Monday, March 19, 2012

With its beading, cutout details and scalloped hem, this piece is way too over the top to be paired with anything other than lightwash denim cutoffs. Kind of an understated Vegas showgirl. Or maybe I like the fact that I look like I've been tramping around in the grass and sunshine all day and am half-dressed to begin my night out at the opera or something. I almost didn't get it because I felt my hair might be just too much to even attempt to make it work, but then I realized it's too much of a gem to even care.

Things to notice about the above photos:
-open window!
-Cinderella doll from my childhood in the basket
-beloved JC rumble tapestry boots on my right

top: Salvation Army
cutoffs: swapped GAP
shoes: Target (ages ago!)
lipstick: Rimmel in "pink chic"

Sunday, March 18, 2012

i'm seeing green

Hope everyone had a fun St Patty's Day!
Although I was sick with the flu last weekend, the parade on Sunday was too loud outside my window to allow me any sleep, so I grabbed my camera, wrapped myself in a blanket (to conceal my pajamas, for real) and headed out under the sun. Like most things experienced in childhood as wonderful and exciting, 
I realize now that parades are pret-ty pret-ty pret-ty pret-ty boring. 
Nonetheless, parades and celebrations still do tend to bring out some pretty interesting people.

I dream of finding jackets as cool as that when I'm thrifting!

& it wouldn't be a complete set of parade photos without the Shriners..
I think they're weird.

In closing: my favorite.

Outfit post tomorrow!

Monday, March 12, 2012

lace luster

I'd like to do my hair like this,
(what a gorgeous upside-down braid..topknot.. 'do!)

Slink into this perfect bright red lace minidress by Lover
(did I mention it's perfect? It is PERFECT.)

throw on my favorite thrifted Marc Jacobs flatforms...

forego accessories

-and dinner--

and go on a dreamy walk to get some tart frozen yogurt with fresh fruit on top.

However, since I'm sick with a terrible stomach bug, I'll have to settle for opening all the windows, wearing chunky socks and an old high school hoodie, 
indulging in Saltines and ginger ale, 
and a HEROES marathon (I'm embarrassed that I'm hooked)

Still though, oh my goodness I'm so happy with this weather. 

Friday, March 9, 2012

basic breton

This outfit is very much inspired by the basics I see the Olsens wearing so often. Admittedly, I was only interested in trying on the shoes because they're so strikingly similar to these tan alligator slingbacks I've seen Ashley Olsen wear several times on one of my favorite sources of inspiration, Olsens Anonymous.

breton striped shirt: Gap thrifted
black skinnies: H&M
croc print pumps: Rampage thrifted

armor ring: Aldo
bunny ring: made by my talented friend Annaleise

In an effort to stay true to myself, I decided to post this outfit knowing that it's not that interesting or complex. I had only a split second to stop home after work to grab my wallet and change my shoes before heading over to happy hour at VIA for cocktails with a friend. If I'm honest with myself, the majority of the time I end up wearing basic things, basic colors, then styling them with dramatic jewelry or shoes. 

(..or just dramatic egg over-easy Hello Kitty nails:)

One last thing:
HERE I am featured on Stuff Boston's website in an outfit that pretty much embodies what I just described above.
I'm proud!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

the Art of wearing Too Much Gold

Crappy photobooth picture, followed by another crappy picture from my iPhone.
Not pictured: crappy peanut butter and jelly with cheezits for dinner. 

The moral of this whole story?

(The necklace was an amazing find at Salvation Army for $2, the ring was a gift from Haberdash Vintage, and the whole lot was paired with a simple silk spaghetti strapped tank top also from Salvation Army, a pair of cuffed grey jeans and Steven by Steve Madden leopard loafers.)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

black and white. silver and gold.

black & white sheer:

 gold and silver metallic nails:

..just some inspirational photos i found around the web. I love black and white together and have recently been on the hunt for sheer pieces as well as bralettes in black or white to show underneath. Also seriously regretting getting rid of all my old Sally Hansen Chrome nail polish. Who knew years later it'd appeal to me again? 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Snob Swap

A few weeks back, I excitedly attended an event by The Swapaholics. The aptly named "Snob Swap" required attendees to bring only two items, but the catch is that they had to be either designer or vintage. I chose a black Michael Kors tunic style top and a vintage Italian silk blouse. 
{Above photo by Adam Towner for The Swapaholics, included to show my outfit!}
I wore: 
thrifted men's chambray button-down
H&M black skinnies
Jeffrey Campbell rumble boots
Urban Outfitters bag

{my spoils}

I was lucky enough to walk away with a vintage beaded cropped tank, a pair of metallic Chloe sandals, and a few new friends. All in all the night was both successful and fun. 

{new friends}

{familiar faces}

Check out The Swapaholics website, facebook and twitter to learn more. 

Friday, January 6, 2012

If I was a wealthy girl,

I would be a totally different person and who knows what I'd be into!

But anyway, I love these things:

I would name one Nug and one Roo. 
(Sorry Hams.. you're technically black striped, even though no one can tell.)

Perfect mix of equal parts cozy and badass.

Oh my goodness. Just.. oh man.

Happy New Year, and all that sort of thing!
I've got lots of goals for this new year. 
To name a few:
Well.. those are just words, really.

Anyway, in closing, this: