Saturday, May 26, 2012

Sapphire Spots


______I always see lots of fashion bloggers with what I call their signature purse--a purse which they are wearing in many or most of their outfits, a purse which radiates with that blogger's inner flame (this is gettin' deep, guys). I have always felt a bit empty since I have no "signature purse" to call my own. Sure, I have some purses that I use to carry my things around, but never one which was fully versatile like I'd want it to be.

______I have been searching for a purse for quite some time now, and have been quite picky about it: I wanted one that was leather, had a detachable cross body strap, was cognac in color, and would be big enough to fit my camera without being too large of a bag. I don't want to give off that crazy bag lady vibe. No offense to any crazy bag ladies out there. Welp, while shopping with my mom and brother this past week, I stumbled across what I was pretty sure was my dream purse. I basically stood still and stared at it, refusing to leave it from my view until my mom decided to come over and look at it with me. I unzipped it, took out the paper tissue stuffing, put my own things in there, and walked around with it on my shoulder for a while. It felt so right. It felt so true, so honest. It was like the boyfriend I never had, or never will have.

______Love at first sight is real, you guys.


______It's going to be one of my birthday presents, so I won't be able to actually have until then (a month and a half to go!). But purse-dearest is there in my mind, and the perilous journey of finding it has at last come to a halt.

______Have you been searching for anything in particular lately? Whether that be some tangible thing, the promise of adventure, or a man who has the body of Chris Hemsworth and the class of Robert Downey Jr.?

Pink and Yellow Flower

Bodysuit, socks: Forever 21
Skirt: JCPenny (eight dollars!)
Necklace: Charming Charlie's
Heels: via DSW
Ring: white gold with sapphire and diamond; graduation gift from dad!


Emilie said...

Wauw you look so great, are you a model? ;) I love the socks in the sandals, should try that soon too! The colourblocking is amazing and I'm in love with your skirt!
Very cool post :)


Charmalade said...

Gurl there's only so much can gush about an outfit before it basically comes down to "my eyeballs tell me that I just really like it," but come on! Bright colors, polka dots, the rockin' bod (I know you've been on a healthy regimen!), yeah!

Also, you can keep Thor and Iron Man, I'll take Loki. OK more accurately, I'll take Loki and Tom Hiddleston, because I'm pretty sure I can't have one without the other.

Well... said...

Omg...Ali, you're freaking me out. We think exactly the same *_*
Haha, okay, first off, commenting on your outfit! Great mix of navy and purple. So unexpected but it totally works. Love the socks with the shoes too! :D
And I'm looking for a purse exactly how you described...seriously! Haha, so excited you found it, hope to see it soon. When's your birthday anyway?
Okay, and I just watched the Avengers last night (finally!) and was torn over which super hero was my favorite. I finally decided that Thor's build and Iron Man's wit would be the PERFECT man for me. ;)

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Fashionthrougthravel said...

I know exactly what you mean with the search for the perfect purse! I still haven't found my perfect black one... although I've been searching for two years! I have to save big bucks for the one I want :D
Great look! Love the color combination and the playful polka dots :)

Sabrilett said...

Love the colors of this outfit <3 the socks matching the skirt was a great detail and your necklace is gorgeous!

Sabrilett's Armoire

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

I love hte mixture of colors, and what a great graduation gift from your dad! And also, can't wait to see your signature purse!

<3Chelsea Elizabeth

Ruby Girl said...

love the polka dots & fuchsia! fun combo! so playful & perf for summer! xoxo linds {{}}

Jesa said...

love the socks!!

Jenee C. said...

I love the colour combo in this outfit. It's a nice break from all the pastels and neons around.


Thesmallnoble said...

wow you look so great! The outfit is fantastic! I really like your style and your blog, so I follow you now (:

jess said...

I really love all the colors in your outfit.Glad you found your perfect bag.

LyddieGal said...

You are looking gorgeous in that skirt, I love the color.
And your new bag sounds wonderful, it's so blessed when you finally meet your bag soul mate.

Now if only I could meet my Chris Hemsworth/RDJ man soul mate.

Chic on the Cheap

Andrea said...

I love the way you write it's such a pleasure to read. Your skirt is amazing on you. I'd love to see this bag!!

Elisabeth. said...

U look great sweetie!!! (: Would u like to follow each other?

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SadeeStyle said...

very beautiful outfit and i love your ring
you have very interesting blog
follow back please
♥ SadeeStyle ♥

Elisabeth. said...

Follow u dear! I really love your ring (:

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monica said...

anyone else with legs not as great as yours would not be able to pull this outfit off

-telmasofia said...

So cutee* I love the socks <3
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Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Yaii!!!! I'm so glad you found the purse of your dreams, that's fantastic! You look gorgeous in this outfit btw. I love how you are wearing those bright socks, they are very unexpected but look fantastic. BTW, You are SO pretty!

Giovanna said...

Cute look! Loving your top!


Joyce said...

Ooo I love the bright socks! It matches you skirt :D And the polka dot print is so cute. I only have one bag, but I really like it because it is a messenger bag. Yay that you found your perfect bag :)

Katie Aman said...

Love how the skirt and socks are such a bright color-it looks great on you! Polka dots are one of my favorite patterns-you wear them beautifully!

Jacy said...

LOVE that skirt!! That color is amazing...and I can't believe it's from JC Penny!
Also, I love your little comment message and couldn't agree more! I get so annoyed with that haha...I mean the whole purpose of blogging is to do something that is fulfilling for yourself. And those people are SO darn aggressive. haha.
Thank you for your sweet comment on my latest outfit post! Now following you :)

~Jacy said...

So lovely!
Have a nice weekend!

...and maybe we can follow each others, let me know if you!

Sophia Sanchez said...

i'm in love with your outfit! again, wearing socks with heels! i love it! :D


The socks gave an attitude to ur whole outfit. indeed! I love it :))

btw, I followed you. Mind to follow back? <3


Valentina said...

love this look! the colour combination is great and the tee is really cute :)

Natalie said...

you look so gorgeous!!