Wednesday, April 3, 2013

These are a few of my favorite things..

Hello lovelies. I hope you all are having a marvelous week, I'm currently taking a break from studying and listening to some oldies on Pandora. The channel started out as a Mumford & Sons channel, and it's pretty much turned into the 60's station because I keep liking The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Jefferson Airplane, and Buffalo Springfield. I'd totally be a flower child if I could get away with it you guys. Speaking of 60's music, it's some of my absolute favorite, and I've been thinking about finding an old record player (hello parent's garage) and starting a vinyl collection of my own. I know, total hipster move, but honest to goodness, I've always liked this kind of music. Truth be told, one of my favorite things is studying and listening to good music, I even miss it over the summer months sometimes (not that much though, ha!) 

Along with getting my 60's fix, I also have an affection for stripes (you already knew that, of course), florals, which seems to be a new thing, I guess I'm trendy, and hats, which you can read about here. I've never been a pattern mixer, the whole idea of it seemed pretty out there to me, but that was before and now I'm transformed! Dramatic much? 


I've had this dress since high school, in fact, it's probably the last thing I ever bought at Abercrombie, I think I was a first mover or something, because everyone in my hometown stopped shopping there soon after (I'm not bragging, seriously, it closed down a year or so after I left for college). Or, it could've been the fact that a Forever 21 opened next door to it, I'm not quite sure.. sarcasm guys, sarcasm. But it is gorgeous, and so un-Abercrombie-ish that I had to have it when I saw it. Yes, I still remember six years later! But I've only worn it a handful of times, what's wrong with me?! Maybe I'll do some sort of remix challenge with it soon. The floral pattern makes me a happy girl.

OH! I almost forgot, if you follow me on instagram, you'd know I went on a nice walk with Muggles the other day at a park. After looping around, and then going on a little adventure through a historic neighborhood (those are my favorite), we took a short cut through some trees/bushes to get back to my car. Bad idea, we almost got attacked by Guineas! It's kind of hilarious thinking about it afterwards, but at the time, we were freaking out. The big one (male, I'm assuming) came out of the brush and started screeching at us, I had no idea what was going on an Muggles was like, what da heck? (yep, she can talk), and then others randomly appeared out of nowhere, it was like an ambush attack, haha. So Mugs and I had to run and hop over a little creek bed to get away from them. They screeched at us until we got back to the car, and I was freaking out all the way there because I'm terrified of birds. This isn't the first time Muggles and I have almost been attacked by birds on our lovely walking adventures. The first time it was Mockingbirds, they're mean little buggers. This is my life you guys.

Last thing, I put up a FAQs page the other day, if y'all come up with anymore questions, feel free to ask!

Linking up with: The Pleated PoppyBecause Shanna Said SoKiwi Womens Style, Work Clothes, I Suppose
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Top: Gap Factory (similar)
Dress (worn as skirt): Abercrombie & Fitch (wantcute option)
Hat: Forever 21 (basically exact)
Ring: Pac Sun (similar)
Shoes: Forever 21 (similar)
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40 comments:

  1. It's a wonderful combo - thanks for sharing with WW xo

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  2. Love the stripe on stripe combo. This looks fabulous. And the hat just makes it perfect!

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  3. What an adorable dress! I love the pattern mixing too!!

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  4. I love that you mixed these patterns - they go SO SO well together! Great outfit.

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  5. I love the mix of patterns, and how they work so well together! I have no doubt that you were the trendsetter in high school ;)
    xox
    chloe
    http://www.popcosmo.com

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  6. Such a cute outfit! Love your top and your dress/skirt!

    xo
    Caroline

    lovecarolineblog.blogspot.com

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  7. You look really cute, I like the pattern mix!
    So funny what happened to you and Muggles,
    being attack by guineas so scary but hilarious at the same time!

    xo

    Nydia

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    1. Thanks Nydia, tehe.
      And yessss, that's my life, kind of scary, kind of hilarious ;)

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  8. this. skirt. is. fabulous! love it sooo much with the striped shirt!! pattern mixing like a BOSS.

    oh and love the FAQs page!! I always wondered what retroworter meant ;)

    -Jenna Brianne
    wearablefunfashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, thank you *bows*
      (I'm glad someone read my FAQs page..it took me a while to type up, hehe)

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  9. Love the pattern mixing! Lovely floral skirt!

