Today I am going to show you my favorite little spot in my room! I always love rearranging the decorations and furniture in my room. I’m in the middle of starting the remodeling process of the entire room, but I couldn’t wait for a change any longer! So this weekend I rearranged everything and reorganized everything I own from my closet to my trunks to my shelves, everything. And my favorite spot ended up being the display I made that is in between my bed and my vintage mirror dresser. Nestled in the middle is my wooden toy chest trunk that my grandfather made me years ago, he’s made one for each of his grandchildren and I love it so much! On top of the chest I used a bunch of random things I had around my room and compiled them to make a well put but scattered look. I placed some books that I had in between two bookends I made. One is a ceramic vase I bought but wrote on and the other is a mason jar that I filled with dry flowers and tied a blue ribbon around. To the left of that I put my vintage trunk case that I got for Christmas from my mom and dad. Best present ever! It was one that I had not bought because it was too expensive and then on Christmas morning my mom surprised me with it, I was so happy and shocked! I love it. Anyways, I filled it with my hair scarves, old pearl necklace, and a few containers/boxes that are filled with hair accessories. Now come the small detes, I just randomly placed other items all around these two main larger eye attractions. Like my “hipster” glasses, a bear band sticker, a couple decks of old playing cards, a black elephant (I LOVE ELEPHANTS!), and these cute post it notes that are my initials. Haha I’ve phonestly had those things for years and never used them but for some reason held onto them. And they honestly just landed here and I didn’t move them haha I think they look cool! Well, this isn’t a post about fashion but I can’t get over this little corner in my room and I had to tell someone! I love decorating but I feel like there’s no where to do that in my tiny room! I just can’t wait until I have my own house to decorate entirely by myself! Thanks for reading, maybe this will give you some ideas for switching things up at your place! (: OH! And there’s also a tiny magnet that I got from my church when we did an Instagram project that focused around light. Ask me if you wanna find out more about it!
Lately I have been completely obsessed with graphic tees! And with me being a girl who normally wears dresses and button ups, I’ve been on the hunt for different kind of designs that I am just dying to have in my closet for spring and summer! Wearing a plain old T-shirt is just something I hardly ever do but I honestly just can’t get over this trend that I have fallen completely I love with! So I’ve been looking and searching and googling all sorts of different colors and patterns and styles of tees that I am putting on my spring wish list. I think the simplicity of a tee makes dressing it up in such different ways even more of a challenge than how I would a normal blouse or shirt. So here’s what I’ve been doing with graphic tees and the sort and how I am getting this look into my closet!
I went to a local thrift store of mine called Plato’s Closet (I actually think they have these other places too though) and bought a few oversized guy tees for around $6-8 each. Such a sweet deal! Especially considering I cut the sleeves off of two of the shirts I got, I am so ready for warmer weather! The designs were simpler: a faded grey and yellow striped tee, a black graphic designed tee, and grey one with pink guitars across the front. This is where I started and I’ve worn all three so far! (Sorry I don’t have pictures for this section!) I paired the grey and yellow striped one with a pair of jeans, a royal blue hoodie, skinny jeans, and black studded boots. It was such a relaxed yet edgey look for a day filled with wedding to do’s for my brother’s upcoming wedding! So comfy yet cute, especially for such a cloudy day! The black tee I wore for an (almost) all black on black outfit. I pair the top with a grey sweater, a black pencil skirt, black leggings and black combat boots. It was fierce, girly and tough. I loved it! The grey and pink one I plan on wearing this weekend either over a dress, which would turn it into a skirt and add a chunky knit sweater. Or pairing it with a flannel button up and a tights/shorts/boots combo. It’ll be a sweet look! I just love tees and the different looks they can help to create!
