The Tattoo Guy Was Right

Giveaway Collage Button

When I got my first tattoo last year, the tattoo guy was like “You’ll be back!” and I thought, “Who me? Naw, I’m just getting one small little tattoo.”  Well tattoo guy, you were absolutely right.

For my second tattoo, I had a vague concept of what I wanted, so I asked my good friend to sketch a design for me.  The final tattoo is based off of the design she drew for me :)

Also, the other day I went out for drinks for my friends and as I was deciding what to wear, I saw my cherished leather shorts sitting neglected in my closet.  My mission- How to summerize my leather shorts?  I decided to add some of my summer essentials- a comfortable and cute racerback tank and my black sandals.  I think the final result was cute and casual- just what I was going for :)

Ross Cardigan, Forever 21 Tank, Shorts, and Earrings, H&M Ring, Madden Girl Sandals

Tell me: Would you wear leather shorts in the summer?  How about in general?

A Knit in Time

Giveaway Collage Button

Here’s something slightly different from the regular installment of On Nnenna’s Needles- a round-up of my favorite knits posted on the blog so far!  Tell me, which one is your favorite? :)

On Nnenna’s Needles #1: Red Licorice
Made for: my godmother

On Nnenna’s Needles #2: El Otoño Morado
Made for: myself

On Nnenna’s Needles #9: Jewelry Frame
Made for: myself

On Nnenna’s Needles #12: Pay it Forward 2011
Made for: L to R, top Kel, Kathleen, bottom- Jamie, Nina

On Nnenna’s Needles #20: Summer Lovin’ Vest
Made for: myself

The Joys of a First Paycheck

Giveaway Collage Button

I’m sure you guys can imagine how excited I was when I received my first paycheck as a working girl!  What made it even better was that it was unexpected; I didn’t think I would get paid until mid-July, but instead I got a paycheck at the end of June.  Like any responsible young adult shop-a-holic, I immediately put some money in my savings bought myself presents as a reward for completing my first two weeks!  I thought I would share my mini haul with y’all [notice the use of y’all because it rhymes quite nicely with haul ;)]

Coach Chelsea Leather Skinny

Lulu’s Harley Darling Structured Black Handbag

I had been on the hunt for a new wallet for a little while; I wanted something with more color (my previous wallet was black), smaller, and chic that would last for years.  That’s why I decided to invest in the lovely wallet above, which I purchased from this new site called Suddenlee.  The concept is really cool- first you add a little button to your browser’s toolbar.  Then, when you are browsing online at any one of the 300+ stores they cover and you see something you like, you click the little button to add it to your Suddenlee shopping cart.  You can add items from several different shops and their list of stores includes places like H&M and Zara that don’t have online shopping in the US yet.  The absolute best part of the whole thing?  Your item arrives the next day!  For a shop-a-holic who sees something online, buys it, and wants it to arrive immediately, this is clutch!  Sometimes the Suddenlee shoppers cannot find the item you want to order, which is what happened originally in my case.  However, the customer service people I dealt with there were so lovely and helpful and helped me change my order and get it shipped to me as quickly as possible!  Bottom line: I would definitely recommend this site!

This lovely bag from Lulu’s is my new work purse!  I wanted something classic and structured with a crossbody strap.  I found this fabulous purse at Lulu’s for only $40, although it was a little less when I used a discount code I had!  I think it’s the perfect size to hold all the essentials I need for the day and I love that I can just sling it over my shoulder and look totally put-together; it definitely adds to my outfits!

After this little shopping spree- I had to reel it in! haha After all, I’m going to be apartment-hunting soon in the city and I’ll need the money for rent!  Tell me: What have you bought recently?