Saturday, December 17, 2011

Jean Transformation!

Forever 21 jeans $19.99 Boot Cut

But I wanted skinnies.  I searched everywhere and couldnt find them for less than $40.  I refuse to spend that much money on a trendy pant.  So instead I made these :) from the Forever 21 $19.99 ones.

Transformation Process: SUPER EASY!  All I did was lay my favorite skinny jeans over the top of my Forever 21 red jeans (inside out) and pinned my red jeans along the line of my fave jeans.  Then sewed along that pin line.  Then zig zag stitch right outside of that straight stitch.  Then cut off the extra fabric.  Then I turned them right side out and...VOILA!
I have been on a high ALL day from my excitement.  I feel super crafty.  I saved money by not having to buy another pair of skinny jeans.  And it is a total rush to create something so cute that I have been wanting for quite sometime.   LOVE IT!

On a side note: My new favorite nail color is Essie-Mink Muffs
Here is another way I have glammed it up.  On my Sis.  Just add your fave glitter polish to the tips.  I love how chunky this glitter OPI polish was.  It looks so festive.  LOVE IT!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Clutch Lovelies

I have been on the lookout for clutches since early Fall.  These are what I have narrowed it down to.  First on my list Patricia Nash:Potenaz frame clutch.   And this thing in person is Gorgeous.  The leather is fantastic!
 Second, is this scalloped beauty.  No clue where it is from but is stinkin adoreable! Found it on Pinterest.
 3rd up,  the Hot Streak clutch by Anthropologie.  So cute.  Simple. Love it!
 And for the GRAND FINALE!!!! Here it is.  THE. ONE. THE. ONLY. Hobo International Lauren clutch (Celeste-color) OMG!!! In LOVE!!!! Here is where I found it cheapest+free shipping.  Definitely at the top of my Christmas list right next to these bad boys!  A girl can dream :)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Roaring 20's

My sister and brother in law just had their 10 Year Anniversary/Vow Renewal with a "Roarin 20's" theme.  SUCH a fun night! And I must say dressing up was SO MUCH FUN! Yet again :)
 Cutest flower girl...I know Im biased...but lets be honest! DAR.....LING! All the way down to her pearls and fish nets.  So stinkin cute!
 Me and one of the grooms men. (AKA mi esposo) He did come home with me at the end of the night :) Lucky me!
 I couldnt resist this pose.  How can you dress up like Throughly Modern Milly and not kick up your heel.  I wish I could dress like this every day! LOVE IT!

Cant get enough of these earrings

I get to dress up about 3-4 times every week for church responsibilities I have.  Most people might not look forward to something like that.  But I LOVE it!  Not only am I still obsessing over my earrings gifted from my friend MadMim but THESE TIGHTS are on my fave list as well this season!  I found them at Nordstrom rack for $4 bucks! YES PLEASE!
 White Ruffle top: Garage Sell...or "hand me down"  which ever one sounds classier I guess.  A friend was having a garage sell.  I LOVED IT! She gave it to me FREE :)
Mustard Cardi: Target last year
Black high waist skirt: $1 bin from Mod Bod sale.  SCORE!
Black Suede wedge: DSW last year.  LOVE LOVE LOVE them still!
 Cutest kids ever:  Sorry they are ALL mine!  I LOVE when they want in on the photo action :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Pinterest Copycat

Saw this on Pinterest and I. FELL. IN. LOVE

My baby girl is turning 3 and I HAD to use this idea for her bday invite.  She is such a little mini Diva who thinks the world revolves around her.  Love it!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Its finished!

Remember this?  Now we have THIS!!!  I am absolutely IN LOVE with my dining room now!!! Everything about it: the light grey paint color, my amazing "copycat" table from Restoration Hardware I got for 1/3 of the pri$e,The medal industrial chairs, the framed maps, the burlap curtains, and my "ECLIPSE" CHANDELIER from ZGallery I saved for 3 months for. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!  ALL of it!
 Here is an arial view from our loft upstairs.
 The legs of the table are my favorite part of its coolness!  Love them! 

 And I have to say...random side note...this little $3 plastic stool from Ikea makes the perfect booster for my 3 year old.  LOVE quick CHEAP fixes! 

Thanks to my girl Rikke for being my photographer!!!  Now you can finally go pin it on Pinterest :)  Youre the coolest.  Thanks Rikke Rik!

