Thursday, August 18, 2011

just dandy

[ :: Gap bowtie shirt :: H&M skirt :: Badgley Mischka bag :: Topshop wedges :: ]

Kept things minimal and airy for one of those days so hot you'd rather be passed out half naked in front of a fan. Which is what I imagine it'll be like when I'm in Vegas this coming week for WWDMagic! I'm really excited to be attending and I hope to share with you guys at least a few photos of what's going on! :)  
I know it's a fashion event and people are going to be dressed in amazing clothes, but I kinda of just want to show up in shorts and the thinnest tshirts I can get away with wearing in public. 108ยบ weather and I just don't get along very well, lol!

Oh well, a sneak peek on the styles that'll be coming out Spring 2012 will be so worth the heat! 

I probably won't be blogging in Vegas, but you can follow me on Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates! :)
*Sorry for the double post--having some serious blogger issues! Apologies for lost comments!

Yours, Etc.

Monday, August 15, 2011


[:: Dorothy Perkins buttondown :: F21 vest :: Gap leather jacket :: Newport News suede skirt :: ]
[ :: Michael Kors ankle strap heels :: Michael Kors gold clutch (bday present from the bf ) :: Banana Republic bracelet]

All the Fall fashion floating around has me wanted to layer and layer (and layer), apparently. It was way too hot for this outfit and I pretty much wore it for an hour before succumbing to the heat and changing. I'll definitely be wearing this look a lot when it gets colder though!

Anyway, I celebrated my 24th birthday this weekend (it was last Friday). Thanks twitter and FB friends for the crazy amount of birthday love! The weekend was a much-needed break from everything, and Summer birthdays are, of course, the best excuse EVER to eat ice cream cake. YAY! haha

In case anyone is interested, I'm totally selling this black suede mini (just a bit too small!).
For more info click here! I also have it in brown if anyone is interested. :)

Yours, Etc.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

no sun in your shadow

[ :: Pure Energy tunic layered over AE dress :: H&M fringed cardi :: Asos backpack :: Torrid heels :: ]
[ :: H&M/SF street vendor/AE/BR bracelets :: Winter Market buddha necklace :: SoHo street vendor leaf necklace :: ]

Crazy wind and harsh light make for a thoroughly interesting photo-taking experience.

As much as I want to embrace new Fall styles, this toasty Southern California weather isn't quite allowing for it. Going to make it work though--I have a pair of gorgeous boots on its way to me. Now if only we could get those Fall items in store soon. I'm dying for more leather (as always), layers and layers of sheers, chunky knits, coats, and boots. So. Many. Boots.

Yours, Etc.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Lane Bryant T3 Denim Review

[ :: gifted Lane Bryant T3 jeans :: H&M silk shirt :: Gap short trench :: F21 bag :: ]
[ :: Ear Candy Accessories earrings :: Dolce Vita x Target wedges :: ]

While attending the FFFWeek Lane Bryant Blogger Conference in New York, I was thrilled to see that they were revamping their denim offerings with a new line of jeans! T3, which stands for Tighter Tummy Technology, boasts a built in elastic waist that doesn't actually look like elastic. It's also got some mesh-y inner lining where your stomach would be. The design itself is sort of hard to explain but trust me--it's pretty cool. The jeans claim to mold perfectly to the body, eliminating muffin-top, and definitely making for a comfortable pair of jeans.

As a bit of a denim junkie, I was super excited when Lane Bryant got in contact to have me review a pair of the T3 jeans. Upon receipt of the jeans I was glad to find that they had stuck to a simple, dark wash with a slightly flared cut.

  • These jeans fit amazingly at the waist, though for overall size, you could probably size down for a snug fit. 
  • The wash is a perfectly dark, classic wash, and the length is good for people who prefer flats. I typically wear a 32" inseam if I'm wearing flats, and would only need to tailor these slightly. 
  • The high rise of the jeans does a great job of eliminating muffin-top, and is quite good job at "sucking you in," if you're concerned about tummy issues. 
  • The innovative stretch design minimizes gaping at the rear. Even though it isn't an issue for me since I don't have much of a rear end, the Lane Bryant Conference's T3 demo definitely showed that the T3 technology was successful.
  • As someone who prefers her jeans on the fitted side, I wish the leg had been cut more narrow. It's a personal preference, but I just like my jeans that way.
  • Similarly, I wish the jeans had a longer inseam. I prefer to pair my jeans with my highest heels or wedges, and these are cut way a bit too short for me to do so. 
  • The rise of this jean is extremely high (we're talking up to my natural waist--2 or 3 inches above my navel). The high rise is good for "sucking in," but I find it a little restrictive, especially if you're wearing these somewhere you'll be sitting for a long time. Rise is just another preference though!

Overall, I think the design of the T3 jeans is totally genius--the denim's elastic waist is comfortable without looking maternity, and I love that the LB design team has kept the washes classic. I really hope the LB team releases some new cuts--I'd love to have these jeans in a lower rise and maybe a skinny leg or a flare with a longer inseam!

Tell me: have any of your tried out T3 denim for yourselves? I'm curious to know what you think! If you haven't are these jeans something you'd want to try? Let me know! ♥

Yours, Etc.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Shopping Spotlight: My-Wardrobe

A recent online search landed me on, a high-end e-commerce site based on the UK. They don't carry plus size clothing options but there are SO MANY gorgeous shoes and accessories that I'm dying to add to my wardrobe and accessories closet! :D Here are a couple of my favorite items:

I loooove these boots. How amazing would they look with shorts and an oversized white T or even a little black dress?? It's pretty amazing how neutral and versatile leopard print can be. At $285, they're definitely on the pricier side, but the quality looks amazing, making these boots a totally good buy.

Another fave from the my-wardrobe site is the Barbour messenger bag. The leather looks like it will only get better with tons of wear, which I find is the case with most designer brands such as Barbour--the more you wear it in, the softer and more personalized the bag gets! 

The nautical-y, shinny metallic weave of this oversized sweater is pretty much perfect. It would look just as amazing paired with skinny jeans and flats as it would paired with a frilly skirt and gorgeous heels! I've also coveted the Sam Edelman studded heels for ages but haven't bitten the bullet. Maybe they'll be a birthday present to myself! hehe :D Same goes for the equally gorgeous Anton Heunis necklace! Such a statement-maker.

Have any of you awesome readers shopped before??
I'm curious to know how their shipping and customer service is--either way, I'm super psyched about this site and just wanted to share! :D 

Yours, Etc.