Monthly Archives: July 2013

“Do you have the time?

Hello, Realists! I’m back from my long weekend. I’m so busy trying to get ready for our 9-day stay in Toronto, hence the reason why I missed yesterday. Hope you all had a lovely weekend and a great Monday back to reality!

Today I want to talk about one of my many obsessions. Something I rarely ever leave the house with; a watch. A watch to me is almost like underwear (almost! there are times you’ll see me without one, but underwear, I can never do the commando thing!). I’m not going to lie, there are moments where I get lazy in the “accessorizing” department, but I find as long as I have a watch on, it helps pull together an outfit without even needing to try.

The hubby surprised me with 2 more watches from Vegas (Thank you again!!), and I LOVE them!! 2 more pieces I can add to my ever-expanding collection of watches (which you can see below ;)).

How do you guys go about telling time?? Are you  an avid watch-wearer as myself, or would you rather get your time off your phone?? Do tell!

Realists, have a great Tuesday and stay classy!

SONY DSC SONY DSCThe leather strap trio: All FossilSONY DSC SONY DSCThe metal collection: From left to right: First 2 are Michael Kors, DKNYSONY DSCFun colors! All Adidas


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A Week of Style; Satin Cargo Trousers – Day 5


Here we are! Day 5 of our first Week of Style! I have to admit, when I first tried on these trousers, I almost wasn’t sure about them and actually considered returning them. After putting together these 5 summertime outfits, I’m so happy I didn’t go through with it! As much as I can wait for colder weather, I can’t wait to style these pants for fall!

So let’s recap; Day 1 was with a graphic tee, day 2 was crop top, day 3 was night out, day 4 was edgy, and it all ended with a clean and simple daytime outfit! There are so many other pieces I could’ve thrown together with these pants, but I’m definitely liking the ones I posted up.

So, please, your thoughts! Did you enjoy following me day by day and seeing the many ways that we can style satin cargo trousers? Would you like to see more? Maybe there’s an item of clothing out there that you’re not 100% on how to put it together and would like to see my view. As I mentioned on our first day, I’ll be leaving for Toronto next Saturday for a week and was planning on putting together another one, so let me know what you guys thought!

I hope that I’ve been able to inspire you, even if only a teensie bit. At least I did my job ;) Have a wonderful Friday and an amazing weekend! Stay classy, Realists!DSC01263 DSC01273 DSC01277 DSC01306 DSC01315Top: Jcrew, Pants: Zara, Shoes: Aldo, Sunglasses: Carrera


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A Week of Style; Satin Cargo Trousers – Day 4


Day 4! One more day to go ;)

The last time I wore this top here, I had it buttoned up to the top, but had also mentioned that this blouse can also be worn unbuttoned. I wanted to see what it would look like paired with these trousers, and I’m happy I did! I love a loose on loose combo. Don’t get me wrong, you’re more likely to find me in a skinny pant and loose top, but sometimes it’s a nice change to pair together something like this. Allows you to eat more and not worry :P

Obviously I had to add some epic, sky-high heels. It wouldn’t have beeen me had I done anything less ;) I love these heels!!! I first (and only) featured them a while back during my DIY;Muscle Tank week here, and this past weekend was, so sad and true, the first time I actually wore them “out-out”. As in a night-out out. I was quite worried that my feet would kill because the last time I wore them out quickly after that post, I wanted to DIE! They were so uncomfortable and thought to myself “Omg, I just spent x amount of dollars on these shoes and can’t stand them!” I couldn’t let that one time be the deciding factor, and I’m very relieved to say that they are actually not bad!! Just needed some stretching, I guess ;)

Realists, do you have a pair of shoes that literally make you cringe every time you walk in them, but still hold onto them because they’re just too gorgeous to give away? Please share your stories! ;) Have a lovely Thursday, and stay classy!


DSC01192 DSC01222My “teaching the girls not to come into the street” stance ;)DSC01195 DSC01208Top: Ted Baker, Pants: Zara, Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell, Ring: H&M


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A Week of Style; Satin Cargo Trousers – Day 3


As my uncle put it, today’s way of styling our satin cargo trousers would be a “night on the town” look. You’ve got the leopard print heels, the red clutch, a silk blue top, and some sparkly sunglasses.

I actually am quite fond of this look. It’s feminine with that touch of edge from the trousers. This is something I would wear out to a nice supper or drinks with the ladies.

