Monday, April 28, 2014

Stepping Into Spring

Jumpsuit - Topshop, Vest - H&M, Flatforms - C. Label, Bracelet - Custom.
Long time, no see!  Wow have I had a busy week!  Last weekend I was in the musical "Little Shop of Horrors" for my advanced theater class.  Because of that, I had rehearsals until seven o'clock each night.  Along with this, I also had my drivers test (which I passed!!!) and lots of tests!  I still have a pretty busy schedule coming up, especially with AP tests in less than two weeks.  Hopefully, though, I'll have more time for blogging this week.
Here I'm wearing a rather simple outfit.  I'm wearing my Topshop jumpsuit which I for its simplicity.  It is so to dress it up and dress it down.  When I wore this, it was a nice, warm spring day, so I just cuffed the ankles.  Then I added my crème faux-leather vest and my black flatforms.  For a pop of color, I added a bracelet which my friend Veronika actually made for me!  It adds such a nice pop to the outfit, and the fact that my friend actually made this is amazing! 
The nominations are still open for the Company Blogger Style Awards!  If you could just take a second of your time to nominate me in the Teen Style Blogger category that would be amazing!  Here's the link! 
I hope you all are having a wonderful spring!  This morning I woke up to six inches, I repeat six inches of snow!!  Not the spring I imagined!  

Sunday, April 20, 2014

English Classic

 Blazer - True Envy, Blouse - New Look, Jeans - Topshop, Boots - Simply Vera Vera Wang, Bag - Kenneth Cole REACTION
First of all, happy Easter everyone!  I hope everyone is having a great day and eating lots of chocolate, that's what I'm doing!
This look I actually wore a few days ago, but I've just been so busy this past week, and I have another very busy week to come!  I consider this a very classic look; it's something that anyone could wear.  At the same time, I feel that this look also has an English edge.  I'm not British, but I tend to look at more British blogs than any other.  Because of this, I think that my style often has a little English edge.  In fact, my blouse and my jeans are both British brands.  Along with those, I paired them my new ankle boots; something that every Brit seems to own.  Finally I added my new boyfriend blazer, my red satchel for a pop of color, and a few rings.
I know I've mentioned this in my last few posts, but I would really appreciate it if you nominated my blog for the Company Style Blogger Awards 2014.  Here's the link, if you could nominate my blog in the Teen Style Blogger category, I would so love you forever!  Thank you!
And once again, Happy Easter! 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

What Do You Mean it's Spring?

Coat - MK Michael Kors, Dress - Vintage, Boots - Sonoma, Belt - JCPenny's, Bag - asos.
I know you can't really tell in these photos, but it was snowing!  Yes, snowing.  It has literally been snowing for nine months; it started to snow on the 3rd of October, and it is still snowing.  But mainly, the weather now is bi-polar.  It snowed when I took these photos, it was 50 degrees (Fahrenheit) yesterday, and today it stormed with rain.  Well you know what they say, April snow storms bring May... wait, that's not right.  Well, it is here!
So since the weather here is so bi-polar, coats are still very much a necessity.  I received this amazing rain coat last year for my birthday, and I hardly wear it.  So that was where I started my outfit.  I then paired it with my favorite vintage dress, and the red of the jacket really brings out the red in the dress, and some black boots which I also don't wear as much as I should.  The coat has gold hardware, so I tried to match the rest of the hardware with the gold.  (I like for hardware to match; silver to silver, gold to gold.)  So for accessories I added my black and gold belt from JCP and my asos bucket bag. 
The nominations are still open!  I would so, so appreciate it if you nominated me in the "Teen Style (Under 18)" category.  Here's the link!  Thank you!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

It's "That Girl!"

