Saturday, May 30, 2009
I've kind of been obsessed with vintage tee shirts for a while now. And now that I can finally walk outside without a jacket, I can wear some of my favorites. I was on the hunt for a while for a vintage Harely Davidson tee shirt but couldn't seem to find anything I liked without having to cough up a few hundred bucks for a tee. My mom is kind of an ebay fanatic (caramia's collection) and told me I'd be sure to find something there. Yup, I did. At first I kind of skeeved the idea of ebay and clothes and what not, but I got over it and I just got my tee shirt in the mail for only 15 bucks. It's really cute and worn out looking, not to mention a few holes (ie: next time read the full description). But overall I like it.
I love that you can just pair a great tee shirt with anything. Tonight I was planning on wear the H.D tee with a tight black mini...maybe pics?? Now I'm looking for a lighter color tee since I sort of normally stick to black. I really like MK's vintage Rolling Stones tee in this pic. Very worn in looking. And the way she piled on the necklaces...love.
I also found this cool website with some pretty awesome tee shirts. They have some cool movie based ones. I bought this one in a few sizes too big so it's long enough to wear with leggings. I absolutely love it. I've gotten a lot of compliments on it which surprised me because it's just a Transformers tee, but cool.
So I guess that means that tees and denim cutoffs are going to be my main summer staples. What are some of yours?
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Like I said in my last post, my sister got to have lunch with the guys from American Idol and the result is this picture. I'm not the biggest AI fan, I just can't imagine watching it week after week after week. Just announce the damn winner...sheesh! But boy do I love Adam Lambert. He was robbed!! He has such a baby face in that pic, I can't believe he's 27.
Anyway, was bored today and the ickky weather does not help so I made a quick trip to the mall. Made out only with a cute day dress from Forever21 (not yet on the website) and these shorts. Bought them in a few sizes too big so they'd be ultra baggy. Got a similar pair from Urban Outfitters a few days ago (triple the price) but I can tell I'm going to be living in my denim shorts this summer.
Yet with all the shopping I do, I still feel my summer wardrobe is lacking. Oy, the problems I face. Just kidding!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
In a few weeks my sister is throwing another party at her place, but this time it's themed...Black & White. I'm pretty excited for the party since her first one was absolutely crazy (in a good way) and I haven't been "out out", as my friends and I like to say, in a while because of my bummed knee. But physical therapy has finally seemed to make a difference and I think I'm ready to put some heels on. I'm even more excited that my sister chose the black and white, however black and white isn't much of stretch for me since that seems to be my theme everyday.
Now even though it's a couple of weeks away, I have a lot of time on my hands since school's out and I don't seem to have an internship for the summer. So yeah I'm already scouting for outfit ideas. I'm really loving Lauren Conrad's outfit in this pic. It's totally feminine with the Shift Dress by Whitney Eve (aw how precious friends wearing friends designs...) yet it still has edge with the M by Madonna H&M Leather Jacket. It's really simple but it works. So that could definitely be an option. Of course I'd spruce it up with some cool shoes and accessories, you know the deal.
The other day I bought this skirt from American Apparel. I know everyone has it and I usually stay clear of that but I haven't seen anyone wear it in white, so why not!? I was thinking that could be another option but rather than pairing it with a typical black tank (I'd usually wear my Michael Star wife beater) I was thinking of wearing it with a white tank and risking all white. But I'd try pairing it with this black studded belt I have yet to wear (yes the one from the SATC movie) and some sort of fun shoes. I'm just afraid of risking the whole "butcher" or "ice cream man" look with the all white like I feared when I was younger haha. Hmm..we shall see, I do have plenty of time.
Anyway, I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend. Mine consisted of tanning, pool, bbq, tanning, pool and more food. Oh and right now I am so jealous of my sister because she's having lunch with Adam Lambert (from A.I) right now with US Weekly..ohh and the winner is there too...errr..Kris Allen. She's kind of become buddy buddy with some "really important" guy that works there and always goes to these lunches and she's convinced him to get Robert Pattinson to be the next one. Now it's just setting up the date and he promised her she could bring me if it happens. AH!! I hope I hope I hope. Clearly an unhealthy obsession...err scratch that..infatuation. =)
Saturday, May 23, 2009
It's pretty obvious by now that I have some faves when it comes to my fashion icons, since I tend to repeat celebs in different outfits. But hey, if it ain't broke don't fix it. So I'm just going to stick to that.
Here's VHud in this gorgeous Jen's Pirate Booty Poncho Villa Ruffle Dress sold at Singer22. I love the free flowing silhouette. It's so airy and girly. Definitely a great summer day dress or even perfect for an early dinner and drinks (especially in the Hamptons..def a great Hamptons dress). Even though I can't see what shoes she's wearing with the dress, I would pair it with a simple, understated gladiator sandal like these or these from Aldo. I used to work at Aldo before they really had some cute shoes (especially sandals). Damn, now I don't have my 50% off discount.
