Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New Beginnings...

My oh my,

I can't believe that I'm back in Gainesville and already busy with school and meetings. Yours truly is finally a senior! I'm terribly sorry about the lack of posts at the end of the summer, life at Urban Outfitters was incredibly busy...though all of the hard work certainly paid off : )
I plan on posting photos of some highlights of my summer in Philly as well as some deets about my incredible internship very soon, I can't wait to share with you all. In the meantime, I'd love to tell you about one of my latest projects.

My first day back in Gainesville was very exciting because upon my arrival I had a few hours to style looks for my own photo shoot with one of my favorite local publications, The Fine Print. This summer I was asked to write a 'Guide to Gainesville Thrifting' for The Fine Print's "Guide to Gainesville" edition, which comes out today! Of course, I jumped at the opportunity. When I was asked to put together outfits inspired by my love of thrifted finds to be shot for the story, I was both nervous and elated (I'm very camera shy!). I am so thrilled to share some of my favorite second-hand spots with you, as well as show you some of my prized vintage treasures. I think incorporating vintage into your everyday wardrobe is such a wonderful way to enhance your personal style and shop in an environmentally conscious manner. Thrifted pieces are often so beautiful and well made, once you give it a try you'll love mixing in these treasures with pieces currently in your closet. In pulling looks for the shoot, I even surprised myself with how much vintage I wear on a day-to-day basis. Oh how I adore old things!

Here is a sneak peek of my photoshoot:

Photos by Henry Taskier

Outfit 1: Vintage Head Scarf (worn as a turban), Urban Outfitters taffeta bustier, Vintage Escada Trousers, Vintage Florsheim Pumps, Vintage Chanel belt, Vintage jewels, Vintage pearl clutch.
Outfit 2: Urban Outfitters blouse, Vintage 1950s skirt, Nine West jewel pumps, Vintage gold belt, Vintage beaded clutch, Vintage jewels
Outfit 3: Vintage blouse with a pearl collar, Urban Outfitters scalloped shorts, Dolce Vita platform pumps, Vintage beaded purse, Vintage jewels

If you're in Gainesville, don't forget to pick up the latest edition of The Fine Print and check out the story for yourself. I'll be sure to post a link to the story as soon as it's up. I'd love to hear what you thought about the article, feel free to leave a comment with your ideas about vintage shopping in Gainesville and my quick guide.

Can't wait to tell you all what else I've been up to!

Love ya heaps,


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Summer Stripes:

Gosh, what a great Tuesday!

Skipped over to the office, had a wonderful intern "inspiration" trip to The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, work work work, and then happy hour and Mexican food with the Marketing team.

Frozen drinks on a sunny summer evening call for a quick, silly photo shoot at home to show you one of my favorite go-to outfits for summer.

Wearing: UO Striped Tunic, Vintage belt, Target skirt, Sam Edelman gladiators, Antique jewels

The Philadelphia heatwave has had me putting my cotton blouses and breezy skirts to good use. Breathable fabrics are a must, but because I won't sacrifice fashion for comfort I make sure to accessorize my otherwise basic summer looks. I recently picked up this pretty tunic from Urban Outfitters. I've been opening my heart up to red lately and these sweet stripes fit the bill. The skirt and belt I've had for years. The sandals are actually a replacement pair of Sam Edelman gladiators I bought in NY two summers ago but wore to death. I couldn't imagine my life without them.

My work outfits can get pretty creative, but as of late its been all about the easy layers and feminine silhouettes.

What are your summer staples?

Heaps love,


Monday, July 12, 2010

Surprise, surprise:

Good evening,

Like I mentioned in my last post, I recently took a lovely trip to Anthropologie. When I saw this frilly little number, I knew I had to have it. It cracks me up that my intern buddies all gave me the "you would buy that!" look when I picked out this pink, bow-printed-bow-trimmed, ruffle frock. What can I say.....I know what I like!

I wore it to perk up this rainy Monday:

The dress is trimmed with these adorable, tiny bows:

All I have to say is: destiny.

Worn with my "Flavia" necklace, python bangles from Italy, Steve Madden flats, and Forever21 bow belt.

Hope everyone had a nice Monday!


Thursday, July 8, 2010


Hey, everyone!

I don't think I could possibly explain how much I love my internship and my life here in Philadelphia, so I think that I'll just leave it at that. I am so happy doing what I am doing right now.

Despite my efforts to look ruffly and cute every single day, the summer heat has me looking all disheveled by the time I get home in the evening, and I'm always too ashamed of my condition to take photos of my outfits after a long day's work.

I decided to just deal with it today and take a photo of my simple, yet fun outfit for this busy Thursday. There are a few little details that I quite enjoyed.

