where a bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Michael Kors Inspired Double Knot

Finally got a video up. It was requested for me to show you guys how I'd do a double knot after seeing my Spring Trends post which contains what I think will be popular this Spring/2011..

I found a blog that shows step by step photos on how the double knot can be accomplished. Feel free to check it out here!

If you'd like to see the photos but too lazy to click on the link feel free to check out the video below. I added the photos into the video + how my Double Knot came out:)


Much Love,

Friday, March 18, 2011

So Pretty, So Smart, Such a Waste of a YoungHeart

Dress (Worn as a Top): Sans Souci (Thrift)
Shorts: Forever 21
Jacket: J. Crew (Thrift!)
Tights: Target
Necklace: Claires
Vintage Holographic Eagle Keychain: Swapt Meet,
*Check out my 4th contest giveaway to get a chance to win a
similar keychain but w/ an angel!
Silver Snake Ring: EPILOGUE
Panda Watch: Malibu (Swapt Meet)

Hahah so I really liked this outfit but can't stop thinking about how it's waay to short on the rear end! Gah. My target tights are also finally wearing down. I've got tons of holes in the foots area:( I also don't like how you can see the lines on the tights about thigh area. So when I wear shorts like in this OOTD you can sometimes see the high thigh lines if the shorts were to rise up ! ;o horrible. I need to get new tights without the annoying thigh lines! Annnyyways, I really like knee high boots. I've also found the color gray to be incredibly versatile! I got my boots for an amazing deal online. I think it was $13 + shipping & handling. I believe the total was somewhere between $20-$25. I love how there's a "cuff" on top so I can also make it even higher! I found knee high boots incredibly convenient, especially if you're the tights kinda person! It helps keep me warmer when I wear tights on those chilly days :) I highly suggest you guys get a pair! ;) Even though it's spring, you can just save em' for winter! Who knows, since it'll be too warm for boots, you might even score an amazing deal on a pair!

I'm also still really irritated @ the fact that I can't seem to get my "How I Accent Blazer Cuffs/OOTD/HAUL" video up! It's a little over 10 minutes & oozy with amazing... that might be why I can't upload it--youtube can't handle all the intensity. Hah. The fact that my internet has been incredibly stupid lately may also be a factor... :/ I'll just have to upload everything else first I suppose. Blergh. Oh! I finally did a Michael Kors inspired Double Knot Hair Tutorial! I'm editing that vid soon & uploading it :) Yeee, see you all soon!

Much Love,

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Chained Up

Sweater: Forever 21
Jeans: Pacsun
Boots: Steve Madden (Thrift!)
Belt: Wetseal
Earrings: LoveCulture
Rings: Middle//Swapt Meet, Ring//Sheltopia

May not be the most flattering sweater but couldn't pass it up since it was for such a great price. $24 > $9. Totally digging the rustic looking chains & weaving going on. Also very comfortable, cozy, & warm! This is all Iwore on a cold night out to the movies :) Kept it Simple & Sweet. This outfit seem'd like it was lacking something though.. I'm thinking of getting a unique print scarf that somewhat fits this color scheme just to jazz up the collar. I didn't like the neck opening so much but, meh! I'll live! I needa start my studies early today so I'll finish up this post sometime later!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Dear Lovelies, I've fallen hard on Irons!

So I saw the movie Red Riding Hood on Saturday. I absolutely loved it! Well frankly, I wasn't sure how it was going to be once the intro started with Shiloh playing Peter & Amanda playing Valerie. I was so worried that there wouldn't be any cute guys! That's right, I'm not too fond of Peter... his personality also somewhat sucked. But yeah, I'm gunna avoid spoilers! I guess I was so biased because Max Irons, playing Henry, was an ABSOLUTE CUTIE. A babe, adorable, drop-dead-gorgeous, a fine peice of meat, a nice slice of pie, whatever you want to consider him. He may not be everyone's type but when I first saw him come in, I swooned! I think his presence made Red Riding Hood by far one of my newest favorite movies xD Never before in my life have I considered buying a movie on DVD just because I liked it so much... this might just be the movie. Never before was I determined to buy a poster solely of some guy I found attractive... this might just be the guy. I know I may seem obsessive right now but honesty, I kinda am! Haha & No, I do not find Robert Pattinson or Taylor Lauter fine in any way. Max is just such a cutie though, I could talk to anyone about him for hours. I looked him up just a litle after the movies & dang! He seems to be a full package! Cute & Smart! He seems really mature & sweet. Such great manners. Okay I feel like all I'm writing about is Max & well... that's all I've been wanting to talk about ever since the movie. Ahaha<3

Max, if you're as sweet as interviewers say you are, I'd love to meet you someday.

