Sunday, March 10, 2013

Denim Vests

Denim Vests
So. Last weekend I went thrifted (the usual) and for the past two years I have been searching for a good denim vest from the thrift store (basically one without random patches or stitching or something that also fits me - you wouldn't think it would be that hard, but it was), and on Saturday I found one. It was probably one of the best moments of my life. So... That's kind of sad. But anyway! I got home and immediately started trying on outfits with it (please tell me other people do that, because I always do...) and found that I mostly paired it with like every dress in my closet. And that works with basically every dress, so I didn't put many sets like that in this post because it's kind of a duh outfit. I found that putting it in outfits was pretty simple, but most of mind ended up being more summer-y. So I must wait until it gets warmer to really start religiously wearing mine... 
I Want You All To Feel It

So this is that duh outfit. I think that the vest really helps to make the outfit more casual. This would be great for a summer concert or date or something where you are outdoors :) (I guess I wouldn't really know what would be great to wear outdoors because I don't usually go outside... So don't trust me on that one)
Watch The Seconds Fly

Watch The Seconds Fly by enolano 

So this one is more of a grunge/hipster outfit. It is actually pretty basic, but with a printed denim vest.

Anywhere You Want To Go
Anywhere You Want To Go by enolano

This is one way to wear shorts and tights aaaaaand a vest. The shorts are corduroy, a super awesome winter material (I have several corduroy shorts...), then you can pair it with a cropped lace shirt, but you're still covered because the shorts are high waisted; add some tights, a vest, and shoes and you're off!

I'm The Only One
I'm The Only One by enolano

This is obviously an outfit for summer... Mixing them prints. Nice. The bustier top obviously doesn't give you much coverage, but if you wear high waisted shorts it can fix the problem of too much torso and the vest can cover up some of your back and shoulders. OR you can just go for it and wear that bustier top! I don't think my mom would let me out of the house without the vest... Plus this is a post about vests so... Ya...

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Mixing Prints

Mixing Prints 

So. I have noticed whenever I mix prints people compliment me and then either change the subject or continue to talk about styles that only I can pull of, which doesn't really make sense (I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm flattered, but...) What is it about me that lets me be able to "pull of anything"? I don't know. But! I would like to see more people mixing prints; it really is more fun to wear 2+ prints than just one. The more the better! 

Shocked The World

Shocked The World by enolano 

The easiest way ever to mix prints is to do so subtly. Such as this shirt, it has a pattern in it but not one that stands out like that of the pants, because the pattern of the shirt doesn't have different colors. 

Print on Print
Print on Print by enolano

Also, an easy way to ease into mixing prints is to do so just on the top half of your body, especially if you don't normally wear printed pants. It is also makes your outfit a ton more interesting to wear a printed shirt with a printed scarf and to also have on a long necklace under the scarf.

Prints Everywhere!
Prints Everywhere! by enolano 

The usual model of practice for many people when mixing prints is to wear two different items that use the same colors, like these navy and white prints. But what's even easier? Wear a piece that mixes prints for you, like the sweater. But! I'm too crazy and added in another print with the pants, and then another texture with the lace scarf, and yet another texture with the studded smoking slippers.

Can't Fight The Feeling
Can't Fight The Feeling by enolano 

Another easy print combination is leopard and stripes. My outfit today actually resembled this...

You Are The Record That I Play
You Are The Record That I Play by enolano 

Continuing the leopard print theme... I personally think that leopard print can go with anything and investing in a couple of pieces is totally worth it. Of course not all leopard prints are equal, some have larger spots than others and some have more black or brown than others. I would recommend when mixing prints to make sure that your accessories aren't too over the top to avoid looking costume-y.

I Can't Change
I Can't Change by enolano

This outfit also follows the usual mixing prints with the same colors. Add a pop of color, but that is still muted like the rest of the items, to add more interest to the outfit.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Anna Sun - Walk The Moon

Inspiration Video: Anna Sun By: Walk The Moon 
So, this song was basically my car ride anthem of last summer. (So basically there is no reason to think that my music taste isn't up to date or something.) Anyway! The outfits in the video are pretty rad and so is the scene with all of the paint - I mean how fun would that be?! 

