Jul 27, 2011

Lookbook: The Start of Something New...

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This past month has been crazy madness.  Trying to launch a new business + working my regular job + my blog + freelance blogging + a week of jury duty was insanity!  And amidst that I was super sick for over 2 weeks straight with a mystery illness that made me cry almost everyday.  My doctor had me do several tests and go through XRays and CAT scans only to find "it could be this" or "it could be a sign of this" but nothing definite!!  UGH.  Mystery illnesses suck.  But for some strange reason, the mystery illness slowly mysteriously disappeared and I'm actually feeling almost normal!  It may have just been stress attacking my body, who knows!  My doctor was certainly as puzzled as I was.

Love the color of the dress that Banana Republic kindly sent over a few months ago but I haven't had a chance (or the appropriate weather!) to wear it.  The dress was a bit big/long on me and I haven't had time to go to my tailor so I cinched it up with a belt and it did the trick!  I hope you love the jewelry I'm wearing because... it's part of my latest venture!  My sister and I are designing a line of jewelry and we are SO excited that we are close to launching!  You'll be seeing more of our jewelry pop up on our blogs and hopefully soon (crossing our fingers that everything goes well) you'll be able to purchase them at our online store!

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It's on sale online but limited sizes so maybe check out the stores, they might have your size!  There's also this pretty printed version of my dress on sale for $80!  Love this lace trim sheath dress as well!  A great summer look for work if you top it off with a white blazer and nude peeptoe pumps.

J Crew has a cute striped blazer too.  Or a stripe cardigan would be just as cute over this dress.  Love the short sleeve version of the cardigan too.

Mine are the Tribute Mary Jane sandals which they don't make anymore but I do love the classic tribute sandals as well.  As high as these shoes are, they are SO comfy!  Check out the Vince Camuto Marken, total dupes of mine but way cheaper! And Endless is doing a promotion for $25 off $80 which is a fab deal on these! Or try the Vince Camuto Melva sandals, I love the height! (they have them in leopard too!)


Here's a better look at my nail polish.  I am so in love with this neon polish.  It's so crazy bright!  I can't find it anywhere online but I got mine at Bartell's so maybe check your local drugstore if they have it!  The brand is Cosmetic Arts in Pink Rush.  I went back and got another bright neon pink and a green.  They are perfect for the summer!  My bag is the Chanel Ultimate Stitch.

Necklace from our jewelry line.  (The ring I'm wearing is ours too!)  More info coming soon!

**Last Day to enter my Vitaphenol giveaway for a skincare set worth $325!**

New post on the Smarter blog!  Check out my tops picks for rompers!

65 comments:

  1. Love the whole look, but the blazer is fabulous!! Haven't seen anything like that before. It really takes a basic dress to the next level. Congrats on your jewelry line, very exciting!!

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  2. I love the color of your dress. It's so fresh and summery =)

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  3. great blazer
    http://urbanprettygirl.blogspot.com/

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  4. hooray for new venture! I can't wait to see more. will you open up a shop online. love love love!

    and ps, so sorry about your mystery illness. I always chalk those things up to stress. boo. glad you're feeling better x

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  5. I love that blazer, bright blue dress brings up so much life to it! Can't wait to see all about that jewelry collection, I can imagine it's going to be awesome!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  6. Such a great color and I love it with the stripes !!

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  7. so exciting, a new business ! cant wait to see it!

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  8. I just recently bought a strip blazer because it looked so good on you!
    The necklace look beautiful...can't wait til your line comes out!

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  9. So sorry to hear that you weren't feeling well, but I'm very glad to hear that you're better!

    Love, love the jewelry! Can't wait to see the other pieces in your and your sister's collection. (I think I'll buy that necklace when it becomes available, it's so fabulous!)

    Belle

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  10. @Amber from Real Girl Glam Thanks Amber! When I first got the striped blazer, I didn't know what to wear it with. Now I want to wear it with everything!

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  11. @PetiteLittleGirl Thank you! Yes, it is such a great color for the summer.

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  12. @Chessa! Thanks so much Monica!! Yes, our online shop will hopefully open up in August.

    stress does weird things to the body, doesn't it?

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  13. @CessOviedo Yes, without the blazer I didn't love it but paired with the blazer it really brought the dress to life. Thanks so much for your support Cess!

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  14. @lica Thanks so much Lica! i can't wait to launch it! :)

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  15. @xxayeexx oh fun! I love my striped blazer, I'm sure you look great in yours! and thanks for your support! We're really excited about it!

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  16. @Anonymous Thanks Belle! Maybe next time we meet up I can show you some of the pieces in person! :)

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  17. Tiff, I am waiting impatiently for your store! Great outfit btw. ;)

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  18. love the necklace! and your shoe collection always amazes me!

    hope you are well again soon! looking forward to your new line of jewelry! =)

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  19. You can find all sports of color club polishes on ebay - love their fun colors, especially the glittery ones :)

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  20. Ooh! exciting about the jewelery business! can't wait to see what kind of pretty things you guys are going to have!

