Tuesday, July 15, 2014

she was lola in slacks dolly at school dolores on the dotted line but in my arms she was always lolita

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Gifted Gap shirt, vintage 50's skirt, vintage leather purse, vintage 60's hair bow, and BCBG Max Azria sandals.

I really didn't mean for this outfit to come out so pink-centric, it just ended up that way. Some people find it hard to believe, but I used to be (and still am deep down) a tomboy. Until a few years ago, I was uncomfortable wearing pink because I was uncomfortable being girly. Also, because of the brash femininity clothing its shade seems to be. As I grew, so did my girly side and I can rock a pink outfit like this every once in awhile. I don't think you can get more feminine than a 1950's hot pink circle skirt.
I like having many layers to my personality - it's what makes me human.

Every time I post an outfit of me in heels, I feel like I'm always wearing these. I'M SORRY! I have at least 100 pairs of shoes, but I'm always in these sandals. It's because they go with freaking everything! They're also perfect in the summer, which is so short here that I have to wear them while I can.

I hope you had a great start to your week. I'm anxiously waiting for my order of the Nyx Macaron lipsticks to arrive! AHHH I CAN'T WAIT!

Monday, July 7, 2014

maybe you will always be just a little out of reach

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Thrifted Juicy Couture dress, thrifted Nine West sandals and Prada bag from Panache Consignment.

Okay, so I haven't updated my blog in over a month. My New Year's Resolution was to update more and I've done a pretty poor job. I wish I had some great reason as to why I disappeared, but I don't.
I honestly just got exhausted - exhausted with the same old same old. I've been doing this for 4 1/2 years now and I started to feel like I had fallen in a rut. I wore pretty standard outfits all of June and fell into a pretty sorry state. I'm trying to snap myself back to normal and I'm slowly recovering, but it's taken some time. I'm actually excited to start updating again. I knew when I felt the drive to post, it would be the right time to return. So here I am.

I haven't done too much thrifting. My weekly trip to my favorite location has stopped. Frankly, even though I get great deals on everything, I can't afford it! I always find great stuff and it all ends up being way more than I wanted to spend. So I try to go only once a month now.
This little white dress I found back in April and once it was nice enough to wear it, I threw it on! It's a Juicy Couture and it was only worn once, I think. I know Juicy has a reputation for making some hideous tracksuits, but I always thought a lot of their stuff was cute. I actually wore this right after the news broke that Juicy Couture was closing all of it's US stores and was going to start selling in Kohl's. It's kind of sad.

I used to hate wearing white (mostly because I'm so clumsy and spill on it), but this year I've totally embraced it. Last year I tried wearing more white accessories, but now I love wearing a little white dress. There is something so refreshing about it in summertime. It's like it's reflecting the purity and easy-living that comes along with warm weather. It's so much easier to live during the Summer. I try to hold onto that feeling for as long as I can. But sometimes I feel like the Stark family from Game of Thrones - always preparing for winter, always bracing myself for it. After all, the cold weather envelopes us most of the year.
I feel like Rochester's slogan should be "Winter is coming."

Until next time (which will be soon I hope), have a wonderful start to your week!

Friday, May 30, 2014

some folks are born made to wave the flag

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Thrifted Target shirt, thrifted handmade skirt, vintage purse, and five year old gladiator sandals. 

This skirt. What can I say about this skirt? It's the perfect cross between tacky and old-fashioned patriotism. I bought it over a year ago and never got around to wearing it until this Memorial Day. Somehow a red, white, and blue skirt just doesn't work on a day that's not a national holiday. It reminds me of all those boho skirts that were super-popular around 2005. I had one and I really loved it. It's funny how sentimentality can affect so many of our decisions.

Another year has passed and these sandals are still a summer staple in my closet. I've had them for almost 6 years now. In that time they were deemed a trend that you shouldn't be caught dead in, to being popular again. I don't care whether they're popular or not, they always seem to go with everything.

Please forgive me for my shirt being so wrinkled. With winter being 9 months long around here, my summer shirts sit stuffed in a drawer collecting wrinkles.

I hope you had a great week and don't forget tomorrow I'll be selling some of my goodies at the Bloggers Closet Yard Sale!
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Friday, May 23, 2014

magnolia

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Knitted Dove dress from Shop Peppermint, Five Below sunglasses, Target socks, and BCBG sandals.

