Saturday, December 22, 2012

" No Women No Cry"...

Happy Holidays. I first entitled this blog because my bohemian look makes me think of Bob Marley's song "No Women No Cry", but if you have wondered where I have been- sick!!!! I think as a mom sometimes we worry about making sure everyone else is taken care of that we neglect ourselves. Usually, I would talk about it with in a style aspect, but for me it was a health one. I usually always get a flu shot, but this year I made sure the kids got one and did not take the time to get myself, so what did I get now but the flu(and that is why I should be crying). Now that I am on the mend, I am getting the shot because I need to protect myself against the other 3 types of flu I can still get. One of my favorite bloggers Sheree from It's Not That Deep, recently did a post on a high and low dress. I was found this little number after reading her post at Forever 21 for $15.80. For that price, that is why it's sold out online, but I bet you can find it in the store .This dress is a great piece that can be used throughout the year. For the cold months, I paired it with a pair of tights, boots, knitted scarf, and my beanie. If you asked anyone that knows me what type of hat I would wear, they would tell you a baseball hat. I love to wear one all the time in the summer, but recently in the cold months I have been wearing a beanie. I think it would be great with short or long hair.

I emailed everyone a voucher from my Firmoo giveaway. If for some reason you didn't get my email, just let me know. I hope you guys are all having a great holiday. I will probably post one more time before the new year, if not I wish you all a great holiday.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Plaid can be Rad

Usually when I wear plaid, I felt like it never had that "modern" feel. But plaid, can be rad paired with a leather bottom. Plaid and leather are be trends for fall 2012 as I have posted before, so why not put them together.

F21: Plaid Sweater, F21 leather skirt- Similar, Zara Chambray top- Similar , H&M Crystal Earrings- Similar

One thing that makes this outfit complete is having a chambray shirt in your closet. I have a couple. I scored this Zara chambray shirt at a consignment shop in NYC. I am drawn to this one more often than the others in my closet, because it is a lighter material- almost a bleached look. I feel like this shirt is a must and I don't care what your style type this can go with everything. I found a few I loved, in case your looking to add one to your wardrobe.

Madewell: Perfect Chambray Ex- Boyfirend Shirt

J.Crew Chambray Popover
Ali & Kris Western Snap Shirt

Do you like the mix of plaid and leather? Do you have a chambray shirt in your closet?
Linking up at Visible MondayMonday Mingle, and Watch What I'm Wearing.

Don't my Firmoo Glasses Voucher Giveaway, I still have twenty-one $20.00 vouchers to giveaway.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

On my mind.......

Like many of you, I was deeply saddened this past Friday when I was informed of the shooting that took place at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.  I must say my heart truly goes out to all of the victims. As a parent, I cannot imagine what those parents of lost children are going through, along with the others who witnessed this horrific event. Even amongst the sadness I feel, I cannot help to think of the bravery of those teachers involved who lost their lives trying to protect their school children. There is little more I can convey  in regards to this incident, but I plan to speak of the victims only.  They are the only ones that should be publicized and remembered, and will be thought of often.  This post may seem insignificant during such a time of sadness, but my hope is that every decent person can reflect and appreciate children, teachers and loved ones in their lives.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Giveaway from Firmoo

Happy Friday, thank goodness the weekend is here. The holidays are arriving very fast. I'm excited to announce that Firmoo has partnered up with me to host a giveaway!

What is Firmoo, you asked? Firmoo is the world's most popular online eyeglasses store. They are always offering quality products at the most affordable prices - starting from $8 with lenses included to be precise. 

Firmoo is offering $20 vouchers each to 25 winners. The vouchers will deduct $20 off any order but does not apply to shipping, discounted glasses and designer glasses. 

Firmoo has a fabulous selcection of prescription glass. So, if you have your prescription just put it your order. Personally, I am looking at the fashion glasses and changing them into sunglasses . One of the pairs of glasses I am getting are these:
To me that have a slight vintage feel and are $8.00. One thing with the fashion glasses, when you add them to your cart , there are options to get them tinted for $4.95 and add UV protection for $4.95. So, you could get a pair of fabulous sunglasses with your $20 voucher.

This giveaway is open internationally and I am going to give the first 25 people who complete one of the following criteria:

 1.You must join through GFC or Bloglovin. These can be found on the right side of my blog. Leave me a comment letting me know and your email address. If you are already a member of one, skip to number 2.

 2. If you are already a member of GFC and Bloglovin, just leave a comment and telling me which glasses you like on Firmoo and your email your address.

