"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."
Audrey Hepburn

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


How many of you have that one chic accessory that you know in an instant will add glam to any outfit? The one that had you saving your pretty little pennies for quite awhile before dashing out to satisfy your craving. The one that can make you feel completely grown-up on the outside, no matter what youthful desires are screaming on the inside to be let out. Well, my darlings, I am pleased to say that I have now joined your club. Never did I imagine myself admiring an accessory quite as much as I have been doing with this beauty for several weeks. It seemed to be everywhere! With each blog I read that displayed it tantalizingly, I grew more and more enamored, until I finally broke down and decided it was unhealthy to deprive myself of such a strong "want". Yes, I know it was not necessarily a need, but hey, sometimes a girl just deserves a treat!! And so, without further adieu, I present you with....
My absolute obsession! I had been seeing Michael Kors beauties glistening in the blogosphere for quite some time and I just couldn't resist their allure any longer! I managed to get a great deal on my lovely watch, but it was still a good bit more than I typically allow myself to spend on an accessory. However, I feel totally justified in my purchase, because I know it is a classic piece that I will wear all the time. Plus, there is something to be said for how put-together I feel donning this gem every day. It is my first "adult" piece of jewelry and I couldn't be happier!
With three freelance articles worth of work clasped around my wrist, I have a permanent reminder of how great it feels to work hard for something that you truly want. Even though this purchase was definitely a "want" and not a "need", in a way I think that makes me appreciate it even more!
I couldn't wait to try out several of my new purchases today, and with the Palestinian Ambassador to the U.S. coming in today, it seemed like the perfect day to feel grown-up.
I was so in love with this printed sundress that I picked up in Georgetown this weekend, that I couldn't let it idle in my closet until spring. But with the half cardi, tights and wedges it made for a perfect transition outfit. Cardigan: Anne Taylor, Dress: Urban Outfitters, Tights: Topshop, Wedges: Steve Madden, Watch: Michael Kors, Ring and necklace: Grandmother's vintage, Bracelet: Personal Accents, Purse: Handbag Heaven, Scarf: Paris
Added my favorite scarf to my structured, lady-like handbag to give it a youthful vibe. It also conveniently complimented the subtle pink throughout the dress.
Showing off the watch :)
Though my love of shoes seems to have taken a back seat to my watch in this post, I can't totally ignore my absolute favorite pair currently! Never have I had such a comfortable, cute shoe!!
It was love at first step :) (Yes, I really am a cornball)
So dolls, what accessory gives you that total grown up chic confidence? Have you come to love a certain piece of your jewelry collection so much that you feel naked stepping out of the door without it? I'd love to hear all about it! A big thank you to all my lovely readers and followers! Hearing from you always just makes my day :)



  1. Loving your bag and how you tied a scarf around it!

    Liesl :)

  2. Oh yeah, it's very unhealthy to deprive yourself of such a want! It's a great watch and I'm glad I'm not the only one obsessing over things... I have so many at the moment, I need to stop!

  3. Love your new watch - a rose gold MK is on my Christmas list!

  4. Ohmigosh this is seriously my favorite outfit EVER of yours - you look so sophisticated and classy, yet chic and playful at the very same time...the perfect juxtaposition!

    Also, that watch! Gah! I'm so glad you splurged! A girl has to splurge every now and again to make herself feel fabulous!

    And as for graduating...yes! It feels amazing! :)

  5. LOVEEE this outfit!!! The watch is amazing and I love the dress!!! EEEEE!!!!!! :D

  6. veeeeery nice outfit girl!! I just loved those boots!!! *-*
    Kisses from Brazil <3

  7. I'm so jealous of your watch purchase...its not even funny. What material is the band? It looks like bone... i love it!!!

    (you're right about the shoes in my outfit. I should get some leopard flats, huh? ;)

  8. Such a great watch! Also love your bag :)

  9. I love that dress, and those shoes are gorgeous! no wonder you fell in love

  10. Absolutely gorgeous watch, darling!
    Love your dress and scarf too!


  11. &Thanks for your lovely comment at my blog!
    I'm in love with my new jacket as well haha!

  12. That is one cute watch and I am loving your dress:) Kisses,sweetie

    Ps: I am hosting a beautiful GIVEAWAY today...I hope you will join in:)

  13. I'm not big on watches, but I'm loving that one!

    Also that dress is so cute!

  14. I really like your dress (both the colours and the cut) and how you paired it with dark tights & a cropped cardi for a fall look.

    I bet you are so excited to finally own your MK watch :)

  15. Ohh, this is gorgeous. I can see why you had your eye on it--it's so luxe looking. And, I'm sure you'll wear it forever.

    Thank you so much for the compliment! And as far as growing a blog I feel like I'm still a beginner. I just made a decision a while ago to blog about what I love, be myself, and take the time to be a part of the community.

  16. that is one gorgeous watch .. love it when my hard work and savings reaps me my 'wants' :)

  17. That MK watch is like perfection, gorgeous <3

  18. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!!

    That watch is great. Definitely worth the splurge!

  19. That watch will look SO chic with black cashmere and a classy Charlotte York ponytail this winter! Great buy!

    Thanks for becoming a blog reader - I really appreciate the comments! -Haley (Cardigan Junkie)

  20. Holy WOW hunnie....that watch is FABULOUS...you lucky girlie!! I love it...and that cute scarf you have tied on your bag...you look great!!

  21. Wow. I am in love with that watch! Great blog. Please take a look at mine. You definitely have a follower in me. xoxo


  22. Gorgeous watch! My favorite accessory is also by Michael Kors. It was my seventeenth birthday present from my parents and grandparents (I even chipped in, too!) and I love it to death.

    Thank you for all your sweet comments about the college application process. I know that one day, I'll be able to look back on this fondly... but not right now!

    xoxo Hannah

  23. what a beautiful watch :) you look gorgeous !


  24. Ah, the accessories really add more interest to this look :)

    My favorite accessory: Rings, though I am actually wearing my moms one..

    Thank you for stopping by!

    Swimming in a puffy cloud,

  25. love the dress and the shoes xxxx

  26. Love your watch I love watches and bracelets
    Keep in touch

  27. I am obsessed with anything mother of pearl or bone or shell sort of finished, like your beautiful new watch! I love the scarf at the handbag...that's a look I've done as long as I can remember and is the fastest way to add a color punch on an outfit. Also, because I'm not crazy about wearing prints (just not on me), it's a great way to add a little of that too! You've done it again, my dear!
    --Lee Ann

  28. great watch!



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