Coral Waves

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Hey!  It’s been a crazy week and a half getting back into the swing of things at school again.  Right off the bat we have had auditions and callbacks.  Last night was my first rehearsal for Bat Boy the musical.  It already feels like I have been back in school for months.  But that feeling also makes me very lazy when it comes to how I dress.  This semester I have so many dance and movement classes that I am required to be in workout clothes most of the time.  It really puts a damper on things when I realize that I can barely wear all the cute clothes I bought over the summer.  But I am managing.

That being said, this outfit is from a previous week (right now the heatwave we are experiencing forces us all to wear as little clothing as possible).  But this outfit was perfect just days ago.

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Maxi skirts are becoming my go-to outfit but I only have two, so I don’t wear them as often as I would like.  This skirt was my first clothing purchase this summer and I am so glad I got it.  The lining is only mini-length so the rest of this skirt is thigh-high slits and breezy gauzy material.  It’s so breathable and flowy that I could live in it, although the slits make it everyday things difficult.

The shirt is fitted in a way I don’t usually like on me, but it worked perfectly with a skirt.  I love the pattern on the shirt because I think it looks like waves.  Unfortunately, this was the last time I got to wear my nude flats because they developed a hole in the side of them.  I was sad to see them go.  Another one of my favorite parts of this outfit is my necklace.  The ladies at Vintage Rose gave it to me and it started my obsession with bows.

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Shirt: gift

Skirt: Target

Belt: Body Central

Shoes: Target

Jewelry: Vintage Rose Antiques

Sunglasses: JC Penny

I look a little grumpy in the full body picture but it’s just because the sun is in my eyes.  😛

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Back to School!

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A couple days ago I was visiting my grandparents before I left for college. My grandma had an unnatural attachment to her camera and to taking pictures of us when she thinks we look nice. That is finally starting to come in handy. I ended up having a fun little photo shoot with my grandma where I taught her how to use the camera on my phone. (That is still a work in progress.)

But about the outfit. I had been looking at this crop top at Vanity for some time, waiting for it to be discounted. When I finally did buy it (on tax free Iowa weekend when I went crazy shopping) it was only $2!!! I could hardly believe my luck. The skirt was also on sale at Charlotte Russe. I paid $12, which if more than I usually spend on much of any piece if clothing. But I’ve been wanting more maxi skirts and I love the color and the lace.

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It’s almost impossible to see my necklace in the full photo, but it’s one if my favorites. Mother-of-pearl with a cute flower design and a nice decorative chain.  My earrings came out of the $5 dollar bin at Vintage Rose (best discount bin ever!).

Now that I’m back at school, I don’t get to wear my dresses much because I’m always in dance clothes. But I will be trying to get in a better groove of posting outfits than I have been. 🙂

Shirt: Vanity
Camisole: Kohls
Skirt: Charlotte Russe
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Jewelry: Vintage Rose

My Favorite Rings Part Two

These last couple rings are my favorites in design and style. They’re all pretty unique.

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As soon as I saw this ring I just could not take it off my hand. I left Vintage Rose with it that day. It is 10k gold with a great braided band that first drew me to the ring. The swallow and the crescent moon are Victorian motifs. I think this was originally a stick pin and then turned into a ring in the 1920s or 30s. It catches on my clothes but I love it to much to not wear it.

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This is a newer ring than most of my others. It’s 1960s Avon and it is my absolute favorite ring. I have kinda short stubby fingers so smaller rings don’t fit on them. But this ring can be expanded and it fit perfectly right away on my thumb. When I’m not wearing it, I can still feel it on my finger. That’s how much I wear this ring.

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I know the last picture is a little dark, but it’s the best way I could show the detail in this ring. A while back I had a big cameo phase. I still like them, but I don’t wear most of my cameo jewelry much. But, I love the shape and color of this ring. It’s a perfect pinkie ring and looks great on. It’s 1920s or 30s. The detail in the cameo isn’t the best, but it was the cameo I could afford and I still love it.

To give an idea of a cameo with really fantastic detail (that I would love to own), this is a picture if a cameo pin that is still available to buy at Vintage Rose!

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The detail in her hair is the most impressive part. Also, the blue-green background is not a common color for cameos. Everything about this pin is flawless.

Thanks for reading! I’ll be doing more outfit posts soon!

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Rings: Part One

I LOVE RINGS.

My hand feels naked without them. During the school year, it is impossible to be able to wear them more than once or twice a week, since my dance classes are very strict about no jewelry.

But during breaks and summers, it is common to find me with 4 or 5 rings on all the time. They all could be standout pieces, but I prefer the look of wearing them all together. I have kinda short, stubby fingers and I feel that my rings elongate the look of my hands and make them a little more refined looking, in a Bohemian-I’m-wearing-rings-on-every-finger kinda way.

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These are the seven rings that I alternate between all the time. Some I always wear, some are more novelty pieces to me.

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This ring is so fun. It’s my sterling buckle. Several buckle rings came in the store all at the same time and the one I really wanted was 14k white gold. But as that was out of my price range, I happily settled for this one.

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The design makes it appear rather Celtic in my opinion and that’s part of what I like about it. Buckle rings come in such interesting designs. Right now we have a mourning buckle ring at Vintage Rose. (If you don’t know anything about mourning jewelry, I suggest looking into it. It’s very interesting in a morbid kind of way.)

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I think I get the most compliments from this ring. It’s a sterling reproduction from the 50’s of the 1920’s white gold filigree style. I’ve had two of these rings. This one has the emerald cut amethyst and my last one had teardrop shaped blue topaz. The topaz was gorgeous but it was slightly cloudy and once I found this I was in love. I sold my topaz in the store to a lady who had always admired it.
The flowers in the filigree are so cute! Next time I get a 1920s-esque ring, I want bows in the filigree (of course).

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I’ve never been a huge snake fan, but I thought this one was so cute and it looks great on! It’s one of my lesser-worn rings because it requires a certain sort of outfit.

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My boss gave me this as a graduation present. At first I thought it was onyx, but I realized it is one if the darkest sapphires I have ever seen. It’s is flanked with diamond chips and set in 10k white gold. I love the simplicity of the cut and the design.

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When you look at it sideways it had this fun diamond and swirl pattern!

That’s all for now! I will post about my three FAVORITE rings next time!

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