Saturday, April 28, 2012

Half a Hippie

Today I'm sporting this lovely cardigan, black lace dress, slouchy crop top, boots with socks and hat. I titled this post Half a Hippie because it has a little hippie vibe, but is crawling with a modern, chic vibe as well. You can't really tell, but this cardigan has shiny bits of thread that make it look like a rainbow up close. It's fantastic.
So far, I've been pretty good about keeping up with my lips. Wow, how awkward sounding, but I'm serious. I make sure they are colored accourding to my outfit everytime. This time, for example, they are a soft orange, I actually quite like it.
Check me out on PINTREST! I'm Shelbylugal if you want to look me out. I'm addicted to this site!
And if you may, please follow me and comment on a few of my pictures on CHICTOPIA because I'm trying to get a lot of points to win a pair of Jeffrey Campbell Night Walkers! If you refer to a post from last month, you will know how obsessed I am with these shoes since I dedicated a post to them!:P

Dress: Macy's, $90
Shirt: Rue 21, $10
Shoes: MIA Shoes, $99
Cardigan: Forever 21
Hat: Plato's Closet, $4

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Inside the Foliage

I took some photos with my cousin Jessica a couple weeks ago at the family Easter get together. I'll probably ask for the other pictures sometime in the future, but for now I have these two. She edited them and took them. All I did was hide in a bush and kill my corneas as I gazed into the overly bright sun. I can tell you, I've never looked so good hiding in a bush. Ever. and if I may say, thank God for spandex. They were very helpful as I sat in dirt and frolicked around in field.
Anyway, I have a couple of more shoots down, so make me put them up! I have one in a dress that broke right after the shoot, but it was worth it. They pictures turned out beautifully! The second shoot was BMS (By My Self) and it was somewhat of a complicated shoot. First of all, as I said I was BMS and I have a camera that is currently being held together by tape and I don't have a tripod or a remote. Second of all... I was on a roof, my roof to be more exact. I've never been on a roof before, but my house is in the middle of the woods and the trees are to thick for sun light to peer through, there, taking to the sky was the only choice. Those pictures were amazing! I'll try to get them posted tomorrow!
And I'm on PINTREST now! Just look me up right here and check out my posts! Follow if you want on Pintrest, but I'd really try to follow my blog. I'm in the giveaway mode and on the hunt for something to giveaway SO keep checking back! (What would you like for a giveaway? Tell me in the comments and I'll try to get one to give away!)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Spring Inspiration 2012

With all the beauty which is Spring, I decided to make an inspiration board. I have no clue how long it's going to be since I'm inspired so much by everything I see! Flowers, clothes, a simple close up of something amazing; I can't wait to share it all with you!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Like Pants?

And by pants I mean shorts. Although colored and floral short are coming in style, don't forget about the classic jean shorts. There is one Etsy store that hasn't forgotten them; they've even upgraded them! The store is called Boho Fairytale and they have the best shorts in town (Etsy Town!).  Boho Fairytale has taken the classic jean shorts, shredded some a little, added some bedazzlement, rhinestones, studs and the ever-growing popular lace! Why wouldn't you want a pair of these shorts to show off? Answer... You would! So check out some of the products below then head to the checkout at the Boho Fairytale Etsy Shop with this special 5% of discount code: BLOGGER5

Crosses are in for anyone hoping to acheive the newly popular "punk" look!
Let's see... Asymmetrical... in... lace... in... What is there not to love about these shorts?
The cuffs make these shorts cute, the handsewn feather make them adorable
Woah, loving the half bedazzle look, you?
REMEMBER, BLOGGER5 is the 5% off code to use if you decide to buy some of these amazing jean shorts!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Running With Green Horses

It's Spring! Yet, oddly enough, it feels like summer. I mean, an 85 degree day makes me feel like popsicles and tanning (more like burning) at the pool, not dew drops on crisp pieces of grass and birds chirping outside my door. I like it though. Summer means more family time, mission trips, cute swim suits (and the pool!), not to mention shorts and super fun fashion!
I got this pony here on a mission trip a few years ago, my first mission trip ever actually. It chills on my bed all day and snuggles with me at night and it doesn't have a name! Give me a name for him in the comments! I'll announce the winner in another post, and guess what the winner wins? How about their name in big letters at the top of the post?! Sound good? I think it does. Get to thinking of names!

