October 31, 2014
October 29, 2014
vintage dress, bag, shoes: thrifted
necklace: in my shop
When I was younger, my head was always buried in a Nancy Drew book, and I had a glamorized vision of being a clever teen detective. I had a short-lived detective agency in 5th grade, that was quickly shut down when I got in trouble on my first case for going through a girl’s desk while she was at recess. I never had time to develop my subtle sleuthing skills.
This costume was always in the back of my mind, but when I stumbled on this dress at the thrift store a couple months ago, I knew this was the year. We already had everything else, including the giant magnifying glass that was in our costume trunk.
Are you dressing up? Leave your links if you posted a costume- I need to stockpile ideas for next year!
October 22, 2014
Today I’m filling in for Hannah from The Braided Bandit while she’s vacationing in Italy- lucky lady! She has a few travel-obsessed blogger buds talking about a favorite trip over the next couple weeks, so make sure you follow along. I know I’m looking forward to adding to my list of must see places. Although it’s never easy for me to pick a favorite vacation, this was definitely up there as one of the best, and going through the photos sure sparked the wanderlust!
October 20, 2014
top, skirt, & bag: thrifted
quartz necklace: in my shop
shoes: Swedish Hasbeens
copper bracelet: DIY
Why is it that everything is always happening on the same weekend? I swear I will go weeks with nothing going on and then BAM, all the things happening in 48 hours. My schedule is generally pretty relaxed so having so many events in a short period of time is enough to make my homebody head spin.
Last weekend was jam packed with a conference and events for Phoenix Design Week, but the real highlight was seeing of Montreal on Friday night. They are one of my favorites, and their live shows just can’t be beat if you love theatrics, costumes, and dancing. I’ve seen them 6 times now and this was definitely in the top 3, so I’m glad I didn’t miss it even though it came the night before having to get up super early. A night of dancing to good music always wins, although I did have a flashback to college days when my alarm didn’t go off and I had 10 minutes to get ready. Thankful for dry shampoo.
Are there some bands you can never miss when they come to town?
October 16, 2014
Wearing vintage on Halloween is the best way to guarantee a unique costume! The shop is stocked with some fun dresses, tops, and bottoms that would make great costumes, or just one of a kind additions to your fall wardrobe.
Take 20% off any vintage in the shop with the code SPOOKY through Friday, October 24th!
Do you know what you’re going to be yet? I’m still waffling between a couple of ideas…
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This outfit got me thinking about how much I hate the idea of “fashion rules” and “dressing your age”. As someone in their mid-30s, it may not be commonplace to wear knee socks or still be so in love with short dresses and Peter Pan collars, but I do and I am! I’ve always been a firm believer in wearing what you love even if it may not follow the rules- although there were definitely periods in my life I was guilty of conforming out of insecurity, and those are what I’d consider my biggest fashion fails, even over embarrassing outfits.
I hate when I hear someone saying they should stop wearing something because of their age, or imposing arbitrary age limits on styles! Or thinking there’s an age cap on having a personal style blog- because boy do I get strange comments from my peers sometimes :)
I’ve always cared a lot about clothes, and I always feel my best when I’ve put together an outfit I feel good in. That may sound superficial, but I think it’s true for a lot of people, if we’re being honest… That’s why I say wear what makes you happy! A lot of people wouldn’t feel comfortable in turquoise knee socks, and I totally get that. A lot of people feel their most confident in a power suit, when I would feel ridiculously out of place wearing one.
Bag: vintage shop in Austin (the story of it here)
Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens (super sale here!)
Socks: Nordstrom Last Chance
This doesn’t mean my style doesn’t change, I definitely see it naturally shift (thank goodness!) on a regular basis- I just try to stay true to what I love. And stay away from judging other’s fashion choices, which is the other big piece of respecting personal style. Treat people how you want to be treated, and all that jazz.
What are your thoughts on fashion rules and dressing your age?