Thursday, June 28, 2012

Copy Cat Files - Inspired by Michelle Williams

Since instituting the Copy Files here on my blog I have been busy dreaming of whose outfit and style I should emulate next.  When I saw this picture of Michelle Willliams in New York while promoting her Marilyn Monroe movie last year I knew that this was next!  I love the mix of cobalt blue and white with stripes added in the mix.  To emulate her short hair I threw mine up in the sock-bun but I wasn't complaining since the temperature is hitting the low 90's around here,
But while I love the colors and the style Michelle's obvious lack of love for accessories had me at a loss.  I have been fondly dubbed "the queen of accessorizing" by another fellow blogger but this was a true challenge.  One admittedly I failed at a bit since I just couldn't stand it as I headed for the door to do the photoshoot and grabbed a pair of hoop earrings.  My contribution to this lovely but accessory-less outfit.
I have also received a lot of questions asking where I got my neon yellow nail polish and it can be found at Sephora.  Although is doesn't look so stellar right now on my chlorine-from-the-pool-eaten nails.
Enjoy every day!  (wear some stripes)

Blazer:  Ann Taylor
Tee:  Jones New York Sport
Jeans:  J Brand
Handbag:  LV gifted
Pumps:  Calvin Klein
Sunglasses:  Chanel
Nail Polish:  Illamasqua  (here)



Monday, June 25, 2012

Bracelet GIVEAWAY!

Bracelet Giveaway!

Recently I reached over 100 followers and I am so incredibly happy and excited about it!!!  To show my appreciation and gratitude to my followers I have partnered with Hamov Jewelry, a great local artist, to give away a fabulous handmade bracelet to one lucky follower!

Here are the simple rules:

1. Follow me on Google Friend Connect
2. Follow me on BlogLovin'
3. Leave me a comment on my blog to tell me that you are following (or have already been following).

I will announce the winner of the Bracelet GiveAway on or about July 6, 2012!

You saw two of these gorgeous handmade bracelets in my last post and here is just a small example of more:

These bracelets make wonderful gifts for birthdays, bridal showers, Mommy & Me, etc., and can be custom made to suit any occasion!
To order one or more of these handmade bracelets please contact Stefanie at Hamov Jewelry, or by phone at (213) 219-2433.  Mention my name "Dana" for a special price!

Disclaimer:  I received one of the two bracelets I have free from Hamov Jewelry.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Snake Charmer

I have been wanting to break out this great clutch ever since Hubby bought it for me.  I remembered I had this skirt somewhere packed away and found it quite easily.  Sometime I surprise myself at how carefully I pack some clothes away.  I love the asymmetric hem of this H&M top but don't quite like the fit of it.  I fidgeted in it all night.  I think a visit to the tailor will do it some good.
Some of you may remember these pumps from a few posts ago.  They are actually a brand new pair that the vendor replaced for me with an apology for the weird note card.
The pearls are a temporary replacement for the neon yellow necklace I wanted to wear but is in the accessory hospital (i.e. my Hubby is repairing) for a broken clasp.
The inspiration of this outfit are my two new cross bracelets which I will tell you more about in my next post.
Enjoy every day!

Top:  H&M
Skirt:  ?
Pumps:  Qupid
Clutch:  Gift
Pearls:  Local Boutique
Ring:  Alexander McQueen
Bracelets:  Hamov Jewelry
Sunglasses:  Chanel




Blog Title:  Song- Dance Single released in 2011 by Debbie Gibson

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Versatile Blogger Award

I am so very excited and honored that Elsa of 
has nominated me for the versatile Blogger Award! 
 It makes me happy to know that you like my blog.  I enjoy love being part of such a great community, love blogging and enjoy reading every single comment.
 Thanks for all your support!

The rules are as follows:
-Nominate 10  fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging
-Let them know you have nominated them
-Share 7 random facts about yourself
-Thank the bloggers that have nominated you
-Add the versatile blogger award to your post 

My nominations are as follows: 

Congratulations to all of you! I really enjoy keeping up with all of your blogs. Keep up the good work!

7 Random Facts About Me:
- most people think my eyes are blue but they are green
- I really dislike yellow cheese
-  total die-hard chocaholic
- voracious and avid reader
- favorite ice cream is Spumoni
- had my nose broken twice in accidents
- never learned how to swim (dog paddle anyone?)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Studs, Studs, & Studs

After a bout with a mild case of food poisoning I won and now I'm back!  Couldn't wait to share with you this great outfit framed by studs.  I've been so loving my orange nail polish and wanted to wear this jacket that I wore (here) and these great Sam Edelman sandals that I told you about (here) to show off the orange nail polish.  I rounded out the outfit with my favorite color turquoise pants to counteract the orange of the jacket and inject some color between the charcoal top and sandals.  I especially love the little studs detail on this top.  Since the studs gave the outfit a bit of an edge it just seemed right to wear my cross earrings from Forever 21 to sharpen that edge.  Still showing my love for this great ALDO clutch and the sock bun.
I got so many compliments on my collection of arm candy bracelets that I think I might pair these bracelets together more often.
Enjoy every day!  (wear some studs)

Jacket:  Forever21
Top:  H&M
Pants:  Nordstrom Rach
Sandals:  Sam Edelman
Clutch:  ALDO
Bracelets:  H&M, F21, Charlotte Russe
Ring:  Charlotte Russe
Earrings:  Forever21
Sunglasses:  Chanel


Friday, June 15, 2012

Sunset Color: Orange, Blue & Pink

Summer vacation is upon us and as the heat picks up I look forward to days spent at the beach with the family and enjoying colorful sunsets together!  We enjoy sitting on the beach and watching the sun go down into the ocean all the while leaving a trail of orange, pink and blue sky behind.  And that's what I had in mind when putting together this outfit: the sunset colors of orange, blue and pink.  Having recently acquired these shorts, the shirt, necklace and amazing lipstick I wasted no time in wearing them out.
When Jessica Simpson was married to Nick Lachey and they starred together in their own reality show called the Newlyweds she carried this LV bag in white.  The planet was in love with this bag and the waiting list was miles long.  Of course my name was on the list that seemed never to end.  Just when it seemed I would burst with longing I received this bag for Christmas with the sweetest note from the sweetest friend.  I loved it well for quite a while and then put it gingerly away.  Last week during a mini-closet cleaning I happened upon it.  All the on trend colors of this summer season are represented on this bag and I'm loving the sweet memory of my friend.
Enjoy every day!  (watch a sunset)

Blouse:  Pleione (Nordstrom)
Shorts:  H&M  
Blazer:  H&M
Pumps:  Kelsi Dagger  (here)
Belt:  Local Boutique
Handbag:  Gift
Ring:  H&M  (new)
Bangles:  Local Boutique, Target
Necklace:  Zara  (here)
Sunglasses:  Local Boutique
Lipstick:  MAC Morange

Shhh!  Don't tell!  Did you happen to notice what's missing from my outfit?