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casual friday – work-fit

In Work-Fits on September 15, 2011 at 9:10 am

This month at work we are doing a $5 jeans Friday to raise money for the AIDS walk here in LA.  If you don’t get to wear jeans to work on a regular basis then you know what a big deal this is!  So, for all of you folks like me who only have the pleasure of wearing jeans on Friday’s this work-fit is for you!

Everyone else…I suppose here’s a good look for next Monday 🙂

casual friday
Have a great weekend!

Online Obsessions

In fashion, inspiration on September 14, 2011 at 8:12 am

Via an awesome blog who’s identity I can’t seem to recall

Just a quick post to share a bit of where I get my inspiration from!

Refinery 29 > It’s just an all around great site, with funny, entertaining content and great writers.

Tomboy Style > Embodies my personal style “Tomboy Chic”. Warning – it’s addictive.

Kate Spade Blog > From great tips on entertaining, to travel, cute bikes, and the perfect accessories this is a must read for every lady.

Enjoy loves!


Cheap Couture…kinda

In budget, fashion, Los Angeles on September 9, 2011 at 10:37 am

So this isn’t really couture – that was definitely an overstatement on my part. What it is though is a cheap way to update any piece of clothing! This little tidbit of advice comes from my dear and stylish friend J.R who taught me how to take an average shirt, cardigan, blazer or jacket to the next level.

A few weeks ago I took a trip to LA’s fashion district downtown and spent a few hours perusing shops, finding awesome buttons and just taking in the bustle. I left with about 30 buttons ranging from big silver ones with horses on them (perfect for my blue Express blazer in serious need of updating) to some gold and floral print small buttons that I have already begun to add to an awesome oversized tan blazer I inherited from my mom annnnnnd I grabbed  a blue “silk” (using that term extremely loosely) top that looks super cool with leggings, skinny jeans, tucked into a skirt, shorts, etc.

The top was all of $18 bucks and frankly looked fine but not GREAT. I needed this purchase to look GREAT! So what did I do? I plopped down in a chair, borrowed some needle and thread from my roomie and switched out the buttons (which were 25 cents each – if that). Every time I wear this shirt I get tons of compliments on it.  The simple button switcheroo took this shirt from average to awesome and is now one of my favorite tops!

Try it, You’ll like it, I guarantee it.  What commercial did I steal that from?? Men’s Wearhouse? Who cares – have fun with your wardrobe for next to nothing. Easy, Breezy, Beautiful…Ok I’m done!


Solid Advice

In inspiration, Los Angeles on September 6, 2011 at 8:34 am

Couldn’t have said it better myself.


Fabulous Dahling

In fashion on September 1, 2011 at 8:21 am

For those of you who aren’t 40 yet does this cake not make you want to age as fabulously??

The best part of this is knowing that a girls favorite things stay the same no matter how ‘seasoned’ we get!

Yesssss dahling!