Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Giveaway: Perricone MD, Best Rated Skin Care Products

If you are one of those people who is interested in putting their best foot forward and getting the year started off right then this giveaway is for you! Put your best face forward with some of the best rated skin car products out there! That's right, I'm talking about Perricone MD. There are so many great products to choose from like cold plasma (to name a bestie) but, which one would you be the most interested in trying? Here's your chance to get the product that you are looking for for FREE!

This giveaway will be until January 23, 2011 and is open to ALL readers in USA! I will pick the winner via Rafflecopter. Here are the rules: become a follower in Google (if you aren't already) and leave a comment on this post letting me know what Perricone product valued at $150 or less you want or need and whyCheck out the Rafflecopter widget for more ways to enter and keep your fingers crossed! a Rafflecopter giveaway

January 4, 2012: Corporate Bohemian

I got more comments last week about what I was wearing to work that I have in a long time beginning with purple tights and continuing with this outfit. Apparently this fall color palette was so comment worthy that I had a full gamut of people give me their opinion about it. My favorite was a male co-worker of mine who told me that mustard yellow was his favorite color and that I was awesome for wearing it in the office; The new hire who called me a corporate bohemian and this quite girl who never speaks telling me that maroon and gold were her school colors was cool as well. I didn't even think of it when I got dressed but, these are my high school colors as well... awkward?   

What is your favorite color palette to wear to the office? Is there anything that is off limits?
  • Topred long sleeved shirt, Van Heusen (same shirt different color here); khaki safari jacket, LOFT (same jacket different color herehereherehere, and here)
  • Bottomyellow and brown polka dot skirt, Merona for Target
  • Shoes & Accessories: brown pumps, Candies via Kohl's; silver bead earrings, Tiffany & Co.; silver bead necklace, Vintage; Neverfull GM, Louis Vuitton/gift from BF

Items from this outfit are previously seen and remixed here, here, here, hereherehereherehereherehere, here, and here.

January 3, 2011: Best Foot Forward

Heading back to the office last week was bittersweet. On some level I was excited to be back at work getting the first quarter of 2012 off to a great start! On another level I really wanted to spend a few more days at home cleaning up after the Christmas whirlwind and resting to get my personal relationship with 2012 off to a great start! Work won, obvi...

I also wanted to get my wardrobe back into a fun space! The days before I left for Christmas I was grabbing whatever just so that I was wearing clothes to work. For shame, I know but, I digress... While rainbow tights were a norm in my wardrobe last fall and winter I haven't been as comfortable this time around; I work in a completely different type of environment now. That being said I figured purple wouldn't be a big deal, right?

Wrong(ish)!Wardrobe wise there wasn't anything bad about it (I'm HR and will stick with the dress code) but, I got alot of compliments/comments about my "crazy" colorful tights. It was a little wierd... What is something that you've worn to work that has garnered comments? Was it really that out of the box? Were you comfortable with all the attentions?

  • Top: black sweater dress, New York & Company with a tank top underneath for the modesty
  • Shoes & Accessories: black pumps, Candies via Kohl's; purple tights, Hue via Loehmanns; rainbow swarovski crystal earrings, V'ta Jewelry; Neverfull GM, Louis Vuitton/gift from BF 

Items from this outfit are previously seen here:

Saturday, January 7, 2012

December 30, 2011: No Man's Land

I ran out of vacation days at the end of my Christmas break so I had to go into the office last Friday. I would have stayed home with BF given the chance (just like any other day) but, alas it was not meant to be (also just like every other day)! There were only a handful of people in the office and pretty much everyone who was there (besides me) was wearing jeans even though it was clearly not jeans day, awkward again...

  • Top: gray v-neck shirt, Old Navy with a tank top underneath for the modesty
  • Bottomblack true straight pants, GAP/gift from BF
  • Shoes & Accessories: black ballet flats, Xhiliration via Target; shell hoop earrings, Charming Charlie/gift from Cousin V; Neverfull GM, Louis Vuitton/gift from BF

Items from this outfit are previously seen and remixed here, here, here, here, and here.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Update: I Complete You Product Challenge

Do you remember last year for Christmas when I got a million 10 new additions to my product arsenal? After that I was expecting this year to have the same kind of results but, luckily for me that was not the case. All I got was this one bottle of shower gel from my Secret Santa at work. Lucky me?

On another note, I have someone new joining me on my product challenge! Mary from Budget Grad Student will be tackling her own product excess with the hopes that she will be able to use everything and save money. If you are interested in joining us just shoot me an email!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

December 23, 2011: Not With a Fizzle But, With a Bang

Sequins can be a difficult thing to pull off in the office but, it's not impossible; Especially when it's the day before Christmas weekend and a few people are showing up to the office in jeans even though it is clearly not jeans day, awkward... I thought the last day before the holiday weekend (and a few extra days off for rest and relaxation family gatherings) would  be relatively relaxing but, it was pretty hectic! At least the comfort thing carried through.
  • Top: green t-shirt with sequins embellishment, Ellen Tracy via TJ Maxx/gift from Dad with a tank top underneath
  • Bottomblack true straight pants, GAP/gift from BF
  • Shoes & Accessoriesblack pumps, Nine West; green bugle bead earrings, Mandees/gift; Neverfull GM, Louis Vuitton/gift from BF

Items from this outfit are previously seen and remixed here, here, here, herehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehere, and here

December 22, 2011: Saved For A Rainy Day

No, it wasn't actually raining... This outfit seemed like such a no brainer but, since I am trying to wear all the things in my wardrobe without a repeat outfit I guess I have been subconsciously avoiding that type of look. If I let myself I might wear these pants all the time. I feel like if I always wear what naturally comes to mind first then there would be a high potential for repeats in general. Maybe I am underestimating myself...

  • Topyellow floral patterned sweater, Dana Buchman for Kohl's
  • Bottomblack knit pants, New York & Company
  • Shoes & Accessoriesblack suede sneaker shoes, Rocket Dog; pearl earrings, Macy's/birthday gift from Mom; Neverfull GM, Louis Vuitton/gift from BF

Items from this outfit are previously seen and remixed here, here, here, here, here, here, hereherehereherehere, here, here, here, here, and here.

Monday, January 2, 2012

December 21, 2011: The Final Countdown

The week before Christmas was spent frantically wrapping things up in the office and at home. The holidays really are my most favorite and concurrently least favorite time of the year; There is just so much going on! I just wanted to be comfortable and still somewhat put together as I wrapped things up, the last few days were definitely some of the craziest.
  • Toporange dolman sleeve top, Xhiliration for Target; gray flyaway cardigan, New York & Company
  • Bottomblack true straight pants, GAP/gift from BF
  • Shoes & Accessories: black pumps, Nine West; coin pearl earrings, borrowed from Mom then altered; Neverfull GM, Louis Vuitton/gift from BF

Items from this outfit are previously seen and remixed here, herehereherehere, here, herehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehere, and here

Purchases and Acquisitions: December 2011

I went CRAZY this month shopping for myself which is the opposite of most Decembers; let me explain... After all the great eShakti.com picks that I made for the holidays I couldn't help but, pick somethings up for myself. I got two dresses and a really awesome shirt that is no longer available online.

The Birds Who Gossip Dress

Ruffle Front Cotton Knit Dress
The reason that I went a little crazy was because I had gift codes that were about to expire. I figured no one would be buying me anything from eShakti.com for the holidays so, I went for it! The grand total for the three items with shipping would have been close to $200.00 but, with the coupon code it only ended up costing me $20.85! Totally worth it in my opinion, I can't wait for you to see these dresses.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

From: Iris
To: You