Looking Back and Looking Forward Part 2

Round two of the recap of the recap this is covering the last quarter of 2011…

It is now September and I was in college!!!! Yay for secondary education =)

September 11th 2011 in addition to it being the 10th anniversary of 9/11 =( It was also Sunday so I wore this to church I LOVED this outfit I felt pretty and silky and luxe, and no this isn’t a dress it’s a skirt and top with a belt. The dress-like affect is fabulous.

CreamCream

September 15th 2011, I was all dressed up and running errands in this delightful mixed print outfit and lo and behold we took the pics and it looked like I had no waist! What!!! How could I venture out of the house in an outfit that hid my tiny little waist… So here’s the only pic I deemed fit for the interwebz.

Mixed Prints

September 25th 2011 Church again is scorchingly bright colours… In the tail end of 2011 I was really into 80’s silk blouses that had really crazy prints. I had even found a top printed with images of tiny little fashion magazine covers I thought it was the coolest thing ever I only wore it once and of course I never took a single pic of it…

Brights =)

 

September 27th 2011, I wore this to school and I loved the scarf in retrospect I feel this outfit was bit dour and meh…. But at least the scarf was nice. I think a bright smile could have helped  tremendously.

Add a Splash of Pattern

October 2nd 2011, A church outfit, I loved both the skirt and top so much.

Golden

October 9th 2011, Another church outfit. Another favourite I felt SOOOOOOOOOOOO good in this outfit colour and fun shapes work wonders and it was all vintage! Go vintage!

Stepping Back and Stepping Out in Color

Stepping Back and Stepping Out in Color

October 16th 2011, Church outfit in this AMAZING vintage pleated skirt… Love that skirt I still have it and wear it… It’s a beaut.

Paisley Pleats

October 28th 2011, Hello errand day in my shiny new vans I had wanted a pair for so very long so needless to say when I got them I wore them…

Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather

October 30th 2011, In theory I like this outfit in practice not so much… Why, you might say?? The colours are too dark, and not enough bright in there and my clothes eat me up, they wear me instead of I wearing them.. Always wear your clothes. Don’t let them swallow you. Also my hair is a bit overdue for a washing, sometimes I get lazy especially when I was younger.

Bundle Up

November 12th 2011, Art walk in shorts and silk, feeling classy! Also I chopped of my hair actually I cut it myself with the clippers! I had guts to spare.

Dripping in Pearls...

November 13th 2011, Church day in my newly shorn hair. The one thing I do not like about this look is how thick the skirt makes my waist look… it may not be too obvious in the pic but I could tell when I wore it which bothered me… So if you like your waist tiny keep it from looking thick.

Framed

November 20th 2011, My Sophia Loren skirt I had just watched Houseboat for the 1st time so it inspired this outfit. If you love old movies and Carey Grant and/or Sophia Loren I highly recommend that movie, it’s so very sweet.

Houseboat

Houseboat

 

November 26th 2011, My 21st birthday party and my birthday dress. A tradition I started when I turned 20. 2011’s dress was so dramatic and so much fun to wear I have as of yet to run across anything quite so fantastic. Sadly this year when I turned 25, I didn’t prepare and have a dress, oops.. Well I’ll have to get one for my 1/2 birthday and get back on track when I turn 26…

Twenty-one

Twenty-one

Twenty-one

Twenty-one

Twenty-one

 

November 27th 2011, Church outfit! Trouser jeans and this AMAZING set of earrings set the tone for this simple yet dramatic outfit. I won the earring from LA Lynn’s. It was the 1st thing I have ever won on the internet and I was so happy I wanted them so bad. The earrings were so bold I only wore one. So keep your accessories moderate. Too many accessories looks cluttered on most people… Iris Apfel is a genius at pulling off lots of accessories.Dream Catcher

December 9th 2011, An art show at my brothers school prompted this outfit I got quite a few compliments wearing this. It does feel nice to look and feel pretty.

A Little Lace

December 11th 2011, A church outfit! I love this cape and it looks really cool with a simple little dress. =)

Golden Tassels

December 16th 2011, Out on the hunt for Christmas presents when I wore this. I am usually never prepared when Christmas comes…

A little shiny

A little shiny

December 23th 2011, forlorn little outfit pics that got left behind in 2011. So I made a post just for them =)

2011 was Print-tastic

2011 was Print-tastic

December 24th 2011, Christmas Eve! This is what I wore to Church. I love Celebrating my Saviours birth every year. ❤ Jesus is the reason for the season.

Lace and silk

 

See you all in the 2012 Post!

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Looking Back and Looking Forward Part 1

Hey there, it’s been a while!  As promised I started to delete this site but I realized I want to blog, but not like I was before.  Fortunately I didn’t delete all the posts, just over half are deleted so I will be recapping the outfits of the posts that are now gone forever(my back-up was faulty and I didn’t know that could happen. Ignorance is not bliss…). Heads up this is a LONG post… =)

 

This is the third quarter of 2011 June – August

June: June 12th 2011 Wore this outfit to church the head-wrap was a hit =) Nothing quite like a headscarf…

Warm Hues

June 18th 2011, it was a Saturday And I was going to an art event I think for my brother or it was Art walk I’m not too sure but I designed this dress I was so proud of it I made it out of a man’s shirt. Alas, it wasn’t the most practical design so I only wore it one…

Little Cream Dress...

