Friday, December 31, 2010

we'll talk a cup of kindness yet

In honor of the new year, I made a little video outfit post.
I hope everyone is excited for 2011!

dress - H&M ; shawl - unknown ; tights - Target ;
shoes - Fashion Bug ; ring - Claire's ; bracelets - vintage ; brooch - gifted

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

hide your face so the world will never find you

Wishing for: a New Year's Masquerade...

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mask - Stratford Festival gift shop ; dress - vintage ;
blouse - H&M ; belt - H&M

Saturday, December 25, 2010

three little words

I've been experimenting with different garland hair wreaths lately. I feel like a winter sprite, especially when I take pictures in the snow...

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(if you want it)

Friday, December 24, 2010

joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea...

As you probably already are aware of, I love ridiculous cutesy/tacky (and by "ridiculous cutesy/tacky I mean completely amazing!) things like this teddy bear sweatshirt. Even though it says, Let It Snow, I bought it last summer (for a steal around $2) and couldn't wait to wear it. Well, this past month it's almost been constantly on my back and I've yet to share it with you, so...ta-da!

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sweatshirt - thrifted ; pants - H&M ; hat - Charlotte Russe ; necklace - thrifted
shoes - Famous Footwear ; scarf - thrifted ; gloves - H&M ; purse - thrifted

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

but you can do the job when you're in town

I stumbled upon this beautiful hat when I was in Door County this past fall. It was in a corner of an antique store booth looking rather lonely, so for $12, I figured I'd better give it a home.

I played around with several different scarves before finally deciding on this (also furry) collar. Even though it's a different color than the hat, I think it works well in adding more texture to the entire outfit.


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It's been such a long time since I busted out the red lipstick, but something about the furry accents and the bright red nail varnish called for it.

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dress (underneath) - thrifted Tucker for Target ; cargo dress - thrifted ;
blouse - vintage ; hat - vintage ; collar - vintage ; leggings - Wet Seal ;
socks - JC Penny ; shoes - Charlotte Russe ; gloves - H&M

Monday, December 20, 2010

somebody waits for you...kiss her once for me

A couple days ago I fashioned this "crown" out of discounted winter floral stems. I love the frosty quality it adds to whatever it's paired with.

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To celebrate finishing the last of my final exams, I poured myself a delicious glass of sparkling cider. Happy winter break!

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dress - thrifted ; cardigan - Target ; vest - thrifted ; scarf - thrifted ; gloves - H&M
tights - Target ; shoes - Piper and Blue ; brooch - thrifted ; headband - my own design

Friday, December 17, 2010

such a long, long time back

The ladies I work with organized an "ugly sweater party" for the holidays. Those who didn't ask to borrow a sweater from me (what were they insinuating?!) went out and thrifted their own. Of course, afterwords, they all wanted to unload their "ugly" sweaters on me, and, boy, did I let them! This particular vest was given to me by my manager - I love the sheep! How could she let it go?

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I love the circular scarf trend - this one was left over on the sale racks at H&M for $5. They always remind me of the Thneeds from The Lorax...

This thing is a Thneed.
Thneed's a Fine-Something-That-All-People-Need!
It's a shirt. It's a sock. It's a glove, It's a hat.
But it has other uses. Yes, far beyond that.
You can use it for carpets. For pillows! For sheets!
Or curtains! Or covers for bicycle seats!"

I will totally wear this scarf around the neck once (like today) or twice, around the shoulders like a shawl, and I even want to try in cross body, Suffragette style - there are so many possibilities.

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dress - thrifted ; vest - vintage ; scarf - H&M ; gloves - H&M ;
hat - vintage ; shoes - Sherper's ; socks - JC Penny ; tights - Target

Thursday, December 9, 2010

kindness is like snow - it beautifies everything it covers

Even though it means colder temperatures, snow is probably my favorite thing to have included in my outfit pictures. It's so pretty! It adds character to everything, though I will say that this mausoleum hardly needed any!

You might remember this coat from last year - a thrift find for less than $10! It's really bulky, so I like to balance it out with long legged looks on the bottom.

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This outfit is exactly the same as this one except for the color of the tights. It's amazing how one little detail like that can transform the look completely.

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I put off taking pictures until later today to see if snow might start to fall, but it held off...until I stepped back into my house. Of course now, as I stare out the window, it's coming down as if we're in a Christmas fairytale.

