Etsy – Etsy Stores I Love.

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So in lew of talking about what i had planned tonight to write about. I wanted to write about my favorite etsy shops. If you dont know about etsy, educate yourself PAHLEASE! It is a wonderful handmade everything store. I have been a fan for so many years and its amazing!

First shop im going to talk about why i love it. Is IM YOUR PRESENT. I have been a HUGE fan of kelly forever. She is not only a NKTOB fan, But she makes super rad dresses. She makes all kinds of amazing accessories. Plus her model is one of my favorite people Elizabeth from Shop Bananas.  I fell in love with I’m Your Present, years ago when i saw her “sweatheart” earrings on tumblr. I then of course saw she made this miss piggy dress which i included it in my “birthday wishlist post”. I love Im Your present, if you are looking for Cute, fun and quirky Please visit , and tell them i sent you!

Secondly we have Cute Ability Jewelry. I  fell in love with this shop awhile ago. They have the cutest little jewelry. They range from food charms to silver Charms. Lots of super cute options to love. My personal favorite is her cute way of making food charms. This shop has been on of my favorite etsy shops forever. I hope you check out the Cute Ability Etsy.

Thirdly We Have Designosaur . Ok so they make like the raddest laser cut stuff ever?. I originally heard of them from a blog awhile back and had to follow them. They are super amazingly sweet people! I love the designs. The dinosaurs are super super amazing! Probably my favorite is the different skeletons of dinosaurs. I love dinosaurs with a passion, (i mean its ok to have sheets right?). I urge you to check out Designosaur ! They are amazing!

Fourthly, We have Yokoo.Yooko is one talented women. I seriously she has something just so magical about her. She quite her regular life only to start an etsy store. She is a smash! She makes these chunky hand crocheted scarves, hats and amazing accessories you have to have. She also has a side store called “x Mother x“. x Mother x is more of yooko’s vintage clothing and well curated style. Theres just something she does so beautiful but so simplistic, she really captivates you in your her photography. Visit Yokoo today and please buy yourself that Dookie Chain scarf? You wont be sorry you did!

Last but not Least, we have Jesiiii. I found Jesiii initially through her instagram. I was enthralled by her cute quirky talent. So i commissioned her to make me a custom made Alex necklace with a gnome. My name is painted in the gnomes hat. Not only is Jesiiii uber talented she is also a sweetheart. Her colorful yet quirky designs speak to me. I urge to go order lots of cute things from her. She can custom paint anything (yes even you- cat lovers). Please tell her i sent you, shell be happy to hear that you love her stuff just as much as i do.  (Jesiiiii)

 

 

have a super wenesday!

xx

Alex

Back Pack Blues

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1. Fungi House Backpack

2. Shark Mouth Large Backpack

3. Circo Figural Owl Backpack

4. Countryside Settlement Backpack

5. Riot Society Paws Backpack

6.  6. Black Label Super Break

7. Convertible Backpack

It’s no secret. I am not secretly counting down till summer is over.  I know what your thinking, what good minded adult cant wait till summer is over? Well me. I have never been a fan of summer. I am so excited for fall. I want leaves, apple orchards, fall colors, and chunky sweaters  The biggest thing is i start my second semester at school. If you didn’t know i am in school. This is my second college degree. I am studying marketing and web design. As an adult, i know i need a functional back pack. Wouldn’t you think that with all my purses and clutches i’d have a backpack? Last year i thrifted my backpack. It was more of a classy laptop bag. I ended up using a old leather bag i purchased at a yardsale, when i was in college the first time. I have put together a fun list of cute backpacks. I love the quirkiness of the ones i picked! If you are preparing to go back to school, i hope this helps give you some ideas!

Glam Rock Aint Dead.

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  Vintage Leather Leopard Jacket (Similar Here)

Mossimo/Target Dress  (old) – (Similar Here)

 Faux Leather Leggings  – (On Sale!)

 Charlotte Russe Leopard Booties (old) (Similar Here)

 Old Leather Cut Off Gloves ( DIY’ed)

Snake Skin Clutch (Vintage) – (Similar Here)

Necklace: Express

Sunglasses : Forever 21

 NYX Matte  Lipstick 

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Happy Friday!

Since i was in college ( the first time .. now I’m there again). I have been obessed with Glam Rock.

Glam rock (also known as glitter rock) is a style of rock and pop music that developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s, which was performed by singers and musicians who wore outrageous clothes, makeup and hairstyles, particularly platform-soled boots and glitter. The flamboyant costumes and visual styles of glam performers were often camp or androgynous, and have been connected with new views of gender roles. (Wikipedia) .

Some of the most memorable artists (and my favorites) are The New York Dolls, Iggy Pop, and David Bowie.  I am a huge HUGE fan of The New York Dolls. I tried to recreate a glam rock look. I am obsessed with this leopard jacket. It was a gift from my aunt, it was hers from the 1960’s. I hope you check out Glam Rock Movement!

