Friday, September 28, 2012

A Dose of a Crush...



An outfit crush that is. That's the theme for this weeks Friday's Fancies! I had a couple other photos in mind which didn't work out so I settled on this gorgeous gal and her classic Fall look. I think the green leather jacket paired with the burgundy booties is perfection! What do you think, are you crushin' on this outfit too?

Outfit Crush

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Would You? Wednesday...

Bam! Pow! Zap! Watch out, the comeback of the comic book has made it's way into the world of fashion! One designer riding this wave is Phillip Lim. His Fall '12 collection was inspired by comic books such as Sin City and V for Vendetta. He actually went as far as releasing a comic titled Kill The Night at FNO to showcase the collection! Would you have the super human strength to rock this trend? 
Comic Book Cool
How about something not so literal? Herve Leger by Max Azria’s Resort 13 collection definitely had a dose of super hero chic!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Dose of "Lou"Lu's...

I'll be there, will you? If so, I'd love to meet you!
And guess who's hosting...the lovely Mara from M Loves M and Erin at Calivintage!
You can register here.

Monday, September 24, 2012

A Dose of "To Do's" (Fall Edition)...

This weekend marked the official start of Fall! Now even though Saturday's temp was over 100 degrees, I'm still getting excited for all the fun things this time of year has to offer. My summer to-do list was quite successful so I have high hopes for the coming months!  So without further ado..

My Fall Bucket List:

Pick some apples

And then attempt these.

Take a trip to the cabin or go camping
Roast marshmallows

Visit the State Fair (for the food of course!)

Enjoy some tailgating

Run the Frank Kush 5k
And then indulge in some pretzels and beer at Oktoberfest afterwards :)

Go pumpkin picking
Host/attend a pumpkin carving party
(and DO NOT wait until the night before to find a costume!) Ideas are welcome!
Play a game of flag football with friends
Volunteer for the Ironman Arizona
Spend quality time with the family..Cuz that's really what this time of year is all about right?

What's on your Fall To-Do List?

Friday, September 21, 2012

A Dose of Football Frenzy...

Football season is in full effect and I'm enjoying every minute of it! So obviously I was happy to hear that the theme for Friday's Fancies was Football Frenzy! Now I couldn't be playing favorites so I planned an outfit for both of my teams! The Arizona Cardinals and ASU of course! The Cardinals are off to a great start this season but they've been known to break my heart a time or two so my fingers are crossed! Are you a football fan? If so, who will you be rooting for this season?
Football Frenzy

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Would You? Wednesday...

With all the skull print and skull inspired accessories I've been seeing lately you'd think it was Halloween! Not quite, but skulls are definitely a hot trend right now! Whether it's subtle with edgy jewelry or more eye catching like the Topshop sweater below, it will always make a statement. I think the jewelry would be about as far as I would go or possibly an item for the home like the gold skull from Z Gallerie. But what about you..would you rock the skull trend? If so, which items are your favorite?


If your "dying" over this trend (ha bad joke), Zara has some cute skull inspired items at the moment. Like this blouse worn by Kate! And these slippers that are identical to the pair featured by Alexander McQueen but at a fraction of the cost!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A Dose of Savings...

Splurge vs. Save

So last night I was walking through the mall when these caught my eye through the window. They were almost identical to the Rag & Bone Harrow booties I've been lusting after! Unfortunately those carry a price tag of $495 and it was never gonna happen. So where did I spot this amazing steal you ask? ...Wet Seal of all places! For $30 bucks, heck why not?! What do you think, can you tell the difference? Take a guess at which pair ended up in my closet!

#1, #2
Did you guess right? :)

Monday, September 17, 2012

A Dose of Lately...

Boy oh boy...August and September have been busy months for me! Time is flying and I feel like I'm barely able to keep up! I've been wanting to blog about all the fun things that I've been up to but just haven't found the time. So this post is a lil recap of some happenings lately.

Tons of birthdays! I blogged about a few but I think I celebrated with friends every weekend!

Cardinals vs. Broncos game! I bought tickets for Alisha's birthday. She is big Broncos fan!
Row 6
Birthday girl..and birthday drinks!
There's always lot's of laughs with this crowd!

Labor Day! The weekend was celebrated with family and friends at a BBQ/pool party. Here is B looking adorable in her Labor Day outfit!
And of course there was a couple early morning lake trips thrown in as well!

