Saturday, April 30, 2011

Express crop hoodie cardigan, VS Pink Dress, Forever 21 sandals, Express rhinestone studded hoop earrings

Without the cardigan...I really like my dress :)  

little elastic band around the waist, floral skirt and a cute little ruffle above the waist band...awww

Express rhinestone studded hoops

Forever 21 sandals, compliments of my dear schweet sister, Candice...awww

Friday, April 29, 2011

 Gap top, Walmart Miley Cyrus skirt (I GOT THIS FOR $1.00!!! I LOVE IT!), Old Navy flip flops, Forever 21 flower earrings

Forever 21 flower earrings

 Cute little slouchy pockets on my AWESOME $1.00 skirt.  Best $1.00 I EVER SPENT!

Gap top, cute cuffed sleeves with a precious little teensy weensy button...aww

Thursday, April 28, 2011

LeMuse top (could this be a sponsor, VS tank, AE jeans, target sandals, forever 21 earrings
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Dark Pony Designs GIVEAWAY!!!

The inspiration for Dark Pony Designs comes from an old folk tale called "Dark Pony". My mom would tell me this story at bed time when I was little. I really love the imagery this little story invokes. Here is a snippet from the original childrens' reader that dates from the early 1940's:
"Every night a little dark pony came running along the road.
Every night his four little feet came galloping, galloping, galloping.
His color was dark, and he came at dark.
One night a boy met Dark Pony running along the road.
The little boy called,
"Please take me down to Sleepy Town."
Dark Pony stopped running.
Up jumped the little boy, and away they went.
Galloping, galloping, galloping.
How happy they all were!
They sang and sang and sang.
Soon Dark Pony began to go slower and slower and slower and slower.
He was coming to Sleepy Town."
For me the horse is the vehicle to escaping reality, and Sleeping Town is a place of fantasy where you can live your dreams. A little mysterious and dark, but fun and clever. Whenever I design I hope those ideas are evident in the end result. 

This miiiight be my FAVORITE mission statement EVER.  Reading this woke a feeling of happiness inside me, I was enchanted; Oddly enough, it evoked a very similar feeling as when I hear negro spirituals.  I felt like I could overcome.  I was immersed in hope.  I welcomed truimph.  I desperately wanted to go to sleepy town...where I could live my dreams and be carefree; What a perfect mission.  What a wonderful fairy tale.  GK Chesterton said, "Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist,  but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten."  

Here is a little bit MORE about Dark Pony:

Dark Pony Designs is inspired by playful frivolity... A wardrobe for the party girl who eats the cake, rides the pony and looks good doing it! Ultimately, Dark Pony Designs is about having fun, embracing life and creating fashion forward handmade clothing, jewelry, and accessories that use vintage or eco-friendly components. Each high quality item is made by hand.

  • Peachy Pink Tulle Tutu Skirt with Ribbon Sash S M L  MADE TO ORDER
  • White Lace Cross Eco Felt Earrings in Black
  • The Garden Party Bloom Hat in Pink and White Made to OrderBlack Sparkle Mustache Eco Felt Necklace Gold Chain
  • White Lace Fingerless Diamond Bridal Bow Gloves Customize Your Color MADE TO ORDER
  • Sheer Black Strapless Bodysuit with Rhinestones and Black Rose
  • Black Lucky Star Rhinestone Earrings Limited Edition
  • White Tulle Tutu Skirt with Ivory Ribbon Sash S M L  MADE TO ORDER
  • Greek Goddess Feathered Headband White Gold Ivory Made To Order
  • Black Satin Bow Earrings with Pearls on a Gold Chain

Robin is the owner and operator of Dark Pony Designs.  Here is a little bit about Robin: 

BIO: I am a home-schooling mom to two wonderful boys happily residing with my husband in Northern California. I live on what most people would consider to be a farm with a Great Dane, and 2 cats. Riding horses is my idea of freedom, organic gardeners are my heroes, I am a full time magazine whore, occasional model, fashion blogger, etsy seller, and fashion lover. Before opening this shop, I created mixed media collages, worked as a local gallery director and tried my hand a black and white photography.

