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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janeisha

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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madlove

this picture came from here.
so today i’ve found another wonderful rendition of the pretty floral/denim jacket combo that i think is just wonderful! oh thank you online fashion inspiration!

i am especially loving the granny shoes with lime green socks! oh, and the pretty slip peeking out from beneath! this comes from another wonderful lady on chictopia, madlove. you can read her blog here.

i’ve decided to add a little q&a on all of my fashion inspiration features, so here’s a little bit about this lovely lady!

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

well i’m martine! i love old music from the 60s and 70s and bluesrock, it inspires me so much
i guess that i’m born several decades too late

what was your inspiration for this particular outfit?

nothing actually i was bored and i went to my grandmother, i wore this outfit with boots to a festival once and i just love the floral print and the white lace with eachother and i have a crush on kneesocks

do you have any links to share?

i have a blog about art, music and my style take a look if you like to : embryoniccjourney.blogspot.com

update: oops! i asked madlove about the photo because i found it on her chictopia account, but let’s not forget the lovely lady on the left in an equally stunning getup! her name is sharon and you can find her blog here!

 

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darlingdarling

i found this photo here.

i’ve been feeling so blah lately. really, i have. but i was doing a little chictopia browsing this morning, and my eye was caught on this lovely photo of darlingdarling. i like it. very cool. i’ve been inspired.

anyway, i decided that i want to start posting some of the style inspiration i’ve found on sites like chictopia and weardrobe, so expect to see more of my favorites from now on!

here’s a little q& to learn more about diane!

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

I’m 23 years old and am studying to be a librarian. I was born and raised in California and really can’t see myself living anywhere else.

what was your inspiration for this particular outfit?

My inspiration for this outfit was initially very specific…it was based on an outfit post by Karla of Karla’s Closet. I am in constant awe of what Karla can pull off but this outfit seemed more tangible for my wardrobe than usual. I loved the idea of pairing a denim jacket with a girly skirt and a loose top. I reworked it to the pieces I had in my wardrobe and made the outfit look more like me in the end. That’s the beauty of being inspired by pieces on other bloggers. You can use it as a starting point and then re-structure the outfit to your specific taste.

do you have any links to share?

I have a personal style/culture/art/photography blog at http://recycleddarling.blogspot.com
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missed deadlines

so very recently, i got a message from a wonderful woman at the weardrobe website. you can’t imagine my excitment when she told me that i had been picked to be featured on the urban outfitters website wearing 3 different items from the uo spring collection in 3 different ways!

i got the 3 items on tuesday afternoon. i was immediately challenged because these were 3 items that i would never pick out for myself, so it took a lot of thought to figure out what to do with them, but i decided to get all my energy together for a shoot the following day, only to discover late tuesday night that the deadline had passed! nooooo!

but i took some pictures anyway, and now i will sit in strange limbo, thinking about the possibility of a tremendous missed opportunity. ah well. i still have the photos, so here is my mega post.








photo credit: all photos by devin hagstrom
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holiday

so we celebrated memorial day yesterday in the good ol’ u.s. of a. as i’ve mentioned before, my little bro is visiting from southern california, so me and my beau decided to treat him to a little barbeque in tilden park! we made hamburgers seasoned with cumin and green onions and other delicious things and we packed up a cooler with pbr for our picnicing excursion. it was a lovely day, which was a very nice surpise after the freezing cold weekend! oh, schizophrenic bay area weather!
me in a vintage floral print jersey dress and vintage red bass loafers.

 

me and the beau, sweatin over the grill.
cheeseburgers. yum!

 

my little brother in his dr. pepper ringer shirt and vintage 501s.
my brother (devin) found a polaroid camera at an estate sale over the weekend, but it has a strange habit of spitting out the last 4 pictures of the reel. not cool considering that polaroid film runs about $1 per photo. sigh. but we got a few good shots with it, because my camera battery was dead! also, sigh.in other news, i want a kitty! devin convinced me to take him to the animal shelters in the area, and while i can’t possibly accomodate a dog (but oh! i want one), i can manage a kitten. i want a teeny tiny black cat. though i’m not sure what my landlord will think of that.

photo credits: all photos taken by devin, except the last one. i took that one.
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hello pink summer dress

oh hello there. today was a heavy cleaning day. my little brother is visiting from southern california and i’m embarrassed because my place is a mess. oh dear! so while he hung around and talked to me about bicycles, i mopped the kitchen floor! in this lovely pink dress, of course. haha.

vintage pink cut out floral embroidery dress
star ling brown woven wood platform sandals

and this is the backside of the dress. i like the buttons! oh, and i wasn’t wearing heels while i cleaned. i changed into them when we decided to go out for dinner. la la la. glad to be back to my normal schedule again!

oh, and here’s my dear little brother in his new thermal. i guess all this fashioney stuff runs in the family, because he decided that he wanted to cut his thermal in just this way, inspired by nicholas cage in raising arizona. that movie is pure perfection.

photo credit: pink dress photos by brendan garbee, last photo taken by me!
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family weekend

well, i was out of town over the weekend due to family related issues… (i apologize to my ebay buyers!)as difficult as that can sometimes be, i was happy to have all of my family brought together for at least a day. i saw cousins and aunts and uncles and people who i hadn’t seen in years. crazy.

and i saw my more immediate family, as per usual. here i am with both my older sister and my younger brother. they are the coolest people ever. i love them.

my sister is so pretty.

 

me and my brother are making silly faces.
vintage brick red sheer peter pan collar dress
no name white leather wood platform sandals
here i am posing next to an orange tree in southern california. that’s murdok the dog. she must’ve thought i had yummy treats! oh, and it was like 100 degrees out that day. oh dear, i am glad to be back in the bay area!
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