Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Roundup: It's Another Catch Up!

Top: thrifted Ralph Lauren (similar here) // Pants: Anthropologie (here) // Shoes: thrifted (pretty from Prada here or J.Crew here) // Earrings: J.Crew (similar here)

I have 10 outfits for you. 10. I've recently started to learn to stop "shoulding" on myself (I should do this, I should do that) so instead I will say, I wish that I kept up with these a little better. Ha!

Necklace: InfinEight Jewelry (here) // Blouse: Madewell (here or here) // Belt: Madewell (here) // Pants: Uniqlo (here) // Purse: personalized vintage (similar here) // Shoes: GHBass (similar here or here)

I've had these shoes for seven years now. Flatforms flirt with becoming trendy but never fully get there so I keep wearing them.

Shirt: J.Crew (here) // Jeans: Levis (here) // Bag: vintage // Scarf: vintage (check Etsy!) // Flats: Chanel

I turn 40 this year and have realized that I'm reaching for more classics. I think the trend treadmill is losing/has lost it's appeal while I still love style and fashion. I could write/would love to write a whole post on this so I'll save all my blather on this topic for another day. 

Pullover: LLBean (here) // Tee: Doen (here) // Leggings: H&M (here) // Sneakers: Tretorn (similar here)

My "I don't know what to wear what is the weather doing what am I doing" go-to outfit.

Dress: vintage (similar-ish here or here) // Tee: vintage // Jeans: Levi's (here) // Shoes: Madewell (similar from J.Crew here) // Purse: vintage (similar here)

Dress as a duster/coat. It turned out that the forecast was wrong and it never got out of the 30's so I froze. The end.

Sweater: J.Crew (here) // Jacket: The Great (similar here) // Overalls: Madewell (here) // Shoes: Madewell (this year's version here)

Anchorageites are super grumpy because spring is a slooooowwww time coming. I mean, highs in the 40's slow time. Since August brings the rains (like no joke cats-and-dogs rain) we have a summer clock and it's ticking away. I'm trying to stay positive and choose clothes that seem spring-ish while still being warm. I think this sweater will look cute with cutoffs too. If I get to wear cutoffs.

Blouse: Madewell (here or here) // Pants: Anthropologie (here - and I must have subconsciously copied their styling, I'll try it with tan sandals next!) // Shoes: Tretorn (here) // Bracelet: Hermes (similar here or here) // Purse: Chloe (wallet here)

I'm just going to repeat my Instagram caption: I look like I'm going to a track meet where everyone wins and the medals are flower crowns. 

Blouse: Madewell (here) // Overalls: Levi's (here) // Cardigan: Vince (similar here) // Shoes: Paloma Wool (in woven white here) // Purse: Theory (in denim here)

One of my favorites. Grownup overalls.

Jacket: The Great (similar here) // Tee: thrifted Madewell // Jeans: Zara (sold out? I think these are exactly the same thing here though) // Shoes: Tretorn

So I was going to return these jeans but my children ripped open the box and destroyed the packing slip. As I mentioned in my last post I'm trying to only buy retail if I'm positive I'll wear the heck out of it. We'll see how well I can make side stripe jeans work in my wardrobe! Good thing they fit.

Coat: H&M (similar here but a lot pricier) // Sweater: 360Cashmere (similar here) // Belt: Madewell (here) // Jeans: J.Crew (here) // Shoes: Madewell (this year's version here

You know how Southern California Girls go crazy when it's 60 degrees and they can wear all their winter stuff? Well, we Alaskans go crazy when it's 60 degrees and we can wear our summer stuff. It's all about perspective, right?

And just as a little side note: I have an Etsy shop! I think I mentioned it in the last post but I just wanted to share again plus I added a bunch of stuff yesterday and today. There's pieces that may be familiar to longtime readers and even if not there's a bunch of vintage styling going on in the listings. I hope you check it out!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Two Very Different Spring Looks

Look 1:
Top: Doen (here) // Overalls: vintage via Encourage Vintage (here, I really wish they fit) // Shoes: Paloma Wool (IN RAFFIA HERE. And someone stop me from getting these) // Necklace: InfinEight (here)

Look 2:
Blouse: Madewell (here) // Belt: Madewell (here) // Corduroys: vintage (check Etsy, in particular someone really needs these) // Necklace: InfinEight (here)

My wardrobe is always in transition these days. Since I've had a "do-over" of sorts and it's had me thinking more about what I want in my closet. Each season brings about a whole new challenge as I unpack stored items from last year to find 90% of it doesn't fit.

