Thursday, November 29, 2012

Outfit Post: Old Faithful

My favorite thing to throw on in the fall and winter is a flannel, jeans, socks and boots. You pretty much can't go wrong when putting all of those pieces together. Whether it is combat boots, over the knee boots, riding boots or cowboy boots they all perfectly complement any fall and winter attire.

 jeans Target, over the knee socks Target, flannel shirt F21, boots Sheikh, bag & watch Michael Kors, ILY Couture bracelet, gifted rings, necklace F21, glasses Warby Parker

Today before class I went to grab lunch at Paradise. Keep in mind that normally when I wear jeans with holes and rips in them I get the usual "It looks like you have some holes in your pants" or "I think it's time to throw those out" bless those old peoples hearts. But today was night and day different! I got a compliment from the cashier, an older man asked where he could get "those things" under my boots for his wife and another worker said he liked my outfit. was a good day for a self esteem boost! I hope all of you had a fab day as well! Bye!


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Bevel Trunk Show Launch

Hey dolls, I want to introduce you to an amazing website that just launched today called The Bevel Trunk Show. This site showcases different designers with gorgeous pieces. The designers are Peppercotton, Dorus Mhor, Sabi Collection, and Nettie Kent. There are only 200 pieces of each item so these are unique and will go super fast! I just recently became a part of the Bevel Guild and have an exclusive code to enter the website. It is NYC 150. If you guys want to learn more you can check out their Facebook page {here} or their website about page {here}. I hope you enjoy!

Today I woke up, went running, got ready, treated myself and got my nails done, went to work, ate a home cooked meal, went to QT for a late night unsweetened mango iced tea {obsessed} and a rice crispy treat and now I am writing this. My day in a nutshell:) I hope you all had a wonderful day and I'll see you tomorrow!

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Outfit Post: Leopard & Oxblood

In-between classes, Jeff and I met at Chipotle for lunch. Their veggie salad is one of my all time favorites. YUM! After lunch we had a little time before my class, so we decided to explore around Tempe a little. We found this little ally way and thought it would be a perfect area to snap a few outfit pictures. I love all the historic homes right around campus. They are so quaint and charming. Definitely my dream area to live.

 leggings Love Culture, shorts DDE Denim, Summer Set band shirt, sweater F21, scarf F21, flats F21, vintage Dooney & Bourke, Ray Ban sunnies, vintage sterling silver jewelry, gifted gold ring, Brandy Melville gold cuff, belt Target 

I love these leggings from Love Culture because they remind me of ballet tights. The stirrups are a unique touch and perfect with flats. Happy Tuesday dolls!


Monday, November 26, 2012

ILY Couture Holiday Style Guide

Hi lovelies! Most of you guys know my obsession with my ILY Couture bracelets {because I literally wear them all the time}. I wanted to show you how I would style some pieces from ILY Couture and flashback some of my outfits featuring ILY Couture. Enjoy!
Oh My Chic Sweatshirt - ILY Couture
Distressed Jeans - Target
Pumps- Shoe Dazzle
Basilissa Bracelet - ILY Couture
Classic Gold Link Bracelet - ILY Couture
Michael Kors Watch - Nordstrom
Spiked black bag - Forever 21

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After seeing all the ways I would style ILY Couture, I would love to find out how you {would} style your ILY Couture pieces. Comment below and tell me! Also ILY Couture is holding an amazing contest on instagram! All you have to do is post a picture of how you style their pieces with the hash tag of #ILYCOUTUREHOLIDAY. You must have the hash tag in order to be entered! If you win, you will receive the Basilissa bracelet or necklace. {The bracelet is the one I have and adore!}. This contest is not who has the most likes or comments, it is simply what catches their eye. It runs from Monday November 26th to December 10th {6:00 MST}. The winner will be announce on December 12th. Good luck, and happy ILY Couture styling :)


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Outfit Post: Polka Dots & Popped Collars

Hey guys I hope your holiday weekend was amazing I know mine was! I am so sad that it is almost over...but that means school is almost out and I couldn't be happier about that! {yay!} Here is what I wore today.

 skirt c/o eShakti, chambray button up Target, plaid button up Old Navy, shoes sheikh, vintage pearls, gifted ring, ILY Couture bracelets, Michael Kors watch, thrifted belt, sunnies Buffalo Exchange

