National Lipstick Day?

Apparently, yesterday was National Lipstick Day.  I love lipstick as much as the next fashionista but there is an actual day dedicated to lipstick--what's today: national mascara day?  HA!  Well, in honor of the creamy colors us ladies (and some men) like to paint on our faces, I have composed a make-up and hair post to showcase my new tresses and some of my favorite make-up and hair products.


Make-Up

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1. Eyebrows: I fill in my eyebrows with Benefit's Brow Shaping Kit.

2. Eyes and Lashes:  For my eyes, I often use a mix of shadows but my go-to palette is by Stila.  I use Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner to define my eyes and for mascara, I love YSL's version.

3. Face: I start by using concealer to cover up blemishes and I love the Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick,  I also use YSL's 'Touche ´Eclat' to brighten the skin under my eyes.  I blend that in and then, on my entire face, I use a cream foundation by YSL.  To set the foundation, I use Laura Mercier's loose setting powder

4.  Cheeks: On my cheeks, I begin with Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in 'Pink Quartz' (as a base).  I then, depending on the season or my look, top it off with Bobbi Brown's blush in 'Pale Pink' or Benefit's 'Dallas' bronzer.  Recently, I have been mostly using the bronzer as I love the tint it provides in the summer.  

5.  Lips:  For this look I decided to go with a really standout lip because of the color of the dress.  (Which you will see more of later in the week.)  In the above photo, I am wearing a Mac lipstick in a somewhat off-red color.  It's a great summer color--very playful and fun.  If I want a more neutral look, as I have in this post, I go for this pale pink lipstick by YSL.    


Hair

 As I mentioned in my last post, I finally got my hair cut and colored and got quite a bit of hair chopped off.  My hair grows very quickly and in the last month it was all the way into the lower part of my back!  Since it's still summer and I was in need of a refreshing look, I thought a shorter cut would be perfect.  I still have long layers and I love how the hair in the front is much shorter.  It's always nice to change your look up a little as it can give you that much needed energy you might be missing from time to time.  

As a result of the shorter length, it is lightweight and easy to style.  To style my hair, as I have done in the above photos, I use an inch and a half curling iron (mine is by Revlon and is great!) and start to curl the hair throughout.  The hair in the back can sometimes be harder to curl but if it doesn't completely curl--no problem--if you blow dry it, it will still have a very stylish and chic look.  I use a John Frieda blow dryer.  For styling products, I love Bumble and Bumble such as the 'Brilliantine' cream and their hairspray.  

Happy Styling!

Getting Gingham With It. . .

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So Will Smith got 'jiggy wit it' and I'm getting 'gingham with it,' because I'm a fashionista and I really can't pull on the 'wit' part.  I am pretty tried and true when it comes to my English pronunciation.  

If you haven't gotten 'gingham with it' this summer, you're about to!  Gingham is all the rage and I love a good trend.  I first noticed this trend a couple months ago but couldn't decide just how I wanted to approach it (yes, this is my inner monologue when it comes to fashion.).  I spotted this Equipment blouse originally in the cami form and really loved it--however, I thought it might make more sense to get it with sleeves for the cooler days.  So I went with the same print, different style, still by Equipment

Since I have been living in these J Brand white denim pants, they were the obvious choice to pair with a white and black top.  I also love the crisp look white pants provide.  I added my black suede stilettos (which are a great staple black pair of heels), and my other new addition to my wardrobe: a See by Chloé purse.  Could this purse be more fabulous?!  I snatched up this purse when Net-A-Porter was having their massive sale. It's a beautiful summer piece, with its pastel yellow and simple refined style.   

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that I recently got my hair cut!  I had been waiting some time to get my hair colored and cut and boy, does it feel good!  This length is super new to me. . . I have almost exclusively been a long-haired gal.  (Except when I went through the Jennifer Aniston 'Rachel' phase--don't lie you did it too #goodtimes.)  Anyways, I am thrilled with the look and love the lightweight feel.  Stay tuned for a hair post coming soon! 

Have a great week Everyone and get this look below!

