Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Butterfly

For me, there's an enchanting change and freedom that comes with the ending of each year. Reflecting on how the past year unfolded every December 31st trips me out. I always think about how myself a year ago would react if the present me explained everything that was going to happen in the next 365 days. Of course, no year is filled with solely sunshine and happiness. Knowing that there's a new year ahead with a blank slate attached feels very liberating from the struggels that came with the prior one. In this look I styled for an annual "end of the year" work party, I channeled these thoughts into my outfit choices. Since butterflies and birds usually symbolize the idea of transformation and independence, I chose a butterfly ring and a bird claw bracelet from Wholesale Buying to go with this bird-embroidered LBD. All this contemplating actually gives me a lot of hope as we fly away from 2015 so I threw in lots of color to make this get-up as vibrant (but still sorta of wintery...?) as I could. Bright or dark, I'm ready for you 2016, show me what you got. <3


Love Sam  Embroidered Blazer- Flashbacks
Buffalo David Bitton Dress- Flashbacks
 Dolce Vita Clark Booties- Nordstrom
Silver Bird Claw Bracelet- Wholesale Buying
Rainbow Stone Necklace- Resale
Butterfly Ring- Party City
Hamsa Earrings- Gift
All other Jewelry- Resale/ Boutique

P.S: Special thanks to Inland Empire Magazine for featuring Lex in Fleurs in their latest issue! I'm even more excited now to see what 2k16 holds


Women's Multi colored Geometric Cardigan, Black Leather Ankle Boots, Silver Bracelet on Lookastic: Multi colored Geometric Cardigan, Black Leather Ankle Boots, Silver Bracelet

Friday, December 25, 2015

Pedestrian At Best

I'm typing this post on Christmas Eve, reflecting on how my family would go to the movies every year on this day. Some might have called me a Scrooge for choosing to stay home most of the time instead. Going to the movies isn't quite my thing in general, especially if I'm going to see a Christmas movie. Basically I'm a grandma and there's a 90% chance if I watch any movie past 8:00pm, I'll end up snoozing in my seat. Despite seldomly partaking in this tradition, I really do enjoy the holidays. More than anything else, I'm a fan of all the kitschy decorations, particularly on storefronts. They just give me the warm fuzzies and add some holiday joy in the background of an unfestive outfit like this one. I can't get myself to wear a Christmas sweater now that this killer faux leather jacket is a citizen of my closet. Also, printed leggings become my bff in the winter so expect more looks with them to come. I'll try to not take photos wearing them in the street next time because I feel like that annoying, slow pedestrian that I wanna run over with my car.
On a cheerier note, I hope y'all had a very lovely Christmas filled with all the cliche, good stuff! I'm sure I did because all I need is a lit-up tree + coffee and I'm a happy camper.
 

Sanctuary Gingham Leggings- Resale
Led Zeppelin Shirt- Resale
Lucky Brand Lace-up Ankle Boots- Resale 
Layered Moroccan Necklace- Free People
All other Jewlery- Vintage/Resale/Flea Markets 

 
Get this look for $45+ on Lookastic: Black Leather Jacket, Black Suede Ankle Boots, Silver Necklace, Silver Earrings

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Secret Identity

People watching: It's a guilty pleasure many of us like to indulge when we're out in a crowded place. Recently, I've learned that despite enjoying watching people interact with each other or hang around by themselves, I'm just not that great of a people watcher. I'll often mentally take note of something a stranger does that fascinates me then drift off into my own thoughts. Falling down the rabbit hole of unrelated concepts and hypothetical situations, I forget about my surroundings and the strangers in them. The role of a social observer still interests me though, along with the air of mystery that comes with it. Leather jackets stand out as symbols of mystery in fashion. This awesome fringe biker jacket is my not-so-secret obsession as of late, which was kindly sent to me by a really wonderful, unisex clothing company called Boyly Mia. Today's outfit is my interpration of what this observer type of character would dress like, roaming in the city and lurking in coffee shops as they absorb the details of those around them.


