Monday, January 11, 2010

Weekend Style File (plus a how-to)

I need to get better at documenting my weekends.
Dress: Thrifted (2.99)
Lace Vest: Mom's vintage (gift)
Grey Cardigan: H&M (16.90)
White Cardigan: Chris' Vintage (2.99)
Shoes: Tag Sale (2.00)
Tights: TjMaxx (4.99)
Necklaces: H&M, J.Crew, Dolly and Boy
Because I'm constantly dressed up for work during the week, I choose to spend my weekends very slouchy and comfy. This weekend was no exception. I bought this child's dress awhile ago at Salvation Army and love the grunge feel of it, this time I chose to alter the hemline by pinning it up in a couple of places. I like how the lace pattern on the dress compliments the lace of my little vest. My mom gave me this amazing vintage lace top as a christmas gift this year, it used to be hers! I really can't wait to pair it with cut offs this summer. The cardigan is Chris' and he wasn't too happy I stole it, he says my bony shoulders make marks in his sweaters, I say he's crazy and doesn't know what he's talking about!
I don't have a lot to share about what I did, but we did go see Youth in Revolt, which I loved!
And couple of you have asked me how I tie my scarves so I made a little video to show you!

video
San I say the words "pretty easy" any more? jeez...

53 comments:

DMKG said...

You look so cute and comfy in those sweaters!
~Dana
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kate maggie said...

oh my goodness! this is my favorite look of yours. and the best thing i have seen today. i love this so much!

Hat said...

That outfit is perfect! nice one :)

Cute video

xxx

TheBirdsBeek said...

seriously one of my favorite outfit of yours!


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ANA said...

LOVE that off-white cardigan! Love the video more though - you're so cute! And you're right, it is pretty easy :o)

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Tanglewood said...

I cannot wait to see Youth in Revolt, right after Crazy Heart. That lace vest is beautiful!

Andrea said...

it really is easy! i'm going to try that, wonder if it will work with knits? very cute outfit post too!

Elaine said...

That IS super easy!! Thanks so much for showing us! You make a great vlogger! lol :)


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Laura Gerencser said...

Love the lace top!! And who wouldn't steal that cardigan?!?:)

briannelee said...

Aw, that was a really cute video! Thanks for the scarf advice. I always have a hard time futzing with them to make them look good. Def have to try your way!

eunice said...

you're so cute!

fantastic layering!

Athenista said...

you are too presh! i like this. especially with the lace and the slouchy cardigan. very comfy.

xo, Alexi said...

i think this is my favorite post of yours yet!!! the tutorial was great: it's alexi-fool-proof, meaning that anyone can do it, too! haha. the outfit is wonderful!!! i steal my boyfriend's stuff ALL the time, except his sweaters don't look as good on me as yours does. and i would've never guessed that that was a child's dress! i really like what you did with it. and that's an amazing find for the lace top. go mom!

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Aya Smith said...

You look amazing!!! I love the hair, and the outfit! :D

♥ Aya
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Nadia Kamballa said...

That dress is very pretty!! Love it..

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Sydney said...

i love that lace top so much! it looks great with the dress and necklaces.

Lexie said...

i like your scarf tying technique!

and that dress is really neat pinned up like that!

Clare said...

Your little tutorial is so cute! I love the outfit too; the florals, the cropped sweater, the cardigan. It's so 90s in the best possible way. Love it!

Brittany said...

Haha, I love "pretty easy!" I'm going to try doing one of my scarves that way this week.. thanks!

Oh, the amazing lace top.. looks so lovely and can't wait to see the summer version!

Kristin said...

you just make me smile :)

ps..you look so dang chilly in those photos!

Every Little Counts said...

it's funny how simple scarves are but somehow seem so complicated. cute video!

Joey said...

aw, so cute, I love the double sweaters!

B i k e said...

Oh you sound so damn sweet in the video! I wish it was cool enough to try it here.. its about 30C today (86F I think?) and I just can't stop pumping my fan.

