Whether or not I have elaborate plans for New Year’s Eve, I always take great pleasure in picking out the perfect sparkly outfit to wear. Most years, I turn to H&M or Forever21, because as much as I adore sequins, I’ve never had the budget to spend too much on a dress I can only wear on a handful of glitter-required occasions. This little number from Lulu’s is a nice compromise– fit for a princess with a much prettier price tag! The classic Kate Spade Charm shoes on the other hand…. well we can all dream right?
I’m not sure how exactly to describe my personal style.
It’s a bit preppy, a bit hippie, a bit vintage, and often just downright girly. Sometimes it’s boho and sometimes it’s nautical. But there are certain signature items I think you can always attribute to being very “me.” Bows. Polka dots. Tutus. Anchors. Sequins. Pearls. Example A:
(Boys) Cotton Anchor Sweater, J.Crew, $59.50
Karinska Tulle Skirt, Anthropologie, $188
Bow Hair Clip, American Apparel, $10
This Is The Year To Idiom Bangle, Kate Spade, $58
Make a Day of It Carousel Bangle, Kate Spade, $250
Ballet Flats, ASOS LOST, $44
Do you have signature items or elements? I’d love to hear! xx
-Holding an umbrella up for far too long before realizing I’m covered by the bus stop.
-Visiting NYC and of all the millions of people in that city, my friend/hostess and I run into her senior prom date. Who she has not spoken to since that night.
-Did anyone else know that vitamins absolutely must be taken with food? No just me? I learned that one the hard way this week.
-Returning to my college’s online career services page, which I used to stalk daily while in school searching for jobs and internships, only this time as an employer. Am I getting old?
-Once Upon a Time. I’m not saying it’s the best show on television right now. But it has got me intrigued like no other.
-Visits from my very own Prince Charming :)
-Food memoirs and food and Sassy Girl Book Club!
-Finding an old gift card I had won on a giveaway back in the summer and using it to purchase a very lovely party dress.
-A giveaway of my own! Have you entered yet?
Maybe it’s the dancer in me, but I am feeling so inspired by J.Crew’s September catalogue…
Tutus and sweaters? Yes please. Reminds me of my days backstage, covering up our costumes with layers to keep warm in the freezing air conditioning!
Here’s a set I’m looking forward to putting together once the air gets a little cooler. One of J Crew’s classic new Fisherman Sweaters, a tutu skirt from F21 (I’ve also had great luck with these at H&M and Free People), and a little sparkle to show off the ballerina in you… love me some glitter flats any day!
post script. Happiest of birthdays to Miss James Dean Beauty Queen!! Go give my girl some b*day love!