Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Daily Fashion Show: Layer it Up

Lots of layers today since it decided to slightly flurry and freeze the F up today in Chicago. Ugh, felt my first bone chill today....but I decided to bear the cold by layering it up!

Threw on some rocker blue eye shadow and lots of necklaces and a fun, fring-y scarf. It gave lots of texture and blended great with my necklaces.

The blue was my pop color with all the browns, definitely brightened up this frigged day!

Shirt: Boutique in Arizona
Cardigan: Silence and Noise from Urban Outfitters
Pants: Loft
Scarf: Claire's
Necklaces: Vintage
Cuff: Hippie Store in Savannah, GA
Ring: Claire's
Booties: Blowfish

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Weekly Secret Weapon: Triple Threat

This week's Secret Weapon is about combining my strengths by using 3 of my signature looks for a triple threat: DIY necklaces, mixing prints, and fun and flirty socks. Like other DIY necklaces, I chose a multi-row neck with huge, chunky beads and finished it off with a sparkly pin to mix it up a bit.

I'm always partial to the mixing a matching of prints so today was no different. This time, I chose the same print, but in two different scales. I think it really gave the ensemble something fresh and new. It is subtle, but unexpected.

Lastly are the socks. Absolutely loving this trend and wearing them all the time. These are so freaking cute with the little stud and bow detail on the back. It's slightly sexy but in a flirty, not slutty way.

So, when all else fails, take out the big guns and wear it all for one fabulous ensemble!

Shirt: H&M
Cardigan: Urban Outfitters
Skirt: Anthropologie
Belt: Target
Socks: Claire's
Shoes: Steve Madded
Necklace: Vintage
Pin & Spoon Ring: a jewelry party my bff hosted

Friday, November 19, 2010

Daily Fashion Show: Sparkle!

Ok, so I've noticing that a lot of my postings lately are about sparkles, but I just love them. Seriously can't get enough. They make you feel pretty, girly, and well, happy, so why not talk about it? Yet again, I'm wearing something super sparkly, but this time, it's on my legs!

I wait every year at about this time to bust out my gold sparkle tights and I'm so excited to get to put them into my rotation (at least for the next couple of months). I typically don't wear brown, but I love this belt and of course, my boots, so I thought the brown went well with the gold tones on my legs.

Sort of played jungle gym in my complex's entry way, it was fun and challenging. Seriously, how did I always do the monkey bars with ease as a child? I had a hard enough time holding myself up on this stair for 10 seconds!!! It was still really fun though and I think it was the shorts. They just make me feel happy and playful. MUST BUY MORE!

Top: The Gap
Shorts: H&M
Tights: gift
Belt: eBay
Boots: Etienne Aigner
Earrings: Banana Republic

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Weekly Secret Weapon: DIY Necklace

This week's Secret Weapon is all about making your own necklace! As you all know, I typically layer on a bunch of different things, whether it's clothing, accessories, you name it so I thought why not do it with jewelry?

I picked a multi-strand necklace, a choker, and a vintage pin and looped it all together for a really fun piece!

I also layered my clothing today with a long tunic, sparkly vest, and a belt over the vest. Gave me a waistline as well as mixed it up a bit.

Wore my little cowboy-esque booties today for a more relaxed feel while still feeling fun and flirty.

Hope this helps next time you want to layer it up, especially now that it's getting a little colder out, which means, party season!

Tunic- Urban Outfitters
Vest- Vintage
Jeans- The Gap
Booties- Blowfish
Belt- J. Crew

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Hit List: Burlesque-Esque

Is anyone else a little fired up for the new X-tina/Cher movie, Burlesque? Well, I'm interested and couldn't help but find a bunch of retailers showing it in the best way possible, fashion! Since it all has a vintage feel, of course I'm excited, but there some fun, new twists I found that may appear on my Christmas list this year. There is lots of lace, beading, fringe, and a little touch of nature. I love the slip from Anthropologie as well as the crazy-fun headband from Modcloth. Maybe I'll even dress it up when I go see the movie, how fun?!