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June 19th, 2012 Wore this little ensemble to church people loved it or they didn’t… The skirt was definitely polarizing (I still have it today) It was handmade 70’s piece that I found at a thrift store for a mere $4… I have as of yet  to stumble across anything quite like it. I’m sure peace loving hippie wore back in the day.

Patchwork Skirt of Awesome-ness

June 23, 2012. My favourite top at the time. I recently let it go out into the wilds of the thrift store so it can find a new home… I also was really into head scarves at the time… I was running errands so nothing beats a parking lot shoot…  =)

Crazy Cat

Crazy Cat

June 26th, 2011 Another church outfit my best friend was over whilst I took these pics and she never really saw that aspect of blogging… So it was a more fun time =)

Good Friends are Like Gold...

June 26th, 2012. More parking lot pics at the time I really couldn’t stand flip flops(still not my fave type of shoe) but… They went with the outfit and it looked like rain and I didn’t want my nice leather sandals to get drenched… Also this skirt reminded me of bubble gum which made it was fun to wear. =)

Bubblegum

July 2, 2011 Flea market day, since my dad had a both at the flea market I as able to take some very cool after hours flea market pics against some very photogenic rusted metal siding… Very bloggerly of me 😉

Nifty Thrifty

 

July 2nd, 2011 Going to church in one of my favourite skirts (which I still have) It’s a Koos van Den Akker, a designer I first heard about on Sea of Shoes… Suffice it to say I wore it often… especially in 2010 and 2011…

The Sun is Shining

July 7th 2011, Headed around town in boys shorts! I was inspired by the Glamourai who had quite chicly flitted about NYC in boys shorts and heels… Not smiling and slouching I thought was rather cool back then… But my mind has changed over the years…

Uniform

July 10th 2011, In my Anne of Green Gables dress that I had found at a thrift shop. I wore this to church and LOVED it. =)

Anne with an "E"

July 14th 2011, In my Prairie skirt I wanted to try out the prairie skirt look so this was my attempt I never wore anything quite like it again but it was fun earth coloured outfit to wear…

Prarie Girl

July 17th 2011, this was a most serendipitous flea market find it was only $2.. I wore this to church and felt like a boho princess I haven’t really worn it since but I still have the dress because it’s beautiful (I keep it in my vintage archive)…

Pretty in Pink

July 21st 2011, A just because I can outfit. I believed in wearing something pretty just because why not??? Still do…

Blue Waters

July 23rd 2011, I wore this right after discovering The Manreppeller a site I still love to look at now and then Leandra has a strong point of view that I respect. Anywho I was out and about in my man-repelling finest featuring no defined waist and a headscarf. My brother thought I needed a belt but I didn’t listen to him.  Also I believe this was the day I got interviewed by Creative Loafing…

Me and my Shadow

July 24th 2011, A church outfit, all dressed like a lady in one of my fave skirts I wore that skirt until it got ruined, from a stain that wouldn’t come out. Watch your foundation around silk satin ladies.
Silk and Satin Revisited

August 1st 2011, Dressed like a watermelon and loving every moment for a day with a dear friend. =) Also I had just chopped my hair shorter!!!

Shorter is Better(for me)

Watermelon

August 4th 2011, A slippery skirt does not, a good dress make. But I tried to make it work on that errand day at least there were no wardrobe malfunctions…

90's Florals

August 7th 2011, Sunday in a ladylike bird skirt ’twas a good day and I felt oh so so so good in this outfit. Like a lady but not too girly…

Ladylike

August 11th 2011 At city hall though I’m not sure why??? Was it just to take pics of the look of the day? Most likely yes… I believe in dressing up just because so wear your glittery dress during the week =)

Shimmer and Shine

August 14th 2011 I LOVE love love love this outfit it’s vintage and modern and I wore it to church the skirt was my design made with vintage fabric and it’s just so summer… sigh…

Mustard

August 21st 2011, This dress is by Catherine Ogust it was originally long and then I chopped it I felt very cool in this outfit… I think I wore this to church… or was it just because….

Doodles on my Dress

August 26th 2011, Another outfit that made me feel cool, your clothes should definitely make you feel good and I felt good. Moral of the story, always wear clothes that make you feel fabulous. Always….

Summer Jacket

Summer Jacket

August 28th 2011, A beautiful kameez that I wore to church I felt very pretty that day. and people thought it was a cool dress.

Artfully Artista

Bright

This is what I wore to church today. The riotous colors and color blocking print on this skirt is incredible. I wish it went to the floor I guess I need make some more maxi skirts. I love the 70’s and felt like a 70’s prairie girl, hippie and gypsy.
I hope you all are having a blessed and relaxing Sunday!!!
Love,
      Laura
Wearing: vintage cotton maxi skirt from Misred Outfitters with store credit;vintage Escada silk top; small hose clamp worn as a pendant;various assorted bracelets;vintage rings; vintage yard-saled leather backpack; and Marc Fisher shoes.