Monday, January 31, 2011

This weeks "I want what she has!"

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This weeks "I want what she has!" goes to Karen Javens. These boots are super cute! I just love the buckle detail on the sides!

Boots: $59.00 DSW

These boots look great with jeans but they would also look amazing with tights and a skirt! Great find mom! (It's weird to call her Karen!) ;)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Play date

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Top: JC Penny
Jeans: Target
Shoes: Aldo
Necklace: Tiffanys & CO (gift)
Bracelete: Tiffanys & CO (gift)

I love this top. With the crazy cold temperatures we are experiencing here in the midwest, I felt like I needed a floral print shirt this day. I even wore a more pink shade of blush to fake the sun kissed look. This loose flowy top was just the thing for chasing my toddler around at a play center. Nothing worse then running around in tighter clothing while having to constantly pull your top down. Glad that was not the case with this outfit!
Man, I can't wait for spring!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

modern retro

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As I've said before, I am loving the retro trend for spring 2011! Even though there is a lot of it being shoved down our throats (you can't open any magazine with out seeing this trend), I am still a fan of it! Love it or hate it, get used to it! I don't see it going anywhere anytime soon! Here are a few items that I found on Polyvore. I love all of these! The Stella McCartney jeans are amazing and that dress from Diane Von Furstenberg is to die for! All of the items are over $400 so I didn't even tag them...they are dream items for sure! I bet you could find the look for less at F21 or H&M! I know I'll try looking there!
What do you think of the modern retro trend?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

This weeks "I want what she has!"

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This weeks "I want what she has!" goes to Kristen Javens. This sweater is adorable!

Sweater: $10 Target

The color is perfect for the holiday season and winter months! I love the neck and style! Not to mention the price!! $10? Ummm, yes please! Great find Kristen!

Monday, January 24, 2011

All the leaves are brown, and the sky is gray

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Top: JC Penny
Jeans: Forever 21
Shoes: Jessica Simpsons clogs
Double Ring: Threadsense
Necklace: Tiffany's & CO
Purse: Rachel Zoe

So excited about how much the early 70's are influencing trends right now! I would have fitted right in during that time! I wore my new high waisted jeans with this lace detail top I got last year. My fringe purse seemed like a no brainier and I was out the door! Simple, stylish, and fun! Love this look!

In unrelated news, 16 pounds until I'm back down to pre-baby weight! Maybe I need to start working out?! Yeah, with a 2 month old and a 2 year old I'm not likely to get any free time soon! *sigh* I just can't wait to fit in my favorite clothes any longer! ;)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Great find: Coupon code

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Log on to shopthetrendboutique.com and enter "LUCKYRICHIE" at checkout to save 30% on any (or all) of the pieces featured on this page.
Earrings regularly priced $70 sale price $49
Necklace regularly $188 sale price $131.60
Ring regularly priced $88 sale price $61.60

I found this coupon code in the January issue of Lucky magazine. The offer is good until Jan. 25 or while supplies last. I want all three!!! My birthday is in February.... ;)

Okay, so I'm trying a faux fur vest...

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Vest: Charlette Russe (gift)
Turtle Neck: JC Penny
Leggings: Kohls
Boots: Venus
Necklace: Tiffany's & CO (gift)


Please excuse the messy house and running child. This is real life people! ;)

For Christmas this year my sister-in-law gave me this faux fur vest. To be honest, I was scared. I recently wrote about the faux fur trend and said that I didn't really know about vests due to bulk and how hot you might be in one. My sister-in-law is gorgeous and super stylish and would never steer me wrong, so I decided to give it a try!
I loved the vest! I felt pretty in it and I really loved wearing it! Having said that, there was some added bulk and man was it warm! ;) I wore it as my coat!I felt like I wanted it off when I was inside, but it tied the look together while I was out running errands/doctor's visits. I actually felt kinda bad ass pushing around the double stroller in it! I'm so glad I own this piece! I'm going to play around with the styling of it for next time!! To be continued....

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Latest Obsession: Cake eye liner

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I was given this amazing set for Christmas this year. This stuff is so fun! You can apply it with a brush or with this clear wet liner it comes with. It litterly turns the color you choose to use into liquid liner! I have been having so much fun experimenting with this! I've been wearing the brown a lot and it's nice to get away for my daily black routine!

Cake Eye Liner: $14.99 Ulta

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Great Find: $49.99 Jewelry Armour

I've always wanted (and needed) a better place to store my jewelry. Up until now, it has had 3 homes. A small jewelry armour, the top of my dresser, and the rest found a home in my bottom dresser drawer!
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Well no more jewelry all over the place because when we were at Target on Friday, I found this jewelry armour for $49.99!!
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I had so much fun filling it up! I found jewelry that I forgot I had!! Woo hoo! ;) Here's a peek at what my jewelry collection looks like all organized. The majority of it is costume jewelry, but as I get older I plan to fill this baby with diamonds! haaa I kid, I kid......okay, maybe a few diamonds wouldn't hurt!
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Here are my rings and earrings
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Bracelets
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Statement necklaces
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Cuffs and bangles
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I hope you guys find the same sale at your Target. It retailed at $250, so $49.99 is a steal!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

This weeks "I want what she has!"

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This weeks "I want what she has!" goes to Michelle Kuhlemeier. I love these jean leggings!

