Sep 30, 2010

It's my Birthday and a giveaway!

This cat rightly reflects how I feel about birthdays and getting older.
Not impressed at all.  LOL!  You have to listen to it with the sound on, it's so funny!

And to celebrate my birthday, a fun giveaway for my fabulous readers!  Megan, owner of Alainn Bella (if you remember my dress review here) has offered up this adorable dress* to the winner of my giveaway!  Such a fun dress and you could totally style it the same as I did with a vest over it.


While you're over there, check out her new stuff.  Great pieces for the fall and fun jewelry too.  Love this sweater!

How to enter:
  • Become a Alainn Bella Facebook fan or Subscribe to their newsletter - go to the box underneath the main header (1 entry)
  • Follow I am Style-ish via Google Friend Connect, subscribe to my RSS feed through reader or email or any other way where you can read my blog consistently.  If you already are a subscriber/follower, etc... just leave a comment to let me know! (+1 entry)
  • Give me ideas on what I should do to celebrate my birthday! :) (+1 entry)
Giveaway will be open until next Thursday 10/7.  Comments will be closed at 5PM PST.  Winner will be chosen by random draw.

**if your size isn't available, Megan will work with you on choosing another piece from her store**

Good luck my lovelies!




I got questions about my "lash fill" from yesterday's post wondering WTH that was and some people wanted to see pics.  The fill is for my lash extensions where you can read about here.  And here's an iPhone pic that I snapped yesterday so you can see how full they are.  Thanks Christine!  She's fab, if you are in the area, go to her for your lashes! (and waxing and facials)

Sep 29, 2010

It's the little things

Thanks for all your sweet comments/messages yesterday!  You all know how to cheer a girl up.  It's really nothing too dramatic but it does affect me and my job which is not the best feeling in the world but hey, do what you gotta do right?  (I'm not losing my job or anything but just a lot sh*t that's going down right now).

Since I've been traveling for the past four weeks I was in desperate need of some pampering time.  I specifically scheduled it so that I wouldn't have to travel this week, so last week I scheduled all my beauty treatments for Monday and Tuesday.  I got a facial, massage, lash refill (hello full lashes! I love them.) and a haircut.  Then I did my own mani and pedi and now feel like I'm all shiny and new!  I seriously feel so much better.  I was talking to a co-worker who I was traveling with and telling her just how excited I was to get my haircut and that it was just the little things that can make me so happy and she totally agreed.

Do you guys feel the same?  What is your "little thing" that can make you happy when you're down or stressed?

My usual stress relievers (Macho and Savvy) are visiting their grandparents and are not coming back until Saturday so I've been doggy-less for a few weeks now.  I'm super excited to see them!  And my in-laws of course :)
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My little stress buster, Savvy.  I love putting bows on her.  I found this ribbon and fashioned a bow headband for her.  She doesn't mind, she gets a treat every time her silly mom puts her in a ridiculous outfit or headband :)

Here are some of my other "little things" that I've recently aquired that I'm absolutely loving and had to share. (click on the pictures to take you to the product/site)

This gel liner has been the best gel liner I've used and trust me, I've tried out a lot!  I'm loving this blue.  It's really blue in the container but comes out more of a pretty dark royal blue.  It lasts all day and goes on really well.
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The perfect fall nail colors!  I love Essie's newest collection and can't wait to wear all of the colors this fall.
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I finally got my hands on the coveted Naked Palette!  I put my name on the waiting list and when I got the email that it was back in stock I ordered it within 2 seconds of getting the email!
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My other Revas are still wearable but looking a bit old so I treated myself to a new pair and got these navy ones.  Out of all my flats, even my more expensive ones from Louboutin and Prada, these are still the most comfortable!
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Cupcakes!  Guess what? It's my birthday tomorrow!!  I'm really not a "big" birthday person and like to have multiple low key dinners throughout the week rather than one big blowout party but something that I can not live without on my birthday is some kind of cake and this year I chose Cupcake Royale, my favorite cupcakes in Seattle!  So yummy!  Their special flavor of the month is Blue Mountain Huckleberry.  It looks so good, I can't wait to try it!
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Sep 28, 2010

My Happy Place

You know how they say "When it rains, it pours"?  Well, that's my life right now.  Everything was going along fantastically until recently when a series of bad events occurred and seem to keep on coming.  I've been getting easily upset over things because of all the bad events and all I seem to do lately is yell and rant, yell and rant.

Recently I took to twitter to rant, which I'm usually not a big fan of doing but like I said, it's just been coming down on me so rant I did (but also why I'm staying away from twitter these days).  The always sweet Cooking in Stilettos reminded me to "Breathe!!! Think shoes?" which is some great advice as I needed to get to my happy place ASAP.

So, let's all go to my happy place and look at some pretties shall we?

such a pretty color!
 Christian Louboutin Crepe-de-Chine Slingback

I've shown these zipper heels before but I'm loving it in this berry color.
 Christian Louboutin Rolando Platform Pumps

Nude platform mary janes.  Seems like the perfect combo to me!
Christian Louboutin Relika Patent Mary Jane Pumps

Ah, lace.  And lace on a shoe?  Fabulous!
Christian Louboutin Lace Crepe-De-Chine Pump

Flats with studs and a bow.  So meant for me.
Miu Miu Studded Bow Ballet Flat

I can't resist the bows!
Miu Miu Patent Leather T-Strap Bow Bootie

I tried these on in person and they are so pretty.  NEED!
Miu Miu Bi-Color Bow Pump

I'm not a huge fan of red pumps but these?  They are calling to me.

