Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Buckles, Ruffles and Polka Dots Oh My...

Day 19




Day 19
Shoes: Banana Republic $10 (2011), Tights: Betsy Johnson, Dress: Max and Cleo Gifted (2011), Belt: Express Thrifted $1.50 (2010), Jacket: H&M (2009), Earrings: OLD..very very old...I found them in an old purse don't you love that!

So just in case you were wondering, I am having a good timewith this challenge but I am sooo excited I am over the half way mark. While I have really enjoyed it and will continue for the next 11 days,  I have never been so excited to wear my own clothes! haha that sounds funny..but I seriously dream of dresses and tops I haven't worn in years and think about how I can style them...with the 80 pairs of shoes I have left in boxes sitting in my closet because I have been so boring for the majority of my life and haven't worn them!! Well, I guess I just have to get over it since I still have a ways to go...the weather seems to be getting a little better, I never realized how much the sun can affect my mood! I am definitely a Vegas girl..I need Mountains, Sun, and 24 hour access to anything I want..he he he..

I had to bring up the Oscars since we were talking about fashion....unfortunately sometimes it is not about the films as much as it is about what everyone is wearing! I hate to admit it, being a ballerina, lover of horror and Natalie Portman, but I haven't seen Black Swan yet..Sister!!! If you are reading this we need to go see it before it leaves the theatre!!!
So, umm sometimes I just don't agree with all of the critics out there, Joan Rivers is funny sometimes but I don't always agree with her rants. I like the wall, and totally out of the here are some of my favorites in no particular order.

1. Strangely Vintage Amazingness: I LOVED this dress Cate Blanchet wore by Givenchy. Everyone is already saying it is hideous...but I think it is stunningly weird and Cate rocked this vintage looking piece.

Cate Blanchett.

2. Necklace on Sequins: Amy Adams was stunning in her tight L'Wren Scott and Cartier necklace, (which I think is awesome) Necklace on sequins = genius. And the old school finger waves.....I WILL be doing this this weekend...hmmm
 Amy Adams.

3. Lace and charcoal: Now, everyone talked crap about Scarlet Johansson's dress, but she was probably my romantic, so vintage, and so not expected. Look at her makeup, the charcoal liner, with the rusted orange/red shadow! ughhh...Love you Scarlett.
Scarlett+Johansson in 83rd Annual Academy Awards - ArrivalsScarlett Johansson Actress Scarlett Johansson arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar party hosted by Graydon Carter held at Sunset Tower on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California.

4. Lilac Ruffles: Mila Kunis and this ridiculous lilac lace gown from Elie Saab, and I am trying to figure out how I can replicate it...hmmm so pretty!

Mila Kunis Actress Mila Kunis arrives at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California.
5. and last but not lovely Natalie Portman...I am in love with her prego amazingness and those tassel earrings will need to be in my collection...I will be on the hunt! I am also loving the side swept hair!

Natalie Portman Actress Natalie Portman arrives at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California.

Have a great Day and Happy Wednesday!

Don't forget to link up any secrets you may have to helping all of us save some money and get creative! Remember it doesn''t have to be clothing and it doesn't have to be from a thrift store, it just needs to be on SALE, or possibly a secret to saving a few dollars!



  1. love your dress, such a pretty color! i really liked milas entire look at the oscars. xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

  2. I love this shade of blue on you, it's just lovely with your dark hair :) Mila's dress was by far my favourite at the Oscars, although I do have a soft spot for Amy's... another gorgeous shade of blue!

  3. ScarJo was definitely my fave and I also loved Cate Blanchett! Cate is getting a lot of good reviews on the fashion blogs I've read and I'm glad! LOVE that dress/cardigan combo on you...can you possibly ever NOT look stunning?

    Did you see the cover of this month's Elle Magazine?? It talks about how COLOR IS BACK!!!! I totally thought of you! (PS, I looked at the mag, but I didn't buy it. Does that sort of count as being thrifty??? OR was I just being a cheater, LOL?)

  4. I LOVE LOVE LOVED Mila Kunis's dress and thought she deserved a best dressed shout out.

    Ummm B.A. in Dance, ballet since age 3, and lover of Natalie.... still haven't seen Black Swan... but hey whatevs I prefer DVDs to theaters.

  5. Love the dress! I love when there are some kind of awards because then I get to go look at all the dresses

  6. you are beautiful! i love that royal blue on you, i have yet to get a royal blue piece of wardrobe, but i need to, so pretty! i love how you paired it with the striped sweater it turned out great!
    i scrolled down and you are just stunning and your 30 for 30 remix is looking awesome, you have some excellent combinations that are making my mind turn and turn with ideas, hahaha!
    and i'm trying to up my exercise game ( which means be consistent, haha) as well, i'm done having children but this 4th one (16mo ago) kicked my bootay! and summer is coming up wayyy too fast, good luck to both of us! although i think you look amazing already!


  7. What a great color on you! And as always, I love your shoes. That you paired it with a cute pair of tights in the same color is inspired...

  8. You look amazing! That color is fabulous on you & the detail of that dress is exquisite. I would never have paired that cardi with it but oh my does it ever work. I LOVE the whole thing.

  9. Very cute.... love your colorful, and often, thrifted, looks! And, thanks for stopping by my blog for my MAC lipstick post; YES, still there, check out the Gaga color STAT! :)

    Do you have a twitter account?


  10. I really love your dress, its so cute, the ruffles gave it away!! :)

    Fashion Rehab


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