Wednesday, June 29, 2011

gettin' me a job {hopefully!}

Here is my fantastic suit that I was telling you about. 
Not sure if these pictures even do it justice. 
My mom got this for me at a "school sale" where students were testing their business skills by selling thrifted items. It seriously fits like it was made for me. {guess how much?!?!?! $13}
I know right... 
& these shoes I got from Walmart like 3 months ago for like 6 bucks! 
How perfect is this whole thing! 
The patterned undershirt is also thrifted {surprise!}

I've got lots of interviews this week and next. I am trying to get a Graduate Assistantship at Rider University-- so cross your fingers! {I know I am!}

Here is the other outfit I have been rockin'
What I Wore: blue suede shoes- Payless, Lucky Jeans, blue blouse {has sward fish on it haha- fell in love!}- recent thrifted item from Rescue Mission Thrift Store in Trenton, stripped blazer- thrifted. Accessories: assorted bracelets, Michael Kors- pink watch, necklace- random store downtown NYC (Charlie gift), not pictured- face ring from Alicia-Lynn-Jewelry-Designs, Steve Madden pink eyeglasses

In other news, I decided to get some stuff from Trashy Vintage with my give-a-way win from Color Blind's blog.
Love this floral dress! I am thinking about wearing it for my engagement party I gotta see how it looks on and stuff. & that blue jacket?!?! IN LOVE! Perfect item for some color blockin'-- I got some sweet outfits coming up! with sweet new thrifted items and the above babies! <3

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

give-a-way numero dos =) - CLOSEDDD

As promised, one of my lovely readers will take home this beautiful straw bag!
Perfect for summer time {beachin' it, picnics!, etc, etc}

I know these pictures are not fabulous but you get the gist, this is an adorable bag =)

To enter:

Mandatory entry {leave one comment}:
1. Follow my blog publicly with google connect 
(yes I will be checking this-- no one likes cheater cheater pumpkin eaters...)

Extra entries {+1 each leave a separate comment for each}
1. Follow my blog on bloglovin'
2. Grab my new button {via Koi Story- thanks again Meanz!} & add it to your sidebar (leave blog link for this one)
3. Add my blog to your blog roll (leave blog link for this one too pretty please)

that is 4 possible entries party people!
this give-a-way will run for 2 weeksEnds July 12th 2011
winner chosen with

please do not comment this post unless it is an entry, thank youuuu!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

"bad" blogger

I know I haven't been around much, {commenting, posting, etc.} 
I am moving, starting grad school, and other life changing things, in 4 days & my life is crazy!

To make it up to you, I am doing a give-a-way tomorrow!! Stay posted!

Here is an outfit post in the mean time:
P.S.- this whole outfit is thrifted/second hand/vintage ;)
What I Wore: leopard print flats- hand me up from my future-sister in law, geometric shorts- thifted on my recent trip to Udelco, grey tee- thrifted Salvation Army, cardigan- garage sale. 

this is a usual photo shoot for me haha
so many options to choose from...
jk most are terrible
if you blog, you probably know what I mean haha
Accessories: Vintage Gucci bag, stump ring- gift from fiance, glass & wire ring- craft fair in Hoboken- gift from fiance

Stay tuned for a give-a-way tomorrow!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

oldie but a goodie

I wore this a few days ago on my computer fixing adventure...
What I Wore: studded black flats & striped skirt with red belt- Forever 21, floral shirt- thrifted Salvation Army. Accessories: Betsey Johnson- leopard watch, tennis bracelet- gift from fiance, assorted "friendship" string bracelets, red stone ring- Alicia Lynn Jewelry Steve Madden- pink eyeglasses.


I am up for pose suggestions if any one has any please leave them in the comments below. 
Most of my pictures have a tendency to look like I am insane {see above}

Look who appeared on the Smashion newsletter Editors Picks:

I had to list my beautiful floral shoes that I won in The Vintage Ramble's etsy store! Via Thebuttonowl's blog a couple of months ago because they are too small for even my little feet! 
& they are featured! How cool!

& after all of my computer issues that got fixed fo' free-- not so lucky with my car =( 

I had a flat yesterday and had to buy a new tire, fix a blinker, & get an oil change. $200 I was not planning on spending = perfect

I gotta hit the lottery man, or pick up more hours at work {more likely situation} 
or you can shop in my Smashion Store =)
Floral shoes size 5.5 & a vintage coach bag for sale here.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

coolest place on earth. {well in NJ maybe...}

I went on a big adventure today with my little sister, Dara, from my sorority.
We went to:
This is the largest... I mean biggest freakin' vintage store EVER
Don't believe me??
check it out for your self!

See, told you!

= one REALLY happy me 
What I Wore: checkered shorts- Ben Sherman via Rue La La ($19! was $89), White lace top- Gap, snake skin blazer jacket- Chicos {I know right!} ($27 was $70) my mom got me this- I am obsessed. Accessories- Steve Madden- pink eyeglasses, Michael Kors- pink watch, Pandora- charm bracelet 

{PS look at what my fiance got me:
for our big move! How cute is he?! I literally cried instantly!}

Here is a sneak preview of some of my cool new stuff:
I got a skirt {in left picture- so CUTE!},
2 pairs of shorts, 
2 mexican style blankets,
1 checkered shirt for the 4th of July,
1 cosby-looking cardigan <3 it haha,
& 1 Ralph Lauren jean vest!!! {I have been looking for one! In left picture}

All for $40!
need to update budget...