I really could go on about how badly I want to someday meet him but in reality, I have work to do so I'll have to put that dream on hold... Bonus, I've always wanted to go to London...

ANYWAYS, haha well I didn't do much this weekend but went on a minishopping trip! I finally got new swim bottoms! & the best part about it is that they were the bottoms I've been eyeing online for awhile but didn't want to have to order online. They for some reason had it in the CLEARANCE section which was pretty crazy because I never though I could get the swim bottoms I've been eyeing for a great deal! What a wonderful week.

Much Love,


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Walls of Insincerity, Shifting Eyes & Vacancy

Blazer: Farah (Mom's Closet)
Lace Button-Up: Notation (Thrift)
Cami: Forever 21
Black Jeans: Pacsun
Watch: Swapt Meet
Middle Finger Ring: Swapt Meet
Ring Finger Ring: Sheltopia,
*Also Giving out Another one in my Giveaway #4!
Shoes: Report

So I'd just like to start off by saying the whole "Accented-Cuff" thing going on here was totally "accidental"... in a way. I was incredibly late for school & still wanted to wear a snazzy outfit because I was planning to go watch Red Riding Hood afterwards with the pals. I decided I wanted to wear my beige lace top for the first time & looked outside only to see that it was pretty chilly out! I decided to throw on a blazer but remembered it's only a 3/4 sleeve blazer (so I'd always cuff it up to 1/2 way). I personally thought the longer blouse under the blazer looked rediculous.. Rather than scrunching it up I just folded some of the blouse into the blazer & Tadaa! It came out way better than I imagined & well... I wasnt expecting being able to create such a combination in so little time! I'm surprised I never tried this sooner! It's official, I really need to go out and buy long sleeves! Convenience: If it gets too hot out, simply take off the blazer & you'll still look great!

Apri 16th, It's nearly my birthday! Sortta-ish.. about a month to go! I can't wait to be 17. I recall while I younger I solely wanted to be 17. Why 17? I frankly don't know. I guess I've always viewed 17 as an age of great youth, beauty, maturity, coolness, and plain awesomness! Well I think I'm just going to hold off on the writing portion of the post for now... I really want to gt started on that Lace Bandeau DIY! I also need to make a Pi day shirt-- I'm pretty stoked! Would you guys like to see how the Pi Shirt comes out? Considering how I won't get responses to that question soon enough, I'll assume you guys would want to see it! >:) hhehe. Oh! I'm also currently uploading an OOTD vid for this one & a mini Budget haul! Feel free to check it out on my youtube channel HERE!

Much Love,

Monday, March 7, 2011

Dear Lovelies, The Bright Moon...

Hey gorgeous! Sorry for the late post, I had a last minute essay to finish last night so ended up not having time to post! I managed to squeeze in time to do my 4th Contest Giveaway Post and 4th free giveaway video, though! Hopefully you guys are okay with me giving away accessorries?! I've been reading a lot of comments about giving away bags/hats, & etc sometime?! That seems do-able! I may do that sometime:) So yeah, my day has been alright! Did I tell you guys that when I went out to get the accessories, all the ones I liked, I also got for myself? Haha so I have nearly everything Im giving away & it's all soo cute! I didn't think I'd like the shell-filled dome ring at first but wore it today & LOVED it. Everytime I look at it, it makes me smile! So odd! I didn't really do much this previous week. I went to the dentist on Saturday though! :( My dad informed me about my appointment for the first time when he woke me up @9:10 to tell me the app. was @9:30. LOL, rediculous! Other than that, everything's been the same. I've really persuaded myself into getting a new cam though. After seeing how horrible the focus was in my giveaway video I def have to get a better one.

Oh! I also have to write a poem for my Spanish class! I figured the easiest thing to do is write on out in English & just translate it into Spanish afterwords. I've never really had to do a legit poem assignment before and I kinda wanted to create a decent one! I think Im willing to share the cheesiness with you all! >:) Tell me what ya think! (I'm such an amateur...)

The Bright Moon
In a forest of darkness,
Your light shines.
In the deep depths of the ocean,
Your current flows.

In the night, Your smile shines
Bright like a full moon.
Using it to guide the poor home,
You’re the savior of the lost.

Many people don’t understand
but I do,
because You’ve saved me.
When I was lost in a forest
When I was drowning in the sea
When I was blind in the night.

You’ve saved me.
I will never forget you—
The bright moon.

