Sunday, November 17, 2013

Some Of That True North West Style For True North West Weather

Hey loves, long time, no see!

I know. I know.
I've been terrible at posting.
But hey I'm back!

This post/look is gonna be all about layering up for the impending colder weather that's coming up.




(Military jacket: http://www.forever21.com/ $20, Plaid jacket: Goodwill $4, Beige skinny jeans: GoGo Jeans $12, Hipster shoes: Ross $8)


I thought that taking the pictures for the outfit would be more fitting near the cold and quite frigid water front of my home town.

Welcome to my city.

So this look is a pretty simple and easy start to some layering.
I got the cropped beigeish pants with my gray (weather and sky matching) hipster shoes. Super simple, right?
And then for some extra warmth I got my North West staple plaid shirt under a thick green military jacket. The jacket goes with my nifty camo backpack, ay? I thought so.

You wanna look like you're from the North West and it's being the North Wet? Try this look on for size.

For extra warm maybe grab a pair of boots instead of flats. Also for this rainy weather maybe throw on a beanie!

Hope the weather is better where you are.

Thanks for reading :)
Love and warmth, Minda

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Cheap And Easy Halloween Costume Idea

Hello beautiful people!

How is your October going so far?
Now how many Halloween festivities or parties have you been invited to? With no time or money or even any idea of what to wear for all of these stinkin' parties?
You're not only one popular human but you have no time for making something pretty to wear to one of these shindigs...

Well I am here to (hopefully) help you, my darlings

Cheap and Easy Costume Idea Number 1.

80's girl
Well maybe this is more of a Madonna/80's rockstar costume...
But it's pretty darn cute and pretty darn cheap to create as well! I put this costume together in probably just the time it took me to stop by the Goodwill for some key pieces!

The dress is $11 from http://www.papayaclothing.com/shop/, the tights are $6 from http://www.wetseal.com/, the shoes are just something I had in my closet, I grabbed the jacket for like $4 from my local Goodwill, (Goodwill is like a 70's-80's treasure box) and then I just threw on some crazy bulky jewelry and bought some bright red lipstick.
Now crimp your hair or find a scrunchie for a sassy side pony, and you got yourself a look that Cyndi Lauper
 herself would rock!
So I hoped this helped ya maybe get the ball rolling! This look was super easy and cheap to make. I think this would be perfect for any dancing Halloween parties with the comfy ballet flats and the flowy dress. You might even invest in some leg warmers for this look or maybe a leather jacket instead of the sheer one I chose.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned if ya wanna get some more cheap and easy costume ideas!
Love, Minda

Monday, October 14, 2013

School Is Back In Session

Happy Monday, my loves

Wow it's been inexcusably long since I've blogged. But I have a good excuse nonetheless!
So I started a new job as a substitute teacher and I have three online courses to finish by the end of this month. Yup, I still have homework even as a teacher.
But let me tell you; I absolutely LOVE my new job.
And now this is where what I am going on about fits in perfectly with this outfit post...

This look totally has a sort of school girl vibe to it, don't you think?
(Gray sweater: Pacsun $16, Vest: Papaya $11, Green skirt: Forever21 $12, Black thigh high socks: Wet Seal $8, Oxford shoes: Vintage thrift shop Nine West brand $18)

Gotta say I'm digging the transitioning from Summer to Fall style right now. So that's what this look would be categorized under.
You wanna make this more summery? Lose the sweater and possibly the socks. Wanna rock this for fall? You could even through on some see-through black tights under the socks and wear a long sleeve shirt under the vest.
The possibilities are endless.

Now I'd say this look is more student appropriate than teacher but it reminds me of school anyways.

What do ya'll think of this look?

Leave me some beautiful feedback cause I adore hearing from you!
Have a great rest of your week, peoples!

Love, Minda

Sunday, October 6, 2013

It's Time To Say Goodbye To Summer

Hello my loves
It's now October but the sun came back to give us one last hug. So it seems. Or maybe just came back for today to rub it in our faces that now all we have to look forward to is the rain and cold.
Either way I wanted to share this one last look of summer with you.


(Festival dress: Thrift at http://www.buffaloexchange.com/ $14, Shoes: http://www.charlotterusse.com, Necklace: http://www.jewelmint.com)

I found this dress at one of my favorite Portland thrift stores; Buffalo Exchange.
Isn't the dress just absolutely perfect for summer festivals? I haven't had the chance to wear it to one yet but you can bet your bottom dollar that I will be strutting my stuff in the dress next summer.

Of course when I actually go to a festival in this dress I'm probably gonna switch out the shoes for something easier to walk in but I felt like being glam for the day and these shoes were what I chose.
I'd recommend pairing this dress with some shoes that will have less of a chance of killing you than the ones I'm wearing. Maybe some sandles, or better yet, boots!

