Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Lacey Cardigan OOTD

Lately, Target has gotten in some really cute stuff! I just featured a lace long sleeved top in my last OOTD. I also picked up this cardigan and I LOVE it! I can pair it with many tops in my closet and I am all about versatile pieces in my wardrobe! I can already tell this will be a fall staple.

The Lowdown...

Cardigan: Xhiliration Juniors Cardigan (Target) 
Tank: Nordstrom, old
Jeans: Jolt Pick Me Up Skinny Jeans (Nordstrom)
Bag: Aldo, old
Sandals: Report Ebben Sandals (Macys)
Necklace: Nordstrom, old

Just an FYI, things are about to get crazy in my life for the next 3 weeks, so I will only get to a few posts a week until things slow down again. Also, my giveaway ends on October first, do don't forget to check it out and enter! Have a lovely evening!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway. It ends on October first. Only 5 followers away from making it a $50 Anthropologie gift card! While you're at it, check out Money Smart Fashions giveaway for a $100 Coach gift card!

- The Pretty Pauper

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Pretty Pauper's Daily Makeup Routine

And here it is! My first EVER You Tube video. Let me know what you think!

- The Pretty Pauper

YouTuber in Training...

I promise, I totally intended on having an AMAZING post today! I just created The Pretty Pauper channel on YouTube! I've had a lot of questions about how I do my daily make up and I was so excited to make this my debut YouTube video. I just had NO IDEA how long it would take to make a 10 minute video! It should be ready by morning- you will be the first to see it!

Cut me some slack- it is my FIRST video. In the mean time, if you have any ideas/suggestions for videos/reviews you'd like to see, let me know and I will try my best to put as many together as possible! Do any of you have a YouTube channel? Does it get easier? LOL! Any tips? Suggestions? Please share!

- The Pretty Pauper

Monday, September 20, 2010

Lace in Your Face

One of my favorite fall 2010 trends is lace. When I went to Target last week, I was pleasently surprised by the very cute selection of lace garments.  I missed on on the infamous Charlotte Russe lace top, but this is a good dupe. The only thing that I don't like about this top is the neckline. It seems a little "off", but then again I am very picky when it comes to clothes. I usually wear a medium, but had to size up to a large because of my thick arms. I saw many ways to style this, so I did hang on to it. After all it was only $13.99!

I am just about to head out on an appointment for work (yes, at 7pm!). Since I supply uniforms to high school athletic teams, I have weird hours. I have to go fit teams after practice, which is usually at night. This is definitely a downside to my job. I can't complain too much though. I get to work from home and not many people get that opportunity. I'm hoping to make my year end sales quota at the end of the September. This will make things a lot less stressful (and if I do, I will treat myself to a new handbag or shoes). That always makes everything better :)

The Lowdown...

Top: Target, not online (similar here)
Tank: BP Camisole in Ballet (Nordstrom)
Jeans: Jolt Pick Me Up Skinny Jeans (Nordstrom)
Shoes: Steve Madden Ulltra Pump (Nordstrom)
Necklace: Nordstrom, not online (similar here)

- The Pretty Pauper

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Weekend Wants - September 18th

This is my last "free" Saturday for about 2 months. How does one enjoy a Saturday off? It is 3:30 pm and I am still in my PJs on the coach watching some TV and catching up on some blogs. I love having no obligations! Here are some items caught my eye as I was doing some online shopping today.

#8 Amethyst Medley Shirtdress (Anthropologie)

#6 Cabriole Skirt (ModCloth)

#5 Jardin Lace Vest (J Crew)

#4 MAC Clutch (Rebecca Minkoff)

#2 Miz Mooz King Boot (Nordstrom)

#1 Chiffon Contrast Sweater (Forever 21)

See anything you like? Have you made a new purchases recently?

- The Pretty Pauper

Friday, September 17, 2010

It's Giveaway Time...

To celebrate 150 followers, I thought it'd be as great of time if any to host a giveaway! 

