Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!
This is what I wore to school today. I wanted to wear something for the holiday but I didn't want to go as far as being one of the few brave souls walking campus in full-on Halloween garb so I opted for a subtle nod to the day in this ensemble. I thought it looked candy corn-ish. Anyways the vintage dress is from a store in Madison, WI called ReThreads that I bought for somewhere around $15. The witchy looking vintage shoes were recently purchased at a Desert Industries thrift store in Vegas for $8.
I hope you all have a splendid evening!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

90s Kid

 The 90s child in me was so stoked to find tattoo chokers on The Cobra Snake & so I couldn't resist stocking up on them in every color! I love this preppy little vintage skirt I bought for a few bucks at Ragstock in Madison a 5 years ago; it can be worn in with so many different styles of outfits. The jean shirt was thrifted I believe and the white shirt is one that i'm not quite sure that I like. I bought it about six years ago and have kept it in the depths of my shirt drawer for the past few years but today I  thought it went well with the look of this outfit. Who knows maybe it'll end up at Goodwill in a weekI haven't quite decided its fate....
As you may have noticed, I got my hair freshly cut today. I had her lighten up the weight of my hair around my face with some layers and it feels soo much better. When I made my appointment, I was so set on getting my hair cut & colored like Brigitte Bardot but then chickened out. It would have been to much $$$ and maintenance to keep up with. It would have also taken for-ev-er to get my hair back to its au natural color. Anyways, I like my natural color & I can thank the good ole sun for saving me money with these natural highlights.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Mixtape Monday::Sleep Tight

As noted in my most recent post, it has been a busy past several days for me so for this week's Mixtape Monday & I have hardly had time to just relax. So, to get me in the mood to unwind this week, I've selected tracks from a large playlist I have had on my itunes account & that I have kept adding to over the past few years. That playlist is called "Sleepy" and it's my go-to place for music for relaxing.
So grab some hot tea, slip into your coziest pajamas, 
and unwind to these eight tracks this week.
Because- The Beatles
Created- Portugal. the Man
I'd Rather Go Blind- Etta James
Black Swan- Thom Yorke
Brackett, W9- Bon Iver
Cape Canaveral- Conor Oberst
Deep Blue Sea- Grizzly Bear
Me, Myself And I- Bille Holiday
Although some of the songs aren't available on spotify, you can listen to some of the playlist here: Mixtape Monday::Sleep Tight
From my instagram @karinastanton

Sailing Home

 I went out on the lake with my dad, brother, and Jeepers this afternoon. A peaceful little boat ride was just what I needed after working all weekend, having taken two exams today & one exam coming up on Wednesday. 
After my brother asked if I wanted to go on the lake with him & my dad, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to wear this nautical vintage shirt I bought for $3 at a Garage Sale in Santa Monica last September. The vintage shorts aren't shown in much detail in this post but they too have a bit of a nautical feel to them... see them in more detail in this post. I bought the shorts at a thrift store about a year ago for somewhere around $6 I believe. My mom bought the black flats for me brand new from a Garage Sale. My aunt gave me the adorable little parasol & the vintage scarf was my grandma's.
A calming playlist for Mixtape Monday is definitely in the works in the next hour so stay posted.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


I think if the temperature were about 4 degrees hotter today, then I could say that I jumped the gun on the cold weather attire. But luckily, today provided the perfect weather for an ensemble like this. I think the parisian look is one of my favorites. I feel that this might be true to many of us American girls; I mean, come one, who doesn't dream to be as adorable & stylish as those parisian ladies?
Vintage beaded sweater/shirt (I think it's supposed to be worn as a shirt but I like it better backwards): $5 at a thrift store
Pants: BDG from Urban Outfitters
Vintage handbag: Vintage from Savers $10
Shoes: A splurge at Topshop
Belt: Free from one of those Cabi parties my mom hosted at our house a ways back
Round Black Shades: Ebay $6
Black Beret: The Milwaukee Art Museum for $10 I think

Monday, October 22, 2012

Mixtape Monday::In the Mood

This week's mixtape doesn't really have a theme to it. It's just a mix of songs part inspired by this cozy weather & part inspired by how i'm feelin'... if that makes any sense to you guys.
Anyways, dive into this good set of songs this week:
Masterswarm- Andrew Bird
Canadian Girl- The Walkmen
Baby's Arms- Kurt Vile
Whoa Now- Louque
So Lonely- The Police
DLZ- TV On The Radio
Beginner's Luck- Eels
Listen to this playlist on spotify: Mixtape Monday::In the Mood
P.S. I tried the Chai Latte at The Coffee Bean for the first time today—amazing. You should all go pick yourself up one of those ASAP.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Neglected Photos

Today I was skimming though all the files on my computer from the last year--you know, organizing, deleting, & backing them up to my hard drive. It's something that I find almost therapeutic. With my horrible memory, I love looking back on my photos to refresh my mind of all the good times. Anyways,  while I was looking through all these photos, I came across a bunch of thrifted outfit photos that I never posted on my blog! So here they are, the neglected photos from the months of December, January, February, and March.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Smell the Roses

Dress- Tj-Maxx $20
Vintage Belt- The Gypsy den
Shoes- Sugar at Nordstrom Rack

Monday, October 15, 2012

Mixtape Monday::Sweet Voices

This week's installation of Mixtape Monday features a selection of songs from some of my favorite female voices of our time. Enjoy...
Change of Heart- El Perro del Mar
Sea of Love- Cat Power
I'm Good, I'm Gone- Lykke Li
True Affection- The Blow
Say Goodbye- Norah Jones
Ever Fallen In Love- Nouvelle Vague
Sour Times- Portishead
Hidaway- Karen O & The Kids 
Come To Me- Koop featureing Yukimi Nagano
Real Love- Beach House
I Feel It All- Feist
Listen to this playlist on Spotify: Mixtape Monday::Sweet Voices
Give me more music to listen to! 
Feel free to suggest songs or artists that I should take a listen to in the "Comment" section below.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Rain in the Desert


::Photos by my Brother::
Today's been one of those super awesome rainy days. The rain is just now clearing up but for us desert rats, a rainy morning and afternoon is a rare gem.
I'm wearing a sheer vintage cover up with a dress that I wore to my sister's 16th Birthday (who is now 21), rain boots from Target, and some grooovy shades from a thrift store.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Beachy Lady

//Photos by my brother...thanks dood//
 Although i'm so stoked for the cooler weather, i'm trying to take advantage of this last week or so of the summer warmth by wearing summer outfits that haven't yet gotten the blog love & attention they deserve.
Vintage 1950s/60s top- Garage Sale: $1
Printed Pants- Thrift store: $3.50
Vintage Saddle Shoes- Thrift store: $10
Vintage Hat: Antique Mall: $15
Circle Sunglasses- Ragstock: $5

Outfit Total= About $34.50