Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Outer, under garments.

Ahhh, the bustier. It's ability to shape, push, and conceal is what has attracted women to this undergarment for decades. The eighties hit and pop culture had women opting to wear their underwear on the outside. A trend that would continue into the early nineties. As fashion history always does, 20 years later the bustier repeats itself. The great thing is that as a non bone baring lady, the bustier is very forgiving. So while the weather kicks ass and it's not a "fat" day pulling it off feels good. Although I wont be wearing my outside bra to my grandma's. I'll for sure continue to experiment with my bustier's  versatility. Here it is pretty plain and simple, sporting it to a Downtown L.A. bar helped lessen the hooker feeling. Try it you might like it.

Bustier: Somewhere in my older sister's closet, Cutoffs: Thrifted, Hat: Target, Necklace: F21, Booties: Jeffrey Campbell

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

So Basically...

Hello! After a brief (brief, like 12 days brief) hiatus from the blog world, I'm glad to post again. We all have our favorite outfit staples. Mine, or rather one of my vices, is black stockings. I wear them constantly. Usually with short shorts and an oversized top. You know the, "hey look ma! no pants!" look. To me it's super comfy. I also however adore basics and the comfort they bring. So much, that my drawers are full of them. Except in my case, I try them on purchase them, tell myself I'm GOING to put some pants on, then do nothing of the sort. I reminded myself, yet again, of what a great canvas jeans and basics are. I pulled out some jeans, t-shirts, an ever wonderful crewneck sweatshirt, and went at it. Just in time for spending p.m. hours know patios, Bar patios, Apt. patios for dinner BBQ's that involve more liquid refreshment than food...yeah those outdoors. And if you have a platform collection like mine, and spend most of your daytime in bike gear, you best believe I'm super happy to dress jeans up with heels whenever the chance arises :)

Crewneck and distressed clutch: Thrifted, Jeans: On the cheap at Banana Republic (then sewed skinny and slashed at home), New Era Snapback: eBay, Hardly Visible necklace: Forever 21, Steve Madden platforms: Gifted.

"Sasha Grey" Tee: American Apparel, Jeans and invisible wedges: Forever 21, Belt and Bag: Thrifted.

Sleeveless Tee: Urban Outfitters, Jeans/ heels/ necklace: Forever 21, Antique cuff: gifted, Bag: Rosarito, Mexico.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Taking your clothes apart. A Diy story.

Feeling the want for something new is not so great when your also feeling low on funds. A remedy? Craftiness and stuff you don't wear often. Perfect specimens for dissecting and re-working. I was feeling inspired by a jacket I had seen in an Urban Outfitters catalogue. Leather sleeves attached to a denim jacket. I went through my closet and found a vest that was cute but had long been hanging. Also had a forever 21 pleather bomber that I had been wanting to use for something. Without thinking twice I took the sleeves off and went to work. An added bonus was having the leftover sleeveless jacket, which I've decided that I will sew some sleeves on, from a military jacket I have. Presto! Another contrast sleeved jacket (will be a separate Diy post). I wanted to change the Urban inspired jacket up a bit, so I did a summer night friendly bare shouldered version. You could really go either way. So here is a bit on how to do your own. Enjoy :)

Vest: Thrifted and bleached at home, Sleeves: Former Forever 21 jacket

The Finished Jacket! Top (under jacket): Forever 21, Sheer Maxi Skirt: Urban Outfitters (clearance)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Dark Days, Dark Outfits.

I have awful luck with my car, after a freeway blowout, my little black baby Aveo had a piece of her face (bumper) ripped off. Therefore in a Victorian fashion, I had to throw on some black lace and black jewelry to mourn the loss of 1/4 of my car's bumper. It's also not 1887, so I tossed in a silky blush blouse and a ratty Subhumans tank. Looking for an opportunity to feel better, I put on a towering pair of DIY spike booties I did a while back. I ordered the shoes and disliked them. Returning would be a huge hassle so I kept them, collecting dust on my shoe rack. After ordering some heavy duty cone spikes. I was in search of things to put holes in. Decided the shoes would be perfect to experiment on. I banged out some holes and screwed the spikes in. Holy Shit! I fell in love, a sad shoe story gone happy. The booties went from dust bunnies to the foot equivalent of death metal. Wish I could do the same for my car. Poke a few holes, hammer a few bits, and make her happy again. Sigh. Anyways, here is a reflection of my mood.

Blouse: Thrifted, Subhumans Top: Wasteland (then customized by me), Lace Maxi & Cross: Forever 21

DIY Spiked Booties: eBay, then customized by me, with cone spikes from

Friday, May 4, 2012

Shady Business

As sunshine time grows nearer and nearer so does sunshine accessorise time. Dodger stadium anyone? Throw some shade on your face with hats and glasses. I love that I've been seeing girls sporting the boyfriend inspired classic, Baseball hats. I'm a bicycle maniac (enthusiast), which is probably the reason behind sporty shit forming a special little place in my heart. Whatever it is, a hint of tomboy is just irresistible. Mini & midi dresses, platforms, sneakers, shorts, maxi's, jeans, stockings, sweaters...I could go on about the things baseball hats add statement to. Here are the two newest additions to my collection of head gear, that I'm pretty damn sure my boyfriend is becoming jealous of.

Blank New Era Hat & Oversized Roundies: on the cheap from ebay, Tank: American Apparel (factory store)

Floral 5 panel hat: Urban Outfitters for $9.99, Cateye Glasses: ebay, Tshirt: Forever 21

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wearing your pajamas outside.

Pajama dressing head to toe looks rad, if your a model. Regular people look like their, well, wearing pajamas in public. I'm a regular girl and dammit, I want to wear pajamas. So here was my solution. Tucking the top in, a solid pajama top and printed bottoms, accessories, and heels. Here are two ways of turning sleep wear into go somewhere...wear.

Top & Bottom: Thrifted

Same thrifted top & bottom.

Elderly woman accessories. Shoes: Target, Glasses and Bangles: Forever 21, Necklace & Vintage Watch: Gifted

Accessories for being a badass. Jacket: Gifted, Shoes: Shiekh, Belt: Thrifted, Glasses: Forever 21.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Boots I couldn't say no to.

Low on funds, shopping for baby shower gift. Not really the right circumstances for shoe purchasing. Unless you see a pair of shoes at the end of a room, from a distance, that are calling your name. You reach them and realize it's a pair of Steve Madden booties you had lusted after during the holidays, with a bold green tag that reads: 70% off. One pair of formerly $170  size 6.5 stompers left, for fifty effing one dollars. I had no choice. I happily shoved my guilty purchase into my backpack and rode my bike home with the extra weight, on my well as my mind. Today's shitty weather was perfect for piling my teddy bear coat onto a loosely knit sweater and lace shorts. The booties shortly followed.

Faux Fur Coat: thrifted for 3.99, Sweater: Forever 21, Lace Shorts: Victoria's Secret (from the 90's).

Booties: Steve Madden "Armenda" (they will forever haunt me, until my next guilty purchase)