December 30, 2011

Fuzzy Sweater

I finally found something fuzzy and furry!  I spied with my little eye, a really cute and incredibly SOFT fuzzy sweater at Forever 21.  I jumped on it, just like I have now jumped on the "furry-look" trend.  What do you think of all the fuzzy and furry vests/sweaters/jackets?

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Sweater, Pants, and Heels: Forever 21 // Necklace: Thrifted

December 29, 2011

Rock and Roll

This is definitely a different style than I'm used to wearing, but I really like it.  I always see girls wearing the moto boots and the broken in denim and it just looks so fun.  Thought I would try it out today.  :)

In other news, I'm pretty obsessed with those little pretzels filled with peanut butter.  You know those ones I'm talking about?  The kind where you can be on the computer and not realize that you've just ate a whole can?  That's not me I promise!  I just ate 3/4's.  :D  Have a great day loves!

Blazer: H&M // Shirt: Old Navy // Shorts: Vintage Levi's // Boots: Report thrifted // Purse: Urban Outfitters // Watch: Target

December 28, 2011

Little Señorita

Like my pop of color to my black and white outfit?  It makes me feel like a señorita.  I actually made this flower and put some cute little faux pearls in the center.  It's a great little accessory.

I didn't really want to think about what to wear today, so a very basic outfit it was.  Hope you like it!

Top: Forever 21 // Pants: H&M // Heels: Payless Shoes // Purse: Urban Outfitters // Flower Clip: Made by Me

December 27, 2011

Links a la Mode

I know.  I'm sorry, I'm posting twice in one day, but they finally put the links up from IFB and I was chosen!  I am so excited to be a part of the last week of 2011's IFB's Links a la Mode!  Please check out all the other blogs on the list.  They are fabulous!

Start 2012 with Style!

Edited by: Fajr Muhammad of Stylish Thought

Can you believe there are 9 days until 2012!? *Throws Confetti* With 2011 coming to a close, we are all contemplating fresh starts, new adventures and new wardrobes. Oh the joy of starting anew! While you’re making your resolutions, clearing out clothes you haven’t worn all year and spending much needed time with family and friends, take a moment to check out these links from our great community.

I hope that everyone has a safe and happy holiday and hope to see everyone stylishly in 2012!

Cut My Hair and Thrift Finds!

Do you like it??

Haha!  I lied.  I just did the ol' long hair into short hair switcheroo.  It didn't stay very long though because I didn't curl my hair enough, but it was fun "chopping" off about 8 inches of a hair for a few photos. :)

So I had to share my thrift finds from yesterday.  I haven't been thrift shopping in weeks and I've been dying to go.  It's easiest for me to go alone, so I can really peruse the racks, but my husband wasn't coming home quick enough, so I just took my son and off we went.  He actually did very well.

I have been wanting a burgundy blazer for fall/winter and I've yet to find one.  Lo and behold, there sit this beauty among the racks.  In just my size, if not a tad too big.  I love it.  And I've been wanting to buy some old Levi's and turn them into cut off shorts, so I found a fun pair and cut those up.  I really wanted a button fly and I liked the rips already done on the pocket.  It gave them some character.

And last but not least, I found Sam Edelman platform heels for $4!!  I almost missed them.  Right after I bought my stuff, I saw this cool looking blouse, so I went to go look at it, and sitting right next to it were these heels.  I couldn't believe it!  I also found these cool, flat ankle boots with the pleated ruffle design.  Genuine leather and they are Report brand.  I had never heard of them, so I looked them up online and most of the shoes go for $50 to $100.  Not bad for only spending $2.50 on them. :)

Now if the thrift store gods want to drop a real Chanel purse in my local Salvation Army, I wouldn't be too disappointed....

What's the best thing you've found while thrifting?

December 25, 2011

Bare Peppermint Accessories Giveaway Winner!!

Hey everyone!  Hope you all are having a fantastic holiday with your friends and families. :)

I just wanted to announce the winner of the BPA giveaway.  I numbered the entries based on when they were entered as comments.  1-17.  Drumroll, please.......

The winner is: number 12: Tracy: tracyannw(at)sbcglobal(dot)net!!  Congrats and I'll be emailing you about which accessory you would like.

Thank you to everyone who entered and stay tuned in the new year for some more exciting giveaways!

December 24, 2011

Stunning Stripes

The saddest part about living in Fresno is that there isn't really a good recycled clothing shop.  Or at least none that I've found to suit my taste.  Are you listening, Crossroads?? ;)  So when I went home for a few days earlier this week, I knew I needed to make my way to one of my favorite shops: Freestyle Clothing Exchange.  I sold them some of my clothes and I picked up this little number with store credit for my next shopping excursion!

