Monday, July 29, 2013

Tunnel Vision July 2013 Lookbook

If you haven't scoped out Tunnel Visions new Bad Vibes Grommet shorts then you better get your ass in gear, because these things are wildly fantastic. I've had my eye on these coming along for awhile now, Ms. Madeline one of the co-owners of Tunnel Vision has been on my radar and she better be on yours now too. Not only will the velvet material make these bad to the bone shorts comfortable and fit like a glove, you're gonna look like a total babe with them on. Pre-order them now at here.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Blushing over BHLDN

I've never been one to ooh and ahh over wedding stuff. Or have a pinterest board that embodies my dream wedding, but there is something about these dresses that make me think otherwise. BHLDN, has me swooning. I don't even need to picture who is standing at the alter waiting for me because all I care about is wearing one of these dresses. Not only are the dresses delicate and affordable, BHLDN provides accessories and decor that win you over. The bridal dresses really take the bad name out of Bridesmaid too. If you swing over to their B inspired blog, you will find yourself in awe over their graphic design and fun hand drawn notes. The ladies behind this company have blown me away. Take a glance and fall in love with the idea of being in love. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Witching Hour

 Who doesn't love to walk on the dark side? 

This all black ensemble was an experimental look. It came together when digging through clothes and trying on a handful of different outfits. I tried a pink kimono, I tried a large denim shirt, but none of it was working. Then suddenly this black robe, yes robe, just brought the whole outfit together seamlessly. The texture of the lace needed to be balanced out with something and the plain and smooth silky fabric from the robe made for a simple but dramatic edge that I always aim for. I mean c'mon you gotta make the crowd sort of think, "What the hell is she wearing, but hey I kind of think it's rad."

I'm really into hats as of late too. There's something about them that makes it look like I know what I'm doing when it comes to clothes, when really I am just flying blind....maybe that's why I never wear any color. And these boots are my absolute favorite, they're pointy and knee high so I feel like a sorcerer every time I wear them.  

Other than that not much else to report here, Boulder is extremely hot and I can't wait to get out! Big things are happening here in my little world and if it all goes as planned you'll be hearing about it soon.

Stay sexy, stay sly.



Thursday, July 11, 2013

Paper Hearts

I swear to god every time I try to photograph my outfits in public, with a tripod and remote, I shake out of nerves. I don't know how some style bloggers do it. As soon as I set my tripod up I turn into a paranoid mess checking every balcony for an audience that is using me as their comedic reference of the morning. Or I am just traumatized from the first time I did this outside of my dorm and a bunch of future fraternity brothers made fun of me. Which is neither here nor there.

I happened to find this Free People dress at Marshall's, it is from their intimate collection and it fits like a glove. The velvet burnout fabric smooths every inch of your body, which makes it the ideal body con dress. My favorite part is the plunging v-neck, it accentuates your collar bones while showing just enough cleavage. The tasteful length makes this dress the perfect duo of sexy and sly, which is why I fell in love with it, and the woman shopping next to me did as well, I assume she was in her late forties early fifties and she bought the same dress but with navy blue velvet instead. 

A few nights prior I wore this dress out with wedges and a long bullet necklace for a nighttime look but I wanted to play with the idea of dressing it down, I thought the army jacket and body chain with these taupe booties would make for a fun outfit. Whether heading to happy hour drinks or lunch with an old friend I think this look makes for something a little edgier but tasteful, and that's what I strive for in my day to day looks. 

Sunnies |
Jacket | Army Navy Surplus 
Body Chain | Handmade
Dress | Free People
Shoes | Target

Scroll to the bottom for my song of the day



Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Shorline Dream - French Films

This past fourth of July weekend I was lucky enough to have the man behind, forthefreedom, come visit me. He got the chance to catch up with a few childhood friends, we hiked, and he even played a set in Denver.

