bleubird vintage today. Maybe it's the hair, the three adorable kids I have with me or the fact that I'm wearing a might-be vintage dress that my mother kindly hemmed for me. (She's cheap too, she let me pay in hugs and hand-me-downs.) Either way, I like it.
When I first started reading style blogs, I was fascinated -- literally fascinated-- with the way bloggers would wear thrifted or vintage items without looking like Mildred, the previous owner. And while I had thrifted before, I was always on the lookout for ironic t-shirts to wear to my college class, as to look like I didn't care, but I did, but I didn't. All the while I had no idea there were beautiful vintage dresses, blouses, skirts, shoes just waiting to be worn.
I've never thought of my style as vintage, maybe a few pieces here or there could pass but let's be honest -- current trends make my heart double beat. But I've always loved the way some girls can make a vintage dress look so modern and beautiful. And while I loved and envied their style, I've always thought that's just not my style.
Not to get all blogmotional on you, but thinking back just two years ago I would have never picked up this dress. I would have never thought "take some inches off the bottom, grab a wide belt and we've got ourselves an outfit." And yet a few weeks ago, I picked this dress up and knew immediately how to wear it. More often than not I still feel like the girl who looks longingly onto blogs, thinking "can I do that?" So as a reader of style blogs, I say thank you to all the girls who inspire me and so many others to try something new. Turns out that you can teach an old blog new tricks.
This week you can win the Drift Modern bag from Shop Strut! All you have to do is:
1. Visit Shop Strut and check out the shop.
2. Leave a comment below with your choice of color (cream, caramel, or black).
Giveaway open until Sunday, May 29th at 10 pm. One entry per person, please.
Winner of last week's Yellow Heart Art giveaway....
Congrats, Melanie! Send an email my way!
Just so we're clear, I didn't wear this today. This outfit is actually from last Thursday. (You know the day the world ended. AKA the day blogger didn't work.) I'm gonna be honest, I put about zero effort into getting dressed today, so I'm glad I had this outfit to blog. I guess you'll never know if I had a good hair day today or not. Never. How you will sleep tonight not knowing is beyond me.
I got these shoes at Nordstrom Rack for $22 or something ridiculous like that. Even the sales guy was proud of me. It's hard to find Calvin Klein purple suede heels in size 10 for less than $25 but I did it. But you know, I got to thinking about it and these shoes were snubbed by many shoppers if they landed in my hands for so cheap. Either I know something they don't, or I just really like clown shoes. Suede clown shoes, mind you. I have standards.
All you have to do is:
1. Visit Yellow Heart Art and browse through the shop.
2. Leave a comment below with your favorite necklace.
That's it! Check back next week to see if you're the winner.
Giveaway open until Sunday, May 22nd at 10 pm. One entry per person, please.
Winner of last week's Dressing on the Side Giveaway is...
Congrats Holly! Email me!
Remember when I coveted this outfit? Well now I've copied it. Which is ten times better than my original plan, which was to steal it.
I have this problem. The contents of my closet has somehow ended up on the floor, instead of on hangers. I'd blame my college roommate but she lives 500 miles away. I'd blame my husband but he stopped wearing my clothes years ago. I don't know who has done this to my closet, but I'll find them. And when I do, they are cleaning that hot mess up.
As I was saying, it's hard to get dressed when nothing is in order. (See: Closet Organization post) That's why this shirt is on repeat from last week. And this skirt? It was thrifted and newly hemmed from my mother. The shoes were the only ones left on the shelf and luckily my bag never found it's way into the dark abyss that is my closet. Looks like I'll have to clean my closet myself or re-wear this outfit tomorrow. I'll keep you updated.