Top: Equipment , Denim: J BrandStilettos: Jean-Michel Cazabat, Purse: See by Chloé, Bowzer bracelet: Marrin CostelloStacked rings: Stella and Dot




Accessories from the Nordstrom Sale

The Nordstrom sale is still going strong and I've pulled my favorite accessories from designers such as Alexis Bittar, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Rebecca Minkoff.  Click through images below!

'Tillie Camping' + Nordstrom's Big Sale!

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And I'm in the woods!  Normally, it's My Stiletto Life,  but sometimes, even a diva like me has to 'let it go' and slip on a pair of Havianas.  When I first spotted this romper, I immediately knew I had to try it--it arrived and fit like a glove and it's very reasonably priced.  Thank you Topshop via Nordstrom!  Topshop always has adorable pieces that don't break the bank.  

Since I was 'Tillie Camping,' I put my hair in a loose-side braid and got these sunglasses at the camp store (9 dollars!) and pranced around camp all night in this coral number.  This was the perfect look for a fun night in the woods (at least for a fashionista like me!).  If you're curious about where I go camping it's called Lair of the Golden Bear--it's a family camp centered around University of California, Berkeley and it's a whole lot of fun for kids and adults alike.  

If you like my look above, see the romper, sandals, and more summer pieces below! 

Wearing: Romper: Topshop, Sandals: Havianas, Glasses: Lair of the Bear (similar here).


"I don't like sales:" said no one ever.  Well except maybe Debbie Downer--but I think even she would get down with this sale!

Drumroll please! It's hereeeeeeeee: the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and there are some amazing pieces with some major markdowns!  Take a look at my curated look book (for women and men!) below or click-through and find your favorite pieces!

Happy Friday and Happy Shopping!

My Favorite Pieces are on Sale!

Remember all of these spring/summer looks?  Well a lot of my favorite summer pieces are on sale!  YAY!  Click on the small plus sign hovering over the images below to be taken to each item or click on the description of each item below!  All of these pieces are still great for the rest of summer and fall!

On The Road

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As I mentioned in my post last week, I was off to the mountains to go camping.  I also mentioned, I'm not much of camper so of course my outfit to drive up to the woods was a pair of white shorts.  Upon arrival to the camp site, everyone basically thought I was out of my mind for wearing white--but, hey, you can take the fashionista out of the city, but you can't take the city out of the fashionista!  Ok, I'll be honest--yes these shorts got dirt on them but that's what dry cleaning and or bleach is for--right?!

 So on our way up, we stopped at a fruit stand which seemed to be the perfect backdrop for a shoot--I love the bold colors and open look the fruit stand provided.  I also felt silky smooth in this top from French Connection that I picked up in NYC.  I paired it with these Banana Republic shorts, wedges, and colorful Ray-Ban sunglasses and I was road trip ready!    Get my look below and also see some of the pieces that French Connection has right now--not to mention a great sale they're having.  

Stay tuned for my post when I am actually in the woods!  

Wearing: Top: c/o French Connection, Shorts: Banana Republic, Wedges: Castañer, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Necklace: my own

I'm all About Rompers this Year

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And it's this Rag and Bone Romper for the win!  I mentioned in an older post that I was on the hunt for another romper to add to my wardrobe.  I already have my cream romper from Club Monaco and I was looking for one that was a little bit edgier and short-sleeved.  When I was in NYC, I found just what I was looking for at Barney's (of course--Barney's never disappoints).  Not only did I find exactly what I was looking for but this bad boy was on sale!  Umm, nailed it?!  Once I tried this romper on, I knew it would be a great versatile piece.  For starters, it's black and white, which means it is timeless and I can wear it throughout the fall and winter seasons.  I also like that it has a dropped waist which gives it a more mature look.  The perforated leather detailing is just the right amount of contrast to the all black look.  I also liked that it wasn't super tight, and had a casual and loose fit.  I can easily wear this romper with stilettos and dress it up (as I've done in this post) or wear it with flats to make it a more casual look.  

