I’m competing in a challenge!

21 Day Challenge


This is just a quick note to let you all know that I will be competing in Freckles in April’s 21 Day Challenge. I wanted a reason to start posting outfit posts and this seems like the perfect opportunity! If you would like more information, click the image above! It starts tomorrow, so get ready!


I’m not dead.

I promise. I’m still here.

Expect a new post (and a blog that gets updated more regularly…) in the next week.

It Overtakes Me {13 March 2011}

(Psst … it’s back πŸ˜‰ )

(Source from this site)

Some things (just a few…) that caught my attention this week…

The first tweet ever – 5 years ago today

Tokyo pictures on Sea of Shoes

Some terrible things happened in Japan this week. … See how you can help – especially if you live in LA.

A friend of mine just started a baking blog called Build a Cake. You should go check it out. She just started it this week, so she is still learning, but she needs readers. So, go!

While we’re on the subject of friends’ blogs, my sister the photographer made one recently called Emma-Lee Photography. Also, Cut a Fine Feather (A little edgier fashion – you know I love that) and fashionably late… (She updates like 5 times a day!) are both awesome blogs run by bloggers who go to my school.

Listen to this song … while you’re alone in your car … on your way to work (or school … or whatever normal routine you have) and tell me you don’t feel like you rule the road. πŸ™‚

It Overtakes Me {10 Oct 2010}

My curious cat, Tiffany{My cat, Tiffany.}


I know I missed a week. But there’s a reason.

I’ve been thinking a lot about this blog. I’m working on a different approach that is a little more me. It might take some time to develop, but when it does come, it should be worth the wait. I’ll still write these update posts because they’re fun. But you might not hear much else for a while. Don’t worry. I’m still here. I’m on Facebook if you want to talk. πŸ™‚

Anyway, here’s a few things I found this week.

You know I love my videos. It’s just so much easier to learn things when you see someone else do them. {P.S. I took this quiz in class the other day. You should take it. Thank you, Ms. Cordovi for the most informative information about ourselves. I learn so much from her. I’m overwhelmingly a Tactile/Kinesthetic learner. I’d say it’s true.} Threadbanger is the best resource I used for when I got stuck on my project. I just got finished making my new bag for school. I’ve been trying to do a lot more sewing lately. This website has tons of tutorials and sewing projects to do. I didn’t get the bag design from that site, but it helped when I got stuck on something. I love it. πŸ™‚ …

I was having trouble with my thread tension before I realized I was threading my sewing machine wrong. Watch this video (below) if you want to see how it’s done right. She has a few more videos up that help with the basics.

I would love to do this project. But I need someone to help me. Erin? πŸ™‚

This coming week is Houston Fashion Week. I have school and work on Tuesday and Thursday, so I can’t go those days, but I’m going on Thursday. I was going to go Monday, too, but I wasn’t fast enough with my ticket order. Oh well. At least I’m going one day.

I want to make something out of this fabric or this fabric. So cute. Maybe more PJs. πŸ™‚ … This fabric is pretty, too. This is my first super crafty Christmas in a long time. I am getting a head start. Don’t know exactly what I’m going to make yet at all … I think I might take this fabric and pull it across a frame and glue rhinestones to the tips of the flowers and frame it. Then I can put it as a big display piece in my living room. Maybe.

It Overtakes Me {12 Sep 10}

{Fashion Week coverage after the videos}

{Don’t forget about the LuLu*s coupon code!}


Tavi … kind of … reviewed the collection McQueen was working on when he died. I have to agree with her.

This post about e-mails is kind of genius. I have a Gmail. Pretty fitting. What’s yours? Is it true?

How panhandlers use free credit cards is an interesting little experiment.

The tiny little phone on Creature Comforts’ Inspiration Daily is so cute!

I would have LOVED to have been at the Beckerman Sample Sale! That green bag = FABULOUS! I want one!!!

Awesome story. I love this. πŸ™‚ I love that plate, too.

I know I’ve been talking about Fall a lot lately, but Five Creative Ways to Survive a New York City Summer can work anywhere – not just New York! And most of them are free.

Back in 1976, Marc Bohan made a fashion prediction that turned out true.

My favorite look at the Emmy’s? Kelly Osbourne. She looked fantastic!

A couple awesome things … Driving over a small hill in your car and Your Almost Name

I’d love to see this movie. The pictures look amazing.

Gala had a super interesting three * part * series on money and fashion bloggers a couple months ago. You should read it. It’s good stuff. My money advice? Only spend money on things you KNOW you’re going to use and love. Also, when shopping, if you see something you like, walk away from it for a little while. If you’re still thinking about it when you’re done shopping, go back to it. If not, you didn’t want it that bad anyway.

