MY STYLE

This page is unlike the average “Style Blogger” category. I don’t have that talented boyfriend that is at my side 24/7, taking outfit pictures of me. I’m pretty low-key everyday and I’ll only take pictures of an outfit if I’m out n’ about in a cool outfit or at an event. This page is dedicated to my personal style and how it has evolved over the years. I do A LOT of DIY and I design some of my apparel and accessories. If you’d like me to make a custom garment or accessory, please contact me!

Comments are always appreciated!

Please note: All pictures are in order top to bottom, oldest to newest (like an evolution of my style, if you will…).

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**At a Lauren-Elaine Fashion Show**

(Cardigan, shirt, jeans, belt- Gap. Necklace gifted by Falling Whistles)

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**At a LOFT Event**

(Dress by Kristinit; purse thrifted; heels by Anne Michelle)

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**Mellow Yellow at La Maison…**

(Dress designed by me; necklace- LOFT; shoes- Anne Michelle)

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**Inspired by the Japanese Culture at Taylrz Joynt**

(Dress by Rumple Munkeh; Asian-inspired headpiece designed by me; purse-thrifted; shoes borrowed from Hautelook)

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**Simply Stylin…**

(Dress, blazer, clutch are thrifted; BMW logo necklace-my design; necklace gifted by Falling Whistles; Shoes- Converse)

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**Floral Mini**

(Dress by Rumple Munkeh)

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**At 2.0 LA’s First Picnic**

(Dress, tights, tee- Forever 21; belt-Express; Shoes-Bakers; Sunnies- Houstina Summers of Cowgirl Heaven)

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**DIY at the Academy**

(Dress designed by me; necklace- LOFT, shoes- Nine West)

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**DIY at Project Light**

(Dress designed by me; clutch thrifted from Around the City Vintage)

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**Runway Magazine Event**

(Tee, belt and jeans-Express; skirt used as top-Ann Taylor; shoes Anne Michelle)

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**Hawaiian Lullaby**

(Caftan found at Jetrag $1 sale then I turned it into a dress; fabric made into necklace gifted by Mike Vensel)

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**Pleated on the Red Carpet**

(Dress-Rojas; shoes- Nine West)

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**Floral on Valentine’s Day**

(Dress and clutch- thrifted; shoes-H&M; necklace-Elegantly Disheveled; belt-Express; headpiece made on a whim by me)

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**Project Ethos One**

(Dress- Cowgirl Heaven by Houstina Summers; shoes-Nine West; clutch-unknown)

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**Cute Striped Bow**

(Tank top, cropped sweater, cami-unknown; necklace-Junquie Girl; jeans gifted by Serfontaine Denim; gifted vintage Dooney&Bourke; shoes-H&M)

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**FNO Chic**

(Dress-My design, made from two FNO tees courtesy of FIDM; Fascinator- My Design; Shoes-Anne Michelle; **Anya Hindmarch purse provided just for photo shoot** Photos provided by Brian To)

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**Birthdays and Florals**

(Floral dress- Virgo Boutique; Thin pink belt- thrifted at Jetrag; Shoes- Foot Candie; Bag-unknown; Tiara-Party City; Ray-Bans-Old Focals)

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**Vancouver Eco-Fashion Week Day 1**

(Top gifted by Tina Summers, Shorts-H&M, Boots- Forever 21)

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**Vancouver Eco-Fashion Week Day 2**

(Striped shirt- Around the City Vintage, skirt-cut material from old shirt, leggings and belt- Express, boots-Forever21)

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**Vancouver Eco-Fashion Week Opening Party**

(Dress made by me, fabric gifted by Mike Vensel; clutch bought in Fashion District, store unknown; shoes- Anne Michelle; Belt- Express)

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**On the Red Carpet in Metallic Silver**

(Skirt/Dress- Taylrz Joynt Boutique in Sherman Oaks, belt-Express, necklace designed by me, wedges- Foot Candie, Alex and Ani “Lifetime of Luck” bracelets- gifted by Zeeberry, clutch- Around the City Vintage.)

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**Pretty in Pearls**

(Dress on loan/designed by Jen Awad, clutch- Around the City Vintage, wedges- Foot Candie.)

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**Plaid DIY at FGILA**

(Dress designed my ME, clutch- Around the City Vintage, wedges- Foot Candie, Alex and Ani “Lifetime of Luck” bracelets- gifted by Zeeberry)

I wore one of my designs to the FGILA’s 75th Anniversary party at the Cabana Club. The event’s red carpet was hosted by one of my friends and style consultant/blogger- Laurie Brucker. Some of the LA fashion industry’s fashion and entertainment moguls were in attendance and were later treated to the sweet sounds of Grammy Award winning artist- Faith Evans. I would like to thank Macala Wright Lee for the fabulous Media Goodie Bag!

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**Fun in Vintage Florals**

(Dress and clutch by Around the City Vintage, belt-borrowed from le boyfriend, wedges- Foot Candie)

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**Sequins at Beverly Hills Fashion Week**

(Sequin top thrifted at Jetrag, cami and leggings from Express, Alex and Ani “Lifetime of Luck” bracelets- gifted by Zeeberry, booties- Foot Candie)

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**Viva Las Vegas!**

(Dress and cuff by Lisa Michelle Collection, wedge booties by Michael Antonio- bought at Foot Candie)

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**Tights and Crocs**

(Top thrifted in Vegas, shorts- H&M, tights-Express, “Chikata” heeled boots gifted by YOU by Crocs, Vintage bag thrifted in Ohio)

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**60s Floral**

(Vintage dress given to be by my friend, Vanessa; Shoes bought at Lola’s Shoetique- Santee Alley; Belt bought at Yessie-Santee Alley; Kipling purse gifted by Lauren Thomas)

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**2.0 LA’s First Snowball**

(Dress and headpiece- My Design, clutch bought at Chic Little Devil Style House, shoes bought at Lola’s Shoe boutique.)

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**Red, Black and White on Getty**

*Photo by Vivien Killilea

(Dress designed by ME, cluch- Around the City Vintage, “Thompson” booties gifted by Report/DNA Footwear, fascinator designed by ME.)

