Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Memo 033: The End (of the month) is Near

To: All
From: Me
Date: January 29, 2013
Subject: It's Almost February 2013 (WHO is stealing time?!)

This past Sunday, the girls and I got together for our annual Vision Board Party. I love Vision Boards! Mine is up in my kitchen and it gives me a visual reminder of the goals that I set for myself this year.

Now, I'm not one for "resolutions" but I'm all about a good plan...a good SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely) plan. One of my girlfriends and I even started a weekly meeting to hold ourselves accountable to the goals that we set for ourselves.

We're about that achieving goals, aspirations, and dreams life!

For this outfit, I started with this J. Crew Dot Brocade pencil skirt. I told you guys that I'm obsessed with circles. The See by Chloe blouse (sold out) and the ASOS coat (similar here) just kind of fell into mixed print place...

Coat: ASOS, Blouse: See By Chloe, Skirt: J. Crew

Shoe: Chanel, Brooch: H&M, Bag: Coach

Friday, January 25, 2013

Memo 032: Orange You Glad I Didn't Say Banana?!

To: All
From: Me
Date: January 25, 2013
Subject: Who Invented the Knock Knock Joke?!

I like random questions. I like random questions for the sake of them being random. I like to ask random questions where no one should really have the answers. Like...
  • Who is the CEO of selling flowers outside of the club?
  • Who is the safety manager of the water bottle distribution in the middle of the street during rush hour on a hot day? 
  • Who authorized the production of Beyonce's Instagram page? No really, who is in charge over there?!
  • Who did it, what for and how I can prevent them from doing it again?! 
  • Who really stole the cookies from the cookie jar? 
Sigh...I digress.

Don't blame me. This all started with the color orange...

Obviously, I love adding a little pop of orange with this BCBG Clutch to my more neutral outfits. I've done it here and here. Something about it just feels right!

Coat: Burberry
Dress: Oasis
Clutch: BCBG, Earrings: H&M, Ring: Consignment Store Find, Shoes: Versace

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Memo 031: DC Chillin'

To: All
From: Me
Date: January 23, 2013
Subject: The Inauguration Edition

This weekend was nothing short of UH-MAZING!

Weekend Recap:

  • I was in DC 
  • I love DC
  • I saw 2 Chainz in concert
  • I love 2 Chainz
  • I attended the 2nd Inauguration of President Barack Obama
  • I LOVE President Barack Obama (AND Michelle, Sasha and Malia)
  • I got a parking ticket
  • I do not love parking tickets...

That pretty much sums it up. 

Oh, I forgot one thing, I had a freaking BAWL!

We did a lot of walking in DC this weekend. So, flats were a must. I started with these Gold Jimmy Choo Oxford Shoes and built the outfit around them. You know I'm all about being comfortable and cute!

Jacket: Zara, Belt: Maison Martin Margiela for H&M, Pants: Zara, Tank: H&M

Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Clutch: Kenneth Cole, Earrings: Melody Ehsani
Inauguration 2013: I was there!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Memo 030: Fifty Shades of Grey

To: All
From: Me
Date: January 18, 2013
Subject: Hobo Chic

I'm having a personal love affair with this hat. I like LOVE it and I wear it all the time!

I showed up to a joyous 60 minute social gathering amongst friends (read: Happy Hour) with the hat on and people may or may not have thought that I was a little bit homeless. True story. They laughed (at me). I laughed and I continued to rock the hat. Confidence killed the cat and satisfaction brought it back to life after it died...or something.

I don't know. 

*kanye shrug*

The point is I WEAR this hat!

Coat: Young Fabulous & Broke, Dress: H&M, Hat: The North Face 

Bracelets: BCBG, ASOS, BCBG Girls, Sweatshirt: Hearts & Bows, Cuff: Mango
Boots: Hunter, Tights: Forever 21

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Memo 029: It's the Remix

To: All
From: Me
Date: January 15, 2013
Subject: Recyclables

I am a firm believer in recycling. I'm not talking paper and plastic, folks. It's more like blazers and skirts. I, by no means, have the funds to support the wear it once life style. I wanna wear my clothes until the seams come apart!

