Thursday, January 31, 2013

what vintage means to me. day one-hundred-seventy-five.

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There is something to me about old things. They carry a history, I feel like I have to preserve some aspect of time by enjoying a piece that is no longer wanted. I have always enjoyed the art of old eras and what better way to display art than to wear it. I feel like every piece; from haute couture to handmade has a unique story. Each time I see a union label from the 50s/60s my heart melts a little for people working to make these pieces that have lasted so long. To me slow fashion and buying vintage go hand in hand. What better way to not support a flawed industry than to not buy into it at all. Instead of supporting unsafe working conditions, mass production and the misuse of resources I enjoy supporting companies that help feed and house the homeless, find forever homes for pets, educate children in Africa and help abused women find help.

On top of all that greatness they have my own story, where I wore them, what I did that day, how I handled them and wore them again and again. I want to add my story to the rich history of garments in the most positive way I can. I want to pass these clothes along and know I treated them well and enjoyed them the most. I will buy 'vintage' for the rest of my life. I love how I consume fashion. 
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Rue really wanted to be in photos I think today. She's not really vintage but shes sure cute anyway :D
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So do me a favor, just try it. The next time you are thinking of expanding your wardrobe instead of heading to a mall or you favorite online spot, just venture out and try a thrift store that supports an amazing cause. It's an easy way to support something you may not otherwise have the ability to support. 


~Outfit Details~
Top: Vintage | Thrifted
Tank: Nordies Rack
Skirt: Vintage Pendelton | Thrifted - Hope's Outlet
Belt: Thrifted
Boots: Sam Edelman | Nordies Rack
Necklace: Thrifted | Ditto Resale



Wednesday, January 30, 2013

blue winter. day one-hundred-seventy-four

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Royal blue is another amazing color for winter. It just POPS on the white background. I love pairing it with white year round so that really makes sense! It was so cold and snowy I hardly wanted to step out of the house so i literally just barely stepped outside for ya'll. 

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And then it started coming down LIKE CRAZY and I was like PEACE out! 



~Outfit Details~
Dress: From a Church Rummage Sale long ago | Vintage WORE IT HERE lasttime
Tights: Long time
Coat: Thrifted Vintage | Ditto in Holland MI
Boots: Thrifted | Ditto in Holland MI
Earmuffs: Totally not vegan blue fox but amazing, from a friend who is a furrier
Belt and Beads: Had for so long i have no clue




Tuesday, January 29, 2013

green and plaid. day one-hundred-seventy-three.

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I have said it before and I will say it again. Green is an AMAZING color :) i just love it. This fabric is so cool with its sparkle and shine stripes! And sure why not just wear it with purple tights :P


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~Outfit Details~
Top: Tenden
Skirt: Hand me over from my friend anissa
Tights: Awesome and purple
Boots: Sam Edelman | Nordstroms Rack
Brooch: Hope's Outlet






Monday, January 28, 2013

vintage dress with floral blazer and spikes. day one-hundred-seventy-two.

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ahhhhh this backdrop. All the snow is so pretty and fresh! POWDER!!!!!! I am just loving it. Not the best weather for dressing self but can be fun to whip out all the boots!!!! Gotta layer up as well. I am all about multiple layers of leggings under dresses with slips and blazers. yes. Plus winter accessories are fun. You shouldn't wear beanies in the summer unless you are going for that hipster crazy look. 
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if i don't tie it tight this collar flips around!!!! annoying 

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~Outfit Details~
Blazer: Nordstroms Rack
Dress: Vintage Thrifted
Jacket: Vintage | My Mom's Closet
Fur Collar: I 'made' it  | Check it out HERE
Beanie: Thirfted | Hope's Outlet
Boots: Jeffery Campbell
Belt: Thrifted | St Vincent DePauls in Eugene OR
Chainmaille: Hightower Chains | Etsy 
Necklace: A garage sale "BITD"

Sunday, January 27, 2013

its snow crazy! day one-hundred-seventy-one.

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The weather has just been crazy! I will frequently step outside and just want to turn right back around. Fashion bloggers in Michigan are CRAZY we endure some insane stuff. In fact anywhere where it snows a lot fashion bloggers are crazy! But heres the thing. We don't get dressed up EVERDAY. This day was a day off and I didn't put on real pants once this day. I just layered up to run around outside in the snow with the doggies. Lets check out how sexy these layers are. 

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Tons of Layers!!! In the bottom right corner you can see I am wearing two socks, two pairs of leggings, some PJ pants, a long sleeve shirt, a sweater then the coat, snow pants, and boots. To top it off I have a headband and a scarf/hat and a pair of gloves under my mittens! 


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I love the dragon water holder we have on our wood stove! I love dragons

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My dogs are obsessed with the snow, I have never seen two less southern dogs in my life. 


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Been having fun in the snow trying to enjoy life :D Hope if you have snow where you are you are enjoying it too!

~Outfit Details~
Coat and Boots: Lands End
Snow Pants and Mittens: North Face
2 Leggings: Thrifted
Long Sleeve and Sweatshirt: Thrifted
Dogs: Lily and Rue






Saturday, January 26, 2013

12 signs your having fun. day one-hundred-seventy.

I felt like doing another throw-back post. I feel like its fair, I never have and its been quite a few posts. I was going through old pictures and noticed a trend, when I am with others I tend to get really silly! Its fun :) A lot of these shots made the blog some not :D you can see them all on my facebook (once I upload them), or on my Flickr, which is a huge sneak preview. IMG_7125
Such a fun time. Making my coworkers take shots of me. Lindsey was so fun to hang out with all summer and she was one of the first people who took photos of me :) loved it! Awesome job. Also gotta love jean shorts. 


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Always a fun time in Chicago with the favorite cousin "quotes". I always say its good we didn't grow up the same age, so true.....out of control. 


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Always fun catching up with Hightower. Favorite Bracelet Ever (evidence: look at photo below). Featured all the time. Get yours HERE. Lunch and clothes! Love this purple wall. 


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Loved my mom taking photos of me for the first time on the farm! Makes me miss summer a bit. Oh and those houndstooth pants? Making a comback here soon.

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Having fun making the boy learn about framing 'no my head to my feet' . He was doing fine but I got snappy but we had a laugh about it right after shoulda been in a movie!


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Farmers market with this fun sweater and my moms necklace. 


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DYING of laughter and almost falling off the pumpkin pyramid at pumpkin patch. 


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Hanging out in downtown GH with my sister and her fiance. Yay!


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Having a laugh at the wall across from work. 


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Unable to contain myself when I quit my job. 


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Looking back on these posts makes me happy. And makes me realize I need to change the sizes of some photos now that I have resized my blog. Ah well I will someday :) 

Tomorrow I will hopefully do an outfit post. Or who knows. See how it goes