For the Love of Pins

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Hello and welcome!!!

Today’s post will be a mashup of two different outfits from this weekend that included lovely new pins I bought from The Tote Trove on Etsy! I’ve bought from her before and as always, her accessories never disappoint. ❤

I went for very quirky looks this weekend and I’m pretty confident I succeeded in that endeavor… 😉

Also, notice the headbands. Both are new, and ones I made Friday night!

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I’d like to point out that I used some old earrings I no longer wear to serve as CUFF LINKS! I bought this beautiful top not too long ago, and I quickly realized that bell-shaped sleeves are not flattering on me. Not to fret – with some quick creative thinking, I found a stylish solution!

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Meet my new pet parrot! Isn’t he cuuuuuuute? 😉

I love how bright and eye-catching it is. It adds an unexpected, quirky touch to the outfit. It’s like: ahhh, my outfit is pink and red, it’s romantic and almost Valentines Day-esque…also, PARROT. 

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I had my daily Starbucks hot mocha delicious-ness yesterday afternoon…

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But seriously, people…let’s get back to parrot boy. It’s made out of felt and the rhinestones add the right amount of sparkle!

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I think the pink headband is my favorite. I wonder why? Because it’s pink, folks…and hey, I am really loving this pink turtleneck! Turtlenecks are totally underrated.

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The second pin is a stylish older lady who is unashamedly loud and quirky in her fashion sense! If she were real, we’d probably be friends. I can only hope that when I’m in my older years someday, I’ll still be young at heart and fashionably fierce.

Staying young at heart I think is the key to being happy; staying true to yourself is another big one. ❤

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I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! See you next time! ❤

 

Mystique

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Happy end of the week!!

The good thing about winter is being able to wear gloves, but come to think of it, I’m starting to fancy the idea of trying out some thinner, light-colored gloves for spring, with the right outfit. I really like the look of gloves, and I think they have such an elegant look that needs to make a comeback!

I plan on making a trip to some antique shops in the near future, so maybe I’ll find a pair somewhere for spring? I sure hope so. I’d love to find some vintage accessories!

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Gloves add a touch of mystique, no?

I’ve always thought so. And I sure love mystery. ❤ In fact, come to think of it, my first favorite song as a child was Building a Mystery by Sarah McLachlan. I had it on cassette and I’d rewind it over and over again, pretty much beyond the point of obsession.

That song, and Against All Odds by Phil Collins. (P.S. – PHIL COLLINS, IF THERE’S A 1 OUT OF A TRILLION CHANCE YOU ARE READING THIS, YOU WILL FOREVER BE MY CHILDHOOD CRUSH).

*now getting on YouTube to listen to nothing but Phil Collins…*

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On an ending note, my friend gave me a book filled with delightful Victorian poems and short stories. ❤ I love the way people used to write long ago. It’s so much different from now.

I hope everyone had a nice week! Mine was crazy busy at work, but a good challenge. Time to enjoy the weekend. ❤

See you next time! ❤

 

Fuzzy

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Hiiiiiiii. 😀

So it’s super cold now, and I decided to invest in a marginally warm jacket! It cost a mere $12!!! It was on sale at Forever 21 and I couldn’t let it pass. I really love this thing, disregarding how skeptical I was at first when I bought it! Glad I did!

The fuzzy factor was the selling point, and purple is a great color.

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Is it just me, or does it have a 90’s feel to it? I’m not sure what it is exactly, but it does…and subliminally, it had me listening to a lot of Third Eye Blind, Goo Goo Dolls, and Nirvana at work today.

I must have had a fuzzy jacket or coat I wore growing up in the 90’s…? Who knows, but don’t I look so happy in the picture wearing this thing?

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Look…it’s frost! Noooooooooooooooooooooooo…

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A birthday treat I purchased for myself were some new shoes. I noticed one of my favorite burnt sienna-colored shoes are getting a bit worn out unfortunately, so I bought a new pair of shoes in that same lovely color that goes with so many outfits!

These are from B.A.I.T. footwear, which offers the cutest pairs of shoes I’ve ever seen in my life, honestly!!! If you’re into feminine, vintage-style shoes, well then, that is the place to check out!

Thanks for reading! See you next time! ❤

 

 

 

Uncool

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Howdy doo! I’m back!

I’m excited to share my first purchase from Valfré! If you haven’t heard of her, she’s a very talented illustrator who also has her own fashion and accessory line!

During the Black Friday sale, I purchased one of her tops. It’s a funny, light-hearted tee that’s super soft and will be great in the summer (it’s short sleeved).

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Packaging! I adore it to the max – it’s pink, so it’s already a winner in my eyes. 🙂

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A print of one of Valfré’s illustrations. ❤

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So as you can see, without setting aside my hair, you can’t read what it says but that doesn’t bother me! It’s a variation of nco, ncoo, or uncoo. Yeah!

Or, if you add a little breeze, the hair curtains will reveal ‘uncool’ in a quick flash.

“Cool” is a very subjective definition, no? It takes me back to when I was in middle school and was voted “Most Likely to Become a Nun” and one of my crushes told me in high school, “You’re like, the kind of girl who sits in the back of the classroom who wears ugly 70’s sweaters and always has the sniffles.”

Whatever!!! Cool is so overrated, anyway!

Until next time! Have a lovely day! ❤

 

 

Lady in Lace

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Hello there! ❤

I went post-birthday shopping so, I have many new blouses to showcase! This is the first of more to come.

This yellow lace blouse is from Forever21, and was only $12. Forever21 currently has many vintage-inspired blouses that are just my style, and maybe it’s yours too. 🙂

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I hope everyone had a nice week!!! See ya next time!