FAVORITE FASHION DESIGNERS John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, the late Alexander McQueen, Viktor and Rolf, Balmain, Marc Jacobs, Isaac Mizrahi, Proenza Schouler, Dolce and Gabbana and Jean Paul Gaultier, Betsey Johnson, Patricia Field, YSL, 2BitchezDeep, just to name a few.

ART WORLD INSPIRATION Andy Warhol, Helmut Newton, Jean Micheal Basquiat, Keith Harring, Frieda Kahlo, and Vincent Vangogh

To learn more about me you can visit:

Proud member of the indie free spirits team! IFSTEAM 

ALSO Visit Robin's Vintage Stores... women's clothing/accessories housewares and more
Robin's 10 year old son has a store she maintains:

Here are a FEW of my favorite things:

Dark Pony Designs sent me the Black Sparkle Mustache Eco Felt Gold Chain Necklace...THIS IS SUCH A FUN NECKLACE!

Cute little package :)

BEAUTIFUL business cards

 How cute is that?!

 My three little boys LOOOOVE it when I wear it like this!  Ok, my four boys...Jay, the old man, HE LOVES THIS NECKLACE!

THANK YOU Dark Pony Designs for sponsoring our next giveaway!  

Ever wanted to go undercover? Join the circus? Well, now you can!

Dark Pony Designs is giving the winner of this giveaway their very own Black Sparkle Mustache Eco Felt Gold Chain Necklace!!!

Robin made this mustache from eco-felt and covered it with fine black glitter. Each charm is cut and embellished by hand.
Hangs from a beautiful golden necklace. So fun!  10" drop

Here is how you enter:


1.  Follow me through Google Friend Connect.  Leave a comment on this post letting my know that you follow through google friend and provide me with your email address. (one entry)


2.  Get a friend to follow 'my big girl pants' through Google Friend Connect.  Leave me a comment with the name of the person you recruited and provide with me your email address. (one entry)
3.  Subscribe to my blog via email.  Leave me a comment saying that you have subscribed via email and provide me with your email address.

4.  Follow Dark Pony Designs on twitter (HERE).  Leave me a comment telling me you follow Dark Pony Design on Twitter and provide me with your email address.

5.  Follow me on twitter @VanessaIaquinta and tweet this giveaway! Make sure you tag me and Dark Pony Designs and leave a comment (with your email) telling me you tweeted this giveaway! You can tweet EVERYDAY and it will count as a new entry EVERYDAY!!!  DO IT!

6.  "Like" Dark Pony Designs on Facebook (HERE).  Leave me a comment telling me you "like" Dark Pony Designs on FB and provide me with your email address.

7.  Post this giveaway on FB, make sure you tag me and Dark Pony Designs (Friend me HERE). Leave a comment letting my know you posted it on FB and provide me with your email address.

8.  Sign up to receive Dark Pony Designs newsletter  Leave me a comment telling me you signed up for the newsletter and provide me with your email address.
9.  Go to Dark Pony Designs Etsy store and browse her items, choose your favorite item from her Etsy store.  Leave me a comment telling me which item you love love love and provide me with your email address. (one entry)
10.  Go to Dark Pony Designs Etsy store and "heart" your favorite item AND her store.  Leave me a comment telling me item you heart and provide me with your email address. (one entry)

11.  BUY something from Dark Pony Designs. Leave me a comment telling me you made a purchase and provide me with your email address.  (5 entries--this means, if you purchase something, you must leave me 5 separate comments in order to earn your 5 entries.)

This giveaway will end May 7th at 11:59pm

Express cardigan, VS heart baby doll tank, VS tank, Gap legging jeans, TOMs, Large hoops

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I had my first soccer game last night.  GO WOLFPACK! 

Jill the Kill, The Crippler, Malicious Mandy


We lost.

