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Monday, January 31, 2011

creepy doll dress

A "creepy little girl dress" or "doll dress" is what this has been described as by my boyfriend (along with several other dresses I own...haha!). He says it in a joking way, thankfully, unlike my twinsie's ex, who was always hating on what she wore. Exceptionally crazy, I say, as she is the best dressed person I know. Anyway, I do tend to dress rather...Lolita I suppose? :)

dress-river street apparel, socks-made from children's tights, shoes-modcloth, necklace-charlotte russe (i think, i can never remember)

unintentionally patriotic

My friend Ellee and I unintentionally matched, and both resembled flags this day. We had a lazy girls day and night, as my boy was out of town.

necklaces-my grandmothers, sweater-forever 21, belt-tj maxx, jeans-levi's, flats-rocket dog

oh, that hot guitarist boyfriend of mine

I was so distracted by my boyfriend's hotness at his band's show Thursday night, that I completely forgot to take pictures of my outfit that night! I rather liked it, especially since you could see my bow tattoos peeking out from under my skirt. I did snap a few shots at the show, but I was simply too tired to care when I got home. So, please excuse the demon eyes.

shirt-rue 21, skirt-charlotte russe, belt-came with a dress, necklace-rue 21, shoes-tj maxx
gratuitous shot of my boyfriend playing lead guitar for his band, worst kept secret :)

Monday, January 24, 2011

aesthetics school

This is what I wear every day, and the reason why I don't have more cute outfit posts during the week. Can you see why now? haha. I hate uniforms.

black polo-forever 21, black jeggings-charlotte russe, black undershirt-old navy, bow flats-thrifted, swing coat-UGH

a dream is a wish your heart makes

I love Disney World and Disney related anything SO much, and I really miss being there. I needed a dose of feel-good sparkle, so I wore one of my many Disney themed items of clothing. I also have on Sleeping Beauty earrings, but they are quite small. I spent this whole day and night with my friend Ellee, and we acted silly and had a photo shoot at midnight. So of course I included a photo from that, too :)

shirt-disney world, cardigan-forever 21, jeans-some department store, long ago. shoes-tj maxx...maybe? necklace-charming charlie
so silly :) my coat-vintage, my shoes-wet seal, coat on ellee-vintage, shoes-steve madden

Friday, January 21, 2011

Books a Million Adventure

All of these cheesy poses are courtesy of my friend Ellee, who took the pictures yesterday instead of my tripod. We went to a nice healthy dinner at Greenlife, and then sat at Books a Million for 2 hours. So productive!
I swear my butt is not this big in real life.

scarf-target, pants-charlotte russe, shirt-american eagle, vest-tj maxx, shoes-target, necklace-express

Monday, January 17, 2011

10 Month Anniversary :)

went to dinner at my favorite restaurant in Tennessee, The Bald Headed Bistro, for my 10 month anniversary with my darling tonight. The food was amazing as always, and I stuffed myself. I love getting dressed up, and tonight was a kind of last hurrah, as we both go back to school tomorrow. I won't be wearing many cute outfits during the week! My school uniform is black, with an esthetician's lab coat. Boooooooring.

coat-forever 21, pin on coat-charming charlie, sweater-forever 21, dress-jcpenney, tights-charlotte russe, shoes-marshall's, necklace-hot topic

Blending Into The Scenery

I had major cabin fever yesterday, so I was glad to go eat dinner, even if it was at Taco Mac. We went to our friends house across the street after that, and I was told that I was "very quiet and blending into the couch" haha. When I got home and took outfit pictures, I had to agree. I don't particularly like this outfit, once I photographed it. Oh well, I'll jazz up that sweater better next time!

sweater-rue 21, dress-h&m, tights-thrifted, necklace-rugged wearhouse, boots-super old, don't remember!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Errand Day

I wore this to go shopping for groceries at Aldi, where my roommate works. I purposefully bought lots of healthy things so I can lose the 5 pounds I've gained, but then turned around and went to 5 Guys for lunch! I am so in need of motivation.

sweater dress-thrifted, socks-charlotte russe,, cameo necklace-forever 21, heart charm necklace-charlotte russe

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Accessory Overload

I went out with my roommate and friends Chelsea and Ashley to a sale at Rue 21 last night. Of course I don't need more clothes, but I can't resist a sale. I felt like I was wearing too many accessories, what with the bling necklace and the flower belt, but I was ok with it!

