Jul 30, 2009

Currently loving: Hot Hot Pink

Neon's are definitely back and I didn't like it at first. Mainly because it reminded me of when I was about 10 and my favorite outfit was neon green shorts, a hot pink t-shirt and a fluorescent yellow scrunchie. Oh yes, my parents have many pictures of me in that outfit, I thought it was the coolest outfit ever! But I have since warmed up to pops of neon, like I wore here and here. My choice for the summer though is hot pink, which probably is triggered from when I bought these shorts. I think it's a color that works on everyone and is actually quite flattering.

Some of my favorite hot pink looks:

I think we all loved Blake Lively at the CFDA's in this Michael Kors. The color is fantastic against her tan skin.

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Adore this jumper on Kelly Rowland (not sure who makes it, anyone know?) The ruffles at the front along with all the bling, make it such a perfect Vegas outfit.

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And this look on Versace's Fall RTW runway show shows that hot pink can even go into the cooler months. Love the little peep of the belt.

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I did a little shopping for you all and here are my favorite hot pink dresses. I know we are all busy with summer get togethers and parties, no matter casual or formal there is a pink dress for each occasion.

And my favorite combo with hot pink is gold and/or black so here are my picks for accessories to wear with that little pink dress!

Don't feel like going all out with the pink? I do adore this look on Nicky Hilton with the pops of pink in the scarf and the shoes. Kind of reminds me of this lookbook of mine!

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Giveaway WINNER!

Thank you to everyone who entered The Style Rules and I am Style-ish Giveaway! The winner of the gorgeous 24K Blue Druzy Agate Necklace is Kristen of Bon Bon Rose! Kristen, please email me with your shipping address at tiffany (at) iamstyle-ish(.) com. Congrats and thanks for the amazing support everyone! Make sure to check out The Style Rules' Etsy Shop to get your very own druzy agate necklace.

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Jul 29, 2009

Lookbook: Bridesmaid

My beautiful sister and her bridesmaids! I ended up getting my dress hemmed up but didn't get the hips slimmed (as I had mentioned in this post) so it ended up making me look kind of hippy but oh well, it didn't matter since it wasn't my day anyway :) However, Stephanie (the bridesmaid on my left) had her tailor take the pockets out and slim the sides so you can see the huge difference it made. So if you have the same problem with these dresses, you'll just have to decide if you want the pockets or not.

What We're Wearing:
Dress: J.Crew (Erica dress in Tea Rose)
Shoes: Victoria's Secret (T-Strap wedge)
Bride's Dress: Rivini
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The color of the dresses were totally perfect for the background. I absolutely love the colors in this picture, so vibrant! And thanks to my daddy for taking this picture for us. I pulled my hair into a side french braid and then wrapped the bottom into a low side bun and added the flower embellishment to the top of the bun. I hadn't planned on pulling all my hair back (I don't really like how I look with all my hair back) but with the weather being so hot, I knew I had to have it up so that's why I went with that.

My brother was doing the videography for the wedding (like he did for mine, click here to see our video) and his friend Kevin, who is an awesome photographer (who took these shots of J and I) came along to take pictures to help incorporate into the video. He took these shots of me and J so had to share them with you all.

Here's a great shot of my hair...
For the reception, I just let the bun go and had a side ponytail with the flower clipped to the top of the ponytail.

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And I love this one because Jen and Mark were stopping to take a few pictures with Punam after the ceremony and I was helping my sister change shoes or fix her hair or something like that and Jared sat down with my bouquet to wait for me. Kevin snapped this shot of the boys waiting for us and he said to me "Your husband is badass" It wasn't until I saw the picture that I knew what he meant. He does look pretty badass even with a bouquet of roses in his hand. haha!

This has to be my favorite picture of us, I think we laughed the entire time while we were getting ready so it was only fitting that we were laughing after the ceremony too.


Isn't my sister so gorgeous? The hair and makeup artist did such a fabulous job on her and she had this fabulous trick of curling her lashes with a spoon! My sister has gorgeous long lashes and they looked so good! Check out the first shot from Punam's blog, those are her real lashes!

