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Monday, July 9, 2012

Day Drinking, Pt. 2

What? It's totally still summer.

Also, check this fly recipe for a Lemon Rose Claret:

Cup of red wine
Generous splash of lemonade (Santa Cruz, in the jars, is CHEAP right now)
A wee splash of either rose syrup or grenadine, if you're just not fancy enough
Add some ice cubes, and garnish with fresh lemon twists if you're trying to impress people.

Moving along.

Lots of early '90s throwback fashion in this post. I thought about a throwback drink recipe, but I don't think anyone drinks grain alcohol and Tang anymore. There are some adorable, update-able elements of '90s style; baggy pants, black leather, floral, denim, flats, shaggy rockstar hair and old man sweaters have all made a comeback. Other things deserve to be forgotten; Stonewashed mom jeans, chunky loafers, crocheted everything. Steer clear.Description of Photo
I'm such a fan of big, bulky accessories and girly prints and fabrics. Also, everyone looks amazing in a wrap dress. Literally, everyone. Even Roseanne. Okay, pushing it.

Grey Floral Wrap dress; Oversized Brown stretch belt; Brown Leather Healed Oxfords; Chambray Scarf
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It's easy to look like Frumps McFrumperton when doing casual; but keep in mind: something has to be fitted, or show a bit 'o skin. Think skinny jeans/baggy sweatshirt, or baggy pants/tight top (but accessorize this one, or you'll look like an extra from a Missy Elliot video).

Thick ribbed tam; Cotton Oxford shirt; Mustard Cotton Yoga pants; Two-tone Canvas deck shoes
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Men can't go wrong with tartan shirts. Mixing prints is ballsy, and works for the ladies too.

Wool-blend tartan button-up; 100% Cotton Guatemalan pants
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This early '90s looks is so classic; denim, black and floral. Make it lady-like with heels or flats, or tone it down with boots.

Denim jean vest; Black cap-sleeve tunic; Chiffon floral skirt; White T-strap Espardrilles
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LOVE this look; if it's possible for a guy to look artsy and romantic, this nails it. Like, soft enough fabrics that you could roll around in bed or take a nap in it. V-necks are hot. Comfy, ugly sweaters are sexy. This is a true story. This look works for the ladies too!

Huxtable Sweater; Vintage V-neck; Soft-wash vintage jeans; Tom's Vegan slip-ons

Monday, July 2, 2012

Day Drinking, Pt. 1

When you're classy as shit, summer means one thing in Alaska: Day Drinking. When there's no fear of hypothermia, just bears, you can while away the 24 hours of sunshine in a shiny, less-than-lucid happiness that only comes from heat + friends + cocktails of choice. Or really good pastries. But that's different.

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Summer is a time for layers too; add dimension to an old tunic or dress with a lacy skirt slip underneath. It adds texture and sexy boldness without being overly tarty.

Field Green Chiffon Tunic; Polyester lace skirt slip; Skinny leatherette belt with bronze detail

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On chilly nights, pairing a cute jumper with shorts is classic, comfortable and adorable. Pink and red is an unexpected combination; if you're sick of neons (or you aren't 22 anymore) try pairing primary or bold colours with their softer counterparts for a pop of colour that isn't so punchy.

  Vintage Swiss Jumper; Poplin pintuck shorts (LOVE THESE); Vintage Italian leather Capezios (SO. Comfy.)

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 Listen up boys: Girls like legs. I know, it's gross. Go with it. We never get sick of a man in a stripey sailor shirt and cuffed, tight Bremudas. Never, you hear me? Class it up with a jacket, or keep it casual with a solid-colour button-up or hoodie. Trust me. Hot.

 100% Cotton Men's GAP Utility Jacket; Heathered boater tee; Vintage Skinny-wale cord Bremudas

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White can be tough to wear. See-through, boring.  Dress up a plain white with a cute layer, funky belt, or both. When you're rocking a simple look, a few accessories and some colour goes a long way.

 Thick ribbed tam; White and yellow tunics; Vintage elastic and camel leather belt; Clay GAP Chinos

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Face. This is a straight-up scowl.

Another cute combo of shorts and a jumper. Note the details on this otherwise simple outfit; rolled cuffs on
the shorts, pointelle knitting. It makes it special, but still casual. The unlaced low-tops make it fun, and contrast with the extra-fancy jumper well.

Ivory Pointelle Cashmere 3/4 jumper; Cotton pleated shorts; Chuck Taylor low-tops