Wearing: Urban Outfitters blouse and skirt, Anthropologie silk sandals, Vintage brooch, Tiffany & Co. jewels

This morning the intern group had a wonderful in-store visit and presentation at Anthropologie. We learned all about the brand, business, and visual display concepts of the store. It was really lovely. Afterwards, we had a private shopping experience. I couldn't help but pick up these beautiful sandals, among other things. Immediately upon purchasing, I put them on for work. They really brightened up my outfit.

Here are a few closeups of things that I felt made this otherwise simple outfit a bit more special:

Collar Pleating

Brooch at the hip

This is my new Sabina purse that I've been toting around with me lately. It's everything that I have been looking for in a handbag: large enough to hold all of my necessities, lots of pockets, ruffly(of course), buttery soft black leather, and a removable cross-strap for when I'm a bicycle commuter again. I'm in love.

Oh, and I got a haircut last week! Take a look:

I quite like this new do'. It's a bit androgynous but I like it because its sort of like a geeky third-grade boy's haircut. But in a cute way. Not to mention, it keeps me cool in the Philadelphia sun. I promise my hair looks much prettier when I leave for work in the morning!

Let me know what you all think!

Oh, and I'm looking for some new style icons. Lately I've been a bit bored with my styling and want to find new, fun ways to utilize my clothes. If you have any style inspiration that you'd like to share, send it my way!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Socks & Sandals

Today I wore....

Socks & Sandals!!

I can't deny it, I love this trend!
Wearing: Urban Outfits Neon Ankle Socks, Jeffrey Campbell Ruffle Platforms

I think I also forgot to show you guys the platform sandals that I bought at the beginning of summer. They're my "Summer Shoe".

Wearing: Platform Sandals from Steve Madden with neon pink tights from Paris.

As you can see, I have a thing for platforms and hot pink hosiery.

I've had my ruffle platforms forever now, I don't know how they're not falling apart. I love my summer platform sandals because they're cute and 70's and have that clog-inspired shape, without actually being clogs (you know?).

I would have shown you my outfit today but after a long day of work and trekking through the city in 6 inch heels, I'm exhausted. Until next time!



Monday, June 21, 2010

Flavs at the Flea Market:

Evening, Loves!

This weekend was fabulous.
I managed to experience bowling in a way that I've never experienced it before, followed by an amazing and impromptu stop into the Vans OTW Collection release party! The weekend also consisted of dining with my fellow lady interns, brunching solo at a romantic french bistro, sitting in the park, and much more.

Perhaps the highlight of my weekend was my first Philadelphia flea market trip!

It was booths like these that made my heart swoon...

Soo many jewels!!

Here are some photos of my precious finds, as well as some of me putting them to good use:

Vintage Weiss Crystal Brooch

My Loot: Two Neon Vintage Turban-Headwraps, Vintage Weiss Crystal Brooch, Vintage Coin-Purse Locket, Vintage German Chain-mail Coin Purse

Hope you all like my latest treasures!

Been to any good fleas lately?

P.S.- Keep your eyes peeled for my "Guide to Flea Market Shopping", coming up soon on The Gainesville Style!



Thursday, June 17, 2010

Lady Vanderbilt

Hey there!

Gosh I really need to post more often! I guess the internship has just been keeping me soo busy and I'm so tired when I get home. Promise: more updates coming up!!

In other news...
I wanted to tell you guys about a really darling jewelry brand, Lady Vanderbilt!
They recently sent me one of their adorable "Miss Initial" charm necklaces, and I couldn't wait to show it to you. You don't know how happy I was to receive this pretty package in the mail...
My first Philadelphia package, by the way!!

Look at that little beauty! The "Miss Initial" charm necklaces are wonderful because they come in EVERY letter of the alphabet. I never find "F" accessories, so I was especially delighted about this. The necklace is on a delicate gold-colored 18" chain, perfect for layering or wearing alone, and hanging from it is the precious, teeny letter charm and three Swarovski crystals (all 14k gold plated).

We all know that I love to wear many-a-jewel...

Recently I've been particularly intrigued by adding delicate little pieces into my jewelry repertoire, and this charm necklace is perfect. The little "F" makes a very cute statement.

I just adore how teeny it is:

Just about the size of a fingernail...

I'd have to say that what I especially love about this little gem is that it only costs $36.00 and the craftsmanship is impeccable. I know I'll be wearing mine paired with my favorite vintage jewels, or just alone with my summer frocks.

You can purchase these wonderful charm necklaces on the Lady Vanderbilt website, here.

If you have any questions about the necklace, feel free to shoot me a comment!

Let me know what you think!