If I didn't already have my dream wedding, I would have been entirely jealous of my sister's wedding because it was just perfect. Oh and can I just say how much I love my family? We can rock it out on the dance floor! If you haven't seen the post yet, Punam managed to get a shot of every single one of my family members on the dance floor, busting our crazy moves. My parents were the most adorable when they pulled out their little "dancing with the stars" dance routine. Everyone was like "Wow! Your parents can dance!" I couldn't stop smiling the whole night.

Jared and I have been so busy so haven't been able to edit our Mexico pictures yet. I decided that I won't be posting any of our pictures from the wedding. Mainly because I was there to support my sister and not to be her photographer. She already had two excellent photographers there that day anyway. J and I did take some pictures, but I feel that our pictures we took are for my family and for their memories and not for our portfolio. Some things are best left private you know? :)

With that said, I do love this shot I got at the reception. The lighting they brought in created such pretty colors! This was straight from the camera, no editing.
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I'm going to try to get the rest of the Mexico pictures up soon!

p.s. head on over to style.ish to check out our latest shoot, this time it's doggies!
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Jul 28, 2009

Welcome to the (shoe) Family!

Please welcome the newest member of my shoe family! The Christian Louboutin Alti!
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As I mentioned previously, when I wasn't feeling so great, J took me to Barney's to make me feel better. Nothing better than some retail therapy right? At least for this girl. So I walk into Barney's not really expecting much and walk over to the size 5 section, which is so small that they've just consolidated it to "Size 6.5 and under" when I see these beauties and basically gasp "OMG, LOUBOUTINS on SALE! in MY SIZE!" Yes I really did yell that. You see, most people think that us girls with small feet are lucky because our shoe size always goes on sale. You don't know how many people I've talked to who say to me "oh you are lucky! those small sizes always go on sale!" Well, I don't know what world they come from but it certainly is not mine. Most of the time stores buy a very small stock of size 5 shoes (sometimes just one pair!) and those get bought within the first week of delivery. Sometimes, the store does not even bother to buy a 5 because it's just too small. Either way, shoes in my size (that are my style) hardly make it to the sale rack and if they do, they get snapped up right quick. (Admittedly usually by me but that is why I am loyal to my sales associates as they call me as soon as they see the 5 come in) So anyway, I was so excited that I basically did a happy dance at the store.

These are crazy high (like almost make me taller than my husband high) and the (male) sales associate that helped me out could not get over that I could actually walk in them. After I paid for them, he handed the bag over to me and said with concern "You be careful when you walk in those." My husband was like "Don't worry, this girl was born in high heels."

When I was little, I'd go into my mom's closet and try on all her pretty shoes (actually I still do that) and could not wait until I could wear them (too bad I still can't, she's a size 6). I'd like to imagine if I have a daughter, she will walk into my closet and do the same with my shoes. I have shoes that I know I will get rid of in a year or two, but shoes like these, I know will stay in my closet forever. I love them that much. As you might recall, I lusted over the YSL Tributes but there was something about them that I just wasn't sure about. I'm now glad that I didn't get them as I think these are more me, don't you agree?

Side note: I have gotten emails from readers asking if I have heard of so and so website that sells Louboutins for cheap(er). After one reader sent me the link to one, I could tell from the pictures that they were fake. Do not be fooled by these websites. I have noticed that they are popping up in google ads everywhere too. Don't even bother clicking on them unless you want to buy fake shoes. I only buy my designer shoes from high end retail stores like Nordstrom, Saks, Barney's and Neimans. Do not trust any site that claims to sell designer shoes, especially classic styles or really popular styles for $299 or less. Like they say, if it's too good to be true, it most likely is.

Jul 24, 2009

is the week over yet?

This week hasn't been the best. I am ready for it to be over. So I am being quite selfish here and am posting a picture that makes me happy.

My style-ish pups
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They are such good sports aren't they? I don't get to dress Macho up very much but when I do, he brings it. :) A seersucker blazer never looked so good!

Happy Friday everyone! Enjoy your weekend, I know I will! It's our first weekend in a really long time with no photoshoots scheduled, no dinners with friends, no client meetings, just us to relax so I'm really looking forward to it!