Valentino Leather Platform Pumps

I describe my style as "classic with a modern twist" which I feel perfectly describes these!
Valentino Studded Bow Pump

And not a shoe but I'm obsessed with this bag and the perfect color for the fall.
Yves Saint Laurent Crinkled Patent Muse Bag

I've been trying not to "emotional shop" lately but man oh man.  When stuff comes down on me, buying shoes definitely helps bring me back up!

Sep 27, 2010

Lookbook: Last days of summer

This lookbook was taken in August which you'll be seeing a bunch from August/early September since I haven't had a chance to post them yet.  Gotta love the last days of summer!

What I'm Wearing
Vest: Madewell
Tank: C&C California
Skirt: Wilifred (from Aritizia)
Shoes: Miu Miu
Nail polish: OPI Shorts Story and China Glaze Heli-Yum
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I got this vest at Madewell when I was visiting NYC and it was before Seattle got their very own Madewell store which I absolutely adoooore.  I've already bought way too much stuff from there but this vest is one of the best buys as it was on super sale!
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It's a perfect topper for a little bodycon outfit like what I'm wearing.  Covers up all the parts that we're a bit self conscious about unless you have a body like Marisa Miller for which I envy you :)
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Trying to get hubs to take different angles for the lookbook shots but then he just ends up making me laugh!


Shop the Lookbook:

Testimony Los Angeles Ruffle Front Knit Vest - on sale, 50% off!

This Gabriella Rocha vest is adorable and on sale for $31!  But I lurve this Rebecca Taylor ruffle vest and it is on sale... hmmm I think I need to add it to my cart now.

Forever21 Metallic Bandage Skirt
Metallic? Love it!

Love this print on this LOFT skirt too.

Or you could forget about the separates and just get this dress.  It's exactly what I'm wearing!
Free People Women's Super Tank Mini Dress



Women's Kelsi Dagger pewter leather 'Sydney' platform sandals

I didn't think I'd get much use out of metallic sandals but I have worn them quite a bit this summer.  For $50, these sandals by Guess are fab.  Or I'd take these Jimmy Choo sandals.  Totally hot!


China Glaze Heli-yum and OPI Shorts Story
I have way too much nail polish and can't manage to wear all of them so I've been painting my nails multiple colors lately to solve that problem!  I just alternated these two colors for a fun manicure but subtle enough to wear to the office too.

Sep 22, 2010

The same but different: Miu Miu!

For those of you that are in love with my Miu Miu pumps (I love them too!)
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I've found the perfect look for less for you!  Almost identical right? But WAY cheaper than mine!  (I will however say that those pumps are one of the most comfortable pair that I own, I walk around in those for hours and my feet don't hurt)


And if you use the code VC200, take 20% off your order of $200+!

They even have open toe versions.

Vince Camuto Michelle
 
I'm also really liking these for the fall.  I'm going to try to hunt them down at a store, I've never tried this brand before and you know me and my picky feet, but I'm hoping that they work because I can see me wearing these all through fall!
Vince Camuto Canasta Shoes

Have you tried Vince Camuto shoes?  Feedback on their quality/comfort?



For those of you that asked about the Lady's Choice Cardigan that I linked to on Monday, sizing runs true to size, I'd even say it runs a bit bigger and the quality is nice but it's definitely itchy so you'll need to wear long sleeves underneath it.  Online they call the colors "Black Motif" and "Purple" but since those are the colors I bought, I'd definitely call them gray and pink :)

One last thing, I wanted to thank Chickadvisor.com for featuring me in their "Popular Blogger"series!  So excited to see the feature and thank you for the fun interview.  Click on over to see the feature and the questions they asked!
Chickadvisor.com Featured Blogger

Sep 20, 2010

Lookbook: Bows and Bling

You know I couldn't stay away for too long right?  I missed you guys!  I'm not back full time but wanted to share this lookbook and a great deal that I have for my readers.

What I'm Wearing:
Top: from Anthropologie
Cardigan: J. Crew
Skirt: H&M
Shoes:Dior
Nail Polish: OPI We'll Always Have Paris
Ring: Gift from Ice.com**

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I stopped by Anthropologie this weekend as I saw this cardigan on sale online and had to see if they had it in the store as I wanted to try it on.  While I was browsing, hubs is looking at a rack and says "How about this top? This looks like you." and I agreed and brought it home with me.  Good pick hubs! (I did end up getting the cardigan, in both gray and pink, it's really cute!)

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Wanted to show you the cute bows on the top, what a fun detail!
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We stopped by Uptown Espresso for a latte and walked around the area to enjoy our drinks.  BTW, my ring finger is painted with a glitter top coat, it's cuter in person, the picture makes it look weird. :)
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And thank you to ice.com for my pretty Tanzanite ring.
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For my readers, they are offering a 20% sitewide discount (excluding watches, engagement rings and sale items) plus $1 shipping.  Use the code: FBFAL  Check out their Fall Style Guide according to these four trends to find something perfect for you.  My ring is from the "Drama Queen" collection, which I love the mix of the black with the jewel tones of the collection.  Make sure to check them all out!

    Shop the Lookbook:
    I can't find my top online but this one is pretty similar and cute!
    or love this little bow tank and check out this hello kitty tank, so cute right?

    Topshop panel bodycon skirt
    I really like these slim skirts that you can wear with flowy tops.  This one with hearts on it is adorable!

    Miss Dior Pumps


    Did you see these Steve Madden Caryssa pumps?  They are the perfect shade of blue and love the height!  And they are on sale!


    Link Love