Oct 28, 2010

There's No Place Like Home

 Shirt: Thrifted, Skirt: Thrifted, Tights & Necklace:F21, Clogs: Target
I felt like the wicked witch of the west wearing these tights. I know they're not green but nevertheless I felt it critical that I carry a broom with me all day so that everyone would get the reference. I've been thinking...if I were to get caught up in a tornado and end up in a strange land with munchkins I would NOT click my heels to solve the problem, that's just naive. I'd just hitch a ride with the lollipop guild, I hear their always traveling to Kansas.
 P.S. This is now the coolest necklace ever due to the fact that it's awesome looking and can also double as a old man beard.

Oct 27, 2010

Like It, Love It, Gotta Have It

Trench: Macy's, Shirt: Old Navy, Jeggings: Charlotte Russe, Boots: c/o CSN.com, Necklace: Forever 21

Hankerin': A strong desire or want. Best used in the south, 
but other places are acceptable if used with the proper accent
Oh I had it all right. And nothing could solve my dilemma except for it to be in my belly at that exact second. Ah yes you're all thinking "Sarah's got a case of the baby wants" no no my friends. I have a case of the "I need Olive Garden's Zupa Tuscana in my belly immediately."
It always starts with an innocent conversation and ends with a monster growling at me from the inside. A simple, " What sounds good to eat?" made me want what I just couldn't have.

Sometimes a hankerin' results in feeling like what you wanted was just not as good as you remembered it to be, but this time I was not disappointment at all my dear friends. All I remember before I blacked out from a food coma was never ending breadsticks, an Italian salad and a spicy sausagy soup that just don't quit.
Hankerin' Satisfied.

Oct 26, 2010

Student Street Style....You Had Me At Anthropologie

 Outfit Details:
Sweater: Target
Shirt: Old Navy
Skirt: Anthropologie
Shoes: Report
Headband: Ann Taylor Loft
I'm always so surprised when people are flattered that I want to put them in my blog. If someone asked me I'd probably give them a weird look and stare in silence. To Jessica's credit she did say," Yeah I saw that you were staring at me and I was trying to figure out if I knew you." I just told her, "Nope, just like any other average Jane, just analyzing your clothes trying to figure out if I wanted to take a picture of your clothes for my street style segment, you know the usual." Turns out she was worthy of..THE BLOG.
A couple of things that Jessica did can really make an outfit stand out.
1. Use texture in what you wear (aka ruffles ruffles ruffles) or something smooth against wool, think contrast people.
2. Don't be afraid to use color (hello awesome blue skirt, pink sweater, gray shoes and black shirt not a single color repeated in that sentence)
3. Learn to praise a good pattern. Pattern can really add something interesting to your outfit, in this case a lacey patterned skirt was perfect.
4. Experiment and don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone, you don't have to wear jeans everyday because it's easy, take a risk and wear the skirt that's been begging you for a night out on the town.
Thanks Jessica for being weirded out by me, being honest about it, and then still letting me take a picture of you anyway.
Until next time keep it real, you may be next ( insert solemn DUN DUN DUN here).

Oct 25, 2010

Fall Has Fallen

 Outfit Details:
Shirt: Shade
Blouse: Thrifted
Sweater: Thrifted
Jeans: Charlotte Russe
Boots: c/o CSN.com
Flower Pin: Handmade (What do you think guys, should I put some up in the store?)
Belt: TJ Maxx
 We had a ton of rain this weekend and now all of the pretty fall leaves...have fallen. Seeing these leaves gives me two feelings 1. excitement (hello that means I get to crunch them all) 2. utter fear (this means...the snow is coming, and once it comes there's no stopping it until April)
 But until the snow comes we'll continue in our Halloween festivities, can you guess which pumpkin is mine?

Oct 24, 2010

Blogger Of The Month: Indah

One of my favorite things about blogging is meeting great people I would never have known otherwise. I've had the chance to get to know Indah from Fashion Must Go On and this lovely little lass has quite the style. Her blog was orignally used to show different makeup trends but lately she's gotten into fashion, and I must say she has a knack for making a really well put together outfit. Indah's from England and that already makes her way cooler than me a: she has an accent b: she has way more accessability to trousers. Anyways, I love her style and how she can save money and still look great, I'm happy to introduce you to Indah.

Tell us about yourself Indah.
Just an average everyday girly girl who hasn't got much money but loves to shop.

What do you aspire to do through your blog?  Give confidence that being stylish doesn't mean you have to wear something expensive, if you use the power to mix n match then you don't need to worry about being lost in the fashion world.

What's your favorite place to shop? Primark, H&M, Thrifts Store and Zara. I just can’t justify spending a fortune on something when I know I have a lot of important things to take care of such as covering the costs of bills for my home etc.

