Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Outfit: Laced

So my Halloween costume for the forseeable future will probably be a Girl Scout. I did get that sweet vintage Girl Scout dress in the fall (which I am still planning on wearing less costume-y sometime) and now I've added to the uniform with this vintage Girl Scout camera. I'm still missing an official sash, bow, and hat but I can continue to cheat with other alternatives in my wardrobe. Today I'm just playing with the camera and longing for some GS cookies.

Outfit details:
old scarf
old jacket 
old tights

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Stylish Spaces: My Favorite Interior Pins Right Now

If any themes emerge in all my home inspiration searches and collections they are: books and color. I love pictures of bookshelves and I adore homes with loads of color. Here's a few of my favorite pins from all over. Sources on my Pinterest.

Outfit: Winter Classic

I've spent several days under the weather and while I'm beginning to feel better, my energy is still low and my mind unfocused. I can never decide what the worst part of being sick is--the pain of the illness itself or the way your mind starts to feel like it's wrapped in cotton wool. Anyway, all that to say, I don't have much to write about today's photographs or outfit--not that there is much to say other days!

Outfit details:
vintage hat
old sweater
Rebecca Minkoff backpack
old mittens

Monday, January 26, 2015

Hair: Fishtail Braids

wearing this sweater

While I had long hair before my pixie cut I've never been very good at styling it. I don't know how to french braid, get perfect loose waves, or until recently: fishtail braid. One of my goals this year is to learn more ways to style my hair and first up is a fishtail braid. It's not a very complicated process, but it is tricky enough on short and fine-r hair and I know I still need some practice. At least this style looks good messy so if it doesn't come out perfect it will still look good. I'd like to try this style as milkmaid braids when my hair is slightly longer.
How To:
-divide your hair into 2 sections
-take a small piece from the outermost side of one section (in these pictures: the right side/back of the head) and add it to the other section
-pull tight
-repeat on the opposite section; i.e. take a small piece of hair from closest to your face and pull it across to the section by the back of your head
-continue the process using as small pieces of hair as possible
-repeat until you reach the ends of your hair

Outfit: Anna Karenina

I've been wanting to an Anna Karenina inspired series at this train station for awhile. I didn't want to make it too dark (i.e. no flinging myself across the tracks), but I wouldn't have minded it being a little less literally bright! The snow helped set the scene, but this wasn't quite the photoset I had envisioned. Anyway, it's fitting to take some pictures here as I prepare to fly to Northern Ireland to visit Thomas. Although I won't be traveling by train and I'll probably dress more sensibly (yes, to the coat, no to the heels). I always forget until I'm about to leave how many little details there are to take care of; like making sure regular mail doesn't pile up on your doorstep.

Outfit details:
old beret
faux fur collar from a different coat

Friday, January 23, 2015

Flashback: Luella Spring 2008

The Luella label debuted its last fashion collection back in 2009. Despite its short life the label had a devoted following. Luella Bartley knew how to create fun, playful clothes that were cute without being saccharine full of details like heart-shaped necklines that launched more knock-offs than can be counted. Perhaps my favorite collection by the brand was Spring 2008--a geek girl mashup that embraced oversized spectacles, cute cards, and Batman. Long before the debate of what makes an authentic greek girl Luella had created the outfits they would want to wear. From the over-the-top florals and glasses that read like a nerdy secret identity to the sweet capes and masks that are pure superheroine. It's been years but this collection still inspires me to dress like a comic book character.

Outfit: Winter's Bone

I spent many of my pixie days admiring simple ribbons in ponytails. I just loved the look of instead of a big bow, a more casual knotted ribbon and wishing I had the hair to pull it off. Now I finally do and I'm quite addicted to ribbons, bows, hair clips and all sorts of fun accessories that were on hold when I had the Seberg. It really makes a boring ponytail so much better, don't you think? Right now I'm coveting these velvet bows from With Lavender and Lace; they come in the best colors.

Outfit details:
old jacket (similar)
Choies sweater (worn under the dress)
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