September so far.
More wakeboarding
A weekend getaway to a friends cabin in Show Low. The lower temps were such a teaser!

Remembering September 11th at The Healing Fields at Tempe Beach Park

Seeing Jim Breuer at Stand Up Live..hilarious!
More birthdays!
Football on Sundays
This would be the only reason I would ever root for the Packers.
Football and Froyo

Annnnd.. I can hardly contain my excitement because this Thursday I'll be going to see Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean in concert!! Anyone who's a country music fan knows this is major! I can't wait!

So how's your September going so far? Any exciting plans in the near future?

photos from my instagram @doseoflou

Friday, September 14, 2012

A Dose of Lust...

I know I have probably featured some of these items before but I just can't help myself. When I heard this week's Friday's Fancies theme was Fall Lust List I knew I would be including some pieces that I've had my eye on for a while. Specifically, those Rag & Bone booties and that gorgeous Cartier bracelet! And if I was living in la-la land they would definitely be in my closet, like yesterday! You've also probably noticed I little bit of a theme here...leather pants, leather shorts, neutral colors..what can say, I'm definitely a creature of habit. In my closet you will find many varieties of essentially the same thing. I can't help it, I know what I like and I don't usually stray too far from it. Don't get me started on stripes! (Which is about the only "print" you'll find in my closet.) Anyone else have this problem? Buying lot's of the same thing over and over?
Fall Lust List

If you could, what's one thing you would splurge on for Fall?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Would You? Wednesday...

It would seem to me that the 90's are back in a big way! A couple weeks ago we pondered the idea of overalls and this week it's yet another trend from my younger years, combat boots...or should I say "military boots", since that's what they will be referred to this season. (Funny how we do that huh? Same trend, different name.) Anyways, I'm thinking I probably should have held on to those Doc Martens of mine because I'm all in on this look! I always prefer an outfit with a touch of edge so this is right up my ally. I'm also loving anything military inspired at the moment! I'm definitely eyeing the Steve Madden Troopa! (black, bottom row) Now let's get right down to it, would you?

Combat Boots


Friday, September 7, 2012

A Dose of Back to School Cool...

During my time in college I was never "lucky" enough to able to roll out of bed last minute and throw on some shades to hide the hangover and call it a day. Nope, I worked full time and usually attended classes in the evenings, which meant I was usually still sporting work duds. Which is not so fun when you decide to wear heels that day! Running around the nation's largest campus in heels and 100 degree weather is not recommended! And although I know that the only thing you may feel like throwing on after a night of partying studying is some comfy sweats, there is a middle ground that will keep you looking and feeling your best! So, here are my suggestions for the perfect back to school ensemble!

Back To School Cool

- A comfy v-neck
- Some stylish skinnies in a great Fall color
- An over sized cardigan for those chilly classrooms
- A classic watch and glasses to keep you looking the part
 - A day planner/or iPad cover to help you stay organized
- A pair of chic flats for all that running around campus
-An on trend backpack with plenty of room to spare

Here's to looking stylish all semester long!

For more back to school looks head over to Long Distance Loving!

And make sure to check out a previous post here for more back to school backpack suggestions!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Would You? Wednesday...

So a couple weeks ago I scored the cutest fringe Steve Madden purse at TJMaxx. Now usually I'm horrible when it comes to finding great buys at places like Ross etc. I just don't have the patience to search. So you can imagine my excitement when I found this purse for a great price! As I approached the register the young girl ringing me up gave my purse one look and shook her head.."I just don't get this kinda stuff" she said. "This fringe stuff...why would you wanna look like an Indian or something?"...yep, she totally insulted my purchase right in front of me. Did I mention I was also purchasing a pair of leopard skinnies and a bright yellow tank top? She went on to say that she hoped I wasn't planning on wearing all of these together! (Which I did not.) Ha! The moment was so awkward I didn't even know what to say, except for "Oh I think it's so fun!" Now, I wasn't really offended by her comment (clearly we weren't on the same page style wise) but it just got me thinking about how different peoples' opinions can be when it comes to style and trends. That's why I love hearing your thoughts! So of course today the topic is fringe! Now tell me, would you?


And in case you were wondering, this is the purse I bought! :)