Friday, December 31, 2010

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."

Today is my last everyday post! I've completed a full year of everyday posting and my first-ever new years resolution! I have a grand collage post planned for tomorrow! In the new year, I'll be posting around three times a week.
This started out as a pencil contour drawing of Albert Einstein, but the more the drawing progressed, the more abstract it became, until it didn't really look anything like a person at all. So I went with the flow and added some watercolor.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Vintage Cape

A family friend gave me this vintage cape with the hope that I could find a good use for it. I'm thinking about shortening it a few feet. It's a bit too long for everyday wear.


This cape is very huge and twirly. It's like a Snuggie, but not as ugly.

I'm wearing my new favorite lip color in these photos. It's MAC Cosmetics Process Magenta Lip pencil and Red Electric Pigment-- the same color that Diane von Furstenburg used in her Spring 2011 show. It was inspired by Andy Warhol's DVF print.
Also, I got a new haircut today! My hair used to look kind of like this before I let my bangs grow out.

...worn with a vintage polka dot dress, Sam Edelman boots, and a Forever 21 headband

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Faux Fur + Velvet

Currently, I'm really into the combination of faux fur and velvet. I reminds me so much of this photo of Emma Watson from an old Teen Vogue.
Guess jeans; vintage blazer; Urban Outfitters "Where the Wild Things Are" tee shirt; Claire's Accessories hat; French's cowboy boots; Target necklace

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Proenza Schouler

Looking at these necklaces makes me want to make found object jewelry.
Images from style.com

Monday, December 27, 2010

Crouching Tiger

This vintage faux-tiger vest has been challenging my fashion sensibilities for many months now. But this lumberjack-esque plaid seems to be the solution to my problem. It's one of those print mismatches that just seems so perfect, and it looks especially nice in black and white.

My dog, Eleanor tends to butt in to several of my outdoor blog photo-taking opportunities. But she's cute, so it's okay.

I found this bag at the Nashville Flea Market last weekend. I went with the intention of finding a hand-tooled leather handbag, and I found one! For only five dollars!

I have rediscovered this belt from my elementary school days. It was one of my favorite things to wear in the fourth grade. Of course, that was when it fit around my hips.
Shirt from the Target boy's department; vintage faux fur vest; Target belt; Guess Jeans; Sam Edelman Zoe boots; vintage handbag; Forever 21 flower

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Slightly Blurred

Vintage Chinese jacket and polka dot pants; both from Goodwill

Saturday, December 25, 2010

White Christmas

Today was Nashville's first white Christmas in seventeen years! Happy holidays everyone!
Vintage velvet dress and polka dot dress; Target motorcycle jacket; Sam Edelman "Zoe" booties; Claire's Accessories faux fur hat; Gin-o butterfly necklace; Forever 21 studded bracelet; Jacobs by Marc Jacobs bone bracelets; Pop-top clutch borrowed from my mom.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Rodarte-esque


Ever since I saw this photo on Tumblr, I've been trying to locate a Rodarte-esque, hole-y sweater. I was so excited when I found one at Macy's the other day in the RACHEL Rachel Roy section. I can't wait to wear it with floaty skirts, graphic tees, and my spiderweb tights.

Vintage polka dot pants; Forever 21 floral tank, headband; RACHEL Rachel Roy cardigan; Party City studded cuff; Via Spiga oxfords

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Velveteen

Yesterday, I made a trek to a famed Goodwill in a far-away land called Spring Hill. It was brand new and shiny, but it was not as fantastic as others have told me.
Here's the thing, there is a distinct science to Goodwilling-- the prettier Goodwills tend to be pricier and the type clothing corresponds with locals of the area. For example, this Goodwill was located in a newer community, and the clothing was quite a bit newer as well-- hardly any vintage. Most of the clothing was from the early 2000's.
But anyways, I went with the goal of finding something velvet. I'm really inspired by this grunge-punk, textured vibe-- chunky sweaters, vintage graphic tees, long velvet/chiffon skirts, studs, combat boots, creeper shoes (such as these beauties), ect.
I found this velvet dress. I thought it might be slightly too Stevie Nicks-Colonial for me, but it's growing on me. I actually quite like it. I may cut it into a skirt, but I haven't decided yet.

On the days when I don't take outfit photos, I'm probably wearing this jacket. When I first discover something really wonderful, I tend to wear it pretty much every day in a row until the initial obsession wears off a bit. I put these brooches on this jacket approximately five months ago, and that phase has yet to wear off.

Vintage dress; Vintage blazer; Charlotte Russe lace top; Hand studded wedges; Forever 21 headband, glasses, stud bracelet; Jacobs by Marc Jacobs bone bracelet, Target belt.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Black & White

Vintage polka dot pants, Charlotte Russe lace shirt, Vintage blazer, Aldo shoes, Brooches from assorted locations, Forever 21 flowers

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Yeah, I know... more collages.

Hopefully, I'll actually take some outfit photos tomorrow. I haven't left the house in two days, and the pent-up outfit inspiration is just about to explode! I have so many things to share and talk about.

Monday, December 20, 2010