Completely Gratuitous

Happy Friday!
{but actually, this was yesterday}

at work, ibooth ~ thanks imac!
{click to enlarge, of course}

“Sunnies” {I DIE} Tom Ford

jewel toned dress ~ vintage

belt ~ vintage: green leather/gold chain buckle

manicure ~ OPI “Have you seen my limo”
chipped ~ KLASSY

This dress has not a single tag. It’s thick~ish material is most likely a polyester blend and it’s about two sizes too big. When I found it, I had high hopes in changing it into a mod mini and adding something spectacular to the neckline.

…sometimes procrastination is rewarding because when I tried it on with the belt {about a year later}, I fell in love. I just pull all the extra material from the sides to the back and it works.

Cousin It

This is what my hair looks like when I do not blow it dry. I try to scrunch it but it’s really straight so basically, I just don’t brush it after washing it. I call it my “beachy” look. It’s really just barely passable. But I don’t like drying my hair unless I have to.

There is really no better way {at work} to show you my shoes when wearing a dress but it looks like I’m doing the freaking Can Can.

earrings ~ gold leaf {gift}

I added a gold collar necklace but it seemed like too much with the belt. I hate wearing bracelets to work because they clackCLACKclack on my desk when I type …ugh. kill.

bag ~ marc by Marc Jacobs 2008
shoes ~ marc by Marc Jacobs 2006 {wedding shoes}
manicure ~ OPI “Siberian Nights” …{I bring my own so I can do touch-ups at home} clearly, I’m not keeping up with my mani

{after work}

closest color matches

{alien ship is coming for me}

Dear World’s Best Boss,

If you ever happen to come across this blog and see any of my outfit posts, I just want to say that I am truly sorry for using work time …but, I’m very quick ~ like warp speed!

Also, I apologize for being late this week, but you’ve been in Europe and the traffic has been unbearable.


p.s. Don’t forget to leave a comment to enter the tote bag giveaway …ends tomorrow!

p.s.s. Have a Great Weekend!

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • ~Trish~

    October 24, 2008 | Reply

    Close up of the tat on your ankle next time please 🙂

  • Maegan

    October 24, 2008 | Reply

    LOL ….enlarge the photo with the bag and shoes and you can see it a bit better. 🙂

    Maybe you’ve given me an idea for a new post.

  • ~alison

    October 24, 2008 | Reply

    Cute dress! How was the alien spaceship? Just as you imagined it would be??

  • La Belette Rouge

    October 24, 2008 | Reply

    The dress and shoes are fantastic. But, the best part of todays post is the note to your boss. You made me LOL!!

  • Wep

    October 24, 2008 | Reply

    You are hysterical. I wonder if your boss read yesterday’s post 😛

  • Rachel

    October 24, 2008 | Reply

    You know I love these posts girl!!!!

    And you look FAB ofcourse!!

    I love the note to your boss…too funny…warp speed!

  • anhesty

    October 24, 2008 | Reply

    love you blogs and outfits! very entertaining!

  • Ashley

    October 24, 2008 | Reply

    It’s official – you could look good in ANYTHING.


    Also? The cousin it photo was GREAT. I was Cousin It one year for Halloween. People thought I was a rug.

  • Katie

    October 24, 2008 | Reply

    LOVE those shoes! your outfits are always so cute.

    haha I hope your boss didn’t read yesterday post. 🙂 although, if I were your boss I would have just laughed hysterically!

  • Far

    October 24, 2008 | Reply

    wow … you look like a model on a daily basis… I secretly hate you.. hehe just kidding you are stunning great pics LOVE the shoes & bag!!

  • Holly

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  • Franco

    October 24, 2008 | Reply

    Maegan, do you have a secret co-worker who follows you all day taking pictures of you?

    ps: hawt dress, can’t believe you made purple and teal work togethah.

  • Valerie

    October 24, 2008 | Reply

    wild dress, i love it. not to mention that the teal belt works PERFECTLY with it.

  • Nikki

    October 24, 2008 | Reply

    LOOOOOOVVVVEEEEEEE your bag!!! <3 Marc! 🙂

  • Baking With Plath

    October 24, 2008 | Reply

    You always look so cute and well put together – I’m jealous!

  • dolcechic

    October 24, 2008 | Reply

    I love your outfit, and your beach hair. Too cute!

