Wednesday, August 31, 2011

NYLON Challenge: Redefined Refined

Yes yes y'all! I have another Nylon Challenge. This one I did the same times as the "It's in the Jeans" so all the clothes you are going to see were found at the Goodwill in Shoreline.

So this is my third NYLON Challenge but my first one actually doing a whole outfit. The reason why it took me so long to post because I was trying to figure out how to design the layout. But instead of trying to be fancy I am just going to do super easy and formal.

Here's the layout in the magazine:

Once again great style, ridiculous prices. So I hunted and found some gems for half the price. Please enjoy:

Dress #1: $8.50 - - - - - - - - Dress #2: $12.00
Both Belts: $2.99

Bag #1: $12.50 - - - Bag#2:$4.75 - - - Bag #3: $8.00
Shoes #1: $9.00 - - - Shoes #2: $7.00 - - - Shoes #3: $4.50

Shirt #1: $4.50 - - - Shirt #2: $2.50 - - - Shirt#3: $3.00
Skirt #1: $6.99 - - - Skirt #2: $4.99 - - - Skirt #3: $8.99

I hope this layout isn't too confusing. I am still working it out. But yeah, once again, inspired look for half the price. In fact half the half price!

Another reason why I am posting this is because I just got the newest issue of NYLON so I am ready to get going on the next Challenge!!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunday Archives

The gig last night was incredible! I mean all I did was hang out, make s'mores, teach people how to cook hot dogs over a fire and dance. There was a live band and a DJ, you know just playing music in the woods. The show was sponsored by Jansport and Vice Magazine so I was able to meet some really cool and awesome people. Such a great Saturday night.

But of course, I am so tired this morning. I had to wake up to go to a dear friend's baby shower then head to my sister's place.

Now as promised here are some photos from last night's fiasco (I couldn't take many because I was working):

Now to relaxe:

shoes - (Nordstorm Rack) $25.00
pants - (that I cut into shorts from: deseret industries) $2.00
sweater - (st. vincent de paul) $3.00
belt - (H&M) $4.00
necklace - (Target) $1.99

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Queen of S'mores

Tonight looks like a really promising night! I am going to be working this show in the woods and my job (besides having a blast) is being the Queen of S'mores. Helping people make the prefect combo of graham crackers, marshmallow, and chocolate. (My secret: put the chocolate inside the marshmallow!)

I love my job! So... to be the Queen of anything you must look the part. So here is me in my best Queen S'more attire:

Jeans - (H&M) $7.00
Tank Top - (H&M) $6.00
Sweater - (Goodwill) $1.70
Necklace - (Target) $1.99
ALSO! Purple Lipstick which I am in love with is by Mac. It's called "Up The Amp"

I will make sure to take lots of photos and try very hard to update my Twitter. Because if you haven't notice... I am really bad at letting the world know every single details of my life.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

NYLON Challenge: It's in the Jeans.

*Since this is my second challenge, I am still working on the tiny details of how I want to present it so bare with me! Thanks :)

Here is my latest NYLON Challenge. In the August 2011 issue they highlight that color jeans are making a comeback. Of course the prices are ridiculously too much for little old me, so I set out to Goodwill in Shoreline and found some great color jeans for a fraction of the price.

Top Three Prices: (Teal) $4.50 (Purple) $3.00 (Orange) $5.00
Bottom Pants Prices: (Red) $2.00 (Powder Blue) $2.50 (Yellow) $6.00

I will admit, it's really hard to find good jeans when your thrifting. But if you set aside time and truly dedicate yourself, you can find some amazing pairs that will be cheap and extremely fashionable.

Monday, August 22, 2011


It's pretty warm outside but extremely overcast. And since today is my first day back at work, I am OK with this nasty weather.

Today I went with an outfit that is office friendly and Fall inspired. Since my last post all I can think about is Fall fashion. All the September issues are coming out and New York Fashion Week is just around the corner. So much excitement!