 What's something few people know about you? When I was a teenager I used to be quite a nerd and very quiet, my school friends used to bully me because I was overweight. That negativity only gave me the desire to study and work extremely hard to help me get to the point where I am today – University graduate working in fashion retail. I wanted to show all those people from my past that used to underestimate me that they were wrong.

Do you have any hidden talents? I’m able to speak fluent in 3 languages being Indonesian, English and Russian.

Thanks so much for talking with me Indah, I'm so glad to have you as my Blogger Of The Month!

Who do you know that can rock a trouser like that?
Do you want to be highlighted as blogger of the month? shoot me an e-mail if you're interested!

Oct 22, 2010

Because I Wanna

 Outfit Details:
Flannel Shirt: Husbands 
Vest: Kohl's
Pin: Thrifted
Jeggings: Charlotte Russe
Boots: Target

Have you ever known a woman who wears her husbands clothes and your cringe at the sheer dread and baginess of it all...well keep that in mind when I tell you, I'm wearing my husbands shirt. Three things make this okay
b: the boyfriend look is back
c: Matt told me I could
h: flannel in Greek means fall, go ahead look it up you'll find the sentence Sarah is sarcastic right below the definition.
a: the vest disquises the manliness and baggy of the shirt
f: Fashion is about doing whatever the heck you want.
So there you have it, 17 completely legitimate reasons for you to go steal your significant others clothes for a day, just make sure they have some backups, no one likes a nude and distressed significant other.

Oct 21, 2010

I Like To Ride My Bicycle

 Outfit Details:
Blazer: Thrifted
V neck: Target
Jeggings: Kohl's
Pin: Homemade (find it in the shop)
Clogs: Target

I love my environment, I truly do. I never keep the water running while a brush my teeth, my husbands favorite color is green, I always say hello to the fellow dear on the campus lawn (true story) and I never walk on the grass when I see a sign planted in the grass that says, "Please don't walk on me I'm trying to grow." (Seriously true story, my college has some oddities). But one thing is for sure, I do not ride my bike to school because it will save the environment, I do it because my oddity college refuses to have enough parking spots for the students it enrolls (love you BYU). Anyways, here are some random things I have learned on a bike this past month.
1.Never wear wedgeable heels on a bike (much different from wedges).I'm riding on my bike, trying to be fashionable in my awesome heels and my heel goes straight through my bike pedal and conveniently wedges itself into an impossibly difficult to retrieve place, all the while I'm flying down the hill that gives Mt. Olympus a run for its money.You do the math.
2. Never wear a skirt on a bike. My skirt was to the knee so I figure I could ride a bike in it...nope. Try getting on and off without revealing a little bit of skivies.
3. If the weather is nice, you'll feel freezing cold on a bike. Something about that wind stinging in my ears makes me want to live the rest of my life in solitude.
4. Fashion hates bikes.
5. Bikes hate fashion.
6. Fashion's ugly son that lives in the basement and never sees the light of day...is a bike
6. I refuse to wear stretchy shorts.
7. Help meeeee!!!!!

Oct 20, 2010

What I Like About You

 Outfit Details:
Cardigan: Target
Shirt: Wet Seal
Skirt: Kohl's
Leggings: Elle via Kohl's
Belt: TJ Maxx
Boots: Gordmons
I'll tell you a secret if you promise not to laugh...okay this deserves a good laugh. Remember my oh so amazing business woman leap from this post. Remember how I claimed to be so accomplished from completing this feat, what you didn't see behind the smiles and thrifted blazer was me rolling my ankle and whimpering like a baby after the fact. Sir Matt told me to admit to you guys the truth...but the hurt of my clumsy ankles told me it was too soon to laugh. Even after all the pretty pictures I'm still clumsy goofy Sarah. I'm not perfect, and I like it:) What are your loveable quirks that make you...YOU!

Oct 19, 2010

Wear It On Your Sleeves....4 Less!

You all know I loves me some GAP, but my general rule there is that if it is not on sale I don't buy it, we all know that is no fun. Especially when it comes to finding things that are specifically for that season. My solution....why find the look somewhere else for less.
Outfit Details:
Dress: Tucker For Target
Bomber Jacket: Kohl's
Clogs: Target
Scarf: Forever21

Oct 18, 2010

If You Can Walk The Walk

Outfit Details:
Skirt: Thrifted
Blazer: Thrifted
Shirt: Shade
Belt: TJ Maxx
Shoes: Thrifted
Matt says that only old men at church wear suits that do not match. I'm determined to prove him wrong.