3. Or you can"Like" Firmoo on Facebook (

I will send a $20 voucher to the first 25 people that do any of these three criteria, because I want 25 of my great followers to win! This giveaway will end on Dec. 21 at  Midnight.

The winner from my necklace giveaway is :
Congrats to Amanda DeCastro, if you email me I will get your address and send you necklace number one. Thanks again for everyone's support and this giveaway will have 25 winners, whooo!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sequin Blazer

Happy Wednesday, this great sequin blazer was another tailoring project that my talented mom helped me with. This blazer was purchased for $5.00 at the thrift store. The alteration that my mom completed was to pull back the front of the blazer and sew it down to give it a tuxedo look. It is vintage and I thought this would give it a more up-to date look. I would call my mom a risk taker when it comes to creativity. She is always willing to try a project. She always says before she starts, "are your sure it looks nice the way it is." I say yes, this item it is not me and or what I have in mind when I bought it. So, then the project begins, but that is the great thing about thrift store finds, you don't feel to bad when they don't work out because you haven't invested too much money.

I think a sequin blazer is a great option for a holiday party. One of my favorite things to wear are skinny jeans. A way for me to dress them up for a party is pair them up with a sequin blazer. If you are still needing something for a holiday party, the first two of these sequin blazers are under $100!

DP: Black Sequin Blazer
Silver Sequin Tuxedo Blazer
SuperTrash Blazer Junior Rose Gold

Would you consider yourself a risk taker with creativity? Do you have a favorite blazer?

Make sure to enter my giveaway there are only 2 days left for this one!
Linking up at the Pleated Poppy for WWIW.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Adding some pizzazz to your black blazer

Hope everyone had a great weekend. My son was sick , so being at home got my creative juices flowing. I love personal and home design.  I usually seem to focus on one or the other. This weekend I was inspired for a few home redos and I will have pictures soon to follow. This post is dedicated to adding some pizzazz to my black blazer.

Xhilaration Lace Skirt- Target

At Thanksgiving time, my fabulous mom sewed this jacket, that was purchased at the thrift store for $1.99. I have a bad habit of buying things at the thrift store with a idea to transform them. The only problem is my sewing skills are not very good. I knew I wanted a jacket that was cropped and I had the detail of scalloping. So, this is the jacket when I first brought it to my mom. If you don't have a person that will help with your sewing projects most dry cleaners off tailoring services.

Do you sew your own tailoring or hire it out?

Don't forget my necklace giveaway!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Giveaway- Pick your necklace

I am excited to announce my second giveaway of three. For this one, you will be winning one of these new Forever 21 necklaces. I have been coveting both of these necklaces, but I really want you guys to have one. The winner that is pick randomly will win the necklace that they chose. This giveaway runs for a week and will end on December 13 at 12:00 a.m.

 Criteria for this giveaway are:

 1.You must join through GFC or Bloglovin. These can be found on the right side of my blog. If you are already a member of one, skip to number 2.

 2. If you are already a member of GFC and Bloglovin, just leave a comment and tell me which of these necklaces you like the best. .

3. For an extra entry follow me through twitter at:

Necklace #1

Necklace #2

This giveaway is for everyone. I will email the winner to get their address. One winner will be announced on December 14 and this will also be the start of the last giveaway. Good luck!  :)

The winner of the first giveaway was Atucker. I will be emailing to get your address to send your winnings. Congrats and thanks for being apart of my blog.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Take me to Neverland

This post is dedicated to two things: one, my love of the Peter-Pan collar, and the child innocence of Neverland. The Peter-Pan styled collar has been hanging strong for a few seasons. It started out with many people doing them in DIYs (including myself) and now you can find them in many stores. I got this great Peter-Pan collared black sweater from H&M for $14.95. At that price, you can buy a couple.
The movie Peter-Pan makes me think of a child's innocence and it would be great to see more of in the world. In the movie, it's wonderful to see the children expressing themselves in their costumes. It seems like once a kid becomes a certain age even if they are still innocent and nice, other kids try to take that away from them. Oh, how cool would it be to wear a skunk costume and no one would care! My husband is always commenting that he has never met anyone like me. I say, "What does that mean?" ( in my nicest wife way).  He says that I never judge anyone on their appearance.  My thought is everyone has the right to look the way they want to. But unfortunately, instead of having a judge free, innocent world, I think that only goes on in Neverland.

H&M Peter- Pan Sweater

Forever 21 cropped pants- Similar, Polka dot t-shirt - Similar

Linking up at The Pleated Poppy for WWIW.
Have you taken part of the peter-pan collar trend?

