Friday, November 8, 2013

THAT 70'S STYLE


WHEN THE WEATHER TURNS AND IT STARTS GETTING COLD OUTSIDE, I LOVE HAVING THE OPTION TO WRAP MYSELF IN A LITTLE BIT OF FUR....
FOR THIS SPECIFIC LOOK I FELT LIKE TAKING A MORE VINTAGE APPROACH. KIND OF LIKE 70'S MEETS THE WILD WEST. HA! BUT REALLY..
IF I'M GOING WITH A FAUX FUR , I FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE TAKING A TRENDY APPROACH. (BOLDER COLORS AND PRINTS) . IF I'M SPLURGING ON REAL FUR, I'M GOING TO OPT FOR MORE OF A CLASSIC STYLE SINCE ITS SUCH A PRECIOUS INVESTMENT PIECE. 







FUR COAT: NORDSTROM (OLDER)  //  CURRENTLY LOVING THIS ONE FROM ASOS
BUTTONDOWN: ZARA ( SOLD OUT) // BUT FOUND ONE AT NASTY GAL THATS PRETTY MUCH THE EXACT SAME! 
ROUCHED SKINNIES: JOE'S JEANS // PURCHASED FROM LOLABELLA FASHION PLACE 
WEDGES:  VINCE CAMUTO (OLDER) // SIMILAR STYLE, AND CHEAPER HERE !

PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE LOVELY SHANNON ELIZABETH !!



Wednesday, November 6, 2013

NOT YOUR GRANDMOTHERS QUILT


THIS FALL IT SEEMS WE CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THE TIMELESSLY-CHIC, QUILTED DESIGN. IT ADDS THAT DEFINITE "COOL FACTOR" YOUR LOOKING FOR TO ANY OUTFIT YOU PAIR IT WITH. I HAVE NO DOUBT WE WILL CONTINUE TO ROCK THIS LOOK FOR DECADES TO COME, AND IT'S ALL THANKS TO ONE LADY...

LETS TAKE A TRIP BACK TO THE YEAR 1955 WHEN QUILTED LEATHER WAS MADE FAMOUS BY THE MATRIARCH OF FASHION, MISS COCO CHANEL. SHE BROUGHT US CHANEL 2.55, THE ICONIC QUILTED FLAP BAG NAMED AFTER THE YEAR IT WAS ORIGINALLY CREATED. WE'RE ALL WELL ACQUAINTED WITH THE IMAGE OF THE LEATHER, CHAIN LINK STRAPS, AND THE INTERLOCKING C'S. THIS CHANEL HANDBAG HAS WITHSTOOD MANY DECADES OF FASHION TRENDS AND HAS BECOME ONE OF THE ORIGINAL "IT BAGS". TO THIS DAY IT REMAINS ONE OF THE MOST COVETED ITEMS AROUND. 

IN THE PHOTOS BELOW I DEMONSTRATE HOW I WILL TEMPORARILY SATISFY MY QUILTED CRAVING, UNTIL I CAN GET MY HANDS ON MY VERY OWN 2.55 :)











OH AND ONE MORE THING.. VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO THE GUY THAT LET ME BORROW HIS GOLF CART FOR MY SELF IMPOSED PHOTO OP! HAHA

QUILTED TWO TONE JACKET: H&M // CURRENTLY ONLY IN STORES
QUILTED WAX SKINNIES: G-STAR // PURCHASED FROM BASTILLE GATEWAY
OPEN SHOULDER T: LEITH // NORDSTROM // SIMILAR HERE
FLATS: NORDSTROM // SIMILAR HERE

PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE ALWAYS AMAZING SHANNON ELIZABETH



Monday, November 4, 2013

THE CIVIL WARS


THIS AMAZINGLY TALENTED FOLK/COUNTRY DUO FIRST GOT MY ATTENTION IN 2011 WITH THEIR SINGLE  "BARTON HOLLOW".  THAT SAME YEAR THEY MADE THE WISE DECISION OF COLLABORATING  WITH TAYLOR SWIFT, CREATING THE THEME SONG FOR THE HUNGER GAMES, "SAFE AND SOUND". IT WAS VERY WELL RECEIVED-AND FOR GOOD REASON. THEIR LATEST SINGLE "DUST TO DUST", OFF OF THEIR SELF TITLED ALBUM "THE CIVIL WARS", IS THE SONG THAT HAS COMPLETELY STOLEN MY HEART.





MY TOP PICS FROM THE ALBUM ...
  • DUST TO DUST
  • EAVESDROP
  • DISARM
  • THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY 
IF YOU WANT THE INSIDE SCOOP ON THE DUO JUST LISTEN TO THE ALBUM. IT SEEMS THEY COULDN'T HAVE PICKED A MORE FITTING NAME FOR THEIR BAND. :/ 




RIHANNA


THIS BAD B*TCH NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION. I DOUBT THERE'S A PERSON IN THIS WORLD WHO HASN'T HEARD OF MISS ROBYN RIHANNA FENTY.
 SHE PRETTY MUCH HOLDS A CONTINUOUS SPOT ON ITUNES TOP 10 , BILLBOARD TOP 100, AND EVERY PLAYLIST EVER MADE SINCE 2005. SHE'S SOLD MORE DIGITAL COPIES THAN ANY OTHER ARTIST IN HISTORY, WHICH MAKES PERFECT SENSE SINCE IT SEEMS AS IF EVERY SONG SHE RELEASES GOES STRAIGHT TO #1. 
WHAT'S EVEN MORE APPEALING ABOUT THIS ICON IS THAT SHE MAKES ZERO APOLOGIES FOR HER BADGALRIRI BEHAVIOR. AND WHY SHOULD SHE? 
IN 2012, TIME NAMED RIHANNA ONE OF THE 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD. ON NOVEMBER 24TH, 2013 RIHANNA WAS PRESENTED WITH THE FIRST EVER AMERICAN MUSIC "ICON" AWARD. 
AS IF HER WIDE RANGE OF MUSICAL TALENTS WEREN'T ENOUGH, SHE CAN ALSO CROSS BECOMING A FASHION ICON OFF HER CHECKLIST. SHE'S CONSTANTLY SURPRISING HER FANS AND THE MEDIA WITH NEW INNOVATIONS OF HER STYLE AMD IMAGE. 
THE LIST GOES ON AND ON, AND I HAVE NO DOUBT IT WILL CONTINUE FOR MANY MORE YEARS TO COME.  AT LEAST I HOPE SO, AS SHE IS ONE OF MY TOP 5 FAVORITE ARTIST'S EVER!






FAVORITE RIHANNA ALBUM? RATED R

TOP 15 FAVORITE RIHANNA SONGS? CHOOSING ANY LESS THAN THAT IS LITERALLY NOT POSSIBLE. 
  1. SKIN
  2. ROC ME OUT
  3. STAY (FEAT. MIKKY EKKO)
  4. RED LIPSTICK
  5. G4L
  6. WHAT NOW
  7. HARD (FEAT. JEEZY)
  8. DRUNK ON LOVE
  9. ONLY GIRL (IN THE WORLD)
  10. HALF OF ME
  11. LOVE WITHOUT TRAGEDY/ MOTHER MARY
  12. FIRE BOMB
  13. TALK THAT TALK (FEAT. JAY-Z)
  14. LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE (FEAT. EMINEM)
  15. REHAB
LISTEN TO RIHANNA AND MAKE YOUR MONDAY THAT MUCH BETTER! XO-H
 

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