I've been looking for the perfect black ankle cowboy boots and finally! - the fleamarket, I love that darn place. Found the beige pair first, softest suede ever, thought i could just dye them black, but then i found the black pair and got them for an even better deal so i couldn't not get them as well! Love love love! This day i was very thankful, like the sermon at my bf's dad's church preached and looks like it worked out quite well...i'm all smilez.
(1)jacket-U.O. (2)shirt-Zara (3)hat-american apparel (4)black jeans - zara (5)boots- thrift
I love this shirt. My Zara prized posession - I've sold over 40 of these things working there. It's from our studio line is $80 bucks(well i get a lil discount), but its worth it, apparently for a few others as well.
It's been friggin cold lately in Cali, so I've been bundling up, hence the hat & scarf. But I also just got these ankle cowboy boots that I'm in love with. I've been looking for these things for a minute but could never find them. Then, voila, I give a little thanks pre thanksgiviing and the fleamarket never lets me down, 2 pair in my size, the perfect black pair for $20, and a soft beige pair that i bargained em down to $15 for, always gotta bargain.
Got a message yesterday that one of my vintage pieces on etsy (shown below) was featured in this person's blog called "Omen eye". So I checked it out, and it's a very cool conceptual blog about finding high price current fashion trends for less in thrift stores and online thrift shops - something I'm all about.
You'll see posts with photos like this one of Erin Wasson(love it!) with designer jewelry on, and next to it, links to etsy options that are similar or practically identical yet vintage and much more affordable. Kudos Omen eye, I like your thinking.
I'm so excited for my latest two purchases, this holy sweater(above) and black vest(below) by Olive Olivia.
Let me start from the beginning> I think i saw an Alexander Wang sweater in a melrose boutique about three years ago, tried it on, loved it to death, but alas, the price was not in my range.
So more recently, I discovered that BCBG makes a sweater reminiscent of the Wang one as my friend (who works at BCBG) was wearing it at our Project Runway get together. It's an amazing loose knit salt-n-pepper grey sweater that I'm on a mission to get. But in the mean time, I came across this gem of a sweater by Olive Olivia @ Dame - a cute women's boutique in Santa Monica - and yippie, it had much more my kinda price tag.
So this sweater, i just lurv it. Can I wear this outfit everyday? Maybe I will. And the vest, pretty essencial, I'm guessing I'm going to try to add it to every outfit I put on in the next few months, cuz that's what I do when I like something.
Haunted house attire....
1)leather jacket-h&m 2)shirt/dress-vintage that i got hemmed and altered(bye bye poofy sleeves and poofy tiered layers at the bottom ;) 3)shorts-american apparel 4)boots-justin
I don't know if I'll keep this pink roses shirt, my alterations lady cut it a bit short, so it's really not a dress anymore, (tear) and too long to be a tank....so it may be going on my etsy for sale soon, for someone who is maybe shorter or can figure out a cute way to make it work. I was thinking of trying a black petticoat under it....
I just discover(yeah sorry I'm still learning lookbook) the contests portion, so Mango has a fall fashion contest and I'm having fun putting together fall outfits. I love this new orange wool sweater i found at Jetrag, I thought I hated orange but this season I am finally re-embracing it. I also refreshed this little polka dot dress, it actually used to be a jumper, but it was a bit awkward looking so i cut it and made it into a dress. These vintge boots just go with everything so that's great. The brooch is my mom's vintage piece, i was going to sell it at a garage sale cuz i never wore if for many years, but his collector old man told me to hold onto it cuz it has sentimental value and is worth something, so i did, and i'm glad i did. Cuz now I covet it and love it. thanks old guy. And you can't really see them but i'm wearing my dad's switchblade necklace, and my treble cleft necklace a gift from nadine. :)
How adorable is 18 yr old Kani!? Love her vintage fashionability and her great detail shots, very photographically artistic. Also like her new pieces lil' kinda collections. Check out here blog at kisforkani.blogspot.com
Happy halloween and soon happy thanksgiving, my bf bought me this cute little pumpkin so i had to include it. :) I got this sweater (and the shirt) at the Jetrag sunday sale and it was so ugly it was cute, ya know?. The sleeves were a bit wide but i was determined to make it work so i threw on the belt and pulled on the sleeves in the picture and it actually turned out alright. YOu know how you think things are ugly but then you see them on other people and they look good? THis is one of those pieces I feel. Also have on my favorite owl necklace and my new Zara socks that I love love love, they're so comfy and warm going into fall and winter.
1)beret-adele's of hollywood 2)sweater & shirt - jetrag 3)belt-fairfax fleamarket 4)pants & socks - Zara 5)wedge boots-Colonial Madness