Saturday, August 28, 2010

Give Shorts a Chance







Yesterday I wore the first pair of shorts that I've worn in about 10 years. I just stopped caring for them I guess. However, seeing as so many lovely ladies are always able to style them up so nicely, I thought I'd try my hand at it and give shorts a chance.








Haha, unfortunately for me I don't think it worked out so well. I don't think that they were very flattering. I decided to pair the shorts with tights and a little black trimmed beige jacket. Overall I think the outfit was okay, just not flattering on me. I love the structure that the jacket gives the outfit. Also, I think having the lighter color on top distracts form the clashing of the black tights and blue shorts.








I didn't wear a necklace, because I didn't want to distract from the black piping on the jacket. So I kept things simple with two bracelets and my scrabble bird earrings. Aren't these earrings amazing? I love them so much! Jon's mom bought them for me last year. I almost lost one of them once!! I came home from work and noticed that one was missing, so I had to retrace my steps all of the way back to the bus stop with a foot of snow on the ground. I had almost given up hope, but on the way back to the apartment I spotted it in the middle of the snow!!! I was so relieved!

Since the jacket and shorts were both thrifted and the earrings and shoes were gifts, I probably spent about $20 total on this entire outfit! Pretty good, huh?

When Jon was taking pictures he was playing around with how the blur made the moon look like an etch-a-sketch and he took some interesting photos. Here's one of them:







The Breakdown:

Outfit:

Jacket: Positive Attitude, Thrifted
Shorts: Milano Design Group, Thrifted
Tights: Target
Shoes: Target, Gift


Accessories:
Pearl Bracelet: Filene's Basement
Gold Bracelet: H&M
Scrabble Earrings: Gift
Hat: H&M


Oh and I wanted to share another work outfit with you guys. Today I layered a blue abstract printed button up under my work shirt and wore dotted tights to make things more interesting. Yay. I had to crop the photo because I was wearing my glasses and all of the photos turned out with huge glares.





Ooooh, and also I almost forgot to mention that I downloaded the hipstamatic app for the iphone which makes photos look all vintage-y. It is becoming my new favorite thing! Here's a picture that I took of NES (and Izzy in the background) with the app. You can expect to see a lot more iphone pictures in future posts!





I hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was really busy and now I am exhausted and going to bed! Goodnight!




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Thursday, August 26, 2010

A One Picture Kind of Day




Whew, okay everyone, you can breathe easy today. I only have one outfit picture for today. It should be a relief after the endless post from yesterday. Jon was in a hurry to get to work, so that's why he only had time to snap one picture.

I never quite know how I feel about this dress. I feel like I've outgrown it. It's really quite short and the uneven hemline doesn't look right to me. I was also in a hurry and had to just throw something on, which is why this dress ended up on my body in the first place. The good news is I was able to style this belt that I bought awhile back. The colors of the belt never seem to match with any of my outfits, but I thought it was a perfect match to the army green of the dress.

Also, it's another fall transition outfit! I broke out my wrestling boots, which I usually reserve for the colder weather.


The Breakdown:

Outfit:

T-shirt: Gift
Dress: H&M, Gift
Tights: Target
Shoes: Quirk

Accessories:
Necklace & Sunglasses: Forever 21



(P.S. - I haven't done a weight update in awhile. I kind of got thrown off track with my mom staying with me, my birthday week, and feeling really sick from getting off one of my medications. I'm slowly getting back into the groove though. )





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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Over the River and Through the Woods













Yesterday Jon and I got together with the family over at his grandmother's house. His grandmother lives in such a beautiful house with an amazing backyard! Needless to say, it was the perfect place to take blog pictures! Haha, the scenery was so perfect that we got a bit carried away and went a little photo crazy, but I was so thrilled with the way everything turned out!
































I continued on with my transition to fall by adding the long sleeved blouse. However I kept cool by rolling up the sleeves and choosing a pair of light weight tights. There was some serious pattern mixing going on. The blouse that I was wearing has little birds all over it and the jumper is plaid. Because they are so similar in color though I think the clashing of patterns worked well together.

















Even Jon got a few fashion shots in! I actually bought that shirt for him at a thrift store!











The Breakdown:

Outfit:

Plaid Jumper: Forever 21
Blouse: George Yazbeck for Gordon Peters, Resale Shop
Tights: Filene's Basement
Socks: Target
Shoes: Thrifted

Accessories:
Necklace: H&M



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Vintage Wednesday #8




This week for Vintage Wednesday, I'd like to share this lovely purse that belonged to my grandmother. I've been told that it is almost certainly an authentic 1920's purse. You can tell by the material on the interior of the purse that it's seen a few decades, and also the fringe on the bottom was popular in the 20's to mirror the designs of women's dresses of the time.

The beadwork on this purse is breathtaking and it is still in near-mint condition. It portrays a tan arch hanging over a blue vase bursting with beautiful pink flowers. The background is all silver, with a silver clasp-closure that is adorned by deep blue beads.

My grandma would have been too young for a purse like this in the 20's, so either it was passed down to her, or maybe she bought it used later on. I'm not sure how she came to have it. Either way I like to imagine a beautiful, sassy flapper girl carrying this purse with her to a wild, illegal, prohibition-era party.

I've been way too scared to use it since I inherited it. I'm so worried that if I take it out of my house it will just fall to pieces, get stolen, get ice cream all over it, or meet some other terrible demise. So instead, it just rests on my wall, illuminating the rest of my purse collection. I considered using it for my wedding, but it didn't match well enough with my wedding dress.














I hope you've enjoyed this week's addition of Vintage Wednesdays! Check back next week for more vintage fun!


(P.S. I apologize that the middle two photos are a bit blurry, but my camera has a really hard time focusing on anything that has any sort of shine to it.)



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Monday, August 23, 2010

Cleaning Day + Old Outfits

Today is a serious 'get stuff done' day for me. So far it's 3:30 and all I've managed to do is make a 'to-do' list. Hey, it's a start, right?

So, I don't have an outfit post for today since I'm un-showered and in scrubby, dirty work clothes. However, I thought I'd share some of my favorite past outfits from before I started my fashion blog! Enjoy!


1. Last year's birthday...and yes my toes are sticking out of my tights.





2. I was experimenting with my hair in a high bun.





3. I <3 geeks & cookies.





4. Pretending like I can golf.






5. Learning about Minoans in Greece.






6. Sunning on the rocks in Greece.





7. Trespassing in Greece.





8. Having a romantic dinner in Greece.





9. Lake Michigan.





10. Me with Molly.





11. Me with my mom in Millennium Park.





12. Playing with Photo Booth on Amtrak.











13. The Lady of the Pumpkins.





14. In the woods behind Grandma's house.





15. The most amazing coat ever.





16. Dream-like and whimsical.









17. Poncho?





18. Fun at the fountain.





19. Holy crap a huge spider!





20. Best color for a turtleneck.