There's always been thrifted/vintage/secondhand clothing in my wardrobe but that can be tough when you need things RIGHT NOW. And I realized I have an opportunity. An opportunity to fill my wardrobe with pieces that feel good. So I've been trying to fill in the holes with slow-er fashion, handmade pieces, small businesses, you get the idea. And buying retail only when I'm sure that I'm going to wear the shit out of it. I mean, Madewell seems to know exactly what I want but I don't have to buy all of it, you know?

So the timing was right when InfinEight jewelry reached out to me to see if I wanted to do a collaboration. You guys know I rarely say yes to collaborations but we've followed each other on Instagram for a long time so our styles mesh but it's more than that. I'm excited to wear and showcase something handmade by a small business owner. Where the obvious creativity (she's inspired by organic and geometric forms) sparks creativity in me as well. I even planned and shot "real" photos for this and it felt so good.

If you feel inspired too you can visit InfinEight and use the code "LASTFRONTIER" in the next 48 hours for free shipping! And then maybe you can mosey over to my Etsy shop, Last Frontier Vintage for some awesome things to pair with your new jewelry. You know you want to. ;)


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Roundup: Always Playing Catch Up

Blouse: Zara (here) // Jacket: The Great (here, runs big) // Jeans: J.Crew (here, runs true to size) // Shoes: Madewell (similar here) // Bracelet: Hermes (similar here, here, or here)

I'm not sure how I feel about my blog devolving to photos of me looking at me in a phone taking photos of me in a mirror. Uff da. It's pretty exciting to feel well enough not only to be looking forward to getting dressed but blogging it as well so I'm going to embrace it. For now.

Sorry my mirror is so dirty, we keep putting it up on the mantel to get an idea of what size of mirror we're looking for to go up there, and then taking it down so I can partake in the above-mentioned activity.

Sweater: thrifted vintage (see collage below) // Jeans: J.Crew (here, runs true to size) // Shoes: Tretorn

I can't believe that this sweater is vintage. Early 80's judging from the tag. The colors and style are so current!

Also, I still maintain Instagram looks on Shopstyle. Or try to. You can access that through my right sidebar or I usually have a link in my Instagram bio as well. Unless I'm linked to the blog and then hello, nice to see you here!

Blouse: Madewell (here) // Bag: Filson (here) // Jeans: J.Crew (here) // Boots: Dries van Noten (a fun pair in size 7.5 here or in a size 9 here) // Earrings: vintage

Going for a very classic look that day. I kind of never want to see another pair of boots again but these Dries are okay. :)

Tee: Madewell (here) // Necklace: vintage (similar here, wow pink pearl necklaces are not very plentiful!) // Belt: Madewell (here) // Pants: vintage (similar here or here) // Boots: Everlane (different color here)

I love these pants. Andrew grudgingly likes these pants. I'll take it.

Sweater: vintage (love this sweet striped one here or from Elizabeth and James here) // Earrings: walmart // Jeans: J.Crew (here) // Shoes: Paloma Wool (love them in woven white here) // Purse: Chloe

Another amazing vintage sweater! And I don't usually shop at Walmart (nothing intentional, just not in there often) but I was in the other day and they had the cutest floral earrings! I bought two pairs. Their website is completely overwhelming and I can't wade through that currently but there was a large display in store.

I almost didn't put up that last photo. It shows some of the discoloration on my face from my illness and it makes me feel not only sad but vulnerable. This syndrome never lets me forget it's there. I'm feeling a lot better and am out of bed pretty much all day (huuuuge victory) with occasional naps, and I've even been able to add back in a few foods. But I'm not going to triumphantly exclaim that I'm getting better until those spots fade (they're evidence that my liver isn't functioning correctly). 

Overalls: Madewell (here) // Blouse: Madewell (here) // Bracelet: Hermes (similar here, here, or here)
// Shoes: vintage

Some comfy knit overalls for those Mondays where all you're doing is playing catch up.

