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What I Wore – A Little Jason Wu For Target

Last night we trekked out to the burbs for an impromptu dinner of Chinese food with Pat’s family. We were celebrating Pat’s sister Katie’s birthday! Happy Birthday Katie!

Here’s what THIS mama wears when she goes out and about…

Jacket – H&M

Hoodie – 1984 Printing/American Apparel

Scarf – Vintage from my Mama

Sweater – Jason Wu for Target

Tanks – random tanks from my closet

Skirt – Jason Wu for Target

Tights – Target

Socks – American Apparel

Boots – Kensie

Backpack – Modcloth

I was wearing a skinny silver belt earlier in the day as well, but it was abandoned at some point during the day. I sort of wish I had it on here as it helped define my waist.

I’m super happy about the Jason Wu for Target items I ended up snagging! My bestie, Amy, and I went to Target at 7:30am on release day to get first dibs and we definitely scored big! Other than these two items I also got a cute red button up and I can’t wait to style that too!

-Graceface

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This,That & The Other Thing

Anthropologie, Pamela Love, and Celine clearly make a great combination. I’m coveting each piece from this Autumn inspired look. I want it all!

this/that/the other thing

-Graceface

Outfit Post – Thrift Score!

Hello lovely people! I mentioned in a post earlier last week that I scored a gorgeous Ralph Lauren dress at the flea market for $10 and here is the proof! I’m wearing it more as a skirt because I’ve been coveting maxi skirts lately and I felt like I needed to try the look myself now that I can! Also, maxi dresses just feel way to formal to me so I’ll probably be styling this more as a skirt the majority of the time anyway.

Cropped Sweater – Sway in Berkeley

Wrap Maxi Dress – Ralph Lauren vintage from  the Ashby Flea Market $10

Necklace – Alaskan Jade – a gift from Pat’s mom Nancy

Socks – Black Thigh High from AA

Shoes – Brown Leather Bass Maryjane Wedges

Clearly I was only able to get a few pics of this outfit. I spent an hour or so at Pat’s parents on Sunday testing out my new camera. I took lots of  photos of his mom’s roses and lemon tree and I snapped a few of these outfit pics with the self timer real quick too! I didn’t have a tripod available so I was just setting the camera precariously against things and it was making me nervous. So a couple pics is all you get! I am however very proud of myself for posting outfit pics for the first time all by myself!

This also marks the fourth installment in my Dress Project! At least I’m making a little dent in my closet!

-Graceface

CineStyle – Pretty In Pink

Hey now! I had so much fun with last week’s CineStyle post that I had to make do another one! Please forgive me if this its too soon, I don’t want to bore you with all this movie style awesomeness! Last week I featured my favorite film The Royal Tenenbaums but this week I’m looking all the way back to the 80’s for some style inspiration! All the way back to another of my favorites – Pretty In Pink. I saw this film in the theater in 4th or 5th grade for my friend Laura’s B-Day and it had a HUGE affect on my personal style. I was one of those lone weird girls that identified with Duckie – not only did I find him extremely foxy, but I wanted to BE him. I loved the funky punkiness of his style! But the main character Andie had her own amazing vintage inspired funkiness too! I was in looooove with the two of them and was heartbroken at the end when Andie eventually ends up with the WRONG MAN.

I digress. The film has amazing 80’s style. From the rich and preppy Steff, to quirky chameleon Iona. The film has a little bit of everything! Wanna see how I interpret each character’s style in a modern way? Follow me…

Andie – Oh what a sweet and funky (am I using that word too often?) style this girl has! She is such an individual. I’ve recreated her look below by including 80’s staples such as the fedora and blazer and injected some very “Andie” details such as lots of PINK and roses.I’ve modernized the look with the amazing pink platform booties and a white maxi skirt yet kept the vintage feel with the amazing embroidered shawl and cameo brooch. Any combination of the items would look fantastic together and so “Andie”.

Andie

Andie by Rosemaryx featuring a jumper sweater

Blane – For how preppy Blane is, he really knows how to relax and go with the flow (unless of course Steff is around). I wanted to show a look that was preppy and yet relaxed and something I would actually wear myself. Since I’m not really preppy at all this was a bit of a challenge but bear with me. Everyone can wear simple oversized tees, blazers and button up shirts and the ones below compliment the colors and textures of Blane’s style perfectly. Creamy colors in Jersey and Linen reflect his relaxed attitude and sky blue looks to his ever present chambray shirt. Chambray is so relaxed and cool! But just to give it enough stuffiness to really express Blane’s true personality I added loafers and chinos in very feminine styles. Remember, I want to wear this stuff! I then added a very formal-esque pairing with the tuxedo shorts and top, large bowtie, knee high socks and b/w wingtips. The skull cufflinks are my own little bit of style seeping into this look! I pretty much want everything in this look…now!

