Meet Daphne, the dress! I got this dress by Dahlia awhile ago but held out until Thanksgiving Day to wear it! Trust me, it was tough to wait so long but it was just so perfect for the occasion. It has the sweetest brocade print with the loveliest fit and flare shape in a material that is thick but not heavy. I layered a chiffon blouse with double collar underneath to give it a more tailored look and finished with matching shoes and bag. I don't know what it is but Dahlia dresses always fit me like a dream. I own a few and I have another one coming in the mail very soon which I can't wait to show you! Lastly, in case you are wondering, these photos were taken at the Morcom Rose Garden in Oakland. My family lives about 5 minutes from there and I took these photos right before I feasted on turkey and yams! If you are ever in the area, this garden is worth checking out! It's huge and beautiful, it's a hidden gem!
Daphne brocade dress by Dahlia.
Double collar chiffon blouse by Many Belles Down from my work Sway.
Suede bow flats by Paprika from my work Sway.
Rust red snake print clutch by Urban Expressions from my work Sway.

Sweet Holiday Brocade

November 28, 2012

Meet Daphne, the dress! I got this dress by Dahlia awhile ago but held out until Thanksgiving Day to wear it! Trust me, it was tough to wait so long but it was just so perfect for the occasion. It has the sweetest brocade print with the loveliest fit and flare shape in a material that is thick but not heavy. I layered a chiffon blouse with double collar underneath to give it a more tailored look and finished with matching shoes and bag. I don't know what it is but Dahlia dresses always fit me like a dream. I own a few and I have another one coming in the mail very soon which I can't wait to show you! Lastly, in case you are wondering, these photos were taken at the Morcom Rose Garden in Oakland. My family lives about 5 minutes from there and I took these photos right before I feasted on turkey and yams! If you are ever in the area, this garden is worth checking out! It's huge and beautiful, it's a hidden gem!
Daphne brocade dress by Dahlia.
Double collar chiffon blouse by Many Belles Down from my work Sway.
Suede bow flats by Paprika from my work Sway.
Rust red snake print clutch by Urban Expressions from my work Sway.
I am feeling the holiday spirit and some of my outfits are reflecting it too! Holiday jewel tones in deep navy, emerald green, and fuschia! These metallic emerald green high waisted pants by Motel are absolutely perfect for the holiday season, they are show-stopping yet super comfortable! I paired them with this beautiful deep navy lace top by Dolce Vita which also has a slight bell sleeves and these amazing strappy studded patent leather flats! Studded and embellished details are perfect for this season too because they remind me of ornaments! I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend! I can't wait to show you my Thanksgiving outfit in my next post! Stay tuned!
Jor lace blouse by DV Dolce Vita c/o Dolce Vita.
High waisted metallic emerald green pants c/o Motel.
Fuschia handbag from my work Sway.
Strappy studded patent leather flats from Hong Kong.
Angular sunglasses from 80s Purple.

Jewel Tones

November 26, 2012

I am feeling the holiday spirit and some of my outfits are reflecting it too! Holiday jewel tones in deep navy, emerald green, and fuschia! These metallic emerald green high waisted pants by Motel are absolutely perfect for the holiday season, they are show-stopping yet super comfortable! I paired them with this beautiful deep navy lace top by Dolce Vita which also has a slight bell sleeves and these amazing strappy studded patent leather flats! Studded and embellished details are perfect for this season too because they remind me of ornaments! I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend! I can't wait to show you my Thanksgiving outfit in my next post! Stay tuned!
Jor lace blouse by DV Dolce Vita c/o Dolce Vita.
High waisted metallic emerald green pants c/o Motel.
Fuschia handbag from my work Sway.
Strappy studded patent leather flats from Hong Kong.
Angular sunglasses from 80s Purple.
I don't really care for amusement parks, I guess rollercoasters and pirate boats just aren't as exciting when you get older. However, an empty amusement park does amuse me. A place full of action and laughter suddenly becomes so calm and eerie. I live about 15-minute walking distance from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and I love taking strolls there when it's closed! When I went there a few days ago, I wore the girliest and the most whimsical dress ever! A sheer embroidered lace dress with chiffon pieces shaped like roses all over! It is definitely one of the most darling dresses I own. I carried my kitty studded clutch and wore a fun pair of gold glitter boots to complete this magical look!
Sheer lace rose dress from Hong Kong.
Hastt gold glitter boots by Steve Madden.
Kitty studded clutch from ASOS.

