Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Spirit, WJ

I stopped by my old high school today to pick up some paperwork I needed for my job.
The main office was closed, but my trip was not in vain-- I ran into this girl who had on the perfect
pair of wide leg jeans. I also liked the fact that she was looking "christmas-y" but not tacky. And the 
shoes were a nice surprise--they're from India. Don't get me wrong, I love dressing over-the-top
for holiday and themed parties, and I do come from a family where musical christmas socks and
festive sweaters are the norm, but I can still appreciate this classier, subtler style. Secretly though, 
I would like to own something like this:

Monday, December 15, 2008

Red Suede Sunday



Every Sunday I get this urge to go thrifting, kind of like some people like to take a long walk 
in the park or go out to brunch at IHOP.  Usually I'm able to fight it, but yesterday was one of 
those  mornings where I just had to give in.  Wore this thrifted red suede jacket (the black trim 
and design on the back is suede as well).  I'm not sure why people like to hate on shoulder pads, 
but I'm actually a fan.  Then I headed over to Maggiano’s with Alejandra for her office Xmas party 
where we stuffed our faces and I stained my dress a little… I should never be allowed to wear white around food.

jacket-thrifted, scarf-thrifted, white tunic- Gallo Clothing,, Suede booties- Rugged Wearhouse

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

La Majorette

So ever since the Balmain Spring 09 collection debuted at Paris Fashion Week, the blogosphere has been abuzz with an intense obsession over military and band jackets.  Unable to resist the trend myself (as much as I hate to look like a hipster), I purchased this asymmetrical military jacket from forever21. There are also four gold buttons going up and down each sleeve which I failed to capture in these pics. 
Both my parents were in the navy at some point so I actually have a lot of stuff to work with at home.  My next project will be hemming a dress that my mom wore to a navy ball back in the day.  I would still like to find a vintage marching band jacket, but sadly, everyone is flocking to ebay so the prices keep getting hiked up.  Ahhh, if only:


Also, for reasons I still don't understand, I bid on this vest on ebay. 

Yes, it has elephants on it.  

Immediately after clicking the "confirm" button I hoped someone would outbid me, but they didn't, and now, whether I like it or not, it is mine.  We shall see how it plays into my wardrobe.  


P.S. I am aware of the fact I am monstrously huge on your computer screen. I'm currently experimenting with blog layouts and I will eventually find a happy medium.

Jacket- forever21, belt-thrifted, knit, prada knockoffs-

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Biker Hippie

My dad may have cut his hair a long time ago (he's pretty much bald now) but his old, worn in tie-die shirt serves as a reminder of days when love was free and men wore polyester bell bottom pants.  I first wore it in elementary school with a pair of denim street-sweepers and went around throwing up peace signs. Somehow I still managed to have friends. 

These knit pants from Forever21 are my solution to the leggings-as-pants debate. They have butt pockets! They are stretchy, comfortable and warm but have just enough give so that if you are like me (bigger on the bottom) they flatter and don't make you look, in the nicest way possible, quite so hooch. 

Blazer- H&M, Scarf- Thrifted, Shirt- dad's from the 70's, knit pants-, boots-urban orginal

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving Day

Finally got myself a pair of colored tights which I wore to my Thanksgiving day feast.  I will not say anything about how much I ate except that there are no more leftovers ;)

Black zip up sweater- H&M, black tunic-Gallo Clothing ($7), beaded vest- thrifted, maroon tights- F21($5.80), cut-out oxfords- ($48), cuff- H&M

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Endless Possibilities

So it seems I can't just get dressed like a normal person anymore. Inevitably my mind starts wandering and I put together a gajillion variations until I end up going with the outfit I had in mind originally, which in this case was a super soft cardigan/ faux Minnetonkas I picked up at Rugged Wearhouse the other day. Who knew a place that traffics mainly in XXL Men's Southpole hoodies carried such goodies? 

Cardigan- Rugged Wearhouse($15), Suede booties- Rugged Wearhouse ($12), Yellow Tunic- Gallo Clothing ($7), tights- Target, tartan blazer- thrifted ($5), black blazer- H&M, Fur neck wrap- Gap, satin jacket- F21, Ikat print scarf- F21, suede over-the-knee boots- Chinese Laundry, Knit beanie- thrifted ($2), vest tunic- Rumors, Prada knockoffs- ($34)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Beaded Vest/ Random Thoughts

I was out of town for a few days and am just getting everything  back together. This is a pretty casual outfit but I mainly wanted to post it because of the vest. It has this really nice beaded detail and pattern that reminds me of the gypsy-chic look from Gucci's Fall 08 line.  

