You have chic city shorts that you can wear for work, but want to take them out for a play day. You want to catch that cool vintage/indie vibe we are so well known for here in the city?
First I must say, vintage makes me so happy. It's a greatly misunderstood interest... often scoffed at because of it's bad rap of being old duds. But really, there are stunningly great pieces out there waiting for you to pick up. Vintage may be the most intimate forms of shopping because it's so one on one, you, and that perfect piece. Don't knock it till you try it! Ok rant over... and back to our shorts.
You can really work them many different ways if you want to, but my best suggestion is with decisive layering. For an indie vintage take on the look, style with sheer black tights, something tucked in up top, and a long boyfriend sweater belted just at the waist to pull everything together. Belt over the sweater, but leave it unbuttoned to expose your cute high-waisted shorts! Accessorize with old lockets or other long chained charms and low booties!
see by chloe boyfriend cardigan
vanessa bruno athé paperbag waist shorts
forever21 ruffle blouse
american apparel calf high polkadot socks
sam edelman ankle boots
multi wrap mini stud belt
dominic jones claw ring
marc by marc jacobs turnlock watch pendant necklace
Dog chewed a hole in the back of the knee on your brand new designer denim? Ugh! Fix this bad habit with some easy solutions...
Work with it! Distress the heck outta your chewed-up jeans. Take them to any guy friends you might have that work with power tools and ask them to have at 'em with a bit sander or some oily chains. You will be happy with your "new" old jeans, and the guys will be happy for a bit of estrogen in the shop for once.
distressed denim: by pratt's @ freepeople.com
(Think of the old Levi's 501 ad "Easy" for a bit of inspiration.)
Also, a common suggestion I LOVE... the tights underneath idea - go with fishnets or something girly like tights with a heart-shaped swiss dot patterned on them.
I'm always looking to Yvan Rodic's photoblog for inspiring images in his eye-candy captures of beautiful people and places. Here is something I doodled up in honour of his recent encounters at Coachella.
Outfit I wore to the Spring Graduation Fashion Show in the tents at my school.
The show was gorgeous, I especially loved the menswear that was shown in an all-leather collection by Ashon Sylvester and neon formed plastic jewelry by Mariah Groves. After the show, boyfriend and I took a stroll at Crissy Field to do some people watching and kill time before our art mixer for Haiti benefit at Space Gallery! I bid on a piece of birdie artwork, but I have yet to hear if I won it. PS – if you ever make it over there, the bartendress is so nice, and she makes killer cocktails called “Strawberry Fields”… strawberries, mint, and lime muddled in a glass of rum and soda! Scroll down for the show....
I love the sheerness of this top from Kimchi&Blue..... at the Graduate AAU Show; I brought my chictopia+DannyRoberts bag to show my massive support.
Dr. Elisa Stephens welcomes us all to the show.
from Amelia Statler's collection.
from Ghazaleh Khalifeh's collection.
from Young Ae Koo's collection.
from Rinat Brodach's collection.
from Eunice Cheng's collection.
from Melody Bainter and Mariah Groves's collaborative collection.
I liked my outfit today. This is my favorite skirt! It's a shimmery tweed woven in four colors, so it can go along with just about anything as a neutral!
white flouncy tee: target (omg)
shimmer tweed skirt
brown t-strap peep-toes: vintage
gold beadwork chain necklace with white satin bow
Today I tried a new eyeshadow duo by Estee Lauder; in a faint pink and gray. I like that it really picks up light and opens up the eyes — I was quite a keenly surprised to get such impact from a nude look!
Just a little doodling assignment for illustration class. These are my old magazine archives, of which it is quite obvious I have an obsessive way of keeping. They are all arranged on my bookshelves... alongside everything else that ends up stashed in front of them.
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