okay so i must admit, i did not shoot this outfit tonight. today i sat home looking at shoes online--in my sweats. oh except for walking the dog and a trip to starbucks, which honestly i didn't even feel like doing. cfs is acting up a little worse than usual. it's been rainy in l.a. which always makes for a nice lazy day anyway. my heart goes out to the people in chile. i don't read/watch the news as i don't like to feed into any negativity, but i hear things through fb and twitter. sending lots of love that direction.
okay on another note, if you have been following my blog you know i have a love for kimonos. this one is a really pretty light mint color that you can't really see in the pics. i paired it with some aa leggings and the dany's. i also put chopsticks in my hair and my lips are painted like a geisha. i must have really been getting into character, i mean look at those poses...and a bell even! love.
kimono jacket: vintage, tank top: american apparel, leggings: shiny high waist in smoke, dany platforms: jessica simpson, leather belt: vintage, coral earring: apparellel, hand chain: apparellel.
the last few days i have been jetting down to my local american apparel and chillin' with, we shall call him j, (until he tells me i can use his name. ahahaha!) a really styling guy that works there. we hang out and talk about clothing and style. he is the bomb people, his style, his personality....he rocks it. so if you ever want to head down to aa and if you live in los angeles i suggest the one on hollywood and cherokee, which is literally 2 blocks away from me--so while you are there call me and we will get a coffee and maybe, if we are lucky, j will join us.
okay so the point of all this. here i go getting all ADD on you again--the point--yes, is that it is so hard if not impossible to hang out at that store and not want to buy everything. i wanted a little something to help me get inspired for an outfit post. so i picked up these sangria shimmery numbers (and the disco pants in charcoal, i had to my peeps!), came home threw on this vintage dress and my michael kors cut-out wedgies that i keep forgetting about. they probably think i have been cheating on them with my js dany's--i will have a talk with them later. and voila! so anywhoo, i hope you are all enjoying your weekend so far. thank you for not leaving any nasty comments yesterday, haha! in fact the support that i got from you was amazing and i love you all. seriously every single one of you has an impact on my day. thank you for taking the time to stalk me. and believe me i'm stalking you right back. (=;
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babydoll dress: vintage cut short. sangria shimmer opaque tights: american apparel, shoes: michael kors, hat: vintage, purse: grandma's vintage.
as you have probably noticed from my outfit posts, i'm a bit bipolar when it comes to what i wear. some might find this strange, but like i have said before, this is how i express myself, and this is why i have a blog. i was reading bravegrrl's blog the other day and she was talking about how she feels like she has been "blog friendly" and keeping it too safe with her blog. i could totally relate, having just started this last november and getting serious about it a month ago, it is extremely new. and as i am one that knows what i want when it comes to clothing, i felt myself wondering if it is truly "okay" to be myself, what might people think? what if i get a hater comment? i've come to the conclusion that i really don't give a shit. i started this blog for myself and if people don't like it they can go elsewhere. but honestly i don't see my readers doing that because they are here for a reason, they like my style. and really guys thank you so much for supporting me, i had no idea i would have this many readers/lookers in this amount of time. i am astonished and honored to be a part of your world, as you are mine. thank you. and in saying that--here is my ass. enjoy!
tee: 3 for $10. store by trader joe's, tights: american apparel, zoe boots: sam edelman, headband: thrift, gloves: thanks nandi!
short but sweet today. i can hear all the sighs of relief now. (=: today's outfit was based around this vintage chanel magnifying glass necklace, which was very popular in its day--somewhere in the '85-'89 period i believe. very madonna "express yourself." this gem was also from my grandma's collection. and... the hat. need i say more?
thank you lookers, readers, followers and stalkers. you are loved. and truly thank you for all of your sweet comments yesterday.
dress: vintage laize adzer, stirrup lace tights: american apparel, leopard print booties: zara, hat: vintage with added tail, vintage chanel magnifying glass necklace: grandma's collection, hand chain: apparellel.
this is kind of my "fuck you" to the universe. i have been so agro lately and i know what it is. as most of you know i lost my brother a few weeks ago and i have been really good at distracting myself and not really dealing with it. instead of getting horribly depressed per usual i am getting mad at everything, and it's really unlike me. i am a generally outgoing, optimistic and happy person. a true sag. what is my point? i am going to directly quote something my bff wrote in her blog. she is hysterical and you should check her out. this is my thought exactly:
You see, I’ve tried spiritual cleansing and speaking to the universe (note to universe: may be time for you to get a hearing aid….BFF and I compared notes and it seems neither of us have been heard) and it seems when I speak to or throw the negative energy to the universe, it just boomerangs right back to me.
I think I’ve given the universe several chances. --grigio girl.
seriously take a look at her blog if you like witty shit. anyway i am ready for things to start looking up, the good thing is, that apparently anger is a step up from depression. so yay.
hope you all are enjoying your week. thanks for letting me vent. i love you all.
jean jacket: vintage?, tank top: brian lichtenberg, disco pant: american apparel, zoe boots: sam edelman, necklace: alex + chloe x brian lichtenberg, hand chain: apparellel.
i realized today that it has been a while since i've worn my 'fancy pants' and i haven't featured them on this here personal style blog yet. these leggings are quite the feast for the eyes and really speak for themselves. i purchased them on ebay a while back, because they were like nothing i have ever seen...since the 80's that is--when i swear i had a pair of leggings almost exactly like this, and i have the picture to prove it...somewhere (wow, a lot of grammatical and punctuation errors in that sentence). little miss violetta always wants to be in the pictures and i let her today, she was so very happy for her cameo. and also i realized that the "hat with the tail" as wendy b calls it, is only going to leave my head at shower time and bedtime. so get used to it now. haha. love.
this just in! today i was featured in an awesome blog that specializes in clogs. it is called every clog has it's day, and i love visiting this site for pure eye candy. she also gives you weekly links to clogs she finds on ebay, which is ultra cool. check it out, you will fall in love with not only her blog but some of the amazing gems she discovers.
thank you again everyone for visiting my blog, i can't really say it enough. and again, until the banner is up, here is the link to my *inspire blog.
cardigan: zara, tank top: 3 for $10.00 shop, fancy pant leggings: vintage, boots: dingo, hat: vintage with added tail, key necklace: vintage tiffany's, hand chain: apparellel.
today i wore one of my favorite tank tops by wildfox. i got it a couple of years ago when they were called whitehorse. you should definitely check out their site. they have some really great stuff and their photo shoots are the bomb. i wore my fave 1974 re-issue levi strauss bell bottoms and jeffrey campbell clogs. for a jacket i added a little color with my laize adzer, and sported my alex + cloe x brian lichtenberg necklace, that i got some time ago at new high (m)art, my favorite store ever. i will have to do a whole write up on them, and if you get time check out their blog. and of course the hat--what would i do without hats. i could spend hours on ebay browsing the hats. if any of you see any really special ones will you give me a holla?!
i noticed i have some new readers and would like to thank you for visiting and for all of your sweet ass comments. you bring brightness to my darkest days--and there have been some pretty dark ones lately. thank you!
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jacket: vintage laize adzer, tank: wildfox, jeans: levi strauss 1974 re-issue bell bottoms, clogs: jeffrey campbell 'charlie', necklace: alex + chloe x brian lichtenberg, hat: vintage.