I was so honored when eShakti contacted me a couple weeks ago. They are an amazing {and adorable} clothing company that allows you to customize anything according to your own personal measurements. All of their products are very durable and well made. You will definitely be seeing this skirt pop up on STS quite a bit in the near future. Thank you eShakti! You guys can check out their awesome pieces here


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Outfit Post: Feelin' Blue

This sweater has quickly become one of my favorite shades for the season. I love how vibrant it is and the color goes with just about anything. Yesterday I didn't do too much shopping but I did, however, find this Tory Burch bag from Name Brand Exchange for $50 and a Free People sweater vest for $14. I was stoked! Later on, Jeff and I did a little more shopping and I picked up a pair of black riding boots and polka dot jeggings from Wet Seal. {Buy 1 get 1 70% off} You can't beat that!

jeans Joe's {old}, sweater Target, button up Target, Tory Burch Bag Name Brand Exchange, necklace F21, gifted ring, ILY Couture bracelets, Michael Kors watch, vintage bracelet, boots Sheikh

You don't know how excited I was about this bag. When I found out it was $50 I knew I couldn't leave it behind. It is in great condition and it is huge! Perfect for school and everyday use:) What are some great Black Friday items you found?


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Outfit Post: A Blessed Day

I hope all of you are having an amazing Thanksgiving day! Most of you are probably already in a food coma by now but hey, nothing wrong with surfin' the web to check out your favorite blogs right?! :) With today's weather being in the 80's I opted for some leather sandals {I'm OCD which matching leather colors i.e. my Dooney & Bourke bag}. I threw on a little beany, a Brandy Melville tee, chambray top and silver jewelry. I have to eat two Thanksgiving dinners today {my families & Jeff's family} and although I pace myself, it's nice to have a more forgiving top on for that reason alone.

 floral pants Wet Seal, Brandy Melville t-shirt, chambray shirt Target, vintage Dooney & Bourke bag, Michael Kors watch, vintage silver cuffs, vintage turquoise rings, Warby Parker glasses, necklaces F21, shoes K-Mart, beanie F21

I got theses pants in the summer and although they are still one of my favorites, the waist is abnormally large. Don't get me wrong I am happy about this, but I am constantly pulling these bad boys up. This always happens to me with {stretchy} jeans for some reason. 

Well Jeff had to work today, so I am anticipating him getting off so we can spend our 4th Thanksgiving together. God blessed me with an amazing family, top of the notch boyfriend, the cutest puppy in the world, friends and a myriad of hobbies. {And of course} I can't forget to thank everyone that reads STS you guys mean so much to me and I wouldn't have been able to come so far without you! You guys ROCK! 


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Outfit Post: A Tartan Thanksgiving

Do you ever have one of those days, where you have been running around like crazy and feel so gross and ugly? I definitely had one of those today. I was so happy after coming home from work and the gym to finally take a shower, wash my hair, put make-up on and get cute! Here is what I am wearing tonight.

 boyfriend jeans F21, tartan button up Old Navy, belt Walmart, army vest Old Navy, flower pin F21, necklace F21, boots F21, bag Coach, ILY Couture bracelets, Michael Kors watch, vintage silver cuff, gifted rings, Warby Parker glasses, lips: Revlon & Nars

Every year, my dad's side of the family gets together the night before Thanksgiving and my mom's side does Thanksgiving on Thanksgiving day. It is fun getting to celebrate it twice. Tonight we are going to one of my favorite Italian Restaurants Rigatoni's. Ahhh I am excited! I will see you tomorrow for a little Thanksgiving post. Have a great night:)


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Outfit Post: Polka Dots & Fur

Not going to lie, I am getting kind of annoyed with AZ's fickle weather. It was in the 50's this morning when I got dressed then towards the end of the day I was sweating my booty off. I had been wearing leather leggings but had to change because I was dying of heat stroke...okay over-reacting but you know what I mean. Tonight my bestie boo Amanda and I went to RA for happy hour for some girl talk:) Here is what I wore today.

jeans F21, blouse F21, fur vest Costco, shoes Shoe Dazzle, Michael Kors watch, ILY Couture bracelet, vintage bracelet, Nordstrom bracelet, gifted ring, necklace F21, sunnies Buffalo Exchange

Okay so I almost retired these jeans last year but they are my favorite black ripped jeans in the whole entire world so I kept them....and what do ya know? The whole ripped boyfriend jean trend is back! I know that hole is massive but hey, it gives them character:) What is something in your closet that you just can't throw away?