Category Archives: Jewels

Cupid, Can You Hand me The Merlot? Or Leave. Either Way.

that day is around the corner. I’m less than pleased, every year it rolls around, I re-decide that I’m the grouchy singleton. I’d like to think this year will be different though. I’m really happy where I am in my life, and with my friends. This year we’re going to a nice restaurant in Lansing called Troppo. Their food is amazing and I’ve heard their wine is even better. If I don’t have a looming exam I’ve already decided I’m dragging my butt with whoever wants to come with me to see the new movie “This Means War” with Reese Witherspoon, Chelsea Handler, Chris Pine, and Tom Hardy (If you don’t remember, he was in Inception).

Then, we shall come home and I’m going to take a relaxing bath with a bath bomb, from Level Naturals, my new favorite brand for bath bombs and soaps, I should point out. And read a book. Always with a book in hand.

Level Naturals “Forest” Bath Bomb 6-Pack – $15

 

If I could, I’d be shopping too. For these lovely items I’ve been crushing on (get it, V-day joke?)

Eagle Talon Necklace in White Bronze – $50 from mdr74 (Moon Raven Designs)

Three Tone Pleated Skirt – $30 from Mikkat Market

Midler Platform Pumps from Jeffery Campbell – $165 at ShopNastyGal

 

No matter what you do, I hope your V-day is great, whether it be bonding with friends and a good book, or your man.

xx

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Do Dating Rules Apply to Shopping Too?

Okay, obviously not all of them. I was thinking specifically of that one where supposedly (I’ve never tried it myself) if you hold off on sex for a few months, it’s even better when you do have it. I’m a fairly poor college student… My dad has informed me I get to go to Chicago, (oh the magical windy city, I love you) for my spring break. I’m going to not do ANY shopping until I go. I just decided this a few days ago, and to be totally honest, I’m dying inside already. So does shopping after an extended hiatus make it better? I’d like to think it will haha 🙂

Hi, my name is Lisa and I am a shopaholic.

I plan on going all over the city when I’m there: to Akira in Bucktown, to Topshop, and basically the whole miracle mile… My bank account is going to take a major hit, even if I pay off my credit card now, and my dad gives me a little helping out money. I’m mentally preparing. And I already am missing it.

So if you happen to know any way to sooth my shopping deprived soul, or any good places to go to in Chicago *wink wink* I’d really appreciate it.

xx

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We’re All In the Gutter, But Some of Us Are Looking At the Stars

[Photo from Lookbook]

[Quote by Oscar Wilde; yes, I’m a literary nerd]

Happy Pre-NYE!

I’m actually getting ready as I type this (talk about putting things off ’til the last possible minute)…

Lets get to it!

First of all I hope that everyone has an amazingly awesome new years eve, and 1st, since I’m probably going to be M.I.A. for a few days after this (going back to State and whatnot).

Dress: Milena Jodi Sequin Backless dress from Caruso Caruso in Birmingham,MI

Blazer: BCBG Maxazria Carmela Blazer

Shoes: Charles Jourdan Black Pumps

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Makeup: Nars Duo in Kalahari, Nars limited edition trio in Arabian Nights, and Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV

My foundation is Benefit cream foundation in Spin the Bottle…. I’m not wearing any base-type makeup yet in these pictures though, only my eyes are done, and even my eyes don’t have mascara yet (which by the way, I use Benefit Bad Girl Lash).

This is the final product: There’s something to be said for hearing someone else’s opinion sometimes, there really is: this jewelry combo is courtesy of my mom, who rummaged through my jewelry for a good 5 minutes before nodding complacently, and smiling. I love her with all my heart. Thank you mom. i also apologize for the weird quality and color cast of this picture… Thank Blackberry for that…

 

Hppy Pre-New Years!!!

xx

 

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[New Obession] Kate Lanphear’s Style

Kate Lanphear; the current Style Director of ELLE USA, though she used to work for Vogue Italia, and started her career (and life) in Australia. I can very much appreciate the bower she wields, but even more… I’m getting a slight arm party obsession from her. She has killer fashion too, but it’s the accessories she’s got that are driving me crazy! Just let me prove it:

[Milan – November 2011]

[Paris – November 2011]

This whole outfit (minus the shoes, sorry, just not my style), is amazing! The bracelets though *drools* are wonderful.

