Thursday, August 30, 2012

Designer Spotlight: 10th Tribe

I feel that everyone needs basics in their wardrobe: a simple dress, a tee, or a tank. These pieces can always be dressed up or down and I feel as though I always get my most out of these items. 

When I came across 10th Tribe they won over my heart with their fun and edgy designs and soft fabrics. A little bohemian, a little rock and roll. They really do have something for everyone.

I love that this NYC based company manufactures their products in Brooklyn. If you don't live in NYC and you want to purchase some of their products no worries. They also sell their items online and in Australia. 

Be sure to check out 10th Tribe's website, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.

Look of the Day- Beautiful Bohemian

Beautiful Bohemian

1) Polished Buds Necklace available at Anthropologie- $58.00
2) Navy Silk Sweetheart Top available at Kristinit- $235.00
3) Biennial Satchel available at J. Crew- $348.00
4) Mango Wood Wedge available at Payless- $29.99 $19.99
5) 1969 Modern Trouser Jeans available at Gap- $69.95 $39.99

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Fall Favorites

I seriously cannot believe it is the end of August already. Kids are heading back to school, the weather is cooling off (slightly), and before you know it the leaves will be changing color. I do love autumn. Dressing is so much more fun during this season. Don't you agree? Layering and experimenting with different styles is much more easier and can add a jacket or scarf and don't have to worry about that darn heat!

I really don't have extra money to do any shopping for fall right now...but a girl can dream right? Here are some pieces that made it on to my wish list. What do you think???

Fall Favorites

What would be on your shopping wish list for fall? Will you be trying any new trends, or sticking to what you know works best on you?

Friday, August 24, 2012

Flashback Friday

Today we're heading back quite a few years and checking out a superstar in the making. Here our mystery celebrity is at age 14. This might be a tricky one...but go ahead and give it your best guess.

See if you are correct after the jump.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Must Have: Printed Pants

Printed pants are everywhere this season. It's instantly dresses up any look, adding some flair to casual jeans or slacks. I have to admit, I only have one pair of printed pants...which are a few years old. But I do know what I'll pick up the next time I go shopping.

I love looking at Jessica Alba for casual look inspiration. Here she is just walking around town in floral printed denim. This look is so simple, right? But she layers on some flowy pieces and amazing shoes and she looks so chic. I love it!

Check out some of my favorite printed pants out there right now. I think even Jessica would approve:

High-Rise Floral Printed Pants available at Forever21, $19.80

Letter Do Her Thing Pants available at ModCloth, $89.99

Trina Turk Jacquard Slim Leg Monie Pant available at Piperlime, $278.00

What do you think of this trend? Is it a must have for you? Or are you so sick of seeing it?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Shopping Roundup

~Buy one full priced top or sweater and get a second one for 50% off at Ann Taylor.

~Stop by Express and check out there jean selection. Right now all men's and women's jeans are buy one get a second pair for $29.90.

~Be sure to check out Urban Outfitters online for free shipping through August 23rd.

~At ASOS take 50% off and an extra 10% off when you enter EXTRA10 at checkout.


Friday, August 17, 2012


Where have you been lately???

This is a question I have been hearing a lot from not only my readers...but even my real life friends. Over the last few months I have been making numerous doctor visits, getting a number of medical tests done, and just laying around in the worst pain ever. All of my tests showed that it looked as though I had endometriosis. I didn't even realize that my pain was uncommon. I thought it was normal. But it was in a routine yearly gynecological exam that the possibility of this condition was discovered.

Why am I sharing this with you all? Well, I really wasn't going to. When I first found out I was rather embarrassed...maybe even a little ashamed. But, why should I be? I have read that this condition is something that up to FIVE MILLION American women have! When I read that number I definitely did not feel alone. I have relatives that have this condition (which is one of the reasons that I probably have gotten endometriosis), and almost everyone I know seems to know someone with this disorder. Even picture perfect celebrities have this disorder, including: Padma Lakshmi, Julianne Hough, Jillian Michaels, and Tia Mowry.

I actually had a large cyst known as an endometrioma growing in/on my ovary. It was getting larger by the day and had to be removed. The thing about endometriosis is that it spreads and is very painful. The upsetting part about it all is that there is no cure. It will keep coming back, even though there are a few ways to control it. I'm sure that this will not be my only surgery for it in my lifetime. 

So as I sit at home and recover from my surgery, I ask that you all keep up with your yearly exams and if you are in pain it's probably something you want to get checked out. Pain is not normal...for anyone. 

Lastly, I do want to thank all of my friends and family that have supported me through this difficult time. Thanks for all of the kind emails, phone calls, and all of your love. I appreciate it more than anything!!!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Model Monday

Today we're turning our eyes on to Anna de Rijk. Anna may be known for her eyes and her legs...but she is on her way to being known as a supermodel.

Born in: 1988 in the Netherlands
Agency: DNA Management
Has worked for: Chanel, Givenchy, and Nina Ricci to name a few