(If you are wondering, Macho's blazer is from Gymboree, yup the kids store! the sleeves were altered by grandma to fit little dachshund arms! His collar is Bella Bean. Savvy's dress is a gift from grandma and her collar is Juicy Couture.)

Jul 23, 2009

Currently Loving: Modern Amusement

I was recently browsing Modern Amusement and fell in love with these looks, the colors are all so pretty don't you think? And I would wear every one of these outfits. I'm especially into flats with dresses this summer and I think these outfits are adorable with the gladiators they paired with them.


In addition to those looks, I adore this shirtdress. (click on the pictures to take you to their links)


this little dress


and this ruffle-y number


I think Modern Amusement is now on top of my list for cute cute stuff!

They also had fun stuff on their site like these wallpapers that you can use on your iPhone (and other phones, you can choose your size) or desktop. These were my favorite.

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So, I'm still a bit overwhelmed this week with work, photo sessions and client meetings. Yesterday I had one of those really really bad days where you really should just go home and curl up in a ball and shut the world out but I had so much to do that I just sucked it up and probably made myself feel worse. Ah, sorry for the pity party, I promise to be a better blogger soon! Anyway, that's why I had a delay in picking the winner of the Peek Giveaway. I put all the names in a spreadsheet and used the random number generator and the winner is Erin! Funnily enough Erin was the one who reminded me to pick the winner for the giveaway so I think it was meant to be! :) Congratulations! Please email me with your shipping address and I will send it out as soon as possible. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Jul 22, 2009

Lookbook: Barbie Shoes

Back in January I posted about my search for brightly colored shoes and I FINALLY just found them!
What I'm Wearing:
Blazer: Eryn Brinie
Dress: Lush
Belt: Forever 21
Shoes: Miu Miu
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I do adore my white blazer, it is a summer staple, I think every woman should own a white blazer. You can pair it over anything and you'll look instantly cool! (at least that's what I think) You can see from the last time I wore it, it's a completely different look, so it shows how versatile it really is.
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I really love this purple dress as it has long sleeves. Is it just me or is it really hard to find cute basic long sleeve dresses? Most I find are short sleeves or no sleeves. I wear it a lot during the winter paired with tights but it looks great in the summer as well.

The pretty shoes! How much do I love these Miu Miu's? They were made for me! The remind me of Barbie shoes.
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The dress alone is cute but I wanted a bit of shape since I was wearing the blazer so I added the belt and just so happened to have this bright pink belt in my closet. I tend to buy a lot of belts just because I like them but not really knowing how to wear them. This was one of those buys, it's been sitting in my closet for months now so I was glad I was able to wear it with an outfit.
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I had been wearing bright pinks and purples on my nails for awhile so the last time I painted my nails I spotted this deep navy blue color and decided to mix things up and go dark. I'm not so opposed to dark nails for the summer, I think it still works. Oh yeah, the dress even has pockets in it (see the opening on the bottom of my dress?) loves it!

Also, exciting news on the style.ish photography front. If you haven't seen on our blog yet, our images from Leah and Daivin's wedding have been featured on Destinations I Do Magazine's blog! Make sure to check out our latest style.ish love post as well!

Jul 21, 2009

Update and a giveaway!

Hi loves! My little blogging break was great, thank you all for your well wishes. I think along with being sick, I was just working myself too hard. It seems that this whole working full time while being a part time wedding photographer and fashion blogger takes quite a bit out of me! I think I'm back in shape though and am glad to be back!

To recap my four days of bloggy break I...
  • Painted my nails blue, which is a color I haven't worn since 8th grade. Color is China Glaze Sky High-Top.

