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And the Colorado Rocky Mountain high, I’ve seen it raining fire in the sky.
I know he’d be a poor man if he never saw an eagle fly,
Rocky Mountain high, the Colorado Rocky Mountain high, I’ve seen it raining fire in the sky.
Friends around the campfire and everybody’s high
Rocky Mountain high, Colorado. Rocky Mountain high.
Rocky Mountain high, Colorado. Rocky Mountain high.

Vintage Arizona Shirt (Similar Here)

Thrifted Maroon Skirt (Similar Here)

Vintage Fur Jacket (I DIY’d This) (Similar Here)

Hello Cheeseburger Necklace

Vintage Tooled Leather Bag (Similar Here)

Sonoma Platforms (similar Sonoma Brand Here)

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Hi! I have some incredible Thursday news. Last night i surpassed 11k Views! #SERIOUSLY thank you. THANK YOU i cant say it enough. I feel so incredibly blessed that you are so sweet to me in your comments! I hope you will follow me on Facebook, instagram and twitter  and Pinterest (i promise my instagram is full of cats and jewelry)

Here’s a thank you video from me to you <3

 

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

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

Ev’ry heart beats true ‘neath the Red, White, and Blue.

 

 

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“Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it, and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our nation’s founders and heroes. As the ultimate icon of America’s storied history, the Stars and Stripes represents the very best of this nation.” ~ Joe Barton

Happy almost 4th of July! I am excited to attend Yankee Doodle Pops in Des Moines with my Grandma, its a family tradition every year. It meets at the Iowa State Capital! I am so excited that i put together a little fun pre Fourth of July look! I hope you enjoy.

 

Dress: Vintage (Similar Here or Here) | Shoes: “Miss America” Shoes (Similar Here or Here) | Earrings: Vintage Star Earrings  (Similar Here) | Necklace: Vintage (Similar Here | Bag: Vintage Coach Bucket Bag (Similar Here or Here)

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

It’s My Birthday and Ill Wish If I Want To.

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Since i am on spring break. I am gloriously loving every moment of it. I have began to think about a very important (yet celebration next month). I am not talking about (how freaking excited i am for GO BLOG SOCIAL!). I am talking about my birthday! Yup that’s right you heard it here I’ll be turning the big 27. I know how the heck did i get so old? Well i started making a wishlist already to see all the fun things i want. It just my own little personal wishlist!  I hope you enjoy (and maybe start wrapping !)

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Ice Cream Cone Lamp | Ice Cream Scoop Hair Clip | Stripped Missy Piggy Applique | Lamb Chop Party Dress | Perfume Bottle Iphone Case | Initial Necklace by Amedeo NYC | Nikki Joy Ring by Danna Rebecca Designs | Crochet Dianna Colorful Pastels Purse | Betsey Johnson Frozen Clutch | Who Got The Smooch Bag | Pome Sweet Home Bag|

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The Dookie Chain by Yokoo | Back Pachyderm | French Bull Dog Tote |Privileged Mercer Neon Color Blocked PumpSkeleton Brachiosarus Necklace | Butterfly Rainbow Necklace |Miss Piggy Party DressFine Art Collection Dress |

 

 

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)

 

xx

have a rad week friends!

October Obsessions, What to love about October

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Can you feel it already? It’s that time of year, it’s finally fall! Fall is not only the greatest time in the year, but the most changing time in my life as well. In this post, im going to dive into a few things im obsessing about for the month of October. I will breaking it down in little subsections to give you some fun insight to whats on my mind these days, as we head into October a time of pumpkins, fall, and sweaters.

First things first, after my Chicago trip i started making a list of all the things i want to do this fall, so i found this cute bucket list on Pintrest (by the way you should totally follow me I’ve even made it easy and made you guys a fall obsession board) The few things from this bucket list, i really want to do is Visit a pumpkin patch, pick apples, and of course drink apple cider. What kinda fall would it be without anyone of those things listed on that little bucket list! (Ps, if you are in Iowa and know of a pumpkin patch please let me know! I’m looking for one!)

Secondly, ill dive into fall fashion, as you know this is the time to bring out those great sweaters. My favorite items included in fall fashion are there are so many sweaters to dive into, but since i live in area not accessible to a lot of fashion (such as big houses like H&M, Zarra, Topshop etc) i did however find this amazing poncho from Gap (which you can see here) . I am a huge fan of the faux leather leggings, you can totally find them at target. I mean for a deal for faux leather target is your place!. See a trend here? Over size sweaters, and leggings (plus cute hats and apple cider!) Forever ago, i began searching for the perfect boot, i hate not seeing a lot of choices for a tall leather boot, but how ever i have been surfing Steve madden and found the ones ive been wanting and under $200.00 (which isn’t bad for fall boots because they can get super pricey). As again, ill state Huge Sweater, Leggings + tall boot = Fall love and my super obsession.

Thirdly + Fourthly (are combined): I’m going to dive into to Halloween, now we ALL love Halloween! I’m mean for real who does not love Candy, costumes and the ever tacky Halloween sweater (oh yeas im all about the tacky here) in my pintrest fall obsession board ive listed all kinds of fun Halloween ideas, decor and more pumpkin carving ideas. I am planning a Halloween scare off! I like home-maid Halloween items and themed jewelry (which most of it came from Super Sales, Yard Sales, and Claire’s after Halloween specials) You can check out I’m Your Present on Etsy she not only is the coolest but has the best choice in dresses and accessories for Halloween (like ps isn’t that pumpkin dress the BEST!?).

Lastly i am going to dive into how to stay connected with all of these Obsessions and trends. Have you heard of the Purely Fashion App? If you are like me, and crave style tips at your fingertips well now there is away! You can check out the Purley fashion app on your smart phone. (Or if you have the Iphone you can find it on the iTunes market free). You can follow your favorite designers (like who DOESN’T love being in-tune with the likes of Dior, Siriano, McQueen, Wang just to name a few). The App is so nicely designed and keeps you informed on trends, and whats going on in the current Season. I just love Purely not only it keeps me informed but it keeps me finding designers who i didnt know about that i fall in love with. So check out Purely Fashion App Today!

(*i have not been compensated to speak for purley fashion just love the app)

Hope you enjoyed hearing my trends & Obsessions for fall!

xo

Alexandria