A college town like Tuscaloosa feels vacant when the majority of students have gone home to be with family or left for exotic countries to study abroad. With not much going on during the weekends...besides work, Sarah and I have spent a few lazy afternoons in search of Tuscaloosa's hidden treasures. Of course, I use this opportunity to dress to my liking and convince her to snap a few pictures on our pursuit. In the midst of dirt roads and golf courses we managed to find this gem; founded in 1875, Old Century Church.
P.S Suede in summer? I don't know if I'd recommend it, but I could not pass up an unexpected textile union also known as the denim-suede shuffle. The textures compliment each other beautifully.
I was just informed that my family will be escaping to the gulf for a mid-summer mini-vacation in three weeks. This news could not come at a better time. Praise God for weekends like these to break up long weeks of school and work.
Aren't these girls just lovely in their peter pan collars and high-waisted shorts?
These pictures are from the fashion column I did for UA's newspaper The Crimson White. As mentioned in my previous post, I like to mix and match styles and trends, creating a more interesting, less predictable combination. To tone down the June Cleaver, sock hop vibe of my obnoxiously full midi-skirt I paired it with an aztec-ish print t-shirt and my studded black heals also aforementioned below. Enjoy.
I love mixing contrasting looks to create interesting and wearable outfits. I've had these pieces for a while now, but because fashion is in fact not a prerequisite to many Tuscaloosa venues, this ensemble rarely gets an audience. There is no fun in pairing a sequined skirt with an equally glam tube top and nude platforms. Predictable. By pairing the statement-making skirt with a subdued top (i.e white and distressed denim), the fashion sage will achieve wearable, every-day status. Who wouldn't want to adorn themselves in sequins on a daily basis?
As it was raining off and on all day, my roommate and I decided a fun, sequined frock would contrast nicely with the dreary weather we've been having. What started with grey clouds, and a drizzle easily staunched by trees, ended in an all out downpour, soaking us both to the bone. Exposing my childlike tendencies so often likened to a showboat and with leftover laughter from this afternoon, I give you my favorite unlikely union of trends. Denim, gold, leather, and the perfect white t-shirt—a combination every woman should remember.
Thank you, thank you sweet Sarah for your keen eye and fun-loving spirit.
"I'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain. What a glorious feelin', I'm happy again.I'm laughing at clouds, so dark up above. The sun's in my heart and I'm ready for love. Let the stormy clouds chase everyone from the place. Come on with the rain. I've a smile on my face. I walk down the lane with a happy refrain. Just singin', singin' in the rain."
This picture is just all kinds of fabulous with Leanda Medine, Rebecca Minkoff and Hilary Rhoda at the CFDA Fashion Awards in New York City. Leandra Medine the Manrepeller, is sporting a similar white studded leather vest to my previous post, of course hers is probably real leather..
"The first of all single colors is white ... We shall set down white for the representative of light, without which no color can be seen; yellow for the earth; green for water; blue for air; red for fire; and black for total darkness." -Leonardo Da Vinci
I found this studded leather pleather vest at Forever 21 for a weak $25. The last one on the rack. The superfluous metal appliques stamping the faux leather. It was screaming my name! I could not resist if I tried. To heighten it's already strong statement making potential I paired it with all white pieces. I somehow managed to squeeze into my white skinnies circa 8th grade and my little sister's lace camisole (thanks, Anna). This is what happens when I am home for the weekend; fashion inspiration gives no warning.
It zips ladies and gents, it zips.
I am blessed to have these ladies in my life. PTL for weekends at home.