Monday, March 26, 2012

Daily Obsession: Quarter Past Love Necklace from Frock Stock

Hi Everyone! I hope you're surviving this Monday. Mine has been busy, but not too bad! When searching for today's obsession, I came across this necklace that I actually bought months ago at a flea market here in NYC. Today I found the same necklace on a great vintage site called Frock Stock. They call it the Quarter Past Love Necklace (what an adorable name!): $12.50.

This is mine that I got from the flea market!
The clock actually works, so you if you want to keep time on it you can. I wear long necklaces a lot and this one always gives my outfits a very soft, feminine touch.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Daily Obsession: Crochet Lace Sweetheart Romper from A'GACI

Thank God it's Friday! Hopefully you guys have something awesome planned for this weekend. Today's daily obsession is this Crochet Lace Sweetheart Romper from A'GACI: $26.50.

You guys know how much I love lace and crochet detailing, so obviously I went crazy when I saw this. I really like how the the shorts poke out at the bottom. This romper is simply adorable! 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Daily Obsession: Rebecca Minkoff Beach House Fund Pouch

Hi guys! I hope you're having a wonderful Thursday. Today's daily obsession is this Rebecca Minkoff Beach House Fund Pouch at Nordstrom: $55.

New York City is amazing, but I'm definitely a beach girl at heart! With this pouch I can start saving for my future beach house.....or at least try to save ;) Nordstrom is also offering it in black and pink, but I like this blue one the best!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Daily Obsession: Fashion Star Ep 2 Trousers by Sarah Parrott

What did you guys think of Fashion Star last night? Sarah Parrott designed another fabulous piece that H&M purchased. I cannot believe she made these trousers in 8 hours! They're my daily obsession today. By obsessed I mean I was at H&M this morning at 10am to buy them!

H&M: $19.95
They're lightweight and the fit is excellent. Unfortunately, I've got to get them hemmed because I am very petite and they are way too long. I've put together some items below that when paired with the trousers, would create a sophisticated and fashion forward look. 

Express Sleeveless Tie Front Shirt: $39.90

Unlisted First and Only Wedge Sandals at Macy's: $59.00

Nila Anthony Nicola Satchel at Handbag Heaven: $42.46

Crystal Creation Fashion Bracelet from Charming Charlie: $12.97

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Daily Obsession: Jamaican Nights Bracelet from Francesca's Collections

Happy first day of Spring everyone! Today's daily obsession is this Jamaican Nights Bracelet from Francesca's Collections: $14.00.

This bracelet makes me happy just looking at it! I really like the vibrant color combination as well as the brown thread holding it all together. This bracelet would look great paired with the typical summer outfit- denim shorts, sandals, and a tank top. I've got to have it! 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Daily Obsession: Dotted Chiffon 2-in-1 Dress from Body Central

Happy Belated St. Patrick's Day! I hope you guys had a fun and festive weekend. Today's daily obsession is this Dotted Chiffon 2-in-1 Dress from Body Central.

I really like the play on proportions in this dress. The bigger top draws attention to a small waist. I really love the teal color and the polka dots are too cute! I can definitely see myself wearing this out to dinner on a warm summer night. Body Central has got an awesome selection of clothing and really great, inexpensive prices. This dress is only $24.90- what a steal! 

Friday, March 16, 2012

One Outfit for One Entire Day

Top: Forever 21, Pants: Forever 21, Heels: Target, Clutch: R&Em (similar)

My favorite part of this outfit is it's versatility. It's appropriate for work or for a night out, preventing me from having to change multiple times in one day.  I decided to choose a neutral button up, but add a subtle pop of leopard in the shoes. These heels were one of my daily obsessions a few weeks ago and I still love them! This large R&Em envelope clutch is great for carrying papers to work and also for bringing a camera to take photos in the evening. In case you didn't know, R&Em is Rebecca Minkoff's lower priced handbag line. It's sold at a few retailers including Macy's. Check it out if you haven't already!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Daily Obsession: Stephan & Co. Statement Necklace from Nordstrom

Hello Fashionistas! I hope you all are enjoying your Thursday! Today's daily obsession is this Stephan & Co. Statement Necklace from Nordstrom: $16.00.

This colorful and chunky piece will take your outfit from nice to fabulous! I have this necklace in purple and I really love it. Don't forget that bright, bold colors are in this season and this piece is a great way to update your wardrobe at a low cost!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Daily Obsession: Fashion Star Ep 1 Sarah Parrott Dress at H&M

Did you guys watch the premiere of Fashion Star last night? It is definitely my new favorite show! If you missed last night's episode you can watch it here. My daily obsession today is this dress designed by a contestant on the show named Sarah Parrott. It is being sold at H&M for only $19.95.

This dress is a great combination of sexy and sophisticated. The back cut out reveals the perfect amount of skin adding a little more sexiness to the form fitting silhouette. There are pockets on the front of dress, which is great on a night out when you don't want to carry a purse with you. This piece is also offered in black, but unfortunately both colors are sold out online. H&M is also carrying this dress in stores, but hurry because it is selling out fast!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Daily Obsession: Accordion Pleated Skirt from Tobi

My first obsession today is this 70 degree weather! It's absolutely beautiful outside- not too hot, not too cold. I got out of class early and went straight to Chelsea Piers to sit by the water. My second obsession is this Accordion Pleated Skirt from Tobi.

The pleated skirt is very much in style for this Spring, so make sure you add this piece to your wardrobe. This skirt has a fun and girly feel and I really love the color. It also comes in black, white, and nude. I like how they created an edgy look by adding the leather jacket. I also recommend pairing the skirt with a chambray shirt. This is such a versatile piece, it is definitely worth the price of $46.00!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Daily Obsession: Mediterranean Tiered Romper from Love Culture

Hi Everyone! I'm really enjoying doing these Daily Obsession posts and I hope you are enjoying reading them as well.  Today's obsession is this Mediterranean Tiered Romper from Love Culture: $25. 90. 

