Wednesday, July 24, 2019

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K.Dotty at Woven Mornings was talking about a white cape yesterday and I remember my own white cape - this is the one from last fall that I found at the thrift store after stalking it on ebay. It is a Ralph Lauren Collection cashmere cape and it is so fancy I has to roll into a dark elf (but in white!) inspired outfit.  The dress is a Free People one I found at our consignment store (and I realized my lace band had slipped down and you can see my bra but whatevers, life happen.  And next time I'll pay more attention, ugh.




 It was a cold and misty more so I went with some adventurer vibes. I had to lose the coat and the cape a few hours into the morning because it heated up quickly but hey, at five in the morning a cape is very cozy. 




 Ok, blue jeans are my nemesis and I've complained about them before. I have trouble styling in a way that feels interesting and looks cohesive so I tried to go with a visually interesting look with the star embroidered sheer top, the Vonda Doc Martens and a flower crown.  I'm not sure, I'm kind of meh, kind of ok with it.  It's a good look for "blending in" I suppose.  (But dude, I am totally open to critique, if you have any styling ideas lay them on me!)



 Mmm, another kibnd of like outfit but I think the vest AND the shirt are too soft together and I need more structure in there somewhere.  I feel like it is an okay look but it need work and can be better.  It was too hot for a coat so that would have been an easy way to make the styling more interesting - I struggle with hot summers and trying to figure out how to make simple looks work.




 This is my super old American eagle jacket that won't die and I still love it.  This was an easy outfit with the buckle boots, a flowy lace dress (this is the Free People French Courtship dress and it comes in so many colors and can be found on ebay for cheap - sizing is a little on the larger size and is generous.)  and I added a headband, the sash from my star maxi and the embroidered bag for some texture mixing and visual interest.



My mom gave me this hat for my birthday and I love it.  It is pretty different from all of my other hats and it blocks the sun so well AND it looks very intentional with just a [[lain silk maxi.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Some Dark Style in The Smoke Again






 I loved this - I had gotten the hair band from Icings last year and just started playing around with using hair accessories rather than hats and I enjoyed how this worked out. I wish I had gotten a better shot of my eye look because I quite liked the purple to blue shift of the shadow but I am pretty awful at decent eye shots.  New thing to work on I suppose!




 This is an older cardigan that I pulled out and a slightly colder day and I like how the length and volume brought a lot of drama to otherwise "just a dress" kind of outfit. I tried the hair band again but did a poor job of making a bun and my bangs just did not want to cooperate.



 My mom gave me the Vonda 1640 Doc Martens for my birthday and I love them so much! They had sold out in town almost instantly around Christmas last year and I was so bummed - this was the best present! They also are way more comfortable than my patent leather 1640 docs - those have taken years to really break in but this pair was comfortable right off the bat. (Actually, the patent leather 1640s are the only docs that have killed my feet, every other pair has broken in within a few years.)  The tiger cardigan is a dope Free People one I found at the Meg and Me consignment store in Tacoma last winter when I was visiting my brother and sister in law. I wore it a bit last winter and then with a few of the colder days have been wearing it more.


 This is a beautiful silk Taloni dress from our local consignment store The Vintage Junky that I found a while back. I had to do a few alterations to make it work but it was worth it in this case. Most of the time unless I know I will do an alteration I won't buy something but in this case, I really loved the pattern and the silk and the alterations were some I could do quickly. I wore it with some fun yellow bow sandals from last summer and my vintage tooled leather bag.  It's going to be easy to winterized with some heavy cardigans and my lace up boots this winter.




The star maxi strikes again!  This is a Red Valentino dress I found on ebay for super cheap because it has a small repair ( almost invisible, I had to search for it!) and I guess the owner felt that really took the value down.  I wore it this time with the yellow bow sandals again - I've really been enjoying my boots this year and haven't felt like wearing sandals but I suppose I should before winter strikes!  I tried to wrap a scarf but but again, my bun kept falling out and it wasn't super great looking by the time I took these shots.