Wednesday, November 30

Outfit #2

Yesterday's outfit was budget friendly, a little witchy and galaxy obsessed.  The top sort of reminds me of a cheap version of Christopher Kane's 2011 Resort Collection.  


Hat: Banana Republic; Necklace: Forever 21; Top: BCBG; Blazer: Vintage; Bag: PS1; Lipstick: Revlon Colorburst in Fuschia ; Pants: Gap; Shoes: Pierre Hardy for Gap; Rings: same as below; Watch: Burberry; Bracelet: from New Mexico

Photos credit: Rob Turknett

Marni for H&M Collaboration


If I could wear 3 designers for the rest of my life, I think it would be Marni would be at the top of the list alongside the Dries Van Noten, and Givenchy. (Risky commitment to admit this!) In case you haven't already found out on the blogosphere, Marni is doing a collaboration with H&M.

First of all, if we can get beyond the fact that it is going to be cheap and Marni - I think what I'm looking forward to the most is how the distinctive silhouettes and prints would translate into mass manufacturing.  I'm actually hopeful that this collection will maintain Marni's integrity, craftsmanship, and design despite it's price range.  You can see how the prints and shape of garments (such as the infamous boxy coat) scream Marni regardless of how much you have in your bank.  I think I'm more excited about this collaboration than any ever!

The collection is described as:  "Tribal prints mixed with colorful Bauhaus graphics: "I wanted to create a true Marni wardrobe by revisiting all our favorite pieces in signature fabrics and prints," explains Consuelo Castiglioni. "As always, I love juxtaposing prints and colors, mixing modern tribal with Bauhaus graphic adding sporty utilitarian elements." 

So excited!  

Images courtesy of fashionista.

Monday, November 28

Versace Sunglasses Dilemma

Dilemma: I am not a big fan of Versace but I'm in love with these sunglasses I found yesterday during a slight diversion, while Christmas shopping for others.  They are a blend of wayfayers, cat eye style and a touch of glamour.  Talk about sprucing up a boring outfit when I'm driving for hours on end in Austin!

Do you think I should get them? 

Sunday, November 27

Outfit #1

It's the first day of chilly fall that I think will be here to stay in Austin! (Notice the wind!)  I'm so excited about this new change of weather that I thought documenting my outfits would be fun to see how my style evolves.  I'd like to make this blog more personal about my journeys with clothes, skin care, makeup, art and design.  It's become a creative outlet for me so what better way to record it than through photo documentation.

Today, I was feeling a bit girly but wanted to wear my beloved 3.1 Phillip leather jacket (similar to the one pictured below).  I always try to bring in color, texture, shine, and prints into most of my outfits.  I've been in a more adventurous mood lately so I decided to bring in all of these elements.

On the subject of skin care, apparently your skin stops producing its own natural oils when you're 24 so I've been trying to actually take care of my skin.  I've been pleased with the results because been on a religious skincare regime thanks to my friend best Jordan and will share some of my best tips sometime soon.   I've tried almost every single brand and product you can think of from drug store to Sephora.  It's costed a fortune but nothing can replace that knowledge and advice I can share with the people I love!

P.S.  There will be a $150 Perricone giveaway soon so stay tuned!

Dress: Rachel by Rachel Roy; Leather Jacket: 3.1 Phillip Lim; Vest: Zara; Scarf: Uniqlo; Tights: Wolford; Shoes: Opening Ceremony; Bag: PS1 Medium; Rings: Elizabeth and James, Iosseliani; Watches: J. Crew and Burberry

Saturday, November 26

3.1 Phillip Lim Embellished Leather Biker Jacket

Drool.  I have this leather jacket sans embellishment in a sienna that I wear virtually everyday.  I don't own a single black leather jacket.  If it ain't broke, don't fix it (the design)?  How will I find a way to purchase this?  When I post a single item on here, it is a commitment that I will: (1) never forget it and (2) go out of my way to find it on massive sale to purchase it somewhere at sometime (3) catalog the beautiful image for all eternity.  This piece is truly an investment and I think for the quality and material with hand-beaded diamante embellishment on the arms is actually worth the money.  Now if only I can accomplish #2 - let the massive researching and stalking of sale reductions begin!   (There is only a size 6 left.)

Do you have a piece that you've been anxiously waiting to go down in price?

Thursday, November 24


Opening Ceremony (20% off Outerwear, Swimwear and SHOES)

 Bird (25% off select styles)
 Tobi (30% off the entire site)
Joline Jolink (25% off all bags CODE: weekend)
 Club Monaco (In Stores Only)
 Duo (20% off in stores)
Arcadia Boutique (30% off anything black  and 15% off all online order)
 Refinery 29 Deal: $55 for $110 at Need Supply

 Dannijo (20% off from Black Friday today until midnight) Code: GOBBLE

Project No. 8 (40% off select current Womenswear, Soes, Jewelry and Accessories.  They carry A Détacher, Anuschka Hoevener, complexgeometries, Maison Martin Margiela, etc. AND 40% off men's as well)  

Bare Neccesities (Wolford Tights at 25% off from 4pm to 12am tomorrow.  Code: "HURRY25"
Journelle (20% storewide for Black Friday with code "BLACKFRIDAY" at checkout)

Butter London (30% off with code "Celebrate 11" at Checkout
 Intermix (15% off your first purchase after signing up for email and then, well, click the link)

Reward Project (15% off in store)

Jack Willis (30% off all online orders)
Style Mint (MKA Shirts)

 Ron Herman (20% of your order gift card)
 Beckley (Just click the link -it's crazy)
 Dolce Vita (30% off entire site)
Aritizia (10%-50% off)

Kick Pleat (New items on sale)

Neiman Marcus (If you spend $100+ tomorrow, you get a $50 gift card back)

Neiman's Last Call (I recommend In-Store only if you want actual designer duds for almost nothing.)

Creatures of Comfort (Code: "BLACKFRIDAY" at checkout to receive 25% off select fall/winter merchandise)

Shopbop - 20% off the entire site

Net-a-Porter (Up to 50% off now!)

La Garçonne (10% off Entire Site with code: 'EXTRA10'

Blackbird (Mens) 20% off using code: BLKFRIDAY


Acne (30% off Select Women and Men's)

Sephora ($10 Specials)
Madewell (As explained)

Saks Fifth Avenue

Steven Alan (20% off handbags)

Barneys Co-Op Presale (Call your locale Co-op sales associate, show up and find out what is on 40% off sale before it's officially marked down by tomorrow and 12/1.  If you're in Austin, call(512) 719-3504.

Tis the season where my deal-obsessed side comes out.  For anyone who knows me in real life, I'm a bit of a hustler when it comes to finding deals.  We're talking 80-95% off Lanvin, Balenciaga, Alexander Wang, Phillip Lim, etc.   I learned long ago when I sold half of my closet to Buffalo Exchange and consignment shops that buying things full price or "just because it was kind of cute and on-sale" is a terrible idea.  I am truly committed to the idea that you can find fantastic pieces -- if you're not season conscious -- for amazing deals.  After speaking with my lovely hair stylist, Kate Gibson, she suggested that I share this information with my readers as a way to, well, share the love.

My desire to never pay full-price for anything ever is an integral part of how I shop and I'm fully committed to achieving the impossible.  After a result, I'm happy to start tipping you off to sales that no one else in their right mind could imagine.  Research and getting to know people goes a long way if you want to save money and what's the point of keeping it to myself?  Stay updated because this is a life-long journey for me so there's more to come!

Happy shopping!