Friday, February 10, 2012

Julep Maven

So, I belong to a lot of "personalized" monthly shopping sites, such as JewelMintShoeDazzle, & JustFabulous.  I really like taking the little quizzes to figure out what they're going to recommend for me.  I rarely buy anything, & the couple things I have purchased I wasn't very psyched on.  Most recently, I signed up for Julep Maven after reading Adiel's post about it.  She does lots of awesome, fancy manis while I usually just do a simple, solid color but when I took the quiz & saw the colors, I loved them.  I signed up & bought the February 'It Girl' Box.
It's so cutely packaged!  AND it came with an Oscar shaped dark chocolate!
Here's a better look at the colors:
(Left to right: Rachel - Warm, rich, copper shimmer; Oscar - Multi-dimensional gold glitter; Elizabeth - Midnight blue with a hint of shimmer)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

I Have a Complaint:

I ordered this record player from for my boyfriend back in November to give to him as a gift. We just got bought a stand for it & finally got to try it out. The motor is shot. It plays so poorly, speeding up & slowing down. The turntable is also not level. I am beyond annoyed at Crosley & for selling poorly made products. This item is also not eligible for return so I am just out that money. While I'm at it I'll also state what poor practice it is to ship an item in just it's original box for the whole world to see what is inside and then UPS just left it on my front step all day. This whole thing makes me want to not order from again.

I just emailed my angry complaint to their support but I wanted to share it with everyone here as well.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

I am madly in love with this dress.

It's true.  I was just minding my own business, scrolling through the ModCloth New Arrivals (as I do... a few times a week) when we locked eyes, like star-crossed lovers, and I was drawn to it.  It's stunning.  I adore a yellow dress, add the polka dots & the back detail, and we were clearly meant to be... that is, until it's evil price threw up a hugein my face.  Anything over $200 is mostly definitely out of my price range (heck, even $100 is a huge stretch on my budget).  So, alas, I will sadly pine away for this lovely...

Sunday, January 15, 2012

I Have a Complaint: Vintage Clothing

Why is it that a large majority of vintage clothing I find on the interwebs come in XS or S?  Where are the larger sizes?  Mediums, hello??  Like this fabulous coat (found on Etsy from seller Lucky Vintage):
It's a XS/S.  This makes me quite sad because I love it.  :o(  haha

But seriously, were tiny people in the past just nicer to their clothing so that is all that lives on now?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

What do you wear to work?

Before my current position in tech support, I was a coordinator at a fancy-shmancy salon & spa.  My wardrobe consisted of a LOT of black.  I wore heels a lot then.  Skirts, dresses, crazy tights in colors & patterns.  I wore lipstick to work.

I find that now that I work in a more relaxed atmosphere, the way I dress every day is waaaay more relaxed (see also: kind of lazy).  As I type this I am in the clothes I wore to work...jeggings, t-shirt & pullover hoodie with my work's logo on it.  I also wore some fake Ugg-like boots.  Not very glamorous...

I work with a bunch of guys that kind of live in jeans & t-shirts and, much to my boyfriend's dismay, it's rubbing off on me.  I guess this post is a letter to myself to try to kick it up a bit. I need to find that balance between being comfortable but still pretty (or sexy ;o) haha).

If anyone that happens upon this post has any good suggestions or photos of outfit inspiration, please share!

Sunday, January 1, 2012


Within the past few months I have completely fallen in love with moccasins.  I love flats in general, but moccasins just seem so... comfy. These Darlingtonia moccasins Kevin gifted me for Christmas are like walking on little clouds.
You can't tell from this pic, but the colors are very rich.  And to top it all off, they're handmade!  She's quite a talented lady.  If it were within my budget, I'd have a closet full of them.  Until then here's some other moccasins I'm lusting over...
1. BDG - Basic Suede Moccasin; 2. Minnetonka - Kilty; 3. Darlingtonia - Foxy Moccasins; 4. Darlingtonia - Plain Jane; 5. Minnetonka - Cally; 6. Minnetonka - Studded Moccasin; 7. Ugg - Dakota