Under the Boardwalk

November 24, 2012

I don't really care for amusement parks, I guess rollercoasters and pirate boats just aren't as exciting when you get older. However, an empty amusement park does amuse me. A place full of action and laughter suddenly becomes so calm and eerie. I live about 15-minute walking distance from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and I love taking strolls there when it's closed! When I went there a few days ago, I wore the girliest and the most whimsical dress ever! A sheer embroidered lace dress with chiffon pieces shaped like roses all over! It is definitely one of the most darling dresses I own. I carried my kitty studded clutch and wore a fun pair of gold glitter boots to complete this magical look!
Sheer lace rose dress from Hong Kong.
Hastt gold glitter boots by Steve Madden.
Kitty studded clutch from ASOS.
Trench coat is a classic wardrobe staple. Everyone needs at least one! I have a few... your typical style in khaki tones, simple cut with unexpected shades, and fancier ones with interesting details. The one I am wearing here is definitely on the fancier side, it has leather accent and full of embroidered floral pattern! With a statement piece like that, I kept the outfit simple with a dress (underneath), tights, and cat flats.
Embroidered trench coat c/o OASAP.
Vintage two tone leather handbag by Dooney & Bourke from Etsy.
Cat flats by Bumper from my work Sway.

Embroidered Trench

November 21, 2012

Trench coat is a classic wardrobe staple. Everyone needs at least one! I have a few... your typical style in khaki tones, simple cut with unexpected shades, and fancier ones with interesting details. The one I am wearing here is definitely on the fancier side, it has leather accent and full of embroidered floral pattern! With a statement piece like that, I kept the outfit simple with a dress (underneath), tights, and cat flats.
Embroidered trench coat c/o OASAP.
Vintage two tone leather handbag by Dooney & Bourke from Etsy.
Cat flats by Bumper from my work Sway.
It's been awhile since I have done a giveaway, so here it is! Crimson and Clover Vintage and I have partnered up to give my readers a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to her vintage shop! There are so many gems in the shop such as this fantastic tribal woven and leather bag Sarah of Crimson and Clover gifted me! Thank you! I paired it with a collar shirt dress with the same shade of dusty pink found on the bag, layered a sweater on top, kicked on some black booties, and topped with a boater hat. To enter:

1. Follow my blog via google friend connect or bloglovin'.
2. Comment this post with your email, along with your favorite item from Crimson and Clover Vintage.
3. For an extra entry, follow me on lookbook or follow me on instagram @itsnotheritsme.

Good luck! You have til 11/25 midnight PST to enter, winner will be chosen at random and announced on Monday 11/26!
Collar shirt dress by BDG from Urban Outfitters.
Knit sweater by Ginger G from my work Sway.
Vintage tribal woven and leather handbag c/o Crimson and Clover Vintage.
Black laced up booties by Bonnibel from my work Sway.
Wool boater hat from F21.

Fall Back, Woven Bag... and GIVEAWAY!

November 19, 2012

It's been awhile since I have done a giveaway, so here it is! Crimson and Clover Vintage and I have partnered up to give my readers a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to her vintage shop! There are so many gems in the shop such as this fantastic tribal woven and leather bag Sarah of Crimson and Clover gifted me! Thank you! I paired it with a collar shirt dress with the same shade of dusty pink found on the bag, layered a sweater on top, kicked on some black booties, and topped with a boater hat. To enter:

1. Follow my blog via google friend connect or bloglovin'.
2. Comment this post with your email, along with your favorite item from Crimson and Clover Vintage.
3. For an extra entry, follow me on lookbook or follow me on instagram @itsnotheritsme.