 I am currently in the process of changing homes and heading back to Florida. There is something about Boulder that isn't quite feeling as dreamy anymore, so finding the aspects about this place to show off was tough, but also eye opening. The landscapes of Colorado are really what made me fall in love with the state, the nooks and crannies tucked in between mountains are the most important parts of this place. So as we drove up and down the winding roads between Eldora, Nederland, and Boulder I found my mind winding back to my childhood dream of living on a ranch with a few huskies and of course a fox. I began to fall in love with the parts of Colorado I once knew as a child, which made me realize that perhaps this isn't the place for me right now, but that doesn't mean it won't be the right place for me at one point. 

People always ask me why I would want to live in a secluded ranch away in the middle of nowhere, but I can't exactly put it into words. You would have to see these homes hidden in the valley of the Rockies and imagine the dry crisp air of the late fall and the snow covered mountains of the winter. Then I picture myself with a mug of hot coffee and a paint brush in my hand, in the art studio of my home, where I often find myself writing as well, and I can't help but swoon over this possibility. The best part about this dream of mine is how clear it is and how young I am. When I was told at the age of 10 that I was an old soul, someone really hit the nail on the head. 

I see myself as a city slicker. I know part of my life will be spent hustling and bustling and making my bigger dreams come true, but in the end I see myself relaxing on a wooden porch looking at the Rocky Mountains. 

As for clothes, these pants are a requirement for your closet. Paired with a crop top or a band tee, they can go from dressy to grungy in the change of a shirt. I paired them with a handmade body chain that peeks out from underneath my Brandy Melville crop top and a pair of Steve Madden flats. I finished this look off with a fedora and a few other handmade bracelets. I wore this to an early evening dinner on the patio and for a couple beers at Boulder's newest spot the Bohemian Biergarten, how fitting. 
These pants would also look stellar with a pair of chunky heels and a dressy tank top for a nighttime look. 

Stay Sexy. Stay Sly.



Here are a few other photos from Rob's trip to Colorado. Take a look at his website to see more! 

Rob introduced me to French Films and because we listened to them driving to the locations that these photos were taken I figured I'd use them for my song for this look.

Monday, July 8, 2013

DIY Headdress

Right before Coachella I got into festival crafting mode, making body chains and flower crowns as well as feather headdresses and bracelet to ring pieces. My favorite item that came out of this creative spurt is this twig headdress. I knew I didn't want a classic headdress that looked like something you picked up from a costume shop, so I headed to the nearest Joanns and went straight to the flower department. I used a piece cloth wrapped wire and bought a bundle of sticks and a piece of ribbon to hide all of the loose ends. 

As I began piecing this together I know I wanted a piece of elastic to close the headdress so it would stay on my head if I wore it dancing around the fields of Coachella Valley. I hot glued a piece of a athletic headband to the cloth wire and wrapped leather rope around the edges to tightly secure the elastic. Then I began gluing feathers to the piece of cloth wrapped wire. Shorter feathers first, then taller. After the feathers were in place I started breaking my twigs into 5 inch pieces and gluing them sporadically behind the feathers. For a small touch you can add tiny feathers to the tops of a few twigs. When I felt as if I reached the right ratio of feather to twig I glued a piece of ribbon over the front to hide the stems of the feathers and twigs. But mind you we still need to assure comfort, so instead of having a bunch of twigs poking into my forehead I cut up an old tshirt and hot glued that to the inside edge of the cloth wire. And viola! 

To see how I styled this dramatic accessory look at my post here.



Recent Travels in 35mm Film

There is nothing like shooting in film. I don't know what has made me stray away from photography lately but having my Nikon FM2 again has really helped me get out of my creative block. Even if it's just capturing a photo of friends I still can't help but swoon over the quality of the photos.

This was my first time shooting with color film, not only does the softness of these photos make my eyes melt, the color quality from this film add the final touch of perfection. Color film is a little bit more expensive but I highly suggest trying it, I found that the photos came out less grainy as well. 

Take a look at some photos from my most recent trip to San Francisco and a few of my lax days in Boulder, Colorado.