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Smarty Pants

So… now that I have a closet full of maxi skirts I’m noticing a new trend is taking over and I’m REALLY into it!! I’m talking about swapping out your maxi for some sexy pants. Yep. Pants.

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I attended the most MAJ event last weekend for my babe, Lauryn’s book launch and noticed that probably half of the sexy chicas there were totally rocking this trend. #bitchesinbritches ♥ I love this look because I think it’s sophisticated, sexy, semi-masculine, and super comfy. Also, you don’t have to worry about pulling a ‘Britney’ ( aka giving everyone an eye-full ) while getting out of the car or hopping down from the bar. I was working this trend as well in a pair of sheer, high waisted pants with lace detailing down the sides paired with a crop top. It’s all about showing just enough skin… and trust me, it’s a fine line.

Anyhow, here are some of my favorite sexy pantalones…

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Go Green

Happy Saint Patrick’s day. Yep… St. Patty’s fell on a Monday this year. Major bummer. So, maybe you didn’t find a four leaf clover, or the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow… but I suggest kicking back, sipping on some green beer juice, and shopping some of my favorite green trends for Spring!

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↣ Shop the look… ↢

1.  FXXI Neon Pop Beanie $3.99

2.  Deena & Ozzy Sea Siren Chain Clutch $24

3. FXXI Fringe Benefits Bandeau $10.80

4.  Mod Geo Fit & Flare Dress $15.99

5.  MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Eyes in Forest Green 20L

6.  Essie Nail Color in Stylenomics $8.49

7.  Numi Organic Tea Gunpowder Green Tea $6.99

8.  Must-Have Buckle Booties $29.99

9.  SEPHORA COLLECTION Look Color In The Eye Brush Capsule $22

So… what Spring trends are making you green with envy?!?

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Real vs. Steal: Cuff Me

It’s no secret I loooooove me some MK&A, I mean, these girls just get it! When I saw this Elizabeth and James Delano Cuff I HAD to have it. The double gold bands with the Lapiz detailing… i die.
As much as I love this cuff… I knew there had to be steal out there, cuz let’s face it… I’d rather get a whole new outfit H2T than just one amazing piece. What I found is pretty darn close minus the gemstones, but whateves, it will still totally get the job done.

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+ Elizabeth and James Delano Cuff $295

+ FXXI Classic Double Band Cuff $7.80

So what do u think? Do you die over the real, or would you be just as stoked on the steal?

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Real vs. Steal: Ring Around The Rosy

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I am kind of obsessed with anything and everything floral these days. I’m usually an über-tomboy… but I think flowers are the easiest way to femme it up a little.

This floral slip dress is seriously to die. It’s so girly and feminine and I feel like I would literally wear it with everything… Docs ✓, knee-highs ✓, an oversized flannel ✓, a slouchy beanie ✓✓✓. I esp. love the lace detailing at the bottom. I was literally about to pull the trigger and finalize my “shopping cart” when I thought… lemme make SURE I can’t find a steal for this bad boy. Lo and behold… I found the perfect one. Sry… but this little number is almost identical. Plus, it’s under $20 bucks. Double score.

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+ Pins And Needles Lace-Trim Chiffon Slip Dress $59

+ FXXI Slit Floral Slip Dress $19.80

I feel like they are both totes affordable and equally adorable… so what do u guys think…? Go for it with the ‘real’… or save with the ‘steal‘?

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Spring Has Almost Sprung

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Woah, woah, woah… wait a minute. When did it become March? I’m pretty sure I was just stuffing the turkey and trimming the tree… and now we’re heading into Spring ( although the weather may indicate otherwise ). WTH?? Yep… Spring is exactly 20 days away.

So, what’s a girl to do…? Shop, naturally. To me, Spring means flowy dresses, floppy hats, oversized sunnies, tons of fringe, trying to incorporate a lot of little color into my wardrobe, giant bell bottoms, and floral prints for days. I’m building up my Spring wardrobe right now so that when Spring has sprung… I’m ready and waiting!

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I  Sunflower Daze Smock Dress $15.80

II  Gothic Shield Necklace $8.80

III Touch of Glam Wool Fedora $16.80

IV  Flower Patch Slit Maxi Skirt $15.80

V  Throwback Blooms Crop Top $8.80

VI  Jeffrey Campbell Everly Boot $195

VII Ecote Manzano Suede Fringe Backpack $129

VIII  MINKPINK Walk This Way Sunglasses $40

IX  Raga Boho-Print Bell Flare Pant $84

So… what are YOUR Spring-time essentials?!?

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Real vs. Steal: Pretty Little… Bra?

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Sry. I am kind of obsessed with Pretty Little Liars. Shhh. I can’t help it. No, I’m not 13… but I might as well be.

I love being able to get a good mystery and even better fashion all in one show.

I’ve been really into the criss-cross bra-strap thing for awhile. No, I’m not talking about the racerback, between the shoulder deal. I’m talking about the criss-cross in the front between the… well, you know. It’s like a reverse mullet… this time the party is totally in the front.

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Anyway… back to my guilty pleasure. Emily was totally wearing one of these lil numbers on last night’s epi and I fell in love all over again. I love how it just barely peeks out and makes you wonder… is that part of the top, or just a killer bra? So, I did what I do best… scoured the internet and found the real… and the steal.

+ Lonely Sabel Cutout Bra $94

+ FXXI Garden Rose Corset Bra $14.80

IDK about you… but I’m not really in the market for a hundred-dollar bra… so what do u guys think?? Splurge on the real… or save with the steal?

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Real vs. Steal: GI Jane

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I know I’ve blogged about my favorite combat boots about twenty five- hundred times… but I can’t help it. When I like something… I like something. So sue me.

