So I'm thinking one of the new bloggy blog features will give you a peek at the dirty pretty things I've recently purchased. Calling this shiny new feature "My Shiny New Toys." Will include why I'm loving the new (usually trendy, maybe classic) item, how I've been rocking it and where you can pick up your own version.
Sound fun? This nerd piensa que si ;)
1. New Forever 21 tank with bejeweled neckline.
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Have been putting this tank top in client look books for the last few months and finally snapped it for myself. Love me a bejeweled neckline. Especially in shades of navy with a burgundy bow. Deeeee-licious.
At first glance the top reminded me of this Phillip Lim beauty. Alas the necklace costs 10 times what the tank does.
The only disadvantage of going for the tank over the detachable necklace is that you can't wear it with a bunch of different holiday frocks and office looks. Though I'm thinking I can eventually snip off the tank if I love it more as a necklace. One of the benefits of spending $20 on something instead of $200.
2. Forever 21 knuckle ring & stackable rings and Waltham gold watch
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I've been searching for each one of these accessories for what seems like eons. I never dreamed I'd find them all for under $25 TOTAL.
The watch I got at Rite Aid. I know. Ghetto FABULOUS.
Was picking up booze for a dinner party at Sable Crow's and there she was in all her gilded, expandable, old grandpa glory. It's no Rolly but for $14.99 I was sold. When Sable Crow saw it he flipped. Yay me.
The knuckle ring and set of stackable rings I found at Forever 21. Both $4. Perfect price for a trendy bit of bling that looks like Elizabeth & James or Ippolita. Love mixing them with real diamonds and fooling suckers.
3. Topshop Dress bought resale at Crossroads.
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Needed to get this. Great fit and it's Topshop, people. Just $22. Probably retailed for at least $60.
You know this devil is a sucker for a blue dress. Add a classic neckline and a drapey skirt shape and I'm a goner. Loving how the Banana necklace pulls it together with my next dreamy purchase.
4. Steven by Steve Madden 'Intyce' boots
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Some of you have been reading since last year will remember these tragically hip, tragically named boots. I wrote about them for the first time last November. Within a month about a dozen readers (including my future first styling client The Modern Type) told me they ran right out and got them and looove them. But never the impulsive shopper, I passed them up on sale and then they were GONE. No where to be found. Consoled myself with this gorgeous pair of neutral BCBGs.
For the last three years I've bought a pair of flat boots every winter. Love all my babies equally but this pair certainly gets the most attention. Think it's the lovely cognac color - pops with anything you wear. Ended up wearing them 4 days in a row last week: with the outfit above, the blue Topshop dress, a little black dress and dark jeans/purple top/gray blazer. They felt completely different every time. That's a good shoe.
5. Gray men's tee.
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Got this as a handmedown from Mr. D.
Knew I wanted to dial down the butch of the tee with femme accessories. Enter this Forever 21 blingy necklace. Grungy princess perfection.
I want to live in oversize LNA tshirts with leggings and skinny jeans lately. Very California cool. Very I'm a star even dressed down...and you're not ;)
6. Merona Printed Trench
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I loved this trench when I saw it at Target last year. Almost bought it in a fab kelly green. But I felt it was a bit pricey at $40ish. That's too mucho for non-Go International Tarjay.
When I saw it in my size for $20 dollars at Designer Labels I thought why not. I'd had a hard day and I knew it would be matchy matchy perfection with my white and navy Marc Jacobs heels. Plus a fashionista can never go wrong with a trench. Especially one lined with polka dots.