Monday, March 30, 2009

Kinda Kelly

Skirt: Forever 21; Top: Mossimo (Target); Shoes: Bakers; Bangle and Belt: Banana Republic
I have to confess that I am a huge fan of Kelly Ripa, and although I never get to watch Live! I love keeping up with what Kelly is wearing on her Fashion Finder Video Blog. After every taping, she is filmed showing off what she is wearing and wear it's from. I try to watch at least once a week. I love how she combines basic pieces with a bit of flair, while still looking oh so put together. She is definitely one of my fashion inspirations.
Most of her outfits are utterly stylish, yet office appropriate. I was channeling one of her basic black skirt paired with flowy top outfits when I put this look together. Of course, she is never without her platform pumps. And I am in love with these shoes that I bought from Bakers awhile back. I wasn't sure what to wear them with for the longest time,and then just figured they'd be the perfect touch with this outfit. I'm trying to come up with other outfits to wear them with because I think they're super fab, and they are actually very comfortable.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Texas Monthly- Style of Texas article and my teal t-straps

Yes, we may live in the great state of Texas, but we don't all wear cowboy boots (all the time)! The March issue of Texas Monthly takes an in-depth look at Texas Style. From our wide-brimmed hats to gaudy "quince" dresses, everything is bigger in Texas. My favorite article in the issue lists the 30 Texans who changed the look of our state.

Although I was surprised by some of the choices, (Davy Crockett, Willie Nelson) here are some of my favorite style icons that made the list.

Ann Richards- The tough as nails governor once told former first lady, Hilary Clinton, that when it comes to hair, you either go big or go home!

Farrah Fawcett- A native of Corpus Christi (:D) and UT grad (Hook 'em Horns); Before becoming a Charlie's Angel, she was named most beautiful in high school. The ubiquitous poster of Ms. Fawcett sporting nothing more than a red one-piece bathing suit, with her hair fabulously feathered, has graced more walls than any other.

Selena- The raven haired-beauty, whom J.Lo immortalized in the film bearing her name, brought sex appeal to Tejano music and was poised to become a crossover star before her untimely death. The Corpus native designed many of her body-hugging sequined performance outfits and inspired many girls to embrace their curves.

Eva Longoria Parker has come a long way from being referred to as "la prieta fea" which means the "ugly dark one. This former Miss Corpus Christi continues to heat up the silver screen as Gabi on Desperate Housewives. She's also topped several "sexiest" lists in the past years.
And Ms. Sasha Fierce herself, Beyonce, is named, too. The House of Dereon designer is also the girl who introduced the world to the term "bootylicious." 'Nuff said. These are two stars who aren't afraid to to go after what they want and look good while their getting it.

There's an eclectic group of Texans examined in this article, and it made my day just reading it.

On a side note, I had the Monday blues today and wasn't inspired to throw on anything remotely fashionable today, but my velvetty t-strap pumps made for a less gloomy day. ;)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

After work

dress: Target (on sale); Shoes: Carlos Santana: belt: Banana Republic

I'm incredibly tired today, so I'll try to be quick. I changed into this after work to do some quick shopping. It's nice to get out of the work wear and into something a little funkier. The dress has a really cute neckline and even though I"m not much for patterns, I thought this one wasn't too overwhelming. The shoes give me a nice amount of height and the belt was too cute to resist buying when I saw it.

I finished my night with a repeat episode of Lost and am ready to hit the hay!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Date Night

Dress: Express; belt: Anne Klein; heels: Nine West

So the majority of the time I am in my work wear. Not that I'm complaining. I love working in a professional atmosphere and doing what I love. But every now and then I have my moments where I'd rather wear something super relaxed and comfy too work, and then there are times, when I want to dress up and wear one of the really cute dresses that hang longingly in my closet. Well, my hubs and I recently took time out of our busy schedules for a nice, fun date night. We went to dinner and caught a movie at midnight. We stayed out really late, got icecream, and just enjoyed each others company. I thought it was the perfect opportunity to pull out this little silk dress. I added the pink accessories to pop against the black. I'm hoping for more 'date nights' in the future!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

I am style-ish, too! Guest Post

I'm still fairly new to this blogging thing, but I am thoroughly enjoying it. Imagine my surprise when I was asked by the lovely and stylish Tiffany of I Am Style-ish to be a guest blogger! I was absolutely honored and excited. Tiffany has the best wardrobe and is so great at putting together amazing wardrobe. She is definitely a style inspiration! So click here if you want to check out the look I submitted. I broke out my giraffe print maryjanes for the occasion.

Thanks to everyone who left such nice comments! Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Grown-up Ballerina

Wrap sweater: The Limited; Skirt: Target; heels: nine west; pearl jewelry: Gifted

TGIF! I felt like a ballerina in this outfit all day, since the skirt has a slight pouf to it. I was drawn to the dyeing on the skirt and that it wasn't all black. I'm a fan of wrap shirts, and this is a cashmere/silk blend that feels so great on my skin. It was sunny today so I gave my legs some fresh air with the heels.

I'm so glad it is Friday as I have a relaxing weekend planned, and it has been a busy week. I'm finally watching Confessions of a Shopaholic today. I just finished reading Shopaholic Takes Manhattan. It was hilarious and I'm hoping the movie doesn't disappoint! Plus I love Isla Fischer. She's adorable. Of course, I made a deal with the hubs that I'd go with him to Watchmen. I don't know too much about it, but we plan to enjoy our dates with each other this weekend.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Brains in my head... and feet in my shoes.

Button Down shirt dress: Target- Mossimo; Tights: Betsey Johnson; Shoes: Isaac Mizrahi for Target; Bracelets: Express; Belt: Bitten by SJP (the only item I got to purchase before S&B closed down) :(

It has been a very busy week for me, and unfortunately, most of my outfits this week have been thrown together with very little thought, but today I had to look especially presentable. It's still a bit cool in the mornings, so I figured I would break out a pair of tights today and don a shirt dress. This dress is super comfy and gives me the professional look I need. Of course, a pair of bright shoes always makes my day better. These are by Isaac Mizrahi for Target and have a really cute button detail on the front. I think they look a lot more expensive than what they were. Well since it's already Thursday, I am looking forward to the weekend!

Oh yes, today I was in the mood to try cooking a new meal, and I found a great recipe thanks to this new app that I downloaded to my iPhone. It's called Dinner Spinner by one of my favorite websites, . I chose what type of meal I wanted, the main ingredient, and the time I had to make it. I got a list of recipes directly on my iphone and after skimming thru them I settled on this recipe for Quick Chicken Divan. I made a few adjustments, like adding frozen peas and a dash of cayenne pepper, and it was delicious! Click here if you'd like to try making this quick, easy and tasty meal for yourself.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Argyle and grey

button down shirt and Argyle vest: The Limited; Pants: NY and Co. Shoes: bobbi blu (Macy's): belt: Express ; pearls: gift

I wore this to work today. I didn't feel like dressing up much, Monday blues. The shoes are what really dictated my outfit. I really wanted to wear them and they made my day a lot brighter. The argyle print is very classic and I love it, though I've had it for a while and only wore it once before. I'm glad I brought it out of the closet. The button down has cute white cuffs and color. The belt was a little big and kept slipping all day :( Oh well, I guess that's a good thing! I felt like a very preppy professional in this outfit.