Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Another Birthday

Dress: Marchesa Pearl
Cardigan: Forever 21
Sandals: Go Jane
Purse: Expressions NYC
Rings: all Forever 21

          So, my birthday is today.  I don't really get excited about birthdays anymore because at this point, I don't want to get older.  In fact, I'm about 100% against getting older because it terrifies me.  I do still celebrate them though because if you are forced to get older, then you might as well celebrate.  
          I have been saving this dress to wear on my birthday for quite some time.  I got it on sale a while ago and thought it would be appropriate.  It's by Marchesa, the Pearl collection.  It may look like a normal skater style dress but it has much more volume.  It's very light and has a lot of movement.  It's basically the perfect spinning dress.  I got the cardigan more recently from Forever 21.  It's amazingly comfortable and warm.  It's still available Here and similar ones are Here.  

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Cat Face

Top: H&M
Jeans: Forever 21
Boots: Kohl's
Rings: all Forever 21

          As it gets closer to Halloween, I feel more and more like I should wear this top like every day.  I have a "thing" for black cats.  I have always wanted one because I love how mysterious they are.  I also find them to be cuter that other cats, because they look like tiny panthers.  I found this top at H&M and bought it immediately.  I didn't even try it on.  I also love the way the cat's features are embroidered and not printed.  It just gives it more of a vintage/childhood feel.  As you can see, the leaves are changing.  Everything feels like full-on Fall.  

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.