Friday, April 20, 2012

Lacy Little Evening Gem

Look at this adorable teacup lady in her sheer lace blouse and granny shorts and stocking feet! This is Ramona, the voice and face of Nite Jewel.  And this is how she pranced around the stage with her hair everywhere, making us all nod our heads to her ethereal poppy electronic beats and kinda reminding me of Madonna but a little sweeter. She was even sweet enough to indulge me to take a quick pic of her outfit. Her top is from Edith and Daha in NYC and her shorts are from American Rag. I like how she layers the former over a plain black bra; chic and precious. And all vintagely green! It was girl crush at first sight <3

Check out this surreal and awesome video for her song One Second of Love, complete with a creepy sister-wife choreographed dance and drunken housewife orgy. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

summer greenery

Happy Earth Week! Or so we've named it in the elementary school class I teach in. As the kiddos learn all about being greener, I find my awareness of my own global impact growing as well.  When struck with the urge for a little retail therapy, I resisted the siren call of the local H&M and visited my favorite thrift store (Last Chance) instead.

And the green gods rewarded me! I came away with an American Apparel dress and a tribal print tapestry purse. Therapy session complete. And it cost me less than $10! 

American Apparel dress from Last Chance
DIY cropped shirt
Anne Taylor Loft flip flops
Bike shorts (underneath) from China
This outfit was perfect for throwing on to do work around the house and run errands between painting sessions; I'm painting another apartment! You can see the evidence on my legs. I must be a glutton for punishment ;)

I urge you to celebrate Earth Week with us, and may the green gods reward you, too!



Wednesday, April 4, 2012

heidi seek

With temperatures rising into the 80s, it is time to get that mess of hair OFF your neck! Heidi braids are a cute way of doing it. Your hair gets to ride around like it belongs to a Von Trapp daughter, which is fun for everyone! Until, you know, you have to flee into the Alps to avoid Nazi persecution...

This jumpsuit I found at a thrift store a long while back. (Click here to see it in 2009, rolled all the way into shorts, complete with a pixie cut!).  The trousers are actually an unflattering boot-cut that just kind of hangs there. Solutions: rolling them up, which doesn't always stay, or I suggest popping on two hair rubber bands to give it some elasticity without actually having to sew anything.

I'm certainly no expert, but if you'd like to try out the Heidi braid for yourself, check out my tips and some links to helpful video tutorials HERE!



Vintage jumpsuit
H&M Cardigan (worn inside out)
Minnetonka moccasins
Sunglasses from $10 store at Dallas airport

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