Tuesday, July 31, 2012

summer six.

thrifted dress and sunglasses; vintage coach bag; h&m necklace; michael kors watch; vintage rings and  boots.

almost all vintage/thrift everything! oh the thrill of a good find. 
 see you mañana for look seven of thirty. 
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Monday, July 30, 2012

summer five.


tee c/o romwe; h&m faux leather skirt (similar style here); thrifted sunglasses; 
vintage rings; michael kors watchconverse all-stars.

never thought i'd drag a pair of chucks i've had since 2006 out again, but after roughing them up on the beach a few weekends ago, i can now see myself pairing them with wearing them with a multitude of things. and i know i'm not alone when i say it's never too hot for a little (faux) leather.

see you tomorrow for look six of thirty!
it's a good one ;)
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Sunday, July 29, 2012

summer four.


zara t-shirt and heels; thrifted skirt; vintage belt and rings; michael kors watch.

cerulean stripes are always, always a win. 
and why is nobody cuffing their denim skirts like a pair of cutoffs? 
oh, that's right, nobody is wearing denim skirts anymore. 
let's change that. as long as they have a high rise and a vintage wash, i'm sold.

see you tomorrow for look five of thirty!
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Saturday, July 28, 2012

summer three.

h&m bikini (similar here); thrifted skirt; vintage belt, rings, and earrings; michael kors watch; asos heels.

it's definitely my summer of bikinis as an acceptable form of upper body wear, sans a body of water. 
i usually shy away from things that draw unnecessary attention to myself, but i'm obviously more comfortable and quite confident wearing this away from the beach when it's hot hot hot and the occasion is deemed appropriate (pitchfork music festival, randolph street market, etc, etc). 
this skirt is another two dollar (holla!) find. a couple of sizes too big is nothing a belt can't fix, and scarf print is one trend i've always been into.


let's play spot mila! can you find the kitty in a few pictures above? ;) 

 see you tomorrow for look three of thirty! 
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Friday, July 27, 2012

summer two.


forever 21 blazer; h&m denim shirt and belt; thrifted levi's shorts; thrifted sunglasses; 
vintage coach bag; vintage rings; michael kors watch; h&m trend oxfords. 

double denim. bff's 4-eva.
extra credit points for light wash in the summer.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

summer one.


h&m divided sweater dress worn as a top; shorts c/o romwe; vintage coach bag;
vintage rings; thrifted sunglasses; michael kors watch; h&m trend oxfords. 

 guess what guys? i'm doing another 30 days, 30 outfits - summer style! quite excited to embark on this adventure once again, but this time, i better damn well be successful in posting a look everyday. i want you guys to hold me accountable. send me threatening emails that my newly installed god-send of an AC unit will go out if i miss a day. ok, don't go that far. but you get the idea :) 

 i'm also imposing a semi-shopping ban on myself. thrifting doesn't count (that would be an unfair punishment on one of my favorite ways to pass the time), but i will not be buying any new warm weather garments for the rest of the season; instead, wearing what i already have in my closet until they fall apart while i continue to sell unwanted pieces and save $$$ for autumn dressing. we are all so conditioned to be about excess and i am so...not into that. never have been, and my budget won't allow me regardless. it feels good to have recently sold almost half of my wardrobe. 

 oh, and the deets...my latest obsession of googling retro swimwear might have had something to do with my thought process while putting this look together. loving the crochet detail around the waist of the shorts. i'm also big into hiding behind these mirrored frames i scored for 60 cents, and consequently laughing when people stare because i know in reality they're really just checking themselves out.

disclaimers:
blurry pics - just me and my tripod at the moment.
two tone arms: must fix from a week of not giving a hoot in the great outdoors. 

see you tomorrow for look two of thirty!
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

camp wagakwud.









