Sunday, March 28, 2010

what's your style?

i said i wouldn't post again until i had my 'guns and roses'
{yes, alexandrakeller,...welcome to the jungle...}
thing-y together,
but all my supplies haven't arrived yet
and i have a few 'whoops' going on with the things that did arrive,
weird size and some technical issues,
anyway, as life would have it,
my good friend and awesome photographer, andrew reilly,
texted me on saturday afternoon
and asked if i wanted to do a 'jewelry' shoot sunday at 8:00 am.
like a madwoman, i dropped the supplies
and rushed out of the house and off to buffalo exchange
to buy some used clothing
and started madly throwing things together.
normally, i'd have full stock of jewelry,
but, fortunately, i've been crazy busy with sales lately,
thank you god,
and i had very little jewelry on hand, lots of earrings,
but only two necklaces and nothing ready in my 'new line'.
i love love love to style photos.
andy is an amazing photographer
and my daughter is gorgeous,
especially, naturally,
minus the hair straightener and eyeliner
{my shoot, she had to dress my style}., it wasn't too hard to pull together.
i am now patiently waiting for the photos
and will reveal them as soon as
i have them in my hot little hands...

in the mean time, i took a few 'on location' shots
and thought i'd give you a couple
of my very favorite styling tips.

this is katie.
she kept a close eye
on the action.
at times peeking behind the bushes
to watch from the shade. she kept looking at me like,
'this is my house, what the heck are you doing here?'
it is a stunningly cool house.
art and supreme styling
everywhere you look.

now, for the styling.

first, my style is not everyone's,
my style is my own,
but i believe with a few simple additions,
everyone can give their 'own' look
a bit of oomph.

here's what i do.

most days, i wear skinny jeans and a deep v-neck tee, havianna flip flops, some days i wear boyfriend chinos and a ribbed tank. pretty simple, pretty casual. kinda college-y...this is my stay home or run to the grocery store look.

i dig the comfortable, but need to look cute when i go shopping or hang out with friends, so before i actually walk out the door, i start to pile it on..'it' being 'me'.
i start with my left arm, it takes a few minutes, but i pile on the bracelets, sometimes it's friendship bracelets,
sometimes chains, always a strip of leather that reads: live in love,
a couple of thin gold bangles and various pieces of colored embroidery floss, oh and a hair tie, yes on my wrist.
then, a belt, i like pretty leather belts with big buckles
and rediculously, sexy sandals.
i believe you can wear 501's and a grungy t-shirt and look cute,
but you put on sexy sandals and, well, it just gives it the 'wow factor'.
i have a thing for sexy shoes and painted toes.
although, i never paint my fingers anything but ballet pink
and i hardly wear any make-up.
mascara and lip gloss,
a bit of shimmer in the corners of the eyes
and that's it, but i love sexy, high-maintenance style painted toes.

next, it's either a tenthings. necklace or dangly pair of earrings.
i know some people like match-y sets, i don't.
it's too overdone for me.
i'm one of those that puts on lipstick,
then rubs it off in the same few seconds. love lipstick.
always looks better in the magazine than on me.

comfortable clothes, lots of jewelry,
messy hair, bright toes, the rest minimal.
that's my style.
that's how i take it from everyday college boring
to me.

what is your go-to look,
what says 'you',
what makes your look your own?