Jean leggings: $23 Macy's

The zipper ankle detail is wonderful and the pockets on the back are great too (sorry no butt picture taken!). I also really enjoy the gray wash! Great find Michelle!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Dressing to music: Spinnerette-Ghetto Love

Music is such a big part of my life that I decided to try a new concept on an outfit post. I like to listen to music while I get dressed, and sometimes the music takes over and I end up dressing how the song makes me feel. This day was no exception! So without further ado I give you Dressing to Music!
This song is the shit! It is in heavy rotation at my house right now! It makes me smile and dance and I hope it does the same for you!


This is the outfit that happened while I was listening:
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Hat: Target
Top: JC Pennys
Jean leggings:Kohls
Boots: Colin Stuart
Necklace: Jewelmint
Purse: Rachel Zoe

I am obsessed with this bag! Amazing right?! I fear I will not put it down until it breaks. Seriously. I went with all black as we were headed off to our day of pampering. I wore my new Jewelmint necklace and a really great ring from Charming Charlie (sorry not shown). I will wear it again...promise!
**please note, I normally do not go out with chipped nail polish. Well this chipped I mean. I'm the kind of girl that would rather go out with none on then super chipped polish. However, in the spirit of dressing with the song the chipped purple worked out nicely! ;)

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Here are before and after spa shots. How refreshed do we look?! I guess our eyebrow waxing, facials, massages, hair coloring, and in my case, make up application did us some good! I think everyone should treat themselves to at least one spa day every year!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Anniversary Dinner

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Tank: Express
Skirt: Kristin Hassan
Cardigan: Forever 21
Tights: Walgreens
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Earrings: Kate Spade (gift)

How amazing is this skirt?!!? Kristin is a clothing genius! This skirt is so forgiving and the silhouette is so feminine. I still have about 17 pounds left to loose and I felt like my normal weight in this outfit. That my friends is not an easy task. Well played Kristin, well played! ;)
I paired it with a black tank and cardigan and since I was without my babies for the night, 5 inch heels were a must! And what better way to finish the outfit then with a bright red lipstick. Love this look. I felt pretty all night!

***reminder*** if you want to purchase this skirt, you get 30% off if you use the code Diaperbags30

Thursday, January 13, 2011

1 year of blogging under my belt!

Can you believe it's already been an entire year since I started Stilettos and Diaper Bags?! I can not! What a year we've had. What was once started for fun has become of part of my everyday life. I love doing it and I absolutely love all the amazing women I have began talking to in the blogger community. It really IS like a family.
So to you, my blogger family, I would like to host a giveaway!
Back in fall of 09 I was asked to design a line of jewelry for Kristin Hassan's spring 2010 line. (It was called Marie Marie Jewelry). We sold out of most styles, but there were a few pieces left and I'm glad to announce that there will be 3 winners of this giveaway!!! The first winner will receive the following jewelry valued at $104.00:
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The second winner will receive the following pieces valued at $43.00:
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The third and final winner will receive these earrings valued at $20.00:
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To enter simply follow me here on blogspot and leave a comment below. For additional entries follow me on Twitter, Bloglovin, and Facebook. Leave a separate comment for each entry please. Good luck to everyone and thank you to all my loyal readers. I really do love you guys!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

In times like these you must be resourceful

If you have children in diapers then no matter what, you're buying diapers. Why not get something out of this right? Every package of diapers has these little tags inside of them.
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I buy Huggies, but I know that Pampers has these inside all boxes too. If you buy huggies, you set up an account at Enjoy the Ride Rewards . This is were you punch in all the codes you get off of diapers and wipes. Each package is worth anywhere for 4-16 points so it take a while for the numbers to add up. But they do add up! I finally cashed in some of my points for my first coupon. They rewards change often and they only give you 3 or 4 things to pick from at a time. Again, something in return is better then nothing.
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This coupon is a $13.49 value and gets me one free pack of pull ups! No, my son is not potty trained yet, but that doesn't mean I couldn't use a free pack of diapers for when he does! Every little bit helps!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Happy 3rd Anniversary Mr. Fergus

Three years ago today the hubby and I tied the knot. That was the best night of my life (well, up until then anyway! I have had 2 very amazing days since! baby 1 and baby 2!!!)
To celebrate we have sent our babies for an overnight at their grandparents and we will be at the spa! Yes, we are enjoying a spa day today! 80 minute massages, facials, and a few other services will be enjoyed. What better way to celebrate our years together then to be pampered together all day?!
Here are a few of our wedding photos. I just grabbed the ones that were already on my computer, far too many to go through of our wedding party and pictures at the reception. I'd love to go through all 3000 of them again sometime soon though. Until then, please enjoy these 4! ;)
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Best 3 years of my life! I love Ryan more today then on the day we tied the knot (if that's even possible)! The family we have made together is my entire world!!! I would be lost without them! What can I say? I am a very lucky girl!

Monday, January 10, 2011

This weeks "I want what she has!"

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This weeks "I want what she has!" goes to Michelle McSweeney. I love this top and the sequins detail!

Top: $29.99 Loft

This is a great shirt because you can pretty much wear it anywhere and anytime of day. Love pieces of clothing like this. Very versatile! Great find Michelle.
Also, how great does Michelle look? She had her second son on August 31st and already is back down to pre baby weight! Show off! ;)