Saturday, January 30, 2010

hair stories.

(source - wildfox)
so jealous of this girl's hair.
soft, tousled, natural, messy - perfection.
i'm thinking of cutting another two inches off of mine, just to make it more manageable.
yes, i recently cut off two inches and it's still crazy long!
& i'd love to get full-on bangs like this.
too bad i don't have the balls.

________________________________ you can check out the ghd website for some expert tips and tricks on how to create some funky hair styles. whether you want loose curls or poker straight styles, ghd flat irons can be used to create whatever style you like!

Friday, January 29, 2010

oh leo.






(all images via queenswardrobe)

found! : the perfect oversized leopard print cardigan.
not found : $87.00
must figure out a way to own this, STAT.
(the entire queens wardrobe site is this good too).

Thursday, January 28, 2010

from paris with love.

(collage made by me, pictures: tommy ton for style.com)

street style shots from paris fashion week are pouring in, yaaaaaaaaaaah.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

jackpot.

i feel like i hit the editorial jackpot today. one quick visit to fashion gone rogue and...




bam! abbey lee. obsessed with every picture from this set.


bam! ali stephens.





bam! daria.
(all pictures via fashiongonerogue)

doesn't hurt that these are three of my top ten favorite models.
hope these beautiful photos make your day too.
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EDIT 1/27: all comments from the previous four posts have been answered!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

silvery.


H&M oversized metallic top and trouser leggings; funktional power up velvet blazer from nasty gal; CHRISHABANA triple spike necklace; forever 21 studded belt, studded watch, chain bracelet and boyfriend watch; marc by marc jacobs pyramid stud bracelet; fashionology.nl hammered knuckle ring and claw ring; charlotte russe stone ring; steve madden booties.


guess who found that H&M top? what what what!


not much else to say except for have a fantastical weekend.

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Friday, January 22, 2010

must have.


apparently, both this gorgeous sweater and faux leather shorts are from H&M.
if they don't show up at my store, i'll have a temper tantrum on the sales floor.

update on my blog shop: i have taken pictures of the items i want to sell, now i have to measure the pieces, edit the pics, and post them. meaning, it won't be open anytime reeeeeeal soon. at least a week or two. sorry i'm a lazy bum bum.

outfit post tomorrow!
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EDIT 1/27: a lovely reader who also happens to work at H&M informed me that those shorts are real leather and that they cost $99.95...i think i'll have to pass.
the eBay/etsy search for a vintage pair begins!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

spring.

(source - anniieemal.)


i am planning a trip to flordia in march!
while it's not my first choice of vacation destinations, my boyfriend and a big group of our friends are going and there's no way i'll pass it up.
this picture sums of everything i'd like to live in that week: bikinis, sunnies, ponytails, and breezy cover-ups. i'm more self-conscious about my middle, so if i have to choose one, i like shirts > shorts as beach wear.
the search for even more warm-weather inspiration (and clothing) is ON.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

easy dressing.




bb dakota o'sullivan blazer; american apparel viscose sexuali-tee; H&M scarf; marc by marc jacobs black pyramid stud bracelet; forever 21 chain bracelet, studded watch, and corded bracelet; charlotte russe stone ring; fashionology.nl hammered knuckle ring and claw ring.

doesn't take much to make me happy - just give me a blazer, and i'm good to go.

p.s. if you like my free people white shirt or CHRISHABANA triple necklace from this post, you can get them for 20% at karmaloop.com!
i am now a karmaloop representative, so enter my rep code "CAYLEEM" at the checkout to get 20% off of your first order on karmaloop and then 10% off each order after that.
or you can just follow this link:
and then shop your heart out.
i'll create a widget soon that will be put in my sidebar so you guys can just click on it if you'd like to order with my discount code.
pretty cool huh ?
=)
EDIT 1/21/10: the pants i wore with this were forever 21 stirrup leggings and the shoes were my frye 8R harness boots.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

i've got a feeling.





(source - fashiongonerogue)
spending a lazy sunday laying in bed, watching netflix & comedy central with my boyfriend, and catching up on bloglovin'.

definitely feeling these photos. i've been wearing my hair up a lot more lately (just so i don't have to deal with it), and these solidify my love for the messy bun.
plus rosie is some sort of goddess.

see more of my favorite inspiration on my tumblr blog,
which i update daily ---> if you seek style: tumbled.
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Friday, January 15, 2010

one hundred.




forever 21 oversized waffle knit cardigan, chain bracelet, rhinestone bracelet, studded watch, and corded bracelet; H&M divided black chambray shirt; H&M faux leather skirt; leopard scarf from eBay; target opaque tights (2 pairs layered); marc by marc jacobs black pyramid stud bracelet; fashionology.nl hammered knuckle ring and claw ring; nine west lace-up booties.

it's my 100th post! i almost didn't catch that i've made it this far, but i'm so glad i did because it's a pretty cool milestone.
thank you guys for everything you've given me, and i hope i keep on giving back =)

this reminds me, i've had a couple readers do features on me recently on their blogs and i can't for the life of me find them, so PLEASE leave me a comment in this post if you have featured me so i can give you the love you deserve!

i wore this outfit to the movies with my boyfriend last night. these lace-up booties are over a year old and still going strong.
the reason i'm selling the flared leather skirt in my blog shop (coming soon!) is because i just got this tight little mini on sale at work. it's more "me"; i've worn it twice which is already more than i wore the other one. a great sign indeed.

