Pulled out my vintage wool military jacket again and paired it with this vintage maxi skirt (which I've had in my closet for what feels like forever) in order to run some errands yesterday. Actually, this outfit is comprised of a lot of pieces I've had in my closet for a while, which I think is an important quality to have if you want to cultivate "style" rather than "fashion." I've been increasingly underwhelmed by all the fast fashion/trend items that major brands have been putting out lately and have found myself reaching for the old pieces that I love and cherish. Maybe its because I'm focusing on college now (and therefore have real life/adult expenses) and I don't have a million dollar budget, but buying new new new stuff all the time just isn't my thing. Perhaps that makes for a less interesting blog, but I think it's more indicative of a real reality rather than what the internet actually shows. However, that isn't to say that buying new clothing is bad, I just think a quality, timeless wardrobe rather than a trend wardrobe is where emphasis should lie-- which is why I included some pieces down below that mirror what I'm wearing for your shopping perusal!
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Found this photo of this amazing trench coat a couple months ago and haven't been able to get it out of my head since. I never thought I was much of a trench coat person, but I guess college does something to a person… or something. I've never really owned one before but I think it's due time that changes. I found a couple more online below.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Picked up this light blue striped knit at the Fairfax Flea Market and these oversized Levi's from Goodwill when I felt like I needed some more boyfriend jeans in my life. I actually found these babies in the men's section and have since envisioned ripping and sanding and tearing the denim up in a bevy of different ways. They're definitely still a work in progress; will show updates of their evolution, if you guys are interested.
I've always wanted an i.d. bracelet and really lucked out when Ettika offered to send me the pair. I decided to get my first and last initial to really go with the whole idea of identification. I think a lot of young adults--myself included--are just trying to figure out who they are, and what better way than to start with a bracelet (or two) that says your name?
Vintage striped sweater (similar here), vintage thrifted Levi 501 jeans (similar here), Zara heels, Ettika i.d. bracelets, Essie nail polish in 'School of Hard Rocks', MAC red lipstick in 'So Chaud'
Sunday, February 23, 2014
This incredible black and white duffel bag came from the thrift store and I could not love it more. It's the travel bag I've always wanted and it has really reinforced my adoration for all things embroidered, embossed or embellished. When it comes down to it, I think life is all about the little details. I picked out a few other bags I think fall into the category of what I'm talking about, i.e. they're either the best overnight bag or they're the perfect embellished/detailed clutch. Enjoy.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
I wore this to class and to run errands yesterday. I realized I have a major penchant for pieces of clothing that look like they could come out of a movie set in a faraway land. Or maybe just Moulin Rouge. Regardless, I've been really into flowy dresses, poet blouses, velvet vests and embroidered jackets.
I've been overwhelmed with classes and schoolwork lately. I've gone back and forth between wondering if I should quit the honors program or just care less about school and more about social life/personal creative projects, but then I realized: I'm here to learn. And this education is for my benefit, no one else's. The professor doesn't care about my grade or my paper. I should care-- not about the grade necessarily--but about learning what's on the page and stop worrying. So, there's my epiphany for the week.
Vintage embroidered velvet vest, American Apparel lawn button-up blouse, Madewell high riser jeans, Dolce Vita studded sandals, Mr. Kate i.d. bracelet and cuff, Tiffany sterling silver bracelet