Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Chilly Weather

animal print tank: J. Crew
sparkle blazer: Zara
black jeans: Gap
sparkle pumps: Proenza Schouler
blue tote: 3.1 Phillip Lim
sunglasses: Burberry

I should have realized that the warm weather was too good to be true. We've been having a chilly few days in the Bay area and that has forced me to ditch the bare legs for pants.

Sad day, peeps. Sad day indeed.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ahoy Sailor!

striped dress: Banana Republic
orange stilettos: Zara
blue tote: 3.1 Phillip Lim
watch: Michael Kors

I love wrap dresses oh-so-much. They are perfect for when I'm feeling particularly lazy and uninspired. I've had my eye on this striped Banana one for a while (I can't resist a nautical stripe, y'all), but I was waiting for it to go on sale. Luckily for me, it was 40% off for a pre-Valentine's Day sale!

All in a shopaholic's days work. ;)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Spring is Here! (Not Really.)

silk dress: Banana Republic
orange sandals: Zara
necklace: Francesca's
clutch: Charles & Keith

So I sort of (totally) jumped the gun with this outfit. It was extremely sunny this weekend and I thought, heyyyyy California, spring is totes here! So I broke out this Banana silk dress that I've had in my closet for years in anticipation of today's sunny skies. WRONG.

It's really quite chilly today. Fail whale.

Also, I know I might look a sloppy mess with a wrinkled silk dress but I PROMISE that I just got that dress dry-cleaned. And it's already showing wrinkles?! Le sigh.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hottest Shoes from New York Fashion Week Fall 2012

Being the shoe addict that I am, I couldn't help but notice all the fab shoes that came stomping down the runway at this season's NYFW shows. Here were my favs!

Row 1: Michael Kors, Helmut Lang, Alexander Wang, Monique Lhuillier
Row 2: Derek Lam, Oscar de la Renta, Jason Wu, L.A.M.B.
Row 3: Jill Stuart, Derek Lam, Diane von Furstenberg, Rodarte
Row 4: Jason Wu, Thakoon, Victoria Beckham, Prabal Gurung

Thursday, February 16, 2012


blazer: Zara
jeans: Seven for All Mankind
purple top: Nordstrom Rack
blue tote: 3.1 Phillip Lim
animal-print sandals: BCBG
necklace: Forever 21

I'm Bernikins and I'm an iPhone-aholic. And it's not even for fancy work-related stuff. I swear, one of these days, I'm going to pull an Alec Baldwin and lose my shit when they make me lose my turns on Words/Scramble with Friends.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Warmer Weather

dress: Wilfred (from Aritzia)
silver pumps: Zara
clutch: Charles & Keith
sunglasses: Burberry

Only I would be in the city for a Super Bowl game and come away with a dress. It's the sickness, people.

I was on the fence with this dress because even though it was on sale, I don't exactly need another dress. But the wily salesgirl then told me that there are three ways to style this dress and I was immediately sold. I may not need another dress, but I sure could use three more. ;)

Happy Wednesday! NYFW is winding down so I'll be working on putting together composites of my fav collections this weekend. Stay tuned...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Be Mine!

studded top: Gap
pink banded skirt: J. Crew
blue tote: 3. 1 Phillip Lim
glitter pumps: Proenza Schouler
sunglasses: Burberry

Even though I hate Valentine's Day(that story for another day), I figured I would wear something festive anyway. I have this J. Crew skirt in both black and pink, but I have to say, I wear the pink one much more often.

And though I might have an aversion to this day, my gay husband sent me the prettiest arrangements of flowers to work. I know, right? He spoils me.

 Yes, that card reads "I hate you." 

Happy Valentine's Day, y'all! Know that each of you is loved and appreciated by yours truly. :)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Citrus Notes

black V-neck: Gap
skirt: J. Crew
gold skinny belt: J. Crew
metallic tweed jacket: Zara
blue leather satchel: 3.1 Phillip Lim
shoes: Zara

For the past few weeks, I've been trying really hard to curb my shopaholic tendencies and to shop my closet instead. And I have to say, I've been pleasantly surprised at some of the items I've managed to find! I guess I might slightly be cheating since those shoes are new...

A gal just needs new heels to kick start Fashion Week. ;)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Two Sides

silk button-up: J. Crew
black and white floral print skirt: Zara
bracelets: Forever 21, J. Crew, boutiques
shoes: Steve Madden
black bag: Charles & Keith

I really can't help myself when it comes to floral prints. And Zara.

When I saw this skirt online, I was a little worried that it would look a little too Dr. Jekyl/Mr. Hyde, but the gay husband talked me into it. This is another reason why we are so good for each other—encouraging the other to take fashion risks. :)

On that note, Fashion Week is mere days away and it is going to get insane in the office. Fingers crossed that I'll still have my sanity in tact at the end of all this!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Rather Red

dress: boutique
red pumps: Zara
black purse: Charles & Keith
glitter belt: J. Crew

No, that is not a Photoshop trick I'm using on those pictures. It really was a super sunny weekend in the Bay area.

I got this dress on my trip back home over the holidays and I've been dying for it to get warm enough for me to wear it out without looking like a crazy lady.

On that note, have y'all seen the Cashmere Shop over at J. Crew? Delicious. I need to remind myself that I'm a weirdo about winter wear so I do not need to buy anything. But seriously. They're calling my name.

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Weekend in Pictures

Le photographer in action/ Ferragamo hair clip from my childhood/Sex and the City, the deluxe edition. 

Lethal drinks (let's just say a mechanical bull was involved)/ Champagne in a can!/ New godsend curling iron

Team Karl for the Super Bowl/ New Zara kicks/ What happens when you wear heels to a Super Bowl party 

1 Skirt, 3 Ways

Skirt: Banana Republic

Look 1- green silk top: J. Crew, belt: Banana Republic, tote: boutique, shoes: Charles & Keith
Look 2 - blazer: Zara, black V-neck: Gap, black glitter belt: J. Crew, shoes: Steve Madden, bag: Charles & Keith
Look 3 - chambray shirt: Old Navy, shoes: Charles & Keith, clutch: Charles & Keith

The only way I could justify buying this sequined skirt was to tell myself that I would wear it with everything. Surprisingly, it's become quite a staple piece on my closet. Which goes to show you, it does pay off to be a neurotic shopaholic. ;)

On a side note: Yes, I am madly in love with Charles & Keith. 

Happy Monday lovelies! 

Friday, February 3, 2012

Pretty Pleats

dress: Forever 21
flower belt: Forever 21
clutch: Banana Republic
bracelets: J. Crew, boutique
wedges: boutique in Spain

One of the highlights of my time studying in Madrid was getting to shop at Casa Hernanz. (I know, leave it to me to take shoe shopping to a whole new obsessive level.) Casa Hernanz is famous for their authentic Spanish-style espadrilles and I was not about to leave the country without a pair. (Or three.)

I'd been warned that there would be a line—it's a spot frequented by locals and tourists alike—but I was not expecting to be waiting for over an hour. But it was well worth it because I walked away with two pairs of espadrilles and these lovely gray wedges. :)

Me encantan los zapatos.