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  • Went to the doctor to discover that she probably thinks I'm a hypochondriac as we were reviewing my history and I've come to see her almost every other month this year. (It has not been a good health year for me).
  • I discovered how handy the new drag and drop label feature on gmail is. I heart it! I have 3 email accounts that I fwd to my gmail so I need organization and I love just being able to drag over my labels. Read here on how to use gmail labels.
  • Had a fabulous photo shoot with our friends and their dogs.
  • Booked more weddings for style.ish (yay!)
  • Behind the scenes stuff for my blog revamp (changes are coming soon!)
  • Got some rest, enjoyed the sun, took long walks with my husband and our doggies
  • And the best part? Bought a pair of Louboutins on SALE at Barney's! They are sooo pretty, I can't wait to show you all.
Now for some fun! I am so so excited about this giveaway! The beautiful Fabiana from The Style Rules contacted me about doing a giveaway of one of her necklaces and of course I had to say yes! She wears them all the time on her outfit posts and I just love them. I was excited when she started selling them at her Etsy store. Fabiana is a fashion PR girl turned law student but loves being creative, especially making jewelry. If you aren't already a reader, you gotta go check out her blog. She has such a fun casual, cool style that makes me want to move to LA!

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She is giving away this gorgeous 24K Blue Druzy Agate Necklace. Here's her description:
This is a beautiful Drusy Agate necklace set in 24K gold in a gorgeous shade of blue, on a simple gold-filled chain. It has a few tiny speckles adding character to a stunning piece. Drusies are totally in right now, being featured everywhere from Vogue to Elle. This stone is very rare and changes color when under different light - everything from a baby blue to a sea blue. The back also has a a super unique pattern should you want to wear it both ways!
Chain is 22 inches long and opens and closes with a lobster clasp.

The Details:

-Necklace is valued at $67.00
-US Entries only, please
-To enter, check out The Style Rules' Etsy Shop and leave a comment here!
-Comments will close on Tuesday July 28, 2009 at 6PM PST
-Winner will be chosen Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 6PM PST

Good luck!

Jul 20, 2009

Lookbook: Plaid Shorts

I really wasn't kidding you when I told you that I've been buying shorts like crazy. They have replaced my cute little summer dresses this year! I got these plaid ones from Gilt and wasn't crazy about them at first but once I knew what to wear with them then I fell in love.

What I'm Wearing:
Blazer: LaRok
Shirt: J.Crew
Bandeau: Forever 21
Shorts: Trovata
Shoes: Nina Ricci
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The shorts definitely are not as fitted as I like and they can look kinda bunchy around the hips so I tried to balance it out by tucking in the short and adding the short blazer. If I had tried to wear anything bigger around the shorts it would have just made me look bigger overall.

My little yellow bandeau (as worn in my Rocker Lookbook) made it into this outfit as well as I wanted to just add a little pop of color and what better way than that little peep of yellow.
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This blazer has so many fun details on it. It's one of my favorites. The little bunched up sleeves, the piping and even the little brooch. Great simple and subtle details.
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Don't feel like you have to put away your blazers just because it's summer, blazers and shorts are my new favorite outfit! You can also wear blazers with your cute summer dresses. I love being able to wear some of my fall/winter clothes well into the summer. I do realize if you live somewhere super hot it might not work but you probably also have milder winters than us so you win on that front :)

Jul 15, 2009

I need a break


I've been a bit sick since I got back from Mexico and haven't gotten much better. Don't worry, it's not swine flu, just seemed to have picked up something that my stomach was not so fond of. Anyway, it's been keeping me away from the computer and I haven't been able to keep up on all your blogs or even update my facebook or twitter. I have emails that I haven't answered, facebook requests that are piling up, and posts half written but I just have no effort when I'm on the computer to do all those things. Other than getting back to our style.ish photography inquiries, I'm taking a little break from it all so that I can get healthy and hopefully be back to normal next week!

Thanks for all your comments this week, every single one of them has made me feel better. :)

On a side note: I'm thinking about offering ad space on my blog and was wondering if any of you would be interested? I definitely do not blog to make money so I would have very reasonable rates. I just figure that since my site gets a pretty good amount of traffic now, it would be beneficial for small business owners and I think readers would like it as well. I sure do, as I click on those ads on other blogs all the time. I buy a lot from etsy shops and small business owners and really like that I can support them rather than a big box store. If there is enough interest, I will stop running BlogHer ads. BlogHer worked for me when my blog was just starting out and I wanted to feel like part of a bigger community but I feel like I have been able to build my own community and would love to offer stores and products to my readers that I love and that I feel are fit for I am Style-ish and not have ads chosen for me.

