Sunday, October 31, 2010

Zombie Greetings


Photo from Tumblr

I love Halloween! It's always been one of my favorite holidays..mainly because of how twisted of a holiday it truly is, despite the sugarcoated candy-giving aspect. This year I decided to dress creepy and be a zombie school girl. I was partly inspired by the Japanese school girls in Battle Royale (specifically female student #11, the psycho killer)!, even though they weren't quite zombies - just murderers. It was also an excuse to play around with costume makeup and stage blood, which I probably had way too much fun with. . .

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Blackbird Attic


 

My good friend Michelle is the owner of Blackbird Attic Boutique, a consignment shop in Beacon, New York. It's a lovely little store filled with amazing vintage clothing...not to mention tons of designers at affordable prices. If you live in the Hudson Valley/New York City area, it's definitely worth checking out. They are now selling clothes on etsy, so be sure to take a look here.



My fave dress from the shop, the 70s Long Paisley Dress.. how amazing is it? It's available to buy on etsy ; )

..oh and they also sell clothes on their online website!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

In the farmhouse things will be alright






Dress: Lover, thrifted
Shoes: JC Litas

So um, I have no idea what this Lover dress was doing at my Buffalo Exchange, but I'm not one to complain.. and in my size?! so crazy. because I would never be able to afford one! I was truly awe-stricken when I saw it just starting back at me on the rack at an insanely affordable price.  I've been living in it lately, it's just too perfect. I love the cut and style, the sheer top part.. everything about it. Lover is up there in my favorites as far as fashion labels go. This is why I love thrifting! There are so many crazy labels at ridiculously low prices, it's almost too good for real life.

These photos were taken on a farm I just discovered in Queens, pretty outrageous right. I've always wanted to live on a farm. Corn fields can be romantic yet simultaneously creepy, I love the idea. and that pig awwww. I couldn't get over how cute he was.. and he kept on running over to me so I could feed him, it was just adorable :)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Nothing's what it seems




Dress: Vintage
Tights: UO
Shoes: JC Litas

Last night I attended a masquerade.. yes, a masquerade! I never thought I'd ever be invited to one of these either. let alone the fact that someone threw one, which just doesn't happen often. These photos were taken quickly before we left, so I didn't get a chance to take any with my mask on! It was a black lace one with feathers, similar to this one. I wore this cherry red lace vintage dress that I absolutely love. The Litas, to my surprise, were insanely comfortable all night, even walking around the city a few blocks to the subway. It was a pretty epic night to say the least. Fancy and glamorous, yet slightly creepy..somewhere along the lines of Eyes Wide Shut meets Party Monster from what I can remember...





Photos from Tumblr

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Grunge Revival


Acid Wash Jeans, Velvet Floral Top Baby Doll Dress, Cable Knit Cardigan

I added a few new things to the shop.. mainly items from the grunge era which I can't seem to get enough of lately..

See more new vintage here!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Witching Hour





Sweater: vintage
Skirt: vintage Betsey Johnson
Tights/knee highs: F21
Shoes: Dolce Vita

When I was twelve, I probably watched The Craft at least ten times. Having the recent urge, and considering it's only a few weeks until Halloween, I recently re-watched it, and it's still one of my favorite movies ever. The 90s trend is clearly seeping into my subconscious in more ways than just fashion. This outfit was sort of inspired by Robin Tunney and the other witch school girls..somewhere between preppy and toned down, informal goth, but way more casual and not obvious at all. The velvet skirt is 90s Betsey Johnson that I found at a thrift store, probably my best skirt find yet. It even has the original tag and all! so good. worn with a cross bracelet that isn't a bracelet at all, just a necklace I tied around my wrist for a charm-like effect I guess? and my hematite ring that I bought at a voodoo shop in New Orleans - for health and protection! and yes, I do believe in these things, even if it's just a placebo effect ;)



Photos from Tumblr

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Lita



 
Poncho: thrifted
Leggings: AA
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

I finally received my JC Litas that I pre-ordred in July, and I'm obsessed with them. The simple black leather is my fave, aside from the red ones which I of course love. The best part is how wearable they are. Normally I wouldn't splurge on crazy expensive shoes, but I couldn't resist..these are too perfect in every way imaginable. not to mention the witch-like vibe they give off which brings out the inner goth in me, but in the best way possible..

This mexican baja poncho hoodie is one of my fave recent finds. I've been looking for something like this for a while now. It's just a giant mexican blanket, turned into something wearable and extra warm for winter. Quite genius if you ask me.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Orange Girl


At first I wasn't sure, but I'm starting to love the splashes of orange hues I've been seeing on the runways lately. I never really considered myself an orange girl, (red is still my favorite color, for now!), but I've been scouring thrift stores on the hunt for early 70s orange sweaters, dresses and even coats that I'll probably never end up wearing. I want one or two items to incorporate into my fall wardrobe..just a little twist of deep orange. I guess it also helps that it's fall and October, and I love fall shades and just the overall season..







Photos: Kate Beckinsale, Proenza Schouler, Tumblr, BCBG, Zooey, Luella