Thursday, December 31, 2009

A 2009 Lookback: Four Months of Wear Necessities!!!

This post is dedicated to the best blogger buddy in the world: Kerri! Kerri is in Japan for a few weeks, so I am the sole-poster on Wear Necessities right now. As a tribute to my blog partner, the fabulous last four months, and the upcoming new year, here is a look-back at my favorite outfits of Kerri's and mine from 2009. Note: we started our blog in September 2009:

Not only have our photos gotten clearer, but I think our outfits have gotten more stylish every with each new month. I would also like to thank all those who have left us comments and checked out our blog in 2009. Thank you for your support, YOU ROCK!!



Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Leather and Studs

I felt like jumping on the back of a harley in this outfit today! I haven't done that in a while... maybe it's time to take a ride...

Tunic: Buffalo Exchange $26.50
Leggings: H&M
Purse: Target $15
Booties: Target $30
Dog: Mom's :)
Jacket: Target
Earrings: Gift from Glenda
Bracelets: Forever 21


Monday, December 28, 2009

Living like there's no tomorrow

I keep hearing Alicia Key's "Sure Looks Good To Me" song in my head. My favorite line of that song is, "so don't rain on my parade, life's too short to waste one day, I'm gonna risk it all, the freedom, the fall, yes it sure looks good to me." I suppose that inspired my title for this post.

Yep, these are the fabulous boots I wrote about in my previous post. My Mom rocks!

Tunic: Gift from Grandmother in Toronto
Skinny jeans: Target $20
Vest: H&M $17?
Boots: Betsy Johnson from Macy's - My mom's birthday gift to me last week :) (FYI they were on sale for $76!)
Blazer: H&M $25?


Vote on your favorite outfit of mine from last week!!

What is your favorite outfit Natalya wore last week?
Sunday free polls

Last week's outfit selection is a bit sparse due to the whirlwind week and holidays so there are only three outfits to choose from. Please vote for your favorite and leave a comment about why you liked that outfit best!!



Sunday, December 27, 2009

Caty Behavior

Hey guys,
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Kerri got me these cute tights for my birthday so I wore them with a simple black outfit and my fabulous Tel-Aviv necklace. I actually braved the mall yesterday if you can believe it. I usually stay far far away from malls the day after major holidays but my Mom was going to get me flat black boots for my birthday, per my request, and we still hadn't found the right pair, so we thought we'd hit up the major sales. I am happy to report we left the house and were back within 2 hours. I like to get in and out, and the majority of the time was spent in the parking lot, trying to find a spot. We found the PERFECT pair and I cant wait to post them!! Stay tuned!!
Dress: H&M $25
Tights: gift from Kerri
Booties: Target $30
Necklace: Castro in Tel-Aviv

Friday, December 25, 2009

Celebrity Style Couple: Katy and Russell

Putting my personal opinions of Russell Brand aside, I am loving this couple's holiday-chic style above!! What do you think? Living in Southern California, we don't have to dress for snow in winter, so I haven't rocked any winter-chic looks. But, if I did, they would be similar to Katy's shown here.


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Party Like It's Your Birthday

Happy birthday to me!! I know I've made a big deal about my birthday this week, but a quarter of a century is a big deal!! Anyways, this is what I wore today. The tights (part of my sister's b-day gift to me!) were definitely the main highlight with their fun busy pattern. I have no doubt my family knows what I want very well because my dad and his wife bought me clothes, my mom bought me boots, and my sister bought me tights for my birthday, because all I want is clothes clothes and more clothes (and OF COURSE a Glamour Magazine article written about me - I'm still on a pink cloud over this!)!!

Dress: Ross $15
Jacket: Buffalo Exchange $31
Tights: Birthday gift from sister :)
Booties: Target $30
Earrings: hand-me-down from friend

Oh So Very Basic

I was in a rush this morning to get out of the house early - had to decorate for Natalya's Birthday! (Happy Birthday Natalya!!!) Went with the basic black and gray with messy hair - the usual for me when I'm feeling rushed. Have I told you that I really love my leathery jacket? Well guess what - I really do love it. I feel like I put it on and it instantly makes any outfit a gazillion times better.

