Now that the weather has been hitting the low to mid-60s, it’s time to toss aside our jackets and start thinking about more Spring-friendly outerwear. Reminiscent of the 80s, the fashion industry has been reviving the denim vest.
Since a lot of my friends are metalheads, it’s not unusual for me to see them rocking theirs with all sorts of band patches and button pins. And that’s the beauty of this trend – you can be as creative as you want, and tailor it towards your own individual style. If you’re the arts and crafts type, or just plain adventurous, you can make it a DIY project. There are plenty of tutorials on the internet for refashioning denim: acid washing, cropping, lace paneling, and installing studs/spikes, just to name a few.
DIY: Studded Lace Denim Vest [photo credit]
Since I prefer a little feminine touch to everything, I decided to purchase a embellished denim vest from Hong Kong on eBay. With its silver sequins, chains, rhinestones, and deconstruction, it was practically screaming my name. And for less than $15 with free shipping, I wasn’t going to pass it up. :P
Personally, I have a rule when it comes to denim: Only one piece at a time. I’m not about that blue collar look, if you know what I mean. With that said, this trend makes a simple outfit look edgier. I can see it working well with black leggings and a casual t-shirt or tanktop, but wearing it over a colorful patterned dress or skirt this Spring is just as chic.
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Since the weather was gorgeous this past weekend, le boyfriend and I took a walk by the local marina before going out on a sushi date. Predictably, I brought my camera in hopes of finding an opportunity to snap some photos. I wore my new vest over a black maxi dress that I’ve had since high school.
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I’m planning to move out of my parents’ house within the next 12 to 18 months. It’s a terrifying concept. Not because I’ll be living on my own; I did that for four years in college. But because I’m blindly jumping into this new experience alone. Most of my friends don’t plan on making the same kind of step for another several years, for some reason or another. And since I’ve had a terrible history of roommates, I would prefer to share a house with the people I already trust and care about. But no one is ready to commit, even though I feel like I’m already prepared. :(
My boyfriend and I have discussed moving into a modest apartment together, and although I know that would be a more practical option, neither of us know where we’ll be a year from now. :X It doesn’t stop me from fantasizing about the new place I’ll call home, though. In particular, I’ve been daydreaming a lot about interior decoration. It goes beyond color schemes, and I end up thinking about the fine details. Truth be told, the majority of it was inspired by all the wonderful goodies in the APARTMENT section on the Urban Outfitters website. I didn’t even realize how much they have in stock until I browsed through its entirety the other week! :o
To be honest, I’ve always associated the crowd that frequents Urban Outfitters with pretentious hipsters. But a lot of the decor on their website is actually practical, all while being trendy. In fact, a lot of their curtains and bedspreads feature simple and quiet patterns. A lot of floral print, too, which I’m obsessed with. Although a lot of what they carry are a bit expensive compared to large department stores like Target, I feel like every piece would bring its own unique presence into a room.
For example, I came across a pair of salt-and-pepper shakers on the website in the shape of dinosaurs. Completely unnecessary from a minimalist’s point of view, but would definitely bring life and personality into an otherwise plain dining room or kitchen. Same thing for the birdcage shower curtain and whale bathtub mat (which reminds me of Twitter’s “fail whale”) pictured above!
And admit it, nothing says “geek chic” like a chemistry beaker set for your fresh flowers. :P Their Maria Jewelry Box (which I’ve conveniently added to my wishlist) would make organizing a breeze, as well. I know I’m getting ahead of myself, but I just can’t wait to decorate! I already have several pieces of furniture in my current bedroom that would settle quite nicely in a new space. Speaking of furniture, my friends at Wholesale Furniture Brokers are offering some pretty sweet deals on section sofas. Just check out their website for more information. ;)
Oh, if only the rent in New York weren’t so expensive. :< I have so many things to save up for before moving out, the first being a car. So I have a long way to go in terms of budgeting before I should be thinking about interior decoration. But a girl can dream, right?
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