Monday, December 28, 2009

Knight of Style 12-28-09

Knight of Style 12-28-09

Occasion: Lunch and some vintage shopping with the boy's grandparents.
Skirt: Vera Wang Lavender Label (via Gilt)
Shirt: Forever 21 (love this shirt, it is ver verestile)
Cardigan: vintage from nanapatproject (blogged about here)
Belt: Forever 21
Boots: Steve Madden (had forever and are a staple in my wardrobe)

Sorry these pictures are not was freezing, very windy (note my hair) and I kept sinking in the snow to above my boots. Funny story though, my amazing boy pulled over on the side of the road so we could jump out and take these pictures while there was still sunlight, in doing so we got the truck stuck in the snow. Thirty minutes after trying to dig and push it out we ended up being able to reverse out of the rut we created! We got a good laugh!

The boy and I traveled three hours to the other side of Wisconsin to meet his grandparents and aunt for lunch. We ate at this amazing resturant called Pies Are Squared. They, as you may have guessed, make square pies. We had a piece of wood turtle and it was awesometastic! The boys grandparents are not what you call normal grandparents. They are very active for their age and have amazing style ( I am kicking myself for not taking a picture of the amazing outfit his grandma had on today!!!!!!!!!) They are big on women dressing like women and keeping the "air of femininity". They insisted that we go across the street to Wild Woman Clothing and I try on clothes. They bought me two amazing bcbg dresses, two pair of shoes, a totally fantastic fasinator and a turkey feather shurg. They made me feel like a million dollars through out this process and I am very grateful and appreciative for what they did. The boys family is absolutely amazing and I am grateful to know them.
Hope everyone else's vacation is going awesome.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Giveaway at Ruby Mines!!!

To start off the new year Ruby Mines is giving away a beautiful necklace. Head over to her blog here if you would like to eneter. Katy at Kansas Coture is also offering free shipping from Ruby Mines etsy shop, head over to her blog to check that out. Thank you for being so gracious and giving us all something to look forward to in the new year. Here is a picture of the beautiful necklace she is giving away:

Good luck to you all!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Knight of Style

HERE IT IS! My first style file! The boy and I decided it would be best to incorperate my blog name into the name of the style file. So Knight of Style it is :) what do you think? too cheesy? not clear enough? It was really fun taking these pictures. We woke up to a snowstorm, but it actually was not that cold so that made taking pictures outside without further ado here it goes....

Occasion: Going to lunch with some of the boy's friends, out to Whitewater, and then some Wii bonding time.
Shirt: Victoria Secret ( From my mom. A little to big but I love it, the sleeves remind me of fish scales)
Jeans: Joes Jeans (forever old and loved)
Boots: Steve Madden (DSW, gift from my mom forever ago)
Belt: Forever 21
Earrings: self made

I really liked playing in the snow!! We never have snow like this in Oklahoma! I wish we did. I think the boy enjoyed being outside and taking the pictures too. I wanted to be comfortable with a little pizzaz and this shirt fit the bill. I really love the sleeves on it. It needs to be taken in a little (added to the to do list) but the belt gave it the shape it needed I think. I hope you guys enjoyed this! More to Knight of Style to come :)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Vacation Ramblings

Hello All. I am missing home quite terribly. I have never been away from my family before, but the boy says this is a good experience for me :) He has had to put up with a lot of whining on this trip. Until today I was running on about 15 hours of sleep for around 15 days. No sleep makes me a very grumpy girl. God bless him though, he takes it in stride and calms me down. We have been to St. Louis, MO, Coulumbus, IN, Indianpolis, IN, and Culver, IN.  Then we swtiched states. We are now in Milwaukee, WI. Tomomorow we will travel to Sheboygan for three days, then to Madison and Norwalk. Our last stop will be Chicago, IL. We should arrive back in the great state of Oklahoma just in time to ring in the new year!!! I got a great dress at H&M for new years. Expect pictures as soon as I find the USB cable for my camera in all the luggage I brought with me. I will also upload some outfit post!! So excited about this. So definitely stay tuned!!!

