Thursday, March 28, 2013

queen bee

What I Wore: glasses- Steve Madden, top- vintage via Tea and Tulips, skirt- thrifted, flats- Forever 21

I love the pattern on this blouse!
pretty much anything with a weird print that Tea and Tulips has in store, must be mine!

I am currently packing, well blogging. but should be packing...

can you find the pug in this picture?
"helping" me fold laundry & pack?

There he is!
I am going to miss this little guy...

because tomorrow morning we leave for Vermont!
The fiancé surprised me with a little trip for Christmas!

I am so excited for a little get-a-way!
some snacks for our road trip!
Made the fiancé get Peeps because it is Easter weekend after all!
& Easter is not the same without Peeps! 

Jason Wu for Target floral bag, duffle from a flee market
& my new Le bunny bleu flats all ready for the trip!

See you Monday!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

wants wednesday: Fashion Conscious

Have you heard about H&M new "Fashion Conscious" movement?! 
Bring in up to two bags of clothing to donate and receive two coupons for 15% off an item of your choice! 

H&M then does one of three things with your donated clothing: 

Rewear - Clothing that can be worn again is marketed worldwide as second-hand goods.

Reuse -Textiles that are no longer suitable to wear are converted into other products, such as cleaning cloths.

Recycle -Textiles that can’t be reused get a new chance as textile fibres, or are used to manufacture products such as damping and insulating materials for the auto industry.

Learn more here!

I tired it out yesterday!
I am not usually a big shopper at H&M,
 but I was happy to pick up an amazing sweatshirt & hot pink work pants for 15% off both!

Barry agrees, "Don't let fashion go to waste"

I also went thrifting with one of my friends today! 
I usually thrift alone so it was awesome to have company =)
& we scored some amazing items!
Got a floral blouse, a nautical button up, a striped top with embellished shoulders, a Simply Vera Vera Wang bow belt, & a LILLY PULITZER blouse! 

 Also got a gold mirrored tray {to hold my perfume!}, AMAZING multicolor booties, & two skirts- one tweed and one floral print- both need to be hemmed

Some of my best finds!

Also checked out some fab furniture
 & learned that on Friday's furniture is 1/2 off! 
That is where you can find me on Fridays from now on!

I just love thrifting and rocking one of a kind pieces!

What I Wore: glasses- BonLook, necklace & rings- Ell and Emm, top- thrifted from the goodwill, pants- BDG {Urban Outfitters} belt- Target, flats- Standout Vintage

Have you tried/heard of this H&M deal?!
Let me know what you picked up!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


I wore so much purple today, I felt like Barney... as in the purple dinosaur. 
I will wear brights, it is spring after all 
{according to the calendar, not according to mother nature}

What I Wore:  glasses- Rivet & Sway Punchlines {take $25 until May with code EMMASWAYS}, necklace- Ell and Emm, top- Style for life, pants- Old Navy, flats- MW Vintage

Monday, March 25, 2013

back to winter plaids, since it is still snowing...

So it has been snowing / ugly winter weather all day.
Doesn't mother nature know it is spring break?

So I stayed inside and hung out with these babies all day,
this pug is the cutest! 
cuddled all day and even sat with me while I washed dishes

This weather also made me want to break out my latest plaid since it is not quite floral spring season.
 What I Wore: glassesWarby Parker Midnight Blue Sinclairs, top- thrifted, belt- Abercrombie & Fitch, pants- Seven, boots- vintage, bag- "She's Got Purse-onality" from ModCloth. lips- Vincent Longo "Americana" via GlossyBox

At least I get to wear jeans and hang out with my dogs, 
mother nature can't keep me from getting the most out of the break!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

sunday shopping spree: thrifting!

After watching a series of thrift hauls on my latest addition- youtube, 
I had to check out the hidden treasures from my goodwill.

lots of interesting furniture pieces:

& so many amazing patterns!

these all came home with me... 
I was especially excited about the raccoon print top, it is Rebekah Maysles for Anthropologie,
too strange to say no!

Also found these mirrored chests, 
they will look amazing in my future closet / dressing room!

What I Wore: glasses- Warby Parker Midnight Blue Sinclairs, top- GAP, coat- BBDakota, pants- Old Navy, flats- store in Shanghai, China, bag- "She's Got Purse-onality" from ModCloth

This bag is so fun!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

who lives in a pineapple

First day of spring break = rocking my new pineapple shirt from Tea and Tulips
Best part about getting this top?
It came with instant outfit idea from Tea and Tulips:
I was like,
"I have those pants too!"


What I Wore: glasses- c/o Proopticals, top- Tea & Tulips, necklace- Forever 21 {gift from sister-in-law}, belt- Target, pants- GAP, flats- Target, bag- MAC Rebecca Minkoff


A happy mail day when my fishbone bracelet arrived from Ell and Emm!
{other arm candy: ships- Kate Spade, New Jersey- Gypsy Warrior, strings- Mexico & Italy, evil eye- Rachel Roy}

Went on an adventure today to the new Urban Outfitters in Princeton:

Some super cute items to lust after,
resisted the adorable animal face flats in the last picture, 
justified by the fact that I did get these swan flats.

Fell in love with this hello kitty print button up the mens section,
the only one around & was $9... needless to say... it came home with me.

my scores!
love this print!

Scored this purple ring for $2!

originally I went to see if they had this hologram nail polish, apparently it is online only,
but they ordered it for me and waived the shipping costs! 
saved me $10! 
if I love it I may have to get the other colors too...

Also got some new drug store products to try for spring:
Can't wait to try these new nail colors &  baby lips
 and got my first eyebrow kit, really makes a lot of difference!
I suppose watching thousands of youtube videos makes me want to try all this new stuff!

So I will be spending my spring break:
1. trying not to go shopping
2. playing with makeup & nails
3. hanging out with these guys:

Already loving this break!

Friday, March 22, 2013


Oh boy did I need this!
My new Hello Kitty nerd key holder is the only thing that kept me going this week...

Apparently spring does not mean warmer weather in New Jersey anymore. 
Evidence by snow flurries almost every night this week.

I am still living like it is actually spring
officially addicted to bright colors, 
more specifically neons & shades of blue/green these days.

What I Wore: glasses-Rivet & Sway Punchlines {take $25 until May with code EMMASWAYS}, top- Old Navy, tank- Target, necklace- LuxeCraving {give-a-way win}, pants- gift from mom, flats- shophopes


Since winter is apparently has a choke hold on NJ,
hot chocolate is in order.

one for the whole family

Okay spring, lets get to springing!