This is going to be a really quick post, since I already posted earlier today and I should actually start my homework since I just finished watching Revolution. :) Anyway, I was browsing the Madewell website and saw this adorable Jolie Shoe Clip. I think it'd be totally awesome to wear as a bowtie instead though; the leather would add a subtle tough edge.
I was browsing the sale sections of internet boutiques instead of doing homework (what else is new?) when I came across this gorgeous 100% silk Rachel Antonoff Kusum Blouse--a fun, spotty take on the classic pajama top silhouette.
The pajama dressing trend first became popular around January-February, stayed for Spring/Summer 2012, and was alive and well at Fashion Week for fall '12 (pajama suits are apparently a thing now). And while I don't think I'm quite ready for a pajama suit, I'd totally be willing to wear this top around town with a structured jacket, slim pants, and some heels. The oversized polka dots are just so much fun, and it doesn't hurt that it's a great markdown besides. Also, have I mentioned that I have a huge thing for buttondowns?
When we visited Fashion Island a few weeks ago, we went into True Religion on a whim. I saw this awesome varsity jacket (shown below) and surreptitiously checked the price tag. I then let it drop, nodding casually lest the shopkeeper see the shock plastered across my face. $500?! I mean, I knew it would be expensive (let's be real, it's True Religion), but I didn't expect something that exorbitant. Even if it was a wool-polyamide blend with real leather trim.
I vowed to find a more reasonably priced varsity jacket, but preferably one that looked decent and somewhat similar. Then, when I was surfing the online boutiques, I came across one much more suited for my budget.
Fedora-Orange County Swap Meet | Sunglasses-vintage | Denim Shirt-vintage from Mom | Striped Tank-Nordstrom BP. | Belt-vintage from Grandma-remarkably similar here | Pinstripe Shorts-Gap | Gray crochet socks-vintage from Mom | Once Again Watch-Swatch | Trouve Laceless Oxfords-Nordstrom
Meet my new dance partner, Monsieur Lampe.
Andy Warhol's 50th Anniversary Campbell's Soup Cans at Target! I want to buy one of each color just to hoard them in my pantry, take pictures of/with them, and basically admire them for the rest of time.
Okay, bad pun. Anyway, this was one of my outfits from a couple weeks back; apparently it was cool enough to wear that day. I can't wait for more fall weather since I absolutely love layering buttondowns and sweaters.
Me being a dork, as per usual. Ignore the conspicuous lens cap on the arm of the sofa. =__=
Awesome word sunglasses from a random vendor in downtown VA-$5 | Green sweater-Old Navy | Love, Fire Plaid Buttondown-Nordstrom BP. | Skinny jeans-Gap
For the past few days, I've been endlessly scouring my favorite websites, searching through sale sections like a fiend instead of doing homework. I've also been compiling giant wishlists and sending them as not-so-subtle hints to my mother, but that's a whole 'nother story.
Anyway, I noticed that there are some patterned pants at Forever that reminded me of some Free People ones I just saw yesterday.
Sorry for missing a couple of days there! I have a bunch of pics too, just haven't uploaded them yet. Over Labor Day, we went down to the LA area for our cousin Kai's seventh birthday. He had a pirate dinner at this special reenactment place. It was cool, but another highlight of the trip for me was shopping at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. While there, I scored an awesome pair of... Drumroll please...
J Brand High Rise Biancas in Monaco :D
I got them from the awesome boutique Modern Romance for just $39. Best markdown ever--from $215. The shop girls didn't look exactly happy when we bought them, since the other pairs in all larger sizes were marked $99. However, I was understandably ecstatic. I can't wait to pair them with some heels and a dramatic top for a night out or something :)
In other news, my sister bought an awesome $5 fedora from the Orange County Swap Meet which you'll probably be seeing soon.
Here are a few more pics from the trip:
V-neck Pocket Tee-Madewell | Shorts-Forever 21
Hotel hallway pictures are fun :D I wanted to take pics with a more eerie feel inspired by The Shining, but we didn't have the time or the right clothes.
Sunglasses-Nordstrom BP. | Cardigan-Nordstrom BP. | I Hate Fashion Tee-Urban Outfitters | Garment Dyed Midi Shorts-Madewell
Fedora-OC Swap Meet | Pirates of the Caribbean Mickey Tee-Disneyland | shorts-Old Navy
Michael Stars and True Religion ♥__♥ If only we were rich.
Awesome fountain in front of American Rag Cie. Didn't get to go to American Rag though :(
Cool flower display on the steps.
Business is booming at Lette!
Kai actually asked if we could take them off of there to eat.
Madagascar Vanilla, Lemon, 2 Chocolate, Latte, Coconut, Coconut, Strawberry, Lemon, Lychee, Mint. Nomnomnom. Delicious AND expensive, of course.
View from the Fashion Island parking lot.
And a last message from the OC Swap Meet to all you blog visitors:
A classic piece that I really want is a nice trench coat. Of course, eventually when I'm grown and (hopefully) successful, I'll want to invest in something like an expensive Burberry trench--something I'll be able to wear for decades and maybe even pass on to posterity.