Good luck! You have til 11/25 midnight PST to enter, winner will be chosen at random and announced on Monday 11/26!
Collar shirt dress by BDG from Urban Outfitters.
Knit sweater by Ginger G from my work Sway.
Vintage tribal woven and leather handbag c/o Crimson and Clover Vintage.
Black laced up booties by Bonnibel from my work Sway.
Wool boater hat from F21.
The weather really ought to pick a temperature and stick with it! Does it bother anyone that I am wearing a tank top in one post and a thick coat in the next? Anyways, I really can't wait til the weather gets cold so I can have fun with layering and wear all my cute coats... such as this leopard print coat Dolce Vita gifted me. I love the unconventional red leopard print, it definitely makes it more unique and brightens up a gloomy day. A coat like that speaks for itself, so I kept the rest of the outfit rather simple with black high waisted disco pants and black booties.
Sigourney leopard print coat by DV by Dolce Vita c/o Dolce Vita.
Black high waisted disco pants from American Apparel.
Black heeled booties by Qupid from UrbanOG.
Thrifted vintage stripes leather handbag by Allan Eward.
Angular sunglasses from 80s Purple.

Cozy Leopard

November 15, 2012

The weather really ought to pick a temperature and stick with it! Does it bother anyone that I am wearing a tank top in one post and a thick coat in the next? Anyways, I really can't wait til the weather gets cold so I can have fun with layering and wear all my cute coats... such as this leopard print coat Dolce Vita gifted me. I love the unconventional red leopard print, it definitely makes it more unique and brightens up a gloomy day. A coat like that speaks for itself, so I kept the rest of the outfit rather simple with black high waisted disco pants and black booties.
Sigourney leopard print coat by DV by Dolce Vita c/o Dolce Vita.
Black high waisted disco pants from American Apparel.
Black heeled booties by Qupid from UrbanOG.
Thrifted vintage stripes leather handbag by Allan Eward.
Angular sunglasses from 80s Purple.
There is a little town about 10 minutes south of Santa Cruz called Capitola. It has a beautiful stripe of colorful houses right along the beach front. It's amazing! These photos were taken last week before the weather cooled down dramatically, the day we went to Capitola it was high up in the 80s! So, I took advantage of it and wore this cute little pinafore gifted from Australian designer Ashiya of House of Cards. This pinafore is perfect all year around! Here, I paired it with a teal chiffon blouse with the most gorgeous and intricate scallop collar, some fun shades, sparkly flats, and a vintage carry on. This will probably be the last summer-looking outfit you'll see since it seems like it is finally cold now! Yay!
Pinafore dress c/o House of Cards.
Scallop collar chiffon blouse by Cotton Candy from my work Sway.
Half metal framed round sunglasses from Urban Outfitters.
Polly glittery bow flats by DV by Dolce Vita from Karmaloop.
Vintage floral carry on from Etsy.
Thrifted vintage carousel necklace.

Colorful Capitola

November 12, 2012

There is a little town about 10 minutes south of Santa Cruz called Capitola. It has a beautiful stripe of colorful houses right along the beach front. It's amazing! These photos were taken last week before the weather cooled down dramatically, the day we went to Capitola it was high up in the 80s! So, I took advantage of it and wore this cute little pinafore gifted from Australian designer Ashiya of House of Cards. This pinafore is perfect all year around! Here, I paired it with a teal chiffon blouse with the most gorgeous and intricate scallop collar, some fun shades, sparkly flats, and a vintage carry on. This will probably be the last summer-looking outfit you'll see since it seems like it is finally cold now! Yay!
Pinafore dress c/o House of Cards.
Scallop collar chiffon blouse by Cotton Candy from my work Sway.
Half metal framed round sunglasses from Urban Outfitters.
Polly glittery bow flats by DV by Dolce Vita from Karmaloop.
Vintage floral carry on from Etsy.
Thrifted vintage carousel necklace.

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