While in NYC, I also scored this beautiful cocktail ring (the one on my left hand and pointer finger).  This is a beautiful piece by Alexis Bittar--a Brooklyn based jewelry designer, who is known for his colorful stones and lucite pieces.  His pieces are well crafted and very unique;  I've been a fan for a longtime.  This ring has been quite the hit!  I often get compliments on it and the Alexis Bittar team, themselves, complimented me on it by sharing my image of it on their Instagram about a week ago.  A lavish cocktail ring can always dress up any outfit.  I suggest having one in your jewelry box at all times!  For the rest of this look, I added some other great rings and accessories and finalized the look with classic stilettos--these are another great and timeless piece.  I have already been able to wear them with a few outfits.  

I hope everyone is getting back into the groove today after a nice long weekend of celebrating the good 'ole USA.  I am actually continuing the fun by going camping this week (and by camping, I mean 'Tillie camping' which isn't exactly roughing it--but as close as I get to roughing it!  I'll be posting pics on Instagram while I'm 'camping' so be sure to follow me to see what I'm up to.  Happy Monday!

Wearing: Romper: Rag and Bone, Stilettos: Jean-Michel Cazabat (sold out but similar here) via INTERMIX, Cocktail ring: Alexis Bittar, Clutch and stacked rings: Stella and Dot, Solid ring: Marrin Costello, Criss-cross ring: my own, Necklace: my own.

Piperlime's 4th of July Sale

Fourth of July weekend is not just a great weekend to BBQ, layout and imbibe, but it's also a great weekend to do some shopping!  Take it from the shopping Queen herself: moi!   A lot of retailers are having some fabulous sales and it's worth checking out--and you can do it all from home!  

First on the list is Piperlime--they are having a one day sale that ends July 4th at 12pm PST.  It's a small window so shop now!  Other retailers having great promotions and sales are:

INTERMIX

Additional 40% off already reduced items.

J. Crew

40% off Final Sale Items: use code SHOPMORE.

Bauble Bar

Receive $10 Off orders of $30+.  Use code: JULYRS

Zappos

4th of July Clearance items.

Click through to see what the above retailers are offering this 4th of July!

Below, I have put together a boutique of my favorite items from the Piperlime Sale!

Happy 4th Everyone!  Be sure to follow me on Instagram to see my real-time updates!


Get Your Shorts on for your 4th of July Weekend!

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I'm all about shorts this summer!  Typically, I am a dress or skirt girl, but I have been leaning more towards shorts lately.  I love that they provide a crisp look but are still playful and fun.  This look was centered around weekend wear. . .whether you're going to the Hamptons or Tahoe, for your weekend getaway--you want to have an easy look to wear while there and traveling there.  I recently bought this Stella & Dot yellow/canvas tote and it has been a great summer bag.  You can throw a lot of stuff in it and it's really cute! Always bring a tote with you while on vacation--it'll be a lifesaver.  I also always bring a smaller bag like my Marc by Marc Jacobs satchel for my essentials (wallet, keys, lipstick, phone, flask--ha) that I want to have ready to go.  

This look can be worn for any weekend getaway but it is also a super cute look for the upcoming 4th of July holiday!  I'm sure you'll be wearing some variation of this look all weekend long!  Have a Happy 4th Everyone and take a peek at my suggestions below to help you find the perfect look!

Wearing: Top: Zara, Shorts: Zara, Stilettos: Jean-Michel Cazabat via Intermix (on sale!!), Jewelry: Marrin Costello, Tote: Stella & Dot, Shoulder Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Sunglasses: Gucci

Photos by Sharon Siegel 

Last Day for Shopbop Sale

Last Day for the Shopbop sale!  Get 25% off already marked down items with code: 25MORE at checkout.

Need a cool and fresh summer dress-see my favorite picks here:

Get the perfect tote at a fabulous price! 

Get your summer sandal or a bootie for winter!

