Wednesday, February 3, 2010

secrets and an adventure on wheels






February 2, 2010

photos by caroline 

black velvet big floppy bow: california select
olive scarf: h&m
suede jacket: thrifted
silk shirt: thrifted
grey ankle zipper jeans: american apparel
black floral keds: thrifted

ladies, i have figured out the secret to making the "bump it" work magic on your hair.  if you are like me your hair does not take well to teasing, mine inevitably becomes a very scary and huge tangled rats nest instead of a soft and pretty brig bardot do.  anyways, the secret is...mousse and dirty hair!  i found a can of mousse (undoubtedly from 1993 or so) under the sink yesterday and in combination with my unwashed hair i finally came up with something close to what i've been trying for.   also yes, i did buy a bump it.  and caroline got one too!  hers looks better though because she’s blond and everything to do with hair seems to look better on blonds.

today we are taking an adventure with a real life car! caroline's mom is kindly making us lunch and then donating her automobile for our thrifting purposes.  the goods will be up for sale on thursday for another update!   im going to be double productive this week to try and make up for last, and also i have decided to stop bringing my debit card with me to work at american apparel so as to curb the ridiculous spending.  this velvet bow will (hopefully) be the last purchase i make for at least a few weeks.  but what a great last purchase it was, i have been wearing it to bed i like it so much. 

62 comments:

M. said...

the velvet bow is adorable, and I love these pictures so much! the background is gorgeous :)

lovelove, M.
http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

Lo said...

I would spend so much money if I worked there!

These are neat photos; I love the outfit.

anja louise said...

Love to hear the BUMP IT report. I saw one at a store recently and was like wow! Bump it! Have fun on your cool car trip, hope you find lots of great stuff!

Nicole Ágreda said...

Thanks!
I'm glad you like it.
The pictures, clothes, buff .. I love it.


xoxo

Engra said...

the first photo is very nice!

Eli said...

gosh, what lovely photos with a killer view

Rosie said...

Love the sneaks and that copper window is just lovely! have fun thrifting!

lavelle said...

I love that bow! Beautiful! xx

joy said...

Lovely and adorable today. I look like I am a frou frou construction worker. I also have similar pants that fit like those jeans, super comfy

JD
iplayfaves.blogspot.com

::HARUNA:: said...

love the bow!
and I think your hair is ridiculously lovely :) :) :)

Caitlin said...

Man, I would love to NEED a bump-it to make my hair poof. I, unfortunately (& fortunately, I suppose), was born with the big hair gene.

Also, those photos are very beautiful.

style baro said...

i love this outfit!!!!!!!!!
a big kiss

fashionist__ahead said...

i love your photos and the way that you matched all the clothes..
great post...:)

A/C said...

LOVING THIS POST!!! BUMP ITS ALL THE WAY! I've never actually used one, but now i feel the need to get one!

A/C
http://fakingfashionbyac.blogspot.com/

the style crusader said...

love these photos. the blue walls around the window in the first photos are so cool... a mix between fresh water and industrial. beautiful as always. xx

Vicki said...

only one word.. fabulous ;)
great bow!!
magpie-girl.blogspot.com x

Jessica said...

Very pretty photos! I love the bow.

heleen said...

Great set of photos! I really like that velvet bow, perhaps I should purchase one myself... mmm.

anne said...

such cool pictures!
love it that you bought a bump it! that's so rad! and dirty hair does help with teasing and any big hair- do :D

Fashion Therapist said...

I love the pictures of you peeking out of the window. Secretly, I'm kind of scared of the bump it, but I'm glad you made it work and are rocking it.

Daisy said...

The bow is just fantastic as are the delightful photos! Have fun thrifting !!

OliviaDias said...

I love the velvet bow!
Your apartment looks dreamy, I wish I had a balcony.

Taylor Sterling said...

cute photos! You are darling! Love the shoes!

Brittany said...

I love how these photos turned out! Your friend is very talented.

I may have to take your bump-it tips too!

rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...

sounds like a perfect day!

super jealous of your productivity...

kate maggie said...

i love these pictures so much. you are soooo pretty. :) those sneakers are amazing!

