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-Credits:  Beaded Jacket: Thrifted Dress: Thrifted Leggings: (Old gift) (I believe from Wal-Mart) Shoes: Target -Mossimo – Earrings & Bag -Vintage – Thrifted Rings-Heart Ring Watch – Estate Sale- Apple Ring (Dollar Store Here In Iowa) Diamond Pink Ring (Found Object) Horn Necklace- Purchased from Modern Vintage Show in Chicago IL 2011-

Hello, Longtime no see, I know I know. You were probably wondering where I have been hiding? Well life, got kinda crazy but I am back in full swing- reposting  new looks and hopefully some new looks, plus I am working on alot more projects and now have motivation to post more looks, and work harder at this blog because I have been thinking about this blog and what it means to me and I’ve been thinking it’s time to work harder and post more awesome stuff, including inspiration, the blog itself will be getting a make-over soon I promise, a lot of new attitudes for the blog, because it is my project and my outlet to express my sense of fashion, being from the mid west it’s hard to find people here that share my love of fashion and my like of clothing, plus life has been crazy! I hope you can understand my time away from the blog, but it feels great to be back. I hope you are here to stay with me-

To the Future,

Love

Alexandria

 

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Styled in The Heartland X A Beautiful Mess Carving Contest!

 

Hey friends! Sorry i haven’t updated in while I’ve been going through some personal things that have kept me away from style blogging. As you know, Halloween is right around the corner! In honor of Halloween i have decided to enter a contest that one of my favorite Blogs A Beautiful Mess  is having.  They are doing a pumpkin carving contest! So i decided to a Pumpkin teeth problem! I picked up the pumpkin at Discount  Grocery Store Aldi’s for 2.99 *Cant beat that!* and also the carving kit for 3.75! I hope you enjoy this fun little event and it inspires you to get out and carve your own pumpkin! If you want to more information on the contest read here

(this blog is not endorsed by aldis or a beautiful mess)

 

 

Xx

alex

Fall Is Here, Lets Get Away to Bishop Hill.

Hey guys, thank you for joining me on this delightful saturday. I recently (today) went to Bishop Hill IL its a little town in IL with all kinds of crafts, little shops, demonstrations, and all kinds of good foods. It was a ladies day with my church, so i decided to wear something fun and purple. We cant forget about how great purple is special deep purple in the falls is. I admit i look somewhat a bit horrid today mainly is because im sick with a sinus infection but i was a trooper and went anyway today. I got to try lots of great foods, look at alot of cute things and i purchased a few jems from Peasant Works- (you can read about them here: (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Peasant-Works/188845943561) Its a cute little barn full of antiques hand made items. I enjoyed taking a lot of photos for this beautiful trip.  I tried all kinds of foods, apple butter, a lovely turkey sandwhich . Bishop Hill was a very fun neat city to join if your interested in learning more about the place its self you can visit them at (http://www.bishophill.com/) I hope you enjoy my short posting today, as i recover have a great weekend xx.

-Dress: J-Crew (OLD thrifted) Sweater: Express (thrifted) Leggings -Target (thrifted) Necklace (Old Christmas Ornament) Rings ( thrifted) Earrings (thrifted) Hat (thrifted) shoes (thrifted) Bag: banana republic (old) scarf : gap

All Photos Credit : Styled in the heartland 2012

Love always

Alex

DIY -Cut It Out, Wear it, Make it WERK!

Hey there, Welcome To Sunday Funday. I wanted to share a fun Easy DIY project you can do, if you have been watching trends, its super trendy to have a cut off shoulders, everyones wearing it these days!  (Equipment is a very popular comapany for having a style  check it out here: http://www.blondgenius.com/item.aspx/nixie-shirt/1141/ You can purchase that   @Blond Genius (which is located in Des Moines). But yesterday amongst hustle and bustle of all i had. I stopped at a estate sale, and there was ALOT of vintage books, bells from every state and some clothes, i pulled this top and i though wow! But it looks to boring for my taste, but what could i do to make it into spectacular. I  First decided to cut the shoulder pads out of it (Because im no-lady gaga and shoulder pads well i dont like them). But hence for this i followed an easy-step by step DIY tutorial (for me i couldnt cut super low because of the beading so i carefully eyed it).  Here is a great tutorial, from THE FITTING : http://www.thefitting.com/2011/04/diy-cut-out-shoulders.html where she will show you step -by step how to do this, fun cut out top. You can have your own Equipment Like top..

