"Artist Appreciation"

Photo May 01, 8 25 22 PM I've been eyeing and laughing over this shirt for at least six months now. I first learned about the artist through Instagram (seriously where I find out about anything cool) and finally took the plunge and bought it with some commission money from a recent art piece. In my opinion no one is more destined to be a closet metalhead than Ron Swanson, and judging by the smirks I got from passerby's at school today, I think many would agree. Confused? Watch Parks and Recreation. He had me at "meat tornado."

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During a study break last night I also made this headband from some extra tshirt material! It adds some extra excitement to a pretty basic outfit. I was hooked and made another for myself and one for my roommate. I can't wait to show you the others in future posts!

black metal Ron Swanson tee_MetalJeff.net camo skinnies (cuffed)_Forever 21 black embellished loafers_TJ Maxx studded bowling bag_Gypsy Warrior studded khaki headband_DIY from old tshirt material, I used this tutorial

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OOTD_99 "American Girl"

DSC_1303 well i think it's safe to say that spring is here. however, i haven't just realized this because of the weather, but by how i am dressing. i find myself reaching for fringe, hats, colorful pieces, and have started stacking on the rings. this is all resulting in outfits that i feel are great for festival season. although i've stuck to small concerts rather than Coachella, these outfits have been the perfect compliment to extra daylight and warm sun (that i'm soaking in as i blog from my porch).

although this outfit isn't red, white, and blue, i think it's laid back vibe says americana which is why i chose today's outfit track to be "American Girl" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. just listen along here and you'll understand.

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p.s. kinda freaking out that tomorrow will be my 100th outfit post...!

asymmetrical dress_Urban Outfitters, sale wedges_Deena and Ozzy by Urban Outfitters, sale spiked hat_Forever 21, available here fringe purse_Steve Madden for TJ Maxx spiked earcuff_By Samii Ryan armor ring_Macy's textured ring_found

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HOW I STYLE_Vests for Spring + Video!

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I filmed this video with my iPhone over the past couple of weeks because I have noticed how much vests are becoming a staple of my spring wardrobe. I love how they add a layer to your outfit, without making you too warm. Check out the video and I have also included photos with outfit details below if you are curious!

outfit 1

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studded army vest_Rose Bowl Flea Market budweiser tee_Target men's section, sale high waisted shorts_Levi's from eBay boots_Doc Martens from Rose Bowl Flea Market watch_Nordstrom BP ring_Macy's, sale

outfit 2

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vest_Saver's DIY cutoff sleeves and patches graphic metal tank_Goodwill, DIY cutoff sleeves floral skater skirt_Forever 21 creepers_Amazon spiked headband_Urban Outfitters, sale

outfit 3

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cream leather vest_Forever 21 metallica tank_Urban Outfitters, sale high waisted leopard print jeans_Urban Outfitters BDG, sale heeled booties_Forever 21, sale black tote_H&M cross bracelet_eBay

outfit 4

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black denim vest_Goodwill, DIY cutoff sleeves and studs floral dress_Material Girl for Macy's studded combat boots_Steve Madden beanie_Urban Outfitters BDG skull cuff_eBay spiked cuff_Forever 21

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OOTD_98 "The Number of the Beast"

DSC_1249 One of my favorite items in my closet has to be this Iron Maiden muscle tee that I got off of eBay a while back. As always, eBay never lets me down and the seller that sold me the shirt actually messaged me and asked me if I wanted 2 more. Of course I snagged them up (for 5 bucks each) and am styling one today. I paired it will this sheer skull blouse. This is the first time I've worn it unbuttoned over another top but I'm loving it!

The track for today's outfit is "The Number of the Beast" by Iron Maiden, of course. Listen along here while you view!

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P.S. I'll be changing up my outfit for comfort tonight because I'm going to a Tonight Alive/Man Overboard/The Story So Far concert. I can't wait!

iron maiden muscle tee_eBay skull blouse_Gypsy Warrior, but available from Nasty Gal here vintage high waisted shorts_Levi's from eBay heeled booties_Forever 21, sale, similar available here spiked hat_Forever 21, here silver clutch_Luella Bartley for Target, old cross bracelet_eBay

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