Saturday, March 31, 2012

Kim Kardashian out in LA, March 25, 2012 - wearing a pink blazer and orange jeans- Celeb look for less...

I love this outfit Kim wore out last weekend. I would love a hot pink blazer like this one. She wore it with all black a little while ago, but it really looks so cute and spring-like with the orange jeans, white shirt and nude heels. I need me some nude heels asap. They just go with everything. I love the bright colored blazer trend. Just throw on a colored blazer and it totally makes your outfit so cute and summery.

Jeans Topshop

Blazer River Island

Shirt H&M
Shoes Zara

Pretty in Pastels - Part 2

Part two of this series is devoted to pastel dresses. There were so many fabulous choices but I had to limit my selection to just a few.

I love how the pastel trend embraces many different silhouettes, therefore suiting just about every body type that there is. My favorite is the Asos Bell Skirt Dress. Not only is the color perfect but I think it would be a great dress for women with short torsos. The dropped waist line gives the appearance of a longer waist line and therefore balances the proportions of the body. The last dress (the peplum) would look great on girls with boyish frames. The little peplum ruffle will add a visual curve to the hips, giving a straight body some dimension. I also love the Soda Fountain dress. No matter your shape or size, you have a figure and a waist line. The tie at the waist shows your shape (you have one and it is beautiful so flaunt it).

I am headed to Vegas today. I know most people would be thrilled at the idea of seeing the fabulous sights and the shows, dining, etc. My husband and I are looking forward to a full night's sleep for the first time in 6 months. Sin City (Sleep City) here we come!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Fringe bags and clutches - Zara & River Island

 Fringes are really hot and has been for a long time. I love these white, nude and tan bags from Zara and River Island. This white fringe clutch with cutout details is from Zara. It's so cute and totally boho and romantic - LOVE. Would be great for summer's parties:)
This bag with metal accents is so cute. It's from River Island. So is the tanned clutch below.

This nude fringe bag is really my favorite. You can also get it in black. It's from Zara.
So is the two other bags. I love Zara - they carry so many cool things:)

Pretty in Pastels - Part 1

With Easter just around the corner, it seems only appropriate to do a post devoted to pastels. The sweet, soft colors remind me of my childhood. (Except these pieces exude a little more maturity than the pieces I wore as a child.)

I like the idea of mixing two pastel shades together. Maybe a pair of light blue skinny jeans with a soft yellow tank. You can always wear a neutral color (ivory) with a pastel color if mixing colors isn't quite your thing.

Pastels are a great way to get in on the color trend without worrying about the pieces you purchase going out of style. A simple pastel blouse is sure to be in style much longer than a neon pair of jeans. (Neon is coming back, believe it or not!)

I am definitely loving the very first blouse. The color and lace fabric combined make this a very sweet piece. While this may be my favorite, I wouldn't say no to the skinny jeans!

I hope y'all have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 29, 2012


Yesterday afternoon I decided to clean out my jewelry drawer. (Okay, that's a lie. I was actually getting ready to go shopping so I quickly opened my drawer for a necklace when I got distracted by the jumbled mess that is my jewelry.) Seeing the mess, I then decided to clear out the broken and unused stuff. The above picture is a necklace that has sat broken and forgotten at the bottom of the drawer. It could have been easily fixed but I decided that since I have two small children, wearing a long necklace is no longer in my best interest these days.

With a bowl of ice cream as my companion, I decided to get crafty. All I used was a pair of needle-nose pliers and two earring hooks to create new pieces from this single strand.

Used the lobster clasp from the necklace to fasten the bracelet.

Several of the rings just happened to fit my ring finger.

My favorite piece!
It was so much fun taking something unused and turning it into three new pieces that will be worn frequently. I made a pile of other unused jewelry that I can't wait to remake. I will be sure to post pictures when I do!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

DIY - Neon fringe statement necklace

I had a fringe necklace that I didn't use, so I though it would be fun to spraypaint it in a neon color. I only sprayed the fringes and not the metal strands, as I like to still have some metal color. 
 The necklace is from H&M and fringes was originally a greenish color.
 Spray the item on both sides until all strands are covered. It's a good idea to put tape or something over the metal if you don't want the spray to splash on it. 

Finished result. I actually think I'll do a giveaway on this. Let me know - Would you like to "win" it? 

Something Old

Dress - Francesca's
Shoes - Tinley Road
Bracelet/Earrings - Charming Charlie

With the floral trend in full force this spring, I thought I would pull this dress out that I got a few years ago from Francesca's. This dress is definitely one of those pieces that I quickly pull out of the closet when I don't know what to wear.

Sometimes it's nice to have something you can just quickly grab when you are feeling rushed. What is your quick go-to outfit?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Fashion Inspiration

Fashion Inspiration
Like her or not, Alexa Chung is part of the fashion world in a big way. The former model (now adding design to her resume for her recent collaboration with Madewell) is known for her iconic, stylish ensembles. The big names in fashion may have clever little ways to describe Alexa, but I like to think of her as queen of the peter pan collar. I feel that her regular use of it is what has helped escalate the trend in its popularity. She has taken something (in my opinion) that is associated with nerdy school-girl uniforms and has transformed it into something stylish.

