Friday, March 25, 2011

Woven + Bucket Bag No.1

Thrifting isn't for the faint of heart.  It can be time-consuming and tiresome when you are caught up in the thrill of the hunt or uncertainty behind the challenge.  I think what turns even more people away is that it is not the most convenient or efficient way of shopping, especially when all of the magazines lay out exactly what to GO. BUY. NOW! (no pressure).   So while this moment may be going against my whole blog's positive thrifting mantra, I'm not afraid to admit that sometimes it is hard to stay "on trend" shopping at thrift stores!

There is one item that has yet to fail me in my thrifting escapades. From large to small, vintage to modern, leather to canvas - I always manage to find a stylish spot-on handbag to bring my thrifty looks up to speed.  Since I am in the process of moving I thought it would be fun to sift through all of my purses.  I'm no Bag Snob but I do know what I like when I see it and apparently I'm a big fan of the "bucket bag" style because somehow I've come to own three...somehow;-)

I remembered these pictures I took of my best friend last summer carrying my favorite woven bucket bag  (see more here).  I love this bag because its practical in size, a lovely ox-blood red, and the texturing is phenomenal.  It also fits right in with the 70s trend happening for summer and I can't help but imagine how divine it would look dyed navy blue with some silver stud detail.  I'm definitely going to make this a staple item in my wardrobe so get ready for several repeat performances. I tend to treat my purses like I would my children, they get a little beat up and worn out, but it's only because I love them so much. Right mom?

S.S.R. Thrifted Woven Leather Bucket Bag. Thrifted dress, bracelets, belt.

Versace Spring 2011

Reiss Hopkins Spring 2011

DVF Penny Spring 2011
Bottega Veneta Spring 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011

What I Wore: Color + Play

This post is inspired by Jessica Quirk's blog What I Wore.  In my book she deserves some cyber high fives for her fresh new layout and commitment to posting. I love that Jessica has incorporated color blocks alongside her pictures à la Prabal Gurung Spring 2011.  The clean design of her layouts offer easy style cues and are nothing short of complete visual stimulation.

In honor of the What I Wore style I thought it'd be fun to share what I wore traipsing around town with my dear cousin this weekend and pretending to own a Thunderbird that matches my outfit.  I snatched up this bright red-orange polyester trench by Windsmoor from St. Vinnie's awhile back when I was feeling like I needed more color in my life. Color problem? Solved.  It's the perfect mix of silly and functional which is my secret equation to looking like a total nut.

I wore it with a thrifted pale sage scarf, thrifted orange angora cap, thrifted black leather Carolina Herrera bucket purse, Forever21 taupe wayfarers, and Sweedish Hasbeens High Heeled Jodhpur in Brown nubuck or what I'd dub as my interpretation of Beckerman Bite Plate meets Future Cat Lady. Anywho, it'd do you some good to check out their shoe collection because why not? I liked it.

What colors are you attracted to this Spring?

Prabal Gurung SS2011 c/o The Audacity of Colour

Monday, March 14, 2011

look what popped up

Look what popped up on pixie market WHAT'S NEW (appropriately styled à la isabel marant) ... red leather pants!!


^ yep.
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