Monday, January 28, 2013


This is more color than I typically wear in a month. I like it. 

Sweater: J Crew   Pants: DL1961 (also styled here)   Necklaces: Forever 21 (recent)   Sunnies: Street Vendor (Taiwan)   Shoes: Corso Como

Thursday, January 24, 2013

January Bauble Bar Necklace Giveaway -- UPDATE


The winner is:

I repinned Black and Blue! So cute!
Please contact me at scarletinaseaofblack at gmail dot com

I'm giving away the green necklace shown above! (styled here and here and it's blue partner is still on sale here)

Rules for entry:

1) Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect (worth one entry)

Additional entries:

2)  Repin your favorite outfit from Pinterest "My Looks(worth two additional entries!)

4) Leave me one (1) comment (total) stating you completed the above and include your Pinterest and GFC usernames

Please note: necklace can only be mailed within the US. 

Giveaway closes next Thursday, 1/31/13
Check back on 2/4/13 to see if you won! 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Birthday Suit

Sorry, it's not really a suit. Just a blazer and pants. But it was my birthday.
I'm sorry there wasn't better lighting, because this jacket sparkles like a Cullen in the sunlight. 

Pants: Paige (sold out, similar)   Jacket: Alice + Olivia (sold out, similar)   Purse: Forever 21 (recent)   Necklace: Bauble Bar (also styled here)   Lipstick: Armani (chinese lacquer)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sales and Hibernation

Thanks to the frigid weather, I'm in full hibernation mode. I'd rather to stay warm and spend my time shopping online (actually, I do that year round). Fortunately, there are tons of awesome online sales right now. 
My picks from some of my favorite brands:
Skirt, J Crew



Monday, January 21, 2013

Blue State

 Coat: ASOS (old, also love)   Pants: Blank Denim (also here, here)   Sunnies: Proof   Lipstick: Armani (in Chinese Lacquer)   Shoes: Corso Como   

My photographer and his assistant: 

Armani looks good on you, baby. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Postpartum Style

I must admit I've made some style concessions since having a baby. Here are a few things I've learned: 

1. Peplum skirts and tops are your friend.
similar styled here

2. High-waisted jeans are also your friend. 
styled here

3. But Spanx is your very, very best friend.
styled everywhere...but especially here

4. Sally Hansen leg makeup. I will admit to being a self-tanner addict, but I don't like to cover my body with it since I'm constantly nuzzling my little guy. I'm not sure about the health concerns, but I do suspect he doesn't want to look like an oompa loompa.  This stuff is perfect for a quick fix on whatever body part is showing (granted, not much this time of year).

5. Button down blouses (my favs here, here and here). These are great. Just forget about buying special nursing tops, they aren't cute. Also, avoid silk unless you're blessed with one of those mythical babies that doesn't spit up. 

6. Chic diaper bags. Think of it this way, you didn't think this pattern was stylish before you had a baby, right? Well, guess what, it's still not. 

7. Padded nursing bras. This one should be obvious. 

8. Did you lose the junk in your trunk? Postpartum starvation skinny is not hot. Get your bum back with these:

Alternatively, I highly recommend these:

9. Chic pony tails. For when you've had it with the hair pulling.

10. Statement necklaces: keep your lobes in tact.

11. Red lipstick, it cures everything. Even Colic.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Dinosaur Style

As a child, I was completely obsessed with dinosaurs. I even went to paleontology camp. (The slightly embarrassing part is that I was 16 at the time). When other teenagers were spending their summer in Drivers Ed and working on a tan, I was digging in the dirt for crinoid crowns and bivalves. 
Anyway, when I saw this "Dinosaur Expert" outfit by Carter's, I was immediately sold. 
Warning: excessive baby cuteness below

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Sequins on Sale

There is no better combination of words than "sequins" and "sale". BCBG makes this adorable sequin dress in several fabulous colors.  I purchased it in a lovely apricot color, but I may just have to pickup another one. I'm especially loving the striped version. In case you're wondering, no, you can't own too many sequined dresses.