Pretty, Polished, Perfect.: January 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

This Time Last Year

Almost a year has passed since I posted about the baseball game that didn't happen, and the cancer that did.

This dress was what I featured in the post. 
With about a forty-five degree difference in temperature.

Why yes, I do always swing my arms wildly as I walk.

I even do a little skip-jump sometimes. 

Coat: Forever21
Jacket: Forever21
Dress: Jcrew
Boots: Charlotte Russe

In honor of my momB and her struggle with lung cancer, I will now try to come up with a witty "Silver Lining in my Cloud" for the next few weeks.

Day 1:  I handle stress by organizing everything. 

p.s. Wow.  Who was that girl in the post nearly a year ago??  I'd like to think I've learned a lot, but I know I've still got more to learn!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Plaid, Knit, Fur, Camo.

In that order:

Shirt: JCrew
Sweater: Chaps (via Kohls)

Fur Vest: Jennifer Lopez for Kohls
Pants: JCrew
Shoes: c/o Wanted

Jacket: Old Navy

This post has been linked up with:

Momma Go Round

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Pantone's Tangerine Tango

Pantone has named Tangerine Tango as 2012's color of the year.  I grabbed a few items from my closet:

(NY street vendor, Nine West, Forever 21, Forever 21, Old Navy, Old Navy)

Poor indoor lighting aside (and an alarming amount of wrinkles)......check your Old Navy for the bright orange coat on the far right.  They have them marked down to $32.99 $24.97, and the clearance is an additional 30% off right now!  I actually snagged mine last week when the clearance was an additional 40% off and used my $10/20 Groupon to get this coat for about $10.  Have you gotten any great end-of-season deals yet?

Sweater: Forever21
Necklace: Forever21
Jeans: JCrew
Shoes: Banana Republic

While this necklace is fun and cheap, it's also incredibly noisy. 
Unless you plan to stand still all day. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Bright Lights Ahead (more than just the Golden Globes, I promise!)

I named Ginnifer Goodwin as the best dressed at the people's choice awards.  Today, I would nominate Natalie Portman and her perfectly hued Lanvin gown:

image courtesy of msn

I'm still a little bit confused by the somewhat awkward......insided-out pocket?  Maybe a stitch came loose, I don't know. 

Is it obvious I'm into the bright pinks?

Necklace: Forever21
Sweater: JCrew
Camisole: Fredericks of Hollywood
Skirt: Old Navy ($6)
Purse: Old Navy
Shoes: JCrew

Now I just have to find the perfect pink+red combo.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The People Have Spoken

Now it's my turn.

Best Dressed (in my humble opinion):

Ginnifer Goodwin - minus those shoes.  I don't mean to be catty, but those shoes are Madonna's fingerless lace gloves from the 1980's.......with a heel. 
Why, Ginnifer, why? 

Runner up:

Lea Michele

But only because her dress was......the most interesting (does anyone else feel like they've seen this dress before?)

Did you notice that Sharon Osbourne was wearing the more matronly version

of this dress:

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

all photos courtesy of msn

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Love this dress. 
Love this color. 
And I have no idea why I'm doing whatever it is I'm doing in that last picture.

Jacket: Forever21
Necklace: Forever21
Dress: H&M
Belt: Target
Shoes: Daisy Fuentes via Kohls

I love this dress so much I don't care that you can see that my well-sized thighs stick out further than my non-existent waist.  (If you couldn't read the sarcasm in that sentence, take a deep breath and read it again.)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Black & White

Necklace: H&M
Top: H&M
Bracelets: Target
Skirt: H&M
Shoes: BCBG via Saks 5th Avenue Off 5th
Handbag: L.A.M.B. via Saks 5th Avenue Off 5th

Golf course, wind and outfit photos:

Not a good day for having your hair down, or taking outfit photos.

Black + White | Everybody, Everywear

Friday, January 6, 2012

2011 Sequin Recap

Bloggers Do It Better: Sequin Edition

December 31st: New Year's Eve

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

November 10th: Saturday Afternoon

Sweatshirt: JCrew Outlet
Necklaces: Target

September 29th: Symphony

Top: Jennifer Lopez for Kohls
Necklace: Vintage, c/o my Grandmother

April 20th: Opera Season

Skirt: JCrew

Thursday, January 5, 2012

A Little Bit Of Gold

Today is sunny and 60 degrees.  I'm enjoying it - the snow is lurking around the corner.

Dress: Versace for H&M
Top: Versace for H&M
Bracelets: Target
Shoes: Enzo Angiolini


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Jason Wu for Target: First Look

February 5th.  Target.  I'm always hopeful that the designer colloborations will be exceptional, and Target might have another winner with Jason Wu (but just like Missoni, we won't really know until we have it in hand.)

Three photos from the collection have been leaked:

Target Ad Campaign:

You can read more here and here.

Photos courtesy of and google.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Dinner Is Served

The last day of the year was an entree of wind with a healthy side of 65 degrees.
(Lame metaphor, I know.) 

Jacket: Forever21
Shirt: JCrew
Necklace: Target
Bracelets: Target
Pants: Gap
Shoes: Gap

Posing for pictures can be quite boring.