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Print My Message in the Sun

Vintage top, skirt, and clutch; Gucci belt; Seychelles shoes, Ray-Ban sunglasses So apparently we've reached that time of year when the temperature hits the '90s and just stays there for the next month and a half. Hooray! Days like this call for loose shapes and breathable fabric, so I dug up this vintage top (which I'm pretty sure belonged to my mom and may or may not be part of a pajama set) and a

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DIY Scarf Necklace

I love a good scarf, I really do. But when it's 127 degrees out, walking around with a large swathe of fabric draped around your neck is not really the most prudent idea. Things get SCHWETTY.So, I've been thinking about making something a bit more accommodating, like a cross between a scarf and a necklace (a scarflace? a narf?). This is what I've come up with so far:I didn't do

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Indie Newsstand

Time for some more indie magazine love!Joie is a women's lifestyle magazine covering art, craft, living, design, fashion, and more.Who's Jack is a lifestyle magazine for men and women, filled with fashion, music, art, design, and film.Faint is an independent fashion, art and culture magazine featuring international artists and designers.Collect/ive is a fine arts magazine focused on giving exposure to young artists. Minimal words, plenty of pictures.

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Video: Thrift Shopping Haul!

YOU GUYS. You won't believe this, but I finally got around to doing another video blog! It's only been, what, a year since the last one?So, recently I hit my new favorite thrift store intending to pick up one or two items. Riiiight. Being me, I managed to leave with TEN items--including two pairs of shoes, a dress, two blouses, and several pairs of pants--all for under 30 bucks. Watch and learn

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Tumblr Tuesday: Light-filled Canals and Chandelier Cozies

A delicate pendant necklace with crystals (my favorite!) "growing" out of it is nothing short of perfect; I know the canals can be a little funky, but look how beeyooooteeful Venezia is; These Johnnie Walker meets Ming Dynasty bottles are just one example of brilliant packaging design; I love that simple paper art can make such a meaningful statement; If a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, how much is

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Stronger Than Me

Of course I choose to squeeze my bloated belly into my favorite (but TIGHT) bustier on a day when it's 95 degrees in the shade. Clearly not the most stellar idea I've ever had. Grey Ant bustier; Forever21 tank; H&M jeans, Jeffrey Campbell shoes For once, I'm actually GLAD the weekend is over. The past one was a doozy, with news of massacres and train wrecks and vengeful gunmen and celebrity death suffocating

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Thoughts of You Get In My Eyes

Kookai top; Forever21 skirt; Seychelles sandals; Hats in the Belfry hat When it's this hot (96 degrees according to my phone), there are only three things I care to wear: 1. Cotton underwear (do I really need to explain?), 2. A straw hat to block the sun, and3. Plenty of SPF 85. Everything else is just an attempt to avoid public indecency. Have a great weekend!

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Chatting With: Vintage Shop Owner Kelsey Gibbs

One day, I was browsing Chictopia and saw a picture that stopped me mid-scroll. "Who is THAT?" I wondered, as I (of course) tagged it as inspiration on Tumblr. A bit of clicking around and googling led me to Kelsey Gibbs' Tractordog Vintage online shop, soon to expand to become The Wonder Shop brick-and-mortar retail store in Wilmington, North Carolina. I love a good entrepreneurial go-getter story, so I immediately got

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