Look of the Week: Is it fall yet?

Ok, two days late but the Look of the Week is finally here...my friend Becky and I are enjoying a lovely humid Wednesday by unnecessary beauty shopping and playing dress up with our new fall blazers. While they are both entirely different looks; Becky's is a structured pinstripe blazer, mine an ivory, cotton, motorcycle jacket, yet they are both affordable and versatile. Take a peek at Becky's sophisticated fall ensemble below:
(Wearing- Banana Republic blazer and jeans, Forever 21 v-neck, and Chadwick's Flats)
(Wearing- Urban Outfitters blazer, Forever 21 floral tank, Levi skinnies, Target sandals)


Fall Wish List

A girl can dream, right? Take a peek at some very desired pieces for the fall...

This Urban Outfitters blazer is so fun and bright! I love the detail on the cuffed sleeves; something I've wanted to do to a vintage blazer but just can't seem to find the right one. Not to mention the color is so unique! Hmm, to splurge or not to splurge...
I have a pair of suede flat boots like these and they make any outfit sophisticated and chic. These boots from Alloy are really reasonable and could be paired with so many things- dresses, jeans, or leggings.
I found these bracelets online at Target, and for $10, I had to have them but unfortunately are out of stock! They can be mixed or matched and I'm loving the black and blue combo already...I'm hoping I can find these bracelets to add an edgy pop to my wardrobe! 

What's on your fall gotta- have list? 


Look of the Week: Sophisticated Feminine

For this week's look, I had to choose something that was appropriate for work; which meant something comfortable but professional, so with this hot humid weather I went for a softer look. I paired a high waisted Forever 21 blue skirt (perfect for summer!) with a floral Forever 21 blouse and my new faux Chanel thrift store find! The outfit was completed with a navy blazer and gold sandals...take a look at the relaxed, feminine, outfit of the week: 


Recession proofing my wardrobe....well, trying to at least..

Like I'm sure many of you out there, I've been trying to cutback on my spendings...especially in the clothing department because that's where a large portion of my paycheck always ends up going. I have to admit; I've done pretty well so far, with the exception of thrifting. I've been loving going to consignment stores and thrift shops lately because everything's so affordable and the pieces are unique. For example, last week in Cape Cod when we went to the flea market, nearly everything I picked up was a $1...including these vintage clip on earrings I just had to get:

Today I ran into a local thrift store and came out very pleased; I bought a white, quilted, faux Chanel bag, something that I was considering buying from Topshop but am very glad I didn't. And the best part? It was a $1.50! What's not to like? Take a look at the bag I purchased vs. the much more expensive bag I was going to buy online:

(Bottom Picture- Topshop)

I've been feeling a little less guilty about purchasing items at thrift stores or Goodwill because they're ridiculously inexpensive...might do some more thrifting on Friday with my friend Katie, Wish us luck! 


Look of the Week: Preppy Casual

After a wonderful, relaxing week on vacation, I am now home and unfortunately, reality has set back in; which means doctors appointments, packing for my families upcoming move and some serious organizing. So, for my outfit today I gathered inspiration from the endless amounts of Gossip Girl I have been watching on Netflix and went for a preppy look, yet still maintaing some comfort. Check back on Mondays for my look of the week where I'll be sharing some more pieces of my personal style, but for now check out my wanna-be Blair Waldorf look:
Wearing- Urban Outfitters cardigan, Ralph Lauren blouse, vintage belt, Seven Jean shorts...It's not in the shot, but to add some more preppy flare, I added my new grey J. Crew flower headband...off for some more packing!


Topshop...the new Urban Outfitters?

Just got home from a week long family vacation in Cape Cod, and right before that, hit up NYC with my boyfriend for some overpriced hipster clothes in SoHo. I was really disappointed by the selection at Urban Outfitters and have been feeling underwhelmed at the website lately; nothing seems to jump out at me anymore and it all seems way overpriced for what you're getting. But, the trip was still a success because we stopped at the brand new four story Topshop...a-mazing! If you haven't heard of it already, its a large retail store for both men and women that is very popular in England, and just recently opened up this summer in New York City. The store contains edgy, bold, trendier pieces and the only downside is that it's a little pricy, but, we were told at the store they're giving 10% off all students for a year so get shopping! I left empty handed but luckily for my boyfriend they had super soft tees which were 2 for $20. Check them out:

They had tons of structured blazers with bright lining on the inside; in colors like hot pink and teal that are accented when the sleeves are cuffed- an adorable detail that I'm going to try and recreate. First I need to find a cheap vintage blazer...I've got some serious thrifting to do! I think you'll be seeing a lot more of Topshop lately...check out their site here: Topshop


An affordable way to dress like Blair Waldorf? Yes Please!

As much as I enjoy spending time looking at fashion blogs and scanning the new arrivals on the Forever 21 website, as many of my friends know, I also spend too much of my time reading celebrity gossip pages such as, Perez Hilton. And boy, has it paid off! I read a post today that discussed Anna Sui's new line for Target...inspired by the four main characters in Gossip Girl. It will be released in stores and on the website this fall...check out a preview of some of the designs, hope you're all as excited about this as I am!
(Photo Credit- Perez Hilton)