Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Glory: The 2012 London Olympics- Part 1

With the 2012 Summer Olympics right around the corner, it's a perfect time to show a little team spirit.
Even the most subtle details show your support for the thousands of athletes that have been training for the world's most anticipated competition.

This video, from BBC News, shows some interesting statistics about the 2012 Olympics.

I searched through my bulging closet and found a few basic pieces you probably have something similar to, and used them to create some simple, casual, Team-USA-inspired outfits. 
Top: Gap, Jeans: Old Navy, Sunglasses: Courtesy of SXSW
For cute pocket detail, fold a bandana and tuck in in your pocket (folding steps below).

1. Fold the bottom two corners up

2. Fold the right side to the middle

3. Fold the left side to the middle

4. Fold the right side all the way to the other edge

5. Fold the bandana in half

6. Fold the top down in about two segments

7. Tuck the folds into the pocket

8. Fold it down, and enjoy!

Nail Polish: No Miss and Urban Outfitters

Tee: Urban Outfitters, Shorts: Forever 21, Sunglasses: Courtesy of ACL

Polo: Gap, Shorts: Forever 21

Top: Gap, Skirt: Forever 21

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Style and a Little Bit About Me...

1. a particular kind, sort, or type, as with reference to form, appearance, or character: the baroque style; The style of the house was too austere for their liking.
2. a particular, distinctive, or characteristic mode of action or manner of acting: They do these things in a grand style.
3. a mode of living, as with respect to expense or display.
4. an elegant, fashionable, or luxurious mode of living: to live in style.
5. a mode of fashion, as in dress, especially good or approved fashion; elegance; smartness.

verb (used with object)

6. to call by a given title or appellation; denominate; namecall: The pope is styled His or Your Holiness.
7. to design or arrange in accordance with a given or new style: to style an evening dress; to style one's hair.
8. to bring into conformity with a specific style or give specific style to: Please style this manuscript.

"Fashions fade, style is eternal"
-Yves Saint Laurent


Style is the quality you cant work for. It's not as simple as reading up on a few fashion magazines, it's a statement you make. Not some trend that'll we'll laugh at in a few years, but perpetual beauty.

 Every person's style is different. It's the statement you are making and delivering to the world.

My personal style is also all over the place right now.
I like to dress fashionably, with modern trends, but I also love to dress in vintage clothing. The 40's, 50's, and 70's are my favorite decades.

I prefer to shop for most of my clothes at thrift, consignment, and small local shops rather than big chains and I hate to spend over ten dollars on any one item.

However, I still have great respect for designer clothing. I just tend to buy all my designer clothes at thrift stores. 

I love indie music and style, oxfords, and ice cream.

I'm an environmentalist I suppose?

And I live in one of the country's fastest growing cities, the Austin, TX. I love it here, despite the brutal weather.

I also have a really strange obsession with fat cats...

I guess you could say I'm not exactly your average high schooler...

Sunday, July 1, 2012

This American Life

As the cheerful chaos of 4th of July festivities descends upon us, red, white and blue fashion is moving past the usual mess of bright tee's and into the world of high fashion.

4th of July

Wildfox Couture sweater
$238 -

Equipment blouse
$200 -

Crop top

Denim jean shorts
$68 -

Bodycon skirt
$60 -

Quiz denim shorts
£20 -

Steve Madden tote bag
$48 -

Keds Stars and Stripes Sneaker
$45 -

The Fashioneur