Had an amazing time today shopping at vintage shops! Found a Burberry trench for $75 but ended up not getting it since it would've needed about $40 in repairs and $50 in tailoring. Booo. Couldn't bring myself to spend $165 for a jacket I really don't NEED. Especially since I just spent $200 at the Macy's one day sale. :( Got some AMAZING pieces that I'll be posting soon! Sorry, not outfit photos today (bf worked all day) but I'll leave you with this gorgeous photo of Crystal Renn!

Happy Sunday! :)

Yours, Etc.

Faith21 Wishlist

Arghhh Forever21 has me hooked on their website! I check it practically every day since they update their offerings so often! I think they add 2 or 3 new items each day just to toy with me! Anyway, I've accumulated quite the wishlist/saved shopping bag since I only JUST received my last package from them 2 days ago. Ughhhh I need to stop this shopping frenzy.

Yes, that is an elephant necklace. And yes, those are pineapple earrings. I don't care what my boyfriend says--I absolutely WOULD wear those.

Yours, Etc.

Bag Lust

[ :: Kan Kan ruffled shoulder bag :: Miu Miu leather tote with bow detail :: Miu Miu tan glazed leather tote :: ]
[ :: Mar Y Sol gigi flower clutch :: Marc Jacobs quilted leather tote :: Chanel boucle bag :: ]

I keep telling myself one day I'll splurge on one of these...

Yours, Etc.

i just wanna stay right here until never dawns

[ :: Michael Kors shiny coat :: Faith21 sheer white chiffon top :: iT! jeans black skinnies :: ]
[ :: Cynthia Rowley bag :: Seychelles booties :: triple star necklace :: unknown earrings :: bangle stolen from sis :: ]
I wanted to pair my new sheer chiffon frilly white top with tough accents--punky three star necklace, chunky bangle, black jeans, studded bag and booties. 

Rainy days make me want to sit around and do absolutely nothing. Practically what I did today, except for running errands and taking these photos. Rain also means ordering in (pizza) and watching a movie (Spirited Away--how Asian of me, I know.) I can't wait for the weather to turn around. Going to go curl up in bed now with the bf and my stack of unread magazines.

Yours, Etc.

Shoe Review: Torrid!

I bought these shoes from Torrid just over a week ago and they finally arrived! :)

Also, follow me on Twitter @CurvyGirlChic! :)

Torrid Madrid Heel: $39

The Madrids are amazzzzzing. As someone who has serious problems finding a shoes that fit well (my feet are flat and size 10 WIIIIDE), finding high strappy heels that fit and are comfortable is like winning the fashion jackpot! Pretty good, I've got to say. Plus, since the back has two adjustable buckles, you can adjust the fit so it's perfect.

The one drawback? I think they sent me a defective shoe. The part with the studs where the leather meets the wood sole was coming apart and had a mess of glue all over! There was even a red arrow sticker pointing it out! Called customer service and they're sending a new pair and emailing me a prepaid return label for the defective ones. Now that's good service!

This is another great shoe--my only complaint is that it's a little too big around the ankle, and it isn't adjustable since the closure is a sipper, not buckles. Otherwise, the construction is good, it's relatively comfortable from what I can tell so far, and I really like the stud details!

This shoe is seriously pretty badass. It's got a super sexy cutout design, and a cute bow on the back of the heel. The fabric is also great--a sturdy satin fabric. 

There are two drawbacks from this shoe: 1) Again, since it zips up in the back, you can't adjust it if it's too big or to small (too big in my case, and my foot slips around) and 2) the bottom of the shoe has VERY LITTLE traction. I was walking around the apartment testing them out and almost slipped. I'm going to have rubber soles put on the bottoms.

The shoes my big big feet:



Overall, I'm pretty happy with my purchase. I can't wait to receive my non-defective Madrid heels though! I think they're my favorite :)

Yours, Etc.

one romper, two ways

::Beach Fun::

[ :: Faith21 romper :: DVF knots beach tote :: Old Navy gem cardigan :: AE sailor knot bracelet :: ]
[ :: AE anchor cord necklace :: Trotters genevieve sandals :: AE anchor ring :: ]

::Day Out with the Girls::

[ :: Lane Bryant jacket :: Faith21 romper :: Haute Hippie blue diamond necklace :: Gold Rome watch :: ]
[ :: Inge Christopher clutch :: MOGIL double buckle ankle boot :: ]

Tried to make some outfits that aren't strictly beach-bound and could cross from day to night. Granted, both outfits are definitely more appropriate for someone in a beachy area, like my lovely hometown in Southern California. Ugh. I can't believe we have at least a month more of winter weather.

