thrifty thrill

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blazer <h&m>, top <fei>, skirt <vintage>, booties <topshop>, necklace <from blue seven>

these are my new favorite pair of booties.  their tapestry embroidered print is unique and draws so many compliments.  they are versatile and can be dressed up or down.  they are comfortable to boot!  i bought this leather skirt at a consignment store with a redline price of $4.  it was below-the-knee in length and looked pretty frumpy.  i deconstructed the skirt, shortened it and came up with this far cuter, up-to-date version.  i struggled to find shoes to complement the skirt.  leather shoes wouldn’t quite work (too much leather).  these booties are perfect!  to top off the look, the cobalt blue blazer adds a pop of color; blue and tan make a perfect pair anyway.  for winter, tights and a fur jacket will work well with this leather skirt.  can’t wait to wear this thrifty thrill again.  talk about a good investment!

viva las vegas

sorry for the much belated post! i’ve been in las vegas for an extended turkey weekend.  while indulging in lots of food, continuous shopping and a few drinks throughout the weekend, i’ve been knocked off-schedule.  we also made to a few Creighton basketball tournament games (my alma mater).  here’s a few weekend snapshots (some taken with iPhone, so pardon the blur).  outfit post to come soon!  also, my christmas wish-list is coming….it’s that time! for now, here are a few highlights from the trip. as always, vegas delivered over-the-top indulgences and spectacular views!

<grand entrance at the Wynn>

<colorful lighting at Wynn>

<spectacular view from room>

<shopping at The Forum Shops>

<entrance to Cirque du Soleil-The Beatles Love show>

<dainty lights at eatery Serendipity>

winter garden

top and heels <zara>, trousers <h&m>, bag <botkier>, bracelets <variety>

who knew florals could be wearable in the cold fall and winter months.  traditionally they are a spring and summer pattern.  with this season’s trends including dark floral prints, these trousers are perfect for an evening out.  with a small structured bag and pointed pumps, i feel well coordinated for an evening out.