Blane

Blane by Rosemaryx featuring lace flat shoes

Duckie – Duckie, how I love you. This was my favorite look to create because I always wanted to look just like Duckie when I was younger. Bolo ties, rolled sleeve blazers, glittery shoes, vests for layering, round sunglasses, creepers, funky prints, and very 80’s vintage inspired brooches. It’s ALL here!

Duckie

Duckie by Rosemaryx featuring brogue shoes

Steff – Boo Hiss, man I hated Steff. What an a**wipe. Regardless of the man’s attitude, he had 80’s preppy down perfectly. I started recreating his style by sticking to the basics: aviators, chambray blazer, white pants, a colorful button up,  wingtips, a white tuxedo jacket and a very pricey Rolex. Then I threw in a softer look with the chambray dress, polka dot tights and white knee high socks and heeled wingtips. The look is very modern preppy, yet it is clearly inspired by Steff.

Steff

Steff by Rosemaryx featuring a boyfriend blazer

Iona – This lady is amazing! Always changing her style by the way she feels each day – she is a style chameleon. I had a lot of fun putting this set together since she has so many looks in the film. 60’s – with a full on beehive. 80’s with a stark white bob wig and geometric wiggle dress. 40’s – oh the dress and pillbox hat she wore in the film were amazing and I tried my best to recreate them! 70’s  – Punk! and full on 80’s preppy at the end of the film. What fun!

Iona

Iona by Rosemaryx featuring a freshwater pearl necklace

Once again, this was so much fun to put together. Please let me know if you have any requests for future features. I have the next on in the works – want a hint? ok ok…it is a 50’s film about ballet and some people say the Black Swan was inspired by it and it’s one of my top 5 favorite films of all time – it’s also based on a story by Hans Christian Anderson.  Know what it is?

One last thing! I’m DJing tonight! It’s 80’s vs 90’s. Can you tell which side I’m on?
Until next time!

-Graceface

Little Snippets – Accessories

Oh how I love my walk in closet! There is space for practically every article of clothing and accessory I own. I actually keep most things in there with the exception of some jewelry and scarves that live on, in or near my dressing table. I have a nice little set-up going on in there and I want to take some time to show you some of my favorite spots and pieces in my ever growing closet! First stop: Accessories Town!

I don’t get a chance to wear much of this as I’m not a true jewelry, hat or bag person but I love being able to take a gander at it whenever I go into my closet. The crystal and faux pearl necklace is one of my favorite vintage pieces I have and I inherited it from my mother. The gold sequin shrug is a newer acquisition and I’m just dying to wear it! The black hat is actually my newest accessory. I got it at Urban Outfitters on sale a few weeks ago and I’ve actually been wearing it as often as possible! I’ll be sure to take some outfit pics with it asap!

On another note, Pat ordered our new Canon Rebel XS on Tuesday and it will be arriving next week! I am so excited I can barely stand it!

-Graceface

CineStyle – The Royal Tenenbaums

 

I’m really excited for the feature I am releasing today! I will be taking my favorite films and interpreting them into outfits that I would wear. This first time around I’ve taken the film The Royal Tenenbaums as my muse and highlighted each character’s individual style. Wes Anderson puts a lot of thought into how he presents his characters to his audience and he uses their own personal sense of style as a sort of uniform that gives clues as to who the person is. It’s one of my favorite things about watching a Wes Anderson film. So please, take a look at my own modern interpretation of these Royal Tenenbaums character’s uniforms!

Margot – Margot is one of my favorite characters in all of cinematic history. I love her morose attitude as well as her fashion sense. I’ve updated her look by including a Missoni dress in place of the traditional Lacoste version, as well as adding a camel colored Carven coat in place of her ever present fur. My favorite item though might be the zebra double ring which hints to the play she wrote as a young girl in which she dresses as a bloody zebra. All of her signature pieces are present: barettes, penny loafers, gloves, dark eye-liner, a camel coat and her Birkin bag. The lace dress is reminiscent of the one she wore in the wedding scene and the slip comes from the bathroom scene – two of my favorite scenes of the film!

Ritchie – To me, Ritchie and Margot have a very similar aesthetic. They have both adopted and use the camel color that their father uses, and they also both wear sportswear – Ritchie in his Fila and Margot in her Lacoste. Their color story is so similar. Ritchie even wears Blue Blocker sunglasses emulating Margot’s dark circled eyes. Signature pieces: Fila sportswear, camel suit, Blue Blockers, sweatbands, slippers and a camera for taking pictures of himself to send to his family. The tennis skirt and racket necklace are thrown in to bring a little more femininity to the collection.