Yours, Etc.

put a little pep in your step

[Fortune from Panda Express fortune cookie!]

[Faith21 exposed zip peplum top :: NY&Co pencil skirt :: Epic by Lori Glazer coat]
[Cynthia Rowley studded bag :: Torrid mid-heel slouch boots :: heart earrings from Heartdance in Japan]

Dragged the boyfriend along to Saks to return the $260 Prada sunnies I splurged on the other day. I couldn't bring myself to pay that much for a pair of sunglasses I know I'll lose or break within a few months. (I'll stick to my $10 Aldo ones, thankyouverymuch.) Had deliciously unauthentic Chinese food at Panda Express. Ended up bargain hunting in Marshall's and Filene's Basement, followed by a quick look inside H&M that turned into a 1.5 hour, $162 shopping spree. 

Poor boyfriend. He had no idea what he was getting himself into today. I should go make him dinner or something. Maybe.

Yours, Etc.

these city lights they shine as silver and gold

[oversize drapey tank with attached chain detail: Pure Energy from Target]
[purple studded cardigan: Sweatherworks]
[cuffed denim shorts: AE]
[leather jacket: Michael by Michael Kors]
[booties: Seychelles]

[same as above but with Steve Madden boots, Hinge jacket, and frame clutch]

(Sorry for the crap quality of photos.)

{sleeping in :: lounging around :: running errands :: napping :: cooking dinner :: walking the rose kennedy greenway :: night-time frolics & fun on the waterfront}

Days like this make me love this city.

Yours, Etc.

i heart costco, not mean little girls in pink

[black H&M cardi; INC navy blue beaded racerback tank; AE flower&chain necklace; iT black skinnies; Seychelles black booties; bag from somewhere in Taiwan; YoursClothing beret]

I really do love Costco. About once every few weeks the boy and I will go and stock up on staples--fruit, veggies, chicken stock, eggs, juice, bagels, etc. I also stock up on all sorts of snack food goodies...cake...cheese...notice how my cart is sneakily out of the picture? That's cause I don't want you all to judge my unhealthy snack choices! Muahaha. I'm so sneaky. 

So, I got into the playhouse Costco has for sale to fool around and take a picture and this little girl came over and wouldn't let me out. Every time I opened the door to get out she'd slam it back in my face....

I see through your cute little pink innocent mask to your evil evil insides, little girl. 
You're not fooling anybody.

Yours, Etc.


Absolutely nothing went according to plan today--lots of waiting, lots of boredom, lots of self-amusement. I can live with that.

[Top: NY&Co]
[Tank: BP Nordstrom]
[Tights: Torrid]
[Skirt: NY&Co.]
[Clutch: Can't remember--had for ages]
[Giant Magenta Bangle: Stolen from sister's forgotten stash of jewelry]
[Shoes: Coach]

Yours, Etc.

Outfit and Photo Fun: Vacay Day2

[Top: Torrid]
[Jacket: Michael Kors]
[Scarf: Urban Outfitters]
[Skinnies: SeeThruSoul]
[Bag: H&M]
[Boots: Evans]

Yours, Etc.

OOTD Catch Up: Valentine's Day 2010

For Valentine's day, the BF surprised me with a mini vacation--off to a chilly chilly waterfront hotel where we ran around like kids in a candy store taking tons of photos and had a fancy little dinner at Todd English's Olives restaurant! Yum! It was a great Valentine's Day. :)

This is what I ended up wearing for dinner:

Dress: H&M
Tank: Old Navy
Coat: Epic by Lori Glazer
Tights: Torrid
Shoes: Coach
Clutch: Paradox Leather

A little bit irrelevant, but here are some photos from our escapades :)


Yours, Etc.