Thursday, February 25, 2010

J. Crew to the Rescue

(photo via jcrew)

I continued my search for the "one" today at lunch. The Lotus dress wasn't doing it for me for the particular occasion that I needed it for.

Too short, too bright, to party-party.

I ventured into J.Crew land. I love J.Crew but the sizing has always been off for me (just like the Gap), the 8 is too small, the 10 too big. Nevertheless, I decided to give them one last chance and it paid off. A simple one shoulder cotton dress in soft purple that I can dress up with crazy costume jewelry and bright colored heels.

Did I mention that it was on sale?!

I finally feel excited.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Zac Posen for Target

(photo via fashionista)

Be still my heart! At least until April 25th when this piece of red ruffle love hits stores.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


After trying on 60+ dresses I have found (sort of) the one. A short fuchsia number at Civilian (Lotus). Now comes the fun part... accessorising!

...starting with the ring below from Target:

If all of a sudden I wake up on the day of the wedding thinking that a short and brightly colored dress is inappropriate then I will have to fall back on the dark navy beauty that I bought in Biarritz a few summers ago.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


In less than two weeks I will be sailing from the sunny Ft. Lauderdale down to the Bahamas on a 7-day cruise. This is my first time on a cruise lasting more than three days and I am struggling to figure out what to pack.

The longer the trip, the longer it takes me to pack.

One day? Easy!
Two days? A breeze!
Three days? Totally doable!
Seven day cruise? Lord help me!

Ever since I entered the corporate world cute summer outfits are no longer a necessity. My current wardrobe can only handle a three day weekend trip to the beach so for the past week I have been to forever21 more times than I can count on one hand... different locations too. I made the decision to go with cheap, cute, and disposable. To be honest, I found a lot of cute, versatile, and not so disposable in the process. Lots of white, navy, and stripes.

I shopped my closet for the dinner dresses, including one for one of the formal nights. But one question remains, what do I wear to the semi-formal day wedding on a cruise that can go into the night for a formal dinner?

Last week I found a Vera Wang Lavender label dress on Gilt that is adorable, shinny, perfect, and ... ivory. B told me nothing in the white family and I must agree. But it was perfect!

So I continued my search in the "premium" wing of South Park mall. Nordstrom had nothing. My always go to Anthropologie had nothing. Nieman Marcus had something. A Milly dress in the most gorgeous sea foam green one size smaller than what I needed.

Below is a picture of the dress in ivory:

(photo via shopbop)

It was the last dress, out of 30, that I tried on last night and it was the only one that felt right.

So the question is, do I keep looking? Or do I call up Jane, the awesome sales person that helped me and provided me with a look book and a copy of WWD (because I complained about life getting in the way of fashion and being completely clueless about SS 2010), and tell her to charge it and send the dress my way?

P.S. If you ever decide to search for "cruise wedding attire," don't be surprised if almost all of your results are for Tom Cruise + family.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


(photo from we heart it)

Taking a sick day and working from home today.

...and eating lots of garlic!

Sometimes I love working from home... no interruptions from co-workers, no need to shower, and a lot more work gets done when I'm wearing my super Snuggie!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

lens obsession

(photo found on Amazon)

My new lens obsession is the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, currently selling for $357.29 on Amazon. I have the kit 18-55mm that came with my Rebel and a 70-300mm IS I received two Christmases ago so I need an in between that will make the 18-55mm obsolete and be more versatile than my 70-300mm.

I'm absolutely drooling over here!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

I'm back!

(found on di fabulous)

The last five weeks have been crazy busy, challenging, and exhausting but at the end of the day I believe it was all worth it. Now I'm back and look forward to blogging as often as my social life (yay, welcome back social life!) will allow.