Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Flashspiration : The Froufy Bow

 A moment of temporary stress and weariness-induced insanity has got me back to my childhood when ice cream was just the best thing on earth and when I actually had time to play outside after school when the weather was great. Ice cream is still great, but it's been bumped down by lipstick, Snapple and Japanese mechanical pencils (if you don't agree with me, you haven't held a real Japanese mechanical pencil - I literally have 3 types swimming in my bag right now).
This was another one of those accidental buys. I saw it and it called out to me (especially since it was an amazing $1.59), reminding me of those sun-drenched days and lemon ice cream from Whole Foods. Plus the whole scarves-as-bows trend is right up my alley. Paired it with pretty low-key pieces so that the ginormous multicolored bow on my neck would speak for itself. Felt like a pretty chill 5 year old.

Ice Cream Scarf : Thrifted
Shirt : Oscar de la Renta
Light jacket : American Eagle
Capris : American Rag
Flats : Nine West

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Simply Spotted

It was an absolutely beautiful day for thrifting, Italian soda and Frisbee, in that order. In a few days I should have several altered additions to the wardrobe. For now, I will be cherishing the fleeting moments of spring that will soon be swallowed by the sweltering heat wave of a 5-month-long summer.

 A simple, clean look where I finally get to debut my Rachel Roy polka dotted top with the slashed sleeves. I've only staked out Macy's for a month to grab it on sale. Rachel Roy is an amazing designer - her pieces are modern, feminine and beautiful. She has the best patterns - just check out a local Macy's for her spring dress collection.
Top - Rachael Roy
Bermudas - Guess
Sandals - Steve Madden
Earrings - from Russia
Bag - olivia + joy

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Nights in Havana

I don't know about you, but this is what I would wear if I were a busty, curvaceous Cuban girl about to party. In Havana. At night. Please note the hapless dreamy look on my face - I'm probably thinking of Dirty Dancing (the modern Cuban version with the hot guy and the tall blonde chick, although the Patrick Swayze one was awesome). But alas, I can only stand and pose in my heels, not actually tango and salsa in them. Dance lessons in car garages/auto shops optional.

And there's my little rant for the week - took the ACT today and my brain is just waking up from coma, so you'll have to forgive me. Also decided my vampiric self needed a pop of color - it is spring after all.
Blouse - stolen from mom, brand: Naomi
Skirt- Express
Shoes - kelly & katie
Attitude - Dirty Dancing

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Desert Belle

Finally succumbed to the western trend. If you've opened a fashion magazine or scoured the internet, you would understand how hard it was not to give in. Had to get creative because plaid is dead to me. For now. So I stole my mom's droopy Stetson that she uses for gardening to adorn my lacy dress which is really one of those all-purpose non-LBDs.
 And then there are the boots. Worn only 3 times and costing more than any article of clothing I have ever owned. Two years ago, Elena and I celebrated her birthday in downtown Nashville and she just  had to have some genuine $200 country boots. She also decided I just had to have a pair of my own. At least I dissuaded her from buying us cowboy hats.
Dress - kensie
Bag - from Argentina
Boots - Cowboy boot store in Nashville
Hat - stolen from mom's gardening supplies
Necklace - Forever21

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Dramatic Little Thing

Seeing red berets all over the blogs has awoken my thirst for all the mimer things in life. (I'm sorry, I will never try puns again). But in all seriousness, I love the color red, no matter how much it washes me out. And I also love the classic black and white color palette because in my heart of hearts, I am a simple minimalist.

Had a wonderful time watching Ice Princess with the girls all the while dressed as a...grossly over stereotyped Parisian mime schoolgirl? Or an artiste. ça m'est égal. Photos taken by Karlee (in white).

Beret - American Apparel
Shirt - kensie
Striped cardigan - Guess
Skirt - Express
Socks - Chinese Laundry
Shoes - kelly&katie
Pocket watch necklace - Pangaea

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Odette to Pleats

Feeling like a dramatic cross between Ophelia and Odette. But I'll settle for any character in a Shakespearean version of Swan Lake. My first inspiration was Black Swan minus the creepy and suicidal. Maybe not the suicidal - I did almost fall down the rocks several times. I have got to start shooting in civilization-friendly areas. 

The focal point of this outfit is the skirt - a little peep of spring from underneath that black and white drama. Picked it up on sale at BCBG and could not believe it! Pleats and a spring watercolor print = way too much gorgeous for this skirt. My satisfied squee of joy would have broken your eardrums. 
Skirt - BCBGeneration
White vintage nightgown
Crocheted top - The Limited
Flats - Enzo Angiolini
Earrings - francesca's collection