Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Dress: Mikarose, $15, Cami: Shade, $10, Necklace: eBay, Shoes: NY&Co

Monday, May 27, 2013


Shirt: Anthro, $30, Skirt: thrifted, $3, Shoes: ForeverYoungShoes, $20, Necklace: Urban Peach Boutique, $18

When it starts to heat up, there's little you can do but yield to t-shirts and lightweight skirts. To keep it fun at work I'm trying hard to accessorize to add some texture and colors.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

"Runaways" The Killers

It's finally time for me to post the last Music Inspiration Challenge 2013 picture. I definitely took my time doing this challenge, but have taken even longer to get it up! I wore this about a month ago- yikes! Time to start actually posting these pics I'm taking daily!

All I can really say is I thought of the idea of settling down, running away, and becoming some hipster mom fit to be married to Brandon Flowers, which just kept producing the plan to wear a tunic, printed pants, and a headscarf. And any girl married to a rockstar had better throw some cheetah print in there somewhere...
Tunic: Jcrew, $28, Pants: Ann Taylor via Buffalo Exchange, $3, Belt: H&M, $5, Shoes: Mall boutique, $18, Scarf: Vintage Thrifted, $2, Earrings: Gifted

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

"Dream" Pricilla Ahn

"I had a dream, that I could fly" had birds on the mind.  I also love the soul searching lyrics and feel with the childhood innocence and whimsy of this song.  I went with a sober looking cardi and adult shoes, but wanted a whimsical necklace to tie together the rhythm and lyrics of this song.
Dress: Buffalo Exchange, $24, Shoes and Cardi: Last Chance, Necklace: Urban Peach Boutique

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

"Stardust" Mika

At first I struggled with Stardust by Mika, all I could think was sparkly, star-based items.  But I did that last year with "Starry Eyed" and didn't want to repeat.  So, I dug deep into the lyrics and pictured this scene of a guy meeting a girl at some dressy party or club and just being so excited that he can't stop hitting on her and asking her to "when can I see you again?"  So I put on that dressy party outfit, grabbed some bombshell red Mac lipstick, and played the part to the lyric.
Shirt: Loft, Necklace: Charlotte Russe, Belt: F21, Skirt: Target, Shoes: Last Chance

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

"Baba O'Riley" The Who

I have to admit that Baba O'Riley by The Who was a little bit of a tough one for me.  I kept trying to come up with looks, but kept feeling stumped.  But then I started reading more about the band and the song itself.  Long story short, their many images in red, white, and blue moved me to choose their signature color combo, while the idea that this song was written to be part of an opera originally inspired me to go a little more dressy for this look.

Shirt: Buffalo Exchange, Skirt: Old Navy Shoes: Target, Belt: Boutique, Necklace: Charlotte Russe

Friday, April 19, 2013

"Waterloo" Abba

Abba means two things: the 70's, and fedoras.

Hence my platform leather sandals, fringe sweater, and a fedora made their debut into an outfit I really liked and never would have thought to wear without this challenge!
Sweater: Anthro, Skirt: Old Navy, Fedora: Random mall store, Shoes: Target

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

"Barton Hallow" The Civil Wars

After listening to The Civil Wars "Barton Hallow" I had a hard time finding inspiration at first, but then settled on a Southern belle, warm humid day, country charm look for this one. 
Skirt: Last Chance, Shirt and Earrings: Banana Republic, Belt: Thrifted, Shoes: Target, Necklace: F21

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Settle Down

When I first heard Kimbra's Settle Down I felt like something tribal was called for.  Then I realized I don't own a lot of tribal prints.  Okay, I don't own any.  So I scoured for the next best thing, and decided this floral cardigan was it.
The song is all about settling down, finding a life partner, starting a family, etc.  I wanted to incorporate a little June Clever, with my tribal feel, the black Kimbra wears in the music video, and a little funkiness with pattern mixing.  This is what I came up with.
Cardigan: Last Chance, Skirt: Loft, Shoes: Target, Cami: Shade

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)

Two things: 

1. This is has an up-beat fun tone!  It instantly put me in a party mood, which lead to some bright colors even in a cold February.  
1. 1963, a great time for fashion!  Cropped pants, girly flowers, and lady like cuts for curvy girls.  That inspired me to bust out my favorite 60's print shoes and build from there.  
Pants: Madewell, Shoes: Random mall store, Shirt: Anthropologie, Cardigan/T: Downeast Basics, Earrings: NY&Co