Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Midnight Dancers

I really love this song, and I picked out a few words/phrases that really helped me I draw inspiration for this outfit: the cobbled streets of Paris, Lovers, break the rules, you had me all along, I can hardly breathe, stay the night with me

So I decided something that was romantic, slightly rebellious, something you could walk all night in, and something that had some Paris inspiration.  Hello iconic striped shirt, ruffled skirt, soft curls, and edgy boots you could definitely walk (or dance) all night in!
Shirt: Gap, Undershirt: Shade, Skirt and necklace: Downeast Basics, Boots: Last Chance

Monday, January 28, 2013

4th Annual Music Inspiration Challenge

It's my favorite time of year to be a fashion blogger, the time where my sister and I participate in our annual Music Inspiration Challenge!

Let me recap for any new readers.  Years ago my sister mentioned she turns to music often for outfit inspiration.  A feeling in a song, a music video, an artist, an era- you name it, they all give some serious outfit inspiration!  We decided to give each other a playlist of 12 songs, much like a CD with a variety of songs.  You have to come up with an outfit for each song and post it within a month.

You can see my recaps of 2012, 2011, and 2010 at each of the links.  This challenge always stretches my greatly as my sister and I have very different taste in music.  We both love that since it helps us come up with outfits we never would have come up with sans this challenge.

So without further adieu, here's this year's list that I will start styling and post this week:

1. Settle Down- Kimbra
2. Midnight Dancers- Wolfgang
3. Waterloo- Abba
4. December, 1963 [Oh What a Night] - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
5. Anna Sun- Walk the Moon
6. Baba O'Riley- The Who
7. 5 Years Time- Noah and The Whale
8. Stardust- Mika
9. Dream- Pricilla Ahn
10. Northwestern Girls- Say Hi
11. Barton Hollow- The Civil Wars
12. Runaways- The Killers

I'll be starting my first post tomorrow and posting in two days, brace yourself! You can also play along if you like, we love other friends who feel inspired by music. Also be sure to check out the fantastic things my sister dreams up on her blog as well!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Biker Chick meets Purple Flower Girl

Cardigan: Loft, Shirt: H&M, Skirt: Anthro, Boots: Last Change

Thursday, January 17, 2013


Blazer: H&M, $15, Jeans: BR Outlet, $18, Shirt: AE, $15, Necklace: Jcrew knockoff from China, $20, Shoes: Burlington Coat Factory

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wild Side

Pants: Gap, Shoes: Last Chance, Shirt: Banana Republic, Jacket: Aeropostale

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Hipster Cafe

When you're meeting your hipster musician friends at a hipster brunch joint outfits like this just make sense.
Skirt: Downeast, Shoes: AE, Shirt: Gap via Goodwill, Sweater: H&M, Hat: Mall Boutique

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Those Strategy Meetings

I love that I can pull off jeans in the world of business, just add a blazer and you fit right in to those strategy meetings!
Blazer: Banana Republic, Shirt: Anthropologie, Jeans: Tommy, Flats: Random Mall Store

Monday, January 7, 2013

And Then I Went to Madewell

Remember my last post? Well, I went, I found a great deal on pants, and I'm converted!
Pants: Madewell, $16, Shoes: Mall Store, $13, Shirt: Gap via Goodwill, $6, Necklace: Francesca's gifted