my friends mary + trevor invited me along for their second annual camp wagakwud, held this year in port austin, MI (the tip of the thumb, yo!). to sum it up: adult craft camp. two days of beer, burgers, beach, campfires, go-karts, hiking, ice cream and of course crafting, and you've got the makings of the perfect mid-week escape from reality. this post has nothing to do with fashion but my blog encompasses my entire life, and i love sharing little adventures that don't necessary focus on what i'm wearing. except note the "world's greatest father" sweatshirt.
more like world's greatest thrift find. i don't take myself too seriously. neither should you ;)

come back tomorrow, i've got a surprise for you guys!
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Monday, July 23, 2012

alive.

forever 21 bodysuit; thrifted skirt; h&m necklace and belt; vintage coach backpack;
 vintage rings; michael kors watch; ray-ban sunglasses; asos boots.
photos by amy gee

the tiny tribal-esque diamond print sets it apart from your standard LBS (little black skirt). 
doesn't hurt that i paid less than two dollars for it. and i love a good slit.


this is what i wore to pitchfork music festival last saturday. not even getting soaked by torrential downpours could keep me from enjoying what might have been my favorite of the three days, thanks to nicolas jaar, hot chip, and grimes.
have 40 min? listen to this. it will make you feel alive.

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Friday, July 20, 2012

elle belle.



h&m bikini, shorts, belt and necklace; ray-ban sunglasses; vintage coach bag; vintage rings; michael kors watch.
images via elle.com, shot by tres awesome


yours truly on elle.com for pitchfork 2012 street style. i'm on the fashion section's main page and am the first image featured in the slideshow - what an honor! this is what i wore on the sunday when i was snapped by the lovely emma from tres awesome. i had something else in mind so it actually wasn't my first choice for an outfit, but i switched things up when i realized literally nothing but a bandeau and lightweight cotton shorts could get me through the heat. i was featured on elle for last year's pitchfork too, but it really never gets old. so happy to share this with you guys!

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

bring it back.


thrifted tank top and skirt; h&m bikini; lodis belt; vintage coach backpack; michael kors watch; vintage rings.
photo by amy gee

today is day three of three of my weekend escapades at pitchfork music festival and it's expected to be a scorcher. i'm ready to go hard or go home. a peek of friday's outfit is above to hold you over until i can get to editing the real deal. and i'm bringing back the denim skirt. see you soon.
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Friday, July 13, 2012

snake attack.

yaya nom de plume dress; h&m men's hat; ray-ban sunglasses; vintage coach hat; 
vintage rings; michael kors watch; asos boots.

taking in all my neighborhood has to offer in the hot hot summer and attended west fest last sunday. snake skin is a timeless, beautiful print that is equally as worthy as the more popular leopard, and this dress is one of those pieces that you can throw on and look like you tried, but you really just worked an entire shift on two hours of sleep and could use a cold beer and some festival food and good company....not that i'm describing myself on this day or anything :) effortless style is what truly calls to me. i'm also a huge advocate of boots in the summer or boots and bare legs in general, and a good hat over a head of messy waves.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

not photoshopped.




feel more better "not photoshopped" StoryTee

i've teamed up with feel more better, stylecaster, and a slew of other blogger babes to promote a positive and empowering message for women through the "not photoshopped" campaign. if you have ever been fooled by the slimming effect of a garment or a model's pore-less skin in a makeup advertisement, then you agree with me that, while photoshopping is necessary in the print world, if a image is modified it should be stated as such, so young and old women alike can maintain a healthy self-esteem. feel more better has created StoryTees including this "not photoshopped" tank, and with every purchase they will give a book to an underprivileged girl. i can attest that i do not use photoshop, because if i did, i would smooth out the hump in my nose that's prominent in a lot of my blog pictures. but i don't - it's a part of who i am. 
no one is perfect but everyone is beautiful. that includes you.

i'm also giving away one of the tanks i'm wearing (a size medium), all you have to do is leave your
name and email in a comment below and i'll randomly choose a winner next tuesday! 
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