" My Style Lounge: March 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

a week of outfits

Laziness has prevented me from posting anything new or interesting. Pictures were building up in my camera and are finally seeing the light of day. Here are some things I've been wearing this week.

Gap camisole and skirt, Rhys Dwfen dress, Club Monaco cardigan, Urban Outfitters belt, Leopoldo Giordano flats, gold bangles

Club Monaco top, Gap belt and cardigan, Kerrigan pants, Farylrobin heels, gold bangles

Ella Moss dress, Gap cardigan and skirt, Viola skirt, linea pelle belt, Farylrobin heels, Anthropologie bangles

Sunday, March 22, 2009

two many dresses

This is what I wore yesterday. I was hoping that the orange dress would show more but for once, the purple one wasn't short enough. I'm on my tippy toes.

American Apparel dress and leggings, Mango dress, Original Penguin cardigan, UO belt, Sue London flats, gold bangles, Sydney Evan bracelet

Friday, March 20, 2009

let the right one in

source: ferdyonfilms.com and magpictures.com

So... I couldn't help myself. I watched this movie last Tuesday and I've been itching to share it with you. It's Let the Right One In.

I have a thing for scary movies. In particular, I like anything with ghosts, aliens, zombies, or vampires- 28 Days Later, The Grudge, The Ring, Blade, The Horror, The Shining, Aliens, 30 Days of Night, The Lost Boys, etc. (I'll pass on slasher and gore films) After watching 30 Days of Night on cable (it's much better than I thought it would be), it got me on a quest to find more vampire movies. It would be then I would find Let the Right One In.

When the Movie Moron wrote- "This quiet, brooding Swedish film balances realism and magic with such skill you forget you’re actually watching a vampire film disguised as a childhood drama. The plot reads like a Tim Burton Hallmark Special: a young boy befriends a vampire who helps him discover his true strength and fight back against bullies. But the haunting performances from these child actors and the clever art-house cinematography lend the gravity to raise this film to a whole new level."- I was intrigued but I didn't know what to think about it. Is it a vampire film or a drama?

Luckily, I wasn't let down at all. It's beautiful, it's poetic, it's moving. Though it's a vampire film, I couldn't help but find myself involved in the developing relationship between Oscar and Eli. I wanted to know more. I got a lot more than a vampire movie; I became engulfed by the strange relationship of 2 12-year olds. (Oh... and make sure to change the audio to Swedish because it'll automatically play in English and that just sucks to listen to dubbing.)

Now, I want to read the book. I'm also very curious if the American version set to release next year will be half as good as its Swedish counterpart (because Americans seem to do a good job ruining a good thing when it comes to movies). Yeah... I said it.

first day of spring

I've been MIA from the blogsophere for the past week and I'm truly sorry for that. Both of my blogs have suffered from it but what are you to do during spring break? In my case, not much. Okay, maybe a little bit. I've caught up on lots of movies (You have to see Let the Right One In if you haven't already; I was even considering posting about it.); took defensive driving (I do not recommend doing it online); and met up with a friend for some lunch and a bit of shopping.

It's officially spring and today's weather was beautiful. I finally made it to my friend's new house that's all the way out in the boonies. We ate lunch at Flying Fish, stopped by Ikea so my friend could buy her husband's birthday gift, made a quick trip to the mall so I could pick up a couple necessities, and browsed through Barnes and Noble so I could find the novel to Let the Right One In (yes, it's that good that I wanted to read the book) but no dice.

C&C California tank, Marc by Marc Jacobs cardigan, Jamison shorts, Roberto del Carlo sandals, J.Crew necklace, F21 cuff

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

i'm a chocolate marshmellow

The temperature dropped dramatically so a turtleneck and tights were required. I'm not going to complain anymore about the dramatic weather changes we have in Texas because well... it's just a given and there's nothing I can do about it. Now... when it's July and 100+ degrees, the whining will continue because that's just pure punishment.

Thakoon for Target dress, Martin+Osa turtleneck, Gap cardigan, Club Monaco belt, Spanx tights, Farylrobin heels, Iosselliani necklace

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

renatta mann

I'm in LOVE with Renata Mann jewelry. I first discovered them when I was browsing the Urban Outfitters website. It was a must that I get my hands on them. When I was shopping a couple weekends ago, I was surprised to see them at a UO storefront. It's rare to see the online jewelry in the stores. Anyways, can you say HAPPY? Because that's how I felt. I went straight to the counter and it went straight home with me. I've worn it a couple times (including today). All day long, I play with the metal beads within the knitted necklace. I think I need to get more.

When I was checking out the tag, I saw there was a website. I found these beautiful lovelies.

To top it all off, I learn that they have an Etsy store. Where have I been? I'm going to have to get another Renata Mann piece!

skirts, dress, favorite piece, necklaces, and dining room

I can't stop wearing skirts under dresses. I just love it. I'm especially happy when the lengths work well together.

I also never dreamed that one of my favorite pieces of clothing would come from Target. I could wear this Jonathan Saunders dress everyday. I kind of wish I had two for when this one dies.

