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Leotard shell: Ann Taylor
Boots: Capelta Couture
My hubby and I finally saw Cirque du Soleil (“Totem”) for the first time live in NYC where we had our fourth anniversary. See my Instagram photo with a purple-haired female Cirque performer here and Pippo Crotti’s comment. It was a lot of fun spending almost a week in the city but also a lot of spending money! Ouch. Everything we did was well worth it though. Rob and I had been eating mostly organic since he got sick, and thankfully the city had oodles of exquisite places to eat. Our favorite however was Siggy’s Good Food, and we stopped by almost everyday of the week during our stay. The owner Siggy and the employees were super nice, and I almost cried when I had the almond protein smoothie.
Besides touristy activities, we also made our rounds to different shops including thrift stores (of course), and I found this old and beat up Hermes bag just laying in a bin! It’s incredibly filthy and has what looks like bleach stains on it, but I had to pick it up just so that I could say I found a Hermes bag for the first time in my thrifting history!
I decided to write a bit about our New York trip that we took about a year ago, because this outfit kind of looks like a circus ensemble. It’s mainly because of the stripes and the bubble sleeves on my jacket just like Rainbow Brite’s. I think these Clique boots‘ chains that I got from Capelta Couture also add to it. These are the same exact boots worn by a girl from Jersey Shore (not a fan of that show, to be honest). The chains are actually detachable, so you can choose to wear them without the chains for a more neutral look. You can transfer the chains to some other pair of boots as well *wink*.
I know I’ve been hosting a lot of giveaways, and apparently that’s a big no-no according to IFB. Oh honestly, I despite selling out. However, when I get a chance to give something back to you guys, I take it whenever I can. I only really give away things I generally approve of. That makes everyone happy :) Expect more freebies!
With that said, Capelta Couture has donated a pair of Clique boots to the winner of this random drawing!
The results of this giveaway are based on random drawing. Remember, the more entries you have, the more chances of winning. Good luck! Open to all (US and international) and will end on Sunday, April 14th at 12 am EST.
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I’ve been avoiding wearing anything too cutesie these days, but I just can’t help going back to how I used to dress. Thinking that it’s almost Valentine’s Day and all (excuses, excuses), I decided to wear something fun and pink for a change. Aryamia sent me a nice off the shoulder dress in black, which I absolutely love! It’s sleek and sexy. The dress also comes in a variety of colors, in two sizes (S/M & M/L) and is a bit stretchy, so it’ll fit the slim and curvy alike. Underneath, I put on a vintage 70s long sleeved blouse with a giant bow to “top” it off. I really like the spillage action—the pink polka dots popping out of the black dress and the bow hanging down the center. These light weight leg warmers I have on I wore as socks by scrunching them down. I also put on two special brooches, the rose from Giovanni and Coco Mademoiselle from Chanel.
Aryamia has dresses, tops, and leggings for the spunky indie girl. You can choose to layer the clothes with something neutral or colorful depending on what you’re dealing with if you wish, just like what I did with this blouse on a wintery and windy afternoon. To smooth off the dress’ silhouette after tucking in the shirt, I put on an underbust corset (or you can use stretchy shapewear). That way it doesn’t look like I have waves of fat bulging out of the dress (layering fixes 101!). which was actually from the folds of the blouse under it. You don’t always have to get cropped tops or chop off your beautiful shirts just to get this accomplished. Aryamia does sell cropped tops though if you want to check that out. The fabric of the dress is just wonderful! It’s not heavy at all, so judging by that, I believe everything else in the store is of good quality.
So for Valentine’s, if you feel like you’ve been giving too much love to others without getting much in return, treat yourself instead—perhaps with a nice dress or those pair of shoes you’ve always wanted. You need to be a happy person, without overindulging and being mentally content with your life, before you can healthily serve others with little or without self pity.
Brooch: Giovanni & Chanel
Ring: Cookie Lee
Shoes: Michael Kors (similar)
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L-R: – Daisy Ribbon Dress – Jessica Work Dress – Angela Mesh Dress – Victoria Colorblock Dress - Chelsea Crochet Top – Elise Babydoll Dress
Not too long ago I reviewed a “wholesale” handbag site. Today, I’m introducing you to an online clothing store called Merzost, my newest sponsor, that has wholesale prices (you can buy items individually) on cute Korean-type clothes and shoes. They have dresses as cute as ModCloth’s but with prices mostly under $30. Beat that. I think you can agree that everyone’s on a budget (especially this Christmas!).