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**Candy Wishes and Cavier Dreams**

(Dress and fascinator designed by ME, shoes- Jacobies, bought at Lola’s Shoetique-Santee Alley, clutch bought at Chic Little Devil Style House)

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**Red Lace**

(Dress bought at Gypsy Den- 213 E Colorado, Las Vegas, NV 89104; Shoes- Lola’s Shoetique-Santee Alley; Clutch- Around the City Vintage)

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**Pink Plaid at Forever21**

(Dress bought at Shareen Vintage-LA, clutch bought at Lemon Frog Shop- LA, Shoes- Lola’s Shoetique-Santee Alley, Belt bought at Yesee in Santee Alley-LA)

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**Sequins at Hope in the City Fashion Show**

(Dress thrifted in Houston, Shoes- black “Tivoli” on Sole Society)

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**Cowgirl Heaven Frills**

(Dress by Cowgirl Heaven, Belt- Express, Shoes bought on Sole Society, Clutch- Around the City Vintage)

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**Macy’s Material Girl Event**

(Dress-Designed by me, Clutch- Around the City Vintage, Shoes “Kayla” bought on Sole Society, Belt- Express)

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**Print-tastic at Woodbury University**

(Top- Marshall’s, Tank- Old Navy, Cami-Express, Jeans-Lucky Brand, “Kayla” pumps- Solesociety.com, Purse- Styles for Less)

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**Florals and Brooches**

(Top- Mossimo *Target*, Skirt- Material Girl Collection, Shoes- “Tivoli” heels bought on SoleSociety.com, Brooch ring- Jenny Dayco)

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**Gleamy DIY**

(Dress designed by me, Shoes- Sole Society, headband- Goody and gifted by a friend, brooch ring- Jenny Dayco, clutch- Around the City Vintage)

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**Sip n’ Shop Girls Night Out**

(Dress- Shulami, Handbag- Gaya, Heels- Lola’s Shoetique, Cami- Express *All bought on Modnique, except the SHOES*)

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**Demure in Floral Adrianne Vittadini**

(Dress-Vintage Adrianne Vittadini Petite, bought at The Grove Vintage in Claremont; Shoes- Jessica Simpson “Tookie”.)

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**Sailor Chic at Thread Show**

(Vintage Dress gifted by Uniqbill *215 S. 6th (corner of 6th and Spring) Street, Suite 116, Los Angeles, CA 90016*, Shoes- Sole Society, Vintage Clutch bought at the Debutante Clothing Booth at Pomona Antique Mart, Headband- unknown)

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**Splendid Crafting Community**

(Cami-Express, Top *gifted* by Blondes Make Better Tees, Shorts- thrifted at Jetrag, Boots *gifted* by YOU by Crocs, cloth necklace made by ME, pendant by JewelMint, BMW fascinator made by ME *for custom pieces, please email me*, Purse-Goodwill.)

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**Vintage Prom**

(Vintage Dress bought at Pomona Antique Mart and reworked by ME, fascinator and ring made by ME, Shoes- Jessica Simpson “Tookie”, clutch by Debutante Clothing.)

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**Preppy in Floral**

(Dress- thrifted (skirt re-worked by ME) at Goodwill in Pomona, Necklace-designed by ME, bracelet- Jewelmint, Purse-thrifted at American Way in Pomona, sandals- H&M, belt-Express.)

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** Vintage Mourning**

(Dress- on loan from Debutante Clothing, Belt-borrowed from aunt, Shoes-Sole Society, Clutch-Around the City Vintage, Headpiece-designed by ME)

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**Pool Party**

(Dress-bought at The Grove Vintage, Sandals- American Eagle Outfitters, Watch- my Grandpa’s, Purse- vintage Dooney & Bourke thrifted at Goodwill, Cami-Express, Neckless- made by ME)

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**La Jolla Film Fest**

(Jumpsuit-thrifted at American Way Thrift Store in Pomona, Hat- made by ME, Leopard Heels- gifted by Rough Justice)

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**Abstract**

(Dress-Vintage and gifted by friend, Shawl-reworked (piece of vintage 80s dress), Heels-80s vintage that were bought on Vantage Point Vintage, Clutch- vintage clutch bought at the Classic Clutches booth at Los Feliz Fashion Fest, Headpiece-made by ME.)

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**What I Wore to WWDMagic…**

Day One

Tee reworked by me; Green Top reworked by me; “MAGIC” necklace designed by me; Belt thrifted at Goodwill; Jeans-Lucky Brand; Leopard Heels gifted by Rough Justice Footwear.

Day Two

White Top and Black Skirt gifted by a friend; 80′s Oversize Blazer thrifted at Goodwill; Belt and 80′s Fan-Shaped Purse thrifted at Goodwill; Alex and Ani “Lifetime of Luck” Bracelets gifted by Zeeberry; Black Wrap-Around Bracelet gifted by Free Aruna; “2008″ Necklace designed by me; “Tivoli” Heels by Sole Society.

Day Two- Fashion Swimwear Party at Rumor Hotel

Dress thrifted at Goodwill; Clutch thrifted at Goodwill; “Kayla” Heels by Sole Society; Necklace belonged to my Grandma; Bracelets gifted by: Lisa Michelle Collection and Ela Rae Jewelry; Blue Oval Ring gifted by Modtoast; Brooch Ring by Jenny Dayco.

Day Three

(Floral Dress bought at The Grove Vintage (Claremont); Belt thrifted at Goodwill; “Bergen” Heels gifted by Report Signature; Clutch bought at Debutante Clothing; Bracelets by JewelMint; Brown Wrap-Around Bracelet gifted by Free Aruna; Rings gifted by Modtoast; Headpiece designed by me.)

**Disclosure~ I was sponsored by MAGIC to attend MAGIC**

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**Ditsy Jumpsuit**


(Vintage Jumpsuit and Purse thrifted at Goodwill; Wedges “Willow” c/o Carlos by Carlos Santana; Belt bought in LA Fashion District; Key Necklace c/o The Giving Keys; Sunnies bought at PopKiller in Costa Mesa.)

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**FNO and Sequins**

(Vintage Dress thrifted at American Way; “Kayla” Heels bought on Sole Society; “Lauren” Clutch c/o Hobo International; various rings, including the dark blue c/o Modtoast; Headband made by me.)

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**Sequins and Denim**

(Vintage 80s sequin top bought at American Way Thrift, Cami-Express, Denim shorts- Jetrag, Boots- Wet Seal.)

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**Watercolor and Birthday**

(Dress and purse thrifted at Goodwill, “Tookie” heels- Jessica Simpson, bracelets- Free Aruna and Lani Beck, wire-wrapped ring made by me, other rings by Modtoast, belt- Express, headband made by me. )

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**DIY and Jill Milan**

(Dress and headband made by me, “Gondola”clutch c/o Jill Milan, booties bought at Lola’s Shoetique, ring c/o Modtoast.)

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**Vintage Wild West**

(Vintage western/tribal blouse and vintage Dooney & Bourke purse thrifted at Goodwill, Jeans c/o Buffalo David Bitton Jeans, Wedges c/o Carlos by Carlos Santana, Sunnies bought at Pop Killer, Headpiece made by me, Belt bought at Nordstrom. )

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**Sequins and Denim- Oh My!**

(Vintage Sequin Blouse bought at Disabled American Veterans Thrift in Pomona, Jeans c/o Buffalo David Bitton Jeans, Handmade Fascinator made by me, Platforms- Forever 21, Vintage Dooney & Bourke Purse bought at Deja Vu Fashions-Claremont, Cami-Express, Grandpa’s watch, Lani Beck Collection bracelet.)

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**Sheer Delight and Jill Milan**

(Dress and fascinator made by me, Clutch c/o Jill Milan, Rings c/o Modtoast, Platforms bought at Forever 21, Vintage Belt thrifted at Goodwill.)

