Thursday, February 28, 2013

BEHIND THE DESK | Green Arrow meets Black Canary

Yes. I am a comic book nerd. Don't judge.

Blazer- Primark
Necklace-Thrift Shop
Shoes-Nine West (Ross)


Wednesday, February 27, 2013


As a graphic designer, I am 80% of the time on the computer, and it has taken a toll on my eyes. I have been on and off with eyeglasses since I was five. My eyes always seemed to correct themselves.

My closet is a graveyard for neglected glasses frames that will never dress my eyes again. I had gone through at least 5 pairs of glasses before I hit middle school. I think my mother was grateful I didn't need them in middle school but by college, I found I needed them again. The pair I wanted were too expensive so I was stuck getting some that didn't fit my head very well because they were the less expensive choice. Two years ago, I got the two for one special, but of course only a select few were on that special, none of which fit me at all, but all I could afford.

Last year a friend told me she had gotten a pair of online glasses, so I looked at and got a deal on a pair of Vera Wang gunmetal frames, but unfortunately they sit very low on my face (the downside sometimes to doing online shopping for glasses--you don't get to see what you look like in them). Then Warby Parker frames. They send you free pairs to try on and then you can make your decision. Great idea, but I couldn't afford them! The pursuit continued.

I just found a website where I can do a virtual look of what the glasses look like on me. I've been having way too much fun with this thing.


So far I have narrowed it down to these three:

I like the one on the top and the last one too. I want something classic, but fun and that will go with what I like to wear. What say all of you? If you are interested, is running discount right now: 15% off + get free shipping on your entire order (orders over $50). Code: FS15
10% off any order of prescription glasses. Code: Blog10

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

OOTD | Jones and Kryptonite

Tomorrow I am helping my friend out with his portfolio and I am doing headshots, which means I had the tedious task of washing and straightening my hair the night before. Of course it would rain, but in an effort to protect all my hard work (4hrs total) I knew I was going to have to do a hat. The rest of the outfit followed suit.
Necklace-Salvation Army
Sweater-Girls Night Swap Shop

Sunday, February 24, 2013

BEHIND THE DESK| Sugar Plum Fairy

I am not a huge fan of color coordinating an outfit so that my shoes match my purse or the little flecks of blue in my blouse. It seems too calculated and time consuming. My mother spent weeks trying to find matching shoes to a gown she was wearing to a debutante ball she was invited to and even argued with me over my suggestion with going with a silver shoe because she said the colors wouldn't match (she had yet to try the combo). To me I find, you put yourself in a box. But I do so much love monochromatic outfits especially in blacks and neutrals, but I wanted to see how well it worked with other more saturated colors. Its one of those things where you don't have to put so much time in thinking about what matches because its all in the same family. I like to break it up with a different color shoe (for some reason it always feels like too much whenever the shoe matches everything else.

Friday, February 22, 2013


If you live in the Orlando area and are in need of a cheap shopping spree well, that time is fast approaching. Other People's Property (OPP) is having their first swap shop of the new year! Check out their Facebook Event for more info (Wendy especially for you) March 15, 2013 at 6pm. Bring unwanted clothes and get someone's unwanted clothes. Depending on when you drop off your items the admission is between $7-$12 so the earlier you drop it off the cheaper it is. Once you're in, dig in! You even get complimentary bags to shove all your clothes in, but don't hesitate in bringing extra bags. I will be up there trying to get some "new" duds. Also there are sometimes a few kid items up for grabs too depending on what gets donated.

Rules to follow when getting there:
1. Arrive early. There will be quite a few people showing up and it gets crazy fast.

2. Everything is separated by article, not by size. This means you may have to dig through stuff. If you find something that looks like it might be your size grab it and try it on after you've finished sifting through everything.

3. Go in there with an idea of what you are looking for. Just browsing until you find something you like will get you no where really. Its ok to grab something you weren't necessarily looking for but like, but it is easy to walk away with stuff you really did not need and do not work at all with anything you already have in your closet.

Pretty easy. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

FASHION FRIENDS | The Originative

I am not sure how many categories I will create as this blog continues to go. This is my first year so I am [as a graphic designer] in the sketching and roughs stage, so I am throwing every idea on the wall and seeing which ones stick. Anyway, this segment I want to highlight fashionable friends of mine here in the Orlando area. Some have blogs, pages, sites, something that you can follow, while others I just deem inspirational and stylish.

Meet Paulina of the husband/wife duo The Originative.

Photo Cred: Raychel Armstrong

I met her two years ago while volunteering with Bajalia. For her (and her husband Paul) fashion is defined by HER and not the other way around. She makes everything look effortless but so cool and cohesive, I wish I had her brain. She is a French speaking Polish-bred Canadian citizen from Montreal who married her American boy and blessed Florida with her awesome personality and creative style. You will be seeing more of this little lady, but for now you can follow her and her husband on instagram @theoriginative.

 The Originative blog is now up and running as well! I am so happy that people like them exist here in Florida. Not only are they tres cool, but they are the sweetest couple you would ever have the pleasure of meeting. Please go and support by following them!



