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The Clash: Black, Brown, and Blue.

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When I wore this ensemble to one of our holiday parties, it was in the evening. The skirt looked more like a darker navy blue, and these photos made it seem much, much lighter! If you would like to see how dark this really is, take a look at my previous outfit. I couldn’t be more obvious with the clash in colors than wearing black with brown and blue!

I honestly don’t even really care about what colors don’t match together. I like to mix patterns as well but not as bravely or as often as others do. As long as I feel good in the outfit and carry it with confidence, others don’t seem to mind. I’ve seen others put together known no-nos with clothing, like jean on jeans or socks with heels and just rock the bejewels out of them.

It’s my hubby’s birthday this weekend, and I’ve been extra busy organizing his surprise party along with finishing up work. Shhh…I’ll get back to the swing of things next week and reply to messages I’ve put on hold! Speaking of, there will be surprises for YOU in the weeks to come as well! Think free + fashion.

I envy you all who have time to document your lives along with your message to send out to the world. I’m thankful that whatever little time I got to blog, there are a handful of you who keep up with my posts, however few and far between!

Wearing: Vintage style skirt w/ suspenders (Sammy Dress) – Chelsea chunky high heel boots (Boohoo) – Faux collar top – 3-in-1 ring (Bikini Luxe)

I leave you with… The Clash.

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ALAMODEST Thanksgiving & Black Friday SALE: Buy 1 Get 1 50% OFF

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Buy 1, get 1 50% off on any combination of items from my Etsy & Vinted stores! No limit. Discount is applied to the lower priced item. Free shipping on domestic orders on my Etsy store if you use coupon “ALAMODESHIP.” Free shipping on Vinted if you choose to pay through PayPal. PLUS 20% off TOTAL if you buy more than 2 items. Today and tomorrow only!

The only way you will get the BOGO50% is if you message me beforehand OR I can partially refund you after you purchase if you message me. Purchases must be made today (Thanksgiving) or tomorrow (black Friday) only.

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Rainbow Tron & Being Loosey Goosey

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I just love big sweaters, don’t you? This is a vintage 80’s Liz Claiborne Sport (which I call “Rainbow Tron” because of the pattern) in a small size! I usually wear a medium (US 6-8) in today’s clothes. This, however, fits like a large, but it was designed to be loose—just like many of the clothes around the 80’s and 90’s. Though we still have clothing designed to be baggy nowadays, a lot of trendy girls seem to like to pair anything loose with something tight, like it’s some kind of requirement or must. I know it works well for the self-esteem to at least show off something, but it really doesn’t always have to be that way!

I’ve just at this point in my life realized that a loose top and loose bottom paired with some dainty heels can look oh so good. I’ve been watching classic Hollywood movies for a few days straight now, and I picked up a style perspective that I could apply to modern clothes. Big puffy sleeves and dresses are usually paired with dainty heels.

Back to the modern world, I’ve been inspired seeing girls wearing ragged & ripped boyfriend jeans with a classy loose button-down top or an executive-looking blazer with stilettos and just rocking it. The boxy shape isn’t necessarily bad or frumpy. Think 60’s shift dresses or straight-legged or boyfriend jeans with baggy sweaters and skinny heels. The contrast is so awesome, so it’s a win situation for the modest crowd. For the dainty part, I wore short grey socks with my 90’s Mary Janes to get that tasteful Japanese schoolgirl look ;-)

Be a loosey goosey.

You might not want to be a loosey goosey according to its typical definition! However, I found another definition for it on Urban Dictionary that is ironically quite notable: “not following prescribed guidelines or general societal expectations.” Absolutely! That is exactly how we must live our lives, especially if you’re either a Christian or just a red-blooded human being. So regardless of the pattern you choose to wear on your clothes (Rainbow Tron or otherwise), “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” -Romans 12:2

Wearing: Liz Claiborne sweater (selling on Etsy)- Kosher Casual shell dress – vintage 90’s pumps

 

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Things of Summer Past (What I Missed Out On)

 

goodbyesummer It’s been a few weeks since summer officially ended. If the NSA were to print out my search history, they’d find things like “plaid” and “cool sweater” in a lot of my Google search terms! Though I’m excited that Fall has begun, part of me still wishes summer was around.

Why? Besides the warmth and light that longer sunny days bring, I also missed out on a ton of styles and clothes I forgot to add in that may have been best done in the summer.

Here are a few on my list. Please do share yours!

1. Lady like & playful dresses and skirts

For most of the summer, I was either teaching yoga classes or spending time literally spread out on the floor (or the ground) doing everything else from eating to working. Practically, my outfits mostly involved stretchy yoga pants. My style died this summer, but it was an experience well worth it. However, I do miss wearing dainty clothes, dresses, and skirts. I missed out on the playfulness of poodle skirts with bandanas, a sort of modest Bordot-Hepburn combo! Below are some really cute dresses from ReoRia on my “1950’s Clothing” wish list! Of course, my inspiration was Bridgit:

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2. Accessorizing

I did have my fair share of multiple rings and chokers this summer, so I’m not really talking about those. I did miss out on extensively wearing my beloved straw hat as pictured below! I barely wore any hats or sunglasses at all this summer, because I was accessory lazy in general. I also just landed on these things called Skin Candy Tattoos that make temporary tattoos look 10x cooler! So if doing yoga all summer made it impossible to wear hats and jewelry, something like this would be very appropriate!

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3. Biking

My husband just bought me a shiny red Schwinn bike with 21 gears for my birthday last May, and I have not used it on the road! For shame. Maybe this Fall would be better, for the scenery anyway! How often do you see bikes and dresses? Not very often. Maybe I’ll pose pics soon. I could’ve have been having fun like Rita Hayworth and her gang of gals…

 

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4. Going to the Beach

Rob and I have only been to the beach once the entire summer! It’s been hard looking for decent and quiet family beaches with salty water, but that one spontaneous trip to Ocean City was so worth it. No one was barely there, but the weather was gorgeous. We had our fair share of the outdoors in general from “grounding” as often as we could, but there’s nothing like the sand and sea…

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What are some things you think you may have missed out on this summer?

If you’d rather not think about it, what are you looking forward to this fall?

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