Purple Ombre

Monday, April 14, 2014 36 0

Purple Ombre | Crazy Style Love

J.Crew Edie Bag | Choies Purple Midi Skirt

Purple Ombre | Crazy Style Love

J.Crew Blythe Blouse | Stella & Dot Necklace

Purple Midi Skirt | Crazy Style Love

Top: J.Crew. Skirt: Choies. Shoes: Nine West. Handbag: J.Crew (old). Necklaces: Stella & Dot, Tenley Rowe. Sunglasses: Chanel.

 

Happy Monday Everyone!  I hope you all had a lovely weekend!  Yesterday, I attended a tea party at one of the prettiest stores I’ve ever been to, Blush.  I’ll share pics of the event tomorrow, but here is what I wore to the lovely shopping party.  When putting this outfit together, I started with this pretty purple Choies skirt, then added the other purple pieces to create an ombre feel from top to bottom.  I really love the shading effect that was created, and I definitely plan to try this again in different hues.

 

A side note about this Choies skirt.  This was my first time ordering from Choies, and I actually ordered this same skirt in red at the same time.  Both were on sale for only $19.  The material is quite pretty, however, the bottoms of both skirts were unevenly hemmed, and the button holes on both skirts were stitched closed.  The skirts were much too long for me, so I had to have both hemmed regardless, which fixed the uneven hem.  At only $25, I would certainly recommend purchasing these skirts, however, as you would guess for only $25, the quality is not top notch.

 

 

 

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What I Wish I Was Wearing Right Now

Thursday, November 14, 2013 17 0

Topshop purple coat, J.Crew leopard heels, Valentino white Rock Lock

 

 

Coat: Topshop. Embellished Sweater: Topshop. Jeans: Current/Elliott. Shoes: J.Crew. Handbag: Valentino. Bracelet: J.Crew. Sunglasses: Gucci. Nail Polish: Chanel. Perfume: Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh.

 

 

Happy Thursday Everyone!  Justin and I are soon purchasing a new car, so I’ve been trying to control my shopping for the last few months.  However, with all of the beautiful winter coats out right now, I’m having a hard time restraining myself.  A sucker for a stand out coat, this gorgeous Topshop purple number is just screaming my name.  My heart also skipped a beat when I saw this drop-dead gorgeous J.Crew bracelet.  That and it’s matching J. Crew necklace are at the very top of my wish list, as is this entire outfit from head-to-toe.  What are pieces are you drooling over this season?

 

 

–SHOP THE LOOK–

 

 

 

 

 

All Dressed Up and Nowhere To Go

Monday, September 23, 2013 36 0

Kate Spade Silk Dress, Zara Mirror Clutch, Jimmy Choo Abel SIlver Metallic Heels, Ily Couture Crystal Necklace

Kate Spade Silk Dress, Zara Mirror Clutch, Jimmy Choo Abel SIlver Metallic Heels, Ily Couture Crystal Necklace

Kate Spade Silk Dress, Zara Mirror Clutch, Jimmy Choo Abel SIlver Metallic Heels, Ily Couture Crystal Necklace

Kate Spade Silk Dress, Zara Mirror Clutch, Jimmy Choo Abel SIlver Metallic Heels, Ily Couture Crystal Necklace

Kate Spade Silk Dress, Zara Mirror Clutch, Jimmy Choo Abel SIlver Metallic Heels, Ily Couture Crystal Necklace

Dress: Kate Spade (similar with sleeves). Neckalce: Ily Couture (c/o). Clutch: Zara. Shoes: Jimmy Choo. Sunglasses: Gucci. Rings: Shopbop, Stella & Dot.

 

Funny story . . . I bought this gorgeous raspberry silk Kate Spade dress the week before New York Fashion Week.  As soon as I spotted it on the sale rack at Nordstrom and noticed that the only dress left happened to be in my size, I knew this stunner was meant to be in my closet.  I instantly decided that it would be perfect to wear to the Herve Leger runway show during NYFW.

 

We had priority standing room tickets to the Herve Leger show, so Gaby and I got all dolled up and rushed to get to the show early to ensure we were first in line to get the good standing room spots.  After waiting about 30 minutes in the very crowded space just outside of the theatre, they finally opened the doors.  We noticed that the four ladies in front of us were taking a long time to get their tickets scanned, and as we eavesdropped we heard that the usher was saying that their tickets to the show had already been used.  She denied them entry and said they would have to go back to the registration desk to figure it out.  I remember thinking, “Ooh, that sucks” and “Thank goodness that’s not us.”

 

As Gaby handed the usher her ticket, we heard the devastating words, “I’m sorry but your tickets have already been used.”  WHAT!?!?  I butted in and said, “Here, try mine” and quickly got the, “Sorry Miss, it’s been used.”  Punched in the face with panic and disappointment, we ran back to the registration desk, got new tickets and ran back to the theatre, but deep down we already knew how this was going to play out.  They kept us corralled outside of the theatre for about 25 more minutes, then we heard the door man yell in a booming voice, “Doors closed, sorry, but no one else is getting in.”  Sigh.

 

We went through the five stages of grief in a period of about four minutes.  Denial (“No, they didn’t really shut the doors, did they?! It must be a mistake.”), Anger (“What the heck, we came all the way from Toronto for this.”), Bargaining (“Let’s call the PR company to see if they can come out and let us in.”), Depression (“This sucks, we came all this way, got all dressed up and can’t even see the show.”) and finally Acceptance (Hey, you know what, we’re not going to let this ruin our trip.  Let’s laugh it off and end the day on a high note…with cupcakes!”).  So instead, we went outside, took some outfit photos and people watched for a while.  We saw many well known bloggers, and two of my favorite magazine ladies, Nina Garcia and Joanna Coles.  Then of course, we ate lots and lots of cupcakes.

 

Even though we were a little bummed that we didn’t get to see the Herve Leger show, we ended up having such a fantastic day and hey, now we have an interesting story to tell.

 

P.S. There are still 2 more days to enter to win this stunning Ily Couture necklace that I’m wearing in these photos.  Click here to enter.