Wednesday, October 31, 2012

it was a midnight smash

Happy Halloween! This year I got to dress up as two different things because somehow I've found a social life (normally, people don't want to befriend weirdos like me).

First I tried my best to recreate the Dia De Los Muertos skeletons:
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Rodarte for Target dress and Aldo heels.

I had a guest appearance from PSY (Brian) that night.
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Vintage 60's jumpsuit, vintage scarf, and Timberland boots.

The next night I decided to keep patriotism (the old-fashioned kind) and feminism alive by being Rosie the Riveter! I've had this jumpsuit hanging in the back of my closet forever and had no good reason to wear it. I wish I could wear it more often but I'd feel silly, I'll probably do it anyway.
Also, yes I do own a pair of Timberland boots. I got them super cheap at Salvation Army and I actually love them. I'm probably going to pair them with some girly outfits for a good juxtaposition.

Well, I hope you had a fabulous Halloween filled with lots of spooks and scares!

Monday, October 29, 2012

the last of it

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Thrifted dress, thrifted leather bag, Luella sunglasses, and Miu Miu SS2010 clogs. 

Friday was probably the last time I'll see beautiful weather for awhile. Right now, I have cabin fever from being stuck inside. There's a hurricane happening and it's terrible. I hope everyone on the east coast stays safe!
I decided to live my last day of wardrobe freedom in this chambray dress I got for $2.50. It's super fun and comfortable to run around in. It's a modern twist on a 50's shirtwaist dress. I paired the dress with my amazing Miu Miu clogs! I still can't believe I own them. I love, love, LOVE wearing them and because they're satin I probably won't be wearing them for awhile.

I decided to be festive (or a clown depending on how you look at it) with some orange lipstick. Every time I looked in the mirror I was surprised. I guess I have to get used to it.

If you're on the east coast, please stay safe!

Friday, October 26, 2012

this is what sounds like when doves cry

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H&M dress, thrifted leather bag, eBay sunglasses, and BCBGMaxAzria sandals. 

Yesterday it was a whopping 80 degrees out. I felt like it was the perfect time to give a flirty, girly dress it's last hurrah for the season. I picked this little polka dot number because it's one of my favorites. I could honestly wear it everyday and not get sick of it. That classic silhouette is something I just can't get enough of in my wardrobe; literally. I only have a few pieces like this and I need more. They're just more flattering on me because of my hourglass shape. A tiny waist and bigger hips just don't look in some things, like body-con. It's something I still struggle to wear.

Let me just say that I love these shoes. Every time I am stumped at what shoe to wear, I go for these babies. They're just awesome. Strappy, chunky, and super tall. All things I love in a great shoe.

I'm off to kick-start my weekend with some awesome 80's jams. As you already know, I love bad 80's music. I guess I missed my calling to be an awesome 80's pop star. I could have been one in the 90's if I lived in Canada like Robin Sparkles.  Oh well, in my next life maybe.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

makeover

Sorry I didn't get to post yesterday, I was busy with a little home project (sorry for the bad iPhone shots in advance).

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(My cat is not amused with this change.)

As you can see, I got a major upgrade. I went to go look at the bookshelf and the guy said I could take it for free. That was awesome.
Now I can look at my pretty shoes all the time. It also helps that I can see everything I have. Now nothing will get neglected! Yay.
Next step: a cool small dresser. I really need one. I'm making over my apartment one piece of furniture at a time. Hurrah to nice apartments!

Hope you're having a great week. I'm deliriously exhausted and have a ton of work to do. Hang in there.

Monday, October 22, 2012

all we need is some ice cream and a hug

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Missoni for Target, H&M cotton tights, thrifted leather bag, and Target loafers.

I'm finally feeling like myself again after a busy few weeks. It's been awhile since I had the time to stop and think about putting an outfit together. Getting this Missoni for Target piece in the mail definitely helped reactivate my fashion brain. I'm so happy I found this dress/hoodie/cardigan/awesome. I couldn't believe how heavy it was when I picked it up for the first time. It'll be a great warm piece for when it gets really cold.

I paired my amazing sweater with some matching tights that I got a long time ago. They're actually child size. It was back before H&M carried women's tights in our area. They're warm and versatile. I'm actually happy that it's tight season; I have so many pairs that are dying to be worn.
Lastly, I threw on these loafers that I've been wearing non-stop lately. I'm smitten with them. I scored these babies for $6 in the clearance section over the summer and put them away for fall. They're a perfect standout shoe for when my feet say "no heels today please."

I hope you had a happy Monday! I'm excited for this warm stretch of weather we're supposedly going to have.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

blue zag

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(My cat totally photobombed me.)

Just wanted to share with you a little preview of my amazing eBay score. I finally got this Missoni for Target piece I'd been lusting over for a year. It very rarely pops up on eBay, I can't believe it's mine! It's such an awesome piece. It's much heavier than it looks and is very warm. I'm excited to wear it as a cardigan and a sweater dress. Yay for styling potential.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

you really got me now

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H&M shift dress, thrifted leather bag, Jessica Simpson sunglasses, and Aldo Mignogna wedges.

Yesterday I decided to dress in a very 60's inspired outfit. I had been waiting the entire summer to wear this dress! It's finally weather-appropriate. I bought it way back in July for 7 bucks and was super-pumped. Too bad it was 90 degrees out.

I was also waiting for the perfect outfit to wear these sunglasses with for the first time. I got them a few weeks ago while visiting my best friend, Nikki. I instantly loved them but they were a little more than I usually pay for sunglasses. Nikki convinced me to get them. We both had a hard time picking what and what not to buy. I'm so bad at making decisions!

I finished off my look with a little Twiggy-inspired makeup. I didn't go all out but in the photo I did my best to impersonate her doe eyes.

I know I've said this before but....my life is finally on track again. My updates will finally be back to normal! Yay!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

we are all made of stars

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Target sweater and socks, Express boyfriend jeans, thrifted leather bag, eBay sunglasses, and BCBGMaxAzria sandals.

I have been obsessed with this sweater ever since I saw it at Target way back in August. Yesterday, I finally bought it. After patiently waiting, it was marked down to clearance! Yay! I decided to be a kooky lady and pair the sweater with some crazy socks. I picked up this pair yesterday, also for $3 - they're so cute! This fall I noticed I have been trying out colors I never would've a year ago. I'm starting to love this rich burgundy color and a lot of pieces I've been buying lately have been mustard. I love the winds of change. Constantly evolving as a person is one of the best parts of life. I love trying new things style-wise (and life-wise) and adding them to my current rotation. I was talking to my hair stylist yesterday, and we were talking about our style. I couldn't pin my style down. I love so many different things when it comes to fashion and I wear what I love. If I love something, I get it. I think a lot of people see something they love and say "I can't pull that off." Why not try if it's something you really like? What I like is crazy sweaters and crazy socks. It made the perfect outfit for the chilly day we had today.

I hope your week went stellar. I'm excited because I start my part-time job tomorrow!