[First two images credit to JAK & JIL]

[Last image credit to FEAR LANPHEAR]

Let me share some possibly ideas if you’re as crazy over her jewelry as I am…

1. Anything nOir: this is the one I’m dying to get (next paycheck, woo!)

Thin Single in Rhodium – $70

2. Some heavier pieces from CCSkye:

Single Metal Screw Bracelet in Gold and Silver – $125

Mercy Spike Bracelet in Gold or Silver – $185

3. I wish I could be more helpful with this last one… These three are mine:

Gray Leather and Gold Cuff – $28 – from Rococo in The Complex in Birmingham, MI (no idea what brand it is, I’d like to know too)

The skull bracelets I made and plan to start selling on my etsy account shortly: let me know what you think!! I’d love feedback: the black stones are onyx, and the rainbow skulls are dyed howlite, a type of turquoise. I’ll probably sell them for $12-$15 each.

Depending on how much I get done today *crosses eyes* I may post my NYE outfit… If not I promise it’ll be up tomorrow! Hope your weather is better than ours here!

xx

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[Weekly Shades] It’s Almost Party Time!!

I honestly can’t believe it’s almost 2012. The apocalypse hasn’t happened yet (and hopefully won’t haha)! I’ve been lounging around my house for break, reading new books, playing with new makeup and shopping (more) for clothes. It’s high time I play with my new nail polishes. During the term I re-do my manicure about once a week so I thought, why not make it an addition to Tales From the 20-Somethings? I’m actually kind of excited for this, since I have a slight obsession with nail polish…

Anyhow! I want to be glittery for the new year! I’m going to be wearing a killer purple/magenta sequined dress that I’ll post pictures of probably tomorrow… I don’t want to overkill the glitter, but I figure for one night of the year it’s allowed, especially since I’ll just be wearing Charles Jourdan black pumps and just some arm candies, and no other jewelry with it.

OPI Nail Lacquer in Rainbow Connection

xx

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Shades of Anything-But-Gray

Also known as “How College Girls Should Dress When Going Out in the Winter”Winter's Not Boring

I’m not a fan of winter for the weather but I am for most of its fashions (except having to cover every body part to the maximum so I don’t freeze on my way to class). Ever since I just my knee in gymnastics years ago skiing hurts, no matter what I do, and I’ve never learned how to snowboard so that’s out of the question. I don’t mind most winter fashions (though I’m sorry, I’ve just been over peacoats since they first showed up about 6 years ago), but it does get boring seeing girls only wearing dark mini dresses and shoes when they go out, almost always black, not to mention the omnipresent sweatpants and hoodies roaming around campus until the ice thaws. I tend to use neutrals as a base and then add fun colors to that, so pardon the gray blazer (I’ve been lusting after one for a while now).

1. Lara Bohinc Saturn Earrings in Platinum

2. Wildfox Couture Love Bones Beach Jumper

3. DKNY Quinn Ankle Strap Platform Pumps in Black-Gold

4. 3.1 Phillip Lim Small Colorblock Clutch

5. Miss Selfridge Skirt (not available, but this is a similar alternative!)

6. SHANKA Galaxy Resin Bangle

7. Zoya Nailpolish in Paz

8. Vero Moda Blazer (sadly, out of stock)

9. House of Harlow 1960 Chevron Ring in gold with crystals

10. REISS Rich Bodycon Dress in Blush

11. Proenza Schouler PS1 in green suede

12. McQ by Alexander McQueen Studded Court Shoes in Neon Pink

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