Friday, October 14, 2011

She's Got Legs...And She Knows How to Use Them!

Im totally LOVING this Fall weather.  I have been wearing skinnies and flats practically everyday.  So perfect for my style and my closet :) Here are some outfits I have been drooling over on Pinterest.  This flowy shirt is so light and the length is perfect! LOVE the turquoise studs and LOVE the bag!

 I dont have a colored pair of skinny jeans yet but it is definitely on my todo list!  And Im totally into these red ones.  And the denim shirt!!!! This is a must this Fall.  Im seeing them ALL over my fashion blogs.  Love it!

Look at these gorgeous red pants.  They are so classy with this blouse.  LOVE!!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE this whole look!!! I love the sheer, flowly blouse, and I LOVE the casual jeans and leather bag.  Perfect!
We are needing to get family pictures soon and I will be working on my fashion board for our whole family of 5.  So stay tuned...

Friday, September 23, 2011

Some NEW faves

Are you ever sick of doing the same exact thing with your hair EVEYDAY??? I am!  I HATE that I have no talent with hairdos whatsoever! I seriously know how to flat iron my hair, do a lose curl due, and a simple pony tail.  Thats it! Sad I know :(  But a high messy bun on the top of the head has been pretty hip lately with some of my fashion blogs and it got me excited bc I can do a pony.  Its a totally different look on me thats for sure.  Nice change?  I do LOVE that it shows off my new earrings that my girl Mim gave me para mi cumpleanos.  They are gorgeous! And NO she did not buy them from Anrtho...she made them!!! I know the girl is talented!!! Love her! Love her mad skills! And I LOVE her gifts :)

My new top I found at new boutique store in University Mall next to Nordstrom called Mikarose.  I must admit it was not my favorite store.  It had lots of things in there that EVERY other store in UT has but they did have THIS beautiful floral print top that I have been on the search for.  I LOVE it! So much!!!

 Another option:  Paired with my Anthro sailor linen pants.  LOVE yet again!

New top I found in NYC on our recent vacate.  Found in a random shop in Tribecca called Tribecca Fashions (original name huh!).  It was right across the street from our hotel.  Best part it was only $16 bucks!  Its kind of a long shirt/dress so I rocked the side knot.  Bringin back the 80's...I know...theyre already here :)

 LOVE the buttons down the back

 And get this! My favorite part.  It totally doubles as a dress! It was just a little too short so I thought what if I wore it over a skirt to add some color.  Love how it turned out!!!
I have to give a shoutout to my FABULOUS photogropher Asher :) My adoreable 5 yr old! Hes such a stud!!! Which is why all the photos are from an upward angle unless he was standing on a chair.  Fun times!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

GREAT Advice

This cute girl has a blog called "LittleGirl Big Closet" it is a very unique fashion blog!  Not only does she have great style...she posts how she feels, she posts real thoughts, real situations.  Her blog is so sincere and I applaud her for being so vulnerable in her blogging style.  Very rarely does a blogger open up about personal issues, but she does and with her HUGE following of readers I think thats pretty amazing.  She recently blogged about THE. CRAZIEST. fashion blogger SCAM.  I was shocked to read about one of my fashion blogs I totally follow turn out to be a dishonest personal shopper who took money from SO many people! Such a sad CRAZY story.  But back to my girl (pictured above) I really LOVED something she wrote in her blog post where she talks about "wants".  It really hit home with me.

Taken from "Shopaholics Anonymous" (read full post here):
On her personal spending habits:
"Realistically, my budget simply can not keep up with my ever-growing wants, and I refuse to even try. I will not veer from my self-imposed monthly limit. I am fortunate enough to not have had to start my life out with debt hanging over my head. I have no student loans to repay, no car payments. And no credit cards*. I have a debit card linked to a checking account, into which a fixed amount of money goes in every month, and that is the money I allow myself to spend on, what I must admit, are non-essentials. I won't go into numbers and figures, but I'll tell you something I do know from first-hand experience. Even when I was "constrained" by a monthly budget three times what it is right now, there were just as many things on my wishlist I couldn't afford."

