Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Years Outfit?

The New Year's is about glitter, sparkle, going out with a BANG and ringing in the new. So yesterday while shopping I came up with some tips for the prefect New Year's outfit. Here are 3 I throw together while shopping (all these outfits were under $20.00) Enjoy!

Rule # 1: Must be wearable
Make sure it fits, is comfortable, and it suits you. You don't want to be the girl who is falling out of her dress or needs to adjust it ever 5 seconds.

I found this great strapless velvet sweetheart cut dress and paired it with a royal blue blazer.

Rule # 2: Make it shine!
Let's be honest sequins were made just for New Year's. They sparkle, shine, and look great under any light. You must bring in the New Year as flashy as you can. The louder and brighter the outfit, I believe, the better.

I found this beautiful gold sequin dress and matched it with a velvet lined black blazer.

Rule # 3: Mix it up!
Dresses are great but not for everyone. Find a great shiny classy button up and some sexy simple pants to truly make everyone's jaw drop.

I found this olive gold button up and tied it. The pants are men's tuxedo pants.

Rule # 4: Have fun with it!
I am someone who takes this holiday seriously when it comes to what I wear. I am wearing sequin pants, leopard jacket, and Timerbland shoes. I am going out with my closet friends, not making any real fans, and going to dance the night away!!

I hope you guys enjoy the rules and have a wonderful night!

2011 is so last year: BRING ON 2012

It may or may not be the end of world, either way it's going to be a great year! 2011 was so good to me I only hope and wish 2012 is even better. (p.s. here is last year's post)

A random and strange list of things I did in 2011:
  • quit one job and landed another
  • went to LA
  • meet Amber Tamblyn
  • meet David Cross
  • meet Donald Glover
  • freestyled in front of Donald Glover
  • was 21 for a whole year
  • #GUTTERSNIPE turned 1 years old
  • spent my birthday in New York
  • toured with poetry
  • released my first book of poetry
  • had my first art show
  • started working as a freelancer (Writing and editing)
  • got a raise
  • did a TED talk
  • got a twitter
  • saw 155 new movies
  • opened for Derrick Brown and Amber Tamblyn at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York
  • Preformed at The Bowery Poetry Club in New York
  • became the writer & residence at Decatur High School
  • had a meeting at CAA in LA
  • went to Boston
  • went to CUPSI as a coach of UW poetry team
  • went to NPS as member of the Seattle Poetry Team
  • got more serious about my filmmaking
  • started Movers & Shakers
  • started Sealevel Pictures with Miss Janae Jones
  • became closer with my sister
  • made a lot of new friends

Now from me to you:


Make sure to make the best of it, don't stress, smile, throw all your troubles away, don't let anyone bring you down but most important: dance! Dance as much as you can.

Friday, December 30, 2011


Went shopping today with miss J. Mena. Not really looking for anything but found some goodies. Here are some photos from today's adventure.

AND here is what I wore:

boots (Target) $30.00
pants (Forever 21) $7.00
jean button up (Goodwill) $3.50
scarf (christmas gift)
earrings (gift from my sister when she went to SF)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

DIY: Elbow Patches

Who knew that elbow patches would become a huge fashion statement. I guess this means my grandfather was ahead of the trend then... Anywho here is a DIY for elbows patches.

1. Get a sweatshirt, cardigan or any long shelve shirt

This one was on sale for $8.00 at Urban Outfitters

2. Get any fabric you wish to use to make your patches. You can use suede, leather, or any cool pattern at that. I found this fake suede at my local fabric store for $2.99 a yard and bought a little less then half a yard

3. Fold the fabric in half and cut a oval (or egg like) shape.

4. Mark your elbow with patch then pin down. Begin sewing the patch to the shirt (using the machine or hand stitch)

5. Then finally... Throw those bows!

I suggest playing around with the shape of the patch, the colors, the type of sweatshirt or even throwing a matching pocket on the front as well. It's all up to you!!

xo Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

When it was Christmas...

I wore this outfit:

shoes - (hand me downs)
tights - (Nordstorm Rack) $4.00
leg warmers - (christmas gift)
skirt - $3.00 (St. Vincent De Paul)
belt - (my mother's)
scarf - (christmas gift)
necklace (Target) $1.99
red bangles - (Topshop) Pack of 15 for $7.00

vintage Ralph Lauren Belt from my mother
sassy Black & Gold leg warmers.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

As you know this is by far my favorite holiday! And it's not because of the gifts but because my friends, family, and people I love get together and we share food, stories, and love all under one roof. It's a beautiful time of year.

