Posh Red

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sunglasses: Playa Del Carmen
BB Dakota Jacket: Platos($6!)
T-shirt: Styles
Denim: Platos
Bag: Ebay
Flats and Scarf: Walmart

I decided to try out a red lipstick I got last week. I've always really liked the look of it...on someone else! I had a few surgeries on my lip which left a decent scar, so my lips are uneven. Needless to say red lipstick has always been intimidating for me. But today I went for it! I thought it brought out the red on the scarf too :) The wind was crazy when we were taking pictures, so don't mind my disheveled outfit and crazy hair!

Doesn't my scarf looks like a familiar print?! Well it's from Walmart and cost a whopping $2! 
You don't need to spend a bunch to look cute! Thrifty shopping is the best shopping in my book :)

Linked up with these lovely ladies for What I Wore Wednesday!

pleated poppy


Garden Sage

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cardigan & Boots: Target
Leggings: Marshalls
Shirt: Rip Curl Outlet (Nick's)
Michael Kors Watch

Have you ever had one of those mornings where everything you try on just doesn't work? Ok that happens to me about 4 times a week. No joke! So about 5 outfits into the madness I came up with a brilliant idea, steal Nick's clothes! I grabbed a button-up with fall colors and voila! I didn't want it to seem like I stole my husband's shirt, so I added a cardigan and cuffed over the sleeves. It gave a more fitted look, at least to me it did :) Poor Nick, I'll be raiding his closet allll the time now!

Big THANK YOU to everyone for all the Pinterest pins of my blog posts! 
It makes my day when I come across one :)

Aurora Orange

Monday, November 28, 2011

Jacket: H&M
Scarf: Forever 21
Jeans: Platos
Flats: Thrifted :)

I was excited to wear these shoes! They remind me of the Gucci bamboo horsebit style. I snagged these flats for $1.50 at the thrift store. They are comfy and add a pop of color to the outfit! 

I'm starting my countdown till the semester is finished! Only a few weeks left until thick cozy socks and sleeping in! Well, maybe just the thick cozy socks :) I'm really excited to do some DIY projects over break. It's my favorite hobby but it's tough to do during the school year because I'm busy with homework. So during my winter break be prepared for a overload of crafts. Who doesn't love crafts though?!

Any exciting plans for winter break?

Instagram Lovin'

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Snapshots of my life lately!

New fav OPI polish! Color So Hot It Berns

 Recent score and just in time for the holidays :)

 Perfect start to any morning!

My cousin's engagement party. Italian pastries galore!

 Broke out my first winter hat!

My mom gave me this writing desk to restore. 
It's passed down from my Grandparents, they had it in their brownstone when they moved to Brooklyn.

My skin was so thankful! Thanks Joseph & Leizl :)

Organization makes me smile!

 Little brothers gave us foot rubs! Such cuties

 My handsome husband and I at brunch!

I'm crazy about Instagram! It's a fun way to capture memories. Also, I just found out you can make magnets out of instagrams. Awesome right?! 

If you want to check out more, you can follow me on Instagram @ FrancescaPenko

Informal Ivory

Friday, November 25, 2011

Tweed Blazer: Crossroads
Brooch: Forever 21
Denim and Top: Platos
Watch: Macys
Booties: Target

I participated in the Black Friday madness at midnight for the first time and last time ever! It was insane. I was expecting a line, but not one that wrapped completely around the outside of Target. And what was I seeking: a new TV, fancy game system, or camera? Noooooo nooo! A leather jacket! I'm completely lame but successful nonetheless.
I wore this outfit on my last day of school before Thanksgiving break. I really like this blazer; it was big on me so I tailored it to fit me perfectly :) I think tweed is so classic, especially in black and white. I added a brooch I got for my wedding bouquet to dress it up! Let me just say, you will be seeing this blazer again soon!

Thankful & Blessed

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wow! What a year. I am beyond thankful and blessed!
- I'm thankful for God's grace and His amazing love.
-My wonderful husband Nick. I love and respect him SO MUCH.
-My huuuge family! I'm thankful for...deep breath.... Joesph, Vincent, Gabriella, Giulianna, Valentina, Mirabella, Anthony, Gino, Salvatore, Rocco, and Audrianna. 
-I'm grateful for my parents and Nick's parents.
-Great friends that encourage me!
-To live in a free country.
-Daily reminders of God's love.
-I'm thankful for my health and my life.

Thankful for another Thanksgiving filled with the people I love, yummy food, and joyful hearts!

Ravishing Red

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sweater: Forever21
Necklace: 16th Birthday Gift
Leather Pants: H&M
Booties: Target

I have been wanting leather pants since sixth grade. I wish I was lying...but I'm not! When I was in sixth grade, all the girls in my class were wearing leather pants and I wanted them so bad! My mom refused, no way was she letting her sixth grade daughter wear leather or pleather pants. Needless to say I've been daydreaming about them all these years and finally came across a lovely pair :)
My little brother Anthony was my photographer today and we had to find the perfect spot. We drove all over, finally a hour later we found this field with a pretty view of the hills nearby!

Thank you to my sweet brother for his photography skills. 

Boston Brick

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Scarf: Thrifted
Sweater: Forever 21
True Religion Denim: Second Hand
Boots and Cuff: Target

The leaves are finally beginning to fall here, so I decided to break out my autumn scarf. It's cozy, soft, and only cost a dollar! I wore it two different ways, the first one is my favorite. My neck was so warm!
Perfect for when it starts to get colder. I paired it with a cream chunky knit sweater (Valentina's!) and a fun cuff. I wanted this cuff when it first came out but it was $20, and I couldn't justify spending that much on a bracelet. So I waited...and waited. Finally clearance! Booya! Just cost a little more than a fancy coffee :) 

Also by baby sister Audrianna turned 1 this weekend, so I glammed up a simple white button-up for her! 

Love her!

Linked up with some lovely bloggers :)

pleated poppy

Gala Pink

Monday, November 21, 2011

Blouse: Forever 21
Skirt: Basic
 Tights: Walmart
Earrings: LoveCulture

 My BFF Kaitlyn. Isn't she just gorgeous!?
Plus we kinda match..her lipstick and my blouse :)

Totally staged this. We thought it was funny...and sad!

This weekend Nick and I went to a 50th birthday party for my best friends mom. It was so much fun! Tons of yummy food, great people, and dancing! And YES there was a disco ball. Amaze! 
I wore this outfit because I've been wanting to wear this skirt, it's lace and I fell in love with it! I added some tights, my go to pumps and my favorite chiffon top :)
Now I'm getting ready for Thanksgiving. I'm going to make Two Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake and Apple Crisp. Forget turkey and stuffing, I'm all about dessert! YUM!

Linked up @ Captivated by Grace :)

Golden Cream

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fringe Vest & Leggings: Marshalls
Tunic: Loehmanns
Boots: Steve Madden
Vintage Chanel: My Grandmas :)

Shaking up my fringe :)

I have seriously been waiting a year to wear this vest. I scored it for $14 and whenever I tried to wear it, it just never seemed right. Finally! I paired it with a cream tunic to cover my bum and some comfy leggings. I couldn't figure out what jewelry to wear, then realized that it would be competing with the fringe so I opted out and accessorized with a purse. I thought the gold hardware on my Chanel bag would be perfect! 

I really like twirling in this vest. But I can't do that in public, unless it's for blog pictures :)