Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Desperately Seeking Paris!

This entire outfit (minus the shoes) was $35. The shoes were $50-- but still, under $100 is insanely reasonable. Put on your rose-colored glasses and get to shopping those closets, ladies! Breathe new life into the old and use your imagination on the obscure, inexpensive finds.

Dress: GO International/Target
Leather, Leopard-Print Gloves: Target
Clutch: Anya Hindmarch for Target
Cashmere Beret: Target
Shoes: Boutique 9 'Giganta'

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


By virtue of this blog, I'm relieved to find that my personal style does indeed shift from day to day. This could be attributed to any number of things, but I believe it's simply a reflection of my reverence for the intimate process of adornment that comes with being a woman.

Camisole: Forever 21
Trousers: Old Navy
Jacket: fire Los Angeles
Clutch: Anya Hindmarch for Target
Necklace: Forever 21
Belt: Target

Monday, January 26, 2009

Rough and Humble

Two bows in one week and more earth tones just days apart? I sense a trend. I should consider editing my selections a bit more closely, but I've had the necklace for years and once paired, I fell in love. I adore the hammered silver and bronze together and I think it compliments the brown patterned tights and grey boots well.

Dress: Pink Rose
Boots: Miss Sixty 'Bliss'
Necklace: Forever 21
Tights: Urban Outfitters

Saturday, January 24, 2009


By my humble estimation, the styling on Lipstick Jungle is impeccable; chic and provocative. Each wardrobe personifies elegance while subtly insinuating the playful, more delicate persona of the character it was created around. Color me inspired :)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Earth Tone

I hadn't planned on photos today, but throw three girls and a camera together and the rest is history. Anyway, this outfit makes me feel like I should be mixing my own granola or dehydrating fruit, but when I woke up with these boots on the brain- I had to work something out.

Cardigan: The Limited
Dress: Old Navy
Boots: Steven 'Badu'
Bracelets: Old Navy

Looks I Love

*Courtesy of The Sartorialist*

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Two bows in one week? Random! Anyway- this top reminds me of a gentlemans tie and that's why I like it. Also, if I 'needed' to hit happy hour after work, I'm set. Subtract the jacket, add lipstick and I'm ready to party.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Recycle, Revise, Revisit

Given the current economic climate, I've committed myself to getting the most mileage out of my existing wardrobe by shopping my closet instead of the stores. That having been said, I call the above, my "What is old is new again" ensemble.

I purchased the top about 2 years ago in a "Dolman Sleeve, Binge-Haze", Yes, you can binge in a haze :) but it's been buried in one of my suitcases for the better part of a year. I bought the jeans on a post break-up shopping spree and well, needless to say- they fit for a week and then hung in the closet for a year after.

Anyway, long story long- I guess you could refer to this post as "Nicole in Real-Life"; no sunny backdrops, no staged poses, just me getting to work before dawn and taking my morning break with a friend. No muss, No fuss, No problem- but best of all. . . No buyers remorse!

Top & Bracelets: Forever 21
Jeans: 7 For All Mankind 'NYD 'A' Pockets'
Bag: Nine West 'Collages'

Monday, January 19, 2009

White-Tie Optional

I wasn't quite at 100% this morning but I figured I'd dress the part to compensate for the residual hacking cough and incessant nose-blowing day ahead. Again, I have no explanation for this last photo. Stretching? Fidgeting? Showing my left ankle some long overdue affection? *Shrugs*

Shirt: Old Navy
Skirt: Arden B.
Shoes: BCBGirls 'Wish'

Thursday, January 15, 2009


I started feeling a little achy last night and woke up late this morning. Wrap Dress + Spanx + Slingbacks = Getting to work on time. I'm off to befriend the NyQuil now. Have a lovely weekend :)

Dress: Forever 21

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Hmmm, not sure what was going on here, but it makes me laugh :)
Dress: Old Navy
Shoes: GUESS 'Rally'
Watch: Nixon

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Case for Lace

By my humble estimation, this dress is what I consider 'An Oldie but a Goody'. Over the span of several weeks- I tried it on, put it back, got a second opinion. . . then a third opinion, tried it on again, then put it back again. The trouble? There was a heinous chiffon rosette dead front and center.

Now I'm not slow, but I am insanely calculated and selective about my wardrobe, so it sometimes takes me a bit longer than most to edit down and connect the dots. . . And while I'm not handy with a needle thread, it turns out I'm a Ninja with a pair of scissors!! One month and $12 later- I snapped it up, cut it off and it's been a blissful union ever since.

Dress: Behnaz Sarafpour for Target
Shoes: Boutique 9 'Giganta'

Monday, January 12, 2009

Spiced Chai

Coat: Richard Chai for Target
Dress: Old Navy
Shoes: BCBGirls 'Wish'
Necklace: Forever 21

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Shelter Island

The sun loves to shine in southern California and today was no different. I don't usually post on the weekends, but I was missing my family and I decided to bring my camera along for my walk at the Harbor. I hope that these photos will make them so jealous that they all pack their bags and move back because I miss them terribly.

Tank: Old Navy
Jeans: 7 For All Mankind
Hat: H&M

Friday, January 9, 2009

Jeans & Janes

Blazer: Forever 21
Tee: Splendid
Jeans: 7 For All Mankind
Shoes: Payless/American Eagle
Belt: Linea Pelle

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Winter White Gold

I'd hoped to sneak in a photo yesterday, but I was out of town and the days schedule just didn't permit. In retrospect- I suppose that's just as well because I wasn't over the moon about my outfit anyway. Truth be told, I wish I would have worn this instead. Maybe next time

Sweater: Old Navy
Camisole: Forever 21
Pants: Arden B.
Shoes: Forever 21
Bag: Juicy Couture
Earrings: Nordstrom