Sweetness and Light

{ Sequin tee & Handbag – Forever 21, necklace – c/o One Life Jewelry, Jeans – American Eagle, Watch – Michael Kors c/o Shop Bop, Shoes – Calvin Klein }

It’s the little things. [houston] is quite possibly shyer than I, and gets totally embarrassed when shooting my outfits in public places. But he does it anyway, because he knows how much it means to me. I love him so much for that!

I’ve been meaning to wear this cute little handbag from Forever 21 – for some reason, I keep forgetting about it. I love the little square turnlock clasp, the chain, and the ostrich leather-like tooling. I’m pretty sure it was about $12.

I immediately fell in love with this ensemble the moment it all came together after (as usual) grabbing random items here and there from my teeny weeny closet. My mission? To prove that you can wear the cool tones of heather grey (in the top, heels, and denim) with the warm tones of gold (as in my accessories). The pink (purple?) ostrich-style bag added that much needed pop of color you know I can’t live without.

When I’m not writing blog posts at 1:18 in the morning, most of my day is spent pouring over books like this and this and watching an online exam prep course (this). It’s an 8am-til-whenever-my-head-hits-the-keyboard kind of thing.

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Does your heart belong to someone? What are the little things that make you melt?

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  1. 05.26.2010 / 12:15 am

    <3 the sparkles for day!

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  2. 05.26.2010 / 8:55 am

    Love the outfit, especially the shoes.

    There are so many cute little things that my hubs does throughout the day, my favorite thing is him cuddling me in the morning to wake me up, he doesn't nag or pester me, he just cuddles, my own special alarm clock! 🙂

    • 05.26.2010 / 9:04 pm

      what a sweet thing he is! you lucky woman! 🙂

  3. 05.26.2010 / 8:58 am

    I don't know if I can ever convince casey to take pictures of me! lol! You are always Pretty, Shiny and Sparkly! Perfect!

    • 05.26.2010 / 9:04 pm

      And so are you, Amber!

      …P.S. brownies work great as bribes 🙂

  4. 05.26.2010 / 9:08 am

    Love that purse! It's so fun 🙂 Just started following your blog this week. Nice design!

  5. 05.26.2010 / 10:12 am

    Love this look!

  6. 05.26.2010 / 10:15 am

    Super cute top!! Love the new layout too!! Very cool…

  7. 05.26.2010 / 11:13 am

    Ha, my husband totally acts the same way about taking my picture! But he is getting more comfortable and is startng to get all paparazzi about taking them now! I love the mix of gold and silver – great look!

    • 05.26.2010 / 9:03 pm

      HB gets paparazzi too after a "warm up period", but I'm still not quite sure if it's because he's into it, or if it's because he wants to get it over with so he can go back inside in the AC (and privacy) of our home, lol…

  8. 05.26.2010 / 11:38 am

    I love sequins and I love your outfit- especially the top and the shoes 🙂

  9. 05.26.2010 / 1:04 pm

    You look fabulous in this outfit! I love the sequin top and the chain bag. I have that Michael Kors watch too and I love it! I wear it all the time.



  10. Liz
    05.26.2010 / 1:15 pm

    Love the shoes and the sparkly top! Wish we could wear stuff like that on rotations in a month! Good luck with step studying, as un-glamourous as it may be!

  11. Christine
    05.26.2010 / 2:05 pm

    Love the shoes! Are they Calvin Klein? I was lusting after a pair like that in black!

  12. 05.26.2010 / 4:14 pm

    You look great! Like the purse….and the bargain!!!

