Monday, September 13, 2010

Dear Creatures Fall 2010

I am obsessed with Dear Creatures, it is just the perfect mix of preppy, vintagey, cutesy.  Plus it's not TOO expensive.  Here are my favorites:

Paddle Coat, Audrey Plaid Blouse 

 Avalon Dress

Tudor Blazer, Audrey Gingham Blouse

I like how it's so easy to make a cute outfit, most of the looks include the black ankle pant + black shiny T-strap flats.  I've seen the biggest selection of Dear Creatures clothes on 80's Purple and there've been a few sales on Swirl.  I think I'm going to spring for the Blossom Dress.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Makeup and Life Paul & Joe Alice in Wonderland Giveaway

I'm entering this giveaway hosted by Makeup and Life, which closes on September 14.  She is so very kind!

The giveaway is for a Paul & Joe Alice in Wonderland Disney Limited Edition set, which includes a lip treatment in a cute Milky Orange shade, blotting papers + refill, and a collectible tin.  I adore!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Selena Gomez Dream Out Loud Collection at K-Mart & Sears

Yikes, I've been MIA!  My grad school days have started so I expect to be an intermittent blogger.

Anyway, I have been curious about Selena Gomez' Dream Out Loud Collection at K-Mart / Sears.  I know it is for juniors and it's K-Mart but I was suckered in by the whole Selena Gomez branding.  I'm not an uber fan but I do think she has an interesting style.  Ok, so here are my thoughts:

1) The dove theme sort of reminds me of the MJ Petal to the Metal stuff:

Marc by Marc Jacobs - Petal to the Metal Flap Pouchette (via Saks)

2) The graphic tees are cheesy (PEACE! LOVE! SMILES!), so I avoided.
3) The hoodies seemed cheap; the plaid shirts not my thing; stripey shirts in fugly popsicle colors.
4) Here are the items I did try on:

Ruffle Henley Top ($12) - This was really long and tunic-y, but soft and cute.  I liked it better in white.
Crochet Trim Tunic ($12) - I really liked this with the pockets and crochet, also very soft.  Unfortunately the underarms are cut really weird, like sort of flying squirrelish and not flattering.

Knit Blazer ($18) - Ok so my K-Mart didn't have this, but I am contemplating buying it online just to try it and check the quality.  The flower buttons are cute but maybe I would switch them out for something more mature.