Back in the Big Apple

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Hello All!  Well, if you've been following me on Instagram, you'll know that I have spent the last 10 days in my home away from home: NYC!  I absolutely adore NYC, because I used to live there as a student at Parsons and as a young professional and have so many fond memories there.  Every time I go back, it feels so familiar and fun.  I always hit up my favorite spots and try some new ones either that I've never tried while I lived there or ones that have just popped up since I left!  Last time I was in NYC, it was in February and it was freezing; so going this time around was a lot more fun in terms of fashion!  I mostly brought dresses, shorts, tanks and sandals and of course left some room for some items I would pick up there-I always go to Barney's while I'm in NYC, it's a tradition.  

One of my first looks was in this fabulous A.L.C. dress.  I love how this dress is one complete look because of the mixed materials.  The skirt has a gorgeous pattern and is pleated which provides a lovely contrast to the simplicity of the top.  I also adore a dress with a drawstring at the waist because it provides the body with some shape.  When you're traveling, it's always nice to have a dress, like this one, that you can put on and be done getting ready (aside from accessories).  I paired this dress with my beloved summer sandals, and the ever classic 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli bag.  

Stay tuned for more of my NYC looks and pictures!

Wearing: Dress: A.L.C., exact dress, Sandals: Chloé, Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Jewelry: my own

Photos by my travel partner in crime: Erin Sullivan.

Feeling Romantic in Blue

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I love a true blue piece.  It's always been a great color on me and one of my favorite colors in general.  I spotted this shift dress on Gilt Group and it has quickly become one of my favorites dresses.  It's light, easy to wear, and can be dressed up or down.  I paired it with these fabulous black stilettos by Jean Michel-Cazabat that I bought at INTERMIX for a serious deal!  (My grey ones are now on sale as well!)  These stilettos were one of the items in my INTERMIX bag from my last post.  I paired the look with a matching blue clutch from Stella & Dot and jewelry made by moi!  What do you think of the drop necklace with the amazing stone on the end?  I've been having a lot of fun making my own one-off pieces and would love to hear your feedback!  Leave comments below!  Hope everyone's Monday is off to a good start and go USA!  

All Buttoned Up-Kanye West Style

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This past week I finally made it to the INTERMIX in Marin-until recently this was the only INTERMIX in the Bay Area, however one just opened up in Palo Alto and I'm loving having INTERMIX locations in the Bay!  When I lived in NYC, there was an INTERMIX for every neighborhood and since I'm going back to NYC this week, I am looking forward to hitting up some of my favorite locations (Flatiron, I'm look at you!).  

Anyways, for my adventure to INTERMIX, here in the Bay, I chose a buttoned up look and I hate to admit it, but I may or may not have accidentally poached a little bit of Kanye West's style. (Let's be real, he loves a buttoned up chambray.) However, this look is all mine!  By adding a romantic blazer by Topshop, I've created the perfect antidote to the straight structure of the top.  A chambray top with white pants is a no brainer for me-the combination is such a chic and good look.  If you're ever having trouble putting an outfit together-go with this look because it's always a winner.  To finish off the look, I wore these lovely stilettos that are an INTERMIX exclusive with designer Jean-Michel Cazabat.  And what's in the INTERMIX bag?  Well you'll have to wait and see... 

Wearing: Blazer: Topshop, Top: Alice and Olivia, Denim: J Brand, Purse: Lauren Merkin, Stilettos: Jean-Michel Cazabat via INTERMIX


Shopping with Joie

Happy Friday!  I hope everyone has had a great week and is ready for a fun weekend ahead!  I attended a great event at the San Francisco Joie store last night and got to catch up with some fellow bloggers!  Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam and Nichole Ciotti of Vanilla Extract hosted the event and it drew a great crowd!  

I got to browse some great new pieces from Joie and I am loving their pieces for summer!  Joie has always captured the quintessential California look and I love that their pieces are easy-to-wear, casual and always fashionable.  Check out the pieces that I loved from last night!  

A snap from the event with Nichole Ciotti and Julia Engel (left to right).  Love my romper?  Get it here!

A snap from the event with Nichole Ciotti and Julia Engel (left to right).  Love my romper?  Get it here!

