shopping extravaganza

So my fashion fast has FINALLY ended and yesterday I spent the majority of the day shopping. I met some of my college ladies at King of Prussia and let's just say it was a very successful trip. This new stuff from Juicy not only has a nautical theme (love) but also beautiful colors, mainly green, yellow, and blue (love love). I picked up this lovely printed jersey A-Line in green (shown here in blue; much cuter in green if you ask me...). It's definitely not a cold weather outfit but it makes me so excited for the spring and summer!!

Check out these hot sexy black heels from Steven by Steve Madden. I saw these and I knew immediately I would have to have them. I actually wore them out this weekend with my skinny jeans and my teal Betsey Johnson polka dot flowy dress thingy. They were about as comfortable as heel that high can be. You're pretty strapped in there so they were easy to walk in and I only almost fell twice (a record for me, I tend to fall alot. )

At the end of the day we left the mall to hit up Antropologie (my new favorite store). They have a whole freaking collection of nautical themed clothing which I love. I had originally planned on getting this red Coxswain cardigan. It's pretty adorable with little anchors all over it and a large blue anchor on the front, but it's a tad bold and expensive for everyday wear.

Instead I went with the more shall I say understated Aye Aye Cartigan with sailboats all over it. I like it because its a little longer and baggier and much softer (ahhh...) not to mention a tad cheaper then the Coxswain.

So it was pretty successful. I also made some other fashion decisions: 1. I tried on the Ed Hardy 'Love Kills Slowly' sunglasses at Nordstrom and LOVED them so I have decided to buy them with my next paycheck. What I have no decided is to get them in black or brown. Since they are so bold, I will also need another pair of sunglasses for everyday wear and those will be either in black or brown (whichever color I don't pick for the Hardy's obv). 2. I found this gorgeous Via Spiga brown tweed coat at Loehmans for about a million percent off the orignal price but for some reason I did not immediatly buy it. Still can't figure that one out but it was for the best since we had our first shore payment due today. Still thinking about going back and picking that up (after the next paycheck, of course.) 3. I need to stop buying so many beautiful things...

Peace and sailboats,



she's crafty

How adorable is this Thorn beer tab necklace? I really miss being in college and this necklace definitely remind me of it. It's a neat way to make something trashy and fun look elegant (well, at least in my slightly strange opinion).

What I do not enjoy is the $231 price tag (on sale for $115 at shopbop but still a tad pricy for me). I'm all about buying expensive things but usually clothes, purses, and shoes take precedence over jewelry so I really don't end up with much $$ leftover for jewelry. So while I am on my self imposed no spending weekend I am going to head over to the craft store to pick up some necklace chains and silver or maybe gold spray paint to construct my own. If they turn out well I plan on making them for my college ladies at our upcoming reunion in Chicago (the main reason behind my budget cut). So I'll post pics of my version of this fabulous necklace once I get some time to make them.

Peace and beer tabs,



fashion risks

So at work today I got a text from my friend Emily telling me about some fabulous items at Nordstrom Rack, the discount version of the fab department store. I decided to stop by on the way home. I had banned myself from spending money this weekend so good thing it's only Thursday.

They had some pretty good stuff, I tried on some True Religion and Joe's jeans but I decided against it. I had a lovely grey Juicy cardigan in my hands while I was checking out the bag selection. Not much there except for this adorable bag from Kooba. I had always shied away from this brand before because I thought the name was a tad silly (not to mention it's a little out of my price range). So when I saw the price tag was almost 75% off the original $675, I ditched the cardigan pretty quickly. Here is a picture of the bag. I had to leave mine out in the car so my parents wouldn't know that I was shopping and I have to admit it's even more gorgeous then I remember from a few hours ago.

It's the embossed python Paige bag. Adorable.

Peace and purple pythons,



virgin entry

About me... I recently graduated from Lehigh University with a fascinating degree in electrical engineering. Unfortunately, engineering is not my passion. Expensive designer clothing, shoes, and accessories are. And engineers make pretty good money. Plus I like math. So that's that. (Plus I love being the most fashionable and it's pretty easy when you're surrounded by other engineers...)

So when I'm not calibrating dirty motors at work, running at the gym, or raging, I'm probably at the mall.

I've created this great little spot for me to write about adorable things I see, wine about expensive things I can't afford, and brag about things I've bought as well as just discuss general fashion. I am lucky enough to live so close to King of Prussia mall, the fashion mecca of the eastern seaboard (well, to me) which is where I do most of my (window) shopping. More to come.

Peace and love,