Styled In The Heartland Hearts Edrop Off

 

 

Hey guys, sorry its taking me so long to update you! Last weekend i had the privilege of shopping with E-Drop Off ( a consignment based eBay store in Chicago IL) They had a annual charity warehouse sale, which i didnt make it to last year but this year i drove up at 2 am got there @5 and stood in line and managed to snag loads of designer goodies such as Lanvin Flats, Chanel , Prada, Fendi, Tory Burch, Marc Jacobs, Pucci, Elizbath Gillet, Escada, Bill Bass, Judith Lieber! It was madness the people in line, plus the ladies i stood in line with were funny! I had a great time in picking up some designer end items for a good cause. All the Money went to Charity. I also had the privilege of consigning items with Edrop Off they made it super easy for me all i had to do was drop of the item in the posh Lincoln park store.
I hope you enjoy this short quick post! If you would like to bid on my item Vist Here
for more info on E-drop off visit : shopedropoff.com

xx Alex

Gimme that Celebration Fever!

Hey Guys! Welcome to Sunday Funday! Thanks for again joining me for some fun. Today I was on my way to a partay for my cousin who got married yesterday so I wanted to choose Warm, but yet Casual. In my family we are big on thrifting, especially me if you know from reading my blog. So I took my butt to Salvation Army yesterday and found these amazing Slim-fit straight pants in a rich blue color that I fell in love with! I also found a sparkly sweater that I fell in love with and have been dying to wear this vintage clock necklace (YO’ FLAVA FLAV YEAHHHH! BOIIII). Also found this great locket last night that I wanted to wear. I had so much fun pairing neon accents with a casual look (see, I told you all neon rules!). I am also loving this little cute, clutch I sported all day, it was an awesome find last night too! I can’t believe the weekend is all over! I hope you enjoyed this shorty posting, and I cant wait til next weekend’s fun! xx

Credits:
Pants: Mossimo (Target but thrifted); Sweater: Vintage (Thrifted); Undershirt (Old tank); Shoes: Gap; Earrings: Salvation Army; Clock Necklace: Estate Sale; Silver Locket: Salvation Army; Rings: Thrifted & Yard Sales; Bag: Salvation Army.
Location: Old abandoned building off 34th Street.

Falling For Nude

Hey guys! Welcome to the First Day of Fall, arent you excited? I know i am, i want to post my first official blog as part of the Chicago Blogger Network. I am so excited to be apart of the family! Well today, im going to be discussing how to work with the color nude. Nude is a hard color to work because its so blah, boring sometimes and usually only comes in panti-hoes. Well as you can see i really went super formal, today my cousin got married, in a small lovely ceremony and i really wanted to dress up for occasion. I have been dying to wear this dress, but i was thinking how am i going to make this work for me? I am a bigger girl (but i did loose 65 pounds and counting!) but i really like high line dresses on my body type, but nude is super hard color, so i chose the darker leggings to bring a pop, of tones to my legs, i also chose white necklace to focus on the upper body part so it sets the dress of even more, as well as my hat was darker to bring more of a tonal range of nudes and browns. Its important, to try to remember don’t be afraid to add dark & light in this case with nude, because it has to work together. I added the fur for fun because it was a gift (thanks connie!) and i love it! This weekend, i really am focusing on more styling than anything and giving pieces of advice what works for me, and what can work for you to, just remember nude doesnt always belong with black, you can make it fun by adding other earthy-tones to make any outfit pop, even try NEON! Neon+Nude work amazing together! I hope that you enjoy this little tip on nude pairing. Happy Weekend xx.

Credits : Dress: Vintage (Yard Sale) Fur Jacket: (Gift) Gloves (Yardsale) Necklace (Yardsale) Hat (vintage) . Pin (on jacket) Yard Sale. Necklace (Rummage Sale) Shoes: Mossimo -Target (thrifted but were brand new) Pants (Leggings from Walmart) Bag: Vintage (Bought on Streets of NYC)  Location: Gardens In IL.

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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

Hey Ladies, Lets Disco

Hey There Guys, welcome back to the weekend Disco, i have been so busy this weekend, with reading, movies and general relaxation. I’ve been dying to wear these  hot pink bell bottoms, and this entire set i picked up awhile ago, i fell in love with the super wide flair pants (which you find a similar pair from Alice & Olivia) I had fun shooting these photos with a friend, now that fashion week is over (or still going on in my head) i will be putting some fun post to come! xx

Credits:

Jacket, Pants, Crop Top ( Entire Set) -$.90 -D.A.V  Headscarf- Yard Sale, Shoes: Target Jewelry Watch: Juicy Couture, Necklace: YardSale, Ring: C/0 RETRO ROCKET, Earrings: 2.00-Neat things Pin- 65 cents (DAV) Happy Birthday Ann Bracelet, – (1.00 DAV)  Bag: Old vintage floral bag (i think yard sale)

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