Monday, May 30, 2011

Alcune delle mie cose preferite... (A few of my favorite things...)

     I thought it would be fun to start a series where I share a few of my favorite things at the moment every once in a while.  It could be clothes, makeup, food, whatever random thing I happen to be into at the moment.  So , here they are, enjoy!  Leave a comment telling me some of your favorite things right now and follow my blog if you'd like.  :)  
1.) Midi skirts!
     I love wearing all kinds of dresses and skirts, but lately I'm loving the midi skirt trend.  If you couldn't guess, a midi skirt is longer than a mini skirt but shorter than a maxi skirt; they hit about a few inches below the knees or mid-calf, depending on the skirt.  I think they're very feminine, classy, and a little vintage looking.  I ordered a few chiffon ones online from and I can't wait to wear them when I get them.  Anyone else love these?  
Here's some articles on them I like:

2.) My Garden

     About a week ago I planted a garden in my backyard.  It was a lot of work, and I got a little sunburn, but hopefully it was worth it.  I planted tomatoes (which came from my uncle's garden and he brought the seeds from Italy, so they should be awesome!), bell peppers, hot peppers, cucumbers, basil, parsley, zucchini, watermelon, squash, and green beans.  Some of the peppers and tomatoes have already started flowering and everything should be grown by the end of July/beginning of August. :)  I love watching them grow over time, it's fascinating.  I'll probably post more pictures when things start growing.  :)  Have you ever planted anything?   

3.) Peaches

     My dad brought me a bunch of peaches a couple days ago.  They're so pretty and tasty!  I had to find something to do with all of them when they ripened, so I baked them into peach pies the other day...yumm!  I'll post the recipe and pictures soon if anyone's interested.  

1950s Surplice Gown with Fitted Midriff and Tea-Length Skirt - 6810 - listing is for all sizesAdult Pettiskirt - You Pick Size and ColorAgnes a Victorian Cameo
     I absolutely love this website lately.  There's so much stuff that's either handmade or vintage or can be specially made for you.  I love to look through all the pretty handmade stuff, especially pretty skirts, vintage-y clothes, and jewelry.  I recently ordered some skirts that will be handmade specifically for me, which is awesome, but the sellers I bought from have so many orders, I have to wait until August to get them...oh well, hopefully it's worth it.  :)

     That's all for now.  Don't forget to leave a comment telling me some of your favorite things right now and follow my blog .  :)  

                                                                                                              Xoxo Gabriella 

References: midi skirt pictures from, etsy pictures from

Friday, May 20, 2011

Spring 2011 Fashion/Outfits So Far

  Hello everyone!  I haven't posted any fashion/outfit posts in a while, but I did take pictures, I just didn't have time during the last few months of college to edit the pictures and post them.  These outfits are from March through May, the earlier outfits are a little more wintry because the weather here was still a little cold until recently.  Hope you enjoy.  Please comment below, tell me which looks you like, what you think, or anything else you'd like to share. :) Also, follow my blog through Google Friend Connect if you'd like, if you haven't already. ♥  

 1.) This was the outfit I wore to my birthday party in March.  I love the lace ruffles on this dress! :)
Dress: Torrid, Heels: Lane Bryant, Tights:, Shrug: Fashion Bug, Necklace: Forever 21

2.) Floral and lace, two of my favorite things! I love the pretty purple and green floral pattern on this dress. :)  Dress: Target, Leggings and Belt: Torrid, Boots: Torrid, Lace shirt: Forever 21, Polka-dot headband and Mirror necklace: Forever 21

3.) I loved this outfit, but the pictures of it didn't turn out right...oh well.  I love the blouse I'm wearing, it's chiffon and very light and spring-feeling. :)
Blouse: Lane Bryant, Floral Skirt: Torrid, Tights:, Shoes: Avenue, Jewelry: Kohl's 

4.) I loved this outfit, I wore it on my birthday to go out to lunch. 
Lace Dress: Torrid, Navy blue leggings: Forever 21, Silver leather jacket: Avenue, Heels: Payless, Necklace: Fashion Bug, Earrings: Forever 21

Pretty Flower detail on my sweater :)

5.) I wore this fun colored outfit in April to a family reunion at my father's restaurant. :)
Tank top: Deb, Skirt:Fashion Bug, Sweater: Old Navy, Tights: Avenue, Necklace: Forever 21, Floral shoes: Forever 21

Sorry, the pictures of this outfit turned out really bad, way too dark....I'm actually wearing jeans that are blue, not!

