Well, it’s the holidays, so the usual increase in tasks and work has arrived again! I still managed to snap a few pics of life lately (aka what I was wearing lately). The top photo is my debut of my new arm tights from Spanx. They are fabulous and are helping me transition my spring and summer wardrobe into my winter wardrobe. I have my eye on the black metallic pair next! And bottom photo- I checked out the new line at target “A New Day.” Super cute line- and perfect for the price. Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate!
If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? -Percy Bysshe Shelley
Top: thrift ($3)
Jacket: Milly via ThredUp ($18, retails for approx $450)
Leggings: TJ Maxx ($5 marked down from $20)
Shoes: DSW (can’t remember! few years ago…)
I tried out the new Orly Breathable polish, which is a nail treatment and color; I have to say, readers, I am a fan! My sad peeling winter nails are much happier with breathable polish on them and seemed much stronger once removed. The color options are fab too! You can check it out here: http://www.orlybeauty.com/breathable-treatment-color.html
Happy heart day, readers! I’m thrilled to run with a theme- are you surprised? So, I pulled out my heart button down and new red Milly coat I got online at ThredUp. As I mentioned in my last couple of posts, this was the item that I really love that I got at Thred up. I am exceptionally thrilled with the quality of the coat; it was exactly as listed. Happy heart, indeed. I hope everyone has a wonderful day and is able to spend time time with friends, family, or on their own- just enjoying the day!
Heart top: beachlunchlounge via TJ Maxx ($20 marked down from $60)
Necklace: Bauble Bar ($28 marked down from $34)
Jeans: Ann Taylor Loft ($5 marked down from approx $70)
Shoes: Ivanka Trump via DSW ($15 marked down from approx $120)
Jacket: Milly via ThredUp ($15, retails for approx $600)
Woo hoo! It’s #monthlymani time! The theme this month is Modern Romance. I found this fab Christian Siriano polish set at Walgreens for $5 (!!) and was so pumped, I used every color to create an updated ombre look. A photo of the set is pictured above, as are a few of my fav Heart Day items…and of course, my #monthlymani. Be sure to head over to Kristi to check out super chic and modern mani themed nails!
It’s about that time again- I’m celebrating my blogaversary and birthday! When I think back over the past few years, it’s amazing how many things have changed since I started the Fashion Huntress. Despite all these changes, the one constant has been the endlessly positive support of the people around me, including, you, the readers of this humble endeavor. This blog is a true labor of love and it’s been so wonderful to get to know people near and far through the adventure. Shout-out to all of you, and my loving friends and family, as we cheers to another year!
The Fashion Huntress
Dress: Burberry (gift)
Coat: French Connection (purchased many years ago! Can’t remember price!)
Earrings: Tiffany and Co. (gift)
Tights: H&M ($5)
Shoes: Sophia Webster via Saks Off Fifth ($100 marked down from $450)
A Fashion Huntress first: nighttime photos! I got home a little too late for daylight photos, so I gave night photos a try. As promised in my last post, here is the Tory Burch dress I got from ThredUp. Of course, right after I took these photos, one of the buttons fell off the dress completely (photo below). Talk about a fixer upper…I feel like Charlie Brown at Halloween.
s online (see my last post
Blah! This dress was definitely not the “nearly new” quality it was listed as online (see my last post). But, I’ll fix the button, and with a cardigan, you definitely don’t notice any seam issues that I couldn’t fix myself. Sigh. Not a dream come true, in the end. But, it photographed well in the dark. Just don’t look too closely. 😉
Dress: Tory Burch via ThredUp ($10, retails for approx $700)
Cardigan: Banana Republic ($18 marked down from $70)
Tights: Nordstrom Rack (approx $5)
Shoes: Not Rated via DSW ($50 marked down from $75)
You can read my full review on ThredUp in my last post, as I mentioned. As follow up, the team was not able to find the shirt I had initially ordered that didn’t ship, so that was a bummer. And, this dress ended up with the broken button after I wore it once. I don’t think this changes my overall opinion of their site, I would just say buyer beware and be prepared for returns, if needed!
I’m feeling much better this week, readers; thanks for the well wishes! I have so many things on my mind for the new year- in a good way! With the encouragement and support of my family, I’ve worked on making changes to my schedule to enable me to seek a little more balance. I think it’s so easy to get wrapped up in work, especially when you love what you do. Technology has made our work accessible basically at all times. But, there needs to be time set aside to stop and smell the roses, right? Well, in my case, to stop and photograph my shoes. Cheers to balance, readers!
Sweater suit: St John via thrift ($1, retails for around $500)
Coat: thrift ($9)
Necklace: J Crew ($12 marked down from approx $36)
Shoes: Lula Townsend at DSW ($12 marked down from $79) (I just had them re-heeled and they are good as new!)
Tights: H&M ($5)
Bag: Reed for Kohl’s ($32 marked down from approx $120)
What else is up this week, you ask? A new mani and some thrifted finds!
It’s that time again! Our theme this month for the #monthlymani (with my girl Kristi of Delightfully Kristi) is Frost Bite! I used a baby blue blue base color and then dabbed tissue paper in polish to add gold and glitter on top. Be sure to head over to Kristi to check out her truly awesome “Frost Bite” themed mani- it’s fab!
You can also see the buttons (photos above) that were on that jacket initially that I decided to remove to make the outside of the jacket look a little more sleek. It took just a couple of minutes and I saved the buttons for another project. Easy peasy. Buttons are a super easy way to change up a look- give it a try!
Woo hoo! The holidays are in full swing- which does mean busy busy, but also means traditions, family, friends, and lots of merriment ❤ Happy holidays, all!
Dress: Ann Taylor Loft via thrift store ($2, retails for approx $150)
Vest: Nordstrom Rack ($40)
Leggings: TJ Maxx ($4)
Necklace: J Crew Factory ($16 marked down from $40)
Belt: Old Navy ($2 marked down from $5)
Boots: Crown Vintage via DSW ($45 marked down from $120)
It’s that time again: our #monthlymani club! This month we chose a ‘merry, glitzy, and bright’ theme. I opted for red, gold, and red and green glitter- simple and festive! Be sure to head over to Kristi to check out her glitzy glam holiday #monthlymani too!
We’ve gotten quite a bit of snow lately, as you can see from my photos! I have an annoying (to me) fear of driving in snow, but am feeling hopeful that I can overcome it this year! My husband is definitely encouraging me to drive whenever it starts to snow so he can help me conquer my fear, but I manage to come up with a lot of excuses of “being busy” (“Oh…erm…I have to go organize my socks…”). Ah well, it’s good to set goals, right? 2017! The year of not being scared of driving in snow!
Sweater: JOA via If Chic
Button down: (so old! Faconnable from Nordstrom, I remember that much!)
Skirt: Ann Taylor Loft ($15 marked down from $90)
Tights: Calvin Klein via TJ Maxx ($4 marked down from approx $20)
Shoes: DSW (wow, another one I can’t remember, sorry!)
Necklace: J Crew ($12 marked down from approx $36)
Clutch: Kate Spade (gift)
Fashion Huntress tip: People often tell me how their shoes have been stained by salt or snow. The key is to pack your shoes in your bag and wear commuting shoes or boots when outside. I always, always wear snow boots, y’all since ‘the fall of 2013.’ One time, the ONE time I didn’t in 2013, I wiped out in the middle of the city on a patch of ice and hurt my ankle (and my shoes). So, safety first: wear snow boots, and pack your heels!