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

Fall Is Here, Lets Get Away to Bishop Hill.

Hey guys, thank you for joining me on this delightful saturday. I recently (today) went to Bishop Hill IL its a little town in IL with all kinds of crafts, little shops, demonstrations, and all kinds of good foods. It was a ladies day with my church, so i decided to wear something fun and purple. We cant forget about how great purple is special deep purple in the falls is. I admit i look somewhat a bit horrid today mainly is because im sick with a sinus infection but i was a trooper and went anyway today. I got to try lots of great foods, look at alot of cute things and i purchased a few jems from Peasant Works- (you can read about them here: (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Peasant-Works/188845943561) Its a cute little barn full of antiques hand made items. I enjoyed taking a lot of photos for this beautiful trip.  I tried all kinds of foods, apple butter, a lovely turkey sandwhich . Bishop Hill was a very fun neat city to join if your interested in learning more about the place its self you can visit them at (http://www.bishophill.com/) I hope you enjoy my short posting today, as i recover have a great weekend xx.

-Dress: J-Crew (OLD thrifted) Sweater: Express (thrifted) Leggings -Target (thrifted) Necklace (Old Christmas Ornament) Rings ( thrifted) Earrings (thrifted) Hat (thrifted) shoes (thrifted) Bag: banana republic (old) scarf : gap

All Photos Credit : Styled in the heartland 2012

Love always

Alex

Gimme that Celebration Fever!

Hey Guys! Welcome to Sunday Funday! Thanks for again joining me for some fun. Today I was on my way to a partay for my cousin who got married yesterday so I wanted to choose Warm, but yet Casual. In my family we are big on thrifting, especially me if you know from reading my blog. So I took my butt to Salvation Army yesterday and found these amazing Slim-fit straight pants in a rich blue color that I fell in love with! I also found a sparkly sweater that I fell in love with and have been dying to wear this vintage clock necklace (YO’ FLAVA FLAV YEAHHHH! BOIIII). Also found this great locket last night that I wanted to wear. I had so much fun pairing neon accents with a casual look (see, I told you all neon rules!). I am also loving this little cute, clutch I sported all day, it was an awesome find last night too! I can’t believe the weekend is all over! I hope you enjoyed this shorty posting, and I cant wait til next weekend’s fun! xx

Credits:
Pants: Mossimo (Target but thrifted); Sweater: Vintage (Thrifted); Undershirt (Old tank); Shoes: Gap; Earrings: Salvation Army; Clock Necklace: Estate Sale; Silver Locket: Salvation Army; Rings: Thrifted & Yard Sales; Bag: Salvation Army.
Location: Old abandoned building off 34th Street.

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.

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Love Always

Alex

Hey Ladies, Lets Disco

Hey There Guys, welcome back to the weekend Disco, i have been so busy this weekend, with reading, movies and general relaxation. I’ve been dying to wear these  hot pink bell bottoms, and this entire set i picked up awhile ago, i fell in love with the super wide flair pants (which you find a similar pair from Alice & Olivia) I had fun shooting these photos with a friend, now that fashion week is over (or still going on in my head) i will be putting some fun post to come! xx

Credits:

Jacket, Pants, Crop Top ( Entire Set) -$.90 -D.A.V  Headscarf- Yard Sale, Shoes: Target Jewelry Watch: Juicy Couture, Necklace: YardSale, Ring: C/0 RETRO ROCKET, Earrings: 2.00-Neat things Pin- 65 cents (DAV) Happy Birthday Ann Bracelet, – (1.00 DAV)  Bag: Old vintage floral bag (i think yard sale)

Ghetto Gold x Biggie Smalls

Ok Ok, are you sick of seeing #NYFW stuff already? I know i Am certainly not, tomorrow comes S/S 2013 more madness than ever! But tonight i wanted to take some time out to post an outfit i wore sunday. Sunday i attended a picnic, and i had a friend take these incredible shots for me. so you can totally check out the details super awesome. (big special thank you to Karl K for your help!) I hope you are digging the biggie biggie shirt.

Credits:  *Top -Biggie Smalls XXXXL shirt (Thrifted in Chicago @Salvation army in pilsen) Pants: Gap- Zippered Leggings (old) Sweater: Yellow Cashmere- Neiman Marcus (old) Necklace: (belt) – Old -Thrifted Glasses (my own reading glasses) Rings : (Green-Yardsale) -(Double Finger Ring- Salvation Army -somewhere in wisconsin)  Bracelets-  (#SOE legendary bracelet c/0 #S.O.E. (check them out here : https://www.facebook.com/STUNTONEM) Gold Bracelets- (yardsales, all of them) (Yellow Bracelet-Yardsale) Shoes – (NOT SEEN gap- Old)

Hope you love, see you tomorrow. xx

alex

 

With All The Frills Upon It

 

 

 

 

Hey Guys! Welcome back to this weekend’s edition of styled in the heartland. I’m sorry i havent been able to blog in awhile but i dont get to wear my fun clothes until the weekend. So here we go! Let me tell you about my busy weekend! I ran a 5k For Race For the Cure ( heres the photo  (im the left one)

We ran at 8am this morning. and I’ve been pretty tired for the rest of the day, i ended up at a graduation this afternoon and had to throw on some clothes, and i came up with this fun mint outfit, one of my favorite summer dresses that i pulled out. I added the fun hat later on in the day. I hope you will check it out, and leave lots of comments! Enjoy your weekend!

