I'm So Crafty

Sunday, February 28, 2010
Here is my skirt! I know - the fabric is different. I had some extra fabric that I bought out of a whim a while ago (I don't know why - I wasn't sewing then..) and wanted to try it out first. I used my blue and white fabric for the pockets. This took me forever to make! The elastic waist band was the hardest... I had to pick it four times. But it was worth it. I hope my second skirt will be easier.
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My husband will be home in an hour!!! I'm so excited.
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Wearing thrifted AE denim jacket ($5), J.Crew shirt (gift from my mom), thrifted belt ($2), skirt made by me! ($3), Target lace tights (gift from my SIL), and F21 cowboy boots ($16).

New Widths

Saturday, February 27, 2010
Went down to Provo today and had dinner with my little sister and two old friends of ours. We went to Little Italy on Center St. - seriously, my new fave!! So authentic and so good.
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Wearing Collection B faux leather jacket ($55), secondhand Charlotte Russe top ($8), secondhand Gap jeans ($9), Geox flats ($37), and thrifted bag ($3).

I know what you are thinking..."You wore this shirt yesterday!" GUILTY. But it was so comfy that it begged me to wear it one more time. And check out my new wide leg jeans! These are super comfy too...possibly more so than my J Brands. These were long on me so I had to hem them myself. If you look closely, there is some rippling.....but I thought I did pretty well for my first time!!

P.S. I finished my skirt. I'll show you tomorrow.

It's a Friday night...

Friday, February 26, 2010
...and I'm all alone! Good thing I have that skirt to keep me busy! I haven't started it yet - obviously. Not gonna lie...I'm a little freaked out. I haven't made anything so this will be my first. I want it to be perfect! I don't want to embarrass anyone. Here is a peek at the fabric I'll be using. Isn't it fantastic? Thank you, Wal-Mart, for not letting me down.
I was able to do some quick window shopping today with Meg. I love that girl. If you met her, you would love her too. Thanks to her, I was able to get a decent outfit pic! (Thanks, Meg!) No more picture wall! Okay, that's a lie. There will probably be more of that..
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Wearing secondhand Charlotte Russe top ($8), thrifted belt ($2), skirt from Korea ($10), F21 tights ($7), and thrifted boots ($8).

Remember this giveaway? Well, Diviine ModesTee realized how much we loved their swimsuits and is offering us a 15% off code!! This is a first - they've never done this on a new collection before! Just enter CLOTHEDMUCH15 at check-out to receive your discount.

Comfy Casual

Thursday, February 25, 2010
This will basically be my outfit for the rest of the week. My husband is out of town for school and I just want to wear the comfiest and loose clothing I have - I don't seem to have the desire or motivation to look cute and put on makeup anything at all a skirt. But I told him and myself that I wouldn't just stay in bed and eat chocolates all week(end). I have a few GNOs, a sewing project, and lots of cleaning to do. I think it will be enough until he comes back Sunday night.
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Wearing maroon scarf (gift from T), Gap sweatshirt ($11), J Brand jeans ($158), and thrifted boots ($8).

When I dropped my husband off at the airport, he gave me a stack of letters for me to read every night he is gone...and this was what he left me under my pillow last night. Isn't he the sweetest?? I miss him so much....

I long for summer..

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
...just so I can wear this straw fedora.
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Wearing a F21 hat ($4) and an Old Navy shirt ($4).

I love the satin trim of this t-shirt.

Hair Coverings Giveaway (CLOSED)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Stripe the Florals

Monday, February 22, 2010
Thank you for all your suggestions and congratulations for our Philippines trip!! We are so excited to go! Me more so than him. The Mr. is more excited about Hong Kong. I'm worried about the language barrier.. I took a few courses in Chinese but am hardly capable of conversing with anyone.
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This outfit came to me last night before I fell asleep. Thank goodness it looks half decent! The majority of the time (99%) those outfits never do anyone any good...especially since I'm half asleep when they come to me. I love the stripes/florals/ruched sleeves/fishnets combo.
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Priorities First

Thursday, February 18, 2010
Modeling Update... So it wasn't even an audition...it was an interview! It is a recruiting company and they require training classes for 10 weeks ($1,500). To be honest, we don't have that kind of money or time for me to do this right now, especially since we're considering graduate schools for my husband, may be moving, and may be starting a family soon. Don't get me wrong...of course, I want to do it! But I know where my priorities lie....and I put family first.
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Thank you to Latoya for the blog award!
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Wearing leopard print scarf ($7), thrifted boy's blazer ($3), Hanes tee (free), secondhand BDG jeans ($17), and MIA brogues ($43).

