7/31/11

TELLTALE HEARTS VINTAGE PARTY

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*urban outfitters net top, vintage pants cut into shorts, jeffrey campbell boots. unearthen necklace. all other jewelry is vintage or purchased in mexico.

my outfit for the party... you know, in case i went fishing afterwards and needed a net to catch a marlin or something. or maybe i thought i was going to a rave... a rave on a boat.

here's some snaps from the party. being the bad blogger that i am, i totally forget to take photos until the very end. check out the bag of joints and rolled up papers nicki found in one of the vintage bags from the 70's!!

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telltale hearts vintage: website // twitter
madeline of jean greige and nicki of tropic of unicorn

all LA residents NEED to know about telltale hearts vintage in silverlake (or their website). they just opened up shop in february but are KILLING it with a perfect selection, gorgeous storefront, and seriously rad and easygoing personalities to top it off, unlike so many pretentious store owners who refuse to make eye contact with you upon entering their (most of the time mediocre) store. madeline and i showed up with a rack of vintage we sourced earlier this month, ate the best LA mexican street food (shout out to the thristy crow dudes- you'll always be my fave), drank wine, and met a ton of beyond rad people. thank you SO much to everyone i met that said kind words about me and my blog- sometimes i forget that people actually do read this thing, so it was a crazy reminder to know that you guys do, and that you dig it on top of that... so thank you, really. any encouragement to keep it up helps more than you know!

so, after the party i headed home and collapsed into bed using my new kitty Sal as a pillow... he showed up at my front door last week, jumped into my arms, and hasn't left my side ever since. so, i suppose he adopted me. i've fallen head over heels in love- he's the most awkward looking kitten because he hasn't grown into his ears and legs yet... but he's the most affectionate and loving animal i've ever encountered.

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7/29/11

BATHTUB BLONDE

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i don't know who she is... but i'm convinced that she's my soulmate.

VOGUE GIRL KOREA

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opened up my mailbox to find this Vogue Girl Korea that i was interviewed for a few months ago... they're so rad and sweet and it was definitely worth spending a whole day of my mexico vacation putting it together for them. LOVE the cover... how fitting to be in the issue with a surfer chick on the front.
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7/25/11

WHITE LIGHT

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*anthropologie shirt, diy vintage cut off shorts, american apparel socks, steve madden platforms, vintage necklace and belt, recycled rice bag purse, shots of my apartment

hey dudes, long time no update! real life gets in the way sometimes- in the best way possible. this is the night which started my absence from the world as i know it:
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that's my best friend adam, and my other best friend michelle's finger up his nose. this pretty much sums up the last week and a half for me. it's been fun. a lot of fun.

well, this was like dipping my toe in the ocean to check out how it is- i'm not ready to jump in yet and write a whole novel about my knee high socks or anything. i'll get back there eventually, because i'm sure you're all DYING to hear how much i love these socks.

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7/17/11

Sunday

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happy sunday.

7/13/11

LACE UP

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photos by dallas of dstoke photography
*vintage boots, american apparel bodysuit, DIY cut-off and tie-dyed vintage shorts, vintage denim jacket, vintage coin necklace, handmade wooden necklace from mexico, turquoise slave bracelet from mexico

this outfit is ALL about the boots. definitely one of my favorite and best vintage finds of all time... i've been wearing them non-stop since purchase.
i wore them all day yesterday when madeline and i drove north to hunt for vintage. i can't say too much yet, but we're up to something... and i'm beyond excited about it.
the night ended with madeline and i sitting in front of her television with piles of vintage clothes on our laps, watching david duchovny play sweaty basketball in the red shoe diaries... which is also known as THE BEST NIGHT EVER.
i've said it before, but if you don't know of her blog yet... YOU MUST. i mean, just look at her! (and her dog, moe... who actually gets 10x the amount of attention that we do)
also, if you were wondering: yes that is all of our indian food. it's not our fault! they kept bringing us free stuff for happy hour! i swear!
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7/11/11

GIRL

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vintage skirt, vintage cut up tie dyed shirt, forever 21 boots from wasteland, thrifted belt

please excuse the below average photos- it was just one of those days where i did not feel like dragging my tripod anywhere further than my back deck. actually- i attempted to take some photos on my roof, but the lighting was far too bright, and then my cat huxley decided to try to get on the roof WITH ME... he somehow scaled the fence behind me (which is a good ten feet tall), and was walking precariously on the top of it (about 2 inches wide) and realized he couldn't make it all the way to the roof, leaving him stranded. so, i had to play firefighter and rescue my severely accident-prone cat from having yet another emergency (he's had about 10 in the 2 years i've had him).
well, somehow this turned into a blog post about my cat, but anyone who knows me knows that i somehow turn every conversation into one about my cat.

7/10/11

BEACH RATS

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somehow ended up on a mini-vacation in huntington beach for the weekend. my friend's brother has a house a few blocks from the ocean, so we spent the weekend riding bikes to and from the beach, drinking too much, skateboarding in the middle of the night, playing volleyball with an invisible net, obsessing over their italian greyhound named gypsy, and swimming in the really fucking cold ocean. jumping in the california ocean makes me REALLY miss hawaii and it's 86 degree water. now i'm back in reality and the only thing i want to do is skateboard down my street in a bikini... oh, and my friend took that last photo on his iphone while he was surfing at sunset. isn't it MAGIC?