I have a confession. I’ve had this top for yeeeaaarrrrssss, and I think I can count on one hand the amount of times I’ve worn it… Horrible!! I’m not a huge fan of turtle-necks (I’m quite claustrophobic so I’m usually turned off by them), but I think because this is silk, it deterred me away from that closed up feeling. After seeing how it looked paired with these pants, I’m going to be looking for more bottoms I could pair it with. Make sure I get my money’s worth :P Are you guys fans of turtle-necks? Do tell!

Once again, we’ve made it the middle of the week. How time flies! Have a wonderful hump-day and stay classy!

DSC01119Well, hello there passerby :PDSC01154 DSC01157 DSC01164 DSC01136Top: Marciano, Pants: Zara, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Clutch: Chinese Laundry, Bracelet & Ring: BCBG


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A Week of Style; Satin Cargo Trousers – Day 2


Alright, I finally gave in…I went out and bought my first crop top…Do I think I’m ready for one? Meh, maybe, as long as whatever my bottoms are are high enough! :P

Today’s outfit’s got a sporty, casual vibe. I’m actually really loving the way this one came out. As i was looking for something to add a little more to the ensemble of the day, I then found (and remembered) that I had this Lacoste fanny pack. It gives the outfit that much more of a sportier vibe, and it’s big enough to hold all of your essentials :)

It’s funny because I was actually debating on which outfit to pair my red heels with, today’s or yesterday’s. Clearly yesterday’s won, but you can definitely spice up this outfit with a pair of stand-out heels!! I love adding heels wherever I can ;)

Are you guys into crop tops? Tried them out? How do you feel about all the 90’s comebacks? Let me know! Love to hear from you ;) Have a great day and stay classy!

DSC01006 DSC01036 DSC01045 DSC01077The purple bracelet was a gift from a friend, and the beige rope bracelet? Was actually on the belt loops of a pair of shorts I just picked up for the hubby. He didn’t like it so I took it off his hands. Versatility ;) DSC01063Top: Garage, Pants: Zara, Shoes: Converse, Fanny Pack: Lacoste


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A Week of Style; Satin Cargo Trousers – Day 1


Hello there fellow Realists!! The weekend is done (boo) and a new week has started! I’m hoping you all had a lovely weekend!

This week I’ll be starting something new on the blog; A Week of Style. The hubby will be gone all week for work, so I’ll unfortunately have no one to snap some photos of me. Luckily, this came to mind! Why not take pictures of 5 different outfits so I have something to post up? I mentioned in a previous post about the sales going on at Zara, and the many pieces I bought, so for this whole week, I’ll be featuring the satin cargo trousers I purchased on there and the many ways it can be styled!

First up, I decided to continue on with my talk about graphic shirts here and pair the pants with none other than just that! My brother bought this shirt for my because he thought it was very “me”. Which, I cannot lie, it is! I LOVE Dr. Seuss! I beg my kids daily if I can read his books before bedtime, sometimes I win, and well, you get it. I’m not going to lie, I was never a big fan of the “Cool Story, Bro!” shirts, but I find this one so unique and witty with The Cat in the Hat. I did, however, cut the sleeves off and made it into a muscle tee. Now it’s perfect! He insisted that it better make it’s way onto the blog, so Adam, this one’s for you ;)

I could’ve easily paired this whole outfit with some sneakers. That’s most likely what a lot of people would think as well, but I was set on mixing it up and adding in some heels. Of course, as I mentioned here, these red heels have made their way back onto the blog in such a short amount of time!! I can’t reiterate enough how much I LOVE them!! They’re super comfy, a simple yet lovely design, and they’re red!! A sexy color that always knows how to make an outfit pop!

Voila! Day 1 of my first Week of Style! What do you think? Like the idea? I’ll be leaving for Toronto in 2 weeks and am planning on putting together another one, so I’d love to hear your feedback! Have a lovely Monday, and stay classy!

9343530425_2d751b8544_oI also decided to try out the whole 90’s tie-your-shirt-around-your-waist trend. I’m diggin’ it!9343544547_1230fbbee3_o 9346326878_097309c3e3_o 9346314076_6d2204d908_o 9346330442_d780e5f6de_o 9346338582_bebf6dc61e_oTop: Target c/o my wonderful little bro, Sweater: Lucky 7, Pants & Shoes: Zara, Sunglasses: Diesel


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Graphic Tees

Looking for a new way to spice up your outfits this summer/fall? Something to replace a basic tee? Why not try out one of the hottest trends out there right now; graphic t-shirts. They’re literally popping up everywhere so don’t tell me you don’t know what I’m talking about ;)

We’ve got designers on end putting out their version of the perfect graphic tee. Comme Des Garcons, Maison Martin Margiela, and Burberry, to name a few, have all taken on this course of putting out some fine graphic prints. From shirts with writing, to animals, to just overall crazy prints, whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it. If not, don’t worry, there are plenty of either online shops or pop-up stores that you can print on your own graphics. I for one am all down for this trend. As much as I love a plain tee, ones with pictures or writing always have a way of making your outfit that much more interesting. I love that you can take something so simple like an animal print tee, and make it look perfect and not childish (Aimee from songofstyle does it perfect here!). 