Shorts: Plato's Closet
Hat: Plato's Closet, $4

What do you think of my lips?

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Nasty Gal

Before you run from this post because of the name, let me clarify: Nasty Gal is an online boutique with some of the most distinctive wardrobe pieces, I bet even you, has ever laid eyes on. They got their name from an album that was called Nasty Gal. They used it as their inspiration for the entire boutique.

They have anything from velvet dresses to to lace skirts and cutout bodysuits. Everything about their clothing screams unique. Even their T-shirts have detailing on them that no other store would even think of! Think of walking into a room with skinny jeans and, what appears to be, a plain coral-colored t-shirt, but when you turn around, it has a scoop back starting halfway down the shirt!

Peplum Party Skirt


Nasty Gal x MINKPINK Alexa Dress


Silk Splatter Dress


Double Cross Dress - Lime


Chiara Chiffon Skirt


Peplum Party Skirt


Frontin Cutout Dress


Precious Metal Dress


Friday, April 13, 2012

Just a Short Announcement!

Hey everyone! Prom is tomorrow for me and I was nominated for Prom Queen! Whereas I don't think I'll win because I'm going up against an amazing ginger-headed gal, I'm still going to have a blast and can't wait for it. Be expecting plenty of prom pictures to come!

This picture came from a shoot I recently did with a friend (If you guessed Andrea, give yourself a pat on the back!) and expect pictures from that shoot as well! And please comment if you want to see the girl behind these amazing photographs, Andrea herself! Maybe if enough people say they want to meet her, she might be willing to take a couple of pictures with me. High fashion editorial shoot perhaps? I think so! So please comment:)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Popular Prints

What’s in this season? An outrageous amount of prints. Seen on runways all over the world, this craze has taken over the fashion industry in a fury so great, it’s hard to keep up. The mixture of animal prints, vintage prints (such as stripes and dots), florals, even the newly popular tribal print, can suddenly be seen on anything from dresses to shoes.

Together, separate, meshing or even clashing, these prints go from subtle to outrageously bold in the attempt to make the garment stand out. Small flowers strewn in softer pinks and purples can be seen in stores with intricate chunks of colors and patterns of shapes now know as tribal prints.

The diversity of this trend is simply unbelievable. From the sexy, cheetah print to the softer, romantic floral print, this trend works for almost any occasion possible. What is amazing about the present prints versus vintage, before-our-time prints, is that these typical stereotyped prints are now breaking free of their boundaries. The cheetah print does not now only have to be created just for it’s usual sexiness, but can now be almost as romantic as the pastel florals (still with it’s own hint of fierceness) that we see on the more shy women, thanks to the genius creations of many designers (Find a romantic cheetah print dress example here.)

And, not only is it diverse in styles, but also what it can be put on. Not only are prints made for just dresses, shirts and skirts anymore, but also shoes, hats, and even jewelry. Designers such as Zero Cornejo and Alexander McQueen have already created garments flaunting this popular trend, with many designers following closely in their footsteps.

This is a trend that is allowing women to break free of their jeans and comfy sweater and throw on a zebra print blouse tucked into their favorite shorts as Spring slowly emerges. The changing of season creates an entirely new palette of trends.

Shirt: Wet Seal, $8
Belt: Plato's Closet, $4
Shoes: MIA Shoes, $99
Necklace: Rue 21, $10

Monday, April 2, 2012

Imma Punk Too

I'm a goody two shoes. What can I say? I cry when I think someone is mad at me (Especially teachers), I try to do all my chores, I don't do bad things and I've never tasted alcohol, nor do I plan to. I'm nice to everyone, even if I don't like them and I do way to many extracurricular activities. But the amazing thing about clothes is that you can easily trick people to thinking otherwise. I might be nice on the inside, but if I dress up like this, all bad a**, do you think people will think I'm 100% goody goody? Probably (hopefully) not. So check out the post and tell me your personality and if you dress to match it, or dress to trick people in the comments:)

All Clothes: Gifted to me and brands unknown
Necklace: Rue 21
Earrings: Factory Connection, $4