until next time.
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EDIT 1/20/10: i'm a perfectionist and a perpetual worrier, and i didn't like three of the pictures i originally put in this post (at all), so i decided to change it and add the one that is now first.
and i feel much better.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

give & take.


ecote cardi from urban outfitters.

got this cardigan from urban outfitters today, and i'm thinking it might be a good substitute for the opening ceremony sweater coat i posted in my christmas wishlist that i'm still lusting for (actually, i'm still looking for inexpensive versions of everything on that list).
it's not the same pretty light cream color and doesn't have that cool faux shearling exterior or gigantic pockets, but i'm thinking it might do for now, since on sale, the opening ceremony one is still a crazy $442.40.
the sweater also photographed weird; it's not as pink as it looks in the picture; it's really the color on the product page.

i don't know, i'm questioning it still...what do you guys think? good substitute? no? anyone find something better?
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other big news:
  • i'm cleaning out my closet and donating some of my outdated/unused clothing to help earthquake victims in haiti. if you would like to do the same, talk to nate erickson. he works for singer wyclef jean (who is from haiti) and is reaching out to bloggers and the fashion industry as a whole to get us to give up the clothing we don't need to those who do. or you can text "YELE" to 501501 to donate $10 to wyclef's haitian charity yéle. any little bit helps out those less fortunate.
  • i'll be selling the flared leather skirt from this post and lots more stuff in my soon-to-be-open BLOG SHOP! i'll keep you guys updated, promise =)

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

tomboy.






forever 21 thermal top, skinny jeans, nailhead stud belt, rhinestone bracelet, studded watch, corded bracelet, and chain bracelet; brixton beanie; fashionology.nl hammered knuckle ring and claw ring; marc by marc jacobs black pyramid stud bracelet; chrarlotte russe black stone ring; CHRISHABANA triple spike necklace; zara studded bag; frye 8R harness boots.

this is me, trying and failing to be a badass. lolz, just kidding. i went out on saturday night and was feeling slightly tomboy-ish, so i threw this ensemble together.

the soft knitted beanie is one of the things that arnette from brixton sent to me in her little care package (the tee i wore on NYE was another). i really needed a black beanie in my life, so i couldn't be happier.
the f21 thermal top is my current go-to; it reminds me of alexander wang's oh-so-covetable thermals. i've also worn it recently under this faux fur vest.

my sincere apologizes again for the boring concrete/white wall background.
if only it weren't 10 degrees outside....


i also curled my hair to soften up the entire look, & went crazy with the eye makeup.

after looking at my outfit, i feel as though it was inspired by someone who's numero uno in my book: kate lanphear.


(source - googleimages)

on a side note, the night before this, i wore a skirt (so unlike me!) and heels. my style is consistent, but it can go from on side of the spectrum to the other.
mixing tough with feminine is my favorite =)


i luff you guys.
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Sunday, January 10, 2010

i want what you have.

things some of my favorite bloggers have in their closets that i want in mine too.


(zara blouse, source - linngustafsson; acne sweater, source - vanillascented)
obsessing over this gorgeous pecan color. there's a blouse at work that's a little lighter than this shade...it might have to do for now.

(topshop sweater, source - columbinesmille)
fuzzy sweaters in solids and stripes.

(h&m top, source - sannaknows)
this h&m oversized top; it's sold out in my store! =(

(prada bag, clover web bracelet, and pamela love ring, source - luluandyourmom)
you know i shy away from color, but i wouldn't turn down this little prada beauty. and theeeeeeeere's that pamela love ring again.

(source - carolinesmode)
rings in general. where can i find a panther ring?



(scorett wedges, source - sannaknows; marni heels and acne boots, source - columbinesmille)
never enough black shoes.

what's on your current lust list?

Thursday, January 07, 2010

karmaloop.











free people oversized button down shirt and gianna coat; forever 21 dark wash skinny jeans; H&M lace bra; leopard scarf from eBay; CHRISHABANA triple spike necklace; marc by marc jacobs black pyramid stud bracelet; forever 21 stud bracelet, studded watch, boyfriend watch, and corded bracelet; charlotte russe black stone ring; fashionology.nl hammered knuckle ring and claw ring; frye 8R harness boots.
last week i found out that i came in second in the karmaloop & chictopia street style contest, and won a $150 karmaloop.com gift card! so awesome - i'd like to say thanks again to karmaloop and chictopia for choosing me.

with the money burning a whole in my pocket, i went to their cool website that's chock full of edgy streetwear and immediately browsed the shoe section. nothing caught my eye, so i went on to the jewelry, which is where i saw this CHRISHABANA triple spike necklace. i'd seen it and other jewelry from the brand on another style blog and knew that it was just what i was looking for. next, i went through jackets, blazers, and sweaters (i usually refrain from buying pants online because i'm picky about the fit), didn't find anything, and then hit the jackpot when i browsed through shirts and saw this sheer, white, basically perfect free people oversized shirt. i have been looking for a white shirt just like this for who knows how long, and now i finally have one. i couldn't be happier with my choices.

just got this really great fitting pair of jeans from forever 21 for only $12 (SCORE), and the awesome boyfriend watch is f21 too. the marc by marc jacobs stud bracelet is a new acquisition as well, via eBay. i love stacking my wrist with baubles, although i only go overboard on my days off since work is very hands-on and lots of jewelry can get annoying.

my boyfriend took the pics in this post...he's getting better, as you can see! thanks babe =)


this is the view outside of my home right now. i always say, if it's going to be blistering cold, it might as look pretty and snow. we just got a good 4-5". always better when you don't have to drive in it.
have a good day!
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