July 29, 2014

Sporty Spice

Top: Rung; Jeans: Gordman's; Earrings: Material Girl from Macy's; Shoes: Ziezo
My style has been described with many adjectives (vintage, quirky, and girlie to name a few), but "sporty" has never been one of them. I own exactly one pair of tennis shoes, forced onto my shoe rack by my insistent husband. I will begrudgingly admit that these sneakers have come in very handy for days where I want to be uber-casual, but they generally don't get much wear time. Let's face it: I'm much more of a Scary-Ginger-Baby hybrid with a dash of Posh than a Sporty Spice. But, when I saw this vintage tennis dress (or top for the less scandalously-inclined), I thought, game on.

Girl power!


July 23, 2014

She Who Leaves A Trail of Glitter. . .

No matter where I go or what I do in this jacket, a trail of glitter follows me. And my husband. And Ruby. That's what made it the perfect choice for an evening downtown at the Handmade Happy Hour: Summer in the City last weekend. (Cobblestone looks even better with a sprinkling of glitter on it, right?)
Jacket: Thrifted; Tank & Shorts: Rung; Shoes: Urban Outfitters; Necklace: Burlington; Purse: Baker's

I arrived at this free mini-music festival/outdoor shopping extravaganza to find a lively crowd ooh-ing over the handmade goodies from 50 local vendors. There were vintage duds, adorable baby clothes, eclectic jewelry, and other zany knicknacks on display and ready for purchase. I bought 2 pairs of retro earrings. I admit, that level of shopping restraint was a smidge difficult with complimentary cocktails from Pinnacle Vodka and Urban Chestnut Brewing Company. Luckily, some tasty slices of Empire Pizza helped balance things out. :)
Artwork by local artist Danielle Spradley
Photos by Chris Gibbon/ALIVE Scene Team
The highlight of the night was taking pics in the vintage VW photobus (yes, I said bus), courtesy of Photobus STL. The DIY setup allowed us to strike the perfect poses before the photos were snapped! I'm featured with fashionista Ashley and local blogger babe Brittany of Love.Style.Transform.
Glamour and glitter, fashion and fame! (Well, 3 out of 4 ain't bad.)