January 2014 - Sensible Stylista

All Blue Everything

For today's post, I've styled another all-blue outfit *woot*!  This trench should look familiar because I featured it last week - clicky HERE to access the aforementioned post. I still can't get over how adorable this coat is.  All the details are unbelievably cute.
TIP:  Throw on nude pumps to elongate your legs!
My new chevron clutch is from Sew Sarah R - a cute online boutique that specializes in custom handbags.  There are a slew of unique patterns available, but if you're interested in purchasing my version, clicky here.
I got this dress from Madewell while it was on sale - it was half off with an additional discount of 30%.  I instantly fell in love with the design and cut - super classy and sophisticated.  Plus, when I tried this piece on I felt like a character from Mad Men so I couldn't resist, hardy har har!
A closer look at my new scarf from Nepali by TDM.  If you love scarves, make sure to check their site out by clicking here! FYI:  they also sell jewelry and headbands.
Dress:  Madewell
Clutch:  c/o Sew Sarah R
Scarf:  c/o Nepali by TDM Design (similar)
Shoes:  Jessica Simpson via TJ Maxx
Trench:  c/o Spiegel

How-to: Wear a Midi Skirt

I'm super excited for today's post because ::drum roll, please:: I'm wearing a midi skirt for the FIRST time in my life, yay! I've avoided this length for so long because I assumed only leggy models & tall fashionistas could pull off this look, but hey, I don't think I look half bad ::grins::
Midis usually have full skirts aka lots of volume, so I recommend wearing a fitted shirt on top.  Remember, balance is key. Also, don't be afraid to show some skin on top.  Since your bottom is conservative, there's nothing wrong with being a little risque.  OH, and don't forget to throw on a pair of heels - the extra height will do your legs wonders.  
Top:  c/o Deb
Necklace:  c/o Deb ($9.03)
Sunnies:  c/o Oasap
Bag:  Prada - gifted
Skirt:  c/o 33F Clothing 
Shoes:  c/o Deb 

Charlotte Russe: Clubwear - Part 1

For today's post, I've partnered up with Charlotte Russe to show ya'll how I wear "party pieces" during the day.  Although this super sexy dress is ideal for a GNO (girls night out obvi), it can still look tres chic during the day...there should be an accent mark over the "e" in "tres", but cut me some slack.  I don't know how to insert symbols in blogger yet, ha. Anywho, keep an eye out for part 2.  I'll be blasting it later this week.  I know you're itching to see how I style this baby for a fun night out with frands.
I paired my dress with a "baggy" faux leather jacket and threw on a pair of classy nude pumps to elongate my legs.  My tote adds personality while serving as a "backpack" for school.  I always carry oversized totes for books!  What can I say?  I like feeling like Mary Poppins =P
I bought this necklace at a Talbots Factory Outlet way back in the day (a couple years ago or so), and it's still in great condition.  I think it adds a "conservative" feel to the look balancing the body con aspect of the dress.  If you want extra warmth, throw on a pair of nude stockings.
OH, I also think this dress would also look amazing with black tights + a black blazer + statement necklace.  Maybe I'll style it like that if there's a next time, hardy har har.
Tote:  Kate Spade
Jacket:  c/o Charlotte Russe ($39.99)
Dress:  c/o Charlotte Russe ($26.99)
Necklace:  Talbots Factory Outlet - old
Shoes:  Jessica Simpson via TJ Maxx

Motives Cosmetics Review

I know it's been a while since I last did a beauty blast, but better late than never right? Anywho, for today's post I'll be reviewing a few items from Motives Cosmetics.  Oh, and although these products were sent to me free of charge, ya'll can count on me for an honest review.  Ya'll know how I roll!
1.  Illuminating Lip Shine ($13.95) - Dude, this item is AWESOME!  It comes with a mirror and LED light so you can fix your gloss anywhere, anytime.  I seriously felt like a ninja whippin' this gloss out, haha.  Oh and FYI, I got the Wild Honey shade.
2.  Collagen Core Lipstick ($22.50) -  This lipstick supposedly reduces the appearance of fine lines with hydrolyzed collagen.  I got this in Sincere (a subtle nude) but it's available in three other colors.  I gotta say, I'm a fan of this product!  Especially since I've been obsessed with "natural" makeup as of late.
3.  Lustrafy High Definition Mascara ($16.95) - I LOVE this mascara.  I'm super impressed because it doesn't clump at all.  I love laying mascara on thick so consistency is really important to me.  If you're looking for a new mascara to play around with, I suggest checking this out!  
4.  La La Mineral Kohl Eyeliner ($15) -  A solid eyeliner for sure - this mineral-based pencil glibes on nicely.  I got it in black, but it's available in three other colors (Earth, Violet, and Myst).
5.  Lip Boost ($15.75) -  This lipstick is available in 6 different colors - I got Rebel.  It's a solid color for sure.  I like applying clear gloss on top!  I realllly wanna try Riot and Risk, too.  They look super pretty.
6.  Mineral Lip Shine ($17.95) - This gloss is SO pretty!  This item hydrates and conditions your lips while providing some serious shine and sparkle.  Although the color is very pretty, the gloss feels a bit sticky.  Just giving you guys a heads up.

