Thursday, May 31, 2012

Style- I love this vest!

I bought this at Salvation Army for 5$... the location I go to isn't laid out very well and I found it after four hours of browsing. (Yep.) But I think it is worth it- it's in excellent shape, with a standup collar and a beautiful overlay of embroidered lace.

Vintage silk blouse, thrifted Cato skirt, Merona shoes and watch, Walmart sunglasses, vintage and flea market assorted rings.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Style- Wool in summer... ain't cool.

But it had to work. My foot's still recovering, so I wear tights to hide my socks.
Merona tee, tights, and shoes; thrifted skirt, Target hematite necklace

5$ finger armor on the left hand; mood ring on right index, assorted vintage bands on middle finger. The insanely green stone ring is turquoise, vintage, and authentic NA: apparently, as turquoise oxidizes, it turns green. This has been oxidizing 50 to 60 years- it was my grandmother's!
Merona watch.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Style- Enter Summer

Cotton Merona shirt- although to work I wore a vintage teal silk blouse.
I bought the viscose scarf at work for a cool 5.67 yesterday. It was originally $60. Awesome! It's tied in a sarong shape over my thrifted Cato skirt.
I have a bad blister on the bottom of my foot, so I've been wearing moleskin under socks under tights under well made shoes to protect it. So far so good.
All the necklaces I made myself.
And even my nail polish is blue! It's Wet 'n Wild in Mystic Blue under OPI's Yodel Me On My Cell. It makes the blue deeper.

That's my next-door neighbor's puppy!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Style- 5.22.12

I've hurt my foot making it difficult to walk. It's better now, though!

Merona tee and jeans, thrifted Judy Knapp vest.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Style- Funky and Street-worthy

I took the bus home from work today- a first for me- which was pretty fun. I had my route mapped out beforehand, so it was easy.

This outfit, which I changed into to take the bus, makes me look really tall! It's the combination of black sneakers, black patterned tights, black cotton shorts, and black vest.

Merona hat, vintage blouse, thrifted H&M vest, thrifted shorts, Merona tights, and Reebok running shoes. Handmade pearl necklace, Merona watch.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Style- Warrior Bohème

Branching out a little- both in style and location!
Inspired by a brand new nail polish color- OPI's Yodel Me On My Cell, a deep jewel teal- I set out to create a bohemian/tribal look.
I have only a few bright shirts in a closet of interchangeable neutrals, yet after half a week of super-classic clothes I wanted to look as different as possible. I've collected a wide range of vintage scarves and jewelry, so I piled bangles and necklaces over a charcoal tunic-tank and grey petal hem midi skirt.
Then my brother and I jumped a wall to photograph in the Vacant Lot Next Door!

Thrifted Twenty One grommet detail tank, thrifted petal hem skirt, Mossimo gladiator sandals, vintage scarf worn as belt, vintage and thrifted jewelry.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Artwork: I Was Hired!

At my first choice, too... Talbots! The first two days have been training and meeting my new bosses and co-workers.
I sketched this out while waiting for my shift to start today.

The photo's terrible (and it's the best one), but it's a dark grey knee-length shirtdress, worn with slouchy grey ribbed socks and black combat boots. With the right accessories, this could go from work to hanging out or shopping.

Update: I made a Polyvore set for it, too, so you can see what I was going for.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Style - Scarf Love

This week has been all job interviews and dropping off of applications so I wore what's tried and true (and already been posted on the blog!).

I've been re-reading my blog and noticed one giant problem: lack of information. Most of my posts are, "I wore such-and-such, here is a photo to prove it" and I have no helpful information about clothes and dressing, nothing interesting to read, no personality. I am changing that, starting today.

I don't believe I've ever posted an outfit with one of my favorite items: the Really Big Scarf. Any color and pattern you like is fine, any material, and it's one of the most versatile accessories you own! It's really nice for summer wear as a top- which is what I'll be showing today.

First off, when you buy the scarf, make sure it's large enough to wrap and tie around your hips and when folded into a triangle to cover your torso from neck to high-hip. This is important!

I've found two good ways to tie it. One way is to make a knot in the center of the scarf, and position it at your breastbone. Tie two adjacent corners around your neck, the other two adjacent corners around your hips. This flatters flat and large busted women equally.

The second way is a simple halter. Fold the scarf diagonally into a large triangle, tying the two points of the triangle opposite the fold line in a small overhand knot. Position the knot at the back of your neck, your head though the loop, the other two points at your sides. Tie the loose ends around your waist and tuck under. (You can also give the scarf an extra twist before the last knot.)

I wear a plain tank top underneath for everyday. Ir you're going to a party, you could skip the under layer.

Thrifted scarf, Mossimo tank, Merona jeans, Aerosoles pumps, vintage bangles.

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