Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2012

Hope you were able to catch the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show last night! It was yet another fabulous display of lingerie, long legs and lots of sparkly things. Performances included Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber. Overall a wonderful show...I am already awaiting the next one!
If you missed the show last night, you can watch it here.

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Neiman Marcus + Target

The long awaited holiday collection is finally here - Neiman Marcus & Target teamed up to bring more than 50 gorgeous gifts from 24 of the most recognized designers. The collection made its debut on December 1st and I checked it in person that morning.
Some of the items I saw online definitely impressed me up close.
(I was so disappointed that this Tracy Reese blouse didn't fit so well - its gorgeous!)
I may go back for this Proenza Schouler sweatshirt...
I was DYING over these dresses for the little ladies!
The accessories were gorgeous as well. I especially loved the items from Altuzarra.
And the ornaments from Jason Wu.
Other items I loved - Prabal Gurung cape, Philip Crangi frame,  and Brian Atwood leather gloves (these felt like BUTTER).
I ended up leaving empty-handed from this collection. I thought the selection was nice but nothing was really jumping out at me, especially at the price points. Although I think there are a few items that I may need to revisit because I keep thinking about them.
Tell me - did you check out the collection (online or in store)? Did anything come home with you? I want to hear all about your picks from the Neiman Marcus + Target collab!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

DWTS: All-Stars...the Champion!

Last night Melissa Rycroft was crowned the winner of Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars! I could not be happier! She was my favorite on her previous season and for this All Star season, she and Tony Dovolani had my vote from the get-go. She just has such a personality and matched up with her technical skill, I didn't see how she could lose. She may have missed out on the win her first time around on this show, but I am thinking this mirror ball trophy matters just a little bit more. :)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My Forever 21 Finds

I'm usually a fan of braving the crowds for Black Friday but for some reason, I could not motivate myself to leave the house. I decided there wasn't anything major on my list that couldn't wait till the madness died down. I did however venture out Saturday morning and wander into my local Forever 21 store. I was browsing the website the day before and had a mental list of items that grabbed my eye. Since their sizing can be a bit off for me (and since you can't return anything for a refund), I wanted to actually see these items in person before dishing out my debit card.
The Items I Left Behind:
This top looked like it would be a cute top to throw on and the fit was alright, but I wasn't sure I liked having a black satin square on my lady parts.
I really loved this top - it looks much better in person than in this photo. I had it in my hands all the way to checkout but decided to pass because it was bigger than I would have preferred (it was from the Forever 21+ line). But for $12, I may just have it taken in.
I have NO idea why I left this behind. It was so gorgeous and the quality was much nicer than you would expect from Forever 21. And how perfect would this be for the holidays!?
The Items I Brought Home:
I have been on the hunt for a utility/military style jacket like a crazy person! But because it's not something classic like a blazer, I didn't want to spend a lot of money on it. I happened to see this on a random rack and immediately tried it on. I loved it! It's a tad bigger than my normal size but I think it will work out great with whatever I wear underneath.
Heart & O Rings (not seen online)
Black Triangle Earrings (not seen online)
It had been some time since my last Forever 21 visit, but I was pleasantly surprised by some of the finds within the store. I think it's a great place to find some current trends at such an affordable price point!
*Not a sponsored post - just my own opinions!

Monday, November 26, 2012

OOTD // Thanksgiving

Can you believe that Thanksgiving weekend has come and gone? I swear this holiday season is just sneaking on by - this is the first year since the Hubs and I got married that I failed to bring out the fall decor. I totally skipped Halloween and then skipped on Thanksgiving as well! I don't even know how that happened. And it's not me - I LOVE decorating for the holidays. Anyways, back on today's post - what I wore for Thanksgiving dinner. My entire family got together at my aunt & uncle's home for a big feast and lots of photo ops. Thanksgiving tends to lean on the less dressy side of the style spectrum for our family, but I still like to add some sparkle and dress up just a bit.

Express Sweater (out of stock online, but similar option) / Old Navy Cords / Steve Madden Heels (old, but similar option) / BaubleBar Necklace (no longer available online, but a nice alternative) / Guess Watch / Express Bangle Bracelets / J. Crew Bracelet

  We hope you & your loved ones had a very Happy Thanksgiving!
*Who's taking part of Cyber Monday?! Some of the deals I shared on Friday's post are still active for today, so be sure to check them out. Let me know what deals you score!