Credits: Top (Yard Sale .25 cents) Cutouts ( I DIYED it) Necklace “Creative” – Necklaces – By “Things With Wings:” (you can check out them here: www.thingswithwingsartjournal.blogspot.com ( they are out of iowa city and are mixed media artists ) – I purchased this through Riverssance Arts Festival yesterday Because i fell in love with mixed media! Earrings: vintage yard sale!

-Have a great Sunday xx

Alex

With All The Frills Upon It

 

 

 

 

Hey Guys! Welcome back to this weekend’s edition of styled in the heartland. I’m sorry i havent been able to blog in awhile but i dont get to wear my fun clothes until the weekend. So here we go! Let me tell you about my busy weekend! I ran a 5k For Race For the Cure ( heres the photo  (im the left one)

We ran at 8am this morning. and I’ve been pretty tired for the rest of the day, i ended up at a graduation this afternoon and had to throw on some clothes, and i came up with this fun mint outfit, one of my favorite summer dresses that i pulled out. I added the fun hat later on in the day. I hope you will check it out, and leave lots of comments! Enjoy your weekend!

 

 

Credits:

 

Dress: vintage mint dress (salvation army)

Hat: -Rose Bow Hat- (salvation army)

Leggings- Old Grey leggings from Kmart

Shoes- Tan Flats (Kmart OLD)

Necklace – Peacock- Bought in New York City

Bracelets: Multi-Pastel Bangles -Yardsale (2.00 got today)

Rings: Vintage Stone Ring (OLD thrift find) Owl Ring (1.99 @ 1.00 or more jewelry)

Bag: Alaska bag – $.80 cents- Salvation Army (purchased sometime this last week)

 

 

Thanks to all my race participants today!

love,

alexandria

It’s A Jolly Holiday, When We Go A Yard’ Sailin

Hello again, Ok here’ we go with post #2. Saturdays are usually my days i don’t work, and since i’ve been really sore i took a break from the gym (if you didn’t know before ive lost 42 pounds in 4 months).  Normally when i yard sale, i pick out the ones i want to go to, here a a few tips!

1. Vintage, – Usually estate sales, are the best for this because they have either died, or moved on, (sometimes depending on the home, if its elderly people its usually vintage)

2. Clothes- going into knowing what size you are exactly helps. Because usually you cant try it on.

3. Bargain- i usually try to haggle with people if i dont feel like the price is right, but i’ve come across amazing sales with stories behind everything i buy. Hence why i love yardsales!

Credits:

(1st Photo)

Daria Dvd- (I LOVE DARIA) $.50 cents.

Miscellaneous Jewelry – think 25 cents for these. (the big belt buckle was 1.00 because i recycle jewelry so i was making this into something else)

Unicorn Book- (its a journal) -25 cents.

Indian Coin Purse- 25 cents

(the dvd, the coin purse and the book i got all of it for 1.00 at one yard sale)

 

(picture 2)

Vintage German Suitcase – $.25 cents – I saw it and had to have it, im a SUCKER for vintage suitcases

Mexico Purse- (this purse actually came from mexico the lady purchased it there but never used it) -$5.00

The Cute Weird Fruit Decorations- They are christmas ornaments but I thought they were funny! So i purchased them from a multi-family sale.

(Picture 3- see reference to picture 2)

(Picture 4):

Kitty Umbrella-  $.76 cents ( Picked this up from the Disabled American Veterans Thrift Shop was 95 cents *but saturdays it’s 20% off)

Clothes- I got a blue shrug, a puma halter, some bloomers (BRAND NEW), A danskin workout top, some leg warmers – all from one yard sale (including a dress which will be featured on a later blog posting) all for 6.00 (multi-family sale)

 

These are my finds for Saturday June 2, 2012. – Hope you enjoy looking at them! I hope some of my tips are helpful!

 

-Alexandria