Wednesday, September 30, 2009

KELLY'S POST: "We'll see the stars that shine so bright, stars made for us tonight." -Iggy Pop

Due to rainy, cold weather and a still ailing Tracy, pictures were done in my room today.  As you can see I have a thing about not having empty wall space. This outfit today is really just made of great deals.  The jacket cost me $3 and the boots were $20. 

What I'm Wearing:
Jacket: Gabriel Brothers (overstocks)
Shirt: Target
Jeans: Alloy
Necklace: Made by me
Boots: Thrift

Sunday, September 27, 2009

KELLY'S POST: "The best things in life are free, but you can keep them for the birds and bees. Now give me money, that's what I want." -The Beatles

To follow up on my last vinyl post, I decided to do a bit of research on what some of the most valuable records are.  You won't be seeing any of these in my collection any time soon. :)

To begin with: the infamous "Butcher Album" by The Beatles.  The original cover for the Beatles' "Yesterday and Today" understandably caused some controversy, thus (after they were recalled) most had a more conventional cover pasted over the original. Estimated to be worth $40,000 for mint first state stereo copies.  $150 to $10,000 for other pressings and conditions.

The Sex Pistol's 1977 album "God save the Queen" (UK A&M 7” 45 RPM with mailer, 1977).  Estimated worth: $22,000.

The Velvet Underground's 1966 album "The Velvet Underground and Nico" (US Album Acetate, in plain sleeve, 1966 with alternate versions of tracks from official release). Estimated worth: over $400,000.

Bob Dylan's 1963 album "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" (CBS, US album, stereo 1963 featuring 4 tracks deleted from subsequent releases). Estimated Worth: $35,000.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono's 1969 album "Wedding Album" (USA Capital LP Acetate with hand written sleeve notes) Currently on sale at Forever Vinyl for $50,000.

Friday, September 25, 2009

KELLY'S POST: "It's the same old story, same old song and dance, my friend." Aerosmith

As Paul McCartney sang on one of his more recent albums "What we are, is what we are and what we wear/ Is vintage clothes, vintage clothes/ A little more, a little tall /Check the rack /What went out, is coming back."  While looking through some old family photos, I can't help but agree with him. I've posted a few of them here. Enjoy!

KELLY'S POST: "Everybody's working for the weekend" -Loverboy

The weekend is finally here! I just have to go to my calculus class in about a half hour and then I will be free as a bird! (Well you know, until Monday rolls around  again).

What I'm Wearing:
Jeans: Alloy
Belt: Target
Shirt: Thrifted
Jacket: Gabriel Brothers (overstocks store)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

TRACY'S POST: fall weather, come unto thee quickly.

Cleveland-Ohio weather is tricky business. Hot & humid in the summer, cold & morose in the winter. Today it was 80 degrees (fahrenheit), but with humidity that really means 85.  But it's raining, so the sun shouldn't raise the temperature or humidity... oh, nope, nevermind. (Sneaky little bastard.)

So what the hell do you wear, exactly?
Shirt and skirt, people. The only way to go.

KELLY'S POST: "And she's buying the stairway to heaven" Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven

It's funny how matching brown with black is sort of a hit or miss thing.  It ether works or it doesn't, and usually I can't tell until I try it on.  Today I think it works.

What I'm Wearing:
Vest: Forever 21
Shirt: Walmart
Jeans: Alloy
Boots: Minetonka Moccasins
Necklaces: Macy's, Forever 21

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

KELLY'S POST: "We ain't really quaint, so please don't point and stare. We're just technologically impaired" Weird Al-Amish Paradise

Do you want to know the most annoying thing ever!? My DVD player remote doesn't work.  This means that I can't breeze through all the commercials on my DVDs.  And worse than that once I finally get to the DVD menu, 9 times out of 10 I accidentally hit the "open" button instead of the "play" button on the DVD player, causing me to have the watch the previews all over AGAIN!  Then, on my TV shows on DVD, I can only watch the first episode on each disc because I can't click around. I'm going mad, mad I tell you!  You really don't realize the convenience of modern technology until it quits on you, yes?

What I'm Wearing:
Vest: Thrifted
Shirt: Gap
Dress: Target
Leggings: Charlotte Russe
Shoes: Dillards

TRACY's POST: Sixth Day.. a hypocrite's post

Because of a stubborn wariness towards the plaid trend, I have very few plaid items in my closet. This dress is one of three, and I bought it solely because of it's cut and price. Despite the pink plaid, I love this dress. I'm convinced it'll transition well into fall fashion.

