Saturday, May 21, 2011

Stuck-in-my-Head Saturday

My song for this week is by a band called Umbrellas, they're actually from Norman, Oklahoma! Right by me. Well, not now since I'm living in Texas, but when I was still in Oklahoma. lol. Anyway! I love their sound, I've actually been able to see them live once, but mannn. They're good. haha. Anyway, this is their song that's been stuck in my head all day! Enjoy!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Long Skirt, Grey, and Gold..

This is a skirt I had thrifted last year, that when I asked in a poll on CHICtopia, I was told I should shorten it. Luckily I got the suggestion to use safety pins, so I didn't completely cut it short and hem it up. Now that longer lengths are in, I was able to take the pins out, iron it and style it up this way, again! :) I'm gonna put pictures at the bottom of the other times I've styled up this skirt. I need to start showing off my remixes, since like... all of my clothes are remixed. haha.
Isn't the belt beautiful? :) It was a Christmas present from one of Douglas' sisters. They got me some pretty awesome stuff.  I just can't believe this is the first time I've worn this for a blog post. I also have an awesome clutch that should get a showcase pretty soon. It was my first time to meet either of them, and it's like they already knew me. lol. So keeping with the gold-look of the butterfly I wore a necklace you've seen a hundred times, and a gold cuff I had gotten from the thrift store not too long ago. I think I paid about.. ohh.. thirty cents for it. :]
My shoes are actually new, though! I went to Target looking for black pants for work, got frustrated and bought myself these instead. Much better purchase. They were on sale for $15 and I think they're beautiful. I just wish I could've gotten a better picture. The lighting just makes the coloring look all weird. But I love them. They're suede, and of course I bought them on a rainy day, and of course it rained for another two days. I was so excited to get to put them on today!!
Top: Zine from Zumiez/Skirt: Thrifted/Belt:Christmas gift/Necklace: Forever 21/Cuff: Thrifted/Shoes: Merona from Target
Okay, I think I've rambled on long enough, here. This next week will be a little crazy, I'm finishing my last week at my current job, and training at night for my neewwww job! It's not what I was wanting to leave my current place for (I'll still be serving at a restaurant). But I feel like it's a better place for me, and I'll be happier there while I'm still lookin for something different to do. I do have a certain post in the works that will be up this week, there just won't be any outfit photos I'm sure. Happy Monday, everyone! I hope this week is a good one.

Skirt Remix:

Saturday, May 14, 2011

"Stuck-in-my-Head Saturday"

I don't know how many of you have done this; woken up and instantly had a song stuck in your head? Douglas told me I was weird. haha. But this happens to me all the time. The other morning it was "I Try" by Macy Gray. Luckily I had something a little different pop in there this morning. Say Anything is a pretty well-known band, I think. They are one of my absolute favorites. I can't help it. I think Max Bemis writes miracles. hah. This song is off of their newest self-titled, and I think it's just beautiful, and haunting, and sweet all at the same time. Give it a listen. :]
What songs have been stuck in your head lately? I love learning about and discovering new bands and songs. I always have something stuck in there, so it helps to be able to switch it up now and then. Have a great weekend!!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Fashion Beauty Friend Friday: Outside Influences.

Hey, all! This is my first week to finally participate in the FBFF question answering. Most of you know what that is, already, but for those of you who don't, you can check out Modly Chic for more info! :]

1.      What magazines do you subscribe to? 
I only have an actual subscription to Glamour, which was taken over by me from my mom. haha. But I read Cosmo regularly and of course go through Vogue, InStyle, ELLE, etc. Oh! and INDIE, the online independent style mag where I even first LEARNED about style bloggers! 

2.      Do you watch any fashion TV shows? 
I like What Not To Wear, Project Runway, Rachel Zoe Project.. 

3.      Beyond blogs, what websites do you frequent for fashion 
Well, I get daily e-mails from StyleCaster, and Splendora, I browse through users on CHICtopia, and from there it's just whatever I google, and wherever that takes me. haha. 

4.      Advertisements play a huge role in forming public opinion about a 
product or brand… what ads do you like and why? 

I don't know, really. I like clean and simple as a rule for most things, Apple usually has really good commercials for their products, even though I don't own any of them. haha. The H&M commercials always get my attention, but then they make me sad since there's not one near me. :( 

5.      Do you own any fashion books? 
I actually don't, really. I have a couple of random beauty/style rule/makeup type books that I've picked up at thrift stores. But that's about it. 

Monday, May 9, 2011

Insert Title Here..

I'm goin' casual today. And you'll have to forgive me, this is my super sick face. So, not much enthusiasm going on. I woke up with a ridiculously sore throat and a runny nose. Summer colds are not my favorite. :( But I put on some clothes, anyway, and took my grandma out to dinner for a late Mother's Day. :) 
I know this doesn't look like a very warm-weather outfit, even though it's like, 88 degrees still after 8 p.m. Earlier in the day I was sans cardi, and had shorts instead of jeans. But I get cold everywhere I go, so I had to cover up a little bit before going to the restaurant. 
This necklace is really the whole reason behind my outfit, and why I forced myself to take pictures through my sickness and ridiculously full tummy. Too.Much.Seafood! hah. Anyway, I got this in the mail today, from my best friend, Amanda! She's so sweet. :) I seriously need new jewelry. That's why I haven't really worn any in any of my posts, I'm afraid I've already worn out everything I have. Time to start stocking up. But thank you again my dear for this lovely gem of a necklace. :) I will wear it TONS. I love that it's pretty on both sides. 
Besides the necklace, my favorite part of the outfit is actually the part you can't see...
The back of my top! haha. It's such a neat and unexpected detail. So pretty. :)

So, anyway. I hope everyone had a good Monday (is there such a thing?). I have a date tonight with the rest of this Water for Elephants book, a warm bath, and my Theraflu. Ahhh. 
Cardigan- Forever 21 (2 for $10!)/Purple Tank- ?/White Tank- Ross probably/Jeans- Empyre from Zumiez (On sale for $10!)/Shoes- TOMS (Christmas gift card from grandma)/Necklace- MY BFF! :D/Purse- Goodwill ($4!)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Shorts and Sweet..

You know when you have one of those days where you just wanna throw on some jeans and a t-shirt and call it a day? Well I had a whole.. *counts days from last post* well, over 2 weeks of those days. Oops. The weather has been crap, and you know.. insert other excuses here. haha. Anyway. 
I don't think I've ever worn this top before, it's of course, another thrifted find. I really liked the pattern with the texture of the shorts. However, the shirt was a liiiittle too short and I had to keep tucking it in all night. Win some, lose some. I guess it's not a very festive outfit, but this is what I wore yesterday on Cinco de Mayo. Douglas and I went out to dinner with Mary and Andrew at a local Mexican restaurant, then we all came back and watched Due Date. Nothing spectacular, but it was a great night. :) Did any of do anything special last night? 

Top- Eddie Bauer thrifted/Shorts and Necklace-Forever 21/Shoes-Wanted