I have decided that if I post my new years resolutions that maybe it will make me more likely to follow through on them.....just a thought :)
1) Add tone to my arms and back.
2) Start blogging more, especially outfit post.
3) Try to control my anxiety more with breathing and peep talks ( I stopped taking my meds a couple years ago because they made me very sedated, things have gotten much better since then!)
4) Start saving money for more trips....and fingers crossed a wedding sometime in the distant future.
5) Bring my GPA back up to a 3.5

These are all of them. I cannot wait for the new year! 2009 was awesome! Definitely not a year to be forgotten. 2010 should be even better!!
Kisses to you all!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Tidings

Hey guys.....sorry for neglecting you!  I am on a extended vacation with the guy. We have internet access here and there. I am going to try and start doing outfit posts while I am away. Or at least try to get used to taking pictures of slr came with a handy remote so that should be useful. I will come back with pretty of pictures to share and try to post as regularly as I can.
Hugs and kisses and a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Small Space Solutions

I live in a 900 square foot house, with two cats and one very large dog that thinks she owns the place. I have accumulated quite a lot in my 25 years on this earth. Not to mention my mom. She has the greatest taste and gets you everything she thinks you need. Last summer she discovered estate sales so that was a very chaotic time. I love my mom and her crazy tendencies. She just likes to challenge me organizational abilities :) I am going to do a series of post on how to organize efficiently in small spaces on a even smaller budget. Today is ACCESSORIES!!!! Accessories are one of my favorite things; they can make or break any outfit. I have accumulated quite a lot over the years. This is how I have them contained :)
All my Jewlery is kept on my dresser:

This is the top of my dresser. I have a jewelry chest that was free from a garage sale. I repainted it and added crystals around the door. A tree earring stand (on top of jewelry chest), that was a $1 from the Dollar Store. A black jewelry box that was decoupaged and painted during my youth. A necklace holder that was a gift for my birthday. A fabric make-up divider from previously mentioned desist family friend. And a Glass mannequin head, 50% off at Pier One. Everything else is from around the house.

Close ups:

On top of the black jewelry box is a mesh business card holder turned on its side, it is currently holding earrings.

Behind that is a martin glass holding bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. The bracelets are stacked upon a long neck vase.


Here is a close up of the martini glass and buisness card holder.

The orange container is a wide mouth vase also used to hold bracelets. I have scarves tied around a clear vase that is holding all my skinny belts. ( Not pictured the pillow/belt system for wide belts, I will post picture of it later).

Scarves are hung over the bottom of a picture framed attached to the wall.

Hair Accesories:

I used the picture frame idea in the bathroom as well. I hung the picture frames and then added nails to the wall inside the frame to hold the blow dryer and straightener . I hot glued ribbon to the back of frames to hand a clip things off of. I have my sunglasses, hair clips, and headbands on these

 These are just a few of the ways I have found that work for me in a tight space. Stay tuned for more ideas to come.

Fur or not to fur?

An old family friend passed away last Christmas. My parents and I loved her very much. My mom and dad took care of her and her husband in their old age. When she died my mom and I took on the task of deciding what to do with her things. Her cat came with me of course :) Along with some other items my mom dropped off. As I was sorting through some of the bags and boxes I came across these:

They are all mink, except the second one. The last one is like a shrug; it has clips and is meant to be worn around the shoulders. I am not normally a fur person. I would not buy it new, but this is not new. It was a gift of sorts. I do not want to keep all of them. I think my favorite is the extremely long one or the third to the last one. What do you guys think?

Sorry for the delay

Sorry for the delay. Final papers, assignments, and test got in the way. I have a night off so I am going to do a few posts for you :) I really do not mind finals, the only thing that it makes tough is seeing G. I have not seen him in over a week, and it is not my favorite thing. On the bright side we have a HUGE vacation coming up over the break! I am really looking forward to spending some quality time with him and his family. It will be nice to have nothing to do but relax and meet new people. G is really good to me, I am very appreciative of him and proud of him for all the effort he puts forth in his daily life!

Okay, enough with the mushy stuff. Do any of you read Everything Makeup and Fashion Relatied with Jenn? I sure do! She has an infinity and love for MAC. Girl after my own heart! She is having a one year blog giveaway and is offering fabulous prizes. Click here to read about the contest on her blog.
The prizes include:

And many more......

(all pictures were taken from Jenn's lovely blog).

The giveaway is really great and so is her blog so you should check it out!

While I am on the subject of make-up blogs, I figure it would be the perfect opportunity to share my favs with you

-Irish Loves Makeup  - She has great reviews on products and amazing tutorials. She laso gives you a glimpse into her life, which I like.

-Makeup and Beauty Blog - This is my go to blog for anything makeup. She is wonderful and a daily read of mine! She is hilarious and has fantastic tutorials.

-MakeupLoveer - She is adorable! Shares tutorials and festive looks. She is very inventive and out going with her makeup and dares me to try new things.

More to come later :)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Enough Already

ENOUGH ALREADY!!!! That's what I had to scream at myself last night. Apparently I am what you would call a stress shopper. Finals and the workload from them have made me splurge a wee little too much. I have had enough and had to tell myself ENOUGH!!!
The last of my purchases....
One last one to say goodbye...
I went late night etsy shopping.