Chas – Here I’ve taken three looks from Chas’ film wardrobe. He predominantly wears the red Adidas track suit and blue Adidas trainers throughout the majority of the film, but there are a couple moments where we see him in a different light. At the end of the film we see a glimpse of the family at one of Margot’s plays and Chas is decked out in a Tuxedo. I have emulated that look with a very tux inspired dress, heels and a tux jacket. The ring and flats are a play on the dalmatian mice that Chas bred as a child. The gray suit, shirt and navy striped tie also go back to his childhood where we always see him in this get up! I threw Buckly and the duffle bag in for good measure!

Chas

Chas by Rosemaryx featuring a black jacket

Eli Cash – Putting together Eli Cash’s collection was pretty fun because he’s such a crazy character! Again, I added all the signature stuff such as: cowboy hat, boots, fringe jacket, western shirt, and the red suit and plaid tie he wore as a kid. The fun stuff I added is the crazy make-up he wore when he crashed his car into the Tenenbaums’ house while the wedding was taking place. I also threw in a skirt and a couple more pairs of fun wingtips – just for the heck of it!

Eli

Eli by Rosemaryx featuring cowboy boots

Etheline – Pretty pastels, skirt suits, little buns and round glasses. That is Ethel’s wardrobe of choice. We see her at young Margot’s birthday party in a pretty red chiffon dress and pink cardigan. We see her walking through an excavation site with Henry in jeans and a big warm parka. We see her about to wed Henry in a pretty lace dress, pink heels and pink lipstick. She’s predictable, yet there are many facets to what she will wear.

Royal – I want to think that Royal has the most “out there” look of them all, but it’s not really true. His signature looks consists of a gray pin stripe suit, a brightly colored button up shirt, a camel coat, wingtips, black framed glasses and a brightly striped tie. In a few scenes we see him with his (unnecessary) cane. We also see him wearing a Kongol hat a few times – like when he takes Chas’ boys, Ari and Uzi, out for an adventure.

Royal

Royal by Rosemaryx featuring a beret hat

Henry Sherman – Henry is the love interest of Etheline and a kind-hearted gentle man. Which is probably why Anderson put him in gingham – Henry loves the simple things. We usually see Henry in a blue gingham shirt, blue blazer, bow tie and brown wingtips – always with a square of handkerchief in his pocket. I’ve thrown in the skirts and thigh high socks to feminize this very masculine look. Also, feel free to wear those adorable bow ties as hair clips, headbands or necklaces!

Raleigh St Clair – This was the hardest collection to put together! We only really see Raleigh in a purple turtleneck and tobacco colored corduroy blazer. I wanted to expand on that look and find some feminine ways to interpret it. I added a long khaki skirt in place of the chinos that he would have regularly worn and some puzzle bangles to emulate the block puzzles he used to test Dudley’s IQ. I also added a couple different pairs of basket weave shoes – mainly because I just thought they were beautiful and I feel like they are cohesive with Raleigh’s spirit. But, of course I have kept in tact just a few signature pieces such as his wire framed spectacles, vintage tape recorder, wooden puzzle, purple turtleneck, camel blazer, red flannel PJ’s and electric toothbrush!

Bonus: Dudley – How could I put this post together without at least giving a nod to Dudley!? This character has some of the most choice moments in the film. I love his quirky look: a ringer tee, fishing hat, corduroy pants, ear buds and geeky wire rim glasses. I made this a little more female appropriate with a pair of corduroy shorts and a skirt, but I think overall this outfit is any hipster’s dream with or without the feminine touches – ha!

Dudley

Dudley by Rosemaryx featuring a pleated skirt

This was SO MUCH FUN to put together! I’ve been wanting to do a The Royal Tenenbaums post for quite some time as it’s my favorite film.

So, would YOU where any of these outfits?Any favorite pieces? I would love to hear your feed back! Would you be interested in seeing more from this feature? and if so, are there any films that you would like to see me take on? I’m open to suggestions!

-Graceface

9/Thirty – Taking Out The Trashman

So what’s up with the title you ask? Oh I was just eyeballing that trash man in the bottom boots photo. You’d think I would think to crop him out but no. Oh well! I figure he might want his 15 minutes of blog fame too! ha.

Dress – Modcloth

Boots – Oh you know, the same old brown boots I’ve been wearing.

Socks – Black thigh highs from American Apparel

Necklace – Hand made fused glass

Man was it windy today! You can tell by how much my hair is swirling around in these pics. I really love it though. I look all wind blown and romantic. Right? Right?

Enough babbling for now, until tomorrow Dearies!

-Graceface