Monday, December 3, 2012

I get by with a little help from my friends....

Happy Monday, hope everyone had a  great weekend. I got some holiday shopping done. Recently, Tammy from Silverstyle, left me a sweet comment saying she saw this look on Pinterest and it reminded her of me. I appreciate her thinking of me and she was exactly right, this look is so me. It's comfortable, stylish and has a little edge to it. I had all these pieces in my closet, but hadn't put them together like this before.
This made me think of a recent conversation I had with an acquaintance, she said that she was feeling down about her look lately. She wasn't liking the outfits she was putting together. I suggested having someone go through her current closet and put some outfits together with current pieces . Also, maybe they could suggest a few things to buy to spruce up her wardrobe. Sometimes you just need some inspiration, suggestion, or a honest opinion from a friend.

Infinity Scarf (old)- Similar, Marshall's Black Vest -Similar, Forever 21 Burgundy Cords- Similar, H&M Gray Sweater- Similar, G by Guess booties- Similar

Via Pinterest

How do you find new ways of putting outfits together?
Linking up at Visible MondayWatch What I am Wearing , and Monday Mingle.

Don't forget to enter my DIY giveaway.

Friday, November 30, 2012

DIY Materials and Clutch Giveaway

This the first giveaway of three. For this one, you will be winning two sets of studs, pearls, and embellished patches. Also, you will win this clutch embellished made by me. This giveaway runs for a week and will end on December 7 at 12:00 a.m.

 Criteria for this giveaway are:

 1.You must join through GFC or Bloglovin. These can be found on the right side of my blog. If you are already a member of one, skip to number 2.

 2. If you are already a member of GFC and Bloglovin, just leave a comment and tell me if you won these what would you embellish or make with these.

3. For an extra entry follow me through twitter at:

This giveaway is for everyone. I will email the winner to get their address. One winner will be announced on December 7 and this will also be the start of the second giveaway. Good luck!  :)

Hope everyone has a great weekend. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

DIY: Embellished Pearl Sweater

Most of you that read my blog,  know that I love all things embellished. Well, for now I have gone away from spikes and studs, and currently love pearls.  For a while, I wanted to put pearls on a sweater, but I needed the right sweater.  You might have one right in your closet you can use. I found mine for $10.00 at Plato's closet. This is a great embellished sweater to add to any wardrobe and I love how it turned out.

Materials needed for this are a sweater, scissors, threading needle, white thread, 2 different sizes of pearls. I used some from a old necklace I had, but they can be found at any local craft store.

Step 1: Decide upon a design before sewing on pearls. Thread your needle and pull through sweater with a large needle.

Step 2: After each pearl, you will tie a knot. Then, move onto the next pearl. Do not cut string until the final pearl. You will need to do one continuous string. I tried knotting them separately and they kept falling off. (annoying)

Step 3: Continue process until you have the desired design.

 Step 4: I put on eight large pearls and ten smaller pearls on each sleeve. Make sure to duplicate the same pattern on the other sleeve.

Linking up at the Pleated Poppy for WIWW.

I have decided to host a giveaway each Friday for the next 3 weeks. Since it is the time of giving and  I love giving my friends gifts to let them know I appreciate and think of them. I appreciate all of my readers and your support. The first giveaway will be some supplies for a few DIY's and a DIY done my moi. Check out Friday's post if interested.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Little gold belt

Happy Monday, I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday weekend. I actually had a chance to read the book Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn. It is definitely quick read and is full of action( and a little bit of crazy). My mom watched the kids, so my husband and I actually had a date night. I also went thrifting and got a few good items. One item is this gold vintage belt in the photo below.

Thrifted gold belt- Similar, J.Crew 's Classic Pave' Link Bracelet, Tahari Strauss Boots, H&M dress- Similar,Tights- Target(old)- Similar

 I love it and my inspiration for this belt comes from the t.v. show called 2 Broke Girls. My husband and I watch this show. We think it is hilarious. I love the way the actress Beth Behrs ,who plays the character Caroline, accessorises her uniform (which is pretty ugly) with a gold belt and pearl necklace. I think this just shows how much just one accessory can have on an outfit. I have always admired( that's putting it mildly)this gold belt.  So this weekend, when I found one that looks almost identical for $2.99, I was ecstatic.

Where do you get your inspiration for your style?
Linking up at Visible Monday, Monday Mingle,and Watch What I'm Wearing.
Also, I did delete some photos from my blog, so I am working on getting them back slowly.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

I'm plaid with that

Happy Wednesday ! This post is on plaid. Plaid is a print that can be combined with many prints. Buffalo plaid as seen in Michael Kors 2012 Fall collection is a plaid that has two main colors.

