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!
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.
[ :: 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.
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 :)
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.
[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.
[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.
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:
Tank: Old Navy
Coat: Epic by Lori Glazer
Clutch: Paradox Leather
A little bit irrelevant, but here are some photos from our escapades :)