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New Favorite Things: Legging with Faux Leather Inset

11 Oct

I bought some leggings yesterday that I was a little iffy on,  New York and Company’s Black Legging with a faux leather inset. They have a equestrian feeling with an edge, with a faux leather inset on the inner calves.  I put them on this morning and I absolutely love them.  I automatically feel slim and chic with a little bit of unexpected surprise on the inside of my leg.  Another great thing is that they were only $9.99!

The thing to remember with leggings is, they are not pants.  Your top needs to be a little bit billowy and or cover your butt, be careful b/c you don’t want to come out with Kim Kardasian legging butt.  The best way to wear them are over tunics, under small/short dresses or large sweaters with boots, booties or heels.

Today I have them on at work so I am super casual with a flowing, long black ruffle tunic also from New York and Company, Jessica Simpson patent leopard sandals and gold accessories from Forever 21.

They would also look great paired with a flowing tank, fitted blazer, booties and some glam accessories for a night on the town.

However you decide to wear your leggings make sure to take a hard look at yourself before walking out the door and remember that these are not pants and unless you have the perfect body (let’s be honest, no one does) you should have your but covered by your top.

-Drama mama out


Lunch Break Shopping – October Week 1

7 Oct

So I am a self admitted shop a holic and there is nothing better than shopping during your lunch break.  Not only do you get to get out of the office for a fun activity but it feels like you have some really time off.  I am a quick shopper and this is why lunch break shopping works for me but if you are a tentative shopper, examining all of your purchases, evaluting etc this will not work for you.

Monday October 4th I went to JoAnn Fabrics to pick up some elastic for a tutu that I am making for Luna Jane ( tutorial on this coming soon) and I found so many great Fall home items as amazing prices.

My Favorites are

White 10″ Funkin – such a cute different spin on Pumpkins.  The best thing about this pumpkin is that it is carvable but it would be great uncarved as a fall decoration that can stay up until Thanksgiving.  I think this would look great with other gourds of different sizes piled in the middle of a dining room table.  Different and Chic – $9.99

Holiday Inspirations-31.5″ Stacked Pumpkin Door Greeter – I actually purchases the Turkey version of this door hanger (not available online :() but these quilted door hangers are a really cute alternative to a fall wreath.  – $7.49 at that price who can resist.  These came in multiple different designs, haunted houses, pumpkins and turkeys

Scarecrow on a Stake – These are not available online but in the store they have lots of really cute scarecrows in many different designs that are on a stake that would look really cute in a garden or in a pot of mums.  They were on sale for $4.99 which is just crazy

All in all I was very shocked and surprised and my finds at Jo Ann fabrics, you should check it out…it is not just for people who sew or old ladies 🙂

Wednesday October 6th – I was supposed to go and return some horrendously unflattering sweaters at Old Navy during my break but I decided to go to the mall instead.  I went to:

Forever 21 which is one of my fave stores for accessories and super trendy items.  This shopping trip I was on the lookout for basic items for layering and new accessories. These are the items that i found

Basic V Neck Long Sleeve and Short sleeve tees for layering in black and white – these are great under long cardigans, shrugs jackets etc.  You can’t have a great look without a good foundation and these are essential.  They are super cheap ($4.80 to $6.80) and come in lots of colors

Sweet Flower Beanie – This was one trend that I thought I could not pull off but I was mistaken.  It looks super cute when I tried it on in the store I had curls that day that I did with hot rollers. – $6.80

Leopard Lint Roller – I couldn’t resist and at only $2.50 what a great find

Filigrie Stapler – This is such a cute item and it is pretty heavy so it doesn’t seem like it will break very easily.  I definitely have the cutest stapler in the office now – $3.80 This would make a super cute gift as well.

Bejeweled Tweezers – These are absolutely to die for.  Such a cute item and only $1.80! I can’t even get a soda for that price.  I bought a few pairs for little Christmas surprises.  Really cute impulse buy but they kind of hurt your fingers if you hold them a certain way.

On my way out of the mall I couldn’t help but stop in at Sephora as well.  I can’t ever go into the mall without walking in and I needed a few things. Here is what I got

Sephora Nano Eyeliner in Midnight Black and Chocolate – $5 These little eyeliners are great for your lower eye.  I only wear liquid eyeliner on top so these look really smokey and smudgey on bottom which I love.

