Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays!

blouse: from amazon
sweater: necessary clothing
jeans: pacsun
shoes: Steve Madden
jewelery: forever 21

Happy holidays everyone! I am finally off from school and I cannot be happier to relax and have fun with my friends and family. I had a really tough semester at school and it feels so good to have a break. Today was my sisters birthday and I went out to lunch with her and had a wonderful time. After that we spent the day relaxing and my dad made a lovely dinner (raviolis yum!).

I found out about necessary clothing from another blog I read regularly call somethingnavy. They are an affordably priced clothing store with several locations in New York City. I, however, purchased this sweater along with several other items from their brand new website. Click the link to check it out!

The shoes are something that I have been looking for for a while. I found similar ones from very high end brand that were well out of my price range. I asked Tony to look for some leopard print loafers for my Christmas present and he got me these lovelies from Steve Madden and I could not be more pleased.

I wish everyone the happiest of holidays! And if you are off from school or work I wish you a relaxing and enjoyable break! Missed you all


Saturday, October 1, 2011

affordable gorgeous shoes

I found both pairs on the JCPenney website. The tops ones are the Call it Spring 'McGray' pumps and the bottom ones are the Olsenboye 'Farrow' sandals. Both are very reasonably priced and classically beautiful. I'm in love! Which ones would you get or would you get both =)?


Friday, September 30, 2011

Career Fair look

suit: Ann Taylor
blouse: Banana Republic
shoes: Target

Sorry I have been skimpy on the posting, but I am in the middle of midterms right now. This is what I wore to the career fair a couple of weeks ago. I felt so professional =) but I was very nervous talking to the various representatives. Overall, I think it went pretty well though.
I have been brainstorming on different fall looks so I am looking forward to posting about those. And finally, guess who is taking an interim class in Hawaii this january!!!! =)


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thoughts on personal style

I often get asked the question, "How would you describe your personal style?"

shirt: american apparel
shorts: delia's
belt: forever 21
shoes: forever 21
socks: H&M

To be completely honest, I never know how to answer this question. The one rule that I have every time I get dressed is not to care what someone else might say or think. If the outfit makes me happy then that is all that matters. My only rule is to not have any rules limiting what I wear.

People often expect to hear that someone has an edgy style or a girly style or a bohemian style. I don't think that I fit into any one mold when it comes to this. Sure I have certain trends that I really like and there are certain combinations (like a button down shirt, with a high-waisted bottom and heels! YES please!) that I am particularly fond of, but I think that my style varies too much from day to day to fit into any one style or even a combination of styles!

What do you think of these style labels?


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Rain rain go away

The rain seriously limits my shoe choices. I am extremely anti-rain boots. I do own them but I really try not to wear them unless the very thought of going outside makes my socks feel wet. They are just ugly and not very comfortable at all. If any of you can show me a pair of chic, sleek rain boots, please send those pictures my way. That being said, this is what I wore today even though it was raining.

blogger lean
sweater: pac sun
jeans: pac sun
boots: libby edelman via famous footwear

This shoe purchase was one of the highlights of my shopping career. These boots were priced at $80 but after all was said and done I got them for $10. At the same time that I bought these boots I bought another pair of boots originally priced and $150 for $36. Seriously the most amazing deal I have ever gotten. I have loved famous footwear ever since.

I am also seriously feeling the mullet hemline on this sweater. I bought this sweater when I went into pac sun looking for a pair of shorts. Of course I couldn't resist buying it!

I'm off to study for a linear algebra college


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Goodbye summer, goodbye tan

The worst blogger award goes to....
me... I am seriously the worst with these month long hiatuses! But I'm back!
blouse: ann taylor
shorts: delia's
belt: H&M
watch: BORA from a boutique in my town
wrap bracelet: my sister bought it! doesn't she have the nicest taste?
booties: wetseal

Aren't you all proud that I am not wearing a single piece from forever 21? It is shocking to me as well. I have spent months lusting over this style of ankle boots. Most of the ones that I was looking at were quite expensive and I am on the budget of a lowly college student *le sigh* I saw a pair in Nine West that were literally identical to these, but were more than double the price.

I am normally not a big Wetseal shopper because other times that I have gone into that store I have felt too old to be there if that makes sense. But, last time I was at the mall I happened upon these beauties and was in love. They also appear to be fairly well made so I don't have to live in fear of having to part with my lovelies before I am ready to.

In life news, I spent the last week of my summer vacation sick with a fever! Major bummer but it does explain at least part of my blogging absence. Now school has started and the warm, sunny weather is starting to fade. I kind of love fall fashion though so it isn't bad at all! Hope you all enjoy this post and I will try my best to keep up the outfit posts and such in between classes!


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Que veux-tu?

shirt: target
shorts: forever 21
belt: forever 21
shoes: forever 21
sunglasses: pac sun

It was all rainy and sad outside today, so I decided to post these pictures from last week when it was all nice and gorgeous out. I went into target with the intention of buying socks and came out with this top, which is so incredibly typical of me.
In other news, I recently purchased a suit from Ann Taylor for job interviews and the fall career fair and such. For those of you who are small and have trouble finding business attire that fits you, Ann Taylor is your place. The suit fits great and they have an outstanding petite section. It was very difficult to not purchase one of everything... in every color. I will be featuring this suit very soon on here, so I am very excited about that.


