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OPEN CROSS RING GIVEAWAY!

Little Fashion Bird Modtoast open cross ring
Little Fashion Bird Modtoast open cross ring
Yep, it's that time again. I've paired up with my lady friend and online shop owner of Modtoast and Shoe-topia to offer you a chance to win this undeniably cool open cross ring. This is one of my two favorite finger trinkets from her shop; the other being this caged armor double ring that I refuse to take off. The open cross ring is made of silver plate with an antique style finish. 
I have the size 6 and use interchangeably between my pointer finger and thumb. However, the winner will be sent a brand new one in a choice of sizes 6 or 7. Don't let this giveaway slip away! You'll be very pleased with this little baby just as much as I am. =)


To be eligible to win, just follow each of these easy peasy steps:

1. Follow me on BLOGLOVIN' and TWITTER 

2. Leave a comment at the end of this post with your name and email.

3. Facebook "LIKE" this post 
(the button is located near the comment link below)

WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON SATURDAY, APRIL 30th 2011 8pm EST


AND THE WINNER IS....
THE LOVELY REMINGTON 
from Too Young for Fashion!!!


CONGRATS! 


wednesday selects

Little Fashion Bird Lauren Baluyo Zara leather jacket
(Zara leather moto jacket, H&M hat, Nikon, handmade backpack (Rio flea markets), ipod, chewing gum, ASOS wallet, wide wayfarers)

the big hair effect

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I've been wrestling with the thought that chopping off my locks to a shoulder-length bob was kind of a bad idea. Yes, I know...it's just hair (a mere trivial concern) and the darn thing will grow back, but I'm just missing the versatility of a longer length. So in small attempts to spiff these strands up, I'm currently experimenting with an '80s style do and amping up the volume of my hair with this new magical mousse from Umberto Giannini. This can seriously works some wonders by thickening each strand and I sort of feel like a little Bon Jovi groupie circa 1989 (very random!) with a whiff of jasmine and citrus emanating from my head. 

rainbow prisms

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(eBay) vintage crochet dress and H&M hat

So basically my Nikon and Olympus cameras went on holiday and photo booth decided to take over lol. But not to worry...they'll soon be making a comeback. Today I woke up to the warm sun on my face and immediately had the urge to slip into something light and white. I'm just hoping these sweet spring days last a whole season. Here I'm wearing my favorite bell-sleeved dress. It contains the perfect airy elements of crochet and trapeze shapes. All I need now is a pair of wooden platform sandals with tan leather straps (oh how I wish the Topshop Wiley's would make their return back into stores!). 

couple favorite things

urban outfitters jewelry amethyst raven skull
topshop antique boots
 UO mineral amethyst necklace,  UO raven skull necklace, UO tribal rings, Topshop Antique boots

Here's a few items that I find myself resorting to before anything else. I simply can't get enough of Urban Outfitters "flair". Whenever I drop by a store (which has developed into a weekly basis), my first stop is its jewelry section. Crazy affordable things that I wear constantly. I also couldn't overlook posting these Topshop boots. They're by far the MOST comfortable everyday shoes in my closet. And the next best thing: they go with literally every outfit I throw on. I consider these to be one of the smartest purchases I've made in footwear, since most of my closet is composed of platform five-inchers, which at times make it impossible to hussle for a cab or the subway. They're also a bit like the Isabel Marant boots, which have been on my wish list forever, so that's a definite bonus.

before sunset

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AA wool floppy hat, Zara leather jacket, H&M top, ASOS palazzo pants, UO rings

I think I've just rediscovered my addiction to mac's photo booth and its genius ability to take multiple shots without me having to disrupt Lucas from his Harvard "crunch time".  Plus, I'm kind of feeling the whole grainy effect of these images coupled with the room's natural light. Here, I'm wearing a few pieces that I recently bought. First off is this Zara leather jacket from Autumn 2009/10, which sold out like hot cakes in stores. I was literally kicking myself in the bum for not buying it when I had the chance. The heavens smiled when I found it on eBay last week at a cool price. Also, I've been loving the concept of 70s inspired palazzos for spring and ASOS really nailed it with this pair (you'll see more of these pants later in better pics). This floppiest of floppy hats from American Apparel is perhaps my favorite from my little headwear collection. I sometimes get the urge to buy them in every color. 

wash and go

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H&M maxi, Old Navy cable-knit sweater, Dolcetta by Dolce Vita boots, Foley + Corinna city tote (sold here in black), Scala hat

Running some crazy errands with the boyfriend today and literally threw these on in under three minutes and was out the door. I consider that somewhat of an achievement. Luckily we were able to squeeze another few minutes for pictures. By the way, many sincere thank yous to everyone for the compliments about my new do. It's somehow brought a new meaning to efficiency as far as "post-shower" prep times are concerned. No more dreadful bird nests in the midst anymore. :)

harnessed

Little Fashion Bird Lauren Baluyo boots harness
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Little Fashion Bird Lauren Baluyo boots harness
Little Fashion Bird Lauren Baluyo boots harness

left to right: Dolcetta by Dolce Vita boots, "Balenciaga-esque" eBay score, Forever 21

Recently purchased three pairs of chunky boots after being weirdly fixated on anything involving black leather, harnesses and heavy metal hardware. After scanning through my previous rack of shoes, I noticed that virtually every pair I owned were silent killers to my feet after a good two hours. But after giving each pair a full day test run, I realized that they are all shockingly comfortable. 
Cool everyday boots + each under 100 bucks = guilt-free shoe scores

new do

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wearing Topshop sweater and UrbanOutfitters/Modtoast rings

After combing through my nest of unforgiving hair "networks" on a daily basis, I sporadically decided to chop it off and go for a low-maintenance cut for the spring. Luckily, the 20 minute routine I used to take on strictly untangling my hair has been happily obliterated. :)

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