Adore-able! Sally Hansen Nail Effects for Spring ’12

Sally Hansen… you keep doing it so right!

Not only was Valentine’s Day heart-filled and sweet, but you’ve totally hit the mark for Spring.  I mean, how much more perfect could these be for a “Pastel Ice Cream Sundae” spring theme??? I really need every single one of them… okay, maybe two of each!

Seriously!  How cute are these?  I got the ones below and am just missing Not A Peep! (a must have I will need to track down).  I may need to get another Pink-a-Dot too.  
I found mine at Ulta but usually CVS has them too.  Keep an eye out and grab them when you can!
Images via Nouveau Cheap (top 4), Mine

Sorta Sketchy

I’m pretty limited in the talent department when it comes to artistic ability (I’m much better at baking) but I’m having some fun with my basic sketches of outfits for Spring/Summer 2012.  If you look closely you can see a preview of recently purchased item.  I’ll share the actual pics and links soon.

If you are good at drawing or art, I’d love to see your work too.

Spring ’12 Theme 1 – Pastel Ice Cream Sundae

Sure it’s February but that makes it the perfect time to be planning for Spring and Summer.  Not that I haven’t been already.  I mean, I’ve bought more than a few dresses, shoes and bags to get me ready for the season.  February is always my least favorite month but all the Spring goodies coming in stock have me excited.

I’m going to do a recap of my Fall Themes (Clean Collage Prep & Chromatic French) and what I bought, since I made sub-categories for Investment, Seasonal and Whimsical purchases.  But I am excited to share my two themes Spring.

What I first determined a few weeks ago is “Pastel Ice Cream Sundae” and, amazingly, yesterday found  this Louis Vuitton SS ’12 ad campaign making of video.  It epitomizes my inspiration!

One of my first purchases for this “theme” were my new ASOS patent mint loafers.

This theme is going to have color-blocking in candy-colored shades, soft fabrics and a bit of a retro style.  

Red, White and WhooHoo

I love finding gorgeous vintage shoes but you know what I love even more?  When other people find gorgeous vintage shoes and think of me.

The lovely Ashe Mischief spotted these vintage Frederick’s of Hollywood 1960s heels on Etsy and I immediately snatched them up.  I can not resist a good curvy 60s heel.  It’s my favorite heel shape of all.

So yep, I’ve bought these beauties.  Not sure how I’ll wear them yet, but who cares!  Look at that sexy heel!

Imitation = Flattery? Miu Miu vs TopShop

Whether you love it or hate it, you have to admit, the “inspiration” between these two pairs of shoes is blatant.

First we had Miu Miu’s Fall/Winter ’11Glitter Cap-toe pumps.  This was the season of glitter and Miu Miu was leading the pack.

TopShop has come right in and taken the design and made it a bit more chunky as well as subbed in more glitter.

I love the design but dislike the knock-off.  What are your thoughts???

8-bit Fashion Flashback

For S/S’12, Aldo has teamed up with three major designers from London Fashion Week – Preen, J.W. Anderson and Mark Fast; 

They’re creating some really cool designs, and the best part? They’re available now at ASOS, including four exclusive styles.

I love the cool 8-bit print of these Preen heeled sandals.  I wish they had done this in a boot version. 

Preen ALDO Rise Giffee Printed Heeled Sandals

Kinect and Clothes

I’m a big fan of new technology and am very excited to see how the Kinect interface continues to evolve. I really think it has the capability to be one of the greatest innovations we’ve seen.  This Kinect “dressing room” is one fun example but it could evolve to helping you decorate a whole room all they way up to walking through a architecture schematic.
I can’t wait to see what happens next. 

Ensemble du Jour – 2-7-12

Yes, I wore this soft kitten-grey polka-dotted cardigan from Target.

And it went great with the red pencil skirt from Express

And with the grey Tibi Daisy flats…

China Glaze’s Recycle warm grey polish looked great too…

But really… it was all just a backdrop for the ring.

Isn’t this adorably stunning?

It’s the “Winter in Paris” snow globe ring from DIVINEsweetness on Etsy.  And I knew I had to have it the moment I saw it.  Worth every penny and the wait to get it.

It stands out and draws eyes while being subtle and delicate.  I’m just in love but I’m going to savor the wearing of this.  It’s too precious for every day….