September 30, 2011

A Wee Bit

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{Tunic: c/o Speedy Girl, Pants: Limited, Cardigan: Cali Boutique, Belt: Anthro, Shoes: Bandolino}

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Sorry for the lack of outfits lately, I’ve been in a bit of a rut. That and I’m a wee bit exhausted.

Rutausted? Exhaustrut? Yeah neither of those really work {blame it on the rut}.

But you know what can I do? Give some major props to those girls who manage to look fabulous, blog about looking fabulous, go to school being fabulous and do their not so fabulous homework {I’m talking to you Tania, Monk & Emily}! Whew, I'm just tired thinking about it.

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September 29, 2011

Greetings from Michigan

9.24.11 d
{Top: H&M, Blazer & Jeans:Gap, Flower Pin: Old Navy, Sunglasses: Ray Ban, Watch: Fossil, Shoes: Target}

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There are lots of things I could talk about today. My new, darker hair color - the fact, hey, I'm wearing JEANS! - but really neither of those things are really the right topic for today. You see last weekend, I {over} packed and headed to the great state of Michigan to hang with my dear friend Suze and to participate in the meetup she was organizing. After lots of chatting, a clothing swap and receiving a suprise goodie package from Speedy Girl we did like all style bloggers do and set in to take outfit photos.

And just for final photo.

9.24.11 e

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September 27, 2011

Review: HANAair Professional Hair Dryer



Remember my little everyday hair tutorial I did {check it out here}? Since the reviewing the Hana Flat Iron I’ve been using it religiously and let me tell you that I have noticed a MAJOR difference in my hair! I’ve been through quite the hair debacle since July {hair color 1, hair color 2, hair color 3} and keeping my hair healthy is my top priority. Of course, priority number 2 would be cutting down my styling time {see long video linked above for reference}.

Knowing that the Hana flat iron was superb, I reached out to the folks of Misikko to review a hair dryer. I received the HANAair Professional Hair Dryer and was eager to try it out. Maybe you’ve seen a few of these reviews on other style blogs, but I wanted to throw in my two sense. Before I tried the HANAair myself, I was a bit a skeptical of all of the rave reviews {if you have hair like me you might feel the same way}. Sure the dryer might be great for normal, slightly frizzy hair, but would it work just the same on my crazy lion mane?

Well I’m here to tell you that after a few weeks of using the HANAair Professional Hair Dryer I’m convinced. Not only does my hair dryer faster, but it also dries significantly less frizzy! Less frizz + less heat from the flat iron = healthier hair {please feel free to share my mathematical hair equation with others}!

If in you're in the market for a new hair dryer be sure to check out Misikko for the best hair dryers. Ohhh and if you're interested in the ever changing Liz Hair Saga, stay tuned for my new darker hair color debut later this week. If you're keeping count, it's hair color 4.

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September 26, 2011

Winner Announced

Shabby Apple

Congrats to Bella! Please e-mail me to claim your lovely LBD!

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Work It!

Work It 2

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For Work – Skirt: Francesca’s, Top: Loft, Scarf & Tights: Gap, Boots: Steve Madden

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When I snagged this skirt at Francesca’s in August, I knew it was cute {tribal print, what?!}! But I am finding out it’s really versatile too. Typically, when I shop at stores like Francesca’s or Forever 21 I shop with a weekend mentality, but I was pleasantly surprised to find such a great printed skirt that's great for the weekend but that’s also long enough for work. Double win, right?

Whether for work or fun, I know with the mix of colors in the skirt, there will be lots of outfits to come.

Have a piece you’d like to see styled for work? Email me here.

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September 20, 2011


9/15/11 b
{Top: Gap, Skirt: Limited, Blazer: Target, Earrings: inPINK, Shoes: Bandolino}

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I wish the words for today’s post would come together as effortlessly as this outfit. But I guess a girl can’t have everything, right? I actually picked this skirt out because it screamed outfit potential {plus it’s the color of my alma mater}. As I was at the register, I was already making lots of little mental notes for all the different outfit possibilities. Funny that the two times I’ve worn this skirt neither outfit was from the potential outfit pool. Being as Type A as I am, I’m kinda surprised I rebelled against the list. I love lists! But true to my Type-A form, the rebellion didn’t last too long. I’m already onto my next list. A packing list!

I’ll be heading up to Michigan this weekend to visit Suze/participate in the blogger meet up she is organizing in Ann Arbor. I’m secretly hoping for some cool fall weather so I can breakout my newest fall purchase. If my weather wish comes true, hopefully you'll see the outfit on here next week.

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September 19, 2011

Win this dress from Shabby Apple!

Shabby Apple

Who doesn't need a fabulous little black dress? That's why I am pleased to announce that Shabby Apple is giving away this fantastic LBD.

Entries are simple.
1. Follow this blog
2. Leave a comment telling me how you'd style this dress

Shabby Apple has a great selection of women's dresses so feel free to peruse their site for other great finds. And if you find something you like, you're in luck! Shabby Apple is offering 10% off for 26 and Counting readers. Just enter the code 26andcounting10off when checking out. Discount is open for the next 30 days.

