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Monday, February 9, 2009

More Than You Ever Wanted To Know

I don’t do a lot of tags because I tend to have a lot of things to say and I like to keep a post as concise and consistent as possible. However, I couldn’t refuse when Brigadeiro asked so nicely...
Describe your personal style.
I’d say my style is quirky and feminine. I like to add personal, whimsical touches to basic clothes and I’m addicted to pretty dresses.
What are the staples in your wardrobe?
Dresses and ballet flats; I seriously wear these items 360 days in a year. Occasionally I attempt heels, in colder times I add tights and coats, and I’m also usually lugging a giant handbag around.
What’s your signature look?
I have no idea...one of my signatures is to re-wear the same pieces but never repeat an outfit. So the re-styling of one dress would be a signature of mine.
Who is your fashion muse?
I don’t have one particular muse, but I’m inspired by lots of people and characters in old films. Sofia Coppola is a big inspiration to me—I like how she is known for her work more than her fashion, but she also has great personal style.
Favourite purchase of all time?
Probably my pink vintage dress from the 1950s. I hardly ever find an excuse to wear it, but it is simply gorgeous.
Biggest splurge.
Remember what my job is? My biggest splurge was when I bought a Trashy Diva dress for $98. It took me months to finally devote the funds to it—I only make minimum wage!
What’s your beauty routine?
I am an essentially lazy person and I don’t have much of routine. I always wash my face with St. Ive’s apricot scrub and apply lotion at night. I try to drink lots of water. And once a week I try to not wear any makeup at all for day…I consider it giving my skin a “break.”
What jewelery do you never take off?
I take it all off! I tend to go through phases when I will wear one set of bracelets for a couple of weeks then I’ll switch to a necklace, or a pair of earrings. Honestly though, many days I don’t wear any jewelry.
What are you wishing for?
I’m wishing for a clear cut sign about what I should do when I graduate this spring. I’m seriously lacking direction right now…
Fashion wise: the funds for a pair of spiked Christian Louboutin for Rodarte heels, more patterned tights, a new pair of black ballet flats, and a vintage set of luggage.
Outfit details: jacket- Urban Outfitters, dress- Zara, tights- gift, bag- gift, shoes- secondhand
Since I named "remixing" as my signature, I figured it was time for another remix post. This is an Urban Outfitters dress I bought about one year ago. Here's a few ways I've worn it:

78 comments:

Tahda said...

you are queen of the remix. its amazing how fresh a garment can look just by adding layers or accessories.

PS: I love the blue loafers!

Wanderlusting said...

Those flats are loverly!

I also believe the whole letting your skin breathe for a day kinda thing. And I am glad to see you have a sensible approach to fashion...save save save!!!

Biru said...

bit by the tagging monster also? oh noes!
Well...lazyness is awesome and I subscribe to that... but you still have more of a beauty routine than I do... I am 20 and have 3 wrinkles already... and for a lot of time I did not drink water at all... now I started... health issues... anyway, I think I might just be a talker too!

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meghan said...

i'm on the same page as you with the splurges - i think my biggest was a pair of $85 jeans. and this was even at nordstrom rack! i just can't part with much money at a time. you always manage to look adorable, though.

Montse said...

Cool pics, you're very stylish !

corrie said...

Wow, you deserve to be commended for never wearing the exact same outfit twice. I think I will make that a goal of mine.

Also, those shoes are adorable.

Gisele said...

I also find huge inspiration from films and Sofia definetly has impeccable taste in everything from fashion to art. I really like your blog btw!

ashe mischief said...

Frankly, I adore you for saving up your money for something you love. There are so many bloggers, particularly in their late teens/early 20s whose parents seem to give them unrealistic access to fashion & funds. It seems to mean more when we work & save up for our pieces.

coco said...

I love this jacket! I want it!

Rebecca said...

You're so reasonable! That's great - I really can't stand over the top fashion (oh, except it is fun to look at sometimes...). But you get a thumbs up for all of those answers. :) Remixing outfits is fun too; it's always great when you find a new way to wear something you've had for years.