Wearing: Romper: Club Monaco, Stilettos: Joie, Jewelry: my own

Click on the images below to see where to get them!

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Currently Craving: Jumpsuits and Rompers

I have been eyeing jumpsuits and rompers for the summer season for quite sometime, but I still have yet to find one that I love. Fortunately, I have an awesome romper from Club Monaco, however it is long sleeved, so I may (and by may I mean for sure) want one with short sleeves.

I am going to NYC next week-so I have decided to put my online shopping addiction hobby on hold until I get there. (Because we all know that NYC is the shopping mecca.) #cannotwait #NYCBABY

Just because I'm putting my shopping on hold, doesn't mean you guys should!  Check out these awesome jumpsuits and rompers that I have picked out: all affordable and all summer ready!  #mystilettosummer

The Perfect Summer Sandal

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I've found the perfect summer sandal.  Every year, I am searching for a new summer sandal to take me into the season.  Last year, I found a gladiator sandal by Manolo Blahnik (seen here) and now I have found one with a short heel, mixed leather colors and sheer simplicity.  These ones are made by Chloé (no, not Khloé Kardashian) and I couldn't be more excited.  The last time I bought a pair of Chloé sandals was in 2008 and I still have them-so I am excited about having this pair for a long time.  It's sort of like I had a premonition about these sandals.  I walked into Barney's (which is in the middle of their summer sale right now) and I just had a feeling I would find this sandal. So, yes, I'm saying I have premonitions about finding the perfect sandal.  It's kind of my thing.  I walked in, browsed the shoe section, and saw this sandal out of the corner of my eye-love at first sight.  I paired these sandals with florals shorts, a silk top and lots of fun jewelry.  I love rich colors, right now, since the sun has been shining everyday!  

I've put together some great summer sandal selections for you below!

Designer Sandals:

Non-Designer Sandals (lower price point!):

Wearing: Top: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Shorts: O'2nd, Purse: Joseph, Sandals: Chloé (same pair different color in above collection), Hat: Hat Attack, Necklace, spiked bracelet and ring on bottom middle finger: Marrin Costello, Neon bracelet: J. Crew, Sunglasses: Gucci, Rings on Right hand: Cynthia Rybakoff

  

Farmer's Market Fresh (Part 2)

 

The farmer's market in Marin at the Marin Country Mart, was such a lovely place and set up!  It happens every Saturday and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking to spend their Saturday outdoors with some food and music!  It had great produce, flowers, and made to order food.

 

 

 First stop: flowers!  Since I'm clearly an experienced florist, I am picking the best of the bunch in this next photo ; ).  Besides the lovely blooms, the market had such vibrant fruits and fresh veggies that I couldn't resist taking several photos of them and noshing on some.  

An experienced florist making some serious decisions.  Obviously.  

An experienced florist making some serious decisions.  Obviously.  

"Sir, are these flowers fresh? I meannnn really fresh?!" -Me getting to the bottom of how fresh these flowers are.  (If that wasn't obvious.)

"Sir, are these flowers fresh? I meannnn really fresh?!" -Me getting to the bottom of how fresh these flowers are.  (If that wasn't obvious.)

Some of the gorgeous fruits, veggies and more flowers at the market!  

Real time farmer's market shopping and decisions.

Decisions, Decisions. . .

Decisions, Decisions. . .

Getting cheeky with the CA flag, the USPS, and the USA.

Getting cheeky with the CA flag, the USPS, and the USA.

After all the shopping, there were some sweets, libations, and caffeine at the Belcampo Meat Co.!  I love the ice cream being served in a cup-so country and cute!  The coffee was a throwback to a Spanish coffee called a 'cortado,' a small espresso with just a little steamed milk which is intended to 'cut' the espresso.  Starbucks: I see your Trenta and I raise you a cortado!

For my outfit details visit Part 1 of this post! 

Hope you all have a great weekend! TGIF!