Why do I love these boots… well, they are comfy as hell and go with anything and everything. Shorts, skirts, leggings, sweats. I’m serious. They rarely leave my feet.

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BUT… I have to tell you guys that I found a KILLER steal. Like. It’s ridic. Nine eyelets… check. Floral fold-down… check. Totally to-die… check check check. The ‘steal’ is a little more ‘boot-like’ than the ‘real’, which makes me wonder… do I need them both? <– Told you I have a problem. Anyway, at $80 smackaroos, I feel that the ‘reals’ are totally justifiable… however, if you’re pinching your pennies, these ‘steals’ are right up your alley!

► Real: Dr. Martens Stratford Leather 9-Eye Sneaker Boots $80

► Steal: FXXI Pretty-Tough Combat Boots $39.80

So… which ones do you pick… the ‘real’, the ‘steal’… or both, LOLZ.

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Lovers & Friends

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So, unless you have been hiding under a rock… you probably know that V-day is right around the corner.

Yes. Valentines day may be a cheesy holiday created by greeting card & candy companies to rake in the dough, but whateves. Who cares? It’s an excuse to be girly, wear pink, eat chocolate, and give and get some presies. I’m in.

If you know me but AT ALL you know I may or may not have a little major shopping addiction. This extends far beyond shopping for myself. I also loooove buying gifts. It’s a way to feed my addiction and not feel quite so guilty as I am not on the receiving end.

That being said… here are some of my fav finds for your guy or gal pals for the big V.

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THE-FASHION-BITE-KATIE-ROOF-valentines-day-she I  CHANEL Le Vernis Nail Colour in Suspicious $27 Δ The perfect pink-ish red.

II  ELIZABETH AND JAMES Nirvana Black $22 Δ A sexy, musky vanilla. MK+A can do no wrong.

III  FXXI Sleek Chic Ring Set $4.80 Δ Love dainty gold finger candy.

IV  FXXI Love You Mirror Compact $3.80 Δ Tell ’em how you really feel.

V  UO Magical Thinking Colorblock Catch-All Dish $24 Δ Perfect for rings and things.

VI  MAC Creamsheen Lipstick in Sunny Seoul $16 Δ My all time fav pink lippy.

VII  UO Laboratory Flower Vases $24 Δ Who doesn’t love flowers… and beakers.

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I  LOSER MACHINE Samson Beanie $28.00 Δ Love a basic black beanie.

II  TOM FORD Private Blend ‘Tobacco Vanille’ Eau de Parfum $210.00 Δ Mmm. Sweet yet manly.

III  COMME DES GARCONS ‘Classic’ French Wallet $205.00 Δ Comme Des Garcons never goes out of style.

IV  BROOKLYN GROOMING Fort Greene Classic Shave Oil $48.00 Δ So you can snuggle up to a smooth shave.

V  NIXON Sentry Stainless Steel Watch $250.00 Δ Chic and timeless.

VI  THE TIE BAR Dynamite Tie Clip $18.00 Δ A sexy little tie clip.

VII  RAY BAN ‘Classic Wayfarer’ 50mm Sunglasses $150.00 Δ All men look smokin’ in a good pair of wayfarers.

VIII  UO Classic Suspender $18.00 Δ Cuz there’s nothing sexier than a man in suspenders.

IX  URBAN RENEWAL German Leather Keychain $14.00 Δ Simple / understated / practical.

What are your fave V-day finds??

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What A ‘Tees’

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If there’s one thing I can’t live without… it’s a good tee. Seriously… I live and die in a good old t-shirt. I’m not just talking any old tee. It’s gotta be softer than soft, fall just right, and look supa phresh!

My favs typically feature one of my favorite bands (preferably from the 70’s), some sort of ironic pun (perhaps about a cat), or a cool, local company.

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My current fav… this super soft crop via Typical Culture.

Here are some of my fav pieces straight from my closet… and others that will probably be hanging there by the end of the week  ;)

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► Oh Boy Sporty Tee $14.80

► Shredded Metal Noir Muscle Tee $14.80

► Oversized Nirvana Tee $15.80

► Rock N Roll Van Halen Tee $15.80

► Mickey Burnout Tee $12.99

► Heisenberg Tee $12.99

► Cat Print Crop Top $13.80

► David Bowie Starman Tee $12.99

► Ramones Muscle Tee $15.80

What’s your favorite way to rock a plain ol’ tee??

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Everybody Wants To Be A Cat…

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…because a cat’s the only cat who knows where it’s at.

Want to know a guilty pleasure of mine?? Yes, Bachelor fantasy league is one of them (who do you guys think is going to win BTW)… but I was actually thinking more along the lines of feline fashion.

I am a self proclaimed dog person… all the way. But when it comes to clothes and accessories I’m all about the C.A.T. I like things that are quirky, tongue-in-cheek, and a little ironic Meow.

Here are some of my favorite feline finds…

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+ Stop It Meow Pullover Sweatshirt $19.99 <– on sale!! [ I seriously live in this sweatshirt. ]

Me and Her Casselini Animal Clutch $205

ASOS Flat Top Cat Eye Sunglasses $22

Meow For Measuring Cups $35

Vintage Fierce About Fashion Pin $15

+ FXXI Spot-On Jumpsuit $25

ASOS Cat Print Top $45

+ Meow Pint Glass $8

Animal Face No-Show Sock $12

Plum & Bow Cat Ring Holder $7

Cat & Mousepad $15

Fun Stuff Meow iPhone Case $16

+ Kitten Knee-High Sock $14

+ Jonathan Adler Cat Salt & Pepper Shakers $48

+ ASOS Cat Ear Ring $11

So… are you feelin’ it… or should I stop it right meow?!?

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