Hot Bot said...

Lady, you are the QUEEN of remixing!

xoxo.

lisa said...

Cream, blue, and plum--what a delectable colour combination! And I'm in awe of your remix skills...you inspire me to think of new ways I can wear the same item.

Ambroisine said...

Remix post is so cool ! I love the first two pictures of the set, the backgrounds are great :)

Lauren said...

I love how you can make that dress look so different every time you wear it. And those studded flats are great! I want some.

Savvy Mode SG said...

lovely photos. i am like you, i have to take off all my jewel pieces at the end of the night.

Emily said...

I really like your Zara dress, it looks so comfortable. The color is beautiful.

Speaking of beautiful, it looks like the weather has allowed you to have some fun outside without threatening to turn you blue! We've had a bit of a heat wave (high 30s - mid 40s) here in NY, so it must be warming up in PA too :)

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

These photos are great! Brilliant loafers too x

Darragh said...

beautiful clothes, love the flats; so quirky!

Molly said...

there is no sign you are on mininum wage, i've seen alot richer people who dress no where near as well as you do :)
mxx

Fashion Tidbits said...

cute flats!!!!

sammi-lise ^_^ said...

that was fun, reading that tag :)
i love that outfit, by the way.
those flats are so cute!

Anonymous said...

Two words: grad school

Meaghan Kelly said...

i gave you an award!!!

molly said...

your remixes rule!
i love those plum (?) tights

Brigadeiro said...

Thanks for taking part of the tag R! Was feeling a bit guilty for having written about it twice, but I'm so glad you did, as I loved reading your answers. The pictures on the other hand, I enjoyed even more! Just gorgeous! Love your wardrobe remixing! I love trying to wear my items in different ways, but you are definitely great at it!
xx
CC

clairegrenade said...

oh, how i love how khaki and navy look together

great remix & post, as always

La Couturier said...

i love learning about lovely bloggers like yourself =] thank you so much for the sweet comment!

xoxo,
La C.

Hannah is Narnia's Closet said...

very cute! i love that plaid dress and the dress your wearing on a hike, although seriously - you must have been freezing!

The Red Velvet Shoe said...

You are too adorable for words! I think they should sign you up for your own Cable show!

Cris Lazoru said...

Really good answers! and I loved seeing the dress in different settings/styles

C.

Anonymous said...

you should totally work for urban outfitters (/anthro/free people) they're HQ is in philadelphia, i could totally see you being some type of consultant/creative with that company..

KD said...

I love this outfit and this post. :-) The simple color-blocking and studded shoes are marvelous. :-)

muchlove said...

Great answers!
I cannot get enough of dresses and ballet flats too. Even when I've already decided that I have enough dresses and need something else, I cannot help but go to the dresses racks first.

Tina said...

i LOVE the remixing posts! what a great tag too, i always like finding out more about the amazing bloggers out there, maybe partly because i'm nosy? ;)

Raquel said...

loved to read this, yay ballet flats!
and also I really like the remix posts because i can have inspiration for styling a piece of clothing in numerous ways! thanks
xx

Marian said...

darling love your tag,love that you are wanting the Loubotin for Rodarte heels.the dress that youve remixed is just gorge! love the print dear.
muah
x
marian

Denishabeybeh said...

always, great pictures!

i love that dress of yours and the other plaid, the h&m plaid.

have a great day.

plastikneon said...

Love as always!

copperoranges said...

i like this little meme!

you should invest in repettos!

♥ Chloe said...

And that is what I admire about you- you prove that you can have tons of style without having tons of money. I love the way you remix things, it's so clever and very inspiring!

Ashton said...

gorgeous shoes, cute blog! i love that dress.

K.Line said...

Beautiful photos and great info.

WendyB said...

Nice action shot!

Kelly said...

neat photos! you look great, and the background is SO pretty!
also you are just GREAT at remixing one piece! so many different looks!

