Thursday, April 29, 2010

Hit or Miss?

Flannel Shirt/Wrap Salvation Army
White Tank (Unknown from Loehmans)
Jeggings (Yes I just called them that: Citizens of Humanity)
Oxfords (TopShop)

I am SO SICK OF WEARING MEN'S FLANNEL SHIRTS! I do it all the time and always feel like a shapeless boy. Gah!

Anyways, I thought I would switch it up last night when I went out. It is so cold here right now that I forgot that May is in two days.

Anyways, Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

DIY: Many Scarves...Many Looks

The Ascot

Making a Shell Necklace Pop

A Tube Top (it has to be a little bit bigger though)

Creative Spin on a Classic Piece

Forget the scarf bracelet, I'm rocking the Arm Cuff!

I thought I would give a snapshot into my scarf fetish. I am packing so these are the only ones I could find. I'm not sure exactly where these all came from but one thing I can tell you is that I have never paid over $3 for a scarf...NEVER

Scarves are the absolute jewelry you can add them and just make an outfit pop. And as you can see, there are many ways to wear them!

The emilio pucci is the only one that is fancy and that I accumulated from my grandmother ;)

Enjoy this Whimsical Wednesday with me!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Monday Madness

Blazer (H&M Garden Collection $29)
Silk Tank Top (Old Navy $10)
Earrings (.50 cents St. Matthew's Church Thrift Store)
This blazer is so soft and fits like a glove. I highly recommend going by H&M immediately!
Leopard Leggings (Miley Cyrus for Wal-Mart $10)
I am almost positive that I have a chronic condition when it comes to leopard fabrics. I hone in on it wherever I am. Disturbing...I know.
My grandmother's beaded necklace (rummaging through old costume jewelry)
My great grandmother's turquoise cuff (Got this yesterday from my great aunt. I love thinking about what she may have been doing when wearing this. such history!)

So as you all know, I went to New York this weekend. It was a beautiful trip filled with much reminiscing and amazing dusted off stories that had never been told before about all of the beautiful, eccentric and brilliant women that tread before me.

As Olive and I drove back up to Boston yesterday I got a little teary thinking about love, loss and everything in between. The weather definitely didn't help (torrential downpour can definitely put a damper on the day).

Anyways, I decided that I needed to turn it around. This weekend was a celebration of life and I want to express myself by wearing whatever the hell I want! Life is too short to be huddled in a corner with a t-shirt that blends into the wall. Nothing should be off limits and as a result, madness transpired on this wonderful Monday!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Grandolly's Weekend Shoe

Shoes (Goodwill $6)

Shirt (Goodwill from Earlier Post)
Shorts (J-Crew)

I am actually going to New York this weekend for my Great Grandmother, Grandolly's Funeral. She had a wonderful and long life! Drinking, smoking and driving up to the very end! I still remember going to her home in Locust Valley and finding little cigarette dispensers on each table. Sturdy genes...I like it.

Grandolly was a character. My grandmother and mom both swear she never wore pants...not even while riding! And even in her early 90s she went to the salon weekly to have her hair and nails done.

Anyways, these shoes always make me feel like I'm going back in time and I am wearing them today in her honor! Though I may not be pairing them with a dress or skirt, I think she would be happy to know I am carrying on in a ladylike fashion.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Personal Style Inspiration: Casey

Skeleton Clips ($3 Ebay)

Shirt (Free at Clothing Swap)
Skirt (Urban Renewal Thrift Store)

Dress (Thrift Store)

Sneakers (Casey's Artwork painted on them)

Shirt (Job Lot)
Bracelet (Hammy Down from Friend)

My favorite piece of art! A play on Little Red Riding Hood by Casey Weibust

For my first Personal Style blog, I wanted to do one of my best friends. I am blessed to be surrounded by a group of people who always stray from the pack and dance to whatever makes them happy.

Though each one of us is extremely different in our own rite, we are blessed to have similar values and beliefs and therefore have remained so close through many years.

