Let’s Get Dressed Up!


as we continue chatting about valentine’s day around this joint, i thought i’d share some dresses that i love love.

12 Days of Christmas: Day 5


so far we’ve talked about blazers, shoes, dresses, and jewelry (statement necklaces) for the holidays and christmas. so you should have a full outfit by now, right? well, i’ve chosen my holiday outfit out, so i’m moving on to other things on my wish list. which, is very long and very expensive. after all, i have been regularly called the girl who has everything. so, this year, i’ve told everyone what i want on wishpot. which definitely takes some of the surprise out of opening my gifts, but it means that i really like everything i’ve gotten. i like the giving the perfect gift part better, anyway. and, of course, i bought myself some things this christmas, too, because, let’s be honest, who doesn’t ALWAYS do that while christmas shopping?

ok, on to THE LIST!

number 1 is this totally awesome electric bike that i’m hoping to use for commuting purposes in the new year. i’m going to have to bundle up significantly on the way, i’ll probably be wearing my hair in a bun due to helmet hair constantly, and i’m going to have to figure out a system for rain and snow, but man, i am so excited about this i could just pop.

introducing … the flykly modern.

it’s technically a bike, because it doesn’t go over 20 miles per hour, and it has pedals. so that means that i can ride it like a scooter or pedal like a pauper. we all know that i will most likely be gunning that throttle to go up and down hills, but after my test drive with my messenger bag slung over my shoulder yesterday evening, i think i will do at least a little bit of peddling. it’s cold out there, and peddling will definitely warm up the soul. i’ve also got a contingency plan to cheat and ride the ferry across the water if i need to. and a friend of mine mentioned that i’m going to appear to be a delivery food driver on this thing, but i really don’t care that much. i think it’s fly, and even though i have a history of loving new toys for two weeks and abandoning them, i insist that i’m just trying things out until i find the one that’s right for me. so, there. it’s not indecision, it’s an ability to see the possibilities. and i find myself and my attitude very refreshing thank you very much.

other thoughts: she’s gonna need a name folks. can you help me here? clearly my new toy is a girl. and i think i’ll have sean-paul paint her a bit with some kind of design. so i’m looking for some inspiration here. i’m thinking my logo, for starters, and some other cute, hand-drawn cartoony type things that remind me of things i love. thoughts here?

so, now that i’ve fully talked myself into this recent purchase, let’s move onto item number read more

12 Days of Christmas: Day 3


no holiday would be complete without a serious set of holiday dresses. good news there is that i’ve seen LOTS of appropriate holiday wear out there.

first of all. this is a SHOWSTOPPER. it’s called the michelle gown, and it’s by igigi. the sequins manage to be understated here. the slit is incredibly, incredibly sexy. the cut will give you perfect curves every time. i just. i can’t. it’s so good.

second of all. i was just lamenting to myself today how there aren’t enough dresses in plus size that show off a great set of legs. igigi stopped me cold with this one. another leggy number, you say?

how about this one that just happens to have sleeves? it comes in black, too, you know. you’ll be so classic in all of these. ugh i can’t stand it they’re too good. i’m just going to give all my money to igigi.

maybe you’re just doing your office christmas party, though, and don’t need to go quite so fancy. this number from lane bryant is lots of fun. totally looks like confetti. and you could take it from the office with a blazer and boots to the party with some jewelry to dress it up and a pair of heels. perfect.


i also dig this embellished shift dress by elle at kohl’s. it’s got a superb shape to it, just enough shine on the bottom with the sequins, and nips in at the waist. my favorite hourglass shape.

i wouldn’t wear these two together. like, ever. but the blu sage embellished sheath dress & jacket set is not without merit. i really like the jacket, and i’d probably separate these two pieces. i think the jacket would be a nice touch on top of a different color sheath dress for a party.

forever21 also has some dresses that i think might work. there’s the lame & matelasse dress, which is on sale right now for $16.99. it doesn’t get more affordable than that!

and there’s also the spangled strapless dress. also super affordable at $28. it comes in gunmetal (pictured below) and also champagne.

what dress do you have your eye on? find even MORE dresses in my dress shop right here on xoxonettaP. curated just for you!

xoxo nettaP


Couture Party Dresses


you’ve read about dominique auxilly’s dauxilly couture party dress line on xoxonettaP before. now … i tell you which ones i recommend, and how to wear them on coco perez.

xoxo nettaP


12 Days of Christmas: Day 2


today is day 2 of the 12 days of christmas, and i couldn’t get very far into this without focusing on shoes. shocker, i know. seeing as i own countless pairs of them. i literally have 2 closets FULL of shoes at my house. i think this probably makes me a horrible person on some level, but then again, shoes almost always still fit.

up first, some affordable options from kmart.

the qupid women’s pamper sherpa short boot in black is not the most attractive looking shoe on kmart’s website, but i think that has something to do with how it’s been photographed. imagine this warm-looking boot on your foot with a pair of black jeggings tucked in and a chic tunic on top with a fantastic obi belt wrapped around your waist, some big chunky rings on your finger and a classic khaki trench on top to protect you from the snow. HELLO. and you can change up the laces to change up the look. these are $37.49. (and kmart has some great shipping offers as well as discount codes going on right now. just click through the photo to get to their site and take advantage.)

unnnnh yes. this is like the perfect foot punctuation for a party look. hell, i’d wear these around the house if i could get away with it. from the platform to the velvet, to the flower, to the mary jane look. this qupid women’s olwyn velvet flower mary jane in black from kmart is workin’ it for all it’s name is worth! it’s on sale for $29.99.

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did you hear that asos is having a 40% off sale on shoes right now? that’s music to this girl’s ears because they have some of the HOTTEST options that i would put into the “affordable” price range. and you know they have free shipping to you and free returns, right? love that. these bad boys have pink, glitter, platforms, bows, and velvet. i can’t decide if these are too much are just right. so maybe i’ll just take advantage of that free shipping deal and order them and see … icon

icon now here’s a shoe that i’m totally, totally sure of. it’s green velvet. it’s an ankle boot. it just looks rich. end of. iconiconicon and i’m pretty into the iconhigh heeled loafer look that i’ve seen recently. these are from irregular choice, which is a brand that we’ve talked about before because i’m obsessed with how weird they are. anyway, there are on sale for $89.99, usually $179.99. come on ladies! almost $100 read more