Sidenote: Do not judge the Hannah Montana soundtrack playing faintly in the background, Miley is amazing!!!

It’s hard to take outfit photos now that it’s getting dark so much earlier, but I’m working on a new setup so that I’ll still be able to update with outfits and such. For now, here’s a quick video showing some recent purchases (this video was filmed this past Tuesday). From the last videos, I got a few comments asking me to post links to the pieces that I’m showing so I’ll add those below for anyone who is interested.

- asos flamingo shirt
- asos curve ovoid dress
- asos curve polka dot skirt
- gisela ramirez
- lip service dress
- glitter + satin wedges


(this post is copied from xtinathegreat.com so some of you may have seen it before.)

Originally I wasn’t going to post this outfit as it’s pretty similar to my previous outfit post (and the sun was setting) but at the last minute, I decided to. I’ve been wanting to add a few plaid pieces to my wardrobe and I found this wool blazer on eBay for about $8. It has metallic thread woven throughout so it’s basically perfect. The skinny velvet bowtie is one that I got at ASOS and I love that it helps to add to the menswear vibe of the overall look. As mentioned in the last outfit post, I’m loving cropped pants this season and the proportions of shorter pants paired with longer tops/jackets. This is just a simple white button up shirt that I got from Avenue paired with the extra-short Tripp skinny jeans I got from Torrid. Lastly. my creepers are 2 inches of perfection, it’s like walking on air all day long. I love love love them.

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this post is copied from xtinathegreat.com, so some of you may have seen it before.

It’s taking me way longer than I planned to put together a fall 2011 shopping list but in the meantime, I’ll just post some things that I’ve purchased recently. Let’s start with the shoes!

Ok before I go any further, let me express how much I despise heels without platforms. There is absolutely nothing more uncomfortable than heels without a platform, and with that being said, above are two pairs of heels I bought without platforms. Let me explain… now I love platform heels and wedges but I’ve noticed lately that they seem to be getting taller and chunkier (read: uglier) which isn’t my thing. So when I came across the above pairs, they seemed really refreshing and I had to buy them. Paired with cropped trousers, I think it’ll be a nice contrast to the legions of people in flares and 3 inch platforms.

I hate Forever21+, I really do. I believe them and Torrid are currently fighting for the number one spot on my shit list. However, when I saw the leatherette tank, I thought it would be a cheap way to add some interesting texture to my wardrobe. Also, who could ever turn down a red studded (faux) leather jacket?! Let’s hope it actually fits…

This jacket is interesting. Originally it was spotted at City Chic and a lot of people (myself included) really loved it at first sight. Then randomly, I came across the very same jacket featured on the homepage of Ashley Stewart last month. See here’s the thing, we all know the jacket isn’t going to be of amazing quality, it’s 100% Polyurethane I believe. Apparently City Chic thought that because it’s so trendy!!! and avant-garde!!! that someone was going to pay $139AU ($146 USD) for that shit. C’mon now, we’re fat, not desperate. I bought that jacket from Ashely Stewart for $45, which is around how much it should cost. Period.

So much for a City Chic exclusive, right?

Anyway, listen to me rant, curse and show you what else I’ve purchased all while being an idiot.
(Skip to 3:30 if you don’t care about what’s going on with Musings.)

366 / ootd: back like I never left

(this post is copied from xtinathegreat.com, so some of you may have seen it before.)

It has finally cooled down enough to where I’m not melting into a puddle every time I step foot out of the house, therefore I’ve been easing back into wearing layers. This outfit isn’t anything special but it’s a precursor to what some of my fall 2011 wardrobe will include, namely the cropped pants and (amazing!) Kanye loafers. I’ve been dying to get my hands on a pair of cropped trousers of any kind. I purchased two pair from Curve and to make a long story short, they’re absolutely TERRIBLE. So I turned to the only jeans that have never let me down, the Tripp skinny jeans from Torrid and took advantage of their current BOGO sale and purchased two pairs in extra short to give the desired effect. My normal inseam is 34 inches and these have an inseam of 28 inches I believe. They really are the best jeans ever and even as they fade, they still look good!

In regards to the loafers, I saw this outfit that Kanye wore a while back and fell in love with the suede loafers he wore. I was determined to get my hands on something similar and was excited when I came across these on ASOS from the brand River Island. Since I walk about 98% of the places I go here in Chicago, I have to be more practical when it comes to my footwear selection. While I’ll always love my heels and wedges, I won’t be that girl on the train in 5 inch platforms. Therefore, I’ve been buying lots of cute loafers and ballet flats for the fall.

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