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**Kimonos and Platforms**

(Kimono Jacket bought at Wet Seal; Old Tank top; Cami-Express; Jeans-Lucky Brand; “Bergen” Platforms c/o Report Signature; Fascinator made by me; Armparty: Ona Chan Jewelry, Ela Rae Jewelry, Venus Fly Trap Bracelet, 31 Bits Bracelet; 31 Bits necklace; Grandma’s initial necklace; Vintage Dooney & Bourke Purse bought at Deja Vu Fashions-Claremont; Oversize Sunnies bought at Pop Killer.)

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**Sequined Flapper**

(Vintage 80s Sequin Dress bought at The Grove Vintage in Claremont, Headband designed by me, Plats by Forever 21, Clutch c/o Jill Milan, Ring by Modtoast, Bracelet/ring combo impromptu by me.)

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**Vintage Prom at Gen Art**

(Vintage 50s Dress bought at Deja Vu Fashions in Claremont, Vintage Clutch bought at Nu4u Thrift in Palm Springs, Flats from Forever 21, Butterfly Fascinator made by me, Rings by me and Jenny Dayco. )

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**Lacy Shoulder in Beverly Hills**

(Dress re-purposed from vintage skirt, Clutch bought in fashion district, Shoes-Sole Society, Belt-thrifted, fascinator/necklace made by me. )

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**Fuschia at Ontario Mills**

(Dress thrifted and reworked by me, Headband made by me, Vintage clutch bought at Classic Clutches, Shoes by Sole Society, Bracelets- Alex & Ani “Lifetime of Luck” gifted by Zeeberry, Rings by me and Modtoast, Belt bought in Fashion District.)

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**Pretty Prints and Tassles**


(Vintage Blouse bought at The Grove Vintage, Tights and Boots bought at Forever 21, Blazer scored at Deja Vu Fashions, Tassle (turned necklace) bought at JoAnn-Fabrics.)

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**Coach and Telltale Hearts Vintage**

(Blouse thrifted at Yard Sale Thrift, Jeans c/o Buffalo David Bitton, Cami-Forever 21, Platforms c/o Lola Shoetique, Vintage Coach Satchel bought at Deja Vu Fashions.)

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**Bright 60s and Leoluca**

(Vintage Dress bought at Pilgrim Place Festival, Sunnies bought at Pop Killer, Clutch c/o Leoluca Handbags, Belt thrifted at Goodwill, Sandals bought at American Eagle, Talon Cuff and Ring c/o Modtoast.)

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**LAGA and Crochet Detail**

(Floral Maxi Dress by LAGA and c/o Mellie J. Showroom, Cami-Express, Vintage Dooney & Bourke Purse bought at Deja Vu Fashions, Sandals- American Eagle, Sunnies bought at Pop Killer.)

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**Delicate Sequins and Public Speaking**

(Vintage Sequin Jacket and Silk Top bought at Deja Vu Fashions, Skinny Jeans c/o Buffalo Jeans, “Kayla” Heels in Taupe c/o Sole Society, Necklace was my Grandma’s, Vintage Clutch bought at Salvation Army.)

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**Reconstructed Bliss**

(Vintage 60s wedding dress kindly donated by The Grove Vintage and reworked by me, Platforms bought at Forever21, Headpiece made by me, Vintage I. Magnin Clutch bought at Deja Vu Fashions. *Hair and make-up by Darlene Robles at Toni & Guy for the OC Fashion Week Installation*.)

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**Viva Viva Vegas**

(Dress designed by me, Jacket bought at Deja Vu Fashions, Shoes c/o Sole Society, Ring c/o Modtoast, Clutch bought at the Pilgrim Place Festival, “Viva Las Vegas” fascinator designed by me.)

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**Fall Cut-Outs**

(Jacket thrifted at Savers in Vegas, top and skirt were a gift, Shoes c/o Lola Shoetique, Headband made by me, Vintage Dooney & Bourke Purse bought at Deja Vu Fashions in Claremont, Black Tassel from JoAnne Fabric, Other Necklace was my Grandma’s, Rings c/o Modtoast.)

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**Color-Blocked Flapper**

(Top, clutch and Skirt- thrifted vintage, Necklace c/o JewelMint *part of DIY project*, Ring c/o Modtoast, Bracelet c/o Free Aruna, Handband made by me, Heels c/o Sole Society.)

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**A Current Affair**

*Photo Credit: the lovely Melissa Manning/THE LOOK PARTNERSHIP LLC

(Vintage Dress on loan from Haute Olive Boutique-located at 315 E 8th St, #105 LA, CA 90014 and is now on sale at Debutante Clothing; Leopard Heels c/o Sole Society.)

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**This Ole Thing…**

*Photo Credit: Yves Truong

(Vintage Jacket- thrifted, Jeans bought at Lucky Brand, Shoes c/o Lola Shoetique, Tassel Necklace from JoAnn Fabrics, Vintage Dooney & Bourke Purse bought at Deja Vu Fashions.)

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**Florals and Skinnies**

(Top-thrifted, Jeans c/o Buffalo Jeans, Heels c/o Sole Society, Armparty: Free Aruna Bracelet, my Grandpa’s watch, Black Bracelet c/o Lani Beck Collection. )

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**Lace and Floral in Sedona**

(Lace Skirt-thrifted at American Way, Vintage Floral Blazer- thrifted at Angel View, Vintage Coach Purse- bought at Deja Vu Fashions, Shoes-Forever21.)

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**80s Bloom**

(Vintage Dress-thrifted at Goodwill; Tights, Sunnies and Shoes-Forever21; Blazer and Vintage Coach Purse-Deja Vu Fashions.)

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**Hollywood Glamour**

(Vintage Dress- Deja Vu Fashions, Shoes- H by Halston via Bakers, Clutch-H&M, Earrings- c/o Melissa Velia, Fascinator by me, Rings- c/o Modtoast and Shop Rebecca Lien.)

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**Sequins and Faux Fur**

(Vintage Skirt bought at A Current Affair, Top bought at Windsor, Cami-Express, Shoes- H by Halston via Bakers, Clutch- c/o Project iPaw, Vintage necklace-gift, fascinator made by me, Rings- me and “mustache” ring – Shop Rebecca Lien.)

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**Polka-Dot Pretty in Phoenix**

(Skirt and top from Forever 21, ring, necklace and fascinator made by me, Vintage purse and belt from Deja Vu Fashions, Armparty: c/o Free Aruna, Venus Fly Trap and Vanessa Mooney.)

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**WWDMAGIC FEB. 2012**

(Dress c/o Stephanie Green, Headband and Shoe Accessories by me, Sweater bought from Forever21, Shoes-c/o Sole Society, Necklace loaned by Shop Rebekka Lien, Vintage Tapestry Clutch bought at Goodwill.)