    Sita xx
    http://buttonsapart.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. Oh my gosh I just fell in love with you over the 60's music and wanting to get a record player...I grew up on all that music and I adore that era....If we ever meet face to face, lets totally jam out to records garage style, I am totally down!! I am scared of birds too....especially parrots, (my neighbor had one and it was mean as hell)!!!

    You look lovely, love the combo!!!

    xo Dinah @ sunshine super glam

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    1. OH. YES. PLEASE! I'd totally be down to jam anyyy time!

      Curt's sister just got two lovebirds, she's trying to "teach" me to feed them and stuff for when they're out of town. Ain't gonna happen, no way, no how. But I don't even know how I'd manage to be around a humongous parrot!! ahhh.

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  11. Visiting from the link up. Would love it if you popped by and said hi.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  12. Visiting from the "Random Wednesday" link-up. I absolutely love the print mixing here... floral and stripes is one of my favorite combos! Love your blog!

    XO!

    Kati
    Glitz & Gold

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  13. love that your dress has florals AND stripes in it and that hat is so cute! :)

    ~Chioma
    C's Evolution of Style

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  14. I love mixing prints - especially when stripes is one of them.
    Such a cute outfit! Love the hat too.

    Candida
    Merch Maven

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    1. Thanks, Candida! I'm still pretty new to mixing prints, but if this outfit my have swayed me towards the direction of "in love!"

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  15. Love this outfit! I just bought a hat similar to yours and I can't wait to style for the sprig and summer.

    Cheers,

    www.learning2exhale.com

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    1. Thanks, Crystal! It's such a fun hat :)

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  16. Love, love love the pattern mixing going on here. And I also haven't stepped in a A&F in ages, the loud techno music, strong perfume smells, and dim lights turns me away every time haha

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    1. Thanks, Ana!
      The perfume got me every time, I'd always leave sneezing! haha

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  17. So, flowers and polka dots are my favorite things. And so is 60's music. Do you like Gary Puckett and the Union Gap? Dion and the Belmonts? Jay and the Americans? Sam Cooke? I'm a fan of Simon & Garfunkel as well.

    I was just passing through while browsing blogs, but I'm liking your outfits, and your impeccable taste in music. I'm more of a life and humor blogger, but it's always good to have a few fashionable ladies to give your inspiration, no? I'm a few follower.

    Cheers!
    Natashya

    thoseweirdheims.blogspot.com

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    1. Ahhh, yes! I loove Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, Dion and the Belmonts, and Sam Cooke! It's good to know other people like listening the oldies station ;)

      So glad you're following along! I'll definitely check your blog out tonight (one more exam 'til freedom!)

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  18. Oh my gosh, LOVE this outfit! You are gorgeous! Your Gap top knotted at the side is genius...and I love the pattern mix.

    Newest follower...you have the best style, Kristina!!
    p.s. You look so cute in that hat...most people aren't brave enough to wear one but you pull it off SO well!

    Brittany
    funwiththefullwoods.blogspot.com

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    1. Awww, thank you so much for the kind words, Brittany! You are too sweet! :D

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  19. I love this entire outfit! I just got a hat exactly like that because I love them but I haven't been brave enough to actually wear it yet. And I love the mix of stripes and florals yet I have never done it either. I have always admired it from afar, not knowing how to accomplish it for myself. But, I think you've encouraged me to finally give it a go! You look adorable :)

    PS You have GREAT taste in music!

    Lindsey
    High Heels and Training Wheels

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    1. Awww, yay! So glad I encouraged you! Print mixing is so much fun, even if I do feel a bit like a 12 year old sometimes. And thank you :)

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  20. This outfit is the cutest! Love your print mixing and your hat - this is just fabulous!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  21. You are just toooooooo stinking adorable in these pictures! And I think your pattern mixing turned out to be perfection. The bright floral and bold stripes just look so great together! (beeteedubs- I meant to post this the other day, but I got too busy. I know you know how that goes!)

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  22. Hi! I am visiting from Bri's linkup today, and love how you mixed florals and stripes in this outfit! Your hat is super cute too! I'm following you on GFC and Bloglovin now, and would really appreciate if you can check out my blog too when you have a chance. =)

    Avec Amber

    Thanks so much!

    Amber

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