Blue Jean Baby

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I took this shirt in a little yesterday. I'm so proud of myself. I've tried a few times on other shirts but I messed them up so bad, they're unwearable! Yeah, I'm that bad with a sewing machine. Now that it fits me snug as a bug in a rug, you bet I'll be wearing this more often! 
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Wish me luck on my modeling audition tomorrow. I just hope I don't make a fool of myself!!! Maybe now I'll be a little more serious about eating better! (Not ramen...which I didn't eat today..promise. Okay, that's a lie..)
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Thanks to Audrey Allure for the blog award!
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Wearing thrifted Gap denim shirt ($4), husband's belt ($10), J Brand jeans ($158), and Geox flats ($37).

To the Right

Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Confession:  I wore this out to dinner this past weekend. But it was only for a few hours and I didn't get a picture of it. Please say you do that too so I don't feel so stupid! Anyway, it reminded me of this post - even though I wore it a few days ago it wasn't me anymore. Weird, right? Oh, well... at least I got a picture this time!
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Thank you to CrystalThe Trendy FashionistabeautifulnemopensandlensSB, and Missy for the blog awards!
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Wearing faux pearl necklace ($5), faux pink pearl necklace ($10), F21 chain necklace (gift from my SIL), Gap sweatshirt ($11), DownEast Basics tee (gift from my MIL), J Brand jeans ($158), and Tsubo boots ($160).

P.S. I have TWO giveaways coming up one after the other, so stay tuned.

Diviine ModesTee Swimsuit Giveaway (CLOSED)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Yes, Please

Monday, February 15, 2010
So you guys know I don't post a lot of "wanted" items on my blog. But when I saw this on the Tsubo website, I knew I have to have it. There really is no rational reason for me to buy these. For $95 you've got to be kidding me! Plus, I have no ideas on how to incorporate this into my wardrobe - they're not even my style! Somebody talk some sense into me. What's happening to me???

Not a Cougar

Thursday, February 11, 2010
Utahns will probably recognize this campus. If not, shame on you! It's okay though - like the title suggests, I'm not a Cougar! ;) You can probably guess what school I go to now.. hahaha! So tell me...are you a Cougar or a Ute? ...or if you don't know what I'm talking about, what's your school mascot?
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Today's outfit was actually inspired by What Would a Nerd Wear. I couldn't figure out what to wear this morning and took a look at my favorite blogs and I loved how she wore her denim shirt and just had to use the same color scheme. I want to wear this shirt again tomorrow but I think that would be overkill...right? No worries... My sister found me a blue plaid dress today at the Provo DI - so prairie-like but still appropriate to wear in today's society....at least I hope so. I'll probably wear it tomorrow so you can be the judge of that!
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Wearing Gap cardigan ($12), thrifted Gap shirt ($4), husband's belt ($10), secondhand BDG jeans ($10), and MIA brogues ($43).

Horsing Around

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I found my go-to hair style:  I sleep with two buns in my wet hair Sailor-Moon-style. It was big and poofy in the morning but my hair is too straight and soft/sleek that it turns into this by the end of the day. Straight and sleek isn't necessarily grand, just so you know... And I think I'm getting the hang of these side swept bangs! Just a little curl with the straightener and I am good to go.
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You probably think this is too obvious of an outfit. I thought it was and wasn't sure if I should post this or not. But I liked it! A male co-worker of mine asked if I was going riding.... YEAH, if you get me a horse and a trainer! and some knee pads... elbow pads.. a helmet.. possibly a bubble.
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Thank you to Amy for the blog award!
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Wearing Tulle coat ($44); gold necklace (gift from my mom) and pendant from Toledo, Spain ($30); Gap white button-down ($12); husband's belt ($10); J Brand jeans ($158); and thrifted boots ($8).

More than Blue Skies

Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Thank you all for your help concerning my bangs!! From the comments, it seemed pretty even - about half and half. After much thought, I've decided to grow them out. I realized I can always cut them straight but I can't always grow them out faster. I'll probably go back to straight bangs soon though...
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Do you guys recognize how I tied my scarf? It's from the scarf tutorialWhat Would a Nerd Wear posted yesterday, which was very helpful might I add! This is WWaNW's The Warmest Way knot. And it was, indeed, very warm.
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Seems like my best outfit pictures are usually the ones where I am caught candid! I need to stop trying too hard when being photographed.. (Oops, I'm still wearing my name tag...)
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Thank you to betz for the blog award!
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P.S. Is anyone hiring in Salt Lake? I need a new job!!!

