28.1.10

Our Niche

I bought this shirt with every intention of selling it, but when I put it on to style it I had a complete change of heart! I LOVE everything about this shirt, the slouchy Mock Dolman Sleeves (its actually a huge men's shirt) the wrap look of it (the volume allows me to cross the front panels over and tuck them in) And that PRINT!  I  paired it with this suede belt in similar tones (I found at Goodwill a while ago) to just take it to that level.


My skin program is really working!!  I cannot even believe it!  Though I really do credit this peaceful feeling in my body to most of the progress.  I have also been dry brushing my whole body before taking my showers (it kind of hurts), then applying a gradual self tanner (not to my face) which is giving me nice results all over.  Great for pole dancing class!


I was so surprised to hear how many of you suffer from skin problems.  WOW! It is very prevalent isn't it.  I guess the thing that makes me happy is that I have NEVER noticed it on you guys.  Not even a little. And most of you said you didn't notice it on me either, which makes me think that we are a community of people who are not looking for flaws in each other! We just appreciate that we are all normal people with  dressing nice hobbies!  That is cool to me.  I have been telling everyone to start a blog lately.  I am like  "oh you like to write, you should start a blog! Oh you are into knitting, you should start a blog! You collect hairnets from foreign countries, START A BLOG!"  I just think it helps you tap into subcultures and niche groups of people who have common interests and since I live in a very small town, this task can be somewhat difficult in real life! 


Speaking of small towns, I ran into this girl Kodi at my grocery store a couple of days ago.  She is a clothing designer I have worked with a few times at my previous job and so much fun and cool and amazing! We chatted a bit and she went ahead and started her first blog last night!  Electrik !  I am so happy for her!  Her clothing line will soon be on Etsy too!  The internet is magic.  


COMMENT OF THE DAY:  The answert o this question is some old safari movie with Sofia Loren and Grace Kelley I think?  Grace had like a huge white mens shirt and she just crossed it over and tucked it into Safari pants.  It was years ago but I have always thought it was genius! 


OpenID barefootandvintage said...

could you be any cuter?! i mean, really...
as usual, great outfit! i definitely dig crossing the front panels...what made you think to do that?

42 comments:

sfordinarygirl said...

I visit regularly but rarely leave comments but your down-to-earth tone, colorful style and happy-go-lucky personality (that's how it feels when I come to your blog) keep me coming back and feeling like we're all human with flaws and just want to help each other out. It's comforting to know we all support each other and help each other look and feel our best.

Ulrika said...

the shirt looks great, and yay for your skin program!xxx

jen lainy said...

I have never noticed any skin issues on you, but then again I'm not looking. I have plenty of skin issues myself including recently some problems around my eyes that make look tired and sloggish ALL the time. I'm going to see a dermatalogist soon so hopefully i will have great skin like you soon. You look faboulous in this outfit today! Have a blessed day!

ANA said...

LOVE this outfit! I definitely haven't noticed any skin issues on you, you always look great!

- Ana
http:/www.ToilTroubleStyle.com

kellynjoy said...

I always enjoy stopping by your blog to see what you've been up to! It brings a smile to my day!

Kellynjoy
www.calltoireland.blogspot.com

The Closet of Kim (ShopKim) said...

Crossing the shirt over like that is such a great idea! I immediately tried to think of something I could try that with.

amanda said...

great post! i love that the internet can bring people together who otherwise never would have met. so cool. and your outfit is perfect! i love the colors and the ethnic cool feel of it. such inspiration! i found some high waisted trouser at my thrift store yesterday and i'm going to try them out today, all because of your post yesterday:)

WILDasaMINK said...

I'm in love with the belt!
And what's this about skin issues? I never noticed anything...you're lovely. But hey, I have the skin of a 14 year old (although I had wonderful skin when I was actually 14--funny how life works out right?). I would like to think I got my issue under control in the last 6months or so, and I stand by the fact that I think its this vitamin regimine I put myself on (Cindy Crawford does it, and I followed suit...I mean it seems to work for her.).

Sara Lynn said...

awesome top! I always want to go shopping when I look at your blog, you always find amazing stuff!

Ce qui m'inspire said...

I love wearing baggy men's shirts, but I have yet to try crossing one over like that. I will make sure I try it now! Good to hear that your skin program is working for you!

http://cequiminspire.blogspot.com/

Claire said...

This is a classic example of a shirt I probably wouldn't pick up in a shop, but seeing you turn it into something modern and streamlined now makes me wonder how many wonderful items I've walked past in vintage shops before...

♥ it! :) Claire xx

http://jazzyintrospection.blogspot.com/

D. said...

The internet really is magic. I never thought I'd feel so close to the people in my blogging community. I love it!

chicfaced (Megan) said...

that skirt fits you puuurrrrfectly! and i agree - the fashion blogging community is a fun (and quite interesting!) place to be.

Kim Pesch said...

lovin the patterns and the long necklaces!

xo, Kim www.crowded-closet.com

bellisimama said...

loooooove the southwestern look.

