Dec 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

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I hope you all have a very fun and safe new year's eve! Even if you aren't going out, I hope you still put on your highest heels and most glam jewelry and party like a rockstar!

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Kisses to all, see you in 2010!

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Style-ish Steals: Ruffles

As requested by the fabulous Chelsea Bea of Pencil Skirts & Pearls, this week's style-ish steals is all about ruffles! Everything here is under $50!

Tops:

Pretty color and the ruffles aren't so in your face. This is one of my favorites!
ASOS Oasis Ruffle Top

I just got this top and it's a great layering piece.
J Crew Sequin tiered ruffle tissue tank

Dresses:

ruffles in the back! cute.
Alloy Ruffle Party Dress

Ruffles but not too ruffle-y
Macy's Theme Dress

just a leetle bit of ruffles here
Dillard's Eight sixty ruffle-front 2-fer dress

love the drop waist and the vertical ruffles!
Free People Ruffle Miniskirt

kinda bad ass meets ruffles, don't you think?
Kimchi Blue Ruffle Tiered Skirt

this + polka dot tights would be super cute.
Forever 21 Tiered Chiffon Skirt

Jackets/Coats:

loving the ruffled cap sleeves!
Forever 21 Ruffle Lapel Wool Coat

Bras and Panties:

these bad boys are only $3.50!
Victoria's Secret Chiffon ruffle bikini

how come pretty bras are so hard to resist? I have so many of them.
Charlotte Russe Striped Ruffle Bra

adore this one for just lounging around.
Topshop Cobweb Ruffle Bandeau Bra

Bags and Shoes:
I've been looking for a bag with a long strap that can carry all my stuff. I'm liking the look of this one.
ROXY Ruffled Up Handbag

I didn't actually know that Daisy Fuentes made accessories but good for her because this bag is fab!

Daisy Fuentes Ruffle Satchel

cute wedges with a little bit of ruffle.

And the Style-ish UN-steal.
This is even more gorgeous in person. I love the soft buttery leather!

Dec 30, 2009

And the collection grows...

I finally got around to taking pictures of another pair of new shoes. I have to admit, I ADORE taking pictures of my shoes. Especially ones that are as pretty as these! I spent so much time setting these shots up, styling, lighting, etc... but I had fun! Anyway, no need for more words, onto the pictures...
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Get the shoes here or similar style here and here.
Necklace similar style
here, here or here.

The necklace is a Christmas gift form my sister. Isn't it fabulous? I thought it paired really nicely with the shoes.

Preview of another new pair coming soon!

pictures by me. if you would like to borrow them please credit I am Style-ish.

so many sales, so little time

I have so very little self control when it comes to sales. I can't handle all the sales going on right now! I do have to say though that the online sales are much better than going to the stores. I went shopping with my mom and sister the day after Christmas and didn't find many good sales at all. However, I have found many a things from my most frequented online shopping sites...

Shopbop

I need more fancy occasions to wear pretty dresses like this.
Alice + Olivia

perfection in a blazer
Thayer

I'm so into skirts lately. I love the texture of this one.
ADAM

Net-a-Porter

sparkly! sequins! ruffles!
Rachel Gilbert

this color is FABULOUS!
Vanessa Bruno

I've wanted these since forever.
Stella McCartney

I LOVE the blue.
Chloe

Basic Boutique

it's so not weather appropriate for this top but I will love it in the summer.
Rachel Pally

not sure about the color of this dress but I am loving the design.
Madison Marcus

the perfect LBD
Rebecca Minkoff

Revolve Clothing
use code DJP30 for 30% off your order! until 12/31 some brand restrictions apply.

I'm convinced those black stripes on the side will make me look thinner :)
Mink Pink

love the "petal" on the shoulder
Black Halo

Mike & Chris makes the best outerwear, this I would wear all the time.
Mike & Chris

simply pretty
Gemma

I really like this dress, but they don't have my size anymore. If you're a medium, you lucky girl! (it's only $39!)
Mink Pink

I put in my order for some stuff today. It's always a hit and a miss with online ordering, so we'll see how it turns out!

Dec 29, 2009

Lookbook: Knee Socks

I adore all of you fashion bloggers out there as I get so many new ideas and inspiration from outfits. Emily inspires me to wear fun, unexpected shoes with my frilly girly dresses, WendyB inspires me to wear more prints and red lipstick, Issa inspires me to look through my closet and find old stuff to make it "new" again and this outfit was inspired by Chloe in which I never would've tried knee socks until I saw it on her. I love me some tights but the knee socks are such a cute alternative! Thanks Chloe, I'm sold!

What I'm Wearing:
Cardigan: J Crew
Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Aritzia
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Knee Socks: Nordstrom
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The belt on this is the same satin ribbon from the "Bow tied" lookbook, I just tied the bow in the back. I wish you could see the cardigan better because it has rosettes near the collar. Super cute! And my Jimmy Choo mary janes were perfect for this outfit don't you think?
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I noticed the fabulous Vera Wang also had knee socks in her Pre-Fall runway show. Adore!

Style.com
click here to see the rest of the show

I got a few emails about not being able to see my "shop the lookbook" if you read my blog through a reader. I think the widget I was using just can't be read through a reader. So I had to change the format and hope this works for everyone!

::The Cardigan::
J Crew

this basic J Crew cardi is also fab or if you like rosettes, then definitely this cardi.

::The Top::
Graham & Spencer

or this top if you like bigger polka dots or this pretty top if you'd rather have a floral print.

::The Skirt::
Bebe

Or this skirt at a fabulous price (you will wear it all the time!), but you can't do wrong with this one either!

::The Knee Socks::
Hue
Make sure that they fit well so that they stay up but also not too tight so they create a sausage effect!

These wool ones might keep you a bit warmer, and if you want to spice things up, I am loving these pink tipped socks!

::The Mary Janes::
Fendi

These Jimmy Choo's aren't quite as high but just as cute! But if you are a fan of the red sole, these mary janes need to be yours! I also have to include these, aren't the python heels gorgeous?!

Dec 28, 2009

Party Time!

We've got some fun but low key plans for this New Year's eve and I will be getting dressed up and saying GOODBYE to the suckiness that is otherwise known as 2009. (2009 has been a terrible year for me and I am so ready for it to be over.)

I've gotten a few questions from readers that have a hard time figuring out what to wear for their New Year's eve parties or what accessories to pair with dresses so I've put together a few looks with my favorite dresses. I've included the accessories I'd pair it with and the makeup to pull the look together!

Look #1:
Alice + Olivia

This dress is already really pretty on its own but I think the lace tights will add a fun element. The black pumps won't take away from the tights but adding a few pretty accessories will be perfect for a little bit of bling and shine. I kept the makeup pretty simple but with lots of touches of bronze and golds. I'm a huge fan of bright nail polish colors and I think the pink is perfect for this little dress!
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Walter

Don't you love the ruffles on this dress? I think adding the headband is perfect for a party and you don't need too many other accessories but a couple of big rings. For the makeup, I would really play up the eyes with this outfit. A simple smokey eye with lots of eye liner and of course pretty false lashes! Light pink lips and bright red nails completes the look.

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