Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sugar Lips

My lips like sugar, my lips like sugar...
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This candy got you sprung, this candy got you sprung,
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so call me up sugar, so call me up sugar,
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you love you some, you love you some...
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New dress - c/o Sugar Lips, shoes - Steve Madden Dynemite, purse - Big Buddha, watch - Style&Co, ring - sister, necklace (?)

Yeah, one of those old Flo Rida songs... has nothing (except for a few of the lyrics) to do with the wonderful clothing brand - Sugar Lips, who sent me this amazing dress!

It is really well made, soft, stretchy and double lined too. I also love the marbled print on the front!! The only thing is, I typically don't wear heels with maxi's!! I just feel like it's "too much," but this dress is about 2 inches too long (Everyone seems to want to know my height! And I'm short, at only 5'4"!!). So I had to wear my favorite Steve Madden Dynemite platform sandals... otherwise I'd be tripping over the hem!

Sugar Lips is based in LA and provides a lot of trendy, hip, unique clothing. Definitely check them out if you have time and here is the link to the dress I am wearing. It's on sale for only $28 right now and they have sizes ranging from XS to L! Speaking of sales, the Steve Madden heels I am wearing are on sale for $75 on Zappos, you can buy them here.

P.S. Don't forget to enter my Teeki Oscar's Blog Giveaway contest, in the previous post!
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Teeki Oscars Bag Giveaway! *Closed*

Do you like to help the earth? Do you recycle and conserve energy whenever you can? :)
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Well I hope you do! And if not, this is the place to start! Teeki sells both swim and active wear that is stylish, breathable, quick drying and durable! Not to mention, Teeki creates all of their products out of recyled plastic bottles! 

If you enter my Teeki giveaway you have the chance to win the headband and bikini bottoms I am wearing. (Not the ones I am wearing of course, but new ones, ha ha) These are the same items that were included in the Oscar Gift bag that all the celebrities received. As you can see, they are matching pieces with a fun, sort of galaxy print in creamy pastels. And they aren't available for sale either!

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a Rafflecopter giveaway
Also if you are interested in shopping Teeki.com, they are currently offering a 15% discount with this code: FASHIONBYHE

Good luck!!!
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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Vivat Veritas

Introducing Vivat Veritas, a lovely site by Chie Duncan who makes all of the beautiful clothing she sells by hand, including this summery white dress. 
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New dress - Vivat Veritas, hat (too old to remember), New bracelet - Mimi's Boutique, New ring - Forever 21

Tokyo based Japanese designer Chie Duncan sent me this gorgeous white dress with a custom fit :) You can shop her store here. I've always wanted a white dress to take pictures in a sea of flowers and so now I finally have one! 

The dress is double lined so it is not see through. It is also a sort of thick material but still very easy to move with and breathable. The texture of the dress was a bit hard to get with the camera as it kept getting washed out but it has a sort of threaded surface. 

While taking pictures a bumblebee flew right behind my head, and it was so loud it surprised me! Speaking of which, my sister brought up this quote about bumblebees: "Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway." - Mary Kay Ash. Such a cute quote, eh? :)

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Minted

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Mint chiffon dress - c/o Queens Wardrobe, bag - Aldo, shoes - Guess, bracelets - Aldo, watch - Style & Co., sunnies - Fossil

This beautiful mint chiffon dress is from Queen's Wardrobe. Despite it being super windy, it didn't fly up, which tells me that not only is it visually beautiful, but the cut is perfectly practical. Short and and doesn't fly up in windy days? Great :)

The material of the dress made me realize I should bring up (what I think is) a very important "tool" every girl should have if they care about their clothes, and don't like wrinkles in their clothes. I'm talking about a steamer! Do you have a one? This is the one I have:
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It is the SteamFast Upright Garment Steamer #SF-407 - Garment Steamers. It works well and is not too bulky. The only thing I would say it needs is, like my last steamer had (which one of my sisters broke by putting fabric softener in it to help her take the wall paper off her walls), is a hanger setup on the steamer much like this one, or this one. Otherwise you have to make your own setup or just steam the clothes at the closet, where they already hang. Steamers are a wonderful thing when you have light, delicate fabrics that can't be ironed. I don't even know if it's possible to burn your clothes or ruin them in any way with a steamer. Check it out, and I definitely recommend getting one. I don't think you'll regret it, as in my case it has just about completely replaced the iron, unless I need creases in my dress pants and such :)

P.S. I wanted to ask you guys: I put up an average of 8 - 9 photos every outfit post. Do you think that's too many, too few, or just right? I would appreciate your feedback, thanks!
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Outfit Collage #1 - Clean Chic

I haven't created an outfit collage for my blog before, and thought it would make for a fun, short and sweet post. Here is one that I created with some ΓΌber cute pieces I've found while browsing the web :) It's a very classic, clean and trendy look :) I want it all and this how I would wear it together if I could!
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Equipment Signature Blouse in Pool Blue - I also want more button up tops in high quality material and the color of this top is gorgeous.

Boutique 9 Sandals - Doetzen Ankle Strap - I really need shoes like this!! The straps and color are simply perfect!

