Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Eve!

Happy New Year's Eve!

Can you believe 2009 is already over? This year went by so fast! But I can't wait for 2010 to get started. I always like to make fun New Year's resolutions... ones that I know I can actually keep and will enjoy. I was thinking today what 2010's resolutions should be and here are some things that come to mind:

-Read more books
-Watch more movies
-Blog more (more outfit posts!)
-Watch a movie at a drive-in theatre
-Play in the snow (I've never been to the snow. hey, I was born and raised in Southern California... cut me some slack!)
-Try to save money and not spend so much (I guess 'be strong-willed' should also be on this list)
-Try to sew, crochet, create more... just be all around more creative
-Go to Disneyland more than just twice a year

So I guess this is more of a list of things I'd like to do in the New Year, and additions I'd like to make in my life as oppose to actual changes. What are your New Year's resolutions? Do you think I need to add anything to my list? Should I make some resolutions for Le Quaintrelle for 2010? anything you'd like to see more of or less of on the blog?

So as we bid a farewell to the past year, and greet the new one I'd like to wish everyone a very happy Jan 1st! Have fun tonight and be safe! I will see you all in the next decade!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

winter wonderland

winter wonderland


Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Jacket: Forever 21
Jeans: Target
Scarf: gift
Boots: Old Navy [Christmas Present! Right out of my wish list! Thanks, Mom!]

Today was my last day off of the year! Yes, that means I have to work New Years Eve AND New Years Day. Blah. So today I went out to dinner with my family to the Chicken Dinner House at Knott's Berry Farm. So so good! After we ate, we walked around the shops; everything was still decorated for Christmas with Christmas music still playing... it makes me sad that Christmas went by so fast. Only 360 more days until it's back!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


I know, I know... Christmas isn't even a week behind us and I'm already out window shopping on the internet (it doesn't hurt to look, right?). I don't need any new clothes, but I keep finding myself going back to the new arrivals at Anthropolgie. Their outfits alone are killing me!

Ruffles, sparkles, prints OH MY! Ugh, Anthropologie! I don't have any money for you! Please hurry up and go on sale... say, tomorrow? okay, okay... but you better be on sale within the month! That's an order!

Monday, December 28, 2009

2009: Favorites


(Springtime,cream de le cream, Fantastic Strapless, New Vest, Trying out mixed prints, the striped menagerie, Brother's birthday, One necklace three ways)

2009 was definitely a good year for my outfits, and I owe so much of it to the Weardrobe Closet for lending me amazing pieces to wear (Hello, Lauren Moffatt dresses!) As much as I loved these outfits of 2009, I'm so excited to see what outfits come out in 2010! I feel like the next year will be filled with inspiration and experimentations! I can't wait!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas!!!
Hope everyone has a wonderful day!


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Right on Target

polka dots

polka dots

polka dots

Such a productive last day of Christmas shopping [and gift exchange with the bestie]! I just realized that everything I'm wearing, minus the skirt, is from Target... even the bracelet. And coat, that isn't pictured. Sheesh.

Top [actually a dress]: Erin Fetherston for Target
Skirt: Ebay
Tights/shoes: Target

Monday, December 21, 2009

Item of 2009: Skinny Jeans!

(I'm boggled,Leader of the Pack,The six dollar sweater,When In Rome,Boy, oh Boy)

I bought these skinny jeans almost two years ago. I'd been looking around everywhere for the perfect pair of skinny jeans, and I ended up finding these at Target for about $20. I got two pairs: dark blue and black. (I later went back and bought ANOTHER black pair because I was wearing them so much-- oh and a pair of purple ones as well) They are pretty much the only pair of jeans I wear (not counting denim capris). I love how they can be cuffed to hit just at the ankle. I don't like when skinny jeans bunch at the anklesicon, actually it kind of bugs me. I like when skinny jeans are just that-- skinny. All the way, from hip to ankle. Am I alone in this, girls? I love the look of cigarette pants (Think Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face) and I love that I can get somewhat of the same effect with these with a little bit of tweaking. So all that to say this-- I love these jeans. I've worn them countless amounts of times this year, and will continue to wear them into the next year until they become ripped and ragged and disintegrate off my body, and then hopefully Target will still sell them so I will just buy more. Obsessed much? Perhaps. But if these aren't the epitome of a wardrobe "staple", I don't know what is.

Think you have a pair of jeans that can compete with these? I wanna know about it!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Fringe and Flappers




To all my East Coast readers: I'd like to say I'm sorry to hear about all the snow you're getting, but the truth is, I'm actually kind of jealous. It was 75 degrees here today, and it's not feeling like Christmas! But now onto the outfit...

