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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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Tumblr Tuesday: Orange Suits and Gym Class Parachutes

Who knew that artfully woven grosgrain ribbons could result in such a sophisticated necklace?; This painting reminds me of a colorful wad of chewed-up gum--in a good way; An angry paper beast sculpture seems like a perfectly reasonable home decoration when it's this fun and colorful; I never thought I'd say yes to an orange suit and velvet smoking slippers, but YES; I haven't always been a big fan of the color orange (it,

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Weekend Photo Diary: Parks & Recreation

Despite hot weather-laziness setting in (you know when it's so hot it just makes you TIRED?), I managed to get the couch and enjoy the weekend!T-Shirt Fest Friday evening, I headed to Fountain Square to check out T-Shirt Fest. In my deluded mind, I always feel like I don't have enough casual tees for trips to Kings Island and hanging out on weekends. This is not actually true--I have plenty of t-shirts-- but that's

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Easy DIY: Painted Necklace

Since I tend to gravitate to "colors" like gray and black, I wanted a cheap and easy way to add a shot of color--something bright and playful, almost cartoon-y.I found this slightly weird necklace in the $1.00 bin at a flea market and decided it was my mission in life to paint it an obscenely bright traffic-sign yellow.The whole project only took about 10 minutes, and I let it "hang dry" on my fire escape

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Russet + Blue

So, I've really been feeling this rusty russet color lately--by coincidence, it featured prominently in Sunday's photo shoot. Y'all remember how much I loved the colors in Gucci's Fall/Winter collection, and several other designers featured these colors, too.I wanted to wear this russet top I've had for years with something bright, and a pair of Smurf-blue pants did the trick.Victoria's Secret blouse; vintage pants, belt, bag, and shoesFa la la

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Street Style Favorites: July

I finally had a chance to catch up on my Bloglovin' reader (sort of), so I thought I'd share some of my favorite street style photos:TOP ROW:A leather collar immediately turns any look badass (Fashion Copious); I can't wait to wear this full mini + slouchy sweater combo once the heat calms down--no, really, CALM DOWN HEAT (Paulinemma); I swear a good hat and proper blazer can make almost anything look better (Easy Fashion)BOTTOM

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Tumblr Tuesday: Margarita Cupcakes and Pink Beetles

Sign me up for some tipsy margarita cupcake goodness; This jade tooth necklace is extra decadent; I love a dainty teacup with a slightly less-than-delicate opinion; A hot pink Beetle and matching home is like my childhood dream come to life; This image from a young designer's graduate collection is inspiring in its eccentricity; Pretty nebulae put me in a Star Trek state of mind.Find more inspiration at stylesample.tumblr.com!

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