Tiger Girl

Thank you all for your very kind words of support in yesterday’s post. Thank you for all the virtual hugs, and prayers, that you sent to me and my family. While his birthday is hard, October 6th will be the hardest. Two years. Can’t believe it’s now been two years. Yesterday was a hard day for so many reasons, which I will not delve into. Suffice it to say that when it rains it pours. And sometimes it rains shit. Yes. I said shit.

For this look, [houston] and I decided it had been far too long since we went out and enjoyed a good meal together, so we headed to our absolutely favorite sushi restaurant (we are sushi fiends). (Houstonians: we love AKA Sushi house!) I wanted to keep it casual but dressy enough for the posh sushi restaurant. And, of course, adding a little sparkle.

I channeled Cher from Clueless in this look, with the sheer chiffon style blouse peeking out from underneath a plain (but uber comfy and high quality) black fitted tee. I highlighted with my studded bag and new tiger print shoes (grr!) courtesy of Wanted. I’m so happy with every pair of Wanted shoes I own. They’re always comfortable, which to me is a plus. Now, if I could get these to stop creasing when I walk, that would be grrrrrrrr-reat! (See what I did there? Tiger reference? Frosted flakes, anyone?)

Makeup-wise, I love to keep things balanced. So when I decided to keep the “pops of red” theme to the outfit (nails–Essie “Forever Yummy”, Bvlgari bracelet, lips), I chose one of my favorite classic reds: Maybelline’s “British Red”. One trick I do is apply it to clean, exfoliated lips, then blot blot blot with tissue, then reapply, blot, etc. Until I have created almost like a stain–it lasts so much longer that way. I also use a clear lipliner.

One reason I chose these shoes was because I feel like the market has gotten a bit oversaturated with leopard and cheetah print. Watching a bunch of documentaries on television about Big Cats, including tigers, it is no coincidence that I chose the tiger print. Is tiger the new leopard/cheetah? I’d put my money on it.

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  1. 09.22.2011 / 12:57 am

    You look gorgeous. I love your bag & your shoes. I’m sending you love and strength for every day, but especially for October 6th. Loves to you.

  2. 09.22.2011 / 12:58 am

    Love those flats! You make Houston look very fall-ish!

  3. 09.22.2011 / 6:39 am

    Such a great fall look ! Comfy, yet chic! Love the loafers :)xoxo,


  4. 09.22.2011 / 6:45 am

    Rawr baby rawr! Tiger toes! Such a cute look and unique find! I’ve either never seen tiger striped flats before or never stopped to see beyond leopard spots (my fave!)…such an inspired look, FABULOUSSSS!!
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

  5. 09.22.2011 / 6:56 am

    Great idea to wear the chiffon blouse under the T! So simple & pretty. 🙂

  6. 09.22.2011 / 10:08 am

    I had never even heard of clear lip liner…now I am going to have to check it out.

  7. 09.22.2011 / 10:43 am

    This is the perfect outfit for fall temperatures. I loved your sheer tunic with the simple tee, and the necklace. And of course your bag and your tiger print shoes are also fantastic.

  8. 09.22.2011 / 11:00 am

    Tiger Girl: Thank you all for your very kind words of support in yesterday’s post. Thank you for all the virtual… http://t.co/p4ZwwlD3

  9. 09.22.2011 / 11:08 am

    Great shoes, so much fun and they go great with this look… but then again you already knew that!

  10. 09.22.2011 / 11:16 am

    So happy you found the strength to get through yesterday. Looks like you had a fabulous date night (yum sushi)! I am head over heels for that bag!

  11. 09.22.2011 / 11:35 am

    These photographs are amazing!I love what your wearing too, especially the bag and shoes 😀


  12. 09.22.2011 / 1:27 pm

    I have been eyeing that bag for awhile now! Super cute!

  13. 09.22.2011 / 2:03 pm

    Love the look!! It looks perfect for fall … almost makes it seem that Houston isn’t having 90+ weather right now but rather color changing leaves instead. 😛

  14. 09.22.2011 / 2:04 pm

    O yes and is that a Charming Charlie’s bracelet I spy?? 😉

  15. 09.22.2011 / 2:12 pm

    You look stunning Kristina! Love the close up shot of your face – the bright red lipstick goes perfectly with this outfit.

  16. 09.22.2011 / 2:45 pm

    I truly hope that your day/week gets better. I am still so touched by you sharing this intimate part of your life with us. I think it is terrific to honor your brother.
    Sidenote–love Cher, Clueless and Frosted Flakes. You look grrrrrrrrrreat!

