Thursday, January 29, 2015

Want: Stay Home Club

I won't wear a lot of tees or sweatshirts, but I'd be happy to make an exception for the Stay Home Club. Simple, funny, potentially effective at getting people to leave you alone. The Recluse tee feels especially fitting to me...

Outfit: Oh For A Draught Of Vintage

My love of vintage shopping started young. Back in junior high I told my dad I "needed" a new pair of jeans and he took me to the nearest thrift shop. It wasn't long before I realized that secondhand jeans and tees weren't quite as cool as vintage dresses from the 50s and 60s. On a budget in college my vintage shopping became even more pronounced as I discovered the wonder of eBay auctions for 99 cents and the plethora of amazing thrift shops near my college campus. Lately quality vintage seems harder to find and higher priced, but I still love those nearly one-of-a-kind finds. I'm being more picky with my vintage purchases, but I haven't abandoned the hunt completely...

Outfit details:
vintage hat
old coat
yellow cardigan
vintage dress
vintage boots
old purse

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Photography: Jimmy Marble

A beautiful series aptly titled "Drama" by Jimmy Marble. In love with the anonymity of the model--as well as the bright colors and bare legs on this cold, grey January day.

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
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