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**WWDMAGIC FEB. 2012- 2nd Day**

(Dress c/o In Love with Fashion, Tights are HUE via Nordstrom Rack, Headband by me, Vintage Sweater bought at Goodwill, Shoes are H by Halston via Bakers, Necklaces are Vanessa Mooney and The Giving Keys, Armparty: Grandpa’s watch, Free Aruna, Vanessa Mooney, Ona Chan Jewelry, Fingerparty: my own and Modtoast.)

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**At the Madewell and 31 Bits Event**

(Maxi Dress is Finders Keepers c/o The Shop PR; American Apparel tee; DIY brooch by me; “ESME” heels c/o Sole Society; Vintage Coach Purse bought at Deja Vu Fashions; Necklace c/o 31Bits; Armparty: Grandpa’s watch, 31Bits, Alex & Ani “Lifetime of Luck” bracelets c/o Zeeberry; my ring on Etsy.)

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**Luichiny Party**

(Hat and Dress designed by ME, Shoes-c/o Luichiny via CLD Style, Clutch c/o Michael Stervinou, Tights by HUE via Nordstrom Rack, Ring c/o Modtoast.)

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**MIM Rocks Fashion in Phoenix**

(Vintage Dress bought at Deja Vu Fashions, Shoes c/o Sole Society, Grandpa’s Watch as anklet, Headband made by me, Clutch c/o Jill Milan, Rings- Modtoast and Kendra Scott.)

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**Hollywood Tower Event in Motel**

(Vintage Dress-turned-Top DIY’d by me, ‘Jordan’ jean c/o Motel, Heels bought at Forever21, Belt bought at Macy’s, Clutch bought from Debutante Clothing, Vintage Necklace- gift from friend, Rings c/o Shop Rebekka Lien and Modtoast.)

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**Breathe LA Event**

(Vintage Dress and I.Magnin Clutch from DejaVu Fashions, Shoes “Belinda” c/o Sole Society, Fascinator made by ME, Necklace c/o Bakers. )

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**Melissa Velia and Project Ethos**

( Once Upon a Gown dress loaned by Melissa Velia, Fascinator made by me, Vintage Clutch c/o Deja Vu Fashions, Heels bought from Target, Rings c/o Shop Rebekka Lien and Modtoast, Bow Tie c/o Jill Pineda.)

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**365 Hangers Style-A-Thon Event**

( Top and Earrings c/o Melissa Velia, Lace Shorts bought at Sway Pasadena, Tights bought at Urban Outfitters, Heels – Luichiny via Bakers (c/o), Butterfly Necklace made by me.)

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**Out in LA in Odylyne**

(Dress- c/o Odylyne, Wedges- c/o Sole Society, Cuff- c/o The Style Manor, Neon Handbag bought at Target, Vintage Belt bought at Goodwill.)

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**”Mad Men” in Palm Springs**

(Vintage Dress thrifted at Goodwill in Texas, Vintage Coach handbag purchased at Deja Vu Fashions, “Phebe” Wedges in mint c/o Sole Society.)

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**One Grey Day at Bollare**

(Chrome Tank Top c/o One Grey Day *available for purchase here*, “Toyland” Denim c/o Big Star USA via Bollare, Vintage Handbag from Debutante Clothing, Vintage Ferragamo from a friend’s store, Feather Cuff c/o Modtoast, Bow Tie as headpiece c/o Jill Pineda)

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**A Day in Scottsdale**

(Dress- Patterson J. Kincaid via 365 Hangers, Cami from Express, “Spear Me” Necklace from Vanessa Mooney, Vintage Paloma Picasso Purse from Deja Vu Fashions, Sandals from American Eagle, Sunnies from some random kiosk in mall.)

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**Mellow Yellow at the Saguaro for AZ Blogger Conference**

(Vintage Dress from Deja Vu Fashions, Shoes from Luichiny via Bakers, Starfish Cuff c/o Modtoast, Clutch from Forever21, Fascinator made by me, Necklace c/o Bakers.)

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*Knitty in San Fran**

(Vintage St. John 90s Sweater c/o Deja Vu Fashions, Jeans from Lucky Brand, Sandals from American Eagle, Vintage Coach Handbag from Deja Vu Fashions)

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**Pastel Rainbow at Deus Ex Machina Showroom**

(Vintage Dress thrifted at Goodwill SoCal, Vintage Express belt gifted by friend, Vintage 80s Shoes thrifted, Vintage 80s Handbag thrifted.)

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**Press Preview at Beryll**

(Vintage Valentino Top- bought at Rose Bowl Flea Market, Vintage Floral Shorts-bought at local thrift shop, Belt- gift from friend, Vintage 80s Fendi Purse- bought at local thrift shop, Sunnies-bought at Popkiller, Leopard Wedges-bought at Target, Armparty: Grandpa’s watch, rope bracelet from Jewelmint, red bracelet c/o Ona Chan Jewelry, Alex & Ani “Lifetime of Luck” bracelets c/o Zeeberry.)

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**Stripes and Polka Dots at Alice + Olivia**

(Vintage 80s Tuxedo Pants and Vintage Bangles c/o Debutante Clothing, Blk/White Polka-Dot Tee and Chevron Clutch from Forever21, LUCCA Platforms c/o Sole Society, Sunnies from Popkiller, Vintage 80s Hat from The Grove Vintage, 80s Bakelite Earrings on loan from le boss at Deja Vu Fashions.)

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**Happy Memorial Day!**

(Vintage Floral Skirt from Rose Bowl Flea Market vendor, Vintage Fendi purse from local thrift store, Vintage Woven Belt and Vintage Buckle Bracelet c/o Debutante Clothing, Tee from American Apparel via a gift bag from past event, Leopard-Print Wedges from Target.)

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(Sponsored) **Playing with Junkfood**

Los Angeles -based brand Junkfood Clothing reached out to me and asked me to be apart of their first blogger project. They sent me the Venice Original Triblend Slub Foxy Tee from their Summer 2012 Originals collection to style to my liking. So, at the moment, my wardrobe is quite limited, so I reached out to to my friend Amara, owner of Haute Olive, a vintage and consignment boutique (located at 765 Maple Ave. corner of 8th n’ Maple LA 90014) and went to the store one afternoon and played around with some fun pieces to style around the tee. I styled the tee around a vintage/editorial theme…showing that you can dress up a basic (and comfy) tee and look great at a red carpet event or dinner with friends!

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**A Day at the St. Regis**

(Vintage Diane Freis Dress from Deja Vu Fashions, Vintage Hat from The Grove Vintage, “Lucca” Heels in Orange from Sole Society, “Heat of the Moment” Heels c/o Seychelles, Jewelry on loan from Tiffany Kunz, Vintage Clutch also on loan from Deja Vu Fashions.)

Side Note: So after a few hours wearing the gorgeous “Lucca,” the balls of my feet started to hurt. Luckily, I met the fab Elaine from Seychelles (who was there because the brand had shoes in the first runway show) and she happened to have an extra pair of the “Heat of the Moment” heels in my size. I wore them the rest of the day and it saved my feet. I HIGHLY recommend Seychelles as a comfortable shoe for the gal-on-the-go!

