As of late, I’ve been overwhelmed with wanderlust. I’ve always wanted to go on a cross county road trip. Driving coast to coast with a car full of friends. The adventure of “getting lost some where” and making stops to see the sights along the way. Each day is spent somewhere new, while the radio is being blasted and you sing at the top of your lungs. Plans aren’t needed, because each moment is special. I love the idea of roughing it and sleeping underneath the stars. Days spent on the beach and no worry of the time. I no plans and no car, but I hope to take a trip this summer. Whether it’s just a trip an hour away or a drive all the way down to Florida, I only wish to indulge my need for travel.
A special part of my heart has long been dedicated to the lovely Orla Kiely. When I first discovered her unique and retro designs a couple of years ago, I couldn’t help but fall madly in love. Her use of vintage designs and interesting prints had caught my eye. Though her collections are a bit out of my price range at the moment, I can’t keep my eyes from twinkling as I see photos of her new collections.
While on my visit to New York, I couldn’t resist stopping by in one of her stores. It was exactly as I imagined it to be, as if one stepped into another world filled mid-century stylings and Orla’s signature stem print. If I could, I don’t think I ever would have left the store.
Something that always amazed me about her style as a designer is her creative runways. Instead of using the plain catwalk, she creates her own imagery for the clothing. With some touches from the 60’s, her fashion shows create a sense of realness. To go along with her shows, she has created beautiful short films to present her clothes in a way that encase the true feelings and thoughts behind the design. As you watch each film, it’s hard not to want to adorn every outfit and own each piece.
If you guys are interested in seeing more of her beautiful work, you can find more videos here on here.
If you know me, you know that I absolutely love fall. Autumn has always been my favorite season, and I spend the rest of the year wishing the trees were still their golden color. It is such a beautiful season and it just gives me a warm feeling. The months of fall are so enchanting, with the leaves changing colors and the smell of pumpkin spice permanently in the air. As the weather begins to cool off, I love being able to pull out all my cozy sweaters. Afternoons are spent snuggled up in blankets and drinking endless amounts of hot chocolate. I love bringing out the plaids and darker shades in my wardrobe. Knit hats and gloves are a must, with boots adorning my feet. Weekends are spent carving pumpkins or going for nature walks. I always feel so inspired during this season and enjoy every moment of it.
There is no doubt in my mind that the 1980’s is at the top of my list for favorite eras. Which is why the movie Rock of Ages is one of my favorite movies for inspiration. Not only does it have singing and a couple of hunks, but it shows of some of the major styles of the 80’s. Julianne Hough plays the character Sherrie who is a girl that comes to Los Angeles looking for love and rock’n roll. Throughout the struggles of the main characters, you see them show off some of their great style. From the leather and studs of the rockers, to the striped pantsuits of the church ladies trying to put a stop to the Strip. This movie defines the music and fashion scene of the 80’s.
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Well it’s festival season once again. With festivals like Coachella and Summerfest, it’s hard not to want to dress along. So I decided to put together a collection of outfits one could wear to a concert. Festival style is all about wearing laid-back, easy pieces. Nothing too complicated or dressy, with lots of light layers and accessories.