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Something Old, Something New

October 19, 2010 1:42 am · Posted by sassysweetheart

How freakin' awesome is this skirt?!  I paid a visit to some local antique shops and found this vintage real leather beauty for $14.  I am sooo in love with it.  Actually, I am in love with this entire outfit.  It is a size 4, but is so tiny that it feels like it was made for me!  The shirt was purchased at Target for $7.  I don't think I've loved two pieces together this much EVER!

This look definitely has a vintage vibe to it.  The silhouette of the skirt.  The pearls.  The lace.  When wearing vintage items it is important to add modern items so you don't look like you stepped out of a 50's magazine.  The pearls are vintage-inspired, but the layers and layers of them make them a modern statement necklace.  The feather earrings and statement heels complete it!  I am defintely NOT a minimalist!

**Skirt: Vintage, Shirt: Target, Necklace: Target, Earrings: Gift from a friend, Tights: Forever 21, Shoes: BCBG

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As If!

October 6, 2010 12:47 am · Posted by sassysweetheart


Something happened today after I put on my knee socks and heels.  I am now addicted to them!  I vaguely remember sometime in junior high when I attempted to wear white knee socks with black maryjanes...I think it was inspired by the movie "Clueless" aka Best Movie EVER!  You know your an 80's kid if you grew up wanting to dress like Alicia Silverstone in that movie!  What I would give for a revolving closet like she had!  But this look is in no way like my strange attempt to be cool as an adolecent.  Knee socks with heels are officially added to my repitoire!  They are kind of like wearing extremely well fitting knee high boots!

Now I have seen this trend with different colored socks and shoes, but for now I will take baby steps!  I love wearing tights with different colored shoes!  That used to be a no no, but now those rules don't apply!  Throw those old fashion rules out the window!  If you want to try this at home but are a little timid about it, start with black socks and black heels.  I paired opaque black tights under my socks as well.  I will probably be experimenting with other colors in the future!  Can't wait!  Hope you have fun trying this at home!  Let me know how it goes!

**Skirt: Citiwear, Sweater: Forever 21, Tights: Target, Necklace: Forever 21, Socks: Target

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A Little Romance

August 25, 2010 3:00 am · Posted by sassysweetheart


The title of this post is in honor of my 3 year wedding anniversary this week!  I am just in a lovey dovey and romantic mood!

I REALLY enjoy being a girl!  This outfit has it all...pink, lace, heels, and a little sparkle!  Light pink and brown have been one of my favorite color combinations recently.  They epitomize romance, softness, and elegance!

This look is a little much for an office, but if you add a tan or cream blazer it would probably be great in a creative work environment.  I love this lace blouse paired with a heavier material skirt!  The material reminds me of a couch (a very pretty one!) or drapes.  One might not think to put these two together fearing that there may be too much going on.  By mixing different textures you create a much more interesting look that will stand out!

**Shirt: Marshall's, Skirt: BB Dakota, Necklace: Forever 21, Bracelets: Kohl's, Ring: Target, Shoes: BCBG

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All Tiered Up

August 11, 2010 1:25 am · Posted by sassysweetheart


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I feel like these two pieces don't really go together, but somehow it works!  I was insistent on wearing this shirt today and the skirt was kind of an afterthought.  If you have trouble choosing your daily ensemble, pick one piece to base the rest of your outfit around.  When I have a hard time finding something to wear, the aftermath is brutal.  My bed and floor will be covered with mountains of clothing, shoes, jewelry, and other random things.  It is horrendous and NOT fun to clean up.

This outfit is easy breezy, and gives off the impression that you're not trying too hard ("I try really hard, actually" hee hee! ). There are so many different things going on in it, and they all seem to contradict one another.  The frilly skirt, old man hat, preppy sweater, statement necklace, tough girl boots...that's what I love about fashion, the possibilities are endless!

**Skirt: Forever 21, Shirt: Burlington Coat Factory, Necklace and Hat: Forever 21, Bracelets: Kohl’s, Ring: Target, Shoes: Madden Girl

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Swell Exposed Elastic Waist Lace Skirt

$39.50 at Swell


Love21 Striped Sweater Top

$24.80$11.99 at Forever 21


SM Jan Cuff Bootie

$39.94 at DSW



Rumor Woven Straw Fedora

$22.00 at Rumor


Jeweled Damsel Necklace

$9.80 at Forever 21



Mudd® two-tone beaded bangle bracelet set

$12.00$8.04 by Mudd at Kohl's


Lacy Day

August 3, 2010 11:47 pm · Posted by sassysweetheart


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Biker jacket + lace = totally amazing!  When I saw it I thought… "How interesting!  I must have it!"  It's tough yet so incredibly girlie!  I'm extremely into this army green color at the moment.  It's going to be really big for the fall season, but I like to get started early.  These pants were actually wide leg linen trousers.  I tailored them myself to make them taper at the bottom so I could roll them up.  Remember, you don't always have to wear the article of clothing the way it was meant to be worn.  You can be creative and change it up.  If a dress comes with a matching belt...switch the belt with a different one.  Want to make that black cardigan more special?  Change the plain buttons for some military style buttons.  One of the most fun aisles at the craft store is the button aisle!  They carry every kind of button you can imagine!  Even if you don't sew, this is a fairly easy task.  But if you must, take it to a tailor.  They can be your best friend when it comes to clothes!

This jacket is a statement all by itself, so no statement jewelry needed.  I just added a simple green necklace and metallic heels.  Now that we are dwindling down to the end of summer, it is a good idea to purchase items that transition easily to fall.  That way you don't have to wait eight months to wear it again!  It is still ridiculously hot where I live, so lightweight fabric is completely necessary.  It is my color palette that has changed.  Long gone is my desire to buy bright summery dresses.  It has been replaced by more muted tones like green, grey and brown.  I suspect it is because I just want summer to end already so I can wear my knee high boots, tights and military blazers.  Fall style is just so much fun!  I can't wait to show you!

Jacket and Shirt: Fashion Q, Pants: Ross, Necklace: Forever 21, Shoes: Target

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