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**Pretty in LAVUK During LA Market**

(LAVUK Dress loaned out from AK Showroom, Vintage Belt-thrifted, Vintage Coach Handbag from Deja Vu Fashions, “Heat of the Moment” Heels c/o Seychelles.)

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**Those Floral Pants!**

(Vintage Unionbay Floral Pants thrifted in Ohio, Vintage Blouse gift from friend, Necklace c/o Le Mode Accessories, “Heat of the Moment” Heels c/o Seychelles, Vintage Pierre Cardin Handbag from Buttons and Bows LA. )

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**(Sponsored) Tees by Tina Skirt**

Popular “one size fits most” (2-22, thanks to their seamless design) brand- Tees by Tina tapped me on the shoulder to partake in a Blogger Project, where I needed to style one of their Textured Pencil Skirt from their Summer 2012 collection to my liking. Well, let me first tell you that I love the skirt! I had it rolled up in my suitcase for a lil while and when I took it out, it wasn’t wrinkled and still kept its shape. The material is soft and I love the stripe texture. I love that you can wear it in a variety of ways: as a top, or high or low-waisted. I chose to wear mine (in black) on my high waist and paired it with a neutral vintage belt, blouse, clutch and fascinator; then added a pop of color with my red platforms. It was sort of a grunge meets 80s meets high fashion (day wear) look.

(Skirt c/o Tees by Tina, Vintage Blouse, Belt, Clutch were all thrifted, Fascinator made by me, Vintage Earrings purchased at Rose Bowl Flea Market and Heels c/o Sole Society.)

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**(Sponsored) Striped Maxi Dress from OASAP.com**

I was having a difficult time trying to find a cute striped maxi dress…until I stumbled upon OASAP.com. I found the Irregular Stripe Print Ankle Length Maxi Dress and it immediately got my thumbs up. I’m usually a small, but I ordered it in medium just to be on the safe side, as I was unfamiliar with this brand at first. When it arrived, the medium ended up fitting perfectly and the cotton fabric is very lightweight and breathable, which is quite nice in this Austin heat. I paired my dress with simple solid black bangle, red heels and a clutch, as I feel that the dress is already a statement in itself.

(Striped Maxi Dress c/o OASAP.com, Heels are Luichiny c/o Bakers, Vintage Clutch- thrifted in Ohio, Headpiece made by me, Vintage Bangle gifted from a friend.)

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**Mad About Polka Dots!**

(Vintage Polka Dot Dress and clutch -thrifted, Heels are Luichiny c/o Bakers, Fascinator made by me, Vintage Bangle gifted from friend. )

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**Vintage Bohemian**

(Vintage Silk Vest- gifted from friend, Vintage Lingerie/Dress thrifted, Vintage Coach Handbag c/o Vintage by Misty, Vintage Sunnies and Belt are thrifted, Statement Necklace c/o Suellen Miller Designs, Boots bought from Wet Seal, Bracelets are vintage and Jewelmint.)

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**1970s Caribbean Cool**

(Vintage 1970s Maxi Dress gifted from friend, Fascinator made by me, “Orleans” Wedge c/o Sole Society, Vintage Clutch bought from antique market in Temecula, 2 Bracelets are vintage and 2 are c/o Tiffany Kunz Designs.)

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**Austin Fashion Week Day 1**

What better way to show off my Texas pride!

(Dress made by me, Bluebonnet Fascinator made by me, Heels are H by Halston via Bakers, Clutch c/o Leoluca Handbags, Vintage Bangle gifted from friend.)

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**Austin Fashion Week Day 2**

I just wanted to say thank you to De Lacy for this amazing skirt to pair with my vintage 80s jacket! It was such a great choice and I just am in love with the style, length and pleated chiffon!

(“Paige” Maxi Skirt- c/o De Lacy, 80s Vintage Victor Costa from Deja Vu Fashions, “Cool Cat” Leopard-Print Clutch from Love Cortnie, Heels from Forever21, Fascinator made by me, Statement Necklace c/o Modtoast.)

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**Austin Fashion Week Day 3**

**PHOTO CREDIT: Gerry Hanan of Hanan Exposures**

(Vintage Jumpsuit was thrifted, Vintage Clutch was thrifted, Vintage Belt was also thrifted, Ring c/o Modtoast, Heels are Luichiny c/o Bakers, Fascinator made by me.)

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**(Sponsored) Mixing Prints with Yoana Baraschi**

Huge thanks for the ladies over at Yoana Baraschi for allowing me to pick out this adorable Balinese Paisley Pencil Skirt in sunshine (the sunshine is sold out) from their Summer/Pre-Fall 2012 collection. Fortunately, the skirt arrived in perfect time, because I needed an outfit for a blogger event in Houston. Knowing me, I didn’t want to pair this skirt with anything ordinary. I chose a vintage and thrifted black and white polka-dot top, black heels and a wide black belt. I wanted minimal accessories, so I opted for a vintage black hat, red vintage clutch and a statement bow necklace that I made. I thought that black and small hints of red and blue complemented the skirt, without clashing or being too overpowering. The skirt itself is just lovely and fit exceptionally well. The crepe de chine is somewhat sheer, so I made sure to wear a nude, seamless panty to prevent any wardrobe disaster. I’m excited to put more wear into this skirt and just be creative in dressing out of the norm. Yoana Baraschi is and forever will be known in my book as timeless and classic.

(Skirt c/o Yoana Baraschi, Vintage Hat was thrifted, Vintage Clutch was thrifted, Heels are H by Halston via Bakers, Vintage Tops are thrifted, Bow Statement Necklace made by me, Ring c/o Modtoast.)

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**(Sponsored) Going Eco with Austin Yarn Company**

**Photography by Naomi Loghry**

I was given three handbags from Austin Yarn Company to style to my liking. Since the Evelyn, Alexis and Crystal look more ‘evening,’ I decided to show off their versatility for day time. I mixed vintage with modern for sophisticated day looks that could easily transition to a night on the town as well. The above slideshow is the result. For more information on Austin Yarn Company, please check out www.austinyarncompany.com. Also, be sure to “LIKE” them on Facebook: facebook.com/AustinYarnCo and facebook.com/AmericanMadeEcoFashion. Follow them on Twitter: @austinyarnco and @americanmadeeco and be sure to join in on the conversation using hashtag: #USmadeECO.

(Handbags c/o Austin Yarn Company, Vintage Polka dot dress bought from Citywide Garage Sale, Black ‘Gallista’ Heels c/o Michael Antonio Shoes, Black Belt- thrifted, White top from Forever21, Fuschia “Paige” Maxi Skirt c/o De Lacy, Wedges c/o Sole Society, Vintage Necklace handed down from Mom, Headpiece made by me, Black Skirt as Dress c/o Tees by Tina, Vintage Navy Lace Dress-thrifted, Leopard Wedges from Target, Vintage Express Belt from a friend, Bracelets: Jewelmint, vintage and c/o Tiffany Kunz Designs.)