Also on Gala? Some good advice from Henry Rollins.

I know I have some friends who have worked at Wendy's.
Do they show this?
Haha ... Cute.

A Tim Burton short from 1982 ❀


iPhone Typography (Love)
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Fashion Week

No, I haven’t forgotten about y’all! I promise! I have been doing a lot of research, though. …

Favorite shows so far

* Christian Siriano *

(Yes, it gets closer at 1:44. I promise.)

* Peter Som *

* Jason Wu *

* Ports 1961 *

* Tadashi Shoji *

* Project Runway * Sachin + Babi * Lela Rose *

Popular Silhouettes

Each link is an example of the silhouette from each show. There is a new “move it!” button on some of the Style.com images. Try it! πŸ™‚

Plunging Necklines

Rena Lange * A Detacher * Candela * Alexander Wang * Prabal Gurung * Vena Cava * Richard Chai * Vivienne Tam * Jason Wu * Cynthia Rowley * Altuzarra * Schumacher * Risto * Project Runway ( Ivy) * Victor de Souza * Schumacher * Chadwick Bell * Tadashi Shoji * Adam Adam Lippes * Suno * United Bamboo * Christian Cota * Tess Giberson * Juan Carlos Obando * Ruffian * Project Runway (Michael C.) * Custo Barcelona * Jen Kao * BCBG Max Azria * Daniel Vosovic * Dawid Tomaszewski * Edun * Z Spoke by Zac Posen * Vivienne Tam * Christian Siriano * Nicole Miller * Erro * Gary Graham * Ports 1961 * Escada * Rag & Bone * Cushnie et Ochs * Farah Angsana * Josie Natori * Kaviar Gauche * Project Runway (Gretchen) * Kilian Kerner * Lala Berlin * Marcel Ostertag * Nonoo * Perret Schaad * Band of Outsiders * Project Runway (Cassanova) * Derek Lam * Lela Rose * DKNY * Malandrino

Draped Dresses

Nicholas K * Christian Siriano * Kimberly Ovitz * Cushnie et Ochs * Bensoni * Nicholas K * Ruffian * Ports 1961 * Jen Kao * Cushnie et Ochs * Nicole Miller * Mandy Coon * Costello Tagliapietra * Doo.Ri * Vena Cava * Ruffian * Willow * Doo.Ri * Chadwick Bell * United Bamboo * Edun * Esther Perbandt * Kaviar Gauche * Project Runway * Yuna Yang * Michalsky * Frida Weyer * Victoria Beckham * Lela Rose

Pointed Hemlines

Vena Cava * Jen Kao * Nicholas K * Julian Louie * BCBG Max Azria * Sachin + Babi * Sachin + Babi (again) * Mandy Coon * Sachin + Babi (and again) * Frank Tell * Michael Angel * Kimberly Ovitz * Cushnie et Ochs * Nicole Miller * Allude * Boss Black * Custo Barcelona * Edun * Erro *Christian Cota * Jen Kao * Parkchoonmoo * Vivienne Tam * Starstyling * Tadashi Shoji * Candela * Derek Lam * Malandrino * Behnaz Sarafpour


Willow * Boss Black * Sachin + Babi * Mandy Coon * Steven Alan * Lyn Devon * Ports 1961 * Vena Cava * Custo Barcelona * Marcel Ostertag * Michalsky * Mongrels in Common * Charlotte Ronson * Alexander Wang * A Detacher * Christian Cota * Z Spoke by Zac Posen * Suno * Victor de Souza * DKNY * Malandrino * Isabella Tonchi * Whitney Eve

Coats with Invisible (or no) Buttons

Peter Som * Altuzarra * Chadwick Bell * Whit * Steven Alan * Christian Siriano * Honor * Perret Schaad * Frank Tell * Bensoni * Cynthia Rowley * Ports 1961 * Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti * Frank Tell * Dawid Tomaszewski * Club Monaco * Schumacher * Kimberly Ovitz * Derek Lam * Lela Rose

Uneven Layered Skirts

Doo.Ri * Tadashi Shoji * Cushnie et Ochs * Boss Black * Rag & Bone * Christian Siriano * Mandy Coon * Club Monaco * BCBG * Frank Tell * Christian Cota * Nicole Miller * Jason Wu * Project Runway * Cynthia Rowley * Gary Graham * Kimberly Ovitz * Lela Rose * DKNY (!!!<3!!!) * Behnaz Sarafpour

This Neckline

Cushnie et Ochs * Christian Cota * Cynthia Rowley * Peter Som * Michael Angel * Rena Lange * Peter Som (again – couldn’t resist!) * Nicole Miller * Cynthia Rowley (again) * Suno * Michael Angel (All over this show!)


