10.23.2013

PRETTY PASTELS








Vintage Denim Jacket // DV by Dolce Vita Deidra lace top // Vintage Pleated Skirt // Dolce Vita Sue snakeskin pump (similar here)

I've been seeing a lot of lady-like pink on all my favorite style inspiration sites lately. Not being too keen on either pink or lady-like dressing, I thought I'd give the look a go. However, I couldn't resist throwing on a denim jacket and beanie for a little tomboy flare.  

10.17.2013

THIS COULD BE MY HALLOWEEN COSTUME






Add braided pigtails and a macabre attitude and this could be a costume for a fashionable Wednesday Addams! However, it's not quite skanky enough to be my Halloween costume. That's right, I'm one of those girls that uses the holiday as an excuse to run around in a bra and an eye patch (pirate, duh). I still haven't decided on a costume yet - catwoman maybe? This year I'll be in Maui for Halloween and I hear Lahaina gets crazee during that time of year, can't wait!   

10.15.2013

THE MEANING OF BLACK







Dolce Vita tweed and leather jacket (similar here) // Vintage sweater // Mango super slim-fit coated jeans // Dolce Vita Helena ankle boots  

We, as a culture, seem to agree on the following about the color black:
1. It's slimming
2. It's the color of mourning
3. It's timeless and always stylish

Therefore, based on the outfit I'm wearing one could only assume that I'm feeling bloated, depressed, and yet still trying to keep my cool. Yep, that sounds about right. Which makes me wonder... Black on black on black is all everyone wears in the winter, does that mean we're all feeling the same way? I wouldn't be surprised, winter kind of has that effect on people.      


10.09.2013

DIY DINING TABLE AND CHAIRS






For a design junkie like myself, moving into my first real apartment - post college - was the best thing ever. For some reason I find filling my place with stuff insanely satisfying, and two years later I'm still going at it! Now being a young 20-something year old, I'm 1). broke and B). fickle. So I can't afford to shop at fancy furniture stores like West Elm and I get the urge to change things about every other month. 

My latest and greatest change was to my dining area. I seriously hated my old dining chairs so much, I never wanted to have people over for fear that they would see them and question my taste level and subsequently all my life decisions (people do that, ya know). Anyways, after nearly a year of searching for some affordable dining chairs - preferably white, with fabric cushions, and french inspired - I finally found a great set! 

The chairs are from Marshall's and at $70 each I didn't feel that bad painting them white. The table was free from Craigslist which was sanded and stained.     

10.07.2013

ALL IN THE DETAILS






Buckles, zips, jacquard, jewels... sometimes having a shit load of details in one outfit looks pretty good. Even the fresh hole in my tights. Speaking of, if anyone knows a brand of sheer tights that is virtually indestructible, please let me know!