22.6.10

keep feeling fascination


I think my camera and I are getting a little more comfortable with each other.  We have been taking long walks together and watching sunsets for so long that we are starting to loosen up.  I don't feel its criticism anymore and its catching my good side more often.  I have always sort of had a crush on it, but now its getting more serious.  What A Freaking Weirdo right.  All I mean is that I have been exploring new angles and poses (which is sort of big for me since my previous nickname was robot, due to the fact that I always posed the same and looked off to the side for like 6 months straight. Check my archives if you really need proof or were not around then or even care.)

So is this head thing called a fascinator? I keep seeing that word around and I looked at google images and it turned up some strange stuff. I got it at my local thrift shop yesterday and would normally call it a hat, but maybe its a FASCINATOR.  cool.  I hit the vintage hat mother load yesterday, which is silly since that happens once a month and I feel I should start selling them.  Or just start selling and listing again period.  Its been a while.

Two really kind of neat and fun new things I am doing: I am now a stylist on Whattowear.com.  Its this new site where you can ask any number of stylists (some celebrity stylists and Glamour Magazine stylists, not just bloggers) any fashion question and it will be answered within minutes with examples and pictures and products.  I am featured in the stylist section on like the third page near the bottom (or you can just click here), and there are about a million way cooler kids to ask questions to before you get to me, so it is super cool and surprising to be included!

Posts I plan on doing this week at some point: 1. A typical sugar free day of eating (since some of you have asked) 2. My thrift store shopping technique and strategies (another request) 3. a full on costumey dressup post since I am going to a super fun Rockabilly concert on Wednesday and have my whole getup planned and I can't wait!! and 4. obviously randomness.

silk shirt, belt, hat: thrifted vintage
skirt: shopmamie.com (they sold out of this skirt think but have lots of other really cute stuff!)
shoes: old navy

45 comments:

casual ambiguity said...

Christina, this is my favourite outfit of yours (that I can remember)!!! Lovely hee hee :D

Brianna said...

You look absolutely beautiful. I love the whole thing, especially the hat and skirt.

rainbows & fairydust said...

loving this outfit xx fab colours in ur skirt xx

Charmalade said...

I remember the days when you'd always take pictures next to your mannequin buddy! You were quite adorable, but I'm really glad to see a lot of new poses. :) I especially enjoy the second picture. And that skirt! It's enviably adorable and goes with the fascinator (I love that word!) nicely.

Toast with Charmalade

MeganandLouis said...

Hi Christina! I just left a question for you at Whattowear.com. I'm not sure it made it to the appropriate spot though. It may be lost in cyberworld forever! Ahhh!
I LOVE LOVE this skirt! So summery! Here's to great finds and happy hunting!

Megan

litelwonderland said...

I adore this outfit--the fascinator is so charming, and I absolutely love the belt too. You really do have the best accessories! Flawless as always!

tomorrowneverknowsfashion said...

Ahhh your hairrrrr... that braid... makes me wish I didnt cut off all my hair!!!
As much as I love my funky cut, I miss being able to do whatever with long hair in a short amount of time! (can't think like that!) I really need to go thrifting with you... although we would probably end up fighting for things... so maybe not! I am always told I am lucky in thrift shops but people just don't realize it takes TIME and a strategy... I used to just go through every item one by one but now I just know where to go...
That fascinator is fascinating, I can't believe you found it, it's pretty sweet.
Looking lovely as always.

Emily

tomorrowneverknowsfashion said...

oh and PS the boyfriend bought so much sugar this weekend, praline chocolate, cookie dough ice cream, sour candies... I was DYING!
I cheated and had some chocolate, I had to!

Ashley J said...

I think this outfit is a breath of fresh air and the skirt is beautiful. You pulled the entire outfit together perfectly!

http://www.afashionfixation.blogspot.com/

Fifth Sparrow said...

I'm loving all your new daringness with the camera, the new locations and poses suit you so well! I always thought you were cute (even with the trusty pose and green wall!) but now it's like there's more "you" in the photos!

Love the outfit! Especially the fascinator!

sweetersalt said...

I love the hat (or whatever it is) with the skirt - great colors!

amanda said...

you look totally amazing. love your mix of styles and they cohesively mix together to form one outfit of complete radness. congrats on being a super star stylist. you are my fashion hero.

tess said...

what a fantastic skirt! congrats on the WTW styling, sounds fun and perfect for you!

Tugba said...

Oooo i love the headpiece :) I will check out the website where you answer questions as a stylist :) Congrats. Must be great!

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Natasha said...

That facinator is the coolest thing I've ever seen!! Congratulations on the Stylist gig...that's quite exciting...and you are absolutly perfect for it!! I really love this outfit..I don't know how you always seems to make the most perfect outfits using such simple items but they always look so chic...and often exotic!!