Stay tuned! The winner will be announced next Monday! Entries restricted to US residents only.
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September 16, 2011


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{Top: Gap, Skirt & Belt: J Crew, Cardigan: Martin & Osa, Bracelets: inPINK, Shoes: Alfani}

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Something about this skirt always makes me think Colonel Mustard with the tripod, in the park. All Clue jokes aside, this skirt is probably my absolute favorite thing. Now that chillier weather is here it's the first thing I wanted to wear.

It's been a long summer without my favorite wool skirt. And on second thought, if I ever see the man who called me a bird watcher again maybe I'll pull a Colonel Mustard on him with my trusty tripod.

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September 15, 2011


9/13/11 b
{Top: Gap, Pants: Limited, Cardigan: Ann Taylor, Necklace: Banana Republic, Watch: Fossil, Shoes: Target}

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9/13/11 c

It’s been a long time since I planned a first day of school outfit. What does one wear as a working professional/student?

Back in college my go-to outfit consist of elastic waist band sweat pants and sorority t-shirts. I can’t be sure, but I don’t think that would be fly for grad school. I opted to go simple vs. overboard. This is shirt is one of three I picked up on super duper clearance this weekend at Gap.

This girl loves a good sale!

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September 14, 2011

Birds of a Feather

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{Top: F21, Skirt: Borrowed from Suze / Thrifted, Necklace: Express, Belt: NY&Co., Bracelets: inPINK, Shoes: Alfani}

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These two pieces have been closet buddies for going on a week now. I'm in the habit lately of hanging potential outfits on the lone hook in my closet, but I think these two grew tired of playing nice. While the prints are completely different, I kinda really liked them...for about 5 minutes. The day {and subsequently the outfit} took a turn for the worse when someone approached me in the park to ask if I was a bird watcher! What about a girl in heels {in a park no less} gives someone the bird watcher vibe? Did my tripod and camera play a cruel joke on me and whisper in your ear that I am a feathery aficionado? Yeah, yeah that would be silly. But I was seriously perturbed. The day just took a downward spiral from there. What started as a bad mood, quickly turned into assuming any casual glance towards me was a stink eye towards the outfit.

I can't be sure if people were judging my loud, colorful outfit but I'm pretty sure they were. I mean if 1 guy thought I was a bird watcher, everyone in corporate Ohio must think I am a lunatic too, right? Okay I am exaggerating, but after the day I had I am allowed to vent. Yes that was me giving myself permission to complain. Phew, I feel better already.

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September 12, 2011


9/9/11 b
{Top: H&M, Skirt: J Crew, Bracelets: Limited & Lia Sophia, Shoes: Alfani}

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Typical Mondays are a recovery from the weekend, right?

That's not so much the case for me lately. Unfortunately, I'm still recovering from the past few work weeks. Since when is work more draining than socializing on the weekend? Is this what adult life really is? Between extra hours at the office, more work events than usual and spending more time with my computer than with friends - I'm a little worn thin on work. And to think my world is about to get a lot more crazy. It's officially back to school week for me!

Honestly, I'm not quite sure what to expect, but I am really excited! I even have all of my colored highlighters organized and ready to go. Ready or not school here I come!

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September 8, 2011

Flower Power

{Top: Target, Pants: Express, Belt: Anthro, Flower Pins: c/o Sproos, Braclets: Limited & Lia Sophia}




I know I use some form of the word obsessed {obsession, obsessing, you know} A LOT, but let’s be honest I’m kind of an obsessed person! Not in a crazy, scary kind of way. More so in a, I just really REALLY like things kind of way. Take flower pins for instance, I am completely and utterly obsessed with them! Necklaces and bracelets can get on my nerves by the end of the day, but by adding a fun flower pin to my outfit, I have my accessory needs met.

These lovely flower pins {yes, I am actually wearing 2 today} were sent courtesy of Sproos. What’s great about these flower pins is that they’re bit smaller than my others which make them great for pinning on tops and jackets, but also a great hair accessory. What's your favorite way to wear a flower pin?

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September 7, 2011


{Top: J Crew, Skirt: Thrifted/Newport News, Belt: NY&Co., Sunglasses: Ray Ban, Bracelets: F21, Shoes: Bandolino}



You never know what you’re going to get with workplace comments about your clothes {see here for reference}. Like today, someone told me they really liked my dress. If you read the outfit details up there, then you know this is, in fact, not a dress. It’s separates. I tend to get this a lot, especially when I throw on a wide belt that covers up any inkling of a skirt’s waistband.

Now if only I managed to throw on a strapless bra {yes those are, god forbid, bra straps showing} I would be all set.

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September 6, 2011

A different take

{Dress & Belt: Target, Necklace: Banana Repubic, Shoes: Seychelles}





You know when I bought this dress, I wasn't really thinking about all of the potential possibilities or remix options.

Basically, I saw it on Kendi, ran to my nearest Target and highjacked her style {I'm good at that}. It's surprisingly turned into quite the little remix horse during the last  30 for 30. After realizing I could wear it under a skirt, I wasn't sure I had any other tricks up my sleeve. Then I spied Angeline sporting this dress backwards and I knew I had to try it!

I really like the high, straight neckline that wearing it backwards created. I'm thinking you may see it again sometime soon.

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