- Artichokes and Fassbinder. #
Vintage, Nordstroms Tights, Shirt via LOOKBOOK.nu: “LATE AUTUMN” by Megan Stewart.
I feel like Megan here pulled this outfit straight from my subconscious and made it even better than my imagination could fathom.
Argh! You win, Megan, you win.
Mega Thinker from My Mum via LOOKBOOK.nu: “Bye bye blue dress” by Mega Brinsmead.
Lately, only the slouchiest, dumpiest mini dresses do it for me. Something about the juxtaposition of slightly frumpy with sexy and short. Everything about this is perfect from the afterthought sleeves and perfectly-placed pockets to the whack of superfluous gold buttons. Dying.
Vintage Pants, Leopard Tights, Horse Shirt from Horse Show, Vintage Fur Trimmed Sweater via LOOKBOOK.nu: “Horse Shit” by Megan Stewart.
An outfit with another name just wouldn’t smell the same.
The adorable Megan S. is a blackbelt in the art of thrift styling. Keen too. She got a girl boner when Goodwill Industries put her photo on their Facebook page in homage to that fact. Ah to be a Goodwill poster child for a day…
Vintage Fur Coat, School Girl Blazer, Polka Dot Jacquard Skirt via LOOKBOOK.nu: “Gossip girl..” by Fashion Infusion.
Let’s see. We’ve got “eccentric school teacher” on top and “Victoria Beckham goes grocery shopping” on the bottom. Its madness, and it works.
One foolproof concoction for an easy knockout is to assemble some flattering simplicity and frost it with statement accessories. Though the above knotted belt is designer, thrift stores are often rife with slightly obnoxious accessories like these (on my last roadtrip with Agent Ribbons, I must have picked up 12 amazing statement belts in a single thrift spree, 4 of them very similar to the one above and all under $2).
Confucius say: Accessories are a good babystep to putting a little more adventure in your garb and flourish in your manner. Load up!
Wait a minute, where were we?
It appears that in the midst of some majorly transformative personal time, 2009 ended in an anticlimactic fizzle and 2010 started out with a veritable atomic kaboom. Sorry for the unplanned hiatus, but I’ve been a busy thing. As of the new year, I am About.com‘s new Budget Style Guide. Legitimately employed! I’d like to offer an obese thank you to all of you for your support.
What does this mean for Painfully Hip?
Only good things:
PS Thank you to Lucky Magazine to choosing me as one of their new Alpha Shoppers and including me in your February and March issues!