Lookbook: Arm Candy

What I’m Wearing
Blazer: Elizabeth and James
Top: Martin+Osa
Jeans: Rag and Bone
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff
Belt (not shown): J Crew

My bangs are so annoying. I got them cut too short thinking that I could deal with them a little short so that I wouldn’t have to get them trimmed as often but now I hate them. I end up pinning them back every day.  If you’re on my facebook or twitter you may have seen my update about my T3 blow dryer that exploded while I was drying my hair.  Scariest thing ever!  While I was blow drying I thought I heard it making a funny noise so I pointed it away from my hair (thank goodness!) because as I did that, the inside of the dryer went “BOOM! BOOM!” a few times and I screamed in fear as I tried to turn it off but the thing wouldn’t turn off and it was still popping and cracking while in my hand.  I screamed the entire time because I didn’t know what to do!  It finally stopped and then I dropped it to the ground and you could hear all the little parts of the motor had shattered inside.  I now call it my very expensive maraca as all it does it make rattling noises now.  I got some fantastic feedback from you guys on facebook on which hair dryer I should buy and did a ton of research on which got the best reviews.  It was hard to decide but I ended up getting the Elchim 2001 from Folica.com and I got it in the mail yesterday and can’t wait to try it out.  I’ll let you guys know how I like it!  BTW, I’m NEVER buying T3 again! I love my T3 curling iron but the hair dryer thing was traumatic.  After that happened, I went online and saw that the same thing happened to a lot of people so I’m warning those of you with a T3 hair dryer that if it starts making a strange noise like you’ve never heard it make before, kind of like a strong buzzing noise, turn it off, put it down and step away before it explodes!

This is my exact blazer but it kind of looks terrible on this mannequin right?  Trust me when I say it looks much better on and in person.  And good for those of  us with short arms that regularly have to roll our sleeves up.  This one has the perfect length sleeves!

The LOFT blazer is great and comes in regular and petite sizes and they are doing 40% off all orders right now!  (And if you use ebates, you’ll get 3% cashback as well) Check out the  T by Alexander Wang Knit Blazer love the unexpected cut out on the back!

Such a pretty color and on sale!
This Forever21 Embroidered Floral Tunic would be cute with this outfit too. Or a striped tunic would look great too. Love the red!

Madewell and Rag & Bone make the best skinnies in my opinion.  Can’t go wrong.  They do run a bit snug though but I don’t recommend sizing up as they do stretch (but not a whole lot so if you are between sizes then probably going a size up is best)

Madewell now has these denim leggings, you know, leggings that look like denim as opposed to jeggings and I’m curious about them. I actually haven’t been to Madewell in about a month (!) so I’m going to try and go soon and try these on and scope out all the new stuff.

You could also get the  Simple Pump 85.  I prefer the Simple 100 pumps but these are fab for those of you that don’t want as high of a heel.  The ones I’m wearing are the Ron Ron pumps in the patent leather.  These are actually the 2nd pair of Louboutins I had ever bought!  They don’t get worn as much now but they are one of the first that started my crazy collection.

For a better price point, did you see these Michael Kors pumps? Really cute!  I tried these Pour la Victoire platform pumps, which are pretty much dupes of the YSL Tributes and they are very comfy! 

You’ve probably noticed my love of the MAC clutch since I have two of them.  I carry them a lot which surprised even me but I am getting used to not carrying as much stuff with me and I’m liking it!

I can’t find my pink one anymore but I’m liking the new quilting of her latest collection.  Also love shape of The Affair bag.  If you are looking for a pink bag, I carry this tote when traveling for work and I really like the size of it.  It fits a laptop nicely and is easy to get out and put back in for security.
Speaking of Rebecca Minkoff bags, the smarter.com blog is giving away one of her gorgeous bags, as well as Michael Kors watch (in rose gold – my fave!) and a pair of Tory Burch flip flops!  Click here to enter!  I hope one of you guys win! 🙂

One last note, I get a lot of questions and comments about my jewelry and how to wear it, how to layer it, how to know if you are wearing too much, too little, etc… Check out my post on the Smarter blog for my tips on how to add jewelry to your outfits!