 

 

Credits:

 

Dress: vintage mint dress (salvation army)

Hat: -Rose Bow Hat- (salvation army)

Leggings- Old Grey leggings from Kmart

Shoes- Tan Flats (Kmart OLD)

Necklace – Peacock- Bought in New York City

Bracelets: Multi-Pastel Bangles -Yardsale (2.00 got today)

Rings: Vintage Stone Ring (OLD thrift find) Owl Ring (1.99 @ 1.00 or more jewelry)

Bag: Alaska bag – $.80 cents- Salvation Army (purchased sometime this last week)

 

 

Thanks to all my race participants today!

love,

alexandria

She Look Good But Only On Camera…

Hey There! Its my 5th posting! I am really loving this playing dress up, and photographing it, i mean who doesn’t love that? It’s fun! Ok so today is sunday, i had a bit of trouble this morning with my car and didn’t make it to where i was going so i decided to blog instead. I have a little bit more modern fun look here, and i definitely bring it to a level of fun.  These colors are usually a step away from my normal bright colors but i love this dress so much , that i decided to push it and where it (even though its like 100 degrees outside) I still wore it. I still struggle with my image, believe me, but i think i did a great job in my opinion I’m gonna rock it and get it down!

 

Credits:

Dress: Akira Chicago- (I found this yesterday i about melted because i previously lived in chicago and i like akira so of course i bought it) -3.00

Pants- (Old gift i think?) Joe Boxer- Kmart (yes im cheap)

Shoes: N by nicole Miller- (Purchased @ Jcpenny’s along time ago for 30.00 (They were on sale)

Earrings: Hoop Silver Earrings – 1.00 (1.00 Or More Jewelry)

Necklace: Yard Sale – (1.00 didn’t have a chain i added that later)

Rings: Ruby Red Ring (Found Object -Free)  Turtle Ring (1.99 was that the dollar or more jewelry store)

Bag : Vintage Louis Vuitton Alma, – Vintage Find (this is my pride & joy- love this)

Glasses: Chanel (Purchased in Las Vegas -from a friend)

 

I hope you enjoy today <3

Alexandria

It’s A Jolly Holiday, When We Go A Yard’ Sailin

Hello again, Ok here’ we go with post #2. Saturdays are usually my days i don’t work, and since i’ve been really sore i took a break from the gym (if you didn’t know before ive lost 42 pounds in 4 months).  Normally when i yard sale, i pick out the ones i want to go to, here a a few tips!

1. Vintage, – Usually estate sales, are the best for this because they have either died, or moved on, (sometimes depending on the home, if its elderly people its usually vintage)

2. Clothes- going into knowing what size you are exactly helps. Because usually you cant try it on.

3. Bargain- i usually try to haggle with people if i dont feel like the price is right, but i’ve come across amazing sales with stories behind everything i buy. Hence why i love yardsales!

Credits:

(1st Photo)

Daria Dvd- (I LOVE DARIA) $.50 cents.

Miscellaneous Jewelry – think 25 cents for these. (the big belt buckle was 1.00 because i recycle jewelry so i was making this into something else)

Unicorn Book- (its a journal) -25 cents.

Indian Coin Purse- 25 cents

(the dvd, the coin purse and the book i got all of it for 1.00 at one yard sale)

 

(picture 2)

Vintage German Suitcase – $.25 cents – I saw it and had to have it, im a SUCKER for vintage suitcases

Mexico Purse- (this purse actually came from mexico the lady purchased it there but never used it) -$5.00

The Cute Weird Fruit Decorations- They are christmas ornaments but I thought they were funny! So i purchased them from a multi-family sale.

(Picture 3- see reference to picture 2)

(Picture 4):

Kitty Umbrella-  $.76 cents ( Picked this up from the Disabled American Veterans Thrift Shop was 95 cents *but saturdays it’s 20% off)

Clothes- I got a blue shrug, a puma halter, some bloomers (BRAND NEW), A danskin workout top, some leg warmers – all from one yard sale (including a dress which will be featured on a later blog posting) all for 6.00 (multi-family sale)

 

These are my finds for Saturday June 2, 2012. – Hope you enjoy looking at them! I hope some of my tips are helpful!

 

-Alexandria