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**(Sponsored) Fearless Fashion**

(Top c/o Heather via Shoppe PR, Orange Denim Shorts c/o Big Star USA, Vintage Dooney & Bourke Purse thrifted, Wedges c/o Two Lips.)

I was so excited when the folks at Cosmopolitan Magazine and Palladium tapped me on the shoulder to participate in their ‘Fearless Fashion’ campaign. It came as a complete surprise when a pair of cute striped peep-toe wedges arrived at my door from Two Lips Shoes. I loved that “Too Dash” was a platform wedge and I thought that the ankle strap added that extra pizazz if you will. Did I also mention that the showstopping shoes only cost a mere $50?! My mission was to fearlessly style them in any way I chose. Since I wanted the shoes to stick out, I chose the perfect pair of neon orange shorts and sticking to the color palette of the shoes- a chic navy tee. The look was simple, but I’ll be darned if I didn’t feel confidant and fearless wearing those bad boys!

By the way, how would you like to win over $1500 worth of jewels? Check out the “Fearless Fashion Giveaway” sponsored by Cosmopolitan and Palladium HERE.

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**60s Psychedelic at Elaine Turner**

(Vintage 60s Maxi Skirt- thrifted at Goodwill, Vintage Clutch bought at Deja Vu Fashions-Claremont, Vintage Blouse thrifted at Value Thrift, Wedges c/o Sole Society, Collar Necklace Handmade by me.)

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**Fashionably Pink**

*Photography by J. Macias*

(Vintage Gunne Sax Dress bought at City Wide Garage Sale, Necklace and headpiece made by me, Clutch- thrifted, Vintage Bracelet from Debutante Clothing, Wedges from Forever21.)

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**PHXFW 2012 Day 1**

(Dress loaned from Tess Dress, Vintage Hat bought from Flashback Vintage-Austin, Vintage Belt-thrifted, Clutch c/o Austin Yarn Company, Rings c/o Tiffany Kunz Designs, Jessica Simpson “Dani” Heels-thrifted.)

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**PHXFW 2012 Day 2**

(Vintage Dress bought at Big Bertha’s On Lamar-Austin, Statement Necklace and Headpiece made by me, Jessica Simpson “Dani” Heel thrifted, Vintage Clutch bought at Classic Clutches.)

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**PHXFW 2012 Day 3**

(Vintage Dress bought from Feathers Boutique in Austin, Statement Necklace bought from Charlotte Russe, Vintage Clutch-thrifted, Wedges c/o Sole Society, Accessories c/o Bloom Showroom, Headpiece made by me.)

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**NOLAFW Day1**

(Vintage 1970s Dress from Big Bertha’s on Lamar in Austin, Clutch from H&M, Heels c/o Seychelles.)

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**NOLAFW Day2**

(Vintage Mumu bought for $2 at a hole-in-the-wall thrift shop in Tennessee, Headpiece made by me, Vintage Clutch-thrifted, Heels c/o Seychelles)

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**NOLAFW Day3**

I really enjoyed putting this outfit together. I felt it needed something mysterious and daring….so I thought… well, I’m in New Orleans. I saw all these great masks and thought that a simple black mask would be the perfect complement for this bold outfit.

(Vintage Blouse from Big Bertha’s on Lamar in Austin, Jeans c/o Motel, Heels c/o Sole Society, Belt from Express, Mask from Mask Factory-New Orleans, Clutch from Love Cortnie, Headpiece made by me.)

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**NOLAFW Day4**

(Cutest Leopard Print Blouse EVER c/o DOTS Fashion, Vintage Pants from Ragalicious Vintage in Austin, Heels from Bakers, Vintage Clutch from Around the City Vintage, Stuffed Crawlfish bought on a whim at a local NOLA souvenir shop, Statement Necklace from Charlotte Russe.)

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**Different Shades of Blue**

(Skirt as Dress c/o PERI: The Label, Vintage Blazer was thrifted, Heels from Bakers, Vintage Clutch from Around the City Vintage, Necklace from H&M.)

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**Election Day 2012**

(Vintage Top – thrifted, Vintage Coach Handbag from Deja Vu Fashions in Claremont, Denim c/o Lotus Premium Denim, Heels c/o Sole Society, “Be Calm and Vote” Button c/o BCBG. )

I had fun styling this outfit…. Thanks for the inspiration Sole Society for getting folks to dress up for the election with their shoes! And apparently the “Yo Vote” sticker is how it’s done in Austin… Either way, getting ‘the sticker’ meant EVERYTHING. The location of this shoot was taken in beautiful San Leon, TX… if you are ever in the Houston area, take a drive down there, it’s quiet, beautiful and relaxing.

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**Victorian Juxtaposition with YSL**

I attended Austin designer- Steven Moser’s show at the Driskill… Henry-my boss at Big Bertha’s helped style me for this event. Since Steven Moser is known for over-the-top/high fashion, I knew I had to look the part as well. And yes, the night was indeed a success!

(Vintage YSL Rive Gauche Jacket loaned from Big Bertha’s, Vintage Taffeta Skirt and Blouse bought from Big Bertha’s, Floppy Hat from Big Bertha’s reworked by me just for event, Heels are Halston via Bakers, Vintage Clutch thrifted.)

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**(Sponsored) Level 99 Denim **

The folks at Michele Marie PR once again tapped me on the shoulder for another blogger styling contest. This time, it was with Level 99 denim, which launched in 2004 in Los Angeles. They specialize in crafting premium womens denim using the latest in fiber technology and washing processes. I chose the “Janice” ultra-skinny in ‘Basset’ (houndstooth print) and for the contest, I paired (or rather layered) the denim with two tops- both bright and airy (and best of all- thrifted). The weather in Austin is somewhat bi-polar in that it can get cold…but most days, it’s like Spring or Summer. Since it was rather Spring-like the day of the shoot, I opted for those tops and leopard-print heels. I absolutely love the fit of the jeans! They live up to the their ‘ultra-skinny’ name, but also are stretchy enough for that added comfort. So that means if you decide to have that gigantic burrito at your local Mexican restaurant, the jeans will still fit because of the generous amount of elasticity in the waist. Anyway, humor aside, Level 99 Denim is offering some amazing prints and colors. How about metallic skinnies for the holidays? Check out level99usa.com for collection deets and shopping of course!

**Photos by Savannah Red**

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**Staying Tropical in Winter**

**Photos by ATX Street Style**

(Vintage Victor Costa Dress-thrifted, Vintage Slip-thrifted, Vintage Clutch- thrifted, Vintage Tassle Necklace- thrifted, Vintage Slingbacks- thrifted, Rings c/o Tiffany Kunz Designs)

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**Sunflowers in Vegas**

(Vintage Dress thrifted, Belt bought in LA Fashion District, Bow Clutch c/o Austin Yarn Company, Jessica Simpson ‘Dany’ Heels thrifted.)

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**Fabriker Anniversary**

**Photos by Megan Pinto**

(Vintage Dress bought at Cream Vintage, Heels are H by Halston via Bakers, Vintage Clutch thrifted, Heels c/o Luichiny, Bow Headpiece DIY’d by me.)