1. Sequin Top- Modcloth $57.99
2. Lace Slip- Anthropologie $58
3. Swag Belt- Haute Hippie on Shopbop $595 (already sold out but too good not to show)
4. Fringe Leotard- Modcloth $37.99
5. Wrap Around Headband- Modcloth $79.99
6. Beaded Bird Necklace- Anthropologie $58

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Daily Fashion Show: Finally Fall

So the weather here in Chicago is always tricky and seasons never really start or end on time, but I think it's safe to say it's Fall. We had several warm days last week, but I'm sticking to wearing leggings, tough boots, and sweaters regardless.

I layered up today with leggings, a short dress, and a fun, printed cardigan all topped off with a belt and serious boots.

I've never really gotten into boots, that is, until I started buying them for my job! They were always fun but way out of price range. But I seriously changed my mind and think it's definitely worth the investment now. They are so cozy, a fun way to dress down dresses and skirts, and especially fun to layer on legwear. I'll definitely be buying more of these puppies as the weather makes it's final shift into snow!

Dress: Urban Outfitters
Cardigan: Delia's
Leggings: The Gap
Boots: Claire's
Necklace: Vintage
Belt: Express
Watch: Fossil

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Weekly Secret Weapon: Old Schooling It

Want to know the best way to spice up your wardrobe? Pull out some oldies and make them fun and funky for now!

I held onto these little puppies since I was a kid and have been waiting to bust them out until now. Seriously love how they give a nod to the 80s, plus make a loose-fitted top snug around your curves!

Paired with skinny jeans and suede booties, I think the little t-shirt rings look totally modern and fun! Not really sure what the proper name of these are, when I was kid (back when I wore these everyday, I called them do-dads or thing-a-ma-bops. Hmmm, guess we'll settle for t-shirt ring then....

Who knew oldies could be so fun? I highly suggest dragging some out today and old schooling it!

Top: Urban Outfitters
Jeans: J Crew
Cardigan: Delias
Booties: Vintage
Necklace: Carsons
T-Shirt Ring: Vintage

Monday, November 8, 2010

Fashion Target: Guest Blogger

Got the amazing opportunity to guest blog on one of my good friend's blog, Stilettos and Diaper Bags, while she is resting it up from having her daughter! Check it out!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Hit List: Red Ruffles

Ever since I got the Holiday Victoria's Secret catalog, I can't stop thinking about the color red! I seriously fell in love with the ruffled skirt below and knew there was more out there that had amazing red ruffles. I seriously love every single piece in this Hit List and want them all, for the holidays as well as my birthday (Valentine's Day)! Can't wait to start dressing up!

1. Ruffle Cut Out Dress- Top Shop 50
2. Ruffle Skirt- Victoria's Secret $49.50
3. Ruffle Top Socks- Costume Craze $3.39
4. Ruffle Rose Clutch- Nordstroms $98
5. Red Bow Pumps- Kurt Geiger 150
6. Ruffle Wedges- Modcloth $37.99

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Fashion Target: Totally Global

Since I've had this blog, I've been daily tracking all of you lovely viewers on where you're from, how you found me, and how many times you come back to me. Most of my viewers come from the US but every now and again, I get viewers from some of the smallest countries around the world. It's seriously fascinating how you all find me!!! Finally, a week ago, Fashion Ammo became global! My blog has been seen in all continents around the world. I was so thrilled! It really means a lot to have all of you support, comments, and feedback from literally everywhere. I hope you all continue to read and follow the quirky, girly, and sometimes craziness that is Fashion Ammo!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Daily Fashion Show: Bow-tastic

So you all know that I'm nothing but a girl's girl. So, what better way to bring out the girly with bows?! Got this cardigan on my shopping trip a few weeks ago and just fell in love with the bow detail on the pockets.

Why not add another bow? Used a thrifted necktie as a belt and tied it off with a bow! Also paired it with some fun tights, to give it even more of a girly edge.

Overall, the color palette is very soft and romantic, true to my girly ensemble. Guess I just felt like emphasizing my personality today in the best way, through fashion!

Dress: H&M
Cardigan: H&M
Tights: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Steve Madden
Tie/Belt: Thrifted
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