    And that sucks about being sick. Glad your'e feeling better though!

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  21. Congrats about the jewelry line Tiff! That's incredible! What are the price points going to be like?
    Also - so sorry to hear about your mystery illness but good to hear is going away!

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

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  22. You look amazing! I love your YSL shoes - I have the other version, the Tribute sandals :) Can I ask which model Chanel bag that is? I love it :) Thank you!

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  23. @Meisha.Style I'm getting better, thanks! These shoes don't get much play so they don't make it on the blog very often but I do love them!

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  24. @kimmie Thanks Kimmie! Maybe at our next dinner I'll bring some stuff to show you guys! :)

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  25. @DiamondsandTulle Thanks Viv! They are going to be in the mid-range. Great quality jewelry but not too pricey is what we are aiming for.

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  26. @Katherine Love the Tribute sandals! I've been thinking about getting a pair! The bag is called the "ultimate stitch" I just got it in the spring so it *might* still be available.

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  27. oh can't wait to see your online store. I love the necklace you're wearing! I've been reading / following your blog for about 2 years now and you have inspired me in so many ways. After reading your post about leaving your corporate job and focus full time on your own business, I feel so inspired that I've decided to pursue something that I really want to do for a long time (but always too lazy to start) - an online clothing store. It is so closed of being launched. Finally I am doing something I am truly passionate about!

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  28. Yay for feeling better! Can't wait to see your jewelry collection. Exciting news.

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  29. I love love that dress-and the color is amazing on you!

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  30. i'm so glad to hear that you're feeling better. mystery illnesses are the worst but hopefully this one is gone for good. *fingers crossed!*

    and i've been lemming a striped blazer for so long now! i love how you styled it. and i can't wait for your jewelry line to debut!!

    ♥ kileen
    cute & little

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  31. How high are you YSL heels? Looks like the higher ones?

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  32. I can not wait for you to launch your jewelry line.
    I think you won't be able to keep it in stock.
    Congratulations!

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  33. ah... take care. you have lots on your plate and still manage to look great.

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  34. Tiffany! I hope you are feeling better from your mystery illness. I do want to say its stress. It seems like you had a stressful past few weeks.

    The necklace is hot! I can't wait until you open your business. Most people I see opening a jewelry business makes bohemian style jewelry which is only 10% of my taste. I can't wait to see when its up! Save me some good ones, ok? :)

    Love the dress! The color looks amazing on you.

    richelle
    www.rarepersona.com

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  35. I love your style Tiffany. Congrats on your jewelry line. Glad that you are feeling better.

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  36. Congratulations on your new venture!! I can totally see this being up your alley and the pieces you've shown here are great!

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  37. And I cannot wait to see the jewelry line ! I am so excited and sure it will be extra fabulous :)

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  38. i DEFINITELY need/want more blazers!! :D :D :D the stripes look FAB.

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  39. I just found your great site through another blog. I live in Bellevue also. I am not a blogger myself, but it's refreshing to see a local blogger and fashionista. I can't wait to see your jewelry line.

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  40. Great look! Love your blazer, it definitely makes the whole outfit just pop. And I'm going to have to check out that nail polish line, I almost never go to Bartells but guess I'll be there this weekend:)
    Glad you're feeling better! I went through the same mystery illness too, it was stress and eating right (not drinking much water).
    Also congrats on the new business- always so exciting!

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  41. aw wishing you the best of luck with everything! sounds like exciting times to come though :) HUGS

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  42. ahhhh! i love everything! :) I can't wait to find out more about your jewelry line! I love it so far! <3

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  43. I love your taste! I enjoy your blog and youtube channel a lot :D

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  44. I just read this post! Good luck on your new venture although I don't think you will need any luck, I predict you guys won't be able to keep up with the demand!

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  45. @Chic Escape that is amazing! Good for you! I can't wait to see your online shop, please let me know when it opens up!

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  46. @Really Petite Thanks Annie! the color is perfect for the summer!

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  47. @kileen oh, you gotta get a striped blazer. I'd love to see how you style it!

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  48. @kaylyn yes, they are the highest ones they have. I don't have them with me right now but I'd say they are 5-6 inches.

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  49. @chibi thank you for the kind words, we are so excited!

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  50. @Savvy Gal ha, yes, I always have too much on my plate, kind of the story of my life but I hate adding sickness to that! Thanks for your kind words.

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  51. @Richelle Thanks R! I hope you will love our stuff, I will definitely save you the good ones :)

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  52. @MizzJ thanks always for your support J! I appreciate it.

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  53. @sugarmouse yes! I'm a blazer fiend! I think blazers are a great staple in your closet!

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  54. @savxg yay! always nice to have local readers! I live in Seattle but grew up in Bellevue!

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  55. @The.Red.See Bartell's randomly has good cosmetics now. I never really looked but the past few times I went in, I found lots of fun stuff!

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  56. @Jesmim thanks Jesmin! I need to update my youtube channel a bit more often but thanks anyway for watching and reading! :)

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