Mixing textures is one of my favorite things to do. It keeps things interesting. A leather vest can be worn with just about anything. Here I paired it with a 100% silk Behnaz Sarafpour button-up that I found at Target. Yes, Target. I like how it daintily drapes my arms and not to mention, it's so incredibly comfortable. I bought it about 2 years ago when Target was making every fashionistas dream come true by carrying less pricey lines of emerging international designer talent. It was called GO International. Sadly, this fashion-y Target spurt subsided after some time. Afterall, all good things come to an end. They now have a Target 'Limited Edition' line. It's a hit and a miss. The clothes always seem to be missing a certain something.
Stacked on my finger are two amazing, wiry little rings I found. Their easy manipulation allows for some fun finger wrapping, twisting and binding. When I saw them, just one wouldn't be good enough. I tend to go the extra distance for dramatic effect.
There's nothing more comfortable than a warm, oversized sweater and a pair of flat boots. The fringe on this pair of Sam Edelmans makes me happy. They give me a rather sunny, light-hearted frame of mind. I bought them at TjMaxx for nearly nothing compared to their original price. The sweater is my mom's from quite some time ago. Slung around my hips is one of my best investments;my Target fanny-pack. It makes my life so much easier and I wear it with absolutely everything. Purses always turn into a disorganized dumpster of loose change, water bottles, and sometimes a random pair of shoes. They're just too complicated for me. Simplicity is beautiful. I suggest to invest in one.
The cold breath of winter is slowly creeping in. Night is falling faster. Hues of blood orange, yellow and deep red fall from the sky, covering the ground as the trees shed their last bit of leaves, forboding what's to come. It's a beautiful sight, really. Such icy temperatures on their way calls for fur. And lots of it.
Think warrior eskimo-chic; thick, shield-like bracelets and plated jewelry, plenty of fur, strips of leather, warm boots, oversized woven-knits, navajo printed sweaters~
I found this dress at American Apparel about two months ago while doing my usual internet retail browsing. I finally made it to the store about a week ago to try it on and make it my own. They came in a few different colors. For me, it was between the navy and black. I felt like I was about to go jazzercise in the navy one, so black it was. I love how it can get by with little to no accessories and still look fabulous. However, it's simplicity and versatility creates the potential for some radical accessorizing. I decided to go on the simpler side and add a few chain-y things. The belt is a necklace I found at American Eagle a few months ago. I haven't worn it the way it's supposed to be worn yet. I feel like it's meant to be a belt; just doesn't have the same affect when worn around my neck. My chained ankle is also a belt that I've had for probably 10 years. I wear it in various ways, from a bracelet to a strap for a small clutch. It's also a great layering piece to pile on with other necklaces.
I've been having too much fun playing around with lipstick lately. The one I'm wearing here is NYC Blue Rose, which was a cool 98 cents. Never would've guessed, huh? The color is brilliant and the underlying blue tone makes it quite flattering on my fair complexion. With such a bold lip I left the rest of my face au natural to avoid an 80's supermodel flashback.
I was so enthralled to put on the undeniably eerie facade of a ventriloquist doll. I remained in character the entire evening of Halloween, flashing my devilish grin and wide-eyed stare. It was rather fun creeping people out a bit. The Halloween prior I spent over $150 crafting a fantasy fish that actually turned out pretty cool. It was incredibly time-consuming so I thank whoever gave me my everlasting patience. The outfit of a ventriloquist doll is quite simple, so it didn't cost me much time or money to whip this one together, considering I already had the blazer and bustier. I bought the black sequin knickers from Topshop, headband from H&M, Juicy dotted stockings from TjMaxx and the ridiculously huge eyelashes from Sephora which made the outfit. I absolutely love going all out on costumes. Elaborate is my middle name. The night was a blur of pantless Lady Gaga's running around, blow-up Kate Gosselin dolls being dragged about by Jon & a slew of 8 babies and endless, freezing walks around the town questioning why I didn't wear more clothing. It was a good Halloween. I've already been envisioning costumes for next year.
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