I LOVED this. It is so easy to get caught up in a shopping frame of mind. And I have to regularly take a step back and realize this is of NO importance! I have to remind myself WHAT and WHO are important to me. It was a nice little reminder. And on that note...THIS guy is so important to me. He happens to be the man of my dreams and I still totally have a crush on him!!! This video made that very clear to me :) I LOVE to hear him talk about Rustico. He is so passionate about it! I am such a lucky girl to have a husband who loves what he does. You will totally be able to see what I mean when you watch the video.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

PINTEREST??? What is that?

OMG!!! I am seriously officially addicted to this Pinterest craze.  It just happened 3 days ago.  And luckily my hubby is "preocupado" this week so luckily for me I get to indulge with as much pinterest as I want after the bambinos go to bed!  LOVE IT!

It really is THE.COOLEST. INVENTION. EVER!  I have often thought as Im doing searches through Google Image that there has got to be a better way.  Where you can narrow it down to your interests OR search by categories.  Well apparently someone had already thought of all that and I now consider him a GENIUS! His name is Ben and thats about all I know of him.  But he is a rockstar in my book.

Here are some of my fave design boards I have stumbled upon over the last few days.  The bad thing is Im not sure who to give credit too.  Sometimes peoples pins have a website attached showing where they got the pic or where to find something but not always :(  Yet, one thing these 3 all have in common are the cute comfy shoes by TOMS.  LOVE!  I have yet to own my first pair of TOMS but Im sure it will be happening soon.

For Fall I am ALL about comfort and these next 2 outfits are SO my style.  LOVE the layering, LOVE the scarf, LOVE the soft fabrics of the shirts, LOVE the bag to add a pop of color.

This outfit is pretty similar in comfort level and style.  But the one thing I would change is the watch.  Not a big fan....but maybe swap it out with a chunky Nixon one or maybe one of those yellow Gold watches that I usually oogle over everytime I see one.

And my FAVORITE!!!! Look at these yellow corduroy wedges.  Im dying! They are so fun! I LOVE LOVE LOVE them! And they HAVE to be comfy bc they are TOMS.  Or at least thats what Im told.   

On a side note: I have to give a SHOUTOUT to Rustico TOMS is now selling our journals on their website! How cool is that!!!! So excited :)  LOVE IT!!!!

So back to pinterest.  If you havent joined in on the fun.  You need to! I promise you will LOVE IT just as much as me.  Promise!

Monday, August 22, 2011

NYC Photo Diary

10 years of marriage deserves 10 days in NEW YORK CITY right! So thats just what we did. We had a trade show at the Javits Center for Rustico the first 5 days of our trip then the last 4 were ALL play. LOVED IT!!!!
These were the outfits I wore while we were there. 

Day 1: sailboat skirt-Anthro, mustard cardigan-Target, white V neck/V back (from my HS days)

                                            Bryant Park

Day 2: Navy blouse-Target (current), bell bottom jeans-Gap (current), leather bag-Rustico (current) 

Cirque de Soleil: Zarkana at Radio City Music Hall
 Day 3: olive tee-American Eagle, sailor linen pants-Anthro (current), linen bag-Blue Linen (current) 

 Day 4: light pink top-Down East Basics, bell bottom jeans-Gap (current) taricota flats-Target, leather band-Rustico. leather belt-H &M

 Day 5: navy blouse-Anthro, skinny jeans-Tillys/Varcossa, metalic sandals-American Eagle

 Day 6: Assymetric striped tee-Anthro, skinny jeans-Tillys, army canvas flats-Roxy
 Day 7: white tee-American Eagle, Maxi dress-Forever 21, leather bag-Michael Kors

Wicked: BEST. NIGHT. EVER!!!!

 Day 8: wrap top-Anthro, bell bottom jeans-Gap (current), bag-MK

Little Italy

Day 9: tee-borrowed, black cardi-Forever 21, skinnys-Tillys, teal sandals-Urban Outfitters

Going home-Tribecca

There are so many fun places to eat and so many cool places to visit.  We really lived it up!  My favorite places to shop I always have to hit up when Im in Manhatten (in order from cheapest to more expensive) Conway LOVE it!!!!, H&M, Daffy's NEWEST LOVE!, Zara.  The best part is you can find all my favorite stores right around 34th St and Broadway, super close to Penn Station. 

It was SUCH an awesome Anniversary trip.  What should we do for our 11 year????  Hawaii perhaps :) Yes please!!!!