My Google Analytics tell me that I am Style-ish has been averaging over 43,000 visits a month (average about 1,400 visits a day) and FeedBurner tells me I currently have over 1,400 subscribers. If you are interested in advertising and you'd like more information about specific statistics just let me know, I'd be happy to share. If you are wanting more information on rates, email me and I'll get back to you within the next week.

See you all next week when I will hopefully be refreshed and feeling back to 100%!

photos by Ross Honeysett

Jul 14, 2009

Lookbook: Hot Hot Hot!

After about the 2nd day in Mexico I decided that no matter what I wore, whether it was a tank top, a t-shirt, a dress, or even if it was black or white, it did not matter because I would be HOT anyway. So what does a girl do? She puts on a cute outfit because it's better to be hot and look cute than hot and look gross :)
What I'm Wearing:
Shirt: J. Crew
Shorts: J. Crew
Shoes: Victoria's Secret
Hat: J. Crew
(I really really like J. Crew)
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I am wearing the same shorts as in yesterday's lookbook!
I wanted to show the different looks you could do with the same shorts.

Normally I wouldn't do pink and pink together but in Mexico, it was perfect. I don't know how people deal with that humidty down there but I just couldn't. I was out taking pictures that day and the shorts were great for when I was crouching on the ground getting shots and that hat was a savior the entire time! I loved it and barely took it off during the day. It helped when I was taking pictures as I didn't have to squint my other eye and was able to see the shot a lot easier.

The shoes are what we wore with our bridesmaid dresses. I hadn't wore them yet and wanted to break them in that day before I had to walk down the long pier to get to the ceremony. (See how long it is?) I was kind of worried I might trip or twist my ankle in them. They were pretty cute except for they were kind of heavy and made really loud "clomp" noises when I had to walk down steps. So much so that when J was sitting in the room, he knew I was coming even before I had reached the door.

As I waited for my sister to start getting ready I wandered out to the awesome deck of her penthouse suite and took some self portraits.
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This is the only one I liked but too bad my feet got cut off. The other ones I was making really weird faces. The face I'm making here is "omg, is the timer going to go off yet because I am really hot!" I basically took 3 shots and then ran back into the air conditioned room. Ah, I can't stand the heat!

Jul 13, 2009

Lookbook: Short Shorts

It's finally getting hot enough to bring out the short shorts! And hot pink nonetheless, I heart these shorts!
What I'm Wearing:
Sweater: J. Crew (now on sale!)
Shorts: J. Crew
Shoes: Coach
Necklace: Forever 21
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I liked the balance of the sweater with the short shorts. You gotta find a good balance or else the short shorts might turn into a hoochie mama outfit. Might be cute if your in your teens and early 20's but not so much the message I want to send out at my age. The sweater is a lightweight cotton so it wasn't too hot for the day, plus when you are constantly inside and then outside, the AC indoors can really chill you so I like to be dressed to be comfortable in both climates. I wore this outfit to go shopping with my husband and run some errands so we were in and out a lot that day.
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I have owned these wedges for I think 3 years now which makes them one of my oldest pairs of shoes! I rarely keep things for too long but when I do that means I really like them. These are also one of my few pairs of wedges but they are really cute and quite comfy. Wedges are always a good shoe to wear with shorts as it helps elongate the leg but doesn't look quite as sexy as heels can be. I'm not one for Coach handbags (just not my style but I do like them on others) but I do have to say that their shoes are fantastic! Really great quality and great price point as well.
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I've seen these fun flowery necklaces on many a fashion blogger and I had to get one of my own! I love the bright colors of this one and how it matched my shorts without being too matchy matchy. The last time that J and I ordered from J. Crew we noticed that you can add a monogram to some of their sweaters and cardigans so I ordered this sweater and he ordered a cardigan with "ISH" on it! Isn't it cute? I love the little touch. Totally worth the $10 for a personalized sweater :)

Thanks so much for your support of our photography business, seriously it means the world to me. The response to the destination wedding package deal has been amazing, and I want to thank Pretty Obsessed and Lucky Me for featuring us on their blogs.