Though some of these dresses may be a tad too short for some of the taller gals, you can always use these dresses like a tunic. I like to wear mine with leggings and just go nuts with the layering for winter styling.
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I love this cat sweater dress made in Japan! I wish the buttons on the bottom side of this dress were a little more prominent though. They are only on one side, but I do think that symmetry is not always ideal. I put on a collared striped button down shirt inside, a pair of yellow knee-highs, and Nine West oxford pumps. These dorky yellow glasses, I wore in an older outfit post when our bichon was still alive :-( Lately I’ve been really obsessed with layering collared shirts. I’d like to purchase clip-ons of different patterns, because I am too lazy to make them on my own.
Oh, and for those of you who are wondering, this isn’t my actual hair. My hair is dyed black and is wavy and shoulder length. Instagram (now with a web-based version, yay) will tell you what my latest actual hair looks like. I just took advantage of the 50% off Halloween sale a week ago :) You guys should definitely stock up and plan for next year’s Halloween by buying off season. I might wear this wig for outfit shots from now on though, because it’s so Ramona Flowers (in between dying sessions)! I’ve totally wrecked my tresses after going platinum, green, and blue many times. I do miss my blue hair the most. The whole being compared to Katie Perry thing though was annoying.
I cannot waiiiiit for shows we’re going to see these next couple of weeks! Hello Ash, Deerhoof, Liam Finn, and Sufjan Stevens! I tend to want to listen to the bands I’m about to see right before seeing them. Anyone else do that too?
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Here are more things I have up for sale. Bid now, if you are interested in any of them! If you’d like to make a “buy it now” offer, I can accommodate you, being a reader of this blog.
Matching Coach Patchwork Tote & Wallet White Silver w/ Dust Bag – Bought brand new at a friend’s auction as part of a fundraiser to help pay fees for their adopted child. It’s not really my style. If you are a Coach lover, these might be for you.
Danny & Nicole Vintage Nautical Anchor Stripes Black White Sailor Dress Size 14P - I bought these brand new, and I think I still have the tag somewhere (with the extra button). I’m nowhere near a size 14, but I couldn’t resist buying an authentic vintage nautical dress. I had hopes of maybe taking it to the store to get it altered down to my size, but I really didn’t bother with it anymore.
Lilian Doll “Sensitive Collection” Vintage Nautical Striped Dress 11AR / US M – This is tagged as “11AR,” which is a vintage Japanese measurement. It really is a US size medium.
KORS Michael Kors Chelsea Fur Leather Winter Boots White Pom Poms Size 4 – If you have little ones in mind, give one of them something from Michael Kors this Christmas.
Rare Roxette Demos & Spices (unreleased & released songs) CD – You might’ve seen that I tweeted this image a few days ago, because I was raving about Marie & Per’s awesome clothes on this album! I also have their North Stars album. Apparently, these albums are rare, because I couldn’t find another copy of these anywhere. If they are as rare as I think, you might want to own these if you are a big fan of Roxette. (EDIT: BOTH SOLD!)
Herbie Fully Loaded VW Bus Radio Control R/C Volkswagen Transporter Disney 1:6 – Not sure if this works still, but it sure does look good. Wouldn’t you want to own a Herbie Volkswagen? (EDIT: SOLD!)
Rare Large Vintage Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer Lady 3D Bevel Painted Breweriana Sign 20″ x 28″ – Just something I picked up that was too hard to pass up. I’m not too crazy about Pabst, but this is really something, isn’t it? (EDIT: SOLD!)
Christian Dior Rasta High Heel Boots Shoes Size 7 – I picked these up from a second hand store, because they got me really curious. I don’t think Dior ever made knee-high boots of their Rasta design, can anyone confirm? All I know is that they made Rasta booties. I don’t have a nearby Dior store where I can show these to. If you would like them however, you can contact me. Otherwise, these are going to be disposed of.