Sunday, March 24, 2013

Orange Creamsicle and Blueberry polka dots-

     This is the first weekend in a long time that Daniel and I haven't had any "official plans", so that actually made it pretty exciting.  We made an impromtu visit to Philly yesterday to visit some of my favorite shops, and I really lucked out.  I had grand plans to take a ton of photos of our little journey, but unfortunately I forgot to load my camera with my SD card so I had to take these pictures after we got home.  I found this amazing vintage flannel cape at "Vagabond" on North Street.  It was love at first site... I know it  doesn't really match the outfit underneath it, but I actually thought that made it more fun and livened it up a bit.  I also got this amazing pink and yellow aztec dress that I actually discovered this past summer- and it was sitting on the sale rack in my size- half off! Good things come to those who wait ;)
       I had so much fun wearing around my floral crown, it's sort of my way to "rebel" against the chilly weather (come on Spring, where did you go??).  And this week was a little crazy and a bit of a reawakening for me personally.  I took a look inward and realized that I felt a little stifled, like I was holding back parts of myself.   So this weekend I just went all out, wore exactly what I wanted to; and didn't worry about what other people thought :)  

Outfit Details:  Headband:  H&M, Cape:  Vagabond, vintage Necklace:  Clothes in the Past Lane
Top & Pants: Forever 21
This weekend I have been working on some new pieces for my jewelry collection, wooden moth and butterfly necklaces made from vintage illustrations.  I've been taking the wooden pendants and drilling holes in them with my new "drill master" kit.  I am not the best with tools so it was a little intimidating at first but I think I've gotten the hang of it.  Later we will be picking up chains so I can make them into necklaces, I can't wait to post the finished products!!  
Oh, I am just so hoping for spring to come back.  The cold weather has really taken a toll on me.  My skin is dry and itchy, I'm tired of layering, and I miss the sunshine.  I am hoping that it will only take another week to get to the REAL spring weather.  But until then, I will continue to dress in my bright sunny colors, they make me smile and they remind me that sunnier days are ahead!  And flowers, oh I can not wait to see all the beautiful flowers come back!  I love when the colors of nature return :)
I hope you are all having a lovely weekend, 

Happy Sunday!
xo, Alyssa

47 comments:

  1. You have the cutest way of rebelling--that flower crown is so very cute! I've always wanted to make one, because I see fashion editorials with them and they seem to go with so many things. And they're just plain awesome!

    Your poncho is quite amazing, and the plaid pattern on it, gah! Such a beautiful array of colors. I'm glad your impromptu trip was more than successful!

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    1. Thanks so so much Ali, you are a sweetheart!

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  2. I love that blouse!! Super cute color combination! And I've always wanted a cape like that :)

    Mackenzie
    www.heybirdfriend.com

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    1. Thanks Mackenzie, I love mixing pinks and blues :)

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  3. This is so cute! And I really love your pants! I would like to have a pair like that!

    Happy start in the week dear!

    xx

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    1. Thank you Larissa! Hope you are having a wonderful week :D

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  4. Those polkadot pants are awesome! And can I ask how you apply your red lipstick so perfectly?
    Steph xo

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    1. Hey Steph! I guess I will give credit to my awesome lipstick. It is all natural, gluten free and vegan and made by Gabriel cosmetics (from Wholefoods) in Matte Rose. It is a beautiful color and I am sensitive to chemicals and fragrances so it is a God-send! Thank you for the sweet comment.

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  5. I have a tartan cape too, whenever I wear it I feel kinda magical. I also like to swoosh it around when no one is looking!

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  6. You have got to be one of the most beautiful people I've ever seen. Everything about you is so bright and happy! I love the cape with this, actually. I think it was a great contrast of prints and colors and made the outfit so unique and interesting. Glad you had a great impromptu weekend! Sometimes one just needs that :) Plus, that creamy, dreamy top is THE BEST. Seriously :)

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    1. Katie, that is certainly a very flattering comment. It's hard to receive such a flattering comment properly so I will just thank you and that you are incredibly sweet to say so...I only wish I could see myself the same way! I hope you've been having a fabulous week! :)

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  7. That blouse is pretty much perfect...sigh!

    -Kati

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    1. Aw thanks Kati, you have many beautiful blouses as well :) I am slowly coming to find that I do like certain collared shirts (I used to shy away from them)

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    1. Thank you!!! Love getting pants under $20!!

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  9. The flower crown is so pretty! And I love the colorful out. And lucky you with the thrift find. Isn't thrifting the greatest?

