Leather Obessesion

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1. Leather Delux Motto Jacket  2. Faux Leather Peplum  / 3. Leather Ponte Body Con Dress / 4. City Ankle Boots  / 5. Leather Panel Leggings 

Lately I have been really obsessed with leather. When I was in junior high, leather pants were the coolest thing. I remember I could never find anything that fit me, however in the last few years the plus size movement in terms of fashion has really grown, there are more options than ever. I have a picked a few of my favorite leather trends, I hope you enjoy.

xx Alex

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)

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)

The Mens Wear Collection

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Have you been wondering where I’ve been? I have been hiding away from blogging for a week due to illness, and in general being super busy with my job. Today, I am going to bring you the brand new topic of “The Menswear Collection” in my break down of trends that have died away but are cool now. I recently went thrifting in the men’s side of things, and have really looked at men’s clothing more often than women’s to be honest. They are more interesting sometimes. It has been more of a fun print thing for me recently, and men are always wearing ridiculous button ups, flannels, and bow ties – so why couldn’t women wear that kinda of stuff? I pulled together some prime examples of the way men’s clothing are used today (I.E. the men’s flannel shirt used as a dress, so DIY babes do it). Of course I just had to throw Carrie in there because I once heard Pat Fields describe wearing menswear as very sexy (ie. why women started wearing the “boyfriend jeans” and why Gap made them in every color).

In today’s society, I feel there are no gender switching roles between men and women. Women want to be equally treated as men and put into power positions just the same (i.e. the recent twitter debate about there are no women who sit on the twitter board of directors). So why are we bringing this up? Well geez, if Dennis Rodman can wear ladies clothing , so can I. Women want again to be treated as equals to men, so why are the gender clothes switching recently in fashion today? Is it because we want that equality. For me personally, I saw this as an opportunity as an oh hey an ugly dress, i can make look awesome moment. For most women the menswear line is big and drapy as some larger ladies. Like for me, I like it high waited and some menswear really does provide that stability that in “over-sizing” we want. To throw that in with underwear too, we women thought it was very sexy to have “the boy-short” created for us because we felt sexier in our boys underpants then those thongs we owned.

Women wanted to have something they could feel comfortable in and move about in, so as you find yourself stealing your boyfriends FDNY t-shirt, Ill be rocking my 5x mens shirt as a dress. Only because I felt that I don’t need to shop either side. Sometimes it’s fun for a woman to switch clothing genders! Switch it up!

Wearing: Thrifted XXXL Mens Shirt /Leggings: Kmart // Shoes: vintage sperrys //Bag Louis Vuitton [Vintage Alma]/ Lipstick: “Grace” c/o Jouer costmetics

 

 

xox have a fabulous Man-Ful week

alex

Bring Me Home

 

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-Credits:  Beaded Jacket: Thrifted Dress: Thrifted Leggings: (Old gift) (I believe from Wal-Mart) Shoes: Target -Mossimo – Earrings & Bag -Vintage – Thrifted Rings-Heart Ring Watch – Estate Sale- Apple Ring (Dollar Store Here In Iowa) Diamond Pink Ring (Found Object) Horn Necklace- Purchased from Modern Vintage Show in Chicago IL 2011-

Hello, Longtime no see, I know I know. You were probably wondering where I have been hiding? Well life, got kinda crazy but I am back in full swing- reposting  new looks and hopefully some new looks, plus I am working on alot more projects and now have motivation to post more looks, and work harder at this blog because I have been thinking about this blog and what it means to me and I’ve been thinking it’s time to work harder and post more awesome stuff, including inspiration, the blog itself will be getting a make-over soon I promise, a lot of new attitudes for the blog, because it is my project and my outlet to express my sense of fashion, being from the mid west it’s hard to find people here that share my love of fashion and my like of clothing, plus life has been crazy! I hope you can understand my time away from the blog, but it feels great to be back. I hope you are here to stay with me-

To the Future,

Love

Alexandria

 

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

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