Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Now that Xmas is over, who's ready for Spring???

I can only tolerate Winter for 3 reasons: Christmas, New Years and one nice White Day of Fresh Snow.
Other than that I can't stand Winter and I'm already counting down the days till the Spring Awakening, Spring Cleaning, and my new Spring Wardrobe that Ive been working on all Fall and Winter.

I preordered this gorgeous torquoise platform sandal from Solestruck. I cannot wait to get them! Find them Messica Coraline.

I saw these gorgeous wedges in the January issue of Elle in an orange/red color! Its the new shoe from MyMu, a line by Gabriela Lanardonne. They will be available Spring 2011 for $298. They are pricey but gorgeous. They remind me of the gold Guiseppe Zanotti's Rihanna wore back in October!
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Finally ordered these Jessica Simpson Dany Platforms as well. Get it here for as little as $64-$99 depending on color (silver, black and this camel color above)

Image 4 of ASOS Button Through Drop Waist Shirt Dress
Image 1 of Firetrap Printed Oversize T-Shirt Dress

 Thanks to the 50% sale at ASOS I got tons of Spring Dresses with my Christmas Money!
Image 1 of Motel Another Rose Print Bandeau DressImage 1 of ASOS Sheer Slip Dress 

Spring...I'm ready for you!
Who else is ready for Spring? Did anyone else get some great Holiday deals?
Cant wait to show all these pieces in outfit post!

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Marie Claire: You are my Favorite!

I've decided that I am in love with Marie Claire Magazine. I love Elle too but Marie Claire just gets me everytime with their content! I blogged a while back about an article titled "Gap Generation" about gap tooth beauties. This article really made me feel unique and special. I love that there is actual content in the magazine worth reading. The January Issue with Amy Adams looking amazing on the cover was an awesome read!

Yes, I was drooling over this cover, but moreso over that nail polish lol. I WANT THAT POLISH! It looks like the Chanel Polish but I'm not sure.
She looked amazing (love these shoes) and the interview was great!

There were some other really great articles as well such as: "What it costs to be me" which follows 5 women who live in different parts the world and how much they make, how much they spend, and their fashion expenses. It was really insightful and inspiring and made me feel very lucky. This is the substance magazines need more of.

There was also a great article on one of my style icons Stacy London.

I leave you with more photos of the gorgeous Amy Adams! If you havent picked up this issue yet it's a Must Read!

So whats your favorite magazine?
Mine at the moment is Marie Claire followed closely by Elle and then finally Lucky Magazine (cause a girl loves to shop!!!)


Monday, December 27, 2010

Retro Chic: Bang Bang

This is an awesome dress I got while thrifting at Salvation Army NYC. See that post here and some other items from Salvation Army. This dress is so retro but I love it.

Made a little slide show of the photos to a great retro song!

Untitled from Monroe Steele on Vimeo.

This dress was such a STEELE afor $6.50

I got this awesome belt during a thrifting trip to Brooklyn at Beacons Closet.

Dress: Thrifted from Salvation Army
Belt: Thrifted from Beacons Closet Williamsburg
Shoes: Zigi Soho via DSW

Song: Bang Bang (Kill Bill Soundtrack) Nancy Sinatra

I have a thing for retro dresses, A-line and circle skirts. Ever since watching Carrie Bradshaw in her retro dresses and skirts I've been addicted. Hope all the Upper East Coast people are faring well with all this snow! These photos were taken before hand. Happy Snow Day.
I leave you with NYC Post Blizzard Pics from my window!

Stay Warm

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Loot!

I really love the holidays. This is my first holiday without my family and I was a little bummed but practically talked with my mom, aunts, cousins and siblings over the phone all day so it wasn't so bad.
Everyone received my gifts in time. I received some awesome gifts and didn't get a tree this year but decorated my apartment and cooked a lovely Christmas dinner for me and my friend Alicia.
Merry Christmas Everyone.
I'm blessed to have such awesome family, friends and followers!

I got these lovely green suede Nine West Pumps...can't wait to wear these bad boys!

I've been craving this book and got it as a gift YAY! 
I'm so inlove with this CD! Currently Man down and Raining Men are my favorites!
Also got some great scents too. This one, Omni Bvlgari is one of my favorites!

I got tons of cocktail rings from one of my good friends and Secret Santa! She has awesome taste! 

Love the body armor necklace from ASOS!

 Also got this couch for myself...Merry Christmas to me...I love this thing!

 My Outfit
Leggings: American Apparel
Shoes: Nine West Boutique 9
Sweater: Thifted
Dangle Earrings: Bakers (Gifted)

Home Made Peach Pie!

Here's the Christmas Dinner I cooked for me and my friend Alicia.
On the menu: Rosemary and Lemon Roasted Chicken, Red Dill Potato Salad, Candied Yams, Baked Mac and Cheese, Jasmine Rice and Collard Greens with a Peach Pie for dessert!
  We spent the day talking, watching movies, eating and drinking copious amounts of wine.
Awesome Christmas!

So what was your favorite gift this Christmas and why? Mine was definitely my new couch!

Merry Christmas to all!


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Roses and Feathers

I love this rosette jumper from American Apparel so much I got it in this pastel pink color. I also have it in white. I feel like a million bucks when I wear it although its a little itchy.

Paired it with this ruffle skirt from Forever 21

I love these huge feather earrings I got from Jewelry Plaza in NYC, read more about them here!!!!
Only $3 what a STEELE!


Top: American Apparel see it in white in my Pretty Edgy outfit post!
Skirt: Forever 21
Hosiery: American Apparel
Suede Platorm Wedge Booties: ASOS
Earrings: Jewelry Plaza

Is anyone else guilty of buying a piece in different colors?
 I find myself doing this a lot when I really like a shirt I will buy it in my favorite colors. Its so easy to do especially at stores like American Apparel.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I love maxi dresses. They are so comfortable yet fashionable. Really all you need is a great pair of boots and a coat and your done. I've been wearing more maxis now that its Winter. I like to layer them up with chunky sweaters.

Paired this great ASOS maxi dress with a cable knit vest from Forever 21 and my favorite necklace thrifted from Housing Works Thrift Store.
Got this amazing ring during my trip home to North Carolina for Thanksgiving. See it HERE!!!

Maxi Dress: ASOS
Vest: Forever 21
Boots: N.Y.L.A Sully Clog via DSW

ASOS is fast becoming my go-to place for shopping. Its so convenient and they deliver super fast. I got this dress on sale as well for only $15 at ASOS. Has everyone finished their Christmas shopping? I'm happy to announce I finished and mailed everything off yesterday! Yay Me!