Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Prairie - VOTE!

The Prairie - TEN!!!

Dress, Hoodie, Cami:  Hot Mama
Necklace:  Target
Boots:  DSW
Whew!  Finally!  This series could go on and on forever as I continue to find fun new ways to wear my blaze orange hoodie.  I love it SO much and it was absolutely worth the hefty price tag.

Coming soon: Vote for your favorite look!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Prairie - Nine

Hat, Hoodie, Jeans, Booties:  Hot Mama
T-Shirt: GrandWazoo
Necklace:  Funky Gladys via Girly Muse

Miles' shirt:  PattyC2008

GREAT day.  I had so much fun shopping with my friend Carrie (hi, Carrie!).  We didn't buy a thing.  Usually that would put me in foul mood, but not today.  Today, I was proud of us.  It helped that we shopped the very upscale intersection of 50th & France in Edina, MN and couldn't have afforded most of it if we wanted to.  Perhaps this is a new frugal shopping technique?  Good company and no real money to spend.  And anyway, I'm supposed to be saving for the perfect swimsuit from Nani Nalu and a piece (or two or three) from Kokoon.

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Prairie - Eight

Hat, Tee & Hoodie:  Hot Mama
Jeggings:  Citizens of Humanity via Clothes Mentor
Boots:  Mighty Swell
Necklace:  Funky Gladys via Girly Muse

The Prairie series continues on.  Ten is the goal.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Product Review: Clarisse Dress

Hello.  Jill here.  A few weeks ago, I was asked to review a Clarisse prom dress.   I'm more than a decade beyond prom and not a formal-loving girl, but it sounded like a fun opportunity to gussy up and take pictures.  I chose the Black Homecoming Dress 1309.

Oh, so adorable.  But uh-oh, no room for my double D's.   So I had to enlist the help of one equally much more fabulous and smaller on top.  Everyone, say hello to Keely. (Hello, Keely).

Keely can rock-out ANYTHING, so this dress was hardly a challenge for her.  She went big and bright with accessories.  Her hot pink and black fascinator is handmade, and I would guess that her massive necklace is a thrift-store treasure.  A leather bracelet and patent booties complete the sassy ensemble.

Here is what we loved about the dress:  It's timeless and versatile.  Formal wear is usually worn once, then stuffed in the back of a closet for years until it is rediscovered and likely donated or sold for no where near the original price.  But I can see this dress coming out to play for numerous occasions.  It can be dressed up with lots bling and stilettos for the rare formal event, OR it can be dressed down with boots and a graphic tee for girls night out.

We also love the details.  The big bow is long enough that it could be tied around the front as opposed to the back.  The length is universally flattering.  The big ruffle around the top of the dress is absolutely adorable.  It came with a halter strap for those of us who stress over strapless (hand raised).  And the can't go wrong with classy, flattering black.

What we I didn't love about the dress:  Obviously, the fact that I couldn't wear it.  I could size up and and up and up, but the boob space would never be enough for moi.  But if you're a B-cup or smaller, you'd be very happy with this dress.

Now seriously, could I have found a cuter girl to model?  Answer:  Nope.

***The Black Homecoming Dress 1309 dress had been provided to us by provides prom dresseshomecoming dresses and dresses for other special occasions.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

For the Locals: Wild Ruffle Pop-Up Shop

Hey Twin Citians,  mark your calendars for this Saturday, November 5th.  You'll want to head out to Prior Lake for a Wild Ruffle Pop-Up Shop.  I'll be there with a few vintage pieces to sell.  Get to know other vendors through the fun features on Cate's blog.

Just could get all your holiday shopping done early while supporting local artists while having a ton of fun. 

See you there!