thrifted shirt, AA tank, Xpress jeans, 9west shoes, Ray-Ban Aviators
I would call this my signature look. It's what I wear everyday that I don't wear something else dressy or different; like my take on t'shirt and jeans. I've noticed that it has become quite a common look (men's shirt, jeans, heels) on this blog and others, but I really don't give a ish! Been wearing men's shirts since my freshman year of college and I'll wear them until I die. My style, my blog. Anyway, I especially love the ones that are a blend of rayon or polyester with cotton. These are the best for summer. Oh and by the way, I am so sick of Mississippi summers I could die. So ready for fur, blazers (and man have I found some cool blazers), leather, and leggings! I think my favorite person's look wearing this type of ensemble is this lovely lady. She makes it look absolutely divine with her stellar shoe collection. Judy styles denim like no other and her blog is truly an inspiration to me.
vintage romper, belt, and Liz Claiborne bag; Sam Edelman sandals
This shirt dress is the last thing I purchased from GAP...and that was almost two years ago. That may change soon as I've got my eye on the Pierre Hardy Boots from the Fall collection.
thrifted GAP denim guy's shirt, Cheap Monday faux leather shorts, Nine West Sandals
The first post of hopefully three in which I sport this denim button down. Being convinced it is the perfect denim shirt ( been on the search for one FOREVER), I plan on posting three totally different looks incorporating it. I wore a similar one here but this "new" one is a bit darker and it fits much better.
This is actually a combination of two thrift stores. Just to give you an idea of the selection which ranges from paper thin nylon jumpsuits (bottom row) to 80's bold shoulder frocks, and notice that insane House on the Prarie Dress in the top right hand corner. Wedding dresses for $15 and vintage clothes with the old style tags still attached.
I didn't even remember to photograph the stuff I bought...
I usually try not to post a billion images for one outfit as I find it unnecessary, yet this is an exceptional circumstance. I owe this dress six photos since it is hands down my favorite vintage dress and deserves a final encore on the blog before summer's end.
To be completely honest I no longer subscribe to Harper's Bazaar. I find the clothing featured in ALL of the issues quite unrealistic for the average person to attain, amongst other things. The magazine does however serve as a great inspiration therefore I find myself sitting in the magazine section every month for over half an hour gazing at each issue cover to cover. This month HB was a purchase only because the styling of this editorial is perfection.
My favorite pieces are: Erdem Dress, image 2: Louis Vuitton dress and leggings, image 5: Rodarte dress, image 7: Balenciaga booties, image 6: D&G dress, image 8... What do you guys think?
Source: Harper's Bazaar August 2009
*These images were bought and scanned by me and are considered mine. If you do decide to use them on your site, please credit the source of uploading, who would be me.
Sari: fleamarket, Belt: vintage, Sam Edelman gladiators (not pictured)
I don't usually have luck thrifting good vintage shoes in my size. This has never really bothered me though, since one of the style concepts I follow is to usually keep the footwear modern when wearing vintage clothing.
My time off of work has allowed me to travel to surrounding towns and check out thrift stores that I have never been to. In doing so, it seems my luck changed yesterday as I found 2 pair at a nice thrift store in Oxford.
The first pair are vintage Zodiac boots. They are superb quality with leather soles. I especially love the color and the touch of suede. For $4, they are quite a find I think. The vintage oxfords were $3 and the colorblocking is absolutely perfect
other photos from over the weekend (a little spotlight effect happy, i know):The sunflower in my garden bloomed over the weekend.
The car show was quite interesting, to say the least.
You have to love the 80's for stuff like this. This blazer/jacket is the only pink item of clothing in my closet. The massive shoulders appease my desire for a "strong shoulder" trend inspired piece. In fact, so massive they were I removed the shoulder pads for comfort and the volume was still quite sufficient. So where did I find cause to wear this voluminous pink item of clothing, you ask... None other than MRS. GERTRUDE'S 80th BIRTHDAY DINNER!