April 1, 2013

Lovely little things

Life has been filled with exciting new things, hence my major absence from the blog-o'sphere. OOTD posts coming soon, I promise.

In the meantime,I stumbled upon all these little gems I had stored away for a rainy day.

We shall call them my Spring-spiration.

Rosie-the-Riveter chic: 

October 26, 2012

A Natural experience

Fall: it truly is the season for all the senses.
     Do you ever notice that? 


You can smell the crisp air, listen to the crunching of the deadened leaves and the laughter of children decked out in Halloween costumes.Can you imagine having apple cider, pumpkin seeds, and delectable doughnuts all year 'round? Talk about a delicious season for your pallet! 

Collared Shirt: Marshalls/ Skirt: BCBGmaxazria (old) (kardashian version)/ Shoes: borrowed/ Earrings: Target

  Most importantly, it's impossible to miss the color change...

I experienced the most surreal visual experience the other day
    Walking down a path lined with enormous sky-scraping maples and oaks, the world all of a sudden became overwhelmingly beautiful
    The bustling noise of the city disappeared, and I was engulfed in the sounds of nature. The wind howled--not an overbearing gust, but enough to rustle the branches of the fully-colored trees. 

Slowly, as if I were trapped inside an autumn-like snow-globe, the leaves began to descend. Shades of crimson, burgundy, and golden-apple leaves fell around me like the first snow of the season. I looked up, and beyond the descending leaves, past the very tip-tops of the massive trees, was the pale blue of an afternoon Michigan sky

It was breathtaking, so I stopped-- I closed my eyes, took a couple deep breaths, and just took in the pure beauty of the land around me.

It reminded me of all the things I have to be thankful for. It would do my life so much good to have a moment of clarity, astonishment, and peace like that on a regular basis.

Have you ever had an experience like this? 


Until next time, vive una vida bonita!


October 17, 2012

A slice of blueberry Pie

 Fall colors have arrived in the mitten! It makes going outside immeasurably less gloomy when you can see at least 4 or 5 different colors around you at all times.

Dress: thrifted (loving this sweater version!)/Tights: Urban Outfitters/Pearls: thrifted/Coat: My Michelle

 Unfortunately for me, this also means cooler temps. So I'm braving the fall weather with a bold face and even bolder tights!

I've come to appreciate the variety these fashion must-haves provide, so you'll undoubtedly be seeing lots and lots of tights this fall.

October 9, 2012

A Boyfriend's Love

It's a funny thing: no matter how superb I believe my style-preferences to be, my boyfriend can always pick out an equally-catchy outfit for me to wear.

Skirt & Bow: Forever 21 (vintage steal!)/ Shirt: Wet Seal/ Jean Jacket: Charlotte Russe (similar)/ Flats: Target/ Pearls: thrifted

As much as I don't like to admit it, they always end up being adorable. dangitall.

October 3, 2012

Stripes, Solids, Ducks and Mud

Although this will be more of an update than a fashion post, I just wanted to throw a few pictures; this is from the last week of warm weather here in the mitten! 
           Although I hear it's supposed to be 80 tomorrow! What kind of fall  
               weather is upon us?!

Top: Charlotte Russe/ Skirt: French Connection (similar)/ Purse: Target/ Shoes: Keds/ Bracelet&Rings: F21
I loved this skirt from the moment I laid eyes on it, and knew that I had to debut it with this bargain top from Charlotte Russe.
  Seriously, where you can find such a versatile striped top for like .... $5?!

I don't care what you say, good bargains from CR can be a basic staple for any gal's closet! I know they certainly are in mine!

September 30, 2012


Thanks to a gracious giveaway from Miss Rachel Coletta, I've become a proud owner of this beautiful bauble necklace!  

  I immediately how to wear it out in public; I mean, how could I not?

September 26, 2012

Details in the Fabric

I have been DYING to rock this lace skirt, but its always been a little too formal for most occasions.

Shirt: Olive & Oak (similar)/Skirt: Maurices/Pumps: borrowed/Necklace: Icing/Bow: Payless/Rings: F21

Thankfully, I was granted an opportune fashion moment when a girlfriend from work was throwing a birthday bash at a local bar.