A couple advantages of doing this blog is that I get to look back at how I'm presenting myself - which was sort of sloppy today. It makes me think of how I would have done things differently. For example I would probably wear a longer shirt, maybe my black and white striped one that I always wear. Or maybe wear my new boots since these jeans have been through the wash/dryer so many times that they've shrunk a little in the length. Or maybe wear a necklace or big earrings? Anyways I have lots of ideas flowing now..its kind of fun to think of the options. There are lots of them.. haha :)

Top: Forever 21
Scarf: Target
Jacket: Marshalls
Jeans: Nordstrom
Flats: I can't remember

Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Early Christmas to Me

It was cold and gray today - finally feeling like a real Southern Cali winter (it was 80 degrees this past Saturday). I kind of wish we got snow around here. I keep seeing other blogger's snow filled pictures and its gorgeous. But then again, I can just drive a few hours to the mountains if I really want to see snow. Anyways I picked up this dress over the weekend for $10 from Urban Outfitters sale rack. Score! It doesn't look like anything I own. Sometimes I just have the itch to shop, even though I don't really have the cash. This purchase satisfied that itch without any buyers remorse afterward. Double Score! Plus, this dress has pockets! Triple Score! Merry Christmas to me. haha :)

Dress: Urban Outfitters $9.99
Jacket: Buffalo Exchange $16
Tights: Gap $10
Shoes: DSW
Necklace: Melrose Trading Post $6

You're a stud!

I was still on SUCH a high today from my Glamour article!! And tonight I am celebrating my birthday so you can see the excitement pouring out of me in these pics. I found this lovely studded jacket Friday night at a little shop called Arte, for $20!! Such a steal!

Dress: F21 $17
Jacket: Arte $20
Leggings: Gift from Kerri - Target
Boots: gift from mom - Nordstrom
Belt: Free
Smile: Priceless :)



Vote on your favorite outfit of mine from last week!!

Woo Hoo!!! It's time to vote on your favorite outfit I wore last week (Saturday is missing simply because I did not have time to take pics that day - sorry!). So please vote on your favorite outfit and leave a comment about why you like it the best. I want your feedback!!

What is your favorite outfit Natalya wore last week?
Friday free polls



Sunday, December 20, 2009

Today's Best Dressed Reader: NATALYA!

I was being lazy on this Sunday afternoon, just browsing's blog and guess who was Slaves to Fashion Friday's Best Dressed Reader.. NATALYA! So this is what I see when I was scrolling down, and I seriously almost had a heart attack. I call her, she doesn't pick up. AH I HAVE TO TELL SOMEONE. So I text her... she didn't even know about it! So excited for her! Everyone go check it out! Thanks for the love all you ladies at Glamour, esp Tracey over at Slaves to Fashion! You guys rock!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Whimsical Watercolors

This top reminds me of a whimsical watercolor painting. Kerri actually suggested it for me when we were shopping at Buffalo Exchange a few weeks ago. She definately knows my style!!

Top: Buffalo Exchange $7

Jeans: Target $20

Shoes: Forever 21 $22

Sweater: Target $17.99



Bright Yellow Saves the Day

It honestly took me FOREVER to get dressed this morning. After trying on about 6 different outfits and not being happy with any I decided to wear my pencil skirt. I think its starting to become my go-t0 piece because its so easy to just throw on any fun top. At first here I put on a black cami, but that was no fun - how about bright neon YELLOW! Yes please I will take yellow any day of the week. And to make the pencil skirt less formal, threw on my leather jacket. Im pretty pleased with how this all came out.

Top: Buffalo Exchange
Cami: Target $8
Skirt: H&M
Shoes: Target?
Jacket: Marshalls

ps. Happy Friday everyone! Good luck getting the rest of your xmas presents taken care of. I know I will need lots of luck to tackle the crowds. :(
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