Let's take a look at what's up for grabs...

- 1 brand new in box MAC Nymphette Lipglass
- 1 brand new in box MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Overtime (this just came out Thursday!)
- 1 $25.00 gift card to Anthropologie

Here's the rules...

- You must be a follower of The Pretty Pauper on blogger to be eligible for the giveaway.
- Receive one entry for being a follower and commenting on this post.
- Receive one entry for following my twitter account and tweeting about my giveaway  @theprettypauper.
- Receive one entry for blogging about my giveaway. Please send me a link to the post.
- If I reach 200 followers as a result of this giveaway, I will up the ante to a $50.00 Anthro GC!

* Please post all entries in one comment. For example, if you tweet and blog about my giveaway and you're are a follower, leave one comment with a link to the post and your twitter name. This scenario would give you three entries.

The winner will be randomly chosen (random.org) at noon on October 1st.

Good luck everyone!!!

- The Pretty Pauper

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Quickie OOTD

Even though this was only my outfit for a quick trip to the mall for an exchange, it's still worth an OOTD post! It's much more "stylish" than my coach polo and jeans for today's team pictures. I have already broke out the cardigans. I am so ready for fall to be here and STAY!

Excuse the tired look- there was construction going on outside of our house at 6:45am (I usually wake up at 845/9). I am exausted and the days only begun :(

The Lowdown...

Cardigan- BP Cardigan (Nordstrom)
Top- Coil Flower Tank (Anthropologie, old)
Jeans- 7FAM Roxanne Jeans (Nordstrom)
Shoes- Steve Madden Ulltra Pumps (Nordstrom)
Bag - Heavy Metal Flame (Rebecca Minkoff)

To celebrate 150 followers, I will be hosting a giveaway tomorrow! 
Stay tuned -You don't want to miss this one :)

- The Pretty Pauper

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Happy Hump Day!

Now that I've got your attention, get your dirty minds out of the gutter :)

I am loving how fast this week's been going. Things have been so busy with cheer lately. Wednesdays are my early days when I get home before 7pm (which is a very rare occasion this time of year). I am just getting ready to settle down to dinner and watch the finale of America's Got Talent. Have you been watching? I hope that Fighting Gravity wins the competition! They're amazing (and cute!) If you haven't seen them yet, here is a video:

Isn't that SO cool?!?

Here is today's OOTD:

The Lowdown...

Top: Nordstrom, old (similar here)
Cardigan: Target, old (similar here)
Jeans: Aiko Silver Jeans (The Buckle)
Sandals: Report Ebben Sandals (Nordstrom)
Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff Heavy Metal Flame (Rebecca Minkoff)
Necklace: Nordstrom, old (similar here)

- The Pretty Pauper

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Safari Jane?

For whatever reason, I felt like I was going on a safari in this outfit. I just picked up this top from Anthropologie a few weeks ago and it goes with so much! It's a very versatile fall top. My FAVORITE part of today's OOTD is my new handbag! I ordered 3 Rebecca Minkoff handbags from endless.com during their friends and family sale to celebrate making my year end sales goal. I decided on the Heavy Metal Flame. I absolutely *luff* it!

The Lowdown...

Shirt: Arid Season Button Up (Anthropologie)
Shirt: Nordstrom, old (similar here)
Belt: Forever 21, old (similar here)
Jeans: Jolt Skinny Jeans (Nordstrom)
Shoes: Steve Madden Moccasins, old (sorry, can't find similar)
Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff Heavy Metal Flame (Rebecca Minkoff)
Necklace: Nordstrom, not online (similar here)

- The Pretty Pauper

Monday, September 13, 2010

They're Finally Here!

My Rebecca Minkoff bags were due to be shipped today. I waited and waited and eventually had to go out on a sales call. I left a note for the UPS man with my signature to leave it on the porch. When I pulled up to my driveway, there was no package and a failed delivery attempt note at my door. I was pissed! I called UPS and they said that endless requires a signature if the order is over a certain amount. I am a very impatient person, so sure enough, I drove to the UPS warehouse to pick up my package. 