We Rattle This Town

We Rattle This Town by enolano

Ultimate indie outfit? Denim dress and button up shirt tied in the front - or so it would seem from the video. (Weeeeell technically most of them are in shorts, but I added some pizzazz with the dress.)
We Rattle This Scene
We Rattle This Scene by enolano

So this outfit is inspired by the lead singer's outfit of all white at the beginning, which by the end was spattered with paint. One of my favorite trends right now is buttoning all of the buttons on a button up shirt and putting a necklace on that peaks out from the collar. 

Monday, February 25, 2013

The Blue Mandarin Coat

The Blue Mandarin Coat By: Joseph DeCamp

So. Mary Katherine, another one of our friends, and I went downtown yesterday and saw this super awesome painting. Mary Katherine had to take a picture posing in front of it to show the resemblance. But anyway! Dat kimono? Dang. I like. 

Tell Me Where You Want To Go

So first I tried my best and modernizing some of the aspects of the painting. Like the kimono which I love. I would give my life to own that kimono. Who doesn't want a kimono? Honestly? To spice the outfit up a bit I added leather leggings (also something I would love to own.) 

He's Calling Me Home

So, I really love the colors in the painting. Orange is always a really pretty color to match with other vivid colors, but I'm always skeptical about incorporating it into my own outfits for some reason... But! The orange scarf goes really well with the navy printed dress and to add in a bit of the lighter blue (on the woman's sleeves in the painting) I found some sky blue earrings. Top the outfit off with a bun for extra points. 

I Don't Think They Know It Yet

I found this suuuuuuuuper awesome dress, so I had to make an extra set to display it. I really like how it has the bird and more dated looking flowers, but with the geometric background it doesn't look too much like a granny dress. Also, I would think it would be pretty elongating with the feather detail running for the majority of the dress. 

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Compilation Outfit

Skirt - Gap kid's (its mine from childhood) Shirt - thrifted Necklaces - the multi-chain was a gift and the shorter is vintage Ring - Forever 21 Shoes - Bass 

Heeeeey so I finally got around to taking pictures of my actual body in actual clothes. I know. Whaaaaaaat? So. I basically was stoked about this outfit because it combines the last couple of posts. That maxi skirt is velvet and the whole thing has kind of a vintage feel. So ya. 

So, like I said I usually do, I tied the shirt in the front to give my torso some definition. And those polka dots remind you of something? Dat Mac Miller video. Daaaang. 

Ya. That's a fox ring. Be jealous. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Maxi Skirts

So. Maxi skirts. I'm not going to lie - they are my new fashion obsession. I have to admit when every store started stocking maxi skirts, I was skeptical; I come in at a lofty 5' 1'' and I felt like my body would just look stockier in a maxi skirt/dress. Then it was more of a matter of pride (I couldn't just continually tell my mom "no" then suddenly go buy a maxi skirt!) Soooooo I used our trip to South Africa (in the winter) into the best excuse ever. I said that I would bring it to wear out to dinner with my dad's friends to be dressier but not compromise warmth. I actually ended up not bringing the skirt I got, but I still love it!
 I feel like some people think they can only be worn in the summer, but worry not! You can totally wear them in the winter also! It all depends on the material/pattern and cut of the skirt and how you style it. 

We Could Pretend If You Want To

So, a great way to make a maxi skirt outfit is a vest. Like duh, right? I really love the color of the skirt and the lace together. And those printed boots? Damn. 

These Are My Confessions

This is another style featuring a vest! What I usually end up wearing with a maxi skirt in the winter is a button up shirt that I tie closer to the hem of the skirt, which will create some definition of your body and is a bit more interesting than just tucking it in. (It also puts all those long button up shirts that you own to wear with leggings to good use.) 

Black Maxi Skirt

Then came the stellar lace maxi skirt. I wish I owned one of these. If I did I would wear it like every day. Every single day. Anyway. This skirt can be worn in both the winter in the summer depending on what shirt is worn with it (which is one of the awesome aspects of it.) Here I put an interesting, dip-dyed denim shirt with it and some plain black Chelsea boots. 

It's Bound To Be A Sight To See

So for summer, I think this is a perfect outfit (especially on those days where you really don't want to shave your legs or can't show to much of your legs at an event.) My favorite summer maxi skirt is a tad cropped so that it shows your ankles to give it more of a summer-feel.