So, I know I haven’t updated this blog in a really long time, but there have been a couple of changes in my life that will make it almost impossible to be without a fashion blog! First of all, I just started working at a retail store called Charlotte Russe. It’s in the mall, and is filled with awesome, super trendy clothing with an edge, that I love! I chose to work a part time job, mostly because my promotional work takes forever to cut checks, and I just simply love fashion and enjoy being around pretty clothing! Something about being surrounded by all of the latest trends and fantastic bright colors just puts a smile on my face.
Another exciting adventure is happening too…I have joined local rock cover band Switch (www.thebandswitch.com) as their lead singer! I am so excited to be doing what I love, while getting paid for it, as well as dressing like a rock star every weekend. I purchased a lot of fun things last weekend during Charlotte Russe’s employee appreciation weekend, including a royal blue leather motorcycle jacket, some super fun bright 80′s inspired skirts and bodycon dresses, as well as a super tight liquid leather looking dress. I will be documenting every badass outfit that I wear on stage, and sharing all the moments of every night in a post fashion post. I will also be posting videos of my performances (in the videos section of this site) and photos of my on-stage performances. I can’t wait to share all of this exciting stuff with you all. Please stay tuned for news on my band, and please come out to see us perform whenever you can!
Here is a photo that a friend of mine, Caleb, from work took of me for his fashion blog. I might as well share it here. This was an outfit for one of my first days of work. I had a rough day, but still managed to put together a look that he felt was worth documenting.
What’s really different about this looks for me, is that I’m wearing my hair up. I almost never do this, because I feel like it makes me look entirely too young, almost child-like. But on this day, I had no choice. I was curling my hair with my curling wand and somehow managed to burn my cheek with it. It did not feel good at all, and after that happened, I gave up on trying to curl the rest of my hair. The result was a messy, half curly kind of up-do. It was kind of comical, but ended up looking pretty cute. The sweater was found at the Goodwill, along with a lot of other treasures that day! It has a fairisle pattern, poofy half sleeves, a v-neckline, and kind of an itchy fabric, but completely worth it! I paid virtually nothing for this sweater ($4), which is an actual authentic vintage brand from the 1970′s. When I showed it to my mom, she said that she had one just like it when she was younger. I paired the sweater with a flare/ bell-bottom jean from Forever 21′s Heritage 1981 brand. The dark wash of the denim really compliments the sweater and cute platform wedges. I accessorized with a vintage tan etched leather belt that was given to me by my grandmother. I have received many awesome vintage accessories from her over the years. The platform wedges (hidden under the huge bells of my jeans) were purchased at Off Broadway Shoes on a shopping trip with my mom. They are Big Buddha brand and are super comfy for being super high. For a little extra dazzle, I added some rings from Forever 21. The owl one, which resembles a carved ivory (it’s not! It’s plastic!) is one of my favorites.
Vintage sweater: vintage brand $4
Flare jean: Heritage 1981 by Forever 21 $30
Etched leather belt: vintage $0
Platform lace-up wedge: Big Buddha $30
Owl ring: Forever 21 $4
Spoon ring: vintage(mom’s) $0