Monday, March 24, 2014

Mermaid Lullaby

Mermaid Lullaby includes so many of my favorite possessions and I think if there was one look that would describe me it would be THIS look. The minute I laid eyes on these mermaid leggings there were no questions asked whether I should own them or not. They fit like a dream and shine like no other in the sun! I'm so happy to say there hasn't been one moment where I've regretted purchasing them either (especially at Disneyland when Ariel complimented me on them)! As for the pastel rainbow robe, it's a new piece! Well, new for me, it's actually vintage! It's so much dreamier in person and really helped complete the look by delivering that little bit of magic. And the photos don't do the shell lei I'm wearing any justice but  it was hand-made in Hawaii! I haven't worn it since I bought it 8 years ago but it's absolutely gorgeous, just what I needed to complete this sleepy siren look.







Mermaid leggings: Black Milk Clothing
Pastel rainbow robe: Vintage
Suede black pumps: Steve Madden
Black top: H&M
Shell lei: Handmade in Maui, Hawaii

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Crème Brûlée

Today what I whipped up included lots of sweet, delicate layers. Usually I shy away from wearing too many layers because it can look bulky with my curvy figure but keeping the layers light by mixing delicate fabrics worked better than expected! One of the rules I follow when it comes to fashion is to try something that I usually wouldn't do because, who knows, I might be pleasantly surprised. I ignored the little voice in me that kept saying, "Ok that's enough layers" until the flow of the fabrics achieved a pastry effect. And yes I do look for inspiration in food and in many other unexpected places. It might seem strange but voila! The results are sweet ^_^









Rose gold robe: H&M
Lace button up: Nordstrom
White blouse (around waist): Forever21
Eyelet shorts: Forever21
Sequin shawl: Vintage
Gold snake skin pumps: Aldo
Assorted gold jewelry: Second hand

Thursday, March 20, 2014

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

Happy first day of spring!! It's felt a lot like spring (summer, really) here in San Francisco so I haven't been able to resist wearing shorts, skirts & rompers. Once the fog rolls in though I'll look back on these days with a tear in my eye. Anyway I picked up this red daisy print romper on Etsy about a year ago and absolutely love how whimsical it is. I just want to run across a field in this onesie carrying a little basket while Florence + the Machine play in the background. Add in some lace details and BAM, the 90's petal plucking nymphette is born!






90s daisy romper: vintage
Lace belt: second hand
wooden pumps: Bebe


90's Girl


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Dancing With the Daffodils

This look is completely inspired by the flowers of spring including, my favorite, daffodils! These gold shorts can't help but remind me of the way daffodils open up to look at the sun for the first time. Anyway I thought it'd make a romantic and cheery look for a coffee & macarons date. Au revoir mon amours! 



Gold shorts: Victoria's Secret
Pink lace top: Thrifted
Beige Belt: Thrifted
Gold and white snake skin pumps: Aldo

Red velvet latte & macarons! Nomnomnom

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Too Pure to be Pink

This going out look is so fun & feminine and if you haven't noticed already from the title it's inspired by Grease! The scene consists of the Pink Ladies making fun of Sandy (in a musical number of course) while wearing chiffon nighties, pastel colored robes, curlers in their hair and siren red lips. Glamorous, even to bed.





Pink robe: Nasty Gal
White romper: Secondhand
Pink slingback heels: Carlos Santana
Rose gold watch: Michael Kors
Crystal necklace: Claire's


Too Pure to be Pink


Also I've been obsessed with using Polyvore lately. It makes putting outfits together SO much easier especially if you're running a blog! I like to "favorite" items in my own wardrobe (or as similar as possible) so that I can virtually put it together and not have to try on a bazillion different clothes. This is probably the closest I'll ever get to having Cher's closet from Clueless. *le sigh*

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Treasure Hunting

Second hand shopping is honestly my favorite way to shop. I have found some of my favorite pieces from second hand & vintage stores. They're inexpensive and almost always one of a kind. When you find something you really love it's like finding a hidden treasure. Etsy is great for those days you don't feel like searching through racks & piles of clothes but still want to find something unique at the comfort of your own home. So I decided to put together some of my favorite finds on www.Etsy.com of both handmade & vintage pieces. Enjoy!
Pink pom-pom earrings
50's robe

Leather statement belt



Pastel leggings
Alien Ring  
Alien Ring

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Crystal Clear

Oh the 90s. I can't help but love every ounce of its memories. I used to own a pair of clear purple glitter jellies in the first grade & loved them as much as I loved my clear purple GameBoy Color. I thank the heavens that they're back on the market because the only thing better than enjoying all the things you loved doing as a child is enjoying them as an adult! Say what you will but I will always be a kid at heart & my style makes no exception to that. With all that said I just had to pair my new adult jellies with my clear clutch & holographic muscle t-shirt because HELLO I CAN'T HELP THAT ZENON INFLUENCED MY HOLOGRAPHIC OBSESSION! If you don't know who that is just know you are a deprived child & take this opportunity to YouTube it now.







Holographic muscle t-shirt: Nordstrom
Jelly sandals: Wet Seal
Clear clutch purse: Nasty Gal
Crystal necklace: Nasty Gal
Holographic wallet (inside clutch): Nordstrom
Lipstick: Lime Crime

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Orange You in Love With Paisley?

I recently purchased this Jones New York blouse and apologize in advance for all the looks it will make it's way into. I should've taken a close up photo of the print but the details are ON POINT. It is so reminiscent of the late 60s early 70s that I just had to pair it with high waisted shorts, platform wedges and an orange lipstick. Jackie Burkhart & Laurie Foreman approved~*





Paisley blouse: Jones New York
White eyelet shorts: Forever 21
Woven Belt: American Eagle
Platform wedges: Steve Madden

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Spring Bling

Spring in San Francisco is the most bipolar time of the year. The sun is shining but it's still too cold to go out without a sweater. How can I be upset though when I get to wear this mint sweater with a sleeping fox on it? Not to mention these pink and purple chunky bow heels! Way 2 cute 2 frown.






Mint fox sweater: second hand
White pants: De Masque
Chunky heels: Plato's Closet
Watch: Michael Kors
Yellow bangle: Kate Spade


By the way I know you're DYING to know where I got these fabulous sunnies. They crank up the glam factor to any outfit and are like a first born child to me so I will write a whole post about them soon!  

Friday, March 7, 2014

Veronica.

When it comes to my style I never really know what to label it. I have so many different things I like to wear from super girly pastels to edgy black leather, 60's paisley prints to 90's holographic mini backpacks. You get the point. But when it comes to my name it always reminds me of darkness. Veronica Lodge, the rich bitch in the Archie comics or Winona Ryder's murderous character in the movie Heathers and my favorite: Veronica Lake, the 40's movie star that always kept half of her face covered. So that's what I tried to incorporate in this look. Mystery, glamour, and of course, the dark.




Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Birthday

Happy Birthday to my first born blog! Decided to start one up in order to keep myself writing, taking pictures, looking glamorous and all that jazz that makes me happy. So stay cute and posted for insight on The Mermaid Closet!