A romper and a pair of sandals is my outfit of choice for the Spring and Summer months. It's so simple, comfortable and chic all at the same time! The tiered ruffles on this romper are really cute and make a fuller silhouette. Of course this model looks fabulous, but she is very thin. I'm interested to see how this romper would look on someone with a curvier figure such as myself! 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Daily Obsession: Kirra Fringe Lace Tank

I hope you guys are having a fantastic Friday! Today's daily obsession is this Kirra Fringe Lace Tank from PacSun: $22.50.

The unique design of this tank really caught my eye. I love the fringe and lace detailing. I also really like how they styled it with a long feather necklace and the tribal print skirt. Just remember ladies, you can never go wrong with a white top and a nice tan.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Daily Obsession: American Apparel High-Waist Jean Cuff Short

Hello Everyone! Today was a beautiful day in New York City. I can't believe we hit 70 degrees- just might be a record for the beginning of March. The nice weather inspired me to look at some kick around denim shorts for more warm days to come. I found these High-Waist Jean Cuff Shorts from American Apparel and yes, I'm obsessed!

I love accentuating the waist because it makes a very flattering, feminine silhouette. The high waist also puts a twist on regular denim shorts and makes them new and fresh. They're priced at $58.00 which is a little pricey for my budget but I think it's worth it!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Daily Obsession: Forever 21 Floral Maxi Dress w/ Belt

Hi Guys, I hope you're having a great Wednesday! My daily obsession today is this Forever 21 Floral Maxi w/ Belt: $22.80.

Maxi dresses are so fun to wear and the crochet bow really adds something special to the dress. I would pair this dress with a floppy hat and sandal wedges to create a laid back, spring look. How would you style this dress? I'd love to hear your ideas!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Daily Obsession: Call You Honey Shoulder Bag on

My daily obsession today is this Call You Honey Shoulder Bag on $79.99

This adorable bag is both functional and fashionable. The crocheted lace detailing gives the bag a unique look. Before you get too excited, it is currently out of stock on Yes, I said those dreaded words- out.of.stock. BUT! If you tell ModCloth you "Need It", they will try to restock it. I'm pretty sure I need this bag  :)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Daily Obsession: GoMax Sienna 22 Cream Floral Fabric Ballet Flats

I hope you guys had a great weekend! Happy happy as a Monday can be that is. When I saw these flats they certainly brightened up my day! Today's daily obsession are these GoMax Sienna 22 Cream Floral Fabric Ballet Flats on LuLu'

Everyone needs a cute pair of flats and these are only $29.00! I really love the floral print and the color combination. These shoes would look great with a pink or red sundress or romper. Can Spring hurry up and get here already?? I'm not sure if I can wait any longer!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Daily Obession: LC Lauren Conrad Pleated Lace Shorts at Kohl's

Today I am loving these Pleated Lace Shorts in the LC Lauren Conrad Collection at Kohl's. The lace detailing is so pretty and I really like the high-waist silhouette. Absolutely perfect for spring! I went to two Kohl's stores yesterday and did not see these shorts. They're available online, but I don't think they are available in stores yet. At full price they're $50.00 dollars, but right now they are on sale for $37.50. Love, Love, Love :)

I really like the rest of the collection too. There are a lot of pastels and florals with pops of bright colors like coral and yellow. Feminine tailoring and soft details like bows is a major theme. Definitely check it out if you haven't already!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Daily Obsession: Target Mossimo Paisley Platform Pumps

These leopard Mossimo Paisley Platform Pumps from Target are my daily obsession today. Leopard is currently my favorite print and they would look great with a pair of colored jeans. They're only $29.99- how can you resist?

Briana's Wardrobe Essentials

When it comes to shopping I find myself dying to have everything I lay eyes on but not having the money to buy even half of it. How do we know which items and trends are most important to buy for the season? I've put together a list of essential items I think every female should have in her closet. Many of these items are staple pieces which means you'll be able to wear them in the winter or summer, this year or next year- they're timeless. These important items are versatile and can be worn all together or paired with other outfits.

 Leather Jacket- H&M: $49.95
A leather jacket gives every outfit an edgy feel and goes great with a pair of jeans.

Jeans- MNG by Mango at Jcpenney: $40
Every girl needs a pair of flattering jeans. I prefer skinny and black or dark blue washes.

Flowy, Lightweight Shirt- Forever 21: $17.80
Your flowy shirt should have some sort of unique detailing- this one has a crochet back. The detailing gives the shirt an extra something special and makes it easy to wear by itself.

Chambray Shirt- Nordstrom: $49.00
This shirt can be worn many different ways. It's a great way to dress down a fancy dress or skirt. I also like wearing them with my leather jacket
A Mid-Size Black Bag -Michael Kors Hamilton Satchel: $298.00

Rebecca Minkoff Mab Mini: $525.00

I recommend you get a quality designer black bag. Invest your money in something you'll be able to use for years. These bags are a great size and their long straps make them easy to carry around.

Black Combat Boots-Steve Madden: $99.95
These boots are very comfortable and allow you to walk for days.

 Black Ankle Booties- Shoedazzle: $39.95
Choose a pair of booties that can be dressed up or down. I like these wedge booties because they're a reasonable height and are easier to walk in than high heeled booties.

Long Necklace- PacSun: $9.50
Long necklaces can be worn with your flowy shirt or a sundress. It can give your outfit a relaxed, boho feel.

What is your favorite wardrobe essential? What item do you find yourself wearing the most? I'd love to hear from you :)