 Old Navy baby doll shirt, Gap puffer vest (it was a bit chilly this morning), AE jeans, TOMs, Clementiny Clothing headband, Banana Republic earrings

 Clementiny Clothing headband

 Banana Republic earrings

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Weekend late posts...

Due to my stupid asshole computer charger plug, these posts are LATE.  I did dress over the weekend.  I did feel good in my clothes.  I did shout profanities at the computer plug...A LOT.  What an asshole.  HOW DARE YOU!  Ugh, the balls on that thing.  What a way to remember Easter...laced with rotten words.  Those two things probably don't belong, I yam what I yam.  Regardless, the creep plug has been replaced and I am wearing my pants.

We spend good Friday at the Zoo.  
 Gap Tee, AE jeans (the button has now fallen off I wear them so much...FAIL), TOMs, Forever 21 earrings

 Forever 21 earrings

 the cute little satin pocket on my Gap tee

 me and the old man

 doesn't my oldest look like he is having a blast?  He was furious we had to stop and take this picture. 

my little fatty, Gianni Rocco

I don't know where Saturday's pictures went...but don't worry, they are missing because of the computer plug...I'M SURE OF IT.

However, THIS was saved from Saturday...a nice little text conversation between me and Candice, my favorite sister...I was trying to get a hold of her and KNEW she had her phone right by her because she was texting with my mom...She was over at "Colby's" house...whoever the hell that is.  I never found out who the hell "Colby" was).  THIS caused a knock down drag out fight.  Of course.

From:  Candice Message: What Date: 04/23/11 8:49:29 PM

To:  Candice Message: I know you heard your phone douche bag, answer it...Colby will just have to wait Date: 04/23/11 3:48:03 PM

To:  Candice Message:  Cheese boy Date: 04/23/11 3:48:15 PM
To:  Candice Message: Damn it candice, tell cheddar to hold on Date: 04/23/11 3:49:38 PM

From:  Candice Message: What do you want Date: 04/23/11 8:49:58 PM

To:  Candice Message: For you to tell swiss to hold on Date: 04/23/11 3:50:39 PM

From:  Candice Message: Just tell me what you want Date: 04/23/11 8:51:49 PM

To:  Candice Message:  Get away from the cottage and answer the phone Date: 04/23/11 3:51:59 PM
To:  Candice Message: Does he have terRICOTTA floors? Date: 04/23/11 4:02:23 PM
To:  Candice Message:  Tell little boy bleu this is blood is starting to curdle. Date: 04/23/11 3:52:18 PM

From:  Candice Message: Just text me Date: 04/23/11 8:52:26 PM
From:  Candice Message: You're so gay Date: 04/23/11 8:52:34 PM

To:  Candice Message: Ohh that was a good one, arent you Krafty? Date: 04/23/11 4:20:53 PM
To:  Candice Message: Are you grating him?  Is he your boyfriend? Date: 04/23/11 4:09:55 PM
To:  Candice Message: Is he a whiz? Date: 04/23/11 4:07:27 PM
To:  Candice Message: Hes no gouda... Date: 04/23/11 4:05:30 PM
To:  Candice Message: I bet he is a muenster. Date: 04/23/11 4:13:22 PM
To:  Candice Message: I bet he listens to brie-yonce  Date: 04/23/11 4:15:41 PM
To:  Candice Message: And prays to cheesus. Date: 04/23/11 4:15:58 PM
To:  Candice Message:  Youre ignoring me? Brie-ng it on. Date: 04/23/11 4:13:57 PM

From:  Candice Message: Do not ever call me again Date: 04/23/11 9:01:55 PM

To:  Candice Message: Oh, are you getting feta-p with me? Date: 04/23/11 4:11:29 PM
To:  Candice Message: dairy dairy sorry. See you tonight. Date: 04/23/11 4:21:38 PM

Easter Sunday

 AE tank, AE jeans (no that's sick), Blue Seven cardigan, Old Navy flip flops, Large hoops
Large hoops and old woman neck

Happy Easter.