Friday, October 31, 2008

twinsies for life

me and conrad woke up on the same side of the bed this morn.  her shirt is way cuter though:(

Happy Halloween

just like a ghost, you've been a-hauntin' my dreams, so i'll propose on halloween.  love is kinda crazy with a spooky little girl like you.....

*stolen pix from sally jane vintage and knightcat:)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

13 Q's

1. who are you? amanda, 29, hopeful dreamer...colorful charmer
2. what is your look? hmm, always changing but I tend to stay simple with bigger accessories--like costume jewelry, sunglasses or ruffles, lace and fur.  
3.  you like to shop at: vintage shops, wasteland, other people's closets, net-a-porter, anything online
4. current obsessions: fur vests, boleros, boots, headscarves, pearls, feathers, cheap shoes, the entire elizabeth&james collection
5. on your ipod: anything loud and boomie i can run to...justin timberlake, chris brown, aretha franklin, m.i.a, old madonna, the beatles, beyonce
6. style inspiration: giambattista valli, art, punk rockers, music
7. city that inspires your style: little bit of alabama mixed with cali and a side of paris
8. fave piece in your closet: right now, re-worked vintage ruffled bolero
9. recent purchases: black head scarf with white star print, brocade jacket, watermelon purse
10. you will never be seen wearing: high waisted denim....i'm too short
11. style icon is: rachel bilson because she always looks cute, comfy and most importantly effortless
12. can't live without: boots, pretty panties, red shoes
13. if you can own any one thing where price doesn't matter, what would it be? vintage chanel jewelry...there is an amazing chunky gold charm bracelet that i would wear everyday if i could.  

**bored and lack of material=self survey.....

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Follow Me, Betches!!

Ummm, why have only 3 peeps signed up to follow me?????  For my sanity, click "Follow this Blog" over there on the right.....betches. 

Love you lots.

She's Thrifty

Economic downfall = Shop wisely!! Here a few items I scrounged up that are super cute and under budget.  Enjoy!

Rapscallion by Samantha Pleet Trench $148
byCorpus Flash Pant $88
Silence & Noise Tail Blazer $68
Silence & Noise Burnout Cardi $48
BDG Red Raw Cigarette Jean $54
Silence & Noise Beaded Tunic $58
Forever 21 Stripes Cardi $29.90
Urban Outfitters Argyle Socks $12
Fred Perry Bowling Bag $69.99
Silence & Noise Watercolor Skirt $68
Urban Outfitters Headscarf $12.99
Cable Stitch Beret $24
Forever 21 Metallic Trim Plaid Scarf $8.80
Stamped Initial Studs $16
Urban Outfitters Criss Cross Woven Oxford Heel $88
UO Plastic Wide Frame Sunglasses $18
Frye Lisa T-Strap Heel $158

**click image for bigger view**

Monday, October 27, 2008

Chilly Mornin'

These would look ever so lovely on my commute along the 10 into Hollywood....sipping on my hot tea, hands so warm and nestled inside the leathery goodness, waving with glee to passerby's.   

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Fashionista Bunny

Fifi Lapin...this may be my new favorite blog.  SO freakin' cute.  Please check it out.  

My Lovely Lady Lumps

My gurls want this lacy little Stella McCartney hot hot strapless.  

Top Secret Dress-up

Shareen Vintage, my fave thrifty, opened a Venice location.  Her big warehouse is still open in downtown LA, but the westside location is stocked full of goodies!!!  I don't know how she finds such amazing stuff.  It's like playing dress-up in there....lace slips, fur coats, hats, vintage jewels, cocktail dresses, boots, boots and boots!!!  If you happen to live in West LaLa, Thursday nights from 5-10 pm there will be nibbles and vino whilst you peruse the wonderfulness.  

My purchases:

*suede western boots with just the right amount of heel
*an adorable oblong peachy handbag with gold horse bit hardware
*an embroidered vest with fringe that looks rad over a long white tee
*super chunky gold spiral necklace that makes me feel like cleopatra

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

In the Stars

The old you is back this week, with a Full Moon in your sign midweek, bringing out your unique individuality.  In every way possible, from what you wear, how you wear it, to the choices you make every day, you are screaming 'this is me, like it or not'. You're not dressing to impress anyone but you.  

Hmmm.  I'd be impressing myself a lot more if I was sportin' this pink poofy by Giambattista Valli. 

For your fashion horoscope go to: Free Fashion Horoscope

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fur but Faux...well, some of it

It's cold and windy today in Santa Monica and I need a warm, soft, furry, puffy, snuggle bunny to keep me warm.

