Friday, June 29, 2012

Style Challenge: Neons

{J. Crew Factory blazer, Michael Starts tee c/o, J. Crew pants, Zara purse, Bakers sandals by Wild Pair, Ray-Bans, Urban Outfitters watch, vintage bracelet, Milani polish- Beach Front}

Keeping in theme with Friday, and the always fun Style Challenge- I'm coming at you this week with a little neon action. Sometimes I'll be obvious about a trend, and sometimes I won't- I'm funny like that. I'll rock the hell out of a penguin printed blazer and skirt set, but other times I'll actually want to be subdued...whaaa?? Anyways, I wore this neon bit for brunch on Pride weekend- and just knew there would be neon aplenty, and boy there was! I kept the fun colors on my nails and up top in the most comfy tee there ever was by Michael Stars.

Check out the other ladies in on the Style Challenge this week:

Don't forget today is the LAST day to enter my matching cuff giveaway!! Happy weekend loves!!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

polka dots and stripes

{thrifted vest, Hollister tank, Gap shorts, Tory Burch bag, J. Crew sandals and bracelet, Ray-Bans}

If I could I would do all my outfit pictures in Wine Country, the setting is epic, and the background is serene. And speaking of epic- I heart this vest- it works in all seasons. I frayed up the sleeves, because I wanted it to look a little beat up. It's easy to do too- I just took a pair of scissors to the edge and sort of snipped away. 

Have you entered my Gold Cuffs Giveaway yet? 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

poodles and pleather

{Asos blazer, LC top, Ark & Co skirt, Ash shoes, Zara bag, Urban Outfitters watch, J. Crew bracelet, What Vanessa Does necklace, Milani nail polish- Beach Front}

In real life this outfit translates so much more beautiful than it does in photos- it's a bit stiff- well, as most photographs are. But when I wore this to dinner, I felt a bit like a ballerina- the top knot, the lilac colored top, pretty skirt. I generally enjoy a more structured fit, so I was a bit unsure of the overall flowi-ness of this look, but the pleather pleats on the skirt were a good contrast of structure, and tough girl meets chic, not too overly girly!

Only a few more days to enter my Love of Pretty giveaway, enter here!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Style Challenge: Summer Hats

{Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent dress, J. Crew sandals and green bracelet, H&M Panama hat, Tory Burch purse, Bauble Bar necklace, Ray-Ban shades, nail polish: Color Club- Age of Aquarius}

Hello ladies, It's been a long week but we finally made it to Friday!! Today I'm participating in my first ever Style Challenge, and it's a good one- summer hats. So here I am in the happiest place on earth-wine country- wearing the only hat I'll sport all summer. This pretty frock is one of my warm weather favorites, it's simple, and won't give me weird tan lines! Every time I wear it I feel like I'm channeling Carrie Bradshaw in the earlier SATC plot line- and that is one fierce lady to channel!

Be sure to check out all the other ladies, in this week's Style Challenge, rocking their fancy hats too- Meghan, Amanda, Angie, Kellen, Adiel, Rebecca, KateJade, and Nic!!

And don't forget to enter my giveaway and win a pair of Love of Pretty gold cuffs here!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

my arm parties & a giveaway!!

 {Ann Taylor jewels}

 {J. Crew, Vintage piece, Forever 21}

 {Love of Pretty Eagle Claw Me bracelet}

Daily it seems to be a new arm party for me, I love color on both my wrists, but lately I've been into gold- all day, everyday. There is just something so glamourous about it, and it works much better with my skin tone in the summer anyways! 

Now because we all need a little arm party love, I've paired up with The Love of Pretty online boutique to hook you ladies up.

The lovely Cassandra from this supremely chic yet affordable shop is offering a pair of gold cuffs to one of my readers ANYWHERE in the world!! So get to entering, the rules are below...

Required to Enter: 
{one entry}
1.) Like The Love of Pretty on Facebook
2.) Follow Allergic to Vanilla via Google Friend Connect! 

Additional Entries: 
{leave an additional comment per additional entry, with an email address!!} 
1.) Follow LoveofPretty on Instagram
2.) Follow @alergic2vanilla on Twitter! 
3.) Like Allergic to Vanilla on Facebook! 
4.) Follow me, CarlinaH on Pinterest! 
5. Follow allergictovanilla on Instagram
6.) Share this giveaway on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or your Blog- may be done daily, don't forget to comment each time you did though! 
7. Follow Allergic to Vanilla on both Google AND Bloglovin'

There you have it, more than EIGHT different ways to enter ladies, if I were you I would start tweeting about this one ASAP, those cuffs are worth it! Good Luck loves!

The giveaway ends June 29, 2012 at 9 PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random via 

Monday, June 18, 2012

poodle print

{J. Crew Factory tee, Asos blazer, denim unknown, Tory Burch heels, Zara purse}

Not sure what I love more, the awesome poodle print on this blazer, or the fact that I bought a matching poodle peplum-esque printed skirt to complete the set. Oh I'm such sucker for prints.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

JW Anderson

I went on a bit of a shoe bender looking for a perfect--um, few-- pairs of strappy sandals. I have a feeling once these get home I'm going to have a Carrie Bradshaw moment.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

la villa de l'amour

{girls Zara tee, H&M skirt and Panama hat, J. Crew Valentina heels, nOir bracelet, makeup: NYX lipstick "Indie Flick", Sinful nail polish "Neon Melon"}

I often fantasize about zipping off on a whim to sun soaked wine country -or the French countryside- and enjoying a glass or two of of Cabernet, while taking in the beautiful scenery. Since I'm so close to Napa and Sonoma the first scenario is definitely a possibility. And this outfit would most likely be what I would be wearing- the modern romantic feel of the printed pencil skirt, a playful tee, and sun shielding hat all make these top picks in my book for a quick day-cation.

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

camper chic

{Hollister coat, J. Crew boys button-up and denim, Zara heels, Kardashian Kollection sunnies, arm party: vintage, nOir, F21, unknown, manicure by Milani}

These pics were taken in Lake Tahoe not too long ago. The trees, scenery and natural beauty were all a perfect backdrop for this very woodsy-camper gal look. I was expecting to lay out by the lake and soak up some rays, but fate had other plans and graced me with a bit of snow and chilly temps- hence the bundled up outfit!

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

neon brights

1. Recent Friday night DIY
2. Zara mirror print frock
3. Tahoe casino lights
4. Currently on digit rotation
5. Insanely bright -but, oh, so good- new yellow hue
6. Snack with a side of fashion

Neon hues have very much been on my radar lately. But instead of over saturating my wardrobe in these larger than life shades, I incorporate tiny but brilliant punches in my everyday outfits. How are you rocking this neon trend?

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