Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Scarf Print...

Last night.... Epic!

I went out for my bestfriend's birthday last night and we had a ball!  Taco Tuesdays at the Savoy in Inglewood.. Peach Ciroc and Nuvo were flowing all night.. All I have to say is I'm so glad I stopped drinking when I did because my brother came in from Korea late last night AND I had to get up bright and early for work this morning!  My life as a Covergirl! lol

For this month's Trend of the Month my girl Marion over at Marionberry Style decided to go with the color Yellow.  I have been on a serious hunt for a yellow blazer but haven't had any luck.  I was just about to give up and then I remembered this lovely scarf print blouse I thrifted MONTHS ago but had never worn.  I am so thankful that I discovered blogging if for no other reason than teaching me how to thrift!

This blouse is vintage from Nordstroms.  It has to be at least 20 years old! I absolutely love it.  The bold periwinkle blue and the mustard yellow went perfectly with my white jeans and Ostrich sandals.  All of which I have had forever.  Don't you love when you closet shop and come out with a gem?




I definitely felt cute in this outfit.. I must admit!

And what's better is that everything I wore I've had forever!



Cant wait to see all the other ladies' submissions today.  And I'm looking forward to adding more yellow pieces to my wardrobe this summer! 

Take care guys!

ari

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Green Snakes

Well... the search is still on for the perfect pair of mint skinny jeans.. Unfortuantely for me, I still have not been able to find any mint skinnies that I like.  I'm really bummed about it but oh well!  What can ya do?

Moving on,  this outfit is inspired by Tara of Mix and Match Fashion.  She has found the PERFECT mint skinnies and paired them with a leopard top.  View her post here. So chic! I decided to rock my version with a snakeskin blouse in the same color family of her leopard one. Here is my take on her outfit..


Blouse: Allen B || Jeans: F21+ || Shoes: Lola || Bag: YSL

Recognize this blouse?  I first wore it here

Arm Candy: GTG - Honora - Tiffany & Co - H&M - Michael Kors (Watch)

Hope you enjoy the pics! In other news, I will be hosting my first giveaway very soon!  I am so excited to reward all of my followers who have been holding me down since I began blogging in January!  I love you guys!!!

Enjoy your short week everyone!

ari 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Nautical

This past weekend I went out with my brunch crew.  We went to the fabulous Fuego Restaurant at the Hotel Maya in Long Beach.  One word.. Breathtaking!  Every month one of us picks the brunch spot.  This was my month.  The girlies loved it!  I highly suggest that my California followers go down there for brunch one Sunday.  You won't be disappointed!

Since I knew we would be by the water, I wanted to do something fun and nautical.  Here's what I wore.

Shirt: Old Navy || Skirt: H&M || Shoes: Wild Pair || Bag: Gucci || Earrings POParazzi

Pepita Encrusted Salmon... Yummy!

Live Latin jazz played all afternoon..



The "SB" Crew.. Can you guess the ackronym? lol
 Good times were had by all!

xoxo

ari


Monday, May 21, 2012

Chill Day...

Hello Everyone!

I have literally had two of the busiest weeks EVER!  With my baby girl's 1st bday party and finals all happening at the same time, I just havent had the time to blog.  But i'm back!  I'll post pics of Adara's party (it was a super cute Care Bear Affair aka lots of work for Mommie!!!) sometime this week. 

In the meantime, I wanted to show how I like to dress on the chill days.. You know, when you are just hanging out with the family.  Most of my family's birthdays are in the month of May so we are usually very busy around this time with parties, dinners, etc.  Here is what I wore for dinner at Benihana's last week.


Shirt: H&M || Shoes: Cathy Jean || Bag: Mulberry|| Everything else is ANCIENT!

These pants are so old I forgot where I got them from.  I've had them since my MAC days and I still love them!



What do you like to wear on those Chill days?

ari 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wedding Dress

Well hello there everyone...

Aren't you all glad tomorrow is Friday?  I know I am!


Over the weekend, I attended a good friend's wedding.  It was a super hectic day.. I did the brides makeup,  attended the wedding and reception then headed over to my mom's house to celebrate two of my younger brother's birthdays.. Whew!  Not to mention it's finals week for me so I had to squeeze in a bit of studying through all of the madness.. I. Am. Superwoman. *Alicia Keys Voice*


I took a cue from Claire over at The Fashion Bomb Daily about what to wear to a wedding.  I chose this LBD that had been hiding in the back of my closet since my 30th bday party in July!  Claire has tons of outfit inspirations on her blog for every occassion.  I live for her Style Inspiration posts.. Always on point!  That girl has STYLE.. 

Check out the pics!

 
Dress: F21+ || Shoes: MIA || Clutch: YSL
 
My favorite bib necklace from a boutique in Atlanta

The blushing bride before the ceremony.. Her makeup came out so pretty!
The bride and groom via my Instagram (@goodtimegirlari)


I love weddings!

xoxo

ari




Monday, May 7, 2012

Blue Dots

What a weekend!  Over the course of Friday to Monday, I had a girls night with my besties, attended a good friends wedding, hung out with my family at my brother's birthday/fight party AND attended a fabulous bridal shower.  Can you say Busy Bee?

All in all I had a ball though so no complaints from me.  For my friend Yavonna's bridal shower I wanted to be girlie and cute so I shopped my closet and pulled out this oldie but goodie I have had forever!


Dress: Mossimo/Target (old) || Shoes: Just Fab || Belt: Old || Earrings: GTG

I finally got to try Sprinkles Cupcakes of Beverly Hills... DELICIOUS!

Check out my clothespins.. I totally suck at that game!

The lovely bride and groom to be: Jay and Yavonna
  Love is in the air!  Until next time...

ari

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Teal & Magenta

The other day I went over to visit an old friend I hadn't seen in a while.  There is nothing like catching up with your girlfriends.  We didn't do anything major, just drinks and girl talk.  We ate, drank margaritas AND wine (Don't try that at home) and thoroughly enjoyed each other's company... Just laid back fun with one of my dearest friends.

Shirt: Thrifted || Pants: F21+ || Shoes: Cathy Jean || Bag: Celine Mini Luggage Shopper
White Stone Necklace from www.goodtimegirlshop.com


Beautiful handpainted glasses by Barbara's Delight
 As you know I am in a wine club with some of my girlfriends.  If you enjoy wine, I highly suggest you visit Ponte Family Estate Winery for some really good vino!   The scenery is amazing and their wines are very impressive.  Take the drive down if you are local or visit their website and order. 

Until next time!

ari