The blouse and the dress were $15, and the cardigan was....$48. I know......but it is really killer and very much so my style. She threw in free shipping if I purchased all three. After some tossing and turning and not being able to get any of these items out of my mind I decided to go for it. The dress reminds me of a watercolor painting. The blouse has amazing detail. The cardigan screams me and reminds me of Christmas. I am really excited about these items.

I decided to do one last late night procrastination etsy glance over before I checked out and found this baby:

This baby is from She's Fancy Vintage

This was another purchase I mulled over. It was $18. I looked at all the pictures trying to see if I could figure out how to make a replica of it but alas no solution was found. After coming up with a list of at least a dozen outfist I could wear this with I decided to go for it. 
I think this would look amazing with jeans and any tee!

Lastly I came across this cute charm and new it would make a perfect necklace:

$4.50, from Charmsgalore.

That is it! No more shopping. There is no way it is even a remote possibility for you to take your whole closet with you to WI. I think I am treating my clothes like my armor for meeting all these new and exciting people from the bf fam!!

Come back later and I am going to post some more goodies that arrived in the mail and some creative storage ideas.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Today's Package was Zoya's Matte nail polishes:

(Dovima, Veruscka, Savita, Harlow)

I tried on Veruscka:

I really like the matte look. Really like it. The nailpolish dried really quickly and has lasted all day. I will update with new pictures as I try diffrent colors. Also on it's way is KO matte nailpolish in light blue and grey. I think the matte look will be something I wear for awhile. I am anxious to try on the black matte :)

Disappointment and great deals

I was over joyed yesterday when I arrived home and saw i had a package from JCPenny waiting for me. I had ordered some stuff for my mom and myself. I was overjoyed because in that box was the much anticipated denim legging ( posted about here ). I ordered the leggings in black but alas it was not meant to be, almost none of the items were. I had ordered four tops, a white wrap cardigan, and a purple short sleeved cardigan. The leggings were far too big, as well as all the tops, and the purple cardigan. I took them back to the catalog section of JCP and they reordered what they had in stock. Three of the tops are now ordered and on their way to me :)
Here is what I kept out of the original order:

(this cardigan in ivorym and this lace tank)

Things the reordered in the correct size:

(this shirt in a brint bluw, colorblock tee, ruffled top in a royal puprle)

Items that I got with the giftcard for my other return:

I got my dad a navy sweatshirt (not pictured) and....

( Bomber jacket, denimn leggings, puprle v-neck sweater)

All the items pictures above are available at JCPenny.I saw the Bomber Jacket and feel in love. It has rave reviews about the fit. It was only left in small and large. I opted for the small. I hope it fits.

I first ordered the a.n.a. denim leggings in a black size medium. They were to large so i decided to re order the denim leggings in the dark blue handwash, size small. I saw this sweater and it was on sale. I am trying to add more vivid color to my wardrobe. I am also a suck for v-neck, over-sized sweater because you can always wear them off the shoulder too.

Next my mom and I sat down and looked at vest options from Bebe. I value my mom's opinion very much. She bring insight that I sometimes over look. Here is what we opted for.

(Feather Vest- $39.99, Fringe Vest-$29.99)

I had spotted the fringe vest earlier this week and it was still on my mind. I tried a similar vest on at the mall, but it lacked the sparkle of this one. In the end i decided this one was a better fit.

While looking at vest we came across this feathered vest. The price was a little more than we wanted to spend, but neither one of us could get it off our minds so we ended up going back and purchasing it. I am really excited too see what it can be paired with.

Lastly, I came to a very important decision. I decided to use my macy's giftcard ($100, courteously of credit card rewards), towards a pair of black Joe's skinny jeans. I tried them on earlier in the year when I bought the dark blue version, and they have been on my want wish forever. I used the giftcard and the promo code MACYSFF, which is free shipping on over $100 and 20% off. Which means these babies cost me at total of $43 dollars.

Expect to see these appear a lot as soon as Outfit Post start :)

For those of you that have not tried out Joe's jeans I suggest you do. I have a pair of dark blue skinny jeans and dark blue bootcut. They are very form fitting and are the perfect length for the taller girl. I will admit I like the more then my sevens.

I am done shopping. I will spend no more until thrift shopping in Wisconsin and New York!!! I am very excited with all my early Christmas presents! Thank you Mom and Dad.
I am dreaming up outfits and possibilities in my head to do with all of this. How would guys pair the feather vest? I am interested to hear :)