Here is my fantastic blog on Casey Weibust, an artist, a goblin and a great friend...

Both Casey and I grew up in a similar fashion...playing outside barefoot in the dirt, building homes from sticks and leaves and always sharing a common interest in the darker side of the average fairytale.

While I proceeded through most of middle and high school, walking through hallways in bright pinks and purples, Casey was taking her art and her style to a demonous level (in the best of ways).

And though we may have different looks, there are two things we will always agree on...

First, a sense of thriftiness while scouring for clothing is a MUST and secondly, Tim Burton is a genius!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spring Outing

Jean Jacket (Vintage Gap @ Church Thrift $4)
Shirt (got a little scissor happy with this one...Hanes Men's Tee $5)
My favorite black pants in the world! (Forever 21 $24)
Vintage LV Messanger Bag (Second Time Around)

Heading out for a rendezvous in Boston Common. Perfect afternoon!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

DIY: Earring

3 Things Needed
One Rejected Clip-On Earring (Barbie Earrings $5 Closet Revival)
One Glue Gun
One Fawned Over Bobble (Handmade South African Beads $8 combined: Jamestown Bead Store)
VIOLA! My Favorite Earring

My belief is that you never have to wear the same earrings on both ears. They are different sides of need to uniform them!

I'll probably wear this fantastic accessory paired with a big pearl earring on the other side or possibly a cool turquoise stud.

Oh the possibilities!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Marathon Monday

Striped Shirt (Salvation Army $1.49)
Sunglasses (Betsey Johnson @ Loehmanns $22)
PAnts (Urban Outfitters BDG)
Black Espadrille Flats (H&M $7)

Marathon Monday. A Massachusetts holiday I have never quite grasped or participated in. I think it all began when I was little and my mom and dad would drag my sister and I out to watch the Easter Parade in Newport. It was never quite warm enough and the streets were filled with runny noses, strollers and a view that was aimed at someone old guy’s butt pockets. Hmm. Yeah I never got the point of parades.

But this year, I am attempting to make a day out of the Boston Marathon.

Crowds? Loudly lined streets? Pshhh I can handle it!

And while most people are shot gunning beers and painting their faces, I’ll be sipping mimosas, awaiting friends and mentally preparing for the madness.

Have a wonderful Monday!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Out with the Old In with the...Old

All of the old closet pieces are paired with H&M Tunic ($17)
Red Silk Blouse Savers (around $5)
Free People Sweater from GARMENT DISTRICT (aka 50 cents!)
Free People Sweater from LOEHMANNS (around $20)
I was fawning over this for some time in the glad I didn't waste my money on it after I found it at a discount store!
Vest from Garment District (.50 cents)
this actually has shown up on my blog before on my friend Ariana....fabulous friend and piece!
Here is my promised post. As I informed you all...I would be posting pics of some of my old closet pieces that had been so well hidden for many many months. Each of these items was extremely cheap!

I paired each of them with a new H&M dress/shirt I got yesterday. I thought I would keep it simple because you really don't need that much excess jewelry or accessories to make any of these work.

Advice for the future...KEEP IT SIMPLE.

Yes, I do tend to wear some bizarre pieces but I try to never overdo it.

I like looking funky...not like a Christmas tree.

Spring Cleaning

and the madness begins

starting to get organized...took a close up so you couldn't see the rest of the floor ;)

I have a love hate relationship with this chore. The fact that my living room has looked like crap for a week straight kind of messes up the rest of my life...what's that saying about clean house clean head? Whatever it is, it completely applies to me.

The pros though are that I always find those treasured pieces that were pressed up between the wall and a grubby sweater and those little camisoles that dropped from the hanger and landed oh so remotely behind a pile of boxes that I normally never move.

Oh spring cleaning...what am I to do with you?

Stay updated for some of my low priced spring cleaning finds from last year later this afternoon!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Interesting Stylelikeu Posts

Liam and Aesha from from Stylelikeu on Vimeo.

something so dreamy and whimsical about these two. Like they are stuck in time or something.

