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.  

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Jewels










Top: Sheinside
Shorts: Thrifted
Sandals: Target
Rings: Forever 21
Necklace: Walmart

          Statement necklaces are best worn with a simple outfit, in my opinion.  If you are wearing a complicated outfit with layers or patterns, sometimes adding a statement necklace can be too much.  You should let the necklace make the statement.  I actually found this one at Walmart.  If you have been there at all this summer, you may have seen the giant fixture with tons beautiful, sparkly necklaces.  I was beyond shocked when I stumbled upon them at the beginning of summer.  I'm not a fan of Walmart by any means and often try to avoid going there, but I'm not a snob either.  If I passed up the opportunity to buy some of these necklaces (they were only $10) just because they were from Walmart, it would have been a mistake.  

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Textured Shorts













Shorts: Sheinside
Top: Old Navy
Shoes: GoJane
Purse: Expressions NYC
Necklace and Bracelet: Forever 21

          I love shorts.  When I was younger I pretty much only wore jean shorts and overalls, but as I've grown, I have come to realize that there are many more options.  Nowadays, I really prefer shorts that aren't denim because they are normally more unique and a bit more fashion-forward.  I found these at Sheinside.  I love the messy floral print and texture.  I have had this red shirt from Old Navy for a few years.  I don't have many red options to choose from, so it worked.