I’ve always had a love for the 1920s. Everything about it seems carefree and extravagant. Learning about the twenties in AP American History and reading The Great Gatsby in English Honors only furthered my fondness for the period.
Now, I’ve noticed, many other people have acquired a love for the decade! Recently I’ve seen influences from the twenties all over: in music, in fashion, and in pop culture. Needless to say I love it!!
I love this Mink Pink dress so so much. It has a higher neckline but a shorter hem, which was a trend in the 1920s. Also, the print on the top half, with the shapes and stripes, is similar to those popular then.
This vintage clutch is from Modcloth and everything about it screams 1920s. The beading is phenomenal and the off-white and tan colors were so very popular in that decade.
Beading, beading, and more beading! Needless to say I’m utterly obsessed with this 20s inspired cocktail dress from Parker NY!
Even music is being influences by the 1920s! Will.i.am, the electro-pop artist, released his new song “Bang Bang” a few weeks ago which surprisingly has a vintage twist to it! Take a listen, it’s really catchy!
As the weather gets warmer and warmer, I find myself gravitating way more to bright, colorful pieces rather than the mute, monotone pieces I used to gravitate towards in the winter months. Spring is overall a happy season and it just makes me want to wear happy clothes!
Bold patterns and eye-catching colors have flooded every store out there and I can’t wait to get my hands on some unique pieces. I’m also really excited because yellows and oranges are really in this summer; I’ve always wanted to try out those colors but I could never find many pieces that I liked that were yellow or orange.
I can always find one-of-a-kind pieces at Anthropology; that’s why I love that store so much! This pale pink ruffled peplum blouse is unique in its structure and pattern. I need to take a trip to Anthro soon!
This jacket could be so versatile because of all the colors in it. It’s the perfect summer blazer and can be dressed up or dressed down. I actually met the designer for Parker NY and went to their NYC showroom. It was one of the best experiences of my life. They pride themselves on their unique patterns! Check them out!
Isn’t this bag from Modcloth beyond adorable?! It’s so dainty and preppy that I wish I owned it. The combination of colors and the splash of polka dots makes this adorable bag a necessity!
No print screams summer more than chevron! This casual dress is perfect to wear for a day in town or a dinner by the coast. I love the stark contrast between the white and the cobalt blue. Swoon!!
The other day I was out shopping for a bunch of presents I needed to by for my friend’s and family’s birthdays and I got a little sidetracked and feel in LOVE with this peplum top by BUFFALO by David Bitton. I’ve never seen a print like this before; it’s like a brocade-animal print. I had to buy it. Styling it will be so much fun!!
I’m so so sorry I haven’t posted in a while.
With school, AP testing, the SAT, and so many other things, I just couldn’t find the time to blog! *gasp* The good thing is that I only have one, yes only one, day of school left and only one regents exam to take. Isn’t that insanity? I only have one day left being a junior in high school.
This summer I have a lot on my plate! I’m visiting my relatives in Nebraska, I’m taking a three week course at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City for fashion merchandising (words cannot express my excitement for it!), and I also might have an internship at a marketing firm (I’m crossing my fingers!!).
Of course, I’ll be blogging every minute of my summer! I also hope to do a lot of volunteering, attend dance classes at Broadway Dance Center, and spend some down time at the beach.
I hope all of you have had a great spring!
As the world of fashion grows and changes, I can see it evolving into a world of extremism. Skirts are either macro or mini, couture is either extravagant or minimal, and purses are either enormous hobo bags or small cross-body bags!
I have to admit the majority of my handbags fit into the “enormous hobo” category, but as I see more and more smaller cross-body bags I’m falling more and more in love with them! They are convenient, they’re big enough to fit the essentials (phone, lip gloss, etc), but small enough so that it’s not bulky or in the way.
Designers really know how to make cross-body bags super cute, too!
Happy Monday! xoxo linds
As the runway shows go on and on, we see trends begin to emerge and one of of the huge trends that has been reappearing in almost every designer show is black and white stripes. Thick stripes, thin stripes, vertical stripes, horizontal stripes, pretty much every kind of stripe is in, in, in!
It seems like 30 seconds ago stripes were walking the runways and already they are on sale in stores! Quick, get your stripes for spring!