I picked two dresses (see above) that I can see the style icon in. They probably won't fit everyone's taste so if you are turning your nose up, then check out this post I did on peter pan collars a few weeks ago before you give up completely on the trend.

If you like the outfit that she is wearing in the picture above, then I found a few sources here, here, and here to help get her look. is also a great source for inexpensive peter pan collar shirts if you just want something to go under a sweater.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Genie in a Bottle

Shirt - unknown
Pants - United Colors of Benetton
Shoes - Guess
Necklace/Hat - Francesca's
Bracelet/Ring - Charming Charlie
I got these white pants a few years ago when I went to Charleston, South Carolina on a summer vacation. I call them my 'genie' pants because of the billowy leg and how it narrows at the ankle with elastic.They are the perfect pant for spring/summer and can be worn so many ways. (I was even able to wear them in the early stages of my 2nd pregnancy.)

I just took a basic black t-shirt and knotted it at the back to get a 'cropped' shirt look.

Zara lookbook April 2012 - my faves

 Zara is my absolute favorite high-street brand. I love the style and the quality of the pieces. The lookbook for April is filled with spring pieces in whites and neutrals mixed with a little color. I love all the blazers and jackets. What to get?...

Sunday, March 25, 2012

What did I do this week - week 12, 2012

This week I finally had my appointment at the salon to get my hair dyed. I will not be showing my hair here as I always cover my hair when I'm out, because of religious beliefs...Well, I had black ends and my hair was lighter on top. I wanted something lighter and ended up with this color that Kim has in the pic. I was really not happy with it at first, and also went back to the salon a couple of days later (they must hate me), but I'll grow into it:) I was at the salon for 4½ hours! First they had to rinse all the old color out of my hair and then color it, but it was too red after they were done so they colored it again and ended up with this color. I will maybe do some lighter brown highlights in a few months. Going to the salon in Denmark is very expensive, so I don't go too often - actually I think I only go two or three times a year...
Well, after my salon visit I went to my car to see a parking ticket and I too was sick this day, so it was just a day of bad luck...
I was sick for two days with the flu, but as I was feeling well again I decided to redecorate my livingroom/ office space. I hate being sick and I always go to work before I really should.
I also did a little neon spray DIY project on this H&M necklace. I'll show you more pics this coming week.
Today I spend the day at my mom's house planting and decorating these pots. You can see more pics over at A Touch Of Luxe
Hope you had a nice week. I loved that we had one more hour of daylight today - spring is finally here.

Weekend Getaway - Part 3

Weekend Getaway - Part 3

For my final part in this series, I decided to do a casual dinner look that would be appropriate for outdoor dining. It seems obvious that while visiting a seafaring town, at some point you would have dinner outside near the water.

When deciding what dress I would use, a maxi dress seemed like the obvious choice. The length is perfect for evening and the fact that it is a maxi dress alone makes it appropriate for dinner outside.

As with any vacation, come Monday, it's back to reality. I hope y'all enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a great upcoming week!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Kourtney Kardashian out in LA, March 24, 2012

 Kourtney looks great pregnant! Today she wore this cute Parker suit, Fifteen Twenty top, Christian Louboutin heels and Balenciaga bag. I love her soft look and also the softer lighter hair - she just looks amazing.

Weekend Getaway - Part 2

Weekend Getaway - Part 2

When visiting a small coastal town, I think that sailing should be at the top of one's list. Sailing is a great way to spend a relaxing day (unless you are the one doing all of the work). You can pack a lunch, relax on the boat and just enjoy being on the water. My husband and I went sailing on our honeymoon. It was so much fun and I was finally able to kick back and relax. (That is until the wind caught one of the ropes and sent it flying into the back of my head. That woke me up.)

I loved this one-piece floral swimsuit as soon as I saw it. I am really starting to like one-piece swimsuits more and more lately. The floral print keeps this suit right on trend and the cover-up is equally as cute! I kept the jewelry simple. A pair of earrings is all you really need. I feel like bracelets and rings can just get in the way. (Especially if you are wanting a little sun. You don't want a cocktail ring or bangle tan line.)

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Kim Kardashian at the launch of her perfume True Reflection, March 22, 2012

 Looking beautiful in blue and black the other day at the launch of her new fragrance True Reflection. Not really into the leather pants, but I love the top and jacket. Silver jewelry looks far the best with a black and blue outfit as Kim wore.
 And earlier that same day she wore this light bodycon dress with black sleeves.

Kim and Kourtney Kardashian out in LA, March 23, 2012

 These two sisters are very different style-wise, but Ilove both styles. Kim is mostly very stylish, while Kourtney is more laid back and boho. I love Kourtney's lighter hair btw. 
 I would totally rock Kim's dress by covering up with a shirt underneath and a pair of jeans or leggins.