The flowers sort of give it an old hippy 70s vibe but the cuts give it a modern day twist.
 It's the best of both worlds. Two of my favorite time periods; the 70's Woodstock and music era and of course the one I'm alive in and get to experience. 

And if you're gonna be vibin' in this dress you better find yourself a pretty flower crown like the one I got. You just have to.
Nothing says flower child more than rocking a flower crown.

Well thanks for reading, my flower children.

Peace, Minda

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Sweater Weather

Happy Hump Day everyone!
We're halfway to the weekend; YESSS!!!
Have some great plans, anyone?

 (Gray sweater: http://www.pacsun.com/ $12, Plaid shirt: a gift $0, Black skinny jeans: http://www.hottopic.com/ $20, Shoes: http://www.shopstyle.com/ $16, Beanie: http://www.forever21.com/ $8.)

Alright guys, I apologize for the semi boring background I used for this particular shoot. I say semi boring because of my really cool band posters on the wall. At least I think they're cool...
Anywho, back to the point being, well it's sweater weather right now. I had to use my other bedroom because of the rain. SO MUCH RAIN.
I guess that's why they call it the great North Wet. That's funny, right?

Well I just wanted to wear something warm and comfy on a cold and crappy day. 
I almost pretended like the weather was better by just wearing tennis shoes rather than boots. Although I'd totally recommend rocking some boots with this look. Me? I'm just trying to be different.
I LOVE layers. And plaid goes with everything. Are you a big plaid person yourself? No? Dude, you are seriously missing out.
Now if I had more money to buy more things, like beanies for instance, I'd grab some more colors. Oh well, at least this way it makes me look like I could kick it with Nirvana. You know, like I could've been best friends with Kurt or something, no big deal.

Alright I came and I entertained (See what I did there?), now it's your turn, I would really really really love to hear from you!

And a HUGE shout out to all of the beautiful people who commented on my last post. You guys all seriously gave me the biggest smile (You should've seen how many weird looks I got from smiling at random people today) with all of the sweet things you had to say.
So thanks!

Love, Minda

Monday, September 30, 2013

Flowers In Your Hair

I guess I'll finally admit that summer is now over. BUT I hope to get away with one last transitioning from summer-to-fall outfit!

How are all you lovely people?

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(Plaid sweater: Thrift shop $8, Rock Out With Your Heart Out graphic top: http://www.pacsun.com/ $4, Denim sparkly shorts: http://www.anchorblue.com/ $10, Feather sandles: http://www.target.com/ $12)

I'm not sure exactly what I'd describe this look as other than a soft festival look.
It is a mix of rock, punk, and boho thrown together! Whatever you'd call it; it was super easy to throw together and still feel put together. I feel like the shoes and necklace bring in an almost tribal slash boho touch to the otherwise punk rock look of this.

For those more hardcore festival goers (and if it was still hot out) I'd say you could go without the plaid jacket and black tank top underneath the crop top! Or maybe just tie the plaid sweater around your waist for an even more punk rock look perfect for summer.
Or if you're going for a more boho twist... wear a maxi skirt instead of the shorts.

And if you still feel cold with this look; I'd say ditch the sandles and grab a pair of combat boots! Man, did I ever tell you how much I LOVE combat boots? No? Well no worries, my dears, there will be plenty of looks featuring combat boots! Promise.

Anyway thank you for your lovely comments on my older posts. I seriously loved reading and responding to each one.
Keep them coming!

Questions? Comments? Or concerns?
Lemme know. I can take it.

Peace, (rock and roll), and love,
Minda

Friday, September 27, 2013

Back To Cool

Hello my darlings,
TGIF; am I right? Let's get crazy cause it's finally the weekend and let's talk about patterns! Crazy patterns!

(Studded Button-up Tank: http://www.forever21.com/ $10, Yellow Striped Cardigan: http://www.forever21.com/ $10, Denim Shorts: http://www.hollisterco.com/ $10, Polka Dot Tights: http://www.wetseal.com/home.jsp $8, Shoes: Vintage and free)

I wanted a transitional outfit for the beginning of Autumn and it's semi mild weather. Hey it's raining but this is the great North Wet after all, we should be used to it by now, right?

I had a lot of fun planning this outfit.
I adore these shoes and wish I had more. I also paired it with a cute pink polka dot bow to add a bit of whimsy to the look. Anyone else as big of a fan, of tights with shorts, as I am?

There are a lot of patterns to this look. From the studs allover the tank top collar, to the polka dots on the tights and bow, to the chevron stripes on the shoes, to the horizontal strips on the sweater!
What's your favorite part? Or do you even believe in mixing patterns yourself?

Have the most excellent weekend and until next time, my darlings
Peace, FUN, and love,
Minda