Friday, April 29, 2011

weekly favorites

Hi everyone! I probably won't be able to take any outfit pictures or anything until at least Tuesday, but most likely Wednesday after I've moved back to Winston-Salem. I'm in full exam mode, so I doubt anyone would want to see my outfits anyway!

1. Postcards From - I love Kate's daring pink pants. As I mentioned last week, I really want a pair of bright pants myself, but I'm definitely not going to look as good as Kate does here.

2. Raspberry and Red - Weronika's drapey outfit looks so comfy. She's a repeat from last week where I loved her use of yellow and black and here I am fawning over it again.

3. Po mojej stronie lustra -  I found this girl through Teen Vogue's Fashion Click and I wanted to pin her entire blog to my Pinterest. I love Maddy's polka dots in this Easter outfit.

4. Orchid Grey - Julie is a pro at thrifting and this outfit shows. I love the professional vibe of a blazer paired with relaxed jean shorts.

Also, I have a formspring! Hit me up if you have any questions. I'm off to go see Fast Five. My  boyfriend had to bribe me with "one gay musical and one episode of Doctor Who." Tomorrow he's in for a treat with Were the World Mine (the gay musical he was referring to because I've been trying to get him to watch it with me for the longest time) and the first Doctor Who two parter of this season. I can't wait!

Friday, April 22, 2011

weekly favorites

Guess where I'm posting from? Winston-Salem! Yep, I'm home again for Easter and it feels good.

1. Kendi Everyday - A few years ago, I had a pair of bright blue skinny jeans that I adored, but eventually had to trade with a skinnier, less hip-y male friend. The colored pant trend seemed to die down in the years following but all of a sudden recently, I found myself wanting that pair back. I love Kendi's colored pants and the checkered shirt paired with them. Gorgeous!

2. Raspberry and Red - I love the combination of black-and-white stripes and mustard. When I get my late birthday present of a mustard skirt from my sister this weekend, this is a pairing I'm going to try.

3. Orchid Grey - I love Julie's rainy day gear. The striped dress with the bow belt, the sandals, the adorable umbrella- it all makes me want to idk, spin around in the rain or something!
4. Transient Withdrawal - Jasmine's shorts are basically perfect, as are her sandals and the adorable bow tie.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

bratty b

I'm having major closet cognitive dissonance. What I imagine is a closet full of pastels, lace, and chambray but all that exists in my closet are dark, wintery clothes. I just feel lost when I get dressed in the morning, which means I probably won't be taking any outfit pictures until this weekend when I get home. My fingers are itching to go on an online shopping spree but since I just ordered a pair of shoes impulsively the other day, I know I should limit myself. So instead of window shopping or anything like that, you'll be getting a lot of inspirational posts this week. I'm sorry in advance.

I did one of these music posts before when I saw Grace Potter, but I felt the urge to do one again for Best Coast on my third replay of "Crazy For You" today. 

Best Coast is a band fronted by Bethany Cosentino, who writes all of the band's songs. While none of the songs really contain an abundance of depth (all of the songs are about Bethany's cat, her boyfriend, or weed.) I saw someone once compare her to Taylor Swift in that if T. Swizzle represents adolescence, Best Coast represents the stage after that, where you just want to be lazy and hang out. It's perfect spring/summer pop music.

Friday, April 15, 2011

weekly favorites

I meant to have this up earlier, but then I took a four hour nap and it was wonderful and here I am posting this with only a half hour more of Friday still here.

1. A Thought is the Blossom - I've really been feeling red stripes lately, as well as two-tone oxfords. Starr's pictures are absolutely gorgeous in this post.  

2. Liebemarlene Vintage - Rhiannon's park going outfit is simple, but cute and light. It makes me want to go read in the park!

3. Ruby Slipper Journeys -  Emily's outfit is a bit similar to Rhiannon's but I love the cropped top and floral combination in any form, especially paired with oxfords.

4. jennifhsieh -  I'm not going to lie, I had a hard time picking between Jen's owl outfit (I collect owls in real life, why not on blogs?) but this outfit was the winner. Jen pulls off the longer skirt really well. I love the polka dot print!

