Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Giveaway Reminder

Hey guys, just a reminder that my giveaway ends in 2 days! You still have plenty of time to enter and so far your chances are pretty high!  Just follow me on Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin' and comment anything below.  You can comment on either this post or the first one, it doesn't matter.  I will randomly select a winner on Oct. 24th at 12:00.  Only for U.S. followers, sorry.  You will win everything in the picture.  

Good Luck!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Transitioning to Fall


Cardigan: H&M
Dress:Angie (from a small shop in Nashville, IN)
Boots: Forever 21

I found this dress in a little shop a few years ago when I was in College.  I was drawn to the color first  (aqua is my favorite).  I think the designs are pretty amazing too.  I love all the detail and sequins.  It kind of reminds me of a stained glass window, or some sort of intricate architecture.  I got this light-weight cardigan from H&M online.  It's really great for mild weather.  It's perfect for early fall days when it's just a little bit chilly.  It's easy to transition your summer clothes into fall clothes by just throwing on a cardigan.  I think they look great over dresses, skirts or shorts.  

Don't forget to enter my Fall/Halloween giveaway here before the 24th! 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Julep Fall Colors

Julep Fall Colors

Julep Fall Colors by bananandrea featuring black ankle boots

I was contacted by Julep to put together an outfit that goes with the new nail polish colors for fall.  My favorite color is this grayish-blue color called Misti.  If anybody else wants to put together an outfit feel free.

Don't forget to enter my Fall/Halloween Giveaway on the previous post.  

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fall Giveaway

          Hey followers and anonymous readers.  I have decided to do a giveaway for you right now.  The theme of the products is Halloween/Fall.  This is my second giveaway so far.  Giveaways are actually really fun.  I have selected all of these items because I think they are perfect for this time of year.  If you win, you will receive these lace cat ears from Topshop, this black glitter nail polish from Essie, and these Bath and Body Works candles.  They are Autumn scents; Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin, Cranberry Woods, and Frosted Cranberry.
         To be entered to win all you have to do is follow my blog on either Google Friend Connect (that blue button on the right side of the screen) or Bloglovin' (The B with a heart button).  Once you do that just leave a comment on this post, so I know you are interested in these products.  You can say whatever you want, it won't affect your chance of winning.  Feel free to leave a link to your blog or tell me what your are beeing for Halloween.  Please only comment once.  The winner will be selected randomly on October 24th.  Hopefully that's enough time for you to receive the prize before Halloween.  Sorry but it's only open to US residents, not including Hawaii or Alaska.  Feel free to ask questions.  Good Luck!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Blue Bobble Sweater

Sweater: Sheinside
Highwasted Jeans: Forever 21
Shoes: Report
Purse: Michael Kors
Necklace: Antique (from my Great-Grandmother)
Rings: Forever 21

          Sweater weather is here once again.  I can't say I am excited about the chill but I do love the coziness of sweaters.  This one is from Sheinside. What I adore the most about it is the little bobbles down the arms and front.  I love this style of sweater but sometimes they are surprisingly difficult to find.  Most of the sweaters that I come across are a pretty standard knit.  That's what I don't like about F/W fashion, styles don't change that much.  It's usually sweaters, boots, jeans, leggings, coats, gloves, scarves, and cardigans.  I feel like because of the need to stay warm, it kind of limits what you can do with style.  That's one of the many reasons why I prefer warmer weather.  
          This weekend I did a lot of shopping, without buying that much.  I pretty much only shop online and in downtown Chicago now because in my town it's really hard to find cool things.  It's okay though because I love going downtown.  It's not very far at all and the amount of stores to choose from is massive.  It's definitely a commonly overlooked city for fashion.  It really does have everything.  

BTW: I am doing a fall/Halloween GIVEAWAY soon, so watch out for it.  

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Intro to Autumn

Sweater: H&M
Leggings: H&M
Necklaces: Forever 21
Boots: Kohl's

          This outfit is an example of what I would consider to be the perfect casual outfit for Fall.  It's the kind of outfit you can wear around the house, visiting friends, shopping, or running errands.  It's my type of everyday outfit.  I got my leggings last year from H&M and my sweater a few weeks ago.  I really love the sweater and have worn it tons, since I bought it.  Also, I updated my Trend of the Month for October, so be sure to check out that page.  My outfit aside, I think this is one of the first Autumns that I am not looking forward to.  The weather around Chicagoland has been really strange lately and I'm scared for it to get colder.  I do still love a lot about fall though, so I am going to participate in all it's wonders.  

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Rose Organza

Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Designed Myself
Sandals: Go Jane
Sunglasses: Betsey Johnson

          I've been working on this skirt for over a year.  I bought the fabric probably two years ago and kept putting it aside.  It was one of those projects that you start and never finish, but I finished it.  When I saw this fabric I fell in love because of the colorful rose design.  I also love how it's printed on organza.  I think organza is one of the coolest fabrics because it's shiny and stiff.  I just love how it looks and lays.  I find the movement of it to be really beautiful.  Maybe I should finish some of those other projects that I start and put aside.  

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Last Summer Days

Top: Lauren Conrad
Jeans: Forever 21
Sandals: Modcloth
Necklace: Forever 21
Floral Crown: Made Myself

             This is a silhouette that I really love, baggy on top, slender on bottom.  I love a loose or flowy shirt with skinny jeans or leggings (if it's long enough).   I always feel that if I'm wearing something loose I have to balance it out with something tight on the opposite.  I've had this top for a while.  I think it's from the spring before last spring, so you can't find it anymore.  It's still a popular style of top though, so it shouldn't be too hard to find one that is similar.  I also have to add that I'm really sad that summer is officially over.  Summer is my favorite season and it's always a shame to see it go.  This is especially the case this year because I have had enough cold weather in my life and I'm really not sure I can last through another winter.  I might die.  

Thursday, September 18, 2014

White Lace

Top: Made Myself
Skirt: H&M
Sandals: Modcloth

          Mixing lace patterns isn't something I would normally support.  On this occasion, however, I like it.  I'm not really quite sure why I like it, but I do.  I think it's fine because they are both the same color white.  Also, it kind of reminds me of mixing prints, which I am a big fan of.  I made this top a while ago.  I had some spare lace and wasn't sure what to do with it, so I made this.  I hadn't worn it until now.  I love that feeling of knowing you need to have something because eventually some day you will use it.  Then you actually do use it.  Sorry about the fuzziness of some of my pictures.  My camera didn't like this lighting.