Saturday, July 31, 2010

Morning Dew

Woke up inspired! The sun was out in Chicago, such beautiful weather, my sister and I spent the morning drinking coffee surrounded by flowers and a crystal clear swimming pool. Later I became friends with a family of ducks, fed them some bread and they stuck around while I put my new bell on my bike. Just ordered a new metal basket for it and am so excited for it to arrive.

Friday, July 30, 2010


Sheer Button up from H&M. White cardigan from Forever 21. Black shorts from Forever 21. Combat boots from Charolette Russe. Silver braided headpeice from Forever 21.

Forever 21 Bird ring that I fell in love with.
Wicker Park/Chicago Trip.
 Thrift stores. Vintage Shops. Fell in love with a purse that I could not afford.
Nice fellow on the street with a clever sign which I thought very well
deserved a dollar. He was very grateful. <3
Michigan Ave Chicago Riverwalk.
Overall, an amazing day with my girl Sara!
New Purchases:
Deer antler necklace which I thought was so bizaar I had to have it.
A beautiful black vintage Alligator purse.
Can't wait to wear it everyday come Fall.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Rings and things

Mary-Kate Olsen is a style wizard. She finds the most gorgeous, yet slightly bizarre, jewelery to accessorize with.  Frog bracelets? In a weird way I'm not appalled, infact, I'm now more intrigued. So much so that I found myself searching through Google sites and clicking random photos trying to find more of her looks and anything that would bring me to the source of all her inspirations! I've finally come to the conclusion that she is one of the most talented, the ultimate, thrift store and vintage shopper around. I imagine that she spends her free time rummaging elite vintage shops, finding elegant jewelry worn by Queen Elizabeth herself, or classic weathered handbag constructed in Europe during the war, maybe some pieces originally worn by style savvy Hippies from the late 1960s. She's the ultimate shopper and I would give anything to find out her secret. I live for thrift shopping and finding original, vintage, pieces and making them my own. It's a good feeling knowing that you are wearing a portion of fashion history.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Style Envy: Erin Wasson

The design and style of Erin Wasson, model turned designer's, East Village apartment is probably the most amazing thing I've seen since Carrie Bradshaw's sought after adobe in Sex and the City. The urban, Earthy, vintage appeal is very intriguing and is a design style that one can never get sick of. It's so random and disoriented in such an effortless way that if I lived there, I could never get bored living in such an environment.  The wooden floors, brick walls, THE CLOSET, the plain white walls covered in an unsystematic sequence of art work and what appears to be random objects, and the vintage furniture from different places and eras create such an explicit style that you would be crazy not to fall in love. 
Her closet causes an envious spark in my eye. It's all a mix of vintage finds, personal alterations, designer pieces, and fast-fashion.  Her expressive style is effortless and chic with that badass persona that she's so widely known and admired for.
"When you can take something that is a reject at the thrift 
store sitting on the bottom of a pile of junk and make it 
work, make it look interesting, that's real style to me." 

Saturday, July 24, 2010

When all my dime dancin' is through..

..I run to you
Express studded sandals, Big Buddha Bag, Coach key chain
I waited an hour and a half for someone to come open the doors of Forever 21. It wasn't until 9:30am that I clocked in...I was scheduled at 8:00. I call this the adventures of morning mystery.

Favorite New Top Shop S/S Fall 2010 Items

Rough Diamond Lookbook and some of my favorite peices. I want this black playsuit...perfect for the transition into fall. With tights and chunky boots...I'm dieing, I need it now!