My Favorite Things: Big Hair, Don’t Care

Big hair. I love it. You may say I want to marry it. And when IFB challenged us to post about our hair inspiration (also brought to you by Frederic Fekkai), I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

Big hair isn’t effortless. You have to tease your hair to high heaven, use copious amounts of hairspray, and be prepared to hit the ceiling of your car when you get in. But all of that doesn’t matter, because it’s a classic style that will never go out of style (at least to me).

So without further ado, I present to you, my hair inspirato board:

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How amazing are these styles? It’s almost as if you can’t tell which are modern, and which are from the past. What do you think? What’s your hair inspiration?

Until next time, stay cheeky!


Remember, Remember, This Day in…

Four years ago today, I married my best friend. We had an amazing Spring wedding, surrounded by our closest friends and family.

I couldn’t imagine a better partner in crime, someone to carouse the world with. He is my muse, my comfort. Happy anniversary, my love.

What’s 4 years when we still have a lifetime?

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Photography by Mark Brooke Photographers

Happy Wednesday to all you love birds, and until next time, stay cheeky!


My Favorite Things: Barbee Vintage

For 2013 I’ve made it a mission to spread the word about my favorite purveyors of vintage. And if you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I’m an acclaimed master shopper. I spend too much of my time on Etsy perusing page after page of vintage that I can only pine after…and then I came across Barbee Vintage: fabulous vintage AND it’s affordable? It’s too good to be true!

I love her wares so much that I couldn’t resist creating a styleboard featuring this amazing 1960s lime plaid house coat. I know they’re supposed to be worn inside, but worn with a white crinoline and white camisole underneath, it’s perfect for a day out in the sun!

BONUS: Barbara (the owner) and I decided to join forces this month, and she is graciously offering 20% off your purchase at her Etsy shop with code tongueincheeky.

So what are you waiting for? Digitally move your fabulous derrieres over to Barb’s and shop your cares away, and don’t forget to post below about what you scored!

And until next time, stay cheeky!


& Other Stories - Pre-Opening Sneak Peek

When H&M announced their new store & Other Stories, I was curious and excited to see what they were bringing to the table.

Then I found out it’ll only be available in Europe, and so I ask, “H&M, Y U NO LIKE US?”.

This morning I received an email announcing their online store pre-opening; so after getting over my sorrow of what could have been, I humbly present to you my favorite pieces. The lucky ones that are in Europe, you can make your way and purchase them today. Don’t mind me as I pine for those ballerina flats…no really, I don’t need them!

I am swooning over the ballerina flats and the black and pink leather bag…they are so perfectly vintage inspired (and they’re REAL leather!).

*Sigh* I’m envious of all you folks across the pond that get a chance at these…just promise me one thing, take photos and send them to me once in awhile? K, thx.


Pump It Up: Pumps for under $30

Something that I really love about fast fashion stores is that they carry the same styles in multiple colors. Sometimes you want that classic t-shirt in 3 different colors…and in this case, Forever 21 carries super cute pumps that come in multiple colors for under $30.

I really love the suede pumps in Mint and Coral…they are so perfect for Spring and easy to coordinate outfits with.

What’s your favorite shoe that was a steal?

Happy shopping, and stay fabulous!


Sale Alert: Fabulous Finds for under $50

So, because I’m a maniac and love sales, I have a folder in my inbox dedicated to sale emails, and receive about 100 a day (I know, I know).

Today’s ASOS e-newsletter announces a 20% off sale on a ton of outfit worthy pieces perfect for Spring, and I couldn’t help but pick out my favorites that are all under $50.

Happy shopping!


Collaboration Alert: Duro Olowu for JCPenney

JCPenney is on a roll! In addition to Georgina Chapman’s collection and Joe Fresh releasing this week, Duro Olowu’s will also debut on March 1.

They have a stacked schedule for collaborations, and they don’t disappoint. The silhouettes are gorgeous and classic, the prints are fresh, and they look expensive.

Here’s a peek at my favorite items from the lookbook, and keep an eye out on JCPenney’s site for the collection to go live.

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Images courtesy of Refinery29

Happy shopping!


Collaboration Alert: Georgina Chapman of Marchesa for JCPenney

I couldn’t believe that I didn’t hear of Pearl for JCPenney until a couple weeks ago!

The collection debuted online two days ago and will be available in stores on March 1st. With prices ranging from $50 - $250, I’m impressed with what JCPenney has been able to offer at such a reasonable price point.

The store at Laguna Hills Mall will be hosting a special launch event on March 8th to celebrate the collection as well as an exclusive Marchesa fragrance (and of course I’ll be there!).

Take a peek at some of my favorite items, and you can shop the whole collection here.

Happy shopping!


My Favorite Things: Orla Kiely Sale

Do you love a good sale? Do you love Orla Kiely? Good news, she is having a huge sale on her Fall 2012 collection with prices up to 50% off retail!

I couldn’t resist styling a few of my favorite pieces. Enjoy!


Collaboration Alert: Lulu Guinness x JCPenney

I have been waiting for months for this collection to hit stores and I’m so excited that it’s officially available online! Some stores have them already, but others are waiting to unveil the collection with a bang (the JCPenney’s at Laguna Hills Mall will be doing a special launch on March 3rd).

It was impossible to choose just one, so here are few of my favorites! And of course, you can view the whole collection here.