I'd even pair the dress with a nude pump, like most of you who have been reading know I'm a huge fan for. And I'm totally digging her hair in this photo. Makes me happy I took the time to grow my hair long and makes me almost want to cut my bangs again...almost.
By the way, I just had my first mini-trunk show at my sister's place in Manhattan the other day to show some of my new bracelets. Made a few sales. Pretty awesome and kind of proud of myself. =) I also joined twitter recently. I still don't really get the whole point (maybe I'm getting old) but I'm definitely becoming a mini-addict.
Follow me if you please: http://twitter.com/alexaRkopel
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
7 things I love:
-my family and friends
(pup-pup & macca)
-arts & crafts
-sitting in a theater watching a movie
-a really good book
cuz im crazy
pretty in leather
the new black-starr
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Just came across this pic of Lilo out and about town in LA and I'm totally digging her outfit, particularly her cropped tank. It seems as of late everything has become itty bitty and cropped to expose a little belly, or in Lilo's case lack there of (not gonna lie: jealous!) It used to be taboo and a major no-no to show some belly without being way too risque. But Lilo definitely pulls it off here especially with her flared jeans. It doesn't look, as one would day, "slutty" at all.
I'm kind of glad the cropped top is back, it gives me more motivation to continue my twice a day daily crunches work out. (But where are my results already!!??!!) However, last year, before people like Lilo were rocking the cropped top, I bought a cropped tee from American Apparel. Before I came home from Florence my friends and I found this cool clothing store (way overpriced) that sold these adorable Chloe cropped tees with weird abstract images on them. Unfortunately that was around the time my trip was coming to end and therefore I had pretty much drained my bank account for all its worth and didn't want to spend 80 euros on a tee. That's where the AA tee came in.
Although I have yet to wear it for fear of looking too risque, I can sense that it's definitely going to come in handy this summer as a staple in wardobe. Maybe even paired with my wide leg J Brands could be cute. I also found this adorable top from Singer22 by Wildfox (my new favorite brand, everything looks worn in and vintage and is so comfy). It doesn't looked to be as cropped as my AA tee and nowhere nearly as cropped as Lilo's tank, so it's definitely easier to wear for the more conservative.
Can't wait to whip out my cropped tee, well maybe not until my 6 pack shows (hah just kidding).
ps: if anyone can identify Lilo's top, I would love know who makes it. Thanks :-)
Friday, May 15, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
These are definitely the most blurry, but it was the only picture that showed the colors.
Pink and Stone Grey 6mm. 'Good Omen', 'peace', and skull bead.
Orange 8mm beads with floral designs on the bead. 'Spirit' charm and the other says 'harmony'
Orange 8mm beads. Gold Hamsa charm with Star of David in the center.
Red 8mm beads. Harmony, Star of David, Hamsa charms. Plus my favorite 6mm beads with silver skull.
Brown 8mm goldstone beads. Cupcake and Happiness charms. Floral cloisonne beads on the first two.
Blue 6mm beads with silver skull and 'peace' bead.
Black 6mm beads. Ying-yang, peace signs, 'Good Omen' beads.
Black 8mm beads. Floral cloisonne beads.
These are some of the colors put together. The fun of them is being able to mix and match them all.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Kate Beckinsale in Marchesa. I swear I saw this dress a few months back and thought 'Wow when I go to the Oscars, this is my dress.' Yea I have thoughts like that. My red carpet looks are all planned out. ;)
Kate Bosworth in Stella McCartney. Wowza! Fabz!
Madonna in Louis Vuitton. Icks.
I understand the whole risking taking thing considering this is the Costume Institute Gala at the Met...but...no. Just no. Just because she's Madonna, she has no right trying to bring back the scrunchie! It's a scruuuuuunchie (stress). Scrunchies are for your hair when washing your face. That's it.
There were definitely some other great dresses (and icky ones) but I'm sure you all have seen them by now. Which were some of your best and worst?
(pictures: just jared and huffington post)
Monday, May 4, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Anyway to my point, I am absolutely in love with Nicole Richie's outfit in this photo. I love every piece of it. I have been in search of the perfect maxi skirt for a while. (Ask my mom, I tortured her with my need for one.) When I saw Nicole wearing this look, it confirmed my love for all things maxi. It's a new take on the popular maxi dress style. (Which I love equally as much.) I love the way she pairs her Dries Van Noten skirt with a Phillip Lim 3.1 Rolled Sleeve Muscle Tee, Minnetonka black ankle lace ups and a knit beanie. It's effortless chic.