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Jacket: Vintage (Similar) / Top: Old (no longer available)     / Pants: Cinched Leg Track Pants – Old Navy / Shoes: Lava “honey” / Bracelets : Positivity Bands / Watch: Gucci (Similar) / Necklace: Vintage

The one thing about fall, that it seems I am more comfortable in clothing. I found these amazing track pants from old navy. The sporty chic is an amazing trend. I decided to dress it up with a statement jacket and some heels. I was super comfortable. The great thing is that the pants fit any type of body. They work if you are plus or not. I just made it a subtle black and white look. Happy Thursday.

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.

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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.

You’re buggin’ what? You’re buggin’ who?

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I dont know about you, but Im obsessed with kitschy themes. One of my favorites is insects! I put together Fashionable Insects! Its a fun little mixture of low to high end products! Enjoy

Pandora Scorpio Clutch  | Come As Your Arthropod Dress | Black Fly Print Screen Shirt Charolette’s Web Embroidered Slipper | Monki Almira Bug Print Tote Bag ||Scarab Printed Shirt |Butterfly Sleeve Dress | Yara Heel |  Bug Charm Bracelet | Grass Hopper Necklace | Bed Bug Earrings

xx Alex

The Happiest Thanksgiving – Of The Year!

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Credits: Thanksgiving Tshirt – (HANDMADE by ME (check out the tutorial on how to make it here) Sweater: Thrifted : Skirt: Thrifted Shoes Thrifted (DIY glittered check out here) Bag: Vintage Leather Bag (old purchased at a yardsale) Scarf: Vintage Bill Bass (similar here) : Jewelry: Thanksgiving Pins – Earrings: Dollar Store Purchase  Thrifted Rings: Gifted Nailpoilish :  Wired by L.A. Colors

Hi guys! I just wanted to start off my Thanksgiving post, with a HUGE THANK YOU. HUGE, i mean for real this dream of blogging has come into full effect this year and i couldn’t of made it without my supporters and readers, thank you for those who follow on me on my social media Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pintrest you all mean the entire world to me. Today was a not – so eventful day for me there has been a lot going on in my life as recently new relationships, new friendships and new opportunities. A few things i am truly thankful this year is a great job that is really flexible, and lets me find great fashion stuff (check out my work STUFF ETC). I am so very thankful for my parents, who have sacrificed a lot for me to live my dreams and make things happen. I am so thankful again, for a wonderful opportunity to have to blog, and that i have a home to come home to. I recently took a trip to a outreach locally in Iowa called Joppa Outreach . I was blown away by the outcome of that trip, how much i learned about the Homeless especially in Iowa are really living. I took upon myself to volunteer for them, I really appreciate to have a home to come to, and a family that loves me. That’s why this Thanksgiving i am really truly thankful. I hope you are all thankful, too!

have a blessed, and safe thanksgiving,

-Alexandria

Happy Holidays XX (sorry this is so short)

 

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Hey everyone, i just wanted to write a quick posting (and a bad Christmas photoshoped card)  to write you to tell you happy holidays, thank you for so much for your support of styled in the heartland just the one follower on twitter or like on facebook or subscriber to this blog has meant so much to me, this blog is my one place where i come to be me, and i hope that you keep watching and keep reading THANK YOU.  I hope you and your family have the merriest and happy safe holiday.

Love,
Alex

It’s Almost Christmas, I Still Dont know what to get that Artsy Girl in my life?

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Holiday- Edition! I know it’s ALMOST Christmas, and you’re still wondering what do I get someone in my life who is really artsy and is hard to shop for? Well, I’ve gone out and helped pick out some awesome designers and websites I love, (as I am an artsy type) to give you a little kick – to try to get those last minute gifts in before Christmas! – Hurry time is running out!

We first have Lara Miller, who seriously is rad. She’s located right in Chicago (swoon we love her). Her products are affordable, colorful and Eco-friendly – which is sure to sit well with those artsy type. I just love her colors! To check out Lara Miller visit : Lara Miller

Secondly we have custom made iPhone cases, you can purchase via Etsy  which for any type is a great gift because it makes super personal and fun for the person receiving!!!

Thirdly, we have the amazing Shana Logic, which is all handmade and indie goods, which ANY artsy girl loves anything handmade ( I’m a sucker for buying local). I love this site because not only does it have a wide range of gifts for him or her, it’s all handmade by artist so giving art to a artist – is awesome! I chose some cute bags that I think any artsy girl would love check out Shana Logic for more information!