I personally love seeing people's faces when they open their gifts. That look of pure joy and happiness. The "where did you find this" and "you remembered!" looks truly make me smile from ear to ear. Plus seeing my little cousins reactions when they got their new puppy: priceless!

instagram: missestelle

I wish all you guttersnipes out there have a good holiday season and lots of love! Will post my outfit hopefully tomorrow xoxo

(p.s. currently posting this from my new iPad!)

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Having a bay hair day? Well... when all else fails, fishtail.

shoes- Jordans
jeans - (Levi's) $15.00
belt - (Salvation Army) $1.99
sweatshirt - (Salvation army) $1.29
lace body suit - (Urban OutFitters) $10.00
earrings - (Gift)

Monday, December 19, 2011


I don't know why but when ever I wear stripes and black high waisted pants I feel like I am channeling some classic 1940's French film star. Of course I also think of the beloved Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face and I other times I think of Sandy in the end of Grease... Strange combo.

Off to work now and then after that I am running to cafe to work on my long over due freelance writing. I have a lot on my plate, so thank goodness I got all my Christmas shopping and sewing done!

Side note: Since I "ball on a budget" I am somewhere who wears the same things over and over again. I LOVE these high waisted pants and this striped shirt. And I shouldn't feel "ashamed" that I wear them all the time. The secret is just to remember to mix up the outfits. So go ahead, be a repeat offender!

Little Red Shoes - hand me downs
Pants - (TopShop) $40.00
Shirt - (Goodwill) $3.50
Gold Watch Necklace - (Goodwill) $1.99

Sunday, December 18, 2011

DIY: Shoulder-less Shirt

This is a SUPER easy DIY.

When I was in LA I purchased a shoulder-less button up. I fell in love with the silhouette of it. Something but the shoulder is a very sexy area, shows enough without showing all of it. So here it is:

1. Take a dull old button up

2. Still buttoned, fold in half buttons facing out

3. Cut a half circle where the shoulder is, but cut right below the collar and stop cutting past seam of the sleeve.

4. Now wear!

I will have another DIY later this week, so look out for it!

Friday, December 16, 2011

5 Things I am in love with.... Right now.

5. Typer writers

4. super cheesy netflix Christmas movies (They are awful but I can't stop watching them)

3. The Thin Man

2. making christmas wish list on polyvore

1. Conner Youngblood

twitter - tumblr - polyvore - instagram: missestelle

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Comfort of Things

I love Seattle Winter's. (Yes, I complain about them sometimes, but that in itself is a Seattle thing) I love the rain, I love reasons to wear layers & cozy clothes.

I have been working now stop but finally got all my christmas shopping done! (Remember to shop locally everyone) I also made all my holiday goodies for friends and will have a DIY up soon.

Side note: some people may know I have many alter egos. Guttersnipe and The Intern are the two main ones but there's also T!mboz. She's the hyphy one. I saw this Timberland flannel at Salvation Army and I knew I had to get it.

shoes - (Gift)
leggings - (Target) $7.00
Timberland Flannel - (Salvation Army: men's section) $1.29
hoodie - (hand-me-down: yes, I hand stitched a heart on my sleeve.)
jean vest - (freebie: found it at party)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Fabric & Skulls

Some eye candy from the fabric store:

Yesterday was my first time to actually doing some Christmas shopping. This year I am going to try and make some Christmas goodies for my friends & family. I've been using the sewing machine a lot lately and I am so addicted! It's a prefect way to unwind (no pun intended) from the long day.

I of course can not show you what I am making because a lot of my friends read this blog (Nice try Guys!) But I promise to have 3 new DIY for other great christmas gifts.

This was my uniform yesterday:

fo-Alexander McQueen
shoes - (Target) $30.00
leggings - (American Apparel) $16.00
shirt - (my father's old shirt)
scarf - (Le Frock) $10.00

I fell in love with this scarf when I saw it. I have a thing for skulls and I also love how it looks like the Alexander McQueen scarfs.