I am a huge advocate of the day after shoot (it comes with our destination wedding package!) because the day after the wedding you are so relaxed, happy and in love which makes for the most beautiful pictures in the world. You will see what I mean when you check out our latest post... Click on over!
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Jul 10, 2009

Lookbook: Nintendo Party

You saw this outfit previously in my Girlfriends Guide to Gaming party but wanted to do a full lookbook on it as the dress is too cute. I had to give it a post of it's own!

What I'm Wearing:
Dress: Lush
Belt: Nordstrom
Shoes: Christian Dior
Clutch: Felix Rey
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I had been shopping around before my sister's bachelorette party to find some cute dresses to take to Vegas (because you can't wear what you already have in your closet, right girls? ;) and this is one of the dresses that I got. I did end up wearing it to Vegas and I thought it would be a cute dress to wear to the Nintendo party as well. Plus, I got to wear my awesome blue shoes which I am IN LOVE with. Everyone that sees me says "How can you walk in those" but trust me when I say they are comfortable! I have worn many many uncomfortable shoes in my life but these Dior's are not one of them.

My favorite new 'do is this front side french braid but I didn't pull it as far back as I did in this lookbook, I just pinned it right below my ear.

I had to remove the picture per BlogHer Ads requirement, please click here for the picture.

Oh and the big ol ring is Forever 21 and the bangles are J.Crew. The nail polish is Essie, Bachelorette Bash.

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Just a little plug for me and my husband's photography business, as you know we are just starting out and we are still only doing this part time because we both still work full time, but we would love to book a few more clients for the rest of 2009. What's great for clients is since we are not doing this full time, we are able to offer really good prices for what you are getting.

We are even doing family portraits, pet portraits, engagement shoots, trash the dress, etc... whatever you want, we can probably do it! So feel free to contact me with any ideas you may have.

Thanks loves!

Jul 9, 2009

Lookbook: Under $100

I have yet to download any pictures from Mexico yet but I took plenty of lookbook pictures before we left so am posting those this week. Once I have my Mexico pictures I will update you all on the trip! :)

Everything in this lookbook is under $100, even the shoes! I know, rare for me right? This little purple jacket is what made the outfit.
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When I was frequently traveling to Europe for work, I always stopped in H&M and Zara wherever I was because I didn't have any of those stores near me. I loved the price points and the fun clothes that you could get. When H&M finally opened up in Seattle, it took me about 6 months to actually go there, not because it was far away (there is one in downtown), it just wasn't high on my priority list. I heard about the crazy lines and crowds and to be honest, cheap clothes + crowds+ lines are not my thing. (crowds+lines are not my thing period. This is why I try to take vacations on the off seasons) Maybe also because I could easily access the store now, it just didn't appeal to me the same as when I was shopping at the Barcelona store. Anyway, I have only bought one thing from the Seattle store, which is this little jacket.

Those of you that have been in that store, isn't it totally difficult to navigate and horribly unorganized? I would poke my eyes out if I had to shop there for more than an hour. I just scanned the place, found this jacket and ran out of there. I hate unorganized stores, that's also why I'm a pretty terrible "bargain hunter" I have no patience to sift through racks of clothes to find the one gem. If it's not laying out on a table or prettily hanging on a hanger, I will not even look. I'm a total sucker for placement. I'm one of those people that go to the grocery store and buy everything at the end of the aisle!

Here's the breakdown:
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How much do I love Cheap Monday? They always have such great pieces at such great price points. If you are wondering, I always get my Cheap Monday pieces from Ian in downtown Seattle. They have a great selection for both men and women. I'm actually wearing the skirt backwards as it has an exposed zipper, which is a detail that I love but just didn't go with the outfit.

This is how you are supposed to wear it but it works backwards too!

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I wore this outfit on a Saturday to walk the dogs and run some errands, nothing I had to get dressed up for so I didn't bother with the hair or makeup either. Sometimes I love getting dressed up for nothing but this was just not one of those days.

