Sunday, December 30, 2007

Oh The places I go.

So, with all the free time I have on my hands during my marvelous winter break I have taken it upon myself to read the 6th and 7th Harry Potter books. I know some of you must be absolutely awestruck at the fact that I did not read the books right when they hit the shelves, but oh well I come around to things on my own pace. And I am happy to announce that I have just finished the 6th book.

And in the spirit of Harry Potter, and Christmas, my sister bought me a JCrew cardigan that reminded me of The Gryffindor House. I really love it.

The cardigan has brass buttons, and though the red isn't the correct shade, it still gives the feeling of the Gryffindor house from Hogwarts: School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Somehow Harry Potter, as well as a turtleneck I found at a thriftstore has got me in the mood for stripes. So I am on a hunt for some excellent striped pieces.

This is a simple striped Splendid T-shirt.

This isn't exactly the striped effect I was going for, but this is still a very nice striped cardigan by Juicy Couture.

This Rachel Pally Shell Dress is pretty neat, it's great with sandals, but would also work with jeans and boots.

I love these 2 colors together, and as you must know, I adore cardians, so this is really a great striped piece. UO

And for a vest - this is a more baggy, casual one that I really like. By Lux

Something that I have been trying to get into lately is turtlenecks. This Lux striped turtleneck would be really nice to wear a alone and layered.

This Nike scarf is supposed to be for some American Football team, but I like it because of the bold contrasting colors.


Now that I have sadisfied my craving for stripes I'll show some items I have acquired over that past month, or so.

This bracelet, though fake, I still like. My mom salvaged it from a Market parking lot.

My mom bought me the Elizabeth Arden 5th Avenue perfume set that I absolutely love. This is my favorite perfume, and I have used so much of it from my mom I am glad to finally have my own.

At a neighbor's garage sale I found this awesome Swiss made watch for 25 cents. Though it's hard to see in the photo, the arms of the watch are a girl and a boy, and the watch has the olympic sign in it. I love this watch so much.

I bought this weaved rose piece from the Unclammed Baggage Annex for $1.49 on my day trip to Alabama.

Speaking of Alabama . . . here's some photos I took on my trip there.

credits: shopbop, urban outfitters,, me, band of horses, Harry Potter, JCrew, Alabama, Unclamed Baggage, my mom, Elizabeth Arden, Craig & Carol, My sister's camera

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Ahhhhh! It's the Holidays!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays Bloggers!

Have a happy and enjoyable holiday my fellow bloggers! Be sure to drink plenty of egg nog, eat cookies, and wear that obnoxious Christmas sweater! And don't forget to watch plenty of Christmas movies. This season only comes once a year.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

x sara o

Credits: Me, Band of Horses, ebay,,,,,

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Back! and all wrapped UP

FINALS ARE OVER and I'm free!
So able to post, as much as I want.

First topic, my latest obsession - scarves! They make such great gifts, and keep my neck so warm.

Okay so this one isn't very winter esk but I think this scarf is really cool. UO

This is also a very neat scarf, and I really like the name; Geometric Scarf. UO


Free People


No way would I pay 28 bucks for a tie-dye scarf, it would be way more fun (and cheap) to make it myself. Lucky

So I'm not a big fan of logo pieces, but I like this scarf because it's looks more like random letters, than lacoste. Lacoste

This awesome yellow scarf will brighten up any outfit. GAP

I love the pattern and how thick it is. This scarf will keep your neck so warm. BR

This is such a cool twist to the usual striped sweater, I love it. JCrew

Hope these have inspired gifts, or what to look out for in the after-Christmas clearance.

Yeah, for cold weather!

x sara o

Credits: Urban Outfitters, Free People, Band of Horses, Lucky Brand, Lacoste, Banana Republic, JCrew, me

Friday, December 7, 2007

Oh how time flies

Since Finals are nearing closer and closer this post will be short and brief, but I felt the need for it today.

Because of all the work I have to do I don't get a chance to watch very much TV, unless it's Saturday Night Live. But good thing I have a close friend of mine who keeps me informed on all I need to know. Just the other day, she told me of an indie film coming to theaters (actually it opened the 5th). JUNO, is the name of the film, and after seeing the trailer I fell in a deep, deep love.


And if you're wondering what the very raw sounding song in the trailer was, you were listening to "Anyone Else But You" by the Moldy Peaches.

And for the last bit of this post before I am off to conquer my work is a pair of boots that I have been eyeing for quite a while

I can picture my self in these boots. Oh, how I lust over them. But they a bit on the pricey side,not too much, just a little, but just enought that these boots will have to wait.

Well its goodbye to me until after finals, but not before one big announcement: GUESS WHAT BLOGGER IS OFFICIALLY PROTECTED AGAINST OVARIAN CANCER?
Me! That's right I've gotten my gardasil shots, and am now worry free about ovarian cancer (not that I was ever worried about it). Just thought I would add this for some laughs.

x sara o

credits:,, maddie s., juno, Jeffrey Campbell, Urban Outfitters

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Boujor, then Ovwa

Boujor Bloggers!

Well I'm back from the my American Holiday Break of Thanksgiving. But, soon I'll be overloaded in work again, especially with Midfinals coming up, but let's enjoy this not so overloaded moment with a new post.

And what better to start my post of than with my usual talk of magazines.

This time it's about the December/January issue of teen VOGUE.

For the cover, one word describes it . . . AMAZING!

I felt like I was looking at a 1960's fashion magazine cover. It's so vintage and adorable. Though I don't know know I feel about Natalie Portman on the cover. She looks beautiful and I love the work she does not only on films but in charities and towards the world. Actually she did something for Discovery Channel on Gorillas and it was quite cool. But anyways, it just seems like I see her on many covers, but oh well I can live with her on the cover.

It seems like every aspect of Fashion wants to return to the 80s and the 90s, and teen VOGUE was no exception.

Inside the magazine I found "The Life Aquatic" section and it just made my whole month. It was a total flash from the past . . . and I was in absolute love with it!

The 80s mixed with African designs were so bright and fun. It was the perfect thing to brighten up the dreary fall (going into winter) days. It made me long for the sun of the summer and laying out on the perfect sandy beach. You can expect me to be the girl laying out in her totally 80's bathing suit! Gosh, I can't wait for summer!

On to the 90s.

Oh My Goodness! Acid Washed Jeans making a return, I can totally see it. I'm not really liking them with heels but with some nike high tops they would be more than awesome. (Urban Outfitters)

I was thinking the Nike, but these Reeboks are a nice clean twist on the high tops, and they'll balance out the acid wash.
Urban Outfitters

The 90s sure want to come back. Seriously, how much do these Lux jeans bring you back those early 90s years? uo

So with finals and everything, my life will get busy and hectic fast. I'm not sure when I'll be able to post again, but on a last note(for now):

Sadly, as many of us bloggers know, at the start of the new school year many long time bloggers said OvwA to blogspot to focus on their studies. Some that have gone before us are the blogs that I first looked upon for inspiration when I had just started mine. They were some of the first to comment on my blog (yes for quite a few months I was posting basically to myself) and I am thankful to them, because they kept me going. And what's even more sad, is I've already forgotten many of their names, so I'm asking for a little help if any of you can give me the name and URL of those blogs and bloggers that have gone, just in case they come back. And so we always remember them, I will be setting up a "BLOGS OF THE PAST" section.

They will all be missed much.
(For some reason this seemed like an appropriate photo)

Ovwa to all of you but only for now, I promise I will be back.

x sara o

credits: fashion today,, teenvogue, Led Zeppelin