Fourthly comes those amazingly dope sweatshirts you can’t live without, and being a foodie, and a love of strange things, I found this collection by GLINT. It’s funny but any dope type of sweatshirt will work, but this collection, I adore! Check them out to purchase here: GLINT

Lastly, I love accessories (if you can’t tell) I love bracelets and especially sparkly ones- that’s why any artsy girl can not adore these bracelets by Isabella Rose Designs. She is a local Chicago designer and I ADORE her work! I have to say these are not only amazing she has a lot to choose from, and even “good cause” bracelets which is going to satisfy any artsy girl in your life <3! I hope you also check out Isabella Rose Designs

I hope you have enjoyed my holiday gift guide for the artsy girl, in your life, if your wondering what my current “Wish” list is, you can Pintrest it! Check out “Alex’s WANT List

Have fun shopping and PS, while you’re at it make sure you’re following us on instagram @ Styledheartland or twitter @ styledheartland or facebook.com/styledheartland

love always

Alex

Sometimes, I Still Need You

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey there, welcome to this weekend’s edition of Styledintheheartland, I’m sorry i don’t get to post much during the week, i have not a ton of time on my hands then , but today Was really cold. My friends took me to a park, where i shot photos for them (i do photography for my job). So i had a lot of fun in the park running around shooting and freezing to death. I chose this sweater because it has a lot of meaning to me, it was the sweater i purchased right before i moved out of Chicago and i haven’t worn it since last year, and i was 65lbs heavier so it brought back memories putting it on I really want to focus on my jewelry. The Leaf Necklace i am wearing was made by a jewelry company called Decadence, which i found out through Handmade City. Andrew, the designer creates one of a kind vintage pieces, and He’s so incredibly talented. I love this necklace it took me forever to decided when i purchased it. If you really want to check his work out i will drop Decendances Facebook and etsy links at the bottom of the post. I really hope that you are all staying warm out there, next weekend i will have a special post, as i travel back to Chicago a year later to relive my time there. I will hopefully be meeting some other bloggers and friends and i will be attending a few events and some shopping. Until Tomorrow, xx

 

Credits:  Sweater: Vintage – Thrifted Leggings: Faded Glory -old (from walmart). Shoes: moccasins -yard sale Bag: Vintage Fendi (old) Rings: Flower Ring (from the Middle East it was a gift sent to me from Lebanon) Other 2 Rings – Yard Sales, Free (Found). Poncho- Thifted (old) – Necklace – Leaf Necklace- Decadence – Feather Pendant (purchased in Chicago at a 2nd hand store in wicker park (just cant remember last year) .

 

Check out Dependance here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Decadence.Style?ref=ts&fref=ts

Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/decadencestyle

xx

Alex

Falling For Nude

Hey guys! Welcome to the First Day of Fall, arent you excited? I know i am, i want to post my first official blog as part of the Chicago Blogger Network. I am so excited to be apart of the family! Well today, im going to be discussing how to work with the color nude. Nude is a hard color to work because its so blah, boring sometimes and usually only comes in panti-hoes. Well as you can see i really went super formal, today my cousin got married, in a small lovely ceremony and i really wanted to dress up for occasion. I have been dying to wear this dress, but i was thinking how am i going to make this work for me? I am a bigger girl (but i did loose 65 pounds and counting!) but i really like high line dresses on my body type, but nude is super hard color, so i chose the darker leggings to bring a pop, of tones to my legs, i also chose white necklace to focus on the upper body part so it sets the dress of even more, as well as my hat was darker to bring more of a tonal range of nudes and browns. Its important, to try to remember don’t be afraid to add dark & light in this case with nude, because it has to work together. I added the fur for fun because it was a gift (thanks connie!) and i love it! This weekend, i really am focusing on more styling than anything and giving pieces of advice what works for me, and what can work for you to, just remember nude doesnt always belong with black, you can make it fun by adding other earthy-tones to make any outfit pop, even try NEON! Neon+Nude work amazing together! I hope that you enjoy this little tip on nude pairing. Happy Weekend xx.

Credits : Dress: Vintage (Yard Sale) Fur Jacket: (Gift) Gloves (Yardsale) Necklace (Yardsale) Hat (vintage) . Pin (on jacket) Yard Sale. Necklace (Rummage Sale) Shoes: Mossimo -Target (thrifted but were brand new) Pants (Leggings from Walmart) Bag: Vintage (Bought on Streets of NYC)  Location: Gardens In IL.

hope you enjoy.

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Love Always

Alex