Monday, September 20, 2010

Made a List, Checked it Twice, Bought it All

I am incredibly lucky because every year my birthday happens to settle right at the beginning of my favorite season, Fall. (and let's not forget Fashion Week) This year I turned hmm...let's just say I got a little older. Somehow I had compiled a massive shopping list full of Fall items from boots and socks to blue eyeshadow and leather jackets.  In fact, the list was so monstrous that I knew I had to ask for cash (everyone's favorite right?) and gift cards or I would never get all of these items crossed off my list.  My family happily obliged and sent some much needed birthday money my way, and I have made quite a haul!  I feel fully stocked and ready for this crisp Autumn season and I just know I will have some killer outfits to wear to the Houston Fashion Week next month too! (Oh so excited) Houston has finally decided to host a fashion week and I could not be more ecstatic. So you see, I had many reasons to invest in these wardrobe pieces, but do I really need a reason?

My first find was this black leather moto jacket I found on Victoria's Secret website.  I have been after one for about a year now, and I scooped this one up as soon as I saw it.  It is an amazing deal at $198 and it is real leather, no faux here!

Victoria's Secret Moto Jacket

I found this dress blissfully hanging in the Urban Outfitters sale section. I love anything floral as you know, but I couldn't get over the gauzy sheer collar on this dress.  I was thinking about some grey thigh-high socks and black boots, but feel free to suggest more ideas!

This gorgeous Free People necklace was a birthday present from my bestie cousin Shanna who knows me better than anyone in the world. (She actually picks out my presents and doesn't divert to the old gift card) She is so brave and she never fails, I swear!

Free People necklace

I cannot tell you how long I have been looking for the perfect pair of black leather shooties.  I have looked high and low and everywhere in between.  I finally stumbled upon these Jones New York shooties in the DSW sale section. Yep, the section that looks really scary and it takes at least an hour to look through to make sure you didn't miss anything. These were the very last pair of size 8, so I know it was meant to be. I heart you black shooties.

DSW Black Leather Shooties

Ahhh the faux fur vest. Now, I am not big on faux leather, but I will definitely go faux fur! I mean, why not? Look at this luxurious fur vest I nabbed from Victoria's Secret. (A thank you to my lovely mother-in-law Cheryl)  I looked at so many different fur vests at Ann Taylor, Macy's, Dillard's, Zara, etc. You name it, I looked there. I finally made the decision to buy this one from VS because I loved the caramel and coffee colors they used in this piece. I cannot wait to do an outfit post with this baby!

Victoria's Secret Faux Fur Vest

Yeah you know you want to rub your cheek on it!

I have really been into putting bright colors on the underneath part of my eye just to give it that last little pop!  When I went to Houston Fashion Night Out last week, the MAC makeup artist used this intense blue called Atlantic Blue, but they were sold out! (tear) So I went to the MAC counter at Macy's and they had it.  I will definitely be doing a makeup post with this color.

MAC Atlantic Blue eyeshadow

I have been on the search for a grey half-zip hoodie for quite some time.  I have found a few, but they would either be too plain or too expensive for just a hoodie! Well, alas I found one right in the middle. It has a little character and the price was right.

American Eagle hoodie

I heart vintage shopping especially online! I found this little gem from one of my fellow blogger friend's etsy shop, Ande Monster Vintage.  She really does have some lovely items and her blog rocks too!

As all of us fashionistas know, utilitarian trends are heavy this season.  I love them, but I don't like spending massive amounts of money on trends.  That's what Old Navy is for! I love this military-style jacket that I can layer over pretty much anything all Fall and Winter.  Another tidbit, Old Navy has some really chic real leather moto jackets and a delicious faux fur vest!

Old Navy Jacket

Now you didn't think I would really only get one floral dress did you? Of course not! I picked up this alluring floral frock from Forever 21.  I plan on layering underneath it and over it

Forever 21 dress

I love all the bright colors but it still somehow works for Fall!

Of course I needed some thigh-high socks! I only purchased grey and black so far to be safe, but I am on the look-out for a pair that are a deep wine color. Holler at me if you know where I can find them!

Steve Madden socks at DSW

I am blissfully in love with my new black leather combat boots from Steve Madden.  It will add just enough bad girl edge to all of those floral dresses I just bought! (thank you to my husband)
Of course I had to take a picture of them with all of my Fall reading materials.

Steve Madden Troopa Boots

Have I mentioned that I love Urban Outfitters? I found this cute army green tank in the sale section of course! And I picked up the striped bandeau top on my way to the check-out counter. I have become obsessed with putting bandeaus under everything! I wore these two pieces together with my black leather skirt last night to a friend's party. (I will post that later, don't worry!)