Have you guys heard of Motives Cosmetics?  Anywho, I'm always looking for new items to try so please comment with product recommendations!  Thanks for reading, errbody!

The Gold Mini-Skirt

Alright guys, I'm not gonna lie.  I'm feelin' a bit lazy so today's post is gonna be shorter than usual.  Don't be mad!  I loves you ::makes heart sign:: 
For today's post, I've styled my new gold mini-skirt from Kash Collection.  I wish I could give ya'll a product link because this piece is on POINT, but it's (very sadly) no longer available!  I'm reallllly hoping they'll stock up on more skirts soon though. I've been drooling over this item, but it's sold out too *sobs*
A closer look at my necklace from Rena Reborn...
I love my new bracelet so much. In fact, I loved it SO much that I got two.  I was planning on wearing both of them together.  I thought I'd look all sorts of awesome, but I actually just looked like Xena the Warrior Princess, HA.  #fail
Top:  c/o Deb ($17.43)
Clutch:  c/o Handbag Heaven ($39.91)
Jacket:  Ann Taylor Factory Outlet - old
Necklace:  c/o Rena Reborn
Tights:  Apt. 9 via Kohl's
Skirt:  c/o Kash Collection
Cuff:  c/o Deb ($8.05)
Shoes:  c/o Deb

The Distressed Bomber

For today's post, I've featured a trendy yet casual look showcasing a slew of sponsored pieces from Shop JuneJuly, Deb, Nashelle, Living Doll LA, and Sole Society.  Phew!  That was a mouthful.  Anywho, I stuck with a neutral color scheme because I wanted to mess around with different prints.  
A closer look at my new bag.  Prada is definitely one of my favorite designers - their bags are so classy...
OH, I finally managed to get a close-up of my necklace from Nashelle - super dainty and feminine.  Doesn't it remind you of Gorjana jewelry?
Being sketchy with my fur hood, hardy har har...
Dude, these Sole Society boots are on sale right now for $60.  I highly recommend purchasing these babies.  Hurry! They're almost sold out...
 Bag:  Prada
Top:  c/o Living Doll LA ($34)
Boots:  c/o Sole Society ($59.98)
Skirt:  c/o Shop JuneJuly ($45.99)
Jacket:  c/o Deb ($19.95)
Necklace:  c/o Nashelle 

January Workout Playlist

Sooo, I'm sorry for being MIA on the whole fitness front.  I've been super busy as of late, and I know that's not a good excuse but Fall semester was absolutely insane.  To be honest, I've had a REALLY tough time managing everything, but such is life.  Spring's gonna be even crazier, but I'll try to be more consistent with my fitness/beauty updates!  Ya'll know you can at least count on me for daily personal style blasts ::grins::  Anywho, if you guys are looking for new tunes to jam to, here's my current pod-pod playlist:

1.   The Way - Ariana Grande ft. Mac Miller (3:47)

2.   Talk Dirty - Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz (2:58)
3.   Dark Horse - Katy Perry ft. Juicy J (3:36)
4.   Rap God - Eminem (6:04)
5.   Tom Ford - JAY-Z (3:09)
6.   Animals - Martin Garrix (5:04)
7.   Show Ink - Kid Ink (3:38)
8.   Turn Down for What - DJ Snake & Lil Jon (3:34)
9.   Touch - Miss A (4:19)
10. Wrecking Ball Remix - Afrojack (3:26)

OH, and I have a random question for ya'll.  How much sleep do you get in one night? When you're exhausted, what's your pick-me-up?

Hot Like Sriracha

Can we just talk about how awesome my post title is? Ha!  For the record, I don't actually find Siracha that spicy, but whatever. Anywho, for today's post I've styled a sexy LRD (little red dress, obvi).  I'm totally in love with this dress.  Check out the link I've provided below for a slew of cute LRDs...  
 Dress: c/o Charlotte Russe
Jacket:  Ann Taylor Factory Outlet - old
Boots:  ASOS - old
Clutch:  c/o Handbag Heaven ($27)
Necklace:  c/o Rena Reborn
Tights:  c/o Deb
Belt:  c/o Deb