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  • Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews)
    April 15, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Ah scary about the blow dryer! I don't think I'm following you on FB – I'll have to fix that.

    I can't stop looking at that clutch, it's a great size!

    Have a great weekend Tiffany 🙂

  • Lily
    April 15, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    You look so cute ! Love the pink top and clutch. That must have been so terrifying when the dryer exploded !!


  • Sheila
    April 15, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    I love your outfit, and your clutch is so niceeee it complements very well the outfit!


  • Twenty.Something
    April 15, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Super cute outfit! Love the bright color and that purse is to die for.


  • CessOviedo
    April 15, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    No one wears blazers as pretty as you do! Love the pink accents in contrast with the black rest, hope you figure out your bangs soon! Enjoy the weekend!

    Cess O. <3
    The Outfit Diaries

  • Viv
    April 15, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    i love how you matched your accessories with your top 🙂


  • heavenrain
    April 15, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    OMG Tiff you rock girl !

    LOVE IT sorry but I am going to recreate it as close as possible , Thank you so much XO

  • Agnes in Wonderland
    April 15, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    These pinks are lovely 😉

  • Serena
    April 15, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    I can relate to the screaming because my coffee maker exploded and I screamed so much you would think I was being chased by an axe murderer.

    I use a French press now…

  • iamstylish
    April 15, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    @Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews) yes, it's the perfect size clutch I think! Have a great weekend too!

  • iamstylish
    April 15, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    @Lily I was so scared! Mainly because I had no idea what was going on and when it would stop.

  • iamstylish
    April 15, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    @Sheila thank you! Funny enough, as much as I love pink, this one doesn't get used as much!

  • iamstylish
    April 15, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    @Twenty.Something needing some bright colors these days as the sun refuses to come out in Seattle!

  • iamstylish
    April 15, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    @CessOviedo I hope so too, the bangs are SO annoying. I'm never going to get them cut so short again!

  • iamstylish
    April 15, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    @Viv it was kind of the perfect match right?

  • iamstylish
    April 15, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    @heavenrain thank you! I hope you do, I would love to see your version of it! 🙂

  • iamstylish
    April 15, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    @Agnes in Wonderland I thought so too 🙂 I like pink but I actually don't wear it too often.

  • iamstylish
    April 15, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    @Serena SCARY!! I know, I think my husband thought I was being attacked in the bathroom.

    April 15, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    LOOK at you _ lady in PINK! and your superLONG lashes?! HELLO_ lovely!


  • Honeysuckle
    April 15, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    i like your bangs pinned back! its really chic. but you are super chic anyways. 🙂

    i'm glad you are okay after the blow dryer fiasco!

  • Justine
    April 15, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    I really love this black and pink look. I want to use clutches 🙂

    Just Better Together

  • DesignCatalog
    April 15, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Are your Ron Rons comfortable compared to your Simple 100s? Just wondering because my feet aren't that narrow, so I'm extra picky about which CLs will be comfortable for me!

  • iamstylish
    April 15, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    @JENNY I don't even know what I'd do without my lash extensions! I'm so addicted!

  • iamstylish
    April 15, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    @Honeysuckle aw thank you! luckily I like that look too so it works but I can't wait until they are a little bit longer so they don't act so strange when i don't pin them back.

  • iamstylish
    April 15, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    @Justine you should! Just have to get used to it if you are a big bag girl like me but I think you'll like it too!

  • iamstylish
    April 15, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    @DesignCatalog The Ron Ron's are less comfortable than the Simple 100's. Especially if you're feet aren't narrow, I think the Ron Ron's run a bit tighter to the foot but still true to size, sizing wise. I would definitely recommend the Simple pumps for you! (Simple pumps also run TTS for me)

  • Make Mommy Chic
    April 15, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Tiffany that t3 hairdryer story is so scary! I have one and now afraid to dry my hair with it! I'd rather have frizzy hair then risk being electrocuted. However on a positive note I love the dashes of pink in your outfit and have managed to convince me to get a Rebecca minkoff clutch! Happy Friday!'

  • Stephanie
    April 15, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Love that bag. It really is Arm Candy.