Kimchi Blue Dress- Resale (Ritzy Ragz)
Anne Klein Boots- Resale
Bowler Hat- Vintage 
Hue Black Tights- Macys
Studded Cross Body Bag- Resale
Tree Choker- Loving Life by Elvee
Evil Eye Ring- Nasty Dress
All other jewler- Vintage/ Resale/ Fleamarkets

Get this look for $79+ on Lookastic: Black Fringe Leather Biker Jacket, Red Print Skater Dress, Black Leather Mid-Calf Boots, Black Fur Crossbody Bag

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Raising the Skate

Do you ever rediscover fashion combos that you used to wear like crazy? Tops tucked into mini skirts were once the bread and butter of my wardrobe. At some point, I ran out of shirts that weren't too bulky or short to stay underneath high waisted skirts so my obsession with the pairing eventually faded. Returning to this style now feels better than ever. An outfit like this totally works for fall in my neck of the woods since it doesn't get too chilly, meaning you can get away with wearing tights in the "colder" months. It could just be the hair but I like to think of this getup as a modern day take on Lydia Deetz (or maybe like her not-as-cool cousin). Either way, I feel pretty strong/sassy sportin' this look and ready to raise the skate.

 

Mesh Long Sleeve Top- Resale (Ritzy Ragz)
Everleigh Circle Skirt- Norstrom
Jessica Simpson Tights- TJ Maxx
Ecco Moss Ankle Boots- Resale (Ritzy Ragz)
Cross Necklace- Flashbacks
Hamsa Necklace- Loving Life by Elvee
Rest of Jewelry- Resale/Fleamarkets

Get this look for $25+ on Lookastic: Black Crochet Mini Skirt, Olive Leather Ankle Boots, Black Tights

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Je T'aime

Romanticizing the annoying parts of reality is something I try to pratice. Wake up late? Pretend I'm a fictional character in the opening scene of a movie. Spill hot tea on myself? Try to appreciate the warmth of it on my most likely cold skin. Stuck in traffic on the freeway? Think about how interesting it is that I'm, in a sense, united with the other hundreds of drivers on the road by the inconvenience. I'm definitely not always a positive Patty but the less time I waste peeved about something that ultimately doesn't matter, the better. What does this have to do with my outfit might you ask? I'm not really sure, it's just something that's been on my mind. And now moving onto things on my body; I've been really into spicing up casual outfits with elegant, vintage accessories. Nothing freshens up a t-shirt and boyfriend jeans like brooch and a string of pearls. It's the best of both worlds, like I can go out too a nice dinner wearing this and not look to dressy stopping by Target to pick up cat litter on the way home.



Truly Madly Deeply Top- Resale
Blank NYC Boyfriend Jeans- Nordstrom
Black Beret- Ebay
Icon Klimt Sneakers- Resale (Ritzy Ragz)
Black Pearl Belt- Vintage
Gold Leaf Brooch- Vintage
All Jewelry- Vintage/ Flea Markets
Get this look for $120+ on Lookastic: Black Cutout Cropped Top, Grey Ripped Boyfriend Jeans, Blue Print Slip-on Sneakers, Black Beret

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Lonesome Sundown

From time to time, I wonder if phones/ the internet isolate us more than they bring us together. A convincing case can be made for both sides but I really don't have a strong opinion on the topic. All I know is that it's trippy to think we can feel so lonely when as we're holding a smartphone that grants you access to interact with thousands of different people in the world. I guess it's just like feeling deserted in a crowded, virtual room. Sunsets seem to exagerate loneliness in those moments for me like "Noooo the day's ending just like my chance to feel close to anyone ever agaaaaain!!!1!" Today isn't one of those days, as I'm snapping away photos of sunsets that look identical to the ones I took from yesterday and the day before that. The wind blows my hair all over my face, strands of it sticking to my orange coated lips. I like how the kimono glows in the warm, firey light of the setting sun. Looking down at my outfit, I realize that even though I've been waiting all year to wear autumn clothes, my outfit still screams summer (with the exception of my roper boots of course). All this is happening as I'm alone, and I couldn't feel farther from lonely. 
 
 



Tangerine Tie Dye Dress- Thrifted
Roper Boots- Vintage
All other jewelry- Vintage/ Resale/ Flea Markets
Tribal Motif Phone Case- One Little Forest


Get this look for $18+ on Lookastic: Orange Kimono, Orange Beach Dress, Dark Brown Suede Boots, Gold Necklace
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