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04/09/2008
1:36 am

Camille Couture

09/04/2008, General

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Hmm how to begin…well this is definitely one of the coolest things that has happened to me so far in my relatively brief blogging history, and just goes to show you how much fun it can be to join the fashion blog network at large. I had taken notice of Childhood Flames, run by the lovely and very leggy Camille, through the Fashion Spot a little while ago and was rather taken aback by the juxtaposition of her rather apparent youth and her innate sense of basics-with-a-twist dressing. We even share some rather specific clothing items in common, from our Forever21 leather jackets and Nine West gladiators to some scattered AA items (salt & pepper hoodie, black u-neck dress), which made me smile.

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When I saw her DIY post about this Isabel Marant skirt that I had been hoping to find a low-end or vintage version of FOREVER, I practically started frothing at the mouth with desire for one. A couple extremely sweet messages, some slightly agonizing color choices, and a money order later, I received in the mail my two Marant-ish skirts, one in a light light gray and the other in a neutral brown color I had loved on her. So so fabulous, these will definitely be in heavy rotation. I went the basic-ish and runway inspired route for this first time wear but am excited to play with them a little more when I am feeling healthier (random stomach affliction caused me to have to work from home yesterday). The puffy shape and slightly wrinkly fabric make for the perfect casual but still special feel, and I think they will be rather fun to pair different shoes and tights/socks options with. So thank you Camille, I can’t express how much I love these properly with words.

I started out with the basic loose jumper/twisty belt idea – anyone have any idea how to get a belt to stay like this for more than five minutes? I’ll just have to do the Natasha Poly (headless model, above) extra-long belt tuck I guess:

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Then came a newer acquisition, this H&M leopard print scarf for some sass…or something:

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Top and belt, thrifted Banana Rebublic. Hat, Forever21. Socks, Target. Maryjanes, Nine West. Jewelry, vintage. Scarf, H&M. Bag, vintage Anne Klein.

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04/07/2008
4:49 am

Romping in the wind…

07/04/2008, General

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It’s only just barely visible that the wind was whipping my hair around for the majority of this little adventure. All good fun running around in the weeds though.

Romper and sunglasses, vintage. Hoodie, American Apparel. Heels, Aldo.

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04/06/2008
9:48 pm

Rusted truck, meet sequined dress

06/04/2008, General

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My photographer(/boyfriend) has returned! Well he did and just left again. Long-distance relationships are the spawn of the devil. Anyway, here I cavorted about in a deserted decrepit location, which rank relatively high on my list of favorite photo shoot spots. But it’s gross because turkeys live here. I hate turkeys. For full disclosure, I have included a photo of them openly threatening my life.

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Dress, FCUK. Leather vest, vintage. Bag, Lucky. Shoes, Michael Kors.

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04/04/2008
2:15 am

Blues and blues

04/04/2008, General

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Jeans, Cello (yeah I dunno either, got them at the randomest boutique ever). Shirt, Urban Outfitters. Jacket, Forever21. Boots, vintage. Bag, Lucky.

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04/03/2008
4:50 am

Till the July sales

03/04/2008, shopping

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French Connection is always a little bewildering to me. I mean there was a certain point when all of a sudden they had a couple covetable items, which happened to coincide with last year’s messily creative collagey advertising campaign. Maybe marketing just works that well on me, as I ended up purchasing a white silk sequined tunic dress that was pretty overpriced for the quality (sequins now hang by mere single threads) but I suppose I still love it anyway. I’m thinking it’s going to be paired with my fringey bag sometime soon for an ethereal hippie tribute. This dress seems to have redesigned this year and is now available in a potentially completely rad chartreuse.

I find myself once again drawn to one of their pieces this year (maybe this is strictly an annual occurence?), in the form of this “Mayhem Coat”. That huge bow and ridiculous amounts of volume are making my heart flutter. I like the bare legs and heels, and it would be sweet paired with a little white lace or red floral dress, I am thinking. Too bad I refuse to pay that much for what is essentially a glamorized canvas coat. Sigh.

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