Friday's Fancies: Outfit Crush

September 28, 2012

*The Inspiration*

Don't you just love lace and its beautiful lady-like pattern? Today's FF is all about an outfit crush, and I've spent the entire week picking one out of my pile. I finally decided on the outfit above. White lace, dark jeans, minimal jewelry and a great clutch. It's airy and perfect for the transitional weather that we are entering into. Once I realized I have a lace top I hardly wear - I decided to create my take on it... using a bit more color. ;)









Top: H&M [similar] / Jeans: J Brand / Wedges: Nine West [heel version] / Jewelry: LOFT, Forever 21, earrings & rings from my mom 






First image via Purplee Moon

Goodies: Oxblood

September 27, 2012

Oxblood



I really can't get the color Oxblood out of my head - in a good way. (Who came up with the name, though??) 

It is a rich, bold color that is perfect for fall. I've seen Oxblood lipstick, tops, shoes and blazers... all of which are amazing and I'd like one of everything. But what I'm really loving: Oxblood skirts. I found several at really great prices and had to share my favorites. Peplum? Sequins? Pleated? So perfect for the office and date night! I'm loving the idea of these paired with some animal print, too.

So, what do you think of Oxblood? Will you be wearing it for fall?

Pump It Up

September 25, 2012

Isaac Mizrahi New York "Lauren" Pump

Just one thing for today.... I NEED THESE SHOES. Talk about perfect: red suede, a bow and chunky heel and animal print cap toe. I die. After I pinned them to my Pinterest board dedicated to shoes, I literally can't stop staring. Donations are welcome until I get to the amount of [gulp] $150.

Are you crushing on a pair of shoes right now?

Emmys: Red Carpet Fashion

September 24, 2012

Ginnifer Goodwin in Monique Lhuillier

Tina Fey in Vivienne Westwood

Julianne Moore in Christian Dior Couture

Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Vera Wang


Julie Bowen in Monique Lhuillier

Emily VanCamp in J. Mendel

I loved watching the Emmys but really loved watching the red carpet arrivals on E! (Side note: genius idea to have a stiletto and mani-cam.) The ladies above made my 'Best Dressed' list by far... no one else really stuck out for me. As for the overall fashion, I think yellow and burgundy take the most popular colors. I also noticed a lot of minimal jewels, but so many of the gowns didn't need much jewelry. What did you think of the Emmys fashion?

See the rest of the gorgeous (and horrible) dresses in this slideshow.


All photos by Getty Images, via Huffington Post.

Friday's Fancies: Football Frenzy

September 21, 2012







Yes, another Steelers-themed post... I just couldn't resist for today's Friday's Fancies!

Ever since I bought this blazer, I've been itching to wear it. It deserves to see daylight more often. I certainly would not be waiving my Terrible Towel at a tailgate in this get-up (could you imagine?!) but would, however, wear it almost anywhere. I knew for its debut, I had to pair it with my jumpsuit and add some animal print. :) Football jersey or not - I'm ready to cheer on my team!


Blazer: Zara [similar in blue] / Jumpsuit: Target / Jewelry: Fossil watch, JewelMint, c/o Glamour Me Jewels, ASOS, Derng [similar], Forever 21 necklace, rings from mom / Heels: Victoria's Secret [similar] /
Clutch: Alloy [similar]


PS: Yesterday I was guest posting for Jess about transitioning your closet to fall. If you missed it, check it out here!!





Little Black Dress

September 19, 2012





Since Matt's been kicking serious butt at work (hello, raise) he suggested we go out to dinner. Twist my arm. I immediately began planning our date night celebration outfit and couldn't resist a little sparkle and pop of red. Despite the dreary weather yesterday, we had a lot to celebrate! (And lately, I love a good sparkly outfit.)


Dress: Alloy [love this one] / Wedges: Charlotte Russe [love these] / Jewelry: ASOS chevron ring, gold rings & pearl earrings from mom / Trench: Forever 21 [similar] / Clutch: Alloy [love this one]


Styling With LOFT

September 18, 2012





I wanted to share a few behind-the-scenes photos with you all from a styling event I attended at LOFT over the weekend. A HUGE thanks to Ashley as well as Vicky & Courtney from LOFT Georgetown for allowing me to take over the store and style outfits! I had a blast!

If you haven't been into a LOFT store (or surfed online) to scoop up some amazing fall clothing, what are you waiting for? I spent nearly 3 hours drooling over burgundy and mustard pants, leopard boots, bold patterns and statement jewelry galore.


For more pictures that don't make the blog, follow me on Instagram @alkfeelinggood!

Down By The Bay

September 17, 2012








Another relaxing weekend spent at the Bay crabbing and enjoying the outdoors! My wardrobe was a bit different this trip... with summer winding down, I decided to add layers for the chilly evenings on the water. Perfect dock attire to enjoy the view before dinner. Hope everyone had a great weekend!


Top: Gap (old) [love these] / Vest: Old Navy [in jacket form] / Jeans: Gap (old) [similar] / Flats: ? (ancient) [similar] / Jewelry: Fossil watch via Piperlime.com, gold rings from mom / Bag: Steve Madden via Nordstrom Rack / Sunnies: Betsey Johnson [similar]


Fashion Inspiration: Revenge

September 15, 2012

Image via Ashley-ringmybell.blogspot.com 

Image via Fanpop.com

Image via Ashley-ringmybell.blogspot.com 

Image via Lucky Magazine

I had THE best dream a few nights ago: Nolan and I were in love, but he had to get back to filming Revenge and surprised me at home with a bunch of gifts. I woke up right after we kissed goodbye. {It appears I am really ready for Revenge Season 2 to start in a couple weeks.}

Which brings me to this months Fashion Inspiration with 2 of the leading ladies of Revenge: Ashley Madekwe and Emily VanCamp. I love watching the show for the fashion as much as the.. well, revenge.

Off-camera, these ladies are still fab! Ashley has a versatile style, which she shows on her blog. A classy, sometimes edgy (and always fabulous) newlywed. (Plus, her Instagram pics on the Revenge set make me drool.) I love Emily and her feminine style. We could definitely share wardrobes: she's always on the red carpet in fitted, feminine dresses and sky high heels. And I love seeing her even more glammed up on magazine covers (like Lucky, above).


So who will be watching & tweeting with me during the Revenge premiere on the 30th? I have so many questions from last season: did everyone die in the plane crash? Even Victoria? Will Jack & Emily fall in love? Is fake Emily's baby really Jack's?! And will Nolan fall in love with me already??