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Crop Top Leather Shirt -(Similar here or here)

Faux Leather Leggings

Vintage Lace Cape (Similar Styles Here)

Shoes: Parbal Gurrung X Target (No Longer Available)

 Wilson’s Leather Hat 

Vintage Chanel (Similar Here or Here)

Necklace : Vintage Lion head Necklace (Similar Here)

Hello! This whole time, i have been seeing the crop top. I know the typical thought here- would be why would you where a crop top? I am not a huge fan of showing off skin. I have always thought that plus size meant no “skin”. I thought i would try this look. I had paired this leather crop top and leather leggings i have had for a while. The crop top is all about making your body work for you. I really believe that you can make it work for you. I am a huge fan of this all black look. It just makes me think of my mood lately. I hope you enjoy.

Mickey ..Hey Mickey

 

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 Vintage Mickey Sweatshirt (Similar Here or Here)

Leggings : Faux Leather Leggings 

Sneakers : Converse Chuck Taylors

Bag : Vintage Gucci (Similar Here or Here)

Necklace: Drapes by Ashley Drapes  c/0

Earrings : Hoop Earrings – Thrifted (Similar here or here)

It’s no secret, i love Disney. I have had this sweatshirt for years, but it sadly just sits in my closet. I decided to pull it out and wear it. I am currently obsessed with these faux leather leggings. They are on major sale at Target! I also am obsessed with my Drapes necklace, please be sure to check out Drapes. Ashley is majorly talented and a total babe. Have a great day.

WorkSpace Workspace Workspace

 

Desk-Inspiration

Lately, i have been in my mode latey about the workspace. The workspace is the best place to create, relax and enjoy. I am all about my workspace and how it needs to reflect me. I want to challenge you to write about your workspace and what it means to you. Why do you have the things on your desk? Why do you have things hanging up? What does it mean to you. I am providing a picture of my workspace.

workspaceThis is my happy workspace. It’s filled with cute little trinkets and things. I have found that really make me happy. When i write styled in the heartland, i need to be in a good mood. These things make me happy. I purchased this big desk last winter for only 10.00 at a local consignment store. Probably my favorite thing on my desk now is that head lamp. That was an excellent estate sale find for 3.00. I believe its from the 1950s. Its one of my favorite pieces on my desk. Up in the corner i have my real life Pinterest board. I have cards, things that people have given me and drawings. I have some photos of my best friend and me. Just a few fun things. My desk makes me very happy. Here’s the challenge, show me a picture of your workspace and tell me all about what make you happy when you create in your space!

 

Have a happy weekend!

 

Alex , Alex marchin’ in her own parade.

Cartoonwomen

 

I sat tonight, trying to think what i was going to write about? I didnt have any outfits provided to write about. I have been feeling lackluster on my blog lately. Ever since my server went down i havent had time to shoot new clothing. I thought i would provide you with cartoon women whom i love.  Yes i am 27 and i still watch cartoons. Here are reasons why i like them

Daria- Tells it like it is. Uses sarcasm,. I used to believe that i was her, and jane both.

Miss Frizzle, always known for her clothes. Why identify with her so much.

DW- So Much Sass for a 4 year old.

Lisa Simpson- Smart and she wasn’t afraid to be who she was.

Pepperann, (she was my favorite since i was like 14) i love her. She does her own thing.

Ginger- I love Ginger. She was sensitive and creative.

Patty Mayonnaise – She was so in love with Dough. She had a sweet feminine side.

Eliza – She always followed her heart. She talked to a monkey all the time. Her sister was wacko.

 

I know this isn’t my typical blog post. I was just sharing things i really like!

 

Enjoy .

 

 

I want to go to Disneyland

 

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I have been feeling so VACATION lately. I keep thinking about school starting up. I picked this shirt up over fourth of July. I  love Disney, and i have never been to Disney land. This shirt was only .29 cents! I paired it with all my fun and favorite jewelry. The purse is totally a collage of Princess Dianna, its pretty awesome! I hope you enjoy!

Shirt: Vintage Disney Shirt (Similar Here or Here) | Pants : Stretchy Pink Leggings (Similar Here )| Purse : Vintage Dianna Purse (Similar Here) | Shoes : Vans X Hello Kitty | Sunglasses
Vintage (Similar Here) | Rings : Ice Cream Ring | Watermelon Ring (Similar Here ) | Earrings: Claire’s (old) | Bracelets (They all were gifts) | Necklace : Camera Necklace (made from a childs toy)

Lemonade Stand

 

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Lately- I’ve been totally obsessed with fruit. I have seen a lot of fruit prints on pinterest and in stores. I happen to pick this lemons sweater up awhile ago. I am just now getting around to blogging it. I also happen to find this amazing LV speedy 35. A friend purchased this from an estate sale for just 25.00! Can you believe that? I am so lucky that i was able to afford to purchase this! I have always wanted a speedy bag. I thought i’d share it with you! happy Monday!

Sweater : Vintage Lemons Sweater (Similar here or here) | Skirt: High Wasted Pencil Skirt (Similar here or here) | Lemon Earrings : Vintage (Similar Here) | Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 | Shoes: Zalos