Friday, July 3, 2009

Because I Like Cute Stuff...

I have a dream.

It goes a little something like this: Someone with some skill at putting adorable quirky outfits together comes to my home, takes the clothes I already have and puts outfits together for me. Ya know, cute outfits that I never would have thought of.

That way, I wouldn't just stand at my closet everyday, staring at it while my eyes glaze over...until I give up and put on a boring t-shirt and shorts.

A few weeks ago I found a neat new sight called ModCloth. A-dore-a-ble. I can't get enough of their cute stuff...especially the outerwear. And by "get" I mean "look at on my computer screen without actually purchasing" Exciting, huh ;)

From ModCloth I found the ModCloth blog...which is kinda fun...funky little fashion people sharing their style.

From ModCloth blog I found WishWishWish. I am not even kidding that I spent a couple hours one day/evening reading back through all she's written. Her style is very retro, and she just might have convinced me to go vintage this coming fall and winter...thrift stores here I come. I also love that she takes pictures of herself in outfits she's put together, which I happen to think is genius...because I need to see how things work together so I can copy. Plus, it's loaded with clever ideas like this one...which I've already bought ribbon for! She also introduced me to TopShop which is apparently a big deal...but I live in Iowa, so I had no idea ;)

A couple others that I've also fallen for are Go Jane (cheap shoes and stuff) These boots are calling my name for fall, and the price can't be beat...even if they are "man made materials."

Tulle in another cutie. Some of the stuff from the Tulle sight I've seen in a local store...the prices were much more expensive in the store. This coat just makes me happy...just looking at it.

I'm no fashionista. I don't even know what a fashionista is, except that I've seen the term a lot since reading some new blogs. But I do love seeing how people put stuff together to express their personality. I love getting cute, cost friendly ideas to make old stuff seem new and fresh and fun again.

I'm working on a post that includes some of my own personal favorite stuff I'm wearing this summer...coming some time next week :)

Happy 4th of July weekend! God bless this country and God bless these. YAY!



13 comments:

  1. wish wish wish i could be so cute

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  2. Thank you for all these fantastic links! I am now DROOLING over those boots and that coat. The PRICES!! Sweet mother of pearl, I may not be able to keep myself from buying them! Who can beat $30 for a pair of boots of a trench coat!? Nobody, that's who.

    Oh, my goodness.... you have just opened up a vortex for me... I have a feeling I will be spending alot of VALUABLE time researching fashion... But when I'm looking all cute in the fall, it will be TOTALLY worth it. :)

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  3. These sites sound fun, I'mm gonna go check them. btw, I Love your blog but the dots are making me a little dizzy!
    Ha! the verification word is "tonfun" Ha!

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  4. Cute stuff! I can't wait to browse those sites some more {as if I need more websites to waste time on!!} Thanks for sharing! :)

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  5. Very cute site, thanks for the idea! I live to your North and had heard of top shop-only from watching Bridget Jones!

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  6. Great links, I especially love the green coat and the watch! How cute!!! My favourite, favourite clothes shop is the Spanish owned "Mango" - LOVE their stuff! :)

    I love the whole "vintage" look too and think "oh that would be so cute".....my problem is being able to carry the look off!!

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  7. she's way cute.. kinda in a weird way reminds me of haleigh s.- i love the hair... you could completely pull of the black tights :)

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  8. Well I just figured out how I'm spending my free time this weekend! ;)

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  9. I know I keep rambling a theme here, but it looks very Gilmore Girl-ish. Love it. :)

    Finally finished watching the show... so, SO, sad it ended!!

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  10. Thanks for the link! Such cute stuff! I could so see you wearing some of those hip outfits!

    There is a cool thrift store around here that puts up videos of outfits they put together... here is the link if you want to check it out!

    http://repurposeoflancaster.com/

    Happy 4th!

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  11. Wow, looking at these sites made me feel really OLD. and Indiana is way more back-vanced than Iowa. :)

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  12. I just love you more and more all the time :)

    Now I have to check out ModCloth. NOW.

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