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

 

But I also felt this way when I was still with you

 

 

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Well it’s clear where the cutting line
Woke up deep for the longest time.
But I can’t offer any help.
You must do this all by yourself.
And no love can be guaranteed.
It don’t come with no warranties.
So wake up, or wake up alone.
If you want me, show some

Dress: Vintage (Similar Here) | Clutch : Vintage (Similar here) | Shoes: Chanel | Earrings: Vintage (Similar Here)

Feeling The Weekend.

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Happy weekend everyone! i hope that your Fourth of July was fabulous! I cant get over the red, white and blue look. I thought id put together this fun little outfit, for the weekend to enjoy. I have had these sunglasses since last Christmas, and they came out to play! I paired it with a bright yellow vintage coach bag i picked up at WORN (a fabulous consignment store in Des Moines Iowa) ! I hope you enjoy your weekend

Top : Vintage (Similar Here) | Skirt: Thrifted (Similar Here) | Bag: Coach Classic | Shoes : Sas Duo Sandals | Earrings: Vintage (Similar Here) | Glasses : Vintage (Similar Here) | Iowa Pins : Vintage (Similar Here) | Watch: Vintage Gucci Watch (Similar Here) |  Ring : handmade by Me

xx

Alex

Hoist the flag and let Her fly Yankee Doodle do or die

 

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Happy 4th of July! I put together a fun little Post with a 4of july outfit! I hope you enjoy.

Shirt: Ruffle Shirt (Thrifted) (Similar Here or Here) | American Flag Jacket – Vintage (Similar Here or Here ) | Jeans Ultra Skinny Rockstars -Old Navy  | Sandals – Duo Sas Sandles | Earrings – Vintage Star Earrings (Similar Here or Here) | Bag- Betsey Johnon Cherry Pie Bag | Scarf- American Flag Scarf – Charming Charlies | Belt – Vintage

You oughta shine as brightly As Jupiter and Mars

 

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Its summer, and I’ve been feeling sparkly lately. I picked up this AMAZING jacket last weekend at an estate sale, and i had just had to photograph it. I hope you love it like i do!

Dress : Gap (Similar Here Or Here)|Sequin Jacket: Vintage (Similar Here or Here) | Bow Tie: Saks Fifth Avenue | Shoes: Parable Gurrung For Target (Old) | Gloves : Vintage (Similar Here Or Here) | Clutch : Vintage (Similar Here ) | Sunglasses: Forever 21 

Unpopular electric eel set in a pond of catfish

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LittleFishy4“I am not eccentric. It’s just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of catfish.” ― Edith Sitwell

 Dress – Thrifted Fish Dress ( Similar Here or Here) | Pants – Leggings- Thrifted | Clutch – Vintage Straw Clutch (Similar Here or Here) | Necklace – Ann Taylor | Sunglasses- Thrifted (Similar Here Or Here) | Glitter Headband – Urban Outfitters | Fish Hair Clip – Thrifted (Similar Here or Here)

The Crazy Cat Lady

crazycatladyIve been so busy this week, stressed out studying in school, so lets move on to something that makes my mind happy and fun….. Lets talk about Cats! (and no I’m not talking about Andrew Loyd Weber’s Cats)  We all know we love the cute little furry fuzzy creatures, well so does America! My boyfriend calls me i was recently talking with a friend how much cats making everything better, and if you follow me on instagram you know (Ella right? my fuzzy child) .Everyone has gotten on the cat train, from Charolette Olympia to many fun shirts are featuring cats,  i mean we all have a little crazy cat lady in our lives? I’ve complied a few cat inspired things that i love for you to check out, i hope you enjoy reading xx

Cat’s What I Like about You Sweater | Mr. Gugu Crazy Cat Shirt | Space Cat Leggings | Purple Crazy Kitty Sweater By Pretty Snake | Charlotte Olympia Cat Flats  similar (here) and (here) | Cat Face Iphone Case | Cat Ears Watch | Cat Bag | Prada Timeless Phantos

 

 

Comparing “american icons to alex icons”

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This weekend has been real, busy for me as i am finishing up school for a bit (before spring break you know that time where people go to Florida, and get crazy on MTV) I cant help my mind goes back to #MFW for those of you who don’t know Jeremy Scott, he was just named the creative director of Moschino . Jeremy is rather known for his larger than life prints, fun type of items, and really “over the top” way of going about things. I’ve heard quite a few people discussing this collection “as tacky, a down grade to Moschino (which has been around since 1983). Few others have classified it as fun, a bit of a fun side with Moschino, thats what Jeremy Scott exudes. This F/W 14 is all about Iconic, icons that we all know and associate with. Especially in my marketing class we talk about Positioning a lot (which watch me make my teacher proud and talk about it, “positioning is creating a image of your product in a consumers mind, different from your competition”). As Americans we generally think of when we think of food, McDonalds, (one of the largest burger fast food joints in america , can we please talk about how much i love their ice cream) and thats what Jeremy Scott did, he took something everyone recognized as that- and ran with it, to make Moschino a brand everyone associates with. He “positioned” iconic labels already into an iconic label. In this last Sunday it was my first Sunday as an what i call an “official midwest blogger” which i felt hey, this is a real thing what, i met with several girls and i felt a bit out of place because my style isn’t like all the others but hey i thought with Jeremy Scott in mind and his recent show id chanel some of my own icons (like perhaps the California raisins or donald duck ring a bell?) …lets have a look shall we.