Sephora Mono Eyeshahow in dark brown $12 – These eyeshadows are a great value.  They last forever and they stay on well during the day.  I would suggest against any of the ones with the silver glitter, it falls under your eyes and looks like you have intentionally put glitter under your eyes…not a good look unless your are 13 in the 90s. This would be a great start to try out a smokey eye if you are not a fan of black smokey eyes.  Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist did a great tutorial on how to achieve a smokey eye and you could use the concept with brown tones as well for a sexy subdued look.

Sephora Blush me Mono in Apricot – $12 This blush is great for the price the only issue I have is that its a little glittery…I kind of feel like I am back in the days of body glitter

Murad Acne Treatment Concealer – $21 I know a little pricey but I just started getting breakouts on my chin…I know what is that about! So I asked the consultant what would be a good concealer to use, she suggested this one b/c it has salicylic acid in which is a huge acne fighter so we will see if this clears my breakouts while covering them up too

Hope you enjoyed the reviews of the products I bought while out and about on my lunch break…I guess I get around to returning those sweaters one day 🙂

-Drama mama out

How to Rock: Short Cowboy Boots

6 Sep

I am sure that most of you have seen the new trend for Fall surfacing in the stores, your Lucky magazines and on your celebrity trash blogs, Short Cowboy boots.  This is one trend that I am pretty excited about due to its versatilty and a big girl loves shoes….you always wear the same size shoes…not matter how much weight you gain.

The great things about this trend is that its super versatile and can work for lots of different looks.

Boots with Dresses – This is probably one of the most popular and widely used applications for this trend.  These boots can be worn with any fall dress or even summer dress “falled’ up with leggings or a jacket/cardigan.

Boots with Skinny Jeans – This is a great way to utilize your skinny jeans and change them up with Fall items like lightweight caridgans, flannel shirts or oversized tunics.  Ankle Cowboy boots fit great over the skinny jeans that you already have and make any outfit instantly transformed into the new season.  If you are in need of great skinny jeans, I suggest Old Navy’s Rockstar Jean Legging.  I have these in dark demin and black and I love them.  Super cute comfortable and best of all cheap!

Boots with Leggings – leggings are a great addition to any wardrobe and in the fall they make a great add on peice to help transition some summer items into fall.  Pair leggings with over sized flannel button downs or other tunics to make for a hip bohemian look with little to no effort.  Old Navy has some great styles of leggings with zipper or button details that will look great with boots.

Where to buy your Ankle Cowboy Boots

Forever 21 :

  • Leatherette Cowboy Boots – Leatherette cowgirl style workman boots features a wooden heel, elastic on each side for easy wear, gathered front and top stitching. $27.80
  • Dusty Trails Ankle Boots – Dress up your inner cowgirl in this pair of boots and add a bit of 2-step style to your look. Features embroidered contrast stitching and cutouts backed with contrast color leatherette. Side zipper. Stacked heel. – $29.80

Old Navy:

  • Women’s Slouch Ankle Cowboy Boots – You’ll be home on the range and just about anywhere else in these western-inspired boots. The pieced faux leather mimics a cowboy boot, while the slouched shaft adds city chic. Wear them with everything from full skirts to skinny jeans. $39.50  Word to the wise…these look a little cheap in person 😦


  • Buckley – Kick your style into overdrive with this biker chic leather boot featuring a short shaft design with adjustable strap detailing, slouchy instep and chunky low heel. By MIA $119.99


Western Stores – If you cant find this trend in one of your favorite stores, go straight to the source, a western store

  • Shelpers.com – Ankle boots shine with skinny jeans, dresses, skirts, & leggings. This affordable cowboy ankle boot from Roper features a distressed brown manmade leather foot under a 6″ matching manmade leather shaft. Fabric shaft lining. Classic pointed toe profile. $59.99
  • Shelpers.com – Dan Post Dirty Bull Ankle Boots – $149.99

If you are a brave try a different spin on the ankle cowboy boot.  These lace up ankle boots with fur lining have a really cool vintage feel to them while still being really new and unique.

My New Favorite Things

15 Jun

Lady GAGA – Alejandro Video – say what you say about it being blasphemous or copying Madonna but this video is amazing in its choreography and cinematography.

Tresemee Dry Shampoo – A cheaper alternative to salon or other high end dry shampoos but it is pretty good.  When compared with Ojon rub out shampoo it is a lot better because of the smell.  The Ojon Rub Out Shampoo smells like an old ladies bathroom 😦

Small Stud Earrings – I am in love with small stud earrings in little girl shapes like bows, hearts, flowers etc.  They add such a cute touch to girly dresses or even edgier outfits.  I used to be  a large earring type of person but I like that these smaller earrings are interesting and can catch someone’s eye in a subtle way.  Forever 21 has great ones that are super cheap.