How do you feel about this trend? Have you already jumped on board, or are you still looking into it? I’m definitely planning on getting out there and looking for a few myself. Although, I should really just go through my own closet first because I know for a fact I’ve got a few awesome ones lying around. I’ll make sure to dig them up and do some posts on them! Until then, here are a few styles I’ve chosen that I think would fit perfectly in my closet.

Have a wonderful rest of your Friday, Realists, a beautiful weekend, and stay classy!

Graphic Tees
Comme de Garcons PLAY red heart tee, $125 / John Varvatos Motley Crue Burnout Tee, $115 / Givenchy black union jack t-shirt, $610 / Proenza Schouler graphic t shirt, $345 / Adidas flamingo heart tee, $21 /  H&M printed t shirt, $21 / Forever 21 diamond muscle shirt, $14 / Forever 21 comic tee, $13 / Nine West indian pony t shirt, $31


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Gladiator Heels


Yesterday I wrote about my navy blue dress I wore out in the morning here, and today, my lunch outfit from the same day!

The hubby invited me out for lunch that day, so I took advantage of it and made sure to pull out some heels. I’ve been meaning to wear these for a while now, since I’ve yet to wear them this summer, and worked my outfit around them. I felt this skater skirt worked great with it because the flirty-ness of the skirt toned down the edgy-ness of the shoes. Had I worn these with something tighter, it would give off a whole different look. A more “night-time” look ;)

You’ve seen this skirt previously here styled for a late winter/early spring day, and here is a variation of how you can style it for summer!

Do you own any gladiator sandals? Better yet, how do you feel about this trend? I love to know!! Have a wonderful day and stay classy!

SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSCI got these at a BCBG sale for $20!!! Crazy!SONY DSC SONY DSCTop: Cotton On, Skirt: H&M, Shoes: BCBG, Sunglasses: Tom Ford


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Navy Blue & Lemons


Yesterday as I was getting ready to go do a little shopping at Costco, I reached into my closet thinking I was pulling out a navy blue tank top I have, but instead, out came this dress! I was a little confused because it’s the exact same color and fabric (plus I’m a little sick, AGAIN! So my brain’s a little off), and had to take a few seconds before I remembered this dress.

I believe I bought this dress a little over a year ago, and am still uncertain on how I feel about it. It’s very comfy, always love a great navy blue piece, I think it’s just how I feel about it on me…hmmm…I still wore it out, but still debating on whether to keep it or offer it to one of my sisters. ;)

We’ve made it to Wednesday! How the days go by. Have a happy hump-day and stay classy!

SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSCYes, those are lemons on my shoes :PSONY DSCDress: Jacob, Shoes: Keds


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A Simple Sunday


After spending all day Saturday soaking up the sun on the beach, we felt that Sunday should be a chill one relaxing at home during the early day until my family came over for some supper and board games (a little Sunday tradition!). The only moment we had to step out of the house was to head on over to the grocery store for some food shopping. That [luckily] did not require me to get too dressy.

I find this t-shirt to be perfect! From the fit to the fabric, it’s definitely one of my fav’s! I received this as a gift a little over a year ago from one of the hubby’s cousins. I actually told her to buy it for me so that I could pay her back, but as sneaky as she is, turned it into a Christmas gift. Rebecca, thanks again for this awesome tee! Still wearing it and loving it! :)

I feel like most of my posts lately have been of me in shorts. I have mentioned many times that I do love a great pair of shorts, but I thought I’d give you something different by pairing the tee with a skirt. You’ve seen it before here, but I find the t-shirt gives it a different look. A little bit of a sportier vibe. I should’ve/would’ve paired this all with a pair of Converse, but my sandals were already by the door waiting for me. Next time! ;)

Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday, and stay classy!

SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSCTop: Topshop, Skirt: Forever21, Shoes: Aldo, Sunglasses: Carerra


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