Every spring, I try to take at least one blog post in front of some flowering tree. This time I was lucky enough to get a few photos in front of this gorgeous magnolia tree that's across the street from my store. While doing a little Googling about Magnolia's I found something interesting. They have found fossilized blossoms from 20 million years ago and think Magnolia trees are as old as 90 million years. They are truly an ancient tree.

Enough with fact sharing time, it's time to talk about this dress. I am so in love with it. Of course Shop Peppermint is amazing and this is just one of the many amazing dresses to come from this store. If I had more money I'm sure half my closet would be filled with owner Tanvi's designs. We are so lucky to have Tanvi here in Rochester. Her store is just incredible and I admire her so much. If you don't live in the ROC click here to check out her online store.
Her shop is right around the corner from mine and on this particular day, we actually wore the same dress! It was so funny.
Here's a pic:

I hope you are having a wonderful week! I'll leave you with a little something that makes me chuckle.

Monday, May 19, 2014

rebirth

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Thrifted dress, years old Old Navy blazer, gifted purse, and Ferragamo flats.

I snapped these photos with my little point and shoot two weeks ago before all the trees came back to life. In a week and a half everything's bloomed and it's finally starting to feel like spring.
This was the start of setting my legs free from pants and tights. I don't think I've worn tights since this day and it was pretty liberating. Is it even more liberating or lazy if I haven't shaved my legs?
I've had this blazer since I was in high school. Seriously, it's been in the back of my closet for 8 years. I was a pop-punk/emo chick back then, so the metallic gold kind of interfered with my all black look. Now that I'm older, I'm glad I kept it. I really dig it.

A week and a half ago I had a one year celebration for my business! I was super busy and then took a week off from blogging and YouTubing. I just needed some time to collect myself. Now that the weather is nicer, I'm actually excited to document more outfits. It's the only time of the year where I can wear my massive collection of dresses. Dresses make everything so much easier.

In a couple weeks I'll be selling some of my old clothes/vintage wear at the Bloggers Closet Yard Sale! If you live in Rochester, you should come. The lovely Jennifer at Flower City Fashionista put it together. Check out the Facebook event for the details!
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Monday, May 5, 2014

these boots are gonna walk all over you

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M Missoni sweater dress, thrifted turtleneck, Target tights, and vintage 60's go-go boots

As you can tell by my outfit, it hasn't warmed up here at all. I'm still donning tights and boots while I wait for everything to thaw. Honestly though, I've been dying to wear these boots. When I first started to get into vintage, I never really cared for vintage footwear. These days, I can't get enough. I'm so lucky to have found a pair of go-go boots in my size! Everything about them is perfect. The soft leather, the square toe and the lacing up the side. I feel like Nancy Sinatra should pop out and start singing.

Fun fact: in the 1960's the concept of the fashion boot was revolutionary. Women only wore boots during bad weather or for riding. With the introduction of the Go-Go and Chelsea styles, fashion boots skyrocketed to mainstream success. Since then boots have been a staple in every woman's wardrobe. I love learning about vintage fashion so much. I could seriously write a Wikipedia page with my knowledge.

I'm pretty bummed about the weather, I'm sure everyone who lives here is. The leaves haven't even started to bloom yet. Flowers are just barely peeking out of the ground. It's affected me and my outfits. I haven't been at the top of my game lately. I hope the weather is better wherever you live and if you live here, I hope you're coping better than I am.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

raven hair and ruby lips, sparks fly from her fingertips

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Target dress, tights and boots, and Forever 21 hat.

I've had these photos since last week but unfortunately a few stressful days have put them on the back burner.
I've said this before, but sometimes there is something magical about wearing all black. It comforts me. Maybe it's because I prefer to wear my dark side on my sleeve (literally), than to keep it tucked away.
I found this dress at Target when I wasn't looking for any clothing. I couldn't pass it up. It's the epitome of my perfect little black dress. A little gothic and a little girly. It reminded me of American Horror Story: Coven or just witches in general.

The hat was a last minute decision, but it ended up being hard to wear. Every time the wind picked up the hat almost blew away!
Here's a bonus jonas photo of that:
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I hope you're having a better week than I am. I'm actually excited for some cooler temperatures so I can wear my sweater dresses that have been locked away!