3.1 phillip lim resort

these photos came from style.com

i was never a fan of 3.1 phillip lim before this year. he was just off my radar. i don’t know how i missed him. though honestly, i don’t always follow the fashion shows so closely. but this year i’ve been particularly obsessed with the spring lines that came out from chloe, charles anastase, and isabel marant. then, i discovered that i was also enjoying marc jacobs and 3.1 phillip lim, especially when i discovered his new eyewear collection! oh i love my new glasses!

and then he came out with the resort collection, which pulled together alot of the elements i was loving in those lines. the lace is reminiscent of some of the isabel marant, and the shorts suits and clean palette (and gold pants and shorts that aren’t shown here) remind me of a lot of the chloe spring collection. but it’s all perfectly pulled together and so wearable and young. i want it all. and shoot, for that matter, a lot of his spring collection is half of at netaporter.com, but alas, i am broke again! summer is such a bad time for me!

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calivintage on william sledd!

super cool thursday surprise! i just found out that i have been featured on a fashion video by william sledd! i’m honored to have been mentioned for one of my outfits featuring a super cute summer romper! you can view the look on my chictopia page here, and while you’re at it, go ahead and add me as a friend or leave some comments on my looks. a lot of what i’ve posted there isn’t on this blog, so take a look!

i’m a huge fan of chictopia, as i’m sure you’ve heard me mention a million times before. it’s a really wonderful community of incredibly fashionable people, and it’s an great source of inspiration for me. and i’ve made some great friends there.

j crew wool blazer
forever 21 denim romper
american apparel sash
star ling woven wood platform sandals
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kim noorda hair inspiration

these photos came from style.com

you may remember how much i deliberated over my last haircut. it was serious business. i had become so afraid of getting my hair cut after letting it grow long, long, long over the past 3 years that i just couldn’t bring myself to go to a salon. and then, when i finally did, i had a pretty bad experience. let’s just say that my recent cut was mostly accidental, but i did eventually find a wonderful stylist, who really saved me and made me feel good about my new cut.

i’ll spare you the inner dialogue here. i have many thoughts about the progression of my hair and my terrible experiences at salons. but let’s get to the point. i am very, very inspired to grow and then cut my hair so that it looks as lovely as kim noorda’s from the spring ’09 season. i’m even considering lightening up a little, though not nearly as light as this. actually, never mind the color of her hair. it’s the cut i like.

also from style.com

to me, this is just the epitome of summer cool. california cool. and while i know i wont (and don’t) look anything like kim, i really think i could wear this cut well, even though i’m not 6 feet tall and 90lbs. and really, i’m well on my way to this cut. i’ll just have to bear through the awkward growing-out-bangs phase. what do you think?
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charles anastase sheer skirts!

excuse my terrible magazine scan from lula. my favorite magazine at the moment.

it’s true. i’ve already done a super-obsessed charles anastase post before… but it’s been months. er, at least one month… and in that time, i had forgotten about the collection for a moment.

but now i can’t get it out of my mind! ruffles, bows, sheer fabrics, romance, denim, boater hats, nerd glasses, super tall platform sandals with socks! it’s the way i would dress if i had the commitment to any one style! it’s the way i would dress if i had the money to buy the whole collection. er, i don’t even know where to get this stuff anyways. do they even sell charles anastase in the states?

anyhow, what i’m really thinking about most are the sheer skirts! oh, the sheer skirts! i would sew one right up out of a certain shade of dusty rose fabric i saw in the fabric store the other day, but i don’t think i’m skilled enough with the sewing machine to do something sheer. i wouldn’t be able to hide my mistakes!

i put together this little photo collage using photos from style.com

so instead, i’ll sit here and feast my eyes on the collection. and who knows, maybe i’ll find something vintage that’s incredible similar…

let’s dream, shall we?

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i want sandals

i made this collage with pictures from shopbop.com

not that i really need another pair of flat sandals. me being a california girl and all, i would prefer to almost always wear sandals, or at least something with open toes or a sling-back. much in the same way that i can mostly never be bothered by pants. they’re so constricting. i like easy. easy and comfortable, but also chic.

and lately, i’m feeling so over my matt bernson gladiators of last summer. while they’re very classy and simple, they’re just not easy enough. that’s the problem with gladiators, and all of their impossible straps. they can only be worn either under a pair of skinny jeans, or with a very short skirt, perhaps shorts, lest i want to be stumpified by the straps cutting me off at the ankle. and i’m already a short girl. well, 5’5″. so yeah. short.

