the Shira Rose

Baby, It’s Cold Outside! (Cobalt Coat)

Andddd just when I was so excited for the beautiful weather, we have a day like today. OMG SO COLD! But I do have an awesome coat for the weather:) Maybe not the warmest, but definitely the nicest! He he he.

I’ve been loving J.Crew coats lately and was excited to score this cobalt beauty in petite from Ebay. It’s so exciting when I don’t have to shorten the sleeves. 🙂 Hoping to put it away soon although it’s becoming really cold again so we’ll see! Either way, I’m doing a Spring photo shoot on Sunday with Chani Deutch so Spring looks coming soon!:)

Photos by the talented Chani Shmookler-Deutch 
Coat: J.Crew (Ebay)
Skirt: Loft (on sale here)
Handbag: Madewell
(sold out but LOVE this one:here)
Shoes: Steve Madden (similar here)

Recent Acquisitions and Giveaway Winner!

In my defense, some of these are giveaway wins and all of these were on major sale! Let me elaborate;)
Soooo….we’ll start from the lace Madewell top that I’ve been crushing on since I saw it in the Spring preview lookbook a while ago…And then I was in Madewell the other day and had a store credit…AND it was on sale with an additional 20% off, so I got it for more than half the original price. Next we have the floral shoes, that I’ve posted in my “What I Want Wednesday” posts…and I got it on sale with additional 20% off too! Next up, Forever 21 neon top-I had a store credit so I picked it up. Then we have the yellow Banana Republic sweater skirt. I had a gift card to Banana and it was on sale. Then we have the Old Navy heart sweater-on sale for $10 (and in petite!). Do I need to say more? 😉 Then, the mint heels-I won them on a blog giveaway! It was so exciting! I was debating between these or black D’Orsay flats and I figured I should go with the heels because while I have a ridiculous amount of flats, I am lacking in the heels department and I figured these are small heels and they’re MINT, so yeah-I chose these for the win! And lastly, the vintage Coach Willis bag. I sold a Rebecca Minkoff bag on Poshmark (check out my closet here) because I wanted to buy a classic black bag (yeah, I have every color in the rainbow but not black!) but wanted to wait until I sold something first. So I picked this up on Ebay for about $70. So there you have it- recent acquisitions:)

Clockwise: Lace Madewell TopFloral FlatsNeon SweaterCoach Willis (you can check Ebay for vintage here), mint heelsOld Navy heart sweater ($10!), Banana Republic Yellow Skirt

And now, the winner of the jewelry giveaway with Dream Big Jewelry by Dasi is Etti Youlus! Congrats Etti! And for the rest of you lovely readers, I hope this is the first of many giveaways I’ll be doing on my blog.

Sequins, Polka Dots, and Aqua!

Sequins, polka dots, and aqua = 3 of my favorite things! Happy Monday, my friends! (Is that an oxymoron?)
PS It’s the last day for you to enter the giveaway to win a gorgeous piece of jewelry from Dream Big Jewelry! Please like her facebook page (and mine of course, he he) and enter here if you haven’t already!

 Photos by Chani Shmookler-Deutch

Top: J.Crew (sold out but you can try Ebay)
Skirt: Loft (on sale Here )
Shoes: Madewell (sold out, similar here or from Gap here)
Jewelry: J.Crew (here), Aldo, Banana Republic

Looks for Less: Polka Dots!

Hello my dear readers! So, I’m not sure if y’all knew this, but I kind of have a thing for polka dots. 🙂 I was in Madewell today and tried on an adorable chambray polka dot shirt and while it wasn’t outrageously expensive, I wanted something a bit cheaper. And I thought I’d show you lovelies some ways to incorporate polka dots into your wardrobe in a super cheap way!

Madewell Polka Dot Chambray vs. Old Navy Polka Dot Chambray (oh and it’s on sale for $15 now!)
(this Forever 21 polka dot sweater is also really cute as is this Neon Version)
J.Crew Polka Dot Buttoned Down vs. Mint Button Down from Target 
(can’t find it online, but check your local store or check out the Factory J.Crew Polka Dot Popover I’m in love with)
PS Only a couple days left to enter the jewelry giveaway! Please don’t forget to like Dasi of Dream Big Jewelry–I mean, hellooooo, she’s the one giving away a gorgeous piece of jewelry to one of you lovely readers! Enter here: jewelry giveaway!

Spring Florals

Work is starting to become a bit more overwhelming so I’ve been coming home pretty drained but I know beginnings can be rough so I’m still working on settling in! Anyway, enough about that and onto a conversation a  bit more fun:) Florals! So unless if you’ve been living in a cave, you’ve probably noticed how bold floral prints are being shown everywhere for Spring! For those of you that want to do it in small doses, a pair of floral flats or a floral print bag might be the perfect way to incorporate florals into your Spring wardrobe. If you’re daring, try mixing prints-florals and stripes are an example of a fun print mix! How do you feel about floral or prints in general?