The Tibi Tuxedo blazer has been worn here and here.
The Herve Leger skirt has been worn here.
And the Sandro Express Silk Crepe blouse has been worn here.

Let's continue to go green with this fashion thing!

Blazer: Tibi, Blouse: Sandro, Skirt: Herve Leger

Clutch: Diane Von Furstenberg, Shoes: Christian Louboutin 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Memo 028: That 70s Show

To: All
From: Me
Date: January 11, 2013
Subject: Fur Your Information...

This whole look started from the great Etsy head piece that I'm wearing. For me, it usually starts with one thing, one inspiration piece if you will, to motivate an entire look.

On another note, it's kind of oxymoronic to own a fur in Phoenix. Seriously, you never really NEED the fur but if it gets a little "cool" you can pull it out for style's sake.

I found this throwback cutie at one of my favorite consignment shops here in the Valley of the Sun. She was all of $100 US American Dollars. Period. The end and good night!

Fur: Consignment Find, Maxi Dress: LaROK, Blouse: Zara, Clutch: Kenneth Cole
Boots: Michael Kors, Belt: J. Crew

Head piece: Etsy, Earrings: H&M

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Memo 027: Walking on Cloud 9

To: All
From: Me
Date: January 8, 2013
Subject: The Most Excellently Comfortable Boots

In the land of stilettos and platforms, poor little innocent feet are constantly put into uncomfortable situations. Red bottoms, nude bottoms, high bottoms...oh my!

And then came along the Sperry Top Sider Shearwater Navy Boots to save the day. I believe they have been lined with little clouds and angel wings. Hmph, I wonder how they did that...

Coat: Burberry, Top: Rodarte for Target, Pants: J. Crew
Fauxtography Credit: Natesha Sanchez
Scarf: H&M, Sun Glasses: Marni for H&M
Fauxtography Credit: Natesha Sanchez
Bracelets: ASOS & BCBG, Watch: Kenneth Cole, Boots: Sperry Top Sider, Bag: Louis Vuitton
Fauxtography Credit: Natesha Sanchez

Friday, January 4, 2013

Memo 026: FishermansUnionNapaWharfSquareValley

To: All
From: Me
Date: January 4, 2013
Subject: Holiday Vacay

If you couldn't guess this, I have a tendency to over pack on vacations. I live by the motto "Stay ready so that you don't have to get ready." So, my bag is usually ready for not one but all three of these events including separate coats, shoes and handbags: A casual dinner and movie, a party with the girls, and a black tie affair! Ok, ok I don't always pack a ball gown but for the most part, I'm ready for damn near anything.

However, when I make it home after paying round trip overweight bag fees, I have come to notice that I don't wear HALF of the things that are in my bag. So, I've been trying to do like Erykah Badu suggests and "pack light!"

So, for this trip home for the holidays, I brought one piece of outer wear and one bag for the entire week! Trust me, this is a big step for me.

Featuring the H&M Trench Cape and the Louis Vuitton Trevi Bag

Trench Cape: H&M, Sweater: Mango, Leggings: Romeo & Juliet, Boots: Michael Kors, Vineyard: Hess Collections
Fauxtography Credit: Esme Bartell
Bag: Louis Vuitton, Necklace: H&M, Cuffs: Oregon Boutique, Flowers: Lobby of Auberge du Soleil (AH-mazing views)
Fauxtography Credit: Esme Bartell

Trench Cape: H&M, Dress: H&M, Turtleneck: Zara
Fauxtography Credit: Jarvis Wilson
Bag: Louis Vuitton, Harness: ASOS
Fauxtography Credit: Jarvis Wilson
City Lights: San Francisco's Union Square
Fauxtography Credit: Jarvis Wilson

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Memo 025: 2012 Review (I Know It's Late...)

To: All
From: Me
Date: January 2, 2013
Subject: Hello 2013!

I debated, mulled, stressed, lost sleep, finally went to sleep and lost sleep again a million times about whether or not I would do a 2012 review (read: I am just now recovering from holiday festivities). 

So, here are the top 5 looks from 2012.