-Much Love,

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Maybe's, The Desire's


eggshell vintage blouse - black vintage jacket - olive green Forever 21 pants -
Olive Cargo Pants. So I've been into the color Olive for awhile now but have never really been into cargo pants--until now! While looking for photos for my 28 Days of February Post I saw a few outfits with Olive Cargo Pants. I'd have to say a few photos like these really inspired me to get some & try em' out! What do you guys think? Olive Cargo Pants-- fashion master peice or catastrophe? Personally, I'm not the type to always follow rules when it comes to 'fashion'.. I don't wear something because it's popular, I wear it because I like it. I'm definitly going to be considering this one for a short while... don't be surprised of you see me with an OOTD wearing these bad boys sometime this Spring! Oh yes, & that's the other great thing about these! They are so versatile & can be pretty much worn throughout all seasons of the year!

Pixie/Granny Boots. It's either you like it or you don't. I first saw these kind of shoes when I was browsing through urban outfitters and I fell in love at first sight. They were about $65 in stores and even though the price is a little on the higher side for me I was willing to buy it right then and there. The only reason I didn't was because they didn't have my size. One pair left & it was a size 6! >;o I was so sad! I didn't even know what they were called but googled it up like mad to figure it out! So I've pretty much searched everywhere and was only able to find the perfect mix of vintage/modern looking ones on ebay! Redunk right?! All's left is waiting for someone to sell the perfect color with the perfect details at a perfect price! Hahah.


High Waisted, Frayed, Denim, Shorts.The ones above aren't the best example of the kind I'm specifically wanting, but it works. I'm mostly into the lighter shaded ones but the typical blue washed denim color works too. I've always seen high waisted/reg waisted floral printed shorts. Big flowers though, not the ditzy blinding stuff. They were really cute actually. I've see em' in all sorts of colors. There was even a pair in f21 a long while back that were gray with light rose flowers. Such a shame that I couldn't find them in stores. I've also been thinking that a high-waisted light coral (maybe even w/ gold buttons?!) would look really trendy/nice this summer! Def going to be considering investing in some shorts this year.

ROW 01, PHOTO #: 1, 2, 3

So, what is everyone else thinking of trying out? Any current wishlists you have/would like to share/can't help obsessing over? Don't be shy :)

Much Love,

28 Days of FEBRUARY

Hey lovelies! I'm trying something new in this post. I put time and thought in this one so hope you all enjoy! It's pretty much a monthly post of other people's outfits that I especially liked during the month. Photos posted are not chosen in any specific preference, totally random. The amount of photos will depend on how many days were in the month (28-31). This new thing I'm doing will usually be posted at the end of every month! I will also provide links to the source of each picture at the end of the post! Enjoy<3

 All numbers at bottom are respective to photos by row. So if you want to see a more specific persons outfit, see the credits!

camel Primark hat - teal denim H&M shirt - black Primark bag - navy diy Bershka Photobucketballet Office shoes - skinny Topshop jeans - Topshop capenew look cardigan - Topshop top - new look skirtZara dress - H&M cardiganZara coat - Tally Weijl leggings - Alexander Wang bag - unknown heels
burnt orange Zara scarf - black H&M topbeige H&M blazervintage blouseivory bow and broach Lovisa accessories - light pink bardot blouse - bardot top
black American Apparel tights - cream httpwwwwholesale-dressnetsearchphpencodeYTblack Spring boots - black Forever 21 jacket - black dimepiece shirt - brick redbrown Jeffrey Campbell boots - army green Current Elliot jeans - camel vintage jwhite Forever21 dress - brown sweater - brown Jones New York belt - black Urban
beige Forever21 shirt - red Costa Blanca skirtblue vintage blazer - blue vintage dress - brown vintage belteggshell free people dressgray vintage from Search & Destroy blazer - white Urban Outfitters dress - black
gold necklace - blue Odille dress - white free people intimatenavy wwwromwecom blouse - carrot orange Zara skirtpink Forever21 - blue H&M shorts - gold headband accessoriesblack cardigan - gold thrifted dress - black doc martens boots
wholesale-dressnet shoes - vintage sweaterblack asos boots - off white lace nastygal shorts - olive green Urban Outfittersbrown River Island vest - no name blouse - no name shortsblack faux-leather Topshop jacket - black glitter spotted Topshop tights - yello

(Size of # is enlarged at Random).
01, 02, 03, 04,
05, 06, 07, 08,
09, 10, 11, 12,
13, 14, 15, 16,
17, 18, 19, 20,
21, 22, 23, 24,
25, 26, 27, 28

Much Love,