Key said...

beautiful photos!
and i really like your dress i wish i could find something that pretty!

kisses :)

LJ said...

aw! lovely quick answers.. i wanna see that pink dress :) and i like your vintage shoes..they look oh so comfy.
xx-LJ from SOS!

S.Elisabeth said...

i love seeing how you remix your dresses! fyi the whole dress/ballet flat is what i've been transitioning into this year. it's just so easy and comfortable.

btw i hope your enjoying the weather we're having now- 60 degrees sunday! and it was quite sunny today.

jayne said...

oo you've quite the amazing wardrobe remixer! and i love your shoes in this post :)

Krystal said...

love this one x

EternalJade said...

I love your jacket! I want it! LOL. I think you're very creative. I mean, you created about seven looks from one dress. WOW.

UberOriginal said...

I loved reading all of your answers, I'm always interested in different people's stylistic influences etc. Just finished the Q & A Myself! xx

thedrifterandthegypsy said...

wow its amazing how many ways you can wear that dress. it looks lovely every way. and i love the scenery in each of the photos too :)
xoxo,
Micaela

tofuscloset said...

love how you reuse things and change it up =) i'm queen of the same thing over and over hahaa..it's always some kind of white shirt..i don't know why!

Amelia said...

It's strange to think of your style boiled down to just dresses and flats. I guess that's what it is, but you do it so well. I love these pictures. The navy and purple combination is perfect.

M Paris said...

luv your take on your beauty routine. i think i might follow suit and skip wearing make-up a day or two to give my face and myself a break! :)

ana b. said...

St Ives apricot scrub is my staple too! So cheap but effective.

Ziling said...

i simply love your studded flats <3

Parapluie said...

Your flats are great!

Tereza Š. said...

I love your outfit, this is pretty colour of tights!

Helen said...

ooh i love those shoes, they look smart yet practical. i'm also wishing for a sign about what to do when i graduate! it is scary yet exciting.

Styleseeking Zurich said...

lovely tights!!
looks great with the blue dress.

MiJi

noelle chantal said...

i totally love the remixing of the dress. the outfits are all great! esp the beautiful photo with the denim dress over it. very nice! :)

leyandrea13 said...

flats = repetto PLEASE!
loub for rodarte = amazing, but $$ and Too Trendy, maybe? but im sure youll be able to pull it off amazingly.
also, love all your dark rich shades in this outfit--none of them take away from each other! subtle and chic!
can we trade links?? :)
cheers
andrea xooxoxxox
Life In Technicolor

TEXTSTYLES said...

that zara dress is sublime on you as is the UO's. great picks
and you do have such a lovely style

*bisous*

Nadine said...

I love your jacket :)... it suits you soo well!

dapper kid said...

What beautiful photos, I adore that jacket! I've been a Sofia Coppola fan for ages (fashion wise, because Godfather 3 was awful), and I just did the same tag :)

Couture Carrie said...

Love this glimpse into your personal style and the accompanying pics - fabulous!!

xoxox,
CC

Susanna-Cole said...

Fantastic tag, don't worry about being wordy sometimes, dear, I love to hear what you have to say! :)

xoxo,
S-C

Mi Guapa Fresa said...

gorgeous shoes. that´s all I have to say... ;)

Maria said...

I fell in love with your jacket. *

camerafilmroll said...

i like your shoes!

Moshe said...

wow. It looks cold there. I miss the cold. It is about 46 degrees Celsius here every day. boo the cold. Love the outfit

Merily said...

Those shoes are AMAZING!

xs said...

love this post. i enjoyed learning more about you and it was fun looking at the different ways you wore one dress. ;)

Brittany Noel said...

It's so nice to learn a bit about you! Also, your tree pictures are gorgeous, as is your outfit. Nice remix, that dress is so versatile.

foolfashion.com said...

Lovely shoes!

foolfashion.com said...

Lovely shoes!

skgillespie said...

Thanks for the peep into your life - it's good to know someone as gorgeous as you is as lazy about skin care as me!

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