Monday, February 25, 2013

journeys.

vintage coat and belt; h&m sweater (old), scarf (old) and hat; forever 21 skirt (old - similar here and here); 
target tights; zara bag; michael kors watch; vintage boots. 

my girly days are the more fun. skipping around the neighborhood in a swingy floral skirt, so many layers that i can barely feel the cold, and not a care in the world. topshop is selling an identical pair for $130+, but i picked up these boots for less than i paid for my strawberry milkshake at brunch - the best. fashion is cyclical and this goes to show that with a little hunting, you can find vintage classics that look exactly like what's currently in high street shops. i toned down the feminine skirt with an androgynous peacoat, another favorite find that was last worn here.

many thoughts come to mind as i write this post, but one thing that is sticking out most to me is something i've taught myself: act without expectation and let go of the outcome. it really is all about the journey and not the destination. and love yourself fearlessly.


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Friday, February 22, 2013

i can't forget you.

forever 21 blouse; madewell jeans; h&m beanie (similar here); vintage belt; vintage coach bag; michael kors watch; aldo boots.

hey guys, i'm back! i took a few days away to regroup and re-inspire myself and seriously lost track of time - it's been almost two weeks since i've posted (!). i'll make up for it, i promise. here i was feeling the perfect day look consisting of the most classic pieces. a spontaneous removal of my coat to show off this blouse lead to silly poses and dance moves (cue the laughter). it kind of makes me want to download vine, but i don't know if i need another social media app to drain my phone's battery. we shall see...

 i know i can't see your faces but i hope you're happy to see mine :)

lovin you so much mike diaz.
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Monday, February 11, 2013

cover me all the time.

thrift coat (similar here) and sweater; h&m faux leather skirt (similar here) and beanie (similar here);
target tights (similar here); zara bag (similar here); aldo boots

1. this looked so much better without tights. i actually liked the outfit even more with just my staple black skinnies (anything that shows off/elongates the leg is what i always lean towards). but, for the sake of mixing things up, i paired these thrift finds with an old pencil skirt. i think everything actually worked together quite nicely in the end.

2. i like to make fun of myself, often thinking (out loud) when taking photos, "i wonder if my readers ever get sick of these boots?". 
but hey, this is me - real, honest, and hopefully relatable. 

3. personal note: i've been wearing this coat all the time and i do so proudly, as my little brother is serving on active duty!

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Saturday, February 09, 2013

if it makes you feel fine.

should i be glad i'm missing NYFW thanks to nemo? my instagram feed tells me otherwise - everyone still seems to be having a blast. i couldn't go this season for financial reasons and i want to save my vacation days, but i still kind of wish i was there hanging out with all my favorite gals. we've got plenty of our own snow here in chicago, so for now, i'll play on picturesque landscapes while wearing my latest thrift acquisition (army coat!). full outfit post coming monday :)

& today's song deserves a bigger video because this is exactly how i dance to this song, alone in my apartment. yep. loveee foxygen.

 
have an amazing weekend!
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Thursday, February 07, 2013

honey.

(source - tumblr: acres and french-voguettes, becauseimaddicted, studded hearts)

sweet little nothings are always the best pick-me-up, and are perfect under february's notorious layers.

 
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Monday, February 04, 2013

i found a way.

vintage coat; men's thrift sweater (nearly identical here); h&m denim shirt (similar here and here), faux leather pants (similar here), 
and beanie (similar here); vintage coach purse (similar here); forever 21 socks; aldo boots

sub-zero temperatures have made me unwilling to step outside for any longer than it takes to walk from one place to the next, but i have a found a way to make things bearable...and it involves four layers. the equation? thermal + shirt + sweater + coat, tights under pants, and two pairs of socks. extra love for my horse print ones which make an appearance with just a roll of the cuff.

 happy monday! what are you guys doing to make today special?
maybe start with some beautiful music.


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