Shoes - (Salvation Army) $1.50
Pants & Belt - (Forever 21) $25.00
Shirt - (H&M) $6.00
Jean Jacket - (Goodwill) $3.00
Necklace - (Target) $1.99

(My hair looks really orange today...)

Side note: My best friend J.mena and I went thrifting this weekend and I found some amazing goodies. Because of that I have two new NYLON Challenges, so keep on a close eye on future updates.

Friday, August 19, 2011

A Guttersnipe's 2011 Falls Fashion Trends

Aaah! Yes, fall.

By far my favorite season. Don't get me wrong I love summer. Something about the freedom, wild love, crazy parties, late nights, and seeing old friends is indescribable. But fall is a whole another feeling. There's more romance and more promise. But truth be told I love the fashion more.

So I made a list of 7 fall fashion trends I love. Enjoy:

1.) Sheer - It's light weight, sexy and prefect for layering.

2.) The Annie Hall Look - I love mixing men and women fashion and no one does it better than Annie Hall. It's a tab bit preppy & professional.

3.) Polka Dots. Polka dots are timeless! Just one of those patterns that flatters everyone.

4.) Varsity Jackets. Fall means back to school and nothing says back to school better than a 50's style varsity Jacket. (I just found one for $3.00! Posting pictures soon) Plus they go with anything: Jeans, dresses, shorts, etc.

5.) Camo-inspired/camo-colors. This kind of falls into the Annie Hall trend because of the Khaki pants and muted color palette.

6.) Oversized Knit Sweaters. When the weather gets crappy there's no better feeling then grabbing a book, a cup of tea, and throwing on a cozy sweaters. A Fall must.

7.) Plum Purple. Fall colors are all about being rich and dark like a good chocolate or a well aged wine. So I am here to say: "Purple is the new black." It goes great with anything. Plus a touch of purple make up with make any skin tone pop!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Back From Boston

I am back from Boston! I was there competing at the National Poetry Slam. I was representing Seattle with my 3 other lovely team mates. It was a crazy/memorable/wild trip. One I will cherish and remember for the rest of my fashionable poetic life.

Now one thing you should know about poets: We always dress to impress. Of course I didn't take enough photos but here are just some snaps to wet your appetite...

None the less it feels so good to be home. I have lots of laundry to do and a whole lot more sleep to catch up with.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Party Baby!

It's Seafair Weekend. (Which I hate with an undying passion) but I am trying to make the best of it and staying away from all the wildness.

Side Note: I didn't realize how big my 3 Ways to Jazz up a T-shirt would become. I got over 2000+ hits on this blog in less than a day. It's crazy! So thanks for all the support. I glad people enjoyed the idea.

Break down:

shoes - (Salvation Army) $1.50
skirt - (Goodwill Outlet) $0.75
shirt - (I made it!!*)
belt - (Goodwill) $2.00

Close up of the "Party Baby" Shirt
*I made this shirt for my sister's 25th birthday (That's her baby picture). Her nickname is "Party Baby" so it was a big hit with her and her friends. Plus no one puts Party Baby in a corner...

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

DIY: 3 Ways to Jazz up a T-shirt

So this is a special DIY because it's three-in-one. I love finding different ways to take a plain old t-shirt or tank top and jazzing it up. Here are just 3 ideas to try:

First: Put a Pocket on it!

1. Find t-shirt any color or size.

2. Find a pattern you like and draw a pocket (draw it bigger so you have room to cut)

3. Sew it on the t-shirt.

Now.. Wear it!

Second: Cut it & Bead it

1. Find a t-shirt that is fairly larger so you can cut it into a tank top.

2. Fold it hand. Cut the about two inches off the bottom and cut the sleeves off.

3. Cut strips at the bottom of the shirt about one inch a part

4. Grab some colorful beads

5. Thread the beads through the cut strips at the bottom of the shirt. Then tie a knot.

Now... Sport it!

Third & Final: Button up

1. Get a tank top (You can use a t-shirt but I wanted to use a tank top instead)

2. Grab some buttons

3. Place the buttons how you want, then sew them on to the shirt. I started from one corner and worked my way out.

Now... Show it off