Punam has posted the pictures of my sister's wedding. Check it out! Gorgeous, gorgeous and gorgeous. I even love the crazy one of me dancing. That's how I do it, I don't hold back :)

Jul 8, 2009

You wanna Peek?

Hello loves! I'm back from Mexico! I had such a wonderful time and my sister's wedding was just beautiful. I thought it'd be great to start off my return from vacation with a fabulous review and giveaway!

When Kelly over at my so called fabulous life asked me if I wanted to participate in a Peek review I was intrigued. I hadn't heard of it before so I googled it to find out it was a little device that you could get emails and texts on all without the hefty fees of a data plan. Oh and no long term contracts which I think is so great. I hate getting locked in for 2 years with my phone plan. I currently have an iPhone that I love very much, I am always emailing and texting on it so I am pretty biased towards it. But I thought it would be neat to see how I would like a device that took all the bells and whistles away and really just gave me the two things that I do most on my iPhone anyway.

What I liked about it:
  • Really easy to type. The little keys on the Peek were perfect and I could type out messages in no time. (way faster than on my iPhone!)
  • The blue blinking light that alerted me to new e-mails. As well as how it slightly vibrated whenever a new email came through.
  • It was so easy to set up that I thought I had done something wrong. But nope, all my emails started showing up within minutes of me setting up the account.
  • Importing contacts was easy.
  • It was lightweight and added no heft to my handbag.
  • It kept it's charge for quite awhile, I only had to charge it once every other day.
  • It syncs right to your email, no having to push a button to download new mails, it will download when you get new mails.
  • Emailing was easy and they went through with no problems at all.
  • It can hold up to 5 email accounts
  • The price for the device is only $59.95 and the price for the regular Peek (email only, no texting) is $19.95! So affordable!
What I didn't like about it:
  • It doesn't connect with your email accounts so if you read it on your peek, it doesn't know that so it keeps it unread when you check it on your computer.
  • Texting was iffy at best. I think my husband still has not recieved the text I sent to him 2 weeks ago and I think one of my texts to a friend took like 5 hours to get to her.
  • You can't separate your accounts. All emails just show up in the same place. I have a few personal accounts but couldn't separate my hotmail from my gmail.
All in all, I liked the Peek. It was super easy to use and really easy to check my emails on and type out messages which is really important. I would totally recommend this to somebody who didn't want to pay for a long term data plan. At $14.99/month, the plan is much cheaper than a full data plan which is perfect for people that don't need the extra things that smart phones do. It's actually great for someone like my mom who would be thoroughly confused by a more high tech phone like an iPhone, I'm actually planning on continuing the service and giving it to her to see how she likes it. I have enjoyed my free trial with the Peek and I want to thank Kelly and Julie from Six Apart for letting me participate!

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Now for the fun part! I am giving away one brand new Peek Pronto with one month of free service! Since this is such an awesome giveaway, I really would like to give this to one of my loyal readers so here are the ways to win:
  • You must be a follower: Through blogger, a RSS reader, facebook, twitter etc...
  • Leave a comment on this post on how you follow me. If you follow me in several ways (twitter + blogger, blogger + facebook, etc...) let me know and I'll count each one as an extra entry.
  • If you tweet this on twitter you will get an additional entry (leave a comment here with the tweet)
  • If you fan style.ish on facebook you will get another entry! (again, let me know here if you do so I can track the entries easily)
  • If you post this on your blog will get another entry. You can copy/paste that picture above if you want to. (leave a comment here linking to your post or blog if you have it on your sidebar.)
  • So sorry, but this contest is open to US residents 18 and over only
  • I will close the comments on July 17th at 5:00PM
  • Winner will be chosen by random draw and posted on this post within the next few days.
  • Winner must email me back within two days or else a new winner will be chosen.
Good Luck! If you haven't yet, go check out my so called fabulous life, Femme Rationale and Through the Looking Glass for their reviews as well. They've already had their giveaways so hopefully if you didn't win one of theirs, maybe you'll win mine!

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