WANT: MUJI Texting Gloves


Shit is about to get COLD. We got out taste of it around Halloween when we had those crazy few days of snow and bitter winds... and I'm dreading it -- REALLY dreading it. I saw these iPhone-, iPad-, and iPod-friendly MUJI gloves on a Refinery29 post and decided I neeeeed to get them. The past two insane east coast winters have done a number on my hands because I've been the crazy person not wearing gloves so I could change my music on my iPod or text during my lengthy walks to class. Priorities people, priorities. But now that I'm 23, it's time I start making some adult decisions -- you know, like wearing gloves when it's cold out. Look mom, warm hands!

What I Wore: 11.19.11


Finally, this busy week finishing up the last of my midterm essays is over and I can get back to my life!
And by "my life," I mean sitting around doing nothing.

Top: Urban Outfitters 
Necklace: Garnett Jewelry from Need Supply
Bangle: Vendor at Brooklyn Flea
Irish Claddagh Ring: Gift from Mom

Colored Tips with OPI - You Don't Know Jacques! and Russian Navy


In preparation for the formal last week, I decided to spruce up my nails with a modern take on the french manicure using OPI's You Don't Know Jacques! and Russian Navy (which I have the matte version of -- that doesn't matter once you put a top coat on it). I really loved how this turned out and I can't wait to try it with more colors. I feel "chic" and "fashionable" with it on, like I have a little extra something making my outfits better. Isn't that sad? Add that to my long list of issues to talk to my fictional therapist about. But I digress... back to the basics: It's been about a week since I painted my nails and there have been NO, I repeat NO, chips. I think having that extra bit of polish on the end, which I added a couple hours after painting my nails with the base color, really helped reduce any chipping on the ends. I was previously disappointed with this taupe-y brown color, but I really enjoy it in this pairing. Excuse me while I go eat my words.

WANT: Nasty Gal Pleated Maxi Dress


Wishing I had had this beautiful pleated maxi dress from Nasty Gal during the summer months....

What I Wore: 11.11.11


Dress: Tibi
Wedges: BCBG Girls
Rings: Etsy
Earrings: Betsey Johnson

What I Wore: 11.9.11


Necklace: Etsy
Boots: Doc Marten's
Stacked Rings: Etsy
Watch: Michael Kors
Scarf: Gap
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacob

Revlon - Glitz & Glam over NY Color - Battery Park Purple


With the holidays fast approaching, I've given in to the shimmery, glittery mood that comes along with the cold weather and impending celebrations. I just picked up this Revlon polish because CVS was running a buy one, get one 50% promotion on all Revlon products AND there was a manufacturer's coupon next to the polish for $1 off. Look at me, an extreme couponer at last. I paired the glitter polish with NY Color's Battery Park Purple, which is a great polish for being so cheap -- it hasn't chipped after 5 days. However, it did take three coats to achieve the desired look, but I ain't complainin'! (ADDENDUM: oh my god. glitter nail polish is such a bitch to get off.)

What I Wore: 11.7.11


Top: Bark Decor on Etsy
Irish Coin Necklace: Gift from Grandpa
Gold Band Ring: Vendor at Hester Street Fair in NYC
Gold Rings: Elephantine on Etsy
Pants: Madewell
Shoes: Van's

What I Wore: 11.5.11


Jeans: BDG from Urban Outfitters
Necklace: Garnett Jewelry from Need Supply
Coat: Urban Outfitters
Flats: Gap
Bag: Ebay

Coupon Code: 20% off Bloomingdale's


If you've had your eye on something at Bloomingdale's, now is the time to buy. 
Use the code "HAPPY" at checkout for 20%! (and FREESHIP11 for free shipping!)
Bloomingdale's allows you to use multiple promo codes in one order so be sure to use them all.

What I Wore: 11.4.11


Sweater: Gap
Dress: Modcloth
Tights: J.Crew
Boots: Aldo
Watch: Michael Kors
Rings: Etsy

Bark Decor


I recently purchases two awesome tank tops from the etsy shop, Bark Decor. They make scarves, bedding, apparel, and tons of other products with original screen printed designs... and they are earth friendly! Holla at an environmentalist! I'm really excited to wear these tanks before the weather goes completely bad -- I think they will look great with my usual colored jeans/doc marten's combo. There was a little card inserted in my package that gives free shipping on orders through the year with the code FREEBARK on their site (wish I knew that when I ordered, but it's not a big deal since it was only $3 for my shipping cost), so be sure to use that if you ever purchase anything from the shop.

Monthly Beauty Favorites: October 2011


What I Wore: 10.25.11


I've been SO busy with papers, group projects, and readings lately... so getting dressed for school has been all about effortless, comfortable outfits. I'm always thinking about the long walk to my classes and then having to sit in the same seat for three hours straight for each of my classes when I get dressed in the morning. Alas, this type of outfit (jeans, flowy shirts, scarves, and flats/Doc Marten's) has been my general uniform for the past few weeks.

I stained those jeans with bleach when I had to clean out my mini-fridge in the dorms my first year in college, but I kind of like it now.

Top: H&M
Jeans: Urban Outfitters
Scarf: "Borrowed" (AKA stole) it from my mom! Shh!
Necklace: Etsy
Earrings: Betsey Johnson
Flats: Gap