Saturday, September 27, 2014

Rose Organza

Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Designed Myself
Sandals: Go Jane
Sunglasses: Betsey Johnson

          I've been working on this skirt for over a year.  I bought the fabric probably two years ago and kept putting it aside.  It was one of those projects that you start and never finish, but I finished it.  When I saw this fabric I fell in love because of the colorful rose design.  I also love how it's printed on organza.  I think organza is one of the coolest fabrics because it's shiny and stiff.  I just love how it looks and lays.  I find the movement of it to be really beautiful.  Maybe I should finish some of those other projects that I start and put aside.  

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Last Summer Days

Top: Lauren Conrad
Jeans: Forever 21
Sandals: Modcloth
Necklace: Forever 21
Floral Crown: Made Myself

             This is a silhouette that I really love, baggy on top, slender on bottom.  I love a loose or flowy shirt with skinny jeans or leggings (if it's long enough).   I always feel that if I'm wearing something loose I have to balance it out with something tight on the opposite.  I've had this top for a while.  I think it's from the spring before last spring, so you can't find it anymore.  It's still a popular style of top though, so it shouldn't be too hard to find one that is similar.  I also have to add that I'm really sad that summer is officially over.  Summer is my favorite season and it's always a shame to see it go.  This is especially the case this year because I have had enough cold weather in my life and I'm really not sure I can last through another winter.  I might die.  

Thursday, September 18, 2014

White Lace

Top: Made Myself
Skirt: H&M
Sandals: Modcloth

          Mixing lace patterns isn't something I would normally support.  On this occasion, however, I like it.  I'm not really quite sure why I like it, but I do.  I think it's fine because they are both the same color white.  Also, it kind of reminds me of mixing prints, which I am a big fan of.  I made this top a while ago.  I had some spare lace and wasn't sure what to do with it, so I made this.  I hadn't worn it until now.  I love that feeling of knowing you need to have something because eventually some day you will use it.  Then you actually do use it.  Sorry about the fuzziness of some of my pictures.  My camera didn't like this lighting.  

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Love of Color

Top: Designed myself
Shorts: Forever 21
Shoes: Target
Bracelets: Made myself

          By now I'm sure that it's pretty evident that I have an affinity with color.  I really do.  I would almost always prefer to wear something colorful over something neutral (with the exception of grey, which I also love).  Perhaps that comes from my love of Lisa Frank and Rainbow Bright as a child.  That's why I made these colorful tassel bracelets.  That "too many bracelets" style is just really cool to me.  I think it looks like you care and tried but not too hard.  I chose to wear them with this top, that I also made.  It has embroidered flowers all over the front.  Embroidery is another obsession of mine, and really in right now. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Day Trip: Saugatuck

Top: Sheinside
Shorts: Akira Chicago
Sandals: Target
Necklace: Made Myself
Bangels: Apt. 9 and Forever 21

          My boyfriend and I spent last Sunday in Saugatuck, Michigan.  It was a day full of bliss.  The weather was perfect for walking around this cute little town.  There are tons of shops, restaurants, and art galleries.  I have been visiting during the summer for years, both by car and by boat and I love all of the good memories it stirs up.  We also spent some time at the beach.  These pictures were taken in one of my favorite gardens.  It's a small one on the corner of the street, in the middle of town.  It's full of incredibly beautiful flowers of all sorts.  I chose to wear this outfit because it's kind of nautical inspired.  Since this town is right on the water, it has a bunch of marinas.  I love to incorporate the feel of my location into my outfits.  I made this necklace out of rope a while ago, and I though it would be perfect to wear here.  I also love the way the colors look together.  

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Peter Pilotto for Target

Skirt: Peter Pilotto for Target
Top: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Topshop
Sunglasses: Betsey Johnson
Purse: Forever 21

          Whenever Target introduces a new designer line I get excited.  On September 14th the Altuzarra collection will be released.  So far, I only want the lace mask but that might change when I see it in person.  My favorite designers to work with Target have been Rodarte, Peter Pilotto, and Marchesa.  When I went to see the Peter Pilotto collection I wanted a lot of it, mainly because I love co-ords.  However, everything was too big.  I'm petite so it can be hard to buy clothing from department stores or big box stores.  I loved this skirt when I first tried it on but didn't have the money.  When I went back like a month later, my size was on clearance.  I couldn't leave it behind.  It's still a little long, but I'm just pretending that it's not.