I had to much fun, 
Thanks Dara for the adventure & the pics! <3

Friday, June 17, 2011

had to share

Hi everyone,
        I will be without computer for the next couple of days {currently on my dad's HP yuck.}
My mac daddy had a backlight issue where the screen was flickering and going black while I was trying to use it. = Not good, I was freaking out thinking that it was dead {it is 6 + years old}. So I brought it to be computer doctor {aka the Apple store} and he said that it was not a big problem just a cable out. Here I am thinking how the F*** am I going to afford a new computer when I am starting grad school and moving out?! But Apple store to the rescue.

They said the cable was $7 and the labor was $39. I was okay with this since anything under the $2,000 I thought I was going to have to come up with for a new computer = amazing.
Then he looked at it and noticed the right bottom was cracked {happened slowly over 3 years IDK how it started} he said every one who has that computer has that problem and he said he would replace it for free! & that would take care of the LABOR!!

So he fixed my computer for $7 and it will look good as new.

God, I love apple.
Once you go mac, you will NEVER go back. Seriously.

Anyways, One of my facebook "friends" LeiVanKash-jewellery-design {as seen on} put some of her awesome stuff on sale in the store boticca

Here are my picks from boticca's sale room, I would buy them all given the money, space, and guilt free from breaking my budget =)
This is by Super Earth Goods

This is by Julia.

This is from LeiVanKash-jewellery-design.

Skull Bracelet (Rose gold)
This is from LeiVanKash-jewellery-design.

This is from Circe.
What do you guys think?!?! Pretty sweet stuff in my book =)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

game of catch-up

This is from yesterday...

What I Wore: pink bow flats- JCPenny, green stripped shorts- Ripcurl {free with gift card @ a local surf shop}, pink tank- Gap, polka dot shirt- thrifted. Accessories: Michael Kors- pink watch, Steve Madden- pink eyeglasses, Tiffany & Co- flower ring and 1837 ring with pink sapphires, assorted bracelets. 


How cute is this guy?! 
makes me smile every day!

Only around 10 days until the moving starts!!
Can't wait!

Monday, June 13, 2011

so many loves not enough dollars

Here are some recent pins & things I love:
#1- here $160
#2- here $180
#3- New TOMS summer clothes! {did anyone check out their new eyeglass line?! Still one for one =) } here $24

I am also thinking about getting this table from Urban to put in front of our black chalkboard {future} wall:
$49 dollars & free shipping for the next couple of days

& I have a series of Marilyn pictures but this is my ultimate one that I have always wanted:
Bedroom wall?!
$129 plus 20% off 
thinking about it 

What do you guys think?!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

before & after

Hello all, 

Guess what?!?! Me & the fiance signed the least to our apartment today =)
so official ;)
I wanted to share a little DIY project we just did in preparation for our new place- 
Found this diamond in the rough on the side of the road just waiting for some TLC.
{you have no idea how much sweet stuff people put on the curb... seriously...}

I love the way it came out! What do you guys think?!

Can't wait to put everything together it will be so eclectic & so us!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Reserve- catbird

Reserve by refinery29 has an awesome sale going on today, Catbird NYC.
I just discovered this store & let me tell you, their stuff is INCREDIBLE!
Seriously so much cute stuff, here are my picks:

I am considering one of these deals, what do you guys think?
I have never tried one these sorta things {pay some money for more credits in store} have you guys?
To get direct links to these items on Cat Bird NYC visit my pins on Pinterest.

Also, here was the temp in my car today:
& I work in a school district without air condition
& my shorts are not exactly "work friendly" = long pants
I am basically dead.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

something blue- making me blue cause I want it!

I stumbled across this today:
$395 here
How beautiful?!?! <3 this color {not so much the price}
But if you would like to buy it for me... please let me know.
I don't have that much to offer... although I am kinda smart {when it comes to science} 
but I can't get a job after an interview {yup, unsuccessful with all previous see interview outfit here}, so if we could skip that step & get to the reward {this bag} also let me know...

Sunday, June 5, 2011

almost the same...

I guess you can call this my spring uniform of sorts...

to my cousin's graduation...
What I Wore: brown flats- estate sale (free!), pink skirt- thrifted Rescue Mission Thrift Store, Tie Dye shirt- (DIY), corset sweater- EMBERvintage. Accessories: Betsey Johnson- leopard print watch, assorted bracelets, bike necklace- ride-necklaces-for-cancer-research, leopard glasses

to run some super special errands... {details later...}
What I Wore: pink bow flats- JCPenny {a long time ago}, paisley skirt- thrifted Rescue Mission Thrift Store, floral shirt- Gap, blue sweater- Banana Republic. 

Accessories: military belt- estate sale {free!}, face ring- Alicia-Lynn-Jewelry-Designs, tennis bracelet- gift from fiance, Steve Madden- pink eyeglasses. Nails: mellow yellow- SPAritual, black crackle- OPI.

I also picked something supercool up today:
Thats right, I made a commitment 
{see my original post here}
I decided that it was a good purchase (@ only $50!)
A vintage style that I was looking for 
& local
I might paint the stand & she needs to be cleaned up but I am so excited =)
think she may be rocking my cheetah print jacket in my apartment... perfection

BTW- This is also coming off my budget since it is not necessary to my apartment.