and it’s no secret that i spend much time deliberating over shoes. i have a long list of wants. i’m actually considering a new ban on cheap shoes. i might give up quantity over quality. but that will only lead to more deliberation. so i’m not sure if i’m there yet. how does one narrow down all of the options, while assuring themselves that they’re purchasing something timeless? god knows how many times i’ve regretted purchasing a pair of too-trendy shoes that were like 50 bucks. imagine regretting 500 bucks. i’m just not ready yet.

but i did find a pair of flat sandals that i could see myself wearing a lot this summer. think of these as an alternative to flip flops. and they come in several delicious colors. and they’re all on sale. the frye softie sandal. cute.

oh, and if anyone felt the desire to gift them, i wear a size 7.5. just sayin…
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vintage overload

i found these pictures here.

oh what fun fashion inspiration!!!! vintage_overload is so adorable! just check out this amazing outfit and that incredible hairstyle! oh, she makes me miss my long hair!

i asked her a few questions so we could learn a little more about her style. check it out, dudes!

oh hello there! can you tell us a little about yourself?

Esther here.. I love fashion, I don’t need an excuse! :) To be more specific, my style is pretty basic, shorts are my forte! I love Marc Jacobs, I love what he did to fashion –

“It’s the awkwardness of posing and feeling like I was in, but I never was in. Awkwardness gives me great comfort. I’ve never been cool, but I’ve felt cool. I’ve been in the cool place, but I wasn’t really cool—I was trying to pass for hip or cool. It’s the awkwardness that’s nice.” –MARC JACOBS

what was your inspiration for this particular outfit?

Your nerd glasses had caught on me! A by-product LOL! The stockings were brand new and since it had been pouring non-stop, it was perfect to wear them. The weather was a major inspiration as to the culmination of the whole outfit as the cardigan did wonders for the color pallet which is very important to me. I would be lying if I said I was not impressed with the outcome… hehehe!

do you have any links to share?

No blog oopss! But I am working on it… I cant wait though… It’s a whole new world. [visit her chictopia page here!]

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chloe wearing chloé

i found these photos here.

i don’t think it’s any secret that i’ve been obsessed with chloé this season. i just love the simplicity, the colors, the scalloped edges, and oh! the sashes! that’s where it all began for me.

and i know that people have already blogged about this, but i just can’t help myself. i have to post these pictures because i like chloé. oh, i’m talking about the designer here, not chloe sevigny. but you know what? i like her, too. especially when she’s wearing chloé.

and here’s the funny thing. i’m a big fan of reading the ever-popular gofugyourself blog. i read it everyday. it’s funny. and i typically agree with the authors of said blog. but i found both of these photos of chloe sevigny on their blog, being slammed for looking ridiculous. BUT i do not care. this only makes me laugh, because i still really really love chloé (the designer) and i quite like these outfits.
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i found this picture here.
oh there are so many fashionable ladies on the internets! i love janeisha’s cool style and she has the cutest hair ever! i asked her to answer a few questions for us so we could get to know a little more about her and her amazing outfit!!!!

oh hello there! can you tell us a little about yourself?

I am a girl who is obsessed with thrift stores & vintage clothes.

what was your inspiration for this particular outfit?

My inspiration for this outfit was grandpa chic. And I wanted to make it a little girly with the heels.

do you have any links to share?

I have a blog jaylovesvintage.blogspot.com and a store jaylovesvintagefabfinds.blogspot.com.


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i get dressed every day

vintage pink bow hat
erin fetherston for target dress
steve madden platform heels

yet i don’t always take pictures! it’s easy to get into a rut, especially when you’re broke. and yes, dear friends, i’ve been broke! but luckily, that doesn’t stop me from my weekly trips to thrift stores and estate sales. and on one such trip, i found this erin fetherston for target dress, new with tags, for 3 bucks! score!

and i wore it out today on a mini adventure. me and my brother went in search of a vintage gitane bike that may or may not fit his coveted 650b wheels. (this is bike talk, i apologize, but i will admit that my other love besides fashion is definitely bikes! but my brother…. well, he’s obsessed with bikes.) and we did find a frame for him in an old, old bike shop with a vintage raleigh bike sign. but regrettfully, i forgot the camera!

then we drove a little, and saw a giant paul bunyan statue on the side of the road. oh who knew of all the hidden gems that hayward, ca has to offer? i’ll have to go again with a camera!

oh! and i’m not even mentioning all of the animal shelters we visited! with millions and millions of kitties and a few really cute dogs. including a little chihuahua mix that could walk around on her hind legs! ah, fun summer days.

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