra feminine!

Here's a close up of the pearl studs and pearl necklace.
And a close-up of the clutch and my boots.
Dress - Target - $9.98
Boots - Aerosoles - $29
Blue tights - Hue - gifted
Corduroy blazer - H&M - $10
Pearl necklace - thrifted - $1
Cultured pearl studs - gifted
Clutch - Express - $7 or 10...forget - but it was a great deal!


My new hat

This shot, stolen from The Sartorialist, is just incredible. I love how chic she looks...and especially adore the hat. Seeing such a cool hat look inspired my outfit today.
My new hat. :-)
My son decided he wanted to wear one of my hats, too! How cute is that?
Blurry close up of the necklaces.
Picture with my beloved bag.
And lastly, the shoes.
Hat - gifted
Top - Kohl's - gifted
Cords - J.Crew Factory Store - $15
Pumps - Target - $5.74
Red necklace - Express - free with purchase
Chain - JCPenney - 50 cents
Pearl chain - thrifted - $1
Multi beaded chain - Premier Jewelry - gifted
Bag - Coach - gifted

Silly and Serious ~ Edited

Here is my silly pose:)

And here is my serious...er...happy pose.

With my coat

Close up on earrings
Navy Knit Dress ~ Gap $19
Long sleeve T-shirt ~ Wal-mart $6
Scarf ~ Local shop $12
Boots ~ JCP $32
Earrings ~ Papaya $2
Coat ~ Papaya $20

After going out side to see how cold it really was, I realized my big coat was a bit to warm. So I ended up just wearing this corduroy blazer instead.


Going to meet a girlfriend

Black Sweater ~ Target $24
Skirt ~ Gap $30
Flats ~ Target $5

Urban style my way

Umm...had to cut out my mouth in these pictures because I was trying to smile and it came out looking dumb.

Today I wanted to be comfy, different, and stylish. Here is my result:
Tunic - Gap - gifted
Blazer - Target - $7
Leggings - Target (little girls' section) - $6
Suede boots - JCPenney - $10
Headband - Family Dollar - $1
Cuff bracelet - Claire's - $1
Trench - London Fogg - gifted
Bag - Coach - gifted