Monday, November 21, 2011

Pants Trance

I own just about every style of basic blue jean out there. Skinny, straight leg, flares, bootcut - you name it, I probably have it. That's probably why I am so enTRANCEd by shiny, go-get-'em, in-your-face, absolutely-blinding, oh-my-god-is-that-girl-actually-wearing-that PANTS. Here are the fancy pants that are on my current wish list in order of most want to least want (oh please Santa, I've been good.... OK, honestly, not really):

AG Adriano Goldschmied Sequin Ponte Pants in Navy, currently $225. Buy at Bloomingdales (where the image is from).

Siwy Hannah in Chrome, currently $174. Buy at, where the image is from.

Joe's Jeans Leopard Print skinny jeans (from the Wild collection), currently $169. Buy at Nordstrom's, where the image lives.

AG Adriano Goldschmied Leatherette Legging in Red, currently $198. You can buy them at boutiquetoyou, where the image lives. Ohhhhh, damn you, AG! Damn your good looking pants!

Joe's Jeans Coated Skinny in Teal, currently $169. Buy at Nordstrom's, where the image is from.

J Brand Sparkle Coated Jeggings in Sterling, currently $202. Buy at Bloomingdales, where the image is housed. Side note: I have a pair of J Brand Agnes coated skinny in Stealth. The gloss coating is actually not shiny enough for my taste, but I still want the J Brand Sparkle Coated anyway because J Brand is usually sooooo comfy! Definitely worth the extra $$ for the high quality denim.

ASOS Skinny Jeans with Foil Snake Print, currently $80.86. Buy at ASOS (where image cred goes). This is last on my list ONLY because I've never worn ASOS jeans before, so I don't know how soft and comfy their denim material is. That is something really important to me.

And there you have it! My fancy pants lust list! You can actually find shiny pants alternatives on eBay for much much cheaper (like $40-$60); just search "sequin pants" and the like. Unfortunately that won't work for me; my skin is super sensitive (can anyone say "horrible excema"? no?) and so I have to be really careful of the cloth quality of skinny pants. So, all I can do is stare at my pants list with puppy eyes and hope I can afford a pair soon... not that I can choose just one from this list!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

3 ways to wear your DIY detachable collar

Hi everyone! Sorry it's been so long since I posted. To make up for it, I've got a fun one for you today!

So after reading rookiemag's post on how to DIY your own detachable collar, I was totally inspired by how easy it looked! The post basically says just cut a collar off a shirt, including the neckband. I immediately went to Goodwill and snagged an otherwise ugly shirt with a really cute collar:

Shapeless lace shirt-thing from Goodwill... with awesome buttons

All I did with this was snip off the collar and *voila* I was done! Check out my new, totally awesome detachable collar:

Close-up, in all its glory!

There are 3 ways you can rock your totally awesome new DIY detachable collar.

1. By itself (of course)!

Oh, this thing is so cool

This thing is a statement all by itself; you don't need to go crazy with it. Wear it with some basics and you're good to go! It adds automatic cool to whatever boring (or not boring, whatever) things you're wearing.

2. With pins.
Do I (or don't I) look dapper? (Sorry for the allergy spots on my face).

You can dress up your collar (in case it's not dressy enough as it is for you) with your favorite pins/brooches. I bought this wicked brooch pin from ASOS (it's hard to deny free shipping both ways), and I love it. I like the contrast of the spiked pins with the girly lace.

3. With a tie or bow (or bowtie).
Aww, so sweet! *barf*

You can still treat a detachable collar as, well, a collar, so tie a necktie or bow around it. I'm not very good at tying bows, but I still tried.

There you have it! Go cut yourself off a collar and get to playing with it! Let me know which look you like best and how you'd wear it!