The Upgraded Trench Coat

So, since I've been featuring a slew of dressy outfits, I thought I'd style a casual look for you guys today.  
I'm SO in love with this double-breasted trench from Spiegel.  The high-low hem is beyond adorable, and the lace detailing is to die for.  If you're interested in purchasing this piece, clicky HERE.  It's currently on sale, and it's also available in ivory.
A closer look at my new blouse courtesy of Living Dolls LA.  SUPER cute and comfy - I highly recommend checking this piece. Clicky HERE for the product link...
 OH, and don't you guys like my shoes? I'm obsessed with pops of animal print!  
A close-up of my choker courtesy of Kash!  It also came with matching earrings.  I can't wait to style them on here...
 Trench:  c/o Spiegel 
Top:  c/o Living Doll Los Angeles ($34)
Bag:  c/o Ora Delphine
Jeans:  Blue Society via TJ Maxx - old
Shoes:  5/48 via Last Call Neiman Marcus - old
Necklace:  c/o Kash Collection 

Deb's Valentine's Day Edition - Part 3: Edgy

For my third and final V-day look, I've styled an edgy ensemble complete with a faux leather jacket.  I got this dress at Deb a couple weeks ago and thought it'd be PERFECT for the occasion.  Unfortunately I can't seem to find it online, but no worries!  Clicky HERE and HERE for similar pieces.
I'm SO in love with the illusion waist.  The black lace gives off a super sexy vibe.  I couldn't help but play it up by pairing the dress with a fierce faux leather jacket.  Oh, and the studded clutch and statement heels add edge.
How could I resist?  Ya'll know how much I love statement jewelry!  I've been sporting this piece left and right! I highly recommend buying this item - super cute and versatile!
 A closer look at my heels.  Clicky HERE for a similar pair from Deb...
Dress:  c/o Deb 
Tights:  Talbots Factory Outlet - old
Jacket:  Ann Taylor Factory Outlet - old
Clutch:  c/o Handbag Heaven ($39.91)
Necklace:  c/o Deb ($7.74)
Shoes:  c/o Deb

That concludes my V-day collaboration with Deb! I hope you guys liked the series.  Which look is your favorite?


Deb's Valentine's Day Edition - Part 2: Trendy

Alrighty guys, it's time for part 2 of my collaboration with Deb - if you missed the first segment, clicky HERE.  Today's post is dedicated to those of you who'd prefer NOT to wear a V-day dress.  Who says you can't look smokin' hot in pants?  Anywho, I centered my ensemble around a strapless peplum top and paired it with high-waisted pants for a trendy look.  FYI:  the top comes with the baller belt pictured below.
To be completely honest, I wouldn't call these pants per se - they look and feel like leggings. I mean, don't get me wrong, they're cute and all, but I wouldn't feel comfortable wearing them as pants.  Luckily my blazer covers my behind so I don't feel super exposed.  Just giving you guys a heads up.
Oh, and I wanted to talk to you guys about shoes.  I threw on a pair of round-toe heels, but in retrospect, I wish I had worn my black ankle boots. TIP:  Having one continuous black line creates the illusion of longer/slimmer legs.
Top:  c/o Deb ($18.67)
Necklace:  Off Saks Fifth - old
Blazer:  Barney's New York Factory Outlet
Shoes:  Candie's via Kohl's - old
Bag:  Prada - gifted
Pants:  c/o Deb ($16.42)

Deb's Valentine's Day Edition - Part 1: Classy

I'm SUPER excited to launch the first segment of my three-part Valentine's Day campaign with Deb.  I'll be sharing different looks with you guys over the next few days, woot!   For today's post, I've styled a classy ensemble...
I centered my look around this adorable strapless number.  Isn't the bow super sweet? Anywho, this dress is on the shorter side so I definitely recommend wearing it with tights. Oh, and this item is also available in red.  Clicky HERE to see for yourself...
I threw on an open face cardigan for warmth and then accessorized with some serious bling...  
I grabbed a metallic clutch and threw on a pair of strappy sandals to finish the look!  
Dress: c/o Deb ($29.92)
Cardigan:  Kohl's - old
Necklace:  c/o Outrage Fashion
 Clutch:  Coach Factory Outlet - old
Tights:  Talbots Factory Outlet - old
Shoes:  c/o Deb ($37.42)

Others Follow

For today's post, I've styled a casual look featuring pieces courtesy of Others Follow, Deb, and Chicwish.  I love my sponsors so much, especially since today's gifted items are totes adorable.
If you're looking for a solid tote, make sure to check this bag out by clicking HERE.  This piece has become a total wardrobe staple.  I'm convinced it's the perfect everyday bag!
Look at the pretty stars! 
Oh heyyyy I'm a triple threat, what what!  Hardy har har...
A closer look at my strappy sandals courtesy of Deb.  I highly recommend purchasing these babies! Talk about some serious versatility...
Top:  Forever 21
Jacket:  c/o Others Follow
Belt:  Michael Kors via TJ Maxx
Pants:  Rock & Republic via Kohl's
 Bag:  c/o Chicwish ($63.67)
 Shoes:  c/o Deb ($37.42)