When I saw the 1st pic I thought hey, that's Chris' from a few posts ago! I ALWAYS use my bf's things too..

I must admit, I look forward to your posts waaaay too much!

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Rosie said...

Fun bun!

Sonya said...

I love all the layers! It looks great. Whenever I try to add layers I end up looking too frumpy.

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jesse.anne.o said...

You are so cute via video - and I would not have expected that's how you tied your scarves. I'm going to try that.

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Could you be any cuter?!! I think not!

Gizelle said...

ur outfit is so bohemian..and so comfy too...i so adore the necklace!:D

while watching ur video, it's funny cuz i really imagined ur voice to be like that...hehe. great tip on how to do the scarves..

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closet365 said...

Love the colors in the outfit. It looks all comfy and chic at the same time!

You look like somebody famous in these pictures and I totally can't put my finger on the resemblance. Sheesh! I'll have to get back to you.

Rebecca said...

I loooove this outfit. I think it's the combination of the textures. Thanks for the video tutorial - I hate the ends of scarves hanging loose so I'll definitely use your method in future. It's so simple but looks fab!

dandra said...

You are so cute. Thanks for the vid. I'm going to try that.

Leah said...

Tucking the bottoms under! I'm being completely serious when I say that's quite genuis. I wear scarves almost every day and never thought to do that. Thanks for a "pretty easy" new way to wear them and the continued inspiration! : )

Catie said...

I really love this look. That's such a great lace top!

chicfaced said...

love the video! also love the outfit...and that it is a child's dress. awesome.

michelle_ said...

i love this cute layered look very much ! i love the lace top over the floral dress.

The Village Idiot said...

love all your layers!!!
that lace vest is amazing!!!!
and don't you love how you can double your wardrobe with you're bf's clothes :)

NiftyThriftyBeth said...

i need to start vintage shoppng in boston!! everything seems to be so cheap! it's a pity about that gigantic atlantic ocean seperating me from it....

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

what a lovely and inventive look!
i love the double sweaters, too.
(and your video was great--especially the end!)

Taylor Sterling said...

love the look!! Great sweater on you!!

Eyeliah said...

this outfit is so lovely, I am totally inspired. Also the scarf tying is pretty easy, so it's fine you reiterated that. :-)
(a new reader)

chaoskontrolowany said...

Wonderful outfit! Love your hair!

Molly said...

love those brogues and the pig billowy sweater.


chic and comfy

alexandra said...

eeeee! you look ADORABLE here! i just love it. and i love love love that lace vest. i want one just like it!

Jill said...

Thanks for the how-to! It seems like a no-brainer, but honestly, it's so helpful to see just how it's done. I'm looking forward to rocking the look myself.

Amy said...

Loving the tutorial video- you just made my life so much simpler, you have no idea! Thank you! :D

Much love,
Amy

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adventuresincookingnm said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial...so easy, yet I would have never come up with the idea to do it myself! I actually rocked your scarf look today, and I loved the results! Thanks....

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Clare said...

I just discovered your blog, it's amazing. This is definitely my favourite outfit. Liked your hair tutorial too, really clear. Looking forward to seeing more.

whimsicalwardrobe said...

Just found your blog and I love it!! I really think you could model professionally if you wanted to..your pics are amazing :) Love this scarf idea..will be trying it out for sure! Adorable video!

Natalie said...

I just found your blog too, it's wonderful! Linking you on mine...and thanks for the scarf tutorial, can't wait to try it!

Kasmira said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I will be sharing with others and crediting you!

Bella said...

Simple to follow tutorial for the fashionably challenged like me! Thank you! I never knew all you had to do was tuck the ends under!:)

Sara said...

Woo! Can you believe I always wondered how people tied scarves this way, and never could figure it out?
Thanks!

FashioNatalie said...

I can't see the video!!! Is it gone, or is there another link? I remember I tried this last winter, and it's getting cold again, but I can't remember how! Thanks :-)

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