Farmer's Market Fresh (Part 1)

I hope everyone enjoyed their Memorial Day weekend and took advantage of the awesome sales that were happening!  In fact some of those sales are still happening, so see my sale guide: here, to get in on them!  Intermix and Net-A-Porter are two retailers that are, for sure, still having great deals! 

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Don't you just love a short week?  I am never quite sure what day it is, but as soon as I remember-I get very excited!  HA!  It really is the little things, isn't it?  Anyways, I had a fun weekend and really tried to make the most of what the Bay Area has to offer.  On Saturday, I visited the farmer's market in Marin-which was really a treat.  From their fresh produce, flowers, live music and food-it was a lot of fun to get out and enjoy the sunny day.  (If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen some of my real time photos!)  

I thought it was appropriate to wear a super casual and lightweight look for a day at the farmer's market so I threw on a linen top from Joie (see top here) and my new pair of J Brand white jeans. (You'll begin to notice that I am kind of obsessed with them.)  Typically, when I get a new piece of clothing, that I love-I'll where it a lot.  Besides loving the style of these jeans, it's always fun to see how many ways you can style a piece and a pair of white denim is super versatile.  To shade myself from the sun, I wore my cream fedora and added a new twist to my look with some espadrilles!  I actually have had this pair for a few years and it's pretty remarkable how long they have lasted.  They are the Spanish brand: Castañer, which is fitting for me-since I am half Spanish.  Yep, it's true.  My mother and her side of the family hail from the Iberian Peninsula.  Twist.  Anyhow, espadrilles are a summer favorite and I suggest you score a pair ASAP.  You'll wear them all summer and they can certainly be worn in seasons to come.  There are also some great styles for men!  The second part of this post will come later this week-where I will share more images from the farmer's market itself.   

Wearing: Top: Joie, Denim: J Brand, Espadrilles: Castañer (women, men), Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Hat: Hat Attack, Sunglasses: Gucci, Jewelry: my own

I'm Still in it to Win it! Have you Voted Yet?

The Vanity Fair Challenge is still going and I am still in it to win it!  Please click through this link to vote and help me earn a spot in the September Issue of the magazine!  Along the way there are Editor's Picks and Users' Choice Nominees-the more votes I have, the more I'll pique the interest of the editors!  Thanks for all your votes thus far and guess what: you can vote once a day on each look!  So keep the votes coming!

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Shop 'til you Drop with Memorial Day Sales!

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Memorial Day is right around the corner and some of my favorite retailers are having some amazing sales!  I curated some items that are my favorite for the summer as part of my summer series #mystilettosummer (don't forget to keep using the hashtag!).  See my picks below and click on the images to buy them!  No better way to celebrate a holiday than by doing a little shopping!  (That's always been my motto!)

 

 

 

 

Shopbop

If you've been following my blog for awhile, you must know I am a HUGE Shopbop fan.  They have a large selection of brands and styles and their shipping can't be beat!  Free three day shipping and if you have Amazon Prime: free two day shipping; and almost everything is returnable.  

Intermix

A close second to Shopbop is Intermix.  I love shopping at the actual stores when it comes to Intermix, however there isn't one super close to where I live, so I do quite a bit of shopping on their online site.  They have marked all their sale items down-so whatever the price shows, it's an extra 40% off that!  Pretty great deal considering the brands they carry are all quite high-end.  I always manage to get some great designer pieces at reasonable prices from Intermix (see my latest acquisition here).  Click on my favorite pieces below! 

Equipment

This spring and now leading into summer, I have been all about Equipment pieces.  From their silk dresses to tops: I can't seem to get enough of them.  You can see how I have worn some of their pieces in recent posts: here and here.  They are offering an additional 20% off of sale items with the code MDW20.  Use that code at checkout to receive the additional reduction.  I'd use this sale to get one of their signature blouse: they're timeless and always in style. 

More Memorial Day Sales from retailers that I love!  Click on image to be directed to their site!

Happy Shopping!

P.S. If you have any questions about the way items fit, I'd love to help you with that.  I know which brands run small, big, true to size, etc.  Needless to say, I do a lot of online shopping so I know what's up!  Leave comments below if you have any questions!