Morgan and Lua said...

Im not sure how you do all this. Then I would wave my hand over all of you and say, "Yeah, that."

You look great. Looking forward to the sugar free post, seriously.
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Anonymous said...

great skirt!!!

Dip-tea said...

You are all gorgeousness dear. Congrats on becoming a stylist for whattowear.com
All the best for your future endeavors....

Brianna said...

Oh my you had me laughing for a bit there. Nice to know you and your camera are getting along so well! Your outfit is lovely, I like the print and different colors.

Archives said...

omg - LOOOOOVE the fascinator! really great! i prob would have passed on it for the color, but you styled it so well!

Seval said...

This is "Christina Inspirations Day" I guess! I had just made my post and checking the blogs and ran into Haiku Ambulance and saw that she was inspired from you and wore a scaft top, like I did today!!! :D Hahaha! I feel so lucky to know you! And I had no problems about your "robot" poses but these new ones are way too good, yes! You look gorgeous and oh I'm so glad you became a stylist on Whattowear! Now I'm heading there, I may have some questions for you :D Xoxo

Anonymous said...

You are beautifull , love your style. Best regards from Romania.
Kissessssss, Flory

Destined For Now said...

That skirt is amazing!

Nicole said...

This outfit is wonderful! I love the striped belt with the floral skirt :)

Natasha said...

I'm guessing that on this website you can't ask a question to a specific stylist?? I went to your profile page and asked my question hoping that it was being asked to you...and instead I got answers from everyone but you..haha

Cara said...

Love your skirt,wedges and blouse <3

iLkin said...

love the fabric of your shirt!lovely skirt:)cute cute cute!!:))

Rach is Ordinarily Urbane said...

This outfit is dynamite! I don't think I ever use that word but it's so fitting for this super cute ensemble. Look forward to hearing your thrifting techniques. xo

Jennifer said...

This is absolutely gorgeous.

Becca said...

Not that this post isn't fantastic, in fact, you look great - but I'm so excited about a couple of the posts you've mentioned! I've always wondered about your vintage rituals. You always have the most insanely awesome vintage pieces. And I've been really curious about your new no sugar diet (seriously... worst allergy ever!).

corksandcaftans said...

So much to say here! FIrst... turquoise. My favorite color. Looks so fabulous on your tan legs... and do you get any influx of cool Southwest turquoise jewelry up there? I'm dying to take a trip out West just to get my hands on some. 2nd... Rockabilly! Ha! I was searching vintage shirts for Rob and kept coming across that term in the title, and Rob says, "Hon, what's rockability?" hahaha.
3. thank you ever so much for your super awesome comment. it made my (very sunburned) day.
4. I LOVE that you are a weardrobe featured blogger! AMAZING and so deserved.
xoxo
C

Brittany said...

love the skirt! such a fun, summery print. looking forward to your sugar-free post- i've been curious as to how that's done.

RETRO REVA said...

You never cease to amaze me!!!
When I think you couldn't possibly come up with a cooler outfit, you do! I love the way u think. So very trendy, yet very personal. You are a unique lady with a super eye :)

closet365 said...

This outfit is beautiful. Total proof that you were destined for a styling gig. I can't wait to see more of what you do with it.

Also can't wait for your thrifting post. You are totally my thrifting inspiration.

Fia said...

Everything is perfect! I love the drapey-ness of that top and the striped (scarf as?) belt with the floral skirt.

You have the best finds at your thrift store.

Anthea said...

This is such a gorgeous outfit! I must say you have impeccable style.

duckalicious said...

I like your style. a lot!

a cat of impossible colour said...

Yay, love that you've teamed a wee vintage hat with that outfit! It looks great. I'm missing all my fun hats - it's winter here and so I'm living in berets. Can't wait to get my straw hats out in a few weeks when we're in Texas.

Andrea xx

kate said...

loving everything about this post! The skirt is beautiful and the photos are great. love it!

Fashion Butter said...

great outfit - one of my favorites!

Haiku Ambulance said...

Guhhhhhhh.

This is one of my favorite outfits of yours ever. Period.

Those kind of electric colors just look so fucking good on your skin it's unreal. And with the striped belt, this is just so interesting!! At first I thought it was a purple bandana and then I saw the close-up and my fingernails fell off. That's how awesome you are.

And wtf Old Navy- if you had told me you had cool shoes like this I would visit you every now and again. Geez.

Pixie Drive-In said...

I am sooo crushing on your hat right now! That is absolutely stunning!

chichichic said...

just adore your skirt - color, shape, style! amazing!

xo

justyna

Kimberellie said...

gosh you are beautiful. this outfit is beyond amazing. these photos are beyond amazing. you are a picture. you are so lovely.

Passport Smiles said...

I just found your blog and adore your style. It's very unique and daring!

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