Sal said...

I'm glad you kept that shirt for yourself - the colors are just gorgeous.

mahayanna said...

I really love that kind of skirts with a large belt, and the blouse is great!

tess said...

ooo the belt is amazing

Jen said...

The internet IS magic! I too recommend blogging to everyone I come across. It's such an amazing community, full of inspiration and creativity. I love blogging!

Senorita Fashionista said...

So I've never been a big fan of those prints (Santa Fe inspired) but my goodness girl that top and belt look fantatic on you!
I will check out your friend's blog right now! xoxo Jolie

Sidewalk Chalk said...

That top belongs to you. It is such a gorgeous print -- I think it's clever how you paired it with that belt.
I can empathize with having skin problems -- I had really bad eczema on my arms for 14 years, to the point that I wore long sleeves in summer and didn't go to swim parties. And then, when I was 17, it just...disappeared without any creams or lotions. The body is a funny thing.

- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

WildBird said...

I am intrigued by this body brushing...I might have to try it!

Tiny Quirks said...

marvelous, as usual. i just wanted to let you know that i tagged you in a blogger award. go to my blog to recieve it, congrats!

Seval said...

Hello! :) First of all, I was thinking what I could wear with my navy skirt tomorrow, when it's gonna be more that 40 F first time for a long time... And I guess this is a great inspiration! I have a checkered blue shirt, and I think I'll either choose a red or orange belt... I absolutely cannot go bare legged:) And I cannot believe nearly all of your coat collection is gone! this is wonderful (for you of course, sad for me :P )!

I'll start to take care of my body after the trip, I think I might need some tips :) It's gonna be much better when I restart yoga! Thanks for encouraging me!

Love you!

Stephanie said...

That's how I feel about the blogging community. I started mine to plan my wedding & found an amazing group of ladies, offering support and comments that helped me so much. Now that my wedding is over, I'm having a blast finding new non-wedding bloggers to follow...especially fashion bloggers! I never knew there were so many girls out there who love to show off their style.

Lexie said...

i love my small circle of "blog friends" .. and just having a community of people who understand/appreciate my interests is awesome!

i LOVE the way you styled that men's shirt!

myedit said...

I thought you had a nice glow:) That shirt is really awesome, I'm all over ethnic style prints right now and I love how you styled it up.
I went thrifting this afternoon again and I got a lot again. Do you ever feel sick after buying so much?

Erin said...

This outfit is heaven!
togandtrappings.blogspot.com

Lea's Suitcase said...

i am glad to hear you inspire people to start blogs. whenever a friend of mine see's something interesting or does something amazing i tell them "you should blog about that"... a compliment from a fellow blogger is flattering :)

Amanda said...

I'm glad to hear your skin care routine is going well! It is so annoying trying to find a good one, but I agree. Most of the time, when I focus on keeping stress away, my skin becomes better than ever!

Lara said...

Oh...I have horrible skin! I had great skin as a teenager and then when I hit 23, BOOM. Bad skin! It was crazy! I have no idea why it happened. I have never had oily skin or anything and all of a sudden, it hit me. Luckily, I work for a beauty company and have found some real holy grail products.

Clare said...

Oh, I LOVE the patterns and shape of this outfit!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Ack! That shirt is amazing! I love it!

I have definitely never noticed any of your skin problems! I'm glad to hear your program is working so well!

Erica said...

Beautiful! I would have never known that was a mans shirt! Your ability to style something is a gift! Won't you come to my house so we can play in my closet? haha!

barefootandvintage said...

could you be any cuter?! i mean, really...

as usual, great outfit! i definitely dig crossing the front panels...what made you think to do that?

Django et Coco said...

Oh Wow! that shirt is perfect; it work so well with that belt...

I had a good laugh at the "start a blog" thingy! hi hi hi! I don't think I say it out loud to people but so many time I feel compelled to propose it! :)

-Coco from Our Paper Moon

ru.kurarin said...

indeed the internet is amazing! a lot of bureaucrats and authority figures think it has a negative influence but i think it all depends. personally, it has helped me a lot. i'm so glad to hear that your skin feels better.

Jocelyn Garrity said...

love the whole outfit! That shirt makes it, it is amazinggg!!

Rachel said...

Wow, I really love this outfit! Fantastic colors and proportions. I'm so glad that your skin problems didn't keep you from sharing your style with the world. And it's great to hear that your new regimen is working!

Jessica said...

I absolutely love that top! And you styled it so well.

And I totally agree, blogging is such a great way to connect to people who share your interests.

Tamia said...

This line made me LOL:

"You collect hairnets from foreign countries, START A BLOG!"

I do the same thing--according to me, everyone should be blogging. Frankly, my friends are sick of it.

Never would've guessed you had skin issues. Been there. Yay for clearing up and realizing nobody noticed in the first place!

~Tamia
TheStyleSample

Karen Beth said...

Okay, I kind of want your hair. No, actually, I do want your hair. Absolutely fabulous... the best accessory on you. LOVE IT!

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