Monday, June 27, 2011

Vintage Virgin

Well, it's the last week of June and it's definitely been the longest month ever. I've been so stressed out that my skin has been breaking out because all I can think about are possible changes in my life. But that's normal, right? Anyway, thank goodness for my week vacation in Dallas! I leave July 1st and I'll be back in Chicago on the 7th so I'm super excited about that. Even though all my vacations in the last four and a half years have been to Dallas, I can't be bitter. I miss my fam! On top of that, my brother is visiting me in Chicago a week after I return to the Midwest. Yay for family!

Speaking of family (I love a good segue), I have been obsessing over Vintage Virgin, a fashion blogger that is also a mom. Her look isn't 100% my style, but I appreciate that she styles her vintage pieces in a very current way. Just seeing her blog really inspired me to bust out my vintage clothing and play around with my more modern pieces. It seems like an obvious thing to do, but sometimes I ignore the more unique pieces in my closet because my newer pieces are just easier to style (aka I've been caught being lazy, haha). Anyway - her story really got me thinking the other day. I know I've been one to speak about how little time I feel that I have to spend blogging, but if this mom can do it, and OFTEN, then maybe time isn't an excuse for me? Maybe there's something deeper that passes photo opportunities and the like that I'm not willing to admit. Hmm. Food for thought.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Shop Olive

SHOP OLIVE is finally open! I wanted to go the bigcartel route, but honestly, I can't justify paying each month to sell my clothes through their site! So, in all of my cheap glory, I worked some html magic on Tumblr to create my resell shop. I hope you guys find something! Most of the sizes are 14-18, some size 20/3x in the mix, as well as shoes from 7-8 Wide. As always, thanks for reading!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Top: Anthropologie // Pants: H&M // Necklace: Talonalia // Bracelets, Cuff: Art Effect, and Erica Weiner // Shoes: Bass, from Zappos // Sunglasses: Buffalo Exchange // Bag: Borders & Frontiers, from ASOS how much I owe in student loans. But more on that later. There are a lot of outfit things going on in this post that I'm excited about! I'll start with the top. I bought it on a whim at Anthropologie and it's become one of those tops that everyone I see tells me they love. It has a great weight to it and I can play with the sides of it to manipulate the shape. The pants are easy breezy and another on the whim purchase from H&M. I've only worn them a few times in the past couple of months but they really are perfect for this weird in-between hot and cool weather we've been having in Chicago. And the shoes. The shoes have a funny story, but honestly I'll spare you guys the details because it's kind of ridiculous. Basically, I returned like 4 different pairs of shoes through Zappos in order to get to these and the customer service girl told me that I was banned from any more exchanges. I'm really pleased with these shoes though, so I guess in the end everything worked out.

All excitement about my sort-of recent purchases aside, I have put myself on a serious spending ban due to student loan repayment plans starting next month. Such a bummer, I know. I'm actually in the works of putting around 25 or so things online to sell if anyone is interested! I have some SUPER cute things to sell and a lot of them I've never worn more than a handful of times. So please be on the lookout for that within a week or so.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

My favorite daydream

Blazer: Gap // Tunic, Shorts: Forever 21 // Boots: Evans // Sunglasses: Buffalo Exchange // Cuff: Nakamol, from Art Effect // Necklace: Free People // Bag: Thrift

I've been looking high and low for an ankle boot perfect for the summer. Boots are kind of essential for me since I'm on my feet for long periods of time as a full time sales girl. Even if it's just one day a week, my feet feel much better by the end of my fifth day if I wear my boots or my white sneakers. It's funny because I have this image in my head of what I want but I cannot stress enough how difficult it is as a wide-footed gal to find cool and comfortable shoes. Does anyone out there know of any websites that have a nice selection of wide shoes? I have a lot that I know of and check daily (Torrid, Evans, One Stop Plus, New Look, Zappos) but I'd love to know if there's something I'm missing!