Michael Kors Fall 2012 Fashion Show

I tend to wear buffalo plaid more often, but for this post I wore tartan plaid. I bought this skirt from the thrift store. I loved that it is pleated, wraps around, and still had the original pin to hold the front together. This skirt is vintage, but to modernize it, I paired it with a yellow pinstriped J.Crew shirt, black Madewell sweater, and my new Tahari boots.

Tahari Strauss Boots , Madewell Black Sweater- Similar, Thrifted Plaid Skirt- Similar

Silver Monogrammed Necklace- SimilarRhinestoned Bow Studs, J.Crew Yellow Pinstripe shirt- Similar

Do you wear plaid? Do you prefer one plaid over another?

I am sure that everyone is glad to have a short week. It's great to be able to spend time with family. Is anyone going to go Black Friday shopping? I can't decide if I need anything that bad to go out. Well, I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving.

Linking up at the Pleated Poppy for WIWW.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thoughtful Gifts

Happy Monday, I am pumped this is a short week. I am excited to have a few new followers, happy to have you! I will be visiting you soon, the sickness is plaguing me again. So, I have done nothing this weekend, but watched the Lifetime channel. My husband thinks its funny, he can turn it onto that channel, and I will sit on the couch for hours upon hours. This is because it is usually hard to get me to sit down. With the holiday season upon us, it's time to start thinking of gift ideas. The best gifts in my opinion are the ones that people took time and thought to pick out or make for me. For example,  last Christmas, one of my good friend's, Lauren, purchased a subscription to InStyle for me. I loved this gift for these reasons:

1.This wouldn't be something I buy for myself
2. I had just started my blog and this was so helpful
3. I got this gift all year, I couldn't wait to get my new edition in the mail every month

Another one of my good friends, Molly, bought me a pair of sequin leggings from Express. She over heard me talking about them. She knew they wouldn't be something I would buy for myelf, but loved. I love them and think of her every time I wear them.

Here are some tips when thinking of gifts for other people:

1. Think about any hobby or interests they are currently involved in.
2. Have they ever admired something of yours- they might want one just like it!
3. Listen to things they say they want or need in passing conversations- then write it down( I forget if I don't )
4. Handmade gifts give that personal touch
5. Monogramming shows that you are really thinking of them

Baublebar: Acrylic Script Monogram

Striped Momgrammed Bracelet

How do you pick gifts for people? Do you make any of your gifts?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Holiday Dress - Revamped

Well this week is dedicated to the holiday dress. This is my dress that I wore last year. I can't believe a year has already went by and it's time for the holidays. Sometimes I buy a dress for a certain holiday occasion, get excited, and then find out it is not as dressy affair as I thought. So, to get many uses out of that holiday dress, make it more causal. I took this sequined strapless dress and paired it with a chambray shirt and hot pink sweater. When I showed my daughter my dress, she said, "didn't you have a skirt just on". My mission was accomplished, she didn't realize that it was the same dress. This is also a great alternative, if you do not want to invest in a new holiday dress. Look at your oldies, but goodies in your closet and see how you can revamp it!

What is your favorite sequined piece? Have you bought anything new for a holiday party coming up?
Linking up at the  The Pleated Poppy for WIWW .

Monday, November 12, 2012

Dress for all that's Jolly

I hope everyone had a great weekend. It was unseasonably warm here, so we tried to play outside as much as we could. I also may have put up a Christmas light or two because I rarely get to put them up in a tank top. I promise not to turn them on for a couple of weeks! The holidays will be in full force soon and it's a very busy time. So, now is a great time to start looking for that holiday dress. I snagged this baby at the thrift store this summer for $16.99, yes that's right. This is an excellent time to go thrifting for a holiday dress, because there are still plenty available. If thrifting is not your thing, then the stores have plenty for you to choose from.

I have picked a few holiday dresses that I think will look great on different body types. All of these dresses are fabulous and all have great price points.

For the ruler shape Lipsy One Shoulder Dress
For Pear shape body types this Mango- Sequin Dress .
For hour glass shapes this Sequin Skirt Dress.

For the tulip shape Elissa Tee Dress

I will also be posting on Wednesday how to take last year's dress and reuse it in a different way, if you are passing on buying a new holiday dress. I love this time of year because I get to dress up. Make sure the dress you choose makes you feel like a million bucks!

Have you bought a holiday dress yet? Do you buy one every holiday or try to reuse previous ones?