Sunday, September 2, 2012

Singin' in a Hurricane

So let's be honest - we don't get many hurricanes here in Indy. However, the remnants of Isaac blew through town today, so what better excuse for a photo shoot? I've always wanted to post a look starring an umbrella, so today i got my wish!

teal skirt | Flying Tomato | white tee | OP | navy bow purse | BONGO | vintage ring and bracelets | boots

I saw this purse at the mall a few months ago, but decided against getting it because of the price. A few weeks later, i found it at Goodwill for $5!

What's a rainstorm without some puddle jumping?

Props to Empress Of Indiana's official photographer, Christine! Check out her blog here:


Friday, August 31, 2012

Wild West

Normally I don't indulge my inner cowgirl, but since i'm out in the "wild west" right now, i couldn't help it! For today's outfit, i took elements from the classic American wardrobe and mixed them with some more contemporary pieces to create a really fun look. The cowboy hat was actually passed down from my grandfather! Oh how i love vintage:)


peek-a-boo back dress | monteau los angeles | cowboy boots | vintage pastel bracelets | cowboy hat

Until next time cowboy..
XOXO Jenny

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Orange & Pearls

Funny story: A few days ago, my sister, mother, grandmother, and I went out for a shopping trip. My sister was trying to help my mom update her wardrobe, so she picked out some clothes for my mother to try on. One of the pieces she choose was a cotton blouse with bright orange trim, which the three other girls thought was the most ugly thing we'd ever seen! As a joke, i decided to try it on and see if i could make it "cute." I ended up liking it so much that i bought it for myself! Here i paired it with a vintage pearl necklace i recently picked up at a thrift store, my trusty high - waisted shorts, and my new favorite pair of chunky high heels.

high-waisted shorts [charlotte russe] orange - trim blouse [Valerie Bartinelli] chunky striped heels [Madden Girl] vintage faux pearl choker

These would be perfect for the Fourth of July!

Thrift store haul! I bought all of this for less than $10 and every piece has a story:)

XOXO Jenny

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A Pop of Turquoise

First off, it's been a crazy summer so far so i apologize for the limited number (also known as zero) posts so far! I promise i will try to post some more in the future. :) Today i'm wearing an outfit perfect for going out in the summertime; not too fancy and cumbersome but still super cute! I'm also trying to channel the neon trend a little with a bright pop of color in my blouse and lips. I've been having camera trouble lately, so that's what's going on with the poor quality shots. First my good camera goes missing, then my back - up quits working after a few photos! I managed to come up with a few that show off the outfit though, so here goes!

turquoise blouse [charlotte russe] dark - wash shorts [dELiA's] polka dot circle bag [COTTON ON] lipstick in "siren" [REVLON] vintage pearl necklace

I have been searching for this shade of coral lipstick and i finally found it!

Notice the edgy decorative zipper

XOXO Jenny

Monday, June 4, 2012

Under the Tuscan Sun

There is no way i was going to go all the way to Italy without doing some serious shopping, so a few days ago i convinced the family to take a trip to the local mall. Can i just say that i LOVE European fashion?! I came back with a selection of fabulous pieces that really seemed to embody Italian style. Look out for them in the next couple of weeks! For now, i'm wearing an amazing pair of rose-colored shorts, gorgeous bow sandals, and a scarf all from wonderful Italia.


pink shorts [Bershka] black tee [OP] bow sandals [ZARA] owl necklace [Claire's] multi - colored scarf 

XOXO Jenny

Thursday, May 24, 2012

La Moda di Venezia

I've entered the land of fairytale towns, stunning vistas, and of course amazing food - Italy! It's more beautiful than i could have ever imagined. My first stop was Venice, so i thought i would post about Venetian fashion. Although Italy is still, of course, a westernized country, it's sense of style is surprisingly different from that of the states! A couple things that stood out to me:

  • Venetians love their denim! I always thought a denim jacket and jeans was the very epitome of bad 90's fashion, yet the people here pull it off quite well. The denim also tends to be on the lighter side and often is distressed. Skinny jeans and high top sneakers (or heals) is all the rage!
  • Scarves and leather jackets are very popular.
  • I noticed a definite trend in makeup. Often, women wear simple eye makeup with a bright lip color - it's quite stunning!
  • Hair is often worn naturally with little flat ironing or curling. Rather than looking unkempt, this style actually seems to fit well by offsetting the "preppier" clothing style.
  • Revelation by my sister: The US's hipsters are just Europeans stuck in the wrong country! Their ways of dressing, at least, are very similar.
Enough blabbing - Here are some photos from Venice!

A billboard at the airport. Just got off the plane and already loving the fashion!

It was difficult to get a very good picture, but i just love her outfit! Pirate pants anyone?

Natural hair and makeup + bright lipstick

Now that is a major hat!

Hot or not?
 And here's my Venice - inspired outfit! All photo credit goes to my lovely sister Christine.

Epic boots strike again

Venetian ring
Pinstripedskirt. [Jay Jay's] Leather jacket. [Forever 21] Charcoal leggings. [rue21]. Venetian scarf and ring.

Ta - ta for now! Next stop, Lake Como.


Friday, May 18, 2012

2 a.m. and i'm still awake writing a blog post...;)

First off: today's post is going to be SUPER DUPER short because it's 2:30 a.m., i'm leaving for Italy tomorrow (yay!!) and i haven't quite finihsed packing. However, it's been soo long since i posted that i really wanted to share these photos! Today I raided my sister's closet - I'm wearing her vintage Flying Tomato  skirt that i altered (now i'ts all mine!), Jay Jay's tank, and A - FREAKING -MAZING  high heeled charlotte russe boots. Also, I of course had to add my favorite vintage necklace and my silver ring. :) 

XOXO Jenny

P.S. Next time i'll be posting from Italy!! Expect lots of pictures - beaches, people, fashion, italian stuff, and...gelato! Mmmmmmm.

P.P.S. Blog title reference, just in case you didn't catch it: