Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Red White & Blue Early

Can you tell this is my favorite color combo? It appears a lot, and this is my one week to use it as an excuse! I wish I would have taken a close up, the thin blue stripes with the tuxedo ruffles are what makes me love this dress so much! I'm glad I take photos....time to tailor this one!

Dress: Target, $7 clearance, Belt: NY & Co, $13, Belt: NY & Co, $7
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Monday, June 29, 2009

Blessed Swedes!

It's totally normal to be so happy you are almost moved to tears when you find out they are opening an H&M in your state.....right?

Royal Blue

I've decided this color looks good on everyone, so I think it's a shade I'll be buying more of!

Dress: Target, $7, Scarf: Vintage Thrifted, $2, Shoes: Payless: $9, Watch: Fossil, gifted
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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Vintage Suit

Sometimes there are truly small miracles that come out of thrift stores- this vintage suit that fits almost everywhere perfectly may just be one of them. Finding it on 1/2 day at Goodwill- I must have done something right in life!

Suit: Vintage, thrifted, $8, Shirt: NY & Co, $12, Shoes: Nine West, $20, Earrings: NY & Co, $5

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Maxi Love

I wasn't sure I would be rockin' the maxi this summer, love them, but I'm short. On a good day I'm 5'4 and I was worried this would cut me off in all the wrong places. And then one magical day last week I walked into American Eagle, which I normally don't shop at (only for jeans), and I found this number for a ridiculously low price in a color I've been hoping to add more frequently to my wardrobe. When I put it on I was surprised at the cut, and thought- people may ask me if I got implants.... maybe I'm dreaming here, probably so (I was a nearly A all of high school, and when I quit formal sports I blossomed). I at least think I have an extra umph up top and to me that's worth losing an inch or two on the bottom.....thoughts?

Dress: AE, $12, Shoes: Target, $13, White Layering T: Downeastbasics.com, $10, Jacket: Aeropostale (forever ago), $10
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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Unique Primary Colors

I don't own a lot of yellow- purple and yellow are the colors that could use some attention next time I go shopping.... I tried to use whatever yellow I had for the weardrobe contest, and found this shirt hiding in my closet just as the time was up. Jessica of weardrobe still let me enter this outfit- what a doll! When I put on yellow I was just feeling the primary colors, but since the yellow is a unique hue I wanted to give the whole outfit a twist with a unique red and blue. I feel like I look fake next to the colors of nature with 3 bright hues! I'm also indulging myself with a 4th pic today, the lighting was awesome outside- overcast in AZ doesn't happen often- and this is the first picture in my 7 months of almost daily photography that my natural eye color came out without any help! I was happy green came out to play this day. I also noticed freckles, which I haven't had since I played soccer in high school. I guess the running outdoors is bringing out my youth again. Anyway, my vanity gets the best of me since this is the first pictures of my face I've liked in a long time- so thanks for tolerating a 4th!

Shirt: Anthropologie, $10 (seriously), Skirt: Latin Market, $5, Belt: NY & Co, $7, Shoes: NY & Co, $14
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Preppy Casual

I've seen a few other bloggers wear their scarf as substitute cami on lower shirts/dresses and really wanted to copy!
Shirt: Banana Republic, $12, Scarf: vintage thrifted, $2, Skirt: Target, $5, Shoes: Payless, $9, Bracelet: Black Market Minerals, $3
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Monday, June 22, 2009

Mad Men

I had a Sa-weet coupon to NY & Co so I went and got a few back-to-school items. Yes, I'm a dork and I do back to school shopping. I try to wait and not wear anything until school starts but couldn't resist the yellow with the current weardrobe contest. I also couldn't resist the skirt- I am in love with the style and have wanted a skirt like this for a while, even if my shopping buddy told me it makes me look a little too hip-ish. Wasn't that the idea in 50's/60's? Oh and maybe then I said it's OK to break into your new shoes for fall and necklace too. Just be aware, I'll be wearing this again in about 5 weeks!

Shirt: NY & Co, $8, Skirt: NY & Co, $8, Shoes: Nine West, $20, Necklace: Forever 21, $8
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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Smokey Eyes

I made a quick stop at Sephora this morning- and was immediately asked if I am into smokey eyes and if they could do a demo on me. Why not, it's summer and I have extra time not to mention I hadn't put make up on yet (I'm not a huge make up wearer) plus I already had wavy hair. I was amazed how much I like it in shades of gray and so much eye make up. I came out feeling so hard core, and decided to try my least common style icon- the rocker chick for a dinner I was going to. I was pleasantly surprised how much I liked this. I think some crossbones and pleather may show up in my wardrobe....

Jeans: AE, $20, Bronze Wedges: Rampage, $7, Shirt: Target, $3.50, Cardigan: NY & Co, $8, Necklace: Mall Store, $1 sale
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Friday, June 19, 2009

In The Details

Shirt: New York & Co, $12, Skirt: Latin Market, $5, Shoes: Payless, $9 (after sale), Earrings: New York & Co, $5

I love the subtle details in clothes- I think it really is what makes fashion interesting. I loved the little bow in my skirt, I love the small ruffle on this shirt, I love the buckle on these shoes. I feel like these pieces are all like the cool kids who aren't trying to be cool. I also love that this is my favorite color combo (at least currently).
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Retro BBQ

Shirt: Gap, $12, Shorts: Gap, $15, Shoes: Payless, $20

Do you ever draw outfit inspiration from funny sources? I was envisioning a teenage boy headed to a BBQ in the 1960's, and pulled this out. When I thought about it again, I added the shoes and a high ponytail (high for me anyway, I have thick hair and it hurts to go much higher) and channeled a movie that came out when I was in junior high- Now and Then. I loved it, me and friends all identified with one character and their attitude. I had a friend who even taped her chest like Regina. A slightly over sized striped shirt with walking shorts was all the rage in fashion in that movie- so there's my strange inspiration for a ridiculously simple summer outfit. And in case you were wondering, I did grill shrimp for dinner.

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She's Gone Country

Skirt: Gap, $12, Shirt: Kohls, $8. Earrings: Icing, $6, Shoes: Rampage, $7
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Hippie Chic Take 2

I couldn't help pulling together one more hippie chic look.

Dress: Ann Taylor Loft, borrowed from sister, Belt: Bong shop in Mexico (don't worry I've never tried any drug, and never will, but they had the best "bulsuras de cuerpo" aka leather bracelets), $5, Headband: So old I'll never know, Boots: Latin Market, $15 (I think)
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Monday, June 15, 2009

Hippie Chic

I joined weardrobe this week- at first I wasn't feeling it, but then I realized it's a pretty cool site that catalogs your clothes for you. You can look things up by item in your closet and see outfits you wore with it- do join (no they didn't pay me to say that) and we can be friends there too! Anywho- they had a hippie chic outfit contest this week, winner gets a nice gift card. I spent the weekend getting in touch with my inner hippie and rocked my boho outfits, so stay tuned! I'll admit I had a little too much fun here, as I spent my junior high days trying to be a hippie (eating vegetarian diet, only listening to Beatles and 70's rock, growing my hair super long). I guess you can tell what a preppy girl I am by most my looks, but I will always have a flair for Boho- it's part of my strange learning my identity stage!

Shirt: Forever 21, $30 (one item I paid FULL price for), Vest: Vintage, borrowed from sister, Jeans: AE, $20, Shoes: Target, $13, Bracelet: Shop near mi casa de Mexico in college, $5ish, Headband: From original hippie days (seriously), Necklace: Made by me
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