I am in LOVE with both handbags ( I ended up canceling the black tote). I have the funds for both, but then I am WIPED out of funds. I am trying to decided whether or not to keep both or send one back and ask for one as a joint gift from the family for Christmas. I just got back from picking them up, and going to run errands and eating dinner, so these aren't the best pictures in the world. I did promise some though :)

What do you think? The Heavy Metal Flame is fun and the Morning After Mini is so neutral and classic. That is why I am leaning towards keeping both (not to mention they were both 25% at endless.com)!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Weekend Wants: September 12th

I've been a bad little blogger lately. With football season starting up, I've had so much to do with my cheer team and I've been getting home at 9:30 every night, then eating dinner and spending time with my husband who I barely see this time of the year. Once I get my schedule down, I will be back to a somewhat normal blogging mode.

Friday, we had our first football game of the season and we won! My cheer team did a great job! Saturday morning was an early day. Our cheerleaders had to work at the annual Fitness Festival in the Denver Tech Center. We had to be there by 730, meaning a 6am wake up time for me. I got home around 11, and my in-laws and hubs were staining the fence (it needed it so bad!). As much as I wanted to nap, I went to help out. It was SO hot! My day wasn't over yet... I had a team dinner too! I ended up getting home around 10:30 at night and zonked out. This morning, I slept in until 10:30 and it was great, but apparently it wasn't long enough. I watched a movie, ate lunch and then took a 3 hour nap. Here I am almost 9pm finally blogging.

Last Thursday, I ordered 3 Rebecca Minkoff bags from endless.com since they were having their friends and family sale. I had free overnight shipping and I was so excited to have these Friday. I got an email Friday morning saying that they were out of stock and they'd be shipped once restocked. I was so sad :( Saturday morning, I got an email with a tracking number. I get them tomorrow! As soon as I get these, I will make a post with reviews/pictures. 2 of the bags have to go back. I'm thinking I will either keep the Studded Flame or MAM :) Of course, they just had to go in my Weekend Wants this week!

#8 Fergie Tazed Pump (Nordstrom)

#7 Paloma Picasso Pendant (Tiffany & Co)

#6 Refined Cord Shirtdress (Anthropologie)

#5 Essie 2010 Fall Collection (Essie)
See swatches and reviews at Temptalia.com!

#2 Heavy Metal Flame (Rebecca Minkoff)

#1 Morning After Mini With Strap (Rebecca Minkoff)

- The Pretty Pauper

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Endless 25% and free shipping!

Hello lovelies! Sorry for being a lame-o with no posts in 4 days! Does anyone else have a hard time getting "back into things" after a long weekend? I just wanted to share with everyone that endless.com is having their friends and family sale through today. You get 25% off of your purchase of $100 or more. I have been lemming a Rebecca Minkoff handbag and I purchased THREE today! Okay, 2 have to go back, but I have to "try before I buy". I also got free overnight shipping so I'll have these gems tomorrow! I can't even tell you how excited I am! Here are the three in the running...

RM Morning After Mini Handbag in Light Grey

RM Flame Satchel in Stone

RM Heavy Metal Tote

I will post some pictures and reviews on here tomorrow!

- The Pretty Pauper

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Weekend Wants - September 4th

I hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend. I'm enjoying mine so much that today's post will be pretty short and to the point so that I can get back to my company :) It wouldn't be right to not do Weekend Wants though. So many fabulous sales going on and new items arriving everyday!

#10 Lace Striped Top (Forever 21)

#8 Silken Droplets Necklace (Anthropologie)

#5 Bow Pocket Top (Nordstrom)

#4 Chunky Tweed Mini Skirt (Ann Taylor)

#1 Grosgrain Trim Cardigan (Ann Taylor Loft)

I hope that everyone has a fun, safe and relaxing Labor Day weekend!

- The Pretty Pauper
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