March 10, 2012

saturday errands

Had to go meet a new advertiser for desire to inspire in his shop (more on that on DTI tomorrow) and run some errands. It was kind of cold today but that's not going to last very long according to the forecast. :-) I am SO ready for the 15 degrees they're calling for. I wore my new jeans today after deciding I was not going to return them. I still feel guilty for spending $300 on jeans but OMG check out the ass shot I had to include. That pocket detail alone is worth $300. Unfortunately they are maybe an inch too long but I hope that will get resolved when I wash them (although Holts hems regular priced pants for free).

sweater ~ Gap
jeans ~ Hudson Beth Baby boot cut jeans via Holt Renfrew
booties ~ Sam Edelman's Parley boot via Little Burgundy Shoes
tote ~ H&M
jewelry ~ all stuff I picked up on previous trips to Mexico

weekend brunch

We're heading to China Town for Dim Sum and I've got my stretchy pants on! 


Sweater: Old Navy (old)
Jeans: Citizens of Humanitu Avelon slick skinny leg jean via Aritzia
Boots: Verona
Bracelets: Forever 21
Earrings: Magpie
Ring: from Mexico

March 9, 2012

me day

I am off work today so I decided to have a bit of a me day. I have been trying to get into Holt Renfrew for about a week to check out their spring stock (and I've also been trying to go tanning) but work has been nuts so I figured I'd do both of those today. I was going to take pics in Holts at all the to-die-for stuff but I decided to not ask if they'd kick me out for whipping out my camera. They had a large amount of amazing Kate Spade and Marc by Marc Jacobs bags (loved this one) that I was drooling over. I unfortunately did not buy a bag. I did pick up some jewelry - including a necklace I've oogled at Holts for YEARS. 

MASSIVE pearls. FUN!!

I've been trying to find bracelets with some fluro yellow in them. Saw these cute little elastic Marc by Marc Jacobs bracelets and had to have them.

Then I tried on about 10 pairs of jeans. I reeeeeeeeeally wanted some ripped, baggy boyfriend jeans but they didn't have any. I ended up getting a pair of Hudson Beth Baby boot cut jeans (16" leg opening) and they were kind of pricey, and now I'm a bit PO'd because I found them on Shopbop for about $65 cheaper.   Due to my guilt I am considering returning them but they have really cute back pocket detail that makes me look like I actually have an ass so I may decide to keep the damn things anyway (and because they're like BUTTER).

And before I forget, a book I ordered on Amazon along with some Yoga DVDs for my husband came in the mail the other day. I thought I'd include it here since it's related. I LOVE The Sartorialist

pocket change

Shopping last night was great. My friend tried on anything I asked her too, and really stepped out of her comfort zone. She bought a whole lot of great stuff, including her FIRST pair of skinny jeans.
I did pretty good on the self control. In my opinion, if you can buy something with the change in your wallet, then it doesn't really count as cheating on a spending freeze. So I bought this sweatshirt. For $7.99. 
The rouched shoulders are so cute! 

Jeans: Gap
Sweater: Forever 21
Tank: Dynamite
Shoes: Converse via DSW
Earrings: Magpie
Watch: Fossil


reborn is a VERY cool shop located in old Montreal and they also have an online shop (but you have to email them if you want to purchase anything. Next trip to Montreal I have to pay this place a visit. They sell some awesome brands like Alexander Wang, Acne, Gareth Punh and Preen. They also carry a collective from local designers. I love that most of their stuff is black. Here are my fav pieces - most of which are on sale.

Petar Petrov
Don't Shoot The Messengers
1-10 Sharon Wauchob
Petar Petrov
T By Alexander Wang
Raquel Allegra
Fleey Ilya

March 8, 2012

morning madness

It's almost 3 and I was finally able to get dressed...its been that kind of day. I hung out all day with some great friends and their adorable kids in jogging pants. Oh is what it is and I'm sure they didn't mind!

A friend of mine is returning to work after having her daughter, and has asked me to go shopping with her tonight to buy new clothes. Yay! However, it's gonna take a lot of willpower to not buy anything for myself. I'm 8 days into the spending freeze and I'm doing really well, but a trip to Forever 21, Zara, Urban Outfitters and Aritzia is sure to test my resolve!

Dress? Shirt?: Dynamite (old)
Leggings: Aritzia
Shoes: Aldo (old)
Bracelets: JoeFresh
Watch: Fossil

March 7, 2012

wednesday at the office

blazer ~ American Eagle
sequined t-shirt ~ H&M (might be my fav H&M purchase from our Montreal trip)
blue pants ~ Citizens of Humanity Ava low rise straight leg in blue via Aritzia
booties ~ Fluevog's Jolie
bracelet ~ ? (old)
ring ~ Aldo

window shopping: simons

When I was looking at the Simons site for links to my Montreal finds I discovered they have free shipping AND free returns. This is gonna be dangerous! As soon as my spending freeze is over, I plan on picking up some of these items for my new spring/summer wardrobe.