Saturday, January 31, 2015

In the Wild

My mom has a serious jewelry collection. Especially necklaces. It covers a wall of her rather large walk-in closet. It's a thing of beauty; one that I raid every time I'm home. We had so much fun pulling out ALL of the accessories that could possibly go with this Southwestern-styled poncho and photo shoot. 

Poncho: Nordstrom | Leggings: Jessica Simpson | Boots: DSW | Belts, Jewelry: Mom's | Sunglasses: H&M

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Winter Wheat

My house back home (I guess it's technically my parent's house now but I will always think of it as mine) is filled with all these delicious vintage things. I was bound to love all things old when you have old ships, Grandfather's varsity jacket, and deteriorating books hanging from the walls and on the shelves. I really really wanted to do a photo shoot with our vintage typewriter, but alas time just slipped away from me. Luckily, I got these shots! My mom has 3 brownie cameras. As a kid I was fascinated by them and wanted to fix 'em up and use them. 

My brother took these photos at a field near our house. After living in cities for four years, I keep forgetting how rural everything back home feels in comparison. I always think of the suburban shopping centers and the busy highway with all the restaurants, Wal-Marts and such but I forget that when you turn down a road you run into beautiful hilly fields and maybe even a few horses, goats or cows! 

Skirt: Korean Thrift Store | Tights: Target | Shoes, Cardigan, Blouse, Scarf: Mom's closet
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Friday, January 16, 2015

At the Lake

For my family, thrift store shopping isn't just a way to get cheap things. It's practically a religion. And when I go home, I have to always go at least once to my favorite Goodwill. I will ravenously thrust back hanger after hanger looking for the perfect pieces hidden on the rack. My mom and I will pile mountains of clothes in our buggy and then try it ALL on. It's time consuming but we've got it down to a science. So when I put this little white number on, my mom said, "Oh, you'll get a lot of use out of that. You'll love it." I was thinking of wearing it over my swim suit or for beach days. But when I bought a beige-colored slip to use with some of my finicky skirts, it occurred to me I could wear it under the dress and I could wear it ANY day!

The tradition in Singapore for Chinese New Year is to go through your house and get rid of old things you don't need and clean everything. Very similar to spring cleaning but in preparation for their new year. I've been doing that and when I was going through all my unorganized jewelry, I found this necklace. I made/designed it a couple years ago and can't believe I could have forgotten about such a lovely piece. I paired it with this fantastic set of bracelets my friend got me. When I opened the packaging and pulled it out, I said, "Ohhh. This is so perfect for me." Her response? "I know." Lol! I love when my friends know my taste. :) 

What things are you doing to get prepared for the new year? 

Dress: Goodwill | Shoes: Rack Room | Necklace: Handmade | Sunglasses & Bracelet: Gift
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Monday, January 12, 2015

These Boots are Made for Walkin'

What's Christopher Walken's favorite kind of foot wear?
Boots. Cause they're made for him! 
Bahahaha. I made up that up. My boyfriend doesn't think it's funny but what does he know?
This was basically my Georgia uniform when I was home for the holidays: jeans, t-shirt, cowboy boots, and a sweater. My mom has got an excellent collection of winter wear (which I find entertaining considering she lives in a place that doesn't have winter that long). She also has an AMAZING collection of fantastic jewelry - especially lots of turquoise. This necklace is one of my faves that she has. Just wait until you see the other pictures I have in store for you of her massive collection! I can't wait! 

Jeans: Cello | Boots: Thrift Store | Belt, Necklace, Sweater, T-shirt: Mom's closet

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Good-Bye 2014

This year has been such a fun year of blogging. I've been so lucky to my friends and boyfriend help me with one of my favorite hobbies - whether it's actually taking photos, giving me ideas or clothes, or just encouraging me. And then I must say a huge thank you to all my readers! It's not as much fun without y'all! 
I can't wait for another year of fashion blogging - I've got a lot of ideas up my sleeve.
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