Sweatered Finds

Monday, February 08, 2010
Found this cozy knit sweater at the Provo DI over the weekend. I swear Salt Lake's DI is the worst in Utah!! Anyway, I'm not a big fan of sweaters....or long-sleeves in general. The arm-pit part always feels weird to me! But this sweater fits like a dream! It is knit but a little stretchy. I love the buttons and the blue and white weaving throughout.
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Wearing thrifted Arizona sweater ($5), AA gray t-shirt ($10), thrifted belt ($1), J Brand jeans ($158), and thrifted boots ($8).

I am in a transition-hair phase. My bangs are starting to get too long for me but I can't decide if I want to keep them or grow them out as side-swept bangs... I personally like straight bangs on me because it accentuates my eyes and cheekbones but I am getting bored of them.. And just in case you don't know how I look with side-swept bangs.. here are some examples:  onetwothreefour, fivesix, seveneightnineten.

Western Flower

Sunday, February 07, 2010
Thank you for all your responses from the last post! In the end I have to say I agree with Style Artisan and jesse.anne.o. We are responsible for the "labels" we portray to the world. If we want to be beautiful today, we can be. If we want to be sexy tomorrow, we can be that too. It also depends on the other person's perspective and how they view you but the other half is our responsibility.
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What's your adjective?

Sunday, February 07, 2010
Sorry, no pictures today/tonight/this morning. I've been up trying to get caught up with comments but I'm still really behind. So sorry!

Lately, I've been thinking about adjectives that we use in the fashion blogging world. I've narrowed it down to four:  cute, pretty, beautiful, and sexy. I find that a lot of the bloggers fall into at least one of these categories. Of course, we all have different ideas on what they all mean..

Personally, I think I am cute and pretty and never sexy! ...except I don't like being called cute. But too bad for me because that word is used a LOT in the blogging world. In my opinion cute is demeaning. It is used for little girls with pigtails and frilly dresses and mary janes. But then there is kawaii - the Asian cute. That's different from the former idea of cute. Real Asians (not me) can pull off being cute and sexy at the same time! I think that is amazing. And most definitely not me.

So...which of these adjectives (cute, pretty, beautiful, sexy) do you classify yourself as? and why?

Pearly White

Thursday, February 04, 2010
Sorry. I still can't get over the layered pearls look! It's fun to rework them with different necklaces too. Except they keep swinging around and getting caught (ahem)... 
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I already said this on my twitter account but I feel like it should be said here on MY blog:  Please for the life of me STOP asking me to follow your blog. I'll follow it when I want to. It is really annoying when half of the comments I get are ones where you are asking me to follow you. Frankly, it makes me less inclined to read your blog or even get to know you.
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Rant over.
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Wearing F21 necklace ($8), faux pearl necklace ($5), faux pink pearl necklace ($10), top from Korea ($10), J Brand jeans ($158), and Geox flats ($37).

(Don't) Sweater It

Wednesday, February 03, 2010
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I have eyes, promise.
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This looks a lot like this. And I liked the other better than what I wore today. I think it's because of the sweater cardi. I don't know how much I like it.. It'll probably be in the shop soon!!

I am going to be in Provo on Saturday to visit my little sister....should be mucho fun. Anyone wanna get together? Melissa suggested the DIs down there for real cowboy boots and I'm taking that to the bank! Don't take all the good ones before I get there please...

Sorry, I don't have much to write about tonight. It is late and I just ate a burrito...and now I have fat face. Boo.

PS...Thank you to ANA for the blog award!

Trading Stripes

Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Check out my new cardigan that I traded with What Would a Nerd Wear!!!! I'm so surprised she wanted to part with it because I am so into it! She wore the AE blue top that I sent her and it was fun to see how she styled it here. I'm loving this trading business! Anyone else want to trade?? ;) Check out my shop for the picks.
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Thank you to NinaLiana, and Amy for the blog awards!
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Wearing maroon scarf (gift from T), secondhand H&M cardigan (traded with What Would a Nerd Wear), DownEast Basics tee (gift from my MIL), secondhand BDG jeans ($10), and F21 boots ($16).

Florals, Take Two

Monday, February 01, 2010
I did it. Don't worry about the tights...I did laundry last night, promise. I really liked this today! I think I like this better than yesterday... Sorry the pics are so blurry - I couldn't brave the cold! It was too much for me. I'm such a wimp compared to What Would a Nerd Wear..
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The hubs and I just got back from chilling with the great Melissa Esplin and her fam for brownies and chitchat. She is another level of thrifting genius. I got to see her amazing clothes and even touch some (eek! I know!!). Hopefully, her thrifting skillz will rub off on me...
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Wearing maroon scarf (gift from T), Gap white tee ($8), thrifted belt ($1), Shade Clothing skirt ($10), F21 tights ($7), and MIA brogues ($43).