  • Maegan

    October 24, 2008 | Reply

    First of all, thank you for the awesome comments!!! You guys always make me smile!

    Everyone’s monitor must be different. So, fyi, the dress is a sort of fuchsia purple, royal blue and black but the black is so old that it has a greenish tint …the belt is very green, like grass green. not so much teal.

    Again, thank you for the awesomeness …and, I take all the photos myself 🙂

  • DaisyChain

    October 24, 2008 | Reply

    You look fantastic! Wow.

  • Bar-b

    October 24, 2008 | Reply

    cool pics maegan. I loved the letter to you boss. I love all of the time on your hands. I used to have time too…in a land far far away we like to call Pre Babies. Keep on rockin’ the outfits girl.

    west coast in the da hizouse 🙂

  • elle @ pret-a-party

    October 24, 2008 | Reply

    lol, i always wonder what would happen if my boss found my blog and realized how much time i waste at work updating it. haha anddd i just had to minimize this b/c she walked by.

    work time well spent!

  • New Girl on Post

    October 24, 2008 | Reply

    Love the dress and love the sunglasses!

  • elle @ pret-a-party

    October 24, 2008 | Reply

    wait, hold the phone, i was just looking through your side bar and you have the knocked up breakfast scene vid! ack, i was looking for that for like 20 minutes the other day and then gave up. those kids are so freaking cute.

    so to sum up, i love you! and thanks.

  • Tiffany

    October 24, 2008 | Reply

    Cousin It has never looked more fashionable. 🙂 hehe, that picture made me laugh.


    October 24, 2008 | Reply

    That dress is FABULOUS! I just want to reach through the screen and yank it right off you.

  • Dana (MODAna)

    October 24, 2008 | Reply

    love the jewel tones!

  • Mariafer

    October 24, 2008 | Reply

    Great post, thank you for introduce me to the ‘no plastic bag link” Have a great weekend

  • Mrs.D

    October 25, 2008 | Reply

    You should totally model! Gah!

  • Ryanne

    October 25, 2008 | Reply

    AH! I love reading your blog, and your style is magnificent!

  • Chris

    October 25, 2008 | Reply

    Wow, what a little fashion show! I love the dress and the shoes! Good idea using that belt to hold it all in place, lol.

    I’m waiting for the day my boss catches me taking pix at my desk, too. It’s only a matter of time!

  • Suzann @ Lavender and Roses

    October 25, 2008 | Reply

    Hi and good morning! You were the first post when I visited SITS this morning, so I popped in to say hi. Cute post. Love the outfit. Hopefully your boss will never even think to look for your blog – just, awkward. LOL
    Have a great Saturday. Must enter your giveaway – I’m a bag ho.

  • Hula's Secret Blog

    October 25, 2008 | Reply

    OMG! You are so pretty!


    October 25, 2008 | Reply

    …that color is gorgeousss on you dear… The note makes me laugh!
    Fab weekend to you…

  • Iheartfashion

    October 26, 2008 | Reply

    Beautiful dress! Love it with the green belt.

  • miss cavendish

    October 26, 2008 | Reply

    Love LeRoy and BeBop–I’ve always had English bulldogs . . . And this is a fab look you’re sporting; blissful colors in your dress. (And as a fellow beach girl, I say to go with the au naturel waves . . .)

  • Aubrey

    October 26, 2008 | Reply

    Fab-U! But I wouldn’t expect anything less. I want to be you in my next life!

  • Miss_Red

    October 26, 2008 | Reply

    Great outfit, especially that gorgeous belt 🙂
    I love OPI Have you seen my Limo…I had it on the other day. I really enjoy your blog- you have great style!

  • Summer Saldana

    October 26, 2008 | Reply

    Soooo glad I’m not pregnant anymore so I can finally go shopping and wear cute stuff again!!! Thanks for the inspiration! Forever 21, here I come!!! ha ha!


  • Paul Pincus

    October 26, 2008 | Reply

    i love this series ; )

    i knew you were an artist.

  • issa

    October 26, 2008 | Reply

    LOVE this outfit… fantastic.

    and i take a lot of my outfit photos at work as well. 🙂

  • Courtney

    October 27, 2008 | Reply

    I love that outfit- the dress, the belt, the sunglasses… it all looks amazing!!

    Thanks for visiting my blog too!

  • The Family Julz

    February 6, 2009 | Reply

    I love that dress, vintage is key.

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