1. Lanvin-really expensive
2. TopShop Faux Fur Swing Coat
3. Suede Faux Fur Gilet by New Look
4. Old Navy Fur Puffer Hoodie
5. Vivre Fox Fur---eeek I'm allergic
6. Burberry Shaved Fur Coat at Net-a-Porter
7. Vivre Rabbit Fur
8. Debenhams Chocolate Faux Fur Gilet

Friday, October 10, 2008

It's Friday

i don't care if Monday's blue
Tuesday's grey and Wednesday too
Thursday i don't care about you
it's Friday, i'm in love

Monday you can fall apart
Tuesday, Wednesday break my heart
Thursday doesn't even start
it's Friday i'm in love

**the Cure**
Booties by Manolo Blahnik

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Katie in Manhattan

I want the bag and that head scarf.  I must find out the designer of the big black mystery bag.  

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Utmost Admiration

1. Valentino Petale Rose Tote: This cuteness is out of control.  I want to eat it.  

2. Valentino Noeud d'Amore Clutch: Holiday! Celebrate! If we took a holiday. Took some time to celebrate.  Just one day out of life.  It would be, it would be sooooo nice.  

3. Salvatore Ferragamo Ikat Cavellino Tote: Hand it over immediately.  

4. Prada Tessuto Tote: Star pleating, my friends.  J'adore!

5. Chloe Heloise Medium Shoulder Tote: Nice 'n' Buttery like a biscuit.  Yummy!

***All Available at Neiman Marcus***


So many bowlers popping up lately.  Quite edgie.  

The Perfect Lipstick!!!

So I've been on a hunt for a new shade of lipstick for Fall.  I found it...Medieval by the Lipstick Queen!!  The Lipstick Queen has concocted the most perf blend of Vitamin E and red pigment to create the look of sensual, red cherry lips.  I read about it in last month's Nylon, ordered it online and it came today!  It doesn't feel or taste like lipstick which is a biggie for me---hate bad tasting lipstick.  Its like chapstick but way kissier.  

Available at Lipstick Queen

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

My First Attempt

I made a purple leather clutch!  Considering this is my first attempt and that I'm working with my Grandmother's Kenmore sewing machine circa 1950, I'm really quite proud.  I don't have the correct presser foot for my machine that handles leather, so the leather kept bunching up causing my stitches to be all wonky.  However, it turned out kinda cute and I stuck a vintage brooch on to serve as the fastener until I learn how to make a snap or zipper closure.  Yuppeee!

old pic but i still likey

i need some color in my life

Rebel Dance Party

How cute is this line??  Love the feather fringe belt and the beautiful draping details in the shirt.

Available online at Rebel Dance 

Luggage Envy

Geez...the Olsen twins arrive at Heathrow airport in London with their truckloads of baggage. I would have secretly followed them around hoping one little parcel might tumble off and I would escape with it.  

Sunday, October 5, 2008

More Shuz.

Just hours after the Louis Vuitton show, i-D magazine's Francesca Burns and POP magazine's Victoria Young were spotted outside in Louis Vuitton's new bad-ass tribal footwear. They must be super special ladies...or they tackled some models backstage and ran off with their scoots.  

Source: Jak and Jil


Gun Heels by Chanel made their debut at Paris Fashion Week!! 

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Non-Red Shoe of the Day

yellow, yellow, yellow, pretty layered petals, i fancy them.  

My Lovely Lady Gams

My leggings from last year have about had it.  Hole-y crotch=Creeperiffic.  So, I did some hunting.  I've never bought a nice pair of leggings....hence the distress of every pair I currently own.  I think I will buy some basic cheap ones and maybe a fancy pair of either the David Lerner Tuxedo style or the ones with the flashy gold zips.  I don't know though--because I really heart the Contour Leggings(#12) because of that nifty quilted patch at the bottom.  Cheaper side, I'm really digging the Lauren Conrad and American Apparel basics because they look like they have a low waist on them.  Tough call, girlies, tough call.    (click pic to see bigger)

1. Pencey Leggings $136, Revolve Clothing
2. C&C California $55, Revolve Clothing
3. Modal Legging $24.50,
4. 6126 by Lindsay Lohan $123, Intuition
5. Lna Zip Legging $108, Lisa Kline
6. Nordstrom Over the Heel Tights $12, Nordstrom
7. Lauren Conrad Long Legging $57,
8. Acrylic Blend Cable Knit $38, American Apparel
9. Baby Thermal Legging $26, American Apparel
10. David Lerner Tuxedo Legging $79, Singer 22
11. Shiny Black $28, Rampage
12. Contour Leggings $265,

Perfect Patent Panel Salad

These boots are killer!!!  With their vintage inspired design and perfect amount of heel, they will surely go with everything in my closet and yours.  Too bad I just purchased a new pair of black boots or I'd be all over these beauts.  

Available at Nasty Gal.