I found a new artist that I am going to have to stalk. Fair warning… The stalking is probably going to be pretty darn intense, because I am digging her art BIG TIME. Please enjoy Karina Bania’s lovely art work. She has a shop on her website where you can purchase pieces. She also is selling her work over at Mille. I’ll take the first one please. No really. Hand it over. Those colors are amazing. It’s absolutely perfect! I know just where I’ll hang it.
Her art is very affordable and comes already framed. THAT IS A BARGAIN PEOPLE! Framing can be very expensive. Even with a simple frame.
Check out this good stuff…
Have a great day and go buy some damn art!
OK, OK, OK… I know I already did a gold blouse last week, but this one is different! It has short sleeves. It isn’t a peasant blouse. It is more better! OK. Fine. I just like it, OK? More glitz and shimmer for your holiday pleasure. The end. Please enjoy the shimmer tee from Madewell.
Click on the picture to go to the Polyvore board to see where everything is from. Or not.
Have a great day and stay classy!
With the holidays here, I thought I’d continue with the glitz and the glam. It’s party season! Woot, woot! I don’t know about you, but I love the idea of a sequin pencil skirt instead of a full sequin dress. A full sequin dress seems less wearable to me, and itchy. Sure, you can wear it out on New Year’s Eve, but when else can you wear it, if you don’t live in Vegas? I love the look of pairing a sequin skirt with more casual items for a less formal feel. By doing so, you really open up your options and you can wear it way more often. Holiday luncheon, drinks with the girls, etc.
I’d totally wear this skirt with a tee and denim jacket. Fun, am I right? And worn with a fine knit merino sweater in a rich color with saucy booties? Yes. I’d do that too.
Click on the picture to go to the Polyvore site to see where all the items came from.
Have a great day and stay classy, yo!
I don’t do Black Friday.
The traffic. The crowds. Being overheated and pushed around. Waiting in line. Messy racks and piles and stacks. No. Just, no. I can’t deal with it. I have zero patience with all of it. I just want to hang out with the family and then eventually sit on the couch in my stretchy pants and wallow in my fullness. Then eat some more pie. Mmmmmmmm… Pie.
I’m also not one to head out on Turkey Day. I am totally against stores being open on Thanksgiving. I firmly believe that the folks who work retail deserve to spend Thanksgiving with their loved ones, or hell, even their family. (Did you see what I did there?) Unless you have worked retail you can’t even imagine how horrendous the Christmas season is. It’s bad. So, so bad. SO BAD. I’m still emotionally scarred from my eleven year stint throughout high school, college, that break in college and then college again. Going shopping during the holidays gives me wicked bad flashbacks.
Here’s some awesome items for Black Friday. Yes, they are all black. The best color/hue/shade in the land. Also, a slimming color, which is helpful after all that pie.
- J. Crew – Merino Fair Isle Sweater
- Madewell – Twirl Dress in Windowpane Plaid
- Zara – Leather Gloves
- J. Crew – Colorblock Wool Baseball Cap
- J. Crew – Black Tweed Skirt
- J. Crew – Coated Stone Statement Necklace
- Coach – Turnlock Bracelet
- J. Crew Factory – Metallic Heart Tee
- Coach – Legacy Double Gusset Crossbody Bag
- J. Crew - Collection Biella Glitter Tassel Loafers
- Tod’s via Nordstrom – Moccasin Leather Loafer
- Madewell – Leather Pants with Ankle Zippers
- Ray-Ban via J. Crew – Thick Cat Eye Wayfarer Sunglasses
- Baublebar – Onyx Garbo Bracelet
- Madewell – Plaited Cableknit Sweater
- Zara – Jaquard Dress with Zip at Back
OK. I’ll admit it, I’m all for blinging it up during the holiday season. Sparkles? Why the hell not. Sequins? Sure, as long as they aren’t itchy. Metallic fabric? Sounds good to me. When else can you get away with it? OK, you can get away with it in Vegas… But how often do you go to Vegas? I haven’t been since 1999. So…
I rather enjoy this gold (lame’) blouse from J. Crew. I like that it is a darker gold, instead of a bright yellow, super sunny, hello and good morning, gold. It’s muted, yet still sparkly. Kind of like me. What’s nice about a fancy, super sparkly blouse is you don’t have to worry about which necklace you should wear. This one? This one? Or this one? You really shouldn’t wear any. That would simply be too much flash. Let the gold lame’ speak for itself, darlings. Less is more. Less is more.
I think this top is dang fun and when paired correctly you can wear it to work, out for cocktails or to a holiday party.
Have a great day and stay classy!