6/28/11

LENNI VINTAGE

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*lenni vintage hand-made shorts, vintage dress cut into top, forever 21 bracelet, SLOW vintage sunglasses, vintage army bag, nine west boots from buffalo exchange

anyone who's even slightly paid attention to my blog knows that i have an obvious attachment to three things:
1. jewelry
2. ankle boots
3. shorts

so... we can all imagine how giddy i was to receive an email from the lovely lenni of Lenni Vintage telling me that she'd like to send me some of her one of a kind hand-made shorts. who in their right mind would turn down that offer?! i practically haven't taken them off since i opened up the package- i wore them the entire weekend while i was moving. anything that is this simultaneously comfortable and cool is perfect in my book. i've gotten endless compliments on them- they're the kind of statement piece that you can throw on with a basic white t-shirt and still stand out in a crowd. my favorite.
she sells a ton of really gorgeous shorts and ships as fast as lightning. be sure to check her out, i promise you'll love it all!

oh! and i found this amazing vintage criss-cross dress that i cut into the top seen above. it's stylestalker-ish, no? love love it, and it definitely fit right into my budget at $8.
xo

STILL ALIVE

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*vintage boots, vintage cardigan, american apparel top, vintage jewelry, vintage shorts

i'm still alive. my mom came down for the weekend to help me finish moving out of my old apartment... it was a crazy couple of days. i like living up high, so all of my apartments have crazy staircases... so moving isn't exactly the easiest thing in the world. we actually got two guys off of craigslist to help us move the heavy stuff... and they ended up being a magician and an artist from venice beach. yep. leave it to me to hire a magician and an artist to help me move.

trying to fall back into normalcy- my place is a war zone of boxes and misplaced furniture... cannot wait to have everything in it's right place (unintentional radiohead song title quote). i found this ridiculous zebra print chair for 20 bucks today at the thrift store. i'm taking mixing patterns to a whole new level, apparently...

6/23/11

DIRECT SUNLIGHT

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*wasteland shredded tank, thrifted diy cut off slip, vintage boots $13, vintage belt, vintage army bag, flea market aviators, vintage wood slab

somehow going to get breakfast turned into going to vintage shops which turned into going to thrift stores which turned into going to vintage furniture stores. grabbed these aaaaaamazing boots for $13 at the thrift store, then walked across the street to a very hidden hole-in-the-wall furniture store that sells absolutely stunning vintage home furnishings for insanely cheap- think the most gorgeous refinished dresser from the 60's for 150 bucks. i fell in love with this vintage wood slab with a beach scene painted on it for $10.

these aviators are practically glued to my face. i'm obsessed. i want them in every shade of the rainbow.

no more photos in direct sunlight. eeek.

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6/21/11

BRUNCH

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*american apparel bodysuit, american apparel shorts, thrifted denim jacket, vintage belt, vintage jewelry, UO boots and purse, flea market aviators

hungover brunch = eating my weight in hashbrowns at fred 62.

6/19/11

CAMEL RUG AND LIZARD LITHOGRAPHS

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i've found such out of control things for my apartment all weekend! i've been searching for a dresser, but somehow ended up with all of these things instead.
yesterday, i found the tropical madonna and child and the african fabric covered mirror at a thrift store... and today i found the lizard lithographs (i could have spent a thousand dollars on lithographs today... no joke), the large vintage rug, and the small camel rug at the flea market.
the tropical madonna and child started off the inspiration for my bedroom- it's going to look like a tropical jungle by the time i'm done. i really want to paint a cat face over the baby's face... because i hate babies.

also picked up these snazzy blue and green mirrored aviators at the flea market for 5 bucks- they are my new favorite things ever. most definitely inspired by the theysken's theory resort collection. it's absolute PERFECTION.

speaking of perfection... how about this townhouse in manhattan? swoon. read about it here.
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time to start decorating!

6/17/11

ROOF SUNSETS

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*vintage shirt, vintage boots, vintage long knit bloomers, urban outfitters sunglasses and purse

really obsessed with this pair of odd vintage boots i found at a vintage shop yesterday... i hate sandals (except for the single pair that i own- but they've finally fallen apart) so i've decided that these are my "summer boots", since they're kind of open...?

ahhh... i will NEVER get tired of watching the sun set over the lake from my roof... i can't wait to get some chairs up here. if i ever go missing, i'm actually probably just asleep with a book in my lap in a lounge chair on my roof. always check there before calling the cops.

6/16/11

AT HOME

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*vintage harley davidson tshirt, vintage pants, vintage belt, vintage platforms, unearthen pyramid watch, mexico eagle bracelet, mexico and vintage rings, urban outfitters hat

just hanging out at home, unpacking and listening to perfectly peaceful psychedelic tunes... i always have themes for my apartments... "space beach", "frida on acid", and "surfer goth" have been a few... and i think this apartment will be deemed "the swinger's acid lodge". obviously i like decorating around the themes of the beach and an acid trip...
i live across the street from the echo park lake, so the vibe in here could not be better- it literally feels like i'm on vacation every time i look out my window and see the sun reflecting on the water. mix that with the aesthetics of a mountain cabin and that is my apartment. i am way too happy to be here.

6/15/11

COSMOPOLITAN SHOPPING RUSSIA

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cosmopolitan shopping russia was kind enough to feature me in their magazine this month- the spread came out so great! now where can i buy a copy, other than in russia...?

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6/14/11

ADIOS

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*free people cut off tank, harley davidson denim vest, cut off shorts, vintage belt, forever 21 boots, world market necklace, mexico turquoise slave bracelet

got back from mexico a few days ago and immediately started moving into my new apartment. it's been a crazy few days: work, moving out of my work studio, and moving out of my apartment... definitely back in reality, but happy to be here. these were taken on my second or third day in mexico, before i got a wicked tan. ha.

hopefully the next post will include some apartment photos- currently it's an unorganized catastrophe of cardboard boxes, but my goal is to have everything organized as soon as possible. it definitely feels like home already.
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6/11/11

MEXICO DETAILS

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*urban outfitters green printed bikini top, vintage sheer printed shirt, vintage orange velvet shorts, vintage boots, vintage/mexico jewelry