SEE YA 2012

My resolution for 2012 was to start a personal style blog and really stick with it. I'm happy to say that this first year has been a good one. I've had some ups and downs for sure but somehow I manage to get it together and blog. Here's a look back at 2012 and some of my favorite blog posts

Goodbye 2012. Hello 2013. 
I'm looking forward to what you have in store.



The past couple of months I've been obsessed with velvet. Which is why I absolutely had to have these American Apparel leggings. They're really comfortable and keep me super warm during the cold weather we've been having.

American Apparel sweatshirt and leggings
Forever 21 beanie and tank (worn under sweater)
Converse shoes
Thrifted bag



Simple and comfortable outfit today for some shopping and lunch with my mom. 

I recently purchased this hoodie from American Apparel and I'm so in love with it. I can not even begin to explain how insanely comfortable and soft it is. I paired it with this body con dress and tights for a super warm and laid back feel. I knew I had to pair my converse with this outfit to give it the perfect finishing touch.

American Apparel hoodie and tights
Forever 21 dress and scarf
Converse shoes



This is what getting dressed at 3 AM looks like.
Working retail sucks. Working retail during the holidays REALLY sucks. Stressful days and crazy hours is what I've been up to lately. 

Since it was so early and I wanted to be somewhat comfortable at work, I went with leggings and a tunic. I love pairing black and white with pops of color. Olive green is probably one of my favorite colors so I've been wearing this anorak non stop lately. I added a knit scarf for another pop of color and I liked how the texture added to the rest of my outfit.

Forever 21 scarf, anorak, tunic, leggings
Ebay flats



I've seen a couple of different DIY jewelry stand tutorials and I thought I'd give it a try.
It was really easy and it only cost me about $5 because I was able to get all the supplies at the dollar store.

Supplies needed:
Three different sized plates (small, medium, and large)
Two small candle stick holders (if they're too tall the stand could tip over)
Glue gun
Measuring tape

001. Measure the middle of each plate and mark

002. Apply glue to the bottom of one candle stick holder and place in the middle of the biggest plate.
Apply pressure to the candle holder and wait for the glue to dry.

003. Apply glue to the top of the candle stick holder and place the medium sized plate on top where you made your mark. Apply pressure again.
 Repeat the previous steps for the smallest plate.

The finished product!

I used mine for bracelets, rings, and nail polish but you can use yours for whatever you'd like!



I'm so excited to announce that I am now a contributing blogger for the new Chik app!
Chik (sheek) is a fashion magazine based in London and they just launched their new app for the iPad! The free magazine is curated by fashion bloggers to offer personal insights, unbiased opinions, and real life experiences.
If you have an iPad you should totally download the app!



I snatched up this sweater on sale from Forever 21. It has mini rhinestones on the front that I debated replacing with studs but later decided not to because the sparkle kind of grew on me. 
I've been really inspired  by Free People and their winter lookbooks. I loved that they layered chunky sweaters with feminine pieced like chiffon and lace. So when I found this sweater, I knew that's exactly what I was going to do. 

Forever 21 sweater, chiffon tank, and leggings
Thrifted boots



So far my little vacation has been pretty good. Today I took my grandpa out to lunch and then ran a few errands. I had to pick up a denim needle for my sewing machine because I have a couple of alterations to do for my mother, who thinks I'm her in home seamstress by the way. While I was at the craft store I met the nicest lady who made her own shower loofahs! I thought it was the coolest thing. I love meeting other people who are super crafty. It always makes my day. 

I've been looking for a great pair of black ankle boots for a while now so once I found these I knew my search was over. The best part, is that they were only $12!  I'm pretty sure they're going to become a favorite this winter. 

Forever 21 sweater
Thrifted/DIY shorts
DD's boots
Gifted fedora



After seeing a few tie-dye tight tutorials online and hearing that its super easy and inexpensive, I thought I would give it a try. These were the result and I love them! In this post I will show you how I did it!

Rit Dye (in which ever color you'd like, I chose navy blue)
White tights
Rubber Bands
Something to stir the dye (I used a plastic fork)

1. Bunch up your tights and secure them with rubber bands.
I did two pairs. One which was brand new and one that was old. The new pair took the dye better and came out way cuter.

2. Fill bucket about half way with boiling water. 
I boiled water in a kettle and then poured it into the bucket. I did everything outside just in case I made a mess and remember you're working with dye which is permanent so make sure you're wearing something you don't mind staining.

3. While wearing gloves, stir in your dye.

4. Add your tights 
Make sure you fully submerge them and continue to mix the dye for about 20 to 30 minutes. The longer they are in the dye the darker the color will be when they are done. I left mine in for about 25 minutes.

5. Rinse with cold water
I rinsed mine outside because we have ceramic sinks and bathtubs and the dye would stain them. 
At first a lot of dye will come out of the tights but that's ok, that's supposed to happen. Rinse until no more dye comes out and the water runs clear.

6. Hang to dry

Then you're all done!
They'll add the perfect amount of grunge to any outfit!


I just so happened to be walking through target telling myself I was there for just a few things and nothing else. Then I made the mistake of  walking by these pants. As soon as I saw that they were on sale, I had to have them. They fit really well and I looove the polka dot print. I'm so excited to work them into my winter wardrobe.

I ordered this tote from my super sweet friend Bri. Ive had my eye on this tote for a while and once I saw that it was on sale, I was so excited to finally order one. 
You can check out her etsy shop, Five and Two, here 

Urban Outfitters sweater
Target jeans
Ebay flats

Ive had this song on repeat lately



So this week I'm on vacation from work and after two weeks of overnight shifts, it's much needed. I have a couple of DIY projects planned, Im hoping to get a few blog posts done; and naturally, I'll be doing some thrifting.

 I wore this outfit to pick up a few things from the craft store and get a little xmas shopping done. I was super excited to finally wear this anorak because it was a steal for only $7. I wanted to be comfortable so I paired this over sized top with leggings and ballet flats.

Forever 21 anorak, top, leggings and necklace
Ebay flats
DIY knuckle rings

 These above the knuckle rings were one of my DIY projects for this week and I am in love with the way they came out. I was so pumped on them I bought black and gold wire so that I can make more. I'm hoping to do a DIY post soon.



Forever 21 top and leggings
Flea market flats

Seems like its been forever since my last blog post.
I found this top on sale and  totally fell in love with it because its the perfect length to pair with leggings. Which is exactly what I did for this outfit.