Monday, August 22, 2011

Don't Let The Sun Blast Your Shadow

Currently Listening to:
"Rock 'N' Roll Suicide" by David Bowie

(Vintage fur collar, Lane Bryant top, vintage Yves Saint Laurent scarf as a belt, tiered black lace maxi
skirt by Solemio courtesy of, vintage Mudd booties, assorted vintage & F21 jewelry,
 gifted one-of-a-kind patchwork purse from Amsterdam)

So I had to run some errands and do some last minute shopping for school. Not the fun kind of shopping where you get to spend hours in stores trying on outfits with your mom, but the kind that involves purchasing supplies you'll never use and over-priced paperback books. To my surprise, it was fairly warm and I just did not feel like sweating up a storm in denim; so I decided to wear my favorite skirt instead! The gorgeous black lace one that was kind enough to send me earlier this Spring/Summer! Anyway! I paired it with one of my trapeze tank tops from Lane Bryant that I love so much. Then, as you guys can see... I started to get a bit creative.

I've had this vintage YSL scarf for forever, since I bought my fur collar in fact (they came together, the scarf was a gift) and thought I'd play with it. It was on my head at first, tied up like a turban, but ended up around my waist instead. Since I was going in a very 70s, Hippie-Rocker-Chic direction, I decided to break out my trusty collar and the purse that my parents brought me back from their trip to Europe a few years ago. It has these beautiful patches of velvet and blown glass beads on the shoulder, which I absolutely love, and even though I've never been much of a jewelry kind of gal (I'm a bit simplistic); I think I was actually wearing every piece of jewelry that I own!

I borrowed (read: stole) a bunch of my step-dad's old records/albums and have been inspired by the music of his generation lately. I especially love listening to I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again MamaFrampton Comes Alive, and The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders from Mars. Plus, I wanted to try my own take on the new Free People August 2011 "in Venice" Look Book with all the layers, vintage-inspired prints and accessories. Please ignore my somewhat tired look. I just put some blush, eye shadow and lipstick on. That color is actually one of my favorites that I unearthed whilst sifting through my armoire for my bangles; its called "Flirt" and its by Benefit (my favorite).

You guys can see my new Ombre hair a little bit better too, which has totally and completely grown on me (literally). I absolutely love it; it feels really natural and sexy! I've been working a lot with my hair recently, trying to achieve that perfect beachy, boho-wave. I've tried a few different ways, but I think the closest I've come to the ultimate wavy 'do was through Cara's Wavy Hair Tutorial over at A Fashion Love Affair, which has become one of my favorite personal style blogs as of late! Cara's also hosting a giveaway for a Hana Titanium Flat Iron (as seen in Red Book and Marie Claire), so be sure to check that out and enter for your chance to win!

And with that, I shall leave you all with some words of wisdom that I think everyone should try to live by:

"I'm not a prophet or a stone aged man, I'm a mortal with potential of a superman."
- David Bowie

xoxo Coco


  1. Absolutely gorgeous outfit and I love love love the photos. And I like the David Bowie quote xo

  2. You look like a warrior princess)) Love the lase skirt, so pretty))

  3. I love this! Gorgeous pictures :)

    xo Ashleigh

  4. gorgeous photos!! you look amazing and i love your outfit <3

  5. love the look!
    you look so amazing
    so pretty

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  6. Love the fur! I love the whole outfit! Thanks for dropping by dear.


  7. Wow you look so beautiful and gorgeous! Such a unique look!

    en la moda

  8. our sisters are lovely ! ;)
    great set ! i love your skirt !

    your hair are gorgeous !
    i'm following you too :)


  9. I love your look! Especially your coloring, your skin is just sooo beautiful.


  10. Amazing outfit! I love love your skirt!

  11. wow, this is such an amazing outfit!

  12. this is so gorgeous! love the photography, and that lace skirt is amazing!

    <3 Alison

  13. LOVE YOUR HEADER!! is fabulous! this shooting is awesome too! I'm following

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    Have a nice weekend



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