Monday, January 31, 2011

King of Rock n' Roll

Today seemed like the perfect day to break out my Elvis bolo tie. I'm currently inspired by everything western. You name it... cowboy boots, turquoise, cattle skulls, cacti, and especially bolo ties! My bolo tie trial run involved my dad's vintage one. It took me forever to find the perfect pairing! My next challenge will be a bow tie... but first I need to learn how to tie a tie.







A closeup... I bought it at Katy K's Ranch Dressing in downtown Nashville.
Pants, Shirt- vintage (Goodwill). Headband, Sunglasses- Forever 21. Bolo tie- Katy K's. Shoes- Sam Edelman. Bracelet- Claire's Accessories.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wintry Layers

This dress is so versatile, I seriously think I could wear it with everything in my closet. The tiny dot coordinates with so many other prints, and the silhouette is rather malleable. I can belt it and blouse it over to achieve many different lengths. I love the small pop of vibrant color with the many layers of dark and edgy pieces.






It's so fun to use the snow as a background in my blog photos!

Dress, vintage. Tights, Urban Outfitters. Sweater, RACHEL Rachel Roy. Jacket, Target. Bag, Mulberry for Target. Shoes, Sam Edelman. Necklace, Jacobs by Marc Jacobs. Ring, Charlotte Russe. Glasses, Flowers, Forever 21.
Worn with Lipstick Queen "Red Sinner" lipstick.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Mad As A Hatter

I picked up this hat on super-duper sale at Belk the other day. It has the most lovely shape.
Ignore the terrible lint in this photograph.

Coat, Dress- vintage/ Sweater, Glasses, Necklace- Forever 21/ Booties- Sam Edelman/ Hat- Belk

Friday, January 21, 2011

Shoes Galore

Here's what I've been up to as of late...
I made this collage and scanned it. Then I manipulated the image to create these collages of my collage. The color combinations are just fabulous, and they've inspired so many outfit ideas!

The original collage...
Made with a photograph of shoes, an scanned/manipulated paper towel, and oil pastel.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Phoenix

This Custo Barcelona shirt is not one of my favorites, but the back is just wonderful! The bright colors are anchored perfectly by the solid black of the other pieces. This outfit was the perfect opportunity to wear my big, yellow flower.





Dress, Jean Paul Gaultier for Target/ Shirt, vintage Custo Barcelona/ Blazer, New York and Company/ Tights, Target/ Necklace, Forever 21/ Shoes, Sam Edelman/ Bag, vintage Coach/ Flower, Anthropologie

Monday, January 17, 2011

Here, There, and Everywhere.

Pants, Headband Forever 21/ Shirt vintage Custo Barcelona/ Blazer vintage from Goodwill/ Booties Sam Edelman

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Turquoise & Purple

I just can't get enough of the color and texture combinations in this outfit.

The sides of these jeans read "I feel infinite", "In search of the Great Perhaps", and "How will I ever get out of this labyrinth"-- some quote from my favorite books, Looking for Alaska and The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

I wore a different necklace with this outfit to school-- a faux turquoise pendant necklace from the flea market. But for my photos, I borrowed my mom's Squash Blossom necklace. She bought it on a trip out west several years ago.
Wearing a shirt from my mom's closet, Target bleached jeans, Charlotte Russe lace blouse, Sam Edelman "Zoe" booties, vintage velvet blazer, Forever 21 headband & studded cuff, Jacobs by Marc Jacobs bone bracelet, sunglasses from my dad's closet, and a Squash Blossom necklace borrowed from my mom.
Lipstick Queen "Red Sinner" lipstick.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Think Pink!

I purchased this vintage dress at Goodwill recently, and I've been struggling with how to wear it. My pink lace tights seemed to be the perfect solution, until I snagged them last weekend.
I'm also considering altering it... maybe switching out the buttons or cropping it into a top. The bright gold buttons limit the versatility of the dress. A black or a bright solid color would be more suited towards the look I'm going for... possibly a hot pink? A pop of bright pink adds an element of modernity to the otherwise dated style of the dress.
The print and the floppy bow certainly are the selling points of the dress.
Vintage dress/ Forever 21 headband, glasses, bracelet/ Sam Edelman booties/ Mulberry for Target Bag/ Vintage cummerbund belt
Worn with M.A.C. Cosmetics Process Magenta lip pencil and Red Electric pigment powder.