Oh... and the necklace. I can go on about that but I will save that for the next post!

Oh... and I finally cleaned up my dining room after having three-month guests so I have my ideal photo spot back. YAY!

Magestic dress, Jonathan Saunders for Target dress, Jovovich-Hawk for Target skirt, Club Monaco belt, Renata Mann necklace, Farylrobin heels

Saturday, March 7, 2009

the story of my chanel make-up continues...

So... you might recall, I bought a ton of Chanel make-up recently including the multi-use make-up palette in lumière tendresse. Since I bought it without actually seeing it in person, I was weary to try it until I was able to visit Barneys and have someone put it on me. I went last Saturday and boy am I happy I did. The Chanel lady applied it on me and I was so embarrassed by the results, I started to remove it. She and the lady who originally helped me had the nerve to tell me that I looked good. PLEASE! I looked like a 60 year old woman with a bad make-up application of all the wrong colors. I had to instantly return it. I ended up getting quadra eyeshadow in mystic eyes, glossimer in sirop, and nail colour in splendeur. Barneys ran out of the eyeshadow and after a trip to Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom, I found it at the latter. I've been wearing the eyeshadow and lip gloss non-stop.

On my birthday, I received a package in the mail from my cousin Julie. She had gotten me the quadra eyeshadow in smoky eyes. She almost got it for me for Christmas but I said no. I wasn't sure how much I would love it. I must have been smokin' crack because it's gorgeous. It's easy to wear day or night and I have been wearing it since I received it. Mystic eyes and smoky eyes are now battling for some eye attention.

Friday, March 6, 2009

another le sac dress option

When I saw this blog post about the le sac dress, I was very excited about the different ways I could wear my own. I wish I could remember where I found this picture. I also need to get the faux leather strap.

I decided to attempt to wear the dress as a skirt. I wish only the straps had stayed in place as I put them in the morning but since I have to move around a lot, they ended up more near my waist. And I know you can't tell but the dress is navy.

C&C California tank, AA le sac dress (as skirt), Madewell cardigan, Roberto del Carlo sandals, Suzana Gordon necklace

a year older and wiser

So... maybe this is just a little bit late. I've been a lazy blogger. I think that's okay on my birthday week. Yeah, I'm a year older. It's not so bad as I thought it would be.

This is what I wore:

Porridge dress, Gap camisole, Club Monaco cardigan, AA leggings, Leopoldo Giordano flats

My husband gave me a few bunches of flowers. This is how I put it together. Maybe I should be a florist?

We had dinner at Trece, an (authentic) Mexican restaurant. We had a yummy chocolate cake (very similar to my favorite Molten cake) with ice cream for dessert.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

best travel dress

If I could buy only one dress year, it would have to be this circular dress by Cosmic Wonder Light Source. It comes in two pieces- the tank dress and a separate circular piece with three head/arm openings. I can only imagine all the ways it can be worn and traveling would be so easy. My carry on would just need some great pairs of shoes, accessories, and my make-up. So where should I go?

Monday, March 2, 2009

dreaming of balmain

When I saw this denim jacket, my first thought was- that is the f****** most beautiful denim jacket I have ever seen! And then I saw the leather version which is oddly enough cheaper than the denim but no less gorgeous. I can't afford either but a girl can dream...

It's going to take me awhile to accept the shoulder pads look. I was a little girl in the 80s and I remember seeing them inside my mom's clothes. I always thought it was a little weird to see those foam attachments. They were either sewn in or attached with velcro. In this case, the broader shoulders on the denim jacket only adds to its fabulousness.

Balmain leather jacket with stone details € 2.730,00

Balmain jeans jacket with stone details € 2.795,00

dresses and skirts

When I bought the dress, it was a little big for me so I took it to the tailors. He fixed it at the shoulders which brought up the dress. To give me some length, I wore a skirt underneath. It didn't really make much of a difference and I kept tugging on the skirt to bring it down. I wish more of it was visible but the skirt is a bit short, too. At least the skirt got some wear since it hasn't seen daylight since last summer. I love layering dresses and skirts.

You might have noticed that I got a haircut, too. The haircut I wanted and the haircut I got look nothing alike. I wanted more Kate Lanphear but I ended up with more of a bob. I got one of those guys that's too afraid to cut. It's not a bad cut so I'll just live with it.

Gap dress, Urban Outfitters skirt, Tracey Reese belt, Gap tights, Henry Cuir Mary Janes

Sunday, March 1, 2009

elizabeth and james

I was browsing the Eluxury website and I saw the latest and greatest Elizabeth and James jewelry collection. I want it ALL... ALL I tell you. Brass and silver are the perfect metals for jewelry. I love the look of brass with its antique feel. It takes a possibly too polished outfit down a notch. And silver... well, it's silver. What else is there to say? That Robert Lee Morris guy is one talented fellow.

I should probably do this myself but I hope the birthday elves tell my husband that I want one of these (and some carrot cake from Breadwinners).

triple strand bracelet $195

fanned pendant necklace $225

snake wrap cuff $250

fanned pendant necklace with chain fringe $385

triple pendant necklace $395