See those shoes? I swear, I haven't taken those things off since I bought them.

What do you guys think about plaid? Love it, or hate it?

Dress: Gabriel Brothers
Shoes: Naturalizer (Famous Footwear)

Monday, September 21, 2009

KELLY'S POST: "Where have all the flowers gone? Girls have picked them every one." Pete Seeger-Where have all the Flowers Gone

This blue top is actually one of those dresses with the elastic on the bottom (a bubble dress?).  However, I put a skirt over it to dress it down a bit for class.  Then, inspired by the hippie look of the flowers on the top I went with my boots with the fringe going down the side.  I ended up quiet happy with my outfit today, which is good because it was one of those days where it just threatened of rain all day without actually really delivering.

What I'm Wearing:
Blue Dress: TJ Maxx
Skirt: Dillard's
Boots: Target

PS: Look guys! One of our own, a fellow fashion blogger, has made it to the big time!
Guardian Article
Style Rookie

Friday, September 18, 2009

KELLY'S POST: "Today's music ain't got the same soul, I like that old time rock 'n' roll" Bob Seeger-Old Time Rock and Roll

This post may not be fashion related, but record albums are pretty cool too right? Well I think so, and I am here to procliam my love for vinyl.  My collection has been growing fast for the past year or so, when I got my first record player for Christmas.  I now have about 50 records and the collection is only growing.  The sacred ritual of buying a record goes a little something like this: you enter the record store and the overpowering smell of must, mold, and all things old hits you like a brick.  Then its time to sort through hundreds and hundreds of records checking for record quality, the beauty of the album art, and what songs are actually on the album. After choosing said albums and bringing them home, it's time for the moment of truth: you put the record on the player, move the needle over, hear the first sounds of hissing and crackling as the needle finds the groove, then BAM: sonic bliss!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

KELLY'S POST: "What a day for a daydream" The Lovin' Spoonful-Daydream

I have no idea what this buliding is, but believe it or not this is the BACK of the building!  Noone ever gets to see this side, and this is the cool side! (Tracy is this one 50 feet high? haha).  This is my new dress from ModCloth.  I was very excited about it coming in the mail and here is is making its debut!

What I'm Wearing:
Dress: Mod Cloth
Jeans: Alloy

TRACY'S POST: Fifth Day ...all right, I admit. I color edit.

So, here's where I tell you I'm a photoshop-maniac -- which is what I originally intended to do, before I realized graphic designers don't make ____ (place operative word of choice here) during a recession. I just couldn't resist tinting these beautiful cement walls with a bit of magenta.

Bla, bla, we all know it's a boring outfit. I'm really here to rave about my new favorite pair of shoesies. Naturalizer is where it's at, I'm telling you. Every Naturalizer pair I've bought (for my mom, myself) has been very well crafted and just unbelievably comfortable. I got these at Famous Footwear, I just couldn't resist (:

(besides, I feel stumpy when I wear black tights with flats, so I need a good pair of heels!)

These walls are hidden from the streets and can only be found by straying away from a little park in Kent. The art is so unique!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

KELLY'S POST: "Tomorrow may rain, so I'll follow the sun" The Beatles-I'll follow the Sun

Tracy was sick today, but somehow I still managed to drag her outside to take a few photos (of which I'm very grateful Tracy!) lol.  So the dismal background behind me is just the side of our house.  Ah, Cest la Vie!

What I'm Wearing:
Moccasins: Minnatonka
Skirt: Thrifted
Vest: Forever 21


(I'm feeling a bit under the weather, so here. Take this mildly-diplomatic rant about plaid. Take it.)

Don’t get me wrong. Plaid is one of the most versatile prints out there. Combining other clothes & accessories with plaid is as easy as one-two-three, and with plaid as the current trend among college students, it’s a basic that can make any girl (or guy) look fashionable.
That said, so many people, so many people, execute the so-called trend poorly. And because plaid is worn by so many, I fear the trend is going to crash and die. Hard. It’ll become overrated to the majority of the population, like Avril Lavigne or Kanye West.
Personally, I’d like to avoid looking like a lumberjack. I'll spare you the step-by-step user manual on wearing plaid, because you people are fashionable and probably know more on the subject than I do. Just, please use sparingly and in your best judgment.
By the way. Where did the stereotype of mixing plaid and hipster come about?