Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Vintage Layer Cake:

Lately I've been really intrigued by layering and experimenting with new textures. Today I felt like using really delicate, sheer fabrics in order to create a gentle, feminine layered look. I collect vintage nightgowns, and I decided to wear one of my favorites underneath this sheer pink pleated skirt that I bought at a vintage boutique in Atlanta. I figured it would work perfectly because the top of the nightie has an adorable lace collar and is very blouse-like.I love that the lace hemline of the nightgown peaks out from beneath the skirt! I figured that my huge Betsey Johnson belt would contrast perfectly with such sweet fabrics. Here is a look at my outfit:

I had a lot of fun skipping around campus in this frilly ensemble. My favorite colors lately have been pale pinks, golds, and nude. Wait til I show you my new Betsey Johnson tutu...

Well, tomorrow I have two language finals and then I may not update until saturday afternoon because my fate is riding on the accounting exam that I have on Saturday morning, wish me luck! Worry not, I have some really fun projects coming up! First off, I just gathered up some supplies to create a longer, more wearable version of my tutu from the tutu-torial (this time in lavender). I will also be sewing up some really nifty leg-wear accessories, but I don't want to spoil any surprises. You all should follow me on twitter because not only have I become addicted, but I also frequently tweet about my tonnish touch secrets.

Until next time!


Monday, December 7, 2009

Playing Dress-Up:

At times, I'm so confused as to what exactly my "style" is. I love it all: granny-chic, baby-doll dresses, ruffles and bows, boy-meets-girl, trekkie, vintage vixen, senorita...
So many things inspire me. With the current chill, I've been really inspired to pile on furs, frocks and silk scarfs. I've been channeling old hollywood glamour and mixing it with my everyday basics. Yesterday on my treasure-hunting adventure, I stumbled upon a beautiful vintage turban that I simply couldn't pass up. Here are some photos of my new hat, and a few of me playing with it:

I absolutely love this piece! In person, it is so delicate and in perfect condition. The cap itself is made of a thick lace, and the overlay is a fine creme and gold tulle. Here I'm wearing it with a vintage mink capelet and my new Betsey Johnson crinoline tutu. Definitely expect to see me wearing it with my new black coat!

These are the things that keep my happy and calm during finals week...


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Fuzzy Flavita:

First and foremost: I am so sorry for the recent lack of updates! School has just become so hectic and now that finals are coming up I'm frantically preparing my color-coded index cards and highlighters for a week of studying. However, today was an absolutely fabulous Saturday, mainly because my boyfriend surprised me with a day of thrifting in Ocala, so I couldn't help but update about a few of my finds. Here's what I wore today:

Target ruffled cardigan, thrifted gold belt, Betsey Johnson heart tights, and DIY prepster shorts

Last night I was feeling crafty. I took a pair of vintage Levi's trousers that I thrifted a while back and decided to crop, hem, and cuff them into cute little prepster shorties. I have a feeling that shorts will be a key piece for winter layering. I love that they are part pin-up girl, part geek-chic, plus they're pleated! Let me know if you want any details on this fun make-over project. I would have posted a tutorial, but I pretty much improvised throughout.

As for today, I found a few amazing pieces while on my thrifting adventures, including a top reminiscent of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" days, a beautiful 1950's turban cap, and a great pair of vintage frames that I'll be turning into sunglasses. But those things will have their own posts. I wanted to post about my favorite find of the day, an amazing black, fuzzy, faux-fur coat! Please excuse the silly photos, I couldn't help but twirl around in this beauty.

What do you think? I absolutely love it! Faux-fur is my latest obsession. A while back I posted about my brown faux-fur coat from Urban Thread. Over the Thanksgiving vaca, I also acquired this adorable leopard printed cropped jacket. This black coat is so glamorous though, I think it stands out on its own among the collection. It makes me feel like an old Hollywood movie star! I cant wait to pair it with sequin tops and dresses. Like I said, expect quite a few more posts before my cramming frenzy begins!

P.S. Leah would be proud, I'm wearing all black!