Tuesday, July 19, 2011

More Vintage Love To Share

I've been put on babysitting duty this week so I have been slacking on my blogging duties. I did happen to find time today while me and the rowdy child took a trip to the public library since cloudy skies threatened our pool day. Despite the screaming children stomping around the bookshelves (because apparently it's more fulfilling for children to run than to walk) and piles of mother goose tales crowding my table in the children's section, I was able to successfully (subjective of course) list 16 items.

Check them out here

Check back tomorrow to see if I was able to list the other items including a few accessories (maybe). Just cross your fingers that lunch time goes smoothly and that the pool has a disaster with its filtration system and forces us to leave early. No really...cross your fingers!!! (*crosses fingers*)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Can You Handle It?

The printed pants trend became really popular during S/S 2011. Such a bold statement item is hard to wear and most girls aren't quite up for the challenge. Wearing pants with bright colors and elaborate prints is something everyone should try at least once. Pair them with neutral toned tanks and wedges for a vintage style, or a solid colored blouse with beaded sandals for a more bohemian look. Don't be afraid to accessorize with contrasting statement necklaces or assorted bangles. Add additional pops of color with colored belts or bags. Go for it girls! You won't regret it once you start getting compliments on this fabulous look.

Chris Benz S/S 2011 Floral Cigarette Pants

Gwen Stefani in her L.A.M.B S/S 2011 Collection

Diane von Furstenberg S/S 2011

John Galliano S/S 2011 Printed Pajama Pants

Camilla and Marc R-T-W S/S 2011

My new love for the printed pants trend inspired me to pull together this fabulous outfit without outshining my sister on her birthday.

My Outfit

Printed Pants: Vintage
Gray Racer Back Tank: Urban Outfitters
Tan Belt: Vintage
Gold Necklace: Vintage
Forest Green Bag: Vintage
Tan Wedges: Steve Madden

Shhhh...don't tell my sister I cropped her out

Btw, Since I'm broke I offered my sister my wonderful styling abilities as her birthday present. She's not quite hip to the vintage game yet so I settled for some fly duds she had in the back of her closet.

Her Outfit
Tropical Tank: H&M
White High Waist Ruffle Shorts: H&M
Tan Belt: Vintage
Tan Heels: South Moon Under

The Birthday Girl and I

The Girls (Marecya, Mom, Me)

AND...guess WHAT???

This firey trend is carrying over to the A/W 2011 season. Instead of pairing these designs with warm weather pieces, try chunky knits, button up shirts and soft solid colored sweaters. Throw on sexy combat boots, or booties to complete the look. Here are two fabulous designers who have made their mark as artists in this bold movement

Rachel Comey A/W 2011

Steven Alan A/W 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

A Love Letter to Color

Spring/Summer 2011 trends focus on minimalism and sparse color pallets. This post is a love letter to color and the artful mix of plum, mustard, electric blue, and turquoise.

Rachel Roy S/S 2011
This fabulously put together outfit from Rachel Roy's S/S 2011 Collection was the inspiration for my church outfit this Sunday. Here's my Look-a-Like...

Skirt: Vintage
Tank: H&M
Purple Belt: Vintage
Gold Necklace: Vintage
Ring: Vintage
Wedges: Dollhouse

How did I do???
Try it out on your own and let me know how it works out for you.