Jacket: old Zara (similar here or here) // Sweater: J.Crew (here, runs a little big) // Jeans: J.Crew (here) // Shoes: Paloma Wool (similar here

I've been rewatching Friends and I'm seeing some Rachel Green influences in my hair and clothing choices. Interesting that her style aged so well while Monica's and Phoebe's didn't so much.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Another Snow Day

 Thermal: thrifted (check Etsy!) // Overalls: Levi's (here) // Sweater: Madewell (here) // Boots: Frye (here) // Earmuffs: Free People (similar here)

I forget how fun it can be to create photos around an outfit. Right now that means the location, clothes, and tripod proximity all have to coincide because I don't have enough energy to plan shoots. So it might be extra fun when all that comes together.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Halfway There! 30x30 Wardrobe Challenge

Halfway there! It's been really easy this time, I'm still trying to pinpoint why. Maybe because I haven't been thrifting so there's no temptation to add in new pieces to style? I also feel like 30 pieces is too many for a 30 day challenge, there's two shirts that I haven't even worn yet! I probably should have included outerwear in there.

Anyways, I'll leave the lessons for a much less picture-laden post. Get ready to scroll.

Sweater: Madewell (here) // Coat: vintage (check Etsy!) // Jeans: AG (here) // boots: thrifted (similar from Forever21 here)

Sweater: 360Cashmere (similar here) // Necklace: Madewell (similar here) // Pants: Uniqlo (here) // Shoes: Tretorn (in black here) // Beret: old // Coat: Patagonia (similar here)

Sweater: thrifted LL Bean (interesting variation from LL Bean here) // Purse: Chloe // Belt: Madewell (here) // Jeans: AG (here) // Boots: Madewell (here) // Coat: vintage Bonnie Cashin (check Etsy! You won't regret it)

Blazer: vintage // Tee: H&M (here) // Skirt: Madewell (here) // Sneakers: Tretorn (in black here) // Coat: Patagonia  (similar here) // Boots: Tecnica (different color here)
(This blazer is a wool/silk blend and it is the softest thing I've ever worn and I can't find anything with that blend to link to. Dang it.) 

Spelling Bee Cheerleader:
Fisherman's Cap: Janessa Leone (similar from Urban Outfitter's here) // Sweater: 360Cashmere (similar here) // Pants: Uniqlo (here) // Boots: Topshop (here)
Ice Fishing Field Trip Chaperone:
Hat: Turnagain Mud Co (THE BEST here) // Bibs: Fred Meyer's boys // Snow Boots: Ugg (here)

(My knit hat was stolen that day. FROWNY FACE. Also, snow bibs are hard to find for women. So I stuffed myself into a pair from the boy's section. Making do.)

Blouse: Madewell (here) // Coat: vintage (check Etsy!) // Overalls: Levi's (here) // Boots: Madewell (here) // Purse: Theory (in denim here)

Dress: vintage (check Etsy!) // Coat: H&M (recent purchase, similar here) // Purse: Theory (in denim here) // Boots: thrifted (similar from Forever21 here)
 (I just feel the need to add that my tights were navy blue that day. Now you know.)

Hat: Turnagain Mud Co. (here) // Thermal: vintage (check Etsy!) // Jeans: Hudson (here) // Boots: Bogs // Sweater: Zara (similar here)
Sweater: Zara (similar here) // Tee: Madewell (here) // Pants: Uniqlo (here) // Boots: Frye (here) // Purse: vintage (dream version here or similar here)

Sweater: Aritzia (here) // Necklace: Madewell (similar here) // Jeans: thrifted men's 501s // Sneakers: Tretorn (in black here)
Jacket: H&M // Tee: Anthropologie (here) // Jeans: Hudson (here) // Boots: Madewell (here) // Bag: vintage
 (I switched in the Hudsons when I couldn't find my H&M skinnies)

Blouse: Madewell (here) // Bag: vintage // Jeans: H&M // Boots: Frye (here)
Blouse: Anthropologie (similar here) // Belt: vintage MaxMara // Jeans: AG (here) // Boots: Topshop (here) // Sunglasses: thrifted (similar here)

Thermal: vintage (check Etsy!) // Overalls: vintage (similar here)
Bandana: vintage (check Etsy!) // Sweatshirt: Sundry (similar from Sincerely Jules here or The Great here) // Skirt: Madewell (here) // Boots: Topshop (here)

You made it to the end!