Friday, April 20, 2012

Thrift Haul

Clockwise from top left: 90s Ann Taylor Mesh overlay Bodycon dress,
Limited screened American Apparel tee,
Vintage Espadrilles tennis shoes,
70s Velvet jumper dress,
Men's Gap flannel, and
Suede Tassel Crossbody purse

I got all these goodies for around $20 between the two Salvation Armies in Erie. The piece that cost the most is the bag because for some reason the stores are changing their policy on Wednesday sale day to exclude accessories. l a m e

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Stripes and Plaid

Cardigan- Target, Gap Flannel- Salvation Army, Collar Tips- DIY, Jeans-
Gap, Bass Oxfords- Goodwill

Friday, April 6, 2012

You're the only road that I know

Clandestine T shirt- Gabriel Brothers, Vintage Pendleton Blazer- Salvation
Army, Vintage Shorts- Salvation Army and DIY, Boots- Savers
I love the warm weather; it's going away for a while, but in the meantime, my t-shirt collection and cut off shorts can come out to play. This tee is actually a new addition; it was $3 at Gabes and fits like a dream.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

One day women will all become monsters

I really love incorporating blatant modern pieces with vintage garments. Not only just mixing the two in a surreal juxtaposition but adding some quirky elements to up the freak factor. I feel like the culmination of all these elements represent the complexity that is me, and I love blogging for the fact that it documents my style development.
Hoodie- BF's, Tee and Vintage Skirt- Salvation Army, Tights- Gabriel
Brothers, Shoes- Name Brand Exchange

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

How could I love you less now that I know you more

Oxford- Goodwill, Sweater- Swapped from sister, Jeans- Urban Outfitters,
Shoes- Last Chance

 I wore this out to see 21 Jump Street. Originally, I wanted to wear this sweater with my purple heart Authentics, but the colors did not go as well as I thought they would. So to solve the shoe crisis, I pulled these brogues out and voila- matching laces and oxford.

21 Jump Street is freeking hysterical, really funny, and not overly gross. It's also an interesting view for the indoctrination of hipster into today's youth. Weirdly, it is pushed in a movie that is so not intended for young viewers, but they will inevitably watch- as they should because it is hilarious. Maybe it's just the filmmakers' way of showing they are in touch with the hip trends of today. Nonetheless, it is an interesting mainstream interpretation of alternative culture.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Rainy day layers

PacSun Button down- BF's, Necklace- Buffalo Exchange, Argyle Sweater- Gift
from Janessa, NY&Co Cardigan- Salvation Army, Pants- The Limited, Shoes-
Salvation Army

I wish I would have bookmarked the website that gave me the inspiration to add the button down to this outfit. I think it was a Tumblr that documented women's styles that had a masculine touch.

The whole idea of fashion blurring lines between gender roles is so fascinating, brimming with subversive potential. Seen mostly in high fashion and alternative cultures like punk and grunge, it contributes feminism's voice through individuals' expression of style.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Black and Tan

Earrings, Old Navy cardigan, and Vintage Skirt- Goodwill, Urban Outfitters dress-
Gabriel Brothers, Military Issue belt- Gift from Janessa, Watch-Casio,
Shoes- NameBrand Exchange

 An idea dawned on me to wear this black vintage skirt with the buttons open; I have to wear something under it anyway because of its sheerness. I'm sure more items from my closet would have work but this dress is the first thing I pulled out and easily put this outfit together around the black and tan color scheme. To amp up the feel of the dress's retro cut and cardigan combo, I went with my saddle-esque wingtips and victory roll mohawk. I love experimenting with layers and this skirt provides so many opportunities for an unexpected look.