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

slow dancing in a burning room

shirt: forever 21
skirt/belt: forever 21
shoes: forever 21
sunglasses: pac sun
ring: forever 21
necklace: gift from a friend

Finally got the maxi skirt that I have been wanting. It fits perfectly too so I am pleased! Since this was the first time wearing this skirt, I wasn't too daring with what I paired it with. I thought that the basic white v-neck was a good place to start, but I am definitely excited about pairing this skirt with some different pieces and dressing it up and down.
Also, yes, I am well aware of my forever 21 addiction. They say that admitting you have a problem is the first step.


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Shop til ya drop

So Tony and I had an adventure today! We went to a fairly large mall near our school. I have to tell you, it was mighty crowded! The whole back-to-school crowd was there, which was extremely depressing from my point of view. But anyway, back to the joy of shopping!
What I have discovered from my shopping trip was that JCPenney is like amazing! First of all, almost everything in the store is marked down! Like no joke. I got blank% off or blank$ off or buy 1 get 1 on literally everything I purchased. Also, they have really really cute things in both the junior's and women's departments. I highly recommend going there for your back-to-school or fall shopping needs! Here are some of my favorite brands that they carry:
This is the line that the Olsen twins released for JCPenney. Its really cute! Plus I have an unhealthy obsession with their style!
A really cool brand with a bohemian vibe to it.
Mango is a higher end brand that released a line for JCPenney.
 I can't wait to feature my new JCPenney clothing here on Chic or Something. Stay tuned!


Friday, August 5, 2011

A falling star fell from your heart and landed in my eyes

shirt: forever 21
shorts: delia's
shoes: forever 21
bag: H&M

So I think it should be fairly obvious by now that these are my favorite shoes! They are high which, as a short person, make me very happy! They are also very easy to walk in, in spite of being 4" high.
I am also very surprised that I have never included this bag in a post seeing as it travels with me everywhere I go! I literally carry my life in there. I feel like Mary Poppins at times!

Happy Friday!


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hide and Seek

shirt: forever 21
shorts: pac sun
belt: gap
shoes: forever 21

I rep f21 like it is my job! Oh my goodness! The blouse seems to be very well made however, which is pretty great.
I must tell you all that I have been looking for a button down shirt with cut out shoulders FOREVER! I was so happy when I saw this one. But, I did have to order it in a size too big. I was pretty happy when I got it though because I am able to tie the bottom in a knot, which I think is really really cute.
I was also being really lazy today and didn't feel like trying with my hair, thus the messy bun. In keeping with the lazy theme, I wanted to rock some tennis shoes because they are so darn comfy!

Have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

wild horses couldn't drag me away

"I never met a drop crotch I didn't like" -Leandra Medine
Apologies for the inadvertent goofy smile in these photos!
blouse: forever 21
pants: cheap monday- juliana drape pants purchased through Nasty Gal
shoes: forever 21
bracelet: juicy

I have recently discovered The Man Repeller (and by recently I mean yesterday). I know. Most of you that follow style blogs are going to be like, "OMG! WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?" I, myself, am wondering the same thing.
I happened to stumble onto her blog yesterday and was immediately inspired to "repel" some men! So that is why I have chosen this outfit. Tony's reaction of "What the heck are you wearing?" strangely delighted me when he saw me this morning.

As far as what I did today in this ensemble, it was not very eventful. I went to work on campus and then went to the super market to get the makings for the tacos that we had for dinner (which were delicious).
I'm not sure if my relatively conservative campus community is quite ready for man repellant, but frankly I've decided to stop caring about that. That exact point is part of the reason why I started this blog in the first place!

That's all for now!


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I know we are, we are the lucky ones

shirt: DIY
shorts: H&M
belt: H&M
shoes: forever 21
bracelet: juicy

Nothing brightens my day like wearing a new pair of shoes! Especially these adorable gold flecked wingtips from forever21. They were the perfect little eclectic piece to add to this funky outfit. I was also very excited to style my latest DIY creation. I am really going to miss wearing crop tops when it starts getting cold out!

Might I say its good to be back!


Monday, August 1, 2011

the love you seek and more

Finally, I am back with an outfit post!

shirt: H&M
shorts: delia's
belt: forever 21
hat: forever 21
shoes: target
sunglasses: pacsun
ring: forever21

This shirt was purchased intentionally way too big, so I have no idea what the shirt would look like on in my actual size. I was hoping that it would be long enough to be a mini dress, but alas no. I am still loving the baggy awesomeness of this shirt and I think it will look awesome with jeans in the fall.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

update finally! I'm not abandoning my blog!

Wow! I'm not letting this blog go, but unfortunately my photographer (boyfriend) has been out of town for the past few weeks. Luckily, he will be back soon and I will be back posting outfits and what not, which is what I really like doing. Also, I have some new clothes (because I am a hopeless shopping addict) that I am very excited about displaying on chicorsomething. In the meantime, I am really into the long a flowy stuff that seems to be popular lately. I have yet to purchase anything of this style, but I am currently working on finding some things that I really like that are also in my price range. Here are some items that I've been looking at lately that I really like.
I figured I would start with my favorite, which also happens to be the most expensive! This the UNIF Leopard Dream Maxi Dress which can be purchased at NASTY GAL.
These are the Fawcett Fights Back Black Wide Leg Pants from LuLu's.
This is the Irish Moorlands Pleated Green Maxi Skirt also from LuLu's.
This is the Volcom To The Floor Maxi Skirt from PacSun. 

Being a small girl of only 5'3" I have always been intimidated by full length items, but they are just too darn chic to ignore any longer. What do you guys think of this style? Sorry about the blogging hiatus, but do not fear because I will be making my comeback VERY soon! Hope you all enjoy this post!