I am totally not cool enough to live this lifestyle

My plan is to start checking out my friends' wardrobes and some of their inspirations and favorite thrift piece. If you have any pics or pieces you would like to share, email me at

I would love to have some outside interest!

Late Morning Lounging

Rose Earrings St. Matthew's Thrift .30 cents
Gray Top
Urban Outfitters Basement $5
Peek-a-boo Undergarment
Liberty of London for Target $16

I hardly ever where real underwire bras like this one (I tend to be the sports bra/built in tank top kind of girl) but I was on a mission to find a great Liberty of London piece at Target and this just screamed to me from across the aisle. I had to get it.
I love this shirt! It is long enough that you can wear it around the house with short shorts but also looks great with light jeans rolled up and colorful flats!And it has of my favorite things in the world!

So I know it is Tuesday and normally I would be up looking like a crazy woman worshiping my computer and checking off my to-do list but it has definitely been one of those slow class till the afternoon, no dire events to attend to so of course my default is to take pictures and write a blog!

It may appear that I am trying to show some skin but I am merely trying to present three amazing and diverse pieces in only a few photos.

Enjoy and have a wonderful Tuesday afternoon!

Monday, April 12, 2010


Short Sleeve Blouse Thrift with BDG Cigarette Jeans(Urban Outfitters)

So I thought it would be fun to do a post wearing another one of my infamous 80's tops (another great find at the St. Matthew's Church Thrift from Easter $1.00).

I have always thought the silk short-sleeve buttondowns looked great on women. There is something so feminine about them (personally I don't get the whole Lady Gaga phenomena. The geometric look is great on her but seriously...its pretty hard for anyone else to pull off while walking down the street. Especially when you live in Boston)

Anyways, I thought I would add a little drama to the whole look by adding the antiquey coloring. Let me know what you think!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Old Lady at Heart

When I was younger my parents used to call me the forty-four-year-old stuck in the six-year-old body. I guess that makes me about ninety-five now. Some people call it “Old Soul” personally I like to think of it as old lady. When your ideal Saturday night is sipping tea, flipping through coffee table books and rocking out to Frank and Ella you know that there is definitely something a little different in your genetic makeup.

Maybe that’s why I’m so fascinated with clothing that has a history.

Above are some photos of my fashion icons; my great grandparents Grandolly and Grandaddy (Alice and William Renchard) and my grandmother Jeanie (Mumu).

The second picture is my grandmother Mumu at twenty-five. Love the blouse!

Friday, April 9, 2010

TGIF Newport Bound for Puppy Playgroup

Silk Top: .20 Cents Garment District
Square Diamond Earrings: .50 Cents St. Matthew's Thrift
from Easter Adventure
Olive: $75 Vintage Mutt Potter League
Now I may not wear this particular top while running after little O at the Potter League's weekly playgroup but I thought it would be a nice top to show since the weekend is coming up and everyone is prepping for Saturday night attire. I actually flipped the shirt the other way so the v-neck was accentuating my back. I have a feeling this will be stowed away in my suitcase for the Cannes Film Festival (coming up in four weeks! ahh so excited!)

And as you can see, if you have been following my posts, I am absolutely obsessed with my dog Olive (who also responds to Ho Cake and Pooka Shell) and though I've had interventions from friends, family and my boyfriend, I don't think there will be any change of heart in the near future.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Ultimate Tapestry Bag!

Clutching it with dear life yesterday

I know yesterday was a post about bags, and I certainly hate beating a subject into the ground but after my weekly internship meeting at Second Time Around on Wednesday, I decided to sneak into the downstairs location at 176 Newbury and check out the merchandise and I found the the ultimate carpet bag! least I think so.

It's a handwoven tapestry overnight bag and I absolutely cannot get enough of it. My sexy mutt olive even likes it and found a way to balance perfectly on top of it when we were sitting outside the other night.

I am absolutely in love and got it for $32! Handwoven! Amazing!