bam ram ram






From far away this look is all basics -- white top, black pants. Nothing special. Then bam! You get closer and there are tiny rams sprinkled all over it. I love it. This might be the closest thing I get to owning a basic white shirt.

{Old Navy vest ($ similar/$$ similar); Forever 21 shirt (sold out...sad face); JCrew pants (old but similar); Plenty by Tracy Reese shoes; Michael Kors bag; Kate Spade bangle (old); JCrew bracelet + necklace; Nars lip pencil in Cruella (thanks Julie!) 


candy pink pop

I've been on a huge lipstick kick lately, and finally scouted out the perfect bright pink color to break up all these dark clothes I've been drawn to. Matching it to an equally loud pink bag just makes me happy.

{Cyntha Rowley jacket via Marshalls; J.Crew men's shirt; Kate Spade jeans, bag and earrings; Madewell ankle boots; MAC lipstick in Candy Yum Yum}


what's in my bag

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Here's a peek of what I typically carry around during the winter months. I can't stand rifling through a messy bag for 10 minutes looking for one thing, so I try my best to keep everything super organized! (not pictured: my iPhone, keys and p i l e s of bobby pins)

1. Altoid Smalls Mints // I hate chewing gum, these little guys are minty fresh

2. Hello Kitty Band-Aids // my mini first aid kit: the only band-aid I wear 

3. Brush // my hair tangles like crazy, a must have to keep everything smooth

4. "Frogs I Kissed And Liked" Notebook + 5. Marker Pen // I hoard empty notebooks, so I have this one with me for spontaneous ideas

6. Deodorant // I've always carried one of these guys around, just in case

7. Marc by Marc Jacobs Pouch // as I mentioned, I keep my purse crazy organized and this pouch helps me keep it that way. Not only does it make switching bags a breeze since everything is in one place, it doubles as an emergency clutch

8. The Bag: Vintage Coach Willis // You all know my obsession with this bag

9. Smith's Rosebud Salve + 11. Chapstick // Lip essentials, especially in the winter. I switch back and forth between the two depending on my mood

10. MAC Lipstick in Night Blooming + 12. Sephora Lipstain // My current favorite lip colors. I am OBsessed with this MAC color and of course it has to be a limited edition. I should have bought 10 more

13. Business Cards + 14. H&M Business Card Holder // because business cards look better tucked inside sparkly golden glitter

15. Kate Spade Pinching Pennies Pouch // found this at the KS outlet, and immediately impulse purchased not knowing what on earth I would use it for (I also hoard cute pouches if you haven't noticed). It's such a pain to photograph, but I am head over heels with it. I've been using it to store my lipsticks in when I'm on the go

16. Silicone Coin Purse // My wallet doesn't have a place for coins, so this keeps loose change from collecting on the bottom of my bag
17. Kate Spade Wallet // I recently retired my all-time favorite wallet (a $3 black mini wallet that is the same shape as my business holder, but black), after receiving this beautiful KS replacement for xmas 

  18. Forever 21 Earmuffs // the best earmuffs ever that I got for xmas
19. Karen Walker Number One // perfectly oversized and glam

20. Kate Spade "Hi 5" Mittens // I love waving at people with these things



a slice of spring

When in doubt, throw on a pair of floral pants and the warmest sweater you own. Then close your eyes and pretend it's actually warm out (it's not). Not super effective but a pop of something spring-like can do wonders for a warm weathered girl's sanity. 

{H&M sweater (old); Ralph Lauren top (similar, similar); Forever 21 pants (different color here); Plenty by Tracy Reese heels; Michael Kors bag; Snap Happy nails by Essie}


love these pants

A peek into what I wore running errands a few days ago when the weather was gorgeously spring-like, and have been practically living in these pants ever since. So much so that people are starting to notice, but I can't help it! It's kind of crazy (and surprising) how versatile polka dot pants are. I found them at Uniqlo for a serious stealand anticipated wearing them only a few times, with a few pieces (they are the perfect substitue for J. Crew's $135 pair). But, man was I wrong. I love when that happens -- hello new favorite pants.

{Zara blazer (old but similar), Madewell top (similar); Uniqlo pants (another $ option here; $$ option that I love); Coach bag; JCrew bracelet}


lace + snapdragon pink

After a week in bed with the flu, I'm finally, finally feeling like myself again (aka: wearing clothes other than leggings and pjs). I snapped these pictures right before I started to go downhill, and have been dying to share this look with you guys, along with my new love for this grey lace button up (currently wearing it with jeans) and snapdragon pink.  

{Warehouse top (on sale!); JCrew skirt (different color + on sale!); Kate Spade bag (+ similar); Zara booties (old but similar + on sale!); Hue tights; Karen Walker sunnies}


twenty thirteen

Happy (belated) New Year everyone!! Looking back, 2012 was quite a milestone year for me: I graduated college, attended my first ever NYFW show, and grew stronger both as a person and a blogger. Although I never make resolutions, I sense that 2013 will become a year of finding myself, and great adventure. And of course, some great fashion.

Thank you for reading and letting me share my love for polka dots, bright colors and random patterns. Without you I would be just some crazy girl snapping pictures in the zero degree weather (see above). Your support, words and thoughts mean the world to me, so THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. Sending kisses and best wishes for a fantastic 2013!!

{JCrew coat; Forever 21 top; Vince Camuto skirt (similar, similar $$), Zara heels; JCrew bracelet; Karen Walker sunnies; nails: Trophy Wife by Essie}