Pretty, Polished, Perfect.: December 2011

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Subtle Sequins

Happy New Year!

Dress: eShakti
Necklace: vintage, c/o my Grandmother
Earrings: H&M
Shoes: Isaac Mizrahi for Target

I was so excited when eShakti contacted me about reviewing one of their customizable dresses.  Even before I had children, my DNA provided me with everything but the standard pattern proportions. The website offers a comprehensive guide to taking accurate measurements, and their customer service team is always quick to respond when you have any questions or need clarification.  Not only will they custom make a dress or skirt to fit your proportions, but you can also add/remove sleeves, hemlines, etc.  In fact, I'm not sure there isn't anything they won't do for you.   

Sunday, December 25, 2011

♫ ♪ I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus ♪ ♫

Merry Christmas!  May the Holidays bring you and your family peace and joy.....

Monday, December 19, 2011

If The Glove Fits......

What are your thoughts on gloves?  I'm partial to brightly colored kid leather gloves that fit like a......glove.  That analogy doesn't really work, does it?

Gloves: Nordstrom Rack
Bracelets: Target
Bag: Forever21
Jeans: JCrew
Shirt: Old Navy
Jacket: Forever21

If I remember to photograph the bag, it's statistically proven that I will forget something else, like my belt.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Vintage Trucks, Flamingos + Herringbone

Our neighbors parked their vintage truck on the street (the same weekend they got "flocked") and so I took the opportunity to use it as a backdrop. 

Jacket: Forever21
Shirt: Old Navy
Belt: Target
Bracelet: Target
Jeans: JCrew
Shoes: Forever21
Truck + Pink Flamingos: c/o The Neighbors

Anybody else think this is the truck they should have casted for the Twilight movie?  Haha.  I read the books, but I can't really say I'm a fan (though I will admit, I was there for that midnight showing of the last movie - the atmosphere was fun and there was quite a bit of laughing; fun experience, okay movie.)

On another note, I love this jacket.  It's the perfect mix of trendy 80s, geek chic, old school professor, with a tiny hint of Ralph Lauren's equestrian aesthetic.  LOVE!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


I'm in Texas visiting family and friends, and feeling a bit betrayed by the weather.  What started as a balmy 70 degrees has quickly become a wet 40 (though I appreciate the need for rain here.)  I think I will go drown (or eat away) my sorrows with a trip to In-N-Out Burger (thank you, Dallas!)

Scarf: Old Navy
Jacket: Old Navy
Shirt: Old Navy
Pants: JCrew
Shoes: Old Navy

Wow.  That's a lot of Old Navy......

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Spotted Tuxedo

It seems odd to be seeing Christmas decorations when it's a balmy 70 degrees Fahrenheit, but I will take the warm Texas weather any day!

Necklace: Target
Earrings: Forever 21
Cardigan: JCrew
Dress: JCrew
Belt: Maurices
Shoes: Old Navy

Friday, December 2, 2011

Stripes and Caviar Dreams

What's on my wishlist?  Here's a hint:

Hermes Logo

A nice Birkin to match this outfit would be nice (this wink is for you, Darling Mr.)

Shirt: Express
Necklace: Target
Belt: Forever21
Skirt: F21
Shoes: Enzo Angiolini
Bracelets: Forever21, JCrew

This post is part of the FBFF group.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Plaid on Plaid

I have mixed feelings about plaid.  I love plaid.  Unfortunately, it also reminds me of a shirt I owned in the 80s (that I wouldn't wear again, even if I still had it.)  But I won't let that stop me today:

Earrings: Vera Wang
Polo: Polo RL (Factory)
Shirt: JCrew Outlet
Necklace: JCrew Outlet
Bracelet: Target
Belt: Forever 21
Jeans: JCrew
Shoes: Old Navy