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