There is nothing I don't love about these looks!  I suddenly find myself coveting a gold coin belt... it'll have to wait for now as my wallet is still hurting from recent online purchases (from F21 and urban outfitters to name a few).

Also wanted to post a pic of some recent thrift store purchases. I'm going to get the peach-colored dress hemmed to make it a mini and also get the jumpsuit taken in.  The silver shirt is a little sigfreid & roy, and, unlike their infamous tiger, I'm going to figure out how to "tame" it and make it wearable. 

1st pic: vest- thrifted, shirt- Rumors ($7), jeans- Seven4allmandkind, Flats- nine west ($20), Cuff- F21

Friday, November 14, 2008

Velvet Cut-out dress

I've been amassing a collection of vintage velvet dresses from the 80's and early 90's for some time now. I love the cut out back of this one and the little glass buttons that lead up to the neck. My neighbors must think i'm crazy by now because it is definetly freezing outside! The shoes are a little big but who cares.

Jacket- Zara, Dress- Vintage ($3), Leggings- F21, Accessories- F21, H&M, and my cousin, Shoes- Rainbow Stores ($20)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Blue Jacket

These heels (forgive the blurry photo) are what I would have worn to class were it not extremely impractical to go clomping around campus in 4-inchers.  I ended up wearing some boring flats.  But a girl can dream.  Picked up the jacket at a vintage store a few years ago and it came complete with the pocket squares!

P.S. is great for getting cheap knock-off shoes. You might have to pick through the blindingly tacky fake suede boots in rainbow colors but there are some real finds on there.

Jacket-vintage, tank- H&M, belt(worn backwards)- vintage, jeans-Seven4AllMankind, silver cuff- Forever21, Platforms-

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Purple Tights, Jimenez

New addition to lust list: A pair of magenta/grape colored tights. I love how Lauren wore hers with darker purple flats.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Old school

Recently I've felt like I have split fashion personalities. On the one hand, I love dressing in all black with "fetish" heels and on the other, I dress a little like a 40's school girl/nerd. Now if i'll only go to class...

I'm currently lusting after these over the knee chinese laundry boots and these knock-off Balmains.  Not sure which will be my first purchase but I'm trying my hardest to restrain myself :)

Blazer- Forever 21(from highschool), Blouse- Vintage, Belt- Vintage, cuff- H&M, Skirt- Forever 21, Leg Warmers- London Bridge, Oxford flats-

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Fur Neck Thing

This faux fur neck (insert correct word) is something I wasn't ballsy enough to wear in high school and shoved to the back of my closet.  This season there were so many furry vests and jacket linings on the runways that I thought it appropriate to bring it back.  I got some odd stares from the moms in my precinct when I wore this to cast my ballot for Obama (WOOOOO!).  It's so warm I could care less!

Faux fur neck wrap - Gap, Black motorcycle jacket - To the Max! (also from highschool), Gray sheer tunic - Target, Studded belt - vintage, Silver cuff - Forever 21, Black tights - Forever 21, Satin flats - Nine West.

First Post With New Camera

Finally got a chance to take some pics with the new camera (I misplaced it after move-out last spring. I know I'm bad!)  Anyway, I lovvvee it! La Terpette has a new look as well and the layout is still a work in progress.  I ordered these oxfords about a month ago off and they're my new favorites. Seriously. I wear them with everything. This sweater is an old one from junior year of high school that I must have worn only once but I have resurrected it and its mustard-and-relish glory.  The one thing this outfit is missing is a good pair of nerdy glasses.

P.S. Is anybody particularly skilled at HTML? I need to get my blog header to scoot about 2 mm to the right.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Purple and Red, McKeldin

What really struck me about this girl was the intensity of the hues she was wearing. I wonder what detergent she uses, because my clothes don't retain this kind of color. Oh and that white smudge is from the camera. I just got a Canon rebel for my birthday so higher quality pics should be up soon!