Outfit: Nifty Neons

nifty neons outfit featuring @modcloth via @poorandpretty

I love wearing new clothes as soon as I get them, don’t you? I just picked up these summery neon hues from ModCloth.

nifty neons arm party jewelry closeup via @poorandpretty

Though I’m not usually much of an “arm party” person — bracelets get in the way of my typing — I did find that I had quite a few fun arm accessories to wear with this outfit, including the fabric-wrapped bangle I made from a For the Makers box and my favorite Timex.

bear ears hair buns hairstyle via @poorandpretty

Also: my hair is getting really long. It is now past my shoulders. It hasn’t been this long since high school! So, I’ve resorted to a few of my favorite high school hair styles, like the above “hair buns.” I used to wear these all the time when I was too lazy to straighten my hair. I also affectionately call them my “bear ears” because they remind me of the cute round ears of my favorite animals.

nifty neons outfit modcloth via @poorandpretty

Outfit details: Rita-ing Club Top: ModCloth, $17. Right on Cue Capri Pants in Orange: ModCloth, $17. White Crochet TOMS: White Crochet Women’s Classics, $59. Watch: Timex Originals Classic Round, courtesy of Timex. Bracelets: neon bangle: handmade with For the Makers; white & gold braided bracelet: ModCloth (similar); orange yoga ponytail holder: ModCloth (similar). Blue & gold ringCarla Nichols Boutique (now closed), $8.


Outfit: Lacy Green & Polka Dot Pink

green & pink

Add 2-3 feet of snow to the ground and Manic Panic in Rock ‘N’ Roll Red to my hair, and you’ll have what this photo would look like if I took it today. As part of my ongoing struggle goal to be organized, Stan and I took these photos a few weeks ago, prior to the 10 or so snowstorms Mother Nature has gifted us with.

accessories closeup

I’m a big fan of this chunky pink polka dot scarf, which Scarlett gave me for Yule-mas. She knows her Auntie well!

cardigan back

Oh, and the back of this cardigan from Anthropologie has the prettiest lace detail, doesn’t it?

green & pink 2

I really could do without the snow now. It’s fun and pretty at first, until I have to drive to work in it. Hello, spring? I’m ready for you!

Outfit Details: Green Lace Cardi: Anthropologie, $40 (originally $78!) (similar, similar). Pink Skinnies: Notify Mycelis Denim Pant in Fuchsia, $59 via Fab (similar, similar). Boat Shoes: Sperry Top-Sider, gift. Pink Dot Scarf: gift (similar). Headband: CVS, $6 for a pack of 5. Watch: Timex Originals Classic Round, courtesy of Timex. Jewelry: gifts.


10 dazzling New Year’s Eve dresses under $50

I love any excuse to get dressed up, but especially for New Year’s Eve! But I don’t love dropping lots of dough on a new dress, so I’ve found 10 fantastic frocks for under $50 that would be fabulous at any NYE soirée.


1. Of the Bioluminescence Dress via ModCloth. 2. The More the Mulberry Dress via ModCloth. 3. Zenon Gold Foil Dress via Nectar Clothing. 4. Turning Tides Lace Dress via Ruche.


5. Woburn Abbey Lace Dress via Ruche. 6. Across Town Ruffle Detail Dress via Ruche. 7. Enchanted Night Embellished Dress via Ruche. 8. Heart Cut Out Pleated Dress in Red via Chicwish. 9. Romantic Bliss Lace Dress with Bow Belt via ever+mi.crush. 10. Sweet Soiree Dress in Rose via ever+mi.crush.

How are you ringing in 2014?


Pick my Red Carpet Oscar Night dress!

Okay readers. My cousin is having a fancy Red Carpet Oscar Night party on Sunday, and I can’t choose between two dresses! Will you help?

Oscar red carpet choice 1 - pink flapper dress

Dress #1 – Hot pink flapper dress. You might remember it from my 1920’s Murder Mystery birthday last year. I was thinking I could do a Hollywood flashback, you know?

Oscar red carpet choice 1 - pink flapper dress details

I love all the sequins and fringe!

Oscar red carpet choice 2 - chocolate prom dress

Dress #2 – Chocolate lace prom gown. I wore this to my senior prom, and I’m happy to say it still fits! Actually, I think it fits even better than it did in 2005. The best part? I bought it at a Goodwill for less than $15.

Oscar red carpet choice 2 - chocolate prom dress details

The back detail is gorgeous — buttons, lace, velvet, and stitched swirls. Here I am wearing it for prom photos:

Prom dress 2005 - Poor & Pretty

So, what do you think? #1 or #2? Leave a comment with your dress choice below. Get your vote in by Saturday, February 23rd and on Sunday, I’ll wear the dress with the most votes!


Fall threads: Lace, leaf, & leather

My co-worker and friend Maura snapped these pics of me outside of the office yesterday. We work on such a beautiful stretch of land.

I’m glad it’s fall again, so I can wear my favorite red boots!

This may have been Maura’s favorite pose. I’m kind of a ham. >_< Happy weekend! ♥

Red vintage boots: Bellini, loveyvintage, $30. Cardigan: Plato’s Closet, $12. Green Lace Dress: Target, $25. Braided belt: came with a pair of capris. Leaf necklace: gift from Stan. Tote: handmade, get one here!