Thursday, May 31, 2012

thifted FINDS: jacket, skirt, shirt, shirt. and. new western piece !!!

hit up the thrift store yesterday and found some trendy and one (true) vintage piece: a beautiful, perfectly worn western blouse with a great authentic label.  also purchased a 100% leather mini, oversized 80s blouse, bleached levi strauss jean jacket and a sheer black ruffle sleeve blouse.  perfect for fall!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

oh you FANCY huh.

bling is beautiful. "silver" bamboo hip-hop earrings.

just call me knuckles.  two finger ring.  i like jewelry that looks like a weapon. :D

NEW jewelry, got both the earrings and ring at Plato's Closet...$7 total. and here, my somewhat crazy nails.  it's "tropical galaxy"....a bright coral with one nail on each hand painted black with sparkles.  just a little something different for an otherwise boring day.  what do you think? i'm not that great at designs yet, but practicing....

Saturday, May 19, 2012

i'm (sexy??!) and i (don't) KNOW it.

recently in an email a good friend told me my blog was "sexy."  i must admit, that adjective rarely crosses my mind in any depiction or description of myself.  however, i was honored.  here are a few beauty trends i'm finding "sexy" right now...

"cat eye" eyeliner...with a little practice...this glam look can be yours.

 obsessive compulsive cosmetics. "lip tar" this product line is amazing...intense color, quality ingredients, and cruelty-free! and i love the names...

in my day to day life i rarely wear make-up, usually only lipstick.  yet when i go out i always feel the need to do a little "something extra"...

also, i'm starting a new project on Instagram, where i take a self-portrait a day...trying to get around a major creative road block i've been having recently. so, if u like photography, and u have that app, check it out ! x

Friday, May 18, 2012

thank you, fashion gods.

i've been stepping up my jewelry collection for s/s'12...i don't usually wear a lot of jewelry, usually one or two statement pieces, but i love looking at it and making it...and i've been finding some amazing stuff, thrifting and flea-ing, so here are some new finds: all were under $15...collar necklace ($12.95) , and set of 3rings($5.95), from h&m. "aztec" pendant($8), vintage store in pennsylvania. cross earrings($1), flea market. going for a kind of shaman-inspired 70s theme here...not sure what the crosses have to do with it since i am not religious at all...h&m has some incredible accessories right now...even my bf was buying (womens') rings to wear...ha!! so cool.  i encouraged him ;)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

new(old) STUFF.

silk leopard blouse, thrifted. collar, h&m. purple lipstick, NYC. red ruffle sheer blouse, thrifted.

Friday, May 11, 2012

SUN(day) TEA. (easy easy)

this is the easiest and best-tasting iced tea you'll ever make. it basically makes itself while you're at work, school, out for a few hours....  for this you'll need:
-a glass bottle of clean, fresh, distilled, or spring water.
-a tea bag (i use black tea, for herbal, let sit always tastes bitter using this method so i avoid it)
-the sun.  a sunny spot, and a few hours for the tea to brew. depending on how strong u like it. weak tea takes about an hour in full sun...the longer u leave it, the stronger it gets...but u can sweeten with honey.
-serve with ice, lemon, sugar or honey.  yummmmmmm, cheap and good.

Saturday, May 5, 2012


---->had to go to a friend's informal wedding today, so here is today's outfit: printed skirt and gold skinny belt, thrifted. blouse, rue 21. rings, h&m., boots, DKNY, tights, gift from my auntie :) this outfit would also be good for work.  i also wore a denim jacket over the whole ensemble.

the skirt is really cool, a missoni/versace/tribal aztec/1980s vibe. what do you think :) ? x

Friday, May 4, 2012

(wall) flower. (ombre t DIY)

i bought an old yellow t at the thrift store a few weeks ago and decided to get on the bleach bandwagon...dip-dyed it in a bucket of clorox bleach...let it sit in there for a few hours...and was quite pleased with the result...reminds me of a sunrise.  i was inspired by "style marmalade's" look, which you can see here