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November 2010

the other girls are driven home

I’m baaack! Sorry for the lack of posts last week! Work was crazy, had car issues, been horribly sick and with Thanksgiving, I didn’t have much time near the computer. But now, I think I have some things under control at work, got a Chrysler 300 as a rental car HA!, feel much better and am back in a regular schedule!
I wore this outfit last week when I spent the first of two days at one of the local t.v. stations filming a video for my work’s annual dinner. I borrowed this sweater from Katelyn of Shop Vogue Vintage. You can see how she styled it here. I paired it with a pair of tapered dress pants, boots and the faux fur scarf. It’s so cozy and warm. I’m not often practical, but I think I’ll get a lot of use out of the faux fur scarf this winter.
[pants by bcbg, boots by nyla, faux fur scarf by bebe, borrowed sweater by sweater project]
Outfits, Uncategorized

Lulu’s $100 Gift Card Giveaway!

Want to win a $100 gift card to one of my favorite online shops, Lulu’s? So easy. Just visit Lulu’s, select your favorite item and comment with a link to the item. This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian readers only and the giveaway will end next Wednesday, December 1 at 9 p.m. Winner will be selected at random. For a second entry, tweet the giveaway with a link to this post and comment again. Good luck everyone! In the mean time, if you’d like to save 15 percent on orders, use the discount code “bedhead”

royal oak

So I’ve been catching the cold that’s been going around. I suppose that’s what I get for surviving off bags of m&m’s, red bull and hot cheetos. I kept things low key this weekend and went to the Detroit area on Saturday to meet up with Suze of Miss Vinyl Ahoy and Katelyn of Shop Vogue Vintage (who took these photos for me!) We went to a couple shops in the Royal Oak area and I tried on a variety of amazing fur coats from Paris, my favorite vintage store. Suze looked amazing in a leopard print hat that I’m convinced she MUST purchase.
I think of shopping as a sport. I need to be able to remove or add layers, move swiftly and have my arms free. A hoodie, leather jacket, jeans and a bag i can wear cross my body is the perfect combination for a shopping day outfit, especially for me. Although the boots may not be practical, I’m a pro in them. Yes, I suffer from the occasional trip and fall, but who doesn’t? πŸ™‚
[hoodie and leather jacket by gap, boots by nyla, jeans by bdg, bag by rebecca minkoff]
My new hoodie has GOLD zippers and hardware details. I’ve coined it my fancy hoodie.
My signature cat move.

Hanging out in Royal Oak yesterday I was reminded of this hilarious parody of the Pure Michigan ad campaign. If you’re not from Michigan, or the midwest, you may not have watched or heard these commercials with Tim Allen’s voice talking about the lush greenery to run through barefoot or beautiful sunsets that cascade beautiful colors of light over the great lakes (I hate adjectives so understand how much it pains me to pull this out of my ass and write like what I hear in these ads.) Here’s the video of Royal Oak and here’s an example of a real ad in case you’re not familiar. Hehehe.
Outfits, Uncategorized

Morning light shall burst bright


Not often do I want to wear something so girly and pretty, but I fell in love with this fabulous dress Urban 1972 sent me. Well, I picked it out and it was calling my name, “Andrea, style me and wear meee!” I’ve since paired it with various boots, leather jackets and most recently, my favorite faux fur vest. I wore it a couple weeks ago when I went to a prescreening for Morning Glory. Although I’m not much for anything chick-flicky, I really liked the movie. Despite some expected cheesy parts and predictable ending, I giggled a lot and found it to be charming. Definitely a fun movie to see with a group of friends like I did!

Earlier this week, a dream of mine was fulfilled. After waiting a long 3.5 hours, I met David Sedaris and got my favorite book, Naked, signed..and he drew me an owl. He told me I looked fabulous and I sheepishly accepted his compliment and returned his enthusiastic questions with simple, monotone answers out of nervousness. I was annoyed with myself that I couldn’t have left him with a better first impression. Typical of me. If you haven’t read his books, you must read all of his! I reread them about once a year and end up exploding with laughter just like I’m reliving a funny story a friend told me.
[dress c/o urban 1972, tights from urban outfitters, boots c/o wanted, bag by rebecca minkoff]

P.S. Did you hear about the groupon deal, pay $25 for a $50 gift card to American Apparel. I screeched when I saw this since I hardly get any deals from American Apparel. Click here for a link to the discount! I bought mine already! Ha!
Outfits, Uncategorized

The Want List: Boots!

It’s a necessity in Michigan to be armed with a variety of boots to keep warm (and to look stylish too of course!) From affordable to way-out-of-my-price-range, here are a few I’m coveting!


1. Josh Buckled Shearling boot by Dolce Vita, $245
2. Brisbane boot by Jeffrey Campbell, $183
3. Suede army boots by Brian Atwood, $1395
4. She’s a Brit boot, $49.99
5.Constance Chukka by Alexander Wang, $670
6. Leopard print pony hair wedge by Nina Yaneli, $109.95
7. Camel buckle lace up boot, $49

Inspiration, Uncategorized