Tuesday, May 31, 2011

its the country in me

So this is newly one of my favorite outfits that i've put together. this dress is incredible, it reminds me of Chloe'. Eye Spied this dress at some random little vintage sale in downtown LA in a mini warehouse. My mother came down for it, she was the one who told me about it. Anywho, i fell in love with one of the vendors, first of all his prices were PERFECT, better than goodwill prices and second he was 16 and boy did he have an eye for some amazing pieces, that i was so pumped about.
this dress happened to be one of them. it was below the knee when i bought it, but to make it a little younger i raised it a few inches. Anyways the dress was $5.00, i know... can you believe it?! the brand is Monica Richards.

to make the dress a little more casual i put my version of the perfect jean vest with it. Eye Spied this vest at a Goodwill back home in Bakersfield i believe, it was $4.99. and of course shoes by Jeffery Campbell, my soul mate

Red nails are a classic. they will never go out of style. (right hand; David Yurman & some other adorable brand. left hand; my grandmothers ruby & a twist tie ring from my boyfriend) bracelets thick red blue and yellow weaved braclet from Goodwill $1.50, blue turkish eye bracelet from LF and 3rd Don Lucas as a gift.

as part of my 21st birthday i was gifted with that beautiful Givenchy shoulder bag. Thank you mother. i am pretty excited about; it is helping me learn that i only need the necessities sense it is much smaller than my last bag.

getting started

The Apartment Edition 
Eye Spied this fantastic cozy orange corduroy chair from Goodwill, it was $14.99. as soon as i saw it, i knew it had to be mine, it rode around with me in my car for about 3 weeks or so. we are pretttty aquatinted now, yah we bonded. so of course it had to be my first piece of furniture in the new digs. 

this closet is somewhat of a good size... don't let the picture fool you. it is much bigger. however, i am positive my wardrobe simply will not fit still. so i will have to bring in rolling racks. yet these are a few pieces of my summer wardrobe that have been in hiding and i just now busted out! 

it made me excited for summer!
there will be more progress in the weeks to come. stay tuned!

successful 21st

my beautiful friends
my old hollywood themed birthday was a perfect evening!
the champagne was flowing and every one was wearing their dancing shoes.
huge thanks to my beautiful parents who made everything possible & of course the 2 brothas.
& of course all the people who came far and wide just to be there. it was fantastic!

Sunday, May 22, 2011


a little music to wonder through my blog 

mixing prints

You can never go wrong with Black and White.

Eye Spied this rockin shirt and flowy jacket at Goodwill. This shirt was $3.99 its brand is Norton McNaughton. this shirt is the perfect stripe shirt. the stripes are not too big and not too little which gives it just the right amount of texture. the jacket is one of my favorites. so easy to dress up or dress down it was $6.99 and the brand is Extreme.

clearly my hair has calmed down by now.

Giving you a close up shot of the two patterns. one is simple and the other is busy but all together it works.

once again showing off my favorite shoes. Props to ma boy Jeffery Campbell
From Lf

neutralize your cut offs

You can never go wrong with neutral colors. 
not only is it cool in the hot weather but its just plain cool. 
 Eye spied this little ensemble all from Goodwill (besides shorts and shoes) This adorable camel colored swing jacket was $7.99 and was designed by Helga Berg. The shirt is officially one of my new summer favorites. not only is it cool and drafty but the neutral knitted pattern and retro buttons are too awesome and can make any outfit. the shirt reminds me of missoni. the brand is Shile and this shirt was $3.99. The clutch is full of neutral aztec designs with a bit of metallic. this is a great summer piece to add to any outfit for that extra bit. it is also a perfect size, big enough to fit a kitten. this was also found at Goodwill, the brand is Meyers and was $5.99.

once again, please excuse my bad hair day. which this is a great reminder to always check a mirror before snapping away. geez. shorts are Levi from LF and shoes are Jeffery Campbell also from LF

This picture gives you a taste of the pattern of the shirt which i believe to be the greatest part. its a unique design. also you can see my awesome lucky penny ring on my right hand pictured as the left. which i lost later that night. so upset (penny ring from LF was $6.00)

xoxo, clutchface.

dress up your cut offs

I always like to keep a little bit of Bakersfield in my wardrobe, what better way then a pair of nice cut off shorts. Where i am from 'Bakersfield' cut off shorts are a necessity, not only because it gets up to 110 degrees during summer but also because it pisses off my old fashioned conservative 91 year old grandma and i love it.

so clearly, i was having a bad hair day. eye spied this amazing blood red blazer at a Goodwill in costa mesa. The brand is Premier Collection and it was $14.99. the shirt was found at RADS a thrift store in Bakersfield. The brand is JW Jeans Wear and it was $3.99. the Brio clutch was also found at RADS and was $1.99. that clutch is one of my favorites, its a great nude for summer and is easy to dress up or down. & of course my shoes. jeffery campbell. my love.

 As you can see by my orange nails i am feeling quite summery. this shirt is one of my favorites and i think its great for this season with its aztec print. the colors are cooler tones; adding the blue makes the pattern really pop.

adding the red blazer really completes the color pattern and the outfit. the dark lipstick also ads a sense of drama to the outfit making it an easy summer night outfit.

yah know?

Thursday, May 19, 2011

ready for summer?

