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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Love the Concept, don't love the name

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When: Saturday January 29, 2011

What:
Striped dress: Used to be my mom's
Blue cardi: Forever XXI
Black pumps: ? (Panama)
Black heel covers: From this site
Black & Gold belt: Madison (Panama)
Black Liz Claiborne purse: TJ Maxx

Where:
Went to mass, went out to dinner with my family, and rented a funny movie.

Comments:
Today I am wearing these awesome heel covers for the very first time!! I first found out about this innovative accessory through the blog Adored Austin. I must admit, I really LOVE the idea of simply adding a little accessory to my shoes to totally transform them. Here I have my simple black pumps which I have jazzed up with this pair of black and gold heel covers.
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Although I absolutely LOVE the idea of heel covers, I don't really appreciate the name of the company. So just for the record, I don't and will never approve of the name of the company... just FYI. Apart from that, I love aaallll of these covers and I really had to constrain myself from buying them ALL! hahahaha.

Have you ever heard of heel covers? Do you think it's a good idea?

Here are all the ways in which I've worn this striped dress:
01 Jan 29

Chains & Pearls

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When: Friday January 28, 2011

What:
White tee: ?
Patterned skirt: ? (Panama)
Black belt: Christmas present from my parents
Lime Steve Madden wedges: Felix (Panama)
Lime purse: ? (Panama)
Statement necklace: Present from my boyfriend

Where:
Went to the movies with my boyfriend and his family to watch The Social Network

Comments:
I always feel so happy when I'm wearing these green wedges... aren't they just so bright and fun? I'm also very happy to be wearing this statement necklace my boyfriend gave me last year.
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I would have never thought of pairing pearls and chains together, but this necklace does that pairing for me! I happen to think that the mix of feminine (pearls) and edgy (chains) looks quite interesting and unique.

Do you ever mix feminine and edgy pieces together? What are your tips on doing that?

Here are all the ways in which I've worn this patterned skirt:
01 Jan 28

Friday, January 28, 2011

Red & Orange? .... Why not?

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When: Wednesday January 26, 2011

What:
Red dress: ? (Panama)
Striped cardi: ? (Panama)
Floral Steve Madden wedges: Saks (Panama)
Beige Tommy Hilfiger purse: TJ Maxx

Where: Watched The Princess and the Frog at my home with my family.

Comments:
Sometimes I just feel like trying to wear a weird color combo that I barely ever wear... so today I came up with this red and orange combo! I actually think these two colors look great together as long as you pair the right shade of each one. I added even more color with this pretty necklace and my floral Steve Madden wedges. A very easy outfit for a laid back day :)
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What are some of the "weird" color combos that you have discovered?

Here are all the ways in which I've worn this red dress:
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I'm very pale and I like it

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When: Tuesday January 25, 2011

What:
Color block top: Christmas present from my parents
Black skirt: Christmas present from my parents
Black belt: Christmas present from my parents
Striped wedges: La Onda (Panama)
Black Liz Claiborne purse: TJ Maxx

Where: Ran errands with my mom and accompanied my grandmother to do some medical tests.

Comments:
All my life, I have been a very pale colored person. I don't really like going to the beach and getting a "tan" (pretty obvious huh?). I'm soooo pale, that any day I don't wear makeup, everyone thinks I'm sick or have the flu! Many many many people tell me that I'm just too pale and that I would look 1000 times better if I would just get a tan.
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But you know what? I like the way I am. I have no problem being pale, no matter what other people have to say. As I have said a couple of times on this blog, it's really important to accept yourself just the way you are. Soooo, I'm pale, I love it, and everyone else will just have to deal with it :) hehehe

Here are all the ways in which I've worn this striped wedges:
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Planning my Valentine's

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When: Monday January 24, 2011

What:
Patterned dress: Forever XXI
White collar shirt: Conway (Panama)
Red Jessica Simpson flats: Estampa (Panama)
Red Xoxo purse: Macy's

Where: Went shopping with my girlfriends for Valentine's inspiration.

Comments:
Today I started brainstorming ideas on how to make Valentine's day special. My boyfriend and I decided that we weren't going to give each other big presents, but I would still like to give him a little something to let him know I care. I also like planning ideas on how to decorate the house or what treats (if any) I will be baking for this holiday... We'll have to see what I come up with!
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Have you started making any plans for Valentine's day?

Here are all the ways in which I've worn this white collar shirt tied over other items:
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