Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Flowers Go Marching 2 by 2

Wearing: Anthropologie Top, Vintage Belt, H & M Skirt, Seychelles Wedges

In an effort to make my daily wear more print ready, I have been trying to layer and wear things together that I've never worn before. Particularly in playing with patterns. I was surprised to find how much I loved this floral/firework combination.
And.. Sidenote!
So, this skirt was on clearance but it was a size 6 and I'm normally a size 0. I couldn't pass it up for ten dollars, but to this day every time I wear it, the fit irritates me ( particularly that it won't stay at my waist). My new goal to try and stop shopping so much is to only buy pieces that truly fit me incredibly. It may just be a theory and won't work in real life, but might as well give it a shot!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Build a Great Big Wall In China

Wearing: Anthropologie Pleated Sweater, Vintage Shoes and Belt, Thrifted China Dress, Vintage Lace, Favorite Earrings

Climbing trees in stiff red leather flats... perfect spring morning. This dress is one of my favorite thrift finds ever because the print is a landscape of rice farmers in China. I also love that its super thin and sheer. Probably the best windy day dress ever :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Thrift For The Earth

Wearing: Vintage Dress, Vintage Ralph Lauren Sweater, Sheer Tights, Braided Belt, Vintage Shoes

I absolutely love when just by coincidence everything I'm wearing is either vintage or thrifted. If I do say so myself it is the perfect type of outfit to wear on Earth Day when conserving the resources of the planet is at the front of everyone's mind. However, despite my caring for the earth, the earth did not care for my outfit. It was so windy that I ended up having to change to avoid a risk of  my skirt blowing up for everyone to see my behind. It was such a shame, I was really looking forward to wearing this all day. Oh well, at least I have pictures to remember what to wear on a not so blustery day.
How do you feel about earth conscious fashion? Is it more important to buy recycled clothing or buy new clothing made from sustainable materials? I suppose this could be an interesting debate!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Odile and Odette

I got the strangest feeling of inspiration today. I was walking to class and listening to my ipod on shuffle when 
Dance Of The Guests And Dwarfs from the ballet Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky came on. Being an off and on again rainy day, it just fit. I became so inspired. It is the most beautiful love story about magic and the forces of love, and with of course incredible dancing, mistaken identities, and princes. What could be better?

Source: Wikipedia


I have decided to make a small collection based off both the ballet costume aesthetics as well as the story of 
Swan Lake, itself. How can one go wrong with chiffon pieces based off princes falling in love with swans and evil sorcerers? Hopefully I'll be able to get some sketches down soon and be able to start sewing when I get home from school. I expect I will definitely be able to get this project done by the time I leave for Oslo in June, so keep your eyes out :)
As for now, I will continue to be in the 1% of people under 25 who listens to ballet music.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


Last Night, I had a Monochromatic Party at my apartment. The idea being that everyone would wear one single color from head to toe, thus creating a rainbow of a party.
It was definitely a really good time, but me being as in love with patterns as I am had a very difficult time picking out what to wear. I was amazed to find that the only complete solid color outfit I could come up with was gold.
Think of it as the pot at the end of the rainbow.

Wearing: H & M sweater, Vintage Lion Belt, Urban Outfitters Shoes, Vintage Esprit  Skirt
Photographs by Kaori Sato
I have to admit though, I loved wearing all gold. And this skirt, which I had never worn before, will definitely be put into rotation more often.

This is what a monochromatic party looks like. 
Definitely a Rainbow Of Some Really Great People!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Porcupine Provision Does Not Rhyme With Parisian

Wearing: Urban Tank, Anthropologie Wrap, Vintage Earrings, Faded Jeans ( not pictured)

Thursdays are either very relaxing or very hectic. This one is a combination. 
I had class, then a large break then have class right before I have to go to work.
It might be the first legitimate day of spring, which is greatly appreciated.
I couldn't muster up the energy to try a new outfit and stuck to a classic. 
Ruffles, Cardigan, and Intense Accessories--- My style in a Nutshell.

These are some of my favorite earrings ever. 
They are so large and over the top. I'm pretty sure I got them at a small thrift store,
but I can imagine finding them at a Bohemian Market in Paris.
They make any outfit just a little bit more out there ( which I like!)

As a college student with little money and even less time,
I mostly eat oatmeal, pasta, or sometimes frozen vegetables.
Needless to say, I'm sick of it and I felt like baking today. I went to the grocery store with a list of ingredients and came home to bake.
This is a Green Onion and Swiss Quiche made from combining multiple recipes.
I'm actually rather surprised it came out as good as it did.
The perfect lunch!

For dessert, I made a Blackberry- Banana Bread made from altering this recipe from Chocolate and Zucchini ( my favorite place to find recipes)
I simply substituted blackberries for cranberries and found myself with the most delicious purple treat.

I feel like today is a Paris kind of Day.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Plaid and Lace Win The Race!!