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**”I Love You So Much”**

(NOLA tee bought during NOLAFW, Skirt c/o De Lacy, “Bugsy” Sunnies c/o Darylynn Eyewear, Vintage GUESS Purse- thrifted, “LAFashionsnob” necklace from Jane Basch Designs, Yellow Bauble Necklace c/o T+J Designs, Vintage Slingbacks-thrifted.)

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**Vintage and Stella & Dot Trunk Show**

**Photos by: Miranda Curry of The Fashioneur**

(Vintage Skirt from Debutante Clothing, Vintage Top- gift from friend, Leopard Heels from Target, Vintage Belt-thrifted, “Spring Awakening” necklace on loan from Stella & Dot for trunk show.)

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**Excursion to Katy Mills**

(Vintage Striped Top from Around the City Vintage, Vintage Vest gifted from a friend, Vintage GUESS handbag-thrifted, Vintage Leather Shorts bought from Big Bertha’s Paradise-Austin, Yellow Bauble Necklace c/o T+J Designs, LAFashionsnob name necklace from Jane Basch Designs, Booties from Target.)

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**SxSW Day One**

**Photos by The Stylist Handbook**

(Vintage Liz Claiborne Knit Top from Amber Ostrich Estate Sale, Vintage Skirt-thrifted, Vintage Flats-thrifted, Vintage Floral Handbag-thrifted, Headwear-made by me, Vintage Tassel Necklace-thrifted, Name Necklace from Jane Basch Designs, Sweater loaned from The Stylist Handbook, Bracelets: black vintage is thrifted, mustard bakelite c/o Betty Crafter, silver barbed wire c/o Isanctuary.)

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**SxSW: StyleCaster x CUSP Party**

**Photos by The Stylist Handbook**

(Vintage Top-thrifted, Vintage Oleg Cassini Skirt-thrifted, Necklace from Charlotte Russe, Headwear by me, Vintage Clutch from Deja Vu Fashions, Vintage Flats-thrifted, Bracelets: black vintage is thrifted, mustard bakelite c/o Betty Crafter, silver barbed wire c/o Isanctuary. )

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**SxSW Day Two**

(Willow and Clay Knit Sweater on loan from The Stylist Handbook, Vintage Oleg Cassini Floral Shorts from Flashback Vintage, Vintage Belt-thrifted, Vintage Slingbacks-thrifted, Vintage Handbag-thrifted, “Bugsy” Sunglasses c/o Darylynn Eyewear.)

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**Floral for Houtopia 2013**

(Vintage Top from Cavortress, Vintage Skirt-thrifted, Vintage Flats-thrifted, Vintage Coach from Deja Vu Fashions, Vintage Bakelite Bracelet c/o Betty Crafter.)

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**Eloquent Woman Magazine Party**

**Photos by: Shawna Yetka**

(Vintage Yellow Dress from Big Bertha’s on Lamar (now on North Loop in Austin), Bauble Necklace from Charming Charlie, Sweater from Deja Vu Fashions in Claremont, Vintage Whiting & Davis Clutch- thrifted, Vintage Shoes- thrifted, Earrings c/o Melissa Velia.)

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**The Great Gatsby at Sue Wong’s**

**Photos by Sandra Mendoza**

Ok, let me just say that even though my outfit wasn’t quite as flashy as everyone else’s… I was wearing an AUTHENTIC 1920s dress. It was so delicate, but felt so great to be wearing a piece of history.

(Vintage Dress and Handbag on loan from Deja Vu Fashions in Claremont, Vintage Shoes-thrifted, Black Necklace and Headband were my own designs, Vintage Locket Necklace was a gift from a friend.)

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**Southwest Calling**

**Photos by Adrian Lesoing and Amy Black**

It seems that I just immediately am drawn to the Southwest and Arizona when it comes to styling myself for the AZ Blogger Conferences. Even at last year’s, yellow and red were the choice of colors. Isn’t the vintage maxi skirt just AH-mazing!?

(Vintage Maxi Skirt-gift from friend, Vintage Top-thrifted, Shoes were a bargain at $5 at Charlotte Russe Scottsdale Quarter, Pink Necklace from Charlotte Russe, Name Necklace from Jane Basch Designs, Butterfly-turned-headpiece from Michael’s, Vintage Whiting & Davis Clutch-thrifted.)

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**Florals and GUESS**

**Photos by Amy Black**

(Vintage GUESS Knit Top-thrifted, Vintage Casual Corner Floral Pants-thrifted, Vintage Necklace-gift from friend, Booties from Target, Sunnies c/o Darylynn Eyewear, Vintage Coach Purse c/o Vintage by Misty.)

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**(Sponsored) Vintage with my Sneaker Wedges **

When Santa Barbara-based footwear brand- Koolaburra reached out to me to try out a style from their new Spring 2013 collection, I immediately jumped at the chance. Koolaburra is originally known for their sheepskin footwear, but they have recently transitioned into doing platform wedges, stiletto heels, clogs and sandals. It was a hard decision as I scanned their lookbook for the right pair. Usually I’d be more inclined to grab the platforms…buttttt…. I was gauging more towards the sneaker wedges. I ended up choosing the PRESTON sneaker wedge because I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and because I just had to see (and try out) for myself just why the sneaker wedge is so catchy.

When I received them and put them on for the first time, I concluded that they actually weren’t that bad. They are easy to fling on and go with their velcro closures and they are incredibly comfortable and I can walk in them without feeling like I have to be careful when walking in (like I do in other heels and such). As far as styling them is concerned, I (of course), wanted to step ‘outside-the-box.’ I chose to wear them with a vintage dress, clutch and necklace-as-headwear during an Austin Fashion Week event. They were comfortable and didn’t threaten to break an ankle as I had to scrunch down in the media pit to take photos during the runway show. These shoes are definitely a keeper and I’m excited to see how else I can style them for events or whatnot.

Huge thanks to the folks at Kenworks and Koolaburra!

heathermarie_033's Koolaburra album on Photobucket

**Photos by The Stylist Handbook and “Boy”**

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**”Fashion Friday” in San Antonio **

(Vintage Dress available on Lone Star Vintage, Vintage Clutch available on Lone Star Vintage, Vintage Belt available on Lone Star Vintage, Vintage Necklace-turned-headband- gift, Wedges c/o Sole Society.)

**Photos courtesy of the SACurrent.com**

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**Trendspotter Event-June **

(Vintage Sequin Jacket available at Lone Star Vintage, Vintage Red Pants from Ragalicious Vintage, White Top from Dollar Store, Vintage Red Clutch-thrifted, Vintage Locket-gift from Aunt, Crown from Dollar Store, Wedges c/o Sole Society.)

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**TxSC13 Day 1 **

(Vintage Dress- thrifted, Vintage Belt-thrifted, Vintage Clutch- will be available on my vintage Etsy shop soon, Wedges- c/o Sole Society, Hat- made by me, Necklaces from Charlotte Russe and Jane Basch Designs.)

