Wednesday, July 29, 2009
My love for vests has persisted for 16 years, but the road hasn't always been easy. I've denied it, hid it and even gone so far as to make FUN of vests, all to cover up my addiction. It all started with a red and blue vest with horses (and, oh god, cowboys) printed on the front. And by red and blue, I mean one whole side was red, and the other whole side was blue. It was hideous, but please don't feel bad for me, I still had friends despite the rodeo vest. Possibly because some of my friends were wearing pink sweatsuits with a bear- in- clothes pattern. We were quite a team.
I've come a long way since then, and so has my choice in vests. My white Saturday Night Fever vest is the centerpiece of this otherwise boring outfit, and it also brings a little sex appeal to the table. I have to say, every time I have worn this little guy out to the bar, men magically buy me drinks. Granted, they were all ugly.... but that's neither here nor there.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Anything that looks like it is made from the same piece of material is something I used to avoid like the plague. I mean the sheer physics of it are enough to scare away my simple mind. And the fact that when I was younger, I was traumatized by wearing shirts that buttoned at the crotch just so they would look tucked in. But, as you have seen on this blog before, onsies have actually become...kind of sexy.
I don't want you to get the wrong idea and for you to run around like a hot mess in a cheap imitation. So please, follow the rules. If you are going to buy a onsie, buy a classy one. The cheap ones are not as nice. Trust me, I have looked. They end up making you look like a blast from the past, but not in a good way.
Look for a detail that makes it current. For instance, this one has a ruffle halter detail that is very contemporary.
Also, if you are going to buy a nice one, try to find it on sale. This one from Urban Outfitters was originally $70, marked down to $35, marked down to $18. It was magical, like a onsie fairytale. Good luck with your onsie search!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I secretly love anything floral print. Even though I used to pretend that I hated it and that it looked outdated, I know I owned several dresses and jumpsuits with a floral print when I was younger. I rocked those floral prints then, and I'm going to rock them now!
So, you could understand my elation when floral print all of the sudden became stylish again. I just have to say that this dress was a no-name brand purchase from Gabriel Brothers for $20. I wore it to a wedding last weekend and people mistaked it for a dress from J.Crew (which was my plan all along).
As much as I love pairing a floral print with black tights to give it more of an edge, I can't help but admit that what compliments it best are this button down white blouse and a pair of mary janes, and I will soon be receiving my membership to the American Association of Librarians. Is anyone looking for a sexy librarian?
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
So, I bought strap perfect in a weak moment at CVS, and somehow I thought I would be impressed. Not only does it look like I could craft one myself out of paper clips and yarn, but, I don't even own the kind of crazy-strapped tank tops shown in the commercial to try it out. And who would really use this thing for a sports bra. I don't even understand the physics, honestly.
Then, while trying on my 3 billionth bridesmaid dress, I came across Hollywood Fashion Tape, designed to keep garments in place, and banish the gaping holes that appear in the most inappropriate areas on button down shirts. The cleave. I am happy to report that this tape works, and I no longer walk around with a window to my bosoms.
And this last picture is an example of why you should use a strap perfect, because otherwise you will be a hot mess. Like me. Hi boys.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Jackets of any kind will save you this summer. I took this maxi from Forever 21 and this jacket from Old Navy to make a more relaxed but still stylish summer look. This look can be worn anywhere from barbecues to summer concerts and, most importantly, you will be comfortable. The shoes from Charlotte Russe dress it up a little more as well as the necklace from Francesca's Boutique. I don't know why I look angry in this picture. I promise that I am not scowling at you.