coat-forever 21, tights-thrifted, boots-moms frm 80s (vintage), velvet skirt-thrifted, shirt-walmart, sweater-express, necklace-charming charlie, belt-body shop

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Red & Black

I went to visit Jaz at work tonight, along with my mom and roommate. The food was delicious, and twinsie not only gave us free fried green tomatoes, but TWO free desserts! She knows me well. I probably won't be able to fit into this skirt anymore after I eat my leftovers/desserts :)
I felt very inspired by Carrie Bradshaw today, hence the slightly clashing shoes.

shirt-wet seal, skirt-thrifted, shoes-steve madden, gloves-my grandmothers, necklace-target

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Double Snow Day Rainbow

For the past 3 days, Chattanooga has been blanketed in snow, and therefore no one has had to work or go to school! So we had a 2 day long snow adventure :)
Jaz and I before our unsuccessful sledding on a mattress.
Alexx and I before I shook the tree all over her :)
Me and my super cute boyfriend in the snow
snow jacket-my mom's from the 80s, shirt-hot topic, jeans-goody's or something, they are super old, boots-traded with roomie
This was on snow day number 2, at the hang gliding ramp in Dunlap.
(boring outfit) jacket-jcpenney, pants-guess, boots-target
I rode a horse bareback! I'm kind of scared of them, so that was a big deal haha

Shopping Day!

This was such a fun day and night! The day before we all got snowed in, I went shopping with my roommate, and then my twinsie came over that night for episodes of SATC and hot cocoa.
dress-forever 21, tights-thrifted, boots-mom's from 80s
cameo necklace-charlotte russe, flower ring-forever 21, skull earrings-etsy

Girly Dates

I went on a few girly dates this past week, and of course documented my outfits as I went.
This was at Olive Garden, with my friends Ellee and Chelsea. My boyfriend was there too, but he's as good as one of the girls :)
dress-forever 21, tights-thrifted, boots-mom's from the 80s, necklace-express
The day before, I had a wonderful girly lunch at the English Rose with my mom, my twinsie (Jaz), and Ellee.
My outfit and makeup were rather rushed, but I did put together Ellee's outfit, too (minus that thing on her wrist lol) out of my clothes! So I'll take credit for that...haha :)
dress on Ellee-Rodarte for Target, tights-thrifted, shoes-wet seal. My dress-Anne Taylor, sweater-express, necklace-rue 21, shoes-marshall's
This one was me trying to wear as much color in winter! I hate wearing black every day, but i tend to get into that rut in the winter quite easily.
sweater-express, dress-thrifted and cut from a nasty romper, tights-target, shoes-wet seal, belt-thrifted

Monday, January 10, 2011

for update purposes only!

i have decided (yes i realize i do this a lot) that i am officially back into style/outfit blogging! i am inspired by my twinsie, and i plan to take outfit pictures every day and post them, even if no one wants to see them :) anyway, these are some outfits from the past few months. the pictures aren't that great for most of them, but from now on i will use the tripod and not my phone! haha. these are slightly out of order, forgive me.
this was from christmas day, our first white christmas in chattanooga (that i've ever experienced!)
coat-goody's (had it since 8th grade) skirt-target little girls department tights/socks-thrifted
new years eve! this is ellee and andrea
dress, tights, shoes-charlotte russe, sweater-forever 21
atlanta trip with my mom and roommate, alexx!
sweater-had it since middle school, tights-thrifted, boots-moms from the 80s, belt-body shop
christmas at my dads house
dress-BEST THRIFT STORE FIND EVER, shoes-charlotte russe
one of my holiday themed outfits
shirt-wet seal, scarf-charlotte russe, skirt-thrifted, boots-moms from the 80s
same shirt as above post with another thrifted skirt! it used to be nasty shorts
going to my boyfriend's band, worst kept secret's first show
skirt and body suit-h&m, necklace-forever 21, boots-tjmaxx
shirt-tjmaxx, vest-rue 21, pants-guess, boots-80s
tunic-target, sweater-forever 21, tights-seriously had them since i was 10, shoes-charlotte russe
tacky sweater party!
sweater and tights-thrifted, skirt-target little girls, boots-moms from 80s
shirt-thrifted, skirt-wet seal, belt-from a dress, boots-payless
dress-thrifted and used to be a long skirt, sweater-lucky brand, tights and shoes-target