BCBGMAXAZRIA Simone Knit Skirt - I just love miniskirts. This white one is lovely.

Rebecca Minkoff - Cupid (Taupe) - Bags and Luggage - Always in need of new bags. But seriously, I don't have a classic bag like this, in a good natural cream color. Would be very useful!

Michael Kors - MK5055 (Gold) - A gold watch. Perfect. And a great brand too ;)

CC Skye Mercy Spike Bracelet in Gold - How cool is this bracelet? Edgy and sexy.

Kate Spade Gumdrop Stud Earrings - Even though I can't wear earrings anymore, these earrings are just so beautiful.


P.S New outfit post coming tomorrow, with everyone's favorite current trending color- MINT 
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Live Fast

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New jacket - c/o Queens Wardrobe, shorts - Bullhead Black, shirt - Forever 21, shoes - Aldo, 
watch - Fossil, necklace (?)

I love this hot red, studded motorcycle jacket from Queen's Wardrobe! What do you think? Totally badass right??? :) 

Did you notice I changed my header? I actually plan to change it again soon, I've really been wanting a banner that incorporates my artwork with my photos. I also changed my blog template from Ethereal to Simple, how does it look to you? I like it as it is much cleaner and professional looking! And last but not least I have started uploading bigger pictures as of this post and the last 3 posts. Bigger pictures are always better.

Live fast, die young, bad girls do it well - or rather, M.I.A. does it well, in her AWESOME music video, Bad Girls.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Someday We'll Know

If love can move a mountain, someday we'll know, why the sky is blue,
someday we'll know, why I wasn't meant for you.
It's a classic! :) [New Radicals - Someday We'll Know]
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New necklace - c/o LYLIF, New shoes - Aldo, shorts - Pacsun, top - Forever 21, cardi - Forever 21, cuff - Mom, purse - Aldo


This ENTIRE outfit was created based on my very unique necklace!
I never do that! Haha. I think it turned out great :)  I received it as part of my collaboration with LYLIF.com, an online company which provides some very cool, very trendy jewelry. As you can see, the necklace is a snake!! And it is awesome how the tail attaches to the head with a magnet.

And hey, just because I love my LYLIF snake necklace doesn't mean I have to be in the Slytherin house does it? Haha... such a nerd. I love Harry Potter :)

So my sister and I had a little adventure after taking these photos... you see, we're at my old middle school, and they have this big 'ole 8 foot gate all around the buildings that's locked on the weekends. One of the doors was left open, or unlocked, as I thought. But when I closed it behind me, I heard a click I hadn't heard when I opened it initially. "OOPS!!" Haha... realized we were locked in and said whatever lets take the pics, then look for a way out. 

When we went to look for a way out, the sun was setting and the temperature had dropped dramatically. We were both shivering and my toes and fingers were frozen! I decided to jump the gate and had crawled to the top (for a pic of me at the top of the gate, click here!) when I saw a bunch of kids on their bikes roll around the corner. I shouted out to them, to find out how they got in, and they basically shouted back saying they broke the lock on one of the other entrances (hooligans!!), and so I crawled back down (my sister didn't want to jump the fence even though she was in workout clothes, and I, what did she think I was wearing! Ha!) and we went off in search of the open gate. Has anything crazy happened to you while taking pictures for your blog? 

Oh by the way, last night I watched the Three Musketeers and it was so great. A+ movie! Had me laughing the whole time, great acting, I love Milla Jovovich (her character was TOO cool) and great story line. Definitely recommend you go and see it!

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Stand a Little Taller

WOW I am just in love with these heels. I know I said last time they kind of hurt my feet, but I decided that is only if I wear them too long. I’ve been literally wearing them almost everyday and everywhere this week because: they make me look 100x taller, they go with everything, they make my old stuff look new and oh yeah, they are suede :)
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cardigan - Forever 21, dress - Forever 21, shoes - Steve Madden Dynemite, purse - Style&Co, bracelet - Japan


I tied this polka dot ribbon scarf (I have no idea what it came from, I think it was on one of my childhood dresses) to my purse and I think it added a nice touch of cuteness, what do you think? I almost wore in on my head as a headband but it kept sliding off haha :)

Can't you just feel the warmth of these photos? Even though it was late in the day and the sun was setting fairly fast, it was so cozy in the sun, if not a little windy. It was really nice because I was facing a white fence, which unintentionally reflected a lot of light back on me so I kind of look like I'm glowing!  Unfortunately it's supposed to rain in about 2 days, and I am NOT happy! But on a good note, my friend Roderick mentioned a rainy day photo shoot! How fun would that be? The only problem is, I don't have any cute rain boots! Time to go shopping???

Oh by the way, I wanted to mention one of my favorite beauty products I recently bought: 
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Ulta 3 in 1 beauty smoothies are shampoo, bath bubbles and body wash in one! They smell so good, suds up really well and are a great size and I like the dispenser :) The best one of those three is the Strawberries and Champagne, so that's the one we started using first. Check these out if you're interested in buying a new, fun shower product! 
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