Alive at Night I ♥ NEW YORK

NWFW

It’s here #HAPPYNWFW. This is the time the world is watching. The world is watching all the trends and how can we relate them into your everyday wardrobe. I am over the moon to be watching on youtube. Thank God for fashion week recaps right? Some day i will be there. mark my words.. but seriously i have included a few videos of favorite past shows.


the BLONDS i am MORBIDLY obsessed with the blonds. They are like the BEES KNEES. I just love the futurism here. Every collection i watch i am so drawn in more and more.


i still cant be over Alexander Wang S/S 2013. I keep watching this over and over. I am so obsessed with Alexander Wang.


Last but not least, Proenza Schouler. I cant get over the f/w 2013-2014. I simply just love everything about PS.

I hope you enjoyed me showing a few of my favorite designers. I am making it a promise to myself some day i will get to fashion week. Remember if you are following me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest hashtag #NYFW and tell me what trends you are looking for? xx

 

 

 

Alex

E Komo Mai

 

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 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)

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

Hip Hop Insipration

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To all the ladies in the place with style and grace
Allow me to lace these lyrical duches in your bushes
Who rock grooves and make moves with all the mommies?
The back of the club, sippin Moet, is where you’ll find me
The back of the club, mackin hoes, my crew’s behind me
Mad question askin, blunt passin, music blastin
But I just can’t quit

Coat:  L’Wren Scott X Banna Republic  | Notorious B.I.G. Shirt  Thrifted (Similar Here) | Gap Leggings | Mossimo Tennishoes | Adidas Chain Bag (part of the impossible to find Missy Elliot Collection) | Gold Link Necklace – Thrift (Similar Here) | Bamboo Earrings – ( Similar Here) | Glasses Spacer corps by Garret Weins Kind (one of a kind)

Top Blogge Essentials Things you may Want.

 

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Hey Guys, I’m back with a new post, well I’m back with some more #October Obsessions. This little post is about have you ever considered starting a blog? One of my many obsessions now is writing for my blog, and it has kept me really focused and pushing my creativity to come up with new ideas for my blog. Well today I’m going to share my ability, as i have been purely growing in my blog and things i’ve been really using when it comes to blogging and figuring out things along the way.

First Essential for your new-found love of blogging : Is a tablet, id suggest the Ipad, it’s not only has great portability but it’s a mac product, (as i have been using apple products for a long time it makes it the best) its light weight and durable and features many other things you can do with it, which i will get to in a later point. Plus it helps you write your blog on the go, writing for me has been difficult to keep up so i have been really focusing on writing everyday if possible on new topics i’ve really started to write on the go to. Thats why the iPad is perfect. Plus its perfect for searching inspiration, pintrest, and many other social media outlets.

Second Essential is a good working camera,  {for me its a bit different i went to school for photography but i am longer practicing in my field of study due to a career change} I use personally a canon30D but i found this stunning Samsung camera that i absolutely fell in love with. its a great focus point and shoot model and comes in a gorgeous white color and it’s pricey. When you are willing to spend lots of money for a great shooting camera for those wonderful pictures of all your fashion you’ll be posting.

Third Essential you will need in your new technical lifestyle, Will be social media, social media plays a HUGE part of the blogging industry, (Ps are you following me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pintrest) see as you can see, the social media keeps you majorly connected to designers, people other bloggers and worlds of information. So if your’e thinking of setting up these id suggest that you’d get yourself on all these networks because it’s really important that you’d check these out!

The One fast last Essential that you need is a smart phone, not only like your Ipad it keeps you connected in so many ways, if you are considering blogging, id suggest getting Instagram because its kept me in tune with so many awesome people who i love to follow and in the fashion industry if your ever curious to those of the highest in fashion live life everyday. Not only is it essential you can keep in touch with trends , tips (Thanks to Apps Like Purely who will keep you RIGHT on trend with all the fashion designers you love) There are many other options a cell phone can do for you in the world of blogging, when I was starting out I kept tweeting like a maniac to start my blog , and it helps you stay connected in so many ways.

 

As you can see investing in good products + fan-girling social media will help you become successful in the terms of blogging and seeing where you can bring your future.