Thomas Engel Hart * Cynthia Rowley * Juan Carlos Obando * A Detacher * Vivienne Tam * Willow * Allude * Kimberly Ovitz * Arrondissement Aq1 * Edun * Z Spoke by Zac Posen * Lela Rose * Malandrino * Behnaz Sarafpour


Jason Wu * Christian Cota * Farah Angsana * Sachin + Babi * Dawid Tomaszewski * Adam Adam Lippes * Peter Som * Jill Stuart * Kilian Kerner * Tadashi Shoji * Laurel * DKNY

Structured Dresses

Christian Siriano * Marcel Ostertag * Rachel Comey * Farah Angsana * Cushnie et Ochs * Nicole Miller * Jason Wu * Frank Tell * Cushnie et Ochs * Peter Som * Victoria Beckham * Lela Rose

{People should pay me for this!}


{No picture today :)}

I wanted to take a break from my Fashion Week research (My favorites so far? Christian Siriano, Peter Som and Sachin + Babi) to bring you a little special for my readers. (That’s you. πŸ™‚ )

Starting today until October 10th, you can get 15% off (Yup – not 10%… 15%! πŸ™‚ ) your order from LuLu*s when you enter the code SPILLEDPAINT at the checkout. The code can only be used once and it IS case sensitive – so make sure you use all capital letters. Also, it’s only available to the U.S. and Canada.

I have ordered from the site before and they’re a great company. Just another little note: if there’s a good response, I might be able to bring some other opportunities to you from LuLu*s. So get to ordering! Need a little outfit inspiration? All of these were made with items from LuLu*s only.

Daytime Look

Lulu*s Daytime

Lulu*s Daytime by MissaVogue on Polyvore.com

Lumber Jill Coat by Tulle – $79.00 : Fashion Jackets And Coats at…, $79
Lean & Mean Jeggings in Black by Obey – $85.00 : Fashion Pants at…, $85
NO. 1 Love Tank – $25.00 : Fashion Tanks, Tubes & Camis at LuLus.com, $25
Jeffrey Campbell Kayla Pewter Black Chanel Toe Flat – $109.00 :…, $109
Steel Magnolia Purse in Grey – $29.00 : Fashion Handbags at LuLus.com, $29
Rambling Rose Ring – $11.00 : Fashion Rings at LuLus.com, $11
I Spy Necklace – $11.00 : Fashion Necklaces at LuLus.com, $11

Dinner with Friends

Lulus daytime look

Lulus daytime look by MissaVogue featuring taupe shoes

Lost in Your Eyes Accordion Pleat Dress – $38.00 : Fashion Solid Color…, $38
Lulus.com Style Brigade – La La Attention, $23
Bamboo Office 43 Taupe Diamonds Faux Suede Pump – $39.50 : Fashion…, $40
Lost in Your Eyes Accordion Pleat Dress – $38.00 : Fashion Solid Color…, $38
Lost in Your Eyes Accordion Pleat Dress – $38.00 : Fashion Solid Color…, $38
Off the Beaten Path Handbag by Melie Bianco – $63.00 : Fashion…, $63
Zad Snapshot Camera Ring in Gold – $10.00 : Fashion Rings at LuLus.com, $10
Feeling Fancy Bow Necklace – $15.00 : Fashion Necklaces at LuLus.com, $15

Evening Look

Lulu*s Evening set

Lulu*s Evening set by MissaVogue featuring a silver ring

Bruiser Ring in Silver – $17.00 : Fashion Rings at LuLus.com, $17
Trendy Fashion Jewelry – Cute Jewelry for Teens | Lulus.com, $15
Flower Wreath Ring in Silver – $14.00 : Fashion Rings at LuLus.com, $11
Yvette Clutch by Melie Bianco – $55.00 : Fashion Clutches at LuLus.com, $55
Chrysanthemum Wrap Strapless Party Dress – $76.00 : Fashion Sale…, $55
Anne Michelle Colada 06 Red Ruffle Rage Faux Suede Heel – $33.00 :…, $33

Are y’all ready for Fashion Week?


Ohhh I’m so excited! Fashion Week starts this week. I don’t know how I’m going to balance looking at all these shows plus finals and everything else I have coming up. You’re all going to have to bear with me through the next month or so. I’m going to have a lot going on. But I’ll try to stay on top of posting to keep you updated.

This is what I do. … I update my friends on what’s going on with fashion week. If you add me or “Like” me on Facebook, or even follow me on Twitter, I’ll make sure you see everything as I do. Blog posts take a little longer to put together. πŸ™‚