Wearing: Vintage Christian Dior Shirt, Anthropologie Knit Military Jacket, Gap Body Knit Slip, UO lace tights, Vintage Red Flats

So this is a pretty typical day, just hanging out with some public sculpture.
Just Kidding!
I don't normally wear red or black, so I felt a little gutsy walking out of my apartment before class, but I love the plaid with the lace. There's something punk and demure about it.

And.. new changes to the blog.
I added Bloglovin' so now you can follow me through that if you wish. And I sure hope you do!
And I also am in the process of adding link lists, so if you would like to link up, leave a comment or an email.
And..I got a Header!!

P.S. The song of the day is Trades and Tariffs by The Dodos.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Firelight Fireflies

When I sound the fairy call,
Gather here in silent meeting,
Chin to knee on the orchard wall,
Cooled with dew and cherries eating.
Merry, merry, Take a cherry
Mine are sounder, Mine are rounder
Mine are sweeter, For the eater
When the dews fall.  And you'll be fairies all.
~Robert Graves, "Cherry-Time," Fairies and Fusiliers, 1918

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Dogs

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Wearing: Lark and Wolf Shirt, Tikrani Tank, Keds, Silver Skinnies
By far the best thing about coming home is having puppies to play with. The brown one is a Cairn, Willie, and the White one, a Westie, is Flannigan. They are absolutely the best. My brother took these pictures, he's learning. It's wierd to come home from school just for a weekend, but I've been doing it a lot lately.
Something about eating really well, playing with dogs, and making things with my mom just keeps beckoning me back.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Concrete Cavern

Wearing: Thrifted Boys Blazer, Grasshopper Sneakers, Hue Tights, Gap Tee, Vintage Scarf, Vintage Yellow Skirt

So about two months ago a little groundhog ran out of his burrow only to return upon seeing the sun. I on the other hand loved the feel of the sunshine and am no longer in the winter burrow. Yay! for spring.
Sorry about the lack of posts this week, I promise to be better and get back to a daily routine. On the other hand, something very exciting happened. The DIY  I showed a few days ago, was featured by The Glamourai. I am so honored  to have been featured on such an incredible blog run by one of my definite style icons.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Cocktail Cockatiel

I made this ring as my final project in my jewelry class last semester. It reminds me of a war torn water lily. I really like how it came out. Its so light, beautiful and fragile, yet tough and large. My only fault was in making the edges so jagged, I achieved the effect I wanted, but forgot that it might be easy to snag fabric on it. Thus this ring is not for wearing to work. 
I absolutely love working with metals. Its amazing how you can fabricate such a beautiful object from something in the Earth. I wish being a jewelry major didn't mean staying in school for another year, otherwise, I most definitely would have switch majors.
 I'm thinking about making an epic chain necklace next. I have a whole spool of gold chain and it snowed again. 
Snowy day craft project take 2?

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Willowing Trees and Bobbling Bees

Wearing: Kenzie Vest, Anthropologie Skirt, Gap Kids Jacket, Vintage Heels, Purple Tights, Homemade Marni Replica Bib Necklace

So, that super DIY project I mentioned previously... THIS IS IT!
I made my own version of the bib necklace seen on the runways of Marni and on the Glamourai. This necklace style has been circulating the web for a while now and I thought... what better to freshen up a spring look than a handcrafted personal statement necklace. Though I like the Marni version, I really wanted to make a more delicate vintage looking necklace that would work perfect for spring. I started with the light yellow brocade and went from there. I raided all my moms old bobbins, and actually managed to find those embroidered flowers on old curtains from the 1900s. It was a really long tedious process, but it was really a soothing process and I'm so pleased with the result. 
P.s. The Glamourai (see above link) has a truly wonderful tutorial on how to make your own, if you're interested.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Birds Fly Away

Wearing: Michael Stars Tee, Anthropologie Sweater, Sashimi Jacket, Vintage Belt, Lucky Jeans, Thrifted Red Flats

I just got this sweater over spring break and it just feels so springy to me. Its beautiful and light and has the most wonderful birds on it. I've been a little down with a little flu bug, so this morning when the weather said currently 39, high of 57, I got nervous and decided to wear blue jeans. That got me thinking.. I never see blue jeans on blogs. Has the american fashion staple become unfashionable? I only see statement jeans it seems like with intense studding or zippers or ripped or black or colored. Well no matter what fashion dictates, I will for sure stay true to my love for blue jeans. The go anywhere, wear with anything staple will definitely endure in my wardrobe rotation.

Closet Rehab

So what was a gloomy rainy Tuesday, I spent most of it rehabing my closet. I've been thrifting a lot lately, so nothing fit and beyond that I had intense curtains that forbid me from seeing everything at once. I am absolutely in love with the outcome though. I can see everything and am excited to pick out what I'm going to wear today!