Tuesday, December 15, 2009

these are a few of my favorite things: winter 2009!

ok guys, so my laptop is still messed up and i don't really have anywhere to update from because i can't store files on my mom's computer. the only place i can update is from work because i installed my image editing program here and whatnot. i don't come to work often (it's more of a volunteer thing) and so i can't update often, especially since updates take a while to do (making graphics and whatnot). i've missed blogging a lot, and have missed reading your comments and all that jazz. every time a new season comes along i make a 'favorites' post, listing some of my favorite items for the season. there are always some expensive items and some more affordable items. i hope you enjoy this!
♥ me

p.s. i am out of school for the time being (don't you just loveeee winter break?), but in mid january i will go back to the drudgery of school. :P hopefully i can get in more updates during the break!

wfav (to see full size click on it, i know the labels look fuzzy)

ok, so before anyone tells me anything: i know that this collage is very black and grey. i'm usually a more coloful gal but lately i've been leaning towards the darker side? my mom LOVES black and of course with a love of black she loves grey as well, and i always resisted that and tried to be more colorful but i guess now she's rubbing off on me. oh well, black is always in.

i am so in love with the giambattista valli silk lace knee length dress. it is so classy. i know i could buy this now and wear it forever. it is $1,625 at netaporter.com and by golly, if i had the money i'd buy it!

knee high and thigh high boots are so in right now, and before everyone started wearing them all the fashion bloggers were anticipating the high boot craze because they were all over the runways and so eventually they'd have to be in the stores. i have to say, i wasn't quite sure if i'd hop onto the high boot bandwagon or not but i am absolutely loving them now. i especially love brian atwood's new davis suede boots! just pair them with a sweater dress/sweater coat, put on sunglases, a hat, spritz on some perfume and dash out the door!

of course i have ysl tribtoo's on the list. they are so perfect. netaporter only has them in grey patent leather but they are also available in suede as well as many other colors.

on the cheaper end of the fashion spectrum is the poked bead ring prices at a nice $9.99 at pinkice.com. i love it's warm coloring, with it's muted pink beads and firey stone in the center as well as the dark metal that complements it nicely. the ring also has a not so perfect round shape that can be seen more clearly if you look at it from a bird's eye view.

i am currently obsessed. O-B-S-E-S-S-E-D. i am obsessed with getting my hands on ck one. it reminds me of my childhood and it's a classic, fresh, invigorating scent. i keep saying i'm going to order it, but never get around to it. i will by the end of the year.

i am using burt's bees herbal blemish stick and i am very pleased with it's results. i was having major breakouts in the cheek/jaw region for some unknown reason and by using the all natural blemish stick my blemishes have gone down. my skin still has a long way to go. but i think that i've learned my lesson from switching up my facial care products: my skin likes burt's bees. i think i'm going to try and use more of their products.

thanks for reading, what are your winter faves?

carine roitfeld
michelle obama
selita ebanks
kerry washington
annalynne mccord
thandie newton
evan rachel wood
emanuelle alt
dree hemingway

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I am an immigrant. I was born in the caribbean and wish i was there rather than having to deal with the sporadic weather of chicago. I love fashion. My family is crazy, and blogging is a hobby that keeps me sane. I also strongly believe that it doesn't take money to look good, it just takes innate style.


thanks couturecarrie!<3