Coat - Vintage, Dress - Vintage, Hat - K-Mart, Tights - Target, Shoes - Chaps, Purse - Vintage, Gloves - Vintage.
Eyeliner - TokiDoki Perfetto Eyeliner in Sabochan, Mascara - Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Retro, Foundation - Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free Foundation stick in 115.
Earlier this week, my AP U.S. history class did a 1960s museum.  In this "museum," there were seven sections, each with it's own theme: Vietnam, civil rights, entertainment, fads & fashions (that's the one I  was in), technology, music, and art.  Every student participating in the museum then had to dress up as a particular person from the 1960s that related to their own section.  In my section, we had Natalie Wood (from West Side Story), Audrey Hepburn (from Breakfast at Tiffany's), Jackie Kennedy in the infamous pink suit, Annette Funicello, Lucille Ball, Jean Shrimpton, Twiggy, Diana Vreeland, Janis Joplin, Gloria Steinem, and Marlo Thomas (that's me).
I chose Marlo Thomas because she was one of the first women to have a TV show where she wasn't a homemaker or a house wife.  But instead, she played an aspiring actress in a big city who is working various jobs until she makes it big.  She also isn't married, a big step from previous TV shows of the era.  Along with being a new, modern woman, she also has a fun, modern wardrobe that every woman was jealous of. 
I knew that if I was going to be Marlo Thomas, I would a few key pieces: a white hat, white gloves, and a great coat.  Surprisingly, I found this vintage coat and dress set along with the white gloves at the first shop I went to.  However, the white hate was surprisingly difficult.  I went to at least five different stores before I finally found this one at K-Mart.  Another difficult item to find was a pair of white shoes that looked like they could be from the 1960s.  The pair I'm wearing I ended up getting at Kohl's, but when I bought them they weren't white, they were a taupe/beige color.  I had to buy some white fabric paint from Michael's.  Painting them was actually rather difficult, so I was rather surprised when they actually turned out rather well. 
At the museum, all the other groups said that we were the best dressed group.  I really appreciated that, especially since I dressed three other girls.  This project I had been looking forward to all year, and I was not disappointed.  (I have to say, I did get some odd looks in the hallway when I wasn't working the museum.)  I hope to post some more photos when I get them.
I know I mentioned this in my previous post, but nominations for Company Magazine's Style Blogger Awards are up right now, and I would really appreciate it if you voted for my blog.  I would love all of you forever if you voted for my blog.  If you do decide to vote, please nominate me in the Teen Style Blogger category.  Here's the link.  Thank you so much!


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Could It Finally Be Warm?


Jumper - Lovely 153, Jeans - The Gap, Ankle Boots - Rock & Republic for Kohls, Bag - asos, Belt - JCPenny's, Ring - The Gap, Necklace - Target
I think spring may have finally come!  As soon as any sun comes, everyone in town, especially at my high school, starts wearing shorts and sandals.  Even if that sun lasts just for a day.  I, for one, don't trust the weather the weather in April.  While everyone else is wearing shorts, I'm still wearing my jeans and jumpers.  This outfit, I think is a good transition outfit.  Normally I live in my skinny jeans, but here I decided to go with boyfriend jeans.  Boyfriend jeans are a good basic for spring because generally they are cuffed to a capri length, helping air flow into the leg, thus making them cooler (in the temperature sense).  I then paired the jeans with a jumper, but unlike most of my jumpers, this one is made from a much thinner fabric.  Instead of tucking it completely in the jeans, I decided to experiment with the half-tucked trend to help show off part of the belt.  I finished the look with my new cut-out ankle boots from Kohl's, my asos bucket bag, and, one of my favorite necklaces from Target, my new Gap ring. 
One of my favorite magazines is having a style blogger competition.  It's the Company Magazine Style Blogger Awards 2014 with Misguided.  I know that this is a British magazine/competition, and I live in America, but it would be a dream come true if I'm nominated.  I would so, so appreciate it and love you forever if you nominated me in either the "Best Teen Style Blogger" or the "Best International Style Blogger" category.  Here's the link.  Thank you!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Tailored to Perfection

Blouse - RACHEL Rachel Roy, Trousers - Jennifer Lopez for Kohls, Boots - Simply Vera Vera Wang, Jacket - Mudd
Sometimes I forget how differently I dress from the other girls at my school.  When I wore this today, it seemed like everyone noticed it.  I received compliments on how unique my sense of style is.  Of course I appreciate all of the compliments, I just find it interesting what girls in my school find completely different from what they wear.  I think it's because the girls' "uniform" at my school, especially during the winter, is yoga pants/leggings/jeans, a t-shirt, a sweatshirt, and Uggs.  So once someone differs from the norm they all notice it.  Because I wore pants that were neither a legging or a jean, I immediately stood out from the rest of the girls.
I don't know, maybe I'm just rambling.  I just really liked this menswear combination.  I only thing I wish is that the pants were high-waisted.  That would be the icing on the cake.  I think the key to any menswear look would be tailoring.  No, you don't have to find a professional tailor to personally tailor all of your clothes, but instead of wearing long, flowy, boho inspired clothes, go for something with a nice crisp edge.  Maybe something with a pleat.  That's my tip for the perfect menswear style. 
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