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**TxSC13 Day 2 **

(Vintage Blouse from Debutante Clothing, Vintage Maxi Skirt from antique mall in Texas, Bow Headpiece- My DIY, Vintage Slingbacks- thrifted, Bracelet- made during TxSC Prom, Oversize Clutch- on loan from Houston designer Jalissa Williams of Awdz & Nz.)

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**TxSC13 PROM **

** Photos by Bloomers and Frocks**

(Vintage Mike Benet Dress- bought at City Wide Garage Sale in Austin, Headpiece- designed by me, Wedges from Forever 21 via Buffalo Exchange, Vintage Necklace- on loan from Bloomers and Frocks, Vintage Handbag- on loan from Bloomers and Frocks.)

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**TxSC13 Lulu’s **

**Photos by Peter Tung**

(Vintage Diane Freis Dress- from Big Bertha’s Paradise in Austin, Vintage Slingbacks-thrifted, Bow Clutch- H&M, White Veil-borrowed from friend.)

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**Being a Gypsy at Simon Now **

(Gypsy Junkies Lace Dress- bought from Liz of Late Afternoon during LA Blogger Bazaar, Vintage White Slip- thrifted, Vintage Handbag- bought in OKC, Vintage Necklace- bought at flea market, Brown Heels- c/o Sole Society.)

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**Breaking Out at Simon Now Fashion Show **

“Life is too darn short to dress normal”- I’m such a firm believer in that.

(Vintage Top- bought from Cavortress, Vintage Casual Corner Pants- thrifted, Petticoat- thrifted, Wedges c/o Sole Society, Blue Necklace c/o Le Mode Accessories, Bracelet-gift, Vintage Cummerbund- bought at The Grove Vintage, Crown from TxSC13 Prom.)

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**Bows and Puffy Paint (Sponsored) **

*Photos by: Nicole Kestenbaum Photography*

(Pants- c/o Choies, Vintage Top-thrifted, Leopard Clutch- Love, Cortnie, Sunglasses- ZeroUV via Style Says, Shoes-thrifted.)

These “cute,loose pants with bow” are the perfect addition to my wardrobe! The airy fabric is perfect, as it doesn’t really get cold here in Texas. So basically I can wear them any season. They site nicely on my high waist and sway delicately as I walk. They are from Choies.com, a UK fashion site with an incredible amount of on-trend clothing and accessories for men and women.

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**Blue Sparkle **

(Vintage Dress-as-Top- bought from Deja Vu Fashions, Vintage Skirt-thrifted, Clutch- c/o Jill Milan, Vintage Hat c/o American Textile Recycling Services, Heels- Target.)

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**Pretty Pastel **

(Vintage Dress from Vida Antigua, Vintage Hat from The Grove Vintage, Shoes- c/o Luichinyvia Bakers, Necklace- designed by me (for custom orders, please contact me), Vintage Belt- thrifted, Vintage Clutch from Classic Clutches.)

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**Cynique Evoule Fashion Event **

(Vintage Dress from Cheeky Vintage, Vintage Hat from Cheeky Vintage, Vintage Clutch- thrifted, Heels c/o Sole Society.)

PHOTOS BY: Anthony W. Gordon

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**Fashion Houston Day 1 **

(Vintage Dress from Blue Bird Circle Resale Shop, Hangers c/o Collegiate Cleaners, Heels c/o Sole Society, Vintage Clutch-thrifted.)

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**Fashion Houston Day 2 **

(Vintage Blouse-gifted from friend, Vintage Skirt from Cheeky Vintage, Vintage Hat from The Grove Vintage, Clutch from Love, Cortnie, Heels from Luichiny.)

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**Fashion Houston Day 3 **

(Vintage Dress from my shop-Lone Star Vintage, Vintage Jacket from Beatific Vintage, Heels are H by Halston for Bakers, Headpiece DIY’d by me, Vintage Clutch gifted from friend.)

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**Fashion Houston Day 4 **

(Vintage Top- thrifted, Vintage Dress Worn As Skirt- thrifted, Bow Belt c/o Melissa Velia, Headpiece DIY’d by me, Heels are H by Halston for Bakers, Vintage Clutch from Around the City Vintage.)

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**Loves In Fashion at Tootsies **

(Vintage Dress from American Textile Recycling Services, Headpiece DIY’d by me, Vintage Clutch-thrifted, Heels are H by Halston for Bakers, Vintage Earrings c/o Cheeky Vintage.)

Photos by: Sarah Pendley

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**Hey There Lady Purple Pants! **

(Vintage Fruit Top- American Textile Recycling Services, Vintage St. John Knit Pants- thrifted, Vintage Clutch- thrifted, Heels c/o Nine West.)

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**Standing in the Hall of Presidents **

It was my first time visiting the David Adickes Sculpturworx in the Heights neighborhood in Houston. It was such a beautiful day and I had an amazing time checking out the giant sculptures of the heads of our nation’s past presidents and the exaggerated statues of The Beatles. It was only fitting that I took out my new Melissa Velia royal blue shorts with a cute bow at the waist for a spin. The shorts (from her SS14 collection) are ultra-feminine and best of all- made in Los Angeles. I chose to play it up with a colorful vintage secretary blouse, a blue vintage sequin jacket, bright red vintage clutch and red platforms. The array of color contrasted greatly against the neutral palette of the sculptures.

(Shorts- c/o Melissa Velia, Vintage Blouse bought from Lady Jane Vintage, Vintage Sequin Jacket bought from Blackbird Trading Co., “Jolie” necklace as headpiece bought from Stella & Dot, ‘Siren Sabine’ Sunglasses c/o Darylynn Eyewear, Vintage Clutch- thrifted, Luichiny Heels via Bakers.)

**Melissa is offering a 20% discount to my readers. When checking out (in her Etsy shop), please use the code: LAFS20. **

**Photos by KB Photography **

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**Pocketful of Daisies **

Summer is in full swing here in Houston and there are plenty of adventures to be had that include water: the pool, the beaches in Galveston, water parks and more. So, when the thermometers rise for a good several months out of the year, it’s only natural for a gal to invest in a few swimsuits to wear intermittently throughout the season. This season, I turned to one of my friends and LA designer- Rochelle Carino. Rochelle recently launched her first swimwear collection- fun, flirty and ultra-feminine. Since the day she first posted it on Facebook, I fell head over heels for the Daisy Bikini. The peter pan collar, bold daisy print and girly ruffles were very well played into this vintage (very 60s) inspired bikini. It fits amazingly well and of course is made in Los Angeles.

Rochelle is offering 30% off her website in celebration of her birthday. Enter BIRTHDAY at checkout. This offer is good until July 19th.

(Daisy Bikini bought on Rochelle’s website, Sunglasses are ZeroUV, Vintage Petal Swimcap bought at an Arbor Antiques estate sale, Heels are H by Halston via Bakers.)

**Photos by KB Photography **

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