30 December 2008

after christmas christmas present

hi hi hi everyone! it feels like it's been forever! i hope everyone had a wonderful holiday/christmas/hanukkah and tons of great food and great times with your loved ones. i'm sorry for the lack of updates--i was down south visting the family and eating lots of collard greens, turkey and pecan pie. it was fantastic.

hmm...let's see...i don't have many presents to share with you guys. my parents and relatives gave up trying to figure out my style/tastes when i was 14 or so--i usually just get cash to do with as i see fit. oh yeah, it's terrible, i know. ;)

i purchased a few books i have been wanting, twin peaks (boxed set) and a pair of moccasin boots (you will see these very soon!) but nothing too crazy. i splurged on only one item--the large warmer from ozetta! i have been looking for something like this for about a year now and could somehow never find one that was perfect and within my price range. when i saw camille's post about ozetta and saw the warmer, i knew i had to have it. it is just too gorgeous. i decided on the barley-colored one (pictured below). yes, that's right, it is a departure from my usual love affair with all things black and grey. i can't wait to see it. so so excited!

don't worry, dear readers, you will be the first ones to see it! yay!

09 December 2008

gothic? maybe a little

yes, i do realize that i look gothically pale in these photos. that's because, well i am in fact gothically pale. it's just not usually this obvious. haha. i'm a redhead, it comes with the territory unfortunately.

anyhow, this dress was purchased after thanksgiving at a cute boutique in my neighborhood--alter. it is from a clothing line simply called "black" that is based out of LA. i have been searching for online info for them but i keep coming up empty-handed. oh well. this dress and i had a love at first sight moment in the store. i couldn't keep my hands off of it. i just kept walking over and fluffing it and re-arranging the fabric. i was embarrassingly smitten. i have just always been drawn to very dramatic and architectural clothing. i had to buy it. as the owner told me "it's very westwood." i agree.

08 December 2008

pleats and folds

i love this vintage dress so much. good fabric, great color, and amazing details. sara at used & abused didn't even have to alter it for me- it fits like a glove. she actually thinks that it was a home made dress- can you imagine? i wore this out on saturday with my grandmother's mink swing coat. some odd looks were thrown my way on the subway but i couldn't have been happier!

vintage dress from used & abused, club monaco belt, h&m wedge booties

04 December 2008

i'm addicted...so what?

i know you guys are so surprised to see...more plaid!! yay! come on, you have to stick with a good thing right? i love this shirt so much. it's HUGE and that makes it perfect for layering and throwing over dresses. i actually found this skirt at f21 and it reminds me of those cute little skirts that are all over the swedish-style blogs all the time. i love how it bells out but is still very much loose and fluid. i always have a fear that these skirts will somehow be stiff and pouffy--and that i will end up looking like some sort of deranged ballerina or something. luckily, i don't have to worry about that with this skirt. whew.

ok, i give you my word that my next post will be plaid-free! promise. :)

(shirt: thrifted, skirt: f21, belt: f21, tights: h&m, boots: danielle's)

03 December 2008

out there underwear

i have to admit that i totally bought this a few weeks back because it reminded me of wendy's studded corset over at hand it over. unfortunately i don't have the gumption to stud mine so this will have to suffice for now. i like it's layering options and have also worn it over a button down and over a dress (as has melissa from sex and coffee). it's on sale at h&m right now. maybe it should live in your closet too? i'm actually thinking about getting it in black as well...

i am so not this sullen in the real world...

urban outfitters sweater, h&m corset, american apparel tshirt, urban outfitters jeans, aldo shoes

02 December 2008

still mad for plaid

ahhh...plaid, plaid, plaid, how i love you so. this skirt was purchased at a thrift store and was originally super long-i'm talking painfully modest and unflattering long. i cut it off (yes, i am still juvenile and like to take the scissors to my clothes more often than i should). i purposely did not make it super short and i think when it is belted and worn high-waisted it manages to escape the dreaded catholic school girl territory, no?

the sweatshirt is american apparel (50/25/25 blend)and i think that it might be the perfect sweatshirt. it is thin and feels perfectly worn in, plus it goes with EVERYTHING. i sort of have a love/hate relationship with AA (i absolutely hate their advertising)but i have to admit that they do heathered grey better than anyone else out there.

(skirt: thrifted, sweatshirt: AA, belt: f21, tights: h&m, boots: danielle's)

01 December 2008

black & blue

this skirt is heaven. a gift from the used & abused girls, i smile every time i see it in my over-crowded closet. something about the way the leather was broken in makes it fit like a glove. that's me being nosey and watching my neighbors out the bay windows- not, by any means, attempting to strike a pose.

vintage skirt, american apparel tshirt, aldo shoes