Have you gotten your perfect pair of summer cut offs?
Where to look? its always great if you go to a local thrift store in your area. Either find a old pair of women's or mens jeans, try them on see if they fit. If they do fit, purchase, take home and cut into shorts. Giving them a distressed look is quite easy, a razor, sandpaper, scissors or a cheese grater are great devices to give your denim that distressed look. It may take a while to give them that perfect distressed look, however, be patient and don't chop or grate your fingers off.

This is a pair of Levi's that i actually bought distressed like this from LF

These shorts are great for dressing up, with a pair of heels or wedges and a classic blazer. Or you can dress them down and wear them with a festive blouse and a pair of chic flats. they go with anything anytime.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Birthday party

9 days

until my birthday, May 26th.

this isn't just any birthday though. it is my 21st. i am beyond excited and can not wait to spend it with all the people who i love dearly and have made me who i am today. i am having a party at the Viceroy in Santa Monica. it is going to be one of the best memories of my life. i already know it.

pool area

i've made a birthday list. yes i know its not very extravagant. well i guess a little. there are only 3 gifts that i would really want on my birthday. if i only receive the first item, i will be the happiest girl in the world.
item #1
peonies, roses, mixed flowers, i adore. 
flowers truly brighten my day beyond belief.

item #2
how could i celebrate my 21st birthday without Veuve Clicquot. i mean it is my favorite. originally i asked my brother for the magnum and said that that is all i plan on drinking for my whole birthday. you know pop a crazy straw in it and im set. 

item #3

 jo malone. please and thank you. so the smaller bottles are about the same price as a bottle of veuve. so either way. you cannot go wrong. i love all of the scents. i want to live in these perfume bottles.

just a few

a few of my favorite things around my apartment and in my closet and also just in general. 
this brooch. is amazing kinda reminds me of a ferris wheel. wagon wheel. spoke. shiny rim. any other guesses? either way it rocks. my favorite way to wear this fantastic piece is, i got a cool beaded necklace and i just hook it to that and i'm set. sadly, i do not remember where i got this.
this necklace. is absolutely amazing. by far one of my favorites. i spied this at Alpha Thrift Store in Isla Vista, just outside Santa Barbara. it was one of my more expensive trips. this was $50.00. However, it was worth every stinkin dime. it reminds me of gold coral. definite statement piece. 

can you guess what this clump of color and chains are?
yup you named it. purses. mostly clutches you see here, i like this picture a lot, it gives you a little taste of each bag. 

okay, so some of you may be a fan of these, and some of you may not. either way. I AM A FAN. so thats all that really matters to me. i instantly fell in love with these when i spied them at Goodwill. These brownie bites were not with the rest of the shoes. oh no... they were in the HALLOWEEN section. i was kind of offended because i would wear these outside of halloween. but either way they rock. These little fudge cookies were $14.99. i know kinda steep, but i couldn't pass them up.

don't get too excited, they are not what you think....
i wish i could say these have a red sole... but they don't these impostors are Matiko. i got them at yup. LF. you know my favorite store to purchase shoes from. they retailed $155, compared to retailing at $950 for the Christian Louboutin ones. these are amazing shoes. however i should have gotten a 9 instead of a 8 1/2. they rub my heels raw. damnit 

Vintage Ray Bans

i spied these 1970's wayfer tortoise shell sunglasses at a adorable vintage shop in Milan, Italy. i went to Milan last june with my roommate who is from there. these were my big purchase for the trip. they were $165 euros and worth it. they were such a hit my brother actually borrowed them for a good while. i know i'm such a good sister. they look great on everyone and stand out where ever you go.

ending with this picture, one my dear friends took and gave to me along with a few others. 
thanks for taking a little trip through my closet with me. hope you enjoyed


to my collection are 2 new pairs of Jeffery Campbell's. you know, my obsession.
oh yes. i know i am a tad crazy. i just wore the american flag ones. which i am extremely pumped about. went to Hollywood with a freind this weekend and rocked em with a skirt and oversized shirt. 
check it outtttttttt....
pictured at Angels & Kings.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

resemblances to balmain

Balmain Fall / Winter 2011

do you see it?

don't get me wrong. i love harry and i love Balmain. i'm not hating just pointing out what was so clearly obvious to me. twinsies trust me, i would wear the hell out of this suit and not look like harry. but i think thats because i do not have blonde hair. thank goodness.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

cinco de mayo

shrimp fest 2011

osama's dead?

summer night out?

Cacharel blouse, 208 GBP
Muveil short
TopShop platform shoes, $140
Alexander wang handbag, $580
Bottega Veneta carved ring, $2,480
Illamasqua Nail Polish, $24

This outfit is a dream. 
the leopard shorts first off. the tank perfect. 
the shoes..... OBSESSED
nail polish. quite wild but i dig
then the complete goth of the bag and ring. 
i can't get enough.


it's all in the mix
eye spied these 2 little garments at goodwill

the shirt was $3.99  and it seemed to have a tag but was cut out. the skirt was $5.99. the brand is I. L. U.
Shoes - Jeffery Campbell - me favorite

here we have a close up of the two prints; bringing out the colors a little more vividly. i love this shirt. it literally can go with anything. the skirt is super groovy, i'm usually not a fan of 'patchwork' clothing. but for some reason it worked for me.

gettin saucy with ma shirt