I can’t decide what is the best part about snow days, if it’s the fact that I don’t have to go to school or the surreal feeling I get watching the sparkling snow cover the streets and houses with a blanket of white. Either way, snow days just feel like an unexpected gift given to us by mother nature.
Shout out to the storm-naming people for naming this blizzard Nemo and giving everyone that will be hit by it a really good reason to watch Finding Nemo while snuggling under some warm blankets. The snow has been persistently falling since about 6 am and should continue to fall until mid-afternoon tomorrow. Where I live in New York we are supposed to get about a foot of snow, which means I’ll be stuck in my house.
What’s the best way to make use of a snow day, you ask?
- Have a spa day! Take the whole day to relax and treat yourself, there’s nothing wrong for having a “Me Day” every once and a while. Give yourself a mani-pedi, a facial, and maybe take a nice long bath!
- Have a movie marathon! Have you ever seen commercials of movie previews that look incredible and must-see, but you never actually get the chance to see them? Watch them back to back all day, you can find almost every movie made on the internet. Don’t forget the popcorn!!
- Cross things off of your To-Do list! Have a lot of odds and ends to do but never get around to doing them? Now that you have the whole day free, organize your room, sort through your closet, anything!
- Have an arts and crafts day! Cut out a bunch of pictures from magazines or the internet and make a collage or a mood board.
Have tons of fun on your snow day! Stay warm xoxo
If there’s anything you should know about me, you should know that Demi Lovato is my role model. I’ve been a Demi fan since the beginning of her acting career on Disney Channel when she was in a mini series called As the Bell Rings. I’ve seen her live in concert many times and her voice live is beyond flawless and her style is perfection! Yes, she’s had a few troubled years, but the fact that she asked for help makes her a really admirable person.
Here’s some of my favorite pictures of Demi!!
One thing Demi has done recently that was very good-hearted of her is that on Christmas, she sang and recorded her singing Alabama’s “Angels Among Us” and dedicated it to the Sandy Hook victims and families.
I’ve been watching a ton of documentaries in my free time recently and it’s actually a lot less boring than it sounds. I think that documentaries have a bad reputation, they are really insightful without being dull and drab!
The September Issue is a documentary that followed the staff of Vogue Magazine through the entire planning and production of the 2007 September issue of Vogue. The film features Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, and Grace Coddington, creative director of Vogue.
Although it’s not as action packed as The Devil Wears Prada, The September Issue is definitely as drama-filled. I really liked this documentary because it depicts what it is actually like to work for a magazine, through all of the ups and downs. It also does a really good job of showing the creative process behind the stories in the magazine.
I could watch this over and over again. You should watch it too!
When you live in New York, you have to endure four very distinct seasons: a breezy spring, a simmering summer, and chilly autumn, and a very, very, VERY cold winter. I personally do not like the cold weather. Furthermore, the grey skies, nippy winds, and the shorter days makes the winter even worse!
The only thing that’s getting through these last killer months is the fact that the weather should be warming up soon! Also, I’ve started getting emails from my favorite stores debuting their Spring/Summer collections. I warm up just looking at them!
As I was looking through the emails, Lulu’s cute and unique sunnies definitely caught my eye! I might just have to get myself a pair.
For those of you who don’t know who Bill Cunningham is, he is one of the most influential photographers in the fashion industry. Since his early childhood, Bill has been snapping photos of ordinary people on the streets of New York City who are wearing clothes that are anything but ordinary.
Bill Cunningham New York is a documentary produced in 2010 about Bill’s life and his amazing work. I’m upset I haven’t been too familiar with Bill’s work because it’s something very unique and special. The documentary depicts the real Bill and I think it will be a pleasantly surprising fresh air for most. Bill doesn’t photograph for fame, for money, or for the celebrities, he does it because it makes him happy.
One of the things that shocks me the most is that Bill is 83 years old! The entire day Bill rides around NYC on his bicycle scoping out the most interesting characters in the masses. The photos he takes really embody the feeling of the people and he and his team at the New York Times, where he reports for the Sunday Style section, arrange the photos in perfectly eye-catching and cohesive pieces.
I won’t spoil the whole film but if you are at all interested in fashion, photography, or even in the newspaper, I would definitely recommend watching this documentary.