I’m honestly not too into mainstream old band tees like Metallica or ACDC. They’re just not my thing, although they’d still be cute. Personally I’m just into more character tees with alternative designs. My springtime wish list is filled with them! I really want a fox tee… A what?!?! Haha I’ve seen a lot of them lately and they’re cool. It’s like a grey tee with a literally cartoon fox face, I think it’s cute! And I really want an anchor tee, just a shirt with a big ole sailor anchor in the middle! I found a really cute on one helloapparel.com, which is a company that locally designs and makes tees in a city in Arizona. For me, the less words the better and the more uniques the more likely I’ll buy it! Or if there is a hidden story begin it. Like a few weeks ago I was in Arizona visiting my friend Camille with my other friend Krista, she goes to U of A down there. Well we went to get bookstore because we wanted some Arozona gear and I bought a bright red bro tank with a white wildcat face smack dab in the middle of it! To the passerby, it’s just a screaming cat jumping out at you haha but to me it’s a memory of a trip that I’ll never forget! Haha I’m so weird. I mean, I know most people but tees when they visit a new place but those are filled with awkward words or sayings that you don’t necessarily west after awhile. But with just a design pick then you can dress it up or down in so many more ways than a shirt that says “I went to Mt. Rushmore and all I got was this stupid shirt” haha see what I mean? Well, this went way off topic! Main point, I love graphic tees and they can be so underestimated in their ability to make an outfit really pop! Thanks for reading my fashion rambles (:
So over Christmas/New Years I went on vacation to Georgia to visit some family friends. And while I was there I got to hang out and spend a bunch of quality time with my friend Danielle that I’ve looked up to my entire life! Every time I visit she always loves talking fashion with me and on this trip I actually went into her closet and threw some outfits together from clothes she already had. Clothes get me so excited!!! It’s like a crazy art form in my head that I can only explain by mixing and (mis)matching things together! It’s a cool outlet and I love helping others through it! So here’s some things I did to change and make “new” outfits by combining things in different ways! Enjoy!
Here’s a few tips on expanding your wardrobe…
1. Taking a simple black dress and adding color by pairing it with either a sweater or scarf makes it look completely different! And the combinations are endless.
2. Taking a neutral colored scarf (brown) and wearing it with vibrant colors (teal or mustard) and then just tying it different ways, makes the essence of the scarf/outfit different each time.
3. Wear your husbands clothes. I’m not kidding, do it! They have huge sweaters and shirts that are so comfy and look so cute on. I’ll do this one day too! Haha but their button ups look just as good under sweaters on you as they do on them! Or wear them open with a cute scarf, best look out there!
4. Same sweater, different look! Wear a sweater open, or twist and tie it! This gives a dress a completely different feel.
5. Feel like lounging? Wear a cute crew neck! This mint one we found at Target for 10 bucks! But it looks cute over a dress, on too of leggings or just with jeans. Super comfy and cute!
Wassup? Haha I have not posted something since November! That’s crazy. And unbelievable and I’m sorry! Life just got carried away! Hosting a fashion blog is super time consuming. I mean the fashion part isn’t hard… I mean I do get dressed everyday. But the whole picking out the outfits and finding the time to take pictures and then downloading said taken pictures and uploading them then writing about them… You get the idea, it’s just a lot to stay on too of! But I’m determined to forreals this time make this more of an outfit idea page instead of a whole entire full blown fancy blog thing. Haha does that make sense? I want to make this like a place where I can give y’all some quick tips on the daily. I think that’s be cool. I honestly just love to inspire people with their own look and wardrobe and allow them to let their ideas branch out from there. You can’t go wrong with fashion, until you do. And then you just wear it with confidence and never wear it again! But this blog is gonna be an inspiration page from now on! My head is just so filled with ideas, I need a better place to keep them instead of in my noggin!
So this last week I challenged myself to try and do my hair differently for seven days straight. With having to leave for work around seven every morning I normally just blow my hair dry real fast or throw it in a top knot and rush out the door. And I’ve always either just curled my hair or left it straight on most days where I usually had time to do it. Pony tails used to hurt my neck after all day because of how thick my hair is so I hated wearing it up. But lately I’ve noticed in magazine, blog posts, and people I’ve been around that sometimes your hairstyle is what can make or break an outfit! And I learned this so much throughout the last week. I really had fun using accessories and looks that tied into my outfits and made it even better. I used a bunch of my mom’s old vintage hair things and even took a few ideas from Pintrest and made them my own. So here are my seven hairstyles from last week! Enjoy (:
Look 1- Straight ponytail with a bumped top and bangs out for a day of interning.
Look 2- Natural waves, middle part with bang twisted back and clipped with a black and white vintage hair piece for a breakfast date with a friend
Look 3- Twisted top knot secured with another vintage hair accessory for a more grunge lumberjack look.
Look 4- Hair curled outwards with a vintage black lace bow clipped on the back for a grey gloomy school day.
