Workin' Gal.

Now that I'm officially a college graduate (Yay!), I'm going on job interviews and it was time for me to step up my wardrobe and get some more professional pieces. And of course, I had to do so on a budget since I am still unemployed. Today I picked up ten items: five skirts, one dress, one cardigan, one blouse, one top, and one pair of flats...and I only spent $140! I bought things that would look good together so that I could interchange pieces to make as many outfits as possible, gotta stretch that dollar! Check out what I scored:

Okay, this was by far the deal of the century. Each of these Old Navy skirts were .97 cents! Yes, they were .97 cents each. Talk about guilt free shopping. Not only were they practically free, but they're great basics.

This skirt was $17.80 from Forever 21. I plan on wearing this skirt with a basic tank, and then I can maximize my wardrobe by pairing it with either a blazer, cardigan, or blouse.

This is a $18.90 white linen blouse from Forever 21 and I love its simplicity; I can wear it under any of the skirts I purchased today.

Like the white blouse, this cardigan can be paired with anything...$24.80 from you guessed it...Forever 21

$19.80 from Forever 21...great with dark denim jeans or under one of the neutral skirts I purchased

$22.80 from Forever 21, this can be dressed up or down which is why I like it...versatile pieces are key!

This skirt was $9.95 from H&M and I think it will look great with the white blouse, perfect for summer!

And lastly, I got a $25 pair of metallic flats from Gap because they will go with everything.

Ten versatile pieces for $140? That's what I like to call chic for cheap folks. Stay tuned for some interview outfit pics this week...


Bun Envy.

Can a bun be messy and put together at the same time? I think this photo proves yes; doesn't she look chic yet effortless? Alright, time to grow out the hair.

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Going on a little blogging hiatus while I try to enjoy my last few weeks of college and apply to big girl jobs, wish me luck!


Happy Valentine's Day!

My sister held a gals only V-day party this weekend full of cocktails, cupcakes and candy. YUM! I wore this:

I brought these:

And rocked my new ring:

Check out more pics from her party at Domestikated Life. Trust me, they're adorable.


Okay, I'm ready for Spring.

Is anyone else feeling the effects of this super cold, snowy winter? We just got hit with yet another storm in New Hampshire and I'm feeling a little unmotivated, especially in the fashion department. As I sit bundled up with a blanket and a fresh pine candle lit, I'm dreaming of this tank top on a breezy Spring day with a pair of skinny jeans and gladiator sandals. Oh, and maybe a margarita too.

$37.99 from ModCloth


Saturday night sparkle.

This past weekend instead of trekking to the bar in -2 degree weather, my roommates and I stayed in and played around with nail polish. And yes, glasses of wine were involved. We all went for a different look, but I decided to use a bright color for a much needed winter pick me up, followed by a coat of gold sparkles. It doesn't get any louder than this folks:

Image via Essie and Sephora

How are you doing your nails lately? Bright? Sparkly? Both?


D.I.Y. iPod Case

It's the weekend before finals and what's a fabulous way to take a break from studying and paper writing? With a little D.I.Y. project of course. My boyfriend recently got me an iPod touch and I didn't want to spend $30 on a plastic case that I would probably end up breaking, so I decided to make my own using some scraps I had in my craft box. Check it out:

I took an old pair of light denim jeans that didn't fit, traced my iPod with a pencil twice onto the denim and cut out the pieces. I made them a little larger than the iPod so I had room to sew:

Then I took silver triangle studs and studded one of the pieces into a triangle shape. A little futuristic, no?

I took the two pieces, flipped them inside out and sewed them together by hand. When I was done sewing, I flipped the pieces back out and that's it! It took about a half hour to make and it was free, what's not to like? Just to be safe- I put some tape over the inside of the case to cover the stud backings so it doesn't scratch the iPod. You like?

Wouldn't these make great stocking stuffers? I also made one for my cell phone too, happy craftin'!