6.) This is a more casual outfit.  I love that my earrings matched my shirt! :)
Top: Forever 21, Jeans: ??, Boots: Torrid, Leather jacket: Fashion Bug, Earrings: Forever 21

I wore this outfit to school with a blue sweater.  Then, later I changed into a cute pink blazer, etc.

 I love these pretty lilac tights! :)
 These cute half gloves are lace with a pretty flower detail! 
7.) Black lace dress: Forever 21, Lilac tights: Forever 21, Blue sweater: Avenue, Floral shoes: Forever 21, Pink Blazer: ?? (it was my mom's not sure where it's from), Lace gloves: Forever 21, Flower Ring: Torrid, Necklace: Hot Topic, Heels: Avenue

8.) Sweater: Kohl's, Top: not sure??, Skirt: Target, Leggings: Torrid, Boots:Torrid

Colorful Makeup:     :)

I love the pretty and fun pattern of this skirt.                                                                 Feather earrings 

Cute flower buttons!

9.) This is one of my favorite outfits this spring.  I was feeling very colorful that day, so my makeup and my clothes reflected it. :)  I loved these cute turquoise flats when I bought them, but after about two hours, my feet were killing me, most uncomfortable flats I've ever worn...oh well.
Skirt: Forever 21, Tank top: Forever 21, Jean jacket: Lane Bryant, Leggings: Fashion Bug, Earrings: Forever 21, Shoes: Target

10.) I wore this outfit one Sunday in April to go to the flea market with my mom. :)
Dress w/ belt: Forever 21, Sweater: Avenue, Leggings: Torrid, Brown Boots: Avenue, Necklace: Forever 21

11.) I don't usually wear a lot of stripes, but I absolutely loved this blazer, I'm aware it's not the most flattering thing, but who cares! lol! I love the cute bow on the back. ♥   :)
Blazer: forever 21, Skirt: Forever 21, Necklace and ring: Forever 21, Tank top: Lane Bryant, Tights:, Shoes: a local shoe store in a mall (I forget which one?)

 Very colorful spring makeup! 

12.) This outfit is another spring favorite.  I wore this on Easter Sunday.  I absolutely adore this dress, it has a pretty, colorful, floral print and the bottom has this fun bunching that makes it poofy. 
Dress: Torrid, Wedges: Payless, Necklace: Forever 21, Bracelet: Claire's 

 I ♥ these wedges and my baby blue tights!

13.) Dress: Target, Wedges: Payless, Belt: Torrid, Sweater: ?? , Earrings: Claire's, Tights: Forever 21 

I love the tulips in this picture!

14.) Tunic/dress: Lane Bryant, Leggings: Forever 21, Boots: Avenue, Belt: Torrid, Necklace: Claire's

15.) I wore this to my niece's birthday party.  I love this necklace, it's very princess-y.  
Dress: Forever 21, Tights:, Jean jacket: Lane Bryant, Shoes: Payless, Necklace: Forever 21
(Uggh, I wish my camera didn't make pictures look awful and fuzzy whenever I use the self-timer...anyone know how to fix that???) This dress is actually green, brown and a little bit purple...I think it looked better in real life, oh well.

 Feathers! in my hair! ♥ I'm loving feathers lately!

16.) I wore this outfit to go shopping with my sister and her family.  Some girl high-fived me in a store and said my outfit was awesome! lol, It was random, but nice of her. :)  
Dress: Forever 21, wedges: ?? (borrowed from my mom), Feather headband: Forever 21, Love necklace: Forever 21, Chain necklace: ?? (gift from my dad), 

 I had to wear flats because we were walking around a lot, but I still took pictures in the shoes I wanted to wear (below).

I adore my new purse.  It reminds me of a Chanel bag but a few thousand dollars cheaper! lol

I love my polka dot skirt!

I ♥ my new cat eye sunglasses!

17.) I wore this outfit on Mother's Day to go out to breakfast and then to the flea market with a bunch of my family. :) 
Lace Blazer: Forever 21, Skirt: Torrid, Tank top: Lane Bryant, Light pink flats: Payless, Hot pink heels: Kohl's, Lace socks:Forever 21, Sunglasses, bracelet, purse, necklace, and earrings: Forever 21!

18.) T-shirt: Deb, Tank top (underneath): Forever 21, Jeans: Lane Bryant, Flats: Target, Necklace: Forever 21   

     That's all for now, if you made it to the end of this really long post (most of mine are long aren't they...).  Tell me which outfit (s) were your favorites in the comments.  Thanks so much for reading! Don't forget to follow my blog.  Love you all!  :)

                                                                                          ♥ Xoxo Gabriella ♥