Urban Outfitters bandeau and tank

I have seriously debated back and forth about buying a denim shirt for about the last six months.  I finally decided to take the plunge! I purchased this particular top from J.Crew because I love how it looks worn and washed a few trillion times already.  I will be doing some serious outfit posts with this button down.

J.Crew denim shirt

I am telling you, I raided the Urban Outfitters sale section at The Woodlands mall!  I bought this blousy top and I have so many ideas for it, I hope it is ready to be worn!

Urban Outfitters blouse

Well this is pretty much everything I needed to make it through this season! (yeah right)  I will definitely be doing some outfit posts soon. I am also going to start doing a post on Fridays called 5 Looks, 1 ______.  Next Friday it will be 5 Looks, 1 Black Blazer, so stay tuned!


PS--I actually did all the photography in this post!!


High Fashion Whore said...

Ooh, I like the mesh at the top of the first dress… and the chain necklace….. Ughhhhhhhhh I want!!! No monies coming my way this fall :( switch bithdays? ;);)

Nesha xx

Brianna said...

Ah! Amazing. I love everything you picked out. I wish Urban Outfitters wasn't so far away (okay it's not but I hate dealing with downtown traffic and the people) otherwise I would check them out even more. Love it.

Cowbiscuits said...

wow what a haul indeed! my bday is the week after xmas so nobody is feeling generous :( xx

Mallory and Kathryn said...

I absolutely love all of these pieces! Good birthday present shopping!

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Dear Girl said...

I will be wearing a no-faux fur on the Fashion week! I love those Steve Madden combat boots !!! Love your picks!!mmmm

Dear Girl said...


TOPCOAT said...

I fell in love with those Steve Madden boots! They are perfect!
Great finds dear, you def have some nice pieces to wear to HustonFW! xx

Maria said...

love the booties!

- Maria, L.A.

as featured in Fashion Chalet

A said...

i love the sheerness on the top of the first dress you posted, and that motorcycle jacket is to die for! great post, complete eye candy

Beauty Addict said...

I love both boots! they are stunning!

Confessions of a Beautyholic

Anonymous said...

HONESTLY... I love everything... and the photographs are amazing, good job. xoxo

Margaret said...

those UO pieces are fantastic!!!
great blog!
loving the posts
stop by some time xx
take a peek at my giveaway while you're at it!

Collette Osuna said...

HOLY COW Hunnie....what a haul!!!
Cant WAIT to see you wearing all of your new goodies!!

LOVE them ALL:)

Have a Fashionable Day:)
Statements in Fashion

ANNIE said...

great purchases! I love the boots and the belt especially =)

and nice pix! good job!

its simple love said...

You scored big time here! I am excited to see your loot! I am a big fan of Urban Outfitters myself. Thanks for spotlighting my store! I am flattered! What kind of camera do you use? The pictures are fabulous.


Kirstin said...

Wow wow wow, love all this! I can't wait to see it on you! Loveee the florals. Happy Belated Birthday by the way!

dennicapearl said...

amazing finds!

i love your banner, and your usage of fashion photography is amazing.

im a new follower.

<3 dennica pearl
- through the eyes of a pearl
- vintage shop

kirstyb said...

loving it all - i want i want xxxxx

Natasha said...

I wish we got Victoria's Secret here. I saw that moto jacket online, and I wanted it xxx

Jackie said...

Oh my. I love all the new pieces. I was eyeing that F21 dress online wasn't sure if it looked great or not. To answer your question about my photos on how I take them. Funny thing is that my boyfriend takes all my photos with is iphone4but I do need a pro camera.


Lynnette said...

Great finds! I have been eyeing some faux fur vest or faux fur crop jackets too. Can't wait to see how you wear it.

Dolls Factory said...

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the video is amazing
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Grace said...

Great boots and necklace.

Love Grace.

Gina Marie Vintage said...

That Victoria Secret's vest is amazing! and the demin shirt from J.Crew! great finds : )

Can't wait for you to receive your GMV Silk Headband. I want to see photos of how you wear it!

Gina Marie Vintage

BlueVanilla said...

Shopping sprees make my days!! Great phto taking and cute the UO floral dress!

Paulina said...

I'm absolutely LOVING your haul. I so want that VS jacket you picked up. Been eyeing it for months :) Let me know how it fits and I might have to make a little splurge :)

I also love everything you picked from UO. They have so much cute stuff!

Paulina said...

I'm absolutely LOVING your haul. I so want that VS jacket you picked up. Been eyeing it for months :) Let me know how it fits and I might have to make a little splurge :)

I also love everything you picked from UO. They have so much cute stuff!

Erin (penny. LA) said...

All great finds, but I am partial to that Free People necklace (wow - just wow) and that AE hoodie!! How much was it? I really, REALLY love it...

Oh, and sick video by the way. Sick as in amazing! <3

Samantha said...

Love the Urban Outfitters dress! :o)


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