I bought a flapper dress at a thrift store awhile ago, like an actual costume flapper dress. I've been trying to figure out a way to wear it without it making look like I'm going to a costume party. Then I started seeing fringe skirts as a trend and thought-- That's it! I would wear it as a skirt. I still wanted to keep the feel of the 'flapper' part, so I put a dress over it to give the illusion of a drop waist, and of course threw on my spectators. I think Jay Gatsby would be proud.

dress: American Apparel
flapper dress: thrifted
belt: thrifted
shoes: ebay

Item of 2009: Scarves

(Flower Power, Nephew's Birthday,Whiting it out before labor day,Dressing Room,a photoshoot in the park)

It's really no surprise that I love scarves. It's my favorite accessory, hands down. That's why I wore them throughout the year. Light airy scarves in the summer, and chunky cozy scarves in the winter. Whether its a handmade scarf by my mom (first photo), a scarf from anthropologie (4th photo), or a enormous chunky scarf that's sometimes mistaken for a baby blanket (5th photo) I can't get enough of them!

Love love love. Are you guys as obsessed with scarves as I am? Any fun ways of wearing or tying them that I should try? Let me know!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Company Christmas Party

Christmas Party

christmas party

christmas party

christmas party

Last night was my company's Christmas party. It's always a bit odd to see your fellow co-workers a little tipsy and a lot out of control. haha It was a fun night, though, with lots of dancing. My legs are definitely feeling it today. I couldn't wait to have a place to wear this dress when I bought it back in October. It makes me feel like I should be going to Studio 54. Love it. and a little fun fact: these are my bridesmaids shoes from my sister's wedding. Don't you love when you can get more than one use out of things?

Dress: H&M
Shoes: Jessica Simpson

AND! The winner for the Christmas Giveaway is (drumroll please) ELAINE of Clothed Much!! Congratulations!

Thank you everyone who entered! Because of YOU a donation of $70 will be made to Toys For Tots! Thank you for helping make a child's Christmas more special. And thank you, thank you, thank you for visiting my blog! You guys are awesome!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Item of 2009: Steve Madden Wedges

(M-I-C-K-E-Y, The Weardrobe Vest, One Shirt, Three Ways, One Necklace, Three Ways, There seems to be a theme here)

I've decided to do a round-up of various outfits and articles of clothing that have made an appearance on my blog throughout the year. The first item is one of my favorites and most worn pair of shoes: my black Steve Madden Champyun Wedges. I bought these at a Macy's in Austin, TX while I was there for my sister's wedding back in September 08. They were on sale, and I immediately knew they had to be mine. They could literally go with anything and everything. They're really comfortable but chic-up (I'm inventing phrases) even the most casual outfit. These will definitely be sprouting up on the blog all throughout 2010, they will have a place in my wardrobe for a very long time.

Books of 2009

books of 2009

In the order they were read:

That Was Then, This Is Now by S.E. Hinton
This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald**
Atonement by Ian McEwan**
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith**
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
A Painted House by John Grisham
Post Office by Charles Bukowski
Night by Elie Wiesel**
Because of Romek by David Faber**
A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
The Film Club by David Gilmour
** are books I would recommend reading.

One of my New Year's resolutions for 2009 was to read 19 books (I read 18 in 2008) but as you can see, that did not happen. But it's okay, because I think what I lack in quanity I made up for in quality. One of my co-workers got me into reading memoirs (as you can see by the last 4 books I read. Well, 3 1/2 since we all know about the James Frey fiasco) And I already have some other ones lined up. Have any of you read any of these? Thoughts? Comments? Opinions? Also, what books are a must-read for 2010? I need to get my book list started!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Wish List: Old Navy & Gap Edition

Wool-Blend Duffle Bag

Old Navy:
Envelope-Neck Jersey Dress
Split-Neck Tunic
Faux-leather Knee-high boots
Floral Print Scarf
Pleated Floral-Print Dress

Once again while I was trying to get some Christmas presents taken care of, I spotted more things to add to my wish list. When I told my mom I found some other things I fancied, she told me to put it on my blog, haha. So here ya go, Mom, links included!

Pssst.. if you use the code ONSAVE20 at checkout until Dec 15, you get 20% off any Old Navy order. Just trying to be helpful. :)

Stella McCartney for Gap Kids

I was doing some e-Christmas shopping when I stumbled across Stella McCartney's Kid line at Gap. I had no idea she did a line for Gap, but how amazing is it?! Why didn't they have clothes like this when I was a kid?
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