December 31, 2012

Wear Abouts Turns 1 (Giveaway #1)

In less than 12 hours, my little baby of a blog will officially be ONE! My, how time has flown. Well, I'll have a full blown post for you at midnight. But in the meantime, enjoy the first of my Wear Abouts Turns 1 giveaways!

The Prize:
1x $30 cash coupon
2x $20 cash coupon
3x $10 cash coupon

How to Enter:
1. Follow Wear Abouts on Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin', and leave your username for either in the comments section below.

2. Go to the SammyDress blog here and follow the guidelines listed!

For an extra entry, leave an additional comment telling me what you'd like to see more of on my blog in 2013, or any other kind of feedback you'd like to offer!


Winners will be randomly selected!
Giveaway ends January 4th, 2013

Through a Lens

Well, a lot of you have asked, and so I am answering! I'm going to start posting photography on Wear Abouts every so often--only about once a month or so, so if that's not your thing DON'T WORRY! Today, I'm showing you pictures I took of my friend Hannah that we took yesterday when she was at my house. I had two assignments for school that I needed to fulfill-- one being "all white" and the other being "rope or string". Kind of strange, but I LOVE the result of both! I have been loving photography lately and am excited to share with you what I've been working on. Which pictures are your favorite?
These were shot with my Nikon D40x which I use to take my outfit pictures.

PART 1: White Out

On Hannah:
Outfit 1: Dress c/o Ya Los Angeles
Outfit 2: H&M Shirt

PART 2: Rope/String

On Hannah:
Stylemint top, Gap jacket

PART 3: Not an assignment

On Hannah:
Forever 21 dress

The next part is shot by Hannah who is also a photographer! You can check out her work HERE.

On me:
Hannah's Dad's top, Urban Outfitters skirt

The photographers! We had to use the tripod to catch some snaps of the two of us! 
And yes, it was cold.

I'm wearing dress c/o Crash and Burn, Sperry boots, and Macy's necklace. Hannah's also decked out in my clothes (except for the boots).

Finally, I wanted to show you a photo that I made by collaging many different shots I'd taken on a photography app for the iPhone called Hipstamatic. This photo was accepted into the 2012 Drexel University High School Photography Exhibit! I'm SO excited about that :)

Well, hoped you liked seeing a glimpse into my photography! Also, guess what tomorrow is? Not only is it New Years Eve, but at midnight MY BLOG WILL TURN ONE! Get ready for some celebrating.

December 28, 2012

City Lovin'

MY FIRST EVER INSTAGRAM POST! Yep, I'm a newbie to instagram and man do I LOVE IT! :) Follow me if you'd like a peek at what I wear each day (not always on the blog!) and even some insight into my personal life! FOLLOW ME @RAWRYROARY

My days in NYC were wonderful and full of shopping, dining, and taking the subway. I also saw my 21st Broadway play--Annie! It was amazing, definitely a classic! :)

What I wore on day one--black dress, combat boots, leggings, and a star print button up.

My Sprocket Rocket film panoramic camera! I am really into photography :)

Forever 21 Times Square is always crazy.

Mac and Cheese at S'Mac--DELICIOUS!

New boots from Steve Madden! Got them on sale in the store in Soho for $95!

The guts of my film camera :)

New Free People top scored on sale for $15 from Lord and Taylor

My Sprocket Rocket

New classic black Doc Martens scored on sale for $80!

New Sperry rainboots scored on sale for $63!

CLEARLY I am boot-obsessed. And also Sprocket Rocket obsessed.
Can you blame me?

I hope you've all had a nice holiday! What did you do for Christmas (if you celebrate)?

December 24, 2012


Dress and Belt- c/o YA Los Angeles | Blazer- TJ Maxx | Necklace- Romwe | Shoes- Marshalls

I've once again partnered with YA Los Angeles to bring you a series of outfits! Check back all week to see me style two more dresses :) 
Since YA Los Angeles is a wholesaler, they don't sell their stuff right from one website. Here's a list of the places you CAN get your hands on some YA Los Angeles!

Chloe Loves Charlie--here
Trois Femmes Boutique--here
and many more! 

A quick google search will lengthen this list.

To see all of the ways I've worn YA Los Angeles before, click here.

Also, I'd like to wish you all a very merry CHRISTMAS EVE!! I am so totally excited to wake up as early as my parents will let me tomorrow to open presents and eat a delicious breakfast and see my family and friends! 

I won't be updating or checking any of my social sites tomorrow so I'm wishing you and your family all the best today! What are some traditions/things you do on Christmas? Or perhaps what holiday do you celebrate?

December 19, 2012

The Most Wonderful Time in the Most Wonderful City

Sweater- Free People via Lord and Taylor | Skirt- c/o Too Sexy Store | Shoes- Call it Spring | Socks- Lord and Taylor | Necklace- Forever 21

It's that time of the month again....
time for me to show you my monthly article on Camp Broadway!
Anyways, if you want to read all about NYC at Christmastime and all of the wonderful things you can do (and I've done!) than you'll want to read this article. Aaaand it features this outfit!
It's only fitting that I write about New York during Christmastime because, as you'll read, my family and I have often gone into the city on Christmas Eve. We haven't been going every year on Christmas now that my brother and I are older and busier, and both of my parents are working full time. 
But this year, my mom and I are going in for three days/two nights after Christmas. A week from today and we'll be in the best city in the world! Okay, maybe I'm biased, considering I've never been out of the US nor have I visited many cities as big or as bright as New York. But I'm sure many of you will agree that New York City is special, indeed. I am so excited for the next week!!!