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dress - vintage ; coat - vintage ;
shoes - Famous Footwear ; gloves - vintage ; tights - Target

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

the courage of a lion tamer

It's here, people - brrrrrrrrrr! It took a ton of chutzpah to step outside in the below freezing temperatures this morning...and even more to stand outside taking photos!

This dress is probably one of my best thrift store finds ever - it's so classic and practical for chilly winter days.

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dress - thrifted ; hat - Target ; collar - vintage ;
boots - Target ; belt - thrifted ; gloves - H&M ; tights - Target

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I'd turn her sad rags into glad rags if I could

I was excited to whip out some of my winter gear to go with my outfit today. After I stepped out of the car I silently cursed myself for not wearing tights (the wind was unforgiving), but I learned my lesson for next time, definitely.

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dress - vintage ; shirt - Target ; hat and gloves - H&M
socks - JC Penny ; shoes - Target ; belt - thrifted

Saturday, November 27, 2010

jungle love it's drivin' me mad

Thank you for everyone who is reading after almost a month void of posts! My life has been turned upside down lately and I have found myself consumed with so much that I have neglected my poor blog. Also, it has gotten to that point where it is so cold it's almost a chore to take outfit pictures...

Anyhoo, I've been dressing so casually lately so, even though I had no occasion, I decided to whip out this leopard print number and prance around the park taking pictures. I'd love to wear this dress to a party. I countered the short hemline (and would totally conquer the dance floor) in these cute metallic brogues.

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I seemed to have ended up with some sort of '80's jungle mixture with my jewelry choices...chunky wooden earrings and a big obnoxious gold pendant. Rawr.

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dress - thrifted Rodarte for Target ; tights - Worthington ;
shoes - So ; jewelry - vintage

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

read a damn book

And now for something I'm completely excited about -my read a damn book sponsor! Read a Damn Book is a small brand new company created to help promote READING in a day and age when real readers seem few and far between. Reading is my favorite hobby, and I love that this company has created apparel I can wear to broadcast my sentiments to the world.

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I also received a white short-sleeved tee that I am planning on styling up a bit later. Right now the colors available for purchase are black and white in short or long sleeved styles. My fellow book lovers, please get involved to help spread the word - READ A DAMN BOOK! Join the movement! If you are interested in ordering any read a damn book tees, please visit the contact page of their site.

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shirt - ; skirt - H&M ; belt - H&M ;
hat - vintage ; tights - thrifted ; shoes - Famous Footwear

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

looking for the sunset

Today's outfit brought to you with video. It was too nice a day to do anything but play outside...I am so lucky to be living with such gorgeous scenery practically right out my backdoor!

dress - vintage ; sweater - vintage Missoni ; boots - thrifted ; belt - thrifted ;
tights - Worthington ; necklace - Silver Eagle ; bracelets - thrifted

words, words, mere words, no matter from the heart

There are so many thoughts racing through my mind these past couple days that I can't even imagine trying to capture any in whatever form. So, what with lacking any new photo content, I thought I'd share a couple photos from when I visited Door County a couple weeks ago. The leaves were turning and falling, making for some of the most beautiful sights imaginable.

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dress - vintage Studio Ease ; boots - Target ; necklace - vintage Revlon

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dress - vintage ; boots - Target ; necklace - Claire's ; belt - thrifted

And here's one from a visit to the pumpkin farm...hayrides, corn mazes, good company, and, of course, pumpkins. What a lovely day. (I told you I'd get a lot of use out of this dress, didn't I?)

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dress - vintage ; necklace - vintage Revlon ; belt - thrifted ; sunglasses - H&M

Sunday, October 31, 2010

don't sit's time to dig another one

In honor of All Hallow's Eve, the last batch of cemetery photos. Boo to you (and you, and you, and you). I hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating this gorgeous harvest season!

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dress - vintage ; belt - thrifted ; necklace - vintage Revlon ; ring - vintage

Friday, October 29, 2010

flutter for a day and think it is forever

Just like the butterfly,
I too will awaken in my own time

~Deborah Chaskin

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dress - Onyx Nite ; cardigan - thrifted ; tights - Worthington ;
shoes - Famous Footwear ; belt - thrifted ; necklace - Claire's
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