less tacky, more dramatic

it's prom season..........this year, say NO to another long, satiny, boring dress and instead consider these looks from nyfw fallrtw.

1st row: marchesa, naeem khan
2nd row: monique lhuillier
3rd row: oscar de la renta, reem acra


ribbon necklace DIY

This past weekend, I worked on another DIY project, this time a necklace. It's a ribbon necklace, made from this tutorial from Behind the Seams. It turned out rather pretty. I took Trang's example and added some extra so there are more frills, more beads, more more more.

Here I incorporated the necklace into an outfit.

necklace- DIY, tree t-shirt - wet seal, black cropped jacket - macy's, olive skirt - forever 21, black & gray (unseen) tights - express, boots - gift

Made another Hobby Lobby run today. Here are some things I picked up. Organza, leopard-print broadcloth, turquoise ribbon and fake pearls for more necklaces, micron pen, sketchbook, and fray sealant. Excited!!


I went shopping for the first time in six months in January. I hadn't stepped foot in a mall since July, but finallllly, on a glorious January day, I went to the Galleria. Gap was having a sale on their plain tights so I bought two, one in blue and one in mustard (in the previous entry).

When I first assembled my outfit in the morning, I didn't really think much of the tights. As the day went on, I realized just how bright and shockingly blue they were. Until, during the middle of band, I realized. I looked like someone from Avatar (a movie I still have not seen that I really need to see). Or maybe even a Smurf. "Does everyone else see this resemblance, or is it just me?" Since I wore this ensemble in January, right in the midst of the Avatar craze, I was really expecting someone to say something about what my legs resembled, but I didn't get any comments about it for the entire day. I think that's a good thing.

jacket - mom's, top - gift, shorts - ???, tights - gap $4, shoes - payless.

Speaking of shopping, here are some pictures from the Galleria trip with Elaine and Rena! Tried on so many pairs of lovely shoes, bought none of them. The most tragic loss? The Christian Siriano for Payless booties! They were only $18! And so beautiful! If only a little painful... So much regret.