  13. Marci Prescott
    05.26.2010 / 5:01 pm

    Love the new do, and the outfit, I am glad you thought of adding the gold in accessories, it will give me a little leeway on myself, always thinking better make some gold jewelry to wear those shoes with the gold in them. (Yes, I make jewelry for my shoes, and for my clothes, etc.). I enjoy getting your updates via email, and look forward to seeing what you have paired next. I have a billion (seems like when I am trying to find space) clothes that just came out of storage for summer, and you can imagine the fun I am having putting new looks together. Now, who will take my pics?:) Thanks for taking the time out of your schedule to post, and aren't you a lucky gal that sequins and other sparklys are one of the "in looks" this season:)
    Yours in Fashion, Marci

    • 05.26.2010 / 9:02 pm

      Thanks Marci for your great comment! You are right on all counts- and definitely make some fabulous gold accessories to match gold elsewhere in your outfit! Gold has been such an underdog in fashion, until now, I think.

  14. 05.26.2010 / 5:40 pm

    I love the earrings! Where are the from, or are they a one of a kind? If they are, call me when you're done with 'em, please? 😉

    • 05.26.2010 / 9:01 pm

      You know, elle, I have no idea! If it suddenly hits me, I'll email ya! I strongly suspect it was someplace like Francesca's Collections, Charming Charlies, or Express. But again, cannot for the life of me remember!

  15. 05.26.2010 / 7:54 pm

    Love the outfit and I love love Love you watch I am addicted to men watches. I really love your blog and read it religiously.

    • 05.26.2010 / 9:00 pm

      Rachelle, I always look forward to your comments. They mean a lot! Thank you for being so great!

  16. Kay
    05.26.2010 / 9:39 pm

    I am so inlove with the shoes and the purse! They really add some spice to the whole outfit plus your lovely face, all the photos are beautiful!

  17. 05.27.2010 / 12:52 am

    You look amazing! The gold in the bag, your watch and the sequinned top helps to pull everything together flatteringly.

  18. 05.27.2010 / 12:55 am

    I always eye sequin shirts and I love them but I wondered if maybe they looked too teenagerish for me. But seeing your photos made me realize that you can be sparkly and chic. This is why I love fashion bloggers : D

  19. 05.27.2010 / 1:59 am

    loving this! really fun
    youve got a great blog, keep it up!

    thanks for sharing, i'll be watching your posts



  20. 05.27.2010 / 8:23 am

    WOw!! Just beautiful!! 😉
    Btw loving the new blog design!!

  21. 05.27.2010 / 11:26 am

    I LOVE this top. the whole look is really gorgeous.

  22. 05.27.2010 / 11:43 am

    I love your sparkles!! And I think you've definitely proven that you can wear all those colours together

  23. 05.27.2010 / 11:54 am

    such an adorable outfit my love!! HB is a very lucky man =)

  24. Joanna O
    05.27.2010 / 5:09 pm

    I have those jeans! (: They're my go-to's. They work with a lot of things. Okay, I totally have the same problem. I have veiny feet. My last job, I would literally be standing at reception for like 5 hours straight at reception in a shift in stilettos (we couldn't sit. I think that's when it started getting really bad. I bought leg makeup. (Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs) for my legs to give them a little instant tan and put it on my feet so I didn't have a wonky ankle tan line, and it hides the veins! (: You should try it. I used the medium/tan glow, but obviously go for the light. Its only $12, and it has a lot of uses in it.

    • 05.27.2010 / 6:47 pm

      I have GOT to try that! Picked it up several times at the drugstore, but never pulled the trigger. Thanks to you, I will!

  25. 05.28.2010 / 10:07 am

    Love the top. Love the handbag. LOVE the pumps!
    Fab outfit. 🙂


  26. 05.28.2010 / 11:10 am

    I LOVE this look, esp. the sequin top & the cute shoes! I usually reserve sequins for nights out, but you have convinced that its totally possible to ROCK an ensemble like this in the daytime!

    So pretty 🙂

  27. 05.29.2010 / 6:23 pm

    So glad I stumbled onto your blog on a Sunday morning! It's made a sunny day, sunnier. Will visit again.Going to look for something in grey ASAP!

  28. 06.06.2010 / 5:26 pm

    What a fun picture – you are so cute. Found you on the blog frog and so glad I did! 🙂

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