Suzy said...

gahhh why must you post such charming neighborhood photos?! i'm beyond frustrated with boston craigslist. i need to just go there and find a damn apartment i think. i don't know. sorry if this is nonsense. gahhh.

Lexie said...

aww! i love the big bow! and those floral keds are so cute!

hannah said...

haha i love that you are rocking a bump it! i totally want to try one but am scared of the whole teasing thing too.. and that giant bow was an exxcellent purchase.

Diane said...

Love the floppy bow! And oh my gosh, black floral Keds are super awesome.

Ernie said...

I just adore these photos, they're really cool-looking.

And thank you so, so much for following! :]

Ally,The Vintage Valley said...

So gorgeous :), love your keds!!!oh oh and your scarf :)

jules said...

I love your bow, velvet is my favorite! Such lovely photographs!!

Anonymous said...

i love those first two images. you have a beautiful window and view.

grace said...

wow is that your apartment??? it looks amazing!!

Fifi said...

Oh wow you are absolutely beautiful!

Michelle said...

i love how beautiful your jacket looks against the rusty blue of the wall! your hair looks adorable, hope you enjoy your thrifting. hooray for being productive!

cuteseas said...

cute outfit. i love your big black bow! super cute

x

landofcuteseas.blogspot.com

Marta Represa said...

That bow is so cute. So are all the pictures, I love the athmosphere.
Can't wait to see your new thrifts.
xxx

peperontie said...

Thank you for your reply.
What a cute, your red brown jacket...lovely lovely:)
I'm looking forward to your new lovely and beautiful
photos!


I'll draw a illustration model by you until next..Wednesday:)

Question:
Are your photshoot place in Brooklyn ??

peperontie

stephanie renee said...

there is something so simple and sweet about this outfit. i love the floral shoes, i just found a pair of keds for myself at the thrift store too!

Parapluie said...

The photos are lovely!

Celine said...

keds are the best <3

California Select Headquarters said...

<3

KellyAnn said...

LOL...I bought bump its when they came out at Target. They are awesome! Instead of teasing forever, its just a little tease. Good stuff!

Tia in the Sky said...

it seems as though that is a lovely appartment, I love the view :O!

hibou said...

The colours in this post are delicious. Lovely.

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Perfection. These photos.. you.. I love everything!

Lo said...

oh, and I just gave you an award on my blog!

April said...

You've got great scenery for your photos. ;)

Orchid Grey said...

that last picture is really awesome, and your hair looks great!

Twila said...

First off the bow is amazing!! I also have the same problem with trying to get fluffy high hair and it just laying flat after a good tease. So I just got The Big Sexy Hair dry shampoo product and it works wonders. It makes your hair always work like when it has mouse and it is dirty. You should definitely try it out!

Twila
blog.twilasvintageclothing.com

Nina said...

hi gorgeous, love these pics and those floral keds are soo pretty!
thanks for your sweet comment, Im also following you :) xox

fashionableroad.blogspot.com

tess said...

just found your blog and I love it, your shoes here are awesome. can't wait to see more. would you like to trade links?

AMIT said...

Hey all the pictures are really good.

fabulous lingerie

Little Monarch said...

yep that bow is CUUUUTE. and is this outside your apartment?! it looks amazing!

Valencia Lia said...

Do love the velvet bow with your 'bump it' in your hair! heee Great tip and I must go try it out too!

Gorgeous scarf and I the blazer is gorgeous on you. But I'm super in love with your floral keds,stunning.

Caroline said...

How did you just make the bump it sound like a reasonable purchase? And why am I now considering it?!

Also, those shoes!!!!!!!

Every Little Counts said...

so cute! love the bow too! <3

Maria Confer said...

Oh, I must try this technique. I can never get my hair to poof properly.

Love your look and your fire escape. I think they're so romantic.

Lulu Letty

DearBeatrice... said...

I have the bump it thingys too!! haha but I shall try your tip without them! You look so cute, I especially like the keds!

Juan-Carlos said...

Location, location, location! Tehehe I dream of living in an area so beautiful like this! adorable.