wedding suits for the alt bride

February 9, 2016 § Leave a comment

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Photo by Vogue

Ya know, I should probably get a suit. I’m older now and there are a growing number of events that require professional, grown-up pants. But there’s a problem: a good suit — a really good one that has the right cut and doesn’t cost your rent — is like world peace or a god damn fashion unicorn. It’s a really nice idea, but it’s just not going to happen.

How hard is it to make a tailored jacket and a fitted pair of pants cropped just above the ankle with maybe a hint of flare without charging an arm and a leg???

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someone get married in this please

January 23, 2016 § Leave a comment

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Photos by Vogue

I was scouring Australian site Still White with all of their second hand wedding dresses and found THIS. It’s the Erdem number that I was eyeballing so hard, but couldn’t find in my size. (My luck is shit, btw.) I had even included it in a post of wedding dresses I die for here.

I just imagine a totally cool and stylish bride frolicking in a grassy hillside being like “I GOT THIS FOR $800! HA!!!” — except she wouldn’t say that because she has class (but is most definitely thinking it).

Anyway, someone should really get married in this dress. It gives me sexy-Victorian-farm-girl vibes, but if you just swap out the beige slip for a short nude one, you can pull it off and make it uniquely yours.

o, i am fur real

October 22, 2015 § Leave a comment

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Moving update: Our apartment is Benjamin Button-ing. We sold most of our furniture on Craigslist except for our mattress which is now on the floor just like it was five years ago. The apartment is next level messy: a dirty bathtub, flour bugs (gross), shoes everywhere, dust bunnies where furniture used to be. It’s naked and messy, but seeing our mattress on the floor gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling.

Since Andrew and I are moving to New York, I’m looking to add to my nonexistent winter wardrobe. I’m obsessed with these adorable coats from Shrimps. The faux fur collars and embroidered badges are pretty freaking cute, aren’t they? Gah.

wedding dresses for the fashion-loving bride

October 20, 2014 § 2 Comments

wedding dresses for the fashion loving bride

From the top left: Random inspo pic, Erdem SS15, Katie Shillingford’s Gareth Pugh wedding dress, Alexander McQueen SS15, Valentino SS15, Valentino SS13 Couture

I have been living and breathing in Pinterest ever since wedding planning began (I know, Pinterest is mostly made for DIY mommies, BUT with lots – LOTS – of digging there’s some really good wedding stuff on there!). Likewise, I’ve been disturbing Andrew’s sleep with the light of my iPad screen practically every night at 3 a.m. (sorry!).

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box cut

October 2, 2014 § 7 Comments

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The Whitepepper dress, ASOS wedges, Fjällräven backpack

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a haiku book review: it by alexa chung

September 18, 2014 § 3 Comments

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I was having a particularly bad day when I bought It by Alexa Chung: I mistimed my TB test so I had to pay another $20 to get a second needle in my arm, I busted my ass over a poorly paid gig on a pretty damn hot day in the Tenderloin (just being there makes any person feel extra grimey and sweaty), and USPS may have lost my package. The day was getting more annoying as it went on and it’d only been a couple hours. So I went to Anthropologie downtown unenthused to shop for the thing that USPS probably lost, and I found It instead.

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lessons in denim

August 16, 2014 § 1 Comment

I’ve talked a lot about my unquenched love for denim on Chictopia. My latest denim obsession is the lazy day jeans. A little loose, high waisted, rugged and worn in. Unfortunately you can’t just drop by a Zara to get the perfect pair of everyday jeans. Not to mention that the back of a pair of high waisted jeans are the least forgiving thing on a woman.

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personal style and do you have it?

August 3, 2014 § 1 Comment

I recently watched this talk by British Vogue on personal style, featuring interviewees Alexa Chung, Amanda Harlech and Lucinda Chambers. Hearing their responses to questions such as “what is chic?” and “what is personal style?” is insightful. For one, the word “chic” gets used so often to describe style and fashion, and after listening to this talk I had the realization that what many define as “chic” is usually something entirely different – when it’s more like a sub-group of people who dress, well, understated, or what is most commonly seen as French. It’s a good talk and well worth the background-noise-listen as you browse your Tumblr feed or wash the dishes.

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