April 28, 2011

Vintage Vice

When life gets tough, some people turn to drugs, booze, gambling and other vices.

What do I do? I shop.

Yes, yes, I give into consumerism and materialism, but you know what? I enjoy the process of shopping, the thrill of the hunt, more than the actual items. What is the most relaxing to me, is browsing vintage clothing, whether I'm in a store or in front of a computer.

Give me a cup of coffee (decaf, if the sun's down) and a computer. I'm good to go.

It's been a really tough week, with each day becoming increasingly more stressful and more worthy of eye rolls, swearing and general rage. Vintage shopping has really helped me relax.

My philosophy: I should never pay more than $50 for a vintage piece. Mind you, there are exceptions. If I fall in love with something and feel I'll never find something like it again, I buy it. If it's very old vintage in amazing condition, I buy it. I'm still proud to say the most expensive vintage piece I own cost no more than $50, and it's the most perfect dress in the world.

Exhibit A:



More recent purchases...





Waiting for these two in the mail...






And hey, I just sold some shoes and clothing to Plato's Closet, so I'm really not spending all that much. That doesn't explain my credit card bill, so let's just hope next month is less turbulent.

Back to my decaf coffee.

April 18, 2011

Lights

Felt like playing around with lighting tonight. Ah, I miss the old days of photography!

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[tank dress: T by Alexander Wang]

April 16, 2011

Agyness Deyn by Tim Walker for Vogue UK May 2011

So in love with this Agyness Deyn spread for Vogue UK shot by Tim Walker.

Agyness gets girly? This girl can do anything.

























April 9, 2011

Color Wheel

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April 2, 2011

UNIF Jesus Saves

If I could dress like this every single day, I'd be a happy gal. But I've learned that it's best to mix practicality with a pinch of organized chaos.

It's become a habit of mine to take off one piece before leaving the house-- whether it be a necklace or trading a patterned shirt for a solid one. Of course, there are days when this doesn't happen, and nothing packs a bunch like an outfit that pays homage to a tacky, trashy, yet delightfully cathartic sense of freedom.