    Heidi’s Wanderings

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    1. Thanks so much Heidi, and I am totally addicted to the thrill of thrifting :D

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  10. Love this one! I'm always sort of jealous of girls who look so awesome in skinny pants. I don't like the way I look.. these look amazing on you though! Also, don't ever feel stifled! You do you.. how can anyone look down on you for that?! :)

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    1. Aw Pati, you could totally pull off skinny pants. For the longest time I didn't think I could either, but I found that if I pick the right ones I feel much more comfortable in them. And patterned pants are so much fun!! And thank you Pati :) Some recent circumstances made me feel as if I had to take a step back and tone myself down, but I have come out on top declaring that I will be myself!!! :)

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  11. First of all, the plaid cape you found is AMAZING, I love it! I didn't think the outfit could even get any better, but I also love the orange top with the blue beneath, and your revelation to just wear what YOU want is something I truly believe in! You seriously rock everything I have seen you wear here so far :)
    Glad you had a good weekend!
    xo Hannah

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    1. Thank you Hannah :) I decided NO MORE holding back. Sometimes I have that little voice in my head that says "you'll get odd looks, you'll never be accepted in that" and I decided not to listen to that when it creeps up. I always persist in being myself but sometimes I tempted to "tone things down" to fit in. No longer! haha :)

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  12. I really love your headband! I want to do one by myself but I don't think that I'll do well :(

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    1. Aw, I think you could def. make one!!! I've made one before too, its a little itchy but I've worn it a few times and I LOVE IT. I think the fact that I made it makes me love it that much more :)

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  13. That cape is so cute! And it look comfy!
    I love that "rebel" headband too! Can't wait for the warm weather to be here for good!
    I'm new to your blog and I love it already! Can't wait to read more :)
    Best,
    Sapir
    thesapphirequeen.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Sapir! I love your blog too. Capes are so fun :)

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  14. Alyssa, oh goodness, your comment was ever so sweet and darling. :( <3 It literally made me, "Awww" out loud. The fact that you came from the same spot I did--losing weight and trying to maintain and worrying about that--makes me feel a ton better that I'm not alone (though the fact that we have to worry so much about maintaining is a bit lame, isn't it? hah! we really shouldn't be so hard on ourselves, but like you said, easier said than done). And I don't think you're that much of an outsider, either, hehehe. You're a lovely friend, you are, and I am so glad to have met such an amazing person as yourself. <3

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    1. So glad we can relate to each other Ali, I always enjoy reading your thoughtful and considerate comments. Thank you for being a wonderful friend :) I appreciate each and every one of your kind thoughts and observations <3

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  15. oh my gosh you are cute! your style makes me happy, will be following for sure! xoxo chelsea at http://nowismagic.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Chelsea! I checked out your blog and I LOVE IT! Following you too! Thanks dear :)

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  16. you are so gorgeous! i love that cape and all of the color!

    ~Chioma
    C's Evolution of Style

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    1. Thank you Chioma :D I have been wearing my cape all week and def not sick of it! :)

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  17. oh dear, just loving your sense of style,
    totally awesome!

    hope youll follow back <3
    www.malesclutch.blogspot.com

    Sergio, xx

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  18. I seriously die over your adorable floral headbands. Absolutely adorable!

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  19. Oh my!

    What an outfit! I'm a big fan of bright colours. And the crown is just stunning.

    You really do suit skinny trousers, I've purchased my first one this week by Topshop. It'd be the first time in a long time where I'll be ditching my tights and leggings, ha!

    Halima

    xx

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    1. Hi there Halima! That's such a nice compliment, thanks! I've actually always been self-concious in pants because the curviest part of me is in my butt and thighs, haha. I never thought I could pull them off before, but I am slowly finding ways to style them and they're growing on me!

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  20. I'm really hoping spring comes to stay soon - it keeps boucing from 60 degrees to 6 inches of snow here. IT's hard! I love your poncho - it's so fun and colorful -and the floral crown is so cute with it.

    <3 katherine / of corgis & cocktails / $1000 gift card giveaway!

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    1. Hey Katherine! Thanks so much for your sweet comments :) I can not wait for warm weather, uggg!!! We just had snow this past Monday, too haha.

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  21. love this headband and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
    Kisses
    http://francescagiusti.blogspot.it/

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  22. That vintage cape is one great find! I would have picked it up too! I adore those polka dot pants, they look incredible on you! The pink and yellow dress you bought sounds amazing, can't wait to see it!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  23. I know I'm late seeing this post but I just love the colors and patterns here. I always love your colorful, pattern-filled outfits though. Your polka dot trousers are adorable. I really wanted the black pair of those same pants, but was too scared to buy them online in case they didn't fit! I couldn't find them at the store either! Sad times. These look wonderful on you though and I think your peachy-colored top contrasts with them so perfectly.

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  24. I love these polka dot pants!!

    Natalie
    http://aspoonfulofsparkle.blogspot.com/

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