Monday, September 28, 2009

Skirting the Issue

Lunch downtown with Jer. It was just a coincidence that the bakery we ate at happened to be across the street from one of my favorite local thrift stores. The sandwich from the bakery was pretty good; the vintage belt I scored across the street was even better. Click on pictures for larger image.

Chiffon bib top, Mossimo. Black zipper-back skirt, Pink Rose. Black open-toe ankle boots, BCBG. Mushroom purse, Michael Kors. Victorian locket, Lulu's. Sunglasses, Club Monaco.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Working On It: Part II

Invariably I come home from work with a pile of invaluable vintage finds and yesterday was no different. An adorable 80 year old woman donated this brass link belt yesterday and no sooner had it hit the sales floor I was already trying it on dreaming of the ways I could wear it with EVERYTHING. And it just so happened to work with what I was wearing that very day. Top picture is how I left for work, second picture with belt is how I came home from work.

Black silk top, vintage. Mushroom purse, Michael Kors. Gray 'Ava' straight leg jeans, Citizens of Humanity. Button-up booties, Seychelles. Brass link belt, vintage. Locket necklace, H & M. Earrings and ring, see Working On It. Click on photo for larger image.

Working On It

Finding something cool and comfortable to wear to work while abiding by the dress code (no open-toe shoes, shorts, skirts, tank tops, low cut shirts, anything with holes-even if that's the way you bought your Citizens, ahem...) has been difficult, to say the least. It's especially difficult if it is 100 degrees outside but you still have to wear pants and practical shoes. This practical--but still cute--combination of skinny jeans, boots with only a slight heal, and cotton tank top have practically become my work uniform. The vintage gray tank top's low cut back adds a little something sexy without being vulgar. Spice it up with an industrial looking multi-tiered chain necklace with chunky knots and I'm ready for my nine-to-five. Er, um, one-to-four.

Gray tank top, vintage. Black 'Julie' stovepipe jeans, True Religion. Black boots w/buckles, Steve Madden. Multi-tiered silver necklace, Forever 21. Peacock earrings, Lulu's. Giant turquoise and silver ring, New York and Company (and on sale for $2.99!) Click on photos for larger image.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Romping in Romper

Thanks to 100 degree weather holding strong through the end of September, I've been able to wear this adorable little romper a bit longer than I had anticipated. It's the perfect thing to wear when you look in your closet and cannot find a top and bottom that are clean or matching or whatever; it is an entire outfit in one simple piece! Combine with a belt for some added interest and waist definition, strappy high heals, and off you go.

Paisley print romper, Forever 21. Brown woven belt w/ brass buckle, vintage (thanks Mom!) Brown strappy shoes, Dolce Vita. Abstract gold ring, Kenneth Cole. Gold painted linen clutch, New York & Company. Sunglasses, Club Monaco. Gold chain earrings, Kenneth Cole. Gold chain necklace, vintage. Click on picture for larger image.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Clutch Clutch

Would you believe this silver and gold vintage clutch (with optional shoulder strap) only cost $ .54? Thrifting in a small town might just pay off. I had to drive a little further for the BCBG, black and gray, open-toe ankle booties. Jeans, Citizens of Humanity.

My Mission

The purpose of FashionAntics is to create a forum in which I catalog my quest for fashion forward pieces, on a relatively low budget, all while trying not to scare the locals in what can only be described as a fashion backward rural town. Finding interesting pieces to add to my closet without driving 250 miles to the closest decent shopping area proved difficult at first, but with time I have found ways to improvise. Here begins my quest...