Lil' Miss Shunshine

Hat: last seen here
Coat: random Houston boutique find
Leopard Cardi: Liz Claiborne
Frilly top: J. Crew, last seen here
Jeans: Gap
Socks: Happy Feet
Shoes: J. Crew

Possibly the greatest tea pot ever in the world.

Instead of sewing up a lost button, use a broach
to fasten the button hole, viola, instand modesty.

I was running around in my undies and glasses panicking about what I was going to wear and how I'd get out of my apartment in the next 15 minutes. I went the easy route and matched my clothes to the only thing I was wearing, my glasses; hence the big bird coat, mustard shoes, leopard print, yellow plaid socks and mustard shoes. Totally granimals, totally little miss sunshine, and it totally worked, I felt adorable.  

Thanks to Gabby for the photos!



Mustang Pride

These photos were taken infront of a Mustang mural infront of my old High School!

Sweatshirt: Walmart, altered by me
Plaid Pants: Sanctuary Clothing
Shoes: Vans

Wow, where did the last week and a half go?  I've flown to TX for the holidays, LA for a job interview, had TWO job offers, cared for a sick puppy, received a singing telegram from a BF in the dog house, and somewhere in between all that saw friends, got some sweet new hair designs, celebrated Christmas with the family AND ACCEPTED A JOB.  You're look at an employed lady style blogger!

A few months ago after being laid off I was thinking of what qualities I wanted in my new job or career.  I wanted to work for an entrepreneurial company, with young people, where I could be a weirdo (i.e. wear whatever I wanted, have my crazy hair, and feel free to be myself), have a flexible schedule, surround my self with creative people and have time to run my blog for a few minutes here and there throughout the week.  Well, I must have done something right because I found that exact job at Karmaloop.  It was a tough decision between the two jobs, because while this job has everything I want, it requires me to move to Boston.  I could have stayed in NYC and been successful with a more traditional company that I had an offer from, but after some soul searching decided that this company and the career opportunity was worth leaving NYC for.  I'm incredibly sad to be leaving but also very excited about this new adventure!  I start in the beginning of January and will move a little later on in Spring, in the meantime, I'll be documenting my travels and the move, give you an insider look at the buying process, plus regular style posts.  Stay tuned!

I mentioned the new hair designs earlier, some close up photos are below.



Lace Overload

Top: Thirfted Anna Sui
Skirt: Target
Acid Wash Denim Jacket: Hoarded Bugle Boy
Shoes: Vans


Not fighting like Cats and Dogs

Sheer Houndstooth Top: Forever 21
Leopard Print Jeans: Joe's
Boots: Frye
Jewelry: samples

I'm a dog person, the BF is a cat person, but we have found a way to peacefully co-exist and tolerate the unfavored species, much like this houndstooth top (dog) and leopard print jeans (cat).  They both demand alot of attention, work well together, or shine on their own.  Just to be clear, I'm talking about the clothes, I think.



Searching for the Spirit

Leopard Coat: Esprit
Scarf: H&M
Knit Hat: acquired from my Mimi
Stripe Sweater: J.Crew (also seen here)
Necklace: Madewell
Skirt and Belt: Anthro
Ditzy print shoes: Forever 21 

The BF and I found ourselves in the Theater District last week for the revival of The Golden Boy, so we wandered up to Rockefeller Center to see the tree.  It was cold and for a second it actually felt like Christmas, I haven't really felt much into the season this year.  I'm behind on my presents to make and chose not to decorate the apartment since I will be spending Christmas in Texas.  In search of the holiday spirit, I whipped up a quick playlist on Spotify and it seems to be helping!  What are your favorite christmas songs?



Dressed for the occasion:

What else should you wear on a relaxed Sunday lounging around playing leg guitar but a vintage tuxedo shirt?

You also may have noticed that I got a new 'do.  It's a nice little undercut that has a lot of options for styling.  The rich color is a nice change of pace, but I already miss being a red head.  But that's the good thing about hair, you can always change it.  

When I get my red lipstick and black eyeliner on, I think I will definitely look like a certain star from the 80's.... 



An Anthology of Hair

In honor of throwback thursday, and due to my jet lag induced laziness at getting any blog photos this week, AND because I have been contemplating a hair change, I'm posting some old photos that highlight a few of my ever-changing hair styles.

I call this my "pyramid hair", clearly a bob and a perm should never happen at the same time.

I had very short hair throughout most of HS, the only photo I can find is my senior photo when I was growing it out.

Again, college photos are lost in space, but a few years after college I finally became brave enough to dabble in some color.

PINKHEADS have more fun.  I was purple at one point as well, but again, my evidence is lost.  

I feel another pixie cut coming on, I've had this shaved business for about three years now, and it's super fun, but I love change and I'm feeling the itch.  Click here for more photos of my hair over the years or check out my Pinterest hair board for some lust worthy crops.  



Park in the Dark

Dress: Kirna Zabete for Targer
Necklace: Sample
Belt: Sample
Lace Tights: Donna Karen
Blue Suede Boots: Jeffery Campbell

I don't know about you guys, but I am already tired of daylight savings time.