So I sat with all of the old men at church today and wouldn't you know, I didn't turn into one of them. Take that Sir Matt. Instead of old unmatching man I'd say this is quite a business woman look.
So of course I had to give the business woman leap a try (look below for business woman leap pictured below)
After accomplishing the business woman leap I decided to become a real business woman, I tried to sell Matt an invisible man that did our dishes. He wasn't buying it. Would you believe our dishes are still dirty? I blame it on the invisible man, he must be lazy or something.
Lots of you asked for a closeup of these shoes last time I wore them, here they are in all their glory. Forgive them for their tardiness.

Oct 15, 2010

To The Rescue

 Outfit Details: 
Dress: Thrifted
Cardigan: Thrifted
Wedges: Thrifted
Sweater: Thrifted
Belt: Thrifted
 I'm wearing clothes...whoopty what's new.
Have you ever had a hard day that just did not need to be hard but somehow everything just transformed into this mess of goopy badness. I came straight home, plopped on the couch in defeat and was ready for my night to be over and then to my surprise....Nutella toast and a back scratch were accompanying my wallowing in self pitty. It hit me, that really is what marriage is all about. When someone just cannot handle the weight on their shoulders anymore they're there to take that weight off and renew their spirits. Thanks to the hub for bringing so much joy into my life you weight bearing, Nutella providing ball of goodness.
Have a great weekend everyone.

Oct 14, 2010

Shabby Apple Dress Design...A Challenge I Couldn't Resist

Shabby Apple has challenged fashion bloggers all over to come up with a dress design for Shabby Apple Dresses Spring  2011 collection. Of course...I accepted the challenge. Before I can show you the dress I have to get you in the right mindset though, cheezy yes, I'm hoping it will work. Think of a place like this.(In my very best psychiatrist voice)  There's a crisp breeze in the air, a pink vintage sunset looming behind you and the cherry blossoms are starting to bud.
Photo Cred

Photo Cred

The concept for this dress is a fallen ballerina. I love the girl look however I also love a vintage distressed look. The "Fallen Ballerina" incorporates the girly and frilly of spring but with a little bit of vintage and rustic to add some edge.

As you can tell I'm the best artist in the world....hence I will be relying on my words to help you visualize the dress. For this dress I would pick a muted pink with a chiffon silk for the entire dress.

The neckline would cut straight across and have a design with rectangular strips of chiffon spreading across the left shoulder and the rectangles getting increasingly smaller on the left shoulder. The the longer pieces would start at the mid right shoulder, a design somewhat like this but rather having the fabric design going to the left shoulder
The neckline on the back of the dress would resemble a ballerina scoop, like this except for the cut would be a  bit higher (to maintain modesty of course:)). And the rectangle fabric design from the front would come over the shoulder and continue on the back left of the shoulder.
The dress would be very fitted in the waist and then slightly bell out with ruffles beginning mid thigh. The chiffon ruffles would look something like this.
Ok and visualize...

A dress like this would be perfect for the spring. You could dress it up with lacey tights and chunky suede heels with some statement jewelry or dress it down with a leather jacket and a belt at the waist.
What do you think guys would you rock it?

Oct 13, 2010

Street Style....A Thrift Made In Heaven

 Outfit Details: 
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack
Blouse: Nordstrom Rack
Jeans: Forever 21
Vest: Forever 21
Scarf: Thrifted
 I found Cassidy strolling through campus and to my complete astonishment she was actually flattered and not weirded out that I wanted to take a picture of her. Sarah-1 World-0. Cassidy is an awesome example of what to do if your not exactly an expert at thrifting. So many people say they can't find diddly squat at thrift stores, it's because there's definitely an art to thrift store shopping. My recommendation is to think like Cassidy. Start with small and specific things. Scarves are something that are specific enough that you're not completely overwhelmed at everything in the thrift store, and will get your feel a little wet for your next thrifting experience. Thanks Cassidy!
Until next time, stay looking sharp...you might be next.

Oct 12, 2010

You've Had A Birthday Shout Hooray

 Outfit Details:
Cardigan: Target (gifted by my mom)
Shirt: Old Navy
Jeggings: Charlotte Russe
Boots: Vintage Thrifted

 It was my birthday so Matt took me to a fun stadium to take some pictures. Isn't it a sad sad day when your  going to an old run down stadium to take pictures of your clothes is something that would make your birthday just a bit more special...Matt knows me too well. 
Here's how the festivities went.
 We went out for sushi as a gift from my amazing mother in law
 Ate a little or a lottle bit of cake....hot wife cake apparently.
we opened presents,
went out with some great friends,
and tuckered out on the couch.
Ok I tuckered out on the couch while Sir Matt took a picture of me.
It was a simple birthday but my mom told me that some weird gold headed girl with a red cape would say it was just right. Mom always knows best:)