Beyond Grateful!







“Sometimes we focus so much on what we don’t have that we fail to see, appreciate, and use what we do have!” – Jeff Dixon

Shirt: Vintage Door County Shirt (Similar Here)

Vest: DIY’d (its an Old navy Maternity jean jacket)

Skirt: Thrifted (Similar Here)

Shoes : Stone Mountain Flats (Similar Here)

Necklace: Terrarium Necklace -Heidi Kenny

Bracelet: Alexis Bendel -Thrifted

Earrings: Tea Cup Earrings (Similar Here)

Happy Wednesday! I want to say to you my readers, i read your comments , they always have me in tears. I am so thankful for the out pouring of your love and support. I started blogging seriously in august. I made a promise to me, i would blog five days a week. I am still small, but i am so proud of myself for pushing this far. Thank YOU so much for reading, comment, liking my social media pages. You make this happen for me. I love you all!

I wanted to seriously thank you, by hugging you. This past year has been a huge obstacle for me. I want to thank you for being there with me through the tough posts and through the fun ones. You don’t know how much your words really mean to me.

xx Alex




She got the power in her hands





BLOW8Do what you feel now

Shirt: Vintage (Similar Here)

Jacket: Vintage Lace Jacket (Similar Here)

Pants: Mossimo | Target

Shoes : Dakota Basic Editions

Hat: Thrifted

Neckalce: Estate Sale Find (Similar Here)

Earrings: Thrifted Globe Earrings (Similar Here)

Bracelet: Thrifted (Similar Here)

Bag: Forever 21

Sunglasses: Vintage (Similar Here)

Hi! Happy Monday! This week is gonna be busy! I start my full time school this week! This past week i received an interesting question via a reader. The question was proposed, if i have such a problem with my body type, why do i blog? Am i subjecting myself towards a even more critical world. To answer that question, my blog is the only place i can dress how i want to dress. I don’t really get to wear all the stuff i want during the week. This is my creativity and play space.  With that, i really stepped up the to challenge of adding crazy prints with neon. Its the last of sweet summer (believe me when i shot this it was 90 degrees)! I hope you have a wonderful begging to your week.

xx alex

You Squirrely Squirrel







Squirrel Sweater Set Christoper & Banks  Vintage (Similar Here)

Pencil Skirt (Thrifted) (Similar Here)

Dooney & Bourke Bag Vintage (Similar Here or Here)

Wood Circle Earrings -Thrifted (Similar Here)

Old Navy Sandals

Hi there! I decided to pull this sweater out. I bought this sweater last year, at Goodwill. I love anything and quirky. The squirrels are just funny and cute.  I love that its a two separate piece. I also paired it with this super AMAZING bag. As if you read my MSB recap, you know that i am a yard sale queen. Every summer here in Ankeny Iowa there is a major yard sale at Our Lady Of Immaculate Heart Catholic church. I have a co-worker who attends there and told me about it. Last year i had a phenomenal experience two coach bags purchased one for only 2.50! This year i was so super excited! The first day i went, i ended up spending 15.00. I picked up this fabulous bag! The first thing i hit was the purse table. I was sorting through the bags and found this amazing D&B bag. All the purses were only 2.50! I think its only because Ankeny is a rich town. I picked up a ton of other goodies. I ended up going back next day, because everything was half price. I think that the more i church rummage sale the more i can outfit my self. I ended up at the half price sale finding a bunch of cool pins, and a few other small things. I hope you enjoy.

Glam Rock Aint Dead.







  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!

Mickey ..Hey Mickey











 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.

I want to go to Disneyland









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







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


E Komo Mai









 For me, the magic of Hawaii comes from the stillness, the sea, the stars- Joanne Harris

I’ve been in a vacation mood lately, thinking about somewhere i haven’t been before, well you can guess? HAWAII! I have been watching to many vintage travel films and TV shows (not to mention that Brady Bunch Episode) . I picked up this beautiful Kimono a week ago, and fell in love with the colors and the “Aloha” written on, so i thought id put together a fun vintage Hawaii look!  Enjoy.

Kimono : Vintage Aloha (Similar Here and Here) | Clutch: Banana Republic (Old) (Similar Here | Earrings: Thrifted (Similar Here) | Necklace: Vintage (Similar Here or Here) | Glasses : Vintage (Similar Here or Here)