 

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Sweater: Thrifted (similar Here) |Shirt Vintage 1988 Mycological Shirt (similar here) |High Waited Polka Dot Leggings thrifted (I Sewed these but you can find them Here) |Vintage Fur Cape (Similar Here) | Shoes: Zalos| Donald Duck Pin Vintage (Here)| California Raisins Suspenders (Similar Here) | Customized Gnome Necklace by JesiiiiDooney & Bourke See Through Bag | floral ring (handemade by me)

 

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have a rad week friends!

What’s On My Mind- Current Favorites

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What’s been on my mind lately? I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and a lot of reading, others blogs, to dive deep into my internal thoughts on fashion, on life, on myself. I’ve been kind of of compiling a list of what’s in going on in my head right now. I have been watching a lot of documentaries on fashion, on writers, to see what there inner psych is. Collecting quotes from others who inspire me, Ive been really inspired by a few people who I really like the freedom of the people who they are. I found this sweet shirt by Jeremy Scott, (from Marlena on self constructed freak) I’ve been feeling such less like an adult, lately it just sucks sometimes when you are an adult, because you suffer with bills, you suffer with high fees of everything. I know I am facing that, (why did I get those damn credit cards again). That kind of of really leads into my next point, on money, I look at others around me and think “it must be nice to have money to go to places and do things when I spend most of my money and resources just to survive”. – In all honesty, that’s not what it is, I keep thinking I go to school, I live in America, I live in a wealthy country, we are just being selfish now aren’t we?

 

 

            Secondly I have been thinking a lot about Thrifting, I had been watching a super wonderful documentary called advanced style which follows eccentric ladies from New York city, and there personal style, its crazy good what these ladies, have to discuss with you. It features popular people like Iris Apfel. It talks about basically you can have style at any age, and that you are an artist with style. “People are afraid, People just want to be like everyone else, and want to do what everything is doing”- Iris Apfel, my awesome friend Tziporah Salamon, told me recently (who she was featured in advanced style) “Iowa does have its charm scout out those places such as salvation army, goodwill’s and so forth that give you your charm its not just new york”.  Which has me really thinking about what I love about fashion, these ladies have been pushing me to think about blogging in some other way that’s it more about fashion, and more about labels , but it is your identity. Your style is your identity. “The Majority of Americans Don’t Dress” – Tziporah Salamon The whole idea of this, its more of something that has pushed me to think about what gives me my style charm? Clothes are my life (if you are following me on instagram you know that Im in love with vintage). That’s why Salvation Army has been such a charmer for me, That’s what makes me so successful, in my budget because you cant just go to Barneys NY and pick up Prada loafers, but I can go to salvation army and look at that paisley dress I am dying to wear.

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Thirdly I had been thinking of new interesting things about winter, winter depresses me I suffer badly from seasonal depression, which a lot of Americans suffer from but I had seen these gloves in a recent refinery 29 article, these gloves stuck out for me but they are out of stock. But that would make a great DIY.- lets do it (soon I hope I need to scout out leather gloves).

 

 

Fourthly and lastly what am I watching recently? – You guessed it the virgin suicides (as for a recent love of finding this out via, Tavi aka Rookie Magazine Editor you know her right?) I had been re-watching this movie, I had read the book along time ago, and watching many more James woods movies (like and your name is Jonah) to think that we are only human, and that we all feel emotions that we are in fact, looking for much more of a interest than anything, and I feel a sense in The Virgin Suicides that these girls, were all looking for some sort of sense that they wanted something more meaningful in there lives, but restraints cut them off (such as there crazy parents) but as Tavi said, a quote from Rodger Ebert said about this film These parents look gruesome to us. All parents look gruesome to kids, and all of their attempts at discipline seem unreasonable. The teenage years of the Lisbon girls are no better or worse than most teenage years. This is not the story of daughters driven to their deaths.”  Although in my own opinion I feel a deep sense of that, you know that I do in a away feel like parental restraints play a huge ordeal in this film. Which goes back to my second thing on my mind, is diving into deeper fashion and what that truly means to me. .

 

 

 

            I hope you don’t all wonder where my content has gone and think what is she really saying? Its just for me ive been doing a lot of thinking and writing and personal story searching for content, and this is where I feel comfortable discussing what’s on my mind lately and what is in my heart.

 

 {Credits: Sweater By Jeremy Scott (but you make it from Self Constructed Freak), Advanced style, ASOS stunning gloves, Vintage Mini Sixties Dress Here and Here  (kinda like mine) Virgin Suicides Movie

 

With that,

 

 

 

Alex