Thursday, April 30, 2009

Color Me Badd

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One of my most favorite editorials ever.
Vogue Russia August 2006

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Minty Fresh

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My fascination with American Apparel nylon tricot leggings never seems to cease. In fact, I own about eight different pairs, with my newest acquisition being a pair in hot pink (yes I'm having a love affair with anything fluorescent pink and ruffled). They're much better than the regular cotton leggings because they add that "futuristic meets non-practical" kind of vibe which I'm totally digging at the moment. 

My mom is making carne asada right now and I can practically taste it from upstairs so if you'd excuse me, I'm going to go have dinner now.... then drive to the gym and run it off... because I'm a warrior. Amen.

Wearing Dixie ruffled neckline top, vintage teal blazer, black AA nylon leggings, Marni wedges, and Melie Bianco fold-over clutch

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Wrap it up

I'm not going to lie- I get a little too excited when I type something like "velvet collar" or "ruffled peplum" in the search box on Etsy.com and end up discovering all these pretty fabulous shops... it's incredible how talented some of these undiscovered designers are. 

Recently I discovered Bonzie, which is an independent Irish fashion label that uses thrifted trinkets and vintage inspired fabric to create beautiful Victorian-esque boleros, shoulder wraps, and scarves. Below are some of my favorite pieces that I'd love to own... if I wasn't sticking to this whole "Let's save money" crap.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

See you later Alligator

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JALOUSE 09

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Windy Mindy

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Although I felt really overdressed while at Target searching for Sex and the City disc set, I realized that wearing heels to the market or donning a super frilly dress to the post office makes me to feel like I can perform to the best of my capabilities. 

Some readers have asked me "Do you ever just want to wear sweats?"... the answer is actually no. As vain as this may sound, I enjoy prancing in platforms around my suburban neighborhood, even if my feet are kind of in pain. It's all for the sake of "feeling good"... and when I feel good, I do good. 

Wearing vintage tan wool blazer, Kain white pocket tee, Dixie navy thin-striped pants, Bebe burnt orange heels, and vintage multi-hoop earrings

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Junk for Joy

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Found this jumpsuit right before I departed to Europe, but didn't end up packing it due to the exaggeration about the terribly cold weather. 

Wearing it today gave me the idea of maybe getting some sort of trippy flower tattoo on my hip.... 

Vintage Tori Richards jumpsuit, Steve Madden metallic multi-strap sandals, F21 earrings, Marc by Marc bag

Saturday, April 11, 2009

For Me

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"Forgiven, so that I can forgive."

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Look in the Mirror

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As I was browsing through the racks at Kiliwatch, I found this awesomely high-waisted skirt and only purchased because of the little bow accents at the hem... wish I could've taken close-up photos of them!

Wearing brandy jersey tee, vintage satin skirt, leviticus elephant charm necklace layered over lulugrace gray fringe necklace

Monday, April 6, 2009

Beachyness

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Wearing vintage black and white floral dress, latex corset from random stripper store in Paris, and Marni leather wedges.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Goodbye Europe

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Goody Two Shoes

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Saying good-bye to Florence, off to Rome. Although I'm really loving Europe and all it has to offer, I miss my family and boyfriend... 

Wearing H&M puffed sleeve blazer, black Express leggings, Kain tee, Jonak bright blue oxfords, Metal Pointus ring, and Jenny Yuen patent purse