 

To more #octoberobsessions

-alex

Learning To Work With What You Have: {Love who you are}

 

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Hey guys, I am back with another edition of styled in the heartland. I wanted to take a a post to talk about, well the reason i started blogging. For so long as far as i can remember i’ve always really hated my body i never liked who i was. I was so jealous of people who are naturally skinny and who dont really have to work to have a healthy body. I had to work over 9 months to loose 60lbs and it was so hard, and now i have to continue to even work harder to lose more weight (as i really am aiming that goal but it has been super difficult.) With my body however i am like the in Between i can were a plus size but in shirts I can wear normal sizes. I recently emailed another blogger, telling them within the world of blogging i hated subjecting myself calling me “A plus sized blogger” because i really hate that term, its just a label America slapped upon me. However i like to think of myself as more of a fun sized blogger, with a lot of weird style. I keep fighting myself everyday to get up to eat right to work out because being skinny is/or was my obsession and losing the weight became the best thing in my life that has happened to me but in September and even the beginning of October I’ve really Slipped up because its just been increasingly heard to keep up. I dedicated myself to being the best i can be and that’s when im eating healthy, getting a lot of sleep, and working my body for good.

The More I blog the more i am beginning to understand i have to work with the body i have, and that i have to keep my goals in my mind, the more i am learning about my blog the more i learn about myself. It has been such a great building progress so far. I want to say thank you for those who have been reading so far and really believing in me, because I know that i have to believe in myself, and believe that this blog has kept me in a lot of growth, not only to love me for who i am, and keep focusing on being the best stylist i can be with my own vision and style.

{credits: Dress : Vintage  (yard sale) Shirt: Vintage (yard sale) Shoes Prabal Gurung for target (past season) Neckalca “D” Vinatge Earring: C/O drapes by ashely scott  bag: vintage} Lipstick “Grace” – C/O of Jouer Cosmetics

love always

alex

The Art Of Getting Lucky When Your’e Thrifting

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Today … on Styled in the heartland,  I will be giving some general tips when getting lucky in a thrift store. As you can see here, i am so excited its fall and that means fall fashion is around the corner (or literally here in some cases).  This past weekend has been really busy for me as im preparing for a mini weekend vacation as well as a lot of projects going on and very busy week. Recently since i moved ( i had to give a lot of my clothes away), but i have shopped at the salvation army a lot here, in the town i moved to. I approached it as  it’s just a salvation army just like all the rest of them, but seemingly this seems to be the cheapest on in or surrounding the Des Moines area. Central Iowa has a lot of advantage over other parts of the state everything is right here, at your finger tips. What’s really great about it, is that on this saturday i happen to be in the salvation army shopping before my trip (as you know i used to live in Chicago, so i am departing to do some errands including a visit to my network Chicago Bloggers Network ) so i am taking up some other things while visiting and a few suggestions of stores from my favorite bloggers). As i was saying but this last Saturday i happen to walk down the blazer isle, and i happen to see this beautiful blazer (currently wearing) and i looked at the label of the blazer and its ESCADA, now if any of you know Escada is a high Luxurious Label. I was so overjoyed to not only find 1 blazer but 4! They retail for over $599-799.00 New (according to Neiman Marcus/Saks Fifth Avenue) . Lets just say when you have it you buy it, don’t let those things go!

Mini Tips

  • Vintage Designer – BUY IT
  • Don’t know the Label Google it on your smart phone- to see price range

On more important news, as you know this Monday launched the official Phillip Lim For Target collection. Is overly static (if you have seen my Twitter i talked about not being able to find it). I luckily had them hold the last satchel bag. The women’s collection is fantastic, full of fun prints, and a lot of very neutral colors, Perfect for that fall wardrobe, there are a lot of tans,  yellow, black, and gray , and burgundy and a few prints , but very tailored for that specific look that you’re looking for to ease into that “fall Wardrobe”.  The collection in itself does work for a range of body types, I am partial to this sweatshirt, but i found a post that explains what works best for Plus Size Types.  I would suggest you take a look and nab it up while you can, because it will be gone before you know it.

{Credit    Blazer : Vintage Escada (Similar Here) Sweatshirt: Boom – Phillip Lim For Target Pants: Rockstar Skinnies -Old Navy (Similar Here ON SALE!) Bag: Mini Satchel – Gussot Yellow- Phillip Lim For Target  (scarf tied to bag vintage)  Shoes: BCBG Generation Flats – Old (Similar Here) Necklace: “A” necklace – Thrited – Rings & Earrings- Thrifted

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Have a fun week!

xo Alexandria