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Style Inspiration: The Mighty Boosh Zooniverse Jacket

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It seems strange that just a couple of weekends ago I was all bundled up because the early signs of summer finally hit LA this week. I sweated it out selling at the Rose Bowl Flea Market just this past weekend, but Memorial Day weekend (which is supposed to usher in summer fun) was cold and gloomy! I guess it did give me a chance to wear one of my favorite outfits one last time for the season.

This thrifted vest started its life much longer, but I chopped it since I wanted a more cropped look. That meant I also had to shorten the pockets so they wouldn’t hang out of the bottom! I’ve never actually done that before and it turned out to be super easy. I’ve been super into cutting garments and leaving the edge raw as well. There’s just something casual and kind of punk that I love about the fraying.

Fun fact: I think of this vest as my “Mighty Boosh jacket” because it always reminds me of the zookeeper jackets they wear in season 1 of the show. I’m definitely taking some styling tips from Vince Noir with the scarf too - haha!

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I guess this is also the blog debut of my Ziggy Stardust mullet! It definitely won’t survive the late summer heat (I hate having hair on my neck) so I’m going to enjoy it while it lasts. I think I need to bust out my Bowie costume from a few Halloweens ago and do a photoshoot once it’s gets a bit longer.

Styling Tips

How to Style a Colorful Vintage Zebra Print Jacket 4 Ways

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Do you ever pass up a kinda crazy piece because you’re worried you won’t get enough wear out of it? Like, you can only imagine one way to wear it because it’s THAT much of a statement? I’m willing to admit that even I struggle with that sometimes, and I pride myself on my ability to find multiple ways to wear anything. (Seriously, I wear my clothes into the ground and the only way to do that successfully is to come up with new ideas to keep outfits fresh for myself.)

I originally bought this colorful zebra print jacket with the intention to sell it, but I just couldn’t part with it. I’ve never been a big animal print person, but there’s just something about the bold colors here that made me hold onto this. Now you might think that you can only wear this with all black to avoid looking too bold. Fuck that kind of thinking! This jacket is just begging to be paired with so many colors .

Which outfit do you like the best? How would you style it?

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The Story of a Vaguely Southwestern Purple Bow Blouse

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Like so many things that ultimately end up staying in my own wardrobe, this blouse was originally earmarked for the shop. But there was a broken button on the front, and did I really want to replace ALL of the buttons, and wouldn't it just look great with my jumper and yellow tights? This is how I go from selling something to having a packed closet!

And I have to admit, it DOES look great with my gray jumper and yellow tights, and as an added bonus, it also matches my glasses. I will not apologize for being lazy and keeping this blouse!

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The Spectacular Fantastic

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I'm kind of in love with the color story for this outfit. Who knew orange and green were such a great combo? Now I do! My friend Mike loaded me up with some t-shirts when I was back in Cincinnati for Christmas/Festivus, and this is one of them. Man, I love a good t-shirt. You can throw it on with jeans to go to the grocery on Sunday afternoon or you can make an awesome outfit like this for a Friday at the office! Works equally as well in either situation. Anyway, this shirt is for Mike's former band / current recording project, The Spectacular Fantastic. They're one of the bands we used to go see all the time back when we lived in Cincy. Check them out on Spotify sometime! I would personally suggest starting with Just My Luck from the 2004 album Vortex of Vacancy. That one was always fun live!

Vintage Sweater: Goodwill / Shorts & Earrings: Buffalo Exchange / Boots: Beacon's Closet / Tights: We Love Colors

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Wonder Valley

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We were out in Wonder Valley near Joshua Tree National Park shooting my spring lookbook last weekend, and I decided to snap these quick outfit photos while we were at it too. I can't waste scenery as beautiful as this! Right after this we did some rock scrambling in the park and then stopped off at Hangar 24 Brewery on the way home for some well deserved beers.

I'm still digging through the photos for the actual lookbook. This time around was a lot more challenging than last fall. Everything just seemed to fall perfectly in place then. This time we had the wind to deal with. I don't mean a slight breeze, it was full on windy. So now I'm sorting through otherwise beautiful photos where my hair is blowing up at a strange angle or my whole body is being blow off-kilter as I try to balance on the rocky ground in towering heels. I actually almost sprained my ankle a few times! The things I do for my shop...

Anyway, I hope to have the lookbook edited and posted in the next couple weeks. I'm also working on a redesign of this whole site, including the blog. Lots of changes coming and I'm super excited!