By Malene Birger oversized top
$110 -

Acne denim skinny jeans

ALDO flat heels

Tylie Malibu travel handbag

Brown hat

Zara Accessories

Friday, February 15, 2013


Work has been keeping me from being able to do more fashion posts like I want to, so I decided to start taking pictures of my outfits at work and posting them on instagram and now here. I can't stand in front of a mirror really, so the vantage point you will always get is behind my desk. Here are some pictures I have posted so far:
Blazer-Etoille (Orlando)
Snake Necklace, bracelet and pumps-Forever21
Pants-Banana Republic
Scarf, Bracelets, and Jacket-HM
Mossimo Denim Shirt-Salvation Army
Docker's Anchor shirt-Goodwill
High wasted red skirt-OPP swap shop (Wendy, there will be one in March! I will send you the link soon!)
Earrings-Germany (a Christmas present)
Cork Wedges-Target

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Love Day

Happy love day everyone! I hope you are feeling the love from the lovely ones around you!

Monday, February 11, 2013

GIVEAWAY | Zara Necklace [CLOSED]

After some thinking about what the next prize would be and what would be required, I decided to have this be the final prize and give you ladies till Valentines Day (Thursday) to come up with an outfit you think best describes your inner "Tomgirl". If you haven't had a chance to read my definition of it you can check out my post on it HERE. Also if you are needing inspiration you can head over to my PINTEREST board and get an idea. Make a post of your outfit and just call it "Tomgirl Giveaway". Then come and leave a comment under this post with a link to your post. If you don't have a blog, you can send your picture to me at! Remember, you must be a subscriber to be entered for a chance to win! The prize? Well, this is one of my favorite necklaces from Germany and I just found out they sell them here in the states. So the winner of this challenge gets this wonderful little addition to their wardrobe:

I get soooo many compliments over this piece whether its dressed up or dressed down. If by chance they happen to sell out of this necklace before I order it, this next one is a nice alternative (I might have to buy this for myself). 

So get cracking ladies! Remember to have a looksee at the winners list on the previous post to see if you have won and send me the appropriate info so I can get your gifts out to you this weekend!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Winners from Giveaways 1-7

Good morning lovelies!

Thanks for participating in the first half of giveaways! I went through each entry and made sure you were following the blog before entering your name into the drawing. If you see your name below, please email me at to claim your prize. Addresses will be needed :) Tell me what color you want if its a beauty product and your size and color if its clothing. Here are the links to the prizes that have a selection:

Forever21, Revelon, NYX

I won't prolong this, but will jump right into this!
Revelon Nail: Rachel
F21 Eiffel Tower: Aziel C.
HM Necklace: Wendy
NYX: Rachel
F21 Pullover: Meredith Crawley
Starbucks: Claire Davis

Congratulations ladies! Stay tuned for more giveaways!

Thursday, February 7, 2013


"Good morning Starshine, the Earth says hello!" A little Wonka for you Johnny Depp style. I hope all of you are rested. If you haven't had your morning buzz, well hopefully this will wake you up: a free $25 gift card to Starbucks for one of you coffee addicts out there. Question: At the end of a long day, how do you unwind?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

GIVEAWAY | F21 French Terry Pullover CLOSED

Sweatshirts aren't just for trapping heat and tons of perspiration while lifting iron, but can be a cute staple for the everyday tomgirl. For me its difficult to find one that isn't super over-sized so I was happy to find F21 selling these in 4 lightweight colors. Winner chooses their color and size. Question: If you could pick one season to have year round, which season would you choose?

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

GIVEAWAY | NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream CLOSED

Are your lips kissable this Valentine's? Winner gets one color choice from the NYX Matte Lip Cream collection. Question: If you could turn the most ratchet thing into the man of your dreams by just kissing it, would you rather kiss a python, a raccoon with rabies, a toad with oozing boils, or a sting ray? (thanks for being such troopers with this insane questions)

Monday, February 4, 2013


Moving on to day numero quatro! (btw, I will be choosing my first week of winners on Friday, so you have until Thursday to post under your favorite items) Love this necklace!


Question of the day: What was your favorite romantic comedy?

Sunday, February 3, 2013

GIVEAWAY | Forever21 Ring CLOSED

Storybook Fox Ring

I loved the move "Fantastic Mr. Fox". I love foxes in general. I rooted for the fox in the Gingerbread Man story. Tasty little ginger. Fox and the Hound. Foxtrot. Foxy Ryan Gosling...focus. Anyway, I love this little woodland creature. Question of the day:

If you could feel sorry for any villainous character from a childhood story, who would it be and why? *Best answer wins this one.

Saturday, February 2, 2013


Eiffel Tower Charm Necklace

Traveling across the Atlantic has got me gravitating to pieces that satiate my nomadic soul. Here's a cute and simple jewelry piece from Forever21 to add to your overall look. Question for the day:

You have been given the opportunity to travel and see your dream destination with two weeks vacation time. Your choices for transportation are by airplane or by boat. If you take an airplane, you will have two weeks to explore ONLY your dream destination. If you take a boat, you will stop at different ports along the way for 13 out of the 14 days, but you will only have one day to explore your dream destination spot. Which one do you take?

Friday, February 1, 2013


I recently purchased Revlon's nail art line in red for the wedding I had two weeks ago and I was pleasantly surprised at how well two coats lasted (I just took it off yesterday because it started chip--I work with my hands A LOT so for it to make it almost a full two weeks with little chipping is impressive).

Anyway, I know some of you are nail fiends so my first giveaway is the nail color of your choice. Your question:

Star Wars or Star Trek.

*remember to participate you must be a subscriber and comment below