  17. 09.22.2011 / 3:10 pm

    Sending all my love and positive thoughts to you Kristina. Know that you have a community of fashion bloggers that have your back! 😉
    I love how you layered the top and then added that bling of a necklace. You definitely nailed the super comfortable and uber chic look! 🙂

  18. 09.22.2011 / 3:44 pm

    The outfit is fantastic and I agree with the over saturation of leopard. I love your shoes. They are terrific. My heart goes out to you and your family. I am still catching up on my blog reading and didn’t read yesterday’s post until today. I wanted you to know that I did send a little prayer your way for your brother. I am all to familiar with the impact of bipolar disorder and the high and low’s of having a loved one in pain because of it.


  19. 09.22.2011 / 4:11 pm

    you look beautiful..love the bag,shoes and red lips

  20. 09.22.2011 / 4:32 pm

    I can’t give up my leopard…but now I’m joensin’ for some tiger prints too! You look gorgeous lady. LOVE that arm candy!

  21. 09.22.2011 / 5:12 pm

    I love the entire outfit! Especially the shoes. Were you actually serious about the creasing, or was it to help with the joke? I wouldn’t mind a pair of flats that I didn’t have to break in, thereby mutilating my feet.

    • 09.22.2011 / 7:57 pm

      The shoes crease up a bit…I don’t know why…Wanted shoes tend to do that, but I love them just the same. 🙂 But they don’t mutilate feet, and they don’t hurt. They just bend and crease a little once you start wearing them.

  22. 09.22.2011 / 6:43 pm

    You have an indomitable spirit. I think what sparkles more than anything else are your eyes. It’s like I can see your beautiful spirit.

    • 09.22.2011 / 7:56 pm

      Aw, thank you Danielle. You are so sweet and you’ve made my day that much better. 🙂

  23. 09.22.2011 / 9:20 pm

    Oh no! say it ain’t so. I have to say I still love me some leopard print… though I saw these tiger print loafers on Wanted’s website and strongly considered getting them. They are super cute!
    Love the black on black.. it’s very chic!

  24. Favorite picture: #5 StunningFavorite: part of the outfit–torn between that GREAT Lipstick, THAT RING, or your super fantabulous bag….

    Favorite Line: Is tiger the new leopard/cheetah? HAHAHAH

    When are we going to do another BDIB? Missing those!

  25. 09.22.2011 / 11:11 pm

    Love it – especially the bag, shoes and lip and nail color! Pretty pretty!

  26. 09.22.2011 / 11:13 pm

    Ive read your blog for quite a while now and I’ve read through your mom’s as well. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time and always. I admire you so much, and I’m thinking I may need to find some tiger print 🙂

  27. 09.23.2011 / 2:30 am

    Those loafers are great!

  28. Dawn
    09.23.2011 / 2:53 am

    You look amazing in black!

  29. 09.23.2011 / 5:42 am

    I love the tunic, shoes and all of the pops of red throughout. The red lip is so hard to do, I think you did a good job and thanks for sharing your secret, it never occurred to me to apply it as a “stain lip”.

  30. Belinda
    09.23.2011 / 3:31 pm

    I love your blog. I just recently discovered it and have read through the archived posts as well to catch up! When I read about you losing your brother, I felt a strong connection to continue reading, because our lives our parallel in that way, and losing a sibling is the most lonely feeling I’ve ever experienced. When my brother died, I felt an empty alone void that is almost indesribable. It eases over the years, but never completely. Nor should it…the hurt we experiece after such a traumatic, devastating loss is a direct reflection of the love we felt/feel. I loved my brother with all my heart and will never stop missing him, and I know that’s how you feel about Erik.
    On lighter, happier notes…I do truly enjoy your fashions and think you have an adorable sense of style. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  31. Heather
    09.23.2011 / 3:33 pm

    Yay! Love these little loafers. I just bought the exact same ones. Jimmy Choo has a very similar shoe for $740, Yikes. These are a great buy.

  32. 09.25.2011 / 8:09 pm

    You look GREAT! I love the way you paired your black top with the pop of jewels, such a great combination!

  33. 09.28.2011 / 3:27 pm

    Love the look! I do agree, there is a TON of leopard/cheetah print out there…and I’ve accumulated quite a bit of it myself. I love the tiger stripes for a change!

  34. 10.01.2011 / 10:30 am

    I like the studded bag. Goes well with the black top.Very chic!

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