Life on the Farm

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Welcome to my Fashion blog.... I hope to give you the latest tips on fashion and where to find, create and stand out in a crowd!

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

 The Look A Like Jean Jordace Jacket

 The Look-A-Like Inspiration

Countdown to Class: What Am I Going to Wear?

Well, here it is, 2 days before school is to start and I finally know what I'm going to wear... I decided on a blue Gap V-Neck (on sale) and I will pair it with the Material Girl belt I just bought at Macy's for $15. I will wear my tried and true frilly black skirt from the thrift store that I have had forever and black socks with my black ankle boots that have silver studs on them. I wore those boots everyday trekking around New York. They are from the Nordstrom Rack and are normally $165 but I got them for $42!!! I will top the look off with my awesome Jordace jean jacket from the 80s it is acid washed and has bows coming up the back. As for jewels--- I decided on a multistrand pearl necklace from Forever 21. It was $7.80 and it instantly dresses up a plain t-shirt. However you girls want to dress it up or dress it down for your first day make sure that you feel like a million bucks. Who's kidding, you know you will. Happy Shopping to all!!! Here are some pieces to my look with the prices.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

What makes Ms. Bardot so fabulous? Just look at some of her iconic fashion moments....

The beehive......need I say more?
 This is my all time fave
 Brigitte captured classic...

There's Something About Brigitte........

Hi everyone! I have had tons of icons but one of my all time favorites is Brigitte Bardot because she was one of the 60s icons. She sported the beehive like no other and her style has gone on to inspire runway looks and hollywood stars alike. I love her style because it was one word. Classic but with an edge....What's best is that thrift stores have so many pieces for one to recreate her closet. Her poise was part of her class. Her clothes were timeless and when you think of 60s bombshells you automatically think of Brigitte Bardot. She was so multifaceted when it came to her appearance. She could be classic and elegant one minute and high fashion "don't mess with me" the next. She was French, flawless and fabulous every day 24/7 and she set the ground for generations to come.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

What I'm Loving Right Now...

Hi everyone! So if there is one thing I'm excited about, it is the new school year but even more is the 50s ensembles that were shown on the Louis Vuitton Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear Collection. I felt like an old hollywood star just by looking at the looks. They were so Grace Kelly and totally one of my favorite eras to see reborn on the runway. It is so easy to duplicate that look for less: 1. You need a forties pill box hat and a ladylike vintage bustier or blouse from the thrift store. Another essential is the high waisted full skirt that embodied the era. I would say an inch heeled shoe with bows absolutely! Try some muted red lipstick and your there. As for school, I'm going to do my normal mix of vintage mixed in with newer pieces, and my school year resolution is to take pictures of my daily outfits for you and post them. I have an awesome Jordache vintage acid wash jean jacked with cut-out bows up the back. Yesterday, I wore it with a couple of pieces from the new Material Girl line by Madonna and wore a black cross necklace from Forever 21 and my true 80s black frilly skirt that I've had forever. I wore my 80s buster brown flat boots that lace up and buckle and they have faded from being worn so many times. I topped off the look with a black bowler hat with a velvet bow on the back of it. I felt like I channeled my inner Material Girl and you can too. Her new line is beyond affordable. Have fun and stay fashionable! Thanks to all!!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

I'm back from the Big Apple!!!

 Gap's amazing new LEGGING JEANS!!! Jeans, $69.50 exact wash I purchased
Hi to all who may be listening at this moment...I just got back from New York on Sunday and I'm sorry I haven't written. I needed to think about what I would write about on my blog because I want it to be the best it can be for my followers. Oh and you will probably hate me for saying this but I DID NOT buy ANYTHING in New York!!! Shocker right? I didn't know that almost all of the stores there close at 8 or 9, oh well. Now I know what to do next time I'm there shop. I had a blast! But my dad did get me a Tarina Tarantino skull ring with red rhinestone eyes and I love it. Her jewelry is fantastic!!! I have always wanted one of her pieces and I actually went to the store. It felt cool to be in the actual designer store. The whole experience was so much fun. OH! Here we go. I just went out and bought new stuff for school yesterday and was in shopping heaven! I have been looking for the perfect pair of jeans forever and I had no jeans before yesterday. That was until I decided to go into the GAP for the first time in my shopping life. They have the most comfortable jeans on the planet!! I tried on the GAP 1969 Legging Jeans that model Sasha Pivovarova wears in the editorial ad and fell in love. The best thing about these jeans is that they strech to fight your body not the other way around. They are so comfy!!! I scored because they are having a sale where you buy one pair of jeans and get the second pair for only $20 bucks. I only liked the wash that Sasha wears in the ad personally so I got two pairs of jeans with similar but not the same medium wash. One is more faded on the legs. They are totally worth every penny. I also discovered that GAP makes the most comfortable v-neck t-shirts I have EVER put on my back. They are so light weight and breezy and I got two. One in dark heather gray and one in vibrant burnout blue. Trust me they are the best v-necks ever!!! I also checked out Madonna's MATERIAL GIRL line at Macy's and picked up awesome and affordable pieces to amp up my fall wardrobe. I bought a black belt with a bow with studs on it for $15. A black pleather bandeau to layer underneath anything for $5. A lovely sequined pink crop top with black hearts on it for $20, and my personal fave: a pair of basic black harem pants with the classic Madge band at the bottom for $20 as well. Totally affordable and so fun. I plan to soon go to the thrift store and try and find pieces that look like that of what is on the fall runways right now and will start to post pictures of my outfits and finds. Thank you all so much.
 My Awesome Tarina Tarantino Ring I got in New York!!!


Even Halloween is a Fashion Opportunity!

The Bride

My Mom made this Fashionable Bride costume. She bought a vintage old wedding dress, soaked it in black dye so it would get that "old" look. She quickly rinsed it so it would not totally dye all the way. I worked at a haunted house for charity and we stained it with fake blood...I also found an old wig at the thrift shop. My total costume was like $8.00.