Look 5- Sprayed back bangs in a high ponytail with a volumed wavy top for a day of shopping around.
Look 6- Straight hair with a far sided part and bangs pinned to the side for a day of errand with the family.
Look 7- Volumed sprayed bangs pulled back into a twisted bun for a day of busy interning.
Long time, no write! Many things have happened and changed since my last post awhile back. Feels like life is always constantly changing with me! So here are ten new things!
1. My brother got engaged!!! Finally. (Here comes all the fun wedding planning. Yay!)
2. I’m growing out my bangs. I need something different.
3. I’m attempting to shop off of a wish list only. So far, so good!
4. I bake something with pumpkin at least once a week. Yum!
5. It’s almost my birthday, well in five weeks! Not something new, but I’m excited!
6. I get to go to Georgia for New Years!
7. I voted for the first time, that was cool.
8. I’ve been going thriftily and antiquing a lot lately, which I love!
9. I’m taking a break from all social networks for awhile. They create too much unwanted chaos in life!
10. I’m changing how I run this blog! I mean, I love the way I’ve been doing it so far but it so time consuming with all the different outfit pics that I take myself. So I’m gonna star doing more if my just daily outfits and throw in some more fashion tips and trends as well. Yay! More posts for you all to look at!
So here’s some ways to wear different shades of denim button up shirts that I am still currently obsessed with!
Look 1: Denim jeans with a light denim shirt. I was at first hesitant on this look, but I love it now!
Look 2: Denim shirt under a floral dress. I think the colors go beautifully together and it’s a great way to wear summer dresses when it gets colder without the frumpy cardigan.
Look 3: Denim shirt with a blue floral scarf. The blues camouflage each other and leave little pops of colored flowers.
Look 4: Dark denim shirt with burnt orange jeans and a floral bow tied under the collar. It’s a different look, but you can still pull it off!
Look 5: Denim shirt opened with a floral sweater underneath. Layers are great for the colder weather!
I’m back!!! I have finally had some extra time to put some outfits together and take pictures to put up here to show you all. I have been so busy with school and work and a brand new internship (yay!) that I feel like I’ve hardly had time to breathe. This weekend I am getting to go on a little getaway with my momma to Sacramento for some shopping and antiquing. I honestly cannot wait! Relaxing, Cali, and shopping are three of my most favorite things. It’s still super hot here in Reno and I cannot wait for it to permanently cool down. This fall season I have been obsessed with mustard yellow and denim but that post is coming later! I think people want to venture into the yellow pieces but are afraid what to pair such a bold thing with, no worries I came up with a few outfits and tips for ya!
1. Pairing yellow with a deep dark pattern and accessories, such as black and white (plaid) allows for the yellow to be the focal point of the outfit while still tying the other colors and pieces together.
2. Add another bold color! Jade green stripes give this second look a faded and relaxed yet put together look.
3.Like I mentioned above, I love denim!!! So I paired my yellow tights with a fitted denim dress and a pair of deep drown brogues. I also have paired these tights with a navy blue dress that has scarlet hear details. I almost thought of wearing it with my white lace dress but was afraid that it might resemble a chicken! Haha, maybe not but with yellow tights you gotta be careful with something like that.
4. POP! Too scared to jump all in? Wear just a tid bit of yellow like with a hat, beanie or under tank. I loved matching my yellow beanie that I got last year at H&M with an all black leather look. Great for the upcoming cold!
5. With wearing yellow you have to think about what other types of colors look good with it without looking like a toddler’s color wheel. I absolutely love pairing yellow with scarlet. Totally gives off a great fall time vibe and reminds me of the leaves changing colors on trees. So pretty! I had been looking for yellow shoes for over a year now and found these yellow gold studded flats at Forever 21 for 25 bucks! I was sold. I love them and they are so cute!
Hope you enjoy these tips and that they are somewhat helpful!
Scarlet Penguin Tail Blouse; Joppa $11 Leggings; Target $8 Yellow Flats; Forever 21 $24B&W Plaid Shirt; Forever 21 $19 White Knee High Socks; Forever 21 $4 Black Leather Boots; Burlington Coat Factory $20 Yellow Skirt; Charlotte Russe $10
Denim Fitted Dress; Forever 21 $14 Yellow Tights; Target $5
Brown Brogues; Plato’s Closet $11