June 28, 2012

A Lacey Yoke

I have been off the outfit posting map for too long, but I am back, I have clothes and I am determined to post.  Today's look is a combination of pieces old and new.  I received this beautiful lace yoke top courtesy of Sugarlips Apparel, which is a perfect compliment to numerous summer pieces already in my wardrobe.  I have worn the Grandmother's Lace top a couple of times, once over a dress as a vest and the second time is this look here, with a classic pair of denim shorts.  I really like the pairing of the intricate and detailed top with my high waist Old Navy shorts.  The look is very 70's folk singer so I thought my guitar was a fitting accessory for this outfit.  I can definitely see this outfit working for some backyard BBQ's and summer music festivals. Bring on the open road and the summer sunshine, I'm ready!

"I am on a lonely road and I am traveling
Traveling, traveling, traveling
Looking for something, what can it be"

"The only thing I knew how to do
Was to keep on keepin’ on like a bird that flew"

"Well I'm running down the road 
Tryin' to loosen my load 
Got a world of trouble on my mind" 

"Thoughts meander like a
Restless wind inside a letter box
They tumble blindly as they make their way across the universe"
"I was a free man in Paris
I felt unfettered and alive
There was nobody calling me up for favors
And no one's future to decide"
"If I could make days last forever
If words could make wishes come true"

"Catch a cannonball now to take me down the line My bag is sinkin' low and I do believe it's time"

Close up of the gorgeous blouse! I couldn't believe this shirt retails for under $40 it is a nice quality and has beautiful details.

Top:  c/o Sugarlips Apparel
Shorts:  Old Navy
Belt: vintage
Necklace: handmade
Boots: Frye

Have you found a favorite summer clothing piece? What is it and how have you worn it?

*100,000,000 nothings will be awarded to anyone who can name all the songs that each of the captioned lyrics came from.

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June 18, 2012

Happy Monday! Let's Celebrate What Makes Us Unique.

I was waiting in some waiting room flipping through the March issue of Bazaar.  I flipped to the next page and was dumbstruck.  The editorial that struck me so was the Miami Chic in the Heat Story.  It wasn't the clothes or the setting that caught my eye it was the woman (Lindsey Wixson) in the editorial.  Lindsey Wixson has a certain kind of beauty that may not have been embraced a decade ago, but today the fashion world is gaga for her.  In the photos her cupid bow lips were almost always parted into a a wide grin revealing a very gap toothed smile.  She looked happy, completely comfortable in her skin.  Well enough text I'll let the pictures speak for themselves here. So happy Monday all and here is to embracing the features that make us uniquely beautiful.


June 4, 2012

Link Love: Where I Hide My Beauty Tips

Happy Monday lovelies!  This Monday I want to introduce you to a little known side of me, my beauty blogger side.  That's right, this site might be all about fashion, but I have always loved makeup and the process of a beauty ritual.  I have been a beauty blogger for Yahoo Shine's Beauty Guru program since 2009 and have rigorously tested heaps of makeup and beauty products, doled out secrets and recently dumped out my makeup bag, all for the betterment of mankind.  If you would like to check out my secret (well no more) beauty reviewer life click over here to the Yahoo Shine Blog