This weekend will be spent either at the gym or working on my paper for Religious Studies that address the problem of evil in Elie Wiesel's "Night." It shouldn't be too hard (it's only three pages, thank goodness!) but I'm still not excited to force myself to write it. I'm so glad school is almost over! 

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

spring/summer wishlist

As you can tell, someone might have had a little too much fun in Photoshop this afternoon. After I got finished with my Astronomy exam, I dragged myself back to my room and did some much needed window shopping to make myself feel better. And then I played Pokemon (no, not the newest game; I'm playing Soul Silver again) and finally remembered that I'd started this. 

1. Toms Classics in Chocolate (I need a new pair; I can almost stick my big toe through the hole forming in my black pair.)
2. Rhinestone Bunny Ring (Animal rings, always a good idea.)
3. Coral Print Square Scarf (I love scarves in warm weather.) 
4. Rainbow Stripe Umbrella (For April showers!)
5. Black Lace Collar Dress (Give me all the Peter Pan collars. ALL OF THEM.)
6. Sweetheart Sunnies (Simply adorable.)
7. Black Check Skater Skirt (How many more black skirts do I really need?)
8. Polka Dot Bag (Perfect summer tote.)
9. Loving Heart Ring (I love both colors.)
10. Cooperative Canvas Strap Wedge (I need a new pair of black wedges and black sandals. Multiple options!) 
11. Beige Polka Dot Cropped Cardigan (Give me all the polka dots as well.)
12. Orange Peter Pan Collar Dress (This dress is to-die-for. Goodbye cruel world.)
13. Ecote Toehold Simple Gladiator Sandal (Long name, cute shoe.)
14. Cooperative Trompe L'Oeil Eyeglass Case (For my heart shaped sunnies.)
15. And for the sake of an even number, here's one more thing on my list that didn't quite fit: Jersey Pocket Skirt (I loathe American Apparel but I've needed this skirt in navy for about four years now. It's time to make the plunge this summer.)

What's on your wishlist? What trends are you looking forward to?

Friday, April 8, 2011

weekly favorites

There's no real theme to this week's favorite looks aside from simplicity. Today was the most humid day we had to date and in jeans and a cardigan, I was dying. All I want are some pretty dresses and cute shoes. 

1. DearBeatrice - The thing I always appreciate about Beatrice's outfits are the attention to detail. Though her dress and flats might be simple, the gorgeous bag and her jewelry keep it interesting. The bunny ring is adorable.

2. flattery - I love the green color of Breanne's dress is gorgeous! I love the wedges she paired it with.

3. blushing ambition - I love the pairing of a gingham shirt with Annabel's pleated skirt. I still need that tote bag in my life.

4. calivintage - The colors in Erin's outfit are divine. I was just checking out a pair of red flats the same day she posted this outfit and it basically cemented my need to have money right now.

I'll hopefully be posting sometime this weekend if the weather isn't as rainy as the weather's predicting, stay tuned!

Monday, April 4, 2011

out of print clothing

If you love literature and you want a cute printed tee or a fleece sweatshirt to get cozy in, Out of Print is a great place to look. They have an amazing variety of classic book covers at a price that's not too shabby, considering that for every shirt they sell, they donate a book to a community in need through Books for Africa. I basically want every one of their shirts and hopefully, come summertime when I have a job, you'll see me in any of the three shirts above.

Okay, fangirling over and back to normal blogging sometime this week!

Friday, April 1, 2011

weekly favorites

1. the other emily - I love this outfit. The fox tee, the color of the skirt, her jewelry, the socks with the oxfords- I love it!

2. The Clothes Horse - So, I go back and forth with my opinions on denim jackets. Sometimes, I feel like it just looks dated, but then other times, as with Rebecca's outfit, I love it. Perhaps its the combination of denim and floral, but there's something really great about this simple outfit.

3. blushing ambition - I don't even like the beach, but I'm already looking forward to some outfit pictures on the beach when my family heads off for vacation this summer. I love the combination of lace, a long cardigan, black boots, and a cute tote.

4. Jen Loves Kev - If there's one look I will always love, it's the school girl 
look. I love the sweater over Jen's plaid dress and the oxfords. 

Check back next week for more looks!