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Animal Prints

Animal print is my favorite color. I consider it a neutral, and like great neutrals, an animal print can be added to most outfits. But my love of animal prints has moved on from leopard and cheetah prints to prints featuring the silhouettes and images of the animals themselves. Here are some literal animal prints that I want for late summer/fall. 

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elephant print leggings, Urban Outfitters legging $39

If you pay that much for leggings, does it automatically qualify them as pants?

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elephant print scarf, Gap, $29.95

I love elephants. 

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Zebra scarf, ModCloth, $23.99

I got this scarf for Christmas, but I love it times a million. 

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Penguin dress, Lulu’s, $31

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Ram bangle, J.Crew, $95

 

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Fashionably Political

Flashback to January 2008.

I was a junior in high school, obsessed with the presidential primaries. I’ve been really interested in politics since I was a little kid. I remember pretending to be sick the day after the 2000 election so I could stay home from school and know exactly when the winner of the election was announced (that wouldn’t happen for a couple more weeks, but I didn’t know that). But January 2008 is when I knew that I wanted Barack Obama to beat Hillary Clinton for the nomination, and to go on to win the presidency. I ordered my Obama t-shirt from his website, and wore it proudly for the next 10 months. It wasn’t the cutest of t-shirts, navy blue, with the Obama 2008 logo, and it had a weird sleeve/shape to it.

But in 2012 we don’t have to sacrifice style for a political statement. http://www.runwaytowin.com has pieces from top designers (Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam, etc) that all support President Obama’s reelection campaign. They’re a little pricey, but super stylish.

Here are my favs:

Thakoon, $95

Derek Lam, $75

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez (of Proenza Schouler), $45

All photos from runwaytowin.com, everything’s available for pre-order now

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2012 It’s the future: resolutions and recommendations

New Year’s resolutions are for housewives and little girls. So I’m not going to make any. I have goals all year round that include getting into really, really good shape and getting awesome grades. So the same goals I always have then.

So on to recommendations then.

If someone could recommend a way to be happy with the clothes I have, and learn how to not constantly troll Forever21 for potential new clothes, it would be greatly appreciated. Here are some items I want:

 

So cute. Love the pattern, not sure about the tiers, I’d have to see it in person.

Love x a million. They seem super 90s to me, but I don’t have that much of a recollection of that decade (if you remember it you weren’t there, man).

I’ve never owned a halter dress before. That’s a lie I have a Rodarte for Target dress that I’ve worn like twice. But this is so perfect for the summer, going out or whatever. Someone invite me somewhere cool so I can wear this!

Also I recommend that any guy wear a denim shirt. It’s literally the best look ever. I’m obsessed with it (see previous post on denim shirts).

I’ve decided that I’m going to be more adventurous sartorially. Not to a personal style blog, I wear crazy shit that looks stupid because I’m so trendy level, but I’m going to wear things that I like and think look good without worrying about what other people think. I’m only in college for three semesters, so I only have a year and a half left of being able to wear pretty much anything on a daily basis. Here’s to expanding beyond my usual outfits. But that goal is also the reason why I want new clothes. Catch-22!

I recommend that anyone remotely interested in fashion watch The Rachel Zoe Project and It’s a Brad, Brad World. They are both hilarious and make me want to chuck all my career plans and try to work in fashion.

I die. RZ makes me want to wear a maxi dress, six inch heels, faux (or real, swhatevs) fur vest/coat, and tons of gold jewelry. It’s a lewk.
Love him.
P.S. best non-fashion related reality show not on Bravo (love me some Top Chef not Top Scallop)? My Fair Wedding with David Tutera. I could watch it all day, no joke.
2012 come at me, brah.
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Random Bob Dylan Picture of the Day

Found these on the Dylan fansite expectingrain. I’ve been digging 1966 era Bob recently. 

Look at The HAIR! The striped pants! Even Bobby can’t help checking himself out.

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Style Icon: Bob Dylan

Okay, so awkward that like half of my first posts are about Bobby D, but whatever I’m an obsessive fan. I know most people think of Dylan as the guy with the crazy jew fro back in the sixties, or the old man who looks like his face is melting today,but in my mind he’s a veritable style icon. I mean look at him, mixing prints like a pro. Polka dots and stripes together are not for the style challenged.

I love this photo. Plus it highlights that Bob knew how to work accessories into an ensemble. Houndstooth scarf+ killer sunglasses=a major look

Rolling Thunder era Bob is my favorite musically and sartorially. I loved the hats and the scarves (accessories!) and how well Bob layered all his clothing. Henley, vest, coats, hats, jewelry, his outfits weren’t at all simple, but they worked. I like that the addition of an amazing hat took the outfit from street style to stage (oh and some white face, obvi). I especially love the vest he’s wearing in this picture. I think vests are underutilized, and Bob demonstrates how they can be a structuring element for an otherwise loose outfit.

Amazing.

I had to include an example of modern Bob. The gentleman-cowboy, it totally fits his late period association with “the old, weird America”. Not a huge fan of the mustache, but this photo just emphasizes the absolute fact that Bobby can freakin’ rock a hat. Plus I’ve always liked the idea of a collared shirt underneath a collared shirt. Bobby loves layers.

hot.

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