Saturday, April 22, 2017

Vinyl Vibes

Comin' at y'all with a post that departs a bit from my usual format. Since today is Record Store Day, a day dedicated to celebrating independent record stores, I thought it'd be fun n' festive to share a few record-influenced looks in honor of the event. For these outfits, I took inspiration from both the record's sound and album artwork. Without further ado, here are my spins on some of my favorite, well, spins.
(For the record, I didn't pick these LPs up on actual Record Store Day, but if I find some good vinyl at my local record store today, I might do a part 2.)

Look 1: Based on Stereolab's, Chemical Chords

With 13 albums in their discography, I've been trying to catch up with Stereolab's huge body of work the past few months. This record was graciously sent to me and has been on repeat ever since. Vibrant, endearing, and even assertive at times, Chemical Chords is total avant-pop ear candy with a 60's lounge pop influence. In addition to matching my lips/ top/ earrings with the album art's color scheme, I wanted to play off the retro, European sound of the record so I attempted to flip my hair out like Jean Shrimpton (whether or not I achieved this is debatable).



Look 2: Broadcast's, Tender Buttons

We all have that one album that we revisit whenever a certain season rolls around. Every fall/winter since I was 17, I'd get lost in Tender Buttons with overcast, rainy skies in the background. It's thought-provoking lyrics and icy, electronic instrumentation make this a perfect soundtrack to introspection, especially with tracks like "Corporeal." Also, Trish Kennan (RIP) had one of the most beautiful voices I've ever heard. A minimal look of all black seemed like the most accurate way to stylistically encapsulate the brilliant record that is Tender Buttons.




Look 3: Melody Echo Chamber's, Melody Echo Chamber's

What a gem of a record Melody Echo Chamber's self-titled debut is. If you were to google "psychedelic bliss" this album should definitely be the top search result. When listening to the LP from start to finish, expect to be swept into a dream that'll feel like the fastest 44 minutes of your life. Seriously, there's never a moment of temptation to skip a track, which is pretty rare for me. The warm, sunny tones in the album cover guided my makeup/ nail polish choices here, in addition to the editing of my wall (and now I totally want splotch pink, orange, and yellow paint all over it.)



Thursday, April 13, 2017

Nowhere

Sometimes my future seems like a desert: desolate and leading nowhere, but aesthetically pleasing at the very least. Life has thankfully been more of a wellspring than a wasteland as of late. I'm prepping for festival season since I actually get to partake in it this June. While I don't plan on wearing this outfit then, I still feel like this is a v- classic music fest look. You've got your boho kimono, your aztec print, your wide brim hat, and your rhinestone bustier bra..? Ok, that last piece may not be as traditional BUT tell me it doesn't look adorably groovy under this retro style shrug without lying. I also enjoy a good ol' fashion challenge so I wanted to try styling this bra in a non-lingerie way because some bras are just too pretty to keep captive under a boring blouse. 

Ecote Kimono- Resale
Zara Aztec Print Skinny Jeans- Flashbacks
Brown Roper Boots- Thrift
Aztec Belt- Thrift
Rust Wide Brim Hat- Reale
All Jewelry- Flea-market 


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Crush the Flowers

Does anyone else think in lyrics? About 50% of my inner dialogue is comprised of random lines from songs, half of which I make up  and later on forget. Sometimes I write them down while other times I let them slip away, their existence is better off short lived (the world has enough mediocre lyricism). It's interesting how even one lyric in a song, whether it's a well known tune or one confined in your mind, can spark an ensemble rapidly. The title of The Wake's track, "Crush the Flowers" was instant outfit inspo for me. With the song playing in my head, I reached for my current favorite jacket decorated with pretty flowers to wear with this houndstooth mini skirt. Toss in some shades, a bright teal top and heaps of silver accessories and I'm ready for some flower crushin'. 🌷 

 

Vintage Concepts Floral Leather Jacket- Resale (Ritzy Ragz)
Houndstooth Skirt- Resale
Silver Oxfords- Dr. Martens 
Deco Belt- Resale
Sunnies- Resale
All Jewelry- Fleamarket/ Resale/ Boutique


Women's Black Floral Leather Jacket, Teal Tank, Black and White Skater Skirt, Black Embellished Belt on Lookastic: Black Floral Leather Jacket, Teal Tank, Black and White Skater Skirt, Black Embellished Belt
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