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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Dress Like A Cool Hipster: Volume 1 - Elvis Costello

(image from google images)
Dearest Readers,
I am back with a vengeance. 
Your Beloved, 

School is officially over for me (for about a week...) and now I finally have time to post about things. Score. Anyways, I'll be starting a new series about how to dress like a cool hipster. Not that I don't think you guys are capable of doing this yourself, but it's always good to channel a notorious hipster when you're honing your hipster look. 

I would define a classic "hipster" as a person that the hipsters now take some of their inspiration from (even though the likelihood that they will admit that to you is about even with the likelihood that they will tell you what music is on their iPod, but that's a different story.). And it doesn't hurt that all of these classic hipsters are impeccably cool. And I want to be them. Maybe. Probably.

The first classic "hipster" we'll be focusing on is Elvis Costello. Born in 1954 in London, England he is known for constantly reinventing himself and for his awesome use of the English language in his songs. However many times he has reinvented himself, his classic and original "hipster" style has never really changed: thick rimmed glasses, patterned blazer, a pair of good jeans, and maybe a fedora or five. 

(image from google images) 

Here is a little something I put together to channel the original Napoleon Dynamite. 

InWear black tee
23 EUR - maryandpaul.de

D P Shop white blazer
$38 - yesstyle.com

Low rise jeans
9.99 GBP - hm.com

Dolce Vita black boot
$23 - target.com

Metal ring
34 EUR - modekungen.se

Cross earring
34 EUR - modekungen.se

Cross bracelet
8 EUR - colette.fr

Agent Ninetynine hat
$40 - generalpants.com.au

I attempted to keep it simple with the jewelry, but as per usual, I pretty much failed. 

I'll also leave you with one of my favorite Elvis Costello songs. You know, just in case you're ever in need of a jam. 

Mad love. 


Tuesday, April 05, 2011


So since it’s starting to get warmer here in the mitten (well sort of, sometimes, or it at least looks like it is), I’ve felt a bit more of the fashion inspiration that initially swept me into the blogsphere. In honor of the sunny weather and warmth to come (and I’m crossing my fingers that it does; it’s still oh-so-cold, especially in the D) I wanted to blog about my recent fashion musings. 
With warmer temperatures and summer comes my staple navy and white wardrobe. Any of you who know me personally understand that I am really, really obsessive about my navy and white. They’re two of my favorite colors and neutrals and are a slightly less harsh alternative to my winter staples, black and gray. I’ve begun, however, to add colors into the mix that I would not normally lean toward when picking out an outfit. For example, I’ve recently taken to the color yellow, a color which, before now, I would have veered away from the same way I veer away from places like eight mile or anywhere on campus when it gets dark. But I digress...
Yellow was once a color I was fearful of because of my super light complexion. However, if found in the right shade, it adds a sunniness and warmth to any look for spring and summer. This goes for orange as well. A perfect example is the top I am currently wearing, a delicious blend of vivid orange, white, and navy, which you can see here. Sadly, they’re sold out in the pattern with the colors I’ve described, but I encourage you to use your imagination. And then multiply that greatness by 100. And that’s my top. 
I also took a fall staple, my navy boyfriend blazer, and threw it atop a multicolored dress from Forever 21. Add a pair of nude wedges, and you’re ready for summer. Below is a picture of this outfit. Sorry for the poor quality pic, it was an iPhone shot that I streamed through text, mostly so my sister could have a look at my cool new frock. 
I’ve also noticed my look getting a bit preppier. I now almost always look like I’m about to sail on a boat or take a trip over to Martha’s Vineyard. I really like it. The anchor accessories and monogrammed items have grown on me, and my love for boat shoes and nautical clothing have been evident since my childhood, so it’s a nice fit for me. It’s odd being able to put some sort of a label on how I dress. I promise, though, I am not a cookie cutter anything, and I try out new trends and such. I like being a little quirky, a little outside the box. Also, I just found out J. Crew gives a 15% discount to college students who present valid I.D. for in-store purchases. WIN. FOR. LIFE. 

Enjoy the beginning of spring time and try to stay motivated in the final stretch of the semester!