Archive - June 2016

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Pride is a Beautiful Thing
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Trekking Through Nature with Rockport Shoes
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An Hour at Painted Desert Trading Post

Pride is a Beautiful Thing

Pride Wall HTX / white jumpsuit / blogger / outfit / vintage clothing

Pride Wall HTX / white jumpsuit / blogger / outfit / vintage clothing

Pride Wall HTX / white jumpsuit / blogger / outfit / vintage clothing

Pride Wall HTX / white jumpsuit / blogger / outfit / vintage clothing

Pride Wall HTX / white jumpsuit / blogger / outfit / vintage clothing

Pride Wall HTX / white jumpsuit / blogger / outfit / vintage clothing

Pride Wall HTX / white jumpsuit / blogger / outfit / vintage clothing

Pride Wall HTX / white jumpsuit / blogger / outfit / vintage clothing

** Images by Sofia Emm **

(Vintage Jumpsuit- estate sale find, Vintage Ferragamo Heels- thrifted, Vintage Sunglasses- The Grove Vintage)

I wish to thank Omar Lisandro for posting about this magnificent wall on his Instagram, because I never would’ve known about it. Not only is it happy and colorful, but it also has a deeper meaning to many. This past weekend was the annual Pride parade and festivities in Houston. ‘Pride’ is the term used in the LGBT community that is a positive stance against discrimination and violence towards their community and helps to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance (info via Wikipedia).

For this particular post, I wanted the wall to be the statement, so I chose to do an all-white ensemble. I had found a really cool vintage jumpsuit with small ribbon bows at a recent estate sale, and paired it with vintage white Ferragamo heels and vintage sunglasses with white frames. I then took a couple bits of thrifted white lace to add more texture to the jumpsuit as a belt, while the other lace piece doubled as a headscarf. For this occasion, less truly is more.

To all my friends and fans in the LGBT community – you are loved!

If you stop by the wall, be sure to use the hashtag: #PrideWallHTX

Trekking Through Nature with Rockport Shoes

** I was gifted a pair of XCS Urban Gear Waterproof Mountain Booties by Rockport Shoes in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own. **

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* Monument Valley *

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* Climbing a steep rock in Monument Valley *

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* Climbing a steep rock in Monument Valley *

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* Monument Valley *

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* Going through a small opening to get to some Navajo cliff dwellings *

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* Going through a small opening to get to some Navajo cliff dwellings *

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* Monument Valley *

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* At 9,997 feet in Utah *

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* At 9,997 feet in Utah *

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* At 9,997 feet in Utah *

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* Standing on a Route 66 Relic from 1933 *

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* Route 66 *

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* The famed Painted Desert Trading Post Ruins / Route 66 *

I used the term “nature” loosely in the title because as you can see in the photos, I didn’t exactly go to just one spot while wearing these hiking booties. This past March, the boy and I went on a pretty epic road trip to Los Angeles, with stops to a couple of America’s best national parks- Monument Valley, and Bryce Canyon. Then earlier this month, I went hiking through the desert and on earlier alignments of Route 66 in Petrified National Park. All of these adventures had one thing in common: XCS Urban Gear Waterproof Mountain Booties by Rockport Shoes. There were times when we had to climb some steep and slippery terrain on one tour in Monument Valley, and I was SO LUCKY I was wearing these shoes. They provided insane traction control and gave me confidence that I wouldn’t slide. Plus, my feet and ankles felt stable and secure, yet still allowing me the ability to move when needed. When we were driving from Bryce Canyon to the I-15, the road we took, took us to 9,997 feet in elevation and SNOW. The road had been plowed and was passible, however there was plenty of snow that dotted the landscape. We managed to pull over and play in the snow a bit. Since the booties are waterproof, they kept my feet dry and warm.

During my little jaunt through the desert during the Route 66 Relics Tour earlier this month, the temperature was in the 90s, so it was pretty toasty. Last year’s tour, I stupidly had on inappropriate footwear and my feet paid for it. But this year, however, my feet were thanking me. Thanks to the ADIPRENEĀ® by Adidas sport technology for helping to provide shock-absorbing heel cushioning. My feet also weren’t drenched in sweat, with help from the breathable fabrics. Again, with the great traction, I was able to climb a somewhat tall mesa to get better photos, with little issues or slippage.

The only con that I would have to say is that every time I wear these shoes, I have to wear a crew sock. Whenever I wore ankle socks, the interior of the shoes would rub against my ankles, giving me minor blisters by the end of the day. So, definitely wear crew socks! But other than that, they are great! I can wear them for a casual stroll around town or for a nice lil trek in the desert.

And lastly…

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Rockport Shoes / LAFashionsnob / outfit / shoes / hiking boots

During the March trip, the boy had the ultimate surprise waiting for me at the Teardrop Arch in Monument Valley. Hey Rockport Shoes, thank you for being apart of my “engagement outfit” memories!

An Hour at Painted Desert Trading Post

Painted Desert Trading Post / Route 66 / vintage clothing / outfit / LAFashionsnob

Painted Desert Trading Post / Route 66 / vintage clothing / outfit / LAFashionsnob

Painted Desert Trading Post / Route 66 / vintage clothing / outfit / LAFashionsnob

Painted Desert Trading Post / Route 66 / vintage clothing / outfit / LAFashionsnob

Painted Desert Trading Post / Route 66 / vintage clothing / outfit / LAFashionsnob

** Images via : Mike, Jack, and Dean **

(Painted Desert Trading Post Tee- designed by me, screen-printed by TNT Shirts, Vintage Route 66 Tapestry Vest- estate sale find, Vintage Squash Blossom Necklace- Victoria’s House, Vintage Shorts- estate sale find, Vintage Hat- Coronation Vintage, XCS Urban Gear Waterproof Hiking BootRockport Shoes.)

Whenever I venture out into the desert, I feel like I always need to have a desert and/or Southwest-inspired outfit. I recently did the Route 66 Relics Tour again, where the legendary Painted Desert Trading Post was the last stop. I wanted to make a fun t-shirt for the occasion, so I decided to take a photo of the PDTP that I took last year, added “Painted Desert Trading Post or Bust!” and voila! Thanks to Ashley at TNT Shirts, I was able to get one made right before I left for my trip. I paired it with my Route 66-themed tapestry vest. In keeping with my Southwest-y ensemble, I added my colorful shorts and my awesome vintage hat that I bought from the sweet Dawn Bell of Coronation Vintage. It reminds me of the black hat Georgia O’ Keefe wore in many of her photos. She has since become one of my inspirations, especially after visiting the museum in Santa Fe. To top off the outfit, I wore my special vintage Squash Blossom necklace. It had been a “financial goal” of mine to get one when I could afford it. The time came and I bought it from a lovely dealer I had met during the Round Top shows.

During this Route 66 trip (and unlike last year) I finally had decent hiking boots! They kept my feet dry and sturdy (especially when I opted to climb the mesa to get a better shot of the PDTP).

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