    April 15, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Love the outfit, you look amazing!


  • PetiteLittleGirl
    April 16, 2011 at 2:26 am

    I love that clutch. The leather looks so soft even in the photos. Your story was scary but I am glad you found a new hair dryer. Have a great weekend!

  • Yuni
    April 16, 2011 at 5:17 am

    Hairdryers and I do not get along well. So scary about yours! However blazers + clutches = match made in heaven and I love the color of that clutch, it reminds me of lipstick. So sweet and sexy!

  • Lisa
    April 16, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Yikes! Tiffany I'm glad you weren't hurt by the dryer you could have really burned yourself or something awful!

    I HEART this outfit the beautiful pink against the black just looks so polished and chic! You just look so effortlessly put together!

  • marcella
    April 16, 2011 at 8:22 am

    I love the bag 🙂

  • Chelsea
    April 16, 2011 at 11:32 am

    I am having the same issue with my bangs! Good luck-it's uber frustrating! Love the pink-it looks amazing!

    -Chelsea (http://redsoledfashionista.blogspot.com/)

  • Amy
    April 17, 2011 at 2:27 am

    I love my quilted MAC! What a great bag. This outfit is super cute, as usual.

  • Amy
    April 17, 2011 at 2:29 am

    Tiffany, I forgot to mention, do you have issues of colors from your clothes bleeding onto your MAC clutch? If so, what do you do about this??

  • Chic 'n Cheap Living
    April 17, 2011 at 3:01 am

    Love the pop of pink! I've been thinking about getting the Mac bombe clutch lately – such a perfect gray!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  • iamstylish
    April 17, 2011 at 7:36 am

    @Make Mommy Chic I know, so scary! I hope that it doesn't happen to you and chances are you are probably okay but please do make sure to just be aware if it starts to sounds funny, it will most likely do the same thing!

  • iamstylish
    April 17, 2011 at 7:37 am

    @Stephanie I almost called this post "Cotton Candy" because of all the pink but Arm Candy seemed more appropriate 🙂

  • iamstylish
    April 17, 2011 at 7:37 am

    @ABIGAIL NY thank you!

  • iamstylish
    April 17, 2011 at 7:38 am

    @PetiteLittleGirl RM uses really great leather, it really is so soft!

    So far so good with the new dryer!

  • iamstylish
    April 17, 2011 at 7:38 am

    @Yuni hehe, true! I do love blazers AND clutches so I'm glad they go together 🙂

  • iamstylish
    April 17, 2011 at 7:39 am

    @Lisa Thanks girl!

    P.S. EEEEK! only a few more days!!! 🙂

  • iamstylish
    April 17, 2011 at 7:39 am

    @marcella Thanks Marcella!

  • iamstylish
    April 17, 2011 at 7:40 am

    @Chelsea thank goodness you feel my pain! I can't wait until they grow out!

  • iamstylish
    April 17, 2011 at 7:41 am

    @Amy I haven't had any issues with color bleeding with the MAC Clutch but I have had jeans that bleed onto my white bags and that is so annoying. So far I haven't yet found a solution. 🙁 Sorry I can't help but if I do find a solution, I'll make sure to write a post about it!

  • iamstylish
    April 17, 2011 at 7:41 am

    @Chic 'n Cheap Living Ooh, love that clutch! Get it! 🙂

  • Michelle Lee
    April 17, 2011 at 9:53 am

    amazing shots! 🙂
    beautiful outfit


  • Fashion Therapist
    April 17, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Rebecca Minkoff is my weakness. I've always wanted that clutch, but I don't know why I didn't just pull the trigger on it. That definitely is going to be my next purchase.

  • WendyB
    April 18, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Oh my God! That hair dryer story is insane!

  • Leena
    April 18, 2011 at 2:37 am

    that clutch is perfection, and i love the pink/black combo!

    The Classy Confidante

  • DiamondsandTulle
    April 18, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    OMG Tiff! That is so scary about the hairdryer! I hope you contacted T3 to let them know or take it back to where you bought it. They should re-compensate you and then some! eek!
    Love love love that new quilted RM MAC.

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com