Friday, July 19, 2013

An heirloom

dress: Caron
sunglasses Ray-Ban
shoes: Asos similar



I really lucked out in the grandma department. I have two sweet ladies who spoil me and I even had the chance to get to know two of my great grandmas. Today I was excited to wear a dress that my paternal grandma ( we call her Nonni) gave me. She was so excited and surprised that I was interested in something she used to wear in the 60's. Nonni told me the dress was from a fashion line started by Leslie Caron, a French ballerina-actress. In a nod to Caron I wore the dress with a ballerina bun and slipper-like shoes. If only random pirouetting was acceptable in public. 

earrings poetry jewelry on etsy





Thursday, July 4, 2013

Independence

sweatshirt topshop
shorts delia*s similar
sandals h&m similar

Happy 4th! I was a bit disappointed to find I don't have one article of clothing with the American flag on it. When my family went to the beach today I tried to look at least semi-patriotic with a red shirt and white shorts. And then there was my little sister who paraded around our house with a union jack shouting "take us back" (yeah, she takes her admiration for one direction wayyyy too far).

To stay warm in the evening I changed in to my new favorite sweater and a pair of high waisted shorts. The icing on the cake? A little uncle Sam hat ring. (Literally... it was wedged in the icing of a twix cupcake I bought today)



heart earrings Betsey Johnson similar
pearl ear pin Claire's



heart earrings Betsey Johnson similar
pearl ear pin Claire's



"Let the weak be strong, let the right be wrong. Roll the stone away, let the guilty pay. It's independence day. ♥ "





Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Je t'adore

Jacket: American rag (vintage)
leotard: discount dance
skirt: Charlotte Russe; similar one
shoes: h&m; similar pair

The city of love lives up to its name. When I arrived in Paris, I instantly fell in love with the architecture; the pastries; the charm. 

While in the city, I saw the typical tourist attractions. I bought some French cult classics (Embryolisse and Laduree are worth the hype!). I went to fete de la musique, a music festival and my favorite part of the trip, when there is a band around every street corner of France.

Since Paris supposedly starts fashion trends before they reach elsewhere, I tried to keep my eyes peeled for any tendances. I noticed a lot of black and white vertical stripe patterns but didn't catch on to anything else. However, I found credence in the old stereotype. Most French women lean toward  fitted, monochromatic ensembles that ooze chic.




skirt: american apparel
tank: deli*s; similar one
bow: american apparel


shirt: h&m; similar one
shorts: h&m similar ones


It feels great to be back home, but I can't wait to return to the la ville-lumiere when I next get the chance!





Wednesday, November 21, 2012

To DIY for

 
 
And I was like, "Baby, baby, baby, oooooh!" Yesterday was the day of my long-awaited Justin Bieber concert. My friend and I had a lot of fun putting together jazzy outfits for it. I went with a jacket in the best-ever shade of bubblegum pink and some leggings that I made. The leggings were pretty easy to make:
 
1. Decide where you'll be cutting the leggings and pin the outside and inside seams accordingly
 
2. Using fabric scissors, cut squares out of the front and back leaving the outside and inside seams so that the leggings are still in one piece. Remember, better to cut not enough and have to cut more than to cut too much!
 
I layered plain black tights under the leggings for an opaque/sheer contrasting effect.
 
Want to skip the hassle and just buy a pair? You can buy the leggings that inspired me here.
 
shirt, Danskin Now (walmart)
jacket, Charlotte Russe (similar one here)
shoes, Forever 21 (similar ones here)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other than Carly Rae Jepsen being sick and unable to open the performance, the concert was perfect. I even got to meet Holly from Dance Moms. I'm am a Belieber!
 


Monday, November 19, 2012

11/19/12

 
 
 
I've always wanted a shirt with a tiger on it. Is there a better way to say "I'm fierce!"? When I saw this tank at forever 21, I finally caved because the little guy is actually roaring. The tank is long enough to be worn with leggings, but today I wore it with jeans and some chunky platforms that match the shirt's fierce factor. The shoes maybe weren't the most practical choice to strut across the airport in on my way home from school, but they were definitely attention grabbing. One TSA worker wondered how I didn't "get a nose bleed from up there." However out of place my 3 inch sandals may have been, my look made me feel ferocious as I was walking to my gate. Rawr!
 
shirt, Forever 21
shoes, Forever 21
jeans, Old Navy
earrings and ear cuff, Claire's
 
 
 
 


 
 
 


Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Dorm

 
I have survived the first week of my senior year. I arrived at my boarding school one week ago but it feels like I've been back for a month already. The school has had so much planned for us from a cookout to an all-school waterballoon paint war. It was a great week but one of the most exciting parts for me was getting my dorm room all decorated. I decorated with a hot pink fan, pink polka dotted duck tape, and floorlength ombre pink curtains (can you sense a theme here?). Above my bed a hung a photograph of my grandma in 1950 back when she was the only one on her street with a telephone. And the piece de resistance... a huge stick on mural on our wall of a Wakiki Beach photo. A pretty ideal scene to wake up to each morning!
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

All Dressed Up


 
Over the weekend I did some very last minute school shopping. The dress I shopped in was a hand-me-up from my little sister. I wore a simple topknot to showcase its cute collar. It was a real crowd pleaser, and when my sister heard how many compliments it got she said she wanted it back. Go figure!
 
Dress: Petticoat Alley (bought at TJ Maxx)
Shoes: Coach (similar here)
Bag: Dooney and Bourke (similar here)
 
 
 
 
This retro Dairy Queen was a must-stop