I honestly don't even think this dress was worn.  It's in excellent condition and I love that it has black and navy stripes.  It will be perfect for when the weather warms up as well.  And my shoes!  Sometimes the Fresno Forever 21 sells out of stuff so quickly and so it's nice to visit another F21 to get things I had my eye on.  Can't wait to wear these into the ground.

See where I've styled this dress with a leather jacket!   Happy Christmas Eve everyone. <3

Dress: H&M thrifted // Wedges: Forever 21 // Purse: Urban Outfitters // Necklace: Thrifted

December 23, 2011

Featured Post

I'm so grateful to have been asked to be featured by Inexpensive Chic!  This blog is so cute and offers readers lots of advice on fashion trends, make up, and hair.  Every so often they feature street style bloggers, and luckily I was chosen!  If you'd like, please check it out. And they are always looking for new people to feature, so send them an email if you're interested! :)


December 22, 2011

Pastel Pink

My mom is down for the weekend for Christmas and then more family is coming down after she leaves.  It's going to be a whirlwind Christmas. :)  Hope you all will be doing something special and can't wait to read about it on your blogs.

Don't forget, my accessories giveaway ends Saturday!  You can enter by clicking the "Featured Post" link on the homepage.  Happy Holidays!

Sweater, Blouse, and Pants: Forever 21 // Heels: Payless // Purse: Urban Outfitters

December 21, 2011

Mexican Fiesta!

I was visiting my stepmom and sister the last few days, so sorry for the lack of posts.  I actually really miss my blog. :(  But, I had a lot of fun with them throwing a Mexican Christmas party.  Here are a couple of photos and the real stuff to start again tomorrow!  And huge hellloooo and thank you to my new followers! <3

December 19, 2011

How to Get Beachy, Wavy Hair

Helloooo lovies!!  So I'm back again with another hair post.  I had been getting a few comments here and there about the curl of my hair and it's softness, so I thought I would share what I normally do and use on my hair.  I know there are crazy hair tutorials out there about curling your hair, so I'll just give it to you easy. :)

After having a baby, my hair went kaput.  It was thinner than it had ever been and I was determined to keep growing it out, even though the length made it look even thinner.  So I did a little research, made my way to Ulta and picked up a few products.  The two products I use pretty religiously are Fat Hair and Nick Chavez Thickening Cremes.

I read the reviews online and they seemed fairly positive.  After using them, I am sold!  They leave no sticky residue in the hair, the hair feels soft and moisturized, and I actually think it helps my hair dry a little straighter.  Perfect for anyone who flat irons.  And they weren't too expensive.  The Fat Hair is a pretty darn big bottle and I think it was $6.  The Nick Chavez is definitely smaller and about $1 more.  But even with my long hair, I barely use any product, so I know they will last me awhile.

So here's what I do:

  • After showering and towel drying, comb gently, and apply a dime-sized amount of Fat Hair to the lengths of your hair.  Don't just slap it on!  Rub it around in your palms and use just your fingers.  It ensures that you don't get a lot of product on only one part of your hair.
  • Put a little on your finger tips and apply it to your crown area for some height!
  • Blow dry as you normally would.
  • Heat up your curling iron.  I've curled my hair with flat irons, but sometimes I feel it takes longer.  And the curl is different than what I usually do, so I use my 1 inch curling iron.  Target: $10.
  • I usually section my hair from bottom to top and then split each section in two so I curl from both sides.
  • Take a section of hair and wrap it around the barrel.  This gives your hair more of the classy S-wave curls and not spirals.  The bigger the section of hair, the looser the curl. :)
  • Continue on up until you finish and give your hair a little shake.  No one likes perfection, right? 
  • Now, take a small dime sized amount of the Nick Chavez Lotion, rub it through your hands and scrunch into your curls.  Use any leftover lotion and smooth through the top of your hair.  That's where you get the silky smoothness.

And that's it!  Play around with the types of curls you get and how messy or sleek you want it.  Have fun!

December 18, 2011

The Sparkly Shorts

My love for sequins is making its debut on my blog.  Let me tell you about these shorts.  They first appeared online about 2 months ago and I let them sit in my "cart" for weeks thinking that no one would want them.  But when I finally went to go purchase them, they were gone!!  Noooooo.  I kept calling Forever 21 to see if they had them in stock in the store and to this day, they still have not gotten them in.  A few weeks ago though, I think the sequin-gods took pity on me, because they restocked them online and I bought them that night!  No way, was I going to let them slip away again. :)

I am in love with this color of sequin.  It's so different than the normal black and navy.  It reminds me a little of C-3PO.  Hee hee.  What do you think?  Are you a